Austin City Limits (ACL) layout improvements

Austin City Limits 2017 map

Austin City Limits has made some changes to their grounds layout from ACL 2016: Choose from three entrances: the Barton Springs East Entrance, the Barton Springs West Entrance, and the Lady Bird Lake Entrance. New Box Office should make it easier to pick up wristbands or get help, wherever you are. Head to the East Box Office if you’re coming from Lamar Blvd. or check out the West Box Office if you’re coming from Mopac or getting dropped off from one of the free Official Festival Shuttles. With an expanded festival area, stages are being moved to improve crowd flow and avoid…

Loufest in St. Louis on Sept 9th and 10th, featuring Weezer,Snoop Dogg,Cage The Elephan

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So disappointed that I can’t get out to Loufest. Would have loved to hit the museum while taking in some great acts at the fest. Not a bad string of good acts on Saturday (Day 1)   ..and how can you go wrong with these two the next day?: Loved Weezer’s performance at Lollapalooza this year and really every Weezer show we’ve seen. I let myself miss Cage the Elephant this time despite looking forward to seeing them the most that day. We had seen Cage at Lolla two times…

WÜRST MUSIC & BEER FEST

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Murder By Death, The Anniversary, Diarrhea Planet, Masked Intruder, Shiner, Dramatic Lovers, Pkew Pkew Pkew, The Crombies, Post Child, Last False Hope, Kali Masi, Bleach Party, The Eradicator, Adam Lee, Speed Babes, Bad Mechanics, Tidal, Sam Vicari, Sincere Engineer, Hi Ho Friday Sep 8, 2017  –  Sunday Sep 10, 2017 12:00 PM $25 Plumbers Local Union Randolph & Ogden Chicago, ILIt might not be the BEST music fest, but it’s probably the Würst.** 3-Day Passes: $25 ** Tickets and Different food and drink packages available here. GutenBucks are accepted by all food vendors and…

Lollapalooza 2017: Day 4, Sunday 8/6/17

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Another solid Lollapalooza has come and passed.  Here are some of today’s sights with some excerpts from the official lolla page. First act we checked out was Joseph who played the Concrete Stage 2:00pm-3:00pm Tito’s Handmade Vodka Stage BIO There is nothing like the sound of siblings singing together. Whether it’s the Beach Boys or the Everly Brothers – or, more recently, First Aid Kit – absorbing the same breathing rhythms and speech patterns adds an element to vocal harmonies that can be pure magic. With the release of I’m…

Lollapalooza 2017, Friday (Day 2).

PUP on Friday, Day 2 of Lollapalooza 2017 in Grant Park Chicago Illinois

Fresh off an early exit the night before due to a storm evacuation, we make sure log enough Lolla hours and get Grant Park around Noon. PUP was a great way to start the day out with some rock n’ roll. Here is some casual footage to provide a sample of their show I dust off the Girl’s 1991 Lollapalooza (The FIRST Lollapalooza) once each year [more later… off to day 3] Please follow and like us:

Lollapalooza 2017, Thursday (Day 1).

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NOTE: We’ve decided to edit this site live since we’re really not telling people about it yet so make sure to check back as we’ll be editing, proof-reading, adding video, more images, etc.!   Remember: Not to tight, not too loose.   No chains over 10 inches allowed this year and I can’t by drinking all day un-tethered. After our usual easy EL train ride to Lolla, it was a great start to the festing with no waiting in line to get in. The North entrance is always a nice…

David Crosby says NO to Punk rock and NO to Riot Fest

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David Crosby (of Crosby Still Nash & Young, etc) tweeted his dislike of Punk rock today. He’s not a fan of the punk lyrics he’s heard. Hear’s some of the acts he writes off as “dumb stuff”: Descendants Hot Water Music Talking Heads New York Dolls Heartbreakers Ramones The Clash Buzzcocks The Stooges The Damned No love for the following: Buzzcocks Fugazi NomeansNo The Jam Minutemen The Replacements THe Stanglers, X Devo Velvet Underground The Pogues Gang of Four He did stop short of call Patti Smith “dumb” though…  …

Rockstar Hangout Fest digs

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Our crew has gone to all eight Hangout Fests, staying in probably the best set of condos anywhere near the fest.  “Living like a rock star” wouldn’t do it literal justice! Here’s a pretty crappy video we took of our place a while back. It’s a relatively short walk over to the fest whether it be on the beach or on the side of the road along with other bathing-suit-clad fest-goers. We’re at the point were we don’t even care who plays the fest anymore and we actually HOPE for…

Chicago Open Air Music [food, and beer] Festival 2017

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It was another good weekend for outdoor music in Chicago.  We caught Jimmy Buffett with Huey Lewis and The News at Wrigley, Almost got into Pitchfork, and capped it off with our first Chicago Open Air music festival (1 day of it, anyway). Chicago Open Air 2017 Line-up poster We were able to make it to the Sunday leg of the fest and were able to get there early enough for  Whores. That’s “Whores. Period.” as Jane and were having fun repeating over the weekend. Pretty sure we where still…

Bumbershoot

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Last year (actually, a year ago this week), The Girl and I took our first Seattle trip together to attend our first Bumbershoot music festival. While the houseboat I rented via Air Bnb smelled like a septic tank and had us scared to use it’s bathroom for fear of running out of water, the festival itself was a great. Unlike your usual music festival, Bumbershoot is held on the Seattle Center grounds by the Space Needle, Experience Music Project (EMP), and more.   The schedule for Bumbershoot 2017 has been…