Hangout Festival 2011 – ZEW Interviews, Pics

 

92ZEW, the Official Voice of Hangout Music Festival. Broadcasting all weekend backstage with interviews, performances and plenty of ways to win your way in and backstage.

Scroll down to listen to ZEW interviews/performances with the Black Keys, Grace Potter, Warren Haynes, Galactic, Moon Taxi, Civil Twilight, Widespread Panic, founder Shaul Zislin and more.

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Black Keys pose with Lee
Tony Clifton
Pretty Lights - Hangout Festival 2011
Inside for the Friday morning kick-off party for ZEW Listeners
Nice Evenings on the Beach, Hangout Festival 2011
Looks Ready for the big Partay
Gene Murrell, Grace Potter Hangout Festival 2011
Michael Franti on Kids Shaka Stage
My Morning Jacket Hangout Festival 2011
ZEW Festival Preview Before the Gates Open Hangout Fest 2011
Keller Williams
This guy was loving Xavier Rudd
Big Gigantic
Prettiest Place for a Fest
Motorhead Hangout Festival 2011
Michael Franti fans
What a scene for Mariachi El Bronx
Rival Sons
Tall Cool One
Hangout Festival 2011
Flaming Lips Hangout Festival 2011
Grace Potter with winners - take 2
Minus the Bear Hangout Festival 2011
Warren Haynes jams with Grace Potter Hangout Festival 2011
Flaming Lips Hangout Festival 2011
Avett Brothers,  Hangout Festival 2011
Radio People Stick Together
Meandering Michael Franti - Hangout Festival 2011
Overview Hangout Fest 2011
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Michael Franti & everyone young & old Hangout Festival 2011
Grace Potter Hangout Festival 2011
Amos Lee, Hangout Festival 2011
Michael Franti from the Sky
Girl Talk - Hangout Festival 2011
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Beachscene
Mayor Craft takes a posing moment - Hangout Festival 2011
Missy and Amos Lee Hangout Festival 2011
Michael Franti, Pablo
'because the nighttime, is the right time'
Black Keys with everyone - Hangout Festival 2011
Paul Simon, Hangout Festival 2011
Afternoon Crowd
Medeski Martin & Wood
VIP Viewing from the pool
Jonathan Tyler & the Northern Lights
A Tall Cool One
Amos Lee
Black Keys with Everyone - Hangout Festival 2011
Foo Fighters - Dave Grohl Hangout Festival 2011
Avett Brothers, Hangout Festival 2011
Chillin' to tunes
They were dancin, dancin on the beach
Front Row!
VIP
Balloon Man on da beach!
Cee Lo Green Hangout Festival 2011
Xavier Rudd Hangout Festival 2011
92ZEW opening party Friday before gates, Hangout Festival 2011
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Motorhead
Lee Ann with old Motor City radio/photog friend Steve Galli
Best Friends Moment
Black Keys pose with Lee Hangout Festival 2011
Foo Fighters, Hangout Festival 2011
Rock N Roll Chicks! Grace Potter, Lee Ann Waterrs
Sky Bar / Hammock Beach Lounge
Motorhead
Black Keys - Hangout Festival 2011
Dead Confederate Hangout Festival 2011
My Morning Jacket
Michael Franti Hangout Festival 2011
Shaul Zislin, Michael Franti, Mayor Craft
Foo Fighters
Foo Fighters
Grace Potter Hangout Festival 2011
JJ Grey
Matisyahu
Lee Ann, Taylor Hicks, Ian Neville - Hangout Festival 2011
Lee Ann had no idea she was hugging Taylor Hicks!
SkyView Lounge
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Flaming Lips Hangout Festival 2011
Medeski Martin & Wood
Everyone so nice and happy at Hangout Fest
Grace Potter and Radio friend Geno - Hangout Festival 2011
Michael Franti Live
Xavier Rudd - Hangout Festival 2011
Skybar-HammockBeach
Yes, there was a balloon man onsite Hangout Festival
Paul Simon, Hangout Festival 2011
Minus the Bear
Ween, Hangout Festival 2011
Media Tent had surprises
Xavier Rudd Fan, Hangout Festival 2011
Foo Fighters
Black Keys with Everyone, Hangout Festival 2011 backstage with ZEW
Before the Onslaught
Grace Potter with ZEW Winners - Hangout Festival 2011
Primus
Hangout Fest 2011
Welcome to Hangout Music Festival
Great way to end the day
Old Crow Medicine Show
Drive by Truckers - Hangout Festival 2011
Girl Talk stage/tent - Hangout Festival 2011
Fireworks - what a finale!
Michael Franti, mainstage, Hangout Fest 2011
Hangout Festival 2011
AA - Welcome to Hangout Music Festival
Hangout Fest 2011
Tim Camp, Sean 'Mosher' O'Connell & Josh Rhinehart (Music Allies)
Actor Michael Poppa John - Hangout Festival 2011 backstage
Avett Brothers, Hangout Festival 2011
Afternoon Crowd - Hangout Festival 2011
Fireworks Friday
Flaming Lips, Hangout Festival 2011
Dave Grohl Hangout Festival 2011
Hangout Fest 2011
Ween, Hangout Festival 2011
Tony Clifton
Skyview of Hangout Festival
Tony Clifton, Hangout Festival 2011
Roman Street
Foo Fighters,
Michael Franti Hangout Festival 2011
My Morning Jacket, Hangout Festival 2011
Primus
Grace Potter Hangout Festival 2011
Michael Franti, mainstage, Hangout  Fest 2011
Cee Lo - Hangout Festival 2011 (D. Vann)
Looks Nice at Night too
Cee Lo  - Hangout Festival 2011
Michael Franti in ZEW Lounge Bus
Michael Franti at the Shaka Stage doing an acoustic set
Media Tent
Primus
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Big Gigantic,  Hangout Festival 2011
Truth and Salvage Company Hangout Festival 2011
Old Crow Medcine Show
Fireworks
Galactic's Ben Ellman Hangout Festival 2011
Michael Franti from the Sky
Shaul Zislin, Michael Franti, Mayor Craft
Pretty Lights
Paul Simon with fireworks
Pretty Lights Hangout Festival 2011
Lennon Bus, New Ride in the back
Grace Potter - Hangout Festival 2011
M Franti - Hangout Festival 2011
Trombone Shorty
Jonathan Tyler & the Northern Lights
92ZEW opening party Friday before gates, Hangout Festival 2011
Avett Brothers,  Hangout Festival 2011
Primus
Foo fighters
Hammock Beach - great place for chillin'
Michael Franti chats with Mayor & Hangout's Shaul
Flaming Lips Hangout Festival 2011
Boom Boom Room
Ween Crowd, Hangout Festival 2011
Black Keys pose with Lee
Tony Clifton
Pretty Lights - Hangout Festival 2011
Inside for the Friday morning kick-off party for ZEW Listeners
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Official Hangout Music Festival website
Hangout Festival Official Poster 2011Our special guest celebrity photographer from the Motor City enjoyed the sites and sounds of Hangout and took some mighty fine pics too for the ZEW (and CBS!). Most pics here  by Steve Galli
Listen to interviews the ZEW did with Warren Haynes, Michael Franti, Brandi Carlile, the Black Keys, Grace Potter, Amos Lee, Galactic, Shaul Zislin, and Civil Twilight HERE
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92ZEW Backstage Interviews

