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Bottle Rock Napa 2014 was definitely a complete success. We told you about The Cure and now let me tell you about how Weezer took over Day 2 of Bottle Rock with their spectacular set. One thing is for sure, Weezer knows how to insure everyone is having a good time. They put on a set filled with fan favorites and the crowd was singing along and dancing.

The crowd was filled; from the stage all the way back to the vendor booths. Even in the blistering heat, people couldn’t help but dance around as if at one big party! Definitely a big highlight for me at this year’s Bottle Rock.

Check out our photos from the amazing show.

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The setlist according to Setlist.fm was as follows:

  • My Name Is Jonas
  • Hash Pipe
  • Perfect Situation
  • Troublemaker
  • Island in the Sun
  • Beverly Hills
  • Dope Nose
  • Surf Wax America
  • Say It Ain’t So
  • (If You’re Wondering If I Want You To) I Want You To
  • Pork and Beans
  • Photograph
  • Song 2

Encore:

  • Undone – The Sweater Song
  • Buddy Holly

Make sure to visit their social media sites and stay up to date on their latest news. Also in case you missed them, Weezer will be playing at this year’s Aftershock Festival in September as well as other shows.

~ Marisol

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For the past three months we have been bringing to you our featured artists and bands for the 2014 Bottle Rock Napa Festival. The festival was a great success, very well organized, plenty of parking, shuttles, food vendors, water refilling and phone charging stations. We will continue to bring you our recap of this successful festival but first we wanted to bring you the Highlight of the 2014 Bottle Rock Napa Festival. I don’t think it comes as any surprise, that The Cure has been chosen as the highlight of this year’s festival.

The Cure played on Friday night and after a long day of great bands, good food and lots of fun. They started promptly at 7:30 and treated us to a nonstop 2 1/2 hour set. When I mean nonstop, I mean literally nonstop. There were no show breaks, or small talk. They were there to perform and did everything to insure that we all heard our personal favorites as well as some songs that haven’t played live in years!  Due to the strict sound ordinance, they had to have the sound turned off promptly at 10:00. I have no doubt that they could have gone on for another 2 hours.

The energy was intense and infectious as the crowd which ranged from youngsters, teens, young adults to seniors. Everyone was there to have a good time and to witness the magic of a Cure concert. I had the pleasure of seeing The Cure a couple times back in the 90’s and this concert was every bit as magical as those times. Robert Smith sounded just as sweet and captivating as he always did. The band was spot on and delivered studio quality sound. This was a full on rock show and kudos to all the hard working crew that made it happen. When I looked around the crowd, I saw a woman crying, she was in complete joy of the surreal moment. She and her friends were enjoying the moment as they exclaimed numerous times, how they couldn’t believe they were there to see The Cure!

That was the atmosphere all around, everyone was fueled with adrenaline, the crowd was filled and the night brought nostalgic moments to some, new memories to others but to all a wonderful time. You can check out our slide show of photographs from the night.

 

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I couldn’t believe the great selection of songs they performed! Check out the incredible set list from their set:

The Cure Bottle Rock Napa 2014 – Toshiba Stage

  • Shake Dog Shake
  • Fascination Street
  • alt.end
  • The End of the World
  • Lovesong
  • Sleep When I’m Dead
  • Push
  • In Between Days
  • Just Like Heaven
  • Catch
  • Before Three
  • From the Edge of the Deep Green Sea
  • Pictures of You
  • Lullaby
  • High
  • Never Enough
  • Wrong Number
  • The Caterpillar
  • The Walk
  • Mint Car
  • Friday I’m in Love
  • Doing the Unstuck
  • Bananafishbones
  • Want
  • The Hungry Ghost
  • One Hundred Years
  • Give Me It

Encore:

  • A Forest

Encore 2:

  • The Lovecats
  • Hot Hot Hot!!!
  • Let’s Go to Bed
  • Freakshow
  • Close to Me
  • Why Can’t I Be You?

