Weekly Roundup

I tried my best to keep up with the reports from All Points West this past weekend, but I also tried to get away from the computer to check the Everyone Orchestra here in SF. Unfortunately my press contact’s list must have been a bit borked because I was told my name wasn’t on the list (and also that I wasn’t the only one that thought my name would be). Craptacular.

We’ll have our update from APW day three up today (hopefully). Also I’ve been meaning to write up some words from the Special Disco Version show I saw last Thursday, so stay tuned to the site for updates…

  • Widespread Panic | Fall 2008 Tour Dates
    Widespread Panic just announced a set of fall tour dates. With a solidly booked tour calendar in 2008, Widespread Panic will be taking their foot off the accelerator in 2009 so catch them at these shows to avoid disappointment. Widespread…
  • South Padre International Music Festival
    Have you made your plan for Halloween yet? I just found out that I’ll be hitting the Umphrey’s McGee two-night run here in San Francisco, which they’re dubbing a “Monster Mash-Up” kinda affair. I’ll be leaving my body and…
  • Newport Folk Festival | NPR Concert Streams
    Though most of the music world’s attention was focused on Grant Park last weekend, there was another, more storied festival happening on the east coast. The Newport Folk Festival is now in its 49th year; a remarkable achievement considering…
  • Heady Links
    One of the first shows I caught when I got to San Francisco was the Apollo Sunshine / Big Light show that I opted to see instead of Fleet Foxes, which I’m still torn on whether or not that decision…
  • Weezer | Fall 2008 Tour Dates
    Weezer announced a fall tour yesterday. Tokyo Police Club and Angels & Airwaves are going to be openers on the tour. Weezer announced today a North American tour in support of their top ten album Weezer (referred to as the…
  • Kings of Leon | 2008 Tour Dates, Album Release
    The Tennessean family affair known as Kings of Leon are embarking on a fall tour throughout the US in support of their upcoming LP, Only By the Night. The album, out on September 23, has already produced two singles,…
  • All Points West 2008 | Staff Preview
    Liberty State Park, site of this weekend’s All Points West. Photo © Fovea Centralis It’s August, and while the festival circuit has been going strong for a couple months, my own personal festival season is just beginning. This week…
  • Special Disco Version | James Murphy, Pat Mahoney DJ Tour
    James Murphy, the creative brain behind LCD Soundsystem, and Pat Mahoney, said band’s drummer, are headed out on the road and their taking their NYC party, Special Disco Version, with them. Last year they released the 36th installment of Fabric…
  • Tonight: Special Disco Version in San Fran
    The timing was solid yesterday when I saw that Andrew was doing a post on the Special Disco Version tour featuring James Murphy and Pat Mahony from LCD Soundsystem, because I had just firmed up plans with a buddy…
  • Lymbyc Systym | Fall 2008 Tour Dates
    Taking the summer off to work on a new album and a split LP with This Will Destroy You, Lymbyc Systym will tour with their LP mates this fall. Consistently touring over a hundred dates a year, the road is…
  • All Points West 2008 | Day One in Brief
    On Friday it was pretty clear what the modus operandi of All Points West is: There is Radiohead and there is everybody else. By day, All Points West was a nice festival with some strong sets. Andrew Bird played to…
  • Radiohead @ All Points West
    Radiohead @ All Points West | Photo © Paul Kanterman Paul emailed me this photo early this morning so I could get it posted with the writeup that Sam did late last night following day one of All Points…
  • Phish Friday | 10 Years Ago: 8/7–8/9/98 Weekend Run
    This week’s Phish Friday is brought to you by our good friend Ryan Bready over at Fresh Bread. This was my bad that the post didn’t get up yesterday, so just pretend that it’s a Friday even though it’s a…
  • Future Rock | September Coast-to-Coast
    The Chicago based group, Future Rock is embarking on a September tour throughout the US after playing to festival in August. The nine-date run will cover some major media markets and will finish up with a Live PA set…
  • The Union Forever | JumboTron
    The concept of the super television screen is hardly unfamiliar to anyone. Better known to the populous as a JumboTron, the screen that changed the way we look at live events can be seen everywhere from Times Square to…
  • Tonight: Everyone Orchestra @ Great American Music Hall
    I’m about to head out to check out Everyone Orchestra at Great American Music Hall, a pretty solid venue and one I could get comfortable seeing shows at. It’s walking distance from my current place of residence, so that’s pretty…
  • Going Down the Road Feeling Bad: Touring in the Current Economy
    With the the stock indexes in the first bear market in almost six years and gas prices that have hit lifetime highs, we are all feeling the proverbial tightening of the belt. Obviously I am not a columnist for the…
  • All Points West 2008 | Day Two in Brief
    All Points West is wrapping up today and we’re pretty sure that it’s going to go off without a hitch (unless, of course, you consider the five-beer limit to be a stopping point altogether). Sam already filed his quick report…
  • Kelly Shor

    YEah, all points west seemed sick, I wish I could have made it. I’ve been into Andrew Bird since he was small time in Chicago. I hope they add him to the 1 chicago festival left this year, http://www.myspace/cbgbfestival

  • Kelly Shor

    YEah, all points west seemed sick, I wish I could have made it. I’ve been into Andrew Bird since he was small time in Chicago. I hope they add him to the 1 chicago festival left this year, http://www.myspace/cbgbfestival

  • alexb

    doesnt it suck when your names not on the list? what a shitty feeling, i hate music sometimes, storm the damn gates

  • alexb

    doesnt it suck when your names not on the list? what a shitty feeling, i hate music sometimes, storm the damn gates