What the hell is going on? #16: Rockfeedback at the Festivals
23 Nov 2009
a week’s worth of videos from bands who’ve played rockfeedback stages at the festivals this year, plus news of the best gigs on our calendar and details of how you can vote for rockfeedback ahead of thursday’s record of the day awards
Now that the festival season finally seems to be over, we thought we’d take a look back at some bands who had appeared at fests that we ourselves have hosted stages at – and so begins Rockfeedback TV at the Festivals week, which starts today with a performance at the 2009 Camden Crawl from The Big Pink, appearing at the Rockfeedback stage before the release of their A Brief History of Lovealbum. That’s a picture of little old me chatting to them up there. Wednesday, Leeds’ favourite indie poppers Sky Larkin not only rock out at the inaugural Hinterland Festival in Glasgow, but also treat Rockfeedback to an exclusive acoustic performance as well. Come Friday, we’ve a set from the resurgent Von Bondies, who opened the Rockfeedback stage at the Electric Ballroom for this year’s Camden Crawl. Next week, we’re back on the World Tour, if that’s alright with you.
Keeping us busy elsewhere this week is a gig we’re running with Hot Club De Paris, Flashguns and Sparky Deathcap tonight at The Lexington in London (a few tickets remain, but not many), the thought of The Specials doing a residency at the Hammersmith Apollo (best big venue in town?), and crossing our fingers in the hope that we’re crowned best online publication at the Record of the Day Awards. If you wouldn’t mind voting for us, that’d be great.
We’re also delighted to be sponsoring a tour from Sub Pop’s most recent exports Fruit Bats, who feature Eric D. Johnson (ex Shins), make music that’s gorgeous, and are over for their first ever European tour this week. It hits the UK in a couple of weeks, but we’ll have a tour diary and goody bags up for grabs even more imminently. Watch this space.