The funky, jammy, L.A. based Underground Orchestra proved to be a good start to the music of the weekend before the chaos started. Anthony Rogers-Wright proved to be an entertaining bassist and just one component of this group. Sam Feldman plays the mandolin, which I love, so this group had an instant in.
Summer seems to be coming quickly to a close, and the end of festival season is in sight. This summer was somewhat special, as I was able to witness the birth of two new music festivals onto the scene. In July it was the mega-sized Mile High Music Festival, and on August 16th and 17th the smaller, cozier Jackson Hole Music Festival.
The Grateful Web's Sam Holloway trekked up to Jackson Hole last weekend to cover the inaugural Jackson Hole Music Festival. Sam is working on his write-up now, but in the interim we invite you to check out his photos from the weekend. Jackson Hole is one of the loveliest places in the lower 48 and we cannot think of a more pretty setting for a music festival. Thanks to the folks who put on the even
"Tennessee, Tennessee, there ain't no place I'd rather be, Baby won't you carry me back to Tennessee." As I packed up the car and prepared for my road trip, I couldn't shake the lyrics of 'Tennessee Jed' off my mind. Chicago, IL to Manchester, TN – 534 miles. This was going to be my triumphant return to the festival I had grown to love in its first three years, but hadn't been able to get back to since 2004. Bonnaroo, for some, is the pinnacle of music festivals across the nation a
MONOLITH FESTIVAL presented by Esurance, happening at Red Rocks Amphitheatre on September 13th and 14th, today announces two VIP events open only to MONOLITH VIP Gold Pass ticketholders: the Official MONOLITH Kick-Off Party featuring Cloud Cult, The Dutchess & the Duke, and Young Coyotes on September 12 at the Bluebird Theatre, and the Official MONOLITH Afterparty at Red Rocks Amphitheatre in the Underground on Saturday, September 13 featuring performances from The Hood Internet, White Williams, Passion Pit, Candy Coated Killahz, Boyhol
Presenters Twiin Productions - in association with Jacalyn Kane Productions of the second annual WEST BEACH MUSIC & ARTS FESTIVAL set for September 12, Saturday, September 13 and Sunday, September 14 - have announced George Clinton and Parliament/Funkadelic with special guest Lili Haydn. They join the event's all-star music line-up that already includes Ziggy Marley, Jason Mraz, Natasha Bedingfield and Big Head Todd & The Monsters.
Sunday morning hit me like a ton of bricks. I'd been out for the first day of Mile High, leaving sometime around 1:30 am for the drive home, and only slept about 6 hours before I was out of bed again. In some ways, being able to sleep at home was a bonus. I got to shower, for example. But leaving the scene of the crime takes the fight out of a person, makes them soft. To beat the elements, be they natural or of man's design, one must enter a Zen-like state of self-preservation. Stamina and persistence are