Worst ever festival line up?

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The Black Keys just announced a large arena tour.

Loud guitars shit all over "Bette Davis Eyes" (NYCNative), Wednesday, 20 March 2019 16:59 (one year ago) link

xxp Took my daughters to Lolla last year. Four days of Chicago heat and sun was too much: we arrived at 2 on Thursday and immediately saw kids getting taken to the medical tent. And only a handful of bands that really interested me.

My daughters though had a much longer list and loved it. Really friendly and well run for such a big fest (and, yes, drunken teens and bros in basketball jerseys).

by the light of the burning Citroën, Wednesday, 20 March 2019 17:11 (one year ago) link

lmao Shaq is on the lolla lineup this year

Neus Anneus (voodoo chili), Wednesday, 20 March 2019 17:31 (one year ago) link

two weeks pass...


Thus Spoke Darraghustra (Oor Neechy), Tuesday, 9 April 2019 22:34 (one year ago) link

lol Tarquins Gin Terrace

blokes you can't rust (sic), Tuesday, 9 April 2019 23:00 (one year ago) link

No idea if that's Alex James' new band or not

Thus Spoke Darraghustra (Oor Neechy), Tuesday, 9 April 2019 23:07 (one year ago) link

I know, I know... Not a festival but...

Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk summer concert series:

June 14: The English Beat
June 21: Smash Mouth
June 28: Everclear
July 5: Pride & Joy
July 12: Foghat
July 19: Taylor Dayne
July 26: Bad Company's former lead singer Brian Howe
August 2: Y&T
August 9: Living Colour
August 16: 10,000 Maniacs
August 23: Journey's former lead singer Steve Augeri (lol what?)
August 30: Papa Doo Run Run

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Tuesday, 9 April 2019 23:40 (one year ago) link

Yo & Tengo

blokes you can't rust (sic), Wednesday, 10 April 2019 01:30 (one year ago) link

James is sitting this tour out.

soaring skrrrtpeggios (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Wednesday, 10 April 2019 18:00 (one year ago) link

Living Colour though!

☮ (peace, man), Wednesday, 10 April 2019 18:10 (one year ago) link

I'd love to see Y&T assuming Dave Meniketti is still in

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Wednesday, 10 April 2019 18:23 (one year ago) link

Uh there seems to be a problem because BOC is not on the Beach Boardwalk lineup

pippin drives a lambo through the gates of isengard (Sparkle Motion), Wednesday, 10 April 2019 18:41 (one year ago) link

man I never make it to those Santa Cruz shows but I think I might just see the Beat given Rankin' Roger's death. I'd see Living Color too.

Taylor Dayne is playing some fucked up venues on what I assume is her comeback tour. Her other bay area show is at some family run theater in San Leandro.

akm, Wednesday, 10 April 2019 22:43 (one year ago) link

setlist.fm has her averaging 11 clubs and county fairs and casinos a year for the last four years (fewer, but some, every year from 2008). presumably she has a fanbase that don't care very much about that website and some gigs go unrecorded.

blokes you can't rust (sic), Wednesday, 10 April 2019 23:04 (one year ago) link

Fuck me, this is the saddest festival I've ever seen pic.twitter.com/LZg6SqYqzX

— Mike Jennings (@mikejjennings) April 11, 2019

mfktz (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Friday, 12 April 2019 10:57 (one year ago) link

breakfast v much looking like the highlight there

arli$$ and bible black (bizarro gazzara), Friday, 12 April 2019 10:59 (one year ago) link

missed that important lollapalooza update

some friends who went to a lot of festivals a decade ago used to joke that lollapalooza's headliners were usually the headliners from the previous year's coachella. we're apparently at full parity now

mh, Friday, 12 April 2019 13:00 (one year ago) link

I hope they've DNA authenticated that old random bloke without mullet is actually Pat Sharp!

calzino, Friday, 12 April 2019 13:13 (one year ago) link

i dunno about bad necessarily but this is a mess typographically, conceptually and intellectually

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Tuesday, 23 April 2019 17:29 (one year ago) link

finally the pod save america/lil wayne collabo we've all been waiting for.

