Tonight in Seattle:  

The weekend in photos: Sasquatch! 2012, part II

{We Are Augustines at Sasquatch! 2012 / by Victoria VanBruinisse}

{This is part two of a three-part Sasquatch! 2012 photo recap. Be sure to check out part one here, and part three here!}

Day three {Sunday} at this year's Sasquatch! Music Festival saw us a bit tired, a bit beat-up from the sun and the hills, and a bit gritty from the seeming "dust bowl" that was starting to kick up and cover everything with a fine dirty mist. But we forged on into the day with high spirits, knowing a slew of good bands were on tap -- and we got things started with an uppy, poppy-tight set from Hospitality and a smooth, sexy, beat-laden set from Fly Moon Royalty. While the two bands hit opposite ends of the sonic spectrum, they both shared the commonality of putting on great performances, each showcasing their respective sounds near-perfectly.

Hospitality:

{Hospitality at Sasquatch! 2012 / by Victoria VanBruinisse}

{Hospitality at Sasquatch! 2012 / by Victoria VanBruinisse}

{Hospitality at Sasquatch! 2012 / by Victoria VanBruinisse}

Fly Moon Royalty:

{Fly Moon Royalty at Sasquatch! 2012 / by Victoria VanBruinisse}

{Fly Moon Royalty at Sasquatch! 2012 / by Victoria VanBruinisse}

Then, the rockin' boy-band part of the day got going, with alternating takes from Gardens & Villa, War On Drugs, and Deer Tick. Gardens & Villa were a nice transition from the upbeat Hospitality and played a bright, synth-y dream-sound set and the War On Drugs ramped it up a bit with a bigger, bulkier sound before Deer Tick took the stage and jammed it on out into the rock-o-sphere. It's worth noting that Deer Tick were on the Sasquatch! campus for the remainder of the weekend, and wound up filling the hole in the weekend left by Mogwai (who had visa issues coming into the US) with a covers-only set, bouncing whip-tight renditions of the Replacements and Nirvana out into a thrilled crowd as Monday night started to fade to black.

Gardens & Villa:

{Gardens & Villa at Sasquatch! 2012 / by Victoria VanBruinisse}

{Gardens & Villa at Sasquatch! 2012 / by Victoria VanBruinisse}

{Gardens & Villa at Sasquatch! 2012 / by Victoria VanBruinisse}

{Gardens & Villa at Sasquatch! 2012 / by Victoria VanBruinisse}

The War On Drugs:

{War on Drugs at Sasquatch! 2012 / by Victoria VanBruinisse}

{War on Drugs at Sasquatch! 2012 / by Victoria VanBruinisse}

{War on Drugs at Sasquatch! 2012 / by Victoria VanBruinisse}

{War on Drugs at Sasquatch! 2012 / by Victoria VanBruinisse}

Deer Tick:

{Deer Tick at Sasquatch! 2012 / by Victoria VanBruinisse}

{Deer Tick at Sasquatch! 2012 / by Victoria VanBruinisse}

{Deer Tick at Sasquatch! 2012 / by Victoria VanBruinisse}

{Deer Tick at Sasquatch! 2012 / by Victoria VanBruinisse}

{Deer Tick at Sasquatch! 2012 / by Victoria VanBruinisse}

While all the bands we saw on Sunday put on a good show, our hands-down favorite part of the day was what came next: the intersection of the Wild Flag and We Are Augustines sets. Some see Wild Flag as their own entity, some call them "Sleater-Kinney lite" -- we think you can call them whatever the hell you want, so long as you call them a damn good band. The day transitioned from jamville to shredville, as Wild Flag completely slayed from start to finish. We stayed on for most of their songs before bolting from the Bigfoot Stage over to the Yeti Stage to catch as much as we could of We Are Augustines. Again, like WF, WAA might just be "Pela lite" to die-hard fans, but I'll speak for all of us when I say that we'll take whatever incarnation of Pela we can get. True to form, WAA were a grateful, masterful force, giving their set (and the ever-building crowd) everything they had in them for each moment of the set. It was the best wind-up to the non-Sasquatch Stage part of the day that we ever could have hoped for! Sunset, Wild Flag and We Are Augustines? Yes, yes and YES.

Wild Flag:

{Wild Flag at Sasquatch! 2012 / by Victoria VanBruinisse}

{Wild Flag at Sasquatch! 2012 / by Victoria VanBruinisse}

{Wild Flag at Sasquatch! 2012 / by Victoria VanBruinisse}

{Wild Flag at Sasquatch! 2012 / by Victoria VanBruinisse}

We Are Augustines:

{We Are Augustines at Sasquatch! 2012 / by Victoria VanBruinisse}

{We Are Augustines at Sasquatch! 2012 / by Victoria VanBruinisse}

{We Are Augustines at Sasquatch! 2012 / by Victoria VanBruinisse}

{We Are Augustines at Sasquatch! 2012 / by Victoria VanBruinisse}

{We Are Augustines at Sasquatch! 2012 / by Victoria VanBruinisse}

{We Are Augustines at Sasquatch! 2012 / by Victoria VanBruinisse}

There's more on the way -- we'll be posting photos and notes from the last day of Sasquatch! any minute. Keep your eyes here for updates!

{All photos by Victoria VanBruinisse.}

Vic- Great photos!
Did you catch the fly girls dancing with Fly Moon Royalty at all? I think that's a new addition to their live set, because the last time I saw them at Bumbershoot they didn't have them.
aw, thanks John! I didn't, I only stayed for part of the set before I left to go do some more shooting. I heard it was killer!

Yeah, it was pretty cool. Certainly kept the crowd entertained. It was kind of funny to watch Dyme Def checking them out from the grass hill behind the stage too. 

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