Sasquatch Day Two featured sad songs by Noah Gunderson, crowdsurfing selfies by La Luz, and a freak party by none other than Ty Segall.
Noah Gunderson, with his soothing and bottomless voice, was a welcome reprieve after the hottest part of the second day at The Gorge. Seattle’s own, Gunderson is currently touring on his 2015 release, Carry the Ghost. His show was a family affair, with his brother on drums, and his sister singing backup and playing violin. But his sad songs were a little out of place in a big summer festival like Sasquatch, with heavy bass from rapper Ryan Caraveo bleeding over from the stage next door. Gunderson would be an amazing artist to catch at a more intimate venue down the line, but despite the limitations, his performance was captivating.
La Luz, Seattle’s female surf doo-wop four-piece, have become seasoned performers in their recent years, touring seemingly endlessly. Their surf attitude and sound, along with their quality songwriting, has recently fueled their move from Seattle to LA, though the group is still signed to Hardly Art Records. La Luz’s set was sparse to begin with, but a little bit of sun toward the end refueled the crowd, and prompted the ladies onstage to throw a disposable camera into the crowd asking for lots of “crowd surfing selfies”. Needless to say, the people made it happen.
Ty Segall was next with a top notch touring band, including King Tuff on guitar. Unsurprisingly, Segall’s performance was the most theatrical set of the day. His always-shifting stage persona was in full-on freak-party mode. It was the kind of show where people walked out of the front bleeding, so of course it was a great set to end the afternoon and kick off the night.
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