Music festivals
May 30, 2006 10:31 AM   Subscribe

What are some good moderate-sized, alternative-y music festivals in the US along the lines of Intonation?
posted by gottabefunky to Media & Arts (11 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Desdemona. Can't vouch for it, as this is the first year, but the lineup is very promising. A few of the same acts as Intonation.
posted by cramer at 10:45 AM on May 30, 2006

posted by cramer at 10:46 AM on May 30, 2006

OK, I swear that worked in preview. Here's the fixed link.
posted by cramer at 10:47 AM on May 30, 2006

All Tomorrow's Parties occasionally shows up in the US.
posted by Mr. Six at 10:57 AM on May 30, 2006

Bonnaroo in Tennessee, though I don't know how alternative it's considered to be.
posted by joannemerriam at 11:02 AM on May 30, 2006

Austin City Limits a bit large, but they're branching out ever more into more "alternative" areas.
CMJ Music Marathon Since last year has been geared much more towards fans than industry types.
ResFest Music The closest this seems to come to you is Los Angeles and it's more on the electronic side, but they might add a date nearer to you in the future.

There's always the UK trio of Reading, Leeds and Glastonbury, if you feel like getting out that way, or Pukkelpop in the Netherlands, if you feel even more out of the way.
posted by Captaintripps at 11:29 AM on May 30, 2006

There's also Street Scene in San Diego in August. Moderately alternative.
posted by addyct at 11:45 AM on May 30, 2006

There's also the Pitchfork Festival in Chicago. Although Pitchfork curated/sponsored last year's Intonation, this year they have their own. It's kind of confusing. But not too confusing.
posted by ruby.aftermath at 11:47 AM on May 30, 2006

never been, but i'll through Wakarusa onto the list.
posted by nitsuj at 12:06 PM on May 30, 2006

Bumbershoot in Seattle
posted by blim8183 at 12:11 PM on May 30, 2006

I was just at the Sasquatch Festival this past weekend at the The Gorge in Washington state. Beautiful setting. Some great bands too.

Shame about the massive hailstorm this year though.
posted by metaname at 1:44 PM on May 30, 2006

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