Sasquatch Music Festival 2010 Initial Line-up

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For a long time I wanted to attend a show at Washington State’s The Gorge, and I finally did this summer when Bacon, Mrs. Bacon and I traversed the country to see Phish performed two nights at the naturally beautiful venue. It was the best time I’ve had at a musical event in a long time, and that was predominately because the brilliance that was The Gorge and the amazing vibe that surrounded the camping aspect of the outdoor amphitheater. One festival that had always sparked my interest in years past was the Sasquatch! Music Festival, mainly because it involved three days of amazing music at the United States’ premier outdoor venue. Unfortunately, I never took the journey to the annual Memorial Day event, but this year might be the exception. Announced during a concert last night featuring Surfer Blood and Atlas Sound, the 2010 Sasquatch! Music Festival is set to take place again with performances from some of my favorites including My Morning Jacket, Ween, Vampire Weekend, Band Of Horses, The National, LCD Soundsystem, Broken Social Scene, Public Enemy, The Mountain Goats, Dr. Dog, Caribou and Vetiver. With ROTHBURY gone and Bonnaroo going the weak route, I think this might just be my summer destination festival this year. MMJ is enough to get me anywhere! Check out the full line-up after the jump.

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Free Press Summer Fest 2010 Line-up

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Great job Free Press. Never figured the FLips would be topping the bill! Plus Girl Talk, Medeski, Martin & Wood, Stars, Ra Ra Riot, Dead Prez, Lucero, Lymbyc Systym and Kid Sister! That’s only the National bands – Great local line-up as well! I’m just really pissed that it moved to the first weekend in June, as I am always at Wakarusa during that time. This line-up might keep me at home instead…

Check out the festivals official website for all the information you need to know, and to pick up your $15 weekend passes.

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Dr. Dog, The Growlers @ The Waiting Room

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Dr. Dog @ The Waiting Room

 

Philadelphia is no stranger to good music. Having produced great artists, such as G. Love, The Roots, Man Man, and the Disco Biscuits gives you street credentials in my mind. With my musical tastes often morphing, I find myself falling in and out of a lot of different bands. Dr. Dog is an exception to that, as I can’t seem to get enough of them.

Having caught a brief portion of their set at the monsoon known as Wakarusa 2008, I was already interested in their music. But, it wasn’t until my good friend, Eggs, suggested I check out their latest album. Out of sure luck, I found myself at our local record store here in Lincoln, with the employees jamming out to Fate. As I lurched up to the counter, I was informed as to what album was playing. Minutes later, I was on my way home with some new music, and a newly found obsession with Dr. Dog. Luckily for me, I was able to catch them at the Waiting Room in Omaha, NE on February 8th.

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High Sierra Music Festival 2010 Initial Line-Up

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With ROTHBURY gone for the year, I had to turn my attention towards other events that would supplement my Fourth of July music fix. One festival that I’ve always wanted to attend, but never had the chance to make it to, is California’s High Sierra Music Festival. I’ve been told by many that this festival is an experience unlike any other, and with it’s lush grounds and relaxed vibe, it should be attended by all music festival fans. Just moments ago, High Sierra announced its initial list of acts that will take the three daytime stages and four nightime venues over the course of July 1st-4th, and so far the list is great! Leading the pack are indie folk grass combo The Avett Brothers, LA-based latin funk/dance/hip-hop big band Ozomatli, heir to the afro-beat throne Femi Kuti & Positive Force and newgrass revivalists Railroad Earth. Many more of BOT’s favorites also made the initial cut, including Dr. Dog, The Slip, The New Mastersounds, Blitzen Trapper, Trampled By Turtles and Houston native Carolyn Wonderland. To release this years line-up, the folks behind High Sierra decided to poke a bit of fun at the recent over-televised press conference for the release of Apple’s new iPad with their own festival-based version of the newest technology.

You can check out the initial line-up for the 20th anniversary of the High Sierra Music Festival after the jump!

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Bonnaroo 2010 Initial Line-Up

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Slowly but surely, the folks over at AC Entertainment and Superfly Productions have been announcing bands via social networking sites MySpace and Twitter. Officially, many great acts have already been announced, but we still have several hours to wait until we see the full top to bottom line-up. So far the bigger acts include Jay Z, Dave Matthews Band, Kings Of Leon, Tenacious D, John Fogerty, Weezer, The Flaming Lips performing Dark Side Of The Moon and Damien Marley & Nas. Several of my favorites have so far made the cut as well, including The Avett Brothers, Dr. Dog, The Black Keys, Jimmy Cliff, Phoenix, The xx, She & Him and The National.

I’ll try to do my best to update the line-up as Bonnaroo does, but for now check out the current artist list after the jump.

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