HIGH SIERRA SCHEDULE

:: HIGH SIERRA 2006 SCHEDULE GRIDS ARE LIVE ::
FINAL LINE-UP ADDITIONS

From www.highsierramusic.com:

With 75 artists on the High Sierra line-up, it can take some preparation to make sure you catch all your favorite [and soon-to-be favorite] acts. But not to worry, because the 2006 grids are now live! Not only can you see who's playing on what day, stage and time, you can also customize and print your schedule. HighSierraBase gives you the opportunity to select specific sets, download into a file, and print your customized schedule.
View the High Sierra 2006 grids >>>

Those of you High Sierra fans who are supporting New Orleans at this year's Jazz and Heritage Festival, and any of you who appreciate the musical legacy of the Crescent City, will especially enjoy the newest addition to this year's High Sierra line-up. Rhythm Council features Louisiana-born juke-joint slide guitarist Papa Mali [his Delta swamp funk style was a big hit with fans at High Sierra 2003 and 2005] and three of New Orleans's finest contemporary musicians: legendary pianist Henry Butler ["a visionistical down-home cat and a hellified piano plunker," according to Dr. John], noted tuba and sousaphone player Kirk Joseph [of Dirty Dozen Brass Band and Anders Osborne's band and first recipient of the High Sierra Foundation Katrina Relief grant, who brought the NOLA groove to our benefit last fall] and talented drummer Rob Kidd [who has performed with the likes of Maceo Parker, Jimmy Smith, Leo Nocentelli, John Medeski, Cyrille Neville, Big Chief Monk Boudreaux, Otis Taylor, Derek Trucks and Charlie Musselwhite]. Rhythm Council will bring the heat to the Grandstand Stage on Thursday evening and Friday Late Night in the Vaudeville Tent.

Plus we welcome The Motet back to the High Sierra Music Festival in their first appearance since 2002. This Colorado-based quintet is a world-class ensemble that whips audiences into a whirling frenzy with spontaneous and textured rhythms and hard-driving beats, bringing its contagious blend of Afrobeat, Afro-Cuban, funk, latin, and jazz to the Grandstand Stage on Saturday and the Big Meadow Stage on Sunday.

And we've got a wide array of fine acts to round out this year's line-up: Two High String Band, David Jacobs-Strain Trio, Michael Manring, Tom Freund Trio, American Drag, Taarka Duo, Brett Dennen, Luna Groove, String Theory, Michael Herndon, The New Up, and Deadwood Revival.

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From www.highsierramusic.com:


Bela Fleck and The Flecktones
This year's Late Night will feature performances by Bela Fleck and The Flecktones, My Morning Jacket, Umphrey's McGee, Zero, Railroad Earth, Garage a Trois, The Disco Biscuits, Tea Leaf Green, ALO and more.

Click here for HSMF Late Night Schedule.

Please note: All artists performing in Late Night shows are also performing on the daytime stages.

Five venues will present your favorite acts as well as those awaiting your discovery. Advance tickets for the High Sierra Music Hall, Funk'n Jamhouse and Tulsa E. Scott Room will be available on our secure ordering site. Troubadour Sessions will collect donations for the artists at the door, and the Vaudeville Tent is included in the price of your festival ticket. Tickets for non-sold out shows will be available at the festival. A limited number of Late Night Combination Wristbands - which allow access to the High Sierra Music Hall, Funk'n Jamhouse and Tulsa E. Scott Room - will also be available on our secure ordering site.

All late night venues will open at 11:00 p.m. after the outdoor stages have finished. You must have a festival ticket to attend the late night shows. Please see Late Night Policies for more information.

Why aren't late night tickets included in the festival pass?

The late night venues are intimate rooms with limited capacity; we can sell only a limited number of tickets per venue per night. For a 10,000 capacity festival like High Sierra, this means that only a certain number of festival patrons can attend the late night shows.

Late night events are also costly to produce and we strive to keep the festival pass prices as low as possible. Rather than raising the price of the entire festival pass, we sell tickets only to those who wish to attend the late night shows.

Late Night tickets will go on sale at 12:00 p.m. Pacific Time on Friday, April 7 VIA INTERNET ONLY. More info on purchasing Late Night tickets will be posted on our home page on April 7.

Please DO NOT CALL our offices to inquire about Late Night schedule and ticket sales.


