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wake up to the sun rising over the mountaintops, shedding light over the nature and beauty of squaw valley, california.  breathe in the crisp, refreshing air and stretch your limbs with an energizing yoga class. take a cable car with astonishing views to the mountaintop to explore meadows and streams and lose yourself in nature. come back down to the village where music, bongo drums and laughter fill the air.  wander among the booths and shops and indulge in delicious locally grown food as the sun goes down.  the stars twinkle above and the village heats up with fire dancers, acrobats and late night music sets by renowned djs like moby, bassnectar and pretty lights.

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this is wanderlust, and free people wants to take you there.

we have teamed up with wanderlust festival to bring you the ultimate yoga and music festival experience! now through july 2nd you can enter to win 2 seeker tickets to wanderlust (3 days access to a carefully curated schedule of yoga classes, 3 days and nights of music, 2 nights of lodging, and travel stipend) AND a $200 free people gift card!

two runners up will receive pilgrim and daytripper passes, and a $100 gift card. the pilgrim passes are good for one day of music and yoga and the daytripper passes are good for one day of music only.

to enter the contest click here!

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GayRoulette -Sep 14, 2010, 7:44PM
Wow neat! This is a really great site! I am wondering if anyone else has come across something exactly the same in the past? Keep up the great work!

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if you’re headed to bonnaroo and have the time, try and set aside a day or two (preferably pre-festival so you’re not completely worn out) to explore the city of nashville.  the self proclaimed “music city” and birthplace of country music is home to the ryman auditorium (the “mother church of country music”) and a lively bar scene where you can listen to live music any day of the week.  broadway and printer’s alley are lined with honky tonks (what they call the bars that also serve as music venues) and just walking down the street the sound of guitar and country music twang will entice you to step inside. at bars like robert’s western world and legends corner you can feel the ghost’s of past musicians in the creaky wooden floors and beat up cowboy boots that line the walls.  it is easy to lose an entire day wandering from bar to bar and listening to music – plus a lot of the bands will take requests! i had a fun time trying to get one band to play some stones and the only song they knew was “honky tonk women”.  shocking :)

stay tuned for a post on the awesome vintage shopping scene in nashville!

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funniest movies ever -Jun 07, 2010, 5:22PM
I love the tourist stuff in nashville! Great post!
Samantha -Jun 06, 2010, 4:45PM
MY HOME TOWN!!! i love your blog, huge fan.... you should totally check out hipper scenes in East Nashville... there is a wine bar called "Rumours East" totally rad, art for sale, amazing food!!!, endless wine, cutest quaint restaurant! also hillsboro village has some vintage shopping, Green Hills area is nice-good shopping. other good eats: Urban Flats, Cabanas (fun place), Whikey Kitchen. Bars: GO TO Demonbreun Street!! its the only place i go, if im going out to the bars. Trust me, east nashville is your best shot to experience the more hipster stuff!!

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following up part one, here’s a look at the bands i want to see on saturday and sunday at bonnaroo!

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on saturday i am most looking forward to jimmy cliff, jeff beck and stevie wonder… they are legends. jay z, thievery corporation and the disco biscuits should all be fun late night shows!

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sunday at bonnaroo is usually pretty mellow. the weekend is coming to an end and people are tired, but there’s a headliner that night to close out the weekend. i honestly don’t know if i’ll stick around to see this year’s closer, dave matthews band, but i’ll probably check out these shows:

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and here’s a playlist of all the bands listed above!


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Sarah -Jun 03, 2010, 12:21PM
I was looking forward to going all year but my friends bailed last minute. It's killing me a little to see these updates... but have fun the lineup is awesome!

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in the days leading up to a music festival like bonnaroo, it’s hard to think about anything else.  one of the first things you need to think about before going are what bands you definitely want to see, because it is never possible to see them all. there are two stages and three tents which all have shows going on simultaneously, so sometimes two acts you want to see will be playing at the same time.  bonnaroo announced the festival schedule last week and i immediately printed it out and highlighted the bands i want to check out.

here’s a look at some highlights on thursday and friday!

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unfortunately we aren’t getting there until friday- so i was a little bummed about missing these acts!

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here’s my tentative lineup for friday, which is jam packed with good bands…

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edward sharpe & the magnetic zeros

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the kings of leon will headline friday night – fp jemma and i were talking about this the other day and we agreed – we want to hear the old stuff! i can do without the latest album please play “trani” and “joe’s head”!

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another great thing about bonnaroo? it never stops.  the shows go on late into the night and into the early morning. a couple of years ago my morning jacket went onstage at midnight and played until 4am – one of the greatest shows i’ve ever seen. if you can hang in, the late night shows are always good for dancing… here are some good ones on friday night/saturday morning:

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the first predicament of the weekend – the flaming lips play from 12am – 2am and the black keys from 12am – 1:30am.  i love the black keys so normally this would be an easy pick, but the flaming lips rock too and they’ll be playing  pink floyd’s the dark side of the moon in its entirety with star death and white dwarfs.  which would you see??

here’s a playlist of the above artists for you to enjoy!


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kayla -Jun 02, 2010, 11:04AM
YOU MUST GO SEE THE FLAMING LIPS! i saw them about two months ago and they played Eclipse and Brain Damage from Dark side of the moon, and of course they played their new cd. It was unbelievable. A TOTAL MUST SEE! I love the black keys too, but the flaming lips show is a once in a lifetime opportunity. Go, see, love.
fp courtney -Jun 02, 2010, 9:58AM
see the flaming lips!

