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PROJECT: Sasquatch! – Photos from last night

The Showbox Market Venue

Comedian Todd Barry hosted the event at the Showbox

Mad Rad takes the stage at the Sasquatch! release party

Mad Rad Keyboardist using a voice altering synth box.

The two frontmen from Mad Rad get a good lean going on.

More Mad Rad at the Sasquatch! release party on Feb. 6.

 

I love the brightly coloured girls that dance by themselves

The Mad Rad frontman reminded me of a mix between Bruce Springsteen and Bob Dylan

Mad Rad wrapped up their set by getting wrapped up in mic wire

The crowd was just as excited as Mad Rad

Mitchell Black tweeting the lineup and breaking the news of Death From Above 1979 and Tokyo Police Club slated to play at Sasquatch!

Das Racist took the stage after Mad Rad

Das Racist check their laptop to ensure the beats are keeping in time.

PROJECT: Sasquatch! – The Line Up….

So here it is….

The long anticipated line-up for SASQUATCH!

So many GREAT BANDS. I can’t even begin to select a focus on who to talk about.

The big bands are the Foo Fighters, Death Cab For Cutie, Modest Mouse, Wilco and The Flaming Lips.

Black Mountain, Dan Mangan  are just some of the local acts that I am flipping out over as well as other Canadian favourites Sam Roberts and Wolf Parade.

We were handed a press release that said Death From Above 1979 is also stopping by to continue their reunification shows.

CHROMEO and MSTRKRFT will DJ up a loud set at the hot-sweety dance tent.

And DEERHUNTER is pretty much all I was hoping for, and my wishes came through.

The most notable absentee from the rumoured line up is The Arcade Fire but there is enough talent to fill that void of Canadiana.

Foo Fighters, Death Cab For Cutie, Modest Mouse, Wilco, The Flaming Lips, The Decembrists, 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, 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, Asis 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!

PROJECT: Sasquatch! – The Emerald City’s Calling

The road to the Emerald City.

Brothers and Sisters rejoice!

Today is the day we get a rare glimpse into the future. From this day forth, we will begin to make-up lists, create a plan of attack and revise our projected outlook for Memorial Day weekend.

Today is the day the line-up for Sasquatch! 2011 is announced.

Mitchell Black and I have been given the green light to cover the Sasquatch! line-up release party down at the Showbox in Seattle. We will partake in the celebrations and report back to EVOLUTION 107.9 with up-to-date news on what’s going on at the release party.

Here’s what we know: the Thermals, Das Racist and Mad Rad will perform at the party and comedian Todd Barry will host the event.

The big question of the day is whether or not there will be any surprises at the launch party. GuerrillaCandy.com has pieced together evidence to produce a conspiracy-theory style rumour that the Foo Fighters might play at the Showbox tonight.

Here is their logic from a post on February 4:

Foo Fighters have said via Twitter that they are going to stage a series of surprise shows prior to the release of their album on April 12 and recently played a secret show in L.A. where they debuted the new record.If you tune

the Foo Fighters radio station that teases songs from the new album you hear a DJ on station 108.8 “The X” hint about a secret Foo Fighters show. Is 108.8 The X a clever Dave Grohl nod to Seattle’s 107.7 The End?

Last night on the Foo Fighters Twitter account there was a picture of the band hanging with Lemmy from Motorhead, who is playing a show in Seattle tonight. It’s not too far of a stretch to assume that picture was taking in Seattle. Of course, that picture could also have been taken a few days, weeks or months ago.

To tell you the truth, I don’t know what this means. Is it someone looking too closely at the facts laid before us or could this hypothesis be legit?

Either way, Mitchell and I are embarking on the first leg of our Sasquatch! media frenzy.

Alas, we take for the Emerald City before night-fall.

Stay tuned for more news early in the ‘morrow.

Project: Sasquatch!

God's Amphitheatre.

Sasquatch! is coming quickly and there’s not much time until colleague Mitchell Black and I embark upon an important mission to acquire media passes to cover the main event.

Black is an impressive writer with a renowned taste in music and I have a sharp eye for imagery with a quick trigger finger.

From bands to life in the camps, we will experience and cover the great wonder that is Sasquatch! Music Festival.

This is the tenth year of the music festival and fans are expecting it to be the most impressive show to date.  Already, we have seen a fourth day of music added to the weekend but so far The Foo Fighters is the only band to be confirmed as a headliner.

Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros at Sasquatch! 2010.

Sasquatch! Music Festival 2011 reports that Wolf Parade and Das Racist are also booked to preform during the Memorial Day weekend. The website has also released a list of bands rumoured to play at the festival. Chromeo, Cold War Kids and the Arcade Fire are speculated to be just a couple of the bands slated to rock the Gorge.

According to the Seattle Weekly, the festival’s line up is set to be released February 6 during a Sasquatch! Launch Party at The Showbox in Seattle but there is no information regarding the event on the venue’s website.

Get ready folks.

It is coming.

Maybe these photos will appease your anxiousness.