This song breaks my heart, and I’ll tell you why. I had never heard of Alt-J sans about a month ago. Around that time I really started to love this awesome song. Meow, the dilemma is that their set is literally at the exact same time as The Lumineers. While this one song is not worth the sacrifice of any Lumineers time, it’s just good enough to warrant the biggest FOMO(Fear of missing out) of the festival.
Sasquatch Week: I’m Shipping Up To Boston - Dropkick Murphys
If all goes as planned, this Sunday I’ll be front row at the main stage watching these guys perform. That day they’ll be sharing the stage with bands like Capital Cities and Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros. But most importantly, the headliner that evening will be none other than Mumford and Sons! It just so happens that the British band is in Calgary to play a sold out show at the dome tonight!
Sasquatch Week: Giving Up The Gun - Vampire Weekend
In March of 2010 I was obsessed with this song. The video even features some surprising cameos. My desire to share it was part of my inspiration when co-founding this blog. Vampire Weekend even played Sasquatch that year which helped make me eternally jealous of everyone that attended. But I finally get my justice three years later when they return for an opening night performance this Friday!
The 12th annual Sasquatch Music Festival in Washington is this upcoming weekend and the lineup this year is stellar. As per tradition, this week I will be showcasing artists on the bill that haven’t already been featured on this blog. So as much as I’m looking forward to The Lumineers, Imagine Dragons and Mumford & Sons, this week is all about new introductions. Unlike last year though, I’ll be going all out by posting two videos per day rather than one.
So I hope you enjoy the music this week as much as I’m going to enjoy Sasquatch this American long weekend.
Music Video of the Week: Go Your Own Way - Fleetwood Mac
After three years, legendary band Fleetwood Mac returns to the Saddledome for a show tonight. If it’s anything like their performance in 2010, fans are not going to be disappointed.
What’s the best way you’ve ever handled a break up? For Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham, it was writing this song together. I realize that this 1977 live version is a bit more muffled and a lower quality than most music videos featured on here, but that’s what makes classic rock the greatest. I also believe that it helps you feel the pain and vulnerability that these two singers are pouring into the performance.