Treasure Island Music Festival Set Times!

6 10 2009

Treasure Island Music Festival is only 10 days away!!! Get your dancing shoes on, this is going to be a weekend of smiles, jams and dance. The best part about is, no bands play at the same time! You don’t have to rush from stage-to-stage or miss any sets!

Check out the set times below and be sure to get your Treasure Island Music Festival Tickets here! See you there!

SATURDAY, OCT. 17, 2009Treasure_Island_Music
MGMT
Bridge Stage: 9:25 – 10:40PM

Girl Talk
Tunnel Stage: 8:35 – 9:20PM

MSTRKRFT
Bridge Stage: 7:45 – 8:35PM

LTJ Bukem Feat. MC Conrad
Tunnel Stage: 6:55 – 7:40PM

Brazilian Girls
Bridge Stage: 6:05 – 6:55PM

DJ Krush
Tunnel Stage: 5:15 – 6:00PM

The Streets
Bridge Stage: 4:25 – 5:15PM

Dan Deacon
Tunnel Stage: 3:35 – 4:20PM

Passion Pit
Bridge Stage: 2:50 – 3:35PM

Federico Aubele
Tunnel Stage: 2:05 – 2:45PM

Murs
Bridge Stage: 1:20 – 2:05PM

Crown City Rockers
Tunnel Stage: 12:40 – 1:15PM

The Limousines
Bridge Stage: 12:00 – 12:40PM

SUNDAY, OCT. 18, 2009
The Flaming Lips
Bridge Stage: 9:05 – 10:35PM

Yo La Tengo
Tunnel Stage: 8:10 – 9:00PM

The Decemberists
Bridge Stage: 7:10 – 8:10PM

The Walkmen
Tunnel Stage: 6:20 – 7:05PM

Beirut
Bridge Stage: 5:30 – 6:20PM

Bob Mould
Tunnel Stage: 4:45 – 5:25PM

Grizzly Bear
Bridge Stage: 4:00 – 4:45PM

Vetiver
Tunnel Stage: 3:15 – 3:55PM

Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros
Bridge Stage: 2:30 – 3:15PM

Spiral Stairs
Tunnel Stage: 1:55 – 2:25PM

Thao with The Get Down Stay Down
Bridge Stage: 1:15 – 1:55PM

Tommy Guerrero
Tunnel Stage: 12:40 – 1:10PM

Sleepy Sun
Bridge Stage: 12:00 – 12:40PM





Wanderlust Festival Day Two

30 07 2009

Girl TalkSince Friday night’s “late night at Wanderlust” party was far too glow-stick-raver nerd for me, we were able to wake up well rested and energized for our noon yoga class. After getting mislead to the wrong yoga class which just so happened to be called “self massage with balls,” we finally found our chosen session of Zuda Power Vinyasa with Bill Prysock. Holy shit did that class kicked my ass! I was sweating like a fat man stuck in a leather bodysuit. But in the end I felt like a million bucks. Not to mention Bill is quite easy on the eyes and his assistant was a total cutie and super friendly to help us perfect our poses. You can lay your hands on my hips anytime buddy! With our yoga complete and some delicious acai smoothies from Mountian Nectar ,we were now ready to check out the music.

Cruising up the Funitel at God knows how many feet in the air was a bit scary but gave us some epic views of Squaw Valley. I was super bummed to miss Big Light on the Gold Coast Stage, especially since these guys are some fun cats and put out a pretty awesome self released EP last year. Guess I’ll just have to make it up at Outsidelands! Jenny Lewis however, rocked the stage with her adorable self! A very talented and vibrant musician she is. The whole band did a great job but her drummer is my favorite! She just bangs it out and has a pretty sweet wo-fro (woman’s fro) that I so wanted to pat with my hand.

Sadly, the headliner Michael Franti couldn’t perform due to a ruptured appendix. Ouch! Hope he’s healing well. But I must say, I was more than pleased with his replacement: Common! As I was trekking from the Arc Bar to the photo pit, I saw Common, his DJ and drummer get hauled up the mountain in the lil VIP golf cart. That lil cart just about rolled back down the mountain! Common and his band members were laughing so hard as Wanderlust organizers helped them up the hill by pulling the golf cart with their bare hands. Good funny shit and everyone was all smiles. As the sun was close to setting, Common rocked the crowd with his hot song “Sex 4 Suga” where he brought a barely legal teen on stage to serenade (she was 19). His performance was bumpin’, but I just don’t think all the hogis and yogis we’re feeling it. Damn hippies . . .

All the performances on Saturday were fabulous, but the real shit goes to Girl Talk. From the moment the Pittsburgh all-star masher, Gregg Gillis, ran out on stage and started his magical mixing–the stage exploded with a colorful bust of dancers! Toliet paper, streamers, beach balls, over-sized pillows and all sorts of fun things were floating through the air and in the crowds. After shooting some shots I joined the fun on stage and danced to his entire set including Michael Jackson, The Ramones, Queen, MGMT and more greats. It was the best dance party I’ve ever been to and one of my top Wanderlust highlights.

We then swung by the VIP “late night at Wanderlust” party with DJ Rekha but it was stoops. Although the music wasn’t bad, I felt like I was at a bump n’ grind-frat party with a bunch of douches. Drifting over to the Globetrotter Stage Green Room, we indulged in LOTS of alcoholic beverages, good times and good conversations. The night ended back in our hot tub under the beautiful Tahoe stars until security kicked us out and sent us back to our condo. Booo!

Check out all the cool photos and video from Wanderlust Day Two HERE!

*For coverage of Day 1 click HERE.





Three Days Until Wanderlust Festival!

