Free Press Summer Fest

Summer Fest Round Table: What About Next Year?

Assuming we all survive this weekend, and then the supposed Mayan apocalypse, Free Press Summer Fest will return to Eleanor Tinsley Park in June 2013. Pegstar's Jagi Katial and Jason Petzold told the Houston Press this week that they'll start booking next year's acts in about a month, so Rocks Off polled our writers to see who they'd like to see next year.

Neph Basedow: I think there should be several "cutting-edge" acts added to the fest each year. That said, I think it's too early to call it. I think there shouldn't be a focus to book someone who has ever played the fest before (or, for that matter, plays out in Houston all the time) -- local acts included. For a legitimate answer's sake, I'd like to see Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks, the National, Dinosaur Jr. or the newly reunited That Dog play Summer Fest next year -- though I hope not to have to wait another year to see them in Texas!

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Chris Gray has been Music Editor for the Houston Press since 2008. He is the proud father of a Beatles-loving toddler named Oliver.
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