Show Preview: Sasquatch! Festival @ the Gorge, Day 2 – Sat. May 25

Day two of Sasquatch! Festival spreads several of my recommended bands on several stages, including an afternoon – uh, daylight – performance by Black Rebel Motorcycle Club. I saw BRMC perform a daylight, outdoor show as well at Bumbershoot and they still made the atmosphere all sexy gloom.

Sasquatch Stage

4:30-5:30Black Rebel Motorcycle Club

BRMC will most likely feature songs off their new album, Specter at the Feast, and you will enjoy it.

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Robert Levon Been of BRMC – photo by Dagmar

7:25-8:25 Bloc Party

Brits Bloc Party put on a great show – really, they do. Those of you who appreciate great bass playing should check them out, as bassist Gordon Moakes is awesome.

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Bloc Party

9:00-10:15 The xx

I still haven’t met anyone who hates the xx. Send me an email if you do, I want to know about it.

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The xx – photo by Dagmar


Honda Bigfoot Stage

2:00-2:45 Robert DeLong

Robert DeLong was just in Seattle opening for Booka Shade, and boy I regret missing that show. We have another chance on Saturday!

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Robert DeLong – photo by Dan Rogers

3:05-3:50 Atlas Genius

Atlas Genius is here from Australia! This is a very likable brother-brother duo.

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Atlas Genius – photo by Dawnielle Rene

6:50-7:50 Holy Ghost!

Another duo that will get you moving is Holy Ghost!, who has quite a few gigs set up for June opening for New Order. That’s pretty cool.

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Holy Ghost! – photo by Alex Crick

8:15-9:15 Divine Fits

Indie supergroup (Britt Daniel, Dan Boeckner, Sam Brown and Alex Fischel), Divine Fits, work amazingly well together. You just never know with a supergroup. This one is great.

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Divine Fits

10:00-11:00 Tame Impala

More Australians! The Perth-based band Tame Impala brings the stoner rock.

Tame Impala

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Tame Impala

El Chupacabra Stage

10:30-11:30 Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs

Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs, or TEED, is Orlando Higginbottom (wait, that’s a good name too!). TEED produces, DJs and has his own album now called Trouble. Recommended viewing.

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Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs

Yeti Stage

9:00-10:00 Surfer Blood

Surfer Blood’s second album, Python, has a June release date. You’ll probably hear a song or two from it though!

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Surfer Blood‘s John Paul Pitts – photo by Dagmar

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