Sorry, but I have really fallen behind in updating the first post over the last month. I think I've updated it to include every officially announced album with a release date. I also added these albums:
Andrew Bird- Things Are Really Great Here, Sort Of..., June 3
Bob Mould- Beauty & Ruin, June 3. Stream @ Pitchfork https%3A//soundcloud.com/mergerecords/bob-mould-hey-mr-grey/s-5GY8D https%3A//soundcloud.com/mergerecords/bob-mould-i-dont-know-you-anymore-vocals-up-single-version
My thought was that they got skipped b/c the festival and/or Phantogram didnt want to push back their hyped (and godawful) evening set. regardless, it was a huge disappointment and a terrible way to start the weekend.
Liars cancelled because an airline lost essential instruments:
I've been curious about Rudimental. I had planned on splitting them and Outkast. Worth it or no?
I have a theory that they'll be playing a DJ set instead of their live show. Theory's based on the fact that the past three years there's been a DJ set going on inside of the tent during the top-billed act of the festival: 2011: Foo Fighters - DJ Anjali 2012: Bon Iver - James Murphy 2013: Mumford - Azari & III (Who are usually a full live band)
Also, Rudimental plays DJ sets all over the world at several festivals, so I wouldn't put it past them. Plus, on a lot of bills I've seen they are listed as Rudimental LIVE for their live show.
I'm over-thinking this, I know. But just divulging because I can't stand the excitement..
Jack White and Beck were both billed higher than Bon Iver in 2012. So maybe you're not over-thinking this.
If you like guitars and rawk, see all of Queens of the Stone Age. They're among the very best at what they do. Their recent Portland show was one of the best rock shows I have ever seen. Josh Homme is one of the most entertaining front men, and the band is tight. See Queens of the Stone Age with the backdrop of the Gorge (although yeah, it will be dark).
So Sonic Boom is in Edmonton August 29-31, X-Fest is in Calgary August 30-31, and Bumbershoot is in Seattle August 30-September 1. I wonder if Bumbershoot will get any of the previous two festivals' artists. Not Death Cab since they headlined last year (Tegan and Sara also played last year), but some of the other would still be cool, especially Jack White.
They've played all three of those songs and 8 songs off of Alligator (including "All the Wine" and the obligatory "Mr. November") on their current run of dates. We won't know how their headlining shows differ from festival sets until Shaky Knees Festival on May 9, but that set might not even be completely indicative of their Sasquatch set because it is only 90 minutes compared to their 100 minute Sasquatch set. (Okay, I know it's not that much more time, but you can fit 3 deep cuts into that amount of extra time!)