A lot of talk about John Talabot has been going on here. I like him but is he just really incredible live or something?
When I saw him live he had Pional with him on stage. It was a wicked good show and had a lot of live drumming. I can vouch for it being a must see. It isn't a "push play" act. I don't know if Pional will be with him or not though at Sasquatch.
John Talabot's entire album Fin is fantastic. It came out in January of 2011 and ended up being one of my top 5 albums of the year. Beyond that, his soundcloud is loaded with lots of great remixes and singles. soundcloud.com/john-talabot
He has a 2 hour set on his soundcloud, but that's a DJ set so not really indicative of what he'll be playing at Sasquatch.
Post by Geoffrey Jellineck on Apr 5, 2013 15:58:18 GMT -8
TOP 10 ACTS I’M MOST EXCITED TO SEE! 1. Akron/Family 2. Sigur Ros 3. Built to Spill 4. Cake 5.John Talabot 6. Dirty Projectors 7. Death Grips 8. Primus 9. Grimes 10. Vampire Weekend
The Postal Service didn't make the cut (even though Give Up was meaningful to me, blah blah) after I realized that I have in fact seen them at Sasquatch! before and it was apparently completely forgettable. Never thought Vampire Weekend would make my top 10 because I never listen to them but they won me over with their live show in 2010.
TOP 10 ACTS I’VE NEVER SEEN BEFORE 1. Akron/Family 2. Cake 3. John Talabot 4. Primus 5. Grimes 6. Menomena 7. Elvis Costello 8. Nick Offerman 9. Youth Lagoon 10. YPPAH
1. Sigur Ros 2. Primus 3. Danny Brown 4. Vampire Weekend 5. Earl Sweatshirt 6. Death Grips 6. El-P/Killer Mike (performing back to back, I would hope) 7. Red Fang 8. Torche 9. Tame Impala 10. Devendra Banhart
Honorable Mentions: Grimes, Azaelia Banks, Dirty Projectors, Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti, Tallest Man on Earth, Schoolboy Q and Ab-Soul, Japandroids
1. Sigur Ros 2. Vampire Weekend 3. Danny Brown 4. Death Grips 5. Dirty Projectors 6. Primus 7. Earl Sweatshirt 8. Torche 9. Red Fang>>Japandroids 10. El-p
Hard to exclude: Akron/Family, Tame Impala, Grimes
1. Sigur Ros 2. El-P (and Killer Mike?) 3. Primus 4. Danny Brown 5. Tame Impala 6. Empire of the Sun 7. Built to Spill 8. Vampire Weekend 9. Earl Sweatshirt 10. Azealia Banks
My update is mostly just based on now knowing what stage/time each act is playing at. For example, my feelings on Danny Brown haven't changed in the last two months, but I'm less excited about seeing him at 3 in the afternoon than I am about seeing the stuff above him at night or sunset.
1. Sigur Ros 2. Primus 3. Vampire Weekend 4. Tame Impala 5. Empire of the Sun 6. Earl Sweatshirt 7. Alt-J 8. El-P 9. Grimes 10. Danny Brown