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|Aids At Sasquatch 2011|
The Gorge Amphitheatre, easily the greatest venue I have ever
been to in my life. Nothing even comes close. There really are no
words to describe the beauty of this place, so I'll just leave this:
I know, right?
This year's installation of the annual Sasquatch Music Festival
marked its ten year anniversary, and my second year of
attending. An extra (half) day was added in celebration. In
classic Sasquatch style, the lineup was heavy heavy heavy on the
indie. As some say, it's a hipsters wet dream. Well, I'm kind of a
hipster, so I was down. Down as FUCK. The eight "main"
headliners were: Death From Above 1979 and Foo Fighters on
Day 1 (RAWK), Bright Eyes and Death Cab For Cutie on Day 2
(croon), The Flaming Lips and Modest Mouse on Day 3 (trip balls),
and The Decemberists and Wilco on the last Day (+2 indie-cred for
seeing both these bands).
Rather than give a day-by-day rundown, I am going to rank the
shows that I saw enough of to judge, from worst to best (in my
most humble of opinions, of course). First I'll start with sets I
missed that I would have maybe liked to have seen, maybe.
Enjoy, and see you at Sasquatch 2012!
|76|| ||Some stuff that I missed|
That I maybe would have liked to have seen
|75|| ||Bob Mould|
Life & Times
He plays on the song 'Dear Rosemary' from Foo Fighters' new album
|74|| ||Seattle Rock Orchestra|
A full orchestra playing Radiohead. If they didn't have a super early start
time I would have checked them out.
|73||The Radio Dept.|
Clinging to a Scheme
Great album cover and title
Sinter Songs EP
|71||The Head and The Heart|
The Head and The Heart
our camping neighbours said this was very good
|69||Sharon Van Etten|
Maybe their older albums are good but I just don't like this one
Life of Leisure
I was looking forward to seeing some of this set but, see #66
|66||Iron & Wine|
Our Endless Numbered Days
I really wanted to see Iron & Wine but he was playing at the same time as
The Thermals and The Antlers (and Washed Out)
lots of you guys like this I'm pretty sure, I wish I had been able to check
Dye It Blonde
This album sucks, I'm glad I skipped this set
|62|| ||Wheedle's Groove|
not in the database, interessant
I pretty much only wanted to see them because of Weedle the Pokemon
|60||Tokyo Police Club|
|59||City and Colour|
Alexisonfire >>> City and Colour
This would have been such a fun set, but I wanted to see Archers of Loaf
I wanted to see this band but there was someone better playing in their
slot, can't remember who.
These guys are supposed to be cool
Fist of God
These guys suck, even though I'm pretty sure one of them is in Death From
I kind of wanted to see this show but I was soooo tired from The Flaming
Lips and Modest Mouse, I just couldn't do it.
|53||Macklemore and Ryan Lewis|
The VS. EP
My sister's favourite set of the festival. Mackelmore has this song called
"The Penis Song" or something like that and it's actually pretty hilarious.
King of the Beach
Crazy For You
I hate this shit, same with Wavves
Guns Dont Kill People... Lazers Do
my friend loved this set but I passed on it
I'm so pissed that the organizers put Flying Lotus in the same time slot at
The Flaming Lips
|48||Rodrigo y Gabriela|
Lots of people said they were incredible but I wanted to see Bonobo instead.
|47||Other Stuff That I Saw Some Of|
Some other sets that I managed to catch some of
The Bronx (III)
awesome punk band, was not expecting that
|45||Mariachi El Bronx|
All We Grow
Drummer from Bon Iver
|43||The Glitch Mob|
Drink the Sea
Such a fun set, they had the crowd bumpin
|38|| ||Shows I Saw|
From Worst to Best
These are all the concerts that I saw enough of to judge
|37|| ||Trailer Park Boys|
---1.5/5--- (Day 2) I'm not sure why I thought I would enjoy this. It was in
the comedy tent, but was really not funny at all. Trailer Park Boys is a show
that, if you're Canadian, you cannot avoid. It's kind of funny, they?re all
drunk and stoned and poor, but it didn't work for a live setting at all. They
were just, well drunk and stoned and stupid and it was lame. You literally
could have walked up to any random group of drunken idiots at the festival
and observed a funnier conversation. Just stupid. I could have seen Wolf
Parade instead of this. I don't even like Wolf Parade.
