We all shed a tear when we learned that Sound On Sound was cancelled. We have a lot of good friends that put so much effort into making this year’s festival amazing, a quantum leap over last year.nnWe will not debate the valor of their efforts to save the festival or lament the missed opportunity of seeing Iggy Pop surrounded by a Ren Fair here.
The thing we may not understand about the festival circuit is that bands are on tour and need to use the festivals to home base around a few stops nearby before and after. Knowing this, the SoS team was able to schedule a few makeup shows to accommodate the travelers. One such show was for Lindstrom, a guy from Norway that was travelling a long way to hang with us. This set was high on my list for standing in a field with friends vibing. We replace the open spaces and axe-throwing for the friendly confines of Cheer Up Charlie’s.
Head past the break for more details and notes on DJ sets from Cap’n Tits and The Juan Maclean.
Ladies and Gentlemen, you may dance.
The Juan Maclean has been known to elicit party. DFA has this latest track up for your ears and feets. Use it. Add it to your Soundcloud mix for the weekend. This track again features Nancy Whang on vocals and I think it is John’s best stuff since “The Simple Life”. Big DFA-style beat, somewhat brooding at times, but always ready to break out.
Turn it up, enjoy the three day weekend if you dare.
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Learning Secrets of Austin are teaming up with Scion to put on one of their crazy house parties in Austin this Thursday night. The event is going down at Beauty Bar with DJ sets by The Juan Maclean, Still Going and Ian Orth of Learning Secrets. You’ll need to send in an RSVP if you hope to get in, but space will be tight for sure. Doors are at 9pm so get there early and start the weekend right!