All Tomorrow’s Parties New York [Sept. 3rd-5th] is a fairly small festival but probably the only one I’ll attend this year (besides CMJ, maybe Siren Fest, and All Points West-which doesn’t look like it’s happening anyway) for many reasons.
Firstly, I couldn’t afford a plane ticket to any of the other festivals; this one is fairly close to Brooklyn in Monticello, NY- where I went to high school.
Secondly, Jim Jarmusch is curating it.
Thirdly Iggy & The Stooges are performing all of Raw Power.
If those aren’t enough reasons for you to go (and you live in or around New York) I can’t image what’s going through your mind.
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Pretty jealous of those who went to the ATP fest in Minehead, UK a couple weeks ago, curated by Matt Groening and none other than Pavement. On the other hand, (recently reunited) Pavement are playing New York.. wait for it.. 5 days in a row this September! (You probably already knew that) One day at Williamsburg Waterfront, then four more days at Central Park Summerstage (all of which I think are currently sold out). Good god. Good luck getting tickets.
There are a few more ATP fests going on in Minehead more towards the winter.
[Dec. 3rd] Nighmare Before Christmas curated by Godspeed You! Black Emperor, whose line-up includes The Dead C, Black Dice, and Deerhoof.
[Dec. 10th] Bowlie 2 curated by Belle & Sebastian, whose line-up includes The Vaselines, The New Pornographers, and Field Music.
If you live in Barcelona you May be at this right now.
As for more summer shows in New York, here’s a list via/The Filter Newsletter.
July seems like quite the month. Seu Jorge at Terminal 5?!
I’ll leave you with some live Violent Femmes:
Have a swell Tuesday, and in case you missed my interview with Aaron Pfenning of Chairlift, click this or scroll down.