March 14, 2008

SD Indie Music Fest IV Is 3/29

My astounding friends Danielle LoPresti and Alicia Champion staged the very first San Diego Indie Music Fest on November 14, 2004, at The Abbey on 5th Avenue. They will present SDIMF IV in North Park on Saturday, March 29th.

I have had the privilege of being an official photographer at all three of the Indie Music Fests so far. You can see my galleries from Fests I-II-III here:

SD Indie Music Fest III (March 3, 2007)
SD Indie Music Fest II (November 5, 2005)
SD Indie Music Fest I (November 14, 2004)

Following is a lot more info about Indie Music Fest IV, including schedules of the performers and showing times for the Film Fest.

Say It Records and Champ Records present

San Diego Indie Music Fest IV

March 29, 2008
12 Noon to 12 Midnight

A 12-Hour Extravaganza of Independent Music, Film, Art, Business and Thought!

Over 70 Artists on 7 Stages!

All Ages Welcome All Day Long!

In North Park, on and off University Avenue
(between Utah and Ray Streets)

Rock, Jazz, Folk, R&B, World, Funk, Spoken Word, Latin, Punk, and more...

Indie artisans selling their creations, interactive art, henna tattoos, tarot readings, voter registration, SD indie art and businesses, and delicious food and drink all day long.

Some of the stages will be free, and some will require an admission pass.

$23 - General
$20 - Students, Seniors and Military w/valid IDs
Kids 5 and under FREE!

Call the Birch North Park Theatre Box Office for Tickets: 619-239-8836 x 3

*Performers/artist times subject to change*

Main Stage Festival Grounds - PASS REQUIRED
29th Street @ North Park Way
12:00 p.m. The Uh Oh Explosion
12:45 p.m. Social Green
1:30 p.m. Scissors For Lefty
2:15 p.m. RunhoneY
3:20 p.m. Semi Precious Weapons
4:00 p.m. Uh Huh Her
5:00 p.m. Delta Nove
6:00 p.m. James Marsters
7:00 p.m. Alicia Champion
7:45 p.m. Danielle LoPresti & The Masses
9:00 p.m. Beth Hart
10:15 p.m. Kid Beyond

Acoustic Stage - PASS REQUIRED
Old Time Music
2852 University Avenue
12:45 p.m. Podunk Nowhere
1:30 p.m. Mary Grasso
2:15 p.m. Paul Abbott
3:00 p.m. Veronica May
3:45 p.m. Donnis Trio
4:30 p.m. Bella Sorella
5:15 p.m. Josh Damigo
6:00 p.m. Steph Johnson
6:45 p.m. Isaac Cheong
7:30 p.m. Greg Friedman
8:15 p.m. Jane Lui
9:00 p.m. Derren Raser

Green Stage - FREE!
29th Street @ University Avenue
12:00 p.m. Tam Tam Mandingue
12:15 p.m. A Band Called Pain
1:00 p.m. Seis Pistos
1:45 p.m. Kontious
2:30 p.m. Misty & The Sneaker Junkies
3:15 p.m. Lawa
4:15 p.m. The Cuban Cowboys
5:15 p.m. Saucy Monky
6:15 p.m. Jibilian
7:15 p.m. The Shambles
8:00 p.m. Rupa & The April Fishes
8:45 p.m. Antedote
9:30 p.m. Hectic Watermelon

Women's History Stage - FREE!
Claire de Lune
2906 University Avenue
12:15 p.m. Meg Baier
1:45 p.m. Rhythm & The Method
2:45 p.m. Francesca Valle
4:15 p.m. Jennie Laws
5:00 p.m. Carolann Ames
5:45 p.m. Holly Light
6:30 p.m. Katrina Parker
7:15 p.m. Calaveras
8:00 p.m. Clare Love
8:45 p.m. Beth Preston
9:30 p.m. Theresa Perez
10:15 p.m. Liah Alonso
11:00 p.m. DarZana
11:45 p.m. Angie Evans