|36|| ||DJ Anjali and The Incredible Kid|
Dance Tent DJ
---1.5/5, 1.5/5, 1.5/5, 1.5/5--- (EVERY FUCKING DAY) Dear god. This guy
played on EVERY DAY. At first I was like, yeah man this is ok, but then I
realized he only had one fucking song. He even started an hour early on
the last day (before Bonobo). Like, why? No I didn't go see him every day,
obviously. I just caught bits of his lame shit while passing by the dance
tent/chilling in the Red Bull building.
|35||Matt and Kim|
---2/5--- (Day 2) The music was ok but every time Kim started to sing I just
wished I could go back in time and give my mum an abortion. Honestly, this
set was that bad.
Several Shades of Why
---2/5--- (Day 2) I was all "yeah man Dinosaur Jr. is a pretty good band, this
set will be sweet." No, it wasn?t sweet. Not sweet at all. Here's every
song in his set. Shitty distorted three chord progression, nonsensical lyrics
and grating vocals, wait for it, wait for it, overdrive pedal guitar solo. Every
song was an excuse for a solo, and he's not even that great of a guitarist.
God damn it was bad. The only reason I stayed for so long was because
the lineup of fries was massive.
|33||Noah and the Whale|
The First Days of Spring
---2.5/5--- (Day 4) I used to like First Days of Spring or whatever but then I
realized that Caleb was WRONG for once in his musical life. Boring set.
---2.5/5--- (Day 1) Their set was ok, some of their songs actually rocked
pretty hard. The thing is, the only album of theirs that I've heard is the
snoozefest that is Only Revolutions so whenever they started to play a
song from that I just got pissed off.
Splendor in the Grass
---3/5--- (Day 2) This is where the sets start to get good. Pink Martini is a
weird jazz group with a pretty nerdy front-man. I'm not big on their style,
but it was a pretty fun set. They were on the mainstage right before I was
about to see The Antlers and then The Thermals on smaller stages so I was
getting pretty pumped I suppose. It was a nice midday set.
---3/5--- (Day 4) Somewhat of a disappointment, I think this might have
worked better as an evening set. But then they're a pretty small band so
that wouldn't have really made sense. I had drank enough by that point on
Monday that I was ready to rock out 60s style so the set was actually
pretty fun, I just think I expected too much. LET SPIRITS RIDE.
---3/5--- (Day 4) One of my most highly anticipated dance tent acts was
somewhat of a disappointment. Most of his stuff was really good, but he
didn't do a great job of mixing it up enough to hold the audience's attention
for his full 60 minute set.
|28|| ||Axis of Awesome|
---3/5--- (Day 4) A really funny comedy group from Australia I think. They
were really funny, but pretty much everyone was there was the "Four-
Chord Song" song. They actually got pissed off when everyone cheered at
the beginning of it. Lots of people started filming it and one of them just
snaps: "You fucking know there?s a video of this on Youtube, right? Why are
you filming, who?s going to watch that?" I took lots of video during the
weekend but definitely didn't during their set. Thank god, I would have
gotten reamed out pretty hard.
---3/5--- (Day 3) Beach House is a great band to play on a hot summer day
in a gorgeous outdoor venue. I'm not crazy about their studio stuff but this
was a really good set.
|26||Foster The People|
---3/5--- (Day 4) Ok so, this was crazy. They played on the smallest stage
but definitely should have been on the mainstage. The crowd was HUGE.
Pretty much everyone there (including me) was there to hear 'Pumped Up
Kicks' and they played it last. It ruled. One of the most fun dance parties
of the weekend.
|25||Death Cab For Cutie|
---3/5--- (Day 2) This is probably my biggest disappointment of the festival,
but most of that is my fault. They were good and I enjoyed probably the
first six or so songs but then I started to get bored. They played a very
long set and I don't like Death Cab For Cutie enough to listen to all their
songs that I don't like to get to the ones I do. They played Title and
Registration and Transatlanicism last but, like an idiot, I left before then.
