Very pleased with this. Far less conflict than expected.
I guess the logic behind the Vampire Weekend situation is that half of their audience would be at Macklemore...but we'll see how that pans out. This could be an instance where the festival just falls flat on it face. I can't really believe they wouldn't just switch stage placement but I guess kid did have a Billboard #1 hit...
It's pretty interesting how Torche and Red Fang are both in the afternoon.
They don't want us rioting.
Hey man, I'm all for slowly integrating the metal into this festival. Hopefully it means we'll see bigger names in the future. Fucking stoked for both of these, though...Red Fang>>Japandroids especially.
Also, whether he's aware of it or not, I'm telepathically high-fiving Burrito because DP aren't at 2 in the afternoon. That's going to be a lovely set.
Holy shit, ladies and gentleman...just a month and a bit to go.
No, no, I just like making declarative statements when it comes to speculatin'. In the event that I'm right, it makes me appear rather badass.
In fact, both of them are pretty unlikely. FlyLo for the reason rustuuu pointed out, Titus because they play Primavera and then Britain (with only the 25th off) in late May. So, basically, I spectacularly fail at appearing badass.
Davers - MUCH appreciated. Red Fang was on his list, so that's great. I haven't listened to nearly as much Japandroids as I should have at this point, so I will get on that. Torche is new to me so I will do some homework.
I did a post in this thread about Torche if that helps, but yeah, definitely do your own research. You know your man better than I.
Swing Lo Magellan is a significantly less popular record than Bitte Orca, but not this significant.
Oh yeah? I made that assertion based on my own opinion and the relative accessibility of the new LP, but then again, accessibility does not always equal popularity. In any event, you're right, it's a dramatic shift. Weird. We'll see if it sticks in the official schedule.
Unrelated: with Red Fang, Japandroids and Arctic Monkey all on opening day, looks like we're seeing the semi-resurrection of Loud Friday. This pleases me. The awesomeness of Foo Dr. Garbanzohters aside, DFA 1979 was one of my favourite shows of 2011...I think I remember reading someone on here saying that mosh pit was "hilarious" in a derogatory way...and it was! Funny, fun, and friendly. Doing the robot during the breakdowns was a lasting memory from that year.
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DP in the early afternoon kind of sucks, but everything else is lookin' pretty good.
Yeah this seems kind of strange to me, they played in the evening during 2010 right? And they've only become more popular since then. At least it'll be good motivation to get my ass up to enjoy as much of the last day as possible.
Man...shit's looking like conflict city for old stingray. Schoolboy Q/Ab-Soul vs. Red Fang? Japandroids vs. Built to Spill? Tallest Man vs. El-p? Danny Brown vs. Ariel Pink? Death Grips vs. Imagine Dragons?
...ok the last one was a joke but seriously. If indeed this proposed schedule is accurate, here's hoping it gets messed around with. I'll concede that it does (save VW) mostly make sense though.
Aye. Along with Tallest Man, it's good to see some of my favourite acts from 2010 come back. The thing about DP (The Dirty's? 'Jectors? I'm shit at shorthand) is that I really hated them when I first listened to them, but got slowly won over. Their reworking of Damaged got me hooked.
Torche (pronounced "torch") is a metal band out of Miami, Florida, headed by Steve Brooks, who previously fronted Floor. They are characterized by their unique blend of sludge/stoner metal with pop sensibilities. As Brooks says: "I think the meshing of different sounds comes naturally just because we all have different musical backgrounds yet have a ton of common interests."
I saw these guys open for Corrosion of Conformity this past summer and was blown away. By far the best act of the night. Their ability to write and combine both crushing riffs and catchy melodies makes each of their songs instantly infectious. In this way they are a perfect fit for Sasquatch; "sunny day metal," if you will. Live they are on a whole 'nother level...I would count Brooks among the best guitarists currently active in the American metal scene. And these guys are funny as fuck and like to have a good time, and it's evident in their stage presence.