I really hope to get another chance to see The Cure! They will be headlining several Riot Festivals in September. Make sure to visit their social media sites and stay up to date on their latest news.

~ Marisol

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No Age

 

Today our Bottle Rock Napa Featured Band is No AgeNo Age is the duo of Dean Spunt and Randy Randall. Together they bring a fun side to music with vibrant energy and well written tracks. Their music can be described as anywhere between skater or surf punk, fuzz rock, pop punk,or  shoe gaze.  They set out with one particular rule in mind:” To write songs that we would be psyched to listen to”.Their songs are full of high energy, catchy melodies and create the perfect attitude, whether it be full of angst or rebellion or mood setting stabilizer.  

They currently have their new record An Object out on Sub Pop Records. Their songs take upon a life of their own and you can feel their influences rise to the top in each song. Whether you are capturing a punk vibe or the swirling guitars, you are captivated by the sound as it emotionally draws you in. There is something so ethereal about the vocals as they transcend the levels from shoe gaze to heavier strides. Their new album An Object was perfect proof all of their hard work as they performed, recorded, produced, and prepared and assembled the entirety of the physical packaging of it. With this attention to detail, you are able to really appreciate the passion that these two have in their music. I look forward to their performance at this year’s Bottle Rock Napa Festival.   Here is our quick band feature:

Band Members:

  • Dean Spunt
  • Randy Randall

 

Music:  AN OBJECT out on Sub Pop Records and available on Itunes, Amazon or SubPop

Songs to Check out: I am Not Your Generator which is available on Itunes here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/an-object/id660953254

 

 

Bottle Rock Napa Set: May 31, 2014

Check them out out and make sure to visit their social media sites for the latest news. Also mark your calendars for the weekend of May 30- June 1st for the Bottle Rock Napa. You can get more details about the festival and pick up your tickets at  http://www.bottlerocknapavalley.com/tickets.  You can check out below all the bands that have been announced and there are still more to come. Stay tuned for a new band featured each day for Bottle Rock Napa.

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~ Marisol

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Gin Blossoms

Today our Bottle Rock Napa Featured Band is Gin Blossoms. Gin Blossoms has been one of my all time favorite bands and always reminds me of summertime.  I probably think of summer since I remember having my favorite Gin Blossoms Dusted cassette playing on my long summer drives back and forth to LA. I must have worn out that Cassette that summer of 1990. I remember playing them long before my friends hopped on board in 1991/1992 as they re-recorded several of the songs after signing to A&M Records and instantly grew in popularity.

Gin Blossoms’ songs are always catchy, fun and carefree. The perfect backdrop for any band. Their music has been described as alternative, melodic rock, pop, folk, and so much more. If I was to describe it I would say Gin Blossoms is like a fun in the sun summer day. If you could take the memories of good times spent with friends, young love, simply having a good time and feeling carefree; that is what Gin Blossoms sounds like. Of course, because those were the memories that I hold dear when Gin Blossoms was the playlist of my life.

Gin Blossoms have undergone many changes in the lineup but I am excited to see that the band is still out performing and playing all the fan favorites. They will definitely be a highlight for me at this year’s Bottle Rock Napa. Here is our quick feature:

Band Members:

  • Robin Wilson
  • Jesse Valenzuela
  • Scott Johnson
  • Bill Leen

Music: Pick up some old and new Gin Blossoms on Itunes here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/gin-blossoms/id94763

Song to Check out: Until I Fall Away   and  Til I Hear it From You

 

 

Check them out and make sure to visit their social media sites for the latest news. Also mark your calendars for the weekend of May 30- June 1st for the Bottle Rock Napa. You can get more details about the festival and pick up your tickets at  Three-Day, VIP, and Platinum passes now.  You can check out below all the bands that have been announced and there are still more to come. Stay tuned for a new band featured each day for Bottle Rock Napa.

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~ Marisol

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