Lumpy, tell me what comedians to see at Sled Island. I don't know any of these people:
Eric Andre Joe Mande Brett Gelman Andy Haynes Pat Kelly Pat Thornton Sara Hennessey Chris Locke
Whoa, for once I know barely any of these people. I've heard of Eric Andre and Joe Mande but I've heard nothing about them. I DO love me some Brett Gelman though. Definitely do that. I've never actually seen any standup and only heard him on podcasts and seen internet videos, but just based on those, I have to imagine he's great.
Lumps, you are obviously in Coke Bust. BUSTED. As well as performing as DJ Paypal to make a little internet credits on the side.
From Merzbow's website:
Hopscotch Music Festival 5-7 Sep in downtown Raleigh, North Carolina a full set performance and participation in several bands for improvisations
Those shows are going to be fucking incredible, and they're all he has scheduled in this country right meow. You lucky bastahd. I would be giving this festival serious consideration had Godspeed not just announced a 3peater in the PNW the same weekend.
DAMMIT, ALMOST HAD YOU! Yeah, that's one of the things I love about Hopscotch is they last year started an improviser in residence thing. Last year, Chris Corsano took that role, and I got to see him perform multiple times at day parties (though unfortunately none of the sets for the main festival involved him, I had it almost completely set in my mind that he was going to end up playing with Deerhoof, or maybe even Thee Oh Sees, but alas). Of course, Burritoman, I'm sure you already knew this, but on top of being an insanely great improvisational drummer, he's also Bjork's current touring drummer.
Then this year, Merzbow takes that role which is always going to be killr.