Thursday, July 17, 2008

Back from the Dead; Gettin' Ready for Mile Hile Festival

I'm back from a crazy seven week assignment covering the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas. My first order of business is to head to Colorado right away and party it up with the Joker and friends for the two-day Mile High Music Festival.

In case you were wondering, here's the schedule.
Saturday, July 19: Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, O.A.R., Michael Franti & Spearhead, Steve Winwood, Spoon, Jason Mraz, moe., Citizen Cope, Lupe Fiasco, Gavin Degraw, Andrew Bird, Josh Ritter, Mike Gordon, State Radio, JJ Grey & Mofro, Bob Schneider, Hill Country Revue, Newton Faulkner, Meese, Stephen Kellogg & the Sixers, Born in the Flood, Eric Hutchinson, Railbenders, Meniskus

Sunday, July 20: Dave Matthews Band, John Mayer, The Black Crowes, Rodrigo y Gabriela, Flogging Molly, Colbie Caillat, OneRepublic, The Roots, Leftover Salmon, Martin Sexton, Pinback, Flobots, Ingrid Michaelson, Grace Potter & The Nocturnals, Brett Dennen, Rose Hill Drive, Tea Leaf Green, The New Mastersounds, Ferras, The Whigs, Alberta Cross, Serena Ryder, The Photo Atlas, Samantha Farrell
Since I've been holed up inside a casino for the last seven weeks, with the only bit of live music was a Stone Temple Pilots show, I'm super excited for any sort of music.

I glanced at the schedule for Saturday and I'm pumped about seeing Newton Faulkner > Mike Gordon > Steve Winwood. Everything else is gravy that day.

Sunday's highlight should be Rodrigo y Gabriela > Grace Potter.

The biggest bummer is Tea Leaf Green vs. The New Mastersounds. Why can't they be playing at different times?!??!

And Dave Matthews Band to close? Ummm... no. I'm trying to convince the Joker to start the after party early with a blowout at his house.

We will be covering the event in multiple ways. Stay tuned for Coventry's coverage of the event.


Anonymous said...

No Michael Franti??


Have fun lucky turds!

BTreotch said...

Spoon is a quality rock show.. not sure about time conflicts..

welcome back from the blood bath, please wipe the donkey blood from your shoes

(i'm just getting over a runner runner to beat my set of Aces in a nice tourney in tampa tonight)