Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Wanderlust Brings Spoon and Broken Social Scene To Tahoe

Okay, we admit, this is sorta on the boundry of what we consider to be "in good taste". An indie rock festival at a ski resort that includes a supplementary yoga retreat? Yeah, we know, questionable. But then, you see, here's the rub: some of the bands are really good, and Tahoe's so pretty in the summer, and well, it's just....nice.

The Wanderlust Festival
is taking place July 24th-26th this year at Squaw Valley in Tahoe, and it's featuring some of our most favorite bands. Specifically Spoon, Broken Social Scene, and Rogue Wave will all be on hand for Saturday's lineup. Granted, that means you need to be able to tolerate Michael Franti headlining, yoga sessions between shows, and a general...dare we say...hippieish vibe?

Sunday's lineup is less noteworthy to our tastes, so it kinda leaves the whole thing up in the air. Does the Bay Area really need another music festival? Is it ridiculous to try and mix health and indie rock? We don't know the answer to any of these questions. What we do know is that we'd basically entertain any scenario that involves Spoon and BSS on the same bill, hippies be damned. Catch you in Tahoe.