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September 20, 2012

It's an election year and you know what that means—choices, choices, and more choices. But one non-election related choice that should be a no-brainer is whether or not to haul your ass out to the beach this weekend for the 3rd Annual DeLuna Fest. Pensacola's biggest beach party has gotten even bigger this year—with a superstar line-up that matches any other music festival around. Pearl Jam, Foo Fighters, Zac Brown Band, Florence and the Machine, Twothirtyeight… the list goes on and on.

In addition to great music all weekend, the IN team is also looking forward to hanging out on the beach and enjoying the somewhat fall-like temperatures that are sure to show up by at least 6 p.m. Also on our weekend to-do list: eating at some of our favorite beach restaurants like Peg Leg Pete’s and Surf Burger and hopefully getting up early enough for breakfast at Native Cafe at least one day. And of course, you can't forget the post-fest party scene at places like The Sandshaker, Bamboo Willie's and The Islander rooftop

with the Timberhawk boys. You're bound to see a rockstar or two if you stay out late enough—just ask Seamas Hunt from Paddy O'Leary's. Once you've decided to rock out at the beach this weekend, you'll still have some more choices to make—like Band of Horses or Kermit Ruffins? Seeing your football team or fill-in-the-blank band? So to help you out with those tough decisions , we’ve put together a pret t y comprehensive guide with tons of inter views and st af f pick s . A nd because

we honestly would hate for you to miss your favorite band or get lost look ing for the beer tent , we’ve included an off icial festival map and schedule . A nd don’t get too worried if you haven’t bought your ticket—you haven’t missed out on DeLuna Fest YE T. Ticket s will be available at the gate . So buy some ex tra sunscreen , st ar t praying to the smar tphone gods that yours actually works inside the Fest and get ready to rock the beach. We'll see you out there! {in}

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Knock Knock—Band of Horses is Here by Sarah McCartan

press photo by Chritopher Wilson First they made a mark with their premier single “The Funeral” off of their debut album back in 2006. That quickly led to a breakthrough second album “Cease to Begin” just a year later. From there the band went on to their widely acclaimed, Grammynominated album “Infinite Arms” in 2010. Band of Horses grew from playing smaller shows to headlining festivals around the world seemingly overnight. And now this week they have released their fourth studio album and perhaps their most monumental work to date, “Mirage Rock,” impeccably timed with their DeLuna Fest weekend performance. This 11-song collection released Sept. 18 via Columbia Records was produced by the legendary Glyn Johns who was recently inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for his work with an extensive list of celebrated acts including Bob Dylan, Ryan Adams and the Beatles.

“If ‘Infinite Arms’ was our beloved pet that we possibly spoiled rotten and stuffed full of too many ‘treats,’ then ‘Mirage Rock’ would be his surprise little brother left on our doorstep." Ben Bridwell Leading album track “Knock Knock” was released earlier this summer and carries a rock feel and upbeat vibe while other ballad-like tracks such as “Everything’s Gonna Be Undone” bring in a mountainfolk influence, packed with soothing harmonies and acoustic guitars. Ultimately, the album comes to an unexpected, heavier signoff with “Heartbreak on the 101.” Band of Horses’ frontman and founding member, South Carolinian Ben Bridwell shares in the band’s bio his own sentiments toward the new album.

IN: What is this tour like with the “If ‘Inrelease of your new album rapidly apfinite Arms’ proaching? was our RAMSEY: It’s super exciting to have a beloved pet bunch of new songs and see the reaction that we posof the audience before they even have a sibly spoiled chance to hear the record. rotten and stuffed full IN: Tonight you are playing with My of too many Morning Jacket. How is it playing with ‘treats,’ then those guys? ‘Mirage Rock’ would be his surprise little RAMSEY: We’ve been out with them for brother left on our doorstep. Maybe a bit a couple weeks. It’s been a blast. They’re rougher around the edges, but the same just such good people. When it’s over it’s wily, feral bloodline.” going to be really sad. We love hanging out The IN had a quick chat with lead with them. guitarist, Asheville, N.C.-based Tyler Ramsey, while the group was amidst their August tour to hear more about the new album, some of the acts the band has teamed 8:15-9:15 p.m., Saturday, WindCreek Stage up with, as well as Ramsey’s own solo artistry.



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"We went for the approach of, “We’re a band. Let’s do what we do in the room and capture the real performance of the song.” Tyler Ramsey

IN: What was it like joining the band just prior to the release of “Cease to Begin?” RAMSEY: I met the band when they were still working on that record. I was working on a solo record in the same studio. We hit it off and it wasn’t too long after that I was asked to join up and it was a really exciting time. It was right before the record came out so it was kind of whirlwind thing. I had no idea what was coming. IN: As far as your new album “Mirage Rock” is concerned, any major influences? RAMSEY: Glyn Johns was the major influence—having him and his input. It was more us asking ourselves how is he going to record this record and what is going to be expected of us and then going for it in a more traditional fashion. In most settings you get the chance to move things around. We went for the approach of, “We’re a band. Let’s do what we do in the room and capture the real performance of the song.” IN: What was the level of collaboration like on this new album? RAMSEY: Everyone in the band was doing their part to make sure we had a large selection of material to choose from. IN: What is your favorite thing about the live show setting? RAMSEY: The fact that we still have tons of fun even under crazy circumstances. If an amp breaks we still manage to have a good time and push through. That’s definitely my favorite part. It always keeps me on my toes. It’s great that we can look at each other and laugh about it. IN: You guys are setting out this fall on the Railroad Revival Tour. What will that be like? RAMSEY: I don’t know what to expect from that. I’ve been doing a little research to see what the past one was like. We actually got to

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"If an amp breaks we still manage to have a good time and push through." Ramsey play with Willie Nelson before and he is such a sweetheart. The fact that we’re playing in a few towns that probably we wouldn’t be playing in is neat because they are off of the main routing. (The scoop on the revival: This week-long U.S. train tour is comprised of 16 vintage

IN: Are you still finding time to play your own solo stuff? RAMSEY: I put out a record in late September of last year and did about a month of touring then. I am still finding time to

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IN: Is this your first time on our coast? RAMSEY: I think it just might be. We have been looking at pictures from last year and getting really excited. Grab a copy of the new record so you can be sure to sing along to the new tracks, or eagerly wait to be pleasantly surprised when you hear them for the first time in the chilling live setting. Either way, as someone who has witnessed Band of Horses’ live performance in a festival setting, trust me when I say this is one DeLuna act you are certainly going to want to add to your custom lineup. {in}

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Romancing the Ghost by Sarah McCartan

"We were just kids without any real direction in life who found each other and starting playing music." Kevin Woerner WOERNER: We were just kids without any real direction in life who found each other and starting playing music. It was rad, and such a beautiful time. Twothirtyeight has had a profound impact on my life. Because of the band I met my wife, made lifelong friendships and got to experience traveling the country. It was always a childhood dream to play music with my friends and I got to live out that fantasy for a while. “So we shut off all our amps and called it quits,” sang Twothirthyeight frontman Chris Staples on “Romancing the Ghost,” a track off of the indie rock band’s third and final album “You Should Be Living.” In April 2003, midway through tour, Twothirtyeight disbanded at what seemed to be the height of their musical career— leaving listeners wanting more. While their tired hearts may not have been able to revive a tune then, nearly a decade later they are picking up where they left off, reuniting to give friends and fans one final taste of their music. The first performance of this reunion tour occurs Friday, Sept. 21 at the Masquerade in Atlanta, followed by their DeLuna Fest appearance Sunday, Sept. 23. The IN caught up with founding members—guitarists Chris Staples and Kevin Woerner—as they relived the tales from the Twothirtyeight era and shared their enthusiasm going into this final weekend of shows. IN: Going back to the beginning, how did your first record deal come about? STAPLES: At that time we felt like that is what you did when you were in a band— you get signed to a label. So I sent a cassette tape to Takehold Records. Chad, the guy who owned it contacted me. Since my sister was always on the landline at my parents’ house talking to her boyfriend, I had to go to the gas station to call the label

back from a payphone. Chad got us on some tours and it opened up a lot of opportunities for us at the time. IN: I know there are many, but what was one “high point” for Twothirtyeight? STAPLES: Recording “Regulate The Chemicals” was a high point for sure. We were all super into the songs. James, the producer, was really intent on doing something unique. It was the first time we were really proud of a recording that we made. We also became friends with the Further Seems Forever dudes during that time and wound up playing some shows with them later that year. IN: You played countless shows locally but also traveled and played across the country. What were some of the most memorable of these away shows? STAPLES: We played some sold-out shows with Juliana Theory and had really great responses. I think my two favorite shows of that tour were the El Rey Theatre in Los Angeles, Calif. and The Metro in Chicago, Ill. I had a rolling amp case that I lined with a trash bag. We would roll it backstage and load it up with ice and free beer and roll it back into our trailer. IN: Your music heavily impacted the lives of your listeners at the time. How did Twothirtyeight change your lives?

IN: How did Twothirtyeight shape your journey as musicians? WOERNER: Well, we started jamming with each other around late 1995 and none of us really knew a damn thing about how to play an instrument. I guess you could say, because of Twothirtyeight we became musicians. In the beginning it was more about being involved in a local scene—playing shows, having fun and being part of something. But because of that, we were going to shows and seeing great bands. I think that just pushed us to be better. We were lucky enough to get to spend a lot of time just learning and playing and it was a great foundation to build on later in life as musicians. STAPLES: Doing Twothirtyeight for ten years made me realize how much I love the process of writing, recording and touring. Twothirtyeight sort of shaped my identity as a musician. As a result I'm still doing music and still very happy with it.

