Unless you've been dead for the past few months (or, okay, you don't happen to live here in Houston), odds are you've heard about the sure-to-be-epic Free Press Summerfest spanning Saturday and Sunday of this next weekend (the 8th & 9th, non-calendar-having punks) at Eleanor Tinsley Park. And trust me, "epic" is the word -- they've got a slew of badass headliners, folks like Broken Social Scene, The Sword, & Prince Paul, plus about a million of H-town's absolute best bands.
Seriously, if you gave me a piece of paper and asked me to come up with a list of everybody in town right now who rules, it'd look pretty much like the lineup for this thing: O Pioneers!!!, Muhammidali, Buxton, Fat Tony, The Tontons, Roky Moon & Bolt, The Small Sounds, Perseph One, etc., etc., etc. I won't bore y'all with the full schedule, but it's available right up here for those who need to know who's playing where when.
You can check out some very nice writeups, by the way, of folks playing the Summerfest, both over at Brigitte Zabak's blog I Keep Mine Hidden and at David Cobb's Houston Calling site. They're good writers and good people. Brigitte's already written News on the March, B L A C K I E, The Tontons, Young Mammals, and Austinites Explosions in the Sky, What Made Milwaukee Famous, & UME, and David's so far previewed Buxton, The Octopus Project, & Chase Hamblin. I applaud these two fine, fine writers for taking on a task that I myself am too freaking lazy to do...
But wait, there's more! As per the tag line up there, the ever-cool Omar of Free Press Houston, who're throwing this shindig (duh) has been kind enough to hand over 4 passes to the festival, which we'll be giving away to four lucky, totally-randomly-selected people out there who happen to read this.
If you want one, email me at "gaijin at spacecityrock DOTDOTDOT com" with the Subject: line "Sunstroke me, please!" and include your name, your email address, and your phone no. (just in case). You've got 'til 8AM tomorrow to get your name in the hat; at that point, we will use our usual ultra-scientific method of selecting names, which typically involves cajoling the house midget into pulling four scraps of paper w/names scrawled on 'em out of a hat.
Fire away, folks. And if you don't win, don't do anything drastic like jumping off the Hazard St. bridge -- day passes are still only $10, with two-day passes for $16 -- it's recession-style affordable, yo.
Oh, and if you want to see a truly, truly disturbing (and funny) promo for the festival, well, you're in luck:
FREE PRESS SUMMER FEST COMMERCIAL from mark armes on Vimeo.
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