Posted in music | tour dates on February 21, 2008

All Points West

The ALL POINTS WEST MUSIC & ARTS FESTIVAL LINE-UP (as of 2/21) is as follows: Radiohead, Jack Johnson, Underworld, Kings of Leon, Rodrigo y Gabriela, Cat Power, The Roots, The New Pornographers, Youssou N'Dour, Animal Collective, Andrew Bird, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Metric, CSS, Girl Talk, Chromeo, The Go! Team, Amadou & Mariam, The Black Angels, Sia, The Felice Brothers, K'Naan, Jason Isbell, Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, Alberta Cross, The Virgins, Black Kids, Mates of State, Duffy, Forro in the Dark, Nicole Atkins, Juana Molina, Little Brother, Rogue Wave, Neil Halstead and Your Vegas.
Radiohead is in fact headlining two days (Friday and Saturday), and Jack Johnson is also one of the headliners (Sunday) (who wants to stay out late on a Sunday anyway?). More details below...

Underworld - Born Slippy

Radiohead have been confirmed as both the Friday and Saturday night headliner for the first-ever ALL POINTS WEST MUSIC & ARTS FESTIVAL. This marks the first time that a cutting-edge band will headline multiple nights of a major U.S. music festival.

Jack Johnson will headline Sunday night of the three-day, multi-stage music and arts festival taking place August 8, 9 and 10 at Liberty State Park in New Jersey. The ALL POINTS WEST MUSIC & ARTS FESTIVAL will also feature performances from Underworld, Kings of Leon, Rodrigo y Gabriela, Cat Power, The Roots and The New Pornographers, among others. More than 40 acts will appear on three stages throughout the 80-acre historic location with panoramic views of the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island and the Manhattan skyline.

The ALL POINTS WEST MUSIC & ARTS FESTIVAL LINE-UP (as of 2/21) is as follows: Radiohead, Jack Johnson, Underworld, Kings of Leon, Rodrigo y Gabriela, Cat Power, The Roots, The New Pornographers, Youssou N'Dour, Animal Collective, Andrew Bird, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Metric, CSS, Girl Talk, Chromeo, The Go! Team, Amadou & Mariam, The Black Angels, Sia, The Felice Brothers, K'Naan, Jason Isbell, Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, Alberta Cross, The Virgins, Black Kids, Mates of State, Duffy, Forro in the Dark, Nicole Atkins, Juana Molina, Little Brother, Rogue Wave, Neil Halstead and Your Vegas.

Tickets for ALL POINTS WEST go on sale Friday, February 29 at 12 Noon (ET) via www.ticketmaster.com only. Single day passes are $89 and three-day passes are $258. A portion of the event's proceeds will benefit "Friends of Liberty State Park." The Friends of Liberty State Park is an open space advocacy volunteer organization dedicated to the park's future as a free, green and non-commercial, urban waterfront oasis.

The ALL POINTS WEST MUSIC AND ARTS FESTIVAL is being created in a "green" festival environment. Initial "green" plans include on-site parking for carpoolers only and ample public transportation to and from the site. Ferry service will be available from Manhattan directly to the festival grounds; exact details with ferry schedules will be announced at a later date. Additionally, light rail service via NJ Transit will run directly to the festival grounds. Meanwhile, a limited supply of on-site parking is reserved exclusively for carpoolers. Carpool parking passes are available either as single days for Saturday and Sunday or as a three-day pass for the weekend. Note: four concert tickets are required in order to qualify for carpool parking.

The festival's name is inspired by the area's rich history, particularly Ellis Island and the NJ Central Railroad terminal located on the festival site, where many arriving immigrants boarded trains for ALL POINTS WEST.

ALL POINTS WEST is produced by Goldenvoice/AEG Live and Liberty Events in association with the HighLine Ballroom. For up-to-the-minute information on the ALL POINTS WEST MUSIC & ARTS FESTIVAL, visit www.apwfestival.com.

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Comments (220)

Is it me or that one lameass lineup?

Posted by Adam | February 21, 2008 5:11 PM

yeah, that is a pretty poor showing. so much for a solid east coast festival.

Posted by Anonymous | February 21, 2008 5:13 PM

your right
a chance to see radiohead, girl talk, animal collective, and the go! team is lame.
jesus, wait for the full lineup and then complain.
and can you really complain with two back to back nights of radiohead?

Posted by Anonymous | February 21, 2008 5:16 PM

horrible lineup...

Posted by Anonymous | February 21, 2008 5:17 PM

$89 is also a joke too!

Posted by qweebaroo | February 21, 2008 5:17 PM

Lets see-this is 89 bucks and chances are that Jack Johnson is headlining one show and you think this is a good lineup. I like some of the bands, Grace Potter and Jason Isbell, in particular but this bill is the poorest out of any festival the last couple of years.

Posted by Anonymous | February 21, 2008 5:20 PM

$89 is a joke? i would pay that much to see radiohead alone. you people are crazy.

Posted by jason | February 21, 2008 5:21 PM

$89 is cheaper than a single Kanye West show.

Posted by Anonymous | February 21, 2008 5:21 PM

Fucking stop your bitchin' and don't go. Better yet, you'll bitch all the way as you PATH your ass to Jersey and up having a perfectly hipster night. Jeez...the view of the city is sooo pretty.

Posted by Anonymous | February 21, 2008 5:24 PM

damn, i'm still going the 1st 2 nights but definitely thought this was going to be a lot better.

Posted by Anonymous | February 21, 2008 5:30 PM

Uh, is that it? That can't be it. That's, like, half of one day of Coachella.

Posted by zik | February 21, 2008 5:31 PM

gotta be more bands
come on! (GOB)

Posted by Anonymous | February 21, 2008 5:34 PM

$89 is more than worth it to see Radiohead. I'd pay 10 times that. If you've never seen them, its worth all the money you have.

Posted by Anonymous | February 21, 2008 5:35 PM

so basically...im seeing radiohead for 90 bucks twice...with a girl talk set somewhere in between (unless its sunday...cuz fuck that shit...nobodys paying 90 bucks for that garbage.

and ps...whos cock has jack johnson been slobbering all over to get all these headlining gigs? are people fuckin serious??

anyway. this is gay...but at least i know Radiohead will play 2 nights in nyc area. so...woohoo (i guess)

Posted by ripped off and let down...but still psyched | February 21, 2008 5:35 PM

people
it says initial...pay attention to the details...did you guys go to nyu or something ?

Posted by Anonymous | February 21, 2008 5:36 PM

Fuck

Posted by Anonymous | February 21, 2008 5:36 PM

can you spell t-y-p-i-c-a-l?

Posted by Anonymous | February 21, 2008 5:37 PM

Considering there is only one stage, I highly doubt many more bands will be announced. So far there are 36 bands. That is 12 per day, way more for a one stage event.

The price for a single ticket will be over $100 with fees. I rather just see Radiohead in a different city and avoid this mess.

Who will buy a three day pass with Jack Johnson headlining? Especially since the savings of a 3-day pass are only $9. Nine dollars!

