Monthly Archives: January 2008

2007 – The Year of the Music Fest

It actually started for me in Fall ’06 when Monica convinced me to join her (and Kent, Mo, Dave et al) at the Austin City Limits Festival. I usually like my concert environments small and intimate and I wasn’t sure that I would like the festival scene. But she methodically overcame all my objections. I went for two days, and had a blast. Highlights were seeing Massive Attack, Thievery Corporation, Brazilian Girls, TV on the Radio, Iron and Wine, Galactic, Sparklehorse…

Jam in the Dam – in March 2007, I traveled to Amsterdam for 10 days with my 19 year old son, Dan. JitD is really special because it is so small – just 1,500 people, it’s indoors at the Melkweg, and the invited bands play 2 hour sets each night for 3 nights. Very civilized.

Movement ’07 – Ankur has been raving about the Detroit Electronic Music Festival since I’ve known him. This year, we went together and had a blast. I’ve always liked club music and electronica. Nonetheless, this felt like an initiation! For photos/reviews, [click here].

Summerfest – I always go in for 2 or 3 dates during this two-week festival. Highlights this year – Femi Kuti, Ratdog. For photos/reviews, [click here].

10,000 Lakes – a very nice camping festival in northerm Minnesota. For photos and reviews, [click here].

Lollapalooza – Practically in our back yard. Highly recommended. For photos /reviews, [click here].