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!


Dr. Dog has new music video for “Lonesome”

Just saw them two weeks ago, and now get to see Dr. Dog in a brand, spankin’ new video “Lonesome”. I’ll probably see them twice more, like I said, this summer… you can too…

May 05 Beale Street Music Festival, Memphis, TN
May 18 Hangout Festival, Gulf Shores, AL
Jun 14 Frendly Gathering, Windham, VT
Jun 23 Red Rocks Amphitheater (with Wilco), Morrison, CO
Jul 14 Forecastle Festival, Louisville, KY
Jul 21 Susquehanna Bank Center (with Wilco and Avett Brothers) Camden, NJ
Jul 27 SoundTown Music & Camping Festival, Somerset, WI
Aug 03 Lollapalooza, Chicago, IL
Aug 04 Pickathon, Portland, OR
Aug 05 Pickathon, Portland, OR
Aug 10 Outside Lands Festival, San Francisco, CA
Aug 10 Outside Lands Festival, San Francisco, CA

Felix the Hat,
Live Music City, high hopes!

Dr. Dog rocked the UC Berkeley campus Cal Day 4/21, 2012

Finally I had the opportunity to see the amazing Dr. Dog live in concert. I happened to be in the bay area for the celebration this past Friday, April 20, at Golden Gate Park (San Francisco), when I got a call from my middle brother Levi, that the next day, Dr. Dog was giving a free show on UC Berkeley campus… well, I had to stick around for this, since I hadn’t seen them yet, and on top of that who can pass up a free show?!?

“Shadow People”
(sorry for the sound quality)

The sunburn was worth it! From beginning to end, the members of Dr. Dog continued to entertain the crowd of cheerful fans as everyone sang along to their psychedelic, spirit lifting music.

I Can’t wait to catch them again at Outside Lands this summer, August 10-12 in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park. See you there!

Felix the Hat,
Live Music City, high hopes!


photo courtesy of Richmondsfblog

As if the lineup for Lollapalooza wasn’t good enough, San Francisco’s Outside Lands lineup is absolutely, ridiculously, amazingly, historically, one of the best lineups EVER in the history of man (ok, maybe Woodstock, could top it)!!!

Some many different genres, so many huge names, so many bands that are quickly rising, I feel a panic attack coming on. From Foo Fighters, to Stevie Wonder, to Metallica, to Neil Young, to Beck, to Jack White, to Alabama Shakes, to Fun, to Big Boi… and on and on… This year, Outside Lands will be held August 10-12. Check out the complete lineup below… and get pumped!

Last year at Outside Lands

Next tier of tickets goes on sale this Thursday, April 19, @12 PST, 3-day pass $195.

Felix the Hat,
Live Music City, high hopes!

The 2012 Hangout Music Festival line up has been released…Dave Matthews Band, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Jack White…

photo courtesy of Observations of a Human

Woe, the festivals just seem to be getting better and better this spring/summer 2012. Imagine seeing some of your favorite rock bands right on the beautiful beach of Gulf Shores, Alabama. You will stand over white sand as you take in the breath-taking views that appear behind the stage, while rockin’ out to some of the best bands in the industry. This three-day music festival will take place starting May 18th, and also gives the younger ones to rock out at their very own kids’ stage… complete line-up listed below the video…

Dave Matthews Band
Red Hot Chili Peppers
Jack White
the String Cheese Incident (performing two sets)
The Flaming Lips perform Dark Side of the Moon
Steve Winwood
Gogol Bordello
Michael Franti & Spearhead
Mac Miller
Flogging Molly
Coheed & Cambria
G. Love and Special Sauce
Paul Oakenfold
Randy Newman
Young The Giant
Dr. Dog
Cage the Elephant
Alabama Shakes
M. Ward
Julian Marley
Zeds Dead
Mavis Staples
Gary Clark JR
Allen Stone
Big Freedia
The Devil Makes Three
Paper Diamond
Tribal Seeds
Hey Rosetta!
Sleeper Agent
Rich Aucoin
Jamie Bergeron & The Kickin’ Cajuns
…maybe this Chasid Reggae kid will be added,

…so many choices in 2012, which festival will you go to? I CAN’T DECIDE!
Felix the Hat,
Live Music City, high hopes!

New Dr. Dog album, “Be the Void”, available February 7, 2012

Dr. Dog fans are eagerly awaiting for the release of the bands 6th album, “Be the Void”. Originally from Philadelphia, Dr. Dog has been around the world energetically entertaining fans at festivals such as Coachella and High Sierra for over 10 years. Their psychedelic rock sound gets people up dancing, just letting the music take over.
With the new album “Be the Void”, Dr. Dog goes for more of a rock ‘n’ roll flavor rather than their familiar pop-funk-rock-jam band sound.
See them at the 22nd annual High Sierra Festival in Quincy, CA on June 5-8.
Also, see below for other tour dates:
Feb 01 Newport Music Hall Columbus, OH
Feb 02 Granada Theatre Lawrence, KS
Feb 03 Boulder Theatre Boulder, CO
Feb 04 Urban Lounge Salt Lake City, UT
Feb 06 Crescent Ballroom Phoenix, AZ
Feb 07 Belly Up Tavern Solana Beach, CA
Feb 09 The Observatory Santa Ana, CA
Feb 10 The Orpheum Los Angeles, CA
Feb 11 Regency Center Grand Ballroom San Francisco, CA
Feb 13 Crystal Ballroom Portland, OR
Feb 14 The Neptune Theatre Seattle, WA
Feb 17 First Avenue Minneapolis, MN
Feb 18 The Vic Theatre Chicago, IL
Feb 19 20th Century Theater Cincinnati, OH
Mar 01 Mr. Smalls Theatre Millvale, PA
Mar 02 Headliners Music Hall Louisville, KY
Mar 03 War Memorial Auditorium Nashville, TN
Mar 04 Buckhead Theatre Atlanta, GA
Mar 05 WorkPlay Soundstage Birmingham, AL
Mar 07 Alabama Music Box Mobile, AL
Mar 09 Stubbs BBQ Austin, TX
Mar 10 Fitzgerald’s Houston, TX
Mar 11 Granada Theatre Dallas, TX
Mar 13 The Blue Note Columbia, MO
Mar 14 Deluxe at Old National Centre Indianapolis, IN
Mar 15 The Orange Peel Asheville, NC
Mar 16 9:30 Club Washington, DC
Mar 17 Rams Head Live! Baltimore, MD
Mar 19 Higher Ground Ballroom South Burlington, VT
Mar 20 Northern Lights Albany, NY
Mar 22 House of Blues Boston Boston, MA
Mar 23 Terminal 5 New York, NY
Mar 24 The Electric Factory Philadelphia, PA
Mar 25 The Electric Factory Philadelphia, PA

Live Music City, high hopes!