Mutek banner in Montreal - May 27, 2009 (bneely)
Mutek, the electronic music festival celebrating its tenth year, is currently underway in Montreal. The five-day fest runs to Sunday, May 31st, and it's streaming online. Moderat, the Modeselektor & Apparat supergroup, performed at Mutek on Thursday, May 28th; the group plays NYC's Music Hall of Williamsburg on Saturday, May 30th (the show was originally planned for Webster Hall). Tickets are still on sale.
Speaking of parties up North this summer... three other biggies are Ottawa Bluesfest (July 8th-19th), Vancouver Folk Music Festival (July 17-19th) and Calgary Folk Music Festival (July 23rd-26th). Each of those suitably transcend the "blues" and "folk" labels, hosting bands like The Dead Weather and Yeah Yeah Yeahs (in Ottawa), The Weakerthans and Rock Plaza Central (in Vancouver), and The Decemberists, Apostle of Hustle, Kid Koala and Akron/Family (in Calgary). Full lineup for the Calgary Fest (Ottawa in particular is much too massive to post) and ticket info below.
And don't forget about the previously reported Breeders-headlined Sled Island Fest in Calgary on June 24th-27th, Montreal's Osheaga, NXNE, and Toronto's Olympic Island Fest on July 11th, which will host Broken Social Scene and its Arts & Crafts cohorts.
Across the pond, UK's Glastonbury Festival, which runs from June 24th to 28th, has been sold out since February even though the full lineup wasn't announced until this week. Neil Young, Bruce Springsteen, and Blur will be joined by The Specials, Crosby, Stills & Nash, Spinal Tap, Jarvis Cocker, Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds, Madness, Tom Jones, Animal Collective and many others.
And finally in the States, Monolith Festival, which runs from September 12th to 13th at Red Rocks Ampitheatre in Colorado, has announced its intial lineup, Girl Talk, Passion Pit, and The Walkmen included. The whole thing is posted below.
The weekend before Monolith, Bumbershoot will take place in Seattle (September 5th-7th). That fest's lineup has been updated too. New additions include Vivian Girls, Akron/Family, and Elvis Perkins. All new additions, with previously announced acts, are below. Tickets are still on sale.
In Michigan, the Rothbury Festival over July 4th weekend will feature the only summer fest performance by The Dead, as well as sets by Bob Dylan, String Cheese Incident, Broken Social Scene and more. A few more jam-friendly acts were also just added to the bill. Full lineup below. Tickets are on sale.
Info on all the above fests, with ticket info, below...
Calgary Folk Music Festival July 23rd-26th
The Acorn • Justin Adams and Juldeh Camara • Akron/Family • Darol Anger, Mike Marshall & Väsen• Apostle of Hustle • Arrested Development • Danny Barnes • Bell Orchestre • Bellowhead • Mark Berube and the Patriotic Few • Glen Campbell • Hayes Carll • Jay Crocker • Ameila Curran • Kat Danser • Steve Dawson • The Decemberists • The Deep Dark Woods • Dragon Fli Empire • Dry Branch Fire Squad • The Ebony HillBillies • Alejandro Escovedo • Esthero • Ferron • Michael Bernard Fitzgerald • Michael Franti • Dick Gaughan • Gomez • Good Lovelies • Sarah Harmer • Jolie Holland • Ray Wylie Hubbard • Iron and Wine • Kid Koala • Labess • Lee Harvey Osmond • Luluc • Carolyn Mark • Loreena McKennitt • Mekons • Mirah • Los Misioneros del Norte • Mutabaruka • Myrol • Pacifika • Steven Page • PAPAGROOVE • Persuasions • The Ramblin' Ambassadors • Justin Rutledge • The Sojourners • Mavis Staples • Tarhana • The Tom Fun Orchestra • Umalali • Chad VanGaalen • Vishten • Emily Wells • Nancy White • Phil Wiggins and Corey Harris • Jason Wilson • Woodchoppers Association with Jah Youssouf
Glastonbury Festival June 24th-28th
Monolith Festival 2009 Lineup (In Progress)
GIRL TALKBumbershoot 2009 LineupMUSIC
METHOD MAN & REDMAN
THE DANDY WARHOLS
THE PAINS OF BEING PURE OF HEART
THE GLITCH MOB
THAO with THE GET DOWN STAY DOWN
HOLLYWOOD HOLT + MILLION $ MANO
THE TWILIGHT SAD
DANIELLE ATE THE SANDWICH
THESE UNITED STATES
THE ANSWERING MACHINE
THE PIRATE SIGNAL
GREGORY ALAN ISAKOV
30+ Artists (Including Headliners) TBA!
