I would be so sad if a night ended with Foster the People.
I think I would pump my kicks back to the campground early that night.
Yeah...a bit of a bummer with this one, but not really unexpected. Considering the throng they had in 2011, they're definitely subheading the main stage...might even close out the Bigfoot ala Vampire Weekend last year. Their hits would be fun enough to dance to I guess, but you just know that crowd is gonna be the worst of the festival.
The Tycho rumblings get me stoked as all hell. He/they had a fantastic set in 2012.
Can't say I've listened much to Foals or Cage the Elephant. Suppose I'll have to rectify that, those dates are mighty suggestive.
Honestly, I think the National headlining is completely plausible, except for the fact that they were confirmed via gabfrab's emails. I just don't see a headliner for a festival revealing that kind of information in such an offhand way.
Queens of the Stone Age (headliner, May) The Knife (headliner, May) The Flaming Lips (headliner, May) Neutral Milk Hotel (headliner, July) Outkast (headliner, July) Skrillex (headliner, July)
If this happens I'll be sad, 5/6 of those are at Coachella.
Good point. But it's not inconceivable. Last year the only exclusives were Macklemore and Mumford...but yeah, hopefully Snacks pulls out the big guns with exclusivity. Considering, yknow, he went to the trouble of creating another festival and all.
It's things like that which make me flip over to the Pearl Jam theory...who, incidentally, have no scheduled North American dates for 2014 as of yet.
You can go ahead and make Deltron 3030 a confirmed Julysquatch appearance, as the email so generously provided indicated they'd be playing the 5th.
Queens of the Stone Age (headliner, May) The Knife (headliner, May) The Flaming Lips (headliner, May) Neutral Milk Hotel (headliner, July) Outkast (headliner, July) Skrillex (headliner, July) HAIM (May) City and Colour (May) The National (May) MGMT Broken Bells Lorde Chance the Rapper Big Business Beach House Sleigh Bells Mogwai (May) The War on Drugs (July) Foster the People Titus Andronicus Deafheaven (May) BADBADNOTGOOD Disclosure Darkside Fuck Buttons (May) James Blake Flatbush Zombies Young the Giant
Really couldn't decide between Queens of the Stone Age and Pearl Jam. But I think they're both a likely straight-up rock headliner.
How do you make up for cake-crashing Wayne's diatribes in 2011? Throw the motherfucker a headlining sized bone in 2014. I don't know why this has never really occurred to me before. Providing the Snacks/Coyne relationship isn't totally ruined, the Flamers would be a pretty safe-yet-satisfying choice to headline. And it's really the only place they could be on the lineup after opening for MM in 2011.
Something that bugs me is that Broken Bells are on the second line of the Coachella lineup. Traditionally, these acts can and have headlined Sasquatch (as with Postal Service and Sigur Ros last year.) I know I'd be mighty disappointed if a top spot was given to Broken Bells...
Probably'll tweak this a couple times in the next few weeks. I think I'm realizing that the choice between May and July probably won't be as clear cut as I'm hoping it'll be. Tears will likely be shed.
On a related note, I feel like Sandrider is a very real possibility this year. No real evidence for it, just a strong feeling that they will end up in a way too early slot on the Bigfoot stage like Red Fang last year.
I approve of your feeling. I thought Godhead was one of the more underrated metal albums of 2013.
In a similar vein would be Big Business. Their latest came out in October and was quite tight, definitely a step up from Mind the Drift, in my opinion. I saw Cody play with Melvins in August and the man is balls-to-the-wall insane.
Somebody mentioned the Sword a while back. They have Portland/Seattle dates in March, so maybe a Julysquatch appearance?
And, as previously stated, I'd cream my slim fit hipster pants if Deafheaven showed up.
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BADBADNOTGOOD. Saw them on Saturday opening for DOOM and they very nearly stole the show...never have I seen a crowd mosh so hard to an instrumental jazz trio, but boy was it awesome. The played a lot of cuts off their upcoming record and it all sounds great.
3.) Pitchfork has been too busy drowning in its own backlash (since 2006) to provide any relevant music commentary.
There are innumerable valid criticisms of Pitchfork but denying their relevancy is just silly. Pea was joking on the last page about Deafheaven but the sentiment in general is completely serious, bands get booked for festivals solely because they got support on Pitchfork.
In general, I feel like "hipster" is a term that has really outgrown itself as far as being a competent means of categorizing music...if it ever was...but for the sake of argument, if we're using hipster as a tag for bands that get good reviews or exposure on Pitchfork, then yes indeed, Squatch and pretty much all other festivals stake a good amount of their livelihood on catering to hipster crowds. There is a substantial contingent of people today who get literally all of their musical taste from a single website, and no festival organizer is foolish enough to ignore that
Now, would Sasquatch ever book a black metal band, or for that matter any extreme metal band? Probably not. But for what it's worth, I suspect the whole two Sasquatches thing, besides being an obvious money grab, is a way of expanding just what exactly Sasquatch can be, specifically in terms of line-up. Not saying we're about to get the West Coast's answer to the Maryland Deathfest, but I think branching out and including more acts beyond what we'd typically expect out of a Squatch line-up is an inevitability.
And if so, it's only natural to assume that they'd start with groups that are more hipster-friendly...like Deafheaven. Who are actually a quality band outside of their big red Pitchfork-approved stamp, but there you go.