Click the photo to view a slideshow of Loney, Dear's set. All photos by Renee McMahon. Click here to listen to a live track from the set.
We're only an hour into Sasquatch! 2007 and I've already been groped. Thanks, security. This is gonna be a great weekend. Renee and I are beating the heat in the press trailors. Cody Votolato from the Blood Brothers just walked in. He's digging the AC, too. The Saturday Knights are just taking the stage, following a set from the Beastie Boys' Mixmaster Mike, who had the small, but excitable, faithfuls dancing at noon. It's definitely going to be a Beastie weekend. The Beasties have their instrumental set in a few hours.
I caught Loney, Dear's set at SXSW, and it was by far the surprise of the week. So, getting here early for their opening set was mandatory.
Like the set I caught in Austin, the Sweedish band was impressive with its anthemic indie hooks. It's a testament to their sound and stage presence can carry a club and an outdoor stage of hippies, hipsters, and wanna-be hobos.
We've got lots more audio, photos, and thoughts through the weekend.