God damn it.
---3.5/5--- (Day 2) The first set I saw on Saturday was K-os. The festival
didn't have very much good hip-hop so this was a really great time.
Everyone likes some K-os, he puts the crab in the bukkit.
|23||Cold War Kids|
Mine Is Yours
---3.5/5--- (Day 3) On the album, Cold War Kid's vocals are what turn me
off. They're pitchy and annoying. Live, they're incredible. How the hell
does that even happen? Great midday set on Sunday on the main stage.
Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites
---3.5/5--- (Day 4) I had to split my time between The Decemberists and
Skrillex but it worked out very well. I saw probably 20 minutes of Skrillex's
set and it was pretty much exactly what I thought it would be. It was
super fun, filthy dubstep with lots of drugged out hipsters losing their shit
at every bass drop. My?name?.is?.Skrillex! Haha good shit
|21||Guided By Voices|
---3.5/5--- (Day 4) This was like Pavement's set last year only not bad.
They should have had a later set, I wasn't really in the mood for it midday,
but it was still great. I've only heard Bee Thousand but I like it. Not 5
worthy like so many of you seem to think, in my opinion, but it's a great
---3.5/5--- (Day 2) I wasn't a huge fan of Civilian, but after catching about
20 minutes of Wye Oak's set I'm definitely going to listen to the album a
few more times to see if it grows on me. They were badass live. I never
thought I'd call Wye Oak "badass."
---3.5/5--- (Day 1) The first act of the entire festival was Rival Schools, the
project of former Quicksand vocalist. Rival Schools broke up for nine years
and just recently reunited to release "Pedals," an awesome, fun, pop-
punk/post-hardcore record. This was such a fun set, and I was super
amped to finally be seeing some live music, of couse.
---3.5/5--- (Day 3) I saw the first 40 minutes of Gold Panda's set before I
left for The Flaming Lips. This was one of the best dance-tent acts of the
festival in my opinion. Hearing "You" live was just amazing. He took a lot
of his songs in different directions live, which was cool, but he sometimes
got kind of caught up doing the same thing over and over. He could have,
should have, trimmed some of the fat from his set, at least the part I saw.
But he was still incredible.
The Crane Wife
---4/5--- (Day 4) I had to split The Decemberist's set with Skrillex's on the
last day, which was a little unfortunate. The Decemberists were excellent
though. The King Is Dead clearly isn't their greatest album, but the many
songs that they played from it went excellently with the sunset time slot on
the main stage. It was the last day and I let it all soak in. They also played
many songs from Picaresque, but not many from my personal favourite, The
Crane Wife. I looked at some of their sets before the festival and expected
this, so I wasn?t disappointed. I got to see "The Crane Wife 3" live and it
was phenomenal. It was one of the best songs of the weekend. Ooh I"m
totally making a "Top 25 Songs From Sasquatch 2011" list later.
---4/5--- (Day 3) Best comedy act of the festival, easily. His set went
something like this: play a cool, spacey keyboard phrase for a while with
some dreamy vocals, then stop and start yelling about crazy random shit.
I'm not going to try to explain any of his jokes because the way he wove
them in with the music made it what it was. It was awesome, I laughed
crazy hard. What a guy.
---4/5--- (Day 2) This was the late night show on Day 2 and it was a ton of
fun. I guess this guy is a dubstep DJ, I've never really listened to him
before. I was skeptical, like I was before Deadmau5 last year, but I was
blown away, again, like last year. I don?t know why I ever doubted the guy,
he spins some pretty tasty beats. With each bass drop, hundreds of
glowsticks would erupt from the audience (it HAD to have been co-
ordinated; the timing was perfect). The best part of his set was probably
when his music just cut off but he didn't notice (his headphones were still
going). No lie, the bass actually flooded the system a couple of times. Like,
a wom overload. He would just be standing there with his headphones on,
rocking it for like twenty seconds before someone would come on and tell
him that no one else can hear what he?s doing. It was pretty rofl-tastic.
