Posted in music on May 7, 2007

New Yorkers have probably seen this Time Out cover by now....

Bowie Time Out

Here is what's inside....
* David Bowie interviews Laurie Anderson
* David Bowie interviews Ricky Gervais
* David Bowie talks about Spanish movies
* Pictures and everything else

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The High Line Festival kicks off with The Arcade Fire & The National (& hopefully a special guest) at Radio City Music Hall this Wednesday. TV on the Radio still not added to High Line Festival website.

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Comments (12)

aside from gervais, can this be any more boring or uneventful?

Posted by Anonymous | May 7, 2007 3:49 PM

aside from boredom, are there any meds you should be on?

Posted by Anonymous | May 7, 2007 4:07 PM

Can someone please tell me what does this even have to do with the High Line? I see no connection.

Posted by Anonymous | May 7, 2007 4:11 PM

A portion of ticket sales will go to benefit Friends of the High Line, the 501(c)3 organization currently working with the City of New York to transform the 1930's rail structure into a park, set to open in 2008.

Posted by Anonymous | May 7, 2007 4:17 PM

wrong, tv on the radio is doing an acoustic set opening for air

Posted by mike | May 7, 2007 4:27 PM

What special guest are you referring to, BV?

Posted by Benjamin | May 7, 2007 4:30 PM

"wrong, tv on the radio is doing an acoustic set opening for air"

what's wrong?

Posted by Anonymous | May 7, 2007 4:35 PM

this is sadly, a non-event version of what was originally reported (rumored?) to have been a very cool event. A while back this was supposed to take the shape of a multi act festival actually on the highline tracks/park with Bowie curating AND headlining.

Now all it really is is yet another bunch of misc. unrelated performances for high ticket prices in misc unrelated venues masking as some sort of 'festival'. There is nothing special about this at all. NYC already has varied misc entertainment all over the place at any time, what makes the duration of this 'festival' much different than any other time in the City. A lot of these acts have played here many times before. Basically this amounts to nothing more than Bowie putting his name across a bunch of performances that would have played here/have played here before anyway, but maybe not in the same week.

Posted by Anonymous | May 7, 2007 5:45 PM

i agree with the above comment.

to the organizers, i'm sure it feels like one big event, but to the public, it doesn't feel special or like a festival at all.

they've done a pretty bad job of branding themselves.


Posted by DrJimmy | May 7, 2007 6:56 PM

What is so wrong with bands like Deerhoof getting some extra press for being part of a "festival" that is getting covered by mainstream publications like Time Out?

Posted by Anonymous | May 7, 2007 7:01 PM

I also agree with the comments made up. There is nothing festival like about these concerts. They are simply disjoint concerts that would have taken place regardless of the "festival" or not. It's like calling Irving Plaza the Fillmore at Irving Plaza. Just another name attached on. Deerhoof are in town, hey let's just say they are playing at a festival and through some money their way.

There is no general theme, no cohesiveness, nothing. Not even a single ticket to get you into all events. Overall poorly execute. I have my tickets to two different shows, but my decision has nothing to do with the High Line.

Posted by Anonymous | May 7, 2007 11:11 PM

... and in particular probably nothing to do with David Bowie at the end.

Posted by Eduardo | May 8, 2007 11:19 PM

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