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Gorillaz’s “Plastic Beach”: Will Del Ghost Rap out of Russel’s Head?

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 4, 2010 by attemptedmustache

The Gorillaz‘ ever so anticipated album Plastic Beach is on sale March 8th (and 9th in the US), and I’ve been wetting my seat ever since the first uttering that they’d be returning with a 3rd album.  So what can we expect from 2D, Murdoc, Noodle and Russell?  Bruce Willis in a vague, nonspecific car chase with probably no shoes on? You betcha!

While Damon Albarn and crew are certain to please with a lyrical hodge-podge of artists all stuffed into Plastic Beach’s album cast, it will be interesting to see how fluid the tracks are and whether or not it will hold up to the high expectations fathered by the International success of the Gorillaz’ debut and sophomore albums.

Though it is unlikely we’ll be storing up our psychedelic mushrooms in anticipation of a possible return of “the fluency with rhyming ingenuity” of the oh so talented Del The Funkee Homosapian, the album WILL sport appearances by the likes of Lou Reed, Mick Jones (The Clash), Paul Simonon (The Clash/The Good, The Bad, and The Queen) Mos Def, Gruff Rhys (Super Furry Animals), De La Soul, Little Dragon, Snoop Dogg, The Hypnotic Brass Ensemble, Mark E. Smith (The Fall) and singer/songwriter/musician Bobby Womack, which is certain to please even critics and pretentious hipsters with the stickest filters.

But, if you’re not into good music, and feel like spending money on something that is more likely to cause your eyes to vomit and your penis to push the ‘ejector’ button shooting itself deep into your rectum faster than you can say ‘Broomhilda’… well, then Lindsay Lohan is writing a book, and let’s be honest here, it’s probably about that goat she blew when she was high on hillbilly heroin.  No no no, seriously, Lindsay’s changed, I’m sure everything we ever needed to know about LiLo will be spelled out for us in the books dedication:
“For Cocaine, cuz you’re one hell of a drug.”

For more info on what to expect from the Gorillaz in the next week, go see the big kids at Stereogum for details!

Oh Pemberton, Where Art Thou?

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 1, 2010 by attemptedmustache

It’s been a couple long years since the Pemberton Festival graced the grounds of the damp British Columbian valley near Whistler, and for everyone that was lucky enough to survive the weekend, we’ve been itching like hounds to get back to that remarkably dusty potato field.

So, what is the 411 as to why this Festival has been missing in action? Was it the farmer? Land permits? Honey Buckets? Was it the disorganization and cost? Live Nation? Tom Cruise? Science? Ecoli Poisoning?

Well, 40,000+ fans are still waiting for some indication as to whether Pemberton will be returning, and I’m sure local officials and Live Nation are sick of hearing about it.

However, just like indigestion after a spicy burrito, things seem to be stirring.  The Forum is under construction, and the Festival site has seen a facelift or two as well in the last few months.  Perhaps this all could be an indication that something is in the works for 2011…. or nothing.

Too soon to shed tears of hope?  Perhaps, but according to Consequence of Sound:

“local officials are continuing their discussions to facilitate a return of Pemberton, seeking to address outstanding items and questions that have apparently been raised by the festival’s producers, Live Nation. In addition to the question of preserving the agricultural capability of the lands, the two sides have been dealing with issues surrounding liquor sales, policing costs, conditions from CN Rail, and some local businesses wanting buyouts over the course of events.”

While Live Nation made the following Statement:

“For the time being, we have put plans to stage the next Pemberton Festival on hold while we work with local officials on issues which will make the festival financially feasible for us. We hope that we will be able to bring back the Festival to Pemberton at some point in the future,”

“Some point in the future” hey? Doesn’t really make me feel like getting on the black market right away and selling my left kidney for a ticket. Live Nation might be beating around a mighty bush at the moment, but I’m certain they’ll come through in the end, potentially after some political hoop jumping.

The question really remains, when we FINALLY see the return of Pemberton, is it going to be the same Festival that brought us the likes of Jay-Z, Coldplay, Dj Shadow, MSTRKRFT, Tom Petty, NIN, Deadmau5, Chromeo, MGMT, The Flaming Lips, Death Cab, and more… ?????
Well, if the 2010 Winter Olympics did for Vancouver and the surrounding area what that dark, greenish sex tape did for Paris Hilton, then I’m pretty sure we’ll see the big groups making like a rolling stone to get their piece of the infamous pie.  I guess I’ll just have to go bowl for strikes in some unkept porta-potties until that time… oh the memories.


Pemberton Festival-Canadians Can Rock-out to more than just Nickelback

Posted in Music, Music Festivals, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 14, 2008 by attemptedmustache

Yeah… Pemberton sounds like some small English town that might house a Castle made entirely out of Mentos.. but, it sure ain’t.. it’s a little redneck town just outside of Whistler, British Columbia and it plans to be the future site of a very very cool Canadian Music Festival.

So if you’re like me, you’ve likely gotten far too accustomed to migrating 1000s of miles across the continent to catch acts you’d never see in Alberta, Canada. So… let Pemberton cut down your travel time by a couple days (though that might cut the fun in half too–if you’re a lover of the road trip).

The 2008 Pemberton Music Festival includes these amazing acts:

Coldplay, Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, Nine Inch Nails, Jay-Z, Flaming Lips, Interpol, Death Cab For Cutie, The Tragically Hip, Serj Tankian, My Morning Jacket, Metric, Sam Roberts Band, Vampire Weekend, Black Mountain, Minus The Bear, Wintersleep, Buck 65, Secret Machines, MGMT, Brazillian Girls, SIA, Fiery Furnaces, Mates of State, The Airborne Toxic Event, Carolina Liar, Grand Ole Party, Monte Negro, Low Vs Diamond, Annie Stela, The Crystal Method, DJ Shadow & Cut Chemist, Junkie XL, David Seaman, Booka Shade, MSTRKRFT, M.A.N.D.Y., Tommie Sunshine, Chromeo, Deadmau5, 3 OH! 3, Kevin Shiu, Timeline, Tony Pantages

The Festival is set for July 25-27 in Pemberton, B.C

Tickets go on sale Friday March 28th and can be found HERE!

And talk about the perfect place to have a concert, this place looks like a magical fairy land!!