Apparently the same thing happened at Deadmau5 last year but I definitely
don't remember that. That was a pretty messy day.
Reinventing Axl Rose
---4/5--- (Day 1) A confession: I have only listened to Reinventing Axl Rose.
Sue me. So sure, I'm not a big Against Me! fan. But I have seen them
before (opening for Alexisonfire and Billy Talent) and I know that their live
shows slay dwarfs. Well, their set on the opening day did not disappoint.
Their set was super high energy and passionate, as per usual. Bungy, I
wish we had managed to meet up because you must have been losing your
shit for this entire show. Oh the drummer RULES by the way. The way his
face looks when he sings along is creepy as shit, I love it.
---4/5--- (Day 2) So apparently Local Natives are huge. Their vinyl sold out
on the first day and the crowd up front for their set (as well as the dance
party they were the catalyst for) was massive. I guess I'm not really
surprised because their songs are great and very catchy. They were also
the perfect band to be playing a festival such as this, for even if you
weren't familiar with their music you'd still be able to appreciate how well it
went with the clear skies and unrelenting heat. Beautiful summer weather
deserves music to go with it, and Fleet Foxes weren't there, so Local
Natives it was (at least for Day 2). It's almost like they wrote these songs
to be played at The Gorge. I had a fantastic time just relaxing on the hill for
their set and just soaking it all in.
Yankee Hotel Foxtrot
---4/5--- (Day 4) Wilco had the honour of being the very last band to play
on the final day of the festival. I was underwhelmed when the schedule
was released and I realized that they were the last band because in 2010
it was fucking Ween. So?. Anyway, I don't like Wilco very much, or I didn't.
I was very impressed with their set, even though I missed the first bit
because I was getting my mind blown (by whom, you ask?). I've since
revisited Yankee Hotel Foxtrot and have started to like it more. Even
though I'm not that familiar with most of their material, I started to get
some of the hype while watching them play live. The main guy,
whatshisface, he's really funny. And he's also a great singer and guitar
|11||Young The Giant|
Young The Giant
---4/5--- (Day 4) I was very excited for Young The Giant, I knew they were
going to be a great mid day set. I was not disappointed. They played early
on the final day, so this was pretty much the one day I committed to
getting in before 2:00. It was hot as hell, there were no clouds in the sky
yet, but much like Local Natives, the music suited the weather. Songs like
"Cough Sryup" and "My Body" (which they played last) had everyone
singing along to their catchy choruses. The vocalist was pretty much perfect
as well, in that he sounded almost exactly like he does on their record.
|10||Archers of Loaf|
---4/5--- (Day 3) Archers of Loaf are OG you guys. They're straight up indie
rock from the 1990s. But the thing about Archers of Loaf is that they're not
bad like a lot of first wave indie bands coughpavementcough (-1 indie cred).
These guys just tore it up live. I would have liked more from White Trash
Heroes but they pretty much nailed every song they played. I'm pretty sure
they were broken up at some point but they sound like they've been
playing together their entire lives. Probably the best part of this show was
seeing all the 30-40 year olds looking at me impressed as I sang along to
songs from Icky Mettle. We sang together, it was dope. I don't hunt
cougars but she was niceeeeee.
click click click click click
Stick a pin in your backbone!
---4/5--- (Day 2) Bright Eyes drove me away from the mainstage and The
Glitch Mob weren't really doing it for us, so my friend and I decided to
maybe try out this Robyn chick. I got her last album, it's pretty good, but
it's just not really my jam. However I had a hunch that this show would be
amazing and I was right. I wouldn't go this far but several people I talked
to said that this was the best set of the festival. If you weren't singing
along during Dancing On My Own then you never ever sing at concerts. This
shit was just infectious. So much fun live.
