Follow us:

Soundposts

A blog for Seattle music lovers of all stripes, from hip-hop and indie rock to jazz and world music.

May 26, 2013 at 3:03 PM

Sasquatch! 2013: Love and letting loose in the late afternoon with Devendra Banhart and Bloc Party

In their own ways, both Devendra Banhart and Bloc Party are perfect festival acts. One jam-y and warm, the other snappy and rollicking.

Photo by Christopher Nelson/courtesy of Sasquatch!

Photo by Christopher Nelson/courtesy of Sasquatch!

As Sasquatch moved into day two, the partying got a little harder and the gazes got a little more glazed. But on Saturday afternoon, there was a nice mix. 

Devendra Banhart, in his now-almost-trademark snap-brim hat, played an expansive set of his neo-folky sounds. The crowd, warmed by the afternoon sun, gathered around the Bigfoot stage and swayed with him, a lovely interlude.

Shortly after, Bloc Party took the main stage.

Between songs, lead singer Kele Orekeke told the crowd that he considers the band’s 2005 set at Sasquatch! its worst, and that he was happy to have the chance to redeem the performance. And they did.To a packed amphitheater, most of it bouncing in time to the infectious drumlines, they tore through songs like “Positive Tension,” “Team A,” and “Banquet.”

Photo by Christopher Nelson/courtesy of Sasquatch!

Photo by Christopher Nelson/courtesy of Sasquatch!

Towards the end, Orekeke, began to croon Rihanna’s “We Fell in Love,” before breaking into a new song called “Ratchet.” The crowd was into it, to say the least.

Comments | Topics: Bloc Party, Devendra Banhart, Sasquatch 2013


Advertising
The Seattle Times

The door is closed, but it's not locked.

Take a minute to subscribe and continue to enjoy The Seattle Times for as little as 99 cents a week.

Subscription options ►

Already a subscriber?

We've got good news for you. Unlimited seattletimes.com content access is included with most subscriptions.

Subscriber login ►
The Seattle Times

To keep reading, you need a subscription upgrade.

We hope you have enjoyed your complimentary access. For unlimited seattletimes.com access, please upgrade your digital subscription.

Call customer service at 1.800.542.0820 for assistance with your upgrade or questions about your subscriber status.

The Seattle Times

To keep reading, you need a subscription.

We hope you have enjoyed your complimentary access. Subscribe now for unlimited access!

Subscription options ►

Already a subscriber?

We've got good news for you. Unlimited seattletimes.com content access is included with most subscriptions.

Activate Subscriber Account ►