So, the freakin’ official countdown begins! 24 DAYS until we descend on YBOR CITY (TAMPA), FL for BIG PRE-FEST IN LITTLE YBOR (OCT 28TH/ 29TH) where we will be hosting 90 bands at four venues on five stages in YBOR. All the bands playing BIG PRE- FEST IN LITTLE YBOR will also be playing FEST 12 but some will be playing SPECIAL SETS at PRE-FEST.
So far we have three bands who have let the cat out of the bag as to what will be "SPECIAL":
BOUCNING SOULS - performing How I Spent My Summer Vacation + the hits from Anchors Aweigh
COBRA SKULLS - performing Sitting Army
ANN BERETTA - performing Bitter Tongues
TWO DAY PASSES FOR BIG PRE-FEST IN LITTLE YBOR = $70
GRAB THEM ON THE TICKETS PAGE WHILE WE STILL HAVE SOME!!!
The next morning, we will be waking up on HALLOWEEN and heading to GAINESVILLE, FL for FEST 12 (Oct 31st- Nov 4th) !!! 12 VENUES- 400 BANDS- FOUR DAYS!!!
Think you can hang? Well, to kick things off we have a pretty awesome warm up your liver party we are finally ready to announce!
WHERE: ROOFTOP POOL OF THE HOLIDAY INN UNIVERSITY- 3rd floor
*MUST HAVE A FEST 12 WRISTBAND TO ATTEND.
- THE SCAVUZZO’S - (2pm-3pm) - This is another new band from the only man who gives Mikey Erg a run for his money on most bands played in, Jacob Hamilton! They have a pretty tight mix of rad covers and original goodness to get this pool party kicked off the right way.
- 3RD BASE AND THE HITS - () This is a live band karaoke featuring an all-star Gainesville band dude lineup. They will be playing for 2 hours and you get the chance to jump up on stage and start FEST 12 off right by rockin’ the mic to one of these tight jams that will be on their set list. We also sent this list out to the bands playing FEST 12 and some already have signed up to sing some. Hopefully we will get more band folks to grace the stage with talented gentlemen.
3RD BASS AND THE HITS FEST POOL PARTY KARAOKE SET LIST:
“A Thousand Miles from Nowhere” - Dwight Yoakam
“Ain’t Talkin’ ‘Bout Love”- Van Halen
“As Good as I Once Was” -Toby Keith
“Another Girl, Another Planet” -The Only Ones
“Back on the Chain Gang” -The Pretenders
“Bastards of Young” -The Replacements
“Breaking the Law” -Judas Priest
“Closing Time”- Semisonic
“Cowboy Song”- Thin Lizzy
“Crazy Train”- Ozzy Osbourne (Vic & Mike from Static Radio)
“Cum on Feel the Noize”- Quiet Riot
“Deeper Than The Holler”- Randy Travis
“Dreams (Cranberries)”- Cranberries (Dannie from Jabber)
“Dreams (Fleetwood Mac)” - Fleetwood Mac
“Everlong”- Foo Fighters
“Eye of the Tiger!”- Survivor
“Fallen Angel”- Poison
“Family Tradition”- Hank Williams Jr.
“Folsom Prison Blues”- Johnny Cash (Lee from Lee Corey Oswald )
“Freak Scene”- Dinosaur Jr.
“Friends in Low Places”- Garth Brooks
“Gigantic”- Pixies (Jeff from Direct Effect)
“Heartbreaker”- Pat Benatar
“Hey Jealousy”- Gin Blossoms (Davey Tilt)
“Highway to Hell”- AC/DC
“Hold on Loosely”- .38 Special
“I Love Rock N’ Roll”- Joan Jett
“I Want You to Want Me”- Cheap Trick
“I’m Goin’ Down”- Bruce Springsteen
“In the Garage”- Weezer
“Is It My Body”- Alice Cooper
“Just Like Heaven”- The Cure
“Just What I Needed”- The Cars
“Love Hurts”- Nazareth
“Money Changes Everything”- Cyndi Lauper
“Our Lips Are Sealed”- Go-Gos
“Purple Rain”- Prince (Julie Karr)
“Radio”- Alkaline Trio
“Rockin’ in the Free World”- Neil Young
“Random Rules”- Silver Jews
“She Don’t Use Jelly”- The Flaming Lips
“Should’ve Said No”- Taylor Swift
“Smith and Jones Forever “- Silver Jews
“Stay”- Lisa Loeb
“Sultans of Swing “- Dire Straits
“Summer Babe”- Pavement (Address)
“Summer of ‘69”- Bryan Adams
“Sweet Child O’ Mine”- Guns n’ Roses
“Take it on the Run”- REO Speedwagon
“Talk Dirty to Me”- Poison
“These Boots Were Made for Walking” - Nancy Sinatra
“Two Tickets to Paradise “- Eddie Money
“Working for the Weekend”- Loverboy
“You Shook Me All Night Long”- AC/DC
“Your Love (Josie)”- The Outfield
“Ziggy Stardust”- David Bowie
“18 and Life”- Skid Row (Dave from Crusades)
So, come to the pool party early all dressed up and certain members of LTJ will be there to pick the best of the best to join them on stage from. The BEST costume will receive a bad ass prize pack from these fine folks as well as (2) skip line passes to FEST 13 (2014). A-F Records, Alternative Press, Anthem Tattoo, Baldy Longhair Records, Chunksaah, Community Records, Deafwish, Family Drugs, Gainesville Buttons, Gatepost Recordings, In Vinyl We Trust, Jeremy Records, Kat Kat Records, No Idea Records, Orange Amps, Paper + Plastick, Polyvinyl and Topself Records.
These awesome folks also sent a ton of stuff to give away, so we are building another FEST 12 PRIZE PACK where one random FEST 12 attendee who purchased a FEST 12 FOUR DAY PASS will win a massive box of goodies as well. WINNER WILL BE RANDOMLY SELECTED AND AWARDED THE PIZE PACK AT FEST 12 REGISTRATION.
Maybe you will be the lucky one. Only one way to see. Buy a pass and cross your digits!
To continue in our efforts to educate you on who is playing FEST 12 this year, we are releasing the FOURTH FEST 12 FREE DOWNLOAD COMP to the masses! There will be 7 comps in total. Head here to check it out as well as the previous three we have compiled for you. Spread the word and hope you enjoy our mixes!!!
WANNA VOLUNTEER 8 HOURS? EARN A FREE PASS AND LIMITED EDITION SHIRT? AND LEARN HOW TO ACTUALLY MAKE A SHOW RUN SMOOTH AND FROM THE HEART?
THEN COME OUT TO ONE OF THE VOLUNTEER SIGN UP/ INFO MEETINGS FOR FEST 12. IT WILL TAKE OVER 400 VOLUNTEERS TO MAKE ALL FOUR DAYS RUN SMOOTH. WE STILL NEED A SHIT TON MORE HELP SO PLEASE COME TO THE MEETING AND DO YOUR PART!
Sign ups: - Holiday Inn University
We realized when we were just down there how little the TAMPA BAY area knows just what is about to hit them. We also would love to make this extra trip worth these bands' time. So, please help us be able to put FEST and PRE-FEST on this year and more years to come by spreading the word.
That concludes our update for you all today. We are pretty much on full blown work mode getting everything together for this 6 day long party time excellent affair. So, download our new comp, grab some cold ones, and remember to pour a little out for all us slaving away in the name of FEST!
-Tony and the FEST crew