Jay-Z to replace Beastie Boys as All Points West headliner

23 07 2009

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While we’re sending our best wishes to Beastie Boys’ Adam Yaucht, who recently announced he has cancer and the group has cancelled all tour dates, we’re pleased to hear rapper Jay-Z is filling in for the hip-hop group at next week’s All Points West festival and not some other Coldplay-esque (cause hey, Coldplay is playing!) band.

Jay-Z’s Friday night performance marks the rapper’s first US festival date, and puts him alongside a stellar weekend-long lineup of My Bloody Valentine, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, the National, Echo & the Bunnymen, Tool, Trail of Dead and Arctic Monkeys, among many others at New Jersey’s gorgeous Liberty State Park. Check the full lineup here, jigga what!

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27 07 2009
Rain washes out TOD at the Waterfront « 2009 Festival Season

[…] Well, this’ll be brief, as I intended to waste several hundred words professing my love for one of my fav bands … And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead, who was scheduled to perform at the Jelly NYC Pool Party at the Williamsburg Waterfront yesterday. But, thanks to some gasp-inducing lightening threatening New York, the show was called (so what, hundreds of people were hanging out by water with a bunch of metal poles in the area .. how is that not safe??). Bummer. Guess I’ll store up my energy for the band’s set at All Points West this weekend. […]

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