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Sasquatch Music Festival

Sasquatch 2011: Wavves, Live In Concert

Nathan Williams and company bring their willful punk primitivism to a late morning set.

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Sasquatch 2011: The Thermals, Live In Concert

Speedball punk built around a sharp sense of pop craftsmanship, The Thermals' songs careen giddily from strength to strength.

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Sasquatch 2011: The Antlers, Live In Concert

For the new Burst Apart, the Brooklyn band wrote a bunch of soaring, catchy songs that never tread familiar ground or sacrifice power and beauty.

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Sasquatch 2011: Dan Mangan, Live In Concert

Vancouver-based folk-rock singer Dan Mangan writes songs with a high degree of intimacy, but he's no shrinking bedroom performer.

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