Lost in all the announcements for Coachella, Sasquatch, ATP, and Pitchfork, a little music festival in Nelsonville, Ohio, has started to put together a very solid lineup. The 7th annual Nelsonville Music Festival goes down Friday, May 13th to Sunday, May 15th on the campus of Hocking College (That’s about 3 hours south of here) and the list of acts scheduled to perform already includes George Jones, The Flaming Lips, Yo La Tengo, Neko Case, Wanda Jackson, and Justin Townes Earle. In addition to these big names, the fest has brought in some local talent, too, like Athens, Ohio’s Southeast Engine, Baby Dee, and Columbus, Ohio’s Mount Caramel. $70 for a weekend pass, or $65 for Saturday, when The Flaming Lips and Yo La Tengo perform, isn’t a bad deal, either. More information can be found here, at the Nelsonville Music Festival’s website.
- March 26, 2015
Much like the beloved American sitcom, Seinfeld, a show about nothing, Courtney Barnett's debut album, Sometimes I Sit and Think, Sometimes I Just Sit, managers to be highly entertaining while working with the most banal source material. Man plays hooky from work. Couple goes house hunting. Courtney swims. Courtney buys groceries. These are but a sampling of the seemingly ordinary scenes recreated over the course of eleven songs. There's even a track, "Small Poppies," where Barnett thinks about moving the lawn. She doesn't actually cut the grass, mind you, she just thinks about it. Read More