Sasshoot? Bumberfest? Sub Pop Block Party? There are so many music festivals in and around Seattle, it can be pretty easy to get them all mixed up. Here is a handy guide with dates, locations and links so that you can plan your summer.
Sasquatch: When: May 24-26 Where: the Gorge Amphitheatre Line-up Highlights: Modest Mouse, R.E.M., The New Pornographers, M.I.A., The Breeders, Grand Archives, The Cure, Death Cab for Cutie, Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks, The Blakes, Sera Cahoone, The Cops, The Flaming Lips, The Mars Volta, Built to Spill, The Cave Singers, Kinski My thoughts: A very impressive line-up. Plus many of these artists have not revealed plans to get any closer to Seattle than this. More info: http://sasquatchfestival.com/2008/
Noise for the Needy: When: June 11-15 Where: Various clubs around Seattle Line-up Highlights: The Black Angels, Peter Parker, The Heavy Hearts, Math & Physics Club, New Faces, Lonesome Rhoads & the Good Company, Past Lives, Partman Parthorse, Amateur Radio Operator, Feral Children, Common Market My thoughts: Lots of great shows happening all over town. Proceeds this year will benefit Urban Rest Stop. More info: http://www.noisefortheneedy.org/2008/index.php
Georgetown Music Fest: When: June 13-14 Where: Georgetown neighborhood Line-up Highlights: Helmet, The Hands, Slender Means, Carrie Akre, The Lashes, Skullbot, Helms Alee, and more My thoughts: Last year’s best festival has once again assembled a great line-up of mostly local bands. While you’re in the neighborhood, grab some pizza at Stellar Pizza and a drink at the 9 lb. Hammer. More info: http://www.georgetownmusicfest.com/