Sunday, May 10, 2009
I look forward to summer not only for the warm weather, but for the music festivals! San Francisco and the Bay Area in general hosts several festivals. BFD (Big Fucking Day) used to be the shit a few year's ago when bands such as the Von Bondies, the Yeah Yeah Yeah's and Interpol played together the same day, but lately the station has been in some sort of shitty place because the best they can come up with is the Offspring and Alkaline Trio. No disrespect if you like those bands, but I'm not enticed to buy a $25 dollar ticket to check them out. The Subsonic Tent, which is a rave/dance party of some sorts enclosed in a tent and happening in alignment with the horrid bands playing is crackin' this year- Crystal Castles, DJ AM, Villains, Steve Aoki, Mike Relm, Zion I, Paparazzi, The Limousines, Designer Drugs, DJ Omar, and DJ Miles. I missed Crystal Castles twice, once here and also in NYC at CMJ Music Festival and will be the highlight of the day for sure. Steve Aoki is a menace on those tables, he creates a fun vibe and everyone including him is dancing and jumping up and down. The awesome Yeah Yeah Yeah's will be the only band on the main stage I am dying to see so it looks like you most likely catch me in the tent. Can't wait!