Bat Bites: New Bands, Lollapalooza, MOG Network

New Bands

Dead WeatherJack White of White Stripes and Raconteurs has a new band called The Dead Weather, basically another indie rock super group, featuring Dean Fertita of Queen of the Stone Ages, Alison Mosshart of The Kill's on vocals, and Jack Lawrence of The Raconteur's... and Jack White. I am praying they'll sign on for Lollapalooza this summer. The Raconteurs have played the last couple of Lolla's and I have heard rumors that they could be added to the lineup. They have a big gap around their scheduled show dates too that coincide with Lollapalooza. Hmmm. If anyone finds out if they confirm Lolla, let me know!

Want to hear The Dead Weather? Go to The Dead Weather website and click on the image on the main page. Rockin'. Videos that were uploaded to YouTube have been pulled, but I expect something to be out in a few days and all over the blog-o-sphere. They're preselling the album as of last Saturday, too.

Tinted WindowsTinted Windows is another supergroup I've been reading about over the past few months and contains musicians from three of my favorite bands: James Iha of Smashing Pumpkins, bassist Adam Schlesinger of Ivy, Fountains of Wayne and drummer Bun E. Carlos from Cheap Trick and Taylor Hanson of Hanson. Tinted Windows are also a good contender for a late entry to Lollapalooza, dontcha think!


It looks like a killer line-up (featuring The Killers at that!) Oh, how I love Brandon Flowers (and I hope he shaves before the show ;-)

Also playing, Depeche Mode, Beastie Boys, Tool, Kings of Leon, Vampire Weekend. You can download an MP3 of a mashup of Lolla 09 Artists here.

Here's the full lineup. It's funny how they always have good picks for the headliners, but it's always the lesser known bands who I'm always most excited to see. Ra Ra Riot! Passion Pit! Glasvegas! Yes! No real big surprises (Madonna isn't on the schedule), but a solid line-up none the less:

  • Depeche Mode
  • Tool
  • The Killers
  • Jane's Addiction
  • Beastie Boys
  • Kings of Leon
  • Lou Reed
  • Ben Harper and Relentless7
  • Thievery Corporation
  • Snoop Dogg
  • Rise Against
  • Andrew Bird
  • TV on the Radio
  • Vampire Weekend
  • The Decemberists
  • Neko Case
  • STS9 (Sound Tribe Sector 9)
  • Animal Collective
  • Band of Horses
  • Of Montreal
  • Arctic Monkeys
  • Coheed and Cambria
  • Ben Folds
  • Fleet Foxes
  • Silversun Pickups
  • Kaiser Chiefs
  • Crystal Castles
  • Bon Iver
  • Santigold
  • Atmosphere
  • Dan Auerbach
  • Cold War Kids
  • Deerhunter
  • Lykke Li
  • Robert Earl Keen
  • Peter Bjorn and John
  • Heartless Bastards
  • Gomez
  • Glasvegas
  • Federico Aubele
  • Dan Deacon
  • Passion Pit
  • Zap Mama
  • The Raveonettes
  • The Gaslight Anthem
  • The Airborne Toxic Event
  • White Lies
  • Ra Ra Riot
  • No Age
  • Asher Roth
  • Los Campesinos!
  • Bat For Lashes
  • Chairlift
  • Gang Gang Dance
  • The Virgins
  • Amazing Baby
  • Portugal. The Man
  • The Knux
  • Ida Maria
  • Delta Spirit
  • Friendly Fires
  • Manchester Orchestra
  • Constantines
  • Ezra Furman & The Harpoons
  • Hockey
  • Miike Snow
  • Alberta Cross
  • Hey Champ
  • Sam Roberts Band
  • The Henry Clay People
  • Davy Knowles and Back Door Slam
  • Cage the Elephant
  • Living Things
  • Low Anthem
  • Blind Pilot
  • Langhorne Slim
  • Other Lives
  • The Builders and The Butchers
  • Eric Church
  • Joe Pug
  • Kevin Devine
  • The Greencards
  • Carney
  • Thenewno2

MOG Network

Max Bumps has been accepted into the MOG Network, a community of the best music blogs from around the internet. Horray! I will be putting the MOG info into the site today and tomorrow. I did mean to do this over the weekend but I was gone most of the weekend, not at any hot concerts, but I did present at a film festival :-)

More on the MOG network in the near future.

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