Free Press Summerfest 2011: Sunday In Photos

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The 2011 edition of Free Press Summerfest has come and gone, leaving only memories, ringing ears and the remaining particles of dirt under our fingernails that just wont seem to disappear. Houston came together for a hotter-than-hell two day party featuring a slew of both national and local acts on 8 stages throughout Eleanor Tinsley Park right under the shadow of the city’s skyline.

Saturday hosted a main stage that featured headliners Weezer, on top of a dance card that featured Cut Copy, Chromeo, Yeasayer, The Black Angels, Hayes Carll and Robert Ellis among others. On the other 7 stages, both local and regional acts lit up stages in the blistering 100 degree heat.

Check out loads of pictures from Saturday, June 4th at the 2011 Free Press Summerfest after the jump!

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Free Press Summerfest 2011: Saturday In Photos

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The 2011 edition of Free Press Summerfest has come and gone, leaving only memories, ringing ears and the remaining particles of dirt under our fingernails that just wont seem to disappear. Houston came together for a hotter-than-hell two day party featuring a slew of both national and local acts on 8 stages throughout Eleanor Tinsley Park right under the shadow of the city’s skyline.

Saturday hosted a main stage that featured headliners Ween, as well as quite the diverse mix of acts in Beirut, Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings, Big Boi, Bun B and Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears. On the other 7 stages, both local and regional acts brought the heat (literally) with standout sets from the gamut of them.

Check out loads of pictures from Saturday, June 4th at the 2011 Free Press Summerfest after the jump!

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Summerfest Re-Cap Video

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The fine folks at Free Press Houston and Funwunce Supergroup put together a pretty awesome re-cap of the 2011 edition of Free Press Summerfest which took place last weekend in downtown Houston. This video shows quite a bit of the events, and does a great job at capturing the spirit of the festival. I’m working on putting my photos from Summerfest up, but while you wait for those, check out the official re-cap video.


Makes me long for more. Seriously. I can’t wait for 2012.

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Yonder Mountain String Band’s Harvest Music Festival 2011 Artist Line Up

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With Wakarusa, came the announcement of the Yonder Mountain String Band’s Harvest Music Festival artist line up for this year. The festival also takes place at Mulberry Mountain. The dates for this year are October 13-16. I recommend all those attending from Fayetteville skip the Interstate and take the scenic route. The Pig Trail (or Hwy 23) is one of the most beautiful drives in the Fall. But enough about that, and on to the artist line up.

This year is going to be pretty awesome. The line up includes Yonder Mountain String Band, Railroad Earth, 7 Walkers, Trampled By Turtles, Todd Snider, and That One Guy. Tickets are limited to 7,500 to ensure the festival remains an intimate affair. So get your tickets now!

Keep reading for the full artist line up.

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Wakarusa 2011 pre|Sunday

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Come Sunday at Wakarusa 2011, you will be tired and ready (really ready) for a shower. I recommend you go for a swim at the Mulberry River at some point before Sunday, but if you don’t, just don’t rush your stinky ass out of Mulberry Mountain. You don’t want to miss out on the awesomeness that will take place there on the last day. That’s right! I hope you took off Monday morning off work, cause this will not be over until late Sunday night. Keep reading for the details.

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Wakarusa 2011 pre|Saturday

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Saturday is yet another strong day at Wakarusa 2011. The best thing about Waka is the amount of variety. You get to decide between reggae, electronica, bluegrass, rock, funk – almost any genre you want is here. Put that on top of a beautiful mountain with beautiful people – it’s pretty fantastic. Read on for a detailed Saturday line-up.

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Wakarusa 2011 pre|Friday

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Damn. Friday at Wakarusa 2011 is going to be a long day. Breaks may not happen – there’s just so much good music every hour. This is a day to go into with a bit of a plan, or you may regret missing some real good shows. Start early, go hard. Read on for a detailed schedule.

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Wakarusa 2011 pre|Thursday

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In this country, it seems festival season never truly ends. Thankfully. But summer is always ripe with great festivals, coast to coast. In this neck of the woods Wakarusa usually kicks things off – and this year looks crazy + awesome + delicious. Missing a day isn’t an option.

The headliners are solid, and I’m excited about discovering new artists and others getting some well-deserved recognition. And let’s all assume this year the sun will favor us with temperatures under 100. Read on for a detailed preview of Thursday. Three weeks out!

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Railroad Revival Tour: Marfa

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A few weeks ago, on Easter Sunday, I had the incredible opportunity to travel all the way to the other side of Texas, to the tiny town of Marfa, TX. The occasion had nothing to do with the holiday, but rather to be a part of a one of a kind event known as the Railroad Revival Tour. Making six stops from Oakland, CA all the way to New Orleans, a vintage train carried the likes of Mumford & Sons, Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros and Old Crow Medicine Show throughout the American Southwest on a tour that highlighted collaboration amongst the groups above anything else. While the tour also stopped in Austin and New Orleans, much closer destinations than the rest, I opted to put my press request in for Marfa, a good ten hour road trip from Houston. I’d never been to West Texas, so I figured this was as good of a time as any, especially with the stacked list of performers slated to play. We packed our car, and drove off into the afternoon sun, a day before the show to ensure we’d make it on time. After a day gone by, we pulled into Marfa and headed straight towards the one and only bar in town.

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Wakarusa 2011 preview | Hugo

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24 days til Wakarusa 2011 starts off summer. While Houstonians staying closer to home can look forward FreePress, I am getting excited about drifting around the fields of Mulberry Mountain. We’ll start up the full day previews soon, but for now, here is a video of Hugo’s version of “99 Problems”.

Hugo is a London-born, Thailand-raised rocker who missed lots of the musical evolution we’ve been through here in the states over the last 30 years. The debut album Old Tyme Religion comes out tomorrow, and the title-track has me hooked -their rock/blues side is delicious. Get an early start on Waka and be there at 4pm on Thursday to here Hugo rock it out.

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