Monday, March 1, 2010
Free Press Summer Fest 2010
For us poor Houston folk who can't shell out the 500 for SXSW or make the trek to a festival like Bonneroo, Houston is having it's annual Free Press Summer Fest this June 5-6th. The lineup this year is pretty sweet and I am psyched to attend both days. Last year had about 2-3 acts I had wanted to see, but this year promises more bands that remain on several of my playlists.
You can purchase advance tickets and I am definitely going to go for the fancy pants passes, because summer in Houston is no joke. Access to shorter drink lines and cool off tents will be worth the money.
Check out a sample of the line-up:
Flaming Lips; Girl Talk; Slim Thug;Stars; Mix Master Mike; Medeski Martin and Wood; Municipal Waste; Ra Ra Riot; Saviours; Givers; Kid Sister; Lymbyc Systym; Uh Huh Her; Detroit Cobras; Cro-Mags; Sugar and Gold; Lucero; Dead Prez
Also there are some local bands performing like Wild Moccasins, Spain Colored Orange and The Watermarks. I enjoyed seeing The Wild Moccasins a couple of years ago for their intro indie pop sounds. Should be a great festival.
Here is the full lineup.