Posted in music | tour dates on January 26, 2011

ATP NY 2011

For those of you who were wondering if ATP New York was returning to the kitschy resort that is Kutschers, the bad news is that it won't. The good news? All Tomorrow's Parties is instead headed to one of the kitschiest towns in New Jersey this fall, and "American I'll Be Your Mirror" will begin its inaugural year with a BANG!

All Tomorrow's Parties returns to the USA this September in the new location of Asbury Park, N.J. bringing an I'll Be Your Mirror event to the iconic Asbury Park waterfront. For the inaugural American I'll Be Your Mirror, Portishead will curate and headline their first East Coast shows since 1998 on the Saturday and Sunday!

ATP, who are curating on the Friday are also very excited to be able to present Jeff Mangum who on the Friday night will perform his first large public show of Neutral Milk Hotel songs in over a decade.... Please note, as Jeff has chosen to play in the stunning, but smaller Paramount theatre only people who buy 3 day festival passes get access to this show on Friday night.

Also playing on the Friday are Chavez, Shellac, Cults and The Album Leaf, with a headliner and some comedians to be confirmed. The rest of the line-ups for the Saturday and Sunday will be announced in the near future.

I'll Be Your Mirror is a new series of artist curated music, film and art events. Acting as sister events to the ATP Festivals, which take place in holiday resorts, I'll Be Your Mirror retains the curatorial and multiple band and film concept, but will take place in cities worldwide. The events are named after the b-side to The Velvet Underground's original All Tomorrow's Parties 7" single, released in 1966.

Everyone who came to our three events at Kutshers knows how special the place was and how lucky they were to have been a part of our events there and while we are sad to not be returning, we are excited to be moving to the iconic Asbury Park. The Convention Hall has seen the likes of Black Sabbath, Led Zeppelin, The Doors, The Beach Boys and The Rolling Stones grace its stage and the Paramount Theatre has welcomed stars such as Tony Bennett who often insists on playing a song with all the electrics turned off to demonstrate the amazing acoustics of the room.

We will be transporting the whole ATP experience over to this new location on the beach at Asbury Park, with the main shows taking place at the Convention Hall and Paramount Theatre, as well as the nearby Asbury Lanes and the Berkeley hotel, which the man in black, Johnny Cash himself once lived at. We think it will make a stunning successor to Kutshers.

As well as the live music line-up of over 30 acts across the weekend, Friday will feature a Comedy stage, and we're very pleased to announce that our friends at Criterion will return again to run the Cinema across the weekend. All three days will also feature DJs and other activities to be confirmed in the months ahead - we'll also be bringing back some of our popular food vendors including the much loved Asia Dogs, and much, much more. Performances all take place indoors, so you have no need to fear about the weather!

I'll Be Your Mirror will take place from Sept 30 - Oct 2, 2011. Jeff Mangum will ALSO perform a separate show on Monday, Oct 3rd at Paramount Theater. 3 DAY PASSES, DAY PASSES AND JEFF MANGUM (Monday) TICKETS GO ON SALE THIS FRIDAY AT 9AM EST FROM SEETICKETS & TICKETMASTER via www.atpfestival.com.

PPP

Most exciting news ever?

BBG, an ATP NY veteran, in a moment of excitement adds:

This announcement is one big "holy shit" on many levels.
1) Hello Asbury Park, NJ!
2) One of the best things about ATP New York was the "music camp" atmosphere at Kutshers. How will Berkeley Hotel fare?
3) Neutral Milk Hotel!!!
4) Portishead!!!
5) Neutral Milk Hotel again!
6) Portishead again, but maybe not?
Confused by point #6? Well, "Limited 3 Day Passes are available at $249 - these include access to the Jeff Mangum Friday show and the choice of being guaranteed to see Portishead on Saturday or Sunday." More details (including ticket and transportation options) below:

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PASS OPTIONS:

Limited 3 Day Passes are available at $249 - these include access to the Jeff Mangum Friday show and the choice of being guaranteed to see Portishead on Saturday or Sunday (3 Day pass holders get access to see everything over the 3 days but on arrival must choose to get priority access to either the Saturday or Sunday Portishead performance and are not guaranteed to see both.)

