One of Seattle’s best, a conversation with KEXP’s John Richards

John Richards is perhaps Seattle’s most well-known DJ. For more than than 15 years, he has been the host of The Morning Show on Seattle’s 90.3 FM KEXP radio station. It is hard to overstate the influence and impact John has had on the Seattle music scene, which in turn has influenced artists and music industry professionals around the world. Our host John Norris caught up with John Richards and spoke about the current state of the city of Seattle, the importance of music festivals like Sasquatch, and how he discovers new music, amongst other things. This episode is a great insider’s perspective into the radio and music industry. 

Music credit: 
http://jeanclaudetransam.com/

 

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Interview with Tacocat’s Emily Nokes

Blending fun party hooks and melodies with tongue-in-cheek feminist lyrics, Seattle-based power pop-punk band Tacocat are a breath of fresh air. Lead vocalist Emily Nokes chatted with John Norris about everything from Powderpuff Girls, Dana Scully, the meaning behind “FDP” and the thrill of playing Sasquatch. This episode is sure to get you excited for Tacocat’s 1:00 pm Sunday set on the main Sasquatch stage.

Music Credit: http://tacocatdotcom.com/

“Crimson Wave”
“FDP”
“Men Explain Things to Me”

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Catching Up With Mac DeMarco

Canadian singer/songwriter, multi instrumentalist Mac DeMarco is one of the most exciting artists out there today. This summer Mac and his band are embarking on a large summer tour to continue promoting his 2015 release Another One. On a somewhat rare quieter day, Mac caught up with John about what inspires his music process, hints at when his next album will drop as well as mentions about a potential move out to the west coast. If you are a Mac DeMarco fan, or even if you’re not (is that possible?), this is an episode you won’t want to miss. 

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Behind The Scenes With Dave Taylor

Dave Taylor has been the contract administration/booking agent for Sasquatch, as well as other Live Nation events at The Gorge, for the past 10 years. Over the course of the episode, Dave shares fond memories of attending his first Sasquatch in 2004, explains the booking and scheduling aspects of his position, and shares a story about the hail storm that took place during the the festival in 2006. This episode offers a great look inside the inner workings of the festival.

Music credit: 
http://jeanclaudetransam.com/

 

 

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Glittery and Cool, A Chat With Børns

John caught up with Garrett Borns, better known by his stage name Børns, during a moment of down time in between shows. The 24-year-old “Electric Love” singer released his debut album Dopamine last fall and has been enjoying his new found success. On this episode Garrett talks about life on the road and how he approaches live shows, while also offering a glimpse into his songwriting process.
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A Talk With Danny Wilde, GM of the Gorge

John spoke with the general manager of the Gorge, Danny Wilde. A seasoned venue manager, Danny began his position at the Gorge in 2008. Throughout the course of the interview, we get a glimpse of what goes on behind the scenes at the legendary venue, how Sasquatch has evolved over the years, as well as where the “€œOMGspot”€ is up on the lawn.
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Telekinesis – Michael Benjamin Lerner Interview

This is an interview you won’t want to miss. Seattle based
Michael Benjamin Lerner’s Telekinesis is one of the most exciting
artists around today. His latest release, last year’€™s AD Infinitum,
saw a departure from some of his electric guitar driven rock and an
arrival of some more analog synth pop music. Michael’s interview
with host John Norris covers everything from his latest tour and
album, to meeting John in his native Seattle when he was
teenager. 

Music Credit:  http://telekinesismusic.com/

Telekinesis music used: “Sylvia”, “In a Future World”,
“Edgewood”

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It’s Podcast Time!

An introduction to The Official Sasquatch! Festival Podcast.  We’ll hear a rundown of some of the most noteworthy artists and bands that will be playing Sasquatch!  We’ll talk about upcoming interviews with those artists and those who work behind the scenes to make the festival happen. Our host John Norris talks about finally realizing his dream of going to the Gorge.
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