to 1:35 PM
694 schedule::attendeesLocation The Gorge Amphitheatre
event::about At the tail-end of the Summer, just before work began on her second album, Laura Marling sat down with producer Ethan Johns to discuss her ambitions for the record. She gave Johns just two instructions: "This is very much my stepping stone," she told him. "And this is England."
to 2:40 PM
Mumford & Sons
1879 schedule::attendeesLocation The Gorge Amphitheatre
event::about Since they formed in December 2007, the members of Mumford & Sons have shared a common purpose: to make music that matters, without taking themselves too seriously. Four young men from West London in their early twenties, they have fire in their bellies, romance in their hearts, and rapture in their masterful, melancholy voices.
to 3:45 PM
Portugal. The Man
1674 schedule::attendeesLocation The Gorge Amphitheatre
event::about Within days of Alternative Press including Censored Colors on its list of 10 Essential Albums of 2008, the members of Portugal. The Man were trudging through the Boston snow to start work on their fourth release in four years, The Satanic Satanist.
to 4:15 PM
The Middle East
567 schedule::attendeesLocation The Gorge Amphitheatre
event::about The members of The Middle East hail from Townsville, Australia, a town situated in the far north of the country and adjacent to the Great Barrier Reef. It is here that the band created and recorded the five songs that make up the Recordings Of The Middle East.
to 4:50 PM
Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros
2218 schedule::attendeesLocation The Gorge Amphitheatre
event::about Birthed by Mouth in the year two-thousand and five, young Edward Sharpe had to wait nearly two years before he was to grow his arms and legs and fingers and toes. Immaculately conceived, his father (a Robot who had magically become a real boy... but that's another story) declared his undying devotion to the creature. He perched the fleshy bust upon a teetering pedestal fashioned from stacked cereal boxes and positioned the display at his window for all the town to see. Young Edward soon proved no ordinary boy.
to 5:20 PM
535 schedule::attendeesLocation The Gorge Amphitheatre
event::about Patrick Watson is a musical mad scientist. He's an internationally acclaimed singer, composer, songwriter, and producer. Patrick Watson is also the name of this mad genius' band, fleshed-out like Frankenstein by Robbie Kuster, Mishka Stein, and Simon Angell.
to 6:35 PM
Broken Social Scene
2704 schedule::attendeesLocation The Gorge Amphitheatre
event::about As a core six-piece who had spent most of 2007 and 2008 on the road, Drew, Canning, Spearin, Whiteman, Goldberg and Peroff spent early 2009 working on new material in Toronto. The pairing down of the band's massive personnel list for the first time proved extremely fruitful; they created spacious songs written as a band by a band, resulting in more cohesive, melody-driven compositions than previous BSS output.
to 6:25 PM
The Lonely Forest
431 schedule::attendeesLocation The Gorge Amphitheatre
event::about After establishing themselves in 2006 as a prime young band to watch as winners of the highly coveted EMP Sound Off! Competition, The Lonely Forest have spent the last few years experimenting with a variety of sounds, from pop-rock to piano-driven ballads about a fictional character in the future.
to 7:05 PM
2021 schedule::attendeesLocation The Gorge Amphitheatre
event::about Up to this point Miike Snow has remained pretty mysterious, proving nearly impossible to find any information about, photographic or otherwise. Man? DJ? Robot? Miike Snow is a band. Swedish duo Christian Karlsson and Pontus Winnberg are childhood friends who spent time playing in bands and working on various projects in studios throughout Gothenburg.
to 8:00 PM
2306 schedule::attendeesLocation The Gorge Amphitheatre
event::about The National are a band of New Yorkers transplanted from Cincinnati, Ohio: Matt Berninger, Aaron Dessner, Bryce Dessner, Bryan Devendorf, and Scott Devendorf. What each member of the band does is not that important, but what they do together seems increasingly more so...
to 8:30 PM
The Hold Steady
881 schedule::attendeesLocation The Gorge Amphitheatre
event::about During our time as The Hold Steady, I've made a lot in interviews and onstage monologues about what little ambition we had when we started this band. We weren't sure if we would play shows or release records. We had seriously managed expectations. But in the end, we did end up playing shows and releasing records, and we are better people for it.
to 9:30 PM
2996 schedule::attendeesLocation The Gorge Amphitheatre
event::about Some bands stay in a holding pattern their whole careers. Others jerk the steering wheel hard and fly off the road. On their second album, Vampire Weekend do neither. Or maybe they do both. "I think we sound more like Vampire Weekend than we did on the first record," says drummer Christopher Tomson.
to 10:00 PM
1328 schedule::attendeesLocation The Gorge Amphitheatre
event::about Nada Surf bring their trademark sense of harmony and musical craftsmanship to 12 of their favorite songs with their latest release, if i had a hi-fi, their first album of covers. Only a group with their wide-ranging and eclectic taste could bring songs from such artists as Kate Bush, Dwight Twilley and the Go-Betweens together into a coherent, intelligent record.
to 11:55 PM
2375 schedule::attendeesLocation The Gorge Amphitheatre
event::about Joel Zimmerman doesn't like being called a DJ. The 28-year-old dance music phenomenon from Toronto, better known as Deadmau5, rolls his eyes at the description, which he sees as a hopelessly outdated way of describing what he does.
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 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 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 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 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
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 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 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 2:40 PM
The Temper Trap
1412 schedule::attendeesLocation The Gorge Amphitheatre
event::about A lot of water's passed under the bridge since The Temper Trap's delay soaked opening to Sweet Disposition first began causing a stir on Australian radio late last year. The track was the first taster of their recording sessions with UK producer Jim Abbiss (UNKLE, Adele, Arctic Monkeys) and it clearly made the world sit up and take notice.
to 5:15 PM
1065 schedule::attendeesLocation The Gorge Amphitheatre
event::about Shame, Shame is Dr. Dog's Anti- debut and the first album made outside the safe confines of their home studio. "Four albums ago, we set out with this unspoken or unconscious mission, and I feel like we accomplished that to our own standards of fulfillment. With our last record [2008's Fate], there didn't seem to be the next logical step with the general set of sensibilities and aesthetics that we'd been working from up until that point. It felt like a closed book," says guitarist/vocalist Scott McMicken.
to 7:40 PM
Band of Horses
2733 schedule::attendeesLocation The Gorge Amphitheatre
event::about Band of Horses are Ben Bridwell, Creighton Barrett, Ryan Monroe, Tyler Ramsey and Bill Reynolds. Long time touring members of the group, Infinite Arms marks the recording debut of Ramsey and Reynolds, while Barrett and Monroe graced the last album, Cease to Begin.
to 9:05 PM
3096 schedule::attendeesLocation The Gorge Amphitheatre
event::about With Congratulations, MGMT offer a heartfelt "Hear! Hear!" and an invitation to join the group in a new musical odyssey mirroring the psyches of the band's core duo, Andrew Vanwyngarden and Ben Goldwasser, inspired by their adventures on the frontiers of 21st century pop & roll consciousness.