Friday Day Passes are $60 - they do not include the Jeff Mangum show in the Paramount but include everything else on that day.

Saturday Day Passes are $99

Sunday Day Passes are $99

Friday day passes do not include Jeff Mangum's show as explained above. Jeff Mangum will play a separate solo headline show on the Monday night, tickets for which are $35.

3 DAY PASSES, DAY PASSES AND JEFF MANGUM (Monday) TICKETS GO ON SALE THIS FRIDAY AT 9AM EST FROM SEETICKETS & TICKETMASTER via www.atpfestival.com
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SCHEDULE SO FAR:

Friday September 30 curated by ATP:
Jeff Mangum (Neutral Milk Hotel) (3 day passholders only)
Shellac
Chavez
Cults
The Album Leaf
+ more to be confirmed

Friday will also feature a Comedy Stage.

Saturday October 1 curated by Portishead:
Portishead
+ 10-15 more acts to be confirmed

Sunday October 2 curated by Portishead:
Portishead
+ 10-15 more acts to be confirmed

As mentioned above Jeff Mangum will also perform an additional show on the Monday after the event, also on sale this Friday:
Monday October 3 - Jeff Mangum (Neutral Milk Hotel)
Paramount Theatre, Asbury Park, NJ.

ACCOMMODATION:

Asbury Park has a wide variety of accommodation options some of which are listed on our website. The Berkeley Hotel where we will host the Cinema and DJs has some rooms available to ATP members and past attendees. If you think you are eligible to enquire about a room at the Berkeley email us at feedback@atpfestival.com with BERKELEY in the subject line.

A few blocks further down the boardwalk there is the Empress Hotel, or a few blocks further into town, the Ocean Plaza Hotel or The Tides Hotel. There are many more options, with a full list available on the ATP website.
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TRAVEL:
Trains: Asbury Park station is an easy train journey from New York Penn station - trains run back to NYC until just after midnight and start again at 5am the next morning. Trains run direct from Newark International Airport down the North Jersey Coastline to Asbury Park. Check the New Jersey Transit website for more info on connections to other areas of New York and New Jersey: http://www.njtransit.com ATP will operate shuttle buses from Asbury Park station to the main venues and back.

Bus: Academy Bus Service operate buses from Manhattan Port Authority to Asbury Park train station: http://www.academybus.com NJ Transit's 317 bus departs from the Greyhound Terminal at 10th & Filbert in Philadelphia and arrives at the Asbury Park train station: http://www.njtransit.com

Car: For driving directions from North & South Jersey, New York City, Philadelphia, DC and other cities check the ATP website.

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Comments (123)

this is the best.

Posted by Anonymous | January 26, 2011 12:21 AM

wow...alot of good info, and alot of bad info. that price point is absurd, especially with the distance btwn venues. the portishead situation is kinda goofy too. cue the bitching.

Posted by Anonymous | January 26, 2011 12:25 AM

as someone who visits Asbury pretty much all summer, i have mixed feelings about this. i really enjoyed the seclusion of kutsher's and how removed from everything it was, and i'm sad to see that go. it was great heading into the catskills and not emerging until Monday. at the same time, i love asbury as a whole, but it's really nowhere near as faded and crumbled as it once was, and it's not exactly comparable to the vibe at kutsher's. the boardwalk is pretty built up these days, and so is a good portion of the town. that said, i have no doubt this will be amazing.

Posted by Anonymous | January 26, 2011 12:26 AM

my main problem with this is the lack of good hummus availability in new jersey...

does anyone have any tips? i feel like i'll be out of my element

Posted by Anonymous | January 26, 2011 12:30 AM

distance between venues? the Lanes is like two blocks from the convention center.

Posted by Anonymous | January 26, 2011 12:30 AM

i'll be selling four loko for 10 a can.

totally making bank

Posted by Anonymous | January 26, 2011 12:30 AM

i thought the pony was a good walk away....am i wrong? if so i take it back. im still very interested in this. would love to finally see portishead.

