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Festival alert: Sasquatch! Monolith and Westword Music Showcase

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Some cool things about Sasquatch! Music Festival :

-- Sasquatch is another name for Bigfoot -- There were a ton of great bands. -- Seattle Weekly (Westword's sibling) has extensive web coverage of the event.

The only thing that could have made it better if the bands that preformed were made up of Sasquatches.

Not to be outdone, the fine folks putting together Monolith, our city's own indie-centric festival, revealed more acts for their two day outing, which is slated to take place at Red Rocks Amphitheater on Friday, September 14 and Saturday, September 15.

Two words: Turbo freaking Negro.

Okay, that's three. We added the extra bit of enthusiasm. Sue us. If its performance at SXSW is any indication, these Norwegian nutsos will destroy Red Rocks.

Also announced: "it" band of the moment, Editors, Art Brut, Au Revoir Simone, Matt & Kim, William Elliott Whitmore, Rocky Votolato, Vienna Teng, Tim Barry, De Novo Dahl, Cameron McGill and Mason Proper. Those acts join the already stellar line-up of the Flaming Lips, Cake, the Decemberists, Kings of Leon, Spoon, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah and more. Check out MonolithFestival.com for further details.

And don't forget that Saturday, June 16th is the Westword Music Showcase. We don't have any Bigfoots but maybe some mountain men will come down from Leadville.

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