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27 Jul
2012

By Matt Arena

Drawing the festival to a close, Sunday at Firefly Festival’s inaugural weekend did so in a spectacular fashion. With bands that ranged from unstoppable dancing machines to more relaxed indie acts, there’s no doubt that the final day had a little something for everybody.

REPTAR

Putting themselves in the self described genre of “disco dust” (more of a parody on the recent obsession of band’s having to categorize their sound), Reptar are anything but your average band. Their quickly growing reputation as one of the most energetic live acts precedes them, and having recently just seen them on tour with Grouplove, it’s a worthy title. But their Firefly set was on another level. Playing an early 1:00pm slot and with the sun on their side, a rarity over the course of the weekend, they definitely played one of the wildest sets of the day. Right out of the gate guitarist Jace Bartet came out dancing like a man possessed, as we would later learn he pulls the ferocious dancing power from his cutoff camouflage shorts. Add to that lead singer Graham Ulicny’s penchant for never staying in one place for more than five seconds, and it’s pretty easy to see how the crowd could become so enraptured with the band. Much like my first introduction to the band, many were there simply because of Reptar’s reputation and recent tour with fellow Firefly artists Grouplove. No more than 2 minutes into the set and almost the entirely of the crowd was dancing and jumping just as crazily as the band on stage. The set comprised mostly of songs off the band’s debut album, ‘Body Faucet,’ the pop-rock-Caribbean-indie genre bending mash-up of sounds came off incredibly well. It’s no wonder the band classifies themselves as “disco dust,” it’s really the only thing that makes sense after seeing a Reptar show. Tracks like ‘Sebastian’ and especially ‘Please Don’t Kill Me,’ as the frenzied island-rock drumming all but forced the crowd to move their feet. During any given Reptar song it seems as if there are a thousand different things occurring on-stage, so all you can really do is just brace yourself and allow the music to take you. Definitely living up to their ever-growing reputation as one of the most energetic live bands, the only thing on anyone’s mind after a Reptar set is this; disco dust. See them and it’ll make sense to you too.

AWOLNATION

Up immediately after Reptar was Red Bull Records pioneers, AWOLNATION. Being the main driving force behind the energy drink’s new venture into the music industry, they’ve grown pretty rapidly since the release of their debut album Megalithic Symphony a little over a year ago. Their unique blend of electronic rock, a refreshing true blend of the two styles, and their ability to put on an amazing live show has helped them establish a strong enough fan base to have headlined multiple tours already. Lead singer Aaron Bruno has made it a festival set regular to crowd surf toward the end of the set. Quite literally. As in he actually gets on a surfboard, balances himself, and surfs above the supporting arms of the crowd. His raspy, growling vocal style sounds great on record and surprisingly is even stronger on stage. Bruno’s really able to showcase this on ‘Sail,’ one of the band’s biggest and best songs. Making multiple trips into the crowd, allowing them to scream the “blame in on my A.D.D.” line (which is possibly the best scream-along line EVER) into the mic, there’s a real connection between AWOLNATION and the crowd. From the first song encouraging them to crowd surf, it’s pretty clear that they’re not the type of band you sway and nod your head to. It’s is an incredibly refreshing thing to see when so many new bands try so hard to live up to the “indie” label, afraid to show emotion on stage and consequently fail to illicit anything but a slow head bob from the crowd. Not so with AWOLNATION.

COLD WAR KIDS

When you first look at Cold War Kids, you probably don’t expect to hear a sound that’s as much soul as it is indie rock. In short, they take a lot of people by surprise. Or maybe “took” is the operative word. Having blown up since their very first album, Cold War Kids quickly became a household name on the alt-rock scene. Landing them on the main stage at Firefly for a midday set, they garnered a pretty large crowd who seemed to love every minute of the band’s hour-plus set. Though the sound mixing was a bit low, making it hard for lead singer Nathan Willett’s powerful voice to really shine, the band still performed great. Willett’s staggeringly strong vocals and the poppy drumming of Matt Aveiro are the backbone of what makes their music so good, and that definitely applies to the live show. Songs like ‘Rubidoux’ and ‘Hang Me Up To Dry’ received huge reactions for the crowd, which reached farther back than it had for anyone on that stage thus far. Though it wasn’t the type of set that drove the crowd into a jumping frenzy, they without a doubt enjoyed Cold War Kids as they left to a cheer that lingered far after they had exited the stage.

