Photos & Video: Sixth Annual El Rio Big Time Freedom Fest 2011

Monday's Sixth Annual El Rio Big Time Freedom Fest was a really, really good time, and Low Red Land's final performance ever was appropriately heartfelt and nostalgia-inducing. Perhaps a little more surprisingly, considering how long it's been since the trio last played together, they sounded as tight and powerful as ever, and we briefly considered rushing the stage to beg them to reconsider the many new endeavors that necessitate the band's dissolution. Instead, Low Red Land's set served as a fitting end to a day that also included great performances from John Vanderslice, Tartufi, Walking in Sunlight, Finn Riggins, and [...]

The Bay Bridged Presents: The Sixth Annual El Rio Big Time Freedom Fest!

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 [...]

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