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Saturday, May 23
 

12:00pm

Champagne Champagne
"...Champagne Champagne might be the next most likely to escape the hipster hop ghetto. Ex-Blood Bro Mark Gajadhar (aka DJ Gajamagic) brings years of beat-blasting experience to the decks, and MC Pearl Dragon delivers his '80s references and raunch punchlines with better flow than a lot of jokers." - The Stranger
http://www.myspace.com/champagnechampagne

Saturday May 23, 2009 12:00pm - 12:45pm
The Gorge Amphitheatre 754 Silica Road N.W.

12:15pm

Vince Mira
Country music's newest young star's rise to fame has captivated America. Born in Los Angles, California and raised in San Antonio, Texas the young singer/songwriter Vince Mira, was discovered by entertainment producer Chris Snell (owner of Seattle night club, Can Can) while playing for tips in Seattle's Pike Place Market. He is now on his way to becoming a household name.
www.vincemira.com

Saturday May 23, 2009 12:15pm - 1:00pm
The Gorge Amphitheatre 754 Silica Road N.W.

12:25pm

Owl City
Hello, my name is Adam. I prefer daydreams over reality. Music is my muse. I write and record in my basement. I have trouble sleeping. These songs are all I have to show for my sleepless nights.
http://www.myspace.com/owlcity

Saturday May 23, 2009 12:25pm - 1:10pm
The Gorge Amphitheatre 754 Silica Road N.W.

12:45pm

People's Republic of Komedy
The Peoples Republic of Komedy (PROK), a tight-knit group of like-minded Seattle comedians, has been creating a stir in the local arts scene with their wildly popular "Laff Hole" show every Wednesday night. Combining edgy comedy with some of the hottest young bands in Seattle, "Laff Hole" has created the kind of buzz that Seattle hasn't seen since the grunge boom of the early 1990's.
http://www.prokomedy.org/

Saturday May 23, 2009 12:45pm - 1:45pm
The Gorge Amphitheatre 754 Silica Road N.W.

1:05pm

AA Bondy
One day I was walking through the pines and heard the sound of a boot keeping time on some contrivance of wood. Keeping on I then heard a lonesome voice and a piano playing. I reached the edge of a clearing and saw a small house set against a stand of tall oaks. Sometimes the forest sways in time. The black-haired figure responsible for the ruckus shouted me a "hey there" and I crossed the field to make his acquaintance.
http://www.myspace.com/aabondy

Saturday May 23, 2009 1:05pm - 1:50pm
The Gorge Amphitheatre 754 Silica Road N.W.

1:15pm

The Gaslight Anthem
Although New Brunswick, New Jersey's The Gaslight Anthem have only technically been a band for two-and-a-half years, in that short amount of time they've managed to become one of the punk underground's most celebrated acts, spurring a cultish fan base with their music and completing successful tours with acts like Against Me!, the Loved Ones and the Bouncing Souls.
http://www.gaslightanthem.com/

Saturday May 23, 2009 1:15pm - 2:00pm
The Gorge Amphitheatre 754 Silica Road N.W.

1:30pm

Blind Pilot
Israel Nebeker and Ryan Dobrowski are Blind Pilot. Friends since college, Israel and Ryan have traveled many a mile to get where they are today - literally. Last year Israel and Ryan embarked on a West Coast bike tour. This wasn't a tour where they road bikes, and had a van hauling the equipment. They hauled everything on their bikes. No gas. 100% leg powered.
http://www.myspace.com/goblindpilot

Saturday May 23, 2009 1:30pm - 2:15pm
The Gorge Amphitheatre 754 Silica Road N.W.

2:10pm

Death Vessel
This collection of music was written and sung by Joel Thibodeau. It is unlike anything you've ever heard. People will call it many things. Few will get it right. This is Death Vessel. Nothing is Precious Enough for Us exudes a unique ambition wider in scope than most of its peers. The musical reach is fully extended - deep into the past, grounded in the present and nodding to the future. Owing to the gritty avarice of Joel's singular spirit, voice and musicality, the songs - though rooted in a more traditional feel of folk and early Americana - sound as progressive, experimental and modern as they do antique and old-world.
http://www.deathvessel.com/

Saturday May 23, 2009 2:10pm - 2:55pm
The Gorge Amphitheatre 754 Silica Road N.W.

2:15pm

Nick Thune
Nick Thune, comedian/actor/writer/bird owner, is from Seattle, Washington. Nick has been on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno two times. On both occasions, he won.
http://www.nickthune.com

Saturday May 23, 2009 2:15pm - 3:00pm
The Gorge Amphitheatre 754 Silica Road N.W.

2:20pm

Doves
If you'll forgive one last desperate pun, Doves had flown the nest. As the next 3 and a bit years passed, the stunning achievement that was the brooding Some Cities LP (released in February 2005) could easily torment when listened to. Together with their first two releases, Lost Souls and The Last Broadcast, this made up a considerable and consistent body of work.
http://www.doves.net/

Saturday May 23, 2009 2:20pm - 3:05pm
The Gorge Amphitheatre 754 Silica Road N.W.

2:35pm

Passion Pit
Boston's Passion Pit is the brainchild of Michael Angelakos with live band consisting of ian hultquist(synths), ayad al adhamy(synths, samplers), jeff apruzzese(bass, synths), nate donmoyer (drums). Michael is a songwriter's songwriter drawing from a variety of influences, from the classic pop of Randy Newman to the synth work of Giorgio Moroder.
http://www.myspace.com/passionpitjams

Saturday May 23, 2009 2:35pm - 3:20pm
The Gorge Amphitheatre 754 Silica Road N.W.

3:15pm

Dent May & His Magnificent Ukulele
You may have heard of Dent May & His Magnificent Ukulele, a new pop musician from Oxford, Mississippi. If not, you'll be hearing a lot from him in the coming year. Dent's unique vocal style, part crooner, part falsetto, and 101 percent showman reflects the influences of some of his favorite singers (Prince, Serge Gainsbourg, and Lee Hazlewood to name a few). His love of various song styles results in a unique combination of ukulele, drums, pedal steel, violin, horns and bass. One second his songs hint at Brazilian Tropicalia, the next a '50s barbershop quartet or an early 20th century country swing.
http://www.dentmay.com/

Saturday May 23, 2009 3:15pm - 4:00pm
The Gorge Amphitheatre 754 Silica Road N.W.

