Even curators like The National can pull out stellar lineup's.
Hold up one got dang second. What do mean even curators like The National?
I've never been a huge fan. I have respect for them but over all the albums have felt dry and underwhelming. People like them, I totally understand why. My first date with my wife was at a National show. She loves them
Pere Ubu performing The Modern Dance, Crime And The City Solution, Oren Ambarchi, Ben Frost, Civil Civic, New War, Strangers From Now On, My Disco, Don Walker, Kev Carmody, The Stickmen and Dan Kelly Dream Band added to IBYM Melbourne.
F*ck. I'm starting to think I was right. They are either looking for a new place or scrapped ATP 'Merica altogether.
Post by garageland on Jan 11, 2013 14:25:14 GMT -5
Sigh. I just love these guys:
ATP are very pleased to announce a partnership with Songkick for their new Detour project.
Some words from them to introduce the concept:
"At the heart of Detour is a belief that true fans can help their favourite artists come to their city sooner. Right now as a fan if you want to see a new band live, say Merchandise, a great new act from Tampa, you have to wait till someone else (a combination of the band and the promoter) decide to take on the financial risk of confirming a show and traveling to a new place. Detour London gives fans a way to help the artists they love, by stepping up and committing to buy a ticket, telling the band “If you come, I’m in”.
We launched Detour London before Christmas and within a matter of days over 50 fans, lead by Sean from Drownedinsound, had started a campaign to bring Desaparecidos to London. We reached out to the band’s management and on the back of that support confirmed a show. When we spoke to Desaparecidos they told us;
"We couldn't be more excited to finally make it over to the UK- we are about a decade overdue and look forward to putting ten years of anticipation and excitement into our performances."
Not only that, the Detour London show also helped to confirm a full UK tour for the band, which is super exciting.
When we launched Detour London we partnered with a number of the editorial brands we respect the most, to curate the artists that they would personally back coming to London. We believe that Detour gives those curators another platform to help the artists they love.
Today we’re also announcing a very special new curator. Ever since we started Songkick, one of the brands we’ve most admired is ATP. Our team members have shared cabins at Camber Sands and been to countless amazing ATP shows, from Death Grips to MBV. ATP are a truly fan and artist centric company that inspire our belief that by connecting true artists and fans we can be part of building a better concert industry for everyone. Seriously, what independent promoter gets a music documentary made about them?"
We at ATP are really excited about Detour London as a way to bring over more new acts so we have joined as one of their curators. The first bands we would love to bring to London and have selected are:
Post by problem dog on Jan 16, 2013 11:35:32 GMT -5
Deerhunter's lineup just got insane. Here are the additions.
TOM TOM CLUB RHYS CHATHAM with ONEIDA (are you fucking kidding me) WILLIAM BASINSKI performing The Disintegration Loops JAMES, ROJ & JULIAN (BROADCAST and GHOST BOX) EX MODELS feat. KID MILLIONS (US dates, for the love of god) SAMARA LUBELSKI BLUES CONTROL with LARAAJI DJ & SPOKEN WORD from ERIC ISAACSON (Mississippi Records)
Post by problem dog on Jan 17, 2013 2:58:10 GMT -5
It bums me out that there probably isn't enough interest in Ex Models outside of the ATP crowd to make this reunion more than a one-off. Maybe just another show or two in New York. I was obsessed with Zoo Psychology back in high school.
Post by doorknob2323 on Feb 14, 2013 12:08:12 GMT -5
bummer. but im not that surprised. the turn out last year was pretty bad. even with a big current act like Frank Ocean on the bill. it's really sad to see a festival that had such an original lineup (Godspeed, Magic Band, Jose Gonzalez, Dirty Three, The Make Up, Ty Braxton/Phillip Glass, etc) go down and all those run of the mill festivals with the same lineups sell out year after year. Maybe they just strugged to get a headliner this year. Regardless, it sucks and i hope it will be back soon!