You can always tell when winter is finally starting to wind down once two different things happen. First, once SXSW-mania starts to take over the music biz, warmer temperatures must be in sight. Second, a good majority of the North American music festivals begin to announce their lineups as those spring showers begin to creep closer and closer. The latest festival to cough up their bands is the now-supersized Sasquatch, which has expanded to three days. Taking place on May 24-26 at The Gorge Amphitheatre, we were quite pleased to see a somewhat different selection of performers than at the other festivals, including R.E.M. and The Cure. The full lineup is listed below, and don't forget that tickets go on sale March 8 at noon.
R.E.M., The Cure, The Flaming Lips (UFO Show), M.I.A., Modest Mouse, Flight Of The Conchords, Rodrigo Y Gabriela, Michael Franti & Spearhead, The Breeders, Built To Spill, The Hives, Tegan & Sara, Ghostland Observatory, Ozomatli, The New Pornographers, Blue Scholars, The National, The Kooks, Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks, Cold War Kids, Beirut, Rogue Wave, Okkervil River, Fleet Foxes, Kinski, Mates Of State, Sera Cahoone, Crudo (new project of Mike Patton & Dan The Automator), Battles, Destroyer, Dyme Def, The Blakes, Pela, Jamie Lidell, The Cops, Dengue Fever, Siberian, Say Hi, White Rabbits, David Bazan, The Little Ones, "Awesome," Dead Confederate, The Heavenly States, 65daysofstatic, Grand Archives, Vince Mira with the Roy Kay Trio, Joshua Morrison, Throw Me The Statue, J. Tillman, The Shaky Hands, Thao Nguyen with the Get Down Stay Down, Matt Costa and The Cave Singers.