Archive | Vampire Weekend

{Sasquatch 2013 / by John Gleason}

The 2013 Sasquatch diaries, pt. I

Show Date: May 24, 2013

Sasquatch 2013 got off to a good start with young Seattle rapper Shelton Harris. Harris was a late addition to the lineup, and he took full advantage of his opportunity. Rhyming over indie music samples from the likes of Matt & Kim and Youth Lagoon, Harris’ rhymes recalled the upbeat ‘believe in yourself, you can […]

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Sasquatch 2013: Your guide to navigating the side stages {Friday, May 24th}

Imaginaries! Sasquatch is right around the corner, and as always, this year’s festival has a little something for everybody. There’s the folky hand-clapping foot-stomping sounds of Mumford and Sons, the reunion of The Postal Service after a ten year hiatus (!), the inescapable hip-hop of hometown favorite Macklemore, and, what’s sure to be an unforgettably […]

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Win two tickets to see Vampire Weekend at the Paramount {9/23}

That’s right! The indie.synthpop quartet known as Vampire Weekend will be playing this Thursday and Friday at the Paramount Theater, as a double-makeup date for their last-minute cancellation out at Marymoor a few weeks ago. The good news? It’s closer and more weatherproof than the park. The better news? Seattle’s very own The Head and […]

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Weekend recap – Sasquatch! Festival 2010

Show Date: May 30, 2010

Every Memorial Day Weekend, scruffy hipsters and hippies alike who lack the cash to drop on a desert jaunt — complete with $5 bottles of water and scorching heat — descend upon the Gorge Amphitheater in George, WA (yes, that’s really the name) for the 3-day Sasquatch! Music Festival.  There are considerably less stages and […]

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Deck the Hall Ball starring Metric, Visqueen, Vampire Weekend and Phoenix

Show Date: December 15, 2009

Deck the Hall Ball started a little late. The excellent opening band, Visqueen, started their set about twenty minutes later than the posted start time of 5:10. All was mostly forgiven the minute they took the stage, though, blowing through a short, twenty-minute set mostly of songs from their latest album, Message to Garcia. Their […]

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Erik Gonzalez's best o' 2008

It has now been 2.5 years since I moved out of Seattle for the Golden State. I've slowly drifted out of the NW music culture, so sometimes I wonder if I know what to say on TIG these days. Combine that with the fact that I was so distracted from music for a lot of […]

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Live At KEXP Volume Four

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For a perfect sampler of the contemporary non-mainstream rock radio aesthetic, and rare versions of what's out there to boot, this is an essential holiday purchase (and only available for purchase through 12/31/2008). This fourth volume of the Live At KEXP series is possibly my favorite in the series, because not only is it filled […]

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Capitol Hill Block Party 2008: Vampire Weekend

Show Date: July 25, 2008

Vampire Weekend was introduced to the large crowd at the Capitol Hill Block Party by Washington’s governor (and my Facebook friend), Christine Gregoire. The band remarked later in their set that it was the first time they had ever been introduced by a governor. If you’ve never seen Gregoire speak, she’s terrible. Regardless of the […]

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Vote in the NME USA music awards. Or not.

NME is sponsoring the first-ever NME Awards USA. I just tried going over to their website to read about the nominees, and when voting ends, but apparently you need to be a registered user to see the information. And that's completely lame. So I won't be voting. If you don't have the same online editorial […]

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