Black Angels to Headline the Clean Air Clear Stars Festival in Joshua Tree on 10/10-10/12

Festival to Raise Awareness of the Serious Endangerment of Joshua Tree National Park

All Proceeds to Benefit Global Inheritance

The Second Annual Clean Air, Clear Stars Music Festival will take place this year on October 10, 11 & 12 at Pappy & HarrietÂ’s Pioneertown Palace in historic Pioneertown , CA . All proceeds from the three day festival will benefit Global Inheritance, a 501 (c)3 organization that creates inspirational and educational programs to further environmental awareness with the goal of reversing the effects of global warming and encouraging positive action for a sustainable future.

The line-up for this yearÂ’s festival is as follows. Friday Oct 10th: Mere Mortals, LSD and the Search for God, Lower Heaven, and Dead Meadow. On the acoustic after-hours stage: CB Brand, and HeÂ’s My Brother SheÂ’s My Sister. Saturday Oct 11th: The Black Pine, Fauna Valetta, Federale, Cuchillo, War Paint, Restaurant, Eskimo Hunter, Swoon 23 and the Black Angels. Acoustic stage: Miranda Lee Richards, Cat Martino, Wayne Everett, and Highway. Sunday Oct 12th: Chief Nowhere, Golden Animals, Sundown Machine, Goldrush, Silver Rockets, Mezzanine Owls, Hopewell and Special Guests.

The festival was founded as a reaction to the July 2006 Sawtooth wildfire (caused by lightening) that burned over 61,000 acres destroying over 200 homes and businesses in Joshua Tree National Park and Pioneertown. Pioneertown, originally built in 1946 as a movie set for western films staring such luminaries of the genre as Gene Autry, Roy Rogers, Annie Oakley and the Cisco Kid amongst others, was in imminent danger, but mercifully saved. Presale tickets (www.ticketweb.com) for the event are $40 for the weekend, and $15 for a day pass. Camping accommodations will also be available, please check the website for details.

In keeping with the spirit of the successful first year which featured 33 bands over three days and raised over $5,000, Clean Air, Clear Stars will feature a host of international independent bands whom share in the love and respect for the favorite desert escape of Joshua Tree Park and the infamous neighboring roadhouse music venue that is Pappy and HarrietÂ’s Pioneertown Palace. With the rising price of gas and suffering economy, it should be noted that all of the artists are incurring their own travel expenses and donating their performances. This yearÂ’s sponsors include Indie 103.1 Radio, Vacancy Records, Spaceland, Swing House, the Yucca Inn and Real Rock nÂ’Roll Catering amongst others.

Key organizer and singer for Sky Parade, Tommy Dietrick further explains “Last year was an inspiring and monumental experience. People’s attitudes toward the challenges we face today are resonating throughout our music community. It’s this kind of unity that proves we can make a difference when we continue on a path of personal responsibility, determination and hope. What makes this festival so unique is its’ grass roots nature and the willingness for change that it represents. The modern revolution of our generation is to take us off this path over-consumption, greed and waste. Our goal is to shift individual habits as well as raise a unified voice to those in industry and the government who continue to choose to pollute our Earth with insufficient standards and legislation that panders to the conglomerate elite.”

CACS will also host a kick off party on Thurs Oct 9th at Spaceland with performances from Sky Parade, Hopewell and Swoon 23. Admission will be free for all artists whom are donating their time to perform at the festival.

About Global Inheritance:

Global Inheritance is an organization working to recreate activism for todayÂ’s young generation. Their initiatives focus on the power of creativity to communicate and pus for progressive social change while rejecting conflict. For further information please visit www.globalinheritance.org

About the Endangerment of Joshua Tree National Park:

Joshua Tree National Park ranks as one of the most endangered national parks in the U.S. according to environmental groups. Relying on a particular set of weather conditions and well-timed rains, Joshua trees have managed to survive for centuries in the Mohave desert, the only place on the planet that the large yucca species can be found. The slightest disruption in the fragile eco-system would devastate the delicate desert habitat and destroy all of the native inhabitants and plants, including the trees which are necessary to the survival of a variety of wildlife.

With the acceleration of global warming, climate change directly impacts the dry areas of the American Southwest and the desert ecosystems will be the first to experience the impact of water shortages which will reduce plant and insect populations and in turn accelerate the fire cycle. The increase in greenhouse gases and elevated air pollution have also contributed to the proliferation of an invasive weed known as Red Brome which is new to the area, and in part suspected to be a contributing factor to the expanding fires within the region.

For further information, please visit:

www.cleanairclearstars.com

www.myspace.com/cleanairclearstars

www.pappyandharriets.com

Author: James McQuiston

Ph.D. in Political Science, Kent State University.

I have been the editor at NeuFutur / neufutur.com since I was 15. Looking for new staff members all the time; email me if you are interested. Thanks!

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