Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2012 Lineup

This is one music festival you’re not going to want to miss. It’s Hardly Strictly Bluegrass and it’s held in San Francisco, at Golden Gate Park, from October 5-7, and it’s freekin’ free! The lineup is incredible, and will feature many different genres of music, not only Bluegrass. The list below is just some of the bands that will be playing at this years festival. So come October 5, grab a jacket, fill up your cooler, and head over to the greatest park in the bay…

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!

“A Maiden Calling” by Jhameel (Music Video)


It’s like the Asian version of Alice In Wonderland, but with a great score, and less hallucinations. As the guy falls through a hole, he enters another world, an unknown world, where he tries to keep up with some girl that seems to be of his dreams. Watch it and catch what she reveals at the end of the video…

Felix the Hat,
Live Music City, high hopes!

Lineup for The 14the Annual Pickathon Indie Roots Music Festival 2012- Pendarvis, Oregon, August 3-5


Wish I could go to this festival, with a line up to include Neko Case, Blitzen Trapper, Dr. Dog, Gordan Gano, Todd Snider, Mynabirds, Thee Oh Sees and Robert Ellis and more. The venue sounds quite interesting, actually damn amazing, up in Oregon, in Pendarvis Farm. After looking at some videos and pics from last year’s festival, the stages seem to be placed in some of the most magical spots amongst the forest the lies in Pedarvis Farm, just unreal. Tickets are pretty reasonable at $190 for the weekend, including camping, but it’s only 10 days away, so you should get your tickets soon if you plan to go.
Click here for the schedule

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!

See You at High Sierra Music Festival Next Week, July 5-8


Pretty damn excited about next week, and all the adventures that are to come with the countless hours of music, people, and enthusiasm that High Sierra is known for and has to offer. As far as what I refer to as “hippie fests”, this will be the first of the two this summer for me (second is Burning Man, later in August). Might I add that I am a virgin to both festivals, but through my younger brothers, have seen that there is a calling for me to attend such festivities with them. Although the two festivals don’t even really begin to compare to one another, one more about music/art and the other more about building a community, I think you get my point… The anticipation is killing me, I have only heard wondrous stories about the remarkable sets that I will see… but, I’m finally doing it…

and hoping to have footage to show when I come back. Hoping not to noodle, but you never know what good music brings back…
Check below for the lineup at this years 22nd Annual High Sierra Music Festival.






Felix the Hat,
Live Music City, high hopes!

Blur Will Play 2 New Songs Live on Twitter, July 2, 10:15am PST

photo courtesy of Music Feeds

This is going to be pretty insane, Alex James from Blur, has announced that they will perform two brand new songs on July 2, from some unknown rooftop in London… and it will be streaming on Twitter. “Under the Westway”, and “The Puritan” are the songs to get your ears ready for as Blur is readying to release Blur 21: The Box on July 30, celebrating 21 years since the release of their debut album Leisure. Watch the video below if you’re not excited already… and watch it if you are.

Felix the Hat,
Live Music City, high hopes!