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Reviews of Sasquatch! Festival 2012

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Review of Sasquatch! Festival 2012 by CoS

"Most people who came to Sasquatch! camped in tents and RVs in either the more peaceful VIP camping section or the favela on the hill camping section. Fellow writer/photographer Harley and I were in the very small minority of people who drove home every night after the whole festival was over. During the night drive back to Quincy, WA, we’d try to suss out and synthesize the day’s music, the people we saw, what costumes they were wearing, what native culture those costumes were appropriating, the things that were mumbled to us by a guy two vials deep into the evening, or “did you see that husband just yelling at his wife just then?” and were we possibly the only sober people there and should we just try to buy some drugs at the camp grounds tomorrow and oh look there’s the fourth ambulance of the week coming toward us racing back to the festival grounds. Then we argued for a long time about Bon Iver. Maybe we should stay sober." Read more...

   

Review of New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival 2012

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Review of NOLA Jazz Fest 2012 by CoS

"I can’t believe I’ll be in New Orleans this weekend. I kept saying this to myself again and again in the days leading up to my departure from Chicago. This wasn’t exactly said in excitement, either – no, in fact, you could say it was laced with anxiety and stress. I’d be traveling alone to a city I’d never been to and what’s worse, I was sick with a diet version of the flu, and couldn’t stop sucking down vitamin D capsules and crackling open Sudafed packets. So, on Wednesday night, I paced around my apartment, muttering things to myself like some loon. Pretty sure I’m the only person who could ever worry about something as innocent and enthralling as New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival." Read more...

   

Review of Coachella 2012

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Review of Coachella 2012 by CoS

"When I was 15, I saw a curious looking Coachella DVD in the music documentary section at Best Buy, and bought it on a whim. It turned out to be a collection of select performances from the festival’s recent years. It introduced me to the concept of the contemporary music festival. Watching awe-inspiring sets from the Pixies, Radiohead, and Arcade Fire back then made me long for this mystical festival destination for the ensuing years. What could be better than a music festival in the California desert, surrounded by swaying palm trees and gorgeous sunsets? As an East coast-bred music nerd, it was an ideal but impossible musical destination." Read more...

   

Reviews of Ultra Music Festival 2012

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Review of Ultra Music Festival 2012 Day 2 by Broward Palm Beach New Times

Saturday was always going to be the big day at Ultra this year - less of the warm-up, not the sparse crowds that strangely afflicted notable sets on Friday, and none of the inevitable 'final day of a festival, it's Monday tomorrow' anxieties that will be felt Sunday. It was also a beautiful sunny day in Downtown Miami, and the programming offered a highly eclectic and musically expansive line-up that positively invited you to arrive early, grab a beer, and wander between the eight stages." target="_blank">"Saturday was always going to be the big day at Ultra this year - less of the warm-up, not the sparse crowds that strangely afflicted notable sets on Friday, and none of the inevitable 'final day of a festival, it's Monday tomorrow' anxieties that will be felt Sunday. It was also a beautiful sunny day in Downtown Miami, and the programming offered a highly eclectic and musically expansive line-up that positively invited you to arrive early, grab a beer, and wander between the eight stages." Read more...

   
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Review of New Order and Kraftwerk at Ultra Music Festival 2012 Day 1 by Salty Eggs

"New Order playing the first night of Ultra seemed like such an inspired choice at the time of announcement. The seminal band that crystallized post-punk, new wave aesthetics, and electronic dance music during the 1980s — pre-dating and influencing so much of the house music that is the basis of Ultra – performed Friday to a small-ish, though dedicated crowd, one which was waiting in great anticipation for a triumphant appearance that unfortunately got off to a slow start." Read more...

   
   

 

 
         

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