Friday, September 30, 2011

GO: Eagle Rock Music Festival Returns This Saturday

One of our favorite festivals of the year, the annual Eagle Rock Music Festival, is back this Saturday, Oct. 1. The event is extremely pedestrian, kid and family friendly (a plus in our book) as Colorado Blvd. is blocked off and easy to stroll up and down.

Kids under 12 are free; they're asking for a $5 donation for adults. A bargain in my opinion. If you can't find street parking,there's Free parking and shuttle service from Eagle Rock Plaza (2828 Colorado Blvd.) -- and a Bike Valet courtesy of LA Bike Coalition at Blue Hen (1743 Colorado Blvd).

The real draw is the community vibe, as musicians and bands play up and down the boulevard -- in front of businesses, on street corners, on stages and in shops. For the grownups, the Colorado Wine Co. is hopping -- and for the kids, both Peekaboo Playland and Swork Coffee are alive.

Last year, we showed up right at 4 p.m., when the festival starts, and were rewarded with a parking spot and plenty of hours of sunlight. Here's what we wrote last year:

What we got to see: An eclectic mix of bands and DJs; street art; booths featuring local businesses; and plenty of people watching. And even though we missed the headlining bands by coming early, we actually got to see some pretty good music. From Spanish rock to indie pop to DJ sets to moody, catchy shoegaze tunes, we caught a lot in a little amount of time. And even cooler, we got to expose the Blogger Kid and the Blogger Baby 2.0 to some live music.

Here are this year's set times:

Set Times

Razorcake/Zocaloc Stage
4:30pm - Wreck of the Zephyr
5:30pm - French Exit
6:30pm - Cheeto Champ
7:30pm - Summer Vacation
8:30pm - The Fuxedos
9:30pm - Barrio Tiger

Family Stage
4:00pm - Pio Pico
5:00pm - Magic Show with Micah Cover
6:00pm - Ellen and Matt
7:00pm - NINE
8:00pm - The Ukulele Orchestra of the Western Hemisphere
9:00pm - Hot August Nights: A Neil Diamond Tribute Band

J. Vega & Friends

Dublab "Future Roots" Stage
4:00pm - Carlos Nino
4:45pm - Arohi Ensemble
5:30pm - Village Archives
6:15pm - Mia Doi Todd
7:00pm - Hymnal
7:45pm - Pharaohs
8:25pm - Biggest Crush (Sunny Levine + Turquoise Wisdom)
9:10pm - El Haru-Kuroi
9:50pm - Killsonic
10:15pm - Yellow Alex & the Feelings

Emerging Stage
Presented by Ford Gimme the Gig II
co-curated by FYF Fest, KOXY, LA Record
4:00pm - Kenan Bell
5:00pm - Red Shark
6:00pm - Joyce Manor
7:00pm - Allah Las
8:00pm - Boom Bip
9:00pm - Health
10:00pm - The Feeding People

6:00pm - E.R.H.S. Latin Jazz Ensemble
8:00pm - Cambalache
9:00pm - Umbalaye

Low End Theory
4:00pm - Gaslamp Killer
4:20pm - Nobody
4:40pm - Daddy Kev
5:00pm - D-Styles
5:20pm - JonWayne
6:00pm - Nocando
6:20pm - Teebs
7:00pm - D-Styles
7:20pm - Dibiase
8:00pm - Daddy Kev
8:20pm - Tokimonsta
9:00pm - Nobody
9:20pm - Nosaj Thing
10:00pm - Gaslamp Killer
10:20pm - Flying Lotus

Welcome Inn
7:00pm - Bonne Musique Zydeco

Women's 20th Century Club
6:00pm - Eric Ekstrand Ensemble

5:00pm - Ampersand
6:00pm - Border Radio
7:00pm - Saucy Monky
8:00pm - The Vagabondz
9:00pm - Duniven
10:00pm - Special Guest

Kingsize Stage
4:30pm - Beatnik Jr.
5:30pm - Gangi
6:30pm - Buffalo Electric
7:30pm - Miracle Parade
8:30pm - Dorian Taj
9:30pm - Adventure Galley
10:30pm - Rooney

The Ship Stage
4:00pm - Dirty Bandits
5:00pm - All Spots to Black
6:00pm - Little Red Lung
7:00pm - Molino
8:00pm Phaxanation & The Dust Kickers
9:00pm - Blonde Summer
10:00pm - Shadow Shadow Shade
Eagle Rock Music Festival
Saturday, October 1, 2011
On Colorado Blvd. between Argus & Eagle Rock Blvd.

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