LET ME GET THIS STRAIGHT ...a rock festival where I don't have to get knocked around by 13-year-olds, I can buy liquor instead of trying to pass if off as water in a Crystal Geyser bottle, and I don't have to fend off starvation-induced anemia by forking over five bucks for a soggy pretzel? All I gotta say is, cool. Producer Nadine Condon brings 'Nadine's Wild Weekend' -- a three-day festival showcasing more than 75 local acts on 10 stages all over town -- back to the Bay Area.
The opening night bash kicks it off with Stroke 9, as they celebrate their debut release, Nasty Little Thoughts . Joining them is the Conga Club, a hip-ass collective featuring Spearhead's Michael Franti, Ratdog's Jay Lane, Dave Shul Ramon Lazzo, Karl Perazzo, and the mighty Adrian Areas. Peep out weekend highlights Etienne de Rocher, Bart Davenport (formerly of the Loved Ones and the Kinetics), and 100 Watt Smile, with ex-Breeder Carri Bradley.