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Off Festival 2010 Day Two Recap - Mew, Radio Dept., and others

Tunng and Others Rock the Polish Festival

Aug 08, 2010

Day two I managed to will away my jet lag. Good thingMuchy, Tunng, Hey, Mew and The Radio Dept. demanded my full attention. More

Aug 07, 2010

The opening night’s observation that I was about to slip down the rabbit hole turned out to be apt. After a restless night of sleep (Hello jetlag!), I was bundled into a car and taken deep into a rain covered forest. I’m from Los Angeles. This setting? Well…welcome to Wonderland. Today's residents? Potty Umbrella, Tin Pan Alley, Kim Nowak, Something Like Elvis, The Horrors, Art Brut, Lenny Valentino, and Tindersticks.

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Reviews

Off Festival 2010 Day Three Recap - The Flaming Lips, The Ravonettes,  and others

August 8th, 2010

Aug 11, 2010

The third day of a festival is always a bit tough. Sore feet, musical overload, sunburn—it’s a lot to take in. But then, there’s day three of the Off Festival—which proved to be an exception. And not just because I ended up in an orange jumpsuit by the end of the night. More

Off Festival 2010 Day Two Recap - Mew, Radio Dept., and others

August 8th, 2010

Aug 08, 2010

Day two I managed to will away my jet lag. Good thingMuchy, Tunng, Hey, Mew and The Radio Dept. demanded my full attention. More

Off Festival 2010 Day One Recap: The Horrors, Toro y Moi, Art Brut, Tindersticks

August 6th, 2010

Aug 07, 2010

The opening night’s observation that I was about to slip down the rabbit hole turned out to be apt. After a restless night of sleep (Hello jetlag!), I was bundled into a car and taken deep into a rain covered forest. I’m from Los Angeles. This setting? Well…welcome to Wonderland. Today's residents? Potty Umbrella, Tin Pan Alley, Kim Nowak, Something Like Elvis, The Horrors, Art Brut, Lenny Valentino, and Tindersticks. More

Off Festival Opening Night: Ecstatic Sunshine and Matmos

August 5th, 2010

Aug 06, 2010

Quick: name your 5 favorite Polish bands. Name the top non-Polish bands ruling the charts and hearts of the country. Heck, name anything about their current pop culture scene. If you’re like me, you’re drawing a major blank. Poland is a country of over 38 million. That means somewhere out there, there’s a host of kids, becoming obsessed with their piano lessons, plugging their guitars into worn amps, and shaking garages with their ambitions. It’s also country filled with music fans—thrilling over pop, head banging to hardcore, dancing with reckless abandon. A culture that—until now—I knew nothing about. Then along came an invitation to attend Katowice’s Off Festival. More