Faking hipness with AlunaGeorge shout re FrostFest

Four of the acts I punched up from this flyer seem to not have this on their schedule, yet from where I sit at Oak Creek I can hear some loud music as if they are sound checking at nearby FloMo field near CoHo.

I generally call this "Area 51" meaning at age 51 I am not sure what is hip

I generally call this “Area 51” meaning at age 51 I am not sure what is hip

edit to add:
I’m kind of out of it, yet I am pretty sure I was at this show, maybe in this shot:

photo by Regan McMahon

photo by Regan McMahon

and1: I’ve heard 2 Stanford kids here at Oak Creek talking up the show, so I guess it is for-reals even if none of the headliners list on their website — maybe its the gray area of a student show NOT being also open to the public — then why do you do it outdoors where 1/10th of Palo Alto can’t not hear?
here is the listed set times:
3:00pm – 4:00pm Made in Heights
4:10pm – 4:35pm Real People Music
4:45pm – 5:10pm Alta Mar
5:20pm – 5:45pm Camp Youth
5:55pm – 6:20pm Arswain
6:30pm – 6:55pm Siberian Front
7:05pm – 8:00pm Chrome Sparks (DJ Set)
8:05pm – 9:05pm Sango
9:10pm – 10:05pm Goldlink

andand: Actually I re-ripped a Siberian Front (Damian McGlotlin et al) plug from the Daily about 9 months ago; and here is Stanford Daily on Made in Heights / Kelsey Bulkin, who are a headliner but appear first, might have to do a “Round Midnight” which means stand outside venue but listening in..:
MADE IN HEIGHTS — Murakami — as described by jake friedler

In a novel, the climax comes near the end; in a post-Skrillex world, we get impatient when a song doesn’t drop in the first minute. Setting aside questions of instant gratification, stamina, and other issues plaguing “our generation”, I remark here only on the boredom that arises when electronic music follows such a template, so that each song has only a finite and small number of plays before the drop loses its lustre and we have to move on to the next level(s). But what if the drop weren’t so predictable – what if you hardly knew it were coming? It could be used not just to meet an expectation, but rather as a turning point in the story. This seems to be the role that it plays in this track by Made in Heights. Just as Haruki Murakami’s novels synthesize dreamlike tales and violent history, the synths on “Murakami” layer ethereal beats with whimsical trap samples, as Kelsey Bulkin’s vocals – first a lullaby, then a rap – dance nimbly back and forth across the line between fact and fiction, real and dream. It progresses from a soothing melody to blaring, Hudson Mohican horns: just, as Bulkin repeats, “like the universe is singing a song.”

and maybe this does not belong here at all, except in the sub-theme about why I entering “male menopause” or something will bike my way to the edge of an event I am not invited to — this is more about aging that about culture — but I also recalled that last week Peter Hartlaub of the Chronicle had a list of cool concerts over the years and I was going to make my own list. I did not see Tom Petty at the Fillmore but I recall that Bruce Solar Cake’s agent, then with Absolute of SF and not TAG of LA-LA, telling me there was no way to sneak me into the Cake at Slim’s sold out show but would I settle for Tom Petty? As in, Cake was a hotter ticket. Likewise I did not see Tibet show but have the poster (now that Peter Kirkeby is down-sizing, or I bought it at his mother’s garage sale). I did not see U2 at Embarcadero Plaza but recall that Bono sprayed STOP TRAFFIC on a famous sculpture. I did catch every note of the Bill Graham thingy, however, thanks to the AWBY crew I was adjuncted with. (although never heard what a, w, b y means…)


About markweiss86

Mark Weiss, founder of Plastic Alto blog, is a concert promoter and artist manager in Palo Alto, as Earthwise Productions, with background as journalist, advertising copywriter, book store returns desk, college radio producer, city council and commissions candidate, high school basketball player; he also sang in local choir, and fronts an Allen Ginsberg tribute Beat Hotel Rm 32
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