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2015 Phases of the Moon Festival in Arkansas is Cancelled

As of 12:15PM, it has been announced that Phases of the Moon is officially CANCELLED.  The festival is citing a number of unforeseen obstacles including road closures.  See below for more info. 

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Here are some of our favorite replies on the official Phases of the Moon Facebook page:

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BELOW IS OUR ORIGINAL POST PRIOR TO OFFICIAL WORD COMING OUT FROM THE PEOPLE AT PHASES OF THE MOON. 

All it took was one post.  One post to stop productivity in workplaces across the Midwest for hungry music fans who were looking forward to a weekend filled with their favorite bands at one of the most beautiful festival sites in the country, Mulberry Mountain in Ozark, Arkansas.  As many folks flipped their calendar over to September… the countdown was on!  October 15 was just over six weeks away!

This was set to be the debut of Phases of the Moon at their new site, Mulberry Mountain, which hosts the ever popular Wakarusa Festival each June and the former home to the Harvest Music Festival (R.I.P.) which was cancelled earlier this year, and coincidentally enough replaced by Phases of the Moon.

On Tuesday September 1, 2015 at around 10AM CST… Andy Frasco, the energetic fro’ed front man for the California funk-rock outfit Andy Frasco and the U.N. posted this…

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THE SHIT STORM BEGAN!

Within minutes the Phases of the Moon Facebook page had exploded with people asking them for more information:

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The festival was set to feature a lineup that included more than 60 bands ranging from STS9 and The Disco Biscuits, to Moe. and Warren Haynes.  Also set to perform were grassy favorites Leftover Salmon and the Yonder Mountain String Band, who previously hosted the Harvest Music Festival at the same site prior to it being canned earlier this year.  It is definitely a bummer for fans of the headliners, but the middle and under-card to this lineup is where it was at. Those regionally popular bands who were looking forward to the opportunity to play to bigger crowds than they draw on a normal Thursday night at Tom’s Tavern.  Bands like Concert Confessions favorite Dirtfoot or Yo Mamas Big Fat Booty Band.  The Hillbenders were going to play The Who’s “Tommy” while Larry Keel was set to lead a Jerry Garcia Tribute.

This isn’t the first festival at Mulberry Mountain ran by Pipeline Productions to run into problems.  Just this past June, less than two weeks before they were set to throw the Thunder on the Mountain Country Music Festival, word came out that the festival was being cancelled due to a “funding disagreement” with The Madison Companies and Horsepower Entertainment.  That case has since ended up in federal court as a class-action lawsuit brought forth by Pipeline Productions.

If it shapes up to be true, Phases of the Moon may need to seek a new moniker if they intend to return in 2016.  The 2014 Inaugural edition of the festival  ran into many issues at their previous site in Danville, Illinois including many festival patrons who had purchased tickets and camping passes not being let in to the venue due to excessive rain that impacted the site in the days leading up to the festival.  Reports of people waiting in line for as much as 20 hours or more were not uncommon.  Once you were inside the gates however, the stories were different.  Many say it was one of the best festivals they have ever experienced.

 

Hangout Music Festival 2014: The Black Keys, The Killers, Outkast, QOTSA and More

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If at any point you were under the impression that this festival fever is a game, then you were sadly mistaken. Next up on a big week for festival announcements is the Hangout Music Festival, which takes place on a beach in Alabama.  The headliners are solid and include The Black Keys coming out of hiding alongside The Killers and Outkast.

Other notables include Queens Of The Stone Age (who should be headlining ALL these festivals with their stellar work in 2013),Modest Mouse, The Avett Brothers, Tagan and Sara Pretty Lights, Childish  Gambino, The Flaming Lips, STS9,  Jack Johnson (wouldn’t be a beach if Jack Johnson wasn’t there), Reignwolf, Andrew W.K. and many many more.

For ticketing information head over to HangoutMusicFest.com. Start planning your mid May trips to the deep south now.

Lineup Revealed For Inaugural Jambase Live Festival

Jambase Live Lineup 2013

The Gorge is known for magical moments, and there’s sure to be some of that at this years inaugural Jambase Live Music Festival going down July 5th and 6th. Headliner you ask? Robert freakin’ Plant.  The full lineup for the two days includes the aforementioned Robert Plant & Sensational Shape Shifters, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Rodrigo y Gabriela, Slightly Stoopid, Robert Randolph & The Family Band, G. Love and Special Sauce, STS9 , Galactic, ALO, Lettuce, Railroad Earth, Bruce Hornsby & The Noise Makers and Nicki Bluhm & The Gramblers.

