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Houston’s Free Press Summer Fest Draws Protests For Booking R. Kelly

Two years ago, R. Kelly headlined Chicago’s Pitchfork Music Festival, over the objections of Chicago music journalist and vocal Kelly foe Jim DeRogatis. The show went off without much protest. But since then — largely because a Village Voice conversation between Jessica Hopper and DeRogatis went viral — there’s been a new wave of public… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 4, 2015 - 12:52 pm

Watch Jack White Perform Two Lazaretto Songs At Free Press Summer Fest

Jack White performed at Free Press Summer Fest this past weekend in Houston, and played a set that shifted effortlessly between songs from his time in the White Stripes and the Raconteurs, and recent material under his own name. He played two songs off his upcoming solo album, Lazaretto, toward the beginning of the set:… More »

By: Miles Bowe / June 2, 2014 - 12:32 pm

Free Press Summer Fest 2014 Lineup

Of all the big American summer music festivals, Houston’s Free Press Summer Fest may be historically the most universally booked. Its lineup seems to pay no attention to genre-lines, and yet it’s consistently full of big draws, and it all somehow makes sense together. (It’s also one big festival that was booking Southern rap act… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 12, 2014 - 12:35 pm

Photos: Free Press Summer Fest ’13

Free Press Summer Fest returned to Houston over the weekend, hosting acts like the Postal Service, Bassnectar, Iggy & The Stooges, Passion Pit, and more. We sent Allyce Andrew to capture the sights. Check out her pics in the gallery above. More »

By: Stereogum / June 3, 2013 - 3:38 pm

Free Press Summer Fest 2013 Lineup

Quietly, Houston’s Free Press Summer Fest always seems to cobble together one of the strongest lineups of every summer festival. The festival’s organizer’s just announced this year’s lineup, and it’s just as stacked as ever. The Postal Service and Iggy And The Stooges both serve as headliners, and things get a lot deeper from there. More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 28, 2013 - 9:33 am