STAPLES: It’s a good feeling to be doing a reunion now after setting it down for so long. DeLuna Fest made it so we could afford to get back together and make it happen. I am excited to have one last go and have it be a fun, positive experience and not encumbered by any ambitions other than playing for people who like the music. WOERNER: I am stoked on seeing so many friends from the Twothirtyeight days at these shows. These songs have meant so much to me over the years and it will be great to perform them one last time. Seems like a great way to have some closure for that period of my life. Since the 2003 disbandment of Twothirtyeight, Staples moved to Seattle, where he formed the band Discover America and also played with Telekinesis. He has also released multiple solo albums and currently resides back on the Gulf Coast. Woerner currently lives in Seattle and has played in several bands since Twothirtyeight, including Gileah and the Ghost Train, Discover America and The American West. In addition to Staples and Woerner, the lineup for the reunion tour includes Twothirtyeight bassist Ben May, as well as longtime friend Tim Very, drummer for Manchester Orchestra. {in}

"I am excited to have one last go and have it be a fun, positive experience and not encumbered by any ambitions other than playing for people who like the music." Chris Staples

IN: What is the energy like going into this reunion weekend?


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All Aboard by Hana Frenette

A typical day for Kermit Ruffins involves a lot of two things: music and food. But mostly food. The New Orleans trumpeter and singer has made himself known to the world for the music that he plays, and is now being reintroduced as a chef. “Even at my shows before, I would always have a big barbecue stand outside,” Kermit Ruffins said. Ruffins recently opened his own speakeasy—Kermit’s Treme Speakeasy— in New Orleans’ Treme neighborhood, and it features a handcrafted menu of Cajun delicacies. “I get there early in the morning, about seven, and I get to cooking red beans and rice, cabbage, hot sausage and stewed rabbit,” Ruffins said. “And then I’m done by about 11 and I have my daughters come and try everything and we sit and eat a bit.” Ruffins currently plays at his speakeasy twice a week, in addition to his rigorous regular show schedule around New Orleans. “We play lots of shows around the neighborhoods, and festivals, and sometimes big weddings and parties,” Ruffins said. Ruffins has been playing the trumpet since eighth grade. The music teacher demanded that classical jazz be played, as well as contemporary, and Ruffins quickly fell in love with the music of Louis Armstrong, Louis Jordan, and Duke Ellington. “Duke Ellington—the whole instrumentation—I kind of tried to imitate that,” Ruffins said, adding with a laugh, “Some people say I stole his style.” Ruffins currently has two ladies singing with him, Nayo Jones, and Mykia Jovan. “Nayo can play the hell out of the flute, and her daddy was a music educator so he helped to teach her from an early age,” Ruffins said. “And Mykia is great, a style like Billie Holiday. You know

the guys like Duke Ellington, they always had girls singing with them, too.” Both girls perform regularly around New Orleans, in addition to the shows they play with Ruffins and his band. “The first time we played with the girls, the crowd just went wild,” Ruffins said. And just like that, they became a regular part of the act. Before Ruffins made a name for himself, he co-founded the Rebirth Brass Band with Keith Frazier, a friend from high school. He played with the band for almost ten years. Today he plays with his own band, the Barbecue Swingers, a traditional jazz quartet. When Ruffins isn’t playing in his band, tailgating, or cooking for his speakeasy, he makes the occasional guest appearance on a cooking show or two. He’s been on the Food Network a few times, as well as “Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern” on the Travel Channel. “Zimmern is a really good guy, so much fun,” Ruffins said. “He lets me show the world that I’m really a master chef, and I just happen to make music on the side.” Cooking and music seem to be coming together perfectly for Ruffins, especially now that he has his own outlet with the bar. “I’m blessed to be doing some things, but I’m really blessed to be doing most things,” Ruffins said. When Ruffins isn’t performing or cooking, he can often be found at his speakeasy, drinking a Bud Light and eating something he himself prepared that morning, leisurely watching a band. Blessed indeed. {in}


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A Moment with Motopony by Katya Ivanov

Singer, songwriter, writer and artist, Daniel Blue is the creative force behind Motopony. His haunting vocal delivery carries poignant lyrics that float beside their melodies. I halted in my tracks while crossing the parking lot between stages at last year’s DeLuna Fest and joined their sizable afternoon crowd. Founded in 2008, they recorded their self-titled album in 2009. It features their track “King of Diamonds,” but also the subdued melody and ticking clocks of “Euphoria” and hypnotic “God Damn Girl.” They shortly hit the road for a stream of tours and festivals, and return to Pensacola this fall. Their simplicity is intriguing. As they continue their travels, Daniel Blue comments on creating, music and inspiration. IN: What brought you to Washington state? BLUE: When I was 12, my mother sat my sister and I down at the foot of her giant waterbed and asked me if I wanted to stay in Colorado or move to Washington to be with her family. I voted for Washington because my sole experience of it consisted of vacations in the summer forests running around like wild things with my pack of cousins, beating old cedar stumps with sticks and mud bombs. And this is exactly what happened. I was raised by tree people from that day forward. IN: How did the Tacoma, Wash. and Seattle music scenes influence your work? BLUE: I shakily held a commercial lease on a warehouse in Tacoma for a few years. We held illegal concerts, but the space was in a crack alley next to the homeless shelter, so no one stopped us. It was absolutely DIY. Lights, sound, camera, action. We did everything and piecemealed gear and rigs together out of the trash that we could get our grubby hands on. The scene in Tacoma during those years was a PNW attempt at the Velvet Underground wrestling the Kinks in heat at a sock-hop. Some of the most talented people I know are still in Tacoma trying to make it the next Brooklyn-artist enclave. I will probably move back there when I am old and too senile to remember how mad I am at my arch nemesis.

IN: When did you start writing? BLUE: My mother would tell you that I came out of the womb with a crayon in my fat little left paw. IN: What compels you to create? BLUE: The creator. I was created to create. I have a choice. But everything goes better when I love and I am creative. It is simple and easy. It is my joy. IN: Do you still paint? BLUE: It’s been a while. Mostly I draw. IN: What do you enjoy about performing live? BLUE: Leaving my body, only to come back to it whilst I lay prostrate screaming into a mic wrapped around my neck half extended over the audience balanced on a monitor like an insect somehow sticks its feet to the wall. Being possessed. IN: What’s the story behind "God Damn Girl?” BLUE: I went for a walk with a friend who grew up pretty hard. She told me of her wounds, her scars and how she had healed from them so far. I felt so humanized by her story … the simple truth of a life. Things most people hide. I went home and wrote the whole song in one sitting. Fifteen minutes max. It doesn’t often happen that way, but she put me in touch with something truly magical by being unashamed of her damaged past.   IN: What do you hope to convey to listeners through your work? BLUE: These three remain: faith, hope, and love. The greatest of these is love. IN: What art and music have inspired you lately? BLUE: Moonrise Kingdom, Lemolo, Michelangelo, music theory (new to me), the new Sherlock Holmes movie, Arietty (Studio Ghibli), Game of Thrones, Jack London's The Sea Wolf, Burt Jenche, my friend Brandon Waterman. {in}


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Paper Diamonds in the Sky by Kate Peterson

"I really respect the craft, and have been fortunate enough to play in some prestigious places. I am super grateful to be among my idols." Alex Botwin

In the electronic dance music world, aka EDM, there are many “also known as” labels. The genre is related to dubstep or electro-house music. Alex Botwin, also known as Paper Diamond, one of the hottest D.J.’s on the scene today. He is coming to Pensacola Beach to show off his skills during DeLuna Fest. The term D.J., or disk jockey, means so much more than just spinning records, CDs or announcing songs. Being a D.J. means spinning both of those, while playing prerecorded beats/tracks on a computer, all mediums are then connected to towers of bass heavy speakers, and altered and mixed with the other electronics to bring you all the highs, lows and mids. To add to the excitement of a show are some high-powered light shows, complete with lasers. It used to be that electronic dance music and dubstep had a limited following, the followers were dedicated to the genre. By dedicated I mean, really into it. There are two dance music themed cruises, S.S. Coachella and Holy Ship!!, and so many music festivals dedicated to the craft all over Europe and the U.S. Some notable music festivals are Electric Daisy Carnival in Las Vegas, Sensation in Amsterdam, Ultra Music Fest in Miami and Electric Forest Festival in Rothbury, Mich. We had the fortune of having another well-known D.J., Diplo, perform at last year’s DeLuna Fest. There is something special about this type of music—it makes you feel like you are about to blow out a

knee from dancing so much. Literally, the tables are turning for these D.J.’s; it is not just a house party scene anymore. To put this burgeoning music movement into perspective, Forbes magazine just published a highest-paid D.J. list titled, “Electronic Cash Kings.” The top three, based on annual income totals, D.J. Tiesto $22 million, Skrillex $15 million and Swedish House Mafia who rounds out the top three with $14 million in annual income. Performing as Paper Diamond for only a year or so, Botwin’s first show was opening for Bassnectar on New Year’s Eve, at the Tabernacle in Atlanta—not a shabby start. IN caught up with Botwin while he was grabbing some coffee during a break from working on his music. IN: What does the name Paper Diamond mean? BOTWIN: It means taking a thing and making it into something. Taking a piece of paper and making it into a diamond. It is a metaphor for self-expression. Nothing into something—personal action. IN: What equipment do you use? BOTWIN: I have a guitar, turntable, beat mixer, and I use my computer a lot. IN: Tell us about your beginnings and your first live show. BOTWIN: I had been a musician for about nine years.

