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The Jersey City, NJ Festival or Coachella East announced it’s line up today with ticket’s going on sale this Friday.  I couldn’t put the review of last year’s festival or this year’s line up any better than http://www.stereogum.com so I didn’t…..

Last year Goldenvoice brought the last thing this country needed more of (music festivals) to the last part of the country that needed it. Most local live music lovers don’t travel across country to, say, Coachella, because they know the lineup will be playing somewhere in Manhattan or Brooklyn within weeks anyway. So the Goldenvoice promoted All Points West (aka Coachella East) had two viable routes to being successful on its own terms, as a festival worthy of infinite ferry lines to Liberty State Park in Jersey City to see a bunch of bands playing Bowery that week: make the surroundings a user-friendly playground like its sister event in Indio (they did not), or book Radiohead for two nights. One out of two is not bad. One out of two did not stop people from calling it All Points Worst.

But this year looks different.

For one, they’ve promised an enhanced beer-drinking experience. That sounds like a petty quibble, until you find yourself trapped on an island with limited access to expensive beers in limited amounts with no forewarning. For another, they’ve picked up on Coachella’s design and created an enclosed, “tent” stage to host some top flight comedy (featuring Tim & Eric, Michael Showalter, Todd Barry, Janeane Garofalo, and Eugene Mirman). Mostly dudes you can see in Park Slope, but still. Progress. And most importantly, this musical lineup is actually righteous, rather than a bad rehash of every band doing every festival this year. Check it:


Tickets are on sale Friday 4/3 at 12PM EST via ticketmaster.com. Single day tickets are $89, three-day tix will be priced at $199 for a limited time, and there is a recession-friendly layaway option. There is also a VIPpackage, but honestly after last year I would say stay far away from that. Unless they’re offering BBQ and earplug-fitting session with Kevin Shields and/or beer-spitting lessons with Karen O.

All Points Worst to All Points Best? Obviously we’ll have to see it first, but the surprise of the morning: We are actually gonna go to see it first. What a difference a year and/or a promising press release makes, right guys? Blogging. Lots more info at the official site. If you are planning to go, here is the primer we hope is outdated but you should read before making ferry plans anyway.

Posted at 9:55 AM by amrit

And I would have linked it if the damn function was working…sigh.

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1233663170_240Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival is set to roll out June 11 – 14th in Manchester, TN.  Tickets go on sale this Saturday, February 7th at 12:00pm Eastern.  A limited number of general admission tickets for the 2009 Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival will be available for purchase starting at $224.50 plus applicable fees.  After these tickets are sold out, tickets will continue to be sold for $234.50 and finally $249.50.  Tickets will only be available at each price range while supplies last. Like Coachella there’s even a payment plan.

If I wasn’t broke then I would definitely be going to this festival!!!


Line Up:


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It’s that time of the year again when all the music magazines post their favorite albums of 2008 and which artists24765824-24765826-large they are itching to hear their new records in 2009.  Here’s a few magazines that I enjoy lists.  Do you agree with them?  At times, I have to be honest, I did not.  And I felt there were a few albums left off Alternative Press’ 2009 Anticipated Album list. I added a few after their list. 

