Sasquatch 2014 – Ness Creek Connection

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It’s always nice to see the evolution of a band. Bright Lights Social Hour first popped onto my radar during their performance at Saskatchewan’s Ness Creek music festival in 2012.  The Austin, Texas four-piece played on the Bigfoot stage of the Sasquatch! Festival this year to kick off Saturday afternoon music.

Since Ness Creek 2012 the band played a some songs from their recently recorded record.  Their new music is more psychedelic, building on the steady bass-driven rock riffs that form the core of their tunes.  The band jammed steadily through their old, soul influenced hit “Detroit” from the their album The Bright Light Social Hour. A notable tune from their new record was a song introduced as “Aperture”.

The 1pm show time attracted a relatively small but enthusiastic crowd.  Bass player Jack O’Brien welcomed the crowd saying, “Thanks for sharing your breakfast with us.” Then reached in his pocket, throwing a hand full of grapes into the audience. Fans and non-fans alike loved the show. The Bright Lights Social Hour and their fun up-tempo rhythms were part of a Saturday morning Sasquatch! complete breakfast.

Here are a couple more photos from the day:

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The National

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Photos by Kim Jay

Sasquatch 2014 – Day of Discovery

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The 2014 Sasquatch! Music festival got underway Friday. Breakout performance of the day was Oxford, England’s the Foals on the Sasquatch stage. Their pop hooks and deeply layered sound – reminiscent of The Arctic Monkey’s  – combined with their badass attitude made for an incredible performance.  Playing mostly songs from their latest record Holy Fire, they charged through hits like “My Number” and “Milk & Black Spiders” to the delight of thousands of cheering fans. Continue reading “Sasquatch 2014 – Day of Discovery”

Sasquatch Day Three In Review

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Exciting day of music at Sasquatch! The Sunday schedule littered with big names. It was a hot day and the crowds were jacked and dense in anticipation of the festival climax. Our day went like this:

Wake Owl @ the Yeti stage at 1:00 pm- Saskatchewan connection alert! Regina’s own Andy Shuaf was at the drum kit for this gig. Wake Owl, from Vancouver, played in the early afternoon, and the crowd came together to sing Shuaf happy birthday too! These guys are delightfully talented and had a blast.

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Much more after the jump!

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Sass-Quatch!

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Hey there sports fans! In the spirit of sassiness and sweet tunes photographer Kim Jay and I are making the mighty trek to The Gorge, Washington, USA to take in the four-day Sasquatch Music Festival.

Reputably one of the most laid back, accessible music festivals for Canadians to enjoy (Canadian beer brand Kokanee is the major beer sponsor) Sasquatch Music Festival plays home to cool evening temperatures and beautiful scenery. The natural amphitheatre nestled amongst the curves of the Columbia River has potential to make for a most magical four days.  Continue reading “Sass-Quatch!”