3:25pm

M. Ward
M. Ward's rise to international renown has been something of a slow burn. Initially a well-kept secret of his peers in the Portland folk scene, his star continued to rise with each record's release, and he is now one of the most acclaimed American musicians of the decade.
http://www.mwardmusic.com/

Saturday May 23, 2009 3:25pm - 4:10pm
The Gorge Amphitheatre 754 Silica Road N.W.

3:30pm

Maria Bamford
What 37-year old comedian stars in the new Fox series Sit Down, Shut Up? What comic earned "Best of the Web" from Salon.com and the Harvard Crimson for her web series The Maria Bamford Show? What entertainer is one of Variety's "Top Ten Comics to Watch" and was voted by Comedy Central viewers as one of their "Top Ten Favorite Comics?" Maria Bamford! That's who!
http://www.mariabamford.com

Saturday May 23, 2009 3:30pm - 4:15pm
The Gorge Amphitheatre 754 Silica Road N.W.

3:40pm

King Khan & The Shrines
Who is this manic Master of Ceremonies who openly confesses to the two grand black bohemians said to be lunatic Sun Ra and George Clinton, and whose stagings certainly remind us of a young Herman Sonny Blount and his Solar Arkestra? In 1995 Khan leaves the frosty soil of the city of Montreal playing the bass for the International-Underground-Legends THE SPACESHITS. The band is produced by Mike Mariconda with a special guest appearance from the Fabulous Andy G (Devil Dogs).
http://www.myspace.com/kingkhantheshrines

Saturday May 23, 2009 3:40pm - 4:25pm
The Gorge Amphitheatre 754 Silica Road N.W.

4:20pm

Mt. St. Helens Vietnam Band
On March 10th, a promise from big brother to little brother will be realized. Benjamin Verdoes (vocals, guitar, percussion) hoped to motivate his younger brother Marshall to push forward in his drum lessons. Once Marshall got good at drums, Benjamin vowed, they'd start a band together, and now-13-year-old Marshall would have naming rights. That promise is officially made good with the release of Mt. St. Helens Vietnam Band's self-titled debut full-length.
http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendID=99796882

Saturday May 23, 2009 4:20pm - 5:05pm
The Gorge Amphitheatre 754 Silica Road N.W.

4:30pm

Devotchka
On stage sit a sousaphone, accordion, piano, violin, a bouzouki, an upright bass, percussion, a trumpet, drums, and a theremin. A woman sets aside an upright bass to pick up a copper tuba adorned with glowing red lights. She left a traveling civil war recreationist band to find a home here. The drummer stands up behind his kit and lifts a trumpet to his mouth. Raised by Lithuanian polka musicians, he skipped a treatment center in Mexico to right himself in the study of mariachi horns. Here he exorcises demons of a punk past, and dreams ahead to Mexico.
http://devotchka.net/

Saturday May 23, 2009 4:30pm - 5:15pm
The Gorge Amphitheatre 754 Silica Road N.W.

4:45pm

Todd Barry
You may have seen Todd as Mickey Rourke's no-so-nice boss in The Wrestler; as the annoying bongo player on HBO's Flight of the Conchords; or...
http://www.toddbarry.com/

Saturday May 23, 2009 4:45pm - 5:30pm
The Gorge Amphitheatre 754 Silica Road N.W.

4:45pm

Shearwater
Hailed as "almost impossibly majestic and beautiful" (NPR "album of the year"), Shearwater's Palo Santo (2007, Matador), a suite of ethereal but oddly disquieting art-rock songs loosely centered around the life and death of singer Christa Paffgen (aka Nico), marked the Texan quartet's debut on the national stage.
http://www.shearwatermusic.com/

Saturday May 23, 2009 4:45pm - 5:35pm
The Gorge Amphitheatre 754 Silica Road N.W.

5:25pm

Arthur & Yu
Leaving childhood memories behind can be a troublesome thing, whether it's a cherished object, a dream, or just playing around with friends. Given that their name is derived from childhood nicknames, it would be fair to say that Arthur & Yu know a thing or two about the process. Comprised of Seattle residents Grant Olsen and Sonya Westcott, Arthur & Yu have made an album that grapples with the idea of growing up and of letting go, creating a small space in which to drift away.
http://www.myspace.com/arthurandyu

Saturday May 23, 2009 5:25pm - 6:10pm
The Gorge Amphitheatre 754 Silica Road N.W.

5:40pm

Animal Collective
Animal Collective is a group of four best friends who grew up playing and recording music together in Baltimore County Maryland. Why Animal? Cause it's the only word we could think of that made any remote connection to what we thought our sound was and of course, we love our fellow animals very much. Why Collective? Cause we have always wanted to be the ones who define what and who AC is.
www.myanimalhome.net

Saturday May 23, 2009 5:40pm - 6:40pm
The Gorge Amphitheatre 754 Silica Road N.W.

6:00pm

Sun Kil Moon
After dissolving his previous band, Red House Painters, singer/songwriter Mark Kozelek resurfaced with Sun Kil Moon, refining and expanding the luminous acoustic balladry and harrowingly intimate lyricism that are the hallmarks of his career to date.
http://www.sunkilmoon.com/

Saturday May 23, 2009 6:00pm - 6:50pm
The Gorge Amphitheatre 754 Silica Road N.W.

6:00pm

Tim and Eric
Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim started making videos to entertain each other and alleviate film-school tedium, and wound up stumbling into comedy careers almost by accident. They sent some of their absurdist, uncomfortable bits to Mr. Show's Bob Odenkirk, who helped them usher the dry, divisive, often wonderful Tom Goes To The Mayor onto Cartoon Network's Adult Swim.
http://www.timanderic.com/

Saturday May 23, 2009 6:00pm - 7:00pm
The Gorge Amphitheatre 754 Silica Road N.W.

6:30pm

Ra Ra Riot
To observe Ra Ra Riot on stage is to observe a joyful experience in progress, somehow both intensely fun and just plain intense; it's a joy that's always aware that darkness and despair may be just around the corner, that life is both beautiful and terrible, and it's a joy that is in fact amplified by this awareness.
http://www.rarariot.com/

Saturday May 23, 2009 6:30pm - 7:15pm
The Gorge Amphitheatre 754 Silica Road N.W.

