If you are a folk music fan/supporter/enthusiast, you’ll want to hear down to California on September 27th and 28th for a musical festival that sounds like it’s going to be a great time. Co-presented by (((folkYEAH!))), the Mollusk Big Sur Jamboree, to be held at the Fernwood Resort, will consist of “two days of music, camping and ensuing fun”. Some of the artists scheduled to perform includ Sonny & The Sunsets, The Autumn Defense, Allah-Las, Vetiver, Beachwood Sparks, and a planned supergroup lead by Cass McCombs, plus many more, perhaps a few guests and surprises. Also planned are a few “secret late night jam sessions”, not sure what may be involved in that other than music, but I’d be open to checking it out if I could.
A major highlight will be a screen dedicated to showing classic and contemporary surf films, since it is in Big Sur. The festival encourages people to bring their own food and drink, even though both will be available on the festival site. A lot more will be involved, and you are now able to buy 2-day camping or room packages for your stay. For more information, check the Mollusk Jamboree page or (((folkYEAH!)))’s home page.
has been taking up headlines as of late, and Cass McCombs
has created a song in his honor. Manning’s story is notable as he has been called an “alleged Army whistleblower”.
The video was shot by director Bradley Beesley in Crescent, Oklahoma, Mannming’s hometown. Beesley is known for his extensive work with fellow Oklahomans, Flaming Lips, and this video has already gained a bit of attention today at NPR.
This song may make you want to take off your clothes so you can fondle cantaloupes. No? Well, maybe it’ll make you want to climb stares while portraying the role of a paranoia freak. Um… no? Hmmm. Well, the video, directed by Tres H. Zour
, may move you to do these songs, as the song, about whistleblower “Bradley Manning” will make you think. No? It should.
Well, it’s a promotional tool to promote McCombs’ new single, b/w “Empty Promises”.
He will be doing a few shows at the end of May, and will make an appearance at this year’s Sasquatch Music Festival. Look:
May 25… San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall
May 28… Wednesday, May 30 – George, WA @ Sasquatch Music Festival
May 30… Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios
June 2… Los Angeles, LA @ El Rey Theatre
If you want to hear more, check out this performance he did on NPR‘s World Cafe.
New album from Cass McCombs? He did indeed release one this past April (WIT’S END) but the new one is ready to go and it’s called Humor Risk (Domino). You can check out a song or two by clicking the boxes below, and if you are a fan of McCombs’, you’ll be happy to know that he’s ready to tour again, here is where he’ll be. If you celebrate Thanksgiving, get stuffed and then release the goods, only to get stuffed again musically:
Sun. Nov. 30 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo
Tue. Dec. 1 – San Diego, CA @ Casbah
Fri. Dec. 4 – San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall
Sun. Dec. 6 – Vancouver, BC @ Electric Owl
Mon. Dec. 7 – Seattle, WA @ Tractor Tavern
Tue. Dec. 8 – Portland, OR @ Doug Fir
Wed. Dec. 9 – Eugene, OR @ Cozmic
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