Posted by Anonymous | January 26, 2011 12:42 AM

"i thought the pony was a good walk away....am i wrong? if so i take it back."

Nah, the Pony is a nice boardwalk stroll away from the Convention Center. Asbury Lanes is set off the boardwalk by about two blocks. You're looking at maybe a 6-7 minute walk at the most from the Convention Center to the Lanes. Nuttin' serious.

Posted by Anonymous | January 26, 2011 12:49 AM

holy shit.

Posted by Anonymous | January 26, 2011 12:55 AM

What's up with the Portishead trick?
Hmmmmmmmmmm

Posted by Anonymous | January 26, 2011 1:01 AM

That convention center has the worst sound on the planet.

Posted by Anonymous | January 26, 2011 1:03 AM

GAY

Posted by Anonymous | January 26, 2011 1:03 AM

Why is it so complicated? You buy a pass, see Portishead one night. Watch all the incredible bands the other night. Only crybaby thumb sucking fanboys would have a problem with that. Quit bitching

Posted by Anonymous | January 26, 2011 1:05 AM

totally gonna miss Kutscher's, but this still sounds awesome

Posted by Anonymous | January 26, 2011 1:11 AM

"That convention center has the worst sound on the planet."

Sadly a point missed/not cared about by a majority of people on this blog/concert goers today. The "OMG that show at Terminal 5/MSG/ etc was unreal" stupids. I will miss Kutsher's so much for this alone.

Posted by Anonymous | January 26, 2011 1:28 AM

all these venues have shitty sound-- but if kutscher's is any indication ATP will bring their monstrous system and everything should sound great.

FUCKING PSYCHED.

RIP atpny.

atpNJ 2 K 11.

Posted by Anonymous | January 26, 2011 1:30 AM

jeff mangum should book the BAM opera house and announce 5 shows at a time and see how many days in a row he can sell it out. i wonder if he would sell out 30 days in a row?

Posted by Anonymous | January 26, 2011 1:45 AM

"That convention center has the worst sound on the planet."

Only time I've been there was for a QOTSA/Turbonegro concert and the place sounded like a high school gymnasium. A nightmare. I guess there's no chance they'll announce which acts will play at which venue before tickets go on sale?

Posted by J | January 26, 2011 2:04 AM

kutchser's was an amazing venue with fantastic sound, lighting and view points. why the fuck would they bring ATP to a third world nation like new jersey? what exit?

Posted by Anonymous | January 26, 2011 3:38 AM

Does this mean...

no Portishead NYC show?

Posted by Anonymous | January 26, 2011 5:44 AM

1:28 Either you never been to T5 or ya haven't been there since it opened. Which is it?

Posted by Anonymous | January 26, 2011 7:23 AM

3:38am, u mad?

This is going to be....fucking amazing..

Posted by Anonymous | January 26, 2011 7:28 AM

It's definitely going to be way fucking different.Kutsher's was a dump, but it was very comfortable and suitable for the atp crowd. The "anything goes" vibe will be impossible to replicate in a more public setting. At least we won't be overcharged for terrible accommodations, if that's any consolation. I will kind of miss that shithole...

Posted by Matt | January 26, 2011 7:50 AM

ATP brings in the best sound systems

I went to one of the UK ones in December and main stage was in a huge cavernous indoor plaza. it sounded great. No doubt they'll do the same year. These guys don't cut corners on production.
I wont miss Kutshers. much further from the city.. crappiest hotel accommodations on the planet , no walking food options outside of whats on site. The venues were cool as was the general vibe but it was time to move on. This will be awesome for many reasons. Whiners stay home ! (ie. Brooklyn)

Posted by Anonymous | January 26, 2011 7:53 AM

Not on a holiday weekend? Awesome!!!!

Was never able to make it to ATP because it feel on a holiday. Some of us have families....

Posted by Anonymous | January 26, 2011 8:03 AM

what holiday?

