Backstage: Other Stuff

The festival is named after a 1985 Replacements song. It refers to where on the (American) radio you used to find smaller independent stations. These stations were where you would find the best alternative music. In the song Left of the Dial, the singer explains how he dates a girl in a successful band and how they’re always touring in different states, making it hard for them to be together. So if he wants to feel close to her, he tries to find her “left of the dial’.

Great song by a legendary band. If you haven’t already, you should check it out. Really!