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Future Loves Past Is Putting On Lushfest, A Two-Day Festival  To Hype The Release Of Their Newest Album, All The Luscious Plants


By Jeff Moses
Modern Times Magazine

Sept. 13, 2013 — I feel like it is already set in stone that Future Loves Past’s album release party Lushfest, for their record All The Luscious Plants, is going to be rather amazing. The local pop-rockers really went the extra mile to make sure that their release will be unforgettable.

First and foremost,its always a million times cooler when a release is on vinyl. So, for FLP the first step toward awesome was taken when they decided to release a record instead of a CD.

Next, a great venue is obviously key to any great party, and for an album release, Tempe’s Sail Inn, 26 S. Farmer Ave., is one of the best. Just ask the Thinbloods, or The Hourglass Cats, or any of the other scores of bands who have used the hippy dive bar to release their album. Their sound system is great, drinks are reasonably priced, the outdoor stage area is massive, and the fact that there are two stages makes every show there that much more of an experience.

But what really sets FLP’s party apart from other album releases is their two-day festival format featuring some of Phoenix’s absolute best bands. The list includes The Hill in Mind, The madera Strand, Banana Gun, Sister Lip, Northern Hustle, Field Tripp, Saddles, Snakes! Snakes! Snakes!, Japhy’s Descent, Danger Paul, Of the painted Choir, Wooden Indian, Deadfoxx, Sundressed, The Woodworks, St. Ranger, Huckleberry, Vial of Sound, TKLB and of course, Future Loves Past.

Besides the headliner some of the other musical highlights of this show are all female jazz/rock band Sister Lip, stony cool rockers Japhy’s Descent, the extremely progressive Wooden Indian, and St. Ranger who have just been making phenomenal music for years. There isn't a bad band on the list.

Day one of “Lushfest,” will be happening Friday, kicks off at 6 p.m., and goes until 2 a.m. Day two will kick-off at 4:20 p.m. with an acoustic jam featuring FLP and friends, and also rocking until 2 a.m.

With Sail Inn’s two stage setup it really is the best local venue for this kind of show and after the great successes of Phoechella I think this one is only going to get better.

The show is 21 and up and tickets are $10 at the door for single day passes and $15 at the door two day passes.

Jeff Moses is the Music/Arts editor at Modern Times Magazine. He can be reached at
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