DEATH CAB FOR CUTIE

Though not touring at the moment, Firefly was still able to procure indie juggernauts Death Cab for Cutie. Opening with the full 8+ minute version of ‘I Will Possess Your Heart,’ the band showcased a set comprised of mostly deep cuts. As a fan of Death Cab for a while now, it was great to see them dig into their catalogue and play songs that might not to familiar to casual fans. Especially at a festival, where the crowds tend to be a bit causal as opposed to headlining gigs. Battling a cold, lead singer Ben Gibbard didn’t seem to be slowed down at all, spending his time between vocal, guitar, piano, and even drum duties. The material from last year’s Codes and Keys sounded great, with songs like ‘You Are a Tourist’ growing much heavier and bolder than they sound on album. One would think that Death Cab for Cutie would be a pretty reserved act, the one you sit back and watch instead of really getting into, but they’re a different band live. The bass lines of Nick Harmer were much more evident as he plays an integral part of the ‘I Will Possess Your Heart’ extended intro, which is pretty much all Harmer plugging along the instantly recognizable notes. Long-time fans of the band were treated from tracks as far back as their very first album. ‘Amputations,’ ‘A Movie Script Ending,’ and ‘Marching Bands of Manhattan’ are all rarities for the band, and ones they’ve made an effort of not forgetting. With seven total albums, it’s impressive to see them not abandon the older tracks as to not alienate casual fans, something that bands of their caliber tend to do. The major highlight of the set was ‘We Looked Like Giants.’ Not only a fantastic (and rare) song in it’s own right, they extended it with a 10 minute long interlude that sees Gibbard take up drumming duties on a special mini-kit brought out just for this song. It shows the confidence Death Cab has in the abnormal nature of their live element. Most bands would shy away from material 7 seven albums ago and wouldn’t dare play two outros that combine over 15 minutes in length. It’s what makes Death Cab for Cutie such a great live band. They craft a set that isn’t comprised of all hits, even though they did make sure to pack a few in there, and aren’t afraid to get a little weird. It’s hard to walk away from a set like this unimpressed and there’s no way anyone at Firefly could have been anything but blown away with what Death Cab for Cutie did on the main stage.

THE FLAMING LIPS

Having never seen The Flaming Lips before, they’ve got quite the reputation preceding them. Known for the effort they put into production behind their shows, and not just complicated lighting rigs and visuals (though they did have a giant circular screen behind them), but by far less common means. Starting off with a Wizard of Oz-esque mob of Dorothy’s and Scarecrow’s on each side of the stage, it was clear that they would be anything but droll. During their first song, ‘Race for the Prize,’ they were shooting confetti for what felt like the entirety of the song. Seriously. There wasn’t a moment during the first 10 minutes where confetti wasn’t falling from the sky. Not only looking incredibly cool, there’s nothing that makes a crowd yell louder than shooting out confetti. In addition to the individual hand cannons they each had on stage, two crewmembers had massive tubes firing out fog and confetti, creating a rainbow colored haze. Add to that the spectrum of colors on the giant circular lighting rig/screen behind them and it felt more like a Tim Burton movie than a festival set. Lead singer Wayne Coyne then whipped out a megaphone, one would assume it would be used for vocals on a song, but that’s boring to The Flaming Lips. A heavy blue smoke starting pouring out of the megaphone as Coyne traipsed about the stage, creating a trail of permeating blue behind him. The trippy visual element aside, they sounded great as well. When a band has been around since 1986 with over 10 albums, it’s easy to just mail it in and play without much heart. This is the exact opposite description of The Flaming Lips. If anything they try harder than most bands half their age with twice their energy, and it shows. Right before ‘Is David Bowie Dying??,’ Wayne Coyne showed off his very unique take on crowd surfing. Inflating and then stepping inside a massive, transparent ball, he was rolled onto the barrier and them went end over end as hundreds of arms rolled him throughout the crowd. It was a live spectacle unlike any other. There are bands that spend millions of dollars on elaborate stage designs with lasers and complicated visuals, but Flaming Lips out-shined all of them with a much more creative take on their production. All other bands take note, if you want to be trippy, you’re not going to do it better than The Flaming Lips.

