So Sonic Boom is in Edmonton August 29-31, X-Fest is in Calgary August 30-31, and Bumbershoot is in Seattle August 30-September 1. I wonder if Bumbershoot will get any of the previous two festivals' artists. Not Death Cab since they headlined last year (Tegan and Sara also played last year), but some of the other would still be cool, especially Jack White.
They've played all three of those songs and 8 songs off of Alligator (including "All the Wine" and the obligatory "Mr. November") on their current run of dates. We won't know how their headlining shows differ from festival sets until Shaky Knees Festival on May 9, but that set might not even be completely indicative of their Sasquatch set because it is only 90 minutes compared to their 100 minute Sasquatch set. (Okay, I know it's not that much more time, but you can fit 3 deep cuts into that amount of extra time!)
Nas- Illmatic Death Cab for Cutie- Live 2012 Future- Honest The Afghan Whigs- Do the Beast Black Prairie- Forchune Foals- Live at the Royal Albert Hall De La Soul- Smell The Da.I.S.Y. Chance The Rapper- Acid Rap The National- Trouble Will Find Me Elton John- Goodbye Yellow Brick Road (40th Anniversary Celebration)
Broken Bells haven't been on the Sasquatch lineup since March 21st. Neither have Neutral Milk Hotel, Kraftwerk, Frank Ocean, Röyksopp & Robyn, and Soundgarden, but I'm sorry you don't get to see Broken Bells at the Gorge Amphitheater.
ALSO: I'm ninety pages from the end of Clash of Kings. While there is no shortage of raping in the books OR the television series, the instances of rape that occur in the series precisely as they do in the books are basically zero.
There's lots and lots of raping in Game of Thrones. It's not like the scene in question here would have been a many-splendored thing if it had been faithful to the written word -- it would have been weird and gross anyway. So unless we're going to throw the baby out with the bathwater, I feel like it makes more sense to leave conversations regarding rape culture out of conversations about HBO original programming.
I agree with the vast majority of this but it really doesn't help when the director weighs in and says that he didn't think it was rape because she eventually consents. That shits unacceptable on any level.
I also don't think it's just Tom Bombadil-ism that's upsetting people about this. It really doesn't make any sense from a plotting perspective. It's an unnecessary change made by the director because he wanted to shock the audience more and/or completely does not understand what rape is.
I'm going to preface this comment by stating I don't condone rape in any way - fictional or not - but I thought the point of that interaction might have been to illustrate how emotionally destroyed Cersei had become. Throughout the first 3+ seasons, she had shown a lot of outward confidence and even recently tried to establish superiority over his lover/brother by spurning his affection since he returned. But she was so overcome with emotion over a large spoiler that she breaks her persona and succumbed to familiar affection.
Broken Bells announced a show at the Schnitz in Portland for 8/11, so they won't be headlining MFNW. Since their only previously announced PNW show this whole year before this morning was Squamish (and Sasquatch, I guess), I was starting to get afraid they might headline.