Friday, April 9, 2010

Sound Advice: Overton Square Crawfish Festival

Posted By on Fri, Apr 9, 2010 at 9:26 AM

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Adding to what is an already loaded local music schedule this weekend, the Overton Square Crawfish Festival will return for its 15th year Saturday with the festival's strongest music line-up in recent memory.

Emerging local bands Star & Micey and the Bulletproof Vests will kick things off early, before turning things over to what should be the day's musical highlight, Jack Oblivian & the Tennessee Tearjerkers. Oblivian and company, who recently released a new, split-7" single with Chicago's Mannequin Men, are gearing up for a big European tour in May and June, and Saturday's gig could be the group's last local appearance for some time.

Local psych-pop stalwarts Snowglobe (currently at work on a long-form film project for DVD release) performed at last year's Crawfish Festival, and will serve as this year's headliner.

"We had a blast last year," says Snowglobe drummer Jeff Hulett. "It was a beautiful day, and there was all this great food and beer around, it was great time. I really love playing big outdoor/daytime shows, friends and family that never come out to late-night bar shows get to see us play."

The 15th Annual Overton Square Crawfish Festival is Saturday, April 10, noon to 6 p.m in Overton Square. The event is free and open to the public. All proceeds from food, drink and craft sales benefit the Alzheimer's Association of America.

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