Thursday, April 29th, 2004
Carnival Of Sorts
Lollapalooza has a 2004 website and MTV.com 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:
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
CHILL TENT: DJ Peretz
SOLAR STAGE: Bumblebeez, Secret Machines, The Killers
MAIN STAGE: String Cheese Incident, Flaming Lips, Gomez, Polyphonic Spree
2ND STAGE: The Thrills, The Coup, Sound Tribe Sector 9, Elbow, Wheat
CHILL TENT: DJ Peretz
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.
Barsuk is dead. No, not the label, but the lovely dog that gave the label its name. Poor Barsuk.
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