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Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Indie Matrimony


Rolling Stone posted an interview with Anthony Kiedis (Red Hot Chili Peppers) yesterday and it has had the internet wondering up a storm. Your two cents?

Rolling Stone: Did you run into any other major problems during the booking?

Anthony Kiedis: For some reason, this is the summer of bands getting married. I ran into that twice. I'm very keen on M.I.A., I think she's a rocking live performer. She wanted to play, she was very into it and it seemed like a great deal and suddenly she's getting married. Same with Hot Chip. They have a real groove; they write good songs and have an interesting personality. Except for the fact that they're getting married. Undone by matrimony, but not really undone.


If you're curious about Kiedis' festival and don't really give a shit about Hot Chip/M.I.A. weddings, then check out this line-up.

The New American Music Festival, August 8 & 9, Pittsburgh

Big Bands
Bob Dylan and His Band
The Raconteurs
Gnarls Barkley
The Roots
Spoon
The Black Keys
Black Mountain
The Duke Spirit
NASA
Tiny Masters of Today

College Bands
Bears (Kent State University)
Flying Machines (The New School)
Gospel Gossip (Carleton College)
Magic Bullets (University of California Berkley)
Math the Band (University of Massachusetts Dartmouth)
My Dear Disco (University of Michigan)
Nothing Unexpected (Robert Morris University)
The Black Fortys (University of Southern Illinois)
The Company Kang (Whitman College)
The Delicious (Indiana University)
The Depreciation Guild (New York University)
The Elizabethan Report (Brigham Young University)
The French Horn Rebellion (Northwestern University)
The Royal Bangs (University of Tennessee)
The Steps (University of Texas Austin)

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