Posted by Anonymous | January 26, 2011 8:07 AM

Even more exciting news! That annoying two-sided Cold War Kids promo banner has finally been taken down!

Posted by Anonymous | January 26, 2011 8:29 AM

Asbury Park ?!? Well. they should invite Springsteen, Gaslight Anthem and Bon Jovi as well...

Posted by Anonymous | January 26, 2011 8:43 AM

This is outstanding. I knew leaving JC for AP would pay off eventually. Now, if you'll excuse me I need to post "Rooms for rent" ad on craigslist, put together an afterparty and start a rumor that Daft Punk will be playing.

Posted by SF | January 26, 2011 8:43 AM

why did they leave kutschers? is kutschers closing?

Posted by Anonymous | January 26, 2011 8:46 AM

Asbury Park is a shithole.

Posted by Anonymous | January 26, 2011 8:49 AM

Heard rumors last year that Kutshers was asking for more money and the folks at atp weren't budging. I would think that they (Kutshers) would be hungry for the business, But I guess not. Oh well.

Posted by Anonymous | January 26, 2011 8:50 AM

Asbury Park is going to rule.Fuck you and stay home 8:49 and 3:38 we dont want you.Hooray for NJ

Posted by Anonymous | January 26, 2011 8:57 AM

love all the haters on here as usual, really getting fired up over fuck as ever....anyways

I'm glad to see an ATP event on the east coast. was worried there for a second that we had lost you...or you would have jumped back to the west.

kinda glad to see the back of Kutshers to be honest, theres arguments around that venue but man, had it had its fuckin day.

onwards haters, really looking forward to this

Wxx

Posted by weiner | January 26, 2011 9:10 AM

Chris Christie will put the kibosh on it.

Posted by Anonymous | January 26, 2011 9:13 AM

great...a bunch of skinny dbags in AP.

...NJ is where working folk with real jobs that take care of their families live -people like ur parents.

...its not for you. just do what you always do, go to your stupid, self indugent 'event', and get the hell out. plz leave some of ur parents money in NJ, thx. i know you will...

...and make sure to head west after getting off the train in AP...God I hate you all so much.

Posted by Jersey Shore | January 26, 2011 9:14 AM

Asbury Park is a shithole.

..then stay away.. AP think ur a shithead..

Posted by Anonymous | January 26, 2011 9:16 AM

i wish they would have all these retarded self centered jamboree's in the midwest...

...u can all go back home and us native NJ/NY can get back to work without having to look at u parisitic leaches waking up at noon.

Posted by Anonymous | January 26, 2011 9:24 AM

R.I.P. Kutcher's.

ATP will find a way to make this great, but nothing will ever be even remotely close to that beautiful shithole.

Posted by Anonymous | January 26, 2011 9:33 AM

Predicting Mangum's set now:

1. Oh Comely
2. In the Aeroplane Over the Sea
3. Two Headed Boy Part 1
4. Naomi
5. King of Carrot Flowers Part 1
6. Engine
7. Gardenhead
8. A Baby For Pree
9. Ghost
10. Two Headed Boy Part 2

Or any variation of this order...

Posted by Anonymous | January 26, 2011 9:39 AM

9:39, wow, you're a genius.

Posted by Anonymous | January 26, 2011 9:44 AM

awesome!!!!!!!!

Posted by Anonymous | January 26, 2011 9:45 AM

So, more or less, if you want to see Portishead it's $100 and a trip down to Asbury Park, NJ?

Posted by Anonymous | January 26, 2011 9:49 AM

I wonder if they will add any good bands.

Posted by Anonymous | January 26, 2011 9:50 AM

the real question is if this means no or yes to nyc shows for portishead or jeffy

Posted by Anonymous | January 26, 2011 9:50 AM

so if u pay for a single ticket 100 dollars, their is a possibility you will not be seeing portishead? thats not cool

Posted by Anonymous | January 26, 2011 9:54 AM

It looks like if you buy a single day ticket... you'll be able to get in to see Portishead. It's only the people who buy Weekend passes with a Portishead Sat Priority who have to wait and maybe get into the Sunday show and vice versa.