7:05pm

The Decemberists
"There's an odd bond between the music of the British folk revival and classic metal," says The Decemberists frontman Colin Meloy. "A natural connection between, like, Fairport Convention and Black Sabbath - of course, Sandy Denny from Fairport even sang with Led Zeppelin on "The Battle of Evermore."
http://www.decemberists.com/

Saturday May 23, 2009 7:05pm - 8:05pm
The Gorge Amphitheatre 754 Silica Road N.W.

7:15pm

Mos Def
M O S D E F peace. i was born in brooklyn new york in 1973. ive been working professionally as an artist for nearly 20 years. ive been very blessed to work with some of the worlds brightest talents and many of my personal heroes.
http://www.mosdef.com

Saturday May 23, 2009 7:15pm - 8:15pm
The Gorge Amphitheatre 754 Silica Road N.W.

8:30pm

Yeah Yeah Yeahs
This Brooklyn trio debuted during the 2001 celebration of All Things Rock and instantly made their case for good-old-fashioned attitude. Guitarist Nick Zinner has borrowed licks from the Cramps and 8-Eyed Spy, drummer Brian Chase calls on most of classic-rock timekeeping, and singer Karen O has been compared to so many people she can only be entirely original.
http://site.yeahyeahyeahs.com/

Saturday May 23, 2009 8:30pm - 9:30pm
The Gorge Amphitheatre 754 Silica Road N.W.

8:45pm

Bon Iver
Bon Iver (pronounced: bohn eevair; French for "good winter" and spelled wrong on purpose) is a greeting, a celebration and a sentiment. It is a new statement of an artist moving on and establishing the groundwork for a lasting career. For Emma, Forever Ago is the debut of this lineage of songs. As a whole, the record is entirely cohesive throughout and remains centered around a particular aesthetic, prompted by the time and place for which it was recorded. Justin Vernon, the primary force behind Bon Iver, seems to have tested his boundaries to the maximum, and in doing so has managed to break free from any pre-cursing or finished forms.
http://www.boniver.org/

Saturday May 23, 2009 8:45pm - 9:45pm
The Gorge Amphitheatre 754 Silica Road N.W.

9:00pm

James Pants
THE YEAR IS 2001 AND THE PLACE IS TEXAS. Stones Throw head honcho Peanut Butter Wolf is DJing while a sharply dressed young man approaches the DJ Booth with his Prom date in tow to formally introduce himself. Thus begins the story of James Pants. What began as a dream Prom night to see his hero DJ went to an internship at the label to eventually landing the ultimate fantasy by being signed to the roster and championed as the "next big thing" by none other than Peanut Butter Wolf himself & on top of critics like Busy P, Urb, XLR8R, & Dazed & Confused Magazines.
www.myspace.com/jamespants

Saturday May 23, 2009 9:00pm - 9:45pm
The Gorge Amphitheatre 754 Silica Road N.W.

10:00pm

Kings of Leon
When Kings of Leon released their third album Because Of The Times in April 2007, Entertainment Weekly called it their "crowning achievement," while Rolling Stone wondered: "How good can the Kings of Leon get? They've already gone further than anybody could have guessed."
www.kingsofleon.com

Saturday May 23, 2009 10:00pm - 11:30pm
The Gorge Amphitheatre 754 Silica Road N.W.

10:05pm

Crystal Castles
Since forming in the summer of 2004, Crystal Castles, the Toronto-based duo of Ethan Fawn and Alice Glass have amassed a cult following through their uncompromising and intense delivery, a slew of limited edition singles, and shows packed solely from word of mouth. Their 7" singles have sold out almost instantly, they have toured extensively in the UK, Europe, and North America with artists such as the Klaxons and Metric, and remixed songs for Bloc Party and the Klaxons, among others.
http://www.myspace.com/crystalcastles

Saturday May 23, 2009 10:05pm - 11:05pm
The Gorge Amphitheatre 754 Silica Road N.W.
 
Sunday, May 24
 

12:00pm

Mad Rad
Hailing from Seattle, Washington, the band plays rap/ghettotech/glam music and features Terry Radjaw, Buffalo Madonna and P Smoov.
http://www.myspace.com/madandrad

Sunday May 24, 2009 12:00pm - 12:45pm
The Gorge Amphitheatre 754 Silica Road N.W.

12:15pm

Mike Watt and The Missingmen
I put the missingmen together in the summer of 2006 in order to bring forth my third punk rock opera "hyphenated-man" (the first two being 1997's "contemplating the engine room" and 2004's "the secondman's middle stand"). whereas "...engine room" dealt w/my pop's life in the navy as a metaphor for the story of the minutemen and "...middle stand" was a parallel to dante's "comedia" dealing w/an illness that almost killed me in 2000, this third opera will be quite different in that it has no standard narrative (libretto!) meaning no regular beginning-middle-end and will be as it were "simultaneous" in the way a mirror from just inside my head - right in this middle-age moment of mine - was then shattered into thirtynine pieces, each showing a piece of my state of mind (or out-of-mind) as of now.
http://hootpage.com/hoot_missingmen2006.html

Sunday May 24, 2009 12:15pm - 12:55pm
The Gorge Amphitheatre 754 Silica Road N.W.

12:25pm

Viva Voce
Kevin and Anita Robinson formed Viva Voce (pronounced VEE-vah-VOH-chay, Italian for "by word of mouth") in their native Muscle Shoals, AL, in 1998. Heeding the call of the woods, they relocated to Portland, OR, in 2001. Fuzzed out psych excursions, eminently infectious melodies, hand-clap break downs, and star-shine vocal harmonizing (often all in the same song) belie an underlying deftness of arrangement and composition.
http://www.vivavoce.com/blog/

Sunday May 24, 2009 12:25pm - 1:10pm
The Gorge Amphitheatre 754 Silica Road N.W.

