Wednesday, January 30, 2008

FESTIVAL NEWS: Bonnaroo 2008 Dates Announced, Lineup Coming Soon

The latest from the Bonnaroo website...

It's official! The 7th Annual Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival is now confirmed for June 12 - 15, 2008. The four-day camping and music festival will once again be held on our beautiful, 700-acre farm in Manchester, TN, 60 miles southeast of Nashville.

We'll be announcing our spectacular 2008 line up and more in late January/early February. Stay tuned to this website and look for our email announcements for all upcoming festival information and more. Once again, we're looking forward to seeing everyone down on the farm in Manchester for yet another unforgettable Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival!

More to come as additional info is released...

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

FESTIVAL NEWS: Bamboozle Festival 2008 Lineup Announced Plus Bamboozle Roadshow Tour

It's that time of year again, my festival-going friends. Yup, it's the season of the festival lineup announcement. Meaning we'll have lots of festy news to catch up on and lots of advance notice to set about planning our Spring/Summer concert calendars. Get psyched!

Here's the first, for folks in the greater NY / Tri-State area: Bamboozle Festival 2008.

The Bamboozle Festival 2008

Don't live anywhere near the Meadowlands? Fret not! The nice folks behind the fest are sending a Bamboozle Roadshow out on tour to capture the ears of future fans nation-wide. Here's the lineup, courtesy of the lovely Live Nation publicity peeps.

Bamboozle Roadshow 2008

--Bamboozle Festival 2008 Tickets  |  Official Site
--Bamboozle Roadshow Tickets 
Official Site
--Last Year's Lineup

Thursday, January 24, 2008

FESTIVAL NEWS: Coachella 2008 Lineup With Portishead, Kraftwerk, Breeders, Love & Rockets

Holy @$#%! Portishead AND Kraftwerk BOTH playing Coachella 2008?! Kim Deal bringing the Breeders back from the dead?! Daniel Ash rises from the ashes to bring Love & Rockets to the California desert? And here I thought I might skip Coachella this year. HA!

Jack White & Jack Lawrence of The Raconteurs  Justice @ Terminal 5 102207-306_edited  Stars @ Town Hall 10/18/07
Jack White of the Raconteurs, Roseland Ballroom, NY 9/25/06 | Justice, Terminal 5, NY 10/22/07 | Stars, Town Hall, NY 10/18/07 

TixGirl's Picks:
Day 1:  The Verve, The Raconteurs, The Breeders, Tegan & Sara, Stars, Aesop Rock, Les Savy Fav, Midnight Juggernauts, Diplo, Jens Lekman, Architecture in Helsinki, Cut Copy (yay!)

Day 2: Portishead (holy crap!), Kraftwerk (am I dreaming?), Death Cab, Rilo Kiley, Hot Chip, Cold War Kids, Animal Collective, DeVotchKa, Islands, Jamie T, VHS or Beta,Kavinsky, New Young Pony Club

Day 3: Roger Waters, Love & Rockets (at last!), My Morning Jacket, Justice, Gogol  Bordello, Chromeo, The Streets, Simian Mobile Disco, Dimitri from Paris, Sia, Black Kids, Shout Out Louds

Coachella 2008 Lineup

--Get Tickets: Coachella 2008
--See Photos & Video: Coachella 2007
--Get More Info: Coachella Official Site

 Coachella 2007 - The Roots  Coachella 2007 - Crowds on Festival Grounds  Coachella 2007 - Sahara Tent During LCD Soundsystem
Coachella Festival Grounds 2007, Indio, CA 4/27 - 4/29/07

BREAKING NEWS: Cut Copy & The Presets US Concerts Supporting New Releases

Testing, 1… 2…. Yes, I'm breaking the radio silence from setting up the new home for to report some awesome news: My two fave Australian bands, Cut Copy and The Presets, both have new albums queued up to drop within the next several months. And they're coming to the US for some rare show dates! Oh happy day!

Here's the super-secret scoop, before the press releases hit the wires… Cut Copy will be playing:
3/10 Los Angeles @ The Echo
3/12 SXSW @ Modular showcase
3/15 Brooklyn @ Studio B
3/17 New York @ Mercury Lounge

Could I be more psyched? Um, no. This will be my first time EVER seeing Cut Copy. Did I mention EVER? Despite the fact that I’ve been spreading the word like a dance evangelist and turning it up to 11 every chance I get, I’ve yet to see the mad Melbournians live. If you haven’t heard their last album, Bright Like Neon Love, run straight to your local iTunes Search Box and buy yourself a little helping of boogie goodness.

The Presets, they of the eclectic dance insanity from Sydney, are dropping their new album shortly, too.  Rumor has it they’ll be in LA for a few intimate dates long before they return for their proper North American tour behind the new album. You lucky Angelenos!  P.S. The US tour kicks off in May or June.

Between the Cut Copy and Presets news, and Justice at WAMU Theater at MSG, my Spring promises to be just as full of incredible electronic music shows as was my 2007. Now if only my fave Australian soloist, Sarah Blasko, could be induced to follow their examples. (*sigh*) Sarah or no, I’m so excited I can barely see straight.