Post by built2killlllll on Aug 3, 2010 11:15:44 GMT -8
I'm seeing Primus with Portugal, The Man next month! Primus would be a great headliner! If Ween can headline a night it would be totally possible for Primus to do it. Not saying it will happen, but I think it has been shown that bands with loyal fan bases can be given headlining slots. Also I would say more people probably know of Primus over Ween (though I think Ween has kept a larger fan base along the years), coupled with Jay Lane returning might cause some "manufactured" excitement to those who only have heard their name.
Post by built2killlllll on Aug 3, 2010 8:04:48 GMT -8
Sorry I wasn't trying to be condescending. What I meant by it was that I think we kind of have similar complaints about Sasquatch. What worked for me was simply getting what I knew I could out of the fest 1) Ween, MMj, DBT's and Massive Attack 2) Great Setting 3) Great views from almost anywhere on the mainstage 4) Hopefully find at least one other group in camp with similar tastes (in music and fun)
The list of negatives is quite lengthy for me and would be futile to concentrate on, but hopefully there are improvements!
Post by built2killlllll on Aug 2, 2010 16:32:03 GMT -8
Dude, you should look at going to another festival (there are so many that blow Sasquatch away). There are plenty with way better crowds than Sas and who will have probably more bands to your taste. Sasquatch is a lost cause if you're hoping it's going to get less drunk assholes and plenty of decent indie bands that aren't featured in car commercials. Don't wait on Sasquatch, cuz it aint happening, it is what it is and hoping for more will just be serious disappointment
Post by built2killlllll on Jul 29, 2010 22:33:38 GMT -8
My dream Sasquatch 2011 would look like this (based on bands that would do this fest, even if they are a long shot and that I haven't seen before or in a while) --------------------- The Arcade Fire Hot Chip Broken Social Scene Broken Bells Gaslight Anthem Besnard Lakes Yeasayer ---------------------- ---------------------- Radiohead The Dead Weather Phoenix Deerhunter The Black Keys Cut Copy Old Crow Medicine Show ---------------------- ---------------------- The Disco Biscuits Wolf Parade !!! (Chk Chk Chk) Black Mountain Titus Andronicus Two Gallants The Morning Benders -----------------------
Post by built2killlllll on Jul 29, 2010 20:39:43 GMT -8
Interpol is not anything special live at all, my guesses were purely for fun, they were based on rumors (White Stripes, Shins), who's dropping new albums that have a good chance at cracking the "American Eagle" demo(Chromeo), who's dropping new albums and has been around the block (Interpol, Wilco), who dropped an album last year but will hit the peak of the "American Eagle" demo come next summer (Pheonix, Broken Bells, Black Keys). New bands with chunes in popular movies and commercials to put them in the popular ticket selling consciencenous (Pheonix, Broken Bells, Black Keys, Spoon, Chromeo, Interpol). Indie bands that will have gained seriouse live act rep this fall/winter (Wolf Parade, Gaslight Anthem). Bands that won't tour but play prominent fest spots due to good years from both sales and festival rep (Pheonix, BSS). Good bands who didn't play last year (Decemberists, Yeasayer, Spoon, Pheonix). Bands doing big tours who will be missing the PNW (Interpol). PJ is based on my hail mary idea that they will only get one "huge" headliner next year. They've never played Sas, they've done fests many times without touring. I don't really want it this way, just what I think is very plausible.
Post by built2killlllll on Jul 28, 2010 15:31:02 GMT -8
I say PJ over Arcade Fire because I believe (AF) will be in way too big of a demand for headlining spots next year for Sasquatch to nab. PJ actually do fests all the time (recently) without doing a tour as well, which means if not them a band of similar status who isn't on tour works as they avoid the whole "not being able to do the PNW in a certain time frame of the fest"
To me the Strokes fall in the same boat as Arcade Fire ( and Radiohead and Daft Punk) all would be amazing, but I don't see it happening at Sasquatch, due to high demand and fests that can offer bigger bucks and even get exclusivity.
Something to keep in mind as well is that neither Headliners last year have ever (MA I am only speaking about in recent years) Headlined a major Fest. I think less expensive headliners made for a very solid and well rounded lineup and to why it sold out better than ever. Definitely not the greatest FAN'S approach to putting on a fest, but good in a buisness sense
Post by built2killlllll on Jul 28, 2010 11:55:33 GMT -8
Lotta good chunes, someothers worth while checking out:
Janelle Monea-Die or Dance Wolf Parade-Pobody's Nerfect Big Boi-Shutterbug Delorean-It's All Ours The Roots-Dear God 2.0 Chemical Bros-Swoon Drive-By Trucker-The First Night of My Drinking LCD Soundsystem-HOME! Robyn-Dancing on my Own
Post by built2killlllll on Jul 28, 2010 11:42:36 GMT -8
I think Interpol are going to be high up on lots of Fests if not headlining. Not my favorite band - but much like the Strokes I think they are being hyped as "another band that kicked off and defined the sound of the early 2000's indie scene, went under the wire for a while but always remained "important" (sub-headlined at Coachella 2007) and are now BACK to their old form"
To be very vague I see a big headliner (but not Radiohead, Daft Punk, Arcade Fire...) like a Pearl Jam who on their own could possibly sell out the gorge, and that being it for "big" headliners. That day would have decent sized established acts to round out tix.
