Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Beck At SunFest? Not Necessarily a Pipe Dream

Beck at SunFest?  Really?

Well, I wouldn't be putting your lawn chair out on Flagler Drive just yet. However, the inclusion of the postmodern rocker in a talent survey the West Palm Beach festival organizers are circulating is an encouraging sign.

Take the survey here.

For too many years, SunFest abandoned seeking out interesting acts in order to play it safe with reliable oldies groups - especially those with roots back in the 80s.  Yes, Steve Miller, I am looking at you. To be sure, there are plenty of oldies in the survey, such as the Beach Boys, Bad Company, Earth, Wind & Fire, and Foreigner. 

However, the listing of Beck, Modest Mouse, Kings of Leon (please, oh, please, oh, please) and Motion City Soundtrack reflect that there is someone at SunFest who has the collective back of the discerning listening public. Unnamed SunFest organizer, keep pushing for the new, the smart, and the interesting. 

The survey includes an area for suggestions.  I've recommended After Hours favorites The Whigs (who rocked SunFest last spring), Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings, The Felice Brothers and A.A. Bondy.  The booking of any of these acts would win my heartfelt devotion to my local festival. 

Make your voice heard, take the survey.

Previous Beck download removed at the request of His Majesty.

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