Also apparently lord huron gets top billing over toto and toto gets top biling over CRJ?

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Tuesday, 23 April 2019 17:30 (one year ago) link

Who cares if it's a mess "conceptually and intellectually"? My gf and I are probably going to go. Went last year, it's a good time.

DT, Tuesday, 23 April 2019 18:21 (one year ago) link

as long as the actual festival logistics are good I can appreciate a shotgun-style approach for booking

hoping for that long-awaited cirque du soleil/desus & mero collaboration

mh, Tuesday, 23 April 2019 18:29 (one year ago) link

Who cares if it's a mess "conceptually and intellectually"?

do you know what thread you clicked on

blokes you can't rust (sic), Tuesday, 23 April 2019 19:39 (one year ago) link

toto and carly rae jepsen has a lot of potential though

maura, Tuesday, 23 April 2019 21:28 (one year ago) link

if there's not a hipster africa cover duet as an encore, did this festival even really happen

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Wednesday, 24 April 2019 01:28 (one year ago) link

just shuddered as I remembered attending lollapalooza the year gnarles barkley hit and a ton of bands covered “crazy”... when they were playing the festival

mh, Wednesday, 24 April 2019 03:21 (one year ago) link

who did they
who did they
who did they who did they who did they think they were?

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Wednesday, 24 April 2019 04:51 (one year ago) link

that sounds really fun tbh. song of the summer!

blokes you can't rust (sic), Wednesday, 24 April 2019 09:03 (one year ago) link

it was good for the first two or three covers tbh!

mh, Wednesday, 24 April 2019 12:25 (one year ago) link

after that, you might say it started making me

mh, Wednesday, 24 April 2019 12:29 (one year ago) link

i would say that crj is more suited to “i’ll be over you” tbh

maura, Wednesday, 24 April 2019 13:09 (one year ago) link

one month passes...

The other three join T-Pain onstage for an encore of “Sounds Bad”

You can't see it but I had an epiphany (Champiness), Wednesday, 5 June 2019 02:25 (one year ago) link

one month passes...

This may not fit the thread topic, as they're all good bands, but I don't really think of any of these headliners (the familiar acts listed on first four lines) as having fans in common?: https://pasadenadaydream.com/

the last Berry La Croix in the work fridge (morrisp), Thursday, 25 July 2019 00:34 (one year ago) link

The first 2 played together 30 years ago, too bad L&R isn't around anymore:


Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Thursday, 25 July 2019 04:10 (one year ago) link

this probably would have been canceled because of the heat anyway


maura, Thursday, 25 July 2019 04:31 (one year ago) link

I don't really think of any of these headliners (the familiar acts listed on first four lines) as having fans in common?

The Cure and Pixies are two enormously popular indie bands of the late 80s and early 90s; I'd be more surprised at people who liked the work of one and had active antipathy toward work of the other of the same period.

Robert Smith famously hired the Deftones' producer for one of their two 21st century albums, and even signed to his own label for it (to be fair to you, the Cure's bassist hated the experience, the person, and the record), and booked the band at Meltdown last year.

And the Cure took Mogwai as one of the mainstage headliners on their touring Curiosa festival - both bands play long, dirgey-but-developing-and-dynamic guitar-driven music, so surely plenty of people are capable of enjoying both (hello!).

quelle sprocket damage (sic), Thursday, 25 July 2019 05:13 (one year ago) link

Ok, “uncle”! Lol

the last Berry La Croix in the work fridge (morrisp), Thursday, 25 July 2019 05:27 (one year ago) link

Lol is your uncle?!