12:45pm

People's Republic of Komedy
The Peoples Republic of Komedy (PROK), a tight-knit group of like-minded Seattle comedians, has been creating a stir in the local arts scene with their wildly popular "Laff Hole" show every Wednesday night. Combining edgy comedy with some of the hottest young bands in Seattle, "Laff Hole" has created the kind of buzz that Seattle hasn't seen since the grunge boom of the early 1990's.
http://www.prokomedy.org/

Sunday May 24, 2009 12:45pm - 1:45pm
The Gorge Amphitheatre 754 Silica Road N.W.

1:05pm

Point Juncture, WA
For five years Point Juncture has been a collaboration between four Portland, OR. songwriters, instrumentalists, recording engineers, and friends: Amanda Spring (vocals, drums) Victor Nash (keyboards, vocals) Skyler Norwood (guitar, vibraphone) and Wilson Vediner (guitar). Five years is middle age for a band but this one has aged well, having toured the country year after year and played with such like minded bands as Stereolab, Britt Daniel of Spoon, Dirty Three, Aloha, 31 Knots, Mates of State, Viva Voce...
http://www.pointjuncturewa.com/noflash/index.php?&page=needflash

Sunday May 24, 2009 1:05pm - 1:50pm
The Gorge Amphitheatre 754 Silica Road N.W.

1:10pm

Street Sweeper Social Club
Tom Morello and Boots Riley have joined forces to form the new musical group, Street Sweeper Social Club. The group recently wrapped recording sessions for their forthcoming debut album and their first ever tour will be opening all dates in North America on the Nine Inch Nails and Jane's Addiction May-June Tour.
www.streetsweepermusic.com

Sunday May 24, 2009 1:10pm - 1:50pm
The Gorge Amphitheatre 754 Silica Road N.W.

1:30pm

Hockey
Sunday May 24, 2009 1:30pm - 2:15pm
The Gorge Amphitheatre 754 Silica Road N.W.

2:05pm

The Walkmen
The music that inspired the Walkmen to compose You and Me follows in a tradition of song writing that goes back to early rock 'n' roll: the intimacy and energy of Elvis Presley's and Buddy Holly's early recordings, and the massive voice and orchestration of Roy Orbison. And it carries on through people like Bob Marley and Randy Newman and on to bands like The Pogues and The Modern Lovers - the sort of songs that are very much a product of their time and place while firmly rooted in tradition.
http://www.marcata.net/walkmen/

Sunday May 24, 2009 2:05pm - 2:50pm
The Gorge Amphitheatre 754 Silica Road N.W.

2:10pm

The Henry Clay People
JOEY and ANDY are brothers. MIKE and JONATHAN are in I MAKE THIS SOUND together and have been kidnapped by JOEY and ANDY... They all get together and make music. The End --The Henry Clay People
http://www.myspace.com/thehenryclaypeople

Sunday May 24, 2009 2:10pm - 2:55pm
The Gorge Amphitheatre 754 Silica Road N.W.

2:15pm

The Red Wine Boys
Comedians H. Jon Benjamin + Todd Barry perform together as The Red Wine Boys.

Sunday May 24, 2009 2:15pm - 3:00pm
The Gorge Amphitheatre 754 Silica Road N.W.

2:35pm

John Vanderslice
John wrote the bulk of his most recent album, emerald city, while knee-deep in legal limbo after a visa application for his girlfriend, a French national he met in Paris, was rejected by US Immigration. The songs and themes are fueled by an era of deep insecurity and paranoia; they develop in front of a backdrop of ritualized and mythologized current events.
http://www.johnvanderslice.com/

Sunday May 24, 2009 2:35pm - 3:20pm
The Gorge Amphitheatre 754 Silica Road N.W.

3:05pm

Calexico
"CARRIED TO DUST is, at least partially, the story of a writer in Los Angeles around the time of the writers' strike we had a while back in late 2007," CALEXICO's Joey Burns explains. "Our hopper heads out east on a whim and a dry Santa Ana tail wind. Stopping at the Yucca Valley swap meet he buys an old road map with a route already marked with red pen...
http://www.casadecalexico.com/index.php

Sunday May 24, 2009 3:05pm - 3:50pm
The Gorge Amphitheatre 754 Silica Road N.W.

3:15pm

Fences
Fences started in 2004, in Boston, the day Chris Mansfield thought, "I figured I might as well name this group of songs I'd been writing and have something to do with myself." He, like his music, is nothing if not brutally honest. Mansfield was a student of jazz at the Berklee College of Music when he met his roommate, who played acoustic guitar and wrote terribly sad songs. Inspired by John's musical musings, Chris sold his upright bass for $5,000, used some of that money to buy an acoustic guitar, then spent the next year wrestling his personal demons.
http://www.myspace.com/fencesvswolf

Sunday May 24, 2009 3:15pm - 4:00pm
The Gorge Amphitheatre 754 Silica Road N.W.

3:40pm

St. Vincent
Two years ago, Annie Clark's recorded debut as St. Vincent, "Marry Me," gave immediate notice that a dizzying new talent had emerged from the flatlands of Texas. Critics from all points of the cultural compass-from Pitchfork to Spin to the New York Times Magazine-were entranced by the album's precocious arrangements and elegant lyrics, and the steadily growing crowds at St. Vincent's live shows were astonished by Clark's gargantuan musical chops and her magnetic stage presence.
http://www.ilovestvincent.com/

Sunday May 24, 2009 3:40pm - 4:25pm
The Gorge Amphitheatre 754 Silica Road N.W.

4:10pm

The Avett Brothers
"It costs nothing to be honest, loyal and true." If you put your ear to the street, you can hear the rumble of the world in motion; people going to and from work, to school, to the grocery store. You may even hear the whisper of their living rooms, their conversation, their complaints, and if you're lucky, their laughter. If you're almost anywhere in America , you'll hear something different, something special, something you recognize but haven't heard in a long time. It is the sound of a real celebration.
http://theavettbrothers.com/site.php

Sunday May 24, 2009 4:10pm - 5:00pm
The Gorge Amphitheatre 754 Silica Road N.W.

