nice. we're booked Saturday and Sunday. we'll have to mix some cocktails before hand.
Just got my ticket on layaway!
I am actually super thrilled about seeing the Strokes.As my expectations were very low for their latest album and was liking a few songs on it. Yet they are still 2nd over Blood Orange. Which Dev Hydes said that the tour for Cupid Deluxe is over besides a few one off shows.
Swans @ Terminal West 03/28/15
Drive like Jehu @ The Glass House 04/08/15
Electric Wizard @ Slims 04/17/15
Acid Mother Temple @ BOTM 04/18/15
Faith No More @ the Warfield 04/20/15
John Zorn @ UCLA 05/02/15
Will Bulter @ Slims 05/26/15
Neutral Milk Hotel @ Pappy & Harriets 05/30/15
Mariah Carey @ Caesars palace 06/11/14
Strokes at Coachella 2011 really bored me, but I'd be willing to give them another chance. Blood Brothers vs The Strokes, do we think that could happen? I feel like they'd be before or after on the same stage.
I actually really enjoyed the Strokes at Coachella 2011. My only real complaint was the Kanye campers. I hate their last few albums as much as anyone else (actually, they have some die-hard defenders for some reason), but whereas I doubt I'll watch more than 30 minutes of Phoenix, I'm pretty excited to see The Strokes again.
Staying the fuck away from the Voidz set, though. I learned my lesson with that already.
I remember when built to spill played this at this ain't no picnic...
The Strokes - May 31
I wish they played All the Time instead of One Way Trigger. Glad to see Angles was dropped.
80's Comedown Machine - Intro
Welcome to Japan
Take It or Leave It
One Way Trigger
Heart in a Cage
Hard to Explain
The End Has No End
You Only Live Once
New York City Cops
^ Oooh! Me likey!
I didn't care for Angles either, but I did love "Machu Picchu"! Dying to hear that live...
And "nay" on switching out "One Way Trigger"!!
They covered Free Bird at their most recent show in San Diego.
I've only seen Built To Spill once - last year at the Sub-Pop 25 Year anniversary block party - and they were spectacular. Tons of energy, sounded phenomenal, and they looked like they were having a blast. I had some friends who saw them in Vancouver a day or two earlier and they said the same thing. Perhaps they are a hit and miss live band? I don't know, but when I saw them last year I loved it.
Also, that Macy Grey cover is amazing.
That cover of Third Uncle was what first got me into Built to Spill back at the first year of Treasure Island. I've seen them 4 times now and every time has been a blast.
Sleep - Crystal Ballroom - February 6th 2015
Dr. Dog - The Fox Oakland - February 12th 2015
Ride - The Warfield - April 13th 2015
Swans - Regency Ballroom - April 17th 2015
Sleater Kinney - SF Masonic - May 2nd 2015
Anyone keeping tabs on poster/lineup changes? I noticed Kindness is listed for Saturday on the website's lineup list, but is listed for Sunday on the poster, which is kind of a bummer since Saturday was already supremely stacked.
Welp... Death Grips just released part 1 of their new double album and all the songs feature Bjork... Free download on their facebook.
And Boris's new album is available on NPR's first listen.
4/17: Swans, Angel Olsen
4/18: Lee Coombs, Aphrodite @ Public Works
5/1: Giegling Showcase @ Oakland
5/2: Sleater-Kinney @ The Masonic
5/3: Four Tet B2B Floating Points @ Public Works
5/28: Refused, White Lung @ GAMH
5/30: Neutral Milk Hotel @ Pappy & Harriet's
6/2: Kiasmos ft. Olafur Arnalds, Rival Consoles @ The Independent
Good grief, Boris puts out so much music. Yay!
4/19/15 - Electric Wizard @ Roxy // 4/22/15 - Faith No More - Wiltern // 5/15-17/15 - Psycho CA @ Observatory // 5/22/15 - Laura Jane Grace @ Hollywood Forever Cemetary //
5/27/15 - Neutral Milk Hotel @ Warner Grand Theater //6/3/15 - Sufjan Stevens @ Dorothy Chandler // 7/15/15 - Shellac @ Regent // 7/31/15 - Melt Banana w/Torche @ Roxy
FYI, the Amoeba ticket page (for instore sales) shows FYF Fest as "SOLD OUT". I'm sure that only means they are no longer selling at that store for now, but possible indicator of a full sellout?
It'll definitely sell out. I know a ton of people who are coming out just for The Strokes, and they're not people who have ever really gone to festivals. Anecdotal I know, but yeah.