Billboard Bits: All Tomorrow's Parties, Vegas NYE, Aphex Twin

News on All Tomorrow's Parties, Vegas NYE, Aphex Twin

Ween, the Shins, Sleater-Kinney, Mudhoney and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs will each curate a night of music as part of the All Tomorrow's Parties' the United Sounds of ATP event. The shows will be held May 12-14 and May 19-21, 2006, at the U.K.-bred fest's longtime home at Camber Sands in East Sussex, England.

Mudhoney, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs and an as-yet-undetermined group will curate the first weekend, while Ween, the Shins and Sleater-Kinney will take over for the second portion. Ticket information is available on the ATP Web site.

The Mars Volta is overseeing the next installment of All Tomorrow's Parties, which will be held Dec. 2-4 in Camber Sands. Among the acts on the bill are former Can vocalist Damo Suzuki, Diamanda Galas, Antony and the Johnsons, Lydia Lunch, the Kills and Holger Czukay.

-- Jonathan Cohen, N.Y.

Cheap Trick, the Gin Blossoms and the Spin Doctors are lined up to ring in 2006 at the annual downtown Las Vegas New Year's Eve Street Bash. Beyond music, organizers promise the Dec. 31 event will include a "Countdown to 2006" multi-sensory spectacle designed to illuminate several blocks on a canopy suspended above the vintage Vegas-themed Fremont Street Experience.

Tickets are priced at $40 and go on sale today (Oct. 4) at

-- Barry A. Jeckell, N.Y.

The first two Aphex Twin EPs, released under the title "Hangable Autobulb," will be combined for their first appearance on CD Oct. 31 via Warp Records. The EPs feature a total of eight tracks and were first released in 1995 in limited editions of 1,000 vinyl copies. They have since become highly sought-after collectors items.

Aphex Twin has remained silent since the 2001 album "Drukqs," although a collection of remixes, "26 Mixes for Cash," appeared in 2003.

-- Jonathan Cohen, N.Y.