I was recently asked for some thoughts on the Nateva Festival and how it’s shaping up buzz-wise on a national scale. Here’s what got printed…

Nateva is a big deal nationally, said Justin Ward, editor of livemusicblog.com. “On the festival circuit, bands like Furthur, moe., STS9, She & Him, Grizzly Bear and the Flaming Lips are all a pretty big deal. For an inaugural fest to book a lineup like this could be called a big deal, yes,” he wrote in an e-mail. “I’d say the buzz is that this has a potential to be a big festival and/or largely successful for years to come assuming they properly plan the logistics.”

Yeah that’s right, bitch. Better plan those logistics!

Jamtown, U.S.A. [The Portland Press Herald]