The Jesus and Mary Chain are playing Austin Psych Fest May 8-10th and then Vancouver @ The Vogue Theater May 13th. Haven't found any other dates yet but seems reasonable to consider them a possibility.
not sure if the "guess the line-up" thread is going to be a thing this year but my guess towards headliners (based on recent releases/upcoming releases, previous years at Sasquatch, bands that are doing festivals, etc.) are: Friday- Kendrick Lamar Saturday- Florence and the Machine Sunday- Modest Mouse Monday- Bjork ...of course Deadmau5 could easily be the Friday and MMJ the Sunday headliners too.
Mastodon was one of a small handful of metal requests I made to him. I'd love to see some more heavy music mixed in this year.
Unlocking the Truth would be a great heavy add. They played Coachella last year and although I wasn't there, the live stream of their set was awesome! The only line-up I've noticed them on this year is Bonnaroo (so far).
Austin Psych Fest (now called LEVITATION) has announced its lineup. It now runs May 8-10. Lineup includes:
The Flaming Lips Tame Impala The Jesus and Mary Chain Spiritualized Primal Scream The Black Angels Thee Oh Sees Mac DeMarco Melody's Echo Chamber Lightning Bolt A Place to Bury Strangers The Sword Earth Fuzz (Ty Segall & Friends) The Soft Moon Metz White Fence
and a lot more smaller bands. Judging by the dates and location I'd say we're sure to get at least a couple of these!
Oooh, if The Sword ends up being "the heavy band" next year I will be pleased as punch. Sadly, I think they are one of the least likely candidates on that list, but I would really be ok with that whole lineup.
Just the thought/mention of The Sword at Sasquatch has brought me out of board hibernation. Yes please! I would very much like this to happen.
Hidden Gem: Kithkin put on an amazing performance!
Favourite moment: I was front row at Rodriguez for a bit and caught a smile from him. I decided to move out from the crowd and saw my son sitting on a blanket with a girl he had met. Knowing my son chose to bring his Sasquatch crush to Rodriguez's set warmed my heart. I decided not to approach them and give them space. as I moved along I was greeted by Gramma, Stormy and a couple other kind folks. That set was filled with joy for me. It truly was an honour to see that performance.