Tuesday, June 24th, 2008
CONTEST – Rogers Picnic @ Historic Fort York – July 20, 2008
Image via rogerspicnic.com
Was out late last night, so all you get today is this. Sorry.
If you’re not Chris from Toronto or Valerie from Quebec City, then you probably didn’t win my giveaway of passes to Osheaga, but don’t worry – I’ve got another opportunity for you to catch some heat stroke this Summer at no cost to you.
This is the second year that the Rogers Picnic has set up shop at Historic Fort York, though despite the name I’m pretty sure you won’t be allowed to actually bring a picnic to the show. Last year’s edition notable for finally bringing together the respective fanbases of The New Pornographers and Bad Brains under one, er, figurative roof. This year’s lineup is slightly less eclectic but still a bit of a head-scratcher in a good way. Which means that it’s probably safe to say that no matter which band it is that sells you on attending, there’ll be another that will utterly confound (and possibly annoy) you by not only their inclusion, but their very existence. Which is really the fun part.
This year’s even is headlined by Alexisonfire frontman gone country City & Colour but also features Cat Power, Tokyo Police Club, Vampire Weekend, Chromeo, Animal Collective, Dizzee Rascal, Born Ruffians and The Carps. Whoever it is in that list that makes your skin crawl, think of it less as an irritant than an opportunity to grab a bear, hit a portapottie or otherwise take a nap, guilt-free.
Update: Also just announced is the lineup for the Nokia Tent (read: DJs) – Jeremy Greenspan of Junior Boys, Team Canada DJ’s, Let’s Go To War, VND/LSM and a special surprise guest DJ set.
Anyways, courtesy of REMG and Embrace Productions, I’ve got a pair of passes to give away to the festival. To enter, email me at contests AT chromewaves.net with “I want to picnic with Roger” in the subject line and your full name and mailing address in the body. I’ll let this one run a week, closing at midnight July 1.
MP3: Cat Power – “Metal Heart”
MP3: Cat Power – “Song To Bobby”
MP3: Vampire Weekend – “Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa”
MP3: Tokyo Police Club – “In A Cave”
MP3: Tokyo Police Club – “Juno”
MP3: Animal Collective – “Peacebone”
MP3: Dizzee Rascal – “Where Da G’s?”