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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!

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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…

What’s YOUR Favorite Band!

Posted in Music with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 30, 2008 by attemptedmustache

The annual American Shortlist Prize TOP TEN finalists have been announced:
1)Arcade Fire
2)Burial
3)Feist
4)Justice
5)LCD Soundsystem
6)M.I.A.
7)Spoon
8)Stars
9)Wilco
10)Working for a Nuclear Free City

-For those that aren’t familiar with The Shortlist, this is pretty much the US version of the British Mercury Prize : the “annual award for the best album of the year from within the United Kingdom or the Republic of Ireland”.”

Though it’s hard for me to pick which of the bands I’D want to win the MOST.   I think my longterm alliances lie pretty firmly with LCD Soundsystem, Wilco and Arcade Fire. But there are so many others I think deserve it as well, and even more in the LONG LIST!!
Check it out! And let me know what YOUR pick for the win is!!

Here are the highlights from the Long List:

 
A Fine Frenzy One Cell in the Sea Hunnypot  
Against Me! New Wave Rev. Moose  
Animal Collective Strawberry Jam Gary Lightbody of Snow Patrol  
Arcade Fire Neon Bible Chris Douridas  
Bad Religion New Maps of Hell Ronnie of the Killers  
Biffy Clyro Puzzle Gary Lightbody of Snow Patrol  
Blonde Redhead 23 Gary Lightbody of Snow Patrol  
brakesbrakesbrakes The Beatific Visions Hunnypot  
Burial Untrue Gary Lightbody of Snow Patrol  
Calvin Harris I Created Disco Hunnypot  
Dead Heart Bloom Chelsea Diaries Rev. Moose  
Digitalism Idealism Gary Lightbody of Snow Patrol  
Dollyrots Because I’m Awesome Hunnypot  
Eddie Vedder Into the Wild Soundtrack Ronnie of the Killers  
Feist The Reminder Chris Douridas  
Fionn Regan The End of History Gary Lightbody of Snow Patrol  
Future of the Left Curses Hunnypot  
Gogol Bordello Super Taranta Rev. Moose  
Grinderman Grinderman Hunnypot  
Gui Boratto Chromaphobia Chris Douridas  
Iron & Wine The Shepherd’s Dog Gary Lightbody of Snow Patrol  
Jesca Hoop Kismet Chris Douridas  
Josh Ritter The Historical Conquests of Josh Ritter Gary Lightbody of Snow Patrol  
Juliette and the Licks Four on the Floor Rev. Moose  
Justice Cross Gary Lightbody of Snow Patrol  
Keren Ann Keren Ann Chris Douridas  
Kings of Leon Because of the Times Hunnypot  
Klaxons Myths of the Near Future Hunnypot  
LCD Soundsystem Sound of Silver Gary Lightbody of Snow Patrol  
Le Loup The Throne of the Third Heaven Rev. Moose  
Les Savy Fav Let’s Stay Friends Ronnie of the Killers  
M.I.A. Kala Hunnypot  
Maps We Can Create Gary Lightbody of Snow Patrol  
O’Death Head Home Rev. Moose  
Of Montreal Hissing Fauna, Are You the Destroyer? Rev. Moose  
Parts and Labor Mapmaker Rev. Moose  
Peter Bjorn and John Writer’s Block Rev. Moose  
PJ Harvey White Chalk Ronnie of the Killers  
Puscifer V is for Vagina Ronnie of the Killers  
Robert Francis One by One Chris Douridas  
Robert Pollard Standard Gargoyle Decisions Ronnie of the Killers  
Scout Niblett This Fool Can Die Now Ronnie of the Killers  
Serj Tankian Elect the Dead Ronnie of the Killers  
Spoon Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga Gary Lightbody of Snow Patrol  
Stars In Our Bedroom After the War Gary Lightbody of Snow Patrol  
Swizz Beatz One Man Band Man Hunnypot  
The Bird and the Bee The Bird and the Bee Ronnie of the Killers  
The Hives Black and White Album Ronnie of the Killers  
The Thrills Teenager Ronnie of the Killers  
Underworld Oblivion With Bells Hunnypot  
Wheat Everyday I Said a Prayer Gary Lightbody of Snow Patrol  
Wilco Sky Blue Sky Chris Douridas  
Working for a Nuclear Free City Businessmen and Ghosts Hunnypot