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Lightning in a Bottle 2009 Postponed, Possibly Cancelled

From the Do Lab team at the lightning in a bottle website:

After many months of searching for a new location we are sad to report that, as of right now, we have been unable to acquire one, therefore LIB will not be happening this Memorial Day Weekend. Unfortunately the beautiful Live Oak Campground where we have been having the event in previous years is no longer interested in hosting our event.

There is nothing more important to us than our community so rest assured that we are doing everything in our power to make this happen. We want all of you to know that this is just the beginning of our search and we will not stop until Lightning in a Bottle finds a new home… it’s just going to take a bit longer than we had hoped. If all goes well we will still be able to host LIB this year on a new date and at a new location. Please sign up for our mailing list to get regular updates.

Much love,

The Do LaB


UPDATE 3-23-09

It now looks like the Do Lab hasn’t paid to host the domain for anymore. I just checked in again to see if they found a venue yet and now the site is one of those stupid ‘we couldn’t find your website’ splash pages.


Coachella announces 5 more acts for 2009 including Chemical Brothers

Original Post: Coachella 2009 Lineup Announced

Today Coachella launched this somehat clunky e-zine and announced 5 more acts playing Coachella 2009: The Chemical Brothers, The Orb, Devendra Banhart, Etienne de Criecy, and Murder City Devils. Obviously the Chemical Brothers will melt your face right off and need no further introduction.

Etienne de Criecy is on some Daft Punk pyramid show tip with this crazy cube thing. Should be stage prop-arific:

I saw the Orb at Moby’s Area: One Festival way back in 2001 and I can still remember their set as being amazing dubbed-out abstract grooves. The Orb is kind of like a chillout version of Pink Floyd, and the perfect kind of festival act to go check out after seeing something really uptempo.

Also, Amy Winehouse has cancelled her performance as she reportedly has legal trouble stemming from assault charges… or she’s just too busy smoking crack to be bothered with showing up. One or the other.

–DJ Rex Manning Day

Original Post: Coachella 2009 Lineup Announced


2009 Sasquatch Lineup Announced, Nine Inch Nails Call it Quits

The 2009 Sasquatch lineup has been announced, with a few surprises. First, Jane’s Addiction is playing with all 4 original members, something this Jane’s Addiction fan thought he missed the chance of seeing more than a decade ago. Also headlining is Nine Inch Nails, who will be on tour for the last time ever, according to Trent Reznor:

In NIN world, 2009 marks the 20th anniversary of our first releases. I’ve been thinking for some time now it’s time to make NIN disappear for a while… Read Full Quote

Looking at the lineup, here’s my quick picks (I gotta say Sunday looks like the best day):

Saturday: The Decembrists, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Devotchka, James Pants, The Decembrists, Animal Collective

Sunday: Jane’s Addiction, NIN, TV on the Radio, of Montreal, M83, Deadmau5. Also this guy Zack Galifianakis because I think his bio is funny. Also, you pretty much have to go see a band called ‘Natalie Portman’s Shaved Head’ because there is no way that wouldn’t be stupendous.

Monday: Ben Harper, Erykah Badu, Silversun Pickups, Gogol Bordello, Fleet Foxes, & Grizzly Bear. Throw in Girl Talk and Santigold into that mix if you have had a lot to drink that day.

Looking back on rock in the nineties, I think that the contributions of both Trent Reznor and Perry Ferrell is highly overlooked. Any time there is a VH1-esque retrospective on Alternative Rock, the focus is always on Nirvana Nevermind. Nevermind was a groundbreaking album and deserves all the recognition it continues to get, but lets not forget the fact that Perry Ferrell founded Lollapalooza in 1991, paving the way for a multitude of other travelling rock festival shit shows.  (Nine Inch Nails played Lollapalooza that first year as well.)

Here’s food for thought: ‘Jane Says’ on Jane’s Addiction’s debut album Nothing’s Shocking was first released in 1988, but due to a controversial album cover suffered poor sales upon its release. Nine Inch Nails’ Pretty Hate Machine featuring the singles ‘Down In It’ and ‘Head Like a Hole’ was released in 1989. Nobody thinks of these bands as being ‘eighties’ bands but at one point, they were.

Jane’s Addiction cross-dressing and stealing vegetables in 1990

Nine Inch Nails, written in 1989:


Bonnarroo 2009 lineup announced!

As long as we’re talking about Coachella, we might as well talk about Bonnaroo. Careful… this lineup video is so awesome it may give you a seizure. I gotta say this may have Coachella beat this year.


Coachella 2009 Lineup Announced

It’s here! It’s here! The Coachella 2009 Lineup has just been announced.

An bit of a throwback-centric lineup this year, and I’m trying to figure out the vibe of what each day will be. In Coachella’s of yore, a big headliner can change the vibe of an entire day. Your 2007 Rage Against the Machine, Sunday night headliner crowd is an entirely different and savage beast compared to your morose Hot Topic garbed nihilists that go to see The Cure on Sunday night in 2009. So we’ll see what happens when Paul McCartney fans, Morrissey fans, and Crystal Method degenerates comingle like Harold and Maude in 115 degree heat.

My Friday picks : Black Keyes, Crystal Method, Crystal Castles, Girl Talk, Silversun Pickups, Peanut Butter Wolf, People Under the Stairs, Felix da Housecat, and Paul McCartney as the man is an effin’ Beatle.

Saturday picks include Thievery Corporation, Atmosphere, TV on the Radio, Henry Rollins and MSTRKRFT. Keep finger’s crossed that they put MSTRKRFT in the Sahara tent on Sunday night for face melting electro party time.

Sunday Picks: Brian Jonestown Massacre, Christopher Lawrence, Public Enemy, Groove Armada, Throbbing Gristle, X, and holy effin’ crap… Roni Size and Reprazent!

In the WTF category, we have Shephard Fairey doing… uhh… live screenprinting? Also, DJ AM and Travis Barker of Blink 182 have some sort of act together, which might actually sound good as they are both pretty legit musicians once you wipe off all the anorexic celebutantes.

No word yet if The Do Lab will be present. For my money their stage is the best kept secret at Coachella. I am still patting myself on the back for ditching the Kaiser Chief’s super suck fest on stage to go see David Starfire tear shit up on the fretless bass. I’m not sure who said it– possibly the good Canuck Dr. Lecky– but Coachella is a great place to see NOT your favorite band. Some of my best moments have been wandering into random tents to see bands I had never heard of. I mean… damn. If it wasn’t for Coachella, I wouldn’t have The Teddybears:


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