Posted by Anonymous | February 21, 2008 5:37 PM

ooops...and animal collective. YAY

Posted by ripped off and let down...but still psyched | February 21, 2008 5:37 PM

"More than 40 acts will appear on three stages "

Posted by J | February 21, 2008 5:38 PM

I'm siked about Amadou & Miriam

Posted by Jeremy | February 21, 2008 5:39 PM

Strolling around in the sun and checking out bands without all kinds of stress will be such a terrible time. You're all so right. Fucking relax.

If you're going to bitch, bitch about the fact that you only save $9 if you by a three-day pass as opposed to three single passes. That's lame.

Posted by James | February 21, 2008 5:39 PM

didn't think it was possible to have a worse lineup than Bonnaroo. congratulations APW.

Posted by FRX | February 21, 2008 5:39 PM

Thank god no fuckin Daft Punk.....only Radiohead will matter for 2008......yes!!!!!

Posted by Jonny Greenwood is the man | February 21, 2008 5:40 PM

Anon 5:37-- it says there are 3 stages, so PLENTY of room for other bands.

I'm giving them the benefit of the doubt and assuming they will announce a fair amount of other mid-tier bands and sub headliners (a la Animal Collective, Cat Power, Roots, New Pornographers etc.

Whatever, two nights of Radiohead. I'm there.

Posted by Anonymous | February 21, 2008 5:40 PM

anonymous 5:35...you are gay. pay me 900 dollars for my extra fag!

Posted by gay for anonymous 5:35 | February 21, 2008 5:40 PM

if its multi-stages then there has to be more bands right?
right?
right????

Posted by Anonymous | February 21, 2008 5:41 PM

What's up w/ only saving like $10 on a 3 day pass?

Posted by Eric | February 21, 2008 5:41 PM

if it says "More than 40 acts will appear on three stages", and there are 36 there, then I guess there are 4 more TBA.

Posted by Anonymous | February 21, 2008 5:48 PM

What time is Daft Punk announced as an additional headliner?

Posted by Anonymous | February 21, 2008 5:48 PM

"there are 4 more TBA."

sorry, should be "there are MORE THAN 4 more TBA"

Posted by Anonymous | February 21, 2008 5:49 PM

Do you think they'll announce Nas? I figure he'd be playing alot of gigs to promote his new CD. I'm trying to look it up, anyone have the title?

Posted by Anonymous | February 21, 2008 5:52 PM

hopefully animal collective is not playing on jack johnson's day

Posted by Anonymous | February 21, 2008 5:52 PM

Anyone else think that the math doesnt add up?

40 acts over 3 days= 13 acts per day

13 acts a day over 3 stages = 4 acts per stage per day.


so everyone gets a 1.5hr set? cant be.

Posted by A Roach | February 21, 2008 5:53 PM

Tip of the iceberg...

Posted by Anonymous | February 21, 2008 5:56 PM

Radiohead live is pretty sweet but this line-up does not compare to any of the other major festivals and the NY area really deserves better. Sure, the live music scene in NYC is great - no complaints there. But there's something special about outdoor festivals - a vibe you can't get from tiny clubs. Not necessarily better, but different. And it's frustrating that as a New Yorker I have to fly all over the country to go to a decent festival. I thought this would be the answer but barring some incredible Portishead/My Morning Jacket level add-ons, it's not shaping up that way.

Posted by fo rizzy | February 21, 2008 5:57 PM

My fault for saying only one stage. I didn't read the full post and I was thinking back to the original Radiohead shows in 2001.

Why can't Randalls Island get more festivals again?

Posted by Anonymous | February 21, 2008 6:03 PM

They'll probably have 2 stages side-by-side so that each set starts shortly after the previous set ends, and then a side stage for the smaller acts. So there would, in effect, only be 2 sets going on at a time. Just speculation, but I've seen other festivals done this way and it seems to fit given the caliber of non-headliners (or lack thereof).

Posted by Anonymous | February 21, 2008 6:11 PM

Jack Johnson has the #1 album in the country. He has incredibly strong touring history. The real question is whose dick have these promoters been sucking to get him to play their festivals. Just because he exists outside of your frame of reference, and his music is middle-of-the-road (and yeah, pretty fucking lame), doesn't mean that it's dumb to book him. If you don't care about him, don't go on Sunday. Seems easy enough to me. Leave those tickets for the Jack Johnson fans and save your money. I'm sure there's a fun show at McCarren Pool or something.

Posted by Anonymous | February 21, 2008 6:12 PM

your vegas is soooooooo bad. how can they be on any bill ever?

Posted by Anonymous | February 21, 2008 6:13 PM

I hope they tell us who is playing on what day before tickets go on sale.

Posted by nyctaper | February 21, 2008 6:15 PM

fingers crossed for the PHISH reunion!!!!!

Posted by Anonymous | February 21, 2008 6:15 PM

girl talk is a bozo with a laptop, why does anyone give a shit?

Posted by Anonymous | February 21, 2008 6:19 PM

holy expensive. they must be trying to get money back for low coachella ticket sales.


this isnt the weekend experience i thought it would be. who puts a band on two nights in a row as headliners?

and is that a 9 dollar savings for getting the whole 3-day pass as opposed to a individuals? thanks

Posted by rumkeg | February 21, 2008 6:22 PM

you people are freaking idiots. it's the INITIAL line-up. that means way more bands are going to be announced.

honestly, maybe you should go. clearly you all need to learn a thing or two about the logistics of music festivals.

Posted by uhm. | February 21, 2008 6:30 PM

I understand it's only the initial lineup, but normally they announce a few great bands in the initial lineup, then some more later on. But only Radiohead is the standout band in that list. Girl Talk? Give me a break.

Posted by Anonymous | February 21, 2008 6:34 PM

I wouldn't expect a ton more bands. They've already got the official poster up at www.myspace.com/apwfestival (yes I know it can be changed, but it doesn't look like they are going to add 20 names to it or anything).

Posted by Anonymous | February 21, 2008 6:36 PM

Shit, I hope the New Pornographers do a show of their own in NYC sometime this year. Otherwise, I hope it rains on you motherfuckers.

Posted by Anonymous | February 21, 2008 6:37 PM

why all the hate? you guys do realize Black Kids are playing?

Posted by Anonymous | February 21, 2008 6:44 PM

^ 3 up:

i disagree. there is a LOT of empty space on that poster, and you can tell they had to stretch w/ the fonts.

i'd expect quite a few bands, esp if they want to justify 3-days (with 3 stages!) and a $260 ticket

Posted by Anonymous | February 21, 2008 6:51 PM

ok stop bitching and complaining....im sorry your sorry ass shitty bands such as justice and MIA aren't playing but if you don't like the fact that Radiohead is playing two nights then go cry and listen to your daft punk mixes till they come back in 2 years.

Posted by for all the hipsters | February 21, 2008 6:52 PM

why in NJ? I hate New Jersey. worse state in the Union. This festival is going to be dominated by drunk, high, belligerent guidos and irish fratboy Jersey trash jerks and NJ japs. I'm sure Radiohead will be pleased with all the fratboy mosh pits and brawls that drunk guido NJ trash will start.

Posted by NJ Hater | February 21, 2008 6:53 PM

Regarding "slow ticket sales" at Coachella, single day tickets are sold out.