I left music school with about one year left. My first show was New Year’s Eve in Atlanta, at the Tabernacle, playing with Bassnectar. There has been a lot of growth in my music and my following since that show. I really respect the craft, and have been fortunate enough to play in some prestigious places. I am super grateful to be among my idols. IN: What has been your favorite venue thus far? BOTWIN: Playing Red Rocks Amphitheater in Colorado was a big one. The Georgia Theatre, in Athens, Ga. was another favorite. Each day is so different, the crowd, the venue, the vibe. The LED screens on stage make a visual presence. I am a designer so I love to use the screens for creativity, almost making each venue my own. IN: How do you pick what you are going to play, when? BOTWIN: I have a whole bunch of music, electronic and other things. Hundreds of tracks so, my set is totally improvised. I can pick where I want to go musically, for a stronger connection to the crowd. Music is a conversation; each instrument has its own voice, space and presentation.

most proud of the Elm and Oak Academy. The name stands for Exclusive Limited Merchandise and One of a Kinds. It is a record label, design shop, and clothing line, delivering inspiration and creativity to Colorado and beyond. We currently release my music and for Two Fresh, Raw Russ, and Black Actors. We are the first non-student owned student group to get funding. We will go on campus to discuss music production, the music business, bring booking agents, explore and discuss techniques. I really want to inspire others to do something.

IN: What is the Night Vision Tour? BOTWIN: Well, recently, I purchased some vintage prescription glassed from Germany, they are my only glasses now, and they have a gradient tint that seems really dark at night. Someone came up to me and asked me if I could see at night, so began the idea for night vision. Josh Holland, the best character designer I know, made the poster for the tour, it features me in those glasses. IN: Can you explain the point in your shows called the drop? BOTWIN: Musically there is a tone build up, it electronically creates tension, and then there is a release, which is the drop. The crowd explodes. It is melodic and slamming with bass-chord changes and melodies. It explores the excitement; every one freaks out and it creates an experience, musically. {in}

"I am a designer so I love to use the screens for creativity, almost making each venue my own." Botwin

IN: What creation are you most proud of? BOTWIN: Musically, I have really grown and am happy about where my music is now. However, I am


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September 20, 2012

When Brothers Converge by Kate Peterson

"The New Orleans influence feels good, it is primitive and sophisticated, all at the same time, yet not easy to execute.” Wood

Sometimes it takes 15 or so years to realize you had a band formed— when you were born. That is exactly what happened to Chris and Oliver Wood of The Wood Brothers. After their formative years, Chris Wood went on to be a founding member of the jazz trio, Medeski, Martin & Wood, while Oliver was on tour with famous electric blues musician, Tinsley Ellis and formed his own band, King Johnson. Each of these brotherly pursuits were lofty enough on their own, but after playing a gig together, the brothers Wood, decided they should be performing together

IN had a chance to talk to Oliver Wood and pepper him with some questions about their humble beginnings, the separate musical lives they both lived and the reunion to form The Wood Brothers. Growing up they were inundated with the music their father played and listened to. According to Wood, “My brother and I have a very musical dad, when we were kids he played guitar all the time, folky stuff. He had a huge repository of blues and folk records; we were exposed at an early age. It made an impression on us both. Even though we went our separate ways later, we started out together.” Fighting is something all siblings do, and it was no different for these brothers. “We were pretty average,” Wood said. “I was the normal older brother, and picked on Chris plenty. He has an obsessive motivation and a tendency to overachieve; I may be responsible for that.” “I have two boys now who love to get on each other’s nerves,” Wood continued. “As for us being siblings and forming a band after all these years, I would have to say that getting a later start, we already had shed our baggage, we had complete identities, skill and confidence.” Wood toured with Tinsley Ellis, which he noted was a great experience for him starting out as a musician. “It was two years, and my first gig, in Atlanta, the early ‘90s and I was green,” he explained. “The pace on the road was a little bit of, ‘What have I gotten myself into,” and a lot of, ‘This is the greatest thing ever.’ It was free and perfect, no mortgage, no kids yet. Being able to get out there,

“The pace on the road was a little bit of, ‘What have I gotten myself into,” and a lot of, ‘This is the greatest thing ever.’" Oliver Wood all the time. Their voices and skills blend so well, it was a logical move. So began, The Wood Brothers. They are a roots-music, blues inspired, harmonizing, treasure trove of musical talent. Oliver plays guitar and is lead vocalist, Chris is stand-up bass and vocals.

and do it was the best education. Ellis was a great mentor.” The idea to form The Wood Brothers, as they are today, after all the years of doing their own separate projects, happened when they were booked for the same appearance. “We were ready,” Wood said. “I had been touring for years with King Johnson, my band, and Chris with Medeski, Martin & Wood. We had attended musical college, and decided to get together to join forces. Being on the double bill together, we decided to sit-in with each other. It felt so good, it was a blast.” They deemed the performance worthy enough to make an album, even though they each had their own bread and butter projects. In 2006, they made The Wood Brothers, “Ways Not to Lose.” You cannot help but notice a New Orleans backbeat infused in their sound. “That sound is both complex, and simple,” said Wood. “It is a huge part of what is ingrained in us—roots musicians. The New Orleans influence feels good, it is primitive and sophisticated, all at the same time, yet not easy to execute.” Although the band is primarily comprised of the brothers, they have incorporated other musicians to play percussion. Over time, they have tried on a couple other musicians, but one musician in particular blended both with his vocals, and his percussion skills. That musician is Jano Rix. In 2011, Rix became a permanent member. “It really rounded out our sound,” Wood explained. “A two or three-part harmony is a beautiful thing. Adding Rix filled out our sound. We like the space we have now, and we would not change a thing.” Everyone participates in the songwriting process. It is a collaboration that takes place separately, then when they get together, it gets added to and finished by all involved. Seems that is how the band formed, so it makes sense that the song writing process is the same. The Wood Brothers are currently on tour promoting their new album, “Live, Volume 2: Nail and Tooth.” {in}


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No Need to Throw a Fitz by Kate Peterson

"Scaggs and I build the audience up to a climax, and then we do it again.” Michael Fitzpatrick

The soul-filled, raucous band Fitz and The Tantrums’ main attractions are Michael Fitzpatrick, who is lead vocals and keyboards, and Noelle Scaggs also vocals, and percussion. Forming in 2008, on a whim, they, along with a talented group of musicians, are relatively new to the music scene. As the story goes, Fitzpatrick purchased an electronic organ that his ex-girlfriend saw at a garage sale, she called him and told him about it and he went over to buy it. The night he bought the organ, he wrote the song, “Breakin’ the Chains of Love.” After writing the song, he contacted his friend, saxophonist James King as he was on the hunt for a singer for his newest creation. King only knew of one singer who would fit the bill, singer Noelle Scaggs. The band immediately clicked. According to Fitzpatrick, “I wanted a fierce, competitive co-singer. According to King, there was only one person, Scaggs. We had an instant connection, and we push each other live.” Fitzpatrick and Scaggs have a real connection both personally and professionally that is apparent on stage, and in the studio. It comes through in the music and makes it exciting to see one of their shows. They have accomplished a great deal since their 2008 beginning; they made three albums, were listed in Rolling Stone as a band to watch, played on “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” “Conan,” “The Tonight Show” and “Jimmy Fallon,” toured with Hepcat and Flogging Molly, then Maroon 5, opened for the ska band the Specials, and performed on a web series called “Live from Daryl’s House with Daryl Hall of Hall and Oats.” Currently, the band is a sextet. They are so conscientious about their stage presence that the musicians line up symmetrically.

Prior to taking center stage with his own band, Fitzpatrick had been a producer, helping others make their records. “It was frustrating, working for others. I wanted the time and commitment to be for myself,” he said. Today, with Fitz and The Tantrums, Fitzpatrick is able to focus more on his own work. And he is quick to note the strong influence soul has played on the band’s music. “All of us have had a love affair with soul music,” he said. “The song writing, it is the best part of song writing. In the craft of making music, more often than not, we go back to soul.” When you watch the band’s videos, you cannot help but notice that Fitzpatrick’s look and style are influenced by David Byrne, frontman for the band the Talking Heads. Their first show was an achievement, according to Fitzpatrick, “I didn’t know I could do it. I had never done that before. We knew we were on to something when we saw the faces of the crowd. Then the crowd propelled us to engage more with the audience.” Style, talent and professionalism resonate in their performances, something Fitzpatrick noted is intentional. “Yeah, that is it,” he said. “A live experience has to be a complete thing and that includes looking the part. I am not young anymore.” While the majority of their music is written by the group, every once in a while, they play a cover song. A recent and popular choice has been the Raconteurs, “Steady as She Goes.” “Our rule about cover songs is that we have to make it 100% our own,” Fitzpatrick said. “We have no guitar players so it is a

challenge. The goal is to make it ours. That song has become a calling card for us.” The song, “Moneygrabber,” is a popular song of theirs and we could not help but ask whom that song was about. “I made most of the record after a bad breakup, and it was a wakeup call. I realized the person had ulterior motives—that inspired the song. We broke out as a band. It was all worth it in the end,” said Fitzpatrick. Most recently the band has been putting the finishing touches on their next record and playing shows. “It is almost done and mastered,” he said. “It is a wealthy batch of songs. Until that is done we are tour-

ing the summer festivals, which are both rewarding and challenging.” The band has such a high-energy presence, one can only imagine it must be hard to maintain that energy night after night. “With 15 shows in a row, you can feel like you are badly beaten up,” Fitzpatrick said. “The audience gives you the energy, and the fatigue fades away. The crowd, people going crazy, inspires us. Scaggs and I build the audience up to a climax, and then we do it again.” As for playing on Pensacola Beach for DeLuna Fest Fitzpatrick noted, “I have never played the beach before; I am looking forward to it.” What you can expect from their show is a high-energy, hot sweaty-mess, according to Fitzpatrick that includes the band and the audience. There is a lot of call and response. All will have a highenergy good time. {in}

