News Roundup: Coachella, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Ghostland Observatory, Oscars
Coachella's full bill unveiled, YYYs prep album, Ghostland tours, and Juno snags Oscar noms aplenty.
The holes from yesterday’s preliminary announcement have been filled, and Coachella’slineup is complete — and it’s impressive. In addition to themuch-mooted Portishead performance, Tegan and Sara, Death Cab forCutie, M.I.A., Animal Collective, Battles, Spank Rock, Cold War Kids,Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks, Jens Lekman, Vampire Weekend, MarkRonson, Jamie T, Metric, Black Kids, and Spiritualized will all show –and that’s just the tip of the iceberg: Roger Waters will perform Dark Side of the Moon,plus DeVotchKa, the Bees, Dan Deacon, Diplo, Minus the Bear, SharonJones & the Dap Kings, Mum, Black Lips, Rogue Wave, MGMT, St.Vincent, the Streets, Annuals, and many, many more will all appear atIndio, CA’s Empire Polo Fields April 25-27.
Tickets go on sale Friday Jan. 25 at 10:00 A.M. (PST) via Ticketmaster. Be there or be square.
What’s more is that the previous rumorsof an East Coast version of Coachella, organized by the same producers,AEG Live/Goldenvoice, have been confirmed; All Points West Music &Arts Festival will hit New Jersey’s Liberty State Park Aug. 8 10.Details for the three-day festival, including lineup and ticket sales,will be announced in the coming weeks.
Wow, Karen O — what a multi-tasker! In addition to penning tunes to Where the Wild Things Are, the banshee-like frontwoman and the rest of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs spent “a chunk of December” wrapping the follow up to 2006’s Show Your Bones “on a musical farm in Massachusetts,” explained a band website blog post. And between sessions, for a little fun, the trio were “throwing cow dung at each other.” How fun. [Via NME.com]
Shine your dancin’ shoes; silly, Foreigner-lovin’ soul and electro-dance duo Ghostland Observatory are hitting the road this spring in support of their third LP Robotique Majestique, due Feb. 26. The outing kicks off Feb. 29 close to home, Austin, TX, and wraps March 18 in Los Angeles.
2/29, Austin, TX (Austin Music Hall)
3/8, Everglades National Park, FL (Langerado Music Festival)
3/13, New Orleans, LA (House of Blues)
3/28, New York, NY (Webster Hall)
3/29, Washington, D.C. (Nightclub 9:30)
4/3, Portland, OR (Crystal Ballroom)
4/4, Seattle, WA (Showbox at the Market)
4/5, Seattle, WA (Showbox at the Market)
4/17, San Francisco, CA (The Mezzanine)
4/18, Los Angeles, CA (Henry Fonda Theatre)
The nominees for the Oscars were announced today, and Juno — you know, that great flick with that awesome soundtrack– received quite a few nominations. In fact, the film culled a BestPicture and Best Original Screenplay nod(!), while protagonist Ellen Pagewas nominated for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role, andJason Reitman was nominated for Best Director. Oh yeah, and though thesoundtrack was totally amazing, it was Enchanted and August Rush that came away with numerous nods in the Best Original Song category. Ewww…