Category Archives: Festivals

Burger Boogaloo Festival Lineup Announced


Iggy, X, Buzzcocks, Guitar Wolf, Nobunny, Roy Loney, John Waters….

By Blurt Staff

Oakland’s Burger Boogaloo will take place July 1st & 2nd at Mosswood Park, announces its line-up for 2017, and whoo-boy it’s a doozy. The most ambitious lineup yet, Burger Boogaloo is celebrating its 5th year at Mosswood by announcing Iggy Pop, Buzzcocks, X, Guitar Wolf, and many more will be joining this year’s festivities. The event will be hosted by the inimitable John Waters yet again, who notes, “I’ve been a punk at heart even before there was such a thing and hosting Burger Boogaloo always ups my street cred. I’m the oldest juvenile delinquent there.”

Every year the Burger Boogaloo surprises the audience with its unique, over-the-top stage sets and productions. Last year the Mummies drove in to the park in their 1966 Pontiac Bonneville Mummies Mobile, and played their headlining set on top of the car.

Because Mosswood Park has always been so generous to the Boogaloo, this year, the festival donated 100% of the first week of early bird ticket sales to the park to help rebuild their recreation center, which burned down last year. If you’d like to contribute to Mosswood Park’s Rec Center fund, you can do so here.

Tickets and details at:


Iggy Pop
Guitar Wolf
Baby Shakes
Bloodshot Bill
Personal & The Pizzas
Wounded Lion
Car Crash

Roy Loney (Flamin’ Groovies)
Shannon & The Clams
Quintron & Ms. Pussycat
La Luz
Jacuzzi Boys
Glitter Wizard

Mo’ Roo Fo’ You in 2017


The Bonnaroo team have outdone themselves again! With a diverse lineup and big names spread over four days, this will be another great year on the farm! Use the search bar to see our past years coverage. See you on the farm and look for our photos and coverage to follow. As a photographer for BLURT I also shot the 2016 event for us and lived to tell about it!

By Mark Jackson

Oh, Bonnaroo, how do we love thee? Let moi count the ways: U2, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Chance the Rapper, the Weeknd, Major Lazer, Lorde, the xx, Flume, Travis Scott, Cage the Elephant, the Head and the Heart, Future Islands, Marshmello, Glass Animals, Portugal. The Man, Tove Lo, Tegan and Sara, Cold War Kids, Tory Lanez, Umphrey’s McGee, Car Seat Headrest, D.R.A.M., Flatbush Zombies, Margo Price, the Front Bottoms, Claude VonStroke, Michael Kiwanuka, Royal Blood, Yellow Claw, Milky Chance and Francis and the Lights.

Among many more – see the below poster, and many, many, many more, no doubt, to come. According to Bonnaroo’s organizers, “The 2017 Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival will take place June 8 – 11, held as always at Great Stage Park (aka “The Farm”), the spectacular 700-acre farm and event space located just 60 miles south of Nashville in Manchester, TN. Tickets – including General Admission, VIP, and the brand new Platinum Pass – are on sale now, exclusively via”


2017 Moogfest Announced; 1st Artist Roster


A theme of protest, too, as befits this HB2-infected state of North Carolina.

By Uncle Blurt

Man, I miss the old Asheville Moogfest… something about that mountain town (and the fact that Moog Music was and still is located in Asheville) just made it perfect for a visionary electronic experience. You can sniff around on the BLURT site for our coverage of Moogfest over the years, including the early events.

That said, the fest’s current, slightly more corporate, iteration in Durham, NC, is pretty ace, indeed – check some of our coverage from last year HERE. It would appear that a lot of artists, who would have previously been inclined to boycott North Carolina due to the onerous anti-LBGTQ atmosphere Republicans set into motion with the “bathroom bill” HB2, are now willing to come and take a musical stand for inclusiveness.

The 2017 Moogfest now looms, in Durham on May 18-21, with initial performers being Wolf Eyes, Nick Zinner (Yeah Yeah Yeahs) & the Haxan Cloak, “Stranger Things” composers Kyle Dixon and Michael Stein of SURVIVE, Moor Mother, Laraaji, Nona Hendryx, Syrinx, Jas Shaw, Wolf Eyes, Visible Cloaks, and Laraaji. Plenty more, obviously, to be announced.

