When: Sat., Sept. 27 2014
rock 'n' roll, garage rock, experimental rock, rock, folk, 6 p.m.
Joel Hamilton at Tattooed Moose has organized a killer lineup for Rocktoberfest, and by that we mean the festival formerly known as Rocktoberfest. The name change occurred after a cease-and-desist letter. “It was a company out West that has a music festival with the same name,” Tattooed Moose’s Julia Heckman says. “I guess they felt threatened by how awesome our version is.” Now called Moosetoberfest, this year’s dream lineup includes Charleston’s Punks&Snakes, Dumb Doctors, Mechanical River, Post Cobra, and Mr. Jenkins. Also, Columbia-based Stefanie Santana and Those Lavender Whales will bring their indie folk to the mix, while indie-grunge group Couches hail all the way from San Francisco. The music isn’t the only thing that’s special about Moosetoberfest. “We rotate bands both inside and outside on our patio, drink yummy fall beers, and we always do a food special. This year it will be Meathouse bratwurst and sauerkraut,” the Moose’s Suzanne Stone says. “It’s just a good vibe all around.” —Kelly Rae Smith SATURDAY