My Top Ten Favorite Performances from Weekend 1... 1. New Order 2. Violent Femmes 3. Drew playing all the instruments to Listomania 4. Vampire Weekend 5. Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds 6. Lord Huron 7. Yeasayer 8. Karen O singing from her vagina and the rest of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs set 9. Red Hot Chili Peppers 10. Alex Clare (seriously. Pretty awesome set)
I don't know. It was called Inglis or something similar to that.
Bermuda has a solid partnership with Canada. Mostly for cost. It's typically cheaper to import things to Bermuda from Canada than the United States. That and my dad was really cheap and rarely paid much money for American name brands.
Take Oreos, for example. We never had that shit around when I was a kid. I used to eat whatever fake Canadian import was available.
This has nothing to do with the festival but Austin City Limits (the TV series) puts out a damn good product. I have recently come to understand two bands that I totally didn't get before--Bon Iver and T.une-yards. After seeing them on ACL live I have finally gained a lot of appreciation and respect for them.
Bon Iver is a band that I didn't exactly hate, but I could never understand what all the fuss was about either. After seeing their episode I totally get it now--they are an incredibly talented and diverse band. I was blown away by their use of offbeats, key changes, and tempo changes.
T.une-yards was a group that I didn't even take the time to explore just because, like HG said in his Amoeba section, I usually find myself too busy with only a couple bands at a time because I consume myself in everything they are about. I'm glad I caught this episode because Merrill Garbus, who I can imagine seems really loud and obnoxious to some, makes great use of a loop pedal and puts out a very unique sound.
As far as the festival goes I am super pumped about the lineup announcement. The great thing about this festival (which can also be the not-so-great thing) is that it is later in the year. All of the bands that are on a summer tour end up on all of the other festival lineups while ACL has the potential to pick-up some of the other bands who might be busy working on an album or get a late start to touring. This makes me start to believe that NIN, The National, and MGMT will all be there. Add those bands to the bands that are already rumored (The Cure, Depeche Mode, Muse, Atoms for Peace) and ACL has the potential to be one of the best festivals this year (if you like those bands as much as me of course). I know, this is the Sasquatch board and nothing beats the atmosphere and people at Sasquatch, but since I live in Texas now at least I have this to be super excited about.
I'm still skeptical that the Cure are gonna be there.