Desert Star Festival

Desert Stars Festival Coming to San Jose

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Desert Stars Festival has announced a string of pre-parties leading up to the 9th annual Desert Stars Festival!

Parties will take place in: Austin, TX, Los Angeles, CA, Portland, OR and San Jose, CA.

September 10:
Hollow Tress, Rotten Mangos, Sister Rays, The Diamond Center, Al Lover @ Barracuda- Austin, TX
September 17:
Souvenir Driver, Fur Coats, Hawkeye @ American Legion Post- Portland, OR
September 18:
Gary Wilson, Drinking Flowers, Winter @ The Echo- Los Angeles, CA
September 21:
Sloan, The Trims, Silent Pictures @ The Ritz- San Jose, CA
The lineup for Desert Stars this year includes: Dinosaur Jr., …And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead performing Source Tags and Codes (FIRST U.S. SHOW OF THE YEAR,) Sebadoh, Sloanperforming One Chord To Another, Strawberry Alarm Clock, Moon Duo, Christian Bland of The Black Angels, Federale (featuring Collin Hegna of Brian Jonestown Massacre) and many, many more.

An avid drummer whose discography includes albums on Digital Nations (a Steve Vai imprint), music critic Louis Raphael has always kept a pulse on the San Francisco music scene. After many years as the San Francisco Music Examiner for and, he decided to start Music in SF® as a way to showcase what the San Francisco music scene really has to offer.