The Cure, R.E.M. Line Up For Sasquatch! 2008

Sure, yes, and fine, having R.E.M., the Cure, the Flaming Lips’ U.F.O. show, M.I.A., Modest Mouse, the National, the Breeders, Built To Spill, et al puts this year’s installment of the earthy Pacific Northwest festival Sasquatch! amongst the lineups to beat this summer, but in case you didn’t notice from that list of headliners there is no Jack Johnson. This makes it our favorite lineup so far because: 1) clearly they’re taking the high road by resisting the lure of whatever dollars they could tie up via Jack’s great, unwashed, dirty white hatted surfer masses; 2) this preserves the hack-free integrity of the camping grounds; and 3) honestly we were running out of Jack Johnson jokes. (Just kidding, we’re just saving up those good vibes for APW and Coachella and Bonnaroo.) Anyway, this is a Memorial Day weekend lineup worth camping for:

R.E.M.
The Cure
The Flaming Lips
U.F.O. Show
Death Cab For Cutie
Modest Mouse
M.I.A.
Flight Of The Conchords
Rodrigo Y Gabriela
Michael Franti & Spearhead
The Breeders
Built To Spill
The Hives
Tegan & Sara
The Presidents
Ghostland Observatory
Ozomatli
The New Pornographers
Blue Scholars
The National
The Kooks
Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks
Cold War Kids
Beirut
Rogue Wave
Okkervil River
Fleet Foxes
Kinski
Mates Of State
Crudo (featuring Mike Patton & Dan The Automator)
Sera Cahoone
Battles
Destroyer
Dyme Def
The Blakes
Pela
Jamie Lidell
The Cops
Dengue Fever
Siberian
Say Hi
White Rabbits
David Bazan
The Little Ones
“Awesome”
Dead Confederate
The Heavenly States
65daysofstatic
Grand Archives
Vince Mira with the Roy Kay Trio
Joshua Morrison
Throw Me The Statue
J. Tillman
Thao Nguyen with the Get Down Stay Down
The Cave Singers
Matt Costa
The Shaky Hands

That’s May 24-26th at the Gorge in Washington. More info at sasquatchfestival.com.