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Rothbury Festival Comes out of Nowhere!

Posted in Music with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 13, 2008 by attemptedmustache

Ever since the release of the Coachella 2008 lineup, I’ve been reeling and writhing in agony just waiting for a better festival to present itself. Then out of no where the Rothbury Festival arrives… and… furthers my fall into a sad sad musical depression.

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The Coachella forum has been rumoring this mystery festival for a little while now, and it seems like there are plenty of people out there just like me just waiting with baited breath for something better to come our way. I’m glad to see I’m not the only opportunist. And whats that shit they say about how idealists never succeed?! I won’t believe it!!

Either way, it doesn’t look like this is going to be THE festival I’ve been hoping for though… but the lineup is pretty decent, just not quite enough for me to take the bait. Seems that the longer I wait the more my hopes on Lollapalooza, Sasquatch and the All Points West Festival seem to grow.

As per the Rothbury Festival: (To be held in Rothbury, Michigan between July 3-6)

Here are some of the highlights:

Dave Matthews Band + Widespread Panic + John Mayer + 311 + Phil Lesh and Friends + Primus + Thievery Corporation + Snoop Dogg + Modest Mouse + Michael Franti and Spearhead + Gov’t Mule + Slightly Stoopid + STS9 + Colbie Caillat + The Black Keys + Yonder Mountain String Band with Jon Fishman + Gogol Bordello + Citizen Cope + Keller Williams and The WMD’S + The Disco Biscuits+ Medeski Martin & Wood + Ray LaMontagne + Derek Trucks & Susan Tedeschi Soul Stew Revival + Drive-By Truckers + Of Montreal + The Dresden Dolls + Gomez + Brett Dennen + Taj Mahal + Mike Gordon + Zappa Plays Zappa

More news to come…

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Bonnaroo 2008 Lineup-Penis Still Flaccid

Posted in Music with tags , , , , , , , , on February 5, 2008 by attemptedmustache

Well I guess I can leave my gentleman’s rag in the top drawer of my dresser for another couple of weeks, or at least until I hear good news from Lollapalooza.

The Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival announced their 2008 Lineup today… and again, I’m kinda disappointed. Minus some awesome bands in the small print, and David Cross…of course (totally shot my wad on that one!), my verdict is lame lame laaame (just for the record, that is MORE lame than a barbed wire tattoo–I.e., uncool).

Metallica and Jack Johnson are headliners, and thats enough to make my ears throw up.
Actually I think they’re pre-hemorrhaging right now.

The Coachella Valley Music Festival was the first disappointment, and this is the second big let down. This sure puts a lot of pressure on the All Points West Festival to be held by Coachella promoters at the Liberty State Park, New Jersey–Aug 8-10th.
I don’t know about you people, but I’m packing lot of thunder here waiting for an awesome concert announcement, and if I don’t get satisfied soon, I’m probably gonna just spray it everywhere.

I suppose I better start praying now…

Please God… let there be no Metallica…take one of their hands, if you need to (And if you can, make it Lars’)
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