By: Kaidy Newman
Traveling to a summer festival is a big decision. For those of us in Canada it often entails putting thousands of kilometers on our wheels, crossing a border, eating “road food” for longer than is healthy, and having a week’s worth of cleaning upon the return home. It is likely the most expensive weekend you will have all year. Yet it also entails something that makes it all worth it: a weekend of music, memories and laughing until your face hurts. I live for summer festivals. I like to think that I’m still not old enough or responsible enough to be doing somethine else with my summer weekends. There is no “should we go?” It is definitely still a “which one will we go to?” My energy and finances do have their limits, after all.
So, how does one decide which festival to invest in when there are so many out there? There are several factors to consider, but if you want to look strictly at the line-up, I don’t think you need to look any further than the Summer Camp Music Festival in Chillicothe, IL.
Here’s a rundown of the musicians and bands that have us packing up the car and heading over 1000 km southwest into the “Land of Lincoln” to rock and most definitely roll.
The headliners are all well-established acts in the jam scene and require no introduction. If you don’t know or love this year’s “big font” bands, well, then that is where you need to start. Check ‘em out here. Warning: you could literally lose days watching their live performances on YouTube.
OUT THERE TOUR 2013
SUNDAY, JULY 7, 2013
SCOTIABANK PLACE - OTTAWA
Doors: 7:00PM Show: 8:00PM
PRE-SALE TICKETS AVAILABLE WED. APR. 24 at 9AM
Tickets on sale Friday, April 26, 2013 @ 10:00AM
Tickets available at the Scotiabank Place Box Office, The Sens Store at Place d’Orléans and Carlingwood any Ottawa Sports Experts location, Les Galeries de Hull.
Charge by phone at 613-599-FANS (3267) or 1-877-788-FANS (3267)
Paul McCartney has confirmed that his all-new 2013 "Out There" tour will include a visit to Canada for three new shows--two out of three in cities Paul has never before played: On July 7, Paul will play his historic first ever show in Ottawa, at Scotiabank Place. On August 12, Paul will return to Winnipeg for the first time since his New World Tour in 1993, for one night only at Investors Group Field. Finally on August 14, Paul will make his debut in Regina, playing his first ever show in the Queen City at Mosaic Stadium at Taylor Field.
Americarama Festival of Music
Bob Dylan & His Band
My Morning Jacket
Monday, July 15, 2013
Molson Amphitheatre - Toronto
$49.50, $69.50, $89.50 (reserved seating, includes GST)
In case you missed it: Wilco is hitting the road with Bob Dylan & His Band, My Morning Jacket & others this summer. They're calling it the Americanarama Festival of Music.
We're doing pre-sales jointly with BobDylan.com and some happen this Wednesday. We'll post the passwords Tuesday at 5:00PM on Wilcoworld.net.
Along with the release of the official performance grid for the 2013 RBC Ottawa Bluesfest, whose organizers today announced that even more acts have been added. Opening night, July 4, will feature a reprise of The Black Keys, who's 2011 set was marred by a severe thunderstorm. Despite the massive number of attendies that decided to bail on the rest of the evening, The Black Keys eventually came out and played well past the 11 PM curfew for those that decided to stay or even hike back after hearing the music start up again.
Enter a give-away for a free download code for the soundtrack to The Sapphires here.
Fans of the British Channel 4 series, The IT Crowd are likely the only ones that have seen Chris O'Dowd as the underrespected geek in IT performing at a comedic level that is on par with ..... . He's also been seen in Bridesmaids as a lovestruck cop along with his americanized accented role in HBO's Girls which includes a rant where he mysteriously loses his Irish accent.
In The Sapphires, he plays the role of a talent scout that discovers a group of girls and decides to shape them to be more marketable in 1968. The trailer clearly shows a standard 3 Act film that hopefully lives up to the expectations presented within.
On April 5th, the Australian produced film will be released in Toronto at the Cineplex Odeon Varsity and VIP Cinema.
Inspired by a true story, THE SAPPHIRES follows four vivacious, young and talented Australian Aboriginal girls from a remote mission as they learn about love, friendship and war when their all girl group The Sapphires entertains the U.S. troops in Vietnam in 1968. Cynthia (Tapsell), Gail (Mailman), Julie (Mauboy) and Kay (Sebbens) are discovered by Dave (O’Dowd), a good-humored talent scout with a kind heart, very little rhythm but a great knowledge of soul music. As their manager, Dave books the sisters their first true gig giving them their first taste of stardom, and travels them to Vietnam to sing for the American troops.
RBC Bluesfest organizers today announced several major additions to what has been cited by Billboard Magazine as one of North America’s top-ten music festivals.
Particularly noteworthy are Jimmy Eat World; while remaining a league above the generation of emo-core torch-bearers they helped spawn, Jimmy Eat World continues to appeal to a broader audience with a blend of alternative rock and power pop that targets the heart as well as the head. The band's influence became huge with 1999's Clarity—an album that has since emerged as a landmark of the emo genre. The infectious single‘The Middle’ went on to establish Jimmy Eat World as major figures in commercial rock.
The Specials, who were added to the program mere hours after the line-up was initially launched, are definitely a must-see. They are regarded as true innovators of the punk era and began the British ska revival craze, combining the highly danceable ska and rock-steady beat with punk's energy and attitude.