4:20pm

The Builders And The Butchers
Although the Builders and the Butchers formed in Portland in the mid-2000s, the band's hybrid of folk, country, and twangy roots rock evokes the Great Depression more than the contemporary Northwest. The group's beginnings date back to fall 2003, when frontman Ryan Sollee relocated from Alaska to Portland with his then-current band, the Born Losers.
http://www.myspace.com/thebuildersandthebutchers

Sunday May 24, 2009 4:20pm - 5:05pm
The Gorge Amphitheatre 754 Silica Road N.W.

4:45pm

Aziz Ansari
Hi my name is Aziz Ansari. I'm a comedian/actor based in Los Angeles.
http://azizisbored.com/

Sunday May 24, 2009 4:45pm - 5:30pm
The Gorge Amphitheatre 754 Silica Road N.W.

4:45pm

The Wrens
The wrens' first tour's first show is in Omaha, Nebraska playing to an overwhelming five-person crowd that includes Robb, Conor, and Todd of the as-yet-unfounded Saddle Creek label/scene (Conor and Todd of Bright Eyes and the Faint respectively). The wrens and the creek become friends, and over the next few years play many shows together, have many sleepovers, and later issue a split 7" w/ Park Ave on their Saddle Creek label.
http://www.wrens.com/

Sunday May 24, 2009 4:45pm - 5:35pm
The Gorge Amphitheatre 754 Silica Road N.W.

5:20pm

The Murder City Devils
A preacher's mouth and a rock 'n' roll heart - sometimes that's all it takes to make you move. The Murder City Devils never fail to stir these emotions in their audience.
http://www.themurdercitydevils.com/

Sunday May 24, 2009 5:20pm - 6:10pm
The Gorge Amphitheatre 754 Silica Road N.W.

5:25pm

The Submarines
"In the beginning, we all start as a tiny seed, then a tender sprout. With water, light and the hope of love, we grow up toward the skies above."John Dragonetti and Blake Hazard recorded Honeysuckle Weeks, their second album as The Submarines, as summer vines blossomed and the sun coaxed green grasses up around the stones leading from their East LA home to their garage-turned-home-studio. Honeysuckle Weeks weaves together themes drawn from their immediate surroundings and experience: the garden outside, and the push and pull of life and love inside.
http://www.thesubmarines.com/

Sunday May 24, 2009 5:25pm - 6:10pm
The Gorge Amphitheatre 754 Silica Road N.W.

6:00pm

The Airborne Toxic Event
Formed in 2006, The Airborne Toxic Event has quickly become the darling of its native Los Angeles. The five-piece indie rock band, named after a section of the book White Noise by Don DeLillo, began with just one member, novelist Mikel Jollett. Bombarded with a fistful of bad news, he was inspired to turn his attention from writing prose to writing songs. Four band members later, Airborne had created a harmony of string instruments, keyboards and a standard rock lineup of guitar, drums, and bass.
http://www.theairbornetoxicevent.com/

Sunday May 24, 2009 6:00pm - 6:50pm
The Gorge Amphitheatre 754 Silica Road N.W.

6:00pm

Zach Galifianakis
I am from the foothills or North Carolina. I now live in the mountains of that state. And also live in Brooklyn. I come from a strong family. I enjoy tractors and red wine. I feel that living your life in contradiction keeps one confused and happy.
http://www.zachgalifianakis.com/

Sunday May 24, 2009 6:00pm - 7:00pm
The Gorge Amphitheatre 754 Silica Road N.W.

6:30pm

The Dodos
Originally formed in 2006 as Dodobird by multi-instrumentalist Meric Long, unpredictable San Francisco indie rock duo the Dodos acquired their new moniker with the arrival of Logan Kroeber, a fellow West Coast artist whose penchant for experimental drumming and progressive metal melded perfectly with Long's interest in West African Ewe drumming and country blues fingerpicking.
http://dodosmusic.net/

Sunday May 24, 2009 6:30pm - 7:15pm
The Gorge Amphitheatre 754 Silica Road N.W.

6:35pm

TV On The Radio
"A lot of bands have something to say," explains TV On The Radio producer/multi-instrumentalist David Sitek. "We have something to ask." Indeed. Good luck finding easy answers in TVOTR's ever-evolving soundscapes, though, whether we're talking about their new disc, Dear Science (DGC/Interscope) or the band's early days. When guitarist/vocalist Kyp Malone joined, he didn't even get what Sitek and vocalist Tunde Adebimpe were going for on their self-released 2002 debut, OK Calculator.
http://www.tvontheradio.com/

Sunday May 24, 2009 6:35pm - 7:35pm
The Gorge Amphitheatre 754 Silica Road N.W.

7:15pm

M83
For most of us, our teenage years were an awkward time full of embarrassing moments we'd rather forget. For M83's chief star-gazer Anthony Gonzalez, however, his adolescence turned out to be the most important period of his life, one he looks back upon with great affection. Now, he's made it the defining theme of his enchanting new album, Saturdays=Youth.
http://www.ilovem83.com/

Sunday May 24, 2009 7:15pm - 8:15pm
The Gorge Amphitheatre 754 Silica Road N.W.

8:00pm

Nine Inch Nails
Nine Inch Nails is a one-man industrial-rock band whose symphonic noise and intense lyrics articulate an alienation and rage that have attracted a wide audience. The diviner of this millenarian angst is Trent Reznor, who writes, arranges, performs, and produces all of Nine Inch Nails' material.
http://www.nin.com/

Sunday May 24, 2009 8:00pm - 9:30pm
The Gorge Amphitheatre 754 Silica Road N.W.

8:45pm

of Montreal
of Montreal is many things. of Montreal is one of the stalwarts of the Athens, Georgia pop scene. of Montreal is the recording and performing project of one Mr. Kevin Barnes. And of Montreal is one of the many bands still in operation with a tie to the loose Elephant Six collective of the late '90s, a group of like-minded bands centered around that incredibly fertile Southern college town. of Montreal is not, however, predictable.
http://www.ofmontreal.net/

Sunday May 24, 2009 8:45pm - 9:45pm
The Gorge Amphitheatre 754 Silica Road N.W.

9:00pm

Natalie Portman's Shaved Head
And the award for best name of the year for a pop or rock group goes to - Natalie Portman's Shaved Head, at least according to their fans. Now, the electro-pop foursome with the attention-grabbing name is about to go global in a big way with the release of their debut LP, Glistening Pleasure. The album, relentless in its musical pursuit of happiness, features songs about everything you love about that best time in your life! The tracks are energetic, immediately catchy, and irresistibly danceable.
http://www.myspace.com/natalieportmansshavedhead

Sunday May 24, 2009 9:00pm - 9:45pm
The Gorge Amphitheatre 754 Silica Road N.W.

