Archive for September 13th, 2009

David Cross’ Taste of the Kitsch at Kutsher’s: All Tomorrow’s Parties

September 13th, 2009
Anyone up at All Tomorrow’s Parties this weekend knows that the festival’s unusual venue — Kutsher’s Country Club — is nearly as fascinating as the hours of drony rock. David Cross was kind enough to take us on a tour of their gift shop, where purses worthy of the Flava Flav collection mingle with racks of tie-dye. Click above to watch him give the woman behind the counter the third degree. And don’t miss our reports ...

U2 Reinvent the Stadium Show as 360 Tour Launches in Chicago

September 13th, 2009
Photo: GettyThe last time U2 played a stadium concert in America it was nearly 12 years ago at the tail end of their disastrous Popmart tour. Terrible record reviews and half-empty stadiums for their gigantic production brought the band’s spirits to an all-time low. “If we come back again I think it’s going to be something very different,” Bono had told the crowd at Seattle’s Kingdome. “Because I don’t think we’ll ever be able to ...

Animal Collective, Deerhunter, Sufjan Stevens Bring Lullabies and Assaults to All Tomorrow’s Parties

September 13th, 2009
At music festivals, a 1 p.m. performance is typically a ghost town — it’s the snoring hour, the sleeping-off-alcohol hour, or for the especially ambitious attendee, the getting-breakfast-and-ruing-last-night’s-ungodly-levels-of-beer-intake hour. So when Sufjan Stevens took the stage to a packed room for the opening set of ATP NY’s Day Two, the Detroit singer promised to go easy on peoples’ headaches. “This will be an early-afternoon hangover special,” he promised, explaining that the set would draw heavily on ...