June 20, 2024


Buzz The Music

Five causes to examine out McGill, Nevada’s Schellraiser Audio Competition

The lineup is marvelous. Schellraiser Songs Festival, going on June 1-3 in McGill, Nevada—about 4 hours north of Las Vegas on spectacularly scenic, extensive-open desert roads—is a “cow, satisfy punk punk, meet cow” mashup with a keen curatorial edge. Thursday, June 1 options West Texas Exiles, Brit Taylor, The Delines, Mapache, The Solution Sisters, Blitzen Trapper and Asleep at the Wheel. On Friday, June 2, it is Anthony D’Amato, Tropa Magica, Frankie and the Witch Fingers, Blackwater Holylight, Death Valley Women, The Pleasure Formidable and Blonde Redhead. And Saturday, June 3 brings The 40 Acre Mule, The Paranoyds, Titus Andronicus, Night Moves, Sadgirl, Murder By Death and Dinosaur Jr. That’s an exceptional assortment of ascending abilities and longtime favorites, playing alongside a lot of other terrific artists on a next stage.

It truly is anything diverse. When they are still undeniably exciting, there is a sameness having root in America’s festivals, with lots of sharing headliners and, more and more, sharing a common vibe. With its singular lineup, and its site in a former mining town nestled in the Schell Creek Mountains, there’s no mistaking this “family-owned micro-festival” for any of its corporate cousins heading off in stadiums and parking loads.

Tickets are really dang economical. Three-day passes are $210, though solitary-day passes are $80. It’s gotta be really worth that considerably to you to see Blonde Redhead undertaking tracks from their first album in 9 years—Sit Down for Evening meal, owing September 29. You could be the envy of all the indie young children on your block.

You could camp! The vehicle camping and little home alternatives are all booked, but there are still some glamping and pitch-your-possess-tent alternatives obtainable in just McGill’s 80-acre, canine-helpful campground. (In no way thoughts the songs: According to the festival site, the campground is minutes away from “valley wetlands … coniferous forests and subalpine peaks,” additionally “the premier elk herd in Nevada” and moderately smaller herds of mule deer herd and pronghorn antelope.) And if you are a strong-walls-and-roof type, the town of Ely, with all its accommodations both of those fashionable and rustic, is about 13 miles to the south.

Homegrown festivals like Schellraiser are all too uncommon. Festival founder Rudy Herndon aims to keep Schellraiser’s emphasis on the tunes, and on the camaraderie that will come from mixing and mingling with other new music lovers. In quick, he wants Schellraiser to choose us back again the motive we begun heading to new music festivals in the to start with place—to make discoveries, possibly of new most loved bands or new favourite people today. Which is well worth a great, extended weekend generate, is not it?

For much more info and tickets, pay a visit to schellraiser.com.