SOME STUFFS: Woodsist Festival to be held at two venues this year

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With help from the good people at Folk Yeah, the Woodsist Festival will be returning this year to the Henry Miller Library in Big Sur, California but as an added treat, a third day has been added at Pappy & Harriet’s in Pioneertown, California. The venues are about seven to eight hours away from one another, but it will give people in each area to catch some great music. If you are able to make the drive or flight from one city to the other, awesome.

The Big Sur shows (tickets will be available here) will have six bands per day, while the Pioneertown show (tickets to be sold here) will have a total of seven. The festival begins just after the first day of fall, here is the list of scheduled performers for each show:

Sunday, September 22 – Big Sur
White Fence
Michael Hurley
Skygreen Leopards
Jessica Pratt

Monday, September 23 – Big Sur
Real Estate
The Fresh and Onlys
Peaking Lights
Little Wings
Alex Bleeker and the Freaks

Saturday, September 28 – Pioneertown
Real Estate
Fresh and Onlys
White Fence
The Babies
Jessica Pratt
Alex Bleeker and the Freaks
& more TBA

While you are able to do your research for lodging options, here are a few that Woodsist and Folk Yeah are suggesting for tentative attendees of the festival:

Fernwood Resort (Big Sur)
47200 Highway 1
Big Sur, CA 93920
(831) 667-2422

Big Sur Camping
Glen Oaks (Big Sur)
Big Sur River Inn

Bottchers Gap Campground
Camping Big Sur

Andrew Molera State Park
Hwy 1
Big Sur, CA 93920
(831) 667-2315

Kirk Creek Campground
Hwy 1
Big Sur, CA 93920
(805) 434-1996

For those planning on attending in Pioneertown:
Travel Lodge
54850 Twentynine Palms Hwy
Yucca Valley, CA 92284
(760) 365-3311

SOME STUFFS: The Babies publish spring tour dates

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In support of their latest album (their second) called Our House On The Hill (Woodsist), The Babies will be smacking asphalt in April. “Smacking asphalt” is my slang (albeit pathetic) for “hitting the road”, which means a tour, so if you’ve been playing the album or want to be blessed with some nice music, check out the following dates. The Brooklynites will be spending a significant amount of time in Europe during May and June, right up through the beginning of the summer season. Until then, they’ll also be doing a one-off show tomorrow night (Friday) in Los Angeles. Check:

March 1… Los Angeles, CA (Natural History Museum) *
April 20… Middletown, CT (Wesleyan University)
April 21… Winooski, VT (Monkey House)
April 22… Montreal, QC (Il Motore)
April 23… Toronto, ON (Silver Dollar)
April 24… Chicago, IL (Schubas)
April 25… Columbus, OH (Rumba Cafe)
April 26… Baltimore, MD (Golden West)
April 27… Brooklyn, NY (Glasslands)
May 4… Bennington, VT (Bennington College Sunfest)
May 25… Barcelona, Spain (Primavera Sound Festival)
May 26… Grenoble, France (Le Ciel)
May 27… Strasbourg, France (Le Troc’afé)
May 28… Paris, France (Le Point Éphémère)
May 29… Nantes, France (Stereolux)
May 30… Limoges, France (La Fourmi)
May 31… Lausanne, Switzerland (Le Romandie Club)
June 1… Modena, Italy (Mattatoio, Carpi (MO))
June 2… Luzern, Switzerland (Radio 3Fach Voliere Bar)
June 3… Munich, Germany (Kafe Kult)
June 4… Vienna, Austria (Arena)
June 5… Prague, Czech Republic (K4)
June 6… Dresden, Germany (Ostpol)
June 7… Berlin, Germany (Monarch)
June 8… Malmo, Sweden (Inkonst)
June 9… Stockholm, Sweden (Debaser)
June 10… Gothenburg, Sweden (Roda Sten)
June 12… Copenhagen, Denmark (Huset-KBH)
June 13… Hamburg, Germany (Astra Stube)
June 14… Köln, Germany (King Georg)
June 15… Utecht, Holland (Ekko)
June 16… Amsterdam, Holland (Paradiso)
June 17… Kortrijk, Belgium (De Kreun)
June 18… Groningen, Holland (Vera)
June 19… Bristol, UK (Start the Bus)
June 20… London, UK (Lexington)
June 21… York, UK (Basement)
June 22… Brighton, UK (The Duchess)

* w/ Allah-Las

VIDEO: The Babies’ “Baby”

The Babies show the delicate side of karaoke performances in their new video for “Baby”, presented in an intimate fashion that only The Babies can offer.

Or so they say.

Director Timothy Fiore shot this video for Cassie Ramone, Kevin Morby and Justin Sullivan and if it moves you to select The Babies as your karaoke choice tonight, they have accomplished something. Thank them the next time you see them in your town, which may be at one of the concert dates below:

November 29… Vancouver, BC (Media Club)
Novmber 30… Seattle, WA (Barboza)
December 1… Olympia, WA (The Northern)
December 3… Reno, CA ( Holland Project)
December 4… Sacramento, CA (Bows and Arrows)
December 5… Oakland, CA (1-2-3-4 Go Records)
December 6… San Francisco, CA (Bottom of the Hill)
December 7… Santa Cruz, CA (Crepe Place)
December 8… Pomona, CA (VLHS)
December 9… Los Angeles, CA (The Echo)
December 10… San Diego, CA (Soda Bar)
December 11… Tucson, AZ (Topaz Tundra)
December 12… El Paso, TX (Lowbrow Saloon)
December 13… San Antonio, TX (Korova)
December 14… Austin, TX (The Mohawk)
December 15… Dallas, TX (Bryan St Tavern)
December 16… Memphis, TN (Hi Tone Cafe)
December 17… Birmingham, AL (Bottletree)
December 18… Atlanta, GA (529)
December 19… Durham, NC (The Pinhook)
December 20… Richmond, VA (Strange Matter)
December 21… Washington, DC (Comet Ping Pong)
December 22… Philadelphia, PA (Kung Fu Necktie)