Bloggy Goodness: No Points West

While sometimes it feels like the first half of year is dedicated to festival announcements, it’s looking like we won’t have to do much more reporting on the much maligned All Points West. According to the New York Times, APW may be heading to the great big festie graveyard in the sky.

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The AEG Live-booked fest, which had made its home at Liberty State Park in Jersey City, NJ the last two summers and had featured the likes of Radiohead, Jay Z, Jack Johnson and Ernie Anastasio, is currently struggling to secure “suitable headliners,” and has not yet decided about whether to return for a third year according to the Times.

The article goes on to quote an anonymous booking agent that claims that the company has yet to book a single act for APW – not a good sign.

Finally, back in 2008, I fell in love with Rodriguez’s lost classic Cold Fact which had been reissued by the Seattle-based record label Light In The Attic.  The label’s latest re-discovery comes in the way of the 1974 self-titled debut from Lou Bond that came out on the Stax subsidiary We Produce and is now being released on CD for the very first time. The album, which hits stores on March 16,  is a mix of “Memphis orchestral soul with a deep dose of 60s protest folk a la Dylan and Richie Havens” that doesn’t sound too far off from a combination of Marvin Gaye meets Ben Harper.

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