Well hey! I just found an extra $235 in the pocket of my summer culottes! Maybe I’ll go to that All Tomorrow’s Parties up in Monticello I’ve been hearing so much about. And maybe swine flu might fly out of my butt!
Aside from the requisite cocktail of boomer-indie bands, or bindie bands (i coined that shit, yo) like Flaming Lips, Feelies and Iron and Wine, will be two cool sounding performances. First, No Age will be performing a Husker Du album in toto, including a special guest vocalist. Guest vocalist, eh? Could it be…oh, I dunno, maybe…SATAN! (Naw, it’ll probably be Bob Mould, cuz they’re like boyfriends I guess.)
Second, insane-Japanese-multi-drummer-enthusiasts Boredums will be performing with 9 drummers on stage. Just nine? Damn, Eye-san, you slowing down in your old age.
Friday will feature a first New York show in a long time by The Jesus Lizard and newly announced, ATP favourites Iron and Wine. They will join the Don’t Look Back shows also taking place on Friday: The Feelies performing Crazy Rhythms, New York’s finest Suicide performing their first LP, Dirty Three performing Ocean Songs and The Drones performing Wait Long By The River... The evening will be rounded off with the Comedy Stage hosted and curated by the one and only David Cross.
Saturday is curated by ATP and is headlined by Animal Collective and an exclusive performance by Panda Bear. Other confirmed acts include the newly announced Boss Hog, Deerhunter and Bridezilla, plus the previously announced Melvins, Black Dice, Dead Meadow, Autolux, EL-P, Akron Family, Antipop Consortium, Atlas Sound and the hotly tipped Sleepy Sun.
Sunday is curated by the outlandish Flaming Lips. Every act that plays will perform an exclusive special show, bespoke for this event. First up are the Boredoms who will continue their BOREDRUM series, performing with 9 drummers on stage. No Age will perform a whole LP by Husker Du including special guest vocalist. Deerhoof will perform with special visuals by Martha Colburn. Caribou will perform as Caribou Vibration Ensemble, with a 4 piece horn section, 4 drummers and a choir and guests that include Kieran Hebden (Four Tet/Fridge/Kieran Hebden & Steve Reid), Koushik (Stones Throw Records), John Schmersal (Enon, Brainiac), Kathryn Bint (One Little Plane), Ahmed Gallab (Sinkane) and more. Finally Stardeath and White Dwarf also join the line-up, with lots more to be announced!