From www.highsierramusic.com:


B. Barr & N. Moore :: Surprise Me Mr. Davis
HSMF 2005 by Grace Dunn
We're excited to announce more High Sierra favorites for this year's music line-up, including Railroad Earth, The Mother Hips, The Slip and Surprise Me Mr. Davis. Stay tuned as we continue to announce more new artists.

CURRENT 2006 LINE-UP
Béla Fleck & The Flecktones
My Morning Jacket
Nickel Creek
Umphrey's McGee
Son Volt
Railroad Earth
The Disco Biscuits
ReBirth Brass Band
Robert Walter's Super Heavy Organ
Porter Batiste Stoltz
Tea Leaf Green
ALO
Drew Emmitt Band [formerly of Leftover Salmon]
The Slip
The Mother Hips
Hot Buttered Rum
Surprise Me Mr. Davis
Hairy Apes BMX
Lotus
The New Mastersounds
West Indian Girl
Chris Berry and Panja
Toubab Krewe
SambaDá and the Leva Samba Dancers
Apollo Sunshine
Scott Law Band
Jamie Janover
Adrienne Young and Little Sadie
Meltone
Stymie & the Pimp Jones Luv Orchestra
Backyard Tire Fire
Shady Deal
Blue Turtle Seduction
Naomi and the Courteous Rudeboys
Sneakin' Out
Raina Rose
Dubconscious
Future Rock
Chuch
The Old Nationals
Living Folklore
Plus many more TBA

Check out Railroad Earth performing "Long Way to Go" on JamCam.


HIGH SIERRA MUSIC ANNOUNCES NEW ARTISTS FOR 2006 FESTIVAL
My Morning Jacket, The Disco Biscuits and More Added to Music Line-up

High Sierra Music presents The 16th Annual HIGH SIERRA MUSIC FESTIVAL
Thursday, June 29 - Sunday, July 2, 2006 Plumas-Sierra County Fairgrounds :: Quincy, CA


My Morning Jacket
BERKELEY, CA - High Sierra Music has announced more additions to the 2006 High Sierra Music Festival music line-up. My Morning Jacket will be making their first High Sierra appearance. This Louisville, Kentucky quintet has won the hearts of critics and audiences with two superb studio releases on ATO Records, It Still Moves and Z (which topped many best of charts in 2005), and their exhilarating, visually provocative live performances. The Disco Biscuits will be returning to High Sierra for their first appearance since 2003. After a period of change and transition, this "trance-fusion" quartet is back with a new drummer, newfound energy, and a new double-live album The Wind At Four To Fly (to be released April 18 on SCI Fidelity Records). Asheville, NC's Toubab Krewe is a band new to High Sierra band that's been making waves with their blend of Malian, southern rock, and surf music that has won praise from the New York Times, Global Rhythm Magazine and Afropop Worldwide. High Sierra Music will continue to announce more artists for this year's festival.

HIGH SIERRA MUSIC FESTIVAL 2006 LINE-UP:
Béla Fleck & The Flecktones
My Morning Jacket
Nickel Creek
Umphrey's McGee
Son Volt
The Disco Biscuits
ReBirth Brass Band
Robert Walter's Super Heavy Organ
Tea Leaf Green
ALO
Drew Emmitt Band [formerly of Leftover Salmon]
Hot Buttered Rum
Lotus
The New Mastersounds
West Indian Girl
Toubab Krewe
Apollo Sunshine
Scott Law Band
Adrienne Young and Little Sadie
Meltone
Backyard Tire Fire
Shady Deal
Blue Turtle Seduction
Sneakin' Out
Raina Rose
Dubconscious
Chuch Living Folklore
Plus many more TBA

Full Line-up and Artist Bios: www.highsierramusic.com

The High Sierra Music Festival is a unique four-day music and camping festival that features an eclectic and boldly creative span of music from acoustic singer-songwriters and down-home bluegrass to high-energy funk and skillfully improvised jazz, rock and live electronica.

Early bird festival passes, FestivALL Premium Packages, vehicle and RV passes, and kids passes for the 2006 High Sierra Music Festival are on sale now via internet and phone. A limited number of discount adult 4-day passes are available for $145. This price is valid through April 10, 2006 or while supplies last. Ticket price may go up without notice. The first two discount ticket allotments sold out before the deadline, so patrons should act quickly to purchase their tickets at this price.