Posted by Anonymous | February 21, 2008 6:53 PM

Well, add me to the chorus of people who think this is a pretty WEAK line-up. Outside of Radiohead, I don't think I would pay to see a single act. Maybe Girl Talk. But I'd consider him more of a bonus than anything.

That said, $89 isn't THAT bad. I'm in agreement that the line-up stinks, but for the amount of (shitty) bands (plus Radiohead), it seems fair.

And yes, Anon@5:35pm is a stupid asshole. NO BAND is worth $900, you dumbass fucking hipster.

Posted by Matt | February 21, 2008 6:58 PM

put animal collective on the first day and i might purchase one ticket

Posted by Anonymous | February 21, 2008 7:02 PM

Why should NJ guidos have the chance to see Radiohead? why aren't Radiohead playing in New York? we need to close all the bridges and tunnels from NJ to keep out all the trash.

Posted by NJ Hater | February 21, 2008 7:04 PM

Why does it matter which day Animal Collective plays (besides the fact that they would have to be on a Radiohead day).

Posted by Anonymous | February 21, 2008 7:04 PM

"a chance to see radiohead, girl talk, animal collective, and the go! team is lame."

Outside of Radiohead, those bands you list are all pretty obscure and not all that good. Indie bloggers will claim otherwise, of course, to make sure everyone knows they "know their indie music," but um, Girl Talk and Go! Team are pretty lame.

Radiohead better be playing other NYC-area dates other than this one.

Posted by Anonymous | February 21, 2008 7:06 PM

have fun getting robbed in Jersey City

Posted by Anonymous | February 21, 2008 7:12 PM

Hey, why can't NJ guidos like radiohead? Go eat some vegetables.

Posted by NJ Guido | February 21, 2008 7:15 PM

Ugh. I was looking forward to more electronica acts, or at least some Santogold.


This lineup is disappointing, very disappointing.

I mean, where's The Chemical Brothers, where's Kraftwerk, Justice, Kavinsky, etc.

This lineup needs at least 20 more acts, and out of them at least 4 that I'd want to see.

So far, Radiohead, Underworld and Kings of Leon are the only bands I'd want to see.

That's 3 out of...36?

1/12.

Nice.

Posted by madmang | February 21, 2008 7:17 PM

fuck off jack johnson, jesus christ

why don't you play every fucking festival this year? asshole.

Posted by Anonymous | February 21, 2008 7:21 PM

$89 for a Radiohead show where animal collective opens

Posted by Anonymous | February 21, 2008 7:21 PM

jack johnson, the promoters, and 6:12 are all sucking my cock. there's still some room on the shaft and one spot left on the ass side of the balls. please leave your name, number, and preferred spot. thank you.

Posted by Anonymous | February 21, 2008 7:22 PM

we should all be able to agree that radiohead is worth the money, tickets to see them in va are going for $200 each. maybe if cat power and neil halstead were playing on radiohead days it wouldn't be so disappointing. but when they announced they would do a bona fide festival at liberty state park with radiohead headlining, i think we all assumed it would be much more enticing a lineup than this.

Posted by Anonymous | February 21, 2008 7:24 PM

"When does Daft Punk get announced as additional headliner?"

We can only hope, can't we...

Posted by madmang | February 21, 2008 7:24 PM

Single-day tickets at Coachella didn't "sell-out", they just severely limited the quantity this year to drive up the ridiculously overpriced three-day passes.

Posted by zik | February 21, 2008 7:24 PM

Ok, this is not a festival like Coachella. There are indeed three stages but the two big ones are side by side and switch off. There will be a third stage for smaller acts across the park. That's it. No more than 45 acts total. It says on the ads more than 40 acts. Why are people saying they are going to add a ton of acts? Hey idiots, read a little!

Posted by Anonymous | February 21, 2008 7:25 PM

Goldenvoice have basically built a festival around the second leg of the Radiohead US tour... then tacked on the Jack Johnson Sunday Show!

Posted by Anonymous | February 21, 2008 7:31 PM

re: NJ Guido 7:15pm, seriously no offense but guidos are lame and everything they touch becomes stupid. I can totally see a bunch of NJ guidos running around being a-holes the whole weekend, acting like beligerent jerks during the show, elbowing people, etc. and then go back to their pathetic pizza eating, techno listening lives. they are a waste of space at a Radiohead concert.

Posted by NJ Hater | February 21, 2008 7:31 PM

wow this festival stinks worse than jersey city

Posted by Anonymous | February 21, 2008 7:36 PM

Are they going to post what days the acts are going to be on before the tickets go on sale? Or does anyone know?

Posted by Anonymous | February 21, 2008 7:37 PM

the day lineups are on the website.
animal collective opening up for radiohead on day2? AWESOME.

Posted by Anonymous | February 21, 2008 7:38 PM

all info up now. check out the official website:
www.apwfestival.com

there really is no reason to show up on sunday.

Posted by Anonymous | February 21, 2008 7:40 PM

All of this grousing is very funny. I really don't think that there's any possible lineup that could've been announced that didn't lead to everyone crying out with hatred and disappointment. The babies who love bitching on this blog might have a little credibility if they tempered some of the hatred with even-keeled thoughts or some eloquent appreciation (or not). Where does all the hatred and bitterness come from?

Regarding this festival...figure that Radiohead tickets at MSG would have been $75-$125...this seems like it's really not so outrageous. $100 for Radiohead + 20 other bands per day. Maybe there are 2 bands in addition to Radiohead that you really want to see. Sounds like a fine day to me. If you still can't stand the idea of going to this festival, yet you feel absolutely entitled to a Radiohead show (you do live in NYC after all, you HAVE to have all the best shows, and pay a premium for it!), drive to Philly, or DC or Boston, or Montreal and see 'em there.

Posted by Anonymous | February 21, 2008 7:40 PM

Will the two main stages really be side by side? What if you have a spot on the railing in front of one stage? How are you going to watch and hear an act on the other stage? It would make more sense to have the two stages face each other.

Posted by Anonymous | February 21, 2008 7:40 PM

Butch Walker, My Morning Jacket, David Ford, Lupe Fiasco, Talib Kweli, Rx Bandits, The Moldy Peaches, Flaming Lips, Katy Perry, Dresden Dolls, Lily Allen, Tegan and Sara, Electric Eel Shock, Bang Camaro, CornMo, Andrew WK, Badfish etc. Cant think of more suitable bands for this type of festival right now but Radiohead is the biggest band they need cuz 40K people is not really that big to have 3 stages and tons of big bands.

Posted by Anonymous | February 21, 2008 7:42 PM

"who wants to stay out late on a Sunday anyway?"

Trustafarians who don't have to go to work the next day.

Posted by Anonymous | February 21, 2008 7:42 PM

this is Anon.742 (#1)those are bands i think should get added...i forgot to say that hahah sorry

Posted by Anonymous | February 21, 2008 7:44 PM

Anon 7:44: That lineup would inspire just as much hatred as the actual lineup! Are you all really so selfish to think that the lineup should cater to your personal taste? All of these bands (the bands playing the fest) sell tickets...whether YOU like them or not. Except for Your Vegas. WTF are they?

