Hangout Festival returned to Gulf Shores, Alabama for its third year on May 18-20th.
Headlined by Jack White, Red Hot Chili Peppers and the Dave Matthews Band, it also featured The Flaming Lips performing Dark Side of the Moon, Wilco, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, Dr. Dog, Dawes, two sets from String Cheese Incident and an ecclectic mix of others (Dispatch, Steve Winwood, STS9, Gogol Bordello, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Flogging Molly, Coheed & Cambria, Paul Oakenfold, Randy Newman, Cage the Elephant, Alabama Shakes, Delta Spirit, M. Ward, Chris Cornell, more)…
Much of the festival was streamed live (here’s the webcast schedule for archival purposes) and highlights can be watched on demand at myspace/hangoutmusicfest. These include:
- “Be Mine” and “Hold On” by Alabama Shakes
- “Lonesome” by Dr. Dog
- “A Little Bit of Everything” by Dawes
- …plus Cage The Elephant, Dispatch, Flogging Molly, Gary Clark Jr, Gogol Bordello, Heartless Bastards, Young The Giant, Umphreys McGee, String Cheese Incident and more…
Check out Hangout pictures of Jack White, The Flaming Lips and others…
A video rip of Wilco’s entire set has surfaced on YouTube:
Additionally, The Flaming Lips’ full set – which includes them covering Pink Floyd’s entire Dark Side of the Moon with Phantogram as a solar eclipse shined over the Gulf Shores beach to the side of the stage – can be watched and downloaded (for free) here:
Future Heart commentary on last year’s fest – which also featured The Flaming Lips, and was webcast by Spin – is here (watch and download the Lips’ entire 2011 Hangout set – as filmed by concert video extraordinaire Jim Charna with professionally recorded and mixed audio provided by The Future Heart – here). 2011′s lineup gave the impression they were aiming to be the Austin City Limits of the springtime, on a beach. The 2012 lineup by contrast is more in line with Dave Matthews’ Caravans from last summer…but with white sand and palm trees…
Final Note: Phantogram will also play Dark Side with the Lips at Houston’s Free Press Summer Fest on June 2nd. According to Wayne Coyne, “We’ll come out, “We’re the Flaming Lips!” Do our thing, bam bam bam. We’re hoping to do “The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face” with Erykah Badu. We really …want to make this a special deal. So it’ll be a little Lips and then Pink Floyd’s “Dark Side of the Moon.” It should all run together pretty well. So I think there’ll be the screen and dancers and laser beams and all that shit. We’re not really doing it for you guys. We know you guys like it, but a lot of it is us doing this for ourselves. I don’t want people to think I’m like, “Great, I gotta run around in this fucking space bubble again.” We love doing it, and we want the fans to get the greatest show they can get. And I also want to stress that we love your Summer Fest. We want to come back all the time.”
Badu has also hinted of a live collab with the Lips on her website and facebook (which both note “Erykah Badu Surprise Performance with The Flaming Lips!”) and via twitter:
UPDATE Neither the Badu collab nor an attempt at playing David Bowie’s “Heroes” with Phantogram occurred in Houston – but Dark Side went as planned.