Post by onlynonstranger on Feb 17, 2011 16:08:31 GMT -8
Since this will be my first Sasquatch, I will be wearing my cons that I have had for over ten years. They are retired but still come out on special occasions and for places that I have never been before.
Wow, Robyn or Matt and Kim? I'm going to have to think about that for a good long time.
Think about who is going to tour more. Is Robyn doing a full US tour? Matt & Kim have been playing nonstop all over the nation for a while now. I'm pretty sure they might come some place that is close to you.
In saying that, don't think I'm trying to convince you not to see Matt & Kim. They are a fucking blast.
Post by onlynonstranger on Feb 16, 2011 23:46:51 GMT -8
Alright, I'm going to participate in this thread but in my own way.
These are my top tens bands that I am interested in seeing but have not seen before(in no particular order):
1.) Wye Oak - Has anyone else listened to The Knot? Talk about a beautiful sound. I honestly don't know how someone could listen to it and not want to see them live.
2.) Modest Mouse - If there is a band that reminds me of high school, this is it. I remember sitting in the bed of my truck with a few select friends and even a special girl while listening to The Moon & Antarctica. I never got a chance to see them live and have always regretted it.
3.) Old 97's - I went to University in Texas. Just north of Dallas to be exact. This is definitely one band that reminds me of the great fun and friends that I had in the small town of Denton.
4.) Wolf Parade - How can I not see a Canadian band that has actually influenced others? And, I mean, they're like breaking up, right?
5.) DFA1979 - See above, except instead of breaking up, getting back together. K?
6.) Local Natives - Gorilla Manor was one of my most listened to albums last year. They remind me of a much more sad Guster and since Guster doesn't really tour that much anymore I will have to see Local Natives.
7.) Jenny & Johnny - I cheated a little with this pick because I've seen Jenny Lewis at Coachella but she has such a beautiful voice and is quite talented I'm going to have to see what she and her boyfriend have come up with.
8.) The Flaming Lips - Who doesn't want to watch them? This is my first Sasquatch and I know they've played the festival before but I figure this will be as good of a time to watch them as any. A quintessential Sasquatch experience, if you will.
9.) Surfer Blood - Another great band with another album that was in my top listens for last year. Probably a band that won't be coming around my parts anytime soon.
10.) The Drums - You want to have some fun? Listen to the Drums. You won't regret it. Want to whistle along to a song? Listen to Let's Go Surfing. You won't regret it.
Bee Thousand. Alien Lanes. Under the Bushes Under the Stars.
Guided by Voices (Robert Pollard and whoever is playing with him, this time Tobin Sprout, Mitch and some other dudes) have made a whole lot of music, like, Lil Wayne numbers. It's tough to digest. But in a way it's sort of easy to digest in this situation, because Bob said they're playing stuff from their heyday, which is basically those three albums.
They (hopefully) will play more popular stuff from other stages, but that's definitely the starting point. From there I would do all the studio albums, starting with Devil Between My Toes. Some of that shit's hard to track down. There are also hundreds of self-released albums, eps, compilation tracks, b-sides, etc.
Fuck, I need to just make a GBV playlist. That's on my agenda when I get my computer back from the shop.
Sorry, I missed this. I hear nothing but good things about these guys and I don't want it to be one of those acts that I don't see because I don't know them, only to proceed to get into the band after the festival. That is the worst thing ever.