Bay Area Indie Music Festival Coming Aug. 25



The lineup for the inaugural Bay Area Indie Music Festival isn't exclusively local, but comes darn close. Of the nineteen rock and pop acts scheduled to perform, fifteen are based in the Bay Area. They'll gather August 25 at Martinez's John Muir Ampihtheatre for a long day of homegrown music punctuated by a few out-of-towners such as pop-punk headliner Sugarcult and Australian mega-group Eskimo Joe (in its first Bay Area appearance). Presented by 3 Udders Productions, the festival features a nice spread of local talent including well-loved acts Scissors for Lefty, minipop, Panda, and Cold Hot Crash, and lesser known groups Bel Air Academy, the Frail, Project Greenfield, and the Logan. Also appearing are Audrye Sessions, Poor Bailey, Push to Talk, Immigrant, Overview, Elephone, Goodbye Gadget, and Southern California groups stepsonday and National Product. Tickets are available for $10 at; only 1,500 will be sold. Set times will be released on Aug. 15.