Based on past experience, New York’s All Tomorrow’s Parties has become the festival you buy tickets for lineup-unseen. But for those who need to know, ATP just expanded the lineup of bands for this year’s Weekend At Kutsher’s: Saturday will include heavyweights Sonic Youth and the Breeders, as well as ATP favs Explosions In The Sky, Fuck Buttons, the Books, Apse, and Papa M.
The other big announcement is that filmmaker/part-time Catskills resident Jim Jarmusch who will curate Sunday’s bands. His picks so far: The Brian Jonestown Massacre, Raekwon, Girls, Fucked Up, Wooden Shjips, the Black Angels and Vivian Girls. More announcements are forthcoming, though my hopes lie in Jarmusch bringing in Coffee & Cigarettes cast members like Tom Waits (who could re-enact his scene with previously-announced Iggy Pop in the Kutsher’s lobby), the White Stripes, and GZA and RZA. In fact, thinking about his close ties to the Wu-Tang Clan, (RZA also did the soundtrack for Ghost Dog, Jarmusch contributed to their 2005 LP), a partial reunion would be a remote, but nice possibility.