Post by geetarsisrock on May 13, 2010 12:49:55 GMT -8
A deep festivals = a TON of conflicts
Minus the Bear vs. Mumford & Sons The National vs. The Hold Steady (worst of the weekend, I'll try to catch the end of HS and see them in Seattle this summer, I REALLY wish Hold Steady and Nada Surf would switch) The Long Winters vs. The Tallest Man on Earth Public Enemy vs. Massive Attack (may catch a bit of PE early in their set) Mayer Hawthorne & the County vs. Past Lives The Temper Trap vs. Todd Barry Dr. Dog vs. Craig Robinson (2nd worst of the festival) She & Him vs. The Mountain Goats (weirdest conflict as I'm sure they have similar fans) The New Pornographers vs. MGMT vs. Neon Indian (I'll check out MGMT for a bit but I can't miss The New Pornographers, I'll see Neon Indian at Bumbershoot)
Post by geetarsisrock on Feb 26, 2010 9:39:56 GMT -8
Saw DBT open for Robert Randpolph and the Black Crowes. Phenomenal set and i can't wait to see them again. I bought the Dirty South at the show but the Southern Rock opera clinched it for me... Decoration Day is my favorite overall album but everything they do is gold.
I just hope the set isn't too short. Them's the risks with festivals.
Post by geetarsisrock on Feb 19, 2010 11:47:19 GMT -8
In my opinion...
As far as bands I want to see that Sasquatch doesn't have Coachella's got Gorillaz, Grizzly Bear, Thom York, Yeasayer, Deer Tick, the Dead Weather, Gossip, Les Claypool, Mew, Porcupine Tree, Them Crooked Vultures, Phoenix, Spoon, Sly Stone, Julian Casablancas, Yo La Tengo, Deerhunter, Matt & Kim, and King Khan and the Shrines...
Definitely not bad but still not worth dealing with the ridiculous amount of people and the far less beautiful venue, especially considering the incredible lineup we have at the Gorge.
Post by geetarsisrock on Feb 19, 2010 11:37:36 GMT -8
There'll be plenty of smaller acts like The Saturday Knights, Macklemore or Dept. of Energy announced and maybe 2 or 3 main stagers... Fact is, the lineup is awesome and pretty much in tact so I wouldn't "expect" anyone.
Of course he is. No one in their right mind would type that.
Ok so Coachella's lineup is pretty freaking good. Sasquatch is at least close to on par and I'd rather be at the Gorge and deal with 1/5 (or less) the people. What does Coachella usually hold? 100,000? 200,000?
Never. Because imagining that Sasquatch has a host of secret headliners they're going to announce in two months is fucking stupid.
He set you up so perfectly there.
Haha excellent. I'm stoked with the line-up as it is. Anything added will be nice but expecting "bigger" headliners is ridiculous. I still think Monday could see someone pretty decent added... but I'm certainly not expecting anything.
Post by geetarsisrock on Feb 18, 2010 18:02:08 GMT -8
I've heard the same thing about MGMT. the live videos on youtube aren't very kind. The lead singer's voice is pretty much grumbly and without range. Still could be fun but doesn't seem to be nearly as good as what's on the incredible record. Darn voice modification techniques.
People blow them off as this novelty band, jam band etc but really they show just how pretentious a lot of other bands are when they take themselves too seriously.
Sounds just like yours Phishs and Widespread Panics right? haha! Jam bands noodle around! solo at incredibly unnecessary speeds... essentially jerking off their instruments for all to see. Ween takes an actual song and pushes it to its absolute limit live. That's the difference!
There's tons of musicianship in their music. I'm not for or against Ween and I know a lot of people here have this ridiculous bias against long instrumental solos. Maybe it takes a certain person to hear the spontaneous emotion in this kind of music but I tend to think the people that hate "jam bands" generally prefer pop hooks and that's about it. I like a bit of everything but I certainly see the value in groups like Widespread Panic, Phish, Gov't Mule, etc.
If you don't like them, that's cool. But to say they're "jerking off their instruments for all to see" is utterly ignorant.
i really fail to see why Nada Surf or New Pornographers would be on the wookie stage, if i remember right the new pornos were in an evening slot on the mainstage in 08. them conflicting with MGMT would make me jump off a cliff into the gorge.
I'd like to see MGMT but the NP would definitely take my attention if I had to choose. I could see why some would be upset though. Usually no one goes up against the headliners... is that different during the Monday shows?
Post by geetarsisrock on Feb 18, 2010 9:47:29 GMT -8
In that spreadsheet the only serious conflict I see is the National vs. The Hold Steady. I've seen the Hold Steady and couldn't bare to miss the National, so that's easy. It would be a shame to miss the Hold Steady though. I hope i can convince my girlfriend to see Public Enemy since she can't stand Vampire Weekend.
Love the New Pornographers going up against Ween. I thought that I'd like Ween but I cannot get into them at all and I've wanted to see TNP for a while. There's also some opportunity to see comedy on Sunday as well. Hopefully the real schedule is pretty close to that one.
as far as the excitement factor goes, i'm looking forward to this year more than the past two even with the absence of strong headliners. there's likely still around 15 bands to be added, so it's only going to get better. seeing two of my dream women (emily haines and zooey deschanel) at the same festival is pretty hard to beat