Posted by Anonymous | January 26, 2011 10:00 AM

YOU ARE AN A$$HOLE IF YOU....

1...are not excited about this

2...have something negative to say about this event

3...are questioning if there will be good bands added

4...made a comment about hummus, NJ sucks or any other irrelevant nonsense

THIS IS AMAZING NEWS...GET PSYCHED OR STFU!!!

Posted by Anonymous | January 26, 2011 10:02 AM

NJ Sucks.

Posted by Anonymous | January 26, 2011 10:03 AM

Who?

Posted by Anonymous | January 26, 2011 10:03 AM

Chavez will blow homeboy off the stage.

Posted by Anonymous | January 26, 2011 10:04 AM

Question: In years past, has it been real difficult to find 3 day passes online closer to the day of the event through craiglist? Totally want to go, just dont have the money right now.

Posted by Anonymous | January 26, 2011 10:15 AM

Answer: I don't believe that any of the atp ny shows have ever sold out. It was the lodging at Kutchers that did. Not an issue in this case.

Posted by Anonymous | January 26, 2011 10:22 AM

bitch bitch bitch...whine whine whine

Posted by Anonymous | January 26, 2011 10:31 AM

What is a "trip-hop"?

Posted by Anonymous | January 26, 2011 10:39 AM

I hear that Blur is headlining...anybody else have info?

Posted by Anonymous | January 26, 2011 10:41 AM

Who is whining?

Posted by Anonymous | January 26, 2011 10:42 AM

great...a bunch of skinny dbags in AP.
...NJ is where working folk with real jobs that take care of their families live -people like ur parents.
...its not for you. just do what you always do, go to your stupid, self indugent 'event', and get the hell out. plz leave some of ur parents money in NJ, thx. i know you will...
...and make sure to head west after getting off the train in AP...God I hate you all so much

>> you ever been to ATP ? why are you even on here ?
ATP attracts an older crowd than most festivals, more chubby and beardy than skinny hipsters.. thats not to say there wont be any Dbags.. not like there are any dbags in south jersey...right ? , no way..just the salt of the earth there.. I grew up in NJ so please spare me..

Posted by Anonymous | January 26, 2011 10:48 AM

@10:39....when your mom is 'tripping' with some dude she met at the bar and they 'hop' in bed together. Any other wise questions, son?

Posted by Anonymous | January 26, 2011 10:49 AM

True 10:48. The only standout skinny hipsters that I can recall contact with are the coked out, shitty-service-giving barstaff that has been hired out for the past three years. And good riddance to those fuckers.

Posted by Anonymous | January 26, 2011 10:54 AM

"You buy a pass, see Portishead one night. Watch all the incredible bands the other night. "

There is no guarantee that there will be another stage going on at the same time.

Posted by Anonymous | January 26, 2011 10:55 AM

hope Barrow brings Anika.

Posted by Anonymous | January 26, 2011 11:04 AM

The Album Leaf suck

Posted by Anonymous | January 26, 2011 11:08 AM

the album leaf do suck. but chavez rules. mangum can suck my cock. but i'll probably still do the three-day pass if saturday and sunday both have good bands.

Posted by Anonymous | January 26, 2011 11:13 AM

I live in Asbury Park and it's AMAZING! All of the venues are within a football field of each other, so no worries! This is gonna be sick! Can't wait till you all come see us!

Posted by Angie Sugrim | January 26, 2011 11:18 AM

looks like this hummus is moldy

Posted by Anonymous | January 26, 2011 11:19 AM

have a feeling this means mangum is going to do at least a limited tour. hoping for a sit-down place like town hall.

Posted by Anonymous | January 26, 2011 11:23 AM

I went to a metalfest there a bunch of years ago.

The Paramount theater (which is seated which kind of sucks) is in the same complex as the convention center and is a closer walk than the two stages were at Kutshers. Asbury Lanes is on the other side of the boardwalk though and kind of sucks.

The hotel is just down the end of the cul de sac so you have to go outdoors to see the bands but the hotel shoudl still have the "summer camp" vibe.

