Sasquatch! Part II | 05.24-05.26

By Christopher Nelson

The Mars Volta
The Mars Volta
Dengue Fever
Flight of the Conchords
Build To Spill
The Breeders
The Cure
The Cure
Ghostland Observatory
Cold War Kids
Michael Franti
Grand Archives
The Kooks
The Hives
Rodrigo y Gabriela
Tegan & Sara
Thao Nguyen
The Whigs
The Coops
The Presidents
Modest Mouse
Modest Mouse
Wayne Coyne of The Flaming Lips
Wayne Coyne of The Flaming Lips
The Flaming Lips

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Conjugal Burning Wed 5/28/2008 03:55PM
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Hardly any mention of Volta= bad review. Obviously you dont get it

Conjugal Burning Wed 5/28/2008 03:57PM
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nice pics though

tb Wed 5/28/2008 04:41PM
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best place for a festy, but im real bored with those bands

moephishH2O Wed 5/28/2008 04:47PM
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Nice pics. Gotta disagree with the rodrigo y gabriela portion of the review. I think they'll be just fine in terms of "longevity."

1radioheader Wed 5/28/2008 06:50PM
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umm. . . .. no review of modest mouse or mars volta????. . . .. . . crazy. . .. .

1radioheader Wed 5/28/2008 06:53PM
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oh wait. . . . he calls the mars volta a meandering wall of noise in the battles review. . . . .. i suppose the reviewer doesnt like modest mouse either, cause their show review could replace. . .. . . oh, say. . .. .the 2 bands from seattle that got to play early day shows for their friends who came and just about no one else .. .(save the reviewer obviously) .. . .. . but dont pay attention to me im just full of hate today. . . . .. .

RothburyWithCheese starstarstar Wed 5/28/2008 07:56PM
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Mars volta, Rodrigo y gabriela, built to spill, Crudo (mike patton), and flight of the conchords. Only mentioned r and G, and BTS. Sad Review. Mediocre festival. Sasquatch and Bumbershoot are two of the most overrated fests in the U.S.

lawnboyMK09 starstarstar Thu 5/29/2008 01:27AM
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The Mars Volta is a lame "band" that do not even have the slightest clue as to what being musicians is about. I have tried so many times to get into this "band" their un-ability was stunning to me... I felt like I was watching a Tom Morello cover band with no musical back round. Its funny to me that some of these reviewers can even compare Volta to Modest Mouse, and to call anything overrated at The Gorge is the most ridiculous thing I have ever heard! You obviously were not there for Rodrigo y Gabriela or The Flaming Lips cause if you were you wouldn't have anything to say involving mediocrity. I can agree w/ being a little tired of some of the other acts including volta & plenty of other acts on the bill but I couldn't find much to complain about, much other than the asshole who denied me access to the closest honey bucket while on crutches w/ a broken foot and my i.d. being a mile away in my car...*%#! The Gorge Staff for NO RE-ENTRY!!

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battles and rodrigo and G. other wise, I would still not go if you gave me a ticket. however, these kinds of indie bands have their merit, I am just not into it.

PunkJazz starstarstar Thu 5/29/2008 04:24AM
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It seems like the bulk of Sasquatch these days is more concerned with hairspray than good music.

flygolf Thu 5/29/2008 05:38AM
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Great Photos Chris! Even if you disliked the review, surely there is something positive here, maybe now you can avoid this band or that band.

I too would have liked to hear how Modest Mouse is sounding these days.

phisherman81 Thu 5/29/2008 08:26AM
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People, people don't hate on the reviewer, it is obvious they are suffering from the epidemic that is rapidly spreading across the Northwest...beware the invasion of the cynical hipster. With a loathing for everything not black, tight or off key, the Northwestern hipster is a beast who hates everything outside of their limited, narrowed perspective. Why does Mars Volta suck? Easy, they aren't Battles.

Where are the hippies in the Northwest? Why is Portland so gloomy?

Conjugal Burning Thu 5/29/2008 09:21AM
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lawnboy.... wayne was seen on the side of the stage for the entire volta set in his pink shirt.. So your beloved Lips frontman gets the epic heights Volta reach each set... just give it some time, meditate with some albums, and you too will understand. Sucks about the staff being pricks though, sound like a bunch of nazis.

Conjugal Burning Thu 5/29/2008 09:27AM
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Mike Patton looks psychotic, i really want to see Crudo. He looks like he is in Bucket's old band Deli Creeps

1048 starstarstarstarstar Thu 5/29/2008 11:01AM
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Hipters do suck, but IMO HIPSTERS>HIPPIES. and they listen to better music than the hippies...

Conjugal Burning Thu 5/29/2008 01:15PM
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The word 'hippie' is derived from the word 'hipster.' Can't we all get along? Volta are artistic enough for the modern-aged hipster, yet their epic jams could splatter hippie brains in the best way. All the while they are still punks at heart, so they are officially all over the damn spectrum. sorry, i'll stop swingin from their nuts now

phucker star Thu 5/29/2008 11:19PM
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something tells me the reviewer is old as the hills, very safe and not into new ideas. REM critics band, explains everything.

The Mars Volta owns you face!

PunkJazz Fri 5/30/2008 02:09PM
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I forgot my dep hair gel before i left and what do you know all of central washington was sold out... there was no way i could show my face. I was forced to sell my ticket

manlejo starstarstarstar Fri 5/30/2008 04:51PM
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decent write-up, solid pics. Big ups for mentioning The Moondoggies.

A word to those not on this message board: catch the Moondoggies when you can. They're sick as hell, super young, tight, spot-on with their harmonies. Great songs. Everything a modern band should be. A bit lost in the sea of local music that is Seattle, but I could totally see them going somewhere.

p.s. I like Mars Volta, Flaming Lips, AND R y G. Seen Cheese and Phish a buncha times, love Dumpstaphunk, Galactic, the Band, you name it. One of those rare "non-haters."