Jack Johnson Not Playing A Really Good Festival

By Rema Rahman 2008-02-25 19:40:15
In keeping track of festival announcements since rumblings started making their way on to the net in January, Iíve been waiting for that ďah-haĒ moment to mark my calendar. It seems Iíve finally stumbled upon one that could prove this summer concert season is not entirely lost on one certain master of sleepy acoustic monotony.

Coachella has been the best of the bunch as it always is, but it doesnít match its former years. Iíd still be pressed to see the Lollapalooza and Virgin Festival lineups and please, donít even get me started on All Points West. You give the East Coast a festival, fine. You give us two nights of Radiohead, great. But itís nowhere near enough to make me want to spend the weekend in New Jersey, and I fucking live here.

Anyway, call it the reunion of bands I actually find worth seeing, or the absence of said sleepy master, but R.E.M, The Cure, The Breeders and the Flaming Lips finally sounds like a round of bands I find worth those $12 Bud Lights.

Rounding out the Quincy, Wash. Festival taking place over Memorial Day weekend are the National, the Hives, Modest Mouse, Jaime Lidell, Battles, Rogue Wave, M.I.A, the New Pornographers, and Beirut. Even after an initial coast of $150 for all three days, Iíd say this is the place to be. For a full lineup, visit the official page.
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