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#MusicMonday: Who to See at Sasquatch! Music Festival

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Every Memorial Day Weekend here in the Pacific Northwest, tens of thousands of music fans attend one of the most anticipated music festivals in indie, rock, soul, folk, hip hop, and electronic music: Sasquatch! Music Festival.

We've put together a quick list of horn-related/jazz-influenced artists you'd be crazy to miss at 'Squatch 2015. And if you're not going, you should still check them out below!

5. San Fermin

We've talked about this group before, and we're certainly a little biased towards their inclusion of the bari sax, but these guys know how to put on a textured show using more than just woodwind instruments!

4. St. Paul & The Broken Bones

From Birmingham, Alabama, St. Paul & The Broken Bones have some New Orleans influence, incorporating a trumpet and trombone section. I was introduced to SP & the BB while streaming Coachella Music Festival on YouTube, and instantly knew that they would be a party and a half to see at Sasquatch.

3. The War On Drugs

The War On Drugs are a reliably awesome show at any music festival. They also have a baritone saxophone in their group so you know Claude Lakey is on board! #ShamelessPlug #CompassLigature #FitsMostBariMouthpieces


2. Kaytranada

You wouldn't usually expect a Producer/DJ to make the list of a woodwind companies music blog, but Montreal producer Kaytranada is making some of the grooviest sounds on the cutting edge of jazz-influenced electronic dance music. 

1. Kendrick Lamar

This years top pick goes to hip-hop's current top poet Kendrick Lamar. His most recent album "To Pimp A Butterfly" has been heralded by top music critiques as a "perfect" hip hop album, touching upon many relevant sociopolitical issues while brandishing some of the most awe-inspiring jazz influenced instrumentals produced and written by likes of Flying Lotus, Terrence Martin on alto saxophone, and prodigious jazz bassist Thundercat (Music starts at 4:12).

Kendrick - "untitled" [Colbert Report Live... by TheKoalition


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