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Get ready. This is BIG.

I’m going to SASQUATCH!

What is Sasquatch, you ask? Why, only the best music festival within a 500 mile radius of Seattle this year! Sasquatch is KEXP (public radio. www.kexp.org) and the Pacific Northwest’s answer to a dwindling cool-factor at the Bumbershoot music festival. Many of the bands are local, many more are amazingly talented and well-known, and the lineup appears to be driven by listener support – not promoters and labels. Sound exciting? It will be!

And to usher in the unofficial first weekend of summer I’ll be bringing back reviews of the bands I see there. Naturally, I can’t see all of them due to the fact that there are three stages with performances happening all at once, so don’t crucify me if I can’t bring the review you were hoping for.

Bands I’m likely to see in the lineup:
Rogue Wave
Iron & Wine
Slender Means
Neko Case
The Constantines
Common Market
The Shins
Matt Costa
THE FLAMING LIPS (Yes Dave, I’m yelling at your grandma)
Ben Harper
Blue Schollars
Nada Surf
Arctic Monkeys
Rocky Votolato
Damien Jurado
Queens of the Stone Age
Clap Your Hands Say Yeah
BECK (Yes. BECK!!!)

Are you excited yet? Because I am.

In addition to music reviews I’ll bring back the 411 on camping at the Gorge in Washington. For music, the venue is utterly spectacular… unfortunately in the past camping and facilities have not been. Although the Gorge hosts great artists, it has a notorious reputation for cutting corners on guest accommodations. Lets just say that there’s nothing like camping in a rocky parking lot with someone else’s tent three feet away from yours all night. So I’ll also report back on their good behavior. Maybe things have changed.

Hey. If I’m lucky I’ll meet some bands and bring back great stories for you too.

The Gorge Amphetheatre

Topic #2

A bone to pick with my readers:

Hey guys. I know you’re reading this and not posting comments. If one more person walks past my desk at work and snickers something about MySpace they will only lose a limb if they haven’t posted a comment. Capisci?



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I heard about how great that venue is. The picture looks awesome!

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