Posted in music | tour dates on May 20, 2008

MIA chip kiedis

Did you run into any other major problems during the booking?

Anthony Kiedis: For some reason, this is the summer of bands getting married. I ran into that twice. I'm very keen on M.I.A., I think she's a rocking live performer. She wanted to play, she was very into it and it seemed like a great deal and suddenly she's getting married. Same with Hot Chip. They have a real groove; they write good songs and have an interesting personality. Except for the fact that they're getting married. Undone by matrimony, but not really undone. [Rolling Stone]

M.I.A. and Hot Chip are getting married? To each other? To Zach Condon?

The bands that ARE playing Anthony Kiedis' "New American Music Festival" (August 8 & 9 at SouthSide Works in Pittsburgh) are listed below....

The New American Music Festival, August 8 & 9, Pittsburgh

Bob Dylan and His Band
The Raconteurs
Gnarls Barkley
The Roots
Spoon
The Black Keys
Black Mountain
The Duke Spirit
NASA
Tiny Masters of Today

College Bands
Bears (Kent State University)
Flying Machines (The New School)
Gospel Gossip (Carleton College)
Magic Bullets (University of California Berkley)
Math the Band (University of Massachusetts Dartmouth)
My Dear Disco (University of Michigan)
Nothing Unexpected (Robert Morris University)
The Black Fortys (University of Southern Illinois)
The Company Kang (Whitman College)
The Delicious (Indiana University)
The Depreciation Guild (New York University)
The Elizabethan Report (Brigham Young University)
The French Horn Rebellion (Northwestern University)
The Royal Bangs (University of Tennessee)
The Steps (University of Texas Austin)

list via Rolling STone.

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Comments (28)

OMG! Who Cares?

Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2008 1:12 PM

another show the same weekend as v fest and apw? wtf

Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2008 1:14 PM

imagine the kids that Maya and Alexis would have... my eyes hurt just thinking about all that neon.

Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2008 1:19 PM

not a bad lineup he put together there

Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2008 1:21 PM

It's the chubbier gent with the beard, Joe Goddard, who mans the keys and does some of the lower register vocals for Hot Chip who's getting married. I remember reading about it in an interview he did with Pitchfork a few months ago.

Posted by Carl | May 20, 2008 1:25 PM

Ha. Alexis is married already:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/94835996@N00/2411647214/

Al and Joe are getting married.

Posted by Eduardo | May 20, 2008 1:29 PM

Purse those lips a liiiiiittle bit more, m'kay?

Posted by hoobajoob jr. | May 20, 2008 1:30 PM

obama will be so jealous...

Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2008 1:30 PM

"Al and Joe are getting married" <-- but not to each other

Posted by Eduardo | May 20, 2008 1:31 PM

6 hour drive to Pittsburgh from Manhattan?

Also why are RHCP not playing?

Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2008 2:03 PM

6 hours is about correct, yes.

Posted by yinzer | May 20, 2008 2:31 PM

Didn't you hear? Chili Peppers are on a hiatus...

http://consequenceofsound.net/2008/05/20/chili-peppers-cooling-off/

Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2008 2:31 PM

now kiedis has a festival too? who doesn't have a festival anymore? can i have a festival? i'll invite my hipster friends to play their electronic kazoo noise recordings all day and call it a festival, and BV will announce it, and it will earn 64 scornful comments from other readers. i'm looking forward to this already!

Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2008 2:39 PM

Ditto to 2:39. Like anyone wants to know what an un-talented dipshit like Anthony Kiedis says or thinks.

Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2008 2:54 PM

Yeah, French Horn Rebellion is awesome! I'm a Northwestern U alum, and I'm so pumped to see my alma mater in the show! -- they're song Up All Night makes me dance:)

Posted by Pete | May 20, 2008 3:00 PM

Festivus for the rest of us!

Speaking as a former Pittsburgher, I'm happy to report that tickets for this show should be easy to get for any out of towners. With the exception of some amazing indie rock back in the day, the city is filled with fans of bad music. Hootie & The Blowfish? Broke in Pittsburgh. Kansas? Still plays Pittsburgh. It's a sad, sad scene. I am somewhat shocked by this festival being held there. Then again, maybe it's turned around in the last few years. And maybe I just typed way too much in this post. La la la la la.

Posted by greg | May 20, 2008 3:06 PM

is hot chip getting married in california by any chance? hmmm....

Posted by god below | May 20, 2008 3:27 PM

Greg is right. I live in Pittsburgh, and people here are sans a clue. On any given day you can toss a car out your car window and hit a souped-up pick-up truck with some faux tough guy blasting Kid Rock, or assorted other shit. It's funny actually. But yeah, it's nice to get a show like this. And to the city's credit, actual good shows here (New Porn, Hold Steady, Neko) have sold out. So SOME people care and get it. :-)

Posted by Brian | May 20, 2008 3:48 PM

Anthony Krokus

Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2008 3:50 PM

Yinz got pirogies?

Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2008 3:56 PM

hmmm... pittsburgh - the new brooklyn (circa 1990?)

Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2008 4:11 PM

Carry the torch, Brian!

Posted by greg | May 20, 2008 4:28 PM

haha oh wow Brian and Greg you are so right! I came to Pittsburgh two and half years ago from NYC for grad school and wow - it is a sad sad scene here...... ***sigh***

Posted by displaced NYer in the 'burgh | May 20, 2008 4:47 PM

What, no band from SUNY Purchase? Weak.

Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2008 7:29 PM

How do you toss a car out of a car window? Is this a riddle?

Posted by Anonymous | May 21, 2008 12:43 PM

bollocks

Posted by Anonymous | May 28, 2008 9:13 AM

what's that bitch doing with her hands? peace sign? what the fuck?

Posted by Anonymous | May 28, 2008 9:30 AM

i'm so pumped about this show.
true, pittsburgh has the working class roots and it shows, but what midwest city doesn't?
the 'scene' may be underground a bit, but its here, and its awesome. i love pittsburgh, and while this festival will hopefully put us on the map, I rather enjoy keeping pittsburgh my little secret.

Posted by Anonymous | June 24, 2008 6:50 PM

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