Not bad for a first timer. Two-day festival passes are $75 and go on sale March 16 at LiveNation. An early bird discount of $15 a ticket will be offered for the first weekend of the on sale (March 16 & 17). No single day tickets will be sold to this event. Here’s hoping our Pacific Northwest Buds make it out to the Gorge. For more information, head over to Jambase.

Mayan Holidaze To Celebrate The End Of The World with Jam Bands Galore

Mayan Holidaze To Celebrate The End Of The World with Jam Bands Galore 

Let’s just assume for a minute that the Mayans really were onto something and the world will end on December 21st, 2012. What better way to spend the last moments of your life than deep in Mayan country with some of your favorite jam bands? To be held at the Dreams Tulum Resort and Spa on the Mayan Riviera in Mexico, the Mayan Holidaze Music Festival will take place from December 17th – 21st 2012. Artists scheduled to perform include Disco Biscuits, STS9 and Umphrey’s Mcgee.

All three groups are scheduled to perform two full shows in addition to special shows. It should be noted that STS9 plans to perform at midnight on December 21st, so you may only get to see them once. Additional artists and information about the sixth annual Mayan Holidaze Music Festival will be announced in the weeks to come. Instead of posting all the details on pre-sale, limited room supply and who can buy which tickets when, it’s much easier to link you to the official site.

 

Initial Artists Announced for the 2012 High Sierra Music Festival

Initial Artists Announced for the 2012 High Sierra Music Festival

The initial artist announcement for the 22nd annual High Sierra Music Festival has been announced. The event will once again be held at the Plumas-Sierra County Fairgrounds in Quincy California from July 5th through July 8th. Some of the highlights of this long running festival include Ben Harper, Railroad Earth and STS9. For the complete lineup (as of 03/08/12) either watch the nifty video below OR skip past the video and read them for yourself. For additional information, please check out the official webpage for High Sierra by clicking here.

2012 High Sierra Music Festival Lineup (As of March 8th, 2012)

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Railroad Earth

Galactic

Built to Spill

Toots and the Maytals

Ryan Bingham

ALO

Lotus

Delta Spirit

Soulive

Heartless Bastards

The Devil Makes Three

Deer Tick

Greensky Bluegrass

The Slip

Lettuce

Surprise Me Mr. Davis

Grupo Fantasma

March Fourth Marching Band

The Motet: Funk is Dead!

Skerik’s Bandalabra

Red Baraat

The Stooges Brass Band

The New Orleans Suspects

Nathan Moore

The Lumineers

Marco Benevento

Elephant Revival

Papadosio

Brokedown in Bakersfield

Gardens & Villa

Mike Dillon Band

Steve Poltz

Skerik – Artist at Large

Mike Dillon – Artist at Large

 

Hangout Festival Returns to Gulf Shores for 2012 with Stellar Lineup!

What: Hangout Music Festival 2012

Where: Gulf Shores, Alabama

When: May 18 – 20

Why:  Hangout 2011 featured a diverse lineup including Paul Simon, The Foo Fighters, Primus, The Black Keys, Girl Talk, Avett Brothers, Widespread Panic, and The Flaming Lips.

Well the folks planning the only festival featuring white sandy beaches and palm trees out there have done it again with a fantastic early 2012 lineup coming out in waves via Facebook this evening.

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Dave Matthews Band •Jack White
String Cheese Incident (performing two sets)
Wilco •Skrillex •The Flaming Lips perform Dark Side of the Moon
Dispatch •Steve Winwood •CHRIS CORNELL •STS9
Gogol Bordello •Michael Franti & Spearhead •Mac Miller •Flogging Molly
Coheed & Cambria •Paul Oakenfold •G. Love and Special Sauce
Randy Newman •Dr. Dog •Young The Giant •Cage the Elephant •Dawes •Alabama Shakes
M. Ward •YelaWolf •Switchfoot •Julian Marley •Zeds Dead •Mavis Staples •Shpongle •Gary Clark JR •Rebelution Allen Stone •Big Freedia •The Devil Makes Three •Paper Diamond •Futurebirds •Hey Rosetta! •Sleeper Agent THE LUMINEERS •ARCHNEMESIS •Tribal Seeds •Rich Aucoin •Jamie Bergeron & the Kickin’ Cajuns

