BIGFOOT Band to Visit Local Film Festival

KAYSVILLE, Utah, August 15 – Bigfoot rock band, Wasasquatch, claiming to live in the forests along the Wasatch Front, plans to play their first performance before a human audience at The Gangrene Film Festival on September 2nd in Layton, Utah. In a way, it makes sense that in a world where musical performers have done it all, the next generation of rock innovation would come from the trees.

According to popular Bigfoot sighting agencies like the Bigfoot Field Researchers Organization, Utah is no slouch when it comes to Bigfoot encounters. Reports state that Utah Bigfoots vary in height and color. This could explain the variation in appearance among members of the Wasasquatch rock band.

When asked why Wasasquatch plans to play before a human audience, the band bass player, known as Scratch, stated: “We’re coming out of the woods. The influx of small electronics like cell phone cameras is going to out us anyways. We figure, if you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em.”

Although Wasasquatch is new to a human audience, they have cultivated a respectable following in their native forests. “We’ve been together for about 15 years now,” said band keyboardist, Slinky. “The music scene is big among woodland creatures. We regularly play in the natural amphitheater to the East of Ben Lomond peak for thousands of animals. Our music rings with bobwhites, raccoons, and antelope. It’s really only the moose who don’t like us; they tend to be too highbrow for our art. They spend their time wearing black turtlenecks and listening to jazz.”

Apparently, Wasasquatch isn’t alone in the backcountry music world. “There’s Stinky Mike and the Marsupials,” said Thumper, Wasasquatch’s guitar player. “I think they are mostly skunks. They play rockabilly and some ska, not our scene. A couple of months ago, we co-headlined with Elkhead. They’re a screamo-metal outfit out of Iron County. At first I though our music wouldn’t jive with theirs, but the fans seemed to love it.”

Playing for a human audience is a big step for bands like Wasasquatch. Considering themselves progressives in the woodland art scene, they have had their share of criticism. “I don’t know what it is,” said Crackerjack, Wasasquatch’s sax player. “We just want to get the word out in the human world that we are artists and want to be heard too. We didn’t expect all the hate mail and placards at our shows. It’s like our own kind are turning on us. I suppose we’ve seen a few too many orange vests and rifles out here for our kind to feel comfortable making any kind of mark in the human world. But we are going to play anyways; let the chips fall.”

Wasasquatch is slated to play at the Gangrene Film Festival on September 2nd, 2011 at the Ed Kenley Amphitheater, located in Layton, Utah.

For more information about Wasasquatch, contact:
Craig Nybo, Publicity Coordinator
Cell: (801)309-3353

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