Moon Block Party festival planned for October, featuring Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Black Lips, Black Angels, several bands without “black” in their names

Moon Block Party festival planned for October, featuring Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Black Lips, Black Angels, several bands without "black" in their names

It is August! The summer festival season is coming to a close! Have you made enough memories with your friends and colleagues this year? Have you attended enough music festivals? What is your suntan lotion situation like? Have you made peace with the fact that the universe is finite and one day we’re all going to die? Don’t think. Just answer!

Wait, don’t even do that. Just listen to me while I tell you about an upcoming festival. It’s called Moon Block Party and it’s at the Pomona Fairplex in Pomona, California on October 18. That’s right! October! In California! Summer festival season never has to end! It can go all the way to October as long as you ignore the scientific fact of the fall equinox. Also, full disclosure: everything I know about Pomona and the surrounding area of California, I learned in Mountain Goats songs, but it’s whatever. Let’s just keep going before I lose the thread.

The Moon Block Party starts at noon, and it’s all ages (bring your nephew!). The event is brought to you/us/the wide world of not-sports by the same folks who put on Desert Daze earlier this summer, a festival that featured the likes of Blonde Redhead and Liars. For its part, Moon Block Party boasts several bands with “Black” in their names including Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Black Lips, and Black Angels. There are also several bands without black in their names, including Metz, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, and Tinariwen. It really is a smorgasbord of black-related and non-black-related band names. Get general admission and deluxe tickets (which gets you a poster, a t-shirt, and express line entry to the festival) right here! Peep the full lineup and a video crash course of the earlier Desert Daze festival below.

Moon Block Party lineup:

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club
The Black Angels
Band of Skulls
Black Lips
Cosmonauts
Tinariwen
Unknown Mortal Orchestra
Metz
Shannon & The Clams
Deap Vally
Morgan Delt
Christian Bland & The Revelators
Dahga Bloom
Corners
Death Hymn Number 9
JJUUJJUU
Adult Books
Wax Children
Orchestra of Spheres

• Moon Block Party: http://moonblockparty.org

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