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BlackSwan
05-29-2008, 01:38 PM
If it wasn't already official, there are officially too many festivals... these two put it over the edge for me...

ELVIS COSTELLO, BROKEN SOCIAL SCENE, THE ROOTS AMONG ARTISTS TAPPED FOR
INAUGURAL WHISTLER MUSIC FESTIVAL JULY 19 and 20, 2008

Elvis Costello
Elvis Costello and The Imposters, The Roots, and Canada's own Broken Social Scene are among the artists that have been tapped for the inaugural Whistler Music Festival, set to take place July 19 and 20 in Whistler, BC. The lineup reflects the eclectic taste of Whistler and Vancouver area residents and the caliber of entertainment expected by visitors to the world-class resort. Other artists secured for the two-day festival include Robert Randolph & The Family Band, Medeski Martin & Wood, Bedouin Soundclash and Serena Ryder. An additional marquee artist will be announced in the coming weeks.

http://www.whistlermusicfestival.com/


WILCO, THE BLACK CROWES, SON VOLT TO HEADLINE
INAUGURAL JACKSON HOLE MUSIC FESTIVAL :: AUGUST 16 & 17, 2008
Other Confirmed Artists Include The Avett Brothers, Medeski Martin and Wood, Backdoor Slam, and Kaki King

Wilco
Festival Network, LLC is proud to announce the inaugural Jackson Hole Music Festival on August 16 & 17 in Jackson Hole, WY. The festival's initial lineup includes Wilco, The Black Crowes, Son Volt, The Avett Brothers, Medeski Martin & Wood, Back Door Slam and Kaki King. Additional marquee artists will be added to the lineup in the coming weeks.

http://www.jacksonholemusicfestival.com/

ThomThom
05-29-2008, 01:39 PM
I am completely over this festival shit.

paulb
05-29-2008, 01:40 PM
Whistler festival, the weekend before Pemberton? thats nuts...Bedouin, Costello, Roots? pretty cool shit.... Hopefully they'll be a vancouver date.

TommyboyUNM
05-29-2008, 01:50 PM
Yeah. Having a lot of options to choose from fucking sucks. :)

I agree with the spirit of this thread, though. There does seem to be a saturation of festivals. I'm only doing 1 this year (Bonnaroo). That's down from 3 (Coachella, Street Scene and Vegoose) from last year.

summerkid
05-29-2008, 01:52 PM
wilco and son volt at the same festival...haha that should be interesting.

BlackSwan
05-29-2008, 01:55 PM
Yeah. Having a lot of options to choose from fucking sucks. :)

I agree with the spirit of this thread, though. There does seem to be a saturation of festivals. I'm only doing 1 this year (Bonnaroo). That's down from 3 (Coachella, Street Scene and Vegoose) from last year.

Hmm, that's an interesting thing to think about...

me last year:
Bonnaroo, Lolla, Treasure Island

this year:
Lolla, Outside Lands, Treasure Island

Not sure if BFD and Download count, but i am going to them too

chairmenmeow47
05-29-2008, 01:59 PM
the number of festivals wouldn't bother me if the artists were more diverse.

whistler is beautiful though. great place to board :)

rage patton
05-29-2008, 02:16 PM
I read about that Whistler Music Festival thing yesterday. I MIGHT go Sunday for Broken Social Scene and Elvis Costello.

suprefan
05-29-2008, 02:57 PM
Pemberton shouldve nabbed all those bands and then it would really be going head to head with Lolla.

Hopeless Semantic
05-29-2008, 03:02 PM
Well, I guess the artists are going to have to make a concerted effort to hit these festivals with the industry evolving. No longer can they rely solely on their own drawing power and thus there will be a 1,000 different festivals.

The worse victim in this, is and will always be our wallets.

Sexecutioner
05-29-2008, 03:07 PM
god i love whistler. i wish i could live there.

but yea, this festival thing is getting out of control...i guess it could be a good thing though...

kreutz2112
05-29-2008, 03:08 PM
I want to go to that Jackson hole one. Jackson is pretty close to my crib.

paulb
05-29-2008, 03:10 PM
I like the idea of lots of festivals... tons to choose from, different lineups, diff vacations, sounds awesome... money is always an issue... but its nice that there are diff options so you dont always have to rely on 1 lineup to be your fun time of the year.

amyzzz
05-29-2008, 03:29 PM
I'd take a decent festival somewhere near me. Odd that Wyoming gets one.

BlackSwan
05-29-2008, 03:33 PM
I like the idea of lots of festivals... tons to choose from, different lineups, diff vacations, sounds awesome... money is always an issue... but its nice that there are diff options so you dont always have to rely on 1 lineup to be your fun time of the year.

if there were less festivals though, ones like Outside Lands or APW might have better line ups.

funkinger
05-29-2008, 03:43 PM
Agreed. Too many festivals and they are too similar but just different enough that each has someone you may want to see that another or the rest don't.

