1. OutKast 2. The National 3. Cut Copy 4. Queens of the Stone Age 5. Chance the Rapper 6. M.I.A. 7. Violent Femmes 8. Foals 9. Phosphorescent 10. Rudimental
I didn't see Cut Copy, Phosphorescent, or Rudimental.
These artists were my top 10 most played Sasquatch artists in the 6 months before the festival: 1. OutKast 2. Queens of the Stone Age 3. The National 4. Portugal. The Man 5. Elbow 6. HAIM 7. M.I.A. 8. Chance the Rapper 9. De La Soul 10. Waxahatchee
I didn't see HAIM (but I will at MFNW later this summer), and I only saw one song of Waxahatchee's set.
If you've made it this far, here's my top 10 sets from Sasquatch! 2014: 1. OutKast 2. Portugal. The Man 3. Queens of the Stone Age 4. The National 5. Violent Femmes 6. De La Soul 7. Elbow 8. M.I.A. 9. Hannibal Burress 10. Chance the Rapper
3-7 were very close for me. I had an absolute blast at all 5 of those sets.
Honorable mentions: Neko Case, Phantogram, Rodriguez, and Goldbeard for complimenting my shirt on the way into the festival on Friday. I thought he looked familiar, but I didn't realize until later that I recognized him from this board.
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.
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).