to 12:40 PM
226 schedule::attendeesLocation The Gorge Amphitheatre
event::about There once was a suitcase, and inside that suitcase was a treasure trove of sounds. Mutually drawn to these sounds, as moths to light, the members of Dinosaur Feathers decided to harness the power of the suitcase, and use it for good. The music that followed was at once familiar and bizarre, like the streets where they grew up, but in a parallel universe. Melding old-time harmonies, rhythms salvaged from the billowy depths of Davey Jones’ locker, and a thirst for adventure, Dinosaur Feathers do not make music that asks why; but rather, why not?
to 12:55 PM
1818 schedule::attendeesLocation The Gorge Amphitheatre
event::about From its humble beginnings with the theft of a sampler gathering dust in his high school's music department, through four acclaimed albums and an absurd collision with a litigious wrestler, Dan Snaith's (aka Caribou) musical life has followed anything but a predictable trajectory.
to 1:15 PM
339 schedule::attendeesLocation The Gorge Amphitheatre
event::about It is a special time for Langhorne Slim as he is so proud to announce and present Be Set Free, his mighty third album being released by Kemado Records. One of the most endearing and standout qualities of Slim's live shows is the sureness that one is always entering a genuine gospel-like musical experience full of little miracles.
to 1:30 PM
57 schedule::attendeesLocation The Gorge Amphitheatre
event::about Mixing his spontaneous creativity and absurd view of the world, Rory Scovel is quickly making a name for himself across North America. Whether discussing drugs, politics, or life in general his infectious stage presence and engaging charisma will quickly shift the vibe of any room and place the audience in the scene of every punchline.
to 1:45 PM
Martina Topley Bird
161 schedule::attendeesLocation The Gorge Amphitheatre
event::about Martina Topley Bird is one of British pop's great mavericks. When she first cast strange and exhilarating shadows over contemporary music on Tricky's "Maxinquaye" in 1995 no one was expecting the arrival of such a precocious young talent. The times were demanding conservative, retro-minded Britpop. Instead, the pair conjured up an intimate yet other-worldly form of down tempo, with Martina's vocals acting as celestial foil to the blunted genius of the music, causing critics to fall over themselves and cash-till's to work overtime.
to 1:55 PM
724 schedule::attendeesLocation The Gorge Amphitheatre
event::about On their third album, The Courage of Others, Midlake are still themselves and yet completely reinvented, so much so that between the time they started working on the record and the time they finished it, the title track was re-recorded down to every note, simply because they'd turned into a more ambitious band, with new influences both classic and contemporary, from British folk to Russian cinema.
to 2:15 PM
1725 schedule::attendeesLocation The Gorge Amphitheatre
event::about Local Natives make soaring, sky-scraping harmonies, dreamy orchestral melodies, and throbbing tribal beats that bash their way into your soul. Theirs are songs you can dance to almost as well as you can swoon to them. Drawing a line from the vocal stylings of Crosby Stills Nash & Young and the Zombies through the more esoteric edges of post-punk and Afro-beat, this California five piece have communally crafted a brand of indie rock all their own.
to 2:45 PM
71 schedule::attendeesLocation The Gorge Amphitheatre
to 2:50 PM
367 schedule::attendeesLocation The Gorge Amphitheatre
event::about Jets Overhead lives on a massive island that is pigment green with sharp grey mountains moving slowly and peninsula fingers stretching out and snagging the sea. The people in the band are all different heights and all have very different tastes in music and very different ways of expressing emotion or thinking about art.
to 3:00 PM
The Long Winters
701 schedule::attendeesLocation The Gorge Amphitheatre
event::about Formed by guitarist John Roderick in 2001, the band was named by an offhand comment from Chris Walla (Death Cab for Cutie) in reference to Roderick's years growing up in Alaska. The first Long Winters album was a recording project of Roderick, Walla, and Sean Nelson (Harvey Danger), but when the recordings were picked up by Barsuk Records a live band was formed.
to 3:20 PM
The Tallest Man On Earth
1665 schedule::attendeesLocation The Gorge Amphitheatre
event::about When fans lined up to see the sold-out Bon Iver performances at New York City's Town Hall in late 2008, few of them went with any expectations of the opening act. But the audience that night, and on every other night of Bon Iver's tour that December, were introduced to something special, something unforgettable: The Tallest Man on Earth. This was the first of several tours for the Tallest Man on Earth (aka Kristian Matsson), with obsessive crowds growing each step of the way.
