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Sasquatch! Music Festival promises exciting lineup

Sasquatch! Music Festival @ The Gorge

With imminent arrival of the Sasquatch! Music Festival I thought we should give you a bit of insight as to what you’ll be seeing throughout the festival. Sasquatch! is on Memorial Day weekend, the 29th, 30th, and 31st of May, located at The Gorge in George, Washington. Tickets go on sale tomorrow, Feb. 20 at 10 a.m. Pacific Time. Get your tickets early — discount 3-day passes are only available the first day of ticket sales, ending at midnight on the 21st. Purchase tickets at


Some of the major headliners one should look forward to seeing on the first day (May 29) include My Morning Jacket, Vampire Weekend, Broken Social Scene, OK Go, WHY?, and Minus The Bear. Sunday, May 30, we expect an equally stellar day with Massive Attack, Pavement, LCD Soundsystem, Tegan and Sara, and City and Colour. Monday’s lineup looks to be a memorable close to another awesome Sasquatch! with The Mountain Goats, MGMT, Band of Horses, Drive-By Truckers, and The Low Anthem.

Obviously this is not the full list for this year’s Sasquatch!. Please read below to see each artist and the day on which they are playing. You can find out more information for the event, such as ticket pricing, and camping information at the Sasquatch! website here:


SPOTLIGHT: Panther Attack! sets jazzy, groovy standard

Panther Attack! @ ChopSuey 4/18/07

Panther Attack! have, to my mind, set a new standard for post-indie/punk/instrumentals. They have a unique ability to create a profound soul unmatched in their genre. Their dual-drum kits, bass, and guitar (often multiple) meld together to create free-flowing instrumental bliss — almost jazzy, definitely groovy.

They are from Seattle and have been preforming together since 2002. Panther Attack! has a self-released full-length album, Martyr Bonus, released in 2007, and in 2008, they released Sharp Moments EP on vinyl. Panther Attack! is not on tour, but they are currently booking new shows. The latest information about when and where they are playing can be found on their MySpace profile at, and detailed bio, release info, and more here at the site for Triple Down Records, their record label,

Continue reading for a video of Panther Attack! performing in Glendale, Calif.


Photos: Groovacious Open Mic Night, Feb. 10

Open Mic Night at Groovacious Records in Cedar City, Utah, has been a staying point of the southern Utah music scene for years. The event features some of the most talented — and most raw — talent in the area, and as a result, the performers usually draw a sizable crowd. Yesterday was no exception.

The vital details! Open Mic Night at Groovacious is:

  • … scheduled every Wednesday night at Groovacious Records in Cedar City, Utah.
  • … scheduled to start at 8 p.m., and it very rarely starts even a few minutes late.
  • … open to performers of all cuts and styles. Performers need to arrive by 7:30 p.m. to sign up, and there are limited slots — the earlier the better!
  • … about two hours long. Not every session lasts two hours, but it’s almost always out by 10 p.m.
  • … located at 173 North 100 West in Cedar City.
  • … at the site of the only independent record store in southern Utah. Groovacious features a wide selection of high-quality, new and used vinyl, CDs, DVDS and more.
  • … fun for all ages!

Concert Photos: Chris Laterzo and Buffalo Robe

Concert Video: Felina’s Arrow

Video of Felina’s Arrow performing at The Grind Coffee House, taken by Steven Swift, Cedar City musician. View his YouTube profile.

Concert Photos: Garage Voice, Noah and Abby Gundersen, and Tom Rorem

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Concert Photos: V-Tunes 2009

V-Tunes, a music festival in the small town of Big Water, Utah, featured performances from Steven Swift, Sean Hayes and other folk and blues musicians. Following are some photos from my Flickr photostream.

Concert Photos: Felina’s Arrow

Felina’s Arrow hailing from Portland, Oregon, performed at The Grind Coffee House in Cedar City, Utah on Tuesday, entertaining a small but enthusiastic crowd. The duo, composed of Poeina Suddarth and Felicia Figueroa, included a friend, Nirvana, on cello. (Thanks to the duo for Nirvana’s name!)

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