Added 03/12/12 – Kaskade, Umphrey’s McGee, Delta Spirit, Heartless Bastards, Greyboy Allstars & Givers

 

Tickets go on sale Friday, February 10th and start around $200 for 3 days. For complete details, visit http://www.hangoutmusicfest.com/

Arcade Fire, Muse & Phish Top 2011 Outside Lands Lineup

Arcade Fire, Muse & Phish Top 2011 Outside Lands Lineup

Returning for its fourth year, Outside Lands is set to rock San Francisco for three glorious days in August. Headlined by Concert Confessions favorites Muse, Arcade Fire and Phish, the initial lineup also includes such beloved artists as The Black Keys, MGMT and STS9.

Check out the full lineup below, as well as a sweet YouTube trailer put together by the festival. For all other information, including ticket details – check out the festivals official page here.

MUSE * PHISH (2 sets) * ARCADE FIRE
The BLACK KEYS * DEADMAU5 *THE SHINS* MGMT * GIRL TALK
The DECEMBERISTS * JOHN FOGERTY * ERYKAH BADU
The ORIGINAL METERS * BEIRUT * The ROOTS
ARCTIC MONKEYS * BIG AUDIO DYNAMITE
STS9 * WARREN HAYNES BAND * BIG BOI
MAJOR LAZER * LITTLE DRAGON * JULIETA VENEGAS
SIA * OK GO * THE GREYBOY ALLSTARS
JOSH RITTER & THE ROYA CITY BAND * OLD 97s
MAVIS STAPLES * !!! * LATYRX * BEST COAST
COLLIE BUDDZ * PHANTOGRAM * CHARLES BRADLEY
FOSTER THE PEOPLE * LOTUS * STRFKR * JUNIP
PAJAMA PARTY  * THE INFAMOUS STRINGDUSTERS
THE VACCINES * TORO Y MOI * VETIVER
THE LIMOUSINES * THE STONE FOXES
THE JOY FORMIDABLE * MACKLEMORE & RYAN LEWIS
WYE OAK * ANA TIJOUX * ORGONE * LORD HURON * TAMARYN
GROUPLOVE * THE FRESH & ONLYS * XIMENA SARINANA
TY SEGALL * SUNBIRDS * NICKI BLUHM & THE GRAMBLERS
DIEGO’S UMBRELLA * GHOST ROBOT

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=41jtJs721eQ&feature=player_embedded

Initial Artist Lineup For 2011 Wakarusa Music Festival Announced

Initial Artist Lineup For 2011 Wakarusa Music Festival Announced

Over three days in early June, the 8th annual Wakarusa Music & Camping Festival will once again take over Mulberry Mountain.  Located just outside of Fayetteville, Arkansas the festival will once again feature a top notch lineup of artists from both the electronica and jam bands scene.  In addition to some great music, the festival will feature disc golf, yoga, hiking and swimming in the Mulberry River.  Our very own Brad (aka SaucerfulofSecrets) will be making his fourth appearance at the festival, and you can expect to read a full report as soon as he fully recovers from the event.

The initial artist lineup is listed below.  Additional artists will be added in the following months.  Click here for information on tickets and camping for Arkansas premiere music festival.

STS9 02/12/10: Wiltern – Los Angeles, CA

STS9 w/ Nalepa Dub Orchestra 02/12/10

The Wiltern – Los Angeles, CA

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STS9 02/12/10: The Wiltern - Los Angeles, CA

