All Tomorrow's Parties Solidifies L.A. Plans
The Los Angeles edition of the All Tomorrow's Parties (ATP) festival has solidified its lineup.The Los Angeles edition of the All Tomorrow's Parties (ATP) festival, which was postponed until Sept. 26-28 due to "sluggish ticket sales," has solidified its lineup.
Among the artists set for the new edition, which will take place in three venues in downtown L.A., include ...And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead, Bangs, Blonde Redhead, Boredoms, Brave Combo, Breeders, Buffalo Daughter, !!!, Carla Bozulich, Daniel Johnston, Fantomas, Jah Wobble, John Wesley Harding, Justin Trosper, Le Tigre, Melt Banana, Mission Of Burma, Mogwai, Moris Tepper, Patti Smith, Shannon Wright, the Black Heart Procession, the Coup, the Fall, the Magic Band, the Melvins, the Trachtenburg Family Slide Show Players, Throwing Muses, Wire, and Yo La Tengo. "Simpsons" creator Matt Groening is curating the festival.
Due to conflicts, concerts by Freakwater and Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds will take place Wednesday (June 18), as they were scheduled for the original festival.
The East Coast edition of the festival, which was originally slated for September in Asbury Park, N.J., will now take place in early 2004. Festival organizers are still looking for a venue, but promise on ATP's official Web site that an announcement will be made very soon. Stephen Malkmus is still expected to curate.
Originated in the U.K., the festival has has only been held once in the U.S. to date. Sonic Youth curated a four-day event at the University of California at Los Angeles in February 2002, with performances by Wilco, Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder, Television, Big Star, and Stereolab.