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FPSF 2016: Mostly Highlights with a Chance of Rain

As a painful introduction, we just learned and feel it vital to with with the news that a festival attendee, Megan Tilton, passed away after leaving the festival in medical transport. For the…

FPSF Announces 2016 Lineup with Headliners Deadmau5, Modest Mouse, The National

We’re firm believers that Houston doesn’t get the recognition it deserves when it comes to its cultural offerings. One staple of the city’s music scene is Free Press Summer Festival, held each year…

Day for Night Festival’s Inaugural Event in Two Weeks

In two weeks’ time, Day for Night Festival will take place in Houston, TX on December 19 & 20, featuring headliners such as Kendrick Lamar, New Order, Philip Glass Ensemble, and Death Grips…

Photo Gallery: Our Best Photos from FPSF 2015

Yesterday, we brought you our weekend highlights from the outstanding 2015 installation of Houston’s FPSF. Check out a gallery of our favorite photos from the weekend below. All photographs © Bryan C. Parker…

Hometown Pride and Festival Highlights at FPSF 2015

As soon as I glimpsed the FPSF 2015 lineup, I couldn’t wait for the festival to arrive. Over the years, FPSF has continued and furthered their commitment to two important categories of bands:…

Reasons We’re Starting Our Summer with FPSF Again

To be honest, you had me at Future Islands, FPSF. I can’t figure out why other texas festivals haven’t booked the band, who have garnered spots on major festivals across the country. Future…

FPSF Highlights from a Former Houstonian

Editor’s note: this year, Austin-based music blog Pop Press International is so lucky to showcase not one but two different articles from the perspective of native Houstonians. Read on for these highlights from…

Photo Gallery: Our Best Photos from FPSF 2014

We’re proud to present a gallery of our best photographs from this year’s FPSF 2014. All photos below © Bryan Parker & Pop Press International except photos of Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic…

FPSF Day 2 Recap Featuring Sylvan Esso, Tune-Yards, and Lauryn Hill

The second day of FPSF 2014 dawned with less chance of rain but warmer temperatures. Often, I find the most rewarding festival experiences happen early in the day. The crowds are thinner, the…

A Summer Staple: FPSF 2014 Photo Essay

As an Austin-based blog, we’ve always viewed FPSF with outstiders’ eyes. This year, we’re excited to publish this photo essay by our new contributor and Houston native Madeline Harvey. Here’s her take on…

Photo Gallery: Shots from the Crowd at FPSF 2014

Rain or shine, Free Press Summer Fest will prevail. We might just have to take a short evacuation. Regardless, FPSF 2014 did not disappoint, and how could it? Each year it houses such a wide…

FPSF Day 1 Recap Featuring Childish Gambino, Vampire Weekend, and Rain

Considering that all of Eleanor Tinsley Park was evacuated around 2:00 PM preceding some heavy rain in Houston’s downtown area, the first day of FPSF 2014 still proved enjoyable, boasting many outstanding performances….

FPSF Announces Lineup Additions Including Twin Shadow & Houston Rap Supergroup

Yesterday, we brought you our heartfelt list of why we love FPSF. No one should need another reason to attend such a great festival, but FPSF is giving you one anyway. Recently, the…

Five Reasons to Kick-off Your Summer with FPSF

– 1. The Lineup Year after year, I’m impressed by FPSF’s lineup. This festival, along with Austin Psych Fest and Fun Fun Fun Fest, possess some of the remaining shreds of authenticity in…

FPSF Day Two with The Men, Cat Power, and TV on the Radio

Scattered overnight showers weren’t about to stop the second day of FPSF. Unfortunately, the ominous radar images had me moving sluggishly, foolishly procrastinating what I thought would be an early afternoon in the…

FPSF Day One with Iggy and the Stooges, Passion Pit, and Postal Service

Free Press Summer Festival, known verbally as “Free Press” and digitally as FPSF, held its fifth annual music festival this past weekend in Houston’s Eleanor Tinsley Park. The young festival appears to share…

FPSF Preview: A Place To Bury Strangers Discusses Desire to Fornicate with Texas

If you’re booking a festival, hell, if you’re booking a show anytime or anywhere, you should consider A Place to Bury Strangers. Few bands making music today come with a more talked about…

FPSF Preview: Interview with The Sour Notes

Before The Sour Notes were one of Austin’s most steadfast acts, some of its members called Houston home. This weekend they’ll return to the HTX for an appearance at FPSF alongside huge acts…

Free Press Summer Fest Releases Schedule for Great 2013 Lineup

For a relatively small festival that feels like it’s still in its infancy, Free Press Summer Fest constantly delivers some knockout surprises. While The Postal Service has gone on to announce an extensive…

Free Press Summer Fest Returns with Killer Lineup, Stream Tracks from Performing Artists

In response to Austin’s enormous SXSW, Austin City Limits, and Fun Fun Fun festivals, Houston is carving out a name for itself by hosting its own outstanding festival in the heart of downtown….

Free Press Summer Fest Day Two Part Two

Half way through the second day of Free Press Summer Fest, the sun was scorching and we could feel our slight sunburns worsening. However, the Fancy Pants tent cured what ailed us when…

Fitz & The Tantrums

Free Press Summer Fest Day Two Part One

Welcome to the first part of our coverage of day 2 of Houston’s Free Press Summer Fest. If you missed our first two days of coverage, then you don’t know about the body…

The Flaming Lips

Free Press Summer Fest Day One Part Two (feat. Snoop Dogg and The Flaming Lips)

Yesterday we brought you coverage from some outstanding bands performing at Free Press Summer Fest. Today, we continue that coverage and kick it off by writing about a band that hails from Houston’s neighbor…

The Crowd

Free Press Summer Fest Day One Part One (feat. Best Coast and Diplo)

Free Press Summer Fest has some serious cred for the following reasons: 1) the festival was started by two organizations that are locally oriented and grassroots, 2) the festival does an amazing job…

The Avett Brothers

Free Press Summer Fest Day Two Teaser

Expect full coverage of Houston’s 4th anual Free Press Summer Fest on the site Tuesday and Wednesday. You can read about which bands we saw, which bands were killer, and see great photos…

Free Press Summer Fest Day One Teaser

Early next week, Pop Press International will have extensive coverage of Free Press Summer Fest with an onslaught of phenomenal photographs and write-ups about highlights. For now, we give you eight great photographs from…

Free Press Summer Fest In Houston This Weekend

After steadily increasing attendance by 15,000 each year since inception and hosting alumni such as Girl Talk, Yeasayer, and Sharon Jones, this year’s Free Press Summer Fest promises to be the biggest and…

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