Sunday, January 15, 2006

There Are Days I Wish I Were Paris Hilton....

Not because I'm a skank, and not because I want to leave my lovely family, but because if I were an unattached jet-setter with all the money in the world, I could make something like this:

As previously reported, the "United Sounds of ATP" festival will take place on the two consecutive weekends of May 12-14 and May 19-21, and will feature a different curator for each of the festival's six days. Mudhoney, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, and Devendra Banhart will helm the first weekend, while the second weekend will be spearheaded by the Shins, Sleater-Kinney, and Dinosaur Jr.

So far, Mudhoney have picked Black Mountain, Comets on Fire, the Drones, the Scientists, Country Teasers, and David Dondero for May 12 performances. The Yeah Yeah Yeahs have chosen TV on the Radio, Liars, Ex Models, Blood Brothers, Celebration, Imaginary Folk, and the Tall Boys to rock May 13. Rounding out the first weekend on May 14 will be Banhart's choices: Espers, Vetiver, Jana Hunter, Bat for Lashes, and the Metallic Falcons. Don't forget that all of the curators will play their own sets on their respective days, if you're keeping score at home.

Weekend Two's not so filled yet, but hey, Dinosaur Jr. just got the gig. The Shins and Sleater-Kinney must just be slackers. The Shins, who will helm May 21, have only signed up the New Pornographers, setting the stage for an indie-pop clash of the titans. Sleater-Kinney have recruited the Gossip, as well as David Cross as their MC, for May 20.

But I still wouldn't do things like this.


Anonymous said...

Camber Sands is... well, it's interesting. Sleater-Kinney described it as a 'Dirty Dancing' flashback. Great place for a festival. Surprisingly fantastic PA for the bands.

(Yes, I was at the original Bowlie Weekender. And John Spencer was Loud.)

refinnej said...

I'm glad you're not Paris Hilton, and not just because of that action pic... which is beyond yucky, by the way. (good thing I had already finished my tuna sammich... Just sayin..)

But that would be a fun couple of weekends... Be a great way to celebrate my birthday. :)