Field Report with “Chico The American”


Field Report is due to release a self title album later this year on 9/11. You’ve got to check out this song from the album I stumbled upon, “Chico, The American”. It will blow your mind.

Felix the Hat,
Live Music City, high hopes!

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Stream Lollapalooza 2012


It’s going to be a great few days out in Chicago this weekend with Lollapalooza 2012 going on. If you’re stuck at home or working, like me click on the link below to stream the full festival. Here’s the schedule.
STREAM LOLLAPALOOZA 2012
Enjoy!

Felix the Hat,
Live Music City, high hopes!

Green Day set to release new album this year, listen to the first song released, “Oh Love”


photos courtesy of GreenDay.com

We haven’t heard any new music or much of any news since their last album 21st Century Breakdown (2009), but today Green Day has debuted new song from their upcoming album. It seems as Green Day has lots of work that they’re excited to share amongst fans with the release of a 3 series album, ¡Uno!/¡Dos!/¡Tres!. ¡Uno! will be released 9/25; ¡Dos! on 11/13; and ¡Tres! on 1/15/2013. Listen below to “Oh Love”, which to me, sounds like they’ve gone back to some basic, feel-good, radio appropriate, Green Day music we grew up on. Nothing too complex, just some easy listening provided by your pop-punk all-stars. Listen to “Oh Love”, below…

Felix the Hat,
Live Music City, high hopes!

Gathering Of The Juggalos Festival- Lineup announced


Early next month, August 8-12, The Gathering Of The Juggalos Festival, will return to Cave-In-Rock, Illinois, for 4 full days of music, comedy, and loads of entertainment. The festival will have some amazing rock bands from the 90 and early 2000’s, along with a long list of hip-hop artists from the past and present. Check out the full lineup below, as well as watch the promo video for the festival (it’s quite entertaining in itself).


Lineup (click on poster to enlarge)

Felix the Hat,
Live Music City, high hopes!

One of the best performances at High Sierra this year- Delicate Steve

all photos by Felix the Hat

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Such a different but an unforgettable, genius sound that Delicate Steve has created. The name doesn’t give them justice, because delicate is far from what their music is, maybe that’s the irony. They had seemed to overlap their voice recordings as they went along, but were far from just an electronic project. It was almost as if they had taken so many different genres and combined them to make… well to make only the music that Delicate Steve can. Here’s some more pics from this years High Sierra Music Festival.

Felix the Hat,
Live Music City, high hopes!

Pictures from High Sierra 2012… who wishes we were still there? (Recap 1)

all photos by Felix the Hat

After a 5-6 hour drive to Quincy, CA. we pulled into what seemed like dirt fields for miles, but we were all so eager to set up tent and get on the with the good times (even though there weren’t any shows that Wednesday night). The anticipation was upon us, and couldn’t wait for the morning to come, to venture out through festie-land to discover and rediscover all the different genres of music High Sierra had to offer.
But first a few things to share with you, such as, I had no idea the filth that came with just being there (which wears off after a couple of days, and you begin not to mind the grime between your toes and underneath your fingernails); the age range which never seemed to end (5 month old baby’s, to an older man I was hanging out with that was in his mid-80’s); to very friendly, happy people who invited you into their tent area to show their hospitality (which varied on all ends); to just pretty much the best music event I have ever been to, and hope to make it to #23.

The festival consisted of three main stages “The Grandstand”, “Big Meadow”, and “Vaudeville”, with many smaller acts that you would stumble upon all day at random venues and atop of RVs. No two bands sounded alike which is what makes the festival so eclectic. The stages included genres that you can only hear at the High Sierra Music Festival, from rock, blues, bluegrass, soul, reggae, jazz, space-rock, low-fi garage, doo-wop, gospel, ragtime, punk, psychedelic country, electronic ensembles, Punjabi Roots, latin, mambo, hip-hop, front-porch, dance-hall…. let me just stop there, I have gone on way too long already. But the great thing was that if you couldn’t get down with the band or their sound, you had a couple of other choices to head over to, a mere 5 minute walk away. Not to mention that on your way, fans are camped everywhere and anywhere…



Have you ever been to a silent disco? I had never heard of one myself… but one late evening, say about 2am, we stumbled over to this grassy area, where there was a line to exchange your ID for a pair of wireless headphones. And yes, there was no loud music or even a visible DJ around, just a bunch of us getting down and dancing to the music coming through our headphones. It was comical to remove the phones and watch everyone movin’ their stuff to what seemed like silence… just another highlight that you may only be able to experience at a festival of such.

More to come on featured at band from High Sierra Music Festival later on… well, or mores so shortly.
Peace,
Felix the Hat,
Live Music City, high hopes!

No Doubt will release new album September 25- ‘Push & Shove’


Have listened to a few snippets of some of the songs from No Doubt‘s upcoming album, and it sounds awesome! Check out the album Push & Shove, in the making, below on their webisodes. Loving the horns so far, and will definitely pick up the album September 25.


Felix the Hat,
Live Music City, high hopes!