Heart of My Own
---4.5/5--- (Day 3) Alright, a little story. One fine evening in December,
Adrian decided to get really drunk at a local bar and rub soap all over the
mirrors in the bathrooms. I was not allowed in that bar for 3 months, fair
enough. Anyway, about 2 months later, I noticed that Basia Bulat was
going to be playing in Victoria (90 minute drive for me). Here's the best
part: my dad loves this stuff. He likes Regina Spektor and pretty much all
the female vocalists who are similar-ish that I show him. I've never been to
a show with my dad and this was gonna be awesome! We bought tickets,
drove down, had a nice dinner, got pumped, and then I didn?t get let in to
the venue. Turns out, I was not just banned from that one bar, I was on
BC's "Bar-Watch Program" (WTF???) and like 70% of the bars in Victoria had
me in their system So, no dice. No. Fucking. Dice. (I called the owner of the
bar that I originally got kicked out of later and he was super awesome
about it and removed the ban, but still). Long story short: lame ass balls. I
was really upset, not so much because of the show but because I was
excited to experience that with my dad for the first time. Anyway, imagine
my excitement when I saw she was playing Sasquatch. tl;dr her set at
Sasquatch was awesome. It was very intimate; there were only about a
dozen or so dedicated fans that knew the words. I met her afterwards, it
was sublime. She's so modest and adorable and played such an amazing
set. I love Basia Bulat, check her shit out if you haven?t heard it.
---4.5/5--- (Day 2) This was the set that I was most excited for before the
festival started. The conflict with other bands was terrible (The Thermals,
Iron and Wine, and Washed Out) but I'm glad I stuck around for all 45
minutes of The Antlers. Due to their limited time, they focused primarily on
their new album Burst Apart. This was fine by me as that album is quickly
growing into one of my favourite albums of 2011; I already like it more than
2009's near-masterpiece Hospice. They played something like seven songs
from Burst Apart. The highlights were Rolled Together (so so so so so good
live) and my personal favourite No Widows (sounds like an underground
level from the SNES Donkey Kong games). They finished their set with the
song Two from Hospice, which drew a huge reaction from the crowd. I met
the band afterward and got them to sign my poster and CD of Burst Apart,
the'?re really great guys.
|6||The Flaming Lips|
The Soft Bulletin
---4.5/5--- (Days 3) This was my most anticipated show of the entire
festival. I couldn't believe that they had Flying Lotus playing at the same
time, but there was no way I was missing a second of The Flaming Lips. To
start, they were 20 minutes late. This wouldn't have been a problem if they
were the final headliner for the day, but they weren't. They were set to
play from 8:00 to 9:30 meaning that when 9:30 came it was time to gtfo.
The final headliner, Modest Mouse, was set to play from 10:00 to 11:30 but
it didn't matter if they went long because there was nobody playing after
them. The Flaming Lips were supposed to play the entire album The Soft
Bulletin and then, on paper, have time for an encore of sorts, you know, a
few popular songs from other albums (Do You Realize?). But the late start
combined with Wayne Coyne's many nonsensical, albeit humorous
ramblings meant that they ran out of time after playing only 10 of the 15
songs from The Soft Bulletin, it was pretty lame. Now, that said, this was
an absolutely incredible concert. Everything that you have heard about The
Flaming Lips live is true. They started with a super bombastic, psychedelic
groove and played it for about five minutes while Coyne rolled around in his
hamster ball on the crowd. Then they started playing Race For The Prize as
Wayne exited his hamster ball and took the mic, and the show was on.
There were confetti cannons going off in sync with the music and giant
mutilcoloured balloons everywhere. The background was displaying some
of the trippiest shit I?ve ever seen (Teletubbies? Seriously?). I've really
grown to like The Soft Bulletin a lot in the last little while. It's no Yoshimi
Battles The Pink Robots, but it?s an incredible album on its own. The
Flaming Lips played the songs like they had originally recorded the album
this year, with passion and meaning. I was right up close for them and it
was magical. But minus .5 for the restricted set. I am positive that the "full"
show (the entire album plus more as advertised) would have been easily in
the top 3.
|5||Death From Above 1979|
You're a Woman, I'm a Machine
---4.5/5--- (Day 1) They're back baby. They're fucking back. What can I
really say about this band live? I mean, it's like the dirtiest, catchiest, most
rocking um, rock, that you've ever heard. The drummer wore all white and
the bass player wore all black, they looked sharp. That's right, SHARP. They
had the crowd going pretty wild, and hipsters don't exactly do "wild" so
that was pretty impressive. I took two or three good elbows during Black
History Month but I probably delivered a couple as well so it's all good. Man
DFA crush skulls, what can I really say?