The teams seemed to be about even.  On one side of the Art Deco Wiltern Theatre stood 1,000 E-tarded electronica kids in Ed Hardy shirts, dark sunglasses and black high top sneakers with bright flourescant shoelaces.  On the opposite side, 1,000 dirty E-tarded wooks in patchwork pants and hooded sweatshirts, declaring their favorite microbrews and waiting in anticipation.  Somehwhere between my pal (who has requested to only be known as Nun Bukkake) and I stood wondering who would preveil.  The lights went down, the PA fired up and the two sides charged each other in what is perhaps the most dangerous and deadly WALL OF DEATH in recorded history.  Ok, that’s a lie; we were actually in line at the main lobby bar watching a bald Asian-American gentleman confiscate fake ID’s left and right when the S(ATL)anta Cruz rockers hit the stage on Friday night.  How could we not?  It was Friday night at the start of a three day weekend, we had free tickets and at $10 a drink, I was just grateful to be in Koreatown instead of Downtown as it had been way to long since I’d been inside the greatest 2,000+ seat theatre in Southern California.
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With The Nun a few miles away watching some silly Werewolf movie, I showed up solo midway through the opening set by Nalepa Dub Orchestra.  Watching the 11 piece act perform four songs, felt as if my brain had split in half, spread apart 50 feet and charged each other WALL OF DEATH style.  Now, I will admit, I know nothing about electronic music, and generally need to be far from sober to enjoy such melodies.  Listening to NDO, I felt that many of the beats/sounds/grooves/loops/computer-riffs/whateverthefuckyoucallem were solid, but the songs didn’t really seem to go anywhere.  Lead by conductor/mad science collector Steve Nalepa, the musical pieces were great at building up, but there was never that epic release needed to satisfy the listener.  It was also noticable that some of the musicians were not really comfortable with the themselves and their place in the music.  In looking around the internet and not seeing much on this act, I have to assume they are just getting their start.  While outside of my norm, I view the music as a nice place to visit.  However, my biggest complaint was with how the band looked.  The outfits either need to be all the same, or all different.  Why do some have bowties and some don’t?  Why is everyone in black except the one gal with the fiddle?  Do members dress based of rank within the band?  It’s clear Nalepa has a fire and passion for his music and, with additional performances, his Orchestra will become a well-oiled machine.  But for the love of God y’all — your outfits were distracting and it would have come off so much better if you were dressed the same.

At the hype of my hippie days, I never managed to see STS9.  I had a live recording or two and thought they were okay, but just never really had the drive to see them.  In the months since Festival 8, I have started to pay attention/re-examine the “jamband” scene.  Seeing a tweet by the Wiltern offering five free pairs of tickets, I decided to give the contest a shot.  I am very glad I did, as STS9’s show was really freakin good.  I didn’t know a single song title of the instrumental band nor did I recognize one song, and yet it didn’t matter.  Within minutes of finding our spot in the middle of the floor, I found myself slipping back into my old ways.  Eyes entrapped in the lights, dancing like the uncoordinated white boy I am (commonly called Noodle Dancing), and avoiding those well-educated, gay, Jewish gnome types who dance with pelvic thrusts and always give me that look that screams “I am tripping hard on E and mutual masturbation with straight men excites me”.  Not that there is anything wrong with any of those things; it had just been a while since I felt such feelings.  As great as Festival 8 was, it is a lot easier to get lost in an intimate venue like The Wiltern compared to a large polo field.  Thankfully for me on this Friday night, getting lost was exactly what my mind needed.

STS9’s two hour set managed to stimulate multiple senses.  While there is a strong electronica/house vibe inherit in the music, make no mistake STS9 is a rock band putting on a rock show.  The two man rhythm section along with bassist David Murphy, created such a fat low-end groove that worked well for both wailing guitar riffs or well placed samples/loops.  With a video screen assaulting your eyes with various images and phrases off and on all night, I never once found myself bored or understimulated.  In fact, while sounding unique and original (at least to my ears), certain songs reminded me of bands I love.  Thoughts of Ghostland Observatory, Dandy Warhols and Coheed & Cambria were all triggered on the packed theatre floor.
STS9 02/12/10: The Wiltern - Los Angeles, CA
While the 1-2 punch of Phish breaking up/Michael Houser dying was a big reason I lost hope in the jam scene, location was another.  It was easy to be a wannabe hippie in the late 1990’s in San Francisco.  Moving to Los Angeles, the jam scene is not so existent.  While many fail to draw here, and thus ignore us for friendlier markets, STS9 is the perfect “jamband” for LA.  STS9 is able to go off deep into uncharted space while having that dance house dub whateverthefuckyoucall it groove that just seems to work in this cement sanitarium of a city.  Now, as I sit here some forty-one hours after my first STS9 experience, I must ponder whether discovering them a decade earlier would have saved this hippie’s soul?  I also must wonder if this was a one time relapse or perhaps whether I have fallen off the wagon?  Hopefully I will find out if that miracle moe. Club Nokia ticket comes my way…

 

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