3rd Annual
Rogue Independent
Music Festival
New Progressive Music from the Southeast
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The Festival (third year):
After the success of the first two festivals, we just had to do it again!  Like last year, the festival was two days with12 bands.  Once again, the festival was a success and everyone involved had a great time.  If you weren't there, this is what you missed:

Day 1 (Saturday, July 17, 2004)

Wheatstone Bridge
The first band to perform at this year's festival was Wheatstone Bridge.  With their heavy, intricate songs, the band was an excellent opening to two days of great music.

Wheatstone Bridge Wheatstone Bridge
Hazard Factor
Next up was Hazard Factor who put on a unique and adventurous show of part improvisation, part written material.  The band created an ethereal atmosphere through the use of a variety of effects and instruments.
Hazard Factor Hazard Factor
The third band on the bill was Farpoint. Through wonderful vocal harmonies and a beautiful songwriting, this Yes influenced band created a beautiful landscape of sound.
Farpoint Farpoint
Lord Only
Lord Only took the stage next with a combination of complicated, progressive metal arrangements and cool vocal harmonies.  Bassist John Turner's onstage collection of 7 string basses was a definite highlight for bassists in the crowd.
Lord Only Lord Only
Man on Fire
Third on the bill was the neo-prog group, Man on Fire.  Fronted by singer/keyboardist Jeff Hodges, the band took their turn on stage bringing their atmospheric pop sound to the festival.
Man on Fire Man on Fire
Timothy Pure
Closing out the first night was Timothy Pure for their first show in Atlanta in seven years...and what a show it was!  This group certainly deserves the reputation that they have built of being an incredible live act!
Timothy Pure Timothy Pure
Day 2 (Sunday, July 18, 2004)
Electric Poem
Opening the second day was Electric Poem.  Their set was filled with rocking songs in the vein of The Doors meets The Cult. 
Electric Poem Electric Poem
Cobweb Strange
The second band of the day was Cobweb Strange.  Performing dark, psychedelic prog, the band has been compared to a cross between King Crimson and The Doors.
Click on the link below to hear clips from the 2003 Cobweb Strange Performance:

Cobweb Strange 2003 Fest AUDIO

Cobweb Strange Cobweb Strange
Next up was Z-Axis.  With a variety of keyboards and heavily effected guitar tones, many of their jam oriented songs could work well as in a movie soundtrack.  This year, the band added dance performances and a new slide show to their performance.
Z-Axis Z-Axis
Compared to an acoustic version of Tool with female vocals, the band Belljar put on an impressive show.  Excellent drumming, creative songwriting and slightly unusual instrumentation all combined to make this band stand out from the crowd.
Belljar Belljar
Karma Lingo
Next up was Karma Lingo.  With more instruments on stage than just about any band since Gentle Giant and amazing vocal harmonies, this group put on an incredible performance!  Once again, the highlight of their show was a great cover of Queen's Bohemian Rhapsody. 
Karma Lingo Karma Lingo
Unbounded Sky
Closing out the festival was the youngest group of the night, Unbounded Sky.  This band created quite a buzz before their performance and with some of the best songwriting of the last 20 years, these young musicians have the potential to go very far!  Everyone was amazed by their show.
Unbounded Sky Unbounded Sky
Lights Video & Audio End Jam
Charles Holmes
Bassist for Karma Lingo running lights for the festival.
Trevon Broad & Ryan Broadie
Running video and sound for the 2004 Festival.
End Jam
Audience members joined band members onstage for to jam on "Wonderous Stroies" - Yes!