Post by A$AP Rosko on Jan 28, 2012 16:28:43 GMT -5
Very, very excited about the confirmations the last few days--Foster the People, Yeasayer, and (possibly) FlyLo. Those are all three sets I'll try really hard to see.
As far as FTP go, I saw their webstream during Coachella last year (this was before I'd ever even heard their name at all) and thought they sounded phenomenal. I remember texting Zapp (who was attending) and asking him if he saw them and telling him it was a name to watch out for. Here we are less than a year later and they're huge. I dig their album. Catchy, simple pop tunes. There's always room for stuff like that in my heart. Plus it's cool that they have a massive radio hit that everybody sings along to and that's essentially about a school shooting.
Post by conversation16 on Jan 28, 2012 16:29:56 GMT -5
Having Foster the People means we probably have the Kooks, since they're gonna be on tour together. Tokyo Police Club is playing with them instead of the Kooks for a few dates, so maybe we'll get them, too?
2012 shows: 3/23 - The Men 4/9 - Of Monsters & Men 4/21 - Bassnectar 5/2 - Shpongle 5/22 - Jack White 6/1 - tUnE-yArDs 6/7-6/10 - Bonnaroo 2012 6/18 - Destroyer 6/20 - The Tallest Man On Earth 6/23-6/24 - Governor's Ball
This page has some good names on it and the email addresses right there. I can't double up on emailing the same agent so you guys should pick through here. I've emailed about Yo La Tengo and Cat Power.
I too have emails out to Bon Iver, Shins, and Mountain Goats. Hopefully we'll have power in numbers where at least one of us gets a response.
I'm in a drug study right now where I just get to chill out so that's why I have hours to devote to sending out emails. Have been going through my ipod alphabetically and emailing every name that interests me. Hoping to get a nice load of responses come Monday.
Post the emails and I'll possibly see what I can do. Look for general manager and booking agent contact info. Also, I have sent emails to a ton more bands than I've even mentioned already so it's possible I've contacted some people you want. I'm mostly aiming for mid-range or so acts. Having trouble finding info for a lot of bigger artists like Florence and The Roots. Did manage to email about Adele though haha.
Would ya'll beat me senseless if i asked if anyone has checked on Brandi Carlisle? Have seen her a few times including roo 2010 - left for a bigger act on a stage and regretted it. Thought she rocked it at Coach last year. I know not for everyone but would like to know...
The Avett Brothers email@example.com
Jill Andrews and/or the everybodyfields firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Childish Gambino info@BPEBooking.com
Real Estate email@example.com
Shad firstname.lastname@example.org or Himmelfarb@billions.com
Weird Al email@example.com
Real Estate are confirmed out. I've now emailed about Childish, Weird Al, Tune Yards, and The Avetts. The other names I don't know so won't contact, but feel free to use the format I've been going with today. Make sure to change relevant details, and personalize something about the band if you can:
I'm trying to decide between going to Sasquatch and Bonnaroo this year, as my wife and I can only afford one. Weird Al playing would clinch the decision for me, as we had to miss him the last time he was here due to a cute little newborn. I think it was worth missing the show for though haha. We've been listening to his appearances on Comedy Bang Bang and even rented his children's book from the library, but it just isn't the same! So I'm wondering if you have any info as to whether he's playing either of those festivals or not. I'd appreciate a reply either way. Thank you so much!
Another example: Heya,
I'm trying to decide between going to Sasquatch and Bonnaroo this year, as my wife and I can only afford one. Merrill playing would clinch the decision for me, as we saw her last year at Outside Lands and have been feeling the urge to paint our faces ever since. She literally made the crowd explode with energy! So I'm wondering if you have any info as to whether they'll be playing either of those festivals or not. I'd appreciate a reply either way. Thank you so much!
I managed to wiggle my way out of him being onto my case. It is confirmed that none of the bands this guy represents will be at Roo. He mentioned Designer Drugs specifically.
I don't know if that means all the bands that his agency represents though. Here's their webpage which has a listing of all their acts. Again, I don't know if this rules out everyone on that page or just people he specifically represents from that roster: deckstar.com/
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Jesus, they still have DJ AM listed. That'd be a pretty boring set at this year's Roo.
My feelings on this: The person just might not know, but he's a CAA agent so I'd think he would. Could be they're playing one of the fests and he doesn't want to say. Could be that as far as he knows they haven't been contacted. Could be they're in negotiations. Who knows. Really no info came from that, but I emailed two different people about The Darkness so maybe the other will reply with a better response.
I just realized you guys shouldn't use my exact format. If the same agents see the same stories it will kill our chances of finding out stuff. If you're going to email someone just use a similar personal approach. Don't just flat out ask if someone is playing, personalize it in a way that makes it seem more like an innocent query.