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Day Two of Sasquatch! Festival features female fronts and then some, raises rank

Day Two of Sasquatch! featured an eclectic mix of female-fronted rock and more.
Jen Emmert

If the first day of Sasquatch! Music Festival was considered out of this world (which it was), then day two brought an entirely different level and meaning to the phrase and superior quality. The sun shined as brightly as it possibly could all day over The Gorge in Quincy, WA, and the performers illuminated even more so. One of the first acts of the day, and one that particularly raised the bar in high energy, phosphorescence and simply all around sexiness, was powerhouse rock 'n roll duo Deap Vally, where members Lindsey Troy and Julie Edwards executed pure grit, grunge, gracefulness and girl power with their astronomical rhythms, vocals and lyrics. Another favorite was Stockholm's finest First Aid Kit; it was the sisters' first Sasquatch! experience, but they delivered as though they had performed multiple years consistently, covering Bob Dylan and Paul Simon songs, along with old favorites and tunes from their upcoming album, Stay Gold. That, and Tacoma's own Neko Case cascaded with cadence alongside the Columbia River, crooning her folk-and-blues infused percipience. Crowd-pleaser and sprightly-spirited MIA, decked in a gold jumpsuit, gave an equally auriferous performance. Violent Femmes, Washed Out and City & Colour, among others, also graced the stages today, and final acts The National and Cut Copy closed the night with sentimental vigor and benevolence.

The final day of the festival is tomorrow, with performances beginning at 1 p.m. Gates open at noon. Stay tuned for more updates and live photos.

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