Archive for March, 2008

Sasquatch Comedy Announcement!

Posted in Music Festivals with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 31, 2008 by attemptedmustache

Everyone loves to laugh…

hahaha
Well, I don’t know if that’s actually true, but… it’s cliche.. so somebody has to believe it!

Sasquatch revealed their comedy additions to their 2008 lineup and it looks pretty good. So if you pee a little when you laugh too hard… better bring some back ups.

Here’s the Additions:

Upright Citizen’s Brigade performing A.S.S.S.S.C.A.T. And more featuring: Matt Besser, Matt Walsh, Horatio Sanz, Tim Meadows, Jerry Minor, Rich Fulcher, and Sean Conroy / Brian Posehn / Michael Ian Black / Michael Showalter / Eugene Mirman / Reggie Watts / Marc Maron / Morgan Murphy / Seattle School featuring: Mike Min, Korby Sears, Liza Keckler / People’s Republic of Komedy featuring: Andy Haynes, Kevin Hyder, Aziza Diaz, Derek Sheen, Andy Peters

So that combined with a stellar lineup pretty much spells out: AWESOME!

IOWA Music Festival?? WhaaaaAat?!

Posted in Music, Music Festivals with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 30, 2008 by attemptedmustache

O-kay, so I’m just being an ignorant asshole, of course Iowa is the home of a Music Festival.. why wouldn’t it be?! I mean people live there right?? Like almost 3million people in total… that’s gotta be like 30th in the United States or something.. AND Mid-Western Americans need to listen to music too dammitt!!!
I’m just surprised because I’ve never heard of it before.

The Mission Creek 2008 lineup was released and it looks pretty decent:

Cursive, Dan Deacon, Bon Iver, Neva Dinova, The Hood Internet, Spoon, The Walkmen, Headlights, Evangelicals, Alejandro Escovedo, Pieta Brown, Blitzen Trapper, Fleet Foxes, Oh Astro, Capgun Coup, Fourth of July, The Poison Control Center, White Rabbits, Cepia, These United States, So Many Dynamos, Cory Chisel and the Wandering Sons, Baby Teeth, Brighton MA, Death Ships, Lair of the Minotaur, Caleb Engstrom, Samuel Locke-Ward, Vandaveer, The Western Front, The Gglitch, Master/Slave, Today is the Day, Datagun, Mannix!, Porno Galatica V. Zap!Rowsdower, Wolves in the Attic, The Wheelers, Michael Morris, The Glowing Glass, Mit’n, Kelly Pardekooper, Illinois John Fever, The Blacks, The Mayflies, Sam Knutson, Dennis McMurrin, Monadnoc, Sarah Cram and The Derelicts, Highway Shelter, Foul Tip, Birth Rites, MC/VL, Henrihenrietta, Complete Failure, Mouth of the Architect.

Tickets are available here!

And get them fast because the festival takes place in Iowa City April 2nd-5th.  So for those who will need to drive long distances, get in your car now and floor-it!  And don’t stop till you hit the stage

Nine Inch Nails-North American Tour

Posted in Music with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 28, 2008 by attemptedmustache

Man… do I ever love this time of the year.

Well, we were all aware that NIN was going to be performing at numerous festivals across Canada and the United States this spring and summer. But just today frontman Trent Reznor announced their entire North American tour- which includes dates in Calgary and Edmonton, for all you Alberta readers.

Here’s the list:

July 25 Pemberton BC Pemberton Festival
July 26 Seattle WA Key Arena at Seattle Center
July 28 Edmonton ALB Rexall Place
July 29 Calgary ALB Pengrowth Saddledome
July 31 Winnipeg MAN MTS Centre
August 2 Minneapolis MN Target Center
August 5 Toronto ONT Air Canada Centre
August 7 Uncasville CT Mohegan Sun Arena
August 8 Worcester MA DCU Center
August 12 Knoxville TN Knoxville Civic Coliseum
August 13 Duluth GA Gwinnett Arena
August 15 Oklahoma City OK Ford Center
August 16 Houston TX Toyota Center
August 18 Dallas TX American Airlines Center
August 20 Saint Louis MO Scottrade Center
August 22 Cleveland OH Quicken Loans Arena
August 23 Auburn Hills MI Palace of Auburn Hills
August 27 East Rutherford NJ Izod Center
August 29 Philadelphia PA Wachovia Center
August 31 Lexington KY Rupp Arena
September 2 Morrison CO Red Rocks Amphitheater
September 3 Salt Lake City UT The E Center Of West Valley
September 5 Oakland CA Oracle Arena (formerly Oakland Arena)
September 6 Inglewood CA The Forum

According to Music-News:

Trent Reznor stated:

“We are coming! Lots going on in the world of nine inch nails… Confirming a very poorly kept secret, the band has been reformed (details coming!) and we are about to embark on an extensive tour. The first wave of dates I can mention at this time appear below. Many more to come! See you soon.”