Under the Radar – Top 50 Alubms 2008

1.   Fleet Foxes – Fleet Foxes

2.   Vampire Weekend – Vampire Weekend

3.   The dodos – Visitor

4.   Portishead – Third

5.   The Duke Spirit – Neptune

6.   She & Him – Volume One

7.   M83 – Satruday=Youth

8.   Elbow – The Seldom Seen Kid

9.   Flight of the Conchords – Flight of the Conchords

10.  The Dears – Missiles

11.  TV on the Radio – Dear Science23088720-23088723-slarge

12.  Deerhunter – Microcastle

13.  Plants and Animals – Parc Avenue

14.  Jenny Lewis – Acid Tongue

15.  Neon Neon – Stainless Style

16.  Okkervil River – The Stand Ins

17.  No Age – Nouns

18.  R.E.M – Accelerate

19.  Bon Iver – For Emma, Forever Ago

20.  Death Cab for Cutie – Narrow Stairs

21.  Love Is All – A Hundred Things Keep Me Up at Night

22.  British Sea Power – Do You Like Rock Music?

23.  Lykke Li – Youth novels

24.  Black Mountain – In the Future

25.  Tindersticks – The Hungry Saw

26.  Jamie Lidell – Jim

27.  Coldplay – Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends

28. Hercules and Love Affair – Hercules and Love Affair24766015-24766017-large

29.  Pop Levi – Never Never Love

30.  Frances – All the While

31.  Goldfrapp – Seventh Tree

32.  Fujiya & Miyagi – lightbulbs

33.  Spiritualized – Songs in A&E

34.  My Morning Jacket – Evil Urges

35.  Girl Talk – Feed the Animals

36.  The Walkmen – You & Me

37.  Noah and the Whale – Peaceful, the Wolrd Lays Me Down

38.  Of Montreal – Skeletal Lamping24766061-24766063-large

39.  Beck – Modern Guilt

40.  Ladytron – Velocifero

41.  Fuck Buttons – Street Horrsing

42.  Dungen – 4

43.  Jim Noir – Jim Noir

44.  Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds – Dig, Lazarus, Dig!!!

45.  The Old Believers – Eight Golden Greats19863820-24765660-large

46.  The Verve – Forth

47.  The Week That Was – same

48.  School of Language – Sea from Shore24765813-24765816-slarge

49.  Hot chip – Made in the Dark

50.  Friday Hyvonen – Silence Is Wild


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1.     TV on the Radio – Dear Science

2.     Lil Wayne – Tha Carter III

3.     Portishead – Third

4.     Fucked Up – The Chemistry of Common Life

5.     Fleet Foxes – Fleet Foxes

6.     Santogold – Santogold24765778-24765781-slarge

7.     Deerhunter – Microcastle

8.     Hot Chip – Made in the Dark

9.     Coldplay – Viva La Vida

10.    MGMT – Oracular Spectacular


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Rolling Stone 2008 Albums of the Year

1 | TV on the Radio: Dear Science

2 | Bob Dylan: Tell Tale Signs — The Bootleg
      Series Vol. 8

3 | Lil Wayne: Tha Carter III

4 | My Morning Jacket: Evil Urges

5 | John Mellencamp: Life, Death, Love
      and Freedom

6 | Santogold: Santogold

7 | Coldplay: Viva la Vida or
       Death and All His Friends

8 | Beck: Modern Guilt

9 | Metallica: Death Magnetic

10 | Vampire Weekend: Vampire Weekend

11 | Fleet Foxes: Fleet Foxes

12 | Guns n’ Roses: Chinese Democracy

13 | Blitzen Trapper: Furr

14 | Ryan Adams and the Cardinals: Cardinology

15 | The Black Keys: Attack & Release

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Alternative Press – Anticipated Albums of 2009

Tegan and Sara – September – just announced!


Green Day

A Day to Remember – February

Against Me! – Fall

All Time Low – Summer

Boys like Girls – Spring

Cartel – Summer

Chiodos – Fall

Circa Survive – Spring

Cobra Starship – February

The Devil Wears Prada – Spring

Envy on the Coast – August

Every Time I die – winter

Gallows – March

Killswitch Engage – Spring

Manchester orchestra – Spring

Mayday Parade – Summer

New Found Glory – March 10

NOFX – April

Panic At the Disco – Spring

Paramore – Summer

Past Lives – Fall

Rival Schools – Early Summer

The Rocket Summer – Summer

Saosin – April

Say Anthing – Summer

Silverstein – April

The Used – February

Taking Back Sunday – Spring


Also w/o Dates:


Ok Go


Social Distortion



Franz Ferdinand

Bruce Springsteen

Regina Spektor

Yeah Yeah Yeahs

Rachael Cantu

Arcade Fire

Imogen Heap


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