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Forecastle Festival Unveils Music Lineup

When it comes to music festivals here in the Midwest, we don't get much outside of Chicago. And even though a few have popped up in recent years, the real midwest heavyweight each year is the Forecastle Festival in Louisville, Kentucky. I went to my first Forecastle last summer and was very impressed by the layout and the event as a whole. The festival organizers have just announced the full music lineup for this years event, and I am pretty excited about alot of the bands playing.

The headliners have been known for awhile, and you gotta love the inclusion of The Black Keys and The Black Crowes, should be a blast with those bands. But what really caught my attention was the middle of the lineup, which features bands like Royal Bangs, The Whigs, Dead Confederate, Gringo Star, Annuals, These United States and The Deep Vibration. Wow, really solid stuff there.

Not to mention some great inclusions, as always, from Cincinnati as well. Seabird, The Lions Rampant, Bad Veins and You, You're Awesome are all playing the festival this year!

So grab your tickets for the 8th annual Forecastle Festival now!

Full music lineup after the jump..

Win Pearl Jam - Ten Vinyl Re-Issue

How long it's been since you played your old copy of Pearl Jam's debut album? Or better yet, do you even know where it is? If you were lucky enough to snag this classic on vinyl back when it was released, then kudos to you, but most of us were not as lucky. Well, now we can all get a copy because Pearl Jam's excellent debut album, Ten, is being re-issued on high quality vinyl on March 24th and it's a must have if you are a fan of PJ, or just have an appreciation for good records in general.

And here at ENS, we are pretty excited to be able to give away a copy of the re-issued album to you! This one is gonna be a comment contest, so give us your favorite Pearl Jam song of all time and a very short reason why. I will select a winner at the end of next week, so good luck! (Be sure to leave your email in the comment submission form, so we can reach you if you win) If your comment does not show up right away, give it a little time..

US residents only for this contest please.

In the meantime, take a shot at The Pearl Jam Ten Game and watch the video which gives more details about the re-issues.