Haha no I'm talking about someone who just joined and is looking for tickets. And defending Biffy.
And the people I've met don't like Radiohead.
Um, I've been on the board for a few years now. Notice the joined date to the left? Just haven't posted in a while. And unlike most musers I actually do like Radiohead. Not sure why most don't. Anyway, good on tickets now.
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Adding Biffy Clyro not only makes Friday now worth going, but makes the entire festival that much better. Every year there's a band the masses haven't heard yet end up being completely blown away by. This year that band will be Biffy. Excellent live act. Easily one of the best bands around today. Mon the Biff!
Biggest disappointment for me is KOL headlining. Seriously, they are not headlining material in the US. Yeah, they can pull it off in Europe, but not here. No biggie, though. I'm stoked for nights 2 and 3. Will be skipping opening night.
2.16.09: A note from Trent and a wave goodbye Towards the beginning of my career in Nine Inch Nails, our biggest break came in the form of an invitation to perform a series of shows with Jane's Addiction. These performances essentially created and defined the term "alternative" rock in the US, created an ongoing festival franchise that is still thriving (Lollapalooza), set the stage for Nirvana to shift popular taste a few months later, and were really fucking FUN to play and attend - truly the best times I've had. The shows were epic. So epic, they propelled NIN to the "next level" (whatever that means), but caused Jane's to implode. The band broke up at the end of that tour.
Fast forward to the present. Corporate rock STILL sucks. A friend tells me they saw the original Jane's lineup play a tiny show in LA that was unbelievable. I break out my Jane's records and am amazed by how vital they sound. These guys were the real deal and in this current climate mostly dominated by poseurs and pussies it was refreshing to hear something that sounded dangerous, volatile, beautiful and SINCERE. Emails were sent, phone calls were made, dinner was arranged, ideas were discussed and the next thing I know we're in the studio experimenting. We laugh, we get to know each other, we cry, we yell, we almost quit, we record LOTS of guitar solos, we discuss, we actually begin to all communicate, we yell some more, we become FRIENDS, we laugh again and we do some great things. I get to see first hand why they broke up all those years ago but I also get the chance to see four distinct personalities that become an INCREDIBLE band when they're in the same room.
In NIN world, 2009 marks the 20th anniversary of our first releases. I've been thinking for some time now it's time to make NIN disappear for a while. Last year's "Lights in the Sky" tour was something I'm quite proud of and seems like the culmination of what I could pull off in terms of an elaborate production. It was also quite difficult to pull off technically and physically night after night and left us all a bit dazed. After some thought, we decided to book a last run of shows across the globe this year. The approach to these shows is quite different from last year - much more raw, spontaneous and less scripted. Fun for us and a different way for you to see us and wave goodbye. I reached out to Jane's to see if they'd want to join us across the US and we all felt it could be a great thing. Will it work? Will it resonate in the marketplace? Who knows. Is there big record label marketing dollars to convince you to attend? Nope. Does it feel right to us and does it seem like it will be fun for us and you? Yes it does. Look for tour dates soon and I hope to see you out there.
Raw, spontaneous, unscripted shows sounds like a good time to me.
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NIN, Jane's Addiction (just like I predicted several days ago), The Airborne Toxic Event, and Kings of Leon are locks. Just got back from the Airborne show at Neumo's and Harms *from 107.7) spilled the beans. I recorded the show tonight and think I might have been recording when he mentioned those bands. Also, on the way home I heard another End jock mention a "reunion band" (most likely referring to Jane's) and an End Acoustic band. Now, who could that be? Tenacious D? That would kick ass. NIN, Jane's Addiction, The D! Very cool! I have no factual data on the D being a part of the 'squatch, just thinking. How many "acoustic bands" are there that 107.7 plays? It's gotta be Tenacious D.
I'm not feeling the Radiohead rumor. They're last tour was eco-friendly, playing venues in large cities to cut down on traffic/wasted fuel, as well as their light show requiring very little power. While it's true that Sasquatch does promote going green, George is a long drive from Seattle, Spokane, and Portland.
Pearl Jam could be. Aren't they releasing the Ten remaster in May? However, 2 nights of an evening w/ PJ seem more likely later on in the summer.
Trent Reznor has stated that NIN will be teaming up with another major act that will help fill the seats (rumored to be RATM) for Amphitheater shows in the spring. That sounds promising. Could be that they split up so that each gets a headline slot for the 'squatch.
Kings of Leon seem to be a lock. I hope the promoters are thinking of them as a headliner.
Morrisey doesn't have any West Coast dates, though he'll be in the UK during May. Doesn't sound likely he'll be on the bill.
Silversun Pickups? I'd like that a lot.
Some reunions. Blur, No Doubt?
Glasvegas and White Lies are two bands I'm really high on, but would rather catch them in the clubs. Glasvegas just posted dates for their tour and will be making the West Coast stretch just before Coachella. Not sure they'll come back a month later since they'll probably be back overseas. White Lies looks to be playing SXSW and will probably follow a similar path of White Lies.