More Vegoose Artist Additions

As news of the late-night shows broke yesterday, so did the following…

We are pleased to announce the following additions to VEGOOSE:

Beck
Sleater-Kinney
Devendra Banhart

More artists to be announced. For complete lineup and more info, please check the artist lineup page.

Good stuff. As always, stay with the Live Music Blog for up-to-the-minute coverage of Jazzfest West, uh, I mean Vegoose.

10 COMMENTS

  1. Beck is awesome, now that’s what I was lookin’ for.

    As for Devendra — if you haven’t seen him, he’s a pretty cool young musician. I caught him at Tonic last year and had this to say about him on Slack:

    So I was glad to help, paying $25 to see hippie folk artist and potential meth user Devendra Banhart last night. First, a really interesting band called Tarantula opened for them (not spelled Taran-chula like Strong Bad has suggested) — these guys were waaay too loud and dark sometimes, but I was pretty impressed by their main instrumentation: cello, bass and drums. That’s cool. They were cool. Like I said, a little dark, at times I felt like mainlining some smack, but overall a pretty good performance.

    Anyway, Devendra is this young folk singer or sorts, and he’s pretty damn good. Luke warned me in advance that he may be a little too stream-of-consciousness, and that characterization was dead on, right down to the stage banter in between songs. But he was engaging, he told some jokes and an anecdote or two, he’s got a great voice and he’s pretty talented on the gee-tar. Strangely my favorite parts of his set were the few Spanish tunes (apparently he grew up in Venezuela for a bit) he played, including one by Simon Diaz that he preceded with a story about how if you go to the man’s site, “There’s no discography, but you can order Vicodin.” Good tip.

    Long story short…a great random-night of tunes in a small room with an up-and-coming musician and a strange-but-cool opening act. And they played together for a few songs, although Devendra immediately started playing after calling Tarantula up, and by the time they got on stage he was almost done with the song. No joke, one of the Tarantula dudes wasn’t even finished tuning by the time the song he came up to play was over. Great stuff, professionalism at its finest.

    More here — http://slacklalane.blogspot.com/2005/02/moozak-more.html

  2. Beck is awesome, now that’s what I was lookin’ for.

    As for Devendra — if you haven’t seen him, he’s a pretty cool young musician. I caught him at Tonic last year and had this to say about him on Slack:

    So I was glad to help, paying $25 to see hippie folk artist and potential meth user Devendra Banhart last night. First, a really interesting band called Tarantula opened for them (not spelled Taran-chula like Strong Bad has suggested) — these guys were waaay too loud and dark sometimes, but I was pretty impressed by their main instrumentation: cello, bass and drums. That’s cool. They were cool. Like I said, a little dark, at times I felt like mainlining some smack, but overall a pretty good performance.

    Anyway, Devendra is this young folk singer or sorts, and he’s pretty damn good. Luke warned me in advance that he may be a little too stream-of-consciousness, and that characterization was dead on, right down to the stage banter in between songs. But he was engaging, he told some jokes and an anecdote or two, he’s got a great voice and he’s pretty talented on the gee-tar. Strangely my favorite parts of his set were the few Spanish tunes (apparently he grew up in Venezuela for a bit) he played, including one by Simon Diaz that he preceded with a story about how if you go to the man’s site, “There’s no discography, but you can order Vicodin.” Good tip.

    Long story short…a great random-night of tunes in a small room with an up-and-coming musician and a strange-but-cool opening act. And they played together for a few songs, although Devendra immediately started playing after calling Tarantula up, and by the time they got on stage he was almost done with the song. No joke, one of the Tarantula dudes wasn’t even finished tuning by the time the song he came up to play was over. Great stuff, professionalism at its finest.

    More here — http://slacklalane.blogspot.com/2005/02/moozak-more.html

  3. I was definitely excited to see Beck’s name on that list. I’m going to see him pretty soon, coming up at the end of September actually.

    It sold out quick…

  4. I was definitely excited to see Beck’s name on that list. I’m going to see him pretty soon, coming up at the end of September actually.

    It sold out quick…

  5. This late-night stuff really looks good. Phil at The Joint, moe. at the HOB, Cheese, Widespread, and that’s in addition to all the music being offered at the stadium.

    Actually still debating Trey or moe – it’s hard to get excited about Trey but he may need a wing man that night……

  6. This late-night stuff really looks good. Phil at The Joint, moe. at the HOB, Cheese, Widespread, and that’s in addition to all the music being offered at the stadium.

    Actually still debating Trey or moe – it’s hard to get excited about Trey but he may need a wing man that night……

  7. As a VIP member of the Vegoose shows I am privy to the news that the Friday night Moe. show has been canciled only to be rescheduled Saturday @ the Aladin Theatre. They haven’t said a time yet but i fear that it may be at the same time as The String Cheese Incident show. Tough choice. I already have my Cheese tickets though.

    JW

  8. As a VIP member of the Vegoose shows I am privy to the news that the Friday night Moe. show has been canciled only to be rescheduled Saturday @ the Aladin Theatre. They haven’t said a time yet but i fear that it may be at the same time as The String Cheese Incident show. Tough choice. I already have my Cheese tickets though.

    JW

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