The Moon & Antarctica
---4.5/5--- (Day 3) I heard that Modest Mouse's live shows were pretty
much a coin toss. Half the time they're terrible, half the time they're
incredible. Well, the Day 3 headliners did not disappoint; we got the good
Modest Mouse. We got the epic, cathartic, gut-wrenching Modest Mouse.
This is the only time I've seen them so they're batting 1.000 (I guess they'll
suck next time I see them?). Their set was twenty perfectly picked and
organized songs. Almost every album was very well represented, and there
were very few, if any, "essential" songs missing. Isaac Brock passionately
belted out his signature vocals like it was his last day on Earth. It took me
a little while to realize it, but Modest Mouse?s set is an easy pick for the top
five sets of the festival. I only wish that I went and got into the action
instead of sitting on the hill. I was tired from The Flaming Lips, probably
should have had more rum.
The Body, The Blood, The Machine
---5/5--- (Day 2) I missed the first twenty minutes of The Thermal's set
because I wasn't about to miss one second of The Antlers (terrible conflict),
so I just know I missed an awesome first few songs (I Don't Believe You!).
But when I got right up into the crowd, and we started getting rowdy, and
the band was LOVING it, that was easily the most fun I had all weekend.
My voice was already halfway gone from screaming Foo Fighters lyrics the
night before, but yelling "I MIGHT WANT YOU TO KILL!!!!" at the top of my
lungs pretty much destroyed me for the rest of the weekend. I have never
had a more positive crowd/band interaction then I experienced with The
Thermals on Saturday. If we stopped moving around, they would kind of
kick it down a notch. Then we'd start getting into it again and they would
feed off it instantly. The drummer would be standing and hitting his
cymbals literally as hard as he could as we jumped around, bro-pushing
each other. Oh man there was also a couple of forty-something guys right
up there. It was obvious that they hadn't ever been at a show with that
kind of?etiquette (or it had at least been a while). They looked like they
were having the most fun they'd had in a long time, the looks on their faces
were priceless. Another awesome thing about this set was that I ran into
my friend Drew in the pit (literally). We spent the next forty minutes rocking
out together and it was the perfect way to get re-acquainted (we didn't
drive down together and I had no idea where he was camping).
---5/5--- (Day 4) I didn't really like this band very much at all until I started
making myself relisten to Halcyon Digest in preparation for Sasquatch. I still
didn't get the hype but I started to like it more and more. So I told myself
that I would at least see some of their set at Sasquatch; they conflicted
with Wilco a bit. They played from 9:00 to 10:00 on the last day and let me
just say, mind blown. My brain was splattered everywhere. I can't even
describe very well why it was so good. Much like the Godspeed You! Black
Emperor show that I saw earlier this year, there really are no words.
Deerhunter are AMAZING live. I immediately went and bought Halcyon
Digest at the vinyl shack that was about to close (which turned out to be
white vinyl yessssssss).
---5/5--- (Day 1) I almost knew this was coming from the very beginning,
and I think you did too. In case you haven't heard, Dave Grohl is basically a
living legend, and his band is pretty ok too. As far as straight up rock and
roll in our current musical scene, it doesn't get much better than Foo
Fighters. This set had everything. Forget the songs (I'll get to those later),
the interludes were worth the price of admission alone. For one, Grohl's
banter with the audience was hilariously perfect. There was a guitar duel,
an absolutely phenomenal drum solo by Taylor Hawkins, a guest
appearance by Bob Mould in Dear Rosemary, and so much more. But what
did they play? They started with Bridge Burning and Rope from their new
album. They played Learn to Fly, My Hero, Times Like These, This is a Call,
Monkey Wrench, Hey Johnny Park. It. Was. AWESOME. They played pretty
much every hit they've ever had, but also played some other lesser known
tracks, a cover, and lots from their new album (I was a bit surprised they
didn't play it in its entirety). They were the perfect headliner. With about 8
songs to go Dave said that they were just gonna skip the whole encore BS
because they didn't want to waste time and instead just wanted to play
more songs. Oh and the last two songs? Best of You. Everlong. My jaw,
the floor. One of the best shows I've ever seen.
