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

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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.





Wanderlust Festival Attractions!

23 07 2009

wanderlust-festival-yogaThis weekend, the Wanderlust Festival will make its debut as one of the first festival experiences to combine a full-fledged yoga retreat with an indie rock music festival, and it will all go down in the incredible natural setting of  Squaw Valley in North Lake Tahoe, Calif.

It ain’t all just yoga and music though:

The Kula Village. Located in the Squaw Valley Village, the Kula Village is the centerpiece of the Wanderlust weekend. The Kula Village will showcase many vendors and not-for-profit groups, as well as wide array of restaurants that will feature menus with fresh, locally grown food. During the day, the Casbah Stage will feature acoustic music. Activities in the Kula Village are free and open to the public.

  • Converse Geo-Dome at Gold Coast. This colossal structure up at Gold Coast is an interactive playpen for grown-up kids. Tap into your expressive side and create a custom silk-screened t-shirt to take home. Jump up on the Gibson stage for a rock star photo opp. Visit the resident poet and take home a haiku or sonnet inspired by you. Leave your mark on the Converse Geo-Dome with giant ink pens used to decorate the outside of the structure. Video screens inside will be showing films from the Road to Wanderlust film competition.
  • LunaChix Bike Clinic and LUNAFEST Film Exhibition. Join the Tahoe Luna Chix professional mountain bike team for a free one-hour clinic Saturday and Sunday from 11am to noon in the parking lot at Squaw Valley. A mini-race course will be set-up for you to test your pedal skills. LUNAFEST will showcase short films for women, about women, and directed by women and will take place in the Aplenglow Room in the Squaw Valley Village on Saturday night at 8:45pm. LUNAFEST is free for all Wanderlust ticketholders, though at $5 donation is suggested. All proceeds will benefit the Breast Cancer Fund.
  • Reverb Eco Village. The Reverb Eco Village was created in 2005 through a partnership between IZSTYLE and the environmental non-profit group Reverb, which aims to educate and engage musicians and their fans to take action toward a more sustainable future. The village includes local, regional and national environmental non-profit groups along side alternative energy and transportation exhibits. It also highlights all natural/organic food sampling and outdoor adventure sports equipment demos with brands such as Anheuser-Busch, Stonyfield Farm, Honest Tea, SIGG and Specialized. Visit the Reverb Eco Village in the Kula Village.
  • Yogaslackers. Head over to the Gold Coast to check-out the Yogaslackers exhibition and clinics. These yogis are definitely not slackers and they are known for their yoga poses done above ground on a slackline. Think of it as yoga done on a tightrope. It is worth checking out.
  • Fire and Ice Dinner. Squaw’s executive chef Scott Rutter, along with 3 other top chefs, have created a special dinner to be served on the deck of the Arc near the Gold Coast stage on Saturday night beginning at 6 pm. The menu will feature organic and local produce, a full grill, and even an ice sculpture. It’s a gourmet meal in a unique setting, all for a reasonable prix fixe price of $29.50 including a complementary glass of premium wine or beer. First come, first served. Reservations can be secured by contacting srutter@squaw.com.
  • Happiness Is… Film Screening. The Declaration of Independence famously grants us the right to pursue happiness. And Americans spend great amounts of time and energy chasing it. But for many people, we’re not even sure what it is we’re chasing. Documentary filmmaker Andrew Shapter set out on a cinematic road trip to explore the myths and the truths of the “pursuit of Happiness” in America. This film provides an unequaled view into the hearts and minds of spiritual leaders like the Dalai Lama, philanthropists, authors, scholars, and everyday people, along with a few artists like John Mellencamp and Willie Nelson. The screening will take place in the Alpenglow Room at 9 pm. The screening is free and open to the public.




3rd ANNUAL TREASURE ISLAND MUSIC FESTIVAL LINEUP

13 07 2009

Treasure_Island_Music

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