Sasquatch 2014 lineup:

Sasquatch! 2014 Lineup:


Weekend 1: Outkast, The Nation, Queens of the Stone Age, M.I.A., Foster the People, Kid Cudi, HAIM, Neko Case, Foals, Major Lazer, Cut copy, Die Antwoord, Elbow, Violent Femmes, The Naked and Famous, Cage the Elephant, Mogwai, Tyler, the Creator, Chance the Rapper, Portugal. the Man, Rudimental, Boys Noize, Gesaffelstein, Cold War Kids, City and Colour, Phantogram, First Aid Kit, tUnE-yArDs, Yelle, AlunaGeorge, Panda Bear, Phosphorescent, Bob Mould, Washed Out, Band of Skulls, Brody Dalle, Austra, Parquet Courts, Damien Jurado, Deafheaven, Big Freedia, Classixx, Black Joe Lewis, Liars, Tourist, Ryan Hemsworth, Tokimonsta, Chet Faker, Banks, The Dodos, The Lonely Forest, Lucious, The Stepkids, Half Moon Run, Little Green Cars, Crystal Fighters, Houndmouth, Cloud Control, Jonathan Wilson, Waxahatchee, Foy Vance, Mary Lambert, Willy Mason, Papa, Shakey Graves, The Growlers, Syd Arthur, Cowboy and Indian, White Sea, Rathborne, Pink Mountaintops, The Physics, Radiation City, LA Luz, The Bright Light Social Hour, Big Scary, Modern Kin, Raz Simone, Sam Lachow, Gifted Gab, Hobosexual, The Grizzled Mighty, Fly Moon Royalty, The Flavr Blue, Tacocat, Princess feat. Maya Rudolph, Nick Swardson, Bridget Everett, Eric Andre, Charlyne Yi.


Weekend 2: Soundgarden, Kraftwerk (3D), New Order, Frank Ocean, Royksopp + Robyn, Neutral Milk Hotel, Broken Bells, Spoon, Tegan and Sara, Local Natives, La Roux, Gogol Bordello, Jake Bugg, Atmosphere, Rhye, The Bloody Beetroots, Dillon Francis, Big Gigantic, The Black Angels, Deltron 3030, The Horrors, Junip, The Notwist, St. Lucia, Dr. Dog, Kurt Vile & The Violators, of Montreal, Talib Kweli, The Cave Singers, Punch Brothers, Action Bronson, Lee Fields & The Expressions, Sharon Van Etten, Carolina Chocolate Drops, Sol, Casey Veggies, RL Grime, Tchami, Audion, Fuck Buttons, Courney Barnett, Thao & The Get Down Stay Down, Cloud Nothings, Foxygen, Palma Violets, Mikal Cronin, Mac Demarco, Jon Hopkins, Gold Panda, Majical Cloudz, Duke Dumont, Oneohtrix Point Never, Death, Black Prairie, Latyrx, Metz, John Grant, Reigning Sound, Black Milk, Typhoon, Cass McCombs, Young & Sick, No, Boy & Bear, Asgeir, Mutual Benefit, The Bots, Wild Cub, Gangstagrass, Phox, Ages and Ages, The Districts, Mimicking Birds, Chad Vangaalen, Shelby Earl, Hunter Hunted, Fly Golden Eagle, Sandrider, Helms Alee, Night Beats, Chastity Belt, Dude York, Iska Dhaaf, Kithikin, Pollens, Demetri Martin, Eugene Mirman, Kurt Braunohler, W. Kamau Bell, Kyle Dunnigan.

Sunday, January 31, 2010

Confirmations and Implications

With three recent additions to the confirmation list, let's review the six confirmed acts, and possible implications surrounding each.

Midnight Teleportation - Signed to Modest Mouse's Glacial Pace label. Does this increase the chances Modest Mouse will be on the bill? Maybe. Just as likely is the appearance of another Glacial Pace member, Mimicking Birds, with their debut album due in March.

Vetiver - This Sub Pop band leads the league in Vs. This obviously means Wavves will be there, right?

Miike Snow - Hopefully this confirmation will have no weather implications, but has me dreaming of a Licky Boom Boom Down Friday night campground appearance. This Swedish band has remixed Peter Bjorn and John (also Swedish), and have also been remixed by PB&J. Is it possible PB&J will return and collab with their fellow countrymen? Just typing PB&J is making me hungry. I need a sandwich.

Neon Indian - Rumpus Room confirmation. I'm thinking people will be dancing. I don't know why, just a gut feeling.

Pavement - Remember that feud between Pavement and the Smashing Pumpkins in the mid 90s? Billy Corgan threatened to not play Lollapalooza if Pavement was there, back when the Smashing Pumpkins were relevant. Pavement has a humorous line about the Smashing Pumpkins on the song "Range Life." After booking Pavement so early, the thought, "hey, now we should get the Smashing Pumpkins," was probably number 4,194 on their list of who to get next.

Wale - DC hip hop artist Wale recently had a hit called "Pretty Girls." You heard it here first, there will be pretty girls at Sasquatch.

