- Purple Hatter’s Ball Initial Lineup Released!
The Purple Hatter’s Ball, held from May 9-11, 2014 at the Spirit of Suwanee Music Park in Live Oak, FL, has just announced a stellar lineup for their seventh annual musical event. With Beats Antique, Emancipator Ensemble, The New Mastersounds, The Heavy Pets, and The Nth Power topping the bill, this is one festival that you won’t want to miss.The lineup (show below) is particularly eclectic, promoting a wide array of musical styles all in one venue. And, with three day tickets priced at only $65, The Purple Hatter’s Ball gives you quite the bang for your buck. Yes, you did read that right… only sixty-five dollars to see over 40 bands on three stages over three magical, musical nights… and camping is included with the price! W0w!Additionally, this year’s festival will offer scheduled activities for the first time, including yoga, painting, massages, arts workshops, and many more.Sounds like a great time to me. That Emancipator Ensemble show should be a very intriguing orchestration of Emancipator’s trip-hop beats, and definitely worth checking out. Not to mention all the other fantastic bands playing at the Purple Hatter’s Ball. Is it May yet?Here’s the full lineup announcement:Beats AntiqueEmancipator EnsembleThe New MastersoundsThe Heavy PetsThe Nth PowerDubConsciousSpace CaponeRising AppalachiaGreenhouse LoungeCatfish AllianceLocos Por JuanaGrandpa’s Cough MedicineApplebutter ExpressSir CharlesVlad the InhalerZak tha BlakTrial By StoneKetchy ShubyStillwoodCherry RoyaleShoes and LacesSPOREHerd of WattsParker Urban BandSqueedlepussJason Lamar & the RigJacksonvegasLove ChunkMorning FattyStereo VuduFlat LandHail Cassius NeptuneBells and RobesDJ RubyMSNRAParker RobinsonTrillucinationLeGingeEllofunkCombustibleSethEdemikBit DeffMason MastersMatthew Connor-David Melamed (@DMelamz)
- US Pro Championships – Garmin’s Dave Zabriskie’s Race Bike
This one (and a couple of other shots) are not DZ’s bike, but the one on the scale at bottom is. By the time I spotted the Garmin team car and bikes, they were queued up on the main start lane. Ã‚Â Dave Zabriskie was lounging, pretty much like you see above, as I approached. Ã‚Â The conversation went something like this, during which time no emotion was elicited from DZ whatsoever, just an overly laid back tone:ME: Hey Dave, mind if I take a couple pictures of your bike?DAVE: There’s bikes right there (nodding toward the ones on the roof of the team car).ME: Yeah, but I’m weighing a bike from each team and photographing it.DAVE: Okay.ME: Mind if I pull the water bottles out?DAVE: Really?ME: Well, I’m going to weigh it.DAVE: I guess. Ã‚Â Whatever.TEAM GUY: What does it weigh?ME: 15lb, 14oz.DAVE: What?TEAM GUY: Hmmmm, really?ME: (after replacing bottles) Thanks, Good luck today! Ã‚Â Would you mind doing an interview sometime?DAVE: Sure.From there, DZ went on to lead the race for more than half the race by as much as 4:45, mimicking his winning Time Trial performance from Saturday. Ã‚Â Check the out pics and details of the Felt AR Team Issue bike after the break… Whereas most downtubes tend to widen out at the bottom to nearly match the width of the BB shell, Felt’s maintains it’s shape, making a very interesting junction. Ã‚Â The bikes are spec’d with 3T stem and bar, Zipp wheels and full Dura-Ace.The team argyle on top of the raw carbon weave is pretty tight.The backside of the BB is really shapely, too.