FITZ AND THE TANTRUMS 6-7 p.m., Sunday, DeLuna Stage

Dwight Yoakam

by Hana Frenette with songs like, “A Thousand Miles From Dwight Yoakam is a modern day Nowhere,” and “Guitars, Cadillacs.” His renaissance man. He’s won a Grammy. songs are twangy, lamenting tunes guarHis brand of food, Bakersfield Biscuits, anteed to be heard any given Saturday is carried across the country at Walnight at Sir Richards, or wherever else Marts and Walgreens. He’s been in a slew of popular movies and Johnny Cash karaoke is thriving in America. Dwight has released 11 studio once cited him as his favorite songalbums so far, and his song “Honky Tonk writer. Man” was the first country music video Yoakam got famous in the early ‘90s ever played on MTV. His 12th studio album is set to be released just a few days before his performance at DeLuna Fest, and features collaborations with Kid Rock and Beck. Like his previous work, it will no doubt have just enough angst, playfulness, and country to be great. {in}


8:30-9:30 p.m., Friday, WindCreek Stage


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Biking to DeLuna by Hana Frenette

that is collaboration between Sollee, Daniel Martin Moore and Jim James, of My Morning Jacket. Sollee and Martin wrote and performed the songs, while James produced them, and occasionally makes a guest appearance. All three musicians are from Kentucky, and the album focuses on the issues with mountaintop coal removal mining and how it’s affecting the citizens of Kentucky. “Collaboration is quite good for musical health,” Sollee said. Immediately following the release of that album, Sollee performed several shows and went on a bike tour to raise money for Kentuckians for the Common Wealth, a small organization that strives to help the needy living in the Appalachians. “The organization is very effective, even on a national level, and I try to help them as much as I can,” Sollee said. The latest album for Sollee will be “Half-Made Man,” and is set to come out in a couple weeks. The album is a little different than all the ones before, because it has been recorded completely live, in the studio. “Quite a few people close to me had expressed how much they loved the live show, how free it feels,” Sollee said. “We recorded everything live to tape, in an attempt to capture our emotion, rather than trying to capture a perfect sound.” Sollee just ended a bike tour earlier this year, and will be hitting the road by van this fall in support of his latest record. “We’re going to hit the Northwest, the Midwest, the coast, we’re going to try to hit it all since we aren’t riding our bikes,” Sollee said. “We are trying to get people to ride their bikes to the shows, and if they do, we’re going to give them $5 off whatever they want, a shirt, or a record, anything they like.” A little incentive never hurt anyone. Ride your bike to DeLuna if you want. You’ll get a discount on merchandise and you’ll leave with the feeling that you got to know your city better. At least for a day. {in}

“You’re part of the town when you’re there—you can’t just roll your windows up when you’re in a bad neighborhood.” Ben Sollee

Not many musicians these days are touring by bicycle. It’s dangerous, tiring, and doesn’t exactly roll the money in. However, it also allows for a personal, hands-on experience with each city that’s traveled through, and that is what Ben Sollee and

his band are after. “We’ve never done the bike tours to go green, or conserve or anything,” Sollee said. “You’re part of the town when you’re there—you can’t just roll your windows up when you’re in a bad neighborhood.”

Joan Jett by Hana Frenette

Joan Jett has been hailed as the queen of rock ‘n’ roll. Her glam-rock style, fierce attitude and punk-rock roots helped to define her image right from the start. Early on in her career, Jett and whatever band she happened to be in, toured the world opening up for acts like the Police, Queen, Aerosmith, and Cheap Trick. Her version of “I Love Rock ‘N Roll” has become somewhat of an anthem and has been featured in dozens of movies and video games. After touring and playing with just about everyone in rock, she decided to add another notch to her belt and started

producing. Jett’s record label, Blackheart Records, has released records by various alternative bands, from Bikini Kill to Peaches. In 2010, the film, “The Runaways,” depicting Jett’s first band debuted. The film featured Kristen Stewart as Jett, and Dakota Fanning as Jett’s band mate Cherie Currie. The film sparked some controversy over some girl/girl kissing and did nothing but renew the forces of Jett’s popularity and the public’s interest in her. Jett is still touring the world and recording new music. She is currently one of two women that “Rolling Stone” magazine deemed worthy enough of putting on the list of the “100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time.” Joni Mitchell is the other. She has three albums certified platinum and at 53, doesn’t seem to be slowing down in the least. {in}


6:15- 7:15 p.m., Saturday, WindCreek Stage press photo by Mick Rock

Sollee is a composer, singer, and cellist out of Lexington, Ky. and it wouldn’t be surprising if you’d never heard of him. His first EP, “If You’re Going to Lead My Country,” debuted in 2008 and a month later his first full-length album “Learning to Bend,” was released. NPR named Sollee one of the top ten unknown artists of the year in 2007, and then several months later, the NPR show “All Things Considered” did a feature on Sollee, bringing him some recognition. After that it was right back to recording, collaborating and touring again by bicycle. “It’s usually just a few of us, one photographer, the manager and also merch seller, carrying all the merchandise on the bike, myself, and our drummer,” Sollee said. “We are pretty dedicated to doing at least a third of our touring by bicycle each year.” The longest bike tour they’ve done so far has been a little more than 1800 hundred miles. “We usually do about 40-50 miles a day,” Sollee said. When he’s not touring by bike, he’s probably collaborating with someone or singing for a good cause. Sollee’s first recorded collaborative effort was in 2007, when he worked with Abigail Washburn and Bela Fleck for the Album, “Abigail Washburn & The Sparrow Quartet.” The album is very folksy and whimsical, with a cool and haunting undertone. The cello, guitar, and banjo come together to create a symphonic homage and a nod to the traveling gypsy bands of the past. “Abigail Washburn & The Sparrow Quartet” is the only album all of the artists have made and recorded together to date. Sollee also has a newer album, “Dear Companion,” out in 2010


2:45-3:30 p.m., Sunday, GoPensacola Stage

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DeLuna Fest to Feature Football Lounge by James Hagan

to buy him a beer. He’s having a tough year. The evening will conclude with the sets of Florence and the Machine and the Zac Brown Band during the defending champion New York Giants’ game against the Philadelphia Eagles. This is a fitting conclusion as the Super Bowl champs of football converge with the new Super Bowl of music festivals. With a smorgasbord of both musical and football goodness on tap for DeLuna Fest weekend, there is no shortage of options for sports junkies and those just looking to take a short break from rockn-rolling. While gambling on football is illegal, it is a sure bet that the teaming up of the Sports Lounge and DeLuna Fest will prove to be a winner for everyone in attendance. {in}

If you see suspended Saints Head Coach Sean Payton hanging around the festival, however, be sure to buy him a beer. He’s having a tough year. The New Orleans Saints play in the 3 p.m. game against the Green Bay Packers. While sets by The Corin Tucker Band and The Wallflowers promise to be great, all football-fanatics will assuredly be in the Sports Lounge rooting on the “Who Dats” to defeat their NFC rivals. If you see suspended Saints Head Coach Sean Payton hanging around the festival, however, be sure Patrons at DeLuna Fest nervous about missing the action of their favorite football teams are now able to combine their two passions with the announcement that the festival will host the NBC Sports Group Lounge. The Sports Lounge, located on the festival grounds on Pensacola Beach, will feature over 12 big screen TVs broadcasting Saturday’s college football action and Sunday’s NFL games. Billed as the first of its kind, the Sports Lounge will feature a full-service bar and offer a view of the Main Stage so that patrons can keep one eye on the game and one eye on such headline performers as the Zac Brown Band and the Foo Fighters. While this will alleviate the issue of not having a television around when your favorite team is lining up for that gamewinning field goal, DeLuna attendees must still coordinate their music and football schedules in order to not a miss a minute of their favorite performers and teams. Needless to say, college football passions run high in the South. This will certainly be true when LSU takes on Auburn on Saturday. The Tiger versus Tiger showdown will surely have the Sports Lounge rocking with vociferous boosters on both sides cheering on their SEC team. The currently scheduled afternoon game will take place during the sets by such favorites as Paloma and Motopony on the WindCreek Stage. No word on if the “Honey Badger”

Tyrann Mathieu, kicked off LSU this season for unspecified rules infractions, will make an appearance at the Fest, but if he did he could catch the set of a country star everyone is starting to care about, Maggie Rose on the Dock Stage. Other Southern football powerhouses playing that afternoon include FSU playing Clemson, and Florida playing Kentucky. With the recent disappointing seasons of both Florida teams, undecided fans may choose to enjoy the sure-to-be-fantastic set of local favorite Chris Staples and the performance of the legendary Joan Jett and the Blackhearts instead. The evening’s showcase game will see Michigan play Notre Dame during the sets of Band of Horses and Kermit Ruffins and the Barbecue Swingers. With a band name like Barbecue Swingers it is unclear how anyone could choose football, however. There is no major football game scheduled for Diplo’s late night set on the WindCreek Stage because it has been proven that the superstar DJ is greater than football. Sunday’s noon NFL action will see the Atlanta Falcons play the Cam Newtonhelmed Carolina Panthers, and the Tim Tebow-led—at least spiritually—New York Jets against the San Francisco 49ers. While both games promise to be intense affairs, festival-goers may instead choose to watch the much-anticipated reunion set by Twothirtyeight.

