9:59pm

Sat May 28, 2011
Live Now: Webcast From Sasquatch Music Festival

Sasquatch 2011: Rebecca Gates And The Consortium, Live In Concert

Rebecca Gates performs at the 2011 Sasquatch Music Festival.
James Bailey for KEXP

Language Advisory: This is a live concert recording, and may not contain language suitable for all audiences.

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9:49pm

Sat May 28, 2011
Live Now: Webcast From Sasquatch Music Festival

Sasquatch 2011: Local Natives, Live In Concert

Local Natives perform at the 2011 Sasquatch Music Festival.
Alex Crick for KEXP

Language Advisory: This is a live concert recording, and may not contain language suitable for all audiences.

One of the breakout bands of 2010, the L.A.-based quintet Local Natives plays briskly infectious, harmony-rich folk-pop music that benefits greatly from its propulsive, Afrobeat-inspired rhythms. But Local Natives' songs aren't just pretty empty vessels: Its young members have a knack for lyrics that exude genuine thoughtfulness.

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9:30pm

Sat May 28, 2011
Live Now: Webcast From Sasquatch Music Festival

Sasquatch 2011: The Head And The Heart, Live In Concert

7:38pm

Sat May 28, 2011
Live Now: Webcast From Sasquatch Music Festival

Sasquatch 2011: The Radio Dept., Live In Concert

The Radio Dept. performs live at the 2011 Sasquatch Music Festival.
Mito Habe-Evans NPR

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7:26pm

Sat May 28, 2011
Author Interviews

The Indy 500: Born Out Of 'Blood And Smoke'

Forty cars lined up for the start of the inaugural Indianapolis 500 in 1911.
Courtesy of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway

On May 30, 1911, a literal multitude swarmed into Indiana with all the subtlety of the eighth plague of Egypt. Dozens jammed into hotel rooms. Those who couldn't fit slept in hallways and on the streets. The Indianapolis Sun described the horde as "speed-lust kings and queens, trimmed in gold and perfumed with gasoline and lubricating oil."

On that day, the Indianapolis 500 was born. This weekend, the race celebrates its centennial, and the speed-lust kings and queens are still there, now in even greater numbers.

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7:24pm

Sat May 28, 2011
Iraq

Iraqi Leader Reconsiders U.S. Troop Withdrawal

Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki has been saying for months that he'll stand by his agreement with the U.S. for the withdrawal of all American troops from Iraq by the end of this year.

In recent weeks, though, Maliki has done a turnaround. Now he says he'd support keeping some troops in the country after the deadline, if he can get a majority of Iraq's politicians to agree.

Maliki outlined his position in a news conference, saying he's willing to meet Iraq's elected officials and consider whether some U.S. troops should stay beyond this December.

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7:10pm

Sat May 28, 2011
All Songs Considered Blog

'Minutes' From Sasquatch: Friday And Saturday Videos

Jessica McLeod, center, dances along to Mariachi El Bronx with her friends, who came to Sasquatch from Victoria, BC in a caravan of fifteen cars.
Mito Habe-Evans NPR

For a bit of flavor, here are my 'minutes' from Sasquatch: 60-second video clips of some of the the many, many bands I've seen at the festival so far. I will post new videos as I shoot them, so keep checking back or follow us on Twitter @allsongs.

Of course, our main coverage of Sasquatch is here — click through for full concerts, photographs and much more. Enjoy!

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6:26pm

Sat May 28, 2011
Live Now: Webcast From Sasquatch Music Festival

Sasquatch 2011: Foo Fighters, Live In Concert

Foo Fighters plays the main stage at Sasquatch on Friday night.
Mito Habe-Evans NPR

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5:03pm

Sat May 28, 2011
Alt.Latino

Gil Scott-Heron Dies: Rhymes For La Revolución

Gil Scott-Heron on the cover of The Mind of Gil Scott-Heron, the album on which "Jose Campos Torres" was released.
Courtesy of Arista Records

English / Spanish

Vocalist and performer Gil Scott-Heron, called one of the padrinos of rap for his politically charged spoken word performances in the '70s, died yesterday at a Manhattan hospital. He was 62 years old.

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4:54pm

Sat May 28, 2011
NPR Story

Musician Gil Scott-Heron Dies At 62

Legendary jazz/soul musician Gil Scott-Heron died Friday in New York City at age 62. The troubled genius inspired a generation of rappers and other musicians with his song "The Revolution Will Not Be Televised."

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