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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.


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.

NIN Copies Radiohead, I notice

Posted in Music with tags , , , , , , , , , , on March 18, 2008 by attemptedmustache

Yeah, so maybe Thom Yorke is Trent Reznor, and maybe Trent Reznor is Thom Yorke, but there is something screwy going on between these two bands. Either they’re discovered one of the 8 wonders of the world (there’s probably more like 10 now), or they’re conspiring together to manipulate and change the consumer economy. I’d settle for either of those outcomes.

So last we heard, Radiohead was embarking on a crazy contest which involves giving the wheel to fans, once again, and perhaps watching themselves crash and burn (unlikely). Really.. they can’t lose.

AND… NIN is gonna do the same.. can I say it? W. T. F.!!

The Contest:

The concept is for you to take whatever tracks you feel inspired by from Ghosts… and create what you feel should accompany them visually.

This isn’t a contest and you don’t win elaborate prizes – it’s meant to be an experiment in collaboration and a chance for us to interact beyond the typical one-way artist-to-fan relationship.

Sweet!! So what happens when my concept I envision for the fantastic gang at NIN is something to do with cheese? I mean, Blur is doing it!! And seriously, who doesn’t love cheese? No! I’m serious. Who doesn’t?

Lollapalooza: Will you be soooo Awesome?!

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

As rumors unfold, it seems that the answer to this question is definitely ‘yes’!

Today the Chicago Tribune confirmed that Radiohead AND NIN will be headliners for Lollapalooza this summer.

Radiohead and Nine Inch Nails are expected to headline the fourth incarnation of Lollapalooza in Grant Park Aug. 1-3.

Promoters won’t make the lineup official for a few more weeks, but industry sources have confirmed that Radiohead has been booked as the centerpiece of the festival…

In addition, Nine Inch Nails will play its first Chicago show in several years, following the release of its 2007 album, “Year Zero,” and the four-volume “Ghosts,” made available a few days ago on the Web site.

So far.. this is the MOST promising set of headliners I’ve seen out of any of the Festival listings thus far! (with Sasquatch just legging a little behind in the runnings).

Not to mention, the hugely covetted 3-day presale tickets to Lollapalooza (if you can snatch em up in time) are a crazy $60.00!!! Think about that! How many awesome bands can you see in concert these days for $60 flat? Very few. AND yet Lolla is giving you a full meal deal of music awesomeness for a bargain price. Now thats a concert I can get on board with.

Other rumors include: Wilco, Black Lips, and Bang Camero.