THE BLACK KEYS

Unless you’ve been living under a soundproof rock for the past 2 years, you know who The Black Keys are. Having been around since 2001, they finally broke through to massive mainstream success, topped off by two sold out nights at New York’s Madison Square Garden. This is an impressive feat for any band, but especially one like The Black Keys who don’t first hit you as an arena rock band. It goes to show exactly how popular they’ve become. Headlining arenas and now closing out festivals, the jam-packed crowd was proof of why the band is on such high profile live slots. Opening with ‘Howlin for You,’ they set the tone early, grabbing the crowd immediately with such a big hit so early. The modern dirty blues style refined (and some could say pioneered) by The Black Keys transfers live quite well, especially so at a festival setting. One might think at first that a two man band may seem a bit over their head on such a large stage, but if anything they used it to their advantage. It helped adding two touring members to beef up their sound, but the sheer presence they have on stage is undeniable. Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney have chemistry that’s beyond refined, at times it just seems like they’re going along with totally improvised jams and showed off how naturally loose they are on stage. The perfect choice to end the three day festival, The Black Keys arguably had the best well received set of the entire weekend and had a trail of cheers echoing as they left the stage.

Head over to FireFlyFestival.com for info on next year’s festival!

REPTAR

COLD WAR KIDS

DEATH CAB FOR CUTIE

AWOLNATION

THE FLAMING LIPS

14 Nov
2011

Electric Flower, the new band featuring Josh Garza and Imaad Wasif, are confirmed to support Cold War Kids at a sold-out show at the Troubadour in West Hollywood. The band released their self-titled debut EP last week on Narnack Records. The EP is available digitally and as a limited-edition red vinyl 10″, foil stamped to 500 copies. In celebration of the release, the duo made their live debut at Los Angeles’ Harvard and Stone last Thursday, 11/10. For more details on the forthcoming sold-out show, click HERE.

“It sounded as if there was an orchestra of the damned on stage and not just two men. That was the most marvelous thing about the evening. Electric Flower woke the ghosts of rock’s most daring days, while never following them.” — ARTISTdirect on Electric Flower’s Live Debut

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Electric Flower had a most unlikely of beginnings. The first time they met, Josh Garza and Imaad Wasif were strangers in an elevator in London. Garza was carrying his kick drum and Wasif had his guitar in hand. They were at the BBC Studios to film performances on “Top of the Pops,” Garza with his band Secret Machines and Wasif appearing as a guest musician with Yeah Yeah Yeahs. Eyeing one another suspiciously, the two maintained a curious silence, until the elevator came to a screeching halt, between floors. Wasif began frantically hitting all the buttons to get the metal box moving, but the lights just flickered and the elevator remained eerily still and suspended. While waiting for the emergency operator to dispatch a technician, the two eventually set about jamming, Wasif, to ease his claustrophobia and Garza, ever-cool and stoic, to deal with the boredom, and, in his own words, to “just get this little freak to calm down.”

Another three years passed before the two men randomly collided again, this time on a street corner in Los Angeles. After picking up the spilled tacos and samosas, they decided to head to Wasif’s rehearsal space. In a blast of inspiration from the cosmic weirdness of it all, they wrote “Circles,” the epic track off of their debut EP. With the pounding of blood, the rumbling of thunder, and the indelicate sensations delicately rendered; its finesse lies in the grafting on such libidinous roots of the more visceral stems of Electric Flower.