For more info, check the bands website.

Electric Picnic 2008: Wow… I’m officially Moving to Ireland

Posted in Music, Music Festivals with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 27, 2008 by attemptedmustache

Wow… say what you will about American Music Festivals.. but it is slowly becoming clearer and clearer to me that Europe blows American Festivals out of the water. Not to mention, Europe is all pretty looking and old, and stuff.

Seriously though, think of the beautiful architecture, all that history, and then some of the greatest groups from around the world play, just for you (and you know, like a couple thousand other people.. meh). I think my heart just exploded.

If you’re not into all that aesthetic pleasure, and just wanna know the facts, here is the 2008 lineup for the Electric Picnic Festival that takes place August 29-31st in Stradbally, Ireland.

Sex Pistols, Sigur Rós, Grinderman, Franz Ferdinand, George Clinton & The P-Funk Allstars, My Bloody Valentine, Goldfrapp, Christy Moore, Wilco, The Gossip, Duffy, Underworld, Tinariwen, CSS, Tindersticks, New Young Pony Club, Josh Ritter, Lisa Hannigan, Cathy Davey, That Petrol Emotion, The Breeders, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Sinead O’Connor, Henry Rollins, The Waterboys, The Roots, Kila, Micah P Hinson, Conor Oberst (Bright Eyes), Hayseed Dixie, Candi Staton, Juana Molina, Turin Brakes, Faust, Midnight Juggernauts, Tartit, Hadouken!, Silver Apples, Mark Geary, Teitur, Blitzen Trapper, Absentee, Balanescu Quartet, Lou Rhodes, Adrian Crowley, One Day International, The Yard Dogs, Tobias Froberg, Boss Volenti, Dawn Landes, Constantines, Yacht, Lionheart Brothers, Large Mound, Emmy the Great, Foals, Kormac & the BSQ Band, Jape, Noisettes, Dublin Gospel Choir…plus many more to be announced.

Other rumors also have Sigur Ros and the Sex Pistols doing some potential collaboration-type goodness at the show as well.. not to mention Moby, Fatboy Slim, Super Furry Animals, Billy Bragg, Mogwai, Elbow, and Gary Numan are all rumored as future adds to the lineup.

Man… the last time I saw Sigur Ros LIVE they were having audio problems, and their set had a time limit, so they never got to get things in order… and now that I recall how amazing they sounded even with the sound distorted, I can’t even imagine what a set of theirs would be like in an audio-friendly environment.

I just got goosebumps.

Well.. I might have to rob some banks to go to this festival… and trust me, the jail time might actually be worth it. But first things first.. I need to go run over my ex with my car. haha jk.

Over and out!

Sled Island Lineup-Woot Woot!!

Posted in Music, Music Festivals with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 26, 2008 by attemptedmustache

Calgary’s Sled Island Festival released it’s 2008 lineup yesterday, and things are looking up for all the cow-folk in cowtown.

Although the full lineup has yet to be completely unveiled (May 1st), this is a pretty good start!
Artists attending thus far include:

RZA (Bobby Digital), Mogwai, Of Montreal, Wire, Drive-by Truckers, Jose Gonzales, Extra Golden, Gutter Twins, Beans, Jonathan Richman, The Dodos, Pride Tiger, Wet Secrets, Carolyn Mark, Elliot Brood, Deerhunter, Headlights, Miss Muragatroid & Petra Haden, Portastatic, Scott Kannenberg (former ‘Pavement’ gutarist/ Guest Festival Curator/ Founder of ‘Preston School of Industry/ Spiral Stairs/ Childhood friend of Stephan Malkmus, could he be booked?), Whitsundays, Luther Wright, Woodpidgeon, Mother Mother, Modern Man, Broken West, No Age, American Music Club, Elizabeth, Women, The CaveSingers.