Posted by Anonymous | February 21, 2008 7:49 PM

Personally, I can't complain that much, as it's 2 days of Radiohead, with the New Pornos & the Go Team opening on Friday, and Kings of Leon & Animal Collective opening on Saturday. Yes, Sunday is quite weak, but RodGab & Cat Power aren't bad, and one would think there will be at least one more decent band added.

Posted by Robert | February 21, 2008 7:57 PM

good for you anon 749! i was saying those are some bands i wish were playing...not all of them, so just go listen to ur daft punk and run in your hipster olympics (the slow version). oh and learn to read also. i think the bands i listed would draw a more varied audience than all the same type of crowd (such as the listed bands). But its still early, so we'll see.

Posted by Anonymous | February 21, 2008 7:59 PM

im definitely going to this...outside shows always bring about fun experiences. I just wish i could afford Bonnaroo this year. Going with family and friends to Aruba and thats costing me 900+ for everything grrrr.

Bands I will be attending for:
Radiohead, Jack Johnson,Rodrigo y Gabriela, Cat Power, The Roots, The New Pornographers, Animal Collective, Andrew Bird, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Chromeo, Sia, Nicole Atkins

Posted by Anonymous | February 21, 2008 8:03 PM

"$100 for Radiohead + 20 other bands per day."

Are people retarded? There are only two stages active at a time - the big stage and the little stage. THere will be no more than 15 bands playing each day. That's why the news release says more than 40 bands. Not more than 60 bands.

And if you want a realistic 36 bands that they could have announced, here's one that I don't think people would have complained about and is realistic. I don't like a lot of these bands but there is more than enough to make me happy. If you think it is unrealistic scan the lineups from ACL, Lollapalooza and Coachella last year.

Radiohead (headlining twice)
Beck (headlining once)
Modest Mouse
Robert Plant & Alison Kraus
Steve Malkmus and the Jicks
Sharon Jones & Dap Kings
Explosions in the Sky
The Roots
Paul Westerberg
The National
Kings of Leon
Rilo Kiley
Iron & Wine
Feist
Okkervil River
Sunset Rubdown
Mountain Goats
MGMT
John Butler Trio
Pinback
Drive By Truckers
Beirut
Grizzly Bear
Girl Talk
Black Kids
El-P
St. Vincent
Back Door Slam
Chromeo
Besnard Lakes
Jason Isbell
Octopus Project
Ike Reilly Assassination
Julie Doiron
She & Him

Posted by Anonymous | February 21, 2008 8:05 PM

please add sigur ros, verve, or portishead.

fucking now.

fucking add one of these now.

somebody murder jack johnson and il buy them a radiohead ticket.

Posted by drLES | February 21, 2008 8:08 PM

i think jack johnson is gonna come out with kanye west and then a cover of Umbrella with the Flaxons hah

Posted by Anonymous | February 21, 2008 8:17 PM

OBVIOUSLY guidos would never come out to see Radiohead. whoever first said they would is a negative dick who shits on jersey to feel better about himself.

Posted by Anonymous | February 21, 2008 8:26 PM

Anon 8.26 is right. If you're worried about Jerz "trash" being at the fucking festival then a) consider the fact that they wouldn't fucking bother with Radiohead when they could be dancing to Cascada and b) Guidos will fuck your ass up. Anyone who has seen True Life: Jersey Shore would know that

Posted by Liz | February 21, 2008 8:39 PM

yea all the jersey guidos wouldn't take the train 5 more min into the city. I think if there gonna go, there gonna go. don't forget where all those guidos came from...jersey ain't staten island.

Posted by Anonymous | February 21, 2008 8:42 PM

just to clarify...true life: jersey shore, they were new york guidos who invade the jersey shore for three months of the year and ruin my summers of laying on the beach in man thong. Thats why god made the indian summer.

Posted by Anonymous | February 21, 2008 8:47 PM

i love guidos if they prevent man thong.

Posted by drLES | February 21, 2008 8:50 PM

Damn, I was looking forward to this announcement more than ANYTHING....what a HUGE let down so far!!!

Posted by Anonymous | February 21, 2008 8:51 PM

What's a NYC Radiohead fan to do? If we go to a different city for a regular show on Radiohead's tour to avoid the blah acts at APW, we'll miss the added songs they'll perform over two nighs at APW. It's like having to buy the big expensive box set to get the second disc of In Rainbows.

Posted by Anonymous | February 21, 2008 8:56 PM

My prediction is that they will be selling very few one-day passes, forcing people to buy a three-day pass. If not, it will end up being Fri/Sat sell outs, and a half full venue on Sunday.

Posted by Anonymous | February 21, 2008 9:00 PM

awful lineup ill wait till 2009 may for vineland

Posted by Anonymous | February 21, 2008 9:09 PM

NJ hater ...you are joking right ? no one is this stupid...
This site is like a mile from NYC do you think suddenly people with no interest in this music will go because its in their state / area ? The show will be filled with the same people that would be a festival in NYC or in Brooklyn or Queens (homes of some serious "guidos")
Even if there are some people that you deem unworthy (and I sure you are fuckin' prince) who are you to say who can come to a show or can't ? Also NJ is a very large and diverse state & not defined by only the the northeast section of the state...
Also what's wrong with Pizza ?

Posted by Jon | February 21, 2008 9:13 PM

News flash: Jack Johnson is popular. Your friends won't be there, but Sunday will be packed.

Despite your complaining and best efforts to tailor this concert to your specific needs, this festival will sell out handily and quickly.

Posted by Anonymous | February 21, 2008 9:14 PM

Truth that ^^^^^^^

Posted by Anonymous | February 21, 2008 9:15 PM

$258?! twat?!

Posted by blah haha | February 21, 2008 9:16 PM

true dat, 9 o'clock. i like radiohead and i know their hands are tied as far as dealing with these corporate promoters, but this shit makes me sick. if you miss out on the presale, ticketmaster only sells the back rows of seated gigs to the public, everything else goes to the brokers. i think it's illegal collusion, but no one seems to care. and we'll end up stuck between buying three-day passes or not seeing radiohead. i know they can't exactly do a residency at hammerstein and similar venues around the world or they'd never stop touring, and they get props for releasing a great record that was also a huge middle finger to the record industry. but i've just about had it with the way they end up milking us for so much freaking money.

Posted by Anonymous | February 21, 2008 9:20 PM

weak weak weak

Posted by d | February 21, 2008 9:22 PM

"i know their hands are tied as far as dealing with these corporate promoters" No they aren't...

"if you miss out on the presale, ticketmaster only sells the back rows of seated gigs to the public, everything else goes to the brokers." There's no presale here...

"but i've just about had it with the way they end up milking us for so much freaking money." Milking? Just don't go!

Posted by Anonymous | February 21, 2008 9:26 PM

Ok. I am going on Saturday. Radiohead & Animal Collective, yay!

Posted by Eduardo | February 21, 2008 9:28 PM

im not seeing the lineup schedule on the site?

Posted by Anonymous | February 21, 2008 9:45 PM

i think its solid

gonna be fun as hell

Posted by Anonymous | February 21, 2008 9:48 PM

whats up with the virgin fest the same weekend ?