Festival pass price includes a $1 donation to the High Sierra Foundation, which has established a special fund for direct aid to New Orleans musicians affected by Hurricane Katrina.

TICKETS
4-day pass [Thu-Sun]: $145*
*Includes camping and off-site parking.
*Price good through APRIL 10 or while supplies last
*Ticket price may go up without notice
Kids 4-day [ages 6-12; 5 & under free]: $45 Kids 3-day [Fri-Sun; ages 6-12]: $35

Internet Ticket Sales:
www.fmpweb-store.com

PREMIUM PACKAGES
FestivALL 1: $550
FestivALL 2: $1150
FestivALL 3: $1275

More on FestivALL Premium Packages:
www.highsierramusic.com

VEHICLE PASSES
Vehicle: $75
RV/Bus: $140
Motorcycle: $30

High Sierra Music Festival Website:
www.highsierramusic.com

Online Press Room:
www.highsierramusic.com

Press Release:
www.highsierramusic.com

Festival Images:
www.highsierramusic.com

High Sierra Music has been producing world-class music festivals since 1991. An independent production company based in Berkeley, CA, the organization was founded with the first High Sierra Music Festival, its cornerstone event that takes place every July 4th weekend in Northern California, and remains committed to its grassroots beginnings by drawing support from its loyal community of patrons, staff, volunteers and non-corporate sponsors. High Sierra Music has produced festivals and concerts in California, Georgia, Massachusetts, Missouri and Las Vegas, and in addition to the High Sierra Music Festival presents concerts in San Francisco and the Lake Tahoe area.

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Comments

The Glick Thu 2/2/2006 01:16PM
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The Glick

Only four good bands.
1. Béla Fleck & The Flecktones
2. Umphrey's McGee
3. Robert Walter's Super Heavy Organ
4. Tea Leaf Green

I hope the line up gets better, or I'm selling my ticket.

RothburyWithCheese star Thu 2/2/2006 01:29PM
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RothburyWithCheese

My Morning Jacket? What is the obsession with these guys? They are terrible! They remind me of the way people creamed over RadioBore a few years ago. Wont these guys please go away? They are a grey cloud over the 'Roo every year and now they have to go and infest High Sierra. Who keeps booking these guys? And what's with the SPIN Magazine bands playing all the jamband festivals? If High Sierra isnt sacred enough--what's next---The Cure at Telluride Bluegrass or the Black Eyed Peas at All Good Fest? Enough already!!!

krsmall starstarstarstarstar Thu 2/2/2006 05:34PM
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this is the best fest out west

assafjaffe starstarstarstarstar Thu 2/2/2006 06:13PM
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assafjaffe

High Sierra rules all, and sorry Kellerhead if you can't get My Morning Jacket, who are one of the best new bands I've heard in ten years. But oh no, there not a jamband! Maybe we should exclude them and stick strictly to a diet of bands who noodle incesantly, or sing meaningless trite songs about freakers and speakers. Quit hating. MMJ and Jim James are a breath of fresh air and I'll catch each set they play at High Sierra, I hope they get a late night, better yet, I hope Keller opens for them.

The Glick Fri 2/3/2006 09:06AM
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The Glick

well said kellerhead! Tom i can't believe you like the DB...they are terrible. possibly the worst.

mrbrownstone419 Fri 2/3/2006 09:38AM
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mrbrownstone419

this is the best fest i'ver been to. the line up does seems a little weak to me. i definetly am into tea leaf, drew emmit, and hot buttered rum. check out meltone, the new mastersounds and especially backyard tire fire if you haven't seen any of those acts yet.

SuperDee Fri 2/3/2006 11:59AM
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SuperDee

just wait until you are standing under the sierra mountains and jim james's voice is floating in the trees and stars...

bongofeet Fri 2/3/2006 04:17PM
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this festival dosent mean anything unless yonder decides to play, im sure many people will agree with me on this!

The Glick Fri 2/3/2006 04:34PM
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The Glick

YMSB would be a great addition to the line up.