Possible Rumors Include:

Stephan Malkmus and the Jicks, Peaches, Broken Social Scene, Feist, Corb Lund,Black Mountain, She and Him, The Kills

Sled Island will take place June 25-28th at the Shaw Millenium Park (Calgary, AB). And I have a sneaking suspicion that it is going to totally blow the up-and-coming Virgin Music Fest out of the water! Here’s hoping!! I’d rather attend a Festival that showcases local talent before another that is supported by giant corporations, and headed by some billionaire asshole who consistently forgets to shave. But…for the record… I’ll probably go to both.

June is pretty much slotted to be the best month of the year, if you’re living in Calgary!

Outside Lands… huh?!!

Posted in Music Festivals with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 24, 2008 by attemptedmustache

Kay… this festival came out of nowhere… at least to me anyway; I’ve never even heard of it before. Maybe that implies that I’ve been living in a cave for the last little while…. and I’m willing to admit that definitely a version of that statement applies: just replace ‘cave’ with ‘wind-coulee’, and ‘living’ with ‘trapped against my own will’, and THEN we’ve definitely got a bit more of an accurate statement going on.

San Francisco’s Outside Lands Festival released details of their lineup via the San Francisco Chronicle… and whoa!

Beck… Radiohead… Wilco… Manu Chao…

What the heck?!

According to the San Francisco Chronicle:

More than 60 bands and performers – including Beck, Primus and Widespread Panic – have been signed for the Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival on five stages over three days, Aug. 22-24, in Golden Gate Park, producers announced Monday.

In addition to the already advertised headliners – Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Radiohead and Jack Johnson – the colossal program will also feature Wilco, Manu Chao, Ben Harper and the Innocent Criminals, and Steve Winwood.

Also appearing will be Rodrigo y Gabriela, Café Tacvba, Broken Social Scene, Regina Spektor, Devendra Banhart, Galactic’s Crescent City Soul Krewe, Steel Pulse, Cold War Kids, Andrew Bird, Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings, Drive-By Truckers, M. Ward, ALO (Animal Liberation Orchestra), Matt Nathanson, Two Gallants and Mother Hips.

More artists are expected to be added to the lineup, so keep your eye on the prize and check this site every day: SFOutsideLands

Tickets go on sale: March 30th-10am Pacific

Maybe it was just the name of the festival that initially made me think the roster ought to be comprised of hillbilly bands from the U.S. interior… but this just knocked my socks off, and I HAVEN’T even had my coffee yet, DAMMITT!!
Though… I wouldn’t be opposed if one hillbilly band showed up and played some songs on the banjo.. that’s just plain romantic. hah.   Everyone loves a good banjo.

Over and out.

Winona Loves to Steal: L-O-V-E

Posted in Celebrities with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 23, 2008 by attemptedmustache

So Winona Ryder does stuff right?
Sure she does!! She’s starred in “A Scanner Darkly”, “The Darwin Awards”, and has about 6 movies in post and pre-production. Not bad…

So… why does she still feel the need to shoplift?

Maybe she’s tired of shopping for bras that don’t fit, maybe a higher power came down from the mountain and told her that theft would get her into heaven, or maybe its just those voices in her head… maybe it was Tom Cruise. Any thing is possible.

Seems to me however, that Winona-bear just can’t fight that feeling anymore, and the urge to shoplift has just become that nervous ‘tick’- knee-jerk response to shopping.

And who could blame her. I remember… back in the day, how fun it was to try and swipe a pack of gum from the local 7-Eleven… but then again, I was 13, and really just hanging out with the wrong crowd. So what’s Winona’s excuse?

According to The Superficial:

“Security stopped the shopper, who turned out to be none other than Winona Ryder! She showed the guard her receipt and he proceeded to check her bag. There were a couple of makeup items that were not paid for. Wide-eyed Winona said “I don’t know how that happened” and she quickly paid for the makeup before braving the exit once again. “

Well, one thing is for certain, Malls in the United States better start sprucing up their Security, cuz it sounds to me like we’ve got a criminal mastermind on the loose. And it’s a good thing. Way to stick it to THE MAN Winona… you rich n’ famous have things pretty hard in the real world… not.

I can’t believe that Johnny Depp and Matt Damon used to date this nut case…. but then again… who in Hollywood HASN’T dated her?? (It’s one of the 8 wonders of the world really, and Scientists are still feverishly looking for the answer).