New American Music Union Festival

5 Jun

click to go to official site

“My experience tells me that concerts can be life changing. That is how I approached putting this lineup together. The thrill of seeing Bob Dylan next to The Raconteurs next to Spoon next to The Roots is reason for us all to celebrate. Music is still the most inspiring creative force that I know of and this seemed like a prime opportunity to let it shine. Add to this the fact of a generously low ticket price and that it all takes place in the streets of Pittsburgh and we have the most rocking block party of the summer.”

-Anthony Kiedis from Red Hot Chili Peppers

I heard about this a month ago, but have stalled a bit to put it up because it’s hard to get excited about something you can’t attend. However, with a student ticket price of $25.00 for two days of music, what student could possibly say no? Other folks can buy a ticket for $49.50 to enjoy the following headlining acts:


as well as Black Mountain, The Duke Spirit, NASA, and Tiny Masters of Today

the following college acts will also be playing:

  • Bears (Kent State University)
  • Magic Bullets (College of San Mateo)
  • Elizabethan Report (Brigham Young University)
  • The Steps (University of Texas)
  • The Company Kang (Whitman College)
  • The Depreciation Guild (New York University)
  • The Royal Bangs (University of Tennessee)
  • The Delicious (Indiana University)
  • The Black Fortys (University of Southern Illinois)
  • The Gospel Gossip (Carleton College)
  • Math the Band (University of Massachusetts Dartmouth)
  • Flying Machines (The New School)
  • Nothing Unexpected (Robert Morris University)
  • The French Horn Rebellion (Northwestern University)
  • My Dear Disco (University of Michigan)

If you’re in Pittsburgh, be sure to add this to your calendar as I imagine it’s going to be a lot of fun for real cheap. Now it’s time for:


Change My Life [from the Loveways EP]
Anything You Want [from Girls Can Tell]
Something to Look Forward to [from Kill the Moonlight]
Rhthm & Soul [from Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga]


4 Responses to “New American Music Union Festival”

  1. Andrea June 8, 2008 at 7:52 pm #

    My friend bought me a ticket for my birthday… totally can’t wait. There’s no way you can go?

  2. gigawave June 8, 2008 at 9:33 pm #

    I’m in kansas city so no, I don’t think it would be possible to go! have fun though for me. :]

  3. Suzy Birchler November 24, 2010 at 12:08 pm #

    i love bob dylan, he is one of the best singer songwriter -*-


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