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DeLuna Fest ’11

There’s so much to look forward to this weekend at DeLuna Fest that we honestly had a hard time putting this issue together. Well, maybe not putting it together, but narrowing down our  interview “wish” list and making it fit into one issue was definitely a problem.  I mean — have you seen the line-up?  It’s pretty freakin’ great.

There are mega rock stars (Jane’s Addiction), indie icons (The Shins), and plenty of up-and-coming indie icons (like Givers and Ra Ra Riot).  And as if that wasn’t enough, they went ahead and threw in a hip-hip icon (Big Boi) and a rockabilly icon (Wanda Jackson) just for good measure.

Even that only scratches the surface.  We didn’t mention the amazing New Orleans heavy-hitters that will be taking over the Gulf Winds Jazz & Heritage Stage all weekend long. Or the late night, electronic dance party magic that is bound to happen at the Wind Creek stage, with acts like Girl Talk and Cut Copy.

And that’s only the music aspect of the weekend. We are also looking forward to hanging out on the beach and not sweating our asses off. Be honest, you are, too.  Also on our list: eating at some of our favorite beach restaurants like Sidelines, Peg Leg Pete’s and hopefully Laguna’s for brunch on Sunday before the Fest. And after hours partying at places like Paradise, The Sandshaker and Paddy O’Leary’s.  Because like any local will tell you — our beach really is the biggest rock star appearing at DeLuna Fest this weekend.

In an attempt to help you get as excited as we are, we’ve put together a pretty comprehensive guide. We’ve got tons of interviews— ranging from the super famous like Weezer, to some of the lesser known bands that we really wish were super famous, like Asobi Seksu.  And because we honestly would hate for you to miss your favorite band or get lost looking for a Porta Potty, we’ve included an official festival map and schedule. Feel free to tear those pages out and bring them with you. It’s what all the cool kids are doing. Well, it’s at least what we’re doing.

And don’t get too worried if you haven’t bought your ticket — you haven’t missed out on DeLuna Fest YET. Weekend passes and single day tickets will be available at the gate. They are also offering a special called “Bring  A Guest To The Fest,” so if you bought yourself a three-day weekend pass but have a freeloading friend who’s been holding out, you can bring them with you for free.  We just suggest you make them buy your beer and snacks all weekend as a “thank you” for the getting them in.

So pack up your sunscreen, charge your iPhone battery and dust off your Weezer Snuggie (if you’re lucky enough to have one) and get ready for some music. We’ll see you on the beach! {in}

Check out the IN’s DeLuna coverage in pdf form here
http://issuu.com/inpublisher/docs/delunafestcover?mode=window&backgroundColor=%23222222

Or article by article here:
Weezer’s a Pleaser
The Fabulous Mrs. Wanda Jackson
Sampling the Mashup Madness
Sunny Music Brought to You from Rainy Seattle
Local Guitar Luthiers at DeLuna
Must Be Love—Grouplove Profile
It is Not So Scary in Ghostland
Stars are Bright and Burning
Asobi Seksu: More Than Just A Funny Name
The New Pornographers: The Interview
You Know How To Pick ‘Em
Party On
Tweet! Tweet!
Go On, Have Some More CAKE

+ Plus online extra (not in the print issue) MuteMath: Interview with Drummer Darren King