PMA Guide to Sasquatch! 2012

Sasquatch! 2012
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In case you didn’t know, Sasquatch is both Washington State’s most mythical cryptid and one of its highest acclaimed music festivals. It helps that it takes place in what might have been statistically proven to be the most beautiful place in the world, but the festival consistently books some of the best and most buzzed-about acts in the game, too. You might not catch a glimpse of Bigfoot himself (we hear he doesn’t like crowds), but you’ll definitely catch some fantastic bands, both established and on the verge of breaking out. If you’ve got no idea what you’re doing this Memorial Day weekend at the Gorge, never you fear – we do. Here’s what we’re up to: (Use the arrows to navigate this guide!)

Friday: 5:15-6:00 – Yellow Ostrich @ Bigfoot

Friday’s festivities don’t start until the late afternoon, and the festival’s big guns won’t be gracing stages until the weekend, but that doesn’t mean you can’t catch amazing bands. Yellow Ostrich blew our minds at SXSW; if you think Alex Schaaf’s onetime bedroom project is too twee for a big, outdoor stage – well, respectfully, you’re wrong: dude doesn’t shy from laying down more than a few distorted guitar solos. Our money’s on him for the best set to open your weekend.

Friday: 7:10-7:55 – Santigold @ Sasquatch

We might stick around at the Bigfoot stage after Yellow Ostrich to catch a bit of Polica’s set, but trust us, you don’t want to miss Santigold – she’s been making the festival rounds and delivering awesome sets of material from her brand new record Master of My Make-Believe. Seeing her do “Go!” live at SXSW was one of the musical highlights of our year, and her backup dancers are the most badass young women we’ve ever seen, so, um, be there.

Friday: 8:30-9:45 – Girl Talk @ Sasquatch

If you haven’t seen Girl Talk yet, you should probably just take in this set as a rite of passage.

Friday: 9:15–10:15 – Explosions in the Sky @ Bigfoot

If you have seen Girl Talk, aren’t a fan, or don’t feel like dancing, Explosions in the Sky’s live show is absolutely not to be missed. Watch the Texans bend atmospheric reverb into cathartic, earth-shaking symphonies, then call it an early night – you’ve got a big weekend ahead of you.

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