Eveoke Dance Theatre
2811 University Avenue
5:00 p.m. Jessica Fichot
6:00 p.m. Ricardo Garcia
7:00 p.m. Javier Mendoza
8:00 p.m. Evren Ozan
9:00 p.m. Middle Earth Ensemble

Mature Audiences Stage (21+) - PASS REQUIRED
The Rubber Rose
3812 Ray Street
12:15 p.m. Moonshyne
1:00 p.m. Linda Sargent
1:45 p.m. V.I.T.A.L. Emcee
2:45 p.m. Circus Finelli
4:30 p.m. Semi Precious Weapons
5:30 p.m. Tragic Tantrum
6:30 p.m. Sistas In The Pit
7:30 p.m. Una
8:30 p.m. Sutro

Indie Film Stage - PASS REQUIRED
Presented by Sun & Moon Vision Productions
Birch North Park Theatre
2891 University Avenue
1:00 p.m. RESULTS - Everyday Heroes

1:20 p.m. "Reversing The Ripples Of War"
Directed by Rebecca and Kathy Sangha
This film showcases the undeniable heroism of women peacemakers, featuring four remarkable women from Uganda, Cambodia, Zimbabwe and the Philippines who are dedicating their lives to creating peace.

1:45 p.m. Q&A with Rebecca and Kathy Sangha

2:00 p.m. "The Devil Came On Horseback"
Directed by Annie Sundberg & Ricki Stern
Through the photographs and testimony of former U.S. Marine Captain Brian Steidle, the viewer journeys into the heart of Darfur, Sudan, where an Arab-run government is systematically executing a plan to rid the province of its black African citizens. As an official military observer, Steidle had access to parts of the country that no journalist could penetrate. We witness Steidle's transformation from soldier to observer to witness and, finally, to passionate activist.

3:30 p.m. "Lovers, Liars, And Lunatics"
Written and Directed by Amber Benson ("Buffy the Vampire Slayer")
A dark, screwball comedy about a neurotic suburban family that gets held hostage in their home by two inept burglars.

4:00 p.m. Q&A with Amber Benson

5:20 p.m. "Freeheld"
Directed by Cynthia Wade
Winner Special Jury Prize Sundance Film Festival 2007
Audience Award Documentary Short OUTFEST L.A. Gay & Lesbian Film Festival
Detective Lieutenant Laurel Hester spent 25 years investigating tough cases in Ocean County, New Jersey, protecting the rights of victims and putting her life on the line. She had no reason to expect that in the last year of her life, after she was diagnosed with terminal cancer, that her final battle for justice would be for the woman she loved. This documentary film chronicles Laurel's struggle to transfer her earned pension to her domestic partner, Stacie Andree. "Freeheld" combines tension-filled political drama with personal detail, creating a nuanced study of a grassroots fight for justice.

6:15 p.m. "Made in L.A."
By Almudena Carracedo and Robert Bahar
This film intimately documents the struggle and personal transformation of three Latina garment factory workers as they embark on a three-year odyssey to win basic labor protections from trendy clothing retailer Forever 21. As their lives unfold and change, the film artfully reveals the challenges facing immigrant workers and explores the ever-changing impact of globalization on the immigrant workforce. Compelling, humorous, deeply human, "Made in L.A." is a story about immigration, the power of unity, and the courage it takes to find your voice.

7:30 p.m. Q&A with Special Guests

7:45 p.m. "This Film Is Not Yet Rated"
A documentary from Academy Award-nominated director Kirby Dick and producer Eddie Schmidt
Presenting a breakthrough investigation into the Motion Picture Association of America's film ratings system and its profound effect on american culture, this film asks whether Hollywood movies and independent films are rated equally for comparable content; whether sexual content in gay-themed movies is given harsher ratings penalties than their heterosexual counterparts; whether it makes sense that extreme violence is given an R rating while sexuality is banished to the cutting room floor.

Posted at 12:29 AM in Music, San Diego