“Four16″, the lead track off the EP, is a roaring tower of power inspired by Kurt Cobain’s iconic performance of Leadbelly song “Where Did You Sleep Last Night” during 1993′s MTV Unplugged In New York concert. A song about reincarnation, “Four16″ refers to the minute mark (4:16) during Cobain’s performance of the Leadbelly song where you can see him become possessed in a flash and his soul leave his body. “He was gone a long time before he was really gone,” asserts Wasif. With Nevermind’s 20th anniversary approaching next week, the sentiment behind the song resonates even more powerfully.

Imaad Wasif has released three solo albums, including 2010′s highly acclaimed The Voidist, and has established himself as one of the L.A. underground’s most electrifying guitar players. Josh Garza, a Texas native and the drummer of Secret Machines, is widely recognized for his fearless sound, channeling the spirit of Bonham and the space between the beats. Together, their sound is part Motorik, part psychedelic, with strains of post-punk, Japanese Group Sounds and East Indian drone. It’s raw, yet richly detailed and atmospheric, with booming beats and often obscure lyrical themes.

Electric Flower’s live presence is already sending shockwaves of excitement through Los Angeles and other exotic locales, gaining a reputation for being “louder than My Bloody Valentine.” Expect more live dates to be announced shortly.

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12 Sep
2011

Cold War Kids are on tour this later summer/early fall playing select shows. They’ve been sure to book a few festival gigs too. The band played FYF Fest last weekend. Check out photos from their set below thanks to Robert Vega (RobertVegaPhotography.com)

23 Jun
2011

Cold War Kids headlined the Budweiser Street Stage last week at WFNX’s Clam Bake on Lansdowne Street in Boston. Our photographer Jennifer Murtha (FromThePhotoPit.com) was there and she got some really cool shots of the band. Check them out below:

03 Jun
2011

MTK: Music To Know Festival presented by BingTM announces daily line-ups:

Saturday August 13: VAMPIRE WEEKEND, Matt & Kim, Tame Impala, M. Ward, Tom Tom Club, We Are Scientists, Francis and the Lights, Suddyn, and Nicos Gun.

Sunday, August 14: BRIGHT EYES, Cold War Kids, Chromeo, Ra Ra Riot, Dawes, Fitz and the Tantrums, The Naked and Famous, The Limousines, and the Young Empires.

18 of today’s most critically-acclaimed and successful new, emerging and well-known bands. The festival will be held at Runway 4 in East Hampton. The music begins at noon each day, ending at 10PM.

In addition to the weekend package rates, MTK announced this week that a limited amount of Single Day tickets went on sale Tuesday for $110.00. Two Day tickets are also available for $195. Two Day VIP passes can be purchased for $645.

Tickets are available for purchase through the MTK Website: http://www.musictoknow.com/ .

Tickets are also available at these east end retail locations:
Montauk: 668 Gig Shack, Sole East;
Amagansett: Indian Wells Tavern;
East Hampton: Khanh Sports & Eyewear, Nichol’s Restaurant;
Sag Harbor: Sylvester & Co., New Paradise Cafe;
Southampton: Flying Point;
Westhampton: Jetties Surf.

GENERAL ADMISSION:

$195 for weekend pass.

$110 limited amount of tickets available for Single Day General Admission Pass

Two-day passes for admission to the festival grounds: 18 bands; food tent and fashion/lifestyle retail area.

Please note: in addition, a $6.00 service charge per ticket and a $2.50 credit card processing fee will be charged at the time of purchase.

VIP PROGRAM: $645

MTK offers a limited supply of VIP passes for sale. This exclusive offering includes admission to two separate VIP tents, outdoor private viewing garden area, a private viewing deck, and air-conditioned premium bathrooms. Both tents feature special programs throughout the day with alternating schedules in- between music sets — from fashion shows to unique or intimate musical performances, large viewing screens, and much more. Free parking on-site ($80 value)

More About MTK: Music To Know Festival

Founded by Chris Jones, owner of Sole East Hotel in Montauk, and screenwriter Bill Collage, MTK presented by Bing delivers two days of cross generational music and presents 18 of today’s best and brightest bands plus fashion, lifestyle, chefs, wines and beers to know. MTK represents great music – this is Music To Know.