PHREAKhEaD Sat 2/4/2006 01:24PM
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lots of good bands umphreys, lotus and tealeaf. I've never been to this festival but I had my eye on it for a few years. I wasn't sure of I was gonna go this year until they announced the diso biscuits. Any other East coast kids goin?

shackca starstarstarstarstar Sun 2/5/2006 04:45PM
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shackca

How's about Brain Damaged Eggmen? (members of Biscuits and Umphreys) These guys were the highlights of Jam Cruise.

shackca Sun 2/5/2006 04:48PM
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shackca

Brian dude, RU kidding me??

ALO
New Mastersounds
Tea Leaf Green
Blue Turtle Seduction
Hot Buttered Rum

are awesome as well

plus many more big names will be added?

Lets pray for Zero / kimock, Denson or Greyboy Allstars, Galactic, Rads, etc.

1481 starstarstarstarstar Mon 2/6/2006 09:26AM
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Oh man, I can barely hold out for the next 5 months. If ALO was the only band playing this thing I would still be there every year. 4th of July in the High Sierra's is pure bliss.

totalot starstar Mon 2/6/2006 09:52AM
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I am looking for those up and comers from Cali that have been rocking High Sierra like Delta Nove, Alfred Howard and the K23 Orchestra, Aphrodesia etc.?

The Glick Mon 2/6/2006 11:37AM
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The Glick

ALO has talented musicians but the music is BAD. If they were the only band, High Sierra Music would be out of business.

Al Howard and the K23 would be a great addition. the K23 is now a 5 piece and they sound better than ever.

HBRSB (same as ALO) they remind me that YMSB doesn't play here more than once a year. They need to write better music.

No problem with "Zero / Kimock, Denson or Greyboy Allstars, Galactic" or JFJO.

Let's skip on Les this year. he hasn't started on time EVER.

mrbrownstone419 Mon 2/6/2006 02:47PM
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mrbrownstone419

let's not forget that they haven't finsihed the whole line up yet too. bela will headline a night, as will mmj. but what about the other 2 nights? i don't think um or the biscuits will headline but maybe i'm wrong. still the line up seems weaker than in the past for me. ymsb is doing summercamp which is in my home state so i'm happy as hell. hopefully for all of you going to hs they'll play it too. nothing like lookin at the nice scenery and hear some sweet mountain music.

frankster24 Mon 2/6/2006 03:07PM
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Tishamingo would be a great add for this fest!

chronic1 starstarstar Mon 2/6/2006 05:31PM
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This years line up is OK, but for me its all about the line up when deciding on a festival......i may be out at high sierra, definently not roo and positively wakarusa. My decisions are solely based on the line up. WAKA 06!

venjance Tue 2/7/2006 12:45PM
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Acts I would try to add to the bill to make this more interesting:

Shelley Doty X-tet
Devendra Banhart
Joanna Newsom
The Pleased
Vetiver
Decemberists (or Colin Meloy solo)
Vashti Bunyan
Sufjan Stevens

The Glick Tue 2/7/2006 06:00PM
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The Glick

if you all want something different try azamusic.net

this would be a great addition to HSMF

t3rrapinstation starstarstar Wed 2/8/2006 09:53AM
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t3rrapinstation

i just want to marry the disco biscuits.

rossco8 Wed 2/8/2006 04:18PM
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I've never been to this fest (almost went on two occasions) so perhaps I'm not fit to comment. The vibes, organization and location apparently are some of the best of any festival in the country but the line-up has become markedly and significantly weaker over the last three years while the prices have sky-rocketed. The fact that you have to pay extra for parking and late-night shows is complete rubbish.

mrbrownstone419 Thu 2/9/2006 11:03AM
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mrbrownstone419

rossco- the line up last year had yonder mountain, les claypool, and gov't mule headlining for 3 of the four nights. throw in groups like garaj mahal, railroad earth, tea leaf green, and jerry joseph and that make one hell of a kick ass line up. and that's only the groups i like, there's also keller williams, michael franti, and steve kimock and you've got some pretty big names. as for the late nights and parking i know that summercamp does the same thing only there's only one late night each night instead of getting to choose between several. so i don't think that's too out of line. but that's just my opinion.

candyman710 Thu 2/9/2006 06:48PM
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east coast represent....my first year i will be going to HSMF....the biscuits have caused me to travel out to the west coast for the first time.......i wouldnt mind seeing claypool show up on this lineup.....or even brothers past or conspirator again....medeski with scofield would be nice too!