21 07 2009

wanderlust-festival-yogaIn just three days, the first annual Wanderlust Festival will commence in the scenic mountains of Squaw Valley, Lake Tahoe. Unique to any other music festival, Wanderlust combines yoga and musical performances. What better way to sweat out your hangover than some energetic vinyasa? Even better, why not have your instructor be Spearhead’s Michael Franti!?! Check out the variety of yoga classes and famed instructors at wanderlustfestival.com.

As for the musical line-up, I’m thoroughly impressed! A few musts on my list: Spoon, Amanda Palmer, The Honey Brothers, Girl Talk, Andrew Bird, Jenny Lewis, Broken Social Scene and then some. Not to mention, the bands may stop at midnight, but the party sure as hell don’t stop! We’ll be shaking our asses to the sounds of some DJ madness at Late Night at Wanderlust. Yoga and a dip in the lake in the morn, now sounds even more attractive.

Don’t Forget:

  • Yoga mats and any props you would like to have. Props will not be provided except in the meditation space.
  • Comfy, lightweight clothes for day and warm clothes for night. It can get chilly once the sun goes down.
  • Swim Suit! There’s pools and hot tubs at the Village at Squaw and at the High Camp VIP facility (and a big ass lake called Lake Tahoe).
  • Comfy shoes! There’s lots of beautiful walking and hiking trails.
  • Reusable water bottle. There’s plenty of refilling stations, and the Tahoe tap water is excellent!
  • Sunscreen, a hat, and sunglasses. The sun is strong at 8,200 feet. Get tan, not burned.
  • Rain? Yep it might rain. Let’s pray it doesn’t, although I’m sure it would be just as fun if not more. Who doesn’t like to get wet n wild?

Stay tuned, we’ll be tweeting the event and coming back with three days of awesome photos, videos and interviews! Hollah!





Last Day to Win FREE tickets and Accommodations to Wanderlust Festival in Lake Tahoe!

14 07 2009

wanderlust-festival-yogaNoise Pop and the producers of Wanderlust are offering an exclusive premium Wanderlust Festival ticket giveaway that includes a pair of Seeker level Wanderlust Festival tickets which grant access to all of the music and yoga classes (up to four classes per ticket, specific class space subject to availability), accommodations for two nights for two people and an exclusive opportunity to meet the Bay Area’s own, Rogue Wave. Rogue Wave are performing at this year’s inaugural Wanderlust on Saturday, July 25. Rogue Wave’s most recent album Asleep At Heaven’s Gate is out now on Brushfire Records.

To be entered to win this exclusive Wanderlust Festival Noise Pop prize package, all you have to do is send an email to contest@noisepop.com with the subject “Wanderlust” and your full name and phone number in the body of the email on or before July 15, 2009. Winners will be notified by email no later than July 20, 2009.

** Please note that the Wanderlust Festival is not an official Noise Pop production. It is an event that they think is really cool so they’rehelping to spread the word. **





3rd ANNUAL TREASURE ISLAND MUSIC FESTIVAL LINEUP

13 07 2009

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San Francisco’s Indian summer is around the corner and with it brings the 3rd Annual Treasure Island Music Festival, the West Coast’s most anticipated boutique music festival. Set against panoramic views of the city by the bay, Treasure Island Music Festival will stick true to form in offering an electronic and dance centric lineup on Saturday, October 17th and an indie rock lineup on Sunday, October 18th. With two stages and no overlapping sets, fans can enjoy every note of every act. Noise Pop and Another Planet Entertainment are pleased to announce the following lineup:

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 17th, 2009

MGMT
MSTRKRFT
Girl Talk
Brazilian Girls
The Streets
Passion Pit
LTJ Bukem feat. MC Conrad
DJ Krush
Federico Aubele
Dan Deacon
Murs
Crown City Rockers
The Limousines

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 18th, 2009

The Flaming Lips
The Decemberists
Beirut
Grizzly Bear
Yo La Tengo
The Walkmen
Bob Mould
Thao with The Get Down Stay Down
Vetiver
Spiral Stairs
Sleepy Sun
Tommy Guerrero
Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros





FREE Girl Talk Show!

6 07 2009

Are you an avid Squirt drinker and love you some Girl Talk? Well even if you don’t like Squirt, you’re going to want to get your hands on some empty cans to get in on the action at this FREE Girl Talk show going off at the brand new Fox Theater in Pomona!
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Music and Yoga Festival, Wanderlust, Hits Beautiful Lake Tahoe

3 06 2009

wanderlust-logoWhen I first read NME’s headline for this “yoga and music” festival I was like WHAT THE FUCK! Really? A yoga and music festival? That’s totally not of the norm and gave me a good laugh, but hey I like things not of the norm and I like me some yoga.

Check it out: Spoon, Jenny Lewis, Girl Talk, Broken Social Scene, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Andrew Bird, Gillian Welch, Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings, Rogue Wave, Amanda Palmer, Mates of State and more are all set to play Wanderlust — a three-day event taking place July 24-26 at the beautiful Squaw Valley in Lake Tahoe. It all starts with yoga in the day, followed by a scenic cable car up the mountain to catch the live sets. Sounds pretty fuckin’ sweet if you ask me.

Since there’s a series of late night DJ parties, I take it everyone will be sweating their morning hangovers off as one? Ohmmmmmmm . . . Watch out for me and my girls, we’ll be wearing some tight 80’s Jane Fonda Workout attire! On yeeeeah, game on!

FYI: For all you guys lookin’ to perv, I’m sure there will be tons of hot flexible chics at Wanderlust. It’s not everyday you see a fatty doing a proper downward dog.