Posted by Anonymous | February 21, 2008 9:56 PM

Jack Johnson must have an amazing publicist/manager. Why the hell is he getting the billing he is?

Posted by Cory Greenwell | February 21, 2008 10:00 PM

Anyone know if these are the only Radiohead dates for the NY area? If so, that blows. Even though I hate MSG, at least if you see them there you get a seat and don't have wait for hours squished behind a bunch of tall drunk hooligans while not being able to see anything, let alone hear anything.

Posted by Anonymous | February 21, 2008 10:01 PM

I like Radiohead fine (even if Rainbows bored me) ... but it's really goofy to have one band headline a festival two nights running. If they were doing some kind of ATP-Don't Look Back thing, performing OK Computer straight through I'd understand. But otherwise it just seems lazy.

Posted by Anonymous | February 21, 2008 10:14 PM

Guess I'll go elsewhere to see Radiohead.
While I was hoping to see a festival in my own backyard the lineup is just not that great in the middle tier bands. Underworld, Spearhead right before Radiohead yuk. and then Kings of Leon into Radiohead. Talk about bad pairings. I like some of the earlier bands but I'll die waiting for hours to go by until Radiohead takes the stage each nite.

Posted by Anonymous | February 21, 2008 10:16 PM

kings of leon playing in front of Radiohead!!!? Ed O'Brien probably didn't sleep a wink tonight, he's so excited.

seriously though it's hard to argue that this line up isn't a little disappointing. i'm trying to tell myself that $90 a day for Radiohead and a few other bands isn't a bad deal, but I was expecting to be excited about going all 3 days.
They're fine acts, but i don't think i can justify spending $90 to see Rodrigo y Gabriela and The Black Kids.

Unless they add Daft Punk or Springsteen i think i'm gonna skip sunday.

Posted by Anonymous | February 21, 2008 10:19 PM

to be fair, Liberty State Park is not that huge of an area... but I was hoping the festival would be bigger than this where they have the good sense of putting a tent for the electronic acts instead of having Underworld lead into Radiohead.

Posted by blahayzh | February 21, 2008 10:38 PM

how were underworld when they played central park this fall?

Posted by Anonymous | February 21, 2008 10:48 PM


liberty state park is actually fairly large. at least 100 acres.

Posted by Anonymous | February 21, 2008 10:50 PM

Friday:

Blue Commet
Radiohead
Underworld
Spearhead
The New Pornographers
The Go! Team

Bullet
Girl Talk
CSS
Forro in the Dark
Juana Molina
Little Brother

Queen of the Valley
Andrew Bird
Mates of State
Nicole Atkins


Saturday

Blue Commet
Radiohead
Kings of Leon
Animal Collective
Metric
Chromeo
The Black Angels

Bullet
The Roots
The Virgins
The Felice Brothers
Alberta Cross

Queen of the Valley
Sia
K'Naan
Duffy
Your Vegas


Sunday

Blue Commet
Jack Johnson
Cat Power
Rodrigo y Gabriela
Amadou & Mariam

Bullet
Youssou N'Dour
Black Kids
Jason Isbell

Queen of the Valley
Grace Potter and the Nocturnals
Rogue Wave
Neil Halstead

Posted by Anonymous | February 21, 2008 10:50 PM

jack johnson is huge, you fucking morons! Maybe you tools should be "slobbering" on cocks to get a single gig at some pathetic dive bar in brooklyn, you annoying fucking scum. i'm tired of these annoying post. jack johnson is lyrical better than half these pompous indie bands that get attention because of their DIGITAL music making. DIGITAL MUSIC ISN'T TALENT! YOU JUST NEED TIME TO WASTE TO GET IT RIGHT, AND MONEY TO AFFORD THE EQUIPMENT!!!!!!!!! YOU'RE HITTING KNOBS AND HARDLY ANYTHING ELSE!!!!! and just because a bunch of annoying cunts who live off their parents income support these annoying bands like animal collective should die. animal collective isn't music, they are cunts from maryland, or where-ever, in which they probably said to each other "lets make shitty music, and call it 'artistic' so we can have a bunch of other cunts believe it is and spread the word!"

Posted by die hipster die, please die, you're making the income in the ghetto high as fuck, leave, please leav | February 21, 2008 11:09 PM

^^"jack johnson is lyrical better"

Posted by J | February 21, 2008 11:16 PM

hey asshole, why knock maryland? like santa barbara is a fucking cultural mecca? dunno why im responding, nobody cares about jack johnson besides 13 year old girls and surfer yeabros

Posted by Anonymous | February 21, 2008 11:22 PM

panda bear hits knobs, animal collective actually play instruments...get it right geez


Posted by Anonymous | February 21, 2008 11:25 PM

Imagine this--that all the posters on this board show up at any meeting place...a park, a restaurant, a bar, a festival whatever. Would everyone speak to each other with such disgrace and crudeness? Why can't posters comment nice, happy and fluffly comments like those Myspace pages??!!

I wonder if the vibes at this festival will be good. Coachella rocks for sure!!!

Posted by Anonymous | February 21, 2008 11:26 PM

Is it just me or does this lineup suck so much dick that it seems like Goldenvoice has sabotaged lineup so people in the east coast will want to go to coachella more and then pay 179$ to see radiohead.

Posted by Anonymous | February 22, 2008 12:35 AM

"This festival" is going to be full of the people who post on this blog. How do you THINK the vibes will be? Nice, happy and fluffy don't come to mind.

Posted by Anonymous | February 22, 2008 12:40 AM

So Anon 10:50's list includes the STAGES the bands will be playing on, eh? Although I think the overall lineup on Friday looks better, a lot of the bands I like aren't on the same stage as Radiohead et al. The Saturday mainstage lineup is a lot stronger. I DO NOT want to sit through a Spearhead set and I've seen Underworld plenty of times by now. Girl Talk is fucking awesome at festivals but anybody that goes to see his set ain't gonna be within two miles of the stage when Radiohead comes on.

Radiohead
Kings of Leon
Animal Collective
Metric
Chromeo
The Black Angels...

is a pretty solid lineup, and about all I'll end up seeing for the 90 bucks. I went to Coachella last year and there is just no fucking way to see all the bands you want to see. You gotta just pick a spot and keep it real.


Posted by Anonymous | February 22, 2008 12:51 AM

Festivals are alright and heaps of the bands I want to see, but will they do side shows in NYC?

Posted by whocares | February 22, 2008 1:07 AM

Only bands other than Radiohead on my list woube be Go! Team and Roots, and now since Go! Team looks like they are opening early friday I wont get to see them because of work, so that sucks.

I will definitely be skipping sunday though. Jack Johnsons is no 1 in the country? who gives a fuck? So was Kenny Loggins in 82, dont mean I have to listen to that shit.

Posted by Anonymous | February 22, 2008 2:14 AM

to "whocares". Every night is a side show in NYC.

Posted by Anonymous | February 22, 2008 2:26 AM

Aren't we just watching the second edition of Field Day Fest?

Yet another overpriced day long show (in this case, three day long shows) with Radiohead headlining (two of them).

It's too much to ask, but I wish the Radiohead sheep would hold back on buying so quickly just to see what happens if it doesn't sell as the date nears.