peacemaker321 starstarstar Mon 3/20/2006 10:44PM
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DELTA NOVE ..DELTA NOVE....they would be a great addition! I saw them at the Knitting Factory this weekend, and I feel they are the next IT band. HSMF should add them for sure....that would help this festival. After all isn't IT about GrAss RoUteS.:).....:)

jvhalley star Tue 3/21/2006 10:24AM
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Thats it? I mean, no offense, but if you're gonna make an additions announcement, make it more substantial than THAT! I'm pretty stoked about Lotus and the Biscuits and Bela and Robert Walters and MMJ and UM and everything, but have you checked out the lineups for other festivals this summer!? 10KLakes, Wakarusa, Bonnaroo, JamCruise, Langerado, hell, even Lollafreakinpalooza, they all blow this lineup away.

Hey High Sierra organizers, get on it! I really want to go to your festival. I already know you have an amazing location, awesome grounds, that killer vibe, but so does everywhere else. In my opinion these organizers are resting on their laurels, content with their sweet venue and the fact that they've had successful gigs in the past, all the while getting out-scheduled by damn near every other major festival in the country, with new festivals jumping into the mix each year. Live up to your fine reputationm High Sierra, and get better bands than these new upstart festivals...Give me something else to get excited about, like a competitive lineup. Add some YMSB, some Keller, some Radiohead, some Manu Chao, some Galactic, Everyone Orchestra, some Greyboy, Trey band, Robert Randolph, MMW, moe, gov't Mule, some Kimock, some Roots, someone besides the Slip. I actually like the Slip (which by the way, Surpirse Me Mr. Davis is the SAME BAND!), but they can't even sell out a weekend show at the 400 person venue down the street from my house (The Goodfoot, Portland OR), and thats who you're using to justify your big Additions Announcement? You're not kidding, which is sad. Give us something BIG! Exciting. And yeah, you'll probably have to dig into your coffers and PAY for a big band. You're collecting a massive amount of bank at this thing. You are asking us to pay by far the highest prices of any festival in the country ( $145 ticket plus $75 vehicle pass plus more for each latenight show???!!!???), and giving us perhaps the 10th best lineup of the year in exchange. Sweet. Nice job.

playitleo Tue 3/21/2006 11:50AM
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playitleo

In response to the last poster, I totally agree with much of what you said. BUT High Sierra is WORTH the extra $$ because of the incredible VIBE, and Ease of the whole festival. Its smaller than most of the other fests you mentioned, which is a plus, and the late nights are Incredible. They still have almost 40 more bands to go.

I am almost positive there will be some big additions before the first week of April when they announce the Late Night Shows. RRE, Robert Walter, Umphrey's, Bela, Disco are all confirmed for late nights. I cant wait for more bands, but my schedule is already full as of now!

I am thinking the next lineup additions will be:

Pnuma trio
Dumpstafunk
The Duhks
The Cambell Brothers
The Radiators
North Mississippi All Stars
Rose Hill Drive
Little Feat

Not huge bands, but these are my guesses based on where these bands will be (near High Sierra in July/June), and just hunches. I am not totally stoked on bands like the Radiators, but lots of HS folks seem to dig them. Lets all just be patient, but still Where's my Artist Additions?!?!

yetimonk starstarstarstarstar Wed 3/22/2006 04:38PM
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Is this fest on the West Coast ?,.......come on, there needs to be way more heavy hitters !!! Every band at a festival can create magical surpises but there needs to be a "show stopper" blow the roof off style band......ie. Greyboy Allstars, Widespread Panic...Phil and Friend's....Galactic...Particle....North Miss. Allstars...and it is not a fest w/ out Warren Haynes !

Chakra7 starstarstarstarstar Thu 3/23/2006 05:24AM
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Chakra7

True the lineup is probably nowhere near completion
so who knows? =o)
I thought that last year was Awesome!!
My whole family went, I Loved The Mother Hips and I
could easily hit up 2 shows in SLO & Santa Cruz for about $15.00 each night But, H.S.M.F is so much FUN!!
I have Last years Hips if anyone would like to check it out? I think the price is a bit hefty, I am freaking out about the $ increase come'n up! but, when you think about how beautiful Quincy is & the summer sun, some cold Sierra's.... I'm there!