According to Co-Founder Chris Jones “The Hamptons are a unique market to say the least — full of decision makers, trend setters, and taste generators who have always been eager to embrace the best and the brightest in our culture — whether that is in literature, film, fashion or music. We are excited to bring this collection of artists together in our community, and hope this is the first of many annual events.”

MTK teamed with Downtown Music and RCRDLBL (http://www.RCRDLBL.com) to Co-Produce the event. As media partner, RCRDLBL assisted in the lineup’s curation, and will supply the festival’s digital marketing component. Downtown CEO and RCRDLBL Chairman Josh Deutsch said, “Downtown and RCRDLBL are pleased to partner with the MTK team to curate such an incredible lineup featuring some of today’s most exciting and innovative artists. And we are especially excited to bring the event to such a unique and special place as the Hamptons – one of the most vibrant cultural communities in the country.

Several retail/lifestyle pop-up shops will be announced in the coming weeks.

To support the local community hosting the festival, MTK has pledged to give $100,000 to East Hampton-based charities payable prior to the festival to ensure the recipients receive the funding. Charities will also be being given space on the sight to promote themselves, encourage further donations and to get people involved. The list of charities to receive the money will be announced in the coming weeks.

Exclusive media partners are Hamptons Magazine and WEHM 92.9/96.9 Progressive Radio for Long Island.

For more information about the festival go to: http://www.musictoknow.com/

Like them on facebook: www.facebook.com/MusicToKnowFestival and follow on twitter: @mtkfestival

10 May
2011

MTK: Music To Know Festival announced its inaugural line up headlined by Vampire Weekend on Saturday, August 13th and Bright Eyes on Sunday, August 14th. Other confirmed bands include Matt & Kim, Cold War Kids, Chromeo, Tame Impala, Ra Ra Riot, Fitz & The Tantrums, Tom Tom Club, Dawes, M Ward, We Are Scientists, The Limousines, Naked and Famous, Francis and the Lights, Suddyn, Nicos Gun and Young Empires — 18 of today’s most critically-acclaimed and successful new, emerging and well-known bands. The music begins at noon each day, ending at 10PM.

According to Co-Founder Chris Jones “The Hamptons are a unique market to say the least — full of decision makers, trend setters, and taste generators who have always been eager to embrace the best and the brightest in our culture — whether that is in literature, film, fashion or music. We are excited to bring this collection of artists together in our community, and hope this is the first of many annual events.”

MTK teamed with Downtown Music and RCRDLBL (http://www.RCRDLBL.com) to Co-Produce the event. As media partner, RCRDLBL assisted in the lineup’s curation, and will supply the festival’s digital marketing component. Downtown CEO and RCRDLBL Chairman Josh Deutsch said, “Downtown and RCRDLBL are pleased to partner with the MTK team to curate such an incredible lineup featuring some of today’s most exciting and innovative artists. And we are especially excited to bring the event to such a unique and special place as the Hamptons – one of the most vibrant cultural communities in the country.

Two Day passes go on sale Tuesday, May 10th to the general public for $195. Two Day VIP passes can be purchased for $645.

Tickets are available for purchase through the MTK Website: http://www.musictoknow.com/.

MTK is offering a special discount priced ticket to locals at $175.00, and will be available to purchase on sale at these locations: Amagansett: Indian Wells Tavern; East Hampton: Khanh Sports & Eyewear; Sag Harbor: Sylvester & Co.; Montauk: 668 Gig Shack

GENERAL ADMISSION: $195

·Two-day passes for admission to the festival grounds: 18 bands; food tent and fashion/lifestyle retail area.

·Please note: in addition, a $6.00 service charge per ticket and a $2.50 credit card processing fee will be charged at the time of purchase.

VIP PROGRAM: $645

·MTK offers a limited supply of VIP passes for sale. This exclusive offering includes admission to two separate VIP tents, outdoor private viewing garden area, a private viewing deck, and air-conditioned premium bathrooms. Both tents feature special programs throughout the day with alternating schedules in-between music sets — from fashion shows to unique or intimate musical performances, large viewing screens, and much more. Free parking on-site ($80 value)

PARKING:

·MTK Festival emphasizes an environmentally-sensitive approach to parking and responsible management of traffic flow to our community. As such, we offer several options and locations for parking. We encourage ticket-buyers to pre-purchase parking.

