Fest mania: Sasquatch! looking bigger than ever

    An exclamation point is definitely in order when it comes to the line up for this year’s incarnation of the Sasquatch! Music Festival. Big names abound, including R.E.M., M.I.A. (exclamation points, periods – it’s all bout punctuation in this post!), the Cure, Modest Mouse, the Flaming Lips (playing something billed as "U.F.O. Show"), Death Cab for Cutie, Built to Spill, the Breeders, Beirut, the National, and Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks. As for your smaller, more up and coming acts, you’ve got Fleet Foxes, Thao Nguyen with the Get Down Stay Down, the Cave Singers, Rodrigo Y Gabriela, Battles, Dengue Fever, Grand Archives, and Throw Me the Statue. The fest will feature a comedy tent for the first time. No details yet on what yuksters will appear, but in a mix of comedy and music, Flight of the Conchords will play Sasquatch! The fest goes down at George, Washington’s Gorge Amphitheatre May 24-26. Everything else you might want to know about the fest can be found at the Sasquatch! website.