Post by FreshMentos on May 30, 2012 15:59:17 GMT -8
1. Jack White – It was everything that I had hoped for, and more. The entire band are fucking mental musicians. 2. Bon Iver – I expected it to be good because I like their music. I did not expect it to be as epic as it was. It was the perfect set to sit on the ledge of the hill and have their sound massage my eardrums. 3. The D – So many of my childhood dreams were fulfilled during that set. This includes singing along to Tribute. Closing out with Double Team was amazing too. 4. Explosions in the Sky – I was weary about missing the last half of Girl Talk, but I was quickly consumed by their loud wall of sound. 5. Beardyman – Why didn't this dude headline the nanner shack? Best show I saw in the tent all weekend.
I didn't see a single show I was unimpressed by. Except Pretty Lights. I danced, so it wasn't that bad. I just expected much more based on previous experiences of his shows. He seems to have taken a mainstream approach to his music.
I had plenty of bro-step crammed into my ears in the campgrounds, I did not need to hear more in the venue. Girl Talk or EitS would have made a more suitable headliner for Friday.
I'm still having trouble grasping the sheer amount of amazing music I experienced this past weekend.
Post by FreshMentos on May 10, 2012 16:29:38 GMT -8
Today I found out last minute that Brian Aubert and Nikki Monninger of Silversun Pickups would be performing a free short acoustic set at a guitar shop in Portland's Pearl district. I hauled ass just in time to make it in before they shut the doors because of the capacity limit.
They opened with Bloody Mary, then went into Busy Bees (I think?), Dots and Dashes, Panic Switch, and finished with Lazy Eye. It was my first time seeing them in any form and I must say that they are phenomenal musicians. Really nice people with a great stage presence. It got me all the more excited to see their main stage set.
Post by FreshMentos on May 6, 2012 21:25:03 GMT -8
I saw the Glitch Mob in the Sahara in '10 and the show was meh. Saw them again in the Banana Shack last year and it was among my top five sets of that weekend.
Granted, most acts I'd want to see in the Sahara are usually earlier in the day with shorter time slots. A handful of those artists will make it on the Squatch lineup since the fest is much more selective with EDM. Those acts get a bit more of an opportunity to shine at Sasquatch.
In the last 2 years I attended Coachella, Outside Lands, and Sasquatch. Treasure Island too but I don't know how much that one counts as a big festival. They were all great, but Sasquatch has been my favorite. Which is why I chose to go again this year over Coachella.
Post by FreshMentos on Apr 28, 2012 8:28:51 GMT -8
The ladder. Arriving closer to when the campsite opens will place you closer to the venue and further away from the camping overflow. Overflow has knee high grass which can be annoying, especially if you drop something.
Doh! Should have mentioned that I assumed it was Holocene.. I had only lived in PDX for 3 weeks at the time.
I feel like I may have met some boarders last year during Local Natives. Two dudes noticed my Bassnectar shirt and asked me if I was aware of the glowpocalypse. Hoping to formally meet more of you this year, y'all are a cool group of people.
Anyone catch the war on drugs on letterman last night? Because it was awesome.
Nope, but I did help shoot a live music video (which never saw the light of day unfortunately...) of them in the basement of The Holocene in Portland last fall. They are fantastic musicians. Really chill group of dudes too.
Post by FreshMentos on Apr 25, 2012 16:44:31 GMT -8
Fuck, Blunderbuss is amazing. I've listened to it a dozen times at least, and I find new things to enjoy about it each time. Simple, yet saturated with soul. The Shins>St. Vincent>Jack White will be tits. Oh, and then The Roots to top it off. SOFA KING EXCITED.
Post by FreshMentos on Apr 17, 2012 16:16:26 GMT -8
LOL @ Big Boi being on the lineup again. He was supposed to perform last year but his DJ went to the wrong stage, resulting in a cancellation of his show.
It's one fucking lineup though, I'm quite impressed. Has anyone else here been to the fest? My experience with Outside Lands is that it forks out some pretty huge artists, but the festival itself isn't laid out well, at all. I hope single day tickets are sold, otherwise I'll just be sneaking in.