Louisville rapper Jalin Roze was on WHAS11’s “Great Day Live!” today, plugging his show at Forecastle Fest on Saturday.
It’s a week for the print media to be writing about music in Louisville, particularly concerning Forecastle Fest.
The C-J has these stories:
Coyote Calhoun will retire from WAMZ on December 31.
Record Crowd Expected For Forecastle Fest.
Forecastle Lineup ad Ticket info.
List of Food Vendors at Forecastle
Forecastle Event Map
J. L. Puckett’s pick of top five shows for the week (from yesterday’s paper.)
Over at LEO, it’s the “Music Issue”:
Zach Hart on why you should buy advance-sale tickets.
Syd Bishop on The David Geffen Of Louisville?
Sarah Balliet On Laura Jane Grace of Against Me!
Peter Berkowitz has a story about Louisville native Morgan Lebus, who currently currenlty runs the Los Angeles label Ribbon Music.
There might be more tomorrow…
Rolling Stone Magazine has included the Forecastle Fest in it’s ” title=”Rolling Stone – 40 Must-See Festivals” target=”_blank”>40 Must-See Festival List. The Pitchfork Festival in Chicago is the nearest competition, so there should be a good crowd.
Forecastle Fest, set for July 18 – 20, has announced the daily lineup, for those interested in specific days. Single day tickets go on sale beginning Friday, April 4, 2014 at Noon EDT, with a limited number available for $74.50. Those will increase to $84.50 once the initial allotment is gone. General admission weekend passes are currently available for $184.50, moving to $199.50 in the next and final tier.
Single day VIP passes will also be available for $199.50. With VIP Weekend passes and VIP travel packages now SOLD OUT, this is the last chance for fans to experience Forecastle 2014 in true VIP style.
All festival tickets are available at ForecastleFest.com, Ticketmaster.com and all Ticketmaster outlets.
FRIDAY, JULY 18
Twenty One Pilots
Gary Clark Jr.
JJ Grey & Mofro
Nightmares on Wax (live)
The Black Lips
SATURDAY, JULY 19
Band of Horses
Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings
Sun Kil Moon
Avey Tare’s Slasher Flicks
Hurray for the Riff Raff
The Soul Rebels
Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors
Young & Sick
SUNDAY, JULY 20
Trampled By Turtles
Sharon Van Etten
Boy & Bear
Blue Sky Black Death
The early announcement of shows has long been a practice of the Forecastle Folks, with various “Halfway To Forecastle” events. Recently, they announced the date that they would announce the lineup. Today’s big PR plug is a poster announcing that the announcement is
tomorrow today, on WFPK:
Recognition (and good PR) comes in packages big and small. For Houndmouth and Jim James, a little package is Paste Magazine’s Best Music Photos Of 2013. Go look.
The Forecastle Fest, which as one of its sub-specialties the art of constant promotion, has announced the dates for the 2014 edition as July 18, 19 and 20.
Founder JK McKnight noted that the festival will start on Hunter S. Thompson’s birthday, July 18, 1937, “As Hunter S. Thompson said, ‘buy the ticket, take the ride. We have much in store to make next year’s festival a ride to remember.”
Specially priced hotel room rates are now available through ForecastleFest.com.
The reviews of Forecastle continue here and there in the blogosphere but we’re done here, except for this set of photos by Julia Rickles posted at Paste Magazine, featuring a selection of fan “outfits” at the festival. Maybe your photo is there….