Bon Iver announces Bon Iver, Bon Iver: Stems Project A remix contest in collaboration with Spotify and Indaba Music

We are pleased to introduce the first official Bon Iver remixes via the Bon Iver, Bon Iver: Stems Project – a call-to-arms remix contest for fans. Bon Iver will release the stems, the individual audio tracks that are combined and layered to make a completed album. The stems from all ten songs on Bon Iver, Bon Iver will be available for download.

Each of the album’s ten songs will have its own contest, and the resulting remixes will be up for public voting through the music-based social networking site Indaba Music. Bon Iver, with public voting results in hand, will decide the final winners. Those ten remixes will then be assembled as a complete album and released elusively on music-streaming site Spotify for the world to hear.

Members and friends of the band have created their own remixes in promotion of Bon Iver, Bon Iver: Stems Project. Listen to the first offering by Bon Iver band member and Jagjaguwar recording artist S. Carey.

Starting tomorrow, August 1st, via Indaba Music and Spotify, everyone will have their shot at leaving their mark on any one of Bon Iver, Bon Iver’s songs. Each song’s stems have been carefully documented and given inspirational place-names, and some songs even include previously unreleased parts that were cut from the album’s final mix.

How to participate in Bon Iver, Bon Iver: Stems Project:

Visit the Bon Iver, Bon Iver Stems Project remix page at Indaba Music.

1. Create a free Indaba Music membership.
2. Select a song(s) and download the stems.
3. Remixers will have from 08/01 to 08/29 to complete their remixes and upload them for consideration.
4. Voting begins on 08/30 through Bon Iver, Spotify, and Indaba Music’s websites and social networks via Facebook (one vote per account).
5. Winners will be announced the around the third week of September, each earning a spot for their remix on the official Bon Iver, Bon Iver: Stems Project remix album on Spotify and a $1,000 cash prize.

Bon Iver, Bon Iver

Grammy Winner – Best Alternative Album

Grammy Winner – Best New Artist

Best Album of 2011 – Q Magazine

Best Album of 2011 – Pitchfork Media

Best Album of 2011 – Exclaim!

Album of the Year – Stereogum Gummy Awards

Independent Album of the Year- Libera Awards

Tour Dates:
07/31/12 Stuttgart, DE- Killsbergpark #
08/01/12 Vienna, AT- Big Hall- Arena #
08/08/12 Helsinki, FI – Flow Festival
08/10/12 Goteborg, SE – Way Out West Festival
08/11/12 Oslo, NO – Oya Festival
09/10/12 Ottawa, ON – Ottawa Folk Festival
09/12/12 Providence, RI- Providence Performing Arts Center ^
09/13/12 Boston, MA- Bank of America Pavilion ^
09/15/12 Columbia, MD- Merriweather Post Pavilion ^
09/16/12 Philadelphia, PA- Mann Center for the Performing Arts ^
09/17/12 Cooperstown, NY- Ommegang Brewery ^
09/19/12 New York, NY- Radio City Music Hall ^ – SOLD OUT
09/20/12 New York, NY- Radio City Music Hall ^ – SOLD OUT
09/21/12 New York, NY- Radio City Music Hall
09/22/12 New York, NY- Radio City Music Hall
10/26/12 Lisbon, PT – Campo Pequeno
10/28/12 Madrid, ES- Palace Vistalegre
10/30/12 Milan, IT- Alcatraz
10/31/12 Zürich, CH – Komplex 457
11/02/12 Antwerp, BE – Lotto Arena
11/04/12 Copenhagen, DK- Forum
11/05/12 Berlin, DE – Arena
11/06/12 Amsterdam, NL – Heineken Music Hall
11/08/12 London, UK- Wembley Arena
11/09/12 Manchester, UK- Manchester Arena
11/10/12 Glasgow, UK- SECC
11/12/12 Dublin, IE- O2

^ with Anias Mitchell
* with Poliça
# with Sam Amidon
% with Beth Orton

Rifflandia festival announces final wave of artists in fifth annual event

RIFFLANDIA FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES FINAL WAVE OF ARTISTS FIFTH ANNUAL EVENT SEPTEMBER 13-16 IN VICTORIA, BRITISH COLUMBIA

Check Out This Year’s Complete Rifflandia Line Up

THE FLAMING LIPS / CAKE / MOTHER MOTHER / BEST COAST / DJ SHADOW (DJ SET) / BAND OF SKULLS / MACKLEMORE AND RYAN LEWIS / THE HEAD & THE HEART / REGGIE WATTS / DAN MANGAN / EVERLAST / SLOAN / MORGAN PAGE / FUCKED UP / THE ANTLERS / KILLER MIKE / AUSTRA / THE JEZABELS / CURRENT SWELL / THE DUDES / THE AGGROLITES / LONGWALKSHORTDOCK / SAUL WILLIAMS / CLASS ACTRESS / TRUST / BRASSTRONAUT / THE BRIGHT LIGHT SOCIAL HOUR / CARMANAH / CHIXDIGGIT! / CHRISTOPHER SMITH / COLD BLANK / DATA ROMANCE / DJ MURGE / DOLDRUMS / FAMILY OF THE YEAR / GOOD FOR GRAPES / GRAINTABLE / GRAND ANALOG / