12/4/14 - Angel Olsen @ El Rey // 12/10/14 - Tune-Yards/Cibo Matto @ Wiltern
I only went for sunday because I got a free pass at the last minute and I had a great time. The food trucks were incredibly well priced. 7$ falafel sandwich and 8.50$ for a Curry Up Now burrito was super reasonable for a festival. it was also really awesome having deerhunter close out the small stage, there were so few people and it was such a small area it ended up feeling as intimate as any show in a venue. I think they do need to concentrate there lineup a bit more and make it all a little less scattered but as of now I'd happily go to this festival again.
Shannon and the Clams - The Chapel - SF Feb 1st
DJ Shadow (DJ set) - The Independent - SF Feb 22
TOOL - Bill Graham Civic - SF March 12th
Sleep - Cocoanut Grove - Santa Cruz March 22nd
Neutral Milk Hotel - The Fox Oakland - Oakland April 9th
The Knife - The Fox Oakland - Oakland April 16th
I'm just gonna echo all the sentiments against shitty EDM and the crowd it draws. That's all.
I'd take the 20-something EDM bros and brosettes at Coachella over the upper-middle-class-middle-aged-white-trash-drunkards encountered at BottleRock last weekend. At least I know how to roll with the brosettes - and sometimes can find a hot little fucked-up bro to go down on me. These things lurking around the Citi Skydeck of Dimwits on Friday during The Cure were an altogether different species of insufferable twats.
Have you been to osl kvnty ?
I also want to say another thing I love about this festival: the porta potties! They had like a million of them (in all the different locations) lined up and there was NEVER a wait. They had like 10x more than enough (which is fine with me). Coachella could definitely learn a thing or two from that. 8 porta potties for a camping field just doesn't cut it.
put together a quick recap vid of fri/sat from bottlerock
loved that venue. I remember watching curiously as people kept walking by this little gnomish guy and saying hi. I later figured out he was Rodney Bingenheimer and then watched 'The Mayor of Sunset Strip'...what an incredible life story, kind of sad too really.
Thanks for all the recordings, Menikmati. It's nice to relive that Weezer show.