News from Mobile, Alabama

April 20, 2014

Hangout Music Festival a party for 35,000 lucky people

Gulfshores, Alabama

35,000 extremely lucky beach bums will once again descend on Gulf Shores, Alabama next month to party, relax and enjoy a variety of music that includes such up-comers as Great Britain’s Bastille, and Queens of the Stone Age, Los Lobos, Jack Johnson and Outkast to name just a few artists performing at the four day event that kicks off with a pre-party on Thursday May 15th and climaxes on Sunday night May 18, 2014.The festival officially opens on Friday May 16th. Everything these days has an app and I anxiously await the Hangout Festival app this year – last year …continue reading

Portland Overreacts to skateboarder peeing in water supply

A skateboarder who peed into the 38 million gallon water supply of Portland, Oregon has prompted officials there into an over-reaction of melodramatic proportions.The Portland Water Bureau plans to empty the reservoir of the 38 million gallons of water and refill it, just to be safe. I am trying to think of analogies, situations in which there is a hint of contamination and a similar reaction might occur. Maybe, someone is seen peeing in their swimsuit close to the shore of an Atlantic beach. A lifeguard spots the no-no and orders a stretch of beach 10 miles long to be …continue reading

Hawaiian Surfer Jack Johnson Headlines Hangout Festival in Gulf Shores

Jack Johnson

Who better to headline a cool music party on the beach than Hawaiian surfer Jack Johnson? Well, he’s proven to be much more than a surfer – the son of a quite famous wave-rider named Jeff Johnson (1943-2009) Jack Johnson will bring his own style of folk pop alternative style music to the Chevrolet stage on Sunday, May 18th, 2014. And what a perfect stage for this fellow. What I like about the Chevy stage is being able to sit back in one of the many chaise lounge chairs behind the standing crowd, and still have a great view and …continue reading

Don’t miss Bastille at Hangout Music Festival 2014


¬†On the cusp of almost everyone knowing their name, the British band Bastille will sweetly and no doubt eloquently invade the sugar white sands of Gulf Shores, Alabama next month. You only have to listen to a few songs by Bastille, formed in 2010, to realize they have a voice that reflects our collective souls. Enough said here. Listen, watch and you will agree. – Preston Brady III, Mobile Tribune¬†Bastille: “Flaws”

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