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Here it is u guyz… Winnie Cooper’s Sasquatch! 2011 review! Words by Dolly Compton.
TOP TEN SHOWS:
• Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings
• Sleigh Bells
• The Antlers
• White Arrows
• Foster the People
• Das Racist
• Matt and Kim
DAY 1 FRIDAY HIGHLIGHTS:
DFA 1979: I had to keep myself from headbanging too hard so my neck wouldn’t be too sore for the rest of the weekend.
Foo Fighters: Dave Grohl is a modern icon, and he brought out Bob Mould from Hüsker Dü who shredded like he’d risen from hell.
DAY 2 SATURDAY HIGHLIGHTS:
Aloe Blacc: I need a dollar…
The Antlers: Fantastic performance in broad daylight! The sunshine made their set more powerful and surreal than they’ve been at indoors venues in the past.
Washed Out: Ernest Greene tapped into the house market with a booming four-to-the-floor that overpowered the twinkling melodies and pillow-talk vocals.
The Glitch Mob: 3 iPad nerds geeking out on some heavy synth and drum machine apps and putting on a better show than Bassnectar (due2power)
Matt and Kim: They sampled every hip hop great and Kim did a handstand while shaking her booty like you would not believe.
Sleigh Bells: Alexis Krauss is the hottest bitch on the planet! Combining everything you could want: bangin’ beats and metal.
Robyn: Sasquatch! 2011 had so many amazing female performers. Robyn ate a banana on stage and, as one of my friends put it, was dancing “like she was from another planet.”
DAY 3 SUNDAY HIGHLIGHTS:
Beach House: Another female babe, Victoria Legrand commanded the hearts of every girl and the loins of every boy in the audience. It was sunny and beautiful during their set and I wept during “Take Care.”
Cold War Kids: My friends were passed out drunk in front of City and Colour so I went to the mainstage where Cold War Kids were surprisingly great!
Flogging Molly: Everyone caught a second wind for this set and jumped around dancing to Irish punk.
Das Racist: They pulled off the best audience interaction all weekend, making people choose between laughing and dancing. A white girl in a red bikini flashed them and Dap told her to “Eat something.”
Gold Panda: Money set in the Banana Shack dance tent. Expected nothing less.
Flying Lotus: A huge crowd came for Flying Lotus and you could tell he was just as stoked as they were.
MSTRKRFT: #FrenchHouse! I felt like I couldn’t dance hard enough for how good this show was.
Ratatat: Amazing visuals. They had a giant 3-D parrot that was hanging out on the side of the stage. The audience all looked like they were having out of body experiences.
DAY 4 MONDAY HIGHLIGHTS:
Black Mountain: Vancouver’s own! Dark, dance-able rock. So so good.
White Arrows: All these guys are babes. The crowd quadrupled during their set.
Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings: Soul good on the mainstage. Sharon wore a royal blue flapper dress and had everyone on their feet getting down to soul jams like this or this.
Foster the People: Every Sasquatch bro’s summer anthem
!!! (“Chk Chk Chk”): Lead singer Nic Offer was gyrating like Prince, strutting into the crowd to ham and steal the audience’s clothing. Glad I saw it!
Skrillex: Dub-step sweetheart Skrillex opened the door from a room of brostep euphoria LFOs into some hallways of dnb roots, dancehall, and not enough French house.
Major Lazer: Diplo and Switch ended Sasquatch! 2011 with a rager in the dance tent, narrowly avoiding a bum-rush after inviting ten girls onstage, and telling the audience that they were going to “F*ck everybody.”
THE ONE TO WATCH:
DJ Anjali and the Incredible Kid: Portland bollyhood DJs who played an unprecedented all four days! Catch them in Portland before they get too big!
Yeasayer: Somewhere along the line these guys decided they wanted to be a boring indie rock band. They played mostly their new album with a neutered version of “O.N.E.” and you could tell they were bored. At least change your name if you’re going to be a completely different band.
Best Coast: Expectedly sarcastic, unexpectedly boring.
Felix Cartal is a Vancouver boy who is signed to DJ ubermensch Steve Aoki‘s Dim Mak label. His sound is that hard hitting dance stuff like Boys Noize or Surkin. Before he became hipster cool, he created hype for himself by doing bootleg remixes. Below compare a “bootleg” MSTRKRFT remix with an “official” one
www.cjsf.ca (Vancouver, BC, Mondays @4:30pm)
www.radiocfxu.ca (Campus Community Radio, Antigonish, Nova Scotia, Fridays 11pm-12am)
www.cfru.ca (University of Guelph Radio, Tuesdays 3pm)
www.umfm.com (Winnipeg’s Hit Free Radio, Tuesdays @8am)
Captain Cannibus to the Rescue!
The holiday season is a time to reconnect with family and loved ones. This can be a time of great joy or excruciating pain. Luckily, Captain Cannibus is here to save the day!
Here is my interview with Verne O’Kee, creator of Captain Cannibus.
Ah, the holiday season… When your successful cousin tries to hire you to wash his cars or your other bitchy cousin comes to rub it in your face that she has been spreading evil rumours about you around town for years (and you only noticed recently ‘cuz you thought your cousin would have your back ‘cuz she’s family, but nawwwwww)… Forget it all and come join me out back for a nice long puff.
I’ll be back in January with more interviews and stuff. Until then…
Mailbag time bitches. Its been a while since our last “bag’ post so the tracks have PILED up.
IMHO, the best Crimewave remix so far from New York’s Killowatt.
Solly strikes again!
A sweet Ting Tings remix of “Shut Up and Let Me Go” from Left Right which is all over the net now because we slept on it. Here at Winnie C. we love eating samiches more than we love blogging. We may not be the first but we are the best.
And a bad ass retake on “That’s Not My Name” from LA Riots for the floor.
Okay, this is dope, a Johnny Cash rock-a-billy meets glitch remix from Dj Troublemaker. More like this please. From the much anticipated Johnny Cash Remixed due out October 14th on Compadre Records.
Hollywood Holt was boozing it up and fell out a window last time he was in Vancouver. They held a benefit to try to help with his medical bills. I think that’s way cooler then going to jail or getting shot.
Mmmatthias‘ take on the new Digitalism track