Thursday, June 28, 2007

A Music Festival we overlooked, but there's still time...

Check this out...right in Chitown.

How did we miss this!?! And it's probably sold-out by now.

Pitchfork Music Festival

Friday, July 13

[In collaboration with ATP]

Sonic Youth (Daydream Nation)
GZA/Genius (Liquid Swords)
Slint (Spiderland)

Saturday, July 14

Yoko Ono / Cat Power and Dirty Delta Blues / Clipse / Mastodon
Iron and Wine / Girl Talk / Grizzly Bear / Voxtrot / Battles
Califone / The Twilight Sad / Fujiya & Miyagi / Oxford Collapse
Dan Deacon / Beach House / William Parker Quartet
Professor Murder / Ken Vandermark's Powerhouse Sound

Sunday, July 15

The New Pornographers / Stephen Malkmus / De La Soul
Of Montreal / Jamie Lidell / The Sea and Cake / Junior Boys
The Field / Cadence Weapon / The Cool Kids / Klaxons
/ Deerhunter / The Ponys / Menomena
Craig Taborn's Junk Magic / Brightblack Morning Light
Fred Lonberg-Holm's Lightbox Orchestra

Way to go Lyn, but I'm blaming no one. You are still a winner in my book!

Monday, June 25, 2007

Cathy Dennis connection

Another crazy Cathy Dennis connection--just got the new Sophie Ellis-Bextor (the real new one, not just new to me). Cathy Dennis wrote the first single, Catch You which is the only song Sophie has ever included on a solo album she didn't at least co-write. Add it to the list.

Which one is your fav Cathy tune?

1. Toxic
2. Can't Get You Out of My Head
3. C'Mon and Get My Love
4. Touch Me (All Night Long) (technically didn't write, but sang)
5. Come into my world
6. Never Had a Dream Come True

I find it a real toss-up between Toxic and C'Mon and Get My Love--with the edge to Toxic.

Thursday, June 21, 2007

More summer concert news--including Summerfest

This Saturday, tickets go on sale to see a double bill of Amy Winehouse and Paolo Nutini. They are going to be both in Twin Cities and Chicago over a weekend in September. I definitely want to get tickets. If anyone is interested, let me know by tomorrow and I'll consider where people want to go for where I'll travel for the show.

Summerfest, Summerfest--not much that I want to see. Breeze--if you are indeed going on Monday, July 2nd I would go that day too and then possibly stay for Ne-Yo. I saw him last year and he's better to hear than look at--but it could be fun. Otherwise, I'm game to go other days if anyone sees something they want to go to--if not, I'll probably save up my concert going for Lolla.

Tuesday, June 12, 2007


The Lollapalooza schedule has finally come out with one-day festival passes available. It sounds like there's a limited amount, so if you are interested you might want to get on that.

Looking at the schedule, I think these are my tentative schedules:

11:45-12:30 The Fratellis
1:30-2:30 Ted Leo and the Pharmacists
4:30-5:30 MIA
5:00-6:00 either Silversun Pickups or The Rapture
6:30-7:30 The Black Keys
7:30-8:30 LCD Soundsystem or Femi Kuti

11:45-12:30: I'm from Barcelona (on the new mix I'm working on)
12:45-1:30: Tokyo Police Club
1:30-2:30: either Pete Yorn or Tapes 'n Tapes
2:15-3:00: either Sam Roberts Band or Aqueduct (both on the new mix)
3:30-4:30: Cold War Kids
4:30-5:30: either Clap Your Hands and Say Yeah or The Roots
5:30-6:30-here's the tough one--Regina Spektor or Hold Steady
6:30-7:30 Yeah Yeah Yeah
7:30-8:30 Spoon
8:30-10:00 Interpol (if Matt comes)

Sunday looks like:

12:15-1:15-The View (on the new mix)
2:15-3:15 Amy Winehouse (if she shows)
3:15-4:15 Paolo Nutini
4:15-5:15 Kings of Leon
5:00-6:00 Peter, Bjorn and John
6:15-7:15 Modest Mouse
7:15-8:00 TV on the Radio

Here's a link to the full schedule and a link to the tickets. Looks like a day pass is $80.

It'd be cool if you could come with me!