Archive for April, 2008

Did Someone Say Purple Rain?

Posted in Music Festivals with tags , , , , , on April 9, 2008 by attemptedmustache

Yep… all you die hard Prince fans out there, today is your day…well, if you’re going to the Coachella Valley Music Festival anyways. As rumored, as denied, and as revived from the dead once again, Prince WILL BE performing at the Coachella Festival.

I think even the most suspicious of bloggers fans had their doubts that he might actually join the roster. But with all the roused suspicion and publicity, hindsight might have just been blatantly telling us we were right all along. OF COURSE HE WAS GONNA BE THERE!! duh!

Today Coachella announced and confirmed his addition:

“Prince has joined this year’s line-up for the ninth COACHELLA VALLEY MUSIC & ARTS FESTIVAL at the Empire Polo Field in Indio, CA (Friday, April 25, Saturday, April 26 and Sunday, April 27) as the headliner for the second night of the critically acclaimed festival.”

And you know, its about time… cuz I was starting to forget that there actually was a Coachella Festival this year… it has fallen right off the radar over the last little while.

Keep up the good additions Coachella, and maybe next year I won’t cheat on you with Pemberton and Lollapalooza.

For more info on the specifics of the 2008 Coachella Festival click HERE!


Richard Branson Drops His Mighty Suck-bomb!

Posted in Music Festivals with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 8, 2008 by attemptedmustache

Well… can’t say I didn’t tell you so.
Richard Branson is a mighty douche, and didn’t we all know it.

The Lineup for Virgin Fest Calgary was announced today, and the true shit-mix of acts looks like some sort of samonella potluck.

I have 3 words for you: Three Days Grace

And although that should speak for itself, lets think about this for a second…

How does this lineup make any sense at all… ?
No amount of The New Pornographers, Constantines, Stars or Flaming Lips could get me through that set. Sorry guys, you’ve all been overpowered and de-cooled by the SUCK. I seriously think the only way I could actually make it through the Three Days set is if I actually set myself on fire, immersed my head in one of the portable toilets or harpooned myself on the sharpest object in Fort Calgary (A Canadian Flag? How fitting!). Seriously, the alternative is always worse than the above, and no amount of ear plugs, headphones, plastic bags, sweat pants, quesadillas, crotch-socks or jockstraps would or COULD get me through it.

So, if you’re a total masochist and you have a huge hate-on for music, here is where you get tickets
AKA: $125 to kick yourself in the nut-sack.

As for the rest of you, read it and weep:

Stone Temple Pilots
The Tragically Hip
The Flaming Lips
City and Colour
Mathew good
Three Days Grace
The New Pornographers
Corb Lund
Fact to Face
Attack in Black
Pride Tiger
Crash Parallel
The Dudes
The Whitsundays
Ten Second Epic
The Spades
Said the Whale

For those looking for even more info on how shitty Virgin Fest really is, make a stop at the Annotated Everything for the run-down.

Radiohead Live Tour Dates

Posted in Music with tags , , , , , , on April 7, 2008 by attemptedmustache

Well dudes and dudettes, this week is just exploding with awesomeness.

First came the ridiculously awesome Lollapalooza 2008 Lineup, and now this:

As anticipated Radiohead made an announcement on their site today, and, as many of us were hoping with fingers crossed, and waiting with baited breath, they announced the remaining leg of their North American Tour:

05-05 West Palm Beach, FL – Cruzan Amphitheatre *
05-06 Tampa, FL – Ford Amphitheatre *
05-08 Atlanta, GA – Lakewood Amphitheatre *
05-09 Charlotte, NC – Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre *
05-11 Bristow, VA – Nissan Pavilion at Stone Ridge *
05-14 St. Louis, MO – Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre *
05-17 Houston, TX – Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion *
05-18 Dallas, TX – Center *
08-01 Chicago, IL – Grant Park (Lollapalooza)
08-03 Indianapolis, IN – Verizon Wireless Music Center %
08-04 Cleveland, OH – Blossom Music Center %
08-06 Montreal, Quebec – Parc Jean-Drapeau %
08-08 Jersey City, NJ – Liberty State Park (All Points West Festival)
08-09 Jersey City, NJ – Liberty State Park (All Points West Festival)
08-12 Camden, NJ – Susquehanna Bank Center %
08-13 Mansfield, MA – Tweeter Center %
08-15 Toronto, Ontario – Molson Amphitheatre %
08-19 Vancouver, British Columbia – Thunderbird Stadium *
08-20 Auburn, WA – White River Amphitheatre *
08-22 San Francisco, CA – Golden Gate Park (Outside Lands Festival)
08-24 Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Bowl *
08-25 Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Bowl *
08-27 Chula Vista, CA – Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre *
08-28 Santa Barbara, CA – Santa Barbara Bowl *

* with Liars
% with Grizzly Bear

–>The Dates in Italics are the new tour adds!!

August 19th in Vancity, here I come!! I have a date with the ever-sexy Thom Yorke

Over and out.

Lollapalooza Initial Lineup Reveal

Posted in Music Festivals with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 6, 2008 by attemptedmustache

Well, here it is! And it couldn’t have come any sooner!