|yes! I didn't fuck up any album art, no edits necessary! (and the image it picked for Reggie Watts is just perfect haha)|
this is a week late but my computer crashed last week and i've just got the new one up and running now. I'm going to post some pictures and videos in the comments section later but in the meantime I have lots up on facebook if you're interested (and if i have you on facebook)
THIS TOOK FOREVER, blargh, done
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|How could you have missed Lazer and Flylo? PRIORITIES MOTHERFUCKER!!|
|Also Aids, Bassnectar used to mix breaks and trip hop but he's been adding in dubstep to his music lately. Shame he kinda blows though.|
Also I'm still amazed that Skrillex is considered hipsterstep, over here he's just more of the same brostep just more poppy
|I don't like Major Lazer and believe me, missing Flylo killed me, but it had to be done. Yeah Bassnectar wasn't anything amazing, but really fun set.|
oh and Skrillex is like my-first-dubstep for the new wave of hipsters. brostep is all they played between sets at the festival, it's starting to take over in the hipster world.
|Canada has John Kricfalusi and Justin Bieber.|
Best nation ever.
|Rush counters out Beiber.|
|"I don't like Major Lazer "|
"brostep is all they played between sets at the festival, it's starting to take over in the hipster world."
Weird, over here it's Burial, James Blake, Fantastic Mr Fox and Untold etc. Pretty much anything Hessle
|Nice list man, sounds like you had a kick-ass time. |
|ugh lucky. hipsters in the northwest have terrible taste in music.|
|shit, awesome list. i probably would've gone with the thermals over the antlers, although both are great live.|
bradford cox is nuts live.
|aids you moron you realize that might have been wolf parade's last show. they're on hiatus|
|Can't believe you missed Aloe Blacc (#70), the dude is awesome. And don't worry about missing Macklemore (though his shows are kick ass), he is a Seattle artist so you can easily catch him another time.|
"hipsters in the northwest have terrible taste in music."
I live in the northwest sir and I do believe my taste in music is far from terrible.
|hahaha I thought I was seeing Wilco's last show not Wolf Parade. Whatever I don't really like them that much anyway.|
lance I meant in general. most hipsters list Vampire Weekend as one of their all-time favourites.
|noah and the whale blow btw |
i'm so excited that young the giant a) were on your list and b) ruled face. because they rule face
|huge epic list! you put a lot of effort in it. ;p|
|great stuff dude. grats on the feature. ummm -- i agree totally about glitch mob and am intrigued about bassnectar now. too bad bonobo weren't all they could be.|
gotta side with deviant about missing major lazer cause he's good stuff. lips v flylo v gayngs just sucks all around since those would all be top 10 if not top 5 must sees for me.
|Lucky man. I'm at least getting to see The Gaslight Anthem and Kvelertak this summer. Ohh and Reggi Watts rules. Cool you got to see him live. |
|I always love reading your write-ups Aids.|
Also, I already posted this on Bungy's list, but NPR has a bunch of the sets streaming on their site.