I'm slightly skeptical this can keep the same magic as Kutshers, but it does make sense.

The only draw back about the convention center (where the Asbury Park roller derby team plays) is that it sounds TERRIBLE. It is the worst nightmare of everyone here who believes Terminal 5 sounds big and vacuous. That convention hall doesn't sound like anything. Just kick drum reverb and shattered dreams.

Posted by Anonymous | January 26, 2011 11:23 AM

When are they going to announce PULP!??

Posted by Anonymous | January 26, 2011 11:29 AM

who cares. pulp = overrated

Posted by Anonymous | January 26, 2011 11:32 AM

10:48 is right. I've attended ATP the last two years and the feeling is that of a family, nothing I've ever experienced at a festival or concert. It's not filled with rude, pretentious hipsters like many people assume- everyone there is just looking to have a good time with people who have similar interests. I remember during Sonic Youth's set last year people were just looking at each other and smiling, and as we walked out of the stage room I was hugging and high fiving people I didn't know.

No one who hasn't been to an ATP can judge it. Nothing has ever compared to that experience, and hopefully this will be just as great as Kutscher's.

Posted by Anonymous | January 26, 2011 11:32 AM

Some background on the move at the NY Times:
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/26/arts/music/26atp.html

I'm excited, although still debating whether I can afford it.

Posted by Roland | January 26, 2011 11:38 AM

11:32, Sonic Youth were fucking awesome last yrar. All those songs from Evol and Sister? Totally old school.

Posted by Anonymous | January 26, 2011 11:48 AM

why doesn't SY just play Sister in its entirety? long overdue... that album kills me

Posted by Anonymous | January 26, 2011 11:57 AM

NJ < Everywhere else in the world

Posted by Anonymous | January 26, 2011 12:01 PM

awful, annoying hummus guy > 12:01

Posted by Anonymous | January 26, 2011 1:00 PM

>

Posted by Anonymous | January 26, 2011 1:07 PM

For what it's worth - I heard from a fairly reliable source that ATP kicked in extra money last year for Kutschers to upgrade their mattresses and fix a few basic things so it wasn't quite so rundown. Apparently they took the $ but didn't make the promised improvements in time, so a week after the festival I was hearing no more Kutschers and they were moving it to AC.

Posted by Anonymous | January 26, 2011 1:09 PM

For as much as Barry Hogan hates Blur, I can't imagine that he also likes Pulp enough to waste his booking budget on them.

Posted by boardmix | January 26, 2011 1:17 PM

It just occurred to me, the way they are billing this year so far, Friday is not a Don't Look Back night :-(

Posted by Anonymous | January 26, 2011 1:24 PM

HORRIBLE HORRIBLE NEWS !!!
they took my summer camp away from me!
the remote do-what-you-want ATP experience is now over!
and yeah, no more "don't look back"!

Posted by ME | January 26, 2011 1:30 PM

Jeff. Stop being an ass and play shows. People love you. You'll sell out. Rent will be paid. Hummus will be made. Annoying people will shout at the shows, and sing along so we can't hear your wonderful voice and your simple chords. Jeff, we want you in NY. Jeff, fuck New Jersey.

Posted by Anonymous | January 26, 2011 1:41 PM

Valentine's Day is coming up, so order your Jeff Mangum condoms now before they sell out! They are the perfect romantic gift for your fellow Neutral Milk Hotel enthusiast.

http://i54.tinypic.com/20rsw4.jpg

Posted by Anonymous | January 26, 2011 1:48 PM

It's ATP, so you already have a good idea of what bands are playing. Don't complain if not much more are announced before tickets go on sale.

Posted by Anonymous | January 26, 2011 2:01 PM

When PORTISHEAD curated ATP in London, they included Grinderman, Swans, Doom, Company Flow, The Books, Beach House, Liars and MORE....

Are you fools really doubting that ATP NJ will be anything less than amazing??!

Posted by Anonymous | January 26, 2011 2:05 PM

Haha, NYT called Portishead "trip hop."

