I'm basing that on the size of the venues on the current tour. it's not frank zappa. it's just his son, who is very good, but it's still just a cover act.
Daniel Johnston is a better songwriter than he is a musician. His live performance is not great. We would really be better off watching other people perform his songs, IMO. Built to Spill...
or Beck for instance...
i don't find most Johnston covers compelling. Johnston's songs lose all emotion when covered.
live, he's straightforward performing, nothing extraordinary. but i was still in awe when i saw him. to see this legend (or myth?) standing in front of you is stunning. plus his cover of "You've Got to Hide Your Love Away" was stellar.
I dunno. I wasn't really impressed. I seriously love it when other people cover his songs though. I have a Daniel Johnston tribute album, and it's dope.
Also, isn't Zappa Plays Zappa the biggest cover band in the world?
Pulp (if this doesn't happen in 2009, then Jarvis Cocker on the outdoor again)
A Tribe Called Quest
Feist (sunset is a must)
She & Him
Thao with the Get Down Stay Down
Emmy the Great
The Chemical Brothers
DJ Momjeans...just kidding, so let's just say Lemon Jelly
Simian Mobile Disco
This is not bad. I would very much like to see Cat Power get an outdoor Sunset.
really josh? that's cool, man. I guess it's like MMJ where the venue size seems to vary drastically. zappa plays zappa was at the mod club here, and that's like... a 500 person bar/dance club in the college drinking area of little italy. it was based on that 4-6 hundred person booking that I guessed the gobi.
don't get upset, salah. he listens to coldplay.
I guess trip hop and the white stripes are polar opposites in terms of bass levels and american white-ocity. I can still dig both
*sigh* I can get people not liking/hating the white stripes, but I need to represent them. It's my job to get angry when someone calls them "awful garbage"
Originally Posted by Wayne Coyne
hell no I didn't! damn, now I'm really kicking myself for not going.
all the ad in now magazine said was zappa plays zappa, mod club, 19+, $31.50 or something like that. well, in that case, bump off the unrealistic but oh-want-so-bad blur reunion and add zappa plays zappa in a sunset slot. and to fill the hole in the gobi, hows about... oh! oh man! dayglo abortions!
and god damn, I wasn't crazy, they are playing the mod club. the mod club is tiny. it's a bar first and foremost. thatnks for the heads up on the steve vai part. I may have to get myself a scalped ticket to this:
23-OCT-08 ZAPPA PLAYS ZAPPA MOD CLUB 19+ SOLD OUT
Main Stage: Bowie, The Flaming Lips UFO Show, Neil Young and Crazy Horse, PJ Harvey, Dr. Dre
Outdoor Theatre: Sufjan Stevens (sunset), The Magnetic Fields, Okkervil River, Paul Westerberg, The Hives
Sahara Tent: Underworld, Royksopp, Prodigy, The Field, LCD Soundsystem
Mojave Tent: Burial, Fleet Foxes, Lykke Li, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Beirut
Gobi Tent: Ra Ra Riot, Sam Champion, Dan Deacon, Mum, Sean Penn DJ SET
I edited passive's to my liking, but parts were pretty close
Mainstage: NIN, Rob Zombie, Primus, Cypress Hill One Day As A Lion, Bad Brains
Outdoor: The Cranberries, Gogol Bordello, Bedouin Soundclash, Matt Costa, Band of Horses
Mojave: The Sounds...
Gobi: Matt Nathanson...
Sahara: The Prodigy, Chemical Brothers, Soulwax, Justice, The Bloddy Beetroots
not too sure what acts id like to see in the Mojave or Gobi... but all those bands would make me happy.
Pitchfork Festival: 7/19 @ Union Park
Mountain Oasis Festival: 10/25-27
I've already Mentioned this in another thread
Faith No More
TV on the Radio
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club
Boards of Canada
Hercules and the Love Affair
Modeselektor (cause I didn't see him this year)
Fujiya & Miyagi
Silver Mountain Zion
65 Days of Static
Main: Daft Punk, Massive Attack, Radiohead, Gorillaz, The Strokes
Outdoor: Sufjan Stevens (sunset), Belle & Sebastian, Sigur Ros, Mogwai, Explosions in the Sky.
Mojave: The National, Flight of the Concords, Damien Rice, Delta Spirit, Grizzly Bear.
Gobi: New Young Pony Club, Kings of Convenience, Yacht, The Guggenheim Grotto, God is an Astronaut
Sahara: The Knife, LCD Soundsystem, Crystal Method (Live), Underworld, Thom York DJ Set.