The next day would be someone like an Interpol (cheaper) who people will by that time accept as a headliner or buy into being told they should be headliners "they were the kings of the new sound man!", but there will also be 2 other huge modern bands (Like Pavement and LCD) who will sell out tix
Last day I am banking on a more steady type of band who has dedicated fans, but prob would never sell out the gorge on their own, for now my guess would be Wilco (also a little cheaper), the rest of the mainstage will be littered with the "new hot acts", ie - next years' MGMT and Passion Pit. Again a for sure sell out tix wise I would bet.
Post by built2killlllll on Jul 27, 2010 14:43:59 GMT -8
My prediction for headliners:
I think the fest is going to go along similar lines as this year. The headliners will be bands that have a significant/loyal following but not exactly huge mainstream appeal. I would also guess they will get a monday headliner of the same type or an established superstar/s. Sounds like it worked last year and defo is the smart move for a small fest, this way the under card can be diverse and last three bands each night on mainstage can all be somewhat substancial.
My guesses Pearl Jam ( I know they are huge, but will have a different fan base then say LCD and Passion Pit), Interpol, and either Wilco/or Jam Band. Betting the rest will be rounded out by Spoon, Decemberists, and Some form of Jack White (He may headline)
I believe Bonnaroo is going to get Arcade Fire (and may shell out the money for exclusivity)
Sorry, but this is disgusting - I know you are trying for "funny/ironic/sarcastic", but throwing around gay stuff as insults, or oh sorry I guess as "jokes", is both offensive and ignorant. I would probably lay money down that you aren't even homophobic and like many young boys claim "I don't mean anything against gay people, it's just a word to use, it just means lame and stupid". No I'm sorry, Gay is a word that describes human beings - so if you want to use it as an insult, please own it for what it is and don't hide behind "It's just a word" or "Me and my friends use it all the time, we don't hate gay people" Well I am sure they appreciate all your "love" when you choose to call the next person that pisses you off a "f*g**t".
Please question how using the words "f*g" and "gay/that's gay/so gay" to describe something lame/stupid isn't offensive or wouldn't be taken as offensive by some one who is gay. Face it your using the words in a hateful and derogatory manner - you're never putting them in terms of complements (eg - "Inception is so gay, best movie experience ever!")
But to give you the benefit of the doubt, perhaps you've just been brainwashed by Will Ferrall and Borat to see these as no more than "funny" words, well to you newjersey I say, now that you know better - you do better.
Mods can we take this off, feels like I've stumbled into a Nickleback or UFC forum.
As a gay woman I can not agree more with this. 2 months ago my friend was attacked walking home (a girl) and brutally beat up by 3 guys, who were shouting "kill the ***" and "fuck you queer". She was beat down then kicked in the head over 10 times. Itellectualize and rationalize the "it's only a word" argument all you want, as it stands now it is a hateful word and until you are a member of a community who are verbally, politically and physically attacked you may never know the pain one gets from seeing these words thrown around so flippantly. So as Thunderroad stated "If you know better, you do better", or willingly choose to be a part of the hate, and to the mods, y'all can willingly choose too!!!!! We don't need this anymore - our fucking police (edmonton, alberta) took over a week to even recognize this as a hate crime and even had the fucking nerve to publicly say "***" and "queer" aren't always indicative of hate and are just words people say when they are fired up! Shit even made international news for it's blatant ignorance.
Post by built2killlllll on Jul 27, 2010 11:20:02 GMT -8
My best so far
Drive-By Truckers-The Big To Do The Big Pink-A Brief History of Love (end of last year) Wolf Parade-Expo '86 (just saw them in a tiny bar, great show!!!) Paul Weller-Wake Up The Nation (the quality of stuff he keeps puttin' out is crazy) The National-High Violet Die Antwoord-EP Big Boi-St. Lucsious Arcade Fire-The Suburbs Erykah Badu-New Amerykah Pt. 2 Gaslight Anthem-American Slang Broken Social Scene-Forgiveness Rock Record Jamey Johnson-The Guitar song (leak)
Post by built2killlllll on Jun 5, 2010 20:59:43 GMT -8
The "Molly Hunt" led many of us on a long people meeting, camp invading, friend making, home brew tasting, coke offering, wandering unleashed pitbull worrying, end to end camp walking journey. But in the end most of us succeeded and had very pleasant results.