Back in April, we wondered if Napa Valley’s second BottleRock festival offered the strangest festival lineup of 2014. Headline sets from the Cure, OutKast, and Eric Church are not unusual, of course, but the rest of the bill promised a very curious mix of indie faves (TV On The Radio, Thee Oh Sees, No Age, Deerhunter, Matt & Kim) and ’90s hitmakers (Spin Doctors, Gin Blossoms, Third Eye Blind, Blues Traveler, Smash Mouth, Live’s Ed Kowalcyck). You guys responded, “What is this … and why do I want to go to there so much?” And “Yeah I kind of totally want to go to this.” And “What’s up with Matisyahu these days? Did he grow that beard back yet?” So we went! You can check out Stereogum’s daily recaps and photo galleries here. We also brought along a camera crew and writer/comedian/former Videogum editor Gabe Delahaye as our correspondent to catch up with over a dozen bands during the weekend. Here are ten of those videos, which also played on the fest jumbotrons in between sets. Each is a minute long. It’s Napa, so there’s wine.
No Age at Center For The Arts Eagle Rock by Sam
I saw No Age at the Empty Bottle a while back, back before winter came and pulverized Chicago.
the boys @noagela showin austin how it’s done last night at the mohawk.
purling hiss + perfect pussy were fucking awesome too - great start to a great week
Mark it down! Teen Creeps is having a zine release, and they’re doing it in style. With a vegan menu by Clara Cakes and a DJ set by Randy Randall (No Age), Kiss The Chef takes place Friday, March 28 at Thank You For Coming in Atwater Village from 6 pm - 10 pm.
Nervous Breakdown cover -No Age + Abe Vigoda #TBT