Electric Forest is amazing. It inspires plenty to say but I am going to keep it short. This festival is unapologetically immature. Nanny Nanny Boo Boo. This is the festival of the future with freaks, geeks, and oh my! Kids. Or Kidz as we used to call em in my day. They are lude, crude, young, and full of piss and vinegar. Yes.
Think of Robert Plant and Allison Krauss or Emmylou Harris and Gram Parsons and you get a good idea of where these two Saskatoon singer-songwriters are coming from. They complement one another beautifully as they perform each other's music. John Antoniuk comes from the indie/roots side of life and Jen Lane has a bit more country/folk in her repertoire. Together, they create straight ahead rhythms and harmonies that complete the musical package.
It dawned on me half a year before I boarded a plane to Chicago for the final three Dead shows. The King Sooper’s (Western Union) teller laughed when I told him why I needed seven money orders to purchase, potentially, just three tickets. “So there are different price points for various seating levels.
They were all there. All of the things that make a show great. Not just the music but the people, the atmosphere, the place, the time. It’s a unique time to be taking part in Musical history. Electronic music rules the club, the theater, TV and everywhere in between. The era of the D.J. I’ve heard it called. However there is another group of people. Not rebelling against culture, not fighting the times, simply being different for difference sake.
As the years accumulate since the passing of American music icon Jerry Garcia, performance recordings long lost have continued to reemerge. The guitarist, singer and songwriter’s roots were deeper than his rock ‘n’ roll project Grateful Dead. He was known and respected in Palo Alto, California as a folk guru who played regularly with the best of the local scene.
The Grateful Dead will play their last concert ever and we will broadcast this event with a live simulcast of the concert from Soldier Field in Chicago. The box office will open at 4:00 pm The simulcast concert from Chicago will start at approximately 8:30PM. Tickets can be purchased in advance for $15.00 each and for $20.00 each at the event (if available). No grills, coolers, or alcohol may be brought onto the premises.
Each person in a vehicle must have their own ticket. Each vehicle must have a minimum of 2 people.
Yamn, the electronica fused rock quartet from Denver, CO, known for their lively powerhouse concerts will continue their 2015 Summer tour with stops in Evansville, IN(Lamasco), Chicago, IL(Martrys’), Brooklyn, NY(Brooklyn Bowl), Burlington, VT(Nectar’s), Albany, NY(Bell Stock), Saratoga Springs, NY(Putnam Den) and Boston, MA(The Church). The band will be joined on drums by Neal “Fro” Evans of Elephant Wrecking Ball, The Ex-Presidents, and formerly of Dopapod.