New 2017 (and 2018!) Festival Dates: Summer’s Tale, CRSSD, Into the Valley/Castle/Wild, Boston Calling, Heavy Montreal

CRSSD Festival Spring 2017
San Diego, California, US 
March four-5, 2017

This new downtown festival in sunny San Diego might have only debuted in 2015, but this latest entry in March will mark the fifth edition of CRSSD.

Boston Calling 2017
Allston, MA 
May possibly 26-28, 2017

More than on the East Coast, Boston Calling also pulls a spring-fall double feature. The Memorial Day weekend Boston Calling moves from its initial home in City Hall Plaza down the street to Allston.

A Summer’s Tale Festival 2017
Luhmühlen, Germany 
August 2-five, 2017

We love the name of this newer German festival. A Summer’s Tale returns for its next chapter this August. Franz Ferdinand has currently been tapped as their initial headliner.

Photo Credit: Axel Schilling

Photo Credit: Axel Schilling

Into the Valley
Rummu, Estonia
June 29-July 1, 2017

The organizers of Into the Valley took on the tough activity of finding a new venue as exclusive as their original place in Sweden. This year sees the fledgling festival take flight to Estonia at an abandoned limestone quarry on the site of a former prison. Even though they were at it, the group also announced new festivals at a castle in South Africa and a factory in Sweden.

Into The Wild
Stora Vica, Sweden 
August ten-12, 2017

Into The Castle
Cape Town, South Africa
January 26-27, 2018


Heavy Montreal
Montreal, Quebec, Canada

July 28-29, 2018

Due to renovations at Parc Jean-Drapeau, Heavy Montreal will be on hiatus this year. To put some balm on that wound, organizers Evenko have already procured dates for 2018.


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Content Friday + The Tale of the Hardwood Floors

Hardwood Floors

Let me start off this post by saying: WE’RE Done! The remodel is accomplished! Properly, I’m thinking about it completed. We need to have to touch up some paint, add a couple of baseboards, and paint the home exterior. But the dust and debris and demolition and all of the dudes coming and going from our property every day — that’s all over. I can clean and start off moving things back into our house just in time for Baby Girl to get right here. And that, close friends, is one thing I nearly doubted would ever come about. There have been days when I was quite positive we were going to be remodeling until… forever.

But for your Friday entertainment, let me inform you The Tale of the Hardwood Floors. This tiny story is why we ended up a couple of weeks behind schedule. Component of the remodel was expanding both our living area and dining space, and we wanted to install hardwood to match the rest of the house. The existing wood floors are original from the 1950’s, but we located a business who felt confident that they could match the wood and make the transitions seamless. So they came in, installed, sanded, buffed, lacquered, and on and on. It is a days-lengthy process that then wants to dry for at least a week just before you can put furniture or rugs on it. So it is fairly the disruption, particularly with a toddler on the loose.

The day they were finishing, I noticed some drops of floor varnish on our current wood floor. They had somehow spilled a line of varnish drips across virtually all of our living space and didn’t notice. So I showed them and they attempted to wipe them but they had dried. NOOOOOO! I know, it is a completely first planet issue, but at the end of a 9 month remodel the last issue you want to see is an error that could possibly set you back. Given that the drops were dry, they tried to scrub them off with turpentine. So we had a perfectly great wood floor with spots that were scrubbed dull. Following that we began searching about a lot more — there were footprints in the varnish, waves in the new wood floor exactly where they had sanded poorly, spots that didn’t get an even coat of finish, and spots that were dyed darker than the rest of the floor. It was a mess. And I just about lost it. I mean, 9 months pregnant, a baby due in 4 weeks, and a floor that we had to commence fully over. (Which, in turn, meant that I nonetheless couldn’t get the nursery set up since our living room furnishings was temporarily staying in there.)

So that’s what we did, we started more than. The bossman at the floor organization fortunately recognized that it was a bum job and hired another company in town to come and repair it all. And that is been the quite last issue to take place. They came, sanded it all down to bare wood (A lot more DUST GAHHHH), buffed, varnished, and sanded and buffed and varnished again. Three times in all. Nowadays is the day we can finally put furniture on it, although rugs can not go in for a although. But at least Hank has a spot to run around once more and our residence doesn’t smell like varnish fumes any much more.

And right here we aaaaaare! I’ll ultimately be sitting on our couch in our own living space tonight, instead of camping out in the studio or in Hankie’s space. And even even though now we have our function cut out for us to clean it all up and put away every thing that’s in storage, I’m so looking forward to that component of it all. Hope you guys have had a fantastic week! xoxo

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