"There's some boys I know
Who play that rock and roll
They've slept on a lot of floors
To get that California Soul
They've got that California Soul"

mofo313 starstarstar Thu 3/23/2006 10:10AM
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JVH I agree with you, hopefully there are many more names to come and Trey, Panic, Phil, Ratdog wouldn't hurt either. That is a hefty price for the fest and paying extra for the "vibe" seems a pretty weak justification for that ticket price. I'll spend that on a flight to CO for Panic on the Rocks where at least I know I'll get 3 days of Panic.

RedHeaven starstarstarstarstar Fri 3/24/2006 03:22PM
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RedHeaven

HSMF is one of the only fests you can go to where you relly feel like you are on vacation with everyone there. Im sorry but Im sick of people trying to sell me stuff around every corner at other fests. That is one of the many reasons the vibe attributes to a great fest IMO.
High Sierra is also an innovative festival. You will see some of these "no name' bands next year on the WAka line up.
HSFm was the first fest to break out Hot Buttered Rum, Yonder, Tea Leaf Green to name a few.
Patrons of High Sierra are adventurous in their musical taste.
And one big band never dominates....another plus. Its not Panic dominated, Cheese dominated, etc....
So bitch all you want, people....one of the things that keeps HSMF so sweet is the fact that its a shmorgasboard of smaller bands doing HUGE things. Hot Butter gets more love and attention at HSMF than they will anywhere else in teh country.
Plus, the late nites at HSMF are unbeatable. The only ting that could come close would be jamcruise or jazz fest, maybe Roo. There is NOTHING like the HSMF late nites, thats is where everything goes down, and til daylight. Summercamp late nites seemed burned out and half ass. Not The Sierra.
Those dissin on the line up, your loss....I prefer festiin with folks that are into the vibe and the feeling of being there with 10,000 other people ON VACATION. Thats priceless. Bands raise the bar at HS, rise to the occaison in a big way. ANd ther is no other fest wher you feel so a part of the bands....at HSMF, youre camping right next to them, impromptu jams and RV top jams are frequent. Plus playshops and parades and 4 late nite venues going all night long.....You guys can all hit up your Relix friendly tour folk fests. I'll be a HSMF staple until arrmageddon hits. Aint no place like SIerra. Open your minds and get into something new....or dont go and we will go adventuring without you. If you are going to HSMF for one band only you are missing the point.
My guesses fgor late nite predictions:
Umphreys Thurs night
Railroad earth Friday night
Bisco sat
Bela/Drew sunday

and that is just 4 out of the 16.
Is it July yet?!?!?

jesscosca Sat 3/25/2006 09:10PM
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DONT FORGET TO ADD THE BRAKES TO THAT ADD ON LIST!!!

WWW.BRAKESBAND.COM ~

blower Tue 3/28/2006 01:54PM
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HSMF rocks. There is music pretty much round the clock even if you do not go to the late night gigs. The $75.00 parking price is optional, you don't need a car. I have seen some of the best shows ever from bands that I have never heard of. It is not just about the music. Check out the fire dancers.

Last year was the same, the heavy hitters (Les, Mule, Karl D. etc..) are announced way late. It is done intentionally. If you had multiple bands like WSP, DMB, and Trey announced the experience would not be the same. The place can't support 80,000 people, thank god! HSMF is mellow. The crew keeps it that way on purpose so the fest does not get overun by trustifarians and frat boys looking to cash in on a cheap fix.

bennyoc Thu 3/30/2006 12:22PM
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Every year they seem to pull off the best festival..Just a WORD to the wise...at the main gate, last year, there were cops at pretty much any time during the festival and I know of MANY people who weren't doing a God damn thing wrong at the time, that got pulled aside, searched and arrested. Check yo-self, B4 you wreck yo-self. PS see ya there if they add Steve Kimock Band.....a festival is not a festival without the Little Toaster!!!!

bennyoc Mon 4/3/2006 02:04PM
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PS If they add Zero to the line-up instead of the straight Steve Kimock Band - this year will immediately register OFF THE CHARTS!!!!!!!!!!!! Shady Grove just got shadier!!!!!!

