This Week on Lot

Audio Podcast about the Live Music Scene – Reviewing Shows, Festivals, and Culture (09-14).


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TWoL 59: The Search for Jared’s Wedding Band

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We have several guests this week and a fully packed episode!

Our first guest is Johnny from BandsThatJam.com. Johnny is one of the writers for their website and was kind enough to come on the show to discuss a recent blog that caused some controversy. BandsThatJam.com made an announcement on their website that was nearly confirming the festival and offering up very specific details. Unnamed sources close to BTJ claim that a contract has been signed and the festival will be held the weekend of July 4th. They go on to state that tickets will be $200 and include 8 sets of music starting on Friday and ending on Sunday. Johnny goes into more details about their decision to post the confirmation of the festival before Phish.com does. You’ll have to listen to the podcast for full details.

Next we speak with Steve and Jared from Groupme.com. Groupme.com is a free service that allows multiple users to set up a text group to communicate with each other. It’s an amazingly useful service and one that TWoL is excited about. We’ve used this service twice now, once in Atlantic City for the Phish Halloween run and again in NYC for the New Years Eve run. It’s a great way to send a mass text to your crew by texting one number. It’s really easy to use if you can text from your phone you can use this service. The Groupme guys are on their way up, they’ve been involved as a mobile partner for the Austin City Limits festival as well as the Coachella festival. We can’t wait to see what they do next!

Rumors! Rumors! Rumors! There’s a lot of rumors surrounding the jamband community right now. Most of them are related to Phish and Dave Matthews Band. DMB and Phish are both rumored to be playing a music festival in Atlantic City this summer. Check out a link to the festival announcement here. With the Watkins Glen, NY rumor we covered earlier we’re pretty hesitant to say Phish will play but stranger things have happened.

Page and Fishman will be playing a benefit at Higher Ground in Vermont on February 3rd. The benefit is for Pete’s Greens, an organic farm that was recent damaged but a fire. Many other Vermont musicians are also rumored to be playing the benefit.

Florida is also getting in on the festival scene with the 15th annual Suwannee Springfest. This festival is packed full of lots of great bluegrass bands. If you’re in the area make sure to hit this festival and don’t forget to leave us a lot report!

In untz news, The Disco Biscuits have been listed in the lineup for the Ultra Music Festival. This festival includes many different acts, there’s something for everyone. For details on the festival and for tickets check out this link.

We received a heads up on this YouTube video poking fun at “Bro’s” from one of our listeners. We thought it was pretty funny so here’s a link if you want to check it out.

Last but never least we run through voicemails for this week. Thank you to everyone who left us a voicemail! We can’t be everywhere at once so make sure when you’re out on the scene you let us know what’s going on. 419-NO-WOOKS (419-669-6657) is the number program it in your phone.

Thank you again to our guests, Johnny, Steve, and Jared! Thank you also to all of our listeners, we’ll see you next week on lot!


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TWoL 49: WARNING!

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We may be a day late this week but we’re definitely not a dollar short, no wooks here! After the incredible weekend in Atlantic City we needed an extra night off to recoup so this weeks episode is coming to you on Wednesday. Steve managed to put out a really good episode of type ii though, you can check that out here.

First and foremost we run through our Atlantic City experiences. Mainly what we thought of the city, the Boardwalk, and the venue. We vary slightly in opinions on the level of shadiness but all around we agreed it’s probably not the town you want to raise kids in. You’ll have to take a listen to find out if we just how shady things got.

The TWoL crew setup a text messaging service through GroupMe and we have to say it’s the only way we’re communicating at shows from now on. Groupme is basically a free service where you can create a “group” of phone numbers and every time you text it goes to all phone numbers in the group. It was a lifesaver and helped us all quickly stay in touch, awesome service!

After the Phish AC shows ended TWoL hooked up with Relix magazine and Marc Brownstein for a HeadCount prank where Marc called up some friends and reminded them to vote. While this isn’t a TWoL episode, Steve did run the streaming for this, you can check out a video clip here.

We received a shit ton of voicemails over the weekend. Thank you to everyone who left us lot reports. We received reports from Phish, Hulaween, Leftover Salmon, and 311. In fact we received so many messages that we didn’t have time to sort through them to pick the winners of the Touropoly sets. We wanted to make sure we are fair and only choose someone who isn’t associated with TWoL.  We will randomly select the winners and be in touch with this week so make sure you answer your phones people!

Thanks again everybody and we’ll see you next week on lot!