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The Toadies at Untapped Festival 2014

Summer time in Texas leads to numerous welcome traditions, including music festivals, floating the forest, camping, and general outside good timing. Float Fest seems to fit many of these into one weekend. The third annual tubing/music confluence, scheduled for This summer 16-17 in San Marcos, offers festivalgoers the chance to drift the forest, camp overnight (a couple of nights, with respect to the ticket package) and spend a weekend jamming to nearly 20 hrs of live music.

The Toadies at Untapped Festival 2014

2010 edition is going to be headlined by Ron Ross (Saturday) and Chromeo (Sunday), but features numerous Austin-based artists too, including Fat Tony, Wild Moccasins and Slim Thug. These artists will most definitely entertain the sun’s rays-drenched masses, however they aren’t the only real ones who are able to achieve this.

5. JAY-Z (task. UGK), “Big Pimpin'”
Talking about Jay-Z, he isn’t from Texas. But UGK is, plus they outright hijack this song from Jiggaman themself. The late Pimp C shouts out Texas, Bun B calls themself the “Southern rap impresario” and also the video happens on the yacht packed with bikini-clad ladies. That’s textbook summer time game.

Listed here are 10 Texas tracks from Texas artists tailor-designed for summer time outside fun.

10. ZZ TOP, “Gimme All Of Your Lovin'”
The important thing to the effective summer time song will be up-tempo and appealing, which Austin stories don’t dissatisfy about this 1983 single. This seems like the kind of song you’d hear blaring from the Harley parked outdoors Zoysia Fred’s on the hot This summer mid-day.

9. UGK, “Pocket Filled with Gemstones”
Southern rap and steamy summer time days match like floating the forest and lightweight beer. Something concerning the swampy beat just talks towards the heat we Texans endure 4-5 several weeks annually. Fortunately, that heat will be a lot simpler to deal with with UGK around the radio along with a cold lake nearby.

8. ROBERT EARL KEEN, “The Street Continues Forever”
Perhaps the finest “Texas Country” song ever created, this Robert Earl Keen number not just mentions a lady meeting her buddies in the river, but additionally a few running off and away to the shore. Plus, the lyrics “the road continues forever/and also the party never ends,” perfectly contextualizes the number of experience summer time.

6. BEYONCÉ (task. JAY-Z), “Crazy For Each OtherInch
Fitting, thinking about it was the summer time anthem of 2003. It was Beyoncé staking her claim because the new queen of pop, aided by Jay-Z, who still seemed inspired (pour one out for inspired Jay-Z). The up-tempo horns set the atmosphere “Crazy in Love” is made for summer time dance parties.

7. TOADIES, “Possum Kingdom”
For individuals unfamiliar, this 1995 summer time single from Fort Worth outfit Toadies lent its title from Texas’ own Possum Kingdom Lake. Actually, the river offers the setting for that song itself, which may be construed many different ways. Some have speculated sturdy a murderer or vampire, while some think it’s just a weird song in regards to a strange type of love. Yeah, it’s a dark song, but because of a appealing hook and lakeside imagery, it can make for perfect summer time listening. 

Monday, June 27, 2016 at 3:30 a.m.

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