Posted by Anonymous | February 22, 2008 7:57 AM

wow. you pathetic whiners are really making me miss the daft punk comments.

Posted by Anonymous | February 22, 2008 8:20 AM

The fact that this show has about the same ticket price as Coachella is atrocious. I will try to get a single day Saturday ticket, but no thanks on the rest at $90 per day. If Radiohead weren't touring this year, this "festival" would not exist. And the Arcade Fire/LCD/Blonde Redhead/Les Savy Fav show was leaps and bounds better than that Sunday lineup...and it definitely wasn't $90.

Posted by Anonymous | February 22, 2008 8:38 AM

a typical South Street Seaport, Central Park Summerstage, McCarren Pool free weekend has a better line-up, when you think about it. Where are the NYC based bands on that list?

Posted by Anonymous | February 22, 2008 8:58 AM

I think that is a mistake there on the sec day, Animal Collective will probably lead into Radiohead, not Kings of Leon. If it does go off like that that's a pretty weird pairing.

Posted by Anonymous | February 22, 2008 9:07 AM

Man, what a bunch of ridiculous complaining. If you don't like the lineup don't go. Simple. All the bitching about the bands you wanted to be playing? 90% of them play in NYC all the time. If you need to see, say, the National that badly, maybe you should have gone to one of the 2 shows they played in October....or this weekend. Radiohead doesn't come around too often.

And to whoever asked, Underworld absolutely KILLED it in central park last year. Best show I saw last year that didn't involve 2 robots in a pyramid. Having them open up for Radiohead? Sure takes the edge off of not seeing Kraftwerk -> Portishead at Coachella.

Posted by Rob | February 22, 2008 9:13 AM

Rob,

The thing is, why not just have the Radiohead/Underworld tour (rumor is that Underworld is opening the North American shows) in NYC without all these other filler bands at a lower ticket price? If you are going to have a festival, then have a festival with a full lineup. If you are just going to try and spruce up a couple of Radiohead shows that would happen in NYC either way, then why go to the extra hassle of dumping a bunch of average bands in there while charging people $90 per day or perhaps forcing people to buy a 3 day pass which includes a ticket to Jack Johnson that Radiohead fans don't want?

Posted by CN | February 22, 2008 9:18 AM

"If Radiohead weren't touring this year, this "festival" would not exist. And the Arcade Fire/LCD/Blonde Redhead/Les Savy Fav show was leaps and bounds better than that Sunday lineup...and it definitely wasn't $90."

This is the first post to truly put things in perspective. That Arcade Fide show this past summer was around $40 and that line-up kills any day at APW. I'll take LCD and Blonde Redhead over Kings of Leon and Animal Coll. any day of the week! Radiohead is my favorite band but the rest of the line-up is soooooo disappointing!!!

Posted by Anonymous | February 22, 2008 9:19 AM

Does anyone know if Radiohead intend to play any other NY area dates other than this festival?

Posted by Dan | February 22, 2008 9:26 AM

CN,

I agree, there is a lot of filler, especially on the Sunday (which I definitely won't be going to). But personally, I think this is a pretty solid lineup on Sat:

Radiohead
Kings of Leon
Animal Collective
Metric
Chromeo
The Black Angels

Toss in the chance to see Underworld again and I'm in. Yeah, I wish that we had more info about the Radiohead tour before we had to decide about this...but I'm not taking any chances.

Posted by Rob | February 22, 2008 9:26 AM

I shit on your puny festival offerings!

Posted by Anonymous | February 22, 2008 10:06 AM

yes saturday is a great lineup with radiohead, kings of leon, the roots, and the black angels, but I think its the only day I'll be going to, Radiohead is still going to play a NYC show and I'd rather spend 40 for that then 90 for friday, I was hoping Interpol would be in the mix, but I guess not. And sunday is a horrible lineup through and through they got to add more bands to that if anyone will go

Posted by steve | February 22, 2008 10:08 AM

Stop whinging. If you are in it for basically Radiohead, which i am, you don't have to see Jack Johnson. Saturday has a pretty solid line-up for $90...Radiohead, Kings of Leon, and then the rest of the Bowery Ballroom all stars easily add up to $200+. If you're in the metro area, this isn't a bad festival for it's convenience.

Posted by pj | February 22, 2008 10:10 AM

JACK JOHNSON BLOWS MONKEYS.

Posted by Anonymous | February 22, 2008 10:12 AM

Rob,

I agree with you on the Saturday lineup...and am definitely considering buying a single day ticket for that one. But to me, these are 3 spruced up single day events and not anything worth spending $258 + fees on for a 3 day pass. And I guarantee you that single day tickets will be very limited.

Posted by CN | February 22, 2008 10:13 AM

Good luck getting Saturday only tickets. GV will be selling mainly 3-day passes.

So, basically we get Coachella prices, without the camping? Lollapalooza, which dramatically increased it's ticket prices last year, was still under $200. And it is located inside a city, not in a suburb.

Posted by Anonymous | February 22, 2008 10:15 AM

Stop whinging. If you are in it for basically Radiohead, which i am, you don't have to see Jack Johnson. Saturday has a pretty solid line-up for $90...Radiohead, Kings of Leon, the Roots and then the rest of the Bowery Ballroom all stars easily add up to $250+. If you're in the metro area, this isn't a bad festival for it's convenience.

Posted by pj | February 22, 2008 10:15 AM

"So, basically we get Coachella prices, without the camping?"

Camping is a separate ticket at Coachella beyond the price of admission. Here we get Coachella ticket prices with 1/3 the amount of bands.

Posted by Anonymous | February 22, 2008 10:21 AM

man what a terrible lineup. here i am thinking that my bloody valentine or portishead were definites for this crap festival. i loved seeing both shows of radiohead back in 2001 at liberty state park but $89 bucks really isnt worth it..even for saturday

Posted by hipster poseur | February 22, 2008 10:40 AM

I don't give a fuck about the line up. If the line up was perfect, $258 would still be ridiculous! I must be in a bad modd. Coachella has been dead to me for 2 years. No three day festival should cost more than $90.00 Ever...Ever!

Posted by Frederick Foxrtrott | February 22, 2008 10:41 AM

My only question:

How many tickets will be available? I have a good feeling this will sell out in minutes.

Posted by Drugs Delaney | February 22, 2008 10:51 AM

going to saturday, MAYBE friday. can't wait!
i'm glad it is expensive so most of you fucking hispters and low life retards won't be able to go.

Posted by Anonymous | February 22, 2008 10:56 AM

"No three day festival should cost more than $90.00 Ever...Ever!"

And I'd like to pay 99 cents a gallon for gas again. But this isn't 1996 anymore.

Posted by Anonymous | February 22, 2008 10:56 AM

I wonder why most if not all the big Festivals this year have KOL and Jack Johnson as headliners. What about Portishead or The Breeders?
Eh, I am veyr happy to have Animal Collective and Radiohead on the same stage at the same night

Posted by Anonymous | February 22, 2008 10:58 AM

Goldenvoice is spreading themselves thin with this new festival. They should've stuck their investment in Coachella.