Many of us on here are somewhat shileded by this by liking smaller bands that still tour clubs as usual but if you've paid any attention to the live music scene the last few years...it's dying. They can't sell out the next american idol or whoever and tours are cancelling. SXSW, ACL, Lollapalooza, Coachella have had their biggest years while the non-festival live community has been crumbling. Everyone is jumping on that bandwagon. Rather annoying; choice is good but each one is watered down by the next. I hope the trend dies before they kill the festival.

humanoid
05-29-2008, 03:52 PM
/\ the live music scene isn't dying, the economy is

humanoid
05-29-2008, 03:55 PM
I think it's pretty cool that there are a bunch of festivals, as long as they are in diverse locations, multiple festivals in the same area doesn't make a lot sense

Not everyone can travel the country going to festival after festival, and it's good for music fans that live in places without a vibrant music scene, so they are still able to see good bands

gaypalmsprings
05-29-2008, 03:55 PM
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BlackSwan
05-29-2008, 04:13 PM
the real travesty that hasn't been mentioned yet is that is going to push bands with major draws like Radiohead to just play a festival dates in a city and treat that as their show. Like SF doesn't get a real Radiohead show because they are playing Outside Lands, but socal gets 4.

Sexecutioner
05-29-2008, 04:22 PM
the real travesty that hasn't been mentioned yet is that is going to push bands with major draws like Radiohead to just play a festival dates in a city and treat that as their show. Like SF doesn't get a real Radiohead show because they are playing Outside Lands, but socal gets 4.

yea, that part really does suck, if you have to go to a festival just to see your favorite band in your city.

SoulDischarge
05-29-2008, 05:42 PM
For smaller bands, I'd rather see them in the clubs. For larger bands, I'd rather see them at festivals. Tickets for huge venues are already really high, and if you can't afford good seats, you end up sitting half a mile away, which is pretty much the least exciting way to experience live music. With a festival, you can wait it out at the main stage to get a good spot and can actually dance or get into it or whatever. I'd never have gotten as close as I did for Portishead or Prince or enjoyed it as much had I seen them in a non-festival setting. But I'll agree, this is getting a bit out of hand. There's even more than I realized: http://www.pitchforkmedia.com/article/news/50832-the-pitchfork-guide-to-summer-festivals-2008

Sushov23
05-29-2008, 05:56 PM
that pasadena one is SWEET, Dengue Fever, Kinky, Little Ones, Ravenottes(did I spell it right?, Jesca Hoop, for FREE.

woogie846
05-29-2008, 06:22 PM
As long as they're near me, I have no problem with festivals.

Sushov23
05-29-2008, 06:25 PM
anyone ever been to the pasadena fest?

gmoneyak
05-29-2008, 09:56 PM
For someone that has to travel out of town to see good shows, I'm more than down with the festival settings. Like was said earlier, as long as they keep the lineups diverse they will definitely serve me an important service.

Backwater
05-30-2008, 12:49 AM
the real travesty that hasn't been mentioned yet is that is going to push bands with major draws like Radiohead to just play a festival dates in a city and treat that as their show. Like SF doesn't get a real Radiohead show because they are playing Outside Lands, but socal gets 4.

You don't call Outside Lands a real Radiohead show? I think it will be one of their best shows of the year. Plus for $85 you can get right up front which is way cheaper than you would have to pay for really close seats at a venue, and you don't have seats which really kill the vibe, not to mention you get to see Beck and a bunch of other great bands throughout the day.

Come on man, the first band to ever play at Golden Gate Park at night is Radiohead and you're saying it's not a real show. Fuck that!

superdeluxe
05-30-2008, 08:46 AM
Jesus, the Whistler area has 2 festivals in less than 3 weeks

C DUB YA
05-30-2008, 10:58 AM
/\ the live music scene isn't dying, the economy is

and along with it the music scene, it's not like people are going to go start buying records again.

The glut of festivals this year in a poor economy will no doubt have it's share of casualties come 2009. But that has just as much to do with the over abundance of the same ole festival thing, as much as the economy in general.

C DUB YA
05-30-2008, 11:03 AM
You don't call Outside Lands a real Radiohead show? I think it will be one of their best shows of the year. Plus for $85 you can get right up front which is way cheaper than you would have to pay for really close seats at a venue, and you don't have seats which really kill the vibe, not to mention you get to see Beck and a bunch of other great bands throughout the day.

Come on man, the first band to ever play at Golden Gate Park at night is Radiohead and you're saying it's not a real show. Fuck that!

I disagree to a point - Sure it's a real show, but I much prefer Radiohead outside of a festival show having seen them 11 times over the last decade, their tour shows always seem better for some odd reason, I think it's because many more RH diehards show up to the tour than some Jack Johnson fan wanting to see what this Radiohead guy is all about.