When you purchase, we will send you specific directions and parking pass.

o VIP Program: Parking is on-site. We request two-person per car minimum. Free.
o Preferred Parking Spots: On-site parking. Four per-car minimum. $80 for two-day pass.
o General Admission Parking Spots: Complimentary Shuttle (5-minutes to site). $50 for two-day pass.
o Off-Site Parking Spots: Complimentary Shuttle (10-minutes to site). $40 for two-day pass.
o Sag Harbor Special: Complimentary Shuttle (15-minutes to site). $30 for two-day pass.

More About MTK: Music To Know Festival

Founded by Chris Jones, owner of Sole East Hotel in Montauk, and screenwriter Bill Collage, MTK delivers two days of cross generational music and presents 18 of today’s best and brightest bands plus fashion, lifestyle, chefs, wines and beers to know. MTK represents great music – this is Music To Know.

To support the local community hosting the festival, MTK has pledged to give $100,000 to East Hampton-based charities payable prior to the festival to ensure the recipients receive the funding. Charities will also be being given space on the sight to promote themselves, encourage further donations and to get people involved. The list of charities to receive the money will be announced in the coming weeks.

To produce the event, MTK: Music To Know has hired a professional team with decades of experience: Producer Bob Kennedy (RFK Events); Co-Producers, Josh Deutsch (CEO of Downtown Music, LLC & Chairman of RCRDLBL) and Matthew Smith (CID Entertainment). Additional consultants include: Jon Dindas (Production Manager), John Kowalenko (Hamptons Event Management Inc. & Art of Eating), Fox Greenberg Public Relations (Public Relations), and Carl Monzo (National Events Services).

Exclusive media partners are Hamptons Magazine and WEHM-FUM (96.9)

For more information go to: http://www.musictoknow.com/

26 Apr
2011

Lollapalooza 2011 Lineup Announced

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If you happen to be an insomniac like us, you probably caught this already. If you slept (you lucky bastards), here’s the full 2011 Lollapalooza lineup. As always, lineup is subject to change because of denied visas, band breakups, etc. You can pick up your tickets at www.lollapalooza.com. Will it sell out? We don’t think so but who thought Coachella would sell out in one weekend?

Check out the lineup below:


12th Planet
A Perfect Circle
Afrojack
An Horse
Ana Tijoux
Arctic Monkeys
Atmosphere
Beats Antique
Beirut
Best Coast
Big Audio Dynamite
Black Cards
Black Lips
Boy & Bear
Bright Eyes
Busy P
Cage the Elephant
Cee Lo Green
Chico Trujillo
Christina Perri
Chuckie
City and Colour
Cold War Kids
Coldplay
Collie Buddz
Crystal Castles
Cults
Daedulus
Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr.
Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley & Nas
Deadmau5
Death From Above 1979
Deftones
Delta Spirit
Disappears
DJ Mel
Dom
Electric Touch
Ellie Goulding
Eminem
Explosions in the Sky
Feed Me
Fences
Fitz & the Tantrums
Flogging Molly
Foo Fighters
Foster the People
Friendly Fires
Girl Talk
Gold Motel
Grace Potter & the Nocturnals
Grouplove
Imelda May
Iration
J. Roddy Walston and the Business
Jackmaster
Jay Electronica
Joachim Garraud
Julia Easterlin
Kerli
Kid Cudi
Kids These Days
Kyle Lucas & Captain Midnite
L1ght
Lady D
Lia Ices
Lissie
Local Natives
Lord Huron
Los Bunkers
Lykke Li
Manchester Orchestra
Maps & Atlases
Mayer Hawthorne & the County
Midnight Conspiracy
Modeselektor
Muse
My Morning Jacket
Noah & The Whale
OK Go
Patrick Stump
PerryEtty vs Chris Cox
Phantogram
Portugal the Man
Pretty Lights
Ratatat
Reptar
Rival Schools
Ruby Jane
Ryan Bingham & The Dead Horses
Ryan Leslie
Sam Adams
Savoy
Skrillex
Skylar Grey
Sleigh Bells
Smith Westerns
Super Mash Bros.
TAB the Band
Tennis
the Bloody Beetroots Death Crew
the Chain Gang of 1974
the Cars
the Drums
the Glitch Mob
the Joy Formidable
the Kills
the Kingston Springs
the Mountain Goats
the Naked and Famous
the Pains of Being Pure at Heart
the Pretty Reckless
the Vaccines
Tinie Tempah
Titus Andronicus
Two Door Cinema Club
Typhoon
Ween
White Lies
Wye Oak
Ximena Saritana
Young Man
Young the Giant

