(Final) Festival Friday- Honorable Mentions

  It’s finally September 1st, so that means that the summer season is finally at a close and so is Festival Fridays. From gigs that failed so hard that they didn’t even happen to performances that would end up being highlights of some artists’ career, I hope that you’ve enjoyed reading about some of theContinue reading “(Final) Festival Friday- Honorable Mentions”

Festival Friday: The (Second) Atlanta International Pop Festival

The Atlanta International Pop Festival When you hear anything about The Atlanta Pop Festival, it’s very likely about the second one, from 1970. The 1969 Festival included the likes of Led Zeppelin, Dave Brubeck and Janis Joplin. The larger, more storied second incarnation at Byron, Georgia is what I’ll be covering, though. Promoted by AlexContinue reading “Festival Friday: The (Second) Atlanta International Pop Festival”

Festival Fridays: The 1968 Miami Pop Festivals

Well, this one’s a bit confusing. There were two Miami Pop Festivals in 1968 located at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale, Florida and they were run by completely different people and were somehow unrelated to each other. This confusion has understandably lead to some modern accounts reporting that they were all one event instead of two.Continue reading “Festival Fridays: The 1968 Miami Pop Festivals”

Michael Kiwanuka

It’s hard to make a great Hendrix cover, but Michael Kiwanuka, who is an artistic heavyweight in his own right, has performed one hell of a great one. There are a few different videos of him performing “May This Be Love” (AKA “Waterfalls”), but this one I think is the most heartfelt and ethereal. ItContinue reading “Michael Kiwanuka”