C DUB YA
05-30-2008, 11:04 AM
Agreed. Too many festivals and they are too similar but just different enough that each has someone you may want to see that another or the rest don't.

Many of us on here are somewhat shileded by this by liking smaller bands that still tour clubs as usual but if you've paid any attention to the live music scene the last few years...it's dying. They can't sell out the next american idol or whoever and tours are cancelling. SXSW, ACL, Lollapalooza, Coachella have had their biggest years while the non-festival live community has been crumbling. Everyone is jumping on that bandwagon. Rather annoying; choice is good but each one is watered down by the next. I hope the trend dies before they kill the festival.

Coachella DID NOT have it's biggest year. But no worries Coachella isn't going anywhere.

BlackSwan
05-30-2008, 11:41 AM
You don't call Outside Lands a real Radiohead show? I think it will be one of their best shows of the year. Plus for $85 you can get right up front which is way cheaper than you would have to pay for really close seats at a venue, and you don't have seats which really kill the vibe, not to mention you get to see Beck and a bunch of other great bands throughout the day.

Come on man, the first band to ever play at Golden Gate Park at night is Radiohead and you're saying it's not a real show. Fuck that!

It actually might be one of their best shows of the year, I don't disagree with that, but it's still not a Radiohead show and that really isn't arguable so stop trying.

I had 18th row seats for Dallas for face... $65, so yeah, your wrong there too.

Having seats doesn't kill any vibe for me, but pushing against 60,000 other people while I am trying to enjoy Radiohead does jack ass.

LiveItOut
05-30-2008, 03:34 PM
I hope by some divine reason Costello and BSS stick around for 5 days and surprise us at Pemberton.
Guess western B.C. is trying to pump some more bucks into their summer economy. Too bad I don't have 2 weeks off of work.

Backwater
05-30-2008, 04:44 PM
It actually might be one of their best shows of the year, I don't disagree with that, but it's still not a Radiohead show and that really isn't arguable so stop trying.

I had 18th row seats for Dallas for face... $65, so yeah, your wrong there too.

Having seats doesn't kill any vibe for me, but pushing against 60,000 other people while I am trying to enjoy Radiohead does jack ass.

Does it really jack that much ass?

HAHAHA!!!! The wording of your last sentence there is hilarious! You make it sound like you can't help but molest people while at Radiohead shows. So you like to jack people in the ass to help you enjoy Radiohead more, eh? Ok ... to each his own I guess, I'm not judging.

humanoid
05-30-2008, 08:05 PM
/\ I really hope I'm not in front of someone trying to "jack me in the ass" while I'm attempting to enjoy Radiohead

Hopeless Semantic
05-30-2008, 08:06 PM
What if it was Thom trying to jack you in the ass--would you care then? Lol.

Sonicifyouwantit
05-30-2008, 09:17 PM
Coachella DID NOT have it's biggest year. But no worries Coachella isn't going anywhere.

like the new avatar. been a while since Ive seen the rocketeer

boarderwoozel3
05-30-2008, 09:26 PM
Does it really jack that much ass?

HAHAHA!!!! The wording of your last sentence there is hilarious! You make it sound like you can't help but molest people while at Radiohead shows. So you like to jack people in the ass to help you enjoy Radiohead more, eh? Ok ... to each his own I guess, I'm not judging.

http://www.hfstival.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10148/normal_Internet-SeriousBusiness.jpg

TeamCoachellaHellYeah
06-05-2008, 01:59 PM
another festival canceled?

http://pollstar.com/news/viewnews.pl?NewsID=10395

bakersfield
06-07-2008, 10:05 PM
I cannot believe they had the McDowell Mt. Music Festival in Phoenix the same weekend as Coachella.
That seemed so dumb to me.

Boourns
06-08-2008, 01:15 PM
September 17-20: Pygmalion Music Festival in Champaign-Urbana, IL

http://2008.pygmalionmusicfestival.com/

Yo La Tengo, Asobi Seksu, Black Mountain, Shearwater, Dan Deacon, Headlights, Evangelicals, Unwed Sailor, High Places, The Forms, Decibully, Pattern is movement, Titus Andronicus, The Foundry Field Recordings, Dark Meat, Wye Oak, The Lonely Hearts, The Living Blue, Pontiak, Elsinore, Caleb Engstrom, Monotonix, The Beauty Shop, Centaur, The Cotton Jones Basket Ride, Gentleman Auction House, Grampall Jookabox, pwrfl power, Animate Objects, Yea Big + Kid Static, Kid Static, Krukid, Tractor Kings, Yea Big, Tall Tale, Hot Cops, World's First Flying Machine, The Number One Sons

Tickets are $55.

OMG Asobi Seksu will be in America in September. I predict their return to LA a couple weeks before or after (Detour 2008?) this.

BlackSwan
06-08-2008, 09:02 PM
Asobi Seksu!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!