Steppin' Out Magazine July 2015 - Page 13

HANGOUT MUSIC FESITVAL (continued) Fest giving them access to the highest quality musical acts, one of many perks the established entertainment company brings to the table. Goldenvoice is responsible for some of the country’s largest, most successful festivals like Coachella and Jazz Fest. Every year, Hangout Fest organizers go above and beyond to give the ticket holder the most bang for their buck. Offers like early bird ticket purchases and affordable travel packages are ways to trim expenses making it affordable for any budget. VIP passes are a hit despite the hefty price tag ranging from $1,000-$1,500. The accommodations offered to VIPs are first class to say the least: meals, an open bar, private restrooms, platform or side stage viewing areas, two swimming pools, a jacuzzi, hammocks and cozy pods under shady palms for napping, to name a few. General admission tickets aren’t too shabby either; the picturesque setting and world class musical lineup alone make the $250 ticket price money well spent. With continued improvements throughout its 6 year span, Hangout Fest keeps pulling out all the stops and this year was no different. A top shelf line up to suit anyone’s music tastes included acts like Hangout veterans Foo Fighters. Front man Dave Grohl proclaimed Hangout Fest “The best fu**ing music festival there is”. Zac (continued on page 15... See HANGOUT) Just Another Saturday Night In Mobile • May 23 Just another Saturday night in Mobile brought Jams Plus Media founders, Dale Taylor and Clayton Roberts, out on the town. Specifically we went downtown to see Dale’s son Carson Taylor’s newest musical installment, SNAK, performing at the Garage. With band mates Jonathan Ashley on Drums, Julian “Frankenstein” Truxillo on bass, and Carson on Guitar, this trio played two great sets of covers and originals. This trio’s impressive ability to segue in and out of songs was delightful to the music lovers’ ears. They also excelled at throwing in the originals at good moments to keep the crowd entertained. Dale and I, at set break of SNAK, strolled down Dauphin St, only to come across Noel Broughton‘s birthday bash at The Brickyard with HIGHLY KIND reunion show on the stage. Albert Simpson always delivers and it was a great treat to stop in and see Albert, John Milham, and the Chris and Christopher Spies duo. We returned back to the Garage to catch the second set of SNAK and found their improvisational skills coming out to play, jamming out to tunes by the Clash, Talking Heads, and Oysterhead. Make sure to catch these bands when they are around your area and always support Local Music and the venues that bring it to you! D REVIEWS•REVIEWS JULY 2015 Page 13