Wednesday, February 29, 2012 1:08PM - By Laura Aguirre
Davy Jones, frontman of the 60s pop group The Monkees, died today in a hospital in Florida. TMZ broke the news this morning, stating that Jones died after suffering a heart attack. However, an official cause of death has yet to be announced.
Tuesday, August 30, 2011 9:00AM - By Carl Pocket
What happens when a music festival is canceled just a few days prior to its commencement? A ton of angry tweets, people demanding refunds, bands with no venues to play, and an army of Hanson fans screaming shenanigans.
As you may have heard Sunset Junction, the little community event that became a giant music festival, had the plug pulled just 48 hours before the function and what ensued was not the chaos one would expect. The community got together, venues booked bands, block parties formed, and an almost SXSW style event took over the Silverlake/Echo Park areas for a weekend of free (and some paid) shows. Continue Reading
Monday, August 15, 2011 8:00AM - By Carl Pocket
We can’t believe that Sunday has already past us by and what an amazing day of music it was at the Outside Lands Music Festival. As with any music festival you never know what surprises a set could have instore and we have to say that Mavis Staples may have had the most shocking set and guests of the day.
Monday, August 15, 2011 7:00AM - By Carl Pocket
We safely made it through another day of the Outside Lands Music Festival but with a little added pinkness to our skin. The grey skies finally turned blue which didn’t make us sad one bit, the only thing that could do that was the realization that we would only have one more day in the majestic San Fran climate. With the sun beating down most of the day we made our way into all the tents to catch members of our favorite acts in a stripped down and more accessible setting.
Sunday, August 14, 2011 10:07AM - By Carl Pocket
Friday may have been Phriday for all the Phish fans, there was plenty going on at golden gate park for everyone that wasn’t into watching a 4 hour marathon set. While we stopped and enjoyed the hippie jam masters at work we couldn’t just limit our evening to just one group.
Friday, June 3, 2011 4:25PM - By Carl Pocket
After four days of music in the Pacific Northwest all we can hope for is that next year we get an even more expanded five days. Trough the sunshine, grey clouds, rain and the occasional outburst of lightning we got to experience everything that is Washington and The Sasquatch Music Festival. Oh, and we got to see a ton of kicking music the entire time.
Whether it be up at the rail at the main stage watching lightning streak the sky as the pitter patter of rain fell down to WIlco, or getting out of the sun and catching a stripped down set by the Decemberists in the acoustic tent, there was never a dull moment over the Memorial Day weekend.
It was also a happy 10th year for Sasquatch and we were honored to share in the festivities and fun. We only wish that we would have nabbed a piece of the giant Sasquatch cake before Wayne Coyne, singer of The Flaming Lips, decided to rip it into pieces and cake the crowd with it.
While we stopped by every stage, visited all the tents, and even got some time to hang out with a few of the bands around the grounds, there was still so much that we couldn’t get the chance to see at the fest.
Were you at the Sasquatch 2011 Music Festival? Let us know what your favorite moments were that we may have missed.
Wednesday, June 1, 2011 5:38PM - By Carl Pocket
The Who: Guided By Voices (3:50pm, Monday at the Main Stage)
What you should know: This was the “classic line up” which reunited last year for Matador 21, they were doing the indie-punk-hiss thing before anyone thought it was cool and you shouldn’t be surprised if this set was the last for the old school lineup for some time.
Tuesday, May 31, 2011 4:50PM - By Carl Pocket
The four days that were The Sasquatch 2011 Music Festival was a magical one for us here at Beatcrave and Memorial Day Monday was the most packed day of music we had all weekend. It seemed that every band that played was worthy of taking up every minute we had.
We also got to see Beatcrave Fav, Foster the People, play the most jammed packed set of the weekend over at The Yeti stage as well as catching Guided By Voices playing to what might have been the smallest crowd at the main stage. We also avoided the sporadic showers that turned the blue sky grey and caught some more acoustic sets, this time by three of the four members of The Decemberists.
Monday, May 30, 2011 12:55PM - By Carl Pocket
We are still out in the beautiful state of Washington and need to give you an update on all the fun that is going on at the Sasquatch Festival. On Sunday we discovered a new acoustic tent where we had the opportunity to catch some of the bands playing the larger stages in an intimate stripped down setting. The chance to catch Flogging Molly or Fitz and the Tantrums with just 50 other people, dancing arm in arm, was something rather spectacular. But for its 10th year, who wouldn’t expect anything but the best.