Thursday, April 29th, 2004

Carnival Of Sorts

Lollapalooza has a 2004 website and has the schedule for the tour. There will indeed be Toronto dates this summer – pencil in August 5 and 6 at the Molson Amphitheatre. While the lineup is sure to shift as things progress city-to-city, the day-by-day breakdown for the moment looks like the following:

Day 1

MAIN STAGE: Morrissey, Sonic Youth, Le Tigre, Modest Mouse, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club

2ND STAGE: Broken Social Scene, The Walkmen, Wolf Eyes, Danger Mouse, Datsuns, Sahara Hotnights


SOLAR STAGE: Bumblebeez, Secret Machines, The Killers

Day 2

MAIN STAGE: String Cheese Incident, Flaming Lips, Gomez, Polyphonic Spree

2ND STAGE: The Thrills, The Coup, Sound Tribe Sector 9, Elbow, Wheat


SOLAR STAGE: Dresden Dolls

I’m curious where they’re going to set up all the stages at the Amphitheatre – unless they commandeer parts of Ontario Place as well, I don’t think there’s enough room. As for the show days… Not mad about the Thursday and Friday. That measn that in addition to paying ticket prices, I’d have to work in the cost of a day off, though I have half days on Fridays in the Summer. Hmm hmm hmm. Upon further contemplation, I’ve worked out that for every band on the bill I’d want to see, there’s two more I could care less about. I’m now decidedly nonplussed about the whole thing. Unless a one-day admission is cheap enough that I can justify shelling out just to see The Flaming Lips and consider everything else just gravy, I’ll be at home napping those days.

Nude As The News gives Uncle Tupelo’s re-mastered Rockville catalog a critical appraisal. From Hold My Life.

Barsuk is dead. No, not the label, but the lovely dog that gave the label its name. Poor Barsuk.

Low are recording their next album in the wilds of upstate New York with Dave Fridmann. Still awaiting word on their box set. From Blogna.

While I knew that Prince loves Toronto, I didn’t know that he recorded his new album Musicology here. One line of the article in particular jumped out at me: “The CD jacket features the diminutive Prince in front of the gleaming Toronto skyline at night, and includes at least one veiled reference to the street where he lives that he asked not be pointed out “in case any crazies show up at my door””. Hmm, I hope that wasn’t directed at me. Don’t worry Prince, I won’t tell anyone else where you live or what was in your garbage, but your recycling is FAIR GAME.

np – Iron & Wine / Our Endless Numbered Days

By : Frank Yang at 9:38 am
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  1. Carla says:

    I am royally pissed that the Polyphonic Spree have been slated for Day 2. If I could trade any one of the acts on Day 1 to have the Spree play then, it would work so much better for me (well, any act except maybe Morrissey).

  2. Paul says:

    Kate and I drove by Casa del Prince when I was up there in February, but I’m pretty certain I couldn’t find it again on my own.

  3. Frank says:

    I could find it again if I went on recycling day. Those Yoo-Hoo bottles are a dead giveaway.

  4. Brandon says:

    I can’t get that Iron & Wine disc out of my stereo since I bought it. Fucking brilliant. Southern Nick Drake.

  5. mike says:

    Actually, the first year the Molson Ampitheatre opened, Edgefest 3(which featured a TONNE of mostly Canadian pop bands like Sloan, Jale, Thrush Hermit, and Super Friendz) had two stages …the main stage of course, and then a second(smaller) stage which was outside of the Ampitheatre and down near the water. I think the second stage area was cordoned off in such a way that only ticket holders had access to the area. That still remains one of my favourite concert experiences in my life. The closest festival-like concert the Molson Ampitheatre had which came even close to Edgefest 3’s brilliance was the Oasis show a couple of years ago which also featured Sam Roberts, Mercury Rev, The Soundtrack of Our Lives, and Sloan. It’s my bad luck that I missed the first three artists….So likely the second and third stages at Lolapalooza(in Toronto) this year will be outside of the Ampitheatre.

  6. kyle says:

    you bitch, Wilco are playing the 2nd night of Lolla in Detroit, Toronto, & Cleveland :)

  7. Frank says:


    I am so there.

  8. RSL says:

    Having watched everyone on the Low list toast or fry Dave Fridmann for almost a whole day, I’m surprised to find that no one has posted an opinion here at all. Maybe us Low [email list, at least] fans are freaks.

  9. Frank says:

    I like Dave Fridmann. I think him and Low could come up some very interesting stuff.

  10. RSL says:

    And… OMG! How can you not cry at the Barsuk thing! Frank, you owe me a box of Kleenex [or whatever clever brandname I hope Canadians have for them].