Gabe Delahaye And No Age

Back in April, we wondered if Napa Valley’s second BottleRock festival offered the strangest festival lineup of 2014. Headline sets from the Cure, OutKast, and Eric Church are not unusual, of course, but the rest of the bill promised a very curious mix of indie faves (TV On The Radio, Thee Oh Sees, No Age, Deerhunter, Matt & Kim) and ’90s hitmakers (Spin Doctors, Gin Blossoms, Third Eye Blind, Blues Traveler, Smash Mouth, Live’s Ed Kowalcyck). You guys responded, “What is this … and why do I want to go to there so much?” And “Yeah I kind of totally want to go to this.” And “What’s up with Matisyahu these days? Did he grow that beard back yet?” So we went! You can check out Stereogum’s daily recaps and photo galleries here. We also brought along a camera crew and writer/comedian/former Videogum editor Gabe Delahaye as our correspondent to catch up with over a dozen bands during the weekend. Here are ten of those videos, which also played on the fest jumbotrons in between sets. Each is a minute long. It’s Napa, so there’s wine.

Meet Gabe

No Age Are Punks

Blues Traveler Answer Our Burning Questions

Miner Is A Band And A Winery

Robin Thicke Sang One Of Last Year’s Biggest Hits

Moon Taxi Tell A Story

Robert DeLong Wears Face Paint

Empires Try Wine

Where Did Irontom Get Their Name?

Something’s Different About Matisyahu

I don’t know why the guy from Smash Mouth didn’t want to talk to us. I wanted to ask him about this.

Comments (6)
  1. Oh wow that Matisyahu interview was awwwwwwwwwkward.

  2. topknot  |   Posted on Jun 5th +12

    It’s good to see Ol’ Man Gabe out there doing it 5 the kidz.

    • Despite being 102 years old, Gabe always makes time to say ‘sup to the Pogz. #TeamJacob #iPodmini

    • KO  |   Posted on Jun 5th +6

      You can make it up: former pop culture blogger and cranky old man interviews now beardless orthodox Jewish reggae rap rock guy.

  3. galb  |   Posted on Jun 7th +1

    Why did I just watch this intro 10 times?

  4. I love Gabe (obvs) but these are all a bunch of nothing. What the.

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