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Trouble in paradise for one of the most creative festival series out there...
[All Tomorrow's Parties founder Barry] Hogan admitted last year that ticket sales for the early-summer ATP events had declined in recent years, when he announced that moving forward his company would focus on its December holiday camp events, the city-based I'll Be Your Mirror mini-festivals and more conventional tours. More recently he announced that ATP would be working with Pontins again on its holiday camp events, ending a six year partnership with Butlins, which with hindsight was likely due to the festival company tackling financial problems.For those of you who speak legal-ese, you can check out details on their reorganization here.
Hogan incorporated a new company at the end of May, called Willwal Ltd, and it is now listed as promoter of future ATP events, meaning that up coming tours and festivals being advertised by the firm will still go ahead. On Twitter last night, Team ATP wrote: "To address the rumours some of you may have seen; there are some changes currently happening with the company, but none of the currently scheduled events or future events will be affected".-[Unlimited CMU]
ATP I'll Be Your Mirror takes place in Asbury Park, NJ from September 21 - 23 and features Afghan Whigs, Make-Up, Mark Lanegan, Dirty Three, Hot Snakes, Antlers, The Roots, and recent addition I Break Horses (but not Death Grips) and will continue as planned. No word on thus far unannounced events, but may well throw a wrench into things. A statement is due from the festival soon, pushed back from earlier today.
"CBGB Holdings LLC, which two years ago purchased the name and copyrights associated with Manhattan's legendary punk-rock club CBGB, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection Friday." [Wall Street Journal]
Ambulance LTD @ Mercury Lounge another time (more by Bao Nguyen)
AMBULANCE LTD - PLAY THEIR FIRST GIG SINCE BEING FREED FROM THE LENGTHY TVT BANKRUPTCY DEBACLE.What are the chances that the band with "LTD" in their name is talking about legal issues and bankruptcy? Actually the other band (member) with LTD in their name is pretty good at getting involved with the law too. Tickets for the Mercury Lounge show are now on sale. Videos below...
AUGUST 18TH 2009 @ MERCURY LOUNGE, NYC.
Ambulance Ltd have been in legal limbo for two years now but are finally free to sign a new record deal. Their first NYC gig since selling out Bowery Ballroom last Summer is going to be at the intimate Mercury Lounge on August 18th.
Marcus will be joined onstage with his brother Kevin Congleton on drums, Ian Fenger on guitar, Jeremy Kay on bass and Matt Sumrow on keyboards. These musicians also play with Dean and Britta, Lissy Trullie and even Marcus' hometown compatriots of Eugene, Oregon The Cherry Poppin Daddies!
Listen to new demos and a great Radio Session and Interview which previews new songs and sheds light on the legal battle at www.myspace.com/ambulanceltd