Houston Free Press Summer Fest 2012

Posted: May 3, 2012 in Texas
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Pretty Lights, the brainchild of Colorado native Derek Vincent Smith, is electronic sound at its finest. Smith’s music includes a mix of digital sampling that spans a number of notable genres including hip-hop, funk, and soul. Add a spectacular light show to the mix and you have yourself one heck of a dance party.

Erykah Badu needs no introduction. The Dallas, Texas native and Grammy award winning singer-songwriter is best known for her stunning croon and commanding performances. Often referred to as the Queen of Neo-soul, Badu writes gorgeous, soulful songs that tackle strong social and personal themes. Badu’s music strikes the perfect balance between chillness and passion.

Fitz and The Tantrums hail from Los Angeles, California and fuse the upbeat frenzy of indie pop with the rich, relaxed M.O. of soul music. Their debut studio album, Pickin’ Up the Pieces (August 2010) reached #1 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart andRolling Stone named them a “band to watch” in April 2011.

Phantogram is an American Indie pop duo from Saratoga Springs, New York, The twosome frequently describe their sound as “street beat, psych pop”. They cite Sonic Youth, J Dilla, The Flaming Lips, David Bowie, Prince, and The Beatles as musical influences. Their song “When I’m Small” was featured in the opening episode of the MTV’s adaption of the British teen drama series Skins.

David Garza is an indie rock musician from the DFW area in Texas. His trademark voice and beautiful lyrics quickly made Garza a musical staple in the Texas music community. He has played with a number of notable musicians including Fiona Apple, Nickel Creek, Edie Brickell & New Bohemians, and Grant Lee Phillips.

R3hab – Fadil El Ghoul, is a Dutch DJ, remixer and house music producer. He creates house music that is infectious and perfect for a night of dancing. R3hab’s singles and remixes are played by such prominent producers as David Guetta, Afrojack, and Tiësto.

Other Additions announced today – Sister Crayon, Vanaprasta *Sundress, Last Year’s Men, The Big Sleep, Sundress, Chelsea Wolfe, Bobby Burns, New York City Queens, Bang Bangz, Black Coffee, Bart Black, DJ Bizz Manichean, East Cameron Folkcore, DJ G. Wizz, Bombon, Los Skarnales, DJ FREDster, Pale, DJ SUN & Resolution, The Wheel Workers, Immigrant Punk, The Grass Skirts, Rusted Shut, Future Blonds, Black Leather Jesus, Giant Battle Monster, Escatones, Papaya, Clockpole, Lazer Cun*zz, Jody Seabody and the Whirls, Poopy Lungstuffing, The Annoysters, David Leibe Hart, GoREALah Soul, Demonic Hen, Black Magic Marker, The Anarchitex, Darwin’s Finches, Muzak John

For more HOUSTON FREE PRESS SUMMER FEST 2012 information and line up – click here >>>

  1. The Wave says:

    The Wave is the safer, more convenient and more efficient alternative to driving from place to place.

    Who: The Wave and Free Press Summer Fest

    What: The Wave’s Park/Walk & Ride for Free Press Summer Fest 2012

    When: June 2 and 3

    Where: Shuttles will depart from Fitzgerald’s, 230 T.C. Jester and 1525 Silver Street. Riders from Fitgerald’s and 1525 Silver Street will be dropped at Lot H. Riders from 230 T.C. Jester will be dropped off at a Taft St designated spot (close to the former Gravitas restaurant).

    Cost: If purchased by May 19, one day passes are $10, two day passes are $18 for any location. After May 19, one day passes are $15, two day passes are $28

    URL for tickets: http://fpsfwave.eventbrite.com/

    URL for business: http://thehoustonwave.com/

    FB for The Wave: http://www.facebook.com/houstonwave

    Twitter for The Wave: https://twitter.com/#!/thehoustonwave

    The Wave is the safe alternative to driving. Plus it saves parking hassles for an event this size.