to 2:05 PM
628 schedule::attendeesLocation The Gorge Amphitheatre
event::about Fool's Gold is a Los Angeles collective that weaves together western pop aesthetics with African rhythms and melodies. The group started as a side project of two young LA musicians, vocalist/bassist Luke Top and lead guitarist Lewis Pesacov, who set out to explore their shared love of various forms of African music (specifically Congolese, Ethiopean, Eritrean and Malian), Krautrock, and 80s dance influenced pop music.
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 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 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 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 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 5:10 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 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 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 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 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 11:30 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 3:05 PM
Seattle Rock Orchestra
582 schedule::attendeesLocation The Gorge Amphitheatre
event::about The Seattle Rock Orchestra is an all volunteer ensemble that collaborates with bands and artists to produce one-of-a-kind symphonic rock shows. Created in 2008 by bassist and orchestrator Scott Teske, what started as a 13 piece string ensemble has since grown into a full symphony orchestra, replete with strings, woodwinds, brass, percussion and choir. SRO recently presented a tribute to David Bowie at the Moore Theatre, and will be reprising their tribute to the Arcade Fire's 'Funeral' at Sasquatch 2010.
to 3:50 PM
737 schedule::attendeesLocation The Gorge Amphitheatre
event::about It seems simplest to understand Patterson Hood as the director and/or producer of low-budget films, which is maybe what he thought he was doing when this all started. Each is released in record album form under the name Drive-By Truckers and features a closely held assortment of friends and combatants.
to 4:10 PM
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 6:25 PM
The Mountain Goats
1033 schedule::attendeesLocation The Gorge Amphitheatre
event::about 4AD is excited to release the new album by THE MOUNTAIN GOATS, which is John Darnielle, Peter Hughes and Jon Wurster. The Life Of The World To Come was recorded this spring and features string arrangements by Owen Pallett (Final Fantasy). Less a profession of religious faith than an immersion in Biblical poetry and imagery, the songs on The Life of the World to Come take their names from verses that informed or inspired them, or which, sometimes, came up against them at right angles.
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 9:20 PM
The New Pornographers
1648 schedule::attendeesLocation The Gorge Amphitheatre
event::about The New Pornographers are a Vancouver group made up of A.C. Newman and a group of ridiculously talented people he feels are uniquely equipped to realize his musical ambitions. They formed in 1997, almost immediately recorded the classic 'Letter From An Occupant,' and it was on. Their 2000 debut Mass Romantic and 2003's Electric Version (as well as Newman's 2004 solo debut The Slow Wonder) enjoyed wild critical and public acclaim, and brought a lot of joy to the world.