to 3:55 PM
412 schedule::attendeesLocation The Gorge Amphitheatre
event::about tUnE-yArDs is the singular musical project of New England native Merrill Garbus. Possessing an expansive sound that marries a coarse folk ingenuity with the bold pop sensibility of an R&B siren, BiRd-BrAiNs was assembled with a staunch DIY aesthetic.
to 4:00 PM
325 schedule::attendeesLocation The Gorge Amphitheatre
event::about Rob has been performing sketch and Improv comedy in New York and Los Angeles for the last 12 years as part of the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater. He has also recently started touring the nation performing stand up comedy as well.
to 4:05 PM
They Might Be Giants
1168 schedule::attendeesLocation The Gorge Amphitheatre
event::about For alternative rock legends They Might Be Giants, rave reviews from the likes of Time Magazine, Rolling Stone, The Village Voice, Pitchfork, NPR and beyond might not be that unexpected, but we're not talking about their regular gig here. Sure, TMBG have sold millions of records, are multi-Grammy winners and have even composed a musical accompaniment for an entire issue of McSweeney's, but these most recent accolades are for the work TMBG has created for children and--as the reviews attest--no other band swings as effortlessly from adult music to children’s fare and back again with the artistic and commercial success of They Might Be Giants.
to 4:25 PM
Cymbals Eat Guitars
888 schedule::attendeesLocation The Gorge Amphitheatre
event::about The sweat's the first thing everyone notices. It's hard not to, as salty trails drip from the pores of Joseph D'Agostino, the yelping, riff-raking frontman of Cymbals Eat Guitars. Here's why he can't seem to stay dry: Pitchfork's "Best New Music" tag - plastered across a rave review of Cymbals' self-released debut, Why There Are Mountains, six months before its official release - was just the beginning of the band's rise to notoriety.
to 5:00 PM
601 schedule::attendeesLocation The Gorge Amphitheatre
event::about Avi Buffalo is the adopted name of Avigdor Zahner-Isenberg, an 18 year-old singer/songwriter and guitarist from Long Beach, CA. Avi Buffalo is also the name of the band he formed with friends and like-minded collaborators Sheridan Riley (drums), Arin Fazio (bass) and Rebecca Coleman (keyboards and vocals).
to 5:10 PM
2162 schedule::attendeesLocation The Gorge Amphitheatre
event::about Having repeatedly promised a unique, adventurous and experimental work while his singles achieved months of rare all-format success, the Cleveland, Ohio native Kid Cudi, now residing in Tribeca, New York, has drawn immediate praise in early press reviews, which pointed out "Cudi's introspective persona, ear for melody and eclectic taste in beats," (Entertainment Weekly).
to 5:30 PM
317 schedule::attendeesLocation The Gorge Amphitheatre
event::about Comedian Mike Birbiglia's name has become synonymous with smart comedic storytelling. Birbiglia is best known for his 2009 hit show Sleepwalk With Me, called "simply perfect" by the New York Times and named "Comedy of the Year" by Time Out New York.
to 5:30 PM
City and Colour
921 schedule::attendeesLocation The Gorge Amphitheatre
event::about Bring Me Your Love is City and Colour's sophomore studio album. It evolves and adds layers to the sentiments in those vulnerable moments shared by Green on his original independent release. Co-produced by Dan Achen (Junkhouse) and recorded at Catherine North Studio in Hamilton, the first song "Forgive Me" opens with footsteps on a wood floor, the whirling of a nearby fan, and the rustling of Green picking up his acoustic guitar and sitting on a leather chair to perform on the former altar of this church-turned-studio.
to 6:05 PM
646 schedule::attendeesLocation The Gorge Amphitheatre
event::about To call them multi-instrumentalists might be a little overdone. The kids in Freelance Whales are really just collectors, at heart. They don't really fancy buffalo nickels or Victorian furniture, but over the past two years, they've been collecting instruments, ghost stories, and dream-logs.
to 6:35 PM
Tegan and Sara
1792 schedule::attendeesLocation The Gorge Amphitheatre
to 6:35 PM
2463 schedule::attendeesLocation The Gorge Amphitheatre
event::about The xx arrive with their brilliant debut single Crystalised, released on 20th April 2009 on Young Turks. The xx are a London quartet, featuring the dual lead vocals of Romy Madley-Croft and Oliver Sim (who also play lead and bass guitar respectively), and Jamie Smith (beats, MPC sampler).
