This July 4th, come spend your holiday with us on the El Rio patio for the Sixth Annual El Rio Big Time Freedom Fest (3pm, $8, 21+). Six great bands are on deck to help celebrate the things that make this country great: indie music and afternoon beers. Oh, and freedom. Definitely freedom.
By this point, we hopefully don't need to sell you on the many merits of John Vanderslice and Tartufi, two of our favorite local acts/comrades, but the show also features the very last performance ever by SF trio Low Red Land, the understated beauty of Walking in Sunlight, the welcome return of Idaho prog-pop dynamos Finn Riggins, and Phoenix's Whisperlights, who are about to release their first full length, Surfaces. It's a really fun lineup and guarantees to be a hell of a party. We'll see you there!Finn Riggins, John Vanderslice, Low Red Land, Tartufi, Walking in Sunlight, Whisperlights