Pearl Jam by Hana Frenette

Pearl Jam has long outlasted the plaid shirts and dirty hair that loomed around them in their ‘90s heyday of fame. They’ve battled with Kurt Cobain, boycotted Ticketmaster, and spent much of their time deflecting their own fame rather than basking in it. The band has released nine albums, with lead singer Eddie Vedder releasing a solo album in 2008 that served as the soundtrack for the film, “Into the Wild.”

The band has stayed busy. In between touring and recording, they’ve become increasingly involved with politics and have spent a great deal of time combating the effects of people on the environment. Pearl Jam strongly encourages voter registration and involvement in elections. They have also played several shows and festivals only to donate the money to charities, such as Habitat for Humanity, American Red Cross, and the Jazz Foundation of America. Gone is much of the angst from their hits of the ‘90s like “Daughter” and “Alive.” Here to stay is the fiery anger and passion that leads the band to denounce presidential figures while performing, and fight for pro-choice rights on stage. This band cares about the world and the direction it’s headed. Thankfully, they’re not just whining about it. {in}

PEARL JAM press photo by Steve Gullick

9:30-11:45 p.m., Friday, DeLuna Stage


September 20, 2012

Superchunk by Hana Frenette

press photo by Jason Arthurs Superchunk has been around to see a lot of changes in the music industry. When the indie rock band from Chapel Hill, N.C. first started making records, one could buy their music on a CD, a record, and even a cassette tape. Oh the good ol’ days. The band started their own label, Merge, and now, in the time of MP3s, iTunes, and the surprising comeback of vinyl, Superchunk is still thriving. “The Internet has revolutionized everything,” Laura Ballance, bassist and coowner of Merge Records. “The Internet has created this opportunity to connect. Before sites like Myspace and Facebook, if someone wanted to tell you they liked your music or wanted to request a song, they had to walk up to you at a show.” This has its drawbacks as well as its positives. On one hand, it used to be kind of cool to know you had to muster up the guts to go tell someone you love how they sound, or beg them to play some song. Now, all you have to do is send a message, a post, or an email. However, so many more people are able to reach out to one another because of technology, and so many bands are able to hold an audience, and get attention or recognition when they otherwise might not have been seen or heard. “The label has grown quite a lot recently,” Ballance said. “We have about 40 bands now.” The label that started as a way for the band to release their own music, and music their friends made now has some of the best up and coming bands around. Arcade Fire, Dinosaur Jr., The Buzzcocks, Neutral Milk Hotel, M. Ward, Wye Oak, and Destroyer are all on the label.

In a way, Superchunk helped define the sound of independent music in the ‘90s, and these days their label is playing host to those attempting to define it now. Their first single ever released was titled, “Slack Motherfucker,” and it certainly grabbed and held people’s attention. “Back then it was actually ‘indie rock ’ music because a lot of bands were on independent labels,” Ballance said. “People were struggling to come up with a name for the music, and some called it ‘college rock ’ because it was played on a lot of college radio stations.” The title “indie rock” today is really just an attempt at classifying a sound, rather than describing where or how it’s made. The titling of such genres and sounds is getting less important these days. What is important are the records. The actual, tangible records. Five years ago, National Record Store Day was started, and every year, both Merge and Superchunk participate. The number of vinyl purchases is only going up each year, and have slowly, but surely exceeded CD sales. Digital media files are still the most popular form of music purchased however, it’s an exciting era in music when something so new and something so old are at the top of the ladder, battling for first choice. “Vinyl just seems like a much cooler object than CDs,” Ballance said. “It’s the actual physical manifestation of the data.” Superchunk has released dozens of singles and records on vinyl over the years. Covers, compilations, tributes. They have released nine studio albums and done several guest appearances on themed albums, such as indie rock covers of popular ‘90s R&B songs, in which the band did a cover of Destiny’s Child, “Say My Name.” “It was fun to do,” Ballance said. “To translate a huge hit into something that makes sense for some old punk rockers.” They seem to be making sense of it all just fine. {in}


5-6 p.m., Sunday, WindCreek Stage

Rebirth Brass Band by Hana Frenette

Winning a Grammy is a big deal for a band. Especially when the band started out so early, they couldn’t get a gig in a bar because the members were too young to get in. “In 1983, my brother got us a gig inside a hotel at the bar, but when we got there, they wouldn’t let us in because we were too young,” bass drummer Keith Frazier said. “So we ended up just going down on Bourbon and playing for tips.” The Rebirth Brass Band started in New Orleans, when several of the members met in high school, including Kermit Ruffins. Ruffins was a founding member of the band but no longer plays with them, and plays with his own band instead. “We see each other all the time on the town,” Frazier said. The band played at the Jazz and Heritage Music Festival in New Orleans and was eventually discovered at the festival. Rebirth Brass Band currently plays every Tuesday night at the Maple Leaf Bar in New Orleans. The bar is a staple of New Orleans and is a destination for many people living and visiting the city. “We’ve been playing there every Tuesday night for over 20 years now,” Frazier said. “They pay us small, but we like it there.” The band has steadily been releasing albums since 1984 and has 15 under their belt currently. The latest release “Rebirth of New Orleans” in 2011, won them a Grammy for Best Regional Roots Album. “We were so thrilled, just ecstatic,” Frazier said. “We didn’t

expect it at all, we were so excited just to be nominated—let alone win.” When the guys aren’t playing at the Maple Leaf Bar, they sometimes go just to hang out, or to other neighborhood bars. “Sometimes a couple guys will go help out kids from the high school bands, when we’re not playing, or hanging out in the city,” Frazier said. And of course, the band is no stranger to the quintessential New Orleans tradition of Mardi Gras. “There are a couple parades we do each year,” Frazier said. “We really like doing the second line parades though, too.” The second line of a parade is usually the people who are just enjoying the parade, dancing, waving handkerchiefs; the unofficial parade members who just hopped in line behind the real deal, but who are just as much a part of the parade as the bands or the floats. The band will most likely continue to release soulful, funky music, but perhaps collaboration will happen in the future. “We’d love to work with regional artists, like the Nevilles, or the Dirty Dozen Brass Band,” Frazier said. Until then you can catch them at DeLuna Fest, or their usual bar, The Maple Leaf—whether they’re playing or just enjoying the night. {in}


7-8 p.m., Sunday, Heritage Stage

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Prep Smart and Pack Light by Sarah McCartan

Prohibited items include: personal chairs, any outside food and beverages/liquids, glass bottles, professionalgrade camera (with detachable lens), weapons of any kind, illegal drugs and drug paraphernalia of any kind, fireworks, pets, aerosol sunscreen, umbrellas, flagpoles, air horns, Styrofoam or other non-recyclable containers. Bikes, scooters, skateboards and ATVs are not allowed into the festival area. However, a bike rack will be provided outside of the festival area where you may lock your bike at your own risk. Visit to review the list of approved and prohibited items or email if you have a question regarding a specific item. {in}

Whether you are taking the trolley from downtown, parking and trekking from afar, or leisurely walking from your nearby hotel room, it is important to prep smart and pack light. these approved items to bring along with you in the appropriate bag (small backpacks, totes, purses and messenger bags are permitted), we encourage you to be selective. After all, nothing is worse than being turned away from the festival entrance because you have prohibited items in your stash.

Steer Clear: Many of the prohibThe IN has compiled a list of items to remember, and even few to forget, to help you not just survive, but thrive, at this year’s DeLuna Fest. Whether you are taking the trolley from downtown, parking and trekking from afar, or leisurely walking from your nearby hotel room, it is important to prep smart and pack light.

Get Personal: Photo identifica-

tion, extra car keys and some spending money are three near and dear items you certainly can’t afford to head to the fest without. Most vendors accept cards or cash and there will also be ATMs onsite for added convenience.

Shield Yourself: Don’t forget

we are in Florida and there is always the risk of encountering the occasional “no-seeum,” don’t forget bug spray. Just remember, no sprays that come in aerosol cans.

Stay Hydrated: Be sure to bring an

Florence and the Machine

Point and Shoot: Who needs a

Florence’s voice is soulful and airylight at the same time. The stomps, claps, and jingle bells often included in the song arrangements give the music a tribal tangibility. The band’s music videos often make use of dark imagery contrasted by Florence’s ever-gauzy and flowing ensembles, making for an enigmatic show that’s hard to stop watching.

empty water bottle (one that is not glass). Filling stations throughout the festival will keep you hydrated so you can doublefist your water along with some festive punch. In case you do let yourself slip into a dehydration-induced headache, over the counter pain reliever is your friend. In the case of more serious ailments, there is also a medical tent onsite.

