It is now the third year of the Silverlake Jubilee Music Festival (click here for tickets) and the weekend is packed with bands. There are likely Los Angeles music bloggers out there who can tell you in all honesty that they’ve seen 90%+ of the bands. I cannot make that same claim, but here are some of my humble suggestions. Since I am biased towards Sunday, I’ll just start off with Sunday.
Get to the Jubilee early on Sunday. Seriously. NO starts Sunday off at 1:00 p.m. over at the Sunset Stage. This band is amazing, this is my opinion, and hopefully it becomes your opinion. (Note: in my Intraffik post in April, I may have a fact wrong about the band. I saw a NO Facebook comment that listed May 9th as their 6month anniversary. In my post, I mentioned two years as their time as a band. I did do some research when I came up with that two year estimate, but obviously not enough. Smiley face, right?)
Lonely Wild has a 1:25 p.m. set time at the Hoover Stage with the Silverlake Contemporary Ballet. That should be an interesting combination.
Manhattan Murder Mystery goes on at 2:20 p.m., also at the Hoover Stage. It is possible that the bass player will spend the wholetime playing with her back to the audience.
Between 4:40 p.m. and 6:05 p.m., you should find yourself runningback and forth between stages. You unfortunately have a tough decision to make at 4:40 p.m. when The Dharma Bums play the Eagle Stage and Eastern Conference Champions hit the Sunset Stage. Punk vs. Rock. Either make your decision based on your music style preference or do the coin flip.
The one band I don’t think you want to miss is Lake at 5:05 p.m.at the Hoover Stage. This band comes to the Jubilee from Washington State so if you don’t catch them on Sunday it could be awhile before you get another chance.
Abe Vigoda plays at 7:05 p.m. at the Hoover Stage. I saw them playing with one of my FYF favorites, Cold Cave, at a random downtown warehouse.
To close Sunday out, El Cid has some late night specials withGothic Tropic at 10:00 p.m. and Blue Jungle at midnight.
Gothic Tropic – http://www.intraffik.com/blog/2012/02/15/in-photos-a-music-photo-essay/
Blue Jungle - http://www.intraffik.com/blog/2010/06/23/out-to-see-silverlake-jubilee-part-1-of-2/
From there, Robert DeLong is playing the Sunset Stage at 2:55p.m. I saw him last year at a street festival. It was just asfun watching his fan base as it was listening to his music.
Moses Campbell hits the Sunset Stage at 4:45 p.m. One time I saw them and the violinist was breaking strings left and right. (I have this theory that if someone breaks their strings, they’re giving us 100%+effort.)
There is a major conflict at 6:35 p.m. between FIDLAR on theSunset Stage and The Mo-Odds on the Eagle Stage. Both have fans that loveto create mosh pits. I saw FIDLAR at The Smell and ended up hugging thewall to catch some photos as moving towards the center would have caused mesome harm though if I recall correctly one photographer did push her waythrough the mosh pit to get to another spot (yes, I am overly cautious). When I last saw The Mo-Odds at Casey’s, I was forced to the side to get my photosas a friend was going wild in the middle. Either way, if you love a mosh pit youcan’t go wrong with either band.
Saturday is filled with a number of bands that I’ve never seenbefore so here is what I’m thinking for new music: Dunes, Letting Up Despite Great Faults, and Kinky. At 3:20 p.m., Duneis playing over at the Hoover Stage. I’ve never seen Dunes, but I like what I hear and I like the “Dunes” book series (not that there is any connection here) so I’m going to catch their set. I plan to close out the night with Letting Up Despite Great Faults at 8:05 p.m.over at Hoover Stage and Kinky at 10:00 p.m. over at the Sunset Stage.
For 2010, the one band I really remember is The Like. (It helps that I follow a band called Raw Geronimo whose lead singer –pictured left with Dante vs. Zombies– is/was in The Like.) For 2011, Jubilee was all about We Are the World. What band will stand out in 2012 for me? You’ll find out after May 27th.
Do you have a band suggestion that I haven’t listed? Let me know by leaving a comment.