to 12:35 PM
328 schedule::attendeesLocation The Gorge Amphitheatre
event::about The Los Angeles quartet, Dawes, shares DNA with Simon Dawes, Taylor and Wylie's teenaged band with Blake Mills, but is a vastly different, more creatively audacious beast. "I didn't have a whole lot of respect for what it really meant to write songs back then," says Taylor Goldsmith. "They were more a vehicle to get to be a young guy in a band." As Simon Dawes dissolved, he realized rock'n'roll was more than just a lifestyle choice - that even if he never got to be as brilliant as his favorite artists (a list that ranges from Nabokov, Fitzgerald and Rilke to Will Oldham, John Prine and Townes Van Zandt), that was where he had to aim.
to 1:55 PM
1032 schedule::attendeesLocation The Gorge Amphitheatre
event::about For the first time in his life, Brother Ali has been enjoying some day-to-day stability. Gone is the turbulent marriage to his first wife, homelessness, and the associated drama - all of which Ali openly documented on his last LP, The Undisputed Truth.
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 3:00 PM
Minus The Bear
1713 schedule::attendeesLocation The Gorge Amphitheatre
event::about For the past seven years, Seattle's Minus the Bear have orbited the music world like a distant meteor, fine-tuning their unique brand of indie rock and discovering how technology can help enhance the band's unique pop vision - all of which culminated with the full-length Planet of Ice , an album showing the band not so much transforming their sound as transcending it.
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 5:10 PM
1638 schedule::attendeesLocation The Gorge Amphitheatre
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 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 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 11:30 PM
My Morning Jacket
2359 schedule::attendeesLocation The Gorge Amphitheatre
event::about "There's a theme of moral confusion that runs through the whole record," says Jim James, frontman of My Morning Jacket, explaining the title of the band's new album, Evil Urges. "The world today is such a confused place. Things that people think are good values are obviously twisted, but there are other things considered evil that obviously aren't. There is real evil out there, but Evil Urges is about how all of these things that you've been told are evil really aren't, unless they're actually hurting something or somebody."
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 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 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
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 6:35 PM
Tegan and Sara
1792 schedule::attendeesLocation The Gorge Amphitheatre
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 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 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 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 5:00 PM
2694 schedule::attendeesLocation The Gorge Amphitheatre
event::about What is this? Another lost LP from Brian Wilson's sandbox phase? If only things were that simple. What we're really alluding to here is Passion Pit's first proper full-length, Manners, a bird-flipping break from the blogosphere by a 21 year old with much more on his manic mind than girls, girls, girls. You know, important matters, like the end of the world and learning to love someone other than the man in the mirror.
to 6:20 PM
She & Him
2238 schedule::attendeesLocation The Gorge Amphitheatre
event::about She & Him make music for an eternal springtime, when the temperature is warm enough to go riding with the top (or at least the windows) rolled down and the radio turned up. They occupy an alternate universe where the saddest of songs feel as warm as sun showers; the rain may be coming down, but somewhere nearby, everything looks bright.
to 7:00 PM
522 schedule::attendeesLocation The Gorge Amphitheatre
event::about No Age: the name alone suggests multiple meanings and possible interpretations - timeless, ageless, anonymous, free from restriction, something positive from something negative... a profound strength in its simplicity. Likewise, the Los Angeles duo consisting of drummer/vocalist Dean Spunt and guitarist Randy Randall is many things at once even as it embraces its minimalism.
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.
to 11:00 PM
1039 schedule::attendeesLocation The Gorge Amphitheatre
event::about At only 26 Alex Ridha already has a decade's worth of music making and DJing behind him. What's ahead of him? One of the brightest future's in electronic music. Ridha presents his second album POWER in October which is keenly anticipated by a fan-base that follows his every move. Alongside peers Erol Alkan and Justice, Ridha is part of a new mongrel breed of techno artist with a maverick bent and solid vision, beaming a myriad of influences from the past through a prism to create something fresh, new and exciting enough to send his audience loopy.