Details, including ticketing info, at the Moogfest website. Hey Moogfest, why not have at least a couple of hometown celebrations in Asheville to lead up to the event, hmmm?

MARFA MYTHS Festival for West Texas in Early March


Back to the West Texas Desert with new adventures, and a lineup of greatness.

Marfa Myths is an annual music festival and multidisciplinary cultural program founded in 2014 by nonprofit contemporary arts foundation Ballroom Marfa and Brooklyn-based music label Mexican Summer. According to the New York Times, “the [Marfa Myths] festival is perhaps the most extreme example in a recent trend toward intimate, meticulously curated music events.”

Billboard adds, “No VIPs, no velvet ropes, just long brambles called ocotillo, which look like the kind of menacing weeds you expect to find on your way into hell — which is to say, Marfa Myths is a music adventurer’s dream.”

For 2017, Marfa Myths expands in size and mind as Ballroom Marfa and Mexican Summer bring the festival back to Far West Texas for four days: March 9th-12th, 2017 and  includes Pharoah Sanders, Kyle Dixon and Michael Stein of S U R V I V E playing music from their score to Stranger Things, a collaborative performance by Weyes Blood & Perfume Genius, Allah-Las, Roky Erickson, and much more.


Roky Erickson

Perfume Genius & Weyes Blood

Pharoah Sanders

Julia Holter

Idris Ackamoor & The Pyramids

Jenny Hval


Cate Le Bon

Connan Mockasin Presents: Bostyn & Dobsyn


Kyle Dixon and Michael Stein of S U R V I V E playing music from their score to Stranger Things

Lonnie Holley

Lucky Dragons

Rose Kallal


Chulita Vinyl Club

From the organizers:

Starting things off on Thursday, Texas psychedelic royalty Roky Erickson performs and is honored in a 13th Floor Elevators gallery retrospective curated by Boo-Hooray. Afterward, poet Eileen Myles and Ballroom Marfa curator Laura Copelin host Dirty Gay Movie Night at the illustrious Crowley Theater.

On Friday, Baltimore duo Zomes perform at Wrong Marfa, and that evening, visual artist and musician Lonnie Holley performs solo and as part of a special collaboration with Florida duo Tonstartssbandht at the Strange Attractor opening at Ballroom Marfa. The group exhibition is curated by Gryphon Rue, and features historical works that take sound, site, and technology as their point of origin. Idris Ackamoor & The Pyramids bring their spiritual San Francisco sound to a late night after party following the Strange Attractor opening.

On Saturday, join us for a late afternoon of transcendent free jazz and experimental pop from Pharoah Sanders and Julia Holter. The marquee Saturday night concert at The Capri features Cate Le Bon, Allah-Las, Jenny Hval, and a Perfume Genius / Weyes Blood collaboration alongside a surprise or two. Marfa Myths closes out on Sunday with the premiere of Connan Mockasin’s new sitcom Bostyn & Dobsyn and Kyle Dixon and Michael Stein of S U R V I V E playing music from their score to Stranger Things with a rare visual accompaniment by Rose Kallal.

In addition to unique installations and performances, Marfa Myths also hosts music and art residencies resulting in limited edition recordings and the annual Marfa Myths journal. This year’s participating visual artist is Matthew Craven, while Gustav Ejstes and Reine Fiske of the Swedish band Dungen collaborate with Jeremy Earl and Jarvis Taveniere of Woods for the recording residency.


Tickets can be purchased HERE

Festival Site HERE



Louder Than Life Festival 10/1-2/16, Louisville KY

Dates: Oct. 1-2, 2016

Location: Louisville, KY


Live at Champions Park, the annual metal fest featured a who’s-who of the hard rock world. Go here to see our gallery from the 2015 event. Above: guess who?


For the third year in a row, the Louder Than Life Festival took place at Champions Park in Louisville, KY. If you are true metalhead and you missed this event, you should immediately kick your own ass! The weather was messy most of the week leading up to the festival, but after the gates were open for about an hour the Rock Gods said NO More! The weather was overcast most of Saturday, but Sunday was a perfect day with mid 80’s and mostly sunny. This Festival is billed as a rock festival with bourbon and gourmet man food, and the servings certainly lived up to the hype.



The festival had a lot of great sponsors such Jack Daniels, Monster Energy, Miller Lite, and lots of other bourbon makers. I must say one of my favorite sponsors this year had to be Vibes. Vibes is sold as high-fidelity earplugs. Vibes was kind enough to give me a set to try out. I must say that these earplugs are much more comfortable than the several of regular earplugs that I have used in the past. The best part about these earplugs is that they lower the sound by 20db, but keeps most of the quality of music. This is a life saver when you are at a concert little lone pressed against the speakers in the pit right in front of the artist where the bass will rattle your insides. I highly recommend you pick up a pair for yourself whether you use at a concert, work in a noisy environment, or just want to tone down the volume of your spouse! You can order yours here for less than $25.


Now on with the show! Saturday had great bands starting with Twelve Foot Ninja, Neck Deep, Avatar, I Prevail, The Amity Affliction, Motion in White, HellYeah, Anthrax, Pierce The Veil, Chevy Metal, The Cult, Cheap Trick, Slayer, and last but not least ending the night with Avenged Sevenfold.




Avatar, who I first saw at Rock on the Range earlier this year is from Gothenburg, Sweden. Johannes Eckerström announced that Avatar just stole the show after completing their first song, and I have to say that they did indeed steal the afternoon. Looking like an evil circus has come to town, Avatar has a tight sound and Johannes owns the stage.



Motionless In White is a gothic metalcore band who hails from Pennsylvania took the stage in the 3:45 time slot. The band defiantly looked and sounded the part of goth with lots of black eyeliner and even black painted arms, they even had one member dressed as the exorcist complete with green vomit. The crowd had now been on site since 10 A.M. or so for the late arrivers, so with plenty of convent locations to get a drink the crowd was rocking and surfing.


Next up was HellYeah who consist of Mudvayne’s lead singer Chad Gray, former Nothingface guitarist Tom Maxwell, Bass player Kyle Sanders, guitarist Christian Brady, and former Pantera and Damageplan drummer Vinnie Paul. This was another highlight of the day for me. Chad’s energy on stage is nonstop, with antics such as high jumps, head banging and face covered in blood. With a lineup such as this in one band, you know you’ve got a solid hour of great music. My personal favorite is the new cover song of “I Don’t Care Anymore” by Phil Collins.


Chevy Metal

Chevy Metal

Next up was cover band Chevy Metal. Chevy Metal is much more than a cover band. Drummer and front man Taylor Hawkins who is the drummer for The Foo Fighters says “We are just a wedding band”, but they are much more than a wedding band. You never know who may join them on stage when they are playing.


Just before sunset The Cult took the stage. I have loved The Cult’s music since the album Love. From the moment I first heard “She Sells Sanctuary” I was hooked. The Cult sounded as good as they did in the 80’s and the mostly younger crowd enjoyed rocking out with them. One of my favorites of the day was “Fire Woman”. The only negative I can give them was the fact that we had to photograph from the soundboard. This seems to be a growing trend with aging artist. We all get older and fans still want to see you not an image of a band from across the stadium. Look at Neil Young and Willie Nelson, they accept the age and keep rocking and the fans love seeing good pictures of their idols. My two cents anyways.



Another example of older acts who are still rocking and allowing photographers up close is Cheap Trick. With too many hits to name them all starting in 1977. A couple of my favorites are “I Want You to Want Me”, “The Flame”, “She’s Tight”, “Dream Police”, “Tonight It’s You”, and of course “Surrender”. Guitarist Rick Nielsen has always been known for a great guitar player, but even better know for the unusual guitars he dawns on stage. I commend Louder Than Life for mixing up the line up the way they did this year. This is a great way to draw in all age rockers and to give the young ones a chance to see where today’s acts found their influences.



Slayer took the Loudmouth Stage at 8:35 and from the first note didn’t let up until the last note. I don’t know how they kept up that pace for the full set. I must admit, they were a little hard for my taste but then again they weren’t there for me! The massive crowd was head banging, sweating, and crowd surfing like there was no tomorrow.

Last but not least for the night was Avenged Sevenfold. Avenged Sevenfold also known as A7X is from Huntington Beach, California, and has been evolving since forming in 1999. Starting out more on the metalcore side and recently moving more toward the rock and heavy metal. Being the headliner and only stage running, the crowd had swollen to fill half the park. There was a nonstop line of crowd surfers during the entire show. A7X put on a great show with the sound on point. My only gripe with this set is that out of 50+ photographers covering the weekend, only 4 were preapproved by the band and allowed to shoot the set.


Sunday started for me with Adelitas Way at 12:15. They only had a thirty minute set, but it was a great way to start out the day. Adelitas Way got the crowd started on this long day of rock.


Skindred took the stage next. I had never heard of them before, but I’m glad I got to see their set. Skindred is a rock band formed in Newport, South Wales. Skindred is a mixture of heavy metal, alternative rock, reggae. Skindred wins the award for most fun band of the afternoon, between getting a large number of the crowd to take of their shirts and twirl them in the air during one song or asking the crowd “do you want to hear some evil shit?” and then playing Justin Bieber.

The weather now reaching mid 80’s, Trivium took the stage at 1:25 on the Loudmouth Stage. Trivium is now out touring in support of their latest album Silence in the Snow.






Other bands during the day lineup included Parkway Drive, Pop Evil, Skillet and Alter Bridge, and Ghost. Korn took the Monster Stage at 6:25, and you would have sworn that they were headlining the evening with the size of the crowd. Korn alone would have been enough for the evening, but we still had Disturbed and Slipknot to go.





Speaking of Slipknot, They were indeed the headliner on the Monster energy stage and the final band of the night. If you have never seen this crazy scary rock show, you owe it to yourself to catch them. Corey Taylor can go from a slow clear vocal to an all out scream and make you love both ends of the spectrum. The energy from all nine members is intense and the elevating/rotating drum kits on both sides of the stage will leave you mesmerized.




Pre-Fest & Fest 15 Reminder/Update


Gainesville punkathon happens Oct. 28-30 – and there’s a Pre-Fest on Oct. 26 and 27 as well.

By Jeff Clegg

It’s hard to believe but we’re already less than a week away from the start of Pre-Fest in Little Ybor, which kicks off a series of five consecutive days of must-see punk rock music in the Sunshine State between Pre-Fest in Tampa and Fest in Gainesville. Tickets for both events are still available from The Fest website so don’t hesitate!

Among the bands playing is Atlanta’s own emo rockers Microwave, who just released their menacing sophomore album Much Love. There are pieces of several genres throughout the album with influences from blues, grunge, post-hardcore, emo, country, and anything in-between. Check out their music video for the song “Vomit” below:

Fest 15 will also include reunion shows from The Ergs! and Latterman and returning Fest veterans such as Jeff Rosenstock, Dillinger Four, Propagandhi, Braid, Knapsack, and Andrew Jackson Jihad. In case that’s not enough to persuade you, Fest 15 will have stand-up comedy and wrestling showcases, all of which are included in the Fest 15 festival pass. The stand-up showcases will be held at Rockeys Dueling Piano Bar on Saturday and Sunday afternoons and will be headlined by L.A.-based comedian Kyle Kinane. The wrestling showcase will take place at Cowboy’s Saloon on Sunday and will include after shows by The Randy Savages and Mac Sabbath.

The original announcement we made is below. Get your tickets and see us there!


We’re soon approaching the 15th anniversary of Gainesville, Florida’s punk rock-heavy music festival The Fest and Blurt will be there to cover all of it. The Fest first took place May 24th and 25th, 2002 and has been a popular summer destination for some of the best hardcore, emo, pop-punk, and ska acts that those genres can offer. The festival’s shows are scattered across the downtown Gainesville area, varying from small bars and shops to large concert halls and outdoor stages. This year’s lineup includes reunion shows from The Ergs!, Latterman, Gunmoll, and Against All Authority, final shows from F.Y.P and Hold Tight!, and the return of many Fest alumni such as Propagandhi, Less Than Jake, A Wilhelm Scream, United Nations, The Menzingers, Jeff Rosenstock, Knapsack, and many, many more. On top of that, there will be a number of surprises that The Fest will offer, particularly from mystery sets from some of The Fest’s favorite bands that won’t be announced until the day before each of the sets. The full lineup and schedule can be seen here .


For our fellow North Carolinian readers, there will also be quite a few bands from the Old North State making the trip down to Gainesville. These include Charlotte’s  self-described “sissy punks” Sinai Vessel and  fuzzy, melodic alt-rockers Late Bloomer, as well as Wilmington’s pop-punk/noise rockers Museum Mouth, who just released their solid Rory Records (Max Bemis of Say Anything’s imprint within Equal Vision Records) debut Popcorn Fish Guinea Pig. The Fest 15 will also be the last show for Asheville’s 90’s-esque power-pop rockers Old Flings, who can be seen playing their song “Tbc” below at The Fest 13.

In case you check out the schedule and find too many time conflicts, the Fest has a solution for that as well. This year will also be the 4th annual Pre-Fest that takes place October 26th and 27th in Ybor City, a historic neighborhood in Tampa, FL. The purpose of the expansion is to give people additional chances to see their favorite bands at The Fest, so the vast majority of bands playing Pre-Fest will also be playing The Fest. Pre-Fest 2-day passes can be purchased separately right now and until October 24th for $70 or in combination with the Fest 3-day pass for $190. The Fest 3-day passes alone are $135. The Fest is limited to 3,750 passes and Pre-Fest is limited to only 1,200, so follow this link now and get your ticket(s) before they’re sold out!

Here’s a recap of The Fest 13 to get you all excited. Don’t miss out!

Don’t forget to download the Fest 15 app for iPhone and Android so that you can plan your schedules!

Additional info:

MP3: Download Dylan, Young, McCartney & Stones Desert Trip Sets


Everything from the first weekend with the exception of The Who and Roger Walters, both of which will soon be available.

By Uncle Blurt

Call it Oldchella if you prefer, but last weekend’s Desert Trip definitely got the troops motivated out of their walkers and wheelchairs – even body surfing, in fact, as the Rolling Stones, the Who, Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Paul MCartney, Roger Waters, and the Rolling Stones all kicked out the jams. It starts up again tonight through Sunday, so for those of you unable to attend this weekend or the previous one, the good folks at Big O zine have kindly provided free MP3 downloads of several of the Oct. 7-9 performances. Included is downloadable artwork as well. Below, take a look at the setlists, and follow the links to the download pages.

Rolling Stones – Live at Coachella Fairgrounds, Empire Polo Club, Indio, CA; October 7, 2016.

      Track 101
. Start Me Up 7:54 (19.0MB)
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. banter 0:14 (572k)
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. Out of Control 6:29 (15.6MB)
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. banter 0:32 (1.3MB)
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. Ride Em On Down 2:53 (6.9MB)
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. banter 0:15 (611k)
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. Mixed Emotions 4:58 (11.9MB)
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. Wild Horses 4:54 (11.8MB)
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. It’s Only Rock and Roll 4:59 (11.9MB)
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. banter 0:25 (989k)
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. Come Together 4:18 (10.3MB)
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. Tumbling Dice 3:57 (9.5MB)
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. Honky Tonk Women 4:36 (11.0MB)
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. banter 3:51 (9.3MB)
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. Slippin Away 6:01 (14.4MB)
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. Little T&A 4:11 (10.0MB)
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. Midnight Rambler 11:59 (28.8MB)
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. banter 0:48 (1.9MB)
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. Miss You 8:07 (19.5MB)
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. Gimme Shelter 7:20 (17.6MB)
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. Sympathy for the Devil 7:20 (17.6MB)
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. Brown Sugar 5:53 (14.1MB)
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. Jumping Jack Flash 5:30 (13.2MB)
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. You Can’t Always Get What You Want * 8:10 (19.6MB)
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. banter 0:30 (1.2MB)
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. Satisfaction 7:27 (17.9MB)

Paul McCartney – Live at Coachella Fairgrounds, Indio, CA; October 8, 2016. (w/Neil Young)

      Track 101
. Hard Days Night 2:37 (6.3MB)
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. Jet 4:09 (10.0MB)
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. banter 0:32 (1.2MB)
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. Can’t Buy Me Love 2:12 (5.3MB)
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. banter 0:40 (1.6MB)
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. Letting Go 3:58 (9.5MB)
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. banter 0:21 (860k)
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. Day Tripper 3:19 (8.0MB)
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. banter 0:27 (1.1MB)
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. Let It Roll 4:36 (11.0MB)
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. Foxy Lady 2:01 (4.8MB)
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. banter 1:44 (4.1MB)
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. I Gotta a Feeling 5:19 (12.8MB)
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. banter 0:52 (2.1MB)
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. My Valentine 3:21 (8.1MB)
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. Nineteen Hundred Eighty Five 4:04 (9.8MB)
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. Maybe I’m Amazed 4:43 (11.3MB)
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. banter 1:03 (2.5MB)
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. We Can Work It Out 2:24 (5.8MB)
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. banter 0:47 (1.9MB)
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. In Spite of the Danger 3:37 (8.7MB)
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. I’ve Just Seen a Face 2:34 (6.2MB)
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. banter 0:45 (1.8MB)
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. Love Me Do 2:28 (5.9MB)
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. banter 1:32 (3.7MB)
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. And I Love Her 2:48 (6.7MB)
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. banter 0:44 (1.8MB)
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. Blackbird 2:35 (6.2MB)
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. banter 1:46 (4.2MB)
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. Here Today 2:27 (5.9MB)
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. banter 1:06 (2.6MB)
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. Queenie Eye 3:48 (9.1MB)
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. Lady Madona 2:39 (6.4MB)
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. banter 0:38 (1.5MB)
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. Four Five Seconds 2:31 (6.1MB)
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. Eleanor Rigby 2:54 (7.0MB)
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. banter 0:28 (1.1MB)
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. For the Benefit of Mr Kite 2:45 (6.6MB)
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. banter 1:16 (3.0MB)
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. A Day in the Life 6:07 (14.7MB)
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. banter 0:36 (1.4MB)
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. Why Don’t We Do It In the Road 3:13 (7.7MB)
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. banter 0:38 (1.5MB)
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. Something (false start) 1:11 (2.8MB)
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. Something 3:56 (9.5MB)
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. banter 0:30 (1.2MB)
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. Ob-La-Di Ob-La-Da 3:32 (8.5MB)
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. Band on the Run 5:24 (13.0MB)
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. Back in the USSR 3:07 (7.5MB)
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. banter 1:49 (4.4MB)
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. Let It Be 3:58 (9.5MB)
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. Live and Let Die 3:32 (8.5MB)
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. crowd 0:42 (1.7MB)
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. Hey Jude 7:38 (18.3MB)
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. crowd 1:30 (3.6MB)
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. I Want to Be Your Man 2:07 (5.1MB)
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. banter 0:25 (1.0MB)
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. Helter Skelter 4:02 (9.7MB)
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. banter 1:18 (3.1MB)
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. Golden Slumber 6:23 (15.3MB)

Bob Dylan & His BandLive at the Empire Polo Club, Indio, CA; October 7, 2016.

      Track 101
. intro 1:30 (3.6MB)
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. Rainy Day Women 12 & 35 4:56 (11.8MB)
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. Don’t Think Twice, It’s Alright 4:45 (11.4MB)
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. Highway 61 Revisited 4:33 (10.9MB)
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. It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue 4:37 (11.1MB)
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. High Water (For Charley Patton) 4:29 (10.8MB)
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. Simple Twist Of Fate 5:25 (13.0MB)
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. Early Roman Kings 6:12 (14.9MB)
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. Love Sick 5:36 (13.5MB)
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. Tangled Up In Blue 6:01 (14.4MB)
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. Lonesome Day Blues 6:19 (15.1MB)
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. Make You Feel My Love 4:15 (10.2MB)
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. Pay In Blood 4:26 (10.6MB)
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. Desolation Row 8:01 (19.3MB)
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. Soon After Midnight 4:14 (10.2MB)
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. Ballad Of A Thin Man 7:59 (19.1MB)
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. Masters Of War 6:25 (15.4MB)

Neil Young & Promise of the RealLive at Coachella Fairgrounds, Indio, CA; October 8, 2016.

      Track 101
. After the Goldrush 4:13 (10.1MB)
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. Heart of Gold 3:37 (8.7MB)
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. Comes a Time 8:16 (19.9MB)
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. On The Weekend 4:58 (11.9MB)
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. Human Highway 4:26 (10.7MB)
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. Neighborhood 3:33 (8.5MB)
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. Show Me 4:24 (10.6MB)
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. banter 0:51 (2.1MB)
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. Harvest Moon 5:18 (12.7MB)
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. banter 0:59 (2.3MB)
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. Words 8:02 (19.3MB)
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. Walk On 3:39 (8.8MB)
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. banter 1:18 (3.1MB)
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. Texas Rangers 2:46 (6.6MB)
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. Powderfinger 7:38 (18.3MB)
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. Down By the River 21:46 (52.2MB)
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. Seed Justice 3:39 (8.8MB)
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. Peace Trail 5:37 (13.5MB)
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. banter 2:04 (5.0MB)
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. Welfare Mothers 3:33 (8.5MB)
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. Rockin In The Free World 8:32 (20.5MB)

