May 23, 2011
Emerson Brown, NPR
LISTEN TO DOZENS OF FESTIVAL SETS, INCLUDING BRIGHT EYES, DEATH CAB FOR CUTIE, DEERHUNTER, FOO FIGHTERS, FLYING LOTUS, ROBYN AND WILCO
This is the first time that curated coverage of Sasquatch! concerts will be accessible through free, live webcasts at NPR Music. All live coverage will be available at www.npr.org/sasquatch and through the NPR Music iPhone app from May 28-30 from 11:30 AM-11:30 PM PT (2:30 PM-2:30 AM ET). Concerts will be archived for on-demand listening at the site, the app and as podcasts; visit NPR Music for news and constantly updated photos of the action at The Gorge, the scenic venue where the festival takes place. More information on additional coverage being offered by NPR Music's member station partners will be available on their websites: www.kexp.org (which begins its live coverage a day early, on May 27), www.kut.org, www.opb.org and www.thecurrent.org
Hosting NPR Music's coverage of Sasquatch! are NPR Music critic Ann Powers and Bob Boilen, host of All Songs Considered and its "Live in Concert" series; KEXP's Cheryl Waters and Kevin Cole; KUT’s Andy Uhler; OPB's Jeremy Peterson and The Current’s Jill Riley. Sasquatch! artists lists and performance schedules are currently at NPR Music and will be updated throughout the Festival. Audiences can also follow NPR Music on Twitter (@nprmusic) for the latest from Sasquatch!, and peruse the account's lists of all the artists, performers, reporters and public radio hosts tweeting there.
NPR Music regularly broadcasts and webcasts a slew of sets from multiple music festivals across the country, including South by Southwest (npr.org/sxsw), the Newport Folk and Jazz Festivals (npr.org/newportfolk) and Bonnaroo (npr.org/bonnaroo). A full archive of past concerts from NPR Music is available at the site: www.npr.org/sections/concerts
NPR Music celebrates great music in every genre and is an industry leader in music discovery. The free, multimedia web site at www.npr.org/music offers 300 new features monthly and an extensive archive, in collaboration with NPR's newsmagazines, 12 public radio member stations and the passionate NPR community. NPR Music creates and distributes inventive music coverage across multiple platforms – from web, to radio, to podcast, to mobile, to social media, to live events – with first listens to new albums, live performances, concerts at the Tiny Desk, interviews, reviews and blogs.