Wednesday, May 4, 2011
Red Sky Watch: 3 more bands announced
More bands were announced for Red Sky Music Festival.
Better Than Ezra, George Clinton and Cowboy Mouth will all be playing the festival grounds (not the main stage). Dates and times for their performances haven't yet been announced.
So, that's five artists total. About 45 (or so) more to go.
As mentioned previously, these are about the kind of acts that I've assumed we'd be hearing about.
In my estimation, they'll be popular bands with good followings that reach a broad audience. So far, I've seen nothing to say that indie and edgy groups will have a big place here.
I think that's a fine thing. These are all good bands. But I think people's expectations were more akin to a Lollapalooza or Coachella sort of lineup. That's not what this is shaping up to be nor do I think that's what it was intended to be.
But we shall see.
Let your thoughts be known in the comments.
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So, are we going to see Jay-Z at Red Sky? It's one I've heard thrown around.
And yesterday, DJ Soulman from the Phunk Junkeez tweeted that he's playing at Red Sky with 311 and, you guessed it, Jay-Z.
True or not? I guess we'll find out when the festival announces more.
(I'm wondering: If you have Jay-Z on your lineup, why isn't he the first act you announce?)