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.
- October 8, 2014
That bit about friends from other bands in town gathering around a kitchen table to write and record music describes Lower Plenty to a tee. The ten, largely acoustic numbers collected on Life/Thrills are spontaneous and endearingly unpolished: The percussion often sounds like washboards or bottles and cans; the guitars are loosely strummed and tuned to good enough; and, the lyrics are often conversational in nature, gathered from bits overheard about town or supplied as the answer to the simple question, "What did you do today?" Read More