Did Jack Johnson('s management) make a pact with the devil? He's in all of the festivals this year, high-billing and his new album isn't even creating much buzz.

Posted by Anonymous | February 22, 2008 11:36 AM

Jack johnson is popular. Very unoffensive and MOR, but very poopular.
HOWEver, he is very good for background music, and not very engaging in front of a live audience.
I just don't know how his music can possibly present itself in front of a festival sized crowd.
I've seen him in concert, once. It was easily the most boring concert I've ever been too in my whole life (tied with Beth Orton).

Posted by Kurt C. | February 22, 2008 12:07 PM

OK... 89 bucks to see radiohead at this amazing venue is worth it in itself. good tickets to a radiohead show will probably run you this amount anyhow. i'm considering buying a one-day, but only if i can see radiohead, roots, animal collective, rogue wave, etc on the same day.

i have to admit though, this is a really weak lineup, especially when you consider all of the amazing NY/BK based bands who aren't on this list. what happened?

there's something in there for everybody, and i think that's what the thinking was. like all attempts to please everyone, this leaves me blah.

Posted by Anonymous | February 22, 2008 12:27 PM

De Novo Dahl, Secret Machines and Earl Greyhound were added to sunday.

Posted by Anonymous | February 22, 2008 12:31 PM

FUCK. why did my sister have to choose august 9th to get married. any why isn't radiohead headlining saturday and sunday? JJ is a WEAK way to end a festival.

Posted by bitter boy | February 22, 2008 12:38 PM

"bowery ballroom all-stars"

i laughed

Posted by Anonymous | February 22, 2008 12:46 PM

cmon people, you were going to pay $75 to see radiohead anyway on their tour...i'll gladly pay $25 more to see KOL, roots etcc...plus im a half block from the light rail...

bruce and thom will hold hands together and sing a song titled the death of the complaining hipsters

you can splurge from your trust funds once in a while

Posted by Anonymous | February 22, 2008 1:12 PM

How dare you! Trust fund? Hipster? Well, I have never been so insulted in my life! I just happen to be on the cultural cutting edge and live in a part of town with fabulous BOHO cred and property values. I can't help it if my parents were savvy investors and are generous towards their gifted and beautiful progeny, thank you very much! That tears it! I'm never reading this blog again!

Posted by Anonymous | February 22, 2008 1:23 PM

Radiohead, Underworld, in a beautiful park with breathtaking views of NYC and surrounding areas for about the same price as any show at MSG would be. God, people, STOP bitching!!!

Posted by Anonymous | February 22, 2008 1:31 PM

"http://www.billboard.com/bbcom/charts/chart_display.jsp?g=Albums&f=The+Billboard+200"


Buzz ≠ Album sales. I haven't heard one damn catchy song from Johnson's new album. His fanbase just hasn't discovered downloading and still buy actual CDs.

Posted by Anonymous | February 22, 2008 1:33 PM

"somebody murder jack johnson and il buy them a radiohead ticket."

Hilarious.

& for everyone bitching - Radiohead & UW in the same city - what more do you want? Better stay home & catch up on Dancing with the Stars.

Posted by Anonymous | February 22, 2008 1:37 PM

knock them down with the insults or the sarcasm

Posted by Anonymous | February 22, 2008 1:38 PM

"FUCK. why did my sister have to choose august 9th to get married."

You've got plenty of time to finagle a breakup of her engagement.

Posted by Alexis Carrington | February 22, 2008 1:41 PM

what's the big deal about radiohead? I'm looking forward to the Virgins's gig.

Posted by mela | February 22, 2008 1:49 PM

How hard is it to sneak into this?

Posted by Anonymous | February 22, 2008 1:56 PM

it is expensive interms of shelling out 89 for oneday but if you break it up...
i was doing the math for saturday
and it's like 20 bux for each mainstage performance (blue note...)
though i only really wanna see three in particular
but i get some nice side music from the virgins and felice brothers
and a chance to see sia
does anyone know how the smallest stage works?
will sia be on at the same time as radiohead
cuz then i might dip to see her after a couple of raidohead songs to see what they're all about (i know i'm lame but they're just before my time i was like 12 when creep came out and that's the only song that ever stuck and they don't even play it live right)
so all that good music and then the experince of a festival should be well worth it and amazing
closest thing to a festival i ever been to are the sirens and they're a blast so a money one should be better.... right?

oh yeah and who in the world is even guido in jersey? that's like the same as saying the ppl in jersey say joisey and in the 11 yrs i lived in the state i never came across either unless i was like in long/staten island
just saying...
us jersey kids are pretty cool

oh yeah and i remember seeing something about animal collective and their fans explained in not too nice of terms... dude just see them live and you'll completely understand and flip your lid!
i'm sure calvin johnson is nice too though

Posted by Anonymous | February 22, 2008 2:13 PM

it's pretty easy to sneak in to LSP. i snuck into both radiohead shows in 2001.

i regret it now though because renting the scuba gear ended up being more expensive than the price of two tix.

Posted by Anonymous | February 22, 2008 2:18 PM

oh crap let me fix myself before i get called something
i meant daniel johnson
hahaha
i know calvin johnson is nice
very much so

Posted by Anonymous | February 22, 2008 2:19 PM


"Buzz ≠ Album sales. I haven't heard one damn catchy song from Johnson's new album. His fanbase just hasn't discovered downloading and still buy actual CDs. "


hey I don't even like the guy but he has had the number one record in the country for 2 weeks in a row !.... do you think he cares about buzz ? Lets face it Jack Johnson is popular... you or I might not know anybody that likes him but the world is filled with all sorts of people and they buy records and go see shows (well more often big concerts than "shows" but thats what this is) Also I heard that he sold out Jones Beach last time in NYC area & that's no tiny place....
He's not just getting propped up there as a favor...

Posted by Anonymous | February 22, 2008 2:19 PM

"it's pretty easy to sneak in to LSP. i snuck into both radiohead shows in 2001.

i regret it now though because renting the scuba gear ended up being more expensive than the price of two tix."

Excellent! or rent a yacht & tether ye to the shore...


Posted by Anonymous | February 22, 2008 2:33 PM

i'll just have the dude from vampire weekend drop me off in his dad's helicopter...i dont think it will be a problem

Posted by Anonymous | February 22, 2008 2:48 PM

i'm hiding in Questlove's 'fro.

Posted by Anonymous | February 22, 2008 2:58 PM

saw radiohead on liberty island years ago...
gettin off the island after the show is not alot of fun... don't take the ferry...
stand there all day through alot of lightweight bands who couldn't rock if their shoes were cradles just to see radiohead do an hour at the end of a long day doesn't add up... saw them at msg last time around that was a good show... why a big festival?
they could pack randalls with two local warm up bands... i'd pay 85 to see that...

Posted by moldymind | February 22, 2008 3:23 PM

Randall's Island is a big crusty turd

Posted by Anonymous | February 22, 2008 3:26 PM

i thought you liked the crust...

Posted by moldymind | February 22, 2008 3:39 PM

All those saying Jack Johnson is huge....

yeah fucking hannah Montana is huge to - but I don't see her headlining this festival anytime soon. So kindly shut up.