Update: Consequence of Sound now lists Why? and Cymbals Eat Guitars as confirmed.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Temple of the Dog, Dawg

Soundgarden's reunion is confirmed. They are not playing Coachella, so the possibility of their first festival appearance being at Sasquatch is rather large. Pearl Jam has never played Sasquatch, and they have been touring supporting a new album, so this might be the year they play Sasquatch.

What some don't realize is that they share the same drummer, Matt Cameron, so each touring simultaneously would be impossible. Realistically, each could play Sasquatch, surrounding a Soundgarden reunion tour, and a Pearl Jam hiatus (minus Sasquatch of course).

If both acts are on the bill, they will have all six members of Temple of the Dog in Central Washington at the same time. Pearl Jam brought out Chris Cornell at a show in L.A. last October to perform Hunger Strike. That was the first Temple of the Dog performance since 2003, so the possibility of a reunion is on their minds as well. Actually, Temple of the Dog has never performed a full set with all six members, so if each band is on the lineup, expect at least a collaboration of a couple songs.

Headlining acts don't typically stick around to play multiple sets at music festivals, they usually show up two hours before their set, play, then leave a couple hours later. Sasquatch successfully pulled it off in 2007 though with a Mix Master Mike set and an instrumental Beastie Boys set one day, followed by a full Beastie Boys set the next night. Is it possible Sasquatch can pull it off again, with each band playing a set, followed by a combined effort the next night?

I'm not saying a full Temple of the Dog set will happen, but if it ever does, it will be Sasquatch 2010.

I Am Sasquatch!

Check out the "I Am Sasquatch!" contest, which is not really a contest but a way to possibly get into future Sasquatch! promos.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

The "This Not That" Festival Hypothesis

Many talk about how Coachella's lineup announcement will give us a better view of who might be attending Sasquatch, but the discussion always leads to a band being more likely to play Sasquatch, instead of the basis behind this hypothesis, that the band would be less likely to be at Sasquatch.

I know occasionally they share a headliner, and there will be two or three mid tier acts on each lineup, and four or five lower tier acts on each, but Sasquatch is competing for fans with Coachella. They are both major West Coast festivals occurring within a month of each other, and they both cost a lot of money to attend, and using Keno as a supplemental income to attend each has proven to be a poor investment for (ahem) some of us. The two lineups always have a different feel. Sasquatch recently has differentiated itself from Coachella, to give would be Coachella attendees a different option.

With that said, here is my hypothesis' hypothetical recruiting phone call:
"1. Are you alive?
2. Are you able to create music?
3. Are you planning on still being alive and creating music around Memorial Day?"

If the answer to all three is yes, the call continues with this very important question:
"4. Are you playing Coachella?"

At this point, answering yes is greeted with an immediate "maybe next year," unless you answer yes to the fifth question as well.
"5. Are you Pavement?"

If I didn't bore you already with the first paragraph, these are the acts the hypothesis states are more likely because of their omission from the Coachella lineup:

Mid Tier:
Rodrigo Y Gabriela
Band of Horses
White Lies
Andrew Bird
Raphael Saadiq
Bat For Lashes
Broken Social Scene
Toadies
Built to Spill
Los Campesinos
Thievery Corporation
Mastodon

Headliners/Subheadliners:
Arcade Fire
Ghostland Observatory
Pearl Jam
Modest Mouse
Depeche Mode
Soundgarden
Ween
Flaming Lips
Beastie Boys
M.I.A.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Third Confirmed Act

Aside from the Cure's early announcement for Sasquatch 08, in which they confirmed a Seattle make up show originally near Halloween of 07, the Sasquatch festival has typically had very few confirmed acts prior to the lineup release. At this time last year, the festival had only two, PB&J (who canceled), and Sun Kill Moon.

This year, Pavement became the second early confirmation, and because their reunion is a huge draw, tickets went on sale immediately. Now, we already have our third confirmation, Vetiver, adding to Neon Indian and Pavement. So although the rumor mill is a bit slow with the lineup announcement roughly a month away, we will have much to talk about in the next two months. This is typically the time of year acts announce their spring/summer tours, so the rumors will be in full force in the next couple weeks.

Thanks to Dustin for adding me as a contributor to this blog.

Friday, January 8, 2010

2010 Confirmations/Rumors...So Far...

There have been a several of confirmations and rumors thrown out there since sometime in November and I have been slacking on updating this this bad boy (speaking of which, if you are interested in helping me out on keeping up let me know). Anyway, I am sorry for not keeping up, here is what's out there...

Confirmed

Pavement

Neon Indian

Rumored

Nada Surf

Pixies

Vampire Weekend

That is all I have for right now, but if you have any tips send them my way. A big thanks goes out to Consequence of Sound and Ear Candy for the heads up on the confirmations and rumors!

Sunday, January 3, 2010

A Couple of Sasquatch! 2010 Updates...

Sorry I am a little behind on this info... The new name for the Dance Tent is the Rumpus Room, what do you think about that? I suggested Mogwai and Gremlin Tent, which stuck with the mythical beast theme. Oh well...

...Also, over at the official site they have been having a pick your favorite Pavement song, which is cool, but the real news is that they also made it official that Pavement will be at Sasquatch! 2010...

...In other news they have extended the 3 day discounted passes to February 16th (the day the lineup is going to be announced). So go over to the Official Website and buy your tickets!