Hear Live music from Sasquatch Festival this weekend – webcast with Wilco, Foo Fighters, The Decemberists, and more

I love that technology gives us the the ability to hear live concerts via the web. While it used to be the domain of radio to broadcast shows as they happened, it now either Sirius/XM or music websites that carry most of these events. And they do a better job than radio has done in the past 25 years.

And our friends at NPR shift lots of shows to their website, including this weekend’s Sasquatch! Music Festival at The Gorge Amphitheater in George,WA.

You can hear bands that just stopped by Indy (Old 97’s), a preview of those that will be here soon (The Decemberists, Iron and Wine) and many Americana/rock bands that won’t (Wilco, Foo Fighters). The festival runs from Saturday (May 28) through Monday night (late night for Indiana, since it is on the West coast)

So drop by, tune in and rock out. Tell them NUVO sent you.


Saturday, May 28
•9:20 pm: Rebecca Gates
•9:45 pm: Iron & Wine
•10:50 pm: Aloe Blacc
•11:15 pm: Bright Eyes
•12:20 am: Wye Oak
•12:45 am: Death Cab For Cutie

Sunday, May 29
•3 pm: The Antlers
•4 pm: Washed Out
•4:25 pm: Sharon Van Etten
•5:10 pm: Fitz and the Tantrums
•6 pm: Dan Mangan
•6:15 pm: Tokyo Police Club
•7:05 pm: The Thermals
•8:10 pm: Basia Bulat
•8:25 pm: Cold War Kids
•9:15 pm: Typhoon
•10:05 pm: K-OS
•10:35 pm: Mad Rad
•11 pm: Flaming Lips
•12:35 am: J. Mascis
•1 am: Modest Mouse

Monday, May 30
•2:20 pm: Wavves
•3:20 pm: Ratatat
•4:25 pm: City and Colour
•4:40 pm: Old 97′s
•5:30 pm: Archers of Loaf
•6 pm: S. Carey
•6:25 pm: Gayngs
•6:50 pm: Guided By Voices
•7:55 pm: Noah and the Whale
•8:10 pm: Sharon Jones
•9:15 pm: Flying Lotus
•10:20 pm: Gold Panda
•11:25 pm: Das Racist
•12 am: Black Mountain
•12:30 am: Wilco

Indiana Music: Rev. Peyton wraps tour; new album image released

Rev. Peyton and his band continue to live the rock and roll idea that traveling the country by van will get you someplace. In this case, Grand Rapids.

Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band wrapped up a spring road trip across the US in Michigan on last Wednesday night, and with it, concluded their string of opening dates with the Rev. Horton Heat, dubbed the Two Revs Tour.

Below are a few of the recent revews, as the bands swung through the Midwest, on their way East.

“…the remarkably talented Reverend Peyton performed six-string feats which sent the audience into whooping and hollering frenzies, and once or twice left them momentarily silent and open-mouthed. At one point he even broke out a three-string cigar box guitar a fan had given him in Tennessee, on which he played a song I had never heard before. And throughout the set, as he played guitar, he perfectly delivered his deep, inimitable vocals.”
No Depression – Review of Allentown, PA show

“One thing you need to remember before seeing a show by The Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band: take care of your basic needs (beer, bathroom) before the band hits the stage. Once they start playing, you won’t be going anywhere. It’s impossible to take your eyes off them. From the opening number, when The Rev kicked over a couple of Persinger’s cymbals, the band never stopped. They are as much visual spectacle as aural feast. Besides The Rev’s guitar playing, Breezy’s hands, gloved for protection, furiously stroked the washboard.

“And Persinger was equal parts athlete and drummer. After the show, I found him backstage icing his forearms. There’s a primal element to their music that reaches the base of human emotion: this is music that you clap to, stop your feet to, and sing along to.”
Baltimore Sun – Review of Washington, DC show

“Peyton’s heartfelt, southern-fried country-bluegrass was a perfect lubricant for the raucous Reverend Horton Heat crowd of bikers, punks and skinny-jean hipsters. Although it’s a rare treat to see a washboard being played, it’s even more rare to see a washboard in flames, as Reverend Peyton’s wife Breezy lit hers on fire during set-closer “Two Bottles Of Wine.”
Chart Attack – Review of Toronto show

“The Reverend at times appears on stage to be having a religious experience himself. His facial expressions are extension of the music he is producing. The RPBDB is a tight, well polished unit that is not to be missed. Highlights of the 50 minute set were: “Mama’s Fried Potato’s”, “Sure Feels Like Rain”, and “Clap Your Hands”‘.
Music Tasters – Review of St. Louis show

What’s Next: The trio takes a few days off before starting a string of eight consecutive festival shows, beginning May 27 in Chillicothe, IL. Included in the run is a show at Bonnaroo on June 9th, with two Indiana gigs sandwiching that Tennessee stop. They play June 4 at the Indiana Vintage Wine Fest in downtown Indy at Military Park, and at Taste of Bloomington on June 18.  A new album is on the way too, with the new artwork just released. Peyton On Patton is a new Big Damn Band CD that pays tribute to Charlie Patton.