by Dan Gibson
As you probably saw in our print edition, Steve Seigel mentioned the forthcoming Night of the Living Fest in Soundbites this week:
As I said above, just as this is the final Bröötal Sun Fest, another festival's inaugural outing is being planned. Dubbed Night of the Living Festival, the one-day event is set to take place on Saturday, Nov. 2, which just happens to be the night before the All Souls Procession.
Why am I telling you about a festival that's happening two months from now? Because the organizers will be holding an Announcement Party at 7 p.m. on Friday, July 26, in the courtyard at Mercado San Agustin, 100 S. Avenida del Convento. The organizers will be showing their Kickstarter video (which is pretty damn funny), taking donations, selling tickets, and unveiling their website. Oh, and perhaps the most important part: 12 of the roughly 24 national and local acts performing will be announced. I've seen the list and it's pretty freakin' killer. Not to mention that there are still a dozen acts that I haven't heard about yet.
Well, the announcement party happened, and in case you weren't there or didn't watch the surreal/humorous ad for the Fest above, here's the lineup so far:
Acorn Bcorn, Bebe McPherson, Bob Log III, Deerhoof, Lenguas Largas, Lonesome Shack, Meat Puppets, Nobunny, Pork Torta, Ranch Ghost, Tweak Bird, Vox Humana.
A solid lineup and there are apparently another dozen bands or so to be announced. Tickets are on sale now, surprisingly starting at $25 at first, then eventually rising to $34. They're also doing some fundraising to help make the whole thing happen, check the website for more details.
Nice to have something new to look forward to. Should be a good night out.