Pinestock: The Greatest Music Festival In All the World

What: Pinestock Music Festival
When: September 7, 2012
Where: The Nate Norris Estate; Churubusco, Indiana
Pinestock 2012

It has been almost two months exactly since Pinestock 2012, and it’s time for LxL to share the experience with the world. On September 7, 2012, Churubusco Indiana was home to not only the greatest music festival in Indiana, nor simply the greatest music festival in America, but the greatest music festival in all the world: Pinestock. In the summer of 2011, my good friend Nate Norris moved his home to the small town of Churubusco. After clearing out some trails through his newly purchased and heavily wooded plot of land, he had quite the abundance of dead pine trees. What else is a man to do other than gather his friends along with some brews and good music and set those trees ablaze. The event was dubbed Pinestock, and rumors of its greatness traveled far and wide. Unfortunately for me, I was out of town and not in attendance the first year, but I was determined to not let this be the case if it was to happen again. Sure enough, given a year to recuperate, rebuild and of course with the support of a few more helping hands, Pinestock was back in 2012 and for its sophomore year; it was bigger, badder, and better than ever.
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Q&A with Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr.

For our blog’s first (but certainly not last) artist interview, we caught up with folk pop duo Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. after their sets at Bonnaroo this year in Manchester, Tennessee and talked performing live, covers, and Detroit sports.

Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. Interview at Bonnaroo
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How I Received My Primer in Classic Rock

I kind of wanted to review Killer Mike’s new album for today, but just haven’t had the time to fully absorb it.  I will say it is awesome and will get a full review out next week.  Instead, due to our coverage of The Rolling Stones 50th Anniversary over the next couple days and a chance run-in I had with an old friend last weekend, I thought I could take a little trip down memory lane, and get more personal than analytical for today’s post.  So if you want more of a substantial analysis of a new album, check out Wes’s Beach House review or Todd’s Best Coast review from the past couple days.  Enjoy the trip.
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Just a Couple of Dudes Going to the Elton John Show.

Elton John Show Review

Allen County War Memorial Coliseum

Fort Wayne, IN

April 21, 2012

For some unknown reason there has been a paucity of Elton John love on LxL, and after seeing him live and rediscovering just a small part of his immense catalogue, I aim to correct that.  Not only is Sir Elton one of the greatest songwriters and performers of all time, he is also exceptionally versatile as a musician.  This versatility shone through in his live performance, where the eccentric and sometimes over-the-top John was able to strip down his show to just him and a piano. 

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