2008 Spring-Summer Concert Season Talkback
Memorial Day is upon. Event organizers are dotting their i's and crossing their t's finalizing concert line-ups.
Here in the northwest, I'm eagerly awaiting the complete Bumbershoot line-up. The likes of Beck, Stone Temple Pilots, The Black Keys, Saul Williams, & del! the funky homosapien have been announced. There are RUMORS that Prince and/or Rage Against the Machine might turn up as well. I'm purchasing an advanced 3-day pass ASAP. I'm not a fan of The Purple One however I'd love to hear his cover of Radiohead's "Creep".
Prior to Bumbershoot comes the Concerts at Marymoor Park, just east of Seattle. Talents such as Erykah Badu, The Roots, Willie Nelson, Brandie Carlile, Sound Tribe Sector 9 (STS9), Blues Traveler, and the Flobots are scheduled to appear through the spring and summer months.
If you're in the NW, check out the links
oh yeah, there's also the Sasquatch Music Festival at The Gorge (WA). R.E.M., The Cure, The Flaming Lips, Modest Mouse, The Presidents..., etc. I'm not jazzed about this line-up, at least not enough to drive out to middle of WA (halfway between Seattle & Spokane) sasquatchfestival.com
Please share what's going down in your respective neck o' the woods.
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I've been getting email announcements for some of the county fairs here in the Central Valley. The Beach Boys (who were my very first concert in 1989) will be at our county fair on August 1, followed by The Temptations on August 2. I may try to see one or both. Weird Al will be at the State Fair again this year, but I don't know if I'll be able to make it.
On July 11 Eddie Money will be playing at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, though the trip to see him might get canned if I end up going back to the East Coast. Then on August 22 Gin Blossom will be at the Boardwalk, and I'd really like to see them.
These concerts are all either free with fair admission or free all together (the Boardwalk shows), which is great since I'm contemplating a trip to New Jersey to visit a friend and a possible jump across the pond to England that will likely eat most of my concert money for the rest of the year and maybe into next year. Thankfully, I've already seen Huey Lewis and the News this year, so it won't be too bad if I can't make another one of their shows.