Posted by Anonymous | January 26, 2011 2:22 PM

PORTISHEAD !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by Anonymous | January 26, 2011 2:49 PM

when are the Beatles going to reunite?

Posted by Anonymous | January 26, 2011 3:21 PM

"NJ < Everywhere else in the world"

Not true. NJ might suck, but it's still better than Iowa, Idaho and where else from the midwest hipsters have moved from.

Posted by Anonymous | January 26, 2011 3:27 PM

Idaho is a beautiful state with amazing landscapes. Here's an idea, open a book and learn something, moron!

Posted by Anonymous | January 26, 2011 3:40 PM

@1:00 PM = from Jersey.

"NJ < Everywhere else in the world"
Not true. NJ might suck, but it's still better than Iowa, Idaho and where else from the midwest hipsters have moved from."

Actually, nope. I'm sure Iowa is better. Nobody from Jersey is there.

Posted by Anonymous | January 26, 2011 3:59 PM

All the haters/trolls are pointless. This will sell-out day of with no more acts announced. Private pre-sale tix and all on-site accommodation is already sold out in less than 24 hours. Everyone has gone to an ATP in the past knows this is the event of the year, end of story. No need for speculation.

Posted by Anonymous | January 26, 2011 5:40 PM

5:40 what are you talking about

Posted by Anonymous | January 26, 2011 6:01 PM

Please bitches.

NJ is fabulous. Take a look around, get out of the cars, buses, trains and planes and you will find beautiful fields of produce, clean ocean waves, warm sands, top seafood, art work, entertainment, etc. In fact its best to keep it as secret as possible to preserve it. AP is perhaps one of the most colorful town in the northeast with a rich lively history from speakeasies, to beached cruiselining ships, etc. I am excited while still a bit sad that this event may disturb the quirkiness of the city. Be mindful!

Posted by Anonymous | January 26, 2011 6:05 PM

6:05, great post.

I spent a very large portion of my childhood in Morris County, NJ. 97% of the NJ stereotypes are utterly false....come visit sometime and you'll see.

Posted by Anonymous | January 26, 2011 6:08 PM

just looked on the atp site, heres the details of the same events going on in japan and the uk

CHECK OUT THE LINE UP'S HATERS

japan
http://www.atpfestival.com/events/illbeyourmirrorjapan.php

uk
http://www.atpfestival.com/events/ibymportishead/lineup.php

Posted by weiner | January 26, 2011 6:51 PM

5:40 is right on the money

Posted by Anonymous | January 26, 2011 6:52 PM

A portishead show alone is worth the ticket price.
I am not even that concerned about the lineup.

Posted by Anonymous | January 26, 2011 7:05 PM

7:05pm: DITTO

I think Christmas just can super early...or maybe a month late?

Posted by Anonymous | January 26, 2011 7:19 PM

get ready for your nostalgia to be shattered. and you'll never get it back.

Posted by Anonymous | January 26, 2011 7:31 PM

If you're talking trash on an ATP event, you haven't been to one or you're too poor and flat out jealous.

Posted by Anonymous | January 26, 2011 8:21 PM

easy one!
jeff mehngum

Posted by Anonymous | January 26, 2011 8:47 PM

I saw Blink 182 at Convention Hall!

Posted by Anonymous | January 26, 2011 8:50 PM

It's nice to see the fest is going to be in Asbury. I've been going there for years; the true Jersey shore. No meatheads! A lot of Hub City/Jersey City transplants. Really close knit community - basement venues, etc. Best of all, you have the pinball museum! This will be wonderful!

Posted by Anonymous | January 26, 2011 8:51 PM

I bet the Asbury flea market will be in full force too. Can't wait!

Posted by Anonymous | January 26, 2011 9:06 PM

having seen nmh and jeff solo a bunch a long time ago, i have always found it confusing why people worshipped him so. they were a good band, but i don't get the reverance, really.

oh, and fuck you jeff, for making your fans have to pay for all three nights just to see your SOLO set. that's just rotten.

Posted by Anonymous | January 26, 2011 11:54 PM

Inaccurate troll (11:54) hasn't heard about the Monday show.