to 7:10 PM
525 schedule::attendeesLocation The Gorge Amphitheatre
event::about Tight Knit is the fourth full-length album from Vetiver--singer/songwriter Andy Cabic's ever-evolving musical home base. Luminous and surprising, Tight Knit unfolds like a road trip down Highway 1, towards Cabic's home in San Francisco. It represents a summation of the different styles and directions heard on past Vetiver releases, while it introduces some unexpected twists.
to 7:45 PM
677 schedule::attendeesLocation The Gorge Amphitheatre
event::about It's rare to find something as true and beautiful as the band Girls. Listening to their music, it's as though Christopher Owens and JR White were meant to find each other, sincere rock and roll soul mates in the age of irony. And while that might sound like fancy, it's closer to the truth than you think.
to 8:00 PM
2692 schedule::attendeesLocation The Gorge Amphitheatre
event::about Founded in 2002 by downtown NYC music scene fixture and DFA label co-owner James Murphy, LCD Soundsystem has risen to international prominence as one of the most critically acclaimed live and recording acts currently in existence.
to 8:15 PM
771 schedule::attendeesLocation The Gorge Amphitheatre
to 8:15 PM
634 schedule::attendeesLocation The Gorge Amphitheatre
event::about Over the course of three records, the last two on Sub Pop (2003's Mouthfuls and 2005's Spelled in Bones), Eric D. Johnson's Fruit Bats have looked for ways to file down the cynical edge of modern life and found many. Using bright melodies, defiantly major-key chord structures, natural imagery mixed with the occasional blazing insight and tender observation, the Fruit Bats have never shied away from darkness, but more uncommon in this day and age, they've refused to shy away from light.
to 9:15 PM
1566 schedule::attendeesLocation The Gorge Amphitheatre
event::about Album five, Bitte Orca, is Dirty Projectors' most complete effort to date. Reprising the lineup of Amber Coffman (vocals, guitar), Angel Deradoorian (vocals, keyboard, guitar, bass), and drummer Brian Mcomber from 2007's Rise Above, Bitte Orca also adds bassist Nat Baldwin and vocalist Haley Dekle to the fold, resulting in what sounds like Dirty Projectors' first fully collaborative band record.
to 9:45 PM
1731 schedule::attendeesLocation The Gorge Amphitheatre
event::about Out of the spring break sunshine of Stockton California and on to the pinball rhythms of Brooklyn; taking you in by charm, choruses and their good looks Pavement made five masterpieces then split, having taught the globe how to dress, drink and laugh at themselves.
to 9:25 PM
587 schedule::attendeesLocation The Gorge Amphitheatre
event::about Very few DJs can jump from club sets to high-profile festival performances, to Kanye West's larger-than-life stadium shows with ease. In today's DJ culture, A-Trak holds a truly unique place. He and partner Nick Catchdubs founded America's most trendsetting new label, Fool's Gold, launching the careers of artists such as Kid Sister and Kid Cudi.
to 10:45 PM
1683 schedule::attendeesLocation The Gorge Amphitheatre
event::about Public Enemy rewrote the rules of hip-hop, becoming the most influential and controversial rap group of the late '80s and, for many, the definitive rap group of all time. Building from Run-D.M.C.'s street-oriented beats and Boogie Down Productions' proto-gangsta rhyming, Public Enemy pioneered a variation of hardcore rap that was musically and politically revolutionary.
to 11:00 PM
to 11:30 PM
2133 schedule::attendeesLocation The Gorge Amphitheatre
event::about Legendary Massive Attack will tour North America for the first time since 2006 in support of their newly released 5th studio album 'Heligoland.' The North American trek will start May 7th at Sound Academy in Toronto, ON and wrap May 30th at the Sasquatch Festival in George, WA.
to 11:55 PM
927 schedule::attendeesLocation The Gorge Amphitheatre
event::about Berlin-based Booka Shade (Walter Merziger and Arno Kammermeier) leapt to the forefront of contemporary dance music in 2005 with their classic singles "Body Language" (with M.A.N.D.Y.) and "Mandarine Girl", and their debut full-length Memento. Since then they've released a string of hit singles, become one of the world's most sought-after electronic live acts and developed their unique sound on the acclaimed albums Movements and The Sun & The Neon Light.