(the Deftones connection doesn't work for me either, but even if Robert's the only Cure fan who likes 'em, there's plenty of precedent by now!)

quelle sprocket damage (sic), Thursday, 25 July 2019 05:32 (one year ago) link

The Pixies and Cure feel to me like they occupy (obviously) adjacent but largely separate universes (like, I’ve never personally known anyone who was a big fan of both) — but that Dodger Stadium bill does seem to make sense in context (Love and Rockets feels like a link between the two).

the last Berry La Croix in the work fridge (morrisp), Thursday, 25 July 2019 05:35 (one year ago) link

I'd be more surprised at people who liked the work of one and had active antipathy toward work of the other of the same period.

I live only 15min away from the venue and would probably go to this, but I've consistently been anti-Pixies over the years. I was at that Dodger Stadium show and skipped most of their set.

Elvis Telecom, Thursday, 25 July 2019 05:43 (one year ago) link

i was also at the Dodger Stadium show, Shelleyan Orphan was also on that bill. see The Cure: Classic or Dud? for my night.

c'mon morrisp, you are better than this and this is ILM goddammit. there is no need to call people "“uncle”! Lol. tho your last post sort of saves you a bit but the Pixies and the Cure connection is obvious. Throwing Muses playing again at a Cure show also seems right as well in 2019.

Bee OK, Thursday, 25 July 2019 05:56 (one year ago) link


I guess Throwing Muses and Pixies also have certain historical connections that I wasn’t thinking about

the last Berry La Croix in the work fridge (morrisp), Thursday, 25 July 2019 05:58 (one year ago) link

A: the mad decent festival seems like it was a trolling/fake thing since the beginning but I wont lie, it seems stupid fun and would have probably been a success considering everyone involved on the music-side.

I’ll say this, if one music label/collective could be branded into an amusement park / festival of sorts, mad decent would be it. Diplo and friends are in the very comfortable spot of influencing both the mainstream and the counter-cultural aspect of it, whatever that means.

The point is that if asked for investment money on a mad decent festival, I would have blindly said yes. Diplo alone has a connection with fucking everyone from Justin Bieber to Alan Vega.

✖✖✖ (Moka), Thursday, 25 July 2019 06:25 (one year ago) link

B: I know a lot of people who are fans of Cure, Pixies and Deftones. I don’t see how those headliners are controversial in the same slot.

If we change those three headliners to something similar but not quite, likes let’s see:

Pet Shop Boys
Jack Johnson
Perfect Circle

Then yeah, I would have said: “this is a fucking terrible idea”, even though I wouldn’t mind seeing them in a different setting. However Cure, Deftones and Pixies together seem like it would attract a more common crowd than what you may think.

✖✖✖ (Moka), Thursday, 25 July 2019 06:33 (one year ago) link

I can picture a white jeep circa 1999 with stickers on the back for Cure, Pixies, Deftones. And of course NIN. Likely RHCP or Jane's Addiction too.

bendy, Thursday, 25 July 2019 11:51 (one year ago) link

I can definitely imagine my friends who were into the pixies in the early 90s rolling their eyes at The Cure, but yeah by the end of the decade those two constituencies seem to have merged.

“Hakuna Matata,” a nihilist philosophy (One Eye Open), Thursday, 25 July 2019 13:06 (one year ago) link

that mad decent fest was definitely not a “troll.” it was heavily
promoted at the big festival here (boston calling) and the billie eilish show in june (she was one of the headliners and i’m betting she fueled a lot of ticket sales). the stadium where it was held was likely banking on it being huge as its concert schedule this year was much more sparse than 2018’s, which had taylor, beyoncé/jay-z, and two kenny chesney shows as its high points (this year there were only five shows total counting mad decent).

that said the heat this past weekend would have likely put the kibosh on it like it did with ozyfest in nyc. miguel can’t catch a break!

maura, Thursday, 25 July 2019 14:08 (one year ago) link

never underestimate the festival promoter with "ideas" who books a bunch of different acts hoping they'll attract several distinct groups and bump up ticket sales

untuned mass damper (mh), Thursday, 25 July 2019 14:19 (one year ago) link

not to mention the world’s largest bouncy house

maura, Thursday, 25 July 2019 14:24 (one year ago) link

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