Sasquatch Festival 2011 Lineup Released Sasquatch Festival 2011 Lineup Released

Sasquatch line up released!

Last year’s Sasquatch! Music Festival was one of the best weekends of my life.

I pretty much payed 180 dollars just to see Pavement, but got so much more. Awesome sets from Why?, No Age, Japandroids, Public Enemy and more! And not too mention the large amounts of partying.

A couple days of ago the line up for this year’s Sasquatch Music Festival was released!

And ho damnz, does it rock.

From the Sasquatch! Music Festival Blog:

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Foo Fighters, Death Cab For Cutie, Modest Mouse, Wilco, Flaming Lips, The Decemberists, Bright Eyes, Iron & Wine, Rodrigo Y Gabriela, Bassnectar, Robyn, Flogging Molly, Death From Above 1979, Pink Martini, Cold War Kids, Old 97s, Ratatat, Wolf Parade, Chromeo, Guided By Voices, Yeasayer, Beach House, Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings, Local Natives, Matt & Kim, Deerhunter, MSTRKRFT, Trailer Park Boys, Sleigh Bells, Major Lazer, Flying Lotus, Skrillex, Tokyo Police Club, Fitz and the Tanrums, !!!, Archers of Loaf, Against Me, The Thermals, Best Coast, Surfer Blood, CSS, Bonobo, City & Colour, Jenny & Johnny, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, The Head & The Heart, Bonobo (DJ set), Reggie Watts, K-Os, Gayngs, Tim Minchin, The Drums, Sam Roberts Band, The Radio Dept, Young The Giant, The Antlers, Sharon Van Etten, Villagers, Stornoway, Aloe Black, Black Mountain, Rival Schools, Moondoggies, Noah & The Whale, Smith Westerns, Secret Sisters, Twin Shadow, Das Racist, Wye Oak, Tig Notaro, Wheedle’s Groove, Albert Cross, Foster The People, S. Carey, White Denim, Washed Out, Gold Panda, Dan Mangan, Axis of Awesome, The Globes, Cotton Jones, Jaill, Mad Rad, Basia Bulat, Other Lives, The Bronx, Rebecca Gates and the Consortium, White Arrows, Pepper Rabbit, Talkdemonic, The Young Evils…

Bands I’m most excited for…

The Thermals: Just one of the best bands around. Period. If you haven’t heard The Body, the Blood, the Machine I severely doubt your credentials as a person. I saw them a few months ago in Spokane, what a show. Learn every word to every song and get in the front with your fist held high as these guys are going to blow everyone away.

The Flaming Lips playing The Soft Bulletin: I’d be lying if I said I was a big fan of the Flaming Lips, but from everyone I’ve ever talked to who’s seen them, it’s an experience for the ages. I recently grabbed The Soft Bulletin and I’m pretty giddy to witness what has to be the most talked about live show in the indie rock world.

Archers of Loaf: I had predicted the Thermals playing and the Flaming Lips are Sasquatch! veterans, so no surprises there, but my jaw dropped when I saw these recently reunited North Carolina indie rock gods on the line up. If Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain isn’t the best 90’s indie rock album, Icky Mettle is. Listen to “Web in Front” repeatedly in preparation.

Death From Above 1979: Another rad reunited band! I am foaming at the mouth of the prospect of dancing my balls off during these guys’ set. Their lone album You’re a Woman, I’m a Machine is worth listening to a couple hundred times before Memorial day comes around.

Against Me!: Sure, they’ll probably mostly play New Wave and White Crosses, but I’ve put myself through the torture of a recent Against Me! live set twice now, and they say third time’s a charm. Maybe after recently leaving their label, Against Me! will realize just why so many kids place Reinventing Axl Rose as an important part of growing up as learning to ride a bike or reading. Plus,White Crosses isn’t that bad.



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