1481 Tue 4/4/2006 12:12PM
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The irony in all of this, which is, of course, soaring well above the heads of the folks bitching and moaning about the cost, the bands, the scene, etc, is that the genuinely unique thing about High Sierra is that people like you aren't there. The vibe has been spared your constant drudgery and, thankfully, continues to maintain a very positive, happy vibe and small profile that permeates the entire event and is precisely what the people who go back each year go for. So here's a plan for you: take your dollars, your negativity, and your self-absorption to Bonnaroo or any other mega-fest where you will blend into the general melange rocking out to enormous bands we hear daily on the radio. If you think you'll get more for your buck there, by all means, carry on. You will not be missed. And to all those stoked once again for a weekend in Quincy, I look forward to seeing you all there in the discovery of new tunes, renewed interconnectedness, and a broadened perception.

Evan

bennyoc starstarstarstarstar Wed 4/5/2006 10:13AM
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Evan,
I didn't mean for my Kimock comments or warnings for festival go-ers to seem negative(read it however you are feeling...) I've been to just about every HSMF since 2001 and if we ever meet up you can be assure that I an ANYTHING but a negative influence on the music, the people or the scene.

PS - They are adding Zero to the festival and I can tell you beyond a shadow of a doubt that the vibe around their music is ABSOLUTELY POSITIVE. Also, look for them at the Gathering of the Vibes this summer. Is it negative to mention another festival under the HSMF story? Sorry about that Dave!!!

stevier starstarstarstar Thu 4/6/2006 11:41AM
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No k23??? Those guys smoked it last year!

dedhed6111 starstarstarstarstar Fri 4/7/2006 10:43AM
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dedhed6111

great article, great lineup, great debate. But why is this festival now continuuing the tradition of not having latenight festival sets so they can charge people for shows in clubs around town? I will take my self-righteous ass to the 'roo, but only because I don't want to have to pay extra to stay up all night at the FESTIVAL I paid to go to.

playitleo Fri 4/7/2006 01:03PM
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Dude, ya dont know what you are talkin about. The late nights at High Sierra are at the fest itself in awesome rooms decorated to the tee for your psychedelic enjoyment. Best $$ I have ever spent in my life was on latenights at HS. 5 latenight venues!!!

green024 starstarstarstarstar Fri 4/7/2006 03:03PM
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Umphreys Fuckin' Rules All!!!!! I rate this article a 5 just because they mention UM.

PS- i'll be at their late nite set at HSMF, stay kind

RedHeaven starstarstarstarstar Sat 4/8/2006 03:04PM
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RedHeaven

"great article, great lineup, great debate. But why is this festival now continuuing the tradition of not having latenight festival sets so they can charge people for shows in clubs around town? I will take my self-righteous ass to the 'roo, but only because I don't want to have to pay extra to stay up all night at the FESTIVAL I paid to go to."

HAHAHA How can you say if youve never been? The late nite enues arent in town, silly. Theyre right next to your freakin TENT....its lovely, unique, and truly a sight to behold. The scene on teh farigrounds streets are worth the price of admission alone. It is a music lovers paradise. The venues are from strange dreams, everything is quite surreal, and you can hop around like a kid under a christmas tree. Easy access, finding your friends, and seeing some of your favorite smaller bands shine as if they were on top of the world, you cant get that in this way anywhere else. The Sierra Sunrise aint like no other sunrise out there. It amkes the bands feel great, the people feel great, and the bands put on top notch performances teaming with magic. Im going where the climate suits my clothes and where the water tastes like wine.

xbnmx Sat 4/8/2006 10:25PM
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Thursday: Umphrey'cs McGee
Friday: My Morning Jacket
Saturday: Lotus
Sunday: The Disco Biscuits

dedhed6111 Mon 4/10/2006 10:09AM
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dedhed6111

my bad yo, now i know.
and that, my friends, is only half of the battle

blower starstarstarstar Thu 4/13/2006 03:28PM
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Evan said all that needs to be said. People bicker and carry on like junior high kids on jamband websites. Pathetic!!! If you want to be exposed to some new music and art and enjoy the company of west coast hippies then HSMF is the place. If you are more interested in being be part of a trend and thinking you some hot stuff becuase you like a certain band then participating in peacful celebration, then please go hang out with tens of thousands of people and rue around in your own trash at the large venues. For new comers with open minds you will love HSMF and will be welcomed with open arms. Hope to see you there. Zero!!!!!!!!!!!!!

