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Re: New England Popfest 2008! November 7 - November 9

Posted: Thu Sep 11, 2008 02:23
by william
The Besties are CONFIRMED for 7, November.
yay hooray!

Re: New England Popfest 2008! November 7 - November 9

Posted: Thu Sep 11, 2008 05:02
by impabafree
joy! rapture!

Re: New England Popfest 2008! November 7 - November 9

Posted: Thu Sep 11, 2008 15:44
by yubo
alongwalkhome wrote:
impabafree wrote:also: could you please, please try to get the ballet? i will personally shell out for their grossbus tickets - anything. they have new songs on myspace. it seems like it should be perfect timing. i would absolutely poop with joy if they played at this.
I would poop with joy (though, is that really a selling point for our argument?) AND chip in for a nice bus!
seriously. please. serious joy-pooping would happen.

Re: New England Popfest 2008! November 7 - November 9

Posted: Thu Sep 11, 2008 21:07
by william
we've contacted them.
let's see what happens.
x

Re: New England Popfest 2008! November 7 - November 9

Posted: Mon Sep 15, 2008 08:16
by william
the schedule will be posted this week.

Re: New England Popfest 2008! November 7 - November 9

Posted: Tue Sep 16, 2008 22:25
by alongwalkhome
william wrote:we've contacted them.
let's see what happens.
x
Hi, guys. I was just checking out the new ballet songs on my space and had a little e-mail correspondence. He said you guys contacted them (thanks!) but the scheduling didn't work out. Is there no way you can squeeze them in? I normally never ask such crazy "favors" but they are just unbelievable and haven't played live in the Boston area at all and not even in NY in ages because of PhD work.

This would be monumental!!

Anything you could do would be much appreciated.

Re: New England Popfest 2008! November 7 - November 9

Posted: Tue Sep 16, 2008 22:37
by impabafree
seconded, everything she said. is there really no way to fit in one more band? it's impossible to overstate how much it would rule if they played this, especially, as noted above, because they've been laying so low for so long.

Re: New England Popfest 2008! November 7 - November 9

Posted: Wed Sep 17, 2008 00:44
by yubo
ooooh, thirded. I sent you an email but since we're asking here, I'll pipe up too. I don't know what else I could say.
they really are great and they totally deserve it.

Re: New England Popfest 2008! November 7 - November 9

Posted: Wed Sep 17, 2008 01:22
by christine
We asked them, but in the meantime while they were checking their schedule, the 3 spots that we had open filled up!

Specific Heats and Lil Hospital are playing Friday night and The Toothaches switched from Saturday (which was already full) to Sunday. If a band breaks up (ha ha) or can't make it, we will ask them first!

Are you guys going to be there all 3 days?

cheers,
christine

Re: New England Popfest 2008! November 7 - November 9

Posted: Wed Sep 17, 2008 11:06
by william
:)

Re: New England Popfest 2008! November 7 - November 9

Posted: Wed Sep 17, 2008 15:45
by alongwalkhome
We're there all three days. It's your festival but, seriously, The Ballet haven't played much (if at all?) outside of the NY area. This would be mad props for New England and you'd probably get more folks to travel from NY. Their self-pressed CD has been enormously successful with zero marketing. Having them would make a lot of fans happy and be a launching pad for the band to renew their gig schedule.

I'm leaving it now.

Re: New England Popfest 2008! November 7 - November 9

Posted: Sun Sep 21, 2008 02:06
by william
updated band list ad of 20, september:

http://www.skippingstonesrecords.com/po ... bands.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

schedule to follow soon.

sorry, no ballet.

Re: New England Popfest 2008! November 7 - November 9

Posted: Mon Sep 22, 2008 05:12
by william
tentative schedule. we may have some things up our sleeves though.

http://www.skippingstonesrecords.com/po ... edule.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

/william

Re: New England Popfest 2008! November 7 - November 9

Posted: Mon Sep 22, 2008 12:27
by soft revolution
Hurrah, that's almost exactly when I was hoping all the bands would be. I'm really looking forward to this, thank you William and Christine for taking the time to put it together.

Re: New England Popfest 2008! November 7 - November 9

Posted: Sat Sep 27, 2008 14:13
by christine
Awesome! We're really putting this together on a shoestring budget, so we're happy that we can do it again. We look forward to having a great time!!! Please introduce yourselves, too, I'll probably be at the door!

/christine

Re: New England Popfest 2008! November 7 - November 9

Posted: Fri Oct 03, 2008 16:16
by william
Some help needed from Boston area people who are coming to the popfest.

Magnus Karlsson from the Charade and Happydeadmen needs a ride from the airport.
He's landing on Thursday Nov 6th and staying at the airport hotel, so he'd need a ride to the popfest on friday and a ride back to the airport after it's over.
Please contact me off the list and I will get you his e mail address.
Also, if there are any Boston area boards that you feel this post should appear on, please feel free to re-post.
Thanks!

/william

william (at) skippingstonesrecords.com

Re: New England Popfest 2008! November 7 - November 9

Posted: Thu Oct 09, 2008 04:14
by christine
Great news folks! Mark from teenbeat contacted us and the band "maybe it's reno" will be playing saturday night ! ! !

"A new band featuring Bridget Cross, formerly of DC bands Unrest, Velocity Girl, and Air Miami. The 2008 debut release from Maybe It’s Reno on Teenbeat features Mark Robinson on guitar and and drummer Phil Krauth — the same cohorts she had in Unrest, only now Bridget is the sole writer and singer."

last.fm page: http://www.last.fm/music/Maybe+It%27s+Reno

Re: New England Popfest 2008! November 7 - November 9

Posted: Mon Nov 10, 2008 22:57
by yubo
Heya

I had a great time! Though it was unfortunate that there was not more of an "audience" turn out. I felt like we were the only ones there who were not in a band (especially when Jonathan from the 500s said "oh, I didn't realize that anyone came who wasn't in a band") or that a lot of the band members themselves couldn't stick around for more of the weekend besides the times they were playing. There were some really good (and some not so good) bands playing and it's too bad that they didn't get more exposure. I did really like that venue and it was great to meet and spend quality time with everyone. Pictures will be posted somewhere on the internet soon.

I was pooping for joy all over the place.

Re: New England Popfest 2008! November 7 - November 9

Posted: Tue Nov 11, 2008 11:33
by in search of lazy jane
Thanks William & Christine for putting it all together. I had a really fun weekend, it's a nice town and it was great to escape from cities. It was a super selection of bands too, useful ideas for indietracks. Loads of friendly people too. First scrabble game I've played at an indiepop show, and first baloon fight. Roll on 2009!

Re: New England Popfest 2008! November 7 - November 9

Posted: Tue Nov 11, 2008 17:27
by impabafree
i meant to ask someone while we were there, but never did: whose ipod(s) were playing between sets? is there any chance a playlist could be posted somewhere? so many good songs came on that i'd never heard before.