Suit Up: Although the gulf waters

professional camera when you have Instagram, right? While professional cameras (those with detachable lenses) should stay at home, point and shoot cameras are welcome. Also, it’s always handy to have a charger or battery pack on hand for your portable electronic devices.

Spray Drown: Being burnt before

Pick the Right Kicks: Since you will be walking, dancing and switching back and forth from asphalt to sand, wear sandals or comfortable shoes that you can readily kick on and off. Plus, pick ones that are durable. You don’t want to be blowing out your flip-flops.

your sunglasses, especially key for midday shows when the sun is at its brightest. Bandanas or hats are also great for an added layer of protection.

within the festival bounds may be off limits for swimming, a bathing suit remains a must, while the level of additional clothing is entirely up to you. The nights tend to get breezy, so it’s best to think layers. And it’s always a good idea to throw in a towel, just in case.

the music even starts is a surefire way to spend your weekend drained. Wear sunscreen and remember to reapply. And since

ited items are heavy and cumbersome so consider it a favor they are not allowed.

Be Selective: Not only do we

recommend you pack light when gathering

by Hana Frenette

Florence’s style and theatrics have gained her almost as much note as her music, and she has become somewhat of a fashion icon as of late. She was recently on the cover of “British Vogue” and was asked to sing at an underwaterthemed Chanel fashion premiere from inside a giant shell. And if national recognition of her music, magazine covers and fashion parties aren’t quite enough, Florence recently befriended one of music’s reigning power couples: Beyonce and Jay-Z. Florence took the couple to dinner and told the Sunday Times, “I made Jay-Z laugh a few times and he high-fived me, and Beyonce didn’t look bored. All in all, I’d say it was a success.” The girl is on a roll. {in}

FLORENCE AND THE MACHINE 7-8 p.m., Sunday, WindCreek Stage


September 20, 2012

Locals on the Scene by Hana Frenette

@Diplo – Random Ass White Dude Be Everywhere by Sarah McCartan

Pioneers! O Pioneers! / press photo by Royce Wagner Several Pensacola bands are getting their chance to shine at DeLuna again this year. Let’s support them, loud and proud.


1:30-2 p.m., Saturday, WindCreek Stage Paloma has played DeLuna Fest for a few years now, usually at some official after-party or on a small stage when most of the festival is coming to an end and the locals are still raging. This year, they’re on the second biggest stage, right in the middle of the day, ready to please the large crowds that might not know they’re awesome, like the Pensacolaians already do.


3-3:45 p.m., Friday, WindCreek Stage Pioneers! O Pioneers! is a relatively new band, new to playing big festivals on big stages. However, they are not new to playing their hearts out and sweating their faces off. A good time will be had by all at this show. In case anyone is looking for a preshow glimpse of their sound—who hasn’t had the pleasure of hearing it within the walls of the Handlebar—pop into Revolver Records and pick up their newest CD.


D.J.’s like Girl Talk, Skrillex, and Deadmau5 have made mash-ups, dubstep and house music crazy popular lately, and DeLuna fest is jumping on the bandwagon. Twelve different local D.J.’s will be featured throughout the weekend on the Red Bull

MTX Stage, to keep festivalgoers happy and dancing in between bands. There are even some late night shows in case people are still up for a party.


DAVIS PRATT 4:45-5:30 p.m.

DJ MR. LAO (performing three sets) 6:30-7:30 p.m. 8:30-9:30 p.m. 11:45 p.m.-12:45 a.m.


BAD PENNY (performing three sets) 1:30-2 p.m. 2:45-3:30 p.m. 4:15-5:15 p.m.

D-FUNK (performing three sets) 6:15-7:15 p.m. 8:15-9:15 p.m. 11:30 p.m.-12:45 a.m.



(performing three sets) 12:45-1:15 p.m. 2-2:30 p.m. 3:15-4 p.m.

TONY C (performing two sets) 5-6 p.m. 7-8 p.m. {in}

What would a music festival be without dancing? Good thing we don’t have to find out. Just when you started to get slightly anxious that you might run short of opportunities to shake your stuff at this year’s DeLuna Fest, it was announced that Diplo is coming back! Get ready for your legs to feel like jelly from dancing in the sand and brace yourself to kick it with Diplo as he brings his progressive beats back to the shore for a late night set. “Random ass white dude be everywhere, founder of smoothie wolf, feeding the streets since 1885.” While his Twitter bio paints a pretty good picture, here are five more things you should know about Diplo. He really is everywhere. The random ass white dude behind the musical movement—Wesley Pentz—is a Mississippi born, Florida raised, schoolteacher turned producer, rapper, songwriter and cutting-edge D.J. He is widely known for teaming up with acts such as M.I.A. and producing superstar divas including Missy Elliot. One certainly can’t overlook his dancehall project Major Lazer or his remixes—from Beck to Britney Spears. He encourages you to #expressyourself. It’s the name of his latest EP that even draws in

the New Orleans bounce music influence. It’s also all over twitter in the form of hashtags. Speaking of twitter, everyone has their favorite celebrities to follow and Diplo is right up there having raked in well over half a million followers. That’s right. He has been officially voted as a “must follow artist.” Follow @Diplo as he takes you jet-setting around the world, to the party and into the chaos of the after-party. He is the founder of Smoothie Wolf. What the hell is Smoothie Wolf? Why, it’s something else Twitter lent its helping hand to. Smoothie Wolf is a viral marketing campaign and brand conceptualized by Diplo himself. What started as a tweet to Diplo by a designer prompted what erupted into a brand-mark, screen-prints, tees and tanks, and lo and behold, an entire brand. He not only looks like a model, he acts as a model citizen. Through his record label Mad Decent, not only does he continually launch mega-block parties, he has founded a charity called Heaps Decent. Described as an “initiative committed to finding and nurturing the creativity of underprivileged and indigenous young people and emerging artists,” the group acts as a relief program to help people in Australia and internationally. He is all about emerging genres. Back in 2009, he took the Dutch genre of bubblin’ (a genre that was birthed out of a mishap when a record was played at the wrong speed) and turned it into a dance hit. What does Diplo see as the “latest and greatest” as far as emerging genres are concerned? During a recent interview with NPR, he advised to be on the lookout for what is called "Tribal." Of Mexican origin, he describes this as a mix of African and Mesoamerican sounds with "cheesy techno riffs." {in}


11:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m., Saturday, WindCreek Stage

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Boots on the Beach by Whitney Fike

Live shows are unparalleled. Take a chance to scout out new bands that you would never have gone to see otherwise.

Zac Brown Band / press photo by Cole Cassell Can I get a yee-haw at DeLuna Fest? You sure can. It's clichĂŠ to say there is something for everyone at DeLuna Fest this year, but honestly there is. I'm your tried and true country music fan and I'm excited about this hometown music festival. I've attended every year since its inception. My first year I worked completely behind the scenes, the second year I enjoyed the festival in the VIP section and this year I'll be catching great bands as purely a live music fan. Over the past couple of years I've been focusing on the up-and-comers of country music. The fresh blood on the music scene makes for up-close-and-personal concerts, fan interaction, real on-stage emotions and passion. Country music tells stories and in my career field, I'm a storyteller, too. That is the reason why I have a strong connection with the songs, lyrics and the artists. A country music icon will be gracing Pensacola with his presence at DeLuna Fest. Dwight Yoakam performs Friday night and you'll get to hear tracks from his brand new album, "3 Pears," that was just released on September 18, and plenty of older songs like "A Thousand Miles From Nowhere" and "Turn it on, Turn it up, Turn me Loose." Fans will hear new songs that Yoakam says balances his country core with a fiercely independent embrace of rock, Americana, pop and soul. For any country music fan, mega-country artist Zac Brown Band is the ultimate

For any country music fan, mega-country artist Zac Brown Band is the ultimate draw closing out the 3rd annual DeLuna Fest on Sunday night. draw closing out the 3rd annual DeLuna Fest on Sunday night. With nine hit singles, two platinum-selling records, and fans that keep coming back for more, the band is sure to put on an amazing show. What better place for them to be "Knee Deep" in the water than pristine Pensacola Beach. If you're a music fan like me, you're already very familiar with everything Zac Brown Band and know they'll have no problem fitting right into their roots with "Chicken Fried," "Toes," "Whatever It Is," and "Highway 20 Ride." Not to be confused with Highway 29, but pretty darn close. Their latest single, "The Wind" has been taking over radio stations. Want to find me at the festival? I will be front and center at Walker Hayes' show. He was raised here on the Gulf Coast in Mobile, Ala. Hayes will be performing songs from his debut album "Reason to Rhyme." His sense of humor shows in his song titles and lyrics, which

