I highly doubt the Strokes will be there. As much as I love em, they aren't exactly ideal for Sasquatch. Not to mention they are rumoured to be writing new material and recording this spring.
On the other hand, I would not be completely shocked to see one of their side projects: Little Joy (Fabrizio), Nickel Eye (Nikolai), or Albert Hammond Jr. solo. Here's hoping for Little Joy! If you haven't heard their self-titled debut, I highly recommend checking it out.
I've seen Albert Hammond, Jr. a few times before and he's great! I agree with you, Little Joy is fantastic and Nickle Eye is also quite enjoyable. However, I don't think any will show.
I would be extremely excited if The Strokes were to show though!
I suspect Sasquatch's headliners will be smaller than Coachella's, but better. I hope so, anyway.
I was waiting (and waiting and waiting and waiting) for the coachella lineup to see if it would be worth making the trip down. Friday is pretty amazing. Macca, Leonard Cohen, and Morrissey all in the same day is incredible. Who cares if they are old? Saturday is just bad (minus Band of Horses, Fleet Foxes, TV on the Radio, MSTRKRFT, but I've already seen them all) If I hadn't seen The Cure last year at S'quatch I would probably go. But I'm thinking it's not worth it for one good day.
There's usually at least 20 bands (usually not headliners) that play both Coachella and Sasquatch. Last year was a bit of an exception (only 10 repeats) I could see the following at the gorge: - Conor Oberst, the Black Keys (please), Silver Sun Pickups, Airbourne Toxic Event, M. Ward, Peanut Butter Wolf, Noah & the Whale, White Lies, Los Campesinos!, Band of Horses, Fleet Foxes (originally didn't think they would be there), Dr. Dog, Calexico (with Iron & Wine hopefully), Blitzen Trapper, Cloud Cult, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Peter Bjorn and John (obviously), Jenny Lewis, Lykke Li, Late of the Pier, K'naan, No Age, Vivian Girls, Friendly Fires, The Gaslight Anthem (no Seattle date on current tour)
Please on -Black Keys -Noah & the Whale -Band of Horses -Cloud Cult -Yeah Yeah Yeahs