The full Festival lineup will be revealed mid-July. The latest lineup additions are:
Jason Mraz / Kasabian / Audrye Sessions / The Knux / Akron/Family / Vivian Girls / The Devil Makes Three / Elvis Perkins in Dearland / Maximo Park / Wale w/ UCB / OTEP / Mirah / Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears / 3 Inches of Blood / U.S.E / Kay Kay & His Weathered Underground / Say Hi / Mayer Hawthorne & The County / The Minus 5 / Mt. St. Helens Vietnam Band / Telekinesis / Everest / Oren Lavie / The New Mastersounds / Dyme Def / Delhi 2 Dublin / The Dusty 45s / Visqueen / Truckasauras / Head Like a Kite / Akimbo / Paul Oscher "Alone with the Blues" / Parenthetical Girls / Massy Ferguson / The Lonely Forest / Sleepy Eyes of Death / Past Lives / Macklemore / The Whore Moans Present: The Black Atom! / Michael Shrieve's Spellbinder / Wallpaper / Point Juncture, WA / D.Black / Spaceman / Kim Field & The Mighty Titans of Tone / Handful of Luvin' / Champagne Champagne / Romance / Kristen Ward / Dept. of Energy / Hotels / The Kindness Kind / Mark Taylor Quartet / Black Whales / Kore Ionz / Grand Hallway / Anomie Belle / Steve Griggs Quintet / We Are Golden / Olympic Sound Collective / The Not-Its! / Central Services' Board of Education / Recess Monkey, and more yet to be announced.
The above acts will join those previously announced:
Sheryl Crow / Modest Mouse / Katy Perry / Michael Franti & Spearhead / De La Soul / Raphael Saadiq / The Long Winters / Sly & Robbie & the Taxi Gang / World Party / MSTRKRFT / Roy Ayers / Common Market / UH HUH HER / Eric Hutchinson / Dave Alvin and The Guilty Women / No Age / Matt & Kim / Dead Confederate / The Cave Singers / Swollen Members / Vieux Farka Touré / Lenka / Todd Snider / Gang Gang Dance / Holy F**k / DJ Spooky / Iglu & Hartly / Low vs Diamond / Sera Cahoone / Eleni Mandell / Carrie Rodriguez / The Honey Brothers / Extra Golden / Natalie Portman's Shaved Head / Cordero / Forgive Durden performing Razia's Shadow / Hey Marseilles / Adrian Xavier.
Bumbershoot's three stages of comedy returns with a host of regional and national talent sure to delight Festival fans of all comic tastes. Confirmed national acts include Doug Benson's "The Benson Interruption," as well as: Eugene Mirman, Todd Barry, Matt Braunger, Tommy Johnagin, Reggie Watts, Charlyne Yi, and Jon Glaser. More comics will be revealed mid-July, as well as featured shows and regional comedy cocurated with Seattle's own People's Republic of Komedy.Rothbury Festival lineup June 2nd-5th
THE DEAD • (ONLY SUMMER PERFORMANCE) • BOB DYLAN AND HIS BAND • THE STRING CHEESE INCIDENT • (ONLY 2009 PERFORMANCE) • WILLIE NELSON & FAMILY • THE BLACK CROWES • DAMIAN 'JR. GONG' MARLEY & NAS • STS9 • G. LOVE & SPECIAL SAUCE • GOV'T MULE • UMPHREY'S MCGEE • BROKEN SOCIAL SCENE • YONDER MOUNTAIN STRING BAND • THE DISCO BISCUITS • LES CLAYPOOL • COLD WAR KIDS • JOHN BUTLER • CHROMEO • KELLER WILLIAMS • ANI DIFRANCO • MSTRKRFT • MATISYAHU • GIRL TALK • GUSTER • FEMI KUTI & THE POSITIVE FORCE • MARTIN SEXTON • FLOGGING MOLLY • RAILROAD EARTH • THE HOLD STEADY • TOOTS & THE MAYTALS • RALPH STANLEY & THE CLINCH MOUNTAIN BOYS • BRETT DENNEN • ZAPPA PLAYS ZAPPA • GRACE POTTER AND THE NOCTURNALS • SHPONGLE DJ SET • SON VOLT • JACKIE GREENE • LOTUS • SOULIVE • MAN MAN • PETER ROWAN BLUEGRASS BAND W/ TONY RICE • KING SUNNY ADE & HIS AFRICAN BEATS • KID CUDI • STS9 (LIVE PA SET) • THE GLITCH MOB • DAVY KNOWLES AND BACK DOOR SLAM • EOTO • PRETTY LIGHTS • REBELUTION • QUANNUM ALL STARS FT. LYRICS BORN, THE MIGHTY UNDERDOGS, GIFT OF GAB, LIFESAVAS & JOYO VELARDE • TOUBAB KREWE • SAM ROBERTS BAND • HILL COUNTRY REVUE • LIPP SERVICE (ELIOT LIPP + MEMBERS OF PNUMA) • 2020 SOUNDSYSTEM • BREAK SCIENCE FT. ADAM DEITCH • THE HARD LESSONS • UNDERGROUND ORCHESTRA • FUTURE ROCK • THE MACPODZ • STEPPIN' IN IT • THE WHITE BUFFALO • THE PARLOR MOB • GIANT PANDA GUERILLA DUB SQUAD • CHRIS PIERCE • REED THOMAS LAWRENCE • WENDY DARLING • RACHEL GOODRICH • BIG GIGANTIC • LYNX & JANOVER • THE RAGBIRDS • FOUR FINGER FIVE