Posted by cdub | February 22, 2008 3:40 PM

TAKE THE LIGHT RAIL and park in hoboken, newport or any other part of Jersey City if you are driving. From city PATH to Pavonia Newport to Light Rail is best bet and would take 30/40 min tops from 9th St stop.

Posted by Anonymous | February 22, 2008 3:42 PM

Jack Johnson does the kind of music that could easily accompany slow motion highlights of dramatic hacky-sack competition. Yawn.

Posted by Anonymous | February 22, 2008 3:54 PM

Hannah Montana > Jack Johnson

Posted by Anonymous | February 22, 2008 4:14 PM

i'll just have the dude from vampire weekend drop me off in his dad's helicopter...i dont think it will be a problem

Posted by Anonymous | February 22, 2008 4:16 PM

Here is the reason Jack Johnson sell records & tix - girls think he's cute, guys thinks he's a cool stoner surfer dude, neither fan group puts much effort into their music collection nor do they care what the content/quality of the music is

Posted by Anonymous | February 22, 2008 4:16 PM

"He's not just getting propped up there as a favor..."

hey, i like how you're being fairly objective about this, really. it's nice to see a non-snarky comment here. but it's too suspicious. what other band/artist has achieved this kind of height in many music festival billings, without the need for buzz? one can't help but wonder of the politics behind in his booking.


...then again maybe he just offered to play at a really low price.

Posted by Anonymous | February 22, 2008 4:16 PM

who?

Posted by moldymind | February 22, 2008 4:19 PM

"i'll just have the dude from vampire weekend drop me off in his dad's helicopter...i dont think it will be a problem"
that would be a dream
i take it they're rich though and you're being dry
aw that's no fun man

crap i still messed up jack johnson not daniel
man who is this guy...?
no offense

Posted by Anonymous | February 22, 2008 4:30 PM

Pitchfork fest last year was $50 for 3 days. Better line-up too, I think.

Posted by Anonymous | February 22, 2008 4:49 PM

i fart on the people behind me at shows

Posted by Anonymous | February 22, 2008 5:04 PM

i fart on the people in front of me so i can move forward

Posted by Anonymous | February 22, 2008 5:29 PM

nice lineup im stoked.

Posted by Anonymous | February 22, 2008 5:40 PM

Radiohead aren't playing any other NY dates ,so it looks like APW is the only chance to see them
http://www.pitchforkmedia.com/page/news/48887-all-points-west-to-be-radioheads-only-nyc-appearance

This sucks!!!

Posted by Les | February 22, 2008 5:46 PM

Hey. Guess what. I fucking hate Radiohead. Boring shit.

Posted by betterthanyou | February 22, 2008 6:21 PM

Thanks for telling us "betterthanyou".

Posted by Dan | February 22, 2008 6:29 PM

"it's pretty easy to sneak in to LSP. i snuck into both radiohead shows in 2001.

i regret it now though because renting the scuba gear ended up being more expensive than the price of two tix."

considering what happened a month later, the security might be a little tighter. just maybe

Posted by Anonymous | February 22, 2008 7:36 PM

i would love to see the new pornographers and a few other acts but not so sure i can afford that.

Posted by Mandy | February 22, 2008 7:40 PM

The Statue of Liberty is going to fart on everyone at APW.

Posted by Pepe le Peu | February 22, 2008 7:57 PM

"i fart on the people behind me at shows"

were you at the parts and labour / stay high/ albatross show at the knit(i'm guessing you were there for albatross) long nasty hair
if that was you
dude that stuff was rancid
actually more suffocating than rancid
but yeah, all bad

Posted by Anonymous | February 22, 2008 8:45 PM

I think Jack Johnson and Radiohead are getting married.

Posted by Anonymous | February 22, 2008 11:34 PM

What time does Jack Johnson stop headlining festivals?

Posted by Anonymous | February 22, 2008 11:36 PM

Jack Johnson sucks...whiners..."Jersey Guidos"...Radiohead...go fuck yourself...Jack Johnson sucks...poop...fart...Kings of Leon are actually quite solid...hipster cockbag...no you are...i'm not gonna teach him how to dance with you...$89 is crazy!!...slobber on a cock douchebag...my opinion matters most

I personally think we should all just wang chung tonight.

Posted by Farts McElroy | February 23, 2008 12:13 AM

CSS makes cyndi lauper look like billie holiday.

Posted by Anonymous | February 23, 2008 12:17 AM

mmm skyscraper

Posted by david. | February 23, 2008 10:32 AM

Wheres that guy who was here saying Radiohead was gonna play MSG, huh? I guess feeling pretty stupid now ain't you?

Posted by Anonymous | February 23, 2008 10:36 AM

Is the Pitchfork piece a paid advertisement?

Posted by Anonymous | February 23, 2008 4:38 PM

if jack johnson wrote songs with electronic noise and wore tight clothing, and talked about a girl he meet at some overpriced diner in greenpoint; everyone will enjoy sunday night. I think he's a good artist i only saw him once, but he's not all about surfing and pot smoking. Also, Radiohead is extremely good, but too much hype is put on "in rainbows" when really it wasn't all that special. Digital music is horrible, in my opinion (you don't have to like what i write; in a poorly fashion), but i love radiohead and i will not attend a festival to see them. i'm waiting for a nyc show, mainly because i don't like driving in new jersey because of horrible events that usually happens. it's sort of like when homer simpson went into nyc and he had horrible things happen to him.

Posted by Anonymous | February 23, 2008 5:52 PM

You won't have to drive to LSP from NYC for APW. You can take a ferry or mass transit. But there are good reasons not to go to APW.

Posted by Anonymous | February 23, 2008 6:01 PM

he went to Capitol City, not nyc.

Posted by Anonymous | February 23, 2008 6:05 PM

No, there's an episode in which the Simpson family visits NYC. Homer parks the car at the foot of the twin towers and it gets booted. He then drives away with the boot on it.

Posted by Anonymous | February 23, 2008 6:11 PM

What does the Highline have to do with this festival?

Posted by Anonymous | February 23, 2008 6:57 PM

Highline = AEG = Goldenvoice = APW

Posted by Anonymous | February 23, 2008 7:59 PM

not true

High line=BBs=Blue Note

Posted by Anonymous | February 23, 2008 9:02 PM

AEG and BBs co-promote at Highline.

Posted by Anonymous | February 23, 2008 9:45 PM

No wonder, Highline/BB Kings seems to be weakest of the weakest halls in NYC. Much weaker than either the Bowery or Knitting Factory imo.

Posted by Anonymous | February 24, 2008 1:32 AM

What time does the last comment under this post get posted?

Posted by Anonymous | February 24, 2008 11:20 AM

Why isn't Ted Leo included on this?

He sort of seems like a natural choice for a festival in Jersey.....

Posted by schmod | February 24, 2008 11:46 AM

NOW

Posted by Anonymous | February 24, 2008 12:00 PM

saving some deep colon gas for this one

Posted by Anonymous | February 24, 2008 5:19 PM

thank you a lot's man

Posted by برامج 2011 | February 22, 2011 5:34 AM

thank you a lot's man

Posted by منتديات | February 22, 2011 5:34 AM

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