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Feb.
17th

The greatest Sasquatch lineup ever? Jane’s Addiction, Nine Inch Nails, TV on the Radio and more to play Gorge festival in May

Nine Inch Nails, TV on the Radio, Kings of Leon, the Decemberists, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Erykah Badu and Jane’s Addiction, with all the original band members, are among the biggest names that Live Nation announced for Sasquatch 2009 this morning. The Gorge Amphitheatre’s annual kickoff gala will take place from May 23 to 25 this year, and tickets will go on sale at 10 a.m. on Feb. 28. Prices are set at $56.50 per day and $154.50 for a 3-day pass through March 1, $66.50 per day and $199.50 for a 3-day pass from March 2 through May 10, and $76.50 per day and $229.50 for three days after that.

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May
27th

Guess what? More Sasquatch photos


So why haven’t you been to the Gorge yet, again? This was the view during Sasquatch.

ERNEST JASMIN



Former Faith No More and Mr. Bungle front man Mike Patton unveiled his new band, Crudo, for local fans. And during a performance of "Anger Management," a song from another of his projects, Lovage, he jumped from the Wookie Stage in search of a young fan he’d spotted in the crowd. (Wish I had an in focus shot of the little girl and her dad

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May
27th

More scenes from Sasquatch (Seattle’s Cancer Rising)






Organizers at Sasquatch were stingy with photo passes this year, and Tacoma was not a priority. So I didn’t have as much access to the main stage as in previous years. But there was lots to capture on the side stages, including this set from Seattle rap group Cancer Rising on the Yeti stage.

ERNEST JASMIN

May
27th

What were your favorite bands at Sasquatch?

I’m back in Tacoma, I’ve scrubbed off the layers of camping grime and sun screen, and I finally have a quiet place to write and reliable wifi. So I thought I’d give you my take on the five best bands from Memorial Day weekend’s Sasquatch festival.


Crudo: I’m a huge fan of Mike Patton’s hip-hop oriented projects. And during his new band’s second performance, it came across as an amped up version of Peeping Tom and Lovage.


Dengue Fever: This L.A. band delivered nice blend of psych-pop, jazz and other styles, with lyrics sung in Cambodian

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