Music Tastes Good 2017 Lineup Features Ween And Sleater Kinney
At this point, I have given up, I can’t count how many music festivals are happening in the Los Angeles area this summer, there are way too many, and I get the impression that the small ones are getting bigger every year… look what happened to the FYF fest!
Music Tastes Good is another 2-day music festival located in Long Beach and presented by radio station KCRW,… and this year, the lineup looks fantastic.
After only one year of existence (the festival just started last year) it is already headlined by Ween and Sleater-Kinney, with also a great choice of performers such as British shoegaze pioneers RIDE, funk/soul/R&B Charles Bradley (he always plays at the FYF fest), East LA favorite rockers Los Lobos, art rock outfit Of Montreal, but also dance punk !!!, pop punk crowd surfer Joyce Manor, artsy provocateur Peaches and so many others…. It’s quite diverse and ethnic with Y La Bamba,and Dengue fever, but also very artsy with Of Montreal, quite punk with Joyce Manor and Sleater Kinney, folksy with Bearcoon, sexy with Peaches and Big Freedia, mysterious with Dr. Octagon… you got it, it’s quite eclectic and there are many bands I haven’t heard of. The details of all the schedules haven’t been released yet, but Ween will headline on Saturday while Sleater Kinney will headline on Sunday.
Of course the ‘tastes’ in the title means there is a culinary component to the festival, and there is also an impressive lineup of top chefs from both Southern California and the Bayou, as the organizers intend to have a cultural exchange of flavors and ideas between Long Beach and New Orleans.
Festival founder Josh Fischel sadly died last September, but his festival continues with an even stronger lineup this year, uniting his two passion, food and music. His wife Abbie Fischel declared to the OC Weekly: ‘My sweet husband was brimming with vision and creativity and passion and love for art in all its forms. It is no small task to create a fest that truly represents the man he was, but I think we have done him justice. Josh’s favorite thing was to give people the gift of experience…experience that hits on multiple levels: sight, sound, taste, touch, emotion. Through this fest, he continues to give that gift to us all.’
The festival will take place at Marina Green Park in Downtown Long Beach on September 30th and October 1st, and tickets go on sale this Friday May 12th at 10 am PDT. A Single Day General Admission is $65, a Weekend General Admission $120. Of course, if you also want to taste the food, a single day + food will cost you $140, while the VIP treatment will be $210.