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Lightning in a Bottle Fest Announces Dates and Location + Tycho/ISO50 Visual Takeover

The Do LaB has just announced that Lightning in a Bottle, California’s premiere transformational boutique music and arts festival, will take place over Memorial Day Weekend (May 21st – 25th) at San Antonio Recreation Area in Bradley, CA for its ten year anniversary.

After what many are calling the best year in the festival’s lifespan in 2014, The Do LaB is excited to return to the beautiful San Antonio Recreation Area. The last two LIBs have been held in new locations, so The Do LaB is excited about returning to the same location, which will allow them to build and improve off of last year’s efforts.Daniel Zetterstrom 1

Tickets go on sale on Monday, January 5th at 10AM for the Rush-n-Get-Em 24-hour ticket window starting at $235 for the full weekend pass. Up-And-At-Em tickets go on sale the day after for $260. Purchasing tickets now is the best way to secure one of the limited car camping, boutique camping or lightning bus spots.

The Do LaB is excited for what promises to be an amazing 10th year of existence. Just last week, it was announced that IS050 (Scott Hansen of Tycho) will be the lead visual designer for LiB 2015. ISO50 will have his clean, colorful touch on everything from the website to the lineup flyer.

Lightning in a Bottle just released their first image from IS050, who was given a blank canvas to showcase his unique design style and preview what is to come for next year’s festival. IS050’s design was built off a photo from photographer and friend Daniel Zetterstrom, whose photo was selected for its focus on individual experiences within a communal setting that has come to embody LiB. Also, the water pail that one of the characters is holding signifies the festival’s connection to the environment and its role to improve/educate California amid the drought.Daniel Zetterstrom 4

ISO50 also produces music under the name Tycho, creating dreamy atmospheric music that has garnered admiration from music critics and fans across the globe, highlighted by the release of one of 2014’s most standout albums, “Awake.”

The Do LaB has been a fan of Scott Hansen’s work, both musically and visually, for years and after performing at LiB as Tycho for the first time in 2013 Hansen immediately fell in love with the festival. In his own words:

“A lot of my friends have been going to LIB for years and I’ve always wanted to go. When we finally got a chance to play the festival I immediately felt a sense of community that was very inspiring. When LIB contacted me about designing some images for them it seemed like a perfect opportunity to apply the aesthetic I’ve been developing for Tycho to a physical space. I was really inspired by the images my friend, photographer Daniel Zetterstrom, had captured of the event the year prior and set about incorporating them into a sort of idealized vision of what a gathering of people around art and music could be. I tried to create images that felt less literal and more like the memories people would take away from the event.”Daniel Zetterstrom 3

Get your tickets and find out more about lightning in a Bottle here.

All photos by Daniel Zetterstrom

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Best 35 Albums of 2014, So Far…

By Phil Sunkel

After we did the 50 Greatest Live Acts of Right Now article in response to Rollingstone’s piece by the same name, I knew I had to put together another list.

This time I’ll be showcasing what I believe to be the 35 best albums of 2014, so far.

Please keep in mind this is my personal opinion. Feel free to voice your opinions at the bottom of the page in the comments section.

35.) Gramatik “The Age of Reason”

34.) Boombox “Filling In The Color”

33.) Beats Antique “Thousand Faces Act 2”

32.) Jimkata “Feel In Light”

31.) Space Jesus “Atom + Eve”

30.) The Royal Noise “This Is The Funky Part”

29.) Railroad Earth “Last of The Outlaws”

28.) The McLovins “Funk No Uno”

27.) Will Kimbrough “Sideshow Love”

26.) Delta Spirit “Into The Wide”

25.) Rebelution “Count Me In”

24.) Earphunk “Sweet Nasty”

23.) Old Crow Medicine Show “Remedy”

22.) Keb Mo “Bluesamericana”

21.) Chatham County Line “Tightrope”

20.) Michael Franti & Spearhead “All People”

19.) Umphrey’s Mcgee “Similar Skin”

18.) The Heavy Pets “Rags and Aces”
Ok ok, I know its really just an ep with three songs, but they’re really good songs. Probably three of the best that The Heavy Pets have brought out to date.

17.) Nickel Creek “A Dotted Line”

16.) Chet Faker “Built On Glass”

15.) Milky Chance “Stolen Dance”

14.) Spiritual Rez “Apocalypse Whenever”

13.) Lake Street Dive “Bad Self Portraits”

12.) Kung Fu “Tsar Bomba”

11.) St. Paul & The Broken Bones “Half The City”

10.) Moe. “No Guts, No Glory”

9.) String Cheese Incident “Song In My Head”

8.) Hard Working Americans “Hard Working Americans”

7.) Phish “Fuego”

6.) Turkuaz “Future 86”

5.) Lotus “Gilded Age”

4.) Greensky Bluegrass “If Sorrow Swims

3.) Ghost Owl “Say Goodbye To Finland”

2.) Snarky Puppy “We Like It Here”

1.) Tycho “Awake”