Sasquatch! Favorites So Far: Head and the Heart, Matt & Kim and Wheedle's Groove

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The Head and The Heart
For all those willing to complain about their approach, their sound or their subject matter, The Head and The Heart

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Sasquatch! Favorites So Far: Head and the Heart, Matt & Kim and Wheedle's Groove

  • Sasquatch! Favorites So Far: Head and the Heart, Matt & Kim and Wheedle's Groove

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    The Head and The Heart
    For all those willing to complain about their approach, their sound or their subject matter, The Head and The Heart are killing it--and their Sasquatch! sets are only the latest proof. Playing the mainstage on Saturday afternoon, a packed pit and an equally populated hillside were filled with fans who were not only thoroughly enjoying themselves but seemed to know a good amount of the words. Even more pleasant was their small-scale, semi-secret acoustic set in the RedLaser tent--only five songs long, the intimate show was about as close to the band's quickly vanishing Conor Byrne days as one could hope for.

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    Matt & Kim
    It's been more than two years since I last spoke with Brooklyn indie-pop duo Matt & Kim, but (thankfully) not too much has changed. They may have come a long way in terms of stature and sound development, but at their core their strength is still a raucous dance-floor energy driven as much by Kim's drum kick as Matt's sing-along choruses. The smiles on their faces were as genuine as those of the overflowing crowd, and the stage antics exuded an unpretentious sunshine happiness.

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    Wheedle's Groove
    Some moments make you question whether you were born in the right era, and Seattle funkmasters Wheedle's Groove have a tendency to incite those very feelings. With between a dozen and two dozen members onstage at a given time, the show was a constant party--and well worth the early trip into the festival. They ended their set with a song called "Five Minutes (To Rock The House)," the sun poked through the clouds, and everything was groovy. You need that record.

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