The Initial Lollapalooza Lineup:

Radiohead, Rage Against the Machine, Nine Inch Nails, Kanye West, Wilco, The Raconteurs, Louis XIV, Love and Rockets, Gnarls Barkley, Bloc Party, The Black Keys, Broken Social Scene, Lupe Fiasco, Flogging Molly, Mark Ronson, Cat Power, The National, G. Love & Special Sauce, Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings, Explosions in the Sky, Brand New, Gogol Bordello, Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks, Dierks Bentley, Okkervil River, Amadou & Mariam, Blues Traveler, John Butler Trio, Girl Talk, Your Vegas, CSS, Eli “Paperboy” Reed & the True Loves, Battles, Steel Train, Jamie Lidell, Bang Camaro, Butch Walker, The Blakes, Mates of State, Tally Hall, Spank Rock, White Lies, Brazilian Girls, Magic Wands, Chromeo, Electric Touch, Duffy, Innerpartysystem, The Kills, The Postelles, Rogue Wave, The Parlor Mob, The Go! Team, Bald Eagle, Mason Jennings, Krista, The Gutter Twins, Ha Ha Tonka, Yeasayer, Witchcraft, Grizzly Bear, We Go To 11, MGMT, Sofia Talvik, The Weakerthans, Booka Shade, Santogold, Black Kids, Black Lips, Dr. Dog, Nicole Atkins & the Sea, The Ting Tings, Kid Sister, Office, The Cool Kids, What Made Milwaukee Famous, Does It Offend You, Yeah?, The Whigs, Manchester Orchestra, Foals, Uffie, The Octopus Project, Cadence Weapon, Ferras, De Novo Dahl, Noah and the Whale, Margot & the Nuclear So and So’s, K’NAAN, Serena Ryder, Newton Faulkner.

The Lineup was revealed compliments of Jim DeRogatis and the Chicago Times and the ‘official’ announcements, along with changes to the Festival Page will be added Monday, 9am ET.

Tickets for the show are available via the site, and with a lineup that only promises to get 30-40 bands bigger and better… I’d be jumping on those 3day passes almost immediately.

Lollapalooza takes place August 1st-3rd, and promises certainly to be THE festival of the summer.

All that is left to do here is find out a way to get there.

Lollapalooza Lineup Leaked

Posted in Music Festivals with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 4, 2008 by attemptedmustache

You know, there are few things that I get really excited about: The Season Premiere of Battlestar Gallactica, sushi, cheese… very few things.

But now I have to add some Jim De Rogatis to this list of exciting things, cuz he just ‘apparently’ leaked a huge portion of the Lollapalooza lineup. I mean, what a guy… he just couldn’t wait until April 7th, and who could blame him?

Well enough stalling, here’s the leak:

“Art-rock giants Radiohead and Nine Inch Nails, the reunited Rage Against the Machine, Jack White’s side project the Raconteurs and hometown heroes Wilco and Kanye West will headline the main stages on Aug. 1-3.

The Raconteurs, Wilco and West will each be making their second appearance at the reinvented destination festival. Other repeaters among the more than 100 acts on this year’s bill are Gnarls Barkley, the Black Keys, Broken Social Scene, G. Love & Special Sauce, Blues Traveler and Mates of State.

Quite a few of the other acts — including many of the most promising — have earlier performed at Chicago’s two independently produced music festivals, Pitchfork and Intonation. These include Bloc Party, Cat Power, Stephen Malkmus, Girl Talk, Kid Sister, Office, the Cool Kids, Battles, the Go! Team, Jamie Lidell and Grizzly Bear.”

Well, that looks like a pretty dreamy little start to a super weekend.
But I mean, I didn’t really need to hear all the hype. Lollapalooza, you had me at ‘Wilco’.

Virgin Fest US-Lineup Revealed-Kinda Lame

Posted in Music Festivals with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 2, 2008 by attemptedmustache

Well… it looks like the long-awaited Virgin Festival (Calgary) ought to be revealing its lineup pretty soon here, cuz Virgin Fest AMERICAN (aka: Baltimore) revealed it’s headliners.

And… well, they suck.

I hate to say I told you so.. but Virgin Fest is more than likely, going to blow.
Yeah, it’s the festival made in redneck, hillbilly heaven, and it’s gonna be prime for those head-banging losers in their country sweat pants, gettin’ wrecked on those Triple Rye cokes, and those Pilser tallcans. haha.

Seriously though:

Foo Fighters

Jack Johnson

Kanye West

Stone Temple Pilots

Nine Inch Nails

I mean seriously… who’s next, Nickel Back? I better go find the shotgun right now, and put myself out of my own audible misery.

Seriously though, I don’t even care if Richard Branson shaves his hairy-ass and face for this concert, its pretty much destined to be shitty. Minus maybe NIN and Kanye…

I mean, Stone Temple Pilots–I can’t wait to watch some washed-up junkie, try and find a workable vein, while he attempts to sing a bit, then croaks… just not my bag.

But for those of you who are into dead guys, enjoy the worms, but don’t expect to see me there!

For more info, read this shit:

Virgin Mobile Festival (Baltimore) takes between August 9 and 10 at the Pimlico Race Track in Maryland. The full lineup is expected to be announced in the coming days.

Virgin Group Founder and Chairman Sir Richard Branson announced the headliners during a keynote at the 2008 CTIA Wireless convention in Las Vegas. He said the rest of the two-day lineup and additional information about the event will be announced in the coming weeks.

Kyocera Wireless will again be the handset partner and premiere sponsor of Virgin Mobile Festival. In Vegas, Branson also debuted Virgin Mobile USA’s “Virgin Mobile Festival Special Edition Wild Card” handset from Kyocera, which will be available exclusively at Best Buy this summer.

Fans who purchase the phone will receive festival-inspired content as well as other additional benefits.

Over and out.