Band. Brown helped get them signed since the brothers opened for the band in 2010. Their music blends the sound of folk, blues, bluegrass and country. Take a listen to their song, "Luckiest Man" for a sample of what to expect. Blackberry Smoke is a staple around the South. We are lucky they perform in Pensacola and it probably helps that Paul Jackson, who plays guitars and vocals, is a local. Finally, make sure you don't miss Trampled by Turtles. Inspired by traditional folk, fiddle, and bluegrass songs, the band appeals to the calmness that lures country fans into their music. Enjoy the festival, the atmosphere, the music and the people. Remember to show some love to Pensacola and the things that people do for our community. {in}

is what drew me in as a fan. In "Why Wait for Summer" he sings about having his cooler packed with beer and heading his truck toward Pensacola. Crowds love when their city is mentioned in a song, especially performing it on the beach. My favorite song on his album is "Pants." Hayes wrote the song about his wife Laney and he states in the song that she can wear the pants in the relationship as long as he can take them off her. It is a must listen. Here is what you might not know. As a country music fan, there are acts that will be performing at DeLuna Fest that you have never heard of, but you will remember them. That is the beauty of a music festival. You can read bios about bands and artists but you never truly embrace the music until you have seen them live. Live shows are unparalleled. Take a chance to scout out new Whitney touts herself as being a country bands that you would never have music lover, a festival junkie, public relations gone to see otherwise. and event specialist, traveler and a feisty Venture on the edge of country southern girl. Follow her @sparkplugwhit or music over to The Wood ers. They share the same label, Southern Ground, as Zac Brown


September 20, 2012

An Open Love Letter to the Foo Fighters by Meg Travis

press photo by Steve Gullick OK, let’s be real for a second. Let’s set aside the Nirvana, the Them Crooked Vultures, the QOTSA stint, and let’s even set aside the Foo Fighters (just for a second, I promise!). Can we all agree that Dave Grohl is the man? He is just one of those people

where you can look past the success, fame, and fortune and take comfort in the fact that he is genuinely a really decent human being. That is why I love Dave Grohl. Alright, now that we have that out of the way, let’s get back to the music. He has done some pretty heavy drumming in the past with crazy-talented musicians like Kurt Cobain, John Paul Jones, and Josh Homme, but there is pretty much nothing that can compare to the experience of seeing him up on stage as rock ‘n’ roll frontman of the Foo Fighters. Of course as the frontman, Dave (I call him Dave, so what?) gets a lot of attention. But let’s not forget that the rest of the Foo Fighters are made up of a damn fine group of musicians, all who had already made their mark on the music scene before joining the Foo. Lets visit them, shall we?  First you have Taylor Hawkins, drummer extraordinaire and Dave Grohl BFF, who toured with Alanis Morissette in the “Jagged Little Pill” days. Next you have

The Wallflowers by Hana Frenette

One would think you might be a little wary of starting a musical career when your father is Bob Dylan. Those are big, ramblin’, influential shoes to fill. Jakob Dylan doesn’t seem to mind. He

started The Wallflowers in 1989 when he was just 20 and has continued to record and tour ever since. Their retrospective, thoughtful, ‘90sesque rock music continues to appeal to fans across the country. The band even won a couple Grammys in 1998 for best rock performance by a group and for best rock song for “One Headlight.” The band is releasing a new album, “Glad All Over,” just a few weeks after their performance at DeLuna Fest. It will be the first album since the band’s hiatus. {in}


4-5 p.m., Sunday, DeLuna Stage

They make a two-and-a-half hour set feel Pat Smear, guitarist who helped form like you’ve only been there for a matter of legendary punk outfit The Germs and also minutes because you are enjoying yourself toured with Nirvana. Newest member and their music so much. They always manChris Shiflett, guitarist who joined the age to string together a flawless set list of band after being in punk rock bands No hit after hit while effortlessly throwing in Use for a Name (what a great name, less mainstream fan favorites. They get on right?) and Me First and the Gimme stage with their own instruments and their Gimme’s. Then there is Nate Mendel. own talents and blow the roof off of every Dear sweet Nate Mendel.  He serves as show without the help of backing tracks or Foo Fighters bassist and is the only memelectronic synthesizers.  ber who has continuously been by Dave’s Their passion for the music they have side since the Foo’s humble beginnings. written and played together for so many Oh, and he was in Sunny Day Real Estate. years still shows on all of their faces, and Awesome lineup you guys, I really think you know that they are humbled and thankyou hit it out of the park. Now that I have ful for every single person there to see given you an oral history of the Foo Fightthem perform. The passion of their fans is ers I will prepare a pop quiz for you all electric and contagious.  later (Nah, just kidding! But really…). If this is your first Foo Fighters show, I know what you’re thinking now. brace yourself for 2.5 hours of musical “Hey Meg, it’s really great to know a lot magic and mayhem. If this isn’t your first more about these guys, but tell me why I Foo Fighters show, welcome back! I knew should go see them at the DeLuna Stage you’d be back… they always come back. {in} on Saturday, September 22 at 9:15 p.m.” Well, OK, I’ll tell you! Their albums have been rock ‘n’ roll staples since the self-titled debut in 1995. Since then, they have built a collection of music ranging from politics to 9:15-11:45 a.m., Saturday, DeLuna love, to motivation and family.  Stage Beautifully written lyrics are set to different tones of rock and rifts, all while maintaining Dave’s gritty, yet comforting voice. The band’s most recent success, “Wasting Light,” paid homage to the days before electronic recording and mixing ruled, recording the entire album on analog tape in Dave Grohl’s garage.   Their stage show brings a special kind of charisma and showmanship that always leaves you wanting more. Their live performances empower you with the kinds of moments and feelings you will never forget. There are never enough choruses of “Best of You” to scream at the stage while they scream it to you, making you know in that moment that you will not let anything get the best you. Listening to every single syllable of “Everlong” and hoping that one Meg is a NOLA native and a music festival day you find someone you feel that aficionado, as DeLuna 2012 will mark her passionate about. Totally freaking 16th overall festival attended. Her three faout that precise moment when “All vorite things in the world are croissants, Dave My Life” goes from regular rock Grohl, and random dance parties. She is song to balls-to-the-walls rock song. hoping to go 3 for 3 on Pensacola Beach this And as citizens of the Gulf Coast, year. Follow her full festival coverage in pictruly understanding and embracing tures on Instagram, username IN_stagram. every word of “Times Like These.”


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We Have a Bone to Pick With You by Kate Peterson

press photo by Jeff Farsai A Fishbone, that is. Formed many years ago, Fishbone is still going strong with endless energy and an incredibly loyal fan base. Their music sounds like the title of one of their songs, “Party at Ground Zero,” fast beats, horns, characters, dancing, ska, reggae and punk all mixed in. IN spoke to John Norwood Fisher, bass, vocalist and founding member. We caught up with him as he was about to join his daughter for a bike ride on the beach in Santa Monica, Calif. Oh, and he was ordering a part for his late model Mercedes. At first, I thought he was ordering a sandwich called a 1988 Mercedes Benz—quirky California cuisine? Then I asked what he was really doing, Fisher said, “No, I am ordering a car part on my way to meet my daughter.” Musicians as famous as he is are normal folk, after all. Like many others, Fisher got his start in music, and was inspired to become a musician, by the music of the ‘60s and ‘70s. Bands like the Beatles, Sly and the Family Stone, the Ohio Players and Funkadelic— just to name a few. Another source of inspiration was the television shows of the time. Shows such as “Don Kirshner’s Rock Concert” and “The Midnight Special” exposed Fisher and his brother, fellow band member, Phillip Fisher to the music they loved. The TV shows also showed them what performing could be like.

“There are so many moments and situations you can’t imagine being in when you start out, then you meet and share a stage with Bo Diddley or Joan Jett.” Norwood Fisher Going from playing in your room or for family, to playing for an audience, is a gigan-

tic leap. “My younger bro was the original drummer,” Fisher said. “In our minds, we were already a band, waiting for people to come around. My partner in crime was my mom; she bought us a snare drum. When you have people supporting your dream, you take it to the next level, performing for others. So, we did. We breathed life into our vision.” Fisher asked for a guitar for his birthday. He got one and from there began learning to play. “There was no one around to explain chords or tuning,” he said, “so I picked out the baselines. I was not playing it right, I am sure.” When Fisher was eight, he got a weightlifting set for Christmas. According to Fisher, that same Christmas when his cousin, Bud came over, he said to Fisher, “You are never going to do anything with

that weight lifting set you just got, how about you trade me for a bass guitar and an amp?” “I thought about it for a bit,” Fisher recalled. “Then, when he threw in his rock record collection [his cousin had moved on to fusion], it was a deal I could not pass up—we traded. A couple of Thanksgivings ago, we all had dinner at my cousin’s house and my cousin said, ‘You did a lot of good with that bass’—he gave me my life.” From then, the neighborhood kids started to come and see them play. Everyone even started to bring their own instruments. “If you make an ungodly noise, people will show up,” he said. Fishbone’s music seems to remain underground after all these years. The band officially formed in 1979. To mark their staying power about an ever-multiplying fan base, they have 60,000 plus fans on Facebook alone. Their energy comes from their musical influences as well as their fan base.