Pilgrimage Festival 9/24-25/16, Franklin TN

Dates: September 24 & 25, 2016

Location: Franklin, TN



The Pilgrimage Festival in Franklin, Tn., which held it’s 2nd annual event on September 24-25 is right outside of Nashville. Although this is only the second year, this event is catching on fast. Just a couple of months ago they took on a new partner that you may have heard of by the name of Justin Timberlake.  The Pilgrimage Festival is a little different in that it a day festival and even has a stage and events for kids. A festival with a family atmosphere and killer line up: what a great concept. Speaking of the lineup, here is some of the highlights and pictures from the weekend. (Pictured at the top: Jason Isbell)


Lunchmoney Lewis (above) is always great dance party that gets the crowd in a good mood and up dancing. I can’t get his song “Ain’t Too Cool to Dance”.


The Strumbellas are a Canadian rock band who are quickly becoming a household name with songs such as “Spirits”, and “We Don’t Know”. They have a tight sound who is perfect for mainstream radio.


My surprise like and new obsession was Wild Belle. Wild Belle hails from Chicago, Il. with key member being siblings Elliot and Natalie Bergman. Natalie voice and stage presence had me from the first song, and it doesn’t hurt that she’s easy on the eyes.


Kaleo had a large crowd at the Frye stage and a lot of females front and center as the lead singer Jökull from Iceland is kind of a sex symbol. Their big hit “Way Down We Go” has a clean soulful sound and is a constant play on alternative radio.


Grace Potter is a guitar playing, Piano playing, singing, and dancing rocker who is one not to be missed. Check out her duet with Kenny Chesney in the single “Wild Child”.


Cake played on the Fender Stage to a very large crowd. With hits like “Short skirt Long Jacket”, “The Distance”, and “Never There” they had the crowd singing alone and bobbing their heads.


Beck was the Headliner for Saturday and was a perfect ending to a very hot day. “Devil’s Haircut” is still one of my favorites from him.



Big Sam’s Funky Nation was defiantly Funky and had the crowd dancing on Sunday in ninety plus heat.


Better Than Era’s lead singer Kevin Griffin played double duties as they performed on Sunday and Kevin is also the creator of the Pilgrimage Festival. Better Than Ezra ruled the airways back in the mid ’90s with their mega hit “Good”. Kevin has continued to perform and write for his band and many other bands.


Kacey Musgraves brought a true country flair to the festival. Kacey took to the stage with her band wearing lighted Tuxedo’s and stage prop cacti. Kacey’s song “Biscuits” had most of the crowd singing along.





Daryl Hall and John Oates closed out the festival on Sunday night. Hall and Oates have been around since the ’80s and still sounded great. They covered many of their hits such as “Private Eyes”, “Maneater”, and “I Can’t Go For That”. It was a great performance and a great Festival.


Below are some more sights. I can’t wait to see who they get next year, Maybe Timberlake? Either way I will be there and will bring you all the highlight from the weekend for those of you who can’t make it out for yourself.








Austin City Limits Festival Weekend #1 9/30-10/2/16


Still going strong and boasting two weekends, the Austin mega-bash hosted, during the first weekend (second weekend is Oct. 7-9), everyone from Mumford & Sons, LCD Soundsystem, Haim, and Kendrick Lamar, to Bomba Estereo, Flying Lotus, Band of Horses and Radiohead.




DAY 1 (SEPT. 30)

 Eliot Sumner (+ Pierce Brosnan, looking on)




Jess Glynne






Maren Morris







Die Antwoord












DAY 2 (OCT. 1)


Nothing But Thieves







City and Colour





LL Cool J feat. DJ Z-Trip







Cage the Elephant







Kendrick Lamar







DAY 3 (OCT. 2)





Brett Dennen




Kacey Musgraves





Pete Yorn




Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats





Mumford & Sons








4-Day Big Ears Festival for 2017


March 23-26 in Knoxville, natch.

By Blurt Staff

Big Ears returns to Knoxville next spring, and in a four-day format. Among the surprise bookings: Gavin Bryars, Carla Bley, Henry Grims, Meredith Monk, Henry Threadgill & Zooid, and Musica Elettronica Via. The full lineup is in the poster, above.

Big Ears coverage at Blurt over the years (by our own Steven Rosen, of course):