My only gripe with the whole thing (and its a minor gripe considering the lineup so far) is the concept of potentially only getting into one of the 2 Portishead shows. Why not just cap the total number of tickets to the size of the larger venue? I don't expect a great spot but getting in the door shouldn't be too much to ask. A festival ticket shouldn't be like a CMJ badge.

Posted by Anonymous | January 27, 2011 12:30 AM

I need to see Portishead and Chavez, that's all I care about, don't really understand the Mangum worship, he recorded a pretty good album over 10 years ago, it's by no means a classic though.

Posted by Anonymous | January 27, 2011 12:41 AM

If The Palace and Tilly were still there, I'd go.

Posted by Anonymous | January 27, 2011 9:51 AM

11:54, he isnt make people buy 3 day passes, thats why he is playing again monday.

Posted by andrew | January 27, 2011 9:53 AM

Just an note for anyone considering going, if you like Coney Island in any way and have never been to Asbury Park, you should go.

While it has changed in the last few years (better? worse?), AP used to be the spot on the jersey shore YEARS ago. Then they built the garden state parkway, everyone decided to go further south (seaside, wildwood, AC), and AP died off.

Yes, I'm from around there so it has nostalgic meaning for me. But, at the very least, look it up on Wiki before you go. Will make the trip a little more meaningful.

Posted by Cuse | January 27, 2011 10:39 AM

Asbury Park! At least I won't have to spend 10+ hours driving upstate for ATP now.

Posted by Anonymous | January 27, 2011 1:00 PM

Seriously, Sleep doesn't sell out and all the Williamsburg kids gizz over Jeff Mangum. I saw NMH years ago by mistake, worst crap I've ever seen. The ski lodge sweaters and jangly Beatles sound was pretty retarded. Reminded me of music that kids want to like so they can be like their parents.

Posted by Anonymous | January 27, 2011 1:53 PM

your 113th comment will really sway the masses, dude..

Posted by Anonymous | January 27, 2011 4:59 PM

First announced NMH / Jeff Mangum show in over 10 years? Incredible. Haters gonna hate, but there won't be any haters on that Friday night, I can assure you. I will be there...

Posted by crispin glover | January 27, 2011 7:19 PM

Personally I hate everything and get really grumpy when my hummus supply runs out.

Posted by Anonymous | January 27, 2011 7:41 PM

Ugh hummus guy shut up

Posted by Anonymous | January 27, 2011 7:45 PM

^ 7:45 is cranky because his hummus supply has run out.

Posted by Anonymous | January 27, 2011 7:48 PM

Okay, so I'll break the short streak of loser comments.

Very interested to see Portishead curating here. Really want to go to this!

Posted by Anonymous | January 27, 2011 8:06 PM

NJ is fucking beautiful - mountains, beaches, countryside

and they have six flags, medieval times

oh and much better restaurants than most of the shitty podunck states out there

fuck the haters

Posted by Anonymous | January 27, 2011 10:06 PM

I think people who have only experienced NJ by either landing in Newark airport or traveling from exit 11 to exit 16E on the NJ Turnpike think the whole state is like that , its not...

Posted by Anonymous | January 27, 2011 10:49 PM

All the kids from NJ that moved to Brooklyn are going to travel back home to go to this festival haha! Being from around Asbury Park, then moving to Brooklyn, then moving back home to realize your town is now "hip again"... there is no true location to cool. It is such an honor for the venues and the town of Asbury Park to be hosting such a wonderful event. Me and all of my friends are truly excited. There are great places to eat and drink in town. Trinity and the Pope, Langosta Lounge, Brickwall, Annex just to name a few...I know it sounds dorky but I am really excited for people to come and visit!!

Posted by Anonymous | January 27, 2011 11:37 PM

so excited! ATP in 08 was the best concert I've seen. I'm open minded to a change of scenery. Where's the spot to get rooms that aren't 800.00 for the weekend?(seriously....wtf atp?)

Posted by Anonymous | January 28, 2011 10:41 PM

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