Sasquatch starts the weekend off with a big bang at the Gorge Amphitheater. The Decemberists, Animal Collective, Devotchka and Mos Def are among the artists kicking off the festival on Saturday. The biggest acts of the night will be headliners Kings of Leon and Yeah Yeah Yeahs. Kings of Leon are touring in support of their latest album Only By The Night. No doubt, on Saturday you'll be able to catch their irresistible single "Sex on Fire." I am kicking myself for not getting tickets, solely for the Yeah Yeah Yeahs. Be sure to bring your dancing shoes because Karen O and the boys will have you grooving to the beats of their latest album It's Blitz! So, don't be a "Zero" and miss this performance because "Heads Will Roll."
Sunday promises to be just as big, if not bigger. TV On The Radio, The Murder City Devils, The Avett Brothers and The Walkmen make their mark while paving the way for the night's headliners Jane's Addiction and Nine Inch Nails. What can we really say about these two? Both bands are legendary. Perry Farrell and Dave Navarro from Jane's Addiction are more than just rock stars. Nine Inch Nails' Trent Renzor has been making industrial-metal music for twenty years. Now, years after "Closer" and "Head Like a Hole," Renzor has left his record label to release his music independently.
Get Monday tickets while you still can because the final day of the festival will make your Memorial Day memorable. Silversun Pickups, Fleet Foxes and Blitzen Trapper make the most of your Monday. Ben Harper and Relentless7 and Erykah Badu headline the closing day. Any preconceived notions you had about Ben Harper may have to be thrown out the door when you hear his latest modern rock band.
If you were lucky enough to get your Sasquatch tickets, try not to make everyone you know jealous.