Though their lineups often overlap (Bon Iver, The Shins, Beirut, Childish Gambino, tUnE-yArDs, etc.), Coachella and Sasquatch are very different festivals. They both take place on the west coast, yes. They both take place in deserts during the spring, sure. But Coachella is where celebrities are photographed in tabloid-friendly outfits.
Sasquatch, on the other hand, is where these folks are photographed by Vancouver-based music photographer Braden Paul. Like last year, he trekked to the Gorge (which, with its edge-of-a-cliff location, is the most beautiful outdoor venue in the world) and scouted some of the biggest characters. Boy, were there many to choose from.
But he didn’t just people-watch, Braden also artist-watched and these are a few of his highlights from this year’s Sasquatch…
The UK’s Ben Howard.
New York’s St. Vincent.
And…Deer Tick again.
Portland’s Wild Flag.
The UK’s Spiritualized.
Little Dragon, who I just love. Then again, I have a real thing for Swedish indie pop.
[Photos by Braden Paul]
P.P.S. You’ll find my photos from this year’s Coachella here.