We’ve come to the fourth and final installment of our Sasquatch previews… with four days packed with great sets, it’s hard to pick just a handful we’d urge you to check out. Monday, the final day of the festival, is no exception.
This Canadian band hit people’s radars in 2005 during an opening stint for Coldplay. While Coldplay brings to mind mainstream piano pop, Black Mountain are on the opposite end of the spectrum. They play spacey, atmospheric rock that is both dark and beautiful. They have a hint of psychedelia from the 60s and 70s, and we think the majestic background of the gorge will suit them just fine. You can catch them at the Bigfoot Stage at 3:00 PM.
We first saw this indie folk-pop band headline a show with openers The Head & The Heart at the Crocodile last year, and we’ve been hooked on their Oxford-based sounds ever since. The band is engaging and fun, and their British accents give them a few extra brownie points. Plus they’re playing the Bigfoot Stage after Black Mountain, do you don’t even have to pack up your blankets and snacks.
A longtime cult favorite of many and despite major labels and Grammys, Wilco has managed to stay mostly below the “mainstream” radar. Wilco really put Chicago on the indie-rock map with their complex arrangements, wide variety of musical styles and frontman Jeff Tweedy’s signature smooth vocals. We were lucky enough to see Wilco when they were in Seattle last year, and we’re sticking around Sasquatch late on a work night just to see them again. Don’t head back to the west side of the state without sticking around to hear at least the first few songs of their set.