10:00pm

Jane's Addiction
From the start Jane's Addiction were an incomparable force. Even in an L.A. club scene convulsing with the music of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Fishbone, Thelonious Monster, and Dream Syndicate, the foursome of vocalist Perry Farrell, guitarist Dave Navarro, bassist Eric Avery, and drummer Stephen Perkins became an almost immediate sensation.
http://www.janesaddiction.com/

Sunday May 24, 2009 10:00pm - 11:30pm
The Gorge Amphitheatre 754 Silica Road N.W.

10:05pm

Deadmau5
Found lurking in the creative laboratory known as the "deadmau5 disco den of despair and inequity" this creative ingenue runs the gamut of beats unlike any other. Since his inception deadmau5 has stormed our planet with chart topping action and playlists from the best of the best.
http://www.deadmau5.com/

Sunday May 24, 2009 10:05pm - 11:05pm
The Gorge Amphitheatre 754 Silica Road N.W.
 
Monday, May 25
 

12:00pm

Heartless Bastards
Fat Possum Records is excited to announce that the Heartless Bastards are set to release their third record on February 3rd, 2009. The record is called The Mountain and was produced by Mike McCarthy (Spoon, Trail of Dead, Patty Griffin). The Mountain delivers the swamped-up rock howl that fans have come to love from the critically acclaimed Heartless Bastards, but it also weaves in an adventurous sonic evolution, expanding their three-piece rock palate by adding pedal steel, mandolin, banjo and strings, all in support of Erika Wennerstrom's transcendent voice that Rolling Stone once described as "channeling all the swagger and spit of a young Robert Plant."
http://www.myspace.com/heartlessbastards

Monday May 25, 2009 12:00pm - 12:45pm
The Gorge Amphitheatre 754 Silica Road N.W.

12:00pm

Loch Lomond
Loch Lomond stuns. Effortlessly combining symphonic chamber pop with the most raw, visceral and expert melodic acrobatics, the co-ed sextet employs the distinct use of harmonic vocals, mandolin, theremin, bass clarinet, and all manner of exclamatory percussion minutia to foil the even more distinct and arresting voice of lead singer/multi-instrumentalist Ritchie Young.
http://www.myspace.com/lochlomondmusic

Monday May 25, 2009 12:00pm - 12:45pm
The Gorge Amphitheatre 754 Silica Road N.W.

12:35pm

Other Lives
Based in the college town of Stillwater, Oklahoma, the band – Jesse Tabish (lead vocals, piano, guitar, harmonium, organ, vibes, electric harpsichord), Josh Onstott (bass, melotron, backing vocals), Jonathon Mooney (piano, violin, organ, vibes, electric harpsichord), Jenny Hsu (cello, backing vocals) and Colby Owens (drums, lap steel) – has been playing music together for the past five years in various incarnations. They began as an avant-garde instrumental group, then added vocals and eventually evolved into Other Lives.
http://www.myspace.com/otherlives

Monday May 25, 2009 12:35pm - 1:20pm
The Gorge Amphitheatre 754 Silica Road N.W.

12:45pm

People's Republic of Komedy
The Peoples Republic of Komedy (PROK), a tight-knit group of like-minded Seattle comedians, has been creating a stir in the local arts scene with their wildly popular "Laff Hole" show every Wednesday night. Combining edgy comedy with some of the hottest young bands in Seattle, "Laff Hole" has created the kind of buzz that Seattle hasn't seen since the grunge boom of the early 1990's.
http://www.prokomedy.org/

Monday May 25, 2009 12:45pm - 1:45pm
The Gorge Amphitheatre 754 Silica Road N.W.

12:55pm

Deerhoof
Deerhoof is a San Francisco musical group, currently consisting of Satomi Matsuzaki (usually vocals and bass), John Dieterich (usually guitar), Ed Rodriguez (usually guitar as well) and Greg Saunier (usually drums). Although typically classified as an indie rock band, due to their having been on an indie rock label (Kill Rock Stars) for the entirety of their career, the mercurial and unconventional nature of Deerhoof's music makes genre identification difficult, and perhaps inappropriate.
http://www.myspace.com/deerhoof

Monday May 25, 2009 12:55pm - 1:35pm
The Gorge Amphitheatre 754 Silica Road N.W.

1:05pm

The Pica Beats
For all there is to be said about the power of the present in the endlessly cannibalizing tradition of pop music, it's often the uncanny intangibility of timelessness that so separates the wheat from the chaff - a music aware of both the past and present, and yet discernibly apart from either moment in time. It is a tightrope tread by many, and often with perilous consequence. And yet, in the most literal sense of the word, timelessness is the very currency Seattle's The Pica Beats make their stock in trade: that is, a sound both of and apart from our time.
http://www.thepicabeats.com/

Monday May 25, 2009 1:05pm - 1:50pm
The Gorge Amphitheatre 754 Silica Road N.W.

1:40pm

Black Moth Super Rainbow
A notoriously enigmatic band hailing from Pennsylvania, Black Moth Super Rainbow made waves on the indie circuit in the early 2000s with their brand of otherworldly, psychedelic indie pop. The project began in Pittsburgh in 2002, and expanded to include five members (Tobacco, the Seven Fields of Aphelion, Power Pill Fist, Iffernaut, and Father Hummingbird) in the following year.
http://www.blackmothsuperrainbow.com/

Monday May 25, 2009 1:40pm - 2:25pm
The Gorge Amphitheatre 754 Silica Road N.W.

1:50pm

Grizzly Bear
Grizzly Bear released Yellow House in 2006. It was a slow, steady and stunning ride, and given the album's otherworldly charm and staying power, it's hard to believe three years have gone by.
http://www.grizzly-bear.net/

Monday May 25, 2009 1:50pm - 2:35pm
The Gorge Amphitheatre 754 Silica Road N.W.

