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The 2012 music lineup was announced today for Bumbershoot: Seattle's Music & Arts Festival, which is produced by non-profit arts organization One Reel and takes place over Labor Day weekend, Sept. 1-3, at Seattle Center. The 42-year-old urban festival stands on top nationally in its variety as it showcases both familiar and up-and-coming regional and national talent in many musical genres, as well as in comedy, theater, literary and visual arts, dance, film and children's programming.The complete Bumbershoot 2012 lineup below...
Bumbershoot's Mainstage in KeyArena will feature two multi-act performances each day. Artists scheduled to perform there include groundbreaking alternative rock band Jane's Addiction, jazz legend Tony Bennett, electronic phenom Skrillex, a hip hop double bill with Mac Miller and Big Sean, M83, and AWOLNATION among others. Additional Mainstage acts will be announced in coming weeks.
Tickets are all-inclusive. All festival offerings, including Mainstage admission on a first-come, first-served basis (no separate pass required), and late-night electronic music curated by Decibel Festival for Bumbershoot After Dark, are included in the price of a single-day or 3-day ticket
Wild Flag at Williamsburg Waterfront (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)
The first round of CMJ 2011 artists have been announced. The initial list includes Neon Indian (Webster Hall with Purity Ring), CSS (Webster Hall with EMA and MEN), Zola Jesus (KF and LPR), Wild Flag (Bowery Ballroom with Eleanor Friedberger and Hospitality), Metronomy (MHOW), Portugal. The Man (T5 with Givers and Alberta Cross), Viva Brother, Wombats, The Good Natured), Kvelertak, Handsome Furs, Memoryhouse, Pharoahe Monch, and more.
The Viva Brother show is on October 19 at Bowery Ballroom with 1,2,3 and Kitten. Tickets are on sale now (or you can try to get in with your CMJ badge). All dates below.
The Wombats show is on October 19 at Webster Hall with The Postelles and The Good Natured. Tickets are on sale now (or you can try to get in with your CMJ badge). All dates below.
The Wombats were supposed to play a show at Glasslands in Brooklyn on Monday night with U.S. Royalty, but the Wombats have cancelled all January dates including Tuesday night at Mercury Lounge as well.
DC band U.S. Royalty are no longer playing Glasslands either (the whole show is cancelled), but you can catch them for free Tuesday evening at the Apple Store in SoHo ("Join us for a special live performance from U.S. Royalty and hear songs from their debut album, "Mirrors.""). Two U.S. Royalty songs can be sampled above.
by Bill Pearis
Liverpool trio The Wombats will soon be back in America for the first time in almost three years, playing Glasslands on Jan. 17 and Mercury Lounge on Jan. 18. Before they hit NYC, they play Satellite in Los Angeles on 1/12 and the Rickshaw Stop on 1/13. The band's second album, This Modern Glitch is out in April and contains last year's UK Top 20 single "Tokyo (Vampires and Wolves)" and new single "Jump in the Fog," and videos for both are at the bottom of this post.
The Wombats are best known for "Let's Dance to Joy Division" -- also a UK hit -- which came out in 2007, around the time of their last visit here, when they played the Annex in March 2007. Their first album, A Guide to Love, Loss & Desperation, came out in England later that year and saw an American release a year after that. While their lyrics lean towards pop culture referencing/novelty territory too ofter, they do have some catchy tunes.
It's always tempting to talk about bands that are visiting our fair city from other countries - it must be a big deal if they made the trip all the way here - a rarity - possibly a chance to see something that's big somewhere else (and possibly good even!) in a small and intimate setting. Such is the case with two shows happening in NYC tonight (aug 15, 2007). The first, and least interesting one, would be Eskimo Joe. They're huge in Australia! Then there's the one I'm more tempted to check out, though not much more, and that would be The Wombats from the UK. They're playing at the Annex.
And not only are both of these bands playing in NYC, they both have songs about NYC - and though I wouldn't necessarily recommend either (especially the Eskimo Joe one), you can get the song by the Wombats above, and listen to the one by Eskimo Joe on their MySpace. Songs streaming at The Wombats' MySpace include a kind-of-annoying song about Joy Division (most of it anyway), and a catchy remix done by CSS.
To go or not to go? Hot or Not? What do you say? More tour dates below....