KUT 90.5 and NPR Music Partner Stations to Webcast 10th Sasquatch! Festival, Live, May 28-30
Listen to Dozens of Festival Sets, Including Bright Eyes, Death Cab For Cutie, Deerhunter, Foo Fighters, Flying Lotus, Robyn and Wilco
AUSTIN, Texas—May 23, 2011—KUT 90.5 is partnering with NPR Music, Seattle’s KEXP and NPR partner public radio stations from around the country, to provide the soundtrack to this weekend’s barbeque by live webcasting three days of music from the 10th annual Sasquatch! Music Festival in Quincy, Washington.
KUT’s Andy Uhler will be co-hosting NPR Music coverage of the festival from Quincy and KUT will stream NPR Music’s Sasquatch! on KUT.org.
From May 28-30, NPR Music is teaming up with KUT 90.5, KEXP, OPB Portland and The Current from Minnesota Public Radio, to offer dozens of full sets from acts playing the sold-out Festival’s four stages, including Bright Eyes, Death Cab for Cutie, Deerhunter, Foo Fighters, Flying Lotus, J Mascis, Major Lazer, Old 97′s, Robyn, Smith Westerns, Surfer Blood, The Thermals, Twin Shadow, Washed Out and Wilco.
This is the first time that curated coverage of Sasquatch! concerts will be accessible through free, live webcasts at KUT.org. All live coverage will be available in the music section at KUT.org and through the NPR Music iPhone app from May 28-30 from 11:30 AM-11:30 PM PDT (1:30 PM-1:30 AM CDT).
Hosting NPR Music’s coverage of Sasquatch! —in addition to KUT’s Andy Uhler—are NPR Music critic Ann Powers and Bob Boilen, host of All Songs Considered and its “Live in Concert” series; KEXP’s Cheryl Waters and Kevin Cole; OPB’s Jeremy Peterson and The Current’s Jill Riley.
NPR Music celebrates great music in every genre and is an industry leader in music discovery. The free, multimedia web site at www.npr.org/music offers 300 new features monthly and an extensive archive, in collaboration with NPR’s newsmagazines, 12 public radio member stations and the passionate NPR community. NPR Music creates and distributes inventive music coverage across multiple platforms – from web, to radio, to podcast, to mobile, to social media, to live events – with first listens to new albums, live performances, concerts at the Tiny Desk, interviews, reviews and blogs.
About KUT Radio
For more than 50 years, KUT 90.5, listener-supported public radio from Austin, Texas, has striven to be the most trusted radio source for news and music in Central Texas. A founding member of NPR, KUT established a news department in 2002. Since then, KUT News has won more than 50 state, national and international awards for journalistic excellence. KUT is nationally known for playing a unique blend of handpicked, homegrown and uniquely Austin music. Its signature music journalism unit, Texas Music Matters, uses the highest standards of public radio journalism to report on Texas music. The station relies on individuals and local businesses for more than 85 percent of its operating budget with 100 percent of those contributions going directly to programming and broadcasting expenses. For more information, go to www.kut.org.