“Our energy comes from everything we are influenced by,” Fisher said. “We listened to David Bowie’s ‘Scary Monsters’ and The Specials. The fans and their energy is a big influence. They are crazy—we appreciate it all. When a fan has a tattoo of the band’s logo, that is a serious commitment. It is all about mutual love and appreciation.” Fisher did not think he would be performing this long, but at a certain point in their career they all realized it was what they wanted to do for life. The goal was to be more than a band; the aspiration was to be an institution. The list of people the band has performed with, or been in the presence of, is long and varied. A highlight, according to Fisher, was meeting Chuck Berry. “Berry has a reputation of being abrasive, but he was nice to me,” he recalled. “There are so many moments and situations you can’t imagine being in when you start out, then you meet and share a stage with Bo Diddley or Joan Jett.” To get a glimpse inside the Fishbone world you can watch the documentary, “Everyday Sunshine: The Story of Fishbone,” named after one of their songs. Directed by Lev Anderson and Chris Metzler and narrated by Laurence Fishburne, it chronicles the band’s struggles, shows live performances, and details the band’s highs and lows. “It was the last thing on my mind,” Fisher said. “We were going through hard times as a band. Some others came to us about making a film before and none went to the finish line. I relented absolutely— they did a great job. And, honestly, I was amazed by the reaction. I did not grow up thinking about having a movie made about our band. Blindsided for sure.” {in}

“If you make an ungodly noise, people will show up.” Fisher


3:45-4:45 p.m., Friday, DeLuna Stage


September 20, 2012

After the Show It's the After Party by Kate Peterson

IN: What was your first band? NEVILLE: I had a band in about sixth or seventh grade. After that, it was the Meters, from 13 years old on. I have some side projects like Dr. Klaw. IN: You could have pursued any line of work, when did you decide on the family business of making music? NEVILLE: There is no other job that is this much fun. It was not a conscience decision really. I was attending Loyola and really wanted to get out of school.

Pensacola Beach’s DeLuna Fest will keep your dance card full of music for three days this month, but after the festival ends each night, you will be ready for more. A number of venues around town are hosting your favorite bands after the festival ends for the night. Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk is one of the bands that will keep the music going late on into the night. The band formed in 2003, originally to perform a solo show at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. If major festivals are a sign of a band’s success, popularity and talent, then Dumpstaphunk is huge. They have played some of the most notable music festivals in the country: Bonnaroo, Voodoo Fest, 10,000 Lakes, New Orleans Jazzfest 2005-2012, Bear Creek, Wanee, High Sierra, All Good, Gathering of the Vibes, Ottawa Blues Festival, Dave Matthews Band Caravan and Monterey Jazz Festival. On top of the festival circuit, they have also been on tour with and supported everyone from Widespread Panic and Slightly Stoopid to Galactic and String Cheese Incident. Often sitting in with musicians like Derek Trucks, Mike Gordon from Phish and Warren Haynes.

"We had all been around a core group of funk musicians and we drew from our favorite bands. We just do it – it is not science." Ivan Neville IN was fortunate enough to talk to Ian Neville, son of Art Neville from New Orleans’ own Neville Brothers, and cousin to Dumpstaphunk founder Ivan Neville. Ian Neville has played with the Funky Meters, Lettuce & Dr. Klaw with Eric Krasno of Soulive. Recently, he sat in and provided his guitar style to Slightly Stoopid shows. IN: When did it dawn on you the important role your family plays in the music industry? NEVILLE: In New Orleans, there is a different vibe. It is a small town so, because it is my family it was amplified ten times. The genre was not my first go-to music. I came back to the family style. I was on the road and traveling to places like San Francisco, a sister city to New Orleans where I became exposed to psychedelic and rage music.

IN: Dumpstaphunk’s progressive funk sound—was it on purpose or did it happen organically? NEVILLE: We all started out with a heavy funk foundation. We were all funk fans. It was our roots, where we were from and what we grew up with. We had all been around a core group of funk musicians and we drew from our favorite bands. We just do it – it is not science. IN: Are you getting better with age? NEVILLE: We are tighter and more developed. We are finishing a new record, and it has been painless in the studio. Spending time on the road, time in the studio, repeat. IN: Expected release date, name and label please. NEVILLE: Release sometime in January 2013, the name of the album is Dirty Word and we are shopping for a label at the moment. We would rather make our own hole instead of standing in the hole they [record companies] make for you. IN: Is there someone in the music industry that you would really like to work with? NEVILLE: Rick Rubin, I would like him to produce some of our stuff.

I would like to see his take on the music, to see what his vibe would be. IN: What has been the highlight of your career so far? NEVILLE: I don’t have one I can think of. I get to play music with a ton of great people; I never saw that coming. If I made a list of all the people I have jammed with, came through our house when I was growing up, or showed up at a show, it would astound even me. Just last week Chaka Khan came up on stage, and later in the same week, George Clinton. IN: Who is in your CD player right now? NEVILLE: A bunch of CDs a friend gave me of live shows from the ‘70s, flower power stuff. Some Bob Marley and Led Zeppelin. My go-to, though, is WeFunk Radio out of Montreal, Canada. IN: Since you are always so busy, what do you do with your time off? NEVILLE: We have been in the studio a lot finishing the record. I sat through a hurricane recently … We left the city for a couple of days, played a gig, then returned. Rather like being, reverse evacuated. IN: What can the crowd at DeLuna Fest and later at Vinyl expect from your show? NEVILLE: Get ready for a whole double bass attack in your face.{in}


8:30-9:30 p.m., Friday, Heritage Stage

Other shows that will keep the party going:

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 21 10 p.m., Fishbone at Vinyl Music Hall, $5 10 p.m., Timberhawk at the Islander, Free SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 22 10 p.m., Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk at Vinyl Music Hall, $10 10 p.m., Timberhawk at the Islander, Free SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 23 10 p.m., Twothirtyeight, Paloma, Mrenc at the Handlebar, $8/$10

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DeLuna Fest Schedule FRIDAY



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Artist Schedule

DELUNA STAGE 3:45-4:45 5:30-6:30 7:30-8:30 9:30-11:45

Fishbone The Gaslight Anthem Guided By Voices Pearl Jam

WINDCREEK STAGE 3:30-3:45 4:30-5:30 6:30-7:30 8:30-9:30 10:30-11:30 11:45-12:45

Pioneers! O Pioneers! City and Colour Ben Folds Five Dwight Yoakam 12th Planet DJ Jazzy Jeff

GOPENSACOLA STAGE 3:45-4:30 5:30-6:30 7:30-8:30 9:30-10:30

Deadly Fists of Kung-Fu Band of Skulls Trampled By Turtles AC Slater

HERITAGE STAGE 3:00-3:45 4:45-5:30 6:30-7:30 8:30-9:30

Honey Island Swamp Band Chris Thomas King Hot 8 Brass Band Ivan Neville's Dumpstaphunk

RED BULL MTX STAGE 4:45-5:30 6:30-7:30 8:30-9:30 11:45-12:45

Davis Pratt DJ Mr. Lao DJ Mr. Lao DJ Mr. Lao

THE DOCK STAGE 4:00-5:00 5:30-6:30


The Woolly Bushmen Checkered Flag Foundation Presents "Happy Hour With Brad" Cardinal Sin

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Artist Schedule

12:45-1:30 2:00-2:45 3:30-4:15 5:15-6:15 7:15-8:15 9:15-11:30

LF Knighton The Silos Mike Doughty Jimmy Cliff The Joy Formidable Foo Fighters

WINDCREEK STAGE 12:30-1:00 1:30-2:00 2:45-3:30 4:15-5:15 6:15-7:15 8:15-9:15 10:15-11:15 11:30-12:30

Hip Kitty Paloma Motopony Walker Hayes Joan Jett And The Blackhearts Band of Horses Paper Diamond Diplo

GOPENSACOLA STAGE 12:00-12:30 1:00-1:30 2:00-2:45 3:30-4:15 5:30-6:15 7:15-8:15

The Real Hooks The Canvas Waiting Saints Of Valory Lights Revolve Off! Bad Brains

HERITAGE STAGE 12:00-12:45 1:30-2:15 2:45-3:30 4:15-5:15 6:15-7:15 8:15-9:15

Kitt Lough Brass-A-Holics Washboard Chez W/ Tin Men Antoine Knight Anders Osborne Kermit Ruffins And The Barbeque Swingers

RED BULL MTX STAGE 1:30-2:00 2:45-3:30 4:15-5:15 6:15-7:15 8:15-9:15 11:30-12:45

Bad Penny Bad Penny Bad Penny D-Funk D-Funk D-Funk

THE DOCK STAGE 1:30-2:15 3:00-4:00 5:15-6:15 7:15-8:15

Lex and Terry Meet and Greet Maggie Rose Chris Staples The Undecided Majors

Artist Schedule

12:00-12:45 1:15-2:00 2:30-3:15 4:00-5:00 6:00-7:00 8:00-10:00

DLP Mishka Blackberry Smoke The Wallflowers Fitz and the Tantrums Zac Brown Band

WINDCREEK STAGE 12:45-1:15 2:00-2:45 3:30-4:15 5:00-6:00 7:00-8:00

Astronautalis Red Kross Bob Mould Plays Copper Blue Superchunk Florence And The Machine

GOPENSACOLA STAGE 12:00-12:45 1:15-2:00 2:45-3:30 4:15-5:00 6:00-7:00

The Villians Twothirtyeight Ben Sollee The Corin Tucker Band The Wood Brothers

HERITAGE STAGE 12:30-2:30 3:15-4:15 5:00-6:00 7:00-8:00

Legendary JC's Charmaine Neville Bonerama Rebirth Brass Band

RED BULL MTX STAGE 12:45-1:15 2:00-2:30 3:15-4:00 5:00-6:00 7:00-8:00

Ram-Z Ram-Z Ram-Z Tony-C Tony-C

THE DOCK STAGE 1:00-3:00

3:00-4:00 6:00-7:00

Nascar Sylvania 300 Race "Watch Party" with the Race to Recovery Car Jon Pardi Gulf Coast Music Student Band


September 20, 2012

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