18 Apr
2011

Enjoy Cold War Kids’s performance from Coachella below:

15 Mar
2011

Cold War Kids performed “Louder Than Ever” on the Late Show with David Letterman. Check it out and pick up their album Mine Is Yours on iTunes, Amazon MP3, CD

07 Feb
2011

The 10th anniversary of Sasquatch! Music Festival will proudly feature:

Foo Fighters, Death Cab For Cutie, Modest Mouse , Wilco, The Flaming Lips (performing The Soft Bulletin & more), The Decemberists, Bright Eyes, Iron & Wine, Rodrigo Y Gabriela, Bassnectar, Robyn, Flogging Molly, Death From Above 1979, Pink Martini, Cold War Kids, Old 97’s, Ratatat, Wolf Parade, Chromeo, Guided By Voices, Yeasayer, Beach House, Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings, Local Natives, Matt & Kim, Deerhunter, Mstrkrft, Trailer Park Boys, Sleigh Bells, Major Lazer, Flying Lotus, Skrillex, Tokyo Police Club, Fitz & The Tantrums, !!!, Archers of Loaf, Against Me!, The Thermals, Best Coast, CSS, Surfer Blood, Jenny & Johnny, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, The Head & The Heart, Bonobo (DJ Set), City and Colour, Reggie Watts, K-Os, Gayngs, Tim Minchin, The Drums, The Radio Dept, Young the Giant, The Antlers, Sharon Van Etten, Villagers, Stornoway, Aloe Blacc, Black Mountain, Moondoggies, Noah & The Whale, Sam Roberts Band, Secret Sisters, Twin Shadow, Das Racist, Wye Oak, Tig Notaro, Wheedle’s Groove, Smith Westerns, Rival Schools, Foster the People, Alberta Cross, S. Carey, White Denim, Washed Out, Gold Panda, Dan Mangan, Axis of Awesome, The Globes, Cotton Jones, Jaill, Mad Rad, Basia Bulat, Other Lives, The Bronx, White Arrows, Pepper Rabbit, Talkdemonic, Rebecca Gates and The Consortium, The Young Evils, and more!

Following last year’s fastest sellout ever, record attendance and rave reviews from national media, Sasquatch adds a fourth day and celebrates its 10th year of being what SPIN hails as “a pick-your-poison selection for your party at the edge of the earth,” May 27-30 (Memorial Day Weekend) at The Gorge in Quincy, WA.

Esurance, the direct-to-consumer personal car insurance company, will return in 2011 as the title sponsor for the Sasquatch! Music Festival. A green sponsor of the event since 2007, Esurance will continue its ongoing drive toward a planet-friendly festival. Following on the success of 2010′s carpooling initiatives, the eco-conscious insurance company will again provide this year’s concertgoers with multiple ridesharing opportunities through partner Zimride. Esurance also plans to implement new programs aimed at maximizing the concert experience for music lovers, while continuing to promote a more sustainable event.

After a successful 2010 partnership with Sasquatch, Honda returns for 2011 with the Honda Bigfoot Stage and Honda Zone. The Honda Zone will feature the all-new Civic along with the CR-Z sport hybrid coupe. The Honda Zone will be an attraction offering festival goers activities and prizes. Additionally, Sasquatch’s carbon offsets will be provided by Honda through Carbon Harmony.

http://www.sasquatchfestival.com