UPDATE: I’ve posted the Street Scene lineup, with MP3 links, here.
The rumor mill for Street Scene 2k6 keeps chugging along. Lots of talk about Tapes ‘n Tapes joining the festivities, based on their touring with The Futureheads, who are already showing up as playing on Pollstar. This was reported in a Pitchfork news article, like a week ago, but as of now is not yet showing up on Tapes ‘n Tapes myspace page. I’m not a fan of the band, but posted a live show from SXSW they did a month or so ago that you can check out here.
Modest Mouse is also a name lots of people are tossing around. They play in Santa Barbara on August 6th, the day after Street Scene, so that doesn’t sound illogical, but the band hasn’t been up to anything in a while , has nothing to promote, and isn’t on a big tour, so I don’t know…
I also didn’t realize that Street Scene is on the same weekend as Lollapalooza, the 3 day festival in Chicago, which has an impressive lineup, featuring just to name a few, The Raconteurs, The Shins, The Flaming Lips, Ween, Ryan Adams, Built to Spill, Eels, Gnarls Barkley… I guess it is unlikely that a band will play both of the shows in a weekend, which is bad when talking about the Raconteurs, who I hoped the Street Scene could snag, but good when it comes to the Chili Peppers, who have somehow managed to maintain the status of “Acceptable band to be the headliner at a huge festival” since the mid 90s despite the fact that their career paths really should have mirrored some of the best 80s hair metal bands and be playing at a state fair or a pig roast that weekend. If Lollapalooza means that they aren’t an option as Street Scene headliner, I’m all for that.
Typing about Ween made me realize that I’ve probably never mentione Ween on here. Well The Blarney Stone and Waving My Dick In The Wind are both on my Itunes “50 Most Played List” and have been mix cd staples for a long time, so please check them out. Waving My Dick in the Wind is the rare cleverly titled song that lives up to how good its title is, and The Blarney Stone rivals the Pogues best Irish drinking songs in terms of it making you want to join in with the red nosed chap next to you when the chorus hits.
Both of these songs are on The Mollusk