A Slice of Fried Gold

Oh Lordy...

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Today the initial lineup for the 2009 rendition of the Sasquatch Music Festival was announced, and my first reaction was "who's coming with me?" While I'm not super stoked off of any of the headliners, or at least on the same level as at least the Flaming Lips UFO show last year, the rest of the lineup is absolutely stellar. I mean come on...check this out:

Saturday, May 23th
Kings of Leon / Yeah Yeah Yeahs / The Decemberists / Animal Collective / Bon Iver / Devotchka / M. Ward / Doves / Sun Kil Moon / The Gaslight Anthem / King Khan & The Shrines / Ra Ra Riot / Shearwater / Passion Pit / Mt. St. Helens Vietnam Band / Vince Mira / Blind Pilot / Owl City / Arthur & Yu / Dent May & His Magnificent Ukulele / Death Vessel / Hockey

Sunday, May 24th
Jane’s Addiction / Nine Inch Nails / TV On The Radio / Peter Bjorn and John / of Montreal / The Avett Brothers / Calexico / M83 / The Airborne Toxic Event / The Walkmen / The Wrens / St. Vincent / The Dodos / John Vanderslice / The Submarines / Viva Voce / The Builders And The Butchers / AA Bondy / Fences / Point Juncture, WA / Jon Benjamin

Monday, May 25th
Ben Harper and Relentless7 / Erykah Badu / Silversun Pickups / Fleet Foxes / Gogol Bordello / Santigold / Grizzly Bear / Explosions In The Sky / Girl Talk / Blitzen Trapper / The Knux / Monotonix / Bishop Allen / Black Moth Super Rainbow / Beach House / Mugison / The Dutchess And The Duke / School Of Seven Bells / Horse Feathers / The Pica Beats / Loch Lomond / BLK JKS

So let's see...you get the opportunity to see the Decemberists(!!), Animal Collective(!!), Bon Iver, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Kings of Leon, Shearwater, Nine Inch Nails, TV on the Radio(!!), PB&J(!!), Of Montreal(!!), M83(!!), the Walkmen(!!), the Wrens(!!), St. Vincent, the Dodos, John Vanderslice, the Submarines, Viva Voce, Silversun Pickups(!!), Fleet Foxes, Gogol Bordello, Santigold, Grizzly Bear, Girl Talk(!!), Explosions in the Sky(!!), Blitzen Traper, Bishop Allen, Beach House, Zack Galifinakis, Todd Barry, AND Demetri Martin over 3 days? I mean come on...how awesome is that?

There are still a number of spots to fill over the next while, with rumors indicating the Shins as a possibility amongst others. I really wish the headliners were better, and I feel like Ben Harper closing out the festival is kind of weak, but there are so many awesome bands to see. Like I said, the only question that remains is "who's coming with me?"


Erik said...

I imagine I'll be going again. I'm trying to decide if I want to see Animal Collective in Portland before Sasquatch anyways just because I want to get up close and personal inside.

sheri said...

Yup we'll be going too :)

But this time, hopefully, we can get a camping spot with INDOOR showers and early entry... not that group showers outside wasn't fun or anything...

Are you really going to come?

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