Friday, February 20, 2009

What the fuck, Roskilde?!

I am deeply worried about the Roskilde Festival 2009 line-up. Coldplay, Down, Madness, Satyricon, Slipknot, etc. What the FUCK? I have a lot of respect for the big group of metal-fans at Roskilde every year and think it's fine that they get their share of the programme - I guess the drink the most beers - so they deserve it! But what worries me the most is that Roskilde has promissed more pop and hip-hop. Fine fine. But where the hell are the indie and the alternative country? What about rock? Hopefully I'm just paranoid, because there is stille about 100 bands to be announced and normally the bookers at Roskilde knows their shit. And thats why we keep coming back at Indielaundry despite our age, kids, wifes etc. So let there from here come some good and realistic advice: My Morning Jacket, M. Ward, BRMC, The Black Keys, Jenny Lewis/Rilo Kiley, Gutter Twins, Beirut, Fleet Foxes, Okkervil River, Conor Oberst/Bright Eyes, Mellemblond, Tv on the Radio, Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks, Megapuss/Devendra Banhart and of course Neil Young again. Come oooooooonnnnnnnnnnnn!!!!!!!!!
Here's a very unfocused but quite well sounding clip from last years historical Neil Young concert at Orange Stage:


Mogens said...

Totally agreed (except for Conor Oberst, obviously ;-)). We need some exciting names very very soon.
Nice clip from the Young concert - unfocused and good sound... Exactly how I remember it!

Christian said...

Yeah. You seem to be right about the recent line-up. It needs a little improvement i guess. I am wondering if it´s possible to book Springsteen who´s touring Europe just about then. That guy would be a perfect match concerning the missing real big name in the line-up. That´d be just great.

There too many small indie/rock/pop/whatever bands to be mentioned and i am pretty sure that there will be a few who make the line-up.

Right now I am working on the streetteam and that means that I am going anyway, no matter what. For me it´s about the experience.

Nice blog and thanks for the new Will Oldham vid.