Tough choices at Sasquatch this year. It was a challenge to narrow my picks with so many amazing artists. Here a few of my favorites:
1. M. Ward
I really dig M. Ward’s unique sound. His gritty whisper of a voice is surprisingly soothing and the rendition he does of CCR’s Green River is one of my favorite covers. I have no doubt that this show will be nothing less than Hi-Fi.
2. Erykah Badu
Queen of hip-hop, neo-soul, and class. Do I really need to explain why I would want to be at this show?
3. Gogol Bordello
You may recognize this band from the film “Everything is Illuminated”. They played the Star Spangled Banner at the train station. Watching Gogol Bordello live is a whole other story. Check out the polka pit — think mild moshing meets polka meets pogo dancing.
4. Beach House
I wouldn’t be surprised if their show is as visually stimulating as their music. You might find yourself drifting off to dance with someone you’ve never met before. I say go with it.
5. Vince Mira
I’m not much of a country music fan, but I can’t get enough of this kid. That’s right — kid. He’s only 17, discovered in the streets of Seattle. Although he made his mark with a killer remake of Ring of Fire, he is also writing and performing his own material. And doing a damn good job of it.
Every week, Coco mouths off on the bands that she wants to see at upcoming festivals. You can also catch her festival reviews in our weekly column: The Scene.