Tonight in Seattle:  

Sasquatch launch party at the Crocodile next Monday with Surfer Blood, Atlas Sound and Fresh Espresso

Next Monday night (February 15), the lineup for the Sasquatch Festival will be unveiled at a special launch party at the Crocodile. Performing will be Pitchfork-approved Atlas Sound and Surfer Blood as well as the excellent local hip hop duo Fresh Espresso. If you want to go, you can get free tickets at either Easy Street Records location sometime after 9am on Friday (February 12) - although not too much later - or win one of several contests throughout the week through 107.7 KNDD (The End).

We already know that Pavement is on board to headline one night but who else do you think is playing? I think it's curious that Miike Snow would cancel their upcoming April show at the Showbox but not their Vancouver or Portland shows around the same time (hint, hint). Who else do you think is playing? Feel free to use the comment section to speculate as to who you think is playing (either educated guesses or unreasonable pipe dreams).

Sasquatch will be Memorial Day weekend (May 29-May 31) at the Gorge, as usual.

I have already given up on my giant festival ban (I can't take the crowds) for Sasquatch this year, as I promised my significant other we'd go see Pavement. So, I'm hoping the rest of the lineup is rad as well. Reasonable hopes: The Thermals, The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, Superchunk, DCFC, Of Montreal, Visqueen, BOAT (see: bands that make me not go crazy whilst standing all day surrounded by waaaaaay too many people for my sanity).
Chris- I get what you're getting at with Miike Snow, but really is Portland that much farther away from the Gorge than Seattle? I know venues don't like artists playing close to the same time as these festivals because then they're worried about losing ticket sales to the festival, but I guess my point is why Seattle and not Portland too?

Also, that Miike Snow show was going to be mid April, a good six weeks earlier than Sasquatch.

It seems to me that each summer a lot of the same artists kind of end up at all the same summer festivals but the headliners seems to be the main difference. So with that in mind, looking at Coachella's lineup and who has albums out that they'll probably want to tour behind, I'll predict/hope for the following: LCD Soundsystem, Grizzly Bear, Tokyo Police club, Sunny Day Real Estate, Deerhunter, with an outside chance at an Arcade Fire headlining gig.
Comon Hot Chip!
Wish I could go to this show! That is a brutal lineup.
I think Broken Social Scene are a good bet this year. They have a May release and their tour has a big hole in it the week of Sasquatch. Other acts I'd put money on (if I were a betting man): Vampire Weekend, LCD Soundsystem, Neon Indian, The National, Girls, Why?, Nada Surf, Cymbals Eat Guitars, Miike Snow and Vetiver (they even have Sasquatch listed as a tour destination on their myspace page).
Tegan & Sara, Passion Pit
I just picked up tickets at the Sonic Boom on Capitol Hill. The tickets do not guarentee your admission to the show. It's first come first serve.
I got my ticket yesterday. Anybody else?

Now that I look at the ticket, Clark is right-it's first come first serve. I have to think that they're only giving away around the capacities worth of tickets. It wouldn't make sense to give out like 1,000 tickets if the Croc only holds 500 people, right?
I got mine on Friday, but had to go to both Easy Street (all gone!) and then Sonic Boom in Ballard - I heard the Sonic Boom in CapHill was all out too...
Yeah I went to the Easy Street on QA at like 8:45, and there was a line of maybe 50 people. Everyone got tickets. Then after shopping for 1/2 an hour or so, as I'm leaving they were still handing tickets out to people as they were coming in the door. I guess I didn't need to wait outside in the rain after all.
FWIW, Japandroids are playing Salem and then Vancouver in April and The National are on the west coast a few days prior to Sasquatch with no announced Seattle/NW shows. Girls is playing in Vancouver on 5/27, so I would wager that all three are likely to be at Sasquatch.

Yeasayer was someone I thought was likely but they're playing Neumos on 4/20. (heehee)

fyi that salem japandroids show is free and also includes the Dodo's
That's crazy when good bands actually play Salem. Being from there, I know. Nobody plays Salem, they always go to Portland and sometimes Eugene. Way to go Salem! I'll have to tell all my friends to go to that.

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