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ten days till bonnaroo! i can’t believe it’s already almost here…myself and fp jemma, along with a couple of other fp girls, will be heading to tennessee to soak up the festival atmosphere, listen to some great music and scope out the fashion down on the farm :) stay tuned for many more posts as we prepare for our trip, and live blogging from the festival!

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awesome artwork and concert posters by nate duval.

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Hey, Thanks! Let's work together! :)

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sasquatch is this weekend! the festival takes place outside seattle in a scenic gorge that looks stunningly beautiful, and this year’s lineup is stellar. here’s a look at some of the bands playing this weekend…

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that is quite a lineup… and i just realized the local natives somehow got left out of the image for day 2, but they will be there as well.

are any of you going to sasquatch? who are you looking forward to seeing?

here’s a playlist of songs by the artists playing at sasquatch this year!


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Rachel -Jun 02, 2010, 4:43PM
Sasquatch this year was incredible! It was my second year going. All the bands I saw were amazing and the Gorge, of course, was beautiful!
Mariel -May 26, 2010, 9:18AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GA8z7f7a2Pk&feature=related woops, here's the link!

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i’ve been a big fan of band of horses ever since a friend told me about their debut album, everything all the time, back in ’06 and i loved it. the album’s first single, “the funeral,” completely blew me away – it definitely didn’t sound like a band’s first single, more like something that gets written much later in their career. i loved their second album too, cease to begin, so naturally i was really stoked to check out their latest, infinite arms. their music has a really soothing quality and a sort of country tinge to it, despite what their seattle roots might suggest. i still think their first album is my favorite but as long as they keep making albums i can sing along to and listen to all the way through without skipping a song, i’m happy.

they’ve been opening up for pearl jam on their current tour, and they’ll be stopping by amoeba records in san francisco this weekend for an in-store performance before heading up to their home turf to play sasquatch on monday.

pearl jam invited singer ben bridwell out on stage to help sing “hunger strike” at madison square garden last week and i almost can’t even watch this video because i would kill to see this song live…check it out:

aaand now listen to some of my fave band of horses songs, as well as their newest song “laredo”!


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Allison -May 25, 2010, 2:06PM
Great song! I also love Band of Horses (and 90s alternative!!). Ben Bridwell was also a member of Carissa's Wierd, another amazing but somewhat quieter band from Seattle. Unfortunately they are no longer making music :(

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did any of you attend marit larsen’s performance at our brooklyn store on friday? from what i hear it was a great event, and our music coordinator sent along these awesome photos!

the storefront and the cute little backyard, decorated to the nines!

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pretty garlands! thanks for stopping by, marit :)

Amanda -May 18, 2010, 6:10PM
I wish I could have gone, I don't live on the east coast but if i did I would have definitely gone.
Jane -May 18, 2010, 5:15PM
I absolutely adore Marit Larsen! I think I'm going to listen to her now, it's been a while :) <3

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i have been eagerly awaiting the new black keys album, brothers, for a while now and it’s finally here! they are one of the few bands that i buy every album they release because i know it will be good – i pretty much wore out their last album, attack & release, from listening to it so often. i love the grungy feel of their music and even though they’re only two dudes they sound like a full band when they perform live, which is pretty impressive.  their music is great for driving- it definitely gets you amped up! i’ll put some on when i’m driving down to bonnaroo, where i’ll get to see them play! they’ll be at wakarusa and lollapalooza this summer too, and i’m also seeing them at the river stage at great plaza in philadelphia in july (with the morning benders). i’m sure you’ll hear about it on the blog!

now listen to a couple of new songs (the first two) from brothers and some of my favorites from their past albums – i love their cover of the beatles song “she said, she said.”


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and if you missed it, check out our interview with marit larsen right here!

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good morning! today we have a very special interview with marit larsen, the lovely norwegian singer/songwriter who will be stopping by our brooklyn store for a show this friday! marit rose to fame as half of the pop duo M2M, formed during her teen years with her childhood friend.  since then she has been pursuing a solo career and released her second album the chase in october 2008, featuring the single “if a song could get me you” – which you can check out below!

when did you know you wanted to be a singer/songwriter?
when i had written my first song, at age 13.

who are some of the musicians that have inspired you?
to name a few: joni mitchell, fleetwood mac, CSN&Y, rufus wainwright, feist, dixie chicks, rilo kiley.

what is your favorite place that you’ve traveled to?
an impossible tie between paris and new york city.

if you were stranded on an island, what three things would you want with you?
a box of chocolate truffles, a piano and an iPad.

how would you describe your personal style?
i’m very inspired by the 50′s and always on the lookout for the perfect high-waisted, puffy-sleeved, kneelength dress!

what is your motto?

love like there’s no tomorrow.

if you could spend a day with anyone – dead or alive – who would it be?
my best friend in oslo, who i haven’t seen in a long time.

if you weren’t a musician, what would you do?

study literature.

what inspires you on a daily basis?
good books, love, coffee, chocolate and yoga!

what does “free” mean to you?
choosing the life you want to live every day.

now check out the video for “if a song could get me you”…

if you’re in new york, don’t miss her show at our brooklyn store on friday night at 6pm!

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