Top 10 Educated Guesses for Free Press Summer Fest


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Kendrick Lamar at one of his two December 27, 2012 Houston shows
KENDRICK LAMAR
Two sellouts in Houston this past December could equal at least a headlining slot at FPSF, or at least an early-evening appearance.

Estimated Odds: 75 percent. Houston loves Lamar. CRAIG HLAVATY


BARONESS
The band's horrific van accident last fall was a big blow, but they have battled back ably. They are playing Bonnaroo just a week or so before FPSF, and this would be a cool make-up date for their canceled Warehouse Live show in November.

Estimated Odds: 50 percent. OK, maybe I just want this to happen. CRAIG HLAVATY


OF MONSTERS AND MEN
Iceland's biggest pop exports since Bjork (herself a FPSF long-long shot) have been perched in iTunes' Alternative Top 10 for several months, and have a very tight window between Arkansas' Wakarusa festival and sold-out Austin and Dallas dates right after Summer Fest.

Estimated Odds: 50 percent. The band's site lists them at Wakarusa every day of the festival (May 30-June 2), but the routing is awful convenient, and surely they won't play all four days. Right? CHRIS GRAY


ANIMAL COLLECTIVE
By my estimation AC's Houston stops have been nearly non-existent, and they have a local following who drives to Austin to see them every year or so. Come on, give the Bayou City kids a little something.

Estimated Odds: 40 percent. Can we also get a Panda Bear after party somewhere too? CRAIG HLAVATY

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Eleanor Tinsley Park

500 Allen Parkway, Houston, TX

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Mugginhtown
Mugginhtown

One last prediction. Arctic Monkeys is playing Dallas on the 31st...

Mugginhtown
Mugginhtown

One last prediction. Arctic Monkeys is playing Dallas on the 31st...

H_e_x
H_e_x

Don't bands have clauses in their contracts with venues not to play a show within x miles for y amount of days?

And Animal Collective can keep on playing in Austin, that's too close as it is.

Travis Leatherwood
Travis Leatherwood

They posted a Postal Service video a little while back, and tour dates fit, so I'd put that at like 95%. Wilco and Kendrick Lamar would make me real happy, and Baroness would also be awesome. Also I'd add the Arctic Monkeys to the list of likely people. or at least, they better be there, with these tour dates- http://www.arcticmonkeys.com/gigs.php

flacorock312
flacorock312

I'll give you my guesses...heck, i'll almost confirmt this: 99% chance.

Alabama Shakes is a lock, The Postal Service is also a lock and since Jenny is touring with them, Wilco will have to be a lock. Kendrick Lamar should be a lock because he's the most obvious hiphop act, as for Destiny's Child.....I'M SO GLAD THEY CAN'T AFFORD THEM!

Mugginhtown
Mugginhtown

I would put The Damned on that list too. They're in Austin on the 30th and would fit nicely in the slot The Descendents filled last year.

Jonathan Oneal
Jonathan Oneal

Kendrick Lamar + Baroness = Throwing Money at Brian Smith

gossamersixteen
gossamersixteen topcommenter

Pulling for baroness, that would RAWK.. Also my bloody valentine, though I believe they're not fans of festivals. I just hope the festival maintains it's diversity; I don't want to see it devolve into the fiasco of crap that is this year's rodeo lineup.

heili.geistert
heili.geistert

I keep hearing all of these rumors about Daft Punk, too.  I'm hoping for Postal Service.  And wow, Craig, if you really think Wilco is a strong possibility, yay!!!  (AM I A WINE DRINKER???)

dangellet
dangellet

One of those Black Flag splinter bands maybe?

J.A.Justice
J.A.Justice

Daft Punk, Iggy, Postal Service and Deftones are my guesses for top bills.

Mugginhtown
Mugginhtown

@flacorock312 Alabama Shakes is booked in Colorado for Sunday, so that seems like a reach. As far as hip hop, I'm personally hoping for Public Enemy. :)

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