Festivals

Achilles Wheel rolls into High Sierra Music Festival

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Achilles Wheel is on quite a roll and it leads to the High Sierra Music Festival. The Placerville band has played at Terrapin Crossroads, Great American Music Hall, Sweetwater Music Hall, The Kate Wolf, Strawberry and World Music festivals and now, for the first time, High Sierra. “These venues came along over the course of the last three years,” said ...

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Day 2: Dr. Dog, Jim James shake up Monterey Pop Fest

Tahoe Onstage

MONTEREY, CALIFORNIA — Day 2 of the 50th anniversary of the iconic Monterey Pop Festival was a decidedly different affair from the relaxed vibe of Day 1.  The crowds came and they were ready to party. After an opening set from London newcomer Jacob Banks, the North Mississippi Allstars, never ones to lack energy, cranked things just after lunchtime with ...

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Monterey Pop Festival revisited: Images from first day

Tahoe Onstage

MONTEREY, CALIFORNIA — The marking of the 50th anniversary of the iconic Monterey Pop Festival kicked off Friday at high noon with a solo acoustic set from singer-songwriter Sara Watkins before a smattering of a few hundred people. The Monterey County Fairgrounds crowd and the sounds built throughout sunny day, which was filled with terrific performances, plenty of homage to ...

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