 

The Black Keys

upcoming Dr. John album Aurbach is producing, the magic of New Orleans and its music,

 

Brandi Carlile

 

Michael Franti

Along with an excellent lineup of bands, the first Hangout Festival was invaded by national news crews due to BP Oilspill. Franti was on the first year and this year.  Tim & Lee Ann were quite surprised when Franti basically stopped his show at Bonnaroo to tell audience they can support areas hit by the spill by going there and spending money (which a lot of businesses lost, see Ben Ellman’s interview below where he talks about his NOLA area friends).

We learned that Franti was encouraging folks to come down here at every show. “I come from California, which is known for its beaches, but I never knew Alabama has such beautiful beaches. I was so impressed with the beach, but more than that, the people that are so kind and thoughtful and after the last year so resiliant.”

Franti used a pic from last year’s festival for the centerfold of new record. “When something is wiped away, at first it’s a bad thing, but later something beautiful grows and grows from it and that’s what’s happening with this festival.  To see this kind of recovery after a year and to see this festival sort of be the hub of that, it’s like a rally point for people.”

“It’s an amazing thing to put on a festival of this size in any community. It takes the efforts of everybody, cooperation of city officials, resources of local businesses, people willing to take a risk. It’s not a festival making a mess, fighting and getting drunk. It’s people coming together to celebrate music.”

Galactic

Ben Ellmen kind of regretted wearing jeans, but still enjoying the time at Hangout Fest.  New record Ya-Ka-May recently released, Ben says Liquor Payne is favorite track, features Morning 40 Federation. Next album might have tibetan bowls collaboration.  Producing Trombone Shorty’s ‘Backawater’ where they basically kicked things around experimenting late night in the studio. Some of the songs have Shorty on drums, bass and are basically just Shorty.

Ben says they’re excited to play with their new singer Corey Glover (Living Color).

BP Oilspill talk too.

Louisiana has a lot of entertainment tax credits. A lot of records and movies are being produced in Louisiana right now because of the Louisiana’s Entertainment tax credits.

Grace Potter

Surprised to learn that her duet partner, Kenny Chesney, was playing at the Wharf the same weekend, discusses their recent release.  “It’s all about the song and whether or not it’s a good song, whether it’s country or folk, it’s the song.”

Potter revealed at the first Hangout Festival she and the Nocturnals watched fireworks from top of their bus and took cameras around pretending to be from MTV.

We also chatted about the first year jam with Warren Haynes and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band, who threw out cups of ice cream during their set.


Warren Haynes performed new tune ‘Man in Motion’ and talked with us


Warren Haynes interview

 


Warren Haynes interview

 


Warren Haynes interview

 


Civil Twilight and Moon Taxi interview each other

 


Shaul Zislin, founder of Hangout Music Festival and the Hangout

 


Widespread Panic’s JoJo Herman

 

some pics by Steve Galli