Sasquatch! Music Festival 2016, Day 4: Thunderpussy

Sasquatch, Local Music, Live Reviews
Jacob Webb
photos by Matthew B. Thompson (view set)

For the better part of a year, Thunderpussy has been going through a list of local Seattle clubs and conquering them one by one. For their second Sasquatch consecutive appearance (they explosively opened the small Yeti stage at last year's fest), the quartet roared the main stage open on Monday afternoon. If there was any question that Molly Sides and co. would have trouble adapting to a large outdoor stage from the small clubs they've come to excel in, the band quickly proved to be more than adept at bringing their theatrical rock and roll to a big stage. Sides and guitarist Whitney Petty are a hell of a pair to watch either up close or on a giant video screen, underscoring that they've sold out so many shows based solely on their live reputation. The band's debut release is still forthcoming, but if it generates enough buzz to justify a third Sasquatch appearance in as many years, Thunderpussy could very well get a chance to complete a trifecta of shows shredding with another force of nature in the background.

Related News & Reviews

Local Music Song of the Day

Song of the Day: Ghosts I've Met - Songbirds

Every Monday through Friday, we deliver a different song as part of our Song of the Day podcast subscription. This podcast features exclusive KEXP in-studio performances, unreleased songs, and recordings from independent artists that our DJ’s think you should hear. Today’s song, featured on the M...

Read More
Sasquatch Live Reviews

Sasquatch! Music Festival 2016, Day 4: Grimes

From the second Claire Boucher steps on the main stage at Sasquatch! Music Festival, it seems as if there are two versions of Grimes present during her shows. One, perhaps more reflective of the artist than her art, is the sincere, enthusiastic, slightly awkward person that speaks on the mic in b...

Read More
Sasquatch Live Reviews

Sasquatch! Music Festival 2016, Day 4: Julia Holter

Her newest album is called Have You In My Wilderness but Julia Holter doesn't typically play outdoors. "I'm not used to being outside in the sun, but I'm glad we're all here," the Los Angeles composer said after "Silhouette". This year's Sasquatch lineup is mostly a high energy affair, but Holter...

Read More
Sasquatch Local Music Live Reviews

Sasquatch! Music Festival 2016, Day 4: Iska Dhaaf

Seattle natives Iska Dhaaf now live in New York, but they still introduce themselves as a band from Seattle. This theme of sticking to your origins was found throughout their set at Sasquatch! Music Festival Monday afternoon. The group now takes the stage as a four-piece, a fitting change as thei...

Read More
Click anywhere to return to the site