Nick Cave just announced dates with Sharon Van Etten opening. No west coast shows and tour goes through April. What does it mean?
Also (thanks Pitchfork) Arcade Fire recently showcased some new chunes. Considering they last appeared as a subheadliner in 2007, I could easily see them returning as one of "the" headliners.
As nice as it would be for Arcade Fire to be there, they wont be. When they headlined ACL last year they said it would be there last show for 3-4 years.
Things change. Who knows, maybe they'll be touring sooner than they anticipated. Maybe this new album will be coming out sooner than expected. I think this secret show might be a good indication that they'll be playing at least a few shows sooner than that timeframe they gave at ACL.
Wilco announced Solid Sound 2013, a festival they curate and play. It's June 21-23 in Massachusetts. They're touring until mid-April, ending in Tokyo on April 12. I'd say it's possible that they'll play some festival dates this spring/summer.
While the discussion of BTBAM is still relatively fresh I'd just like to chime in and say that they're fucking amazing. I remember buying the Colors Live DVD when I was like 15 and watching that shit every day for like a month straight.
Anyways, Sled Island just announced a presale for 2013. I'm assuming it'll be $150 again which is an incredible price for the best week of the year in Calgary. I think this might be the year that it really blows up. The lineups continue to get bigger/better and the festival gets a lot of positive press from fans, journalists, and musicians. It's impossible to speculate at this point but it's an awesome time and I hope all my fellow Calgarians attend!
Interpol was my first concert ever so I'll always have a special place for those guys. It's hard to have an opinion over the quality of the show when I saw them because I had nothing to compare it to, although I have heard some mixed things about their live performances. I like to see them again because I attach some kind of sentimental value to their music and I'd like to compare how it sounds now to how I thought it sounded then!
I saw QotSA in 2011 while they were performing their self-titled record in support of the re-release. It was an awesome show and seeing them again in a festival setting would be awesome.
I've never seen NIN, but Trent Reznor is a pretty awesome guy. I listen to the new HTDA EP for the first time the other day and I thought it was pretty cool. I'd be happy to see them there.
I would love to see the National at Sasquatch, I've never had a chance to see them and I heard that they were pretty good at the festival in 2010. There's been some talk of new stuff from them in 2013 as well so I'll keep my fingers crossed!
I would also love to see Interpol at Sasquatch. Apparently there's plans to release new Interpol material in 2013 but nothing is official. Also Paul Banks is currently doing a solo tour that ends in February, so three months seems like too short of a turnaround for him to begin touring with Interpol again. I'd say that if we see any new Interpol in 2013 it'll likely be later in the year, perhaps making them more likely for Sasquatch 2014 than 2013. If we see anything Interpol-related at Sasquatch next year it would more than likely be a Paul Banks solo show.
New QotSA and Nine Inch Nails material is on the way in 2013, and either would be cool to see. Especially if Dave Grohl is touring with QotSA.
As for hip-hop slot I'd like to see Danny Brown, Death Grips, or ASAP Rocky if that damn album ever comes out. Kendrick Lamar would be okay too I guess. High hopes for a Wu-Tang reunion show but I'll temper my expectations on that one.
I'm not big on any current electronic/dance music, but I think TNGHT or the Knife would be sweet (once again, if they release any new material).
I also really hope that Grizzly Bear are at the festival in 2013! And as many of you have said, Portishead would be almost indescribably amazing.
I also want Built to Spill very badly.
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Microcastle is one of my favorite albums by a long shot and the jam at the end of Nothing Ever Happened was beyond words. My girlfriend who was indifferent to them at the time was freaking out after. Amazing show. Made better by our nameless, wonderful, Canadian friend we kept running into that weekend who would ask us every five minutes or so whether we wanted some vodka. I miss that dude.
I've only ever seen videos Nothing Ever Happened live. It seems amazing though, I'm jealous of all of you that have had a chance to see Deerhunter. Let's hope that they keep announcing festival dates and that Sasquatch is one of them.
Sled Island 2010 was the best line up of the last six years for sure.
Yeah it was awesome! I was under 18 at the time so I could only go to the all-ages shows, but Olympic Plaza was incredible both days. It was Girl Talk, Fucked Up, Built to Spill on Friday and Black Lips, Melvins, and Dinosaur Jr. on Saturday for those of you unfamiliar with Sled Island-related awesomeness.