To Mofo-WSP at Red Rocks might very well be some of the best shows you will ever see, but it can't be compared to HSMF. At Red Rocks they don't let you into the parking lot until 1:00 pm. They kick you out shortly after the show. That means somebody has to drive and pay for either camping or a hotel. I personally would go to both if I could and if Panic had anounced shows yet. The two venues are totally different animals.

phrizzelL Fri 4/14/2006 07:37AM
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BISCUITS!!!! brianjglick - go see their late night and tell me they are the worst

thundrrwerm starstarstar Mon 4/17/2006 10:45AM
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It doesnt matter if the late night venues are right next to the campsite !!!THEY CHARGE YOU TO SEE A BAND AT A FEST YOU ALREADY PAID FOR THAT IS STUPID!!! go somewhere where its about the music, not about taking your money

-Werm

thundrrwerm starstarstar Mon 4/17/2006 10:51AM
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!PHRIZZEL! the disco bisquits are gonna be the worst I PROMISE

Matis starstarstarstar Wed 4/19/2006 09:14AM
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Matis

If you're like me, you can't help but chuckle reading these posts - Don't worry, all these suckas trying to hate on what we all know is some of the highest quality sounds won't be there anyway! That's the beauty of this festival... the haters' stay away. Grab some clean underwear and head over to Quincy - stop by the Vegas theme camp while you're there and throw some dice. Tell em Matis sent you - NY what!

snappy Fri 5/5/2006 12:43PM
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I'm pretty sure the additional charge for late night shows is money for the artist not the festival. Yes, I'm sure they make some but in order to book top headliners like My Morning Jacket it's helpful to have the added incentive of extra money for a late night set. The late night rooms are great and the vibe is fantastic. Really, that can be said of the whole festival. I've been to a lot of them and High Sierra has the friendliest, least crowded most interactive atmosphere I've ever encountered. Most bands play twice so you can navigate conflicts between stage times better. The artists often hang out and enjoy the festival with you AND aren't put out when people talk to them unlike most other festivals which put a big wall between performers and attendees. I could go on but the festival speaks for itself. Go, experience and then decide how you feel. It only took one time for me to say I won't ever miss it again if I can help it.

Flyingbird73 Fri 5/5/2006 01:07PM
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patunoff - exactly, thank you. those getting all worked up over it need not apply, and judging by the chill vibe at HS year in/out, it seems they tend not to...our good fortune. nothing like tons of tunes in the sierras and not getting herded around like cattle. My First Stop: Vegas Theme Camp to roll some dice...and to meet some sensible folks...

diamondthieves Sat 5/6/2006 03:29PM
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High Sierra is a great vibe at a great venue, but who the hell is behind the booking? Why can't they get better headliners? There are some great bands there, don't get me wrong, but last year had more big names. Maybe it's been too long since the festival organizers did psychadelics.

xbnmx Mon 5/8/2006 02:14AM
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A lot fo you don't seem to realize that every band on the bill plays twice, not once, and that this is solid music from 12 to 12 across four stages for four days. What other festival eevn comes close?

Matis starstarstarstarstar Tue 5/9/2006 01:34PM
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Matis

Disco Biscuits and Meltone latenight gonnnnna be a soulll shakedownnn dance partyyyyyy...!!

flybird - thanks for the love - roll away with da'jew.

Leatherface starstarstar Fri 6/2/2006 12:41AM
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To all the trippers out there, there are quite a few psychedelic bands this year. Lotus are probably the most psychedelic band of all time. The Disco Bicuits are a great band to listen to after frying your brains out. JJFO, Garage a Trois, Hairy Apes BMX, Robert Walters Super Heavy Organ, Umphrey's McGee, Bela Fleck, and The Greyboy Allstars cover every level there is in psychedelic music. Except of course for Claypool,Buckethead, and Parliment Funkadelic, but you cant have everything. Anybody who cant find enough music to trip out on this year, probably should giveup psychedelics because they dont seem to be working.

Meganp7777 starstarstarstarstar Wed 6/7/2006 12:06PM
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Where is all the new fresh talent like the Biscuit Burners, the Little Country Giants, the everybodyfields, or Packway Handel. But I do like the line up so far. Maybe add some more bands for the old folks who don't dance and take drugs anymore and who'd like to bring the chillens and enjoy an awesome fest.