Friday, August 24, 2007

countdown to connect!

well well well - only one week until connect, and i haven't said a single thing about it! how remiss i've been. i hope this makes up for it, and whets your appetite for what will surely be the most attractive festival of the summer. located in inveraray, on the shores of loch fyne, connect has secured a lineup even more appealing than its location for its inaugural year. i'm really fucking excited for the show, as i haven't been lucky enough to see most of these bands even once. also, i'm a festival virgin.

so, here's a list of the acts i'm most excited for, in no particular order. the set times haven't been released yet, so i don't know what conflicts there will be, but if i have to decide between two gallants and the hold steady, i won't be a happy camper.

the aliens - "setting sun"
king creosote - "grace" (jeff buckley cover)
super furry animals - "tradewinds"
the go! team - "keys to the city"
the jesus and mary chain - "just like honey"

two gallants - "you losin' out"
modest mouse - "king rat"
the hold steady - "knuckles"
mogwai - "we're no here"

m.i.a. - "paper planes"
hot chip - "my piano"
lcd soundsystem - "all my friends" (live on kcrw)
patrick wolf - "the libertine"
bjork - "earth intruders"
the polyphonic spree - "guaranteed nightlite"

by no means are these the only bands i'm planning on seeing, but i'm most excited for them / have some of their tunes. there are a number of bands i've heard of but haven't actually heard which i'd like to find time to check out, but we'll see how it all plays out. i'm also hoping to do day-by-day posts, with pictures and few words, and do a big long post afterwards. connect starts friday august 31st and concludes sunday september 2nd, and tickets are still available here.

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