2:00pm

God's Pottery
Gideon and Jeremiah first met at Christ Our Leader College when they were paired as freshman roommates. Through a shared love of music, non-contact athletics and different cultures, they became fast friends and spent four close years together. Though school was important to them, they spent most of their time strummin' and singin'.
http://godspottery.com/

Monday May 25, 2009 2:00pm - 2:45pm
The Gorge Amphitheatre 754 Silica Road N.W.

2:10pm

Horse Feathers
The Portland, OR, folk duo Horse Feathers consist of singer/songwriter Justin Ringle (acoustic guitar, vocals, percussion) and multi-instrumentalist Peter Broderick (violin, banjo, mandolin, cello, viola, piano, saw, percussion, vocals). Ringle grew up in Idaho and played in several short-lived indie rock bands during his teenage years, but moved to Portland in 2004, where he met Broderick, who was already a member of the more established Portland band Norfolk & Western.
http://www.myspace.com/horsefeathersmusic

Monday May 25, 2009 2:10pm - 2:55pm
The Gorge Amphitheatre 754 Silica Road N.W.

2:45pm

Bishop Allen
Bishop Allen is an American indie rock band based in Brooklyn, New York, composed of drummer Jack Delamitraux, guitarist Justin Rice, and guitarist Christian Rudder. Vocal duties are shared among the band's members. Bishop Allen, formed by Rudder and Rice who met while attending Harvard University, grew out of the pair's more humerous punk venture The Pissed Officers. During the spring of 2003 the pair recorded all of the instrumentation for their debut album, Charm School.
http://www.bishopallen.com/

Monday May 25, 2009 2:45pm - 3:30pm
The Gorge Amphitheatre 754 Silica Road N.W.

2:50pm

Santigold
As a solo project comprised of a revolving door of members, the heart and face of Santigold is vivacious frontwoman Santi White. Paired with John Hill, her former counterpart from ska-punk band Stiffed, the two use their common backgrounds as production-savvy musicians to make bombastic, bass-oriented songs that fuse punk, reggae, grime, and indie rock with electro.
http://www.santogold.net/

Monday May 25, 2009 2:50pm - 3:35pm
The Gorge Amphitheatre 754 Silica Road N.W.

3:15pm

The Whitest Kids U' Know
“Bizarre, edgy, and hilarious,” and “funnier than Saturday Night Live,” according to Entertainment Weekly, The Whitest Kids U’ Know’s sardonic, salty humor cracks on politics, gender, race and sex and pushes sketch comedy to a whole new level of depraved genius.
http://whitestkids.com/

Monday May 25, 2009 3:15pm - 4:00pm
The Gorge Amphitheatre 754 Silica Road N.W.

3:15pm

School Of Seven Bells
Ben Curtis fled Secret Machines in 2007 to focus on School of Seven Bells, an electronics-enhanced dream pop group formed with twin sister vocalists Claudia and Alejandra Deheza (also of On!Air!Library!). They debuted in 2007 on Sonic Cathedral with the 7" recording My Cabal, which featured a remix on the B-side from Robin Guthrie -- Guthrie's Cocteau Twins, as well as several of the artists the Cocteaus inspired, from My Bloody Valentine to Medicine, being apparent touchstones.
http://www.schoolofsevenbells.com/

Monday May 25, 2009 3:15pm - 4:00pm
The Gorge Amphitheatre 754 Silica Road N.W.

3:50pm

Blitzen Trapper
Furr is the fourth record by Portland sextet Blitzen Trapper and the follow-up to last year's highly acclaimed Wild Mountain Nation. Written in the gaps of the group's frenetic touring schedule and recorded mostly in a hoary old telegraph building close by the Willamette River, the new record refines and expands on the far-ranging yet distinctive songcraft that lies at the heart of Blitzen Trapper's unique appeal.
http://blitzentrapper.net/

Monday May 25, 2009 3:50pm - 4:35pm
The Gorge Amphitheatre 754 Silica Road N.W.

3:50pm

Gogol Bordello
Combining elements of punk, gypsy music, and Brecht-ian cabaret, Gogol Bordello tells the story of New York's immigrant diaspora through debauchery, humor, and surreal costumes. Leader and singer Eugene Hutz's taste in music was spun out of black market tapes of the Birthday Party and Einsturzande Neubauten in his native Ukraine.
http://www.gogolbordello.com/

Monday May 25, 2009 3:50pm - 4:40pm
The Gorge Amphitheatre 754 Silica Road N.W.

4:20pm

The Dutchess And The Duke
The DUTCHESS and the DUKE: Kimberly Morrison and Jesse Lortz. Two kids hanging out together, growing up together, having fun together. Two kids pissed off at each other, picking on each other, blaming each other, calling each other's bullshit. Two kids playing in all sorts of bands for years. Sometimes together, many times apart. Through all the years they've known each other, however unforeseen, however ridiculous, the result has always been inevitable.
http://www.myspace.com/thedutchessandtheduke

Monday May 25, 2009 4:20pm - 5:05pm
The Gorge Amphitheatre 754 Silica Road N.W.

4:30pm

Natasha Leggero
Natasha Leggero is originally from Rockford IL, but has traveled the world enough to mask this unfortunate fact. After graduating from Hunter College in New York City and studying at the Stella Adler Conservatory, she moved to Los Angeles and started doing stand-up comedy. For the past five years, Natasha has performed stand-up all over the country and abroad. Her TV stand-up performances include appearances on “The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson,” Comedy Central's “Premium Blend,” “The Comedy Factory” on Dutch television and “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.”
http://www.natashaleggero.com/

Monday May 25, 2009 4:30pm - 5:15pm
The Gorge Amphitheatre 754 Silica Road N.W.

4:55pm

Monotonix
Dissatisfied with the state of the music scene in their hometown of Tel Aviv, the Israeli trio Monotonix formed in November of 2005 with the mission of redefining the rock show. The band, consisting of singer Ami Shalev, guitarist Yonatan Gat, and drummer Haggai Fershtman, channel riff heavy influences Led Zeppelin, the Sonics, and Thin Lizzy to create raw, driving rock & roll. Shortly after forming, they would accomplish their mission in Tel Aviv, defying the expectations of what a rock show should be there.
http://www.monotonix.com/

Monday May 25, 2009 4:55pm - 5:40pm
The Gorge Amphitheatre 754 Silica Road N.W.