|Great list Aids. I really enjoyed reading it. The mods should totes feature this.|
|Don't know any bands on this, but I always look at Aids' lists just for his profile pic. It makes me lmao every time.|
|Sounds really fun|
|"Don't know any bands on this"|
yeah these bands are all super obscure
|pretty cool aids|
a few things:
1) get As the Eternal Cowboy by Against Me! (way better than reinventing which is pretty overrated)
2) JMascis' new album rules, but I guess I can see how he would suck live
|Fucking Minnesota doesn't have any decent music festivals besides Soundset.|
|also get against me!'s s/t ep (aka the acoustic ep) because it's the best thing they've ever done|
|Disco and the Breakdown|
|massive comment one sec|
|Featured like a boss.|
|35. lol yeah|
34. basically. I enjoyed it though
33. I really liked what I heard, but I also left way early
32. lol I loved Biffy
26. yeah fucking christ i couldn't get a glimpse of the stage
25. they DID drag a bit in the middle but the last 4-5 songs were their best, you shoulda stayed
24. not even close to enough hip hop
23. yeah surprised at how great the vocals are live
21. I have the same thoughts basically, those guys are badasses
17. yep, crane wife 3 was the shit
14. I was indeed losing my shit haha on the right side
12. at the beginning he was like, "uh we didn't really rehearse because....we thought we were gonna get raptured." lolz
11. I couldn't get into their record, better live imo
10. they had to fucking play at the same time as flogging molly, of course I chose punk rock
9. I heard she was awesome
8. lmao I need to check it out
7. they were really fucking good, I think I skipped most to see the Thermals though
5. I had an awful spot way to the side of the stage, or I'm sure this would have been way better
4. fuck yeah Isaac Brock killed it
3. yeah they were awesome. you apparently met your friend in the pit, I'm pretty sure I remember that exchange between the guy directly to the side of me and some people behind me, I'm sure we brushed soldiers and you probably pushed me over you bastard
2. FUCK ME I missed it
|you missed Macklemore and Dan Mangan, you missed out |
|if i could take one thing back, i would've left the lips set halfway thru and went to flylo. going on late, check. wayne killing the momentum by talking for minutes on end, check. throwing a birthday celebration during the fucking soft bulletin, check. ruining 'waiting for a superman', check--|
Foo Fighters - http://i56.tinypic.com/js2ae0.jpg
The Antlers - http://i55.tinypic.com/2gued7k.jpg
The Flaming Lips (you're going to want to see this one for sure. let me just say it was a tit bit nipply that night) - http://i55.tinypic.com/2gued7k.jpg (turns out that girl is from my hometown and my sister knows here hahahahahaha)
Deerhunter - http://i56.tinypic.com/2ap535.jpg
Archers of Loaf - http://i53.tinypic.com/2q34rpi.jpg
Basia Bulat - http://i53.tinypic.com/5xv2ok.jpg
The Thermals - http://i56.tinypic.com/33m506s.jpg
The Decemberists, on the main stage with the Gorge in the background - http://i55.tinypic.com/2mh9b3s.jpg
|da fuck aids where the tittes at|
|ahh what the fuck i messed up|
|i posted it on facebook also|
|Adrian, this list title makes it seem like there was an aids epidemic at sasquatch 2011. I knew it was too good to be true, because Queen isn't playing, nor does Freddy sing for them.|
|atp > sasquatch|
|most of these artists aren't for me but great job of summing up the weekend. i've been to a couple warped tours at the gorge and yes, that place is amazing. always wanted to go to a straight show there (no 15 side stage crap). watching the sun set behind the stage while a great band rocks. don't think it could get much better than that!|
|Sad to see no love for Dan Mangan, one of my favourite singer-songwriters, who played this festival. Still, cool list overall. I would LOVE to go to this festival.|
Just so you know, there are a stack of live recordings from the festival on KEXP's live performances podcast. They've got Modest Mouse, the Decemberists, The Head and the Heart, Flogging Molly, Dan Mangan, Local Natives and DFA79. More to come, I'm sure. Hit up http://kexp.org
|cool thanks atavan ill check that up. and I have no idea who Dan Mangan is. you should have whored him out to me before the fest haha.|
|atavan's a good drug. js|
|but red rocks amphitheater is better|
|you've been to both?|
|the flaming lips are so amazing live god damn|
ON THE MOUNTAIN
WAY UP HIIIIGH
|Red Rock Amphitheatre is nice, but it's not better. They have seating there, lame.|
And yeah Ramy, they slay live.
|bumping this just to say, aids check out talkdemonics 2011 album|