Sasquatch 2014 lineup:

Sasquatch! 2014 Lineup:

Weekend 1: Outkast, The Nation, Queens of the Stone Age, M.I.A., Foster the People, Kid Cudi, HAIM, Neko Case, Foals, Major Lazer, Cut copy, Die Antwoord, Elbow, Violent Femmes, The Naked and Famous, Cage the Elephant, Mogwai, Tyler, the Creator, Chance the Rapper, Portugal. the Man, Rudimental, Boys Noize, Gesaffelstein, Cold War Kids, City and Colour, Phantogram, First Aid Kit, tUnE-yArDs, Yelle, AlunaGeorge, Panda Bear, Phosphorescent, Bob Mould, Washed Out, Band of Skulls, Brody Dalle, Austra, Parquet Courts, Damien Jurado, Deafheaven, Big Freedia, Classixx, Black Joe Lewis, Liars, Tourist, Ryan Hemsworth, Tokimonsta, Chet Faker, Banks, The Dodos, The Lonely Forest, Lucious, The Stepkids, Half Moon Run, Little Green Cars, Crystal Fighters, Houndmouth, Cloud Control, Jonathan Wilson, Waxahatchee, Foy Vance, Mary Lambert, Willy Mason, Papa, Shakey Graves, The Growlers, Syd Arthur, Cowboy and Indian, White Sea, Rathborne, Pink Mountaintops, The Physics, Radiation City, LA Luz, The Bright Light Social Hour, Big Scary, Modern Kin, Raz Simone, Sam Lachow, Gifted Gab, Hobosexual, The Grizzled Mighty, Fly Moon Royalty, The Flavr Blue, Tacocat, Princess feat. Maya Rudolph, Nick Swardson, Bridget Everett, Eric Andre, Charlyne Yi.

Weekend 2: Soundgarden, Kraftwerk (3D), New Order, Frank Ocean, Royksopp + Robyn, Neutral Milk Hotel, Broken Bells, Spoon, Tegan and Sara, Local Natives, La Roux, Gogol Bordello, Jake Bugg, Atmosphere, Rhye, The Bloody Beetroots, Dillon Francis, Big Gigantic, The Black Angels, Deltron 3030, The Horrors, Junip, The Notwist, St. Lucia, Dr. Dog, Kurt Vile & The Violators, of Montreal, Talib Kweli, The Cave Singers, Punch Brothers, Action Bronson, Lee Fields & The Expressions, Sharon Van Etten, Carolina Chocolate Drops, Sol, Casey Veggies, RL Grime, Tchami, Audion, Fuck Buttons, Courney Barnett, Thao & The Get Down Stay Down, Cloud Nothings, Foxygen, Palma Violets, Mikal Cronin, Mac Demarco, Jon Hopkins, Gold Panda, Majical Cloudz, Duke Dumont, Oneohtrix Point Never, Death, Black Prairie, Latyrx, Metz, John Grant, Reigning Sound, Black Milk, Typhoon, Cass McCombs, Young & Sick, No, Boy & Bear, Asgeir, Mutual Benefit, The Bots, Wild Cub, Gangstagrass, Phox, Ages and Ages, The Districts, Mimicking Birds, Chad Vangaalen, Shelby Earl, Hunter Hunted, Fly Golden Eagle, Sandrider, Helms Alee, Night Beats, Chastity Belt, Dude York, Iska Dhaaf, Kithikin, Pollens, Demetri Martin, Eugene Mirman, Kurt Braunohler, W. Kamau Bell, Kyle Dunnigan.

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Website Malfunction Confirms Multiple Acts

The second biggest entertainment related malfunction of all-time? I fully intended to spend a couple hours writing paragraphs filled with Janet Jackson song titles and jokes until I realized two points. First, I'm the only Janet Jackson fan who reads this blog, so most wouldn't get it. Second, even though I do this "All For You," "What Have You Done For Me Lately?" See, I told you you wouldn't get it. Now I'm wondering if viewers even remember the Janet Jackson Wardrobe Malfunction? Don't google it at work.

So what happened? Shortly after noon last Saturday, a loyal Sasquatch Blog reader referring to him/herself as "anonymous" posted a link to the Sasquatch main(e) site's schedule page, which incorrectly showed names of bands on the Sasquatch lineup. Apparently, if you changed the numbers at the end of the link, it would reveal more bands. Later that afternoon, the news spread to the rest of the internet, and other interneters claim to have seen the following bands:

The Shins / Girl Talk / Beirut / St Vincent / Blitzen Trapper / Tune-Yards / Lana Del Rey / Apparat / Starfucker / Wolfgang Gartner / Active Child / Said the Whale / Black Whales / Araabmuzik / Star Slinger / Jamey Johnson / Grynch / Com Truise / Dyme Def / SPAC3MAN / Purity Ring / THEESatisfaction / Tycho / Fatal Lucciano / Fly Moon Royalty / Sol / Nobody Beats The Drum / Todd Barry / Rob Delaney / Pete Holmes

Is the list real, you bet. Is it 100% accurate, well, that's a different story. First, we are relying on random internet people to have accurately transcribed what they saw. This means, "Fly Moon Royalty," might actually be "Sky Poon Realty." That's probably a bad example, but you get the point. Second, acts cancel festivals all the time, so there is no guarantee a name or two who were on the lineup last week will still be there Thursday night. However, the collection of lesser known hip-hop acts and comedians, mixed with upper tier acts I am confident will be there (six of the biggest names were on my guess 50 already) makes this list way too credible to be fake. Plus, you know, it came from the official website.

This malfunction has also confirmed a fifth stage. Travis Hay recently wrote an article about it. Read it here.

Regarding my guess 50, I last updated it Thursday, January 26th. I won't update it again, since anyone can make a guess 50 now, and be 80% correct.

And speaking of the Jacksons, anyone anticipating a Michael Jackson, "Beat It," type showdown between SPAC3MAN (the hip-hop artist) and Spaceman (the lead singer of Spiritualized)?

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Predictions For Sasquatch 2012 (Guess 50)

The annual Sasquatch Blog Guess 50 is back a bit early this year. These are just my guesses based on some facts, some probability, a joke, and a lot of hunch. It is not the actual lineup!

Bon Iver, Deadmau5, Avett Brothers, MGMT, The Shins, Skrillex, At The Drive-In, Explosions in the Sky, Beirut, James Blake, Ghostland Observatory, Built to Spill, Girl Talk, Santigold, Yo La Tengo, St. Vincent, Pretty Lights, Low, Cage The Elephant, The Joy Formidable, The Head and the Heart, Portugal. The Man, Tune-Yards, M. Ward, Real Estate, Blitzen Trapper, Excision, Wild Flag, 12th Planet, The Civil Wars, Apparat, Girls, Akron/Family, Juniper, The Sheepdogs, WU LYF, The War On Drugs, Starfucker, Shearwater, Childish Gambino, EMA, Frank Turner, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Youth Lagoon, Alabama Shakes, Hey Rosetta, We Are Augustines, Sallie Ford & The Sound Outside, The Parson Red Heads, The Physics, Couer de Pirate, Dragon Boy Suede, Seattle Rock Orchestra (performing the Beatles)

I quit updating this list a week before the lineup was announced, due to the website malfunction confirming multiple bands. Therefore I wasn't able to add a couple bands who appeared highly likely a couple days before the lineup was announced (Mogwai, Feist, I Break Horses, Spiritualized, etc.).

Monday, January 9, 2012

Lineup To Be Announced February 2nd

The 2012 Sasquatch Launch Party will take place Thursday, February 2nd, at the Neptune in Seattle, WA. Performing will be Jose Gonzalez's side project Junip, Nada Surf's lead singer Matthew Caws (solo), and a band called the Physics. Jose Gonzalez is an amazing guitar player and Nada Surf is "Popular." I don't know much about the Physics, other than the energy of the crowd at their set must equal to the amount of people at the show multiplied by the square of the speed of light. It's nuclear fusion people, and it needs sunlight to function, which means the sun is now heavily rumored at Sasquatch 2012. Don't argue with science.