4:55pm

Fleet Foxes
The first time I heard "Boots of Spanish Leather," it was as if all of the oxygen had been drained from the room, suddenly replaced with the wavering golden longing of this one song. Only it wasn't Dylan singing, it was my 14 year-old brother Robin, belting out these heart-worn lyrics as the afternoon spring sunlight streamed through rain-stained windows, illuminating a thousand dust flecks in my cluttered college apartment.
www.fleetfoxes.com

Monday May 25, 2009 4:55pm - 5:55pm
The Gorge Amphitheatre 754 Silica Road N.W.

5:25pm

BLK JKS
BLK JKS defy description. With a wrecking crew rhythm section, debonair vocals, and guitar concoction of one part shred and two parts soul, BLK JKS shoot an African music sensibility through the tenets of rock. On one hand it is easy to politicize BLK JKS; as seen on the cover of Fader, here is a band that is instantly young, black and fly even as they reclaim styles that have been stolen, watered down, and regurgitated for generations. And yet to get caught up in anything but their sound is to sell this phenomenon short, because as musicians--as artists--BLK JKS simply cook.
www.myspace.com/blkjks

Monday May 25, 2009 5:25pm - 6:10pm
The Gorge Amphitheatre 754 Silica Road N.W.

6:05pm

The Knux
Consider The Knux, and their genius, genre-bending debut, Remind Me In 3 Days..., the sledge hammer that's going to save the music.
http://www.theknux.com

Monday May 25, 2009 6:05pm - 6:50pm
The Gorge Amphitheatre 754 Silica Road N.W.

6:10pm

Silversun Pickups
In the brutally cold world of Big Rock Biz, there's something very comforting about just knowing that a band like L.A.'s Silversun Pickups exists. That feeling derives from the group's searingly sumptuous music, sure, but it has a lot to do with knowing their rather humble origins and super-admirable raison d'etre.
http://www.silversunpickups.com/

Monday May 25, 2009 6:10pm - 7:10pm
The Gorge Amphitheatre 754 Silica Road N.W.

6:30pm

Beach House
Beach House, Alex Scally and Victoria Legrand, have been playing music forever, each since childhood in Baltimore, Philadelphia, and France . Beach House formed in the summer, it was very late at night and there was a lot of heat. Their songs start simple and grow organically like tiny skeletons that multiply layers of necessary flesh.
http://www.beachhousemusic.net/Beach_House/Home.html

Monday May 25, 2009 6:30pm - 7:15pm
The Gorge Amphitheatre 754 Silica Road N.W.

7:15pm

Girl Talk
For Gregg Gillis, the Girl Talk project has always been about embracing pop music. On his fourth album, Feed The Animals, Girl Talk celebrates pop to the extreme and continues his sonic evolution towards his party-infested live shows.
www.myspace.com/girltalk

Monday May 25, 2009 7:15pm - 8:15pm
The Gorge Amphitheatre 754 Silica Road N.W.

7:30pm

Amanda Blank
Amanda Blank is a flamboyant dirty rapper from Philadelphia who is closely associated with Spank Rock and who has ties to the Baltimore club scene. Born Amanda Mallory, she began to establish herself nationally in 2006 with a guest feature on "Bump," a song from Spank Rock's acclaimed album YoYoYoYoYo (2006).
http://www.myspace.com/amandablank

Monday May 25, 2009 7:30pm - 8:15pm
The Gorge Amphitheatre 754 Silica Road N.W.

7:30pm

Erykah Badu
She grew up listening to '70s soul and '80s hip-hop, but Erykah Badu drew more comparisons to Billie Holiday upon her breakout in 1997, after the release of her first album, Baduizm. The grooves and production on the album are bass-heavy R&B, but Badu's langurous, occasionally tortured vocals and delicate phrasing immediately removed her from the legion of cookie-cutter female R&B singers.
http://www.erykahbadu.com/

Monday May 25, 2009 7:30pm - 8:30pm
The Gorge Amphitheatre 754 Silica Road N.W.

8:35pm

Tobacco
Tobacco sometimes runs with a group called Black Moth Super Rainbow. On Fucked Up Friends, his latest mission, he works alone. Tobacco's tools are analog synths, tape machines, and deformed incantations from throats unknown. His music is a wash of distortion and melody over jagged beats. It amalgamates hypnotic, cosmopolitan pop, gritty, propulsive hip-hop and a night full of fevered dreams.

Monday May 25, 2009 8:35pm - 9:20pm
The Gorge Amphitheatre 754 Silica Road N.W.

8:45pm

Explosions In The Sky
These four sensitive gentlemen of instrumental rock describe their band as a close but dysfunctional family who have been financially unstable. Austin, Texas has been their home base for several years, allowing them to become allies with bands such as the very beautiful American Analog Set, the completely awe inspiring Lift To Experience, and the sonically destructive And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead.
http://www.explosionsinthesky.com/

Monday May 25, 2009 8:45pm - 9:45pm
The Gorge Amphitheatre 754 Silica Road N.W.

9:00pm

Ben Harper and Relentless7
In a hostile sea of disposable, throwaway singles, BEN HARPER AND RELENTLESS7 have made a true album. White Lies For Dark Times is a timeless rock record, with a cohesive collection of music that is as raw, unrelenting and thunderous, as it is arrestingly haunting and emotional. On the raucous opening track, "Number With No Name," Harper bellows "the very thing that drives you -- can drive you insane" over an infectious guitar line and a deftly serious groove that both thumps and propels the listener.
www.relentless7.com

Monday May 25, 2009 9:00pm - 10:30pm
The Gorge Amphitheatre 754 Silica Road N.W.

9:40pm

Chromeo (DJ Set)
Chromeo will be performing a DJ Set. Crossing the Gaza Strip of Sexxx Jams Chromeo is Pee Thug and Dave 1: best friends since their Montreal adolescence, virtuoso musicians, walking hip hop encyclopedias, and the only successful Arab/Jew partnership since the dawn of human culture.
http://www.chromeo.net/

Monday May 25, 2009 9:40pm - 10:40pm
The Gorge Amphitheatre 754 Silica Road N.W.