If you’re a music fan in the Northwest, Memorial Day weekend doesn’t mean veterans and barbecues – it means Sasquatch! This year’s lineup might not have the celebrity (remember Kanye West in ’04?) or the wackiness (Bjork, ’06?) of festivals past, but that certainly doesn’t mean there’s any shortage of fine acts to see. LCD Soundsystem and MGMT released two of the most talked-about records of the year; indie snobs can thrill to Pavement and the Dirty Projectors; and hip-hop fans can check out Kid Cudi and Public Enemy. My personal picks for the weekend? Swedish pop scions Miike Snow and Anacortes wunderkinds the Lonely Forest on Saturday and electro-grooving duo Phantogram on Monday. That is, if you can procure a ticket. ERIN K. THOMPSON

May 29-31, 2010

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