Post by squatchinitup on Feb 9, 2010 19:50:58 GMT -8
That is a great story, Evanisovich. Radiohead does just have that effect. One that kinda hits me in a similar was is in Faust Arp where he calmly sings "I love you but enough is enough" as the cello eases through the line
Post by squatchinitup on Feb 8, 2010 22:43:43 GMT -8
It doesn't seem like Blonde Redhead has been around in a while. 23 was released in 07 and I know they're in the process of their eigth album. With Sasquatch still months away, I can dream that they'd hop on board
Post by squatchinitup on Feb 8, 2010 22:15:25 GMT -8
That's a strong indie group you've got right there. I've yet to catch Deerhunter but I'm hoping sometime this year I'll stumble into one of their shows.
The only long line I remember waiting in were the free shows at the Wonder Ballroom (Battles, Ratatat, Britt Daniel, Built to Spill) and I was still able to get in. That and I heard the band of the time (Vampire Weekend two years ago) was impossible but with SO many venues hosting shows at the same time, you'll have little problems. They do a pretty good job of matching similar artists, so you really don't have to hop around too much.
You gotta tell me about Bonnaroo! I've only been to the California/Oregon/Washington festivals and have always wanted to catch Bonnaroo and Austin City Limits in particular
Post by squatchinitup on Feb 8, 2010 18:08:56 GMT -8
Yeah no kidding about nobody voting. I think people seem to stick in the "Sasquatch Related" section and forget this is down here.
As far as Pickathon goes, I actually haven't been either. Stumbled across it on the consequence of sound website. When I went to the festival's website, it looked like my type of gig. For some reason I've been all about the indie-folk and I love the minimalist festival idea.
How was Atlanta's scene? If I'm not mistaken, isn't the metal genre pretty big in the South? I really think you're in for a treat in Portland. I'd buy a wristband for MFNW this year and scope out as many of the venues as possible.
Post by squatchinitup on Feb 7, 2010 21:08:09 GMT -8
With as many albums as Radiohead has out, it's impossible to include as many choices as they deserve. I left out the bigger hits (Creep, High and Dry, Karma Police) intentionally, but I have a feeling there'll be some complaints of others left out. Of these choices, which is your favorite?
Post by squatchinitup on Feb 7, 2010 20:54:44 GMT -8
My favorites of the Decade:
10) Bloc Party- Silent Alarm 9) Dream Theater- Train of Thought 8) Beck- Odelay 7) In Flames- Clayman 6) Mars Volta- Deloused 5) The Streets- Original Pirate Material 4) Wilco- Summerteeth 3) Radiohead- Kid A 2) Iron and Wine/Calexico- In the Reins 1) Mark Knopfler- Sailing to Philidelphia
Post by squatchinitup on Feb 6, 2010 19:13:26 GMT -8
In 2008 for whatever reason my friends and I only bought tickets to the Sunday and Monday of Sasquatch. We arrived earlier then expected on Saturday and decided to try and sneak in for a bit of the final two acts. We snuck around the vinyard at the back of the mainstage and were able to see the stage pretty well from behind the fence. The owner of the hotel next to the vineyard and his daughter come over and we get to talking. He's a really cool guy who's caught countless shows at the gorge and his daughter was a hot 18-20 year old.
After about 20 mins, a couple of sasquatch security guys roll up and try and kick us out. The Hotel owner pulls them aside and convinces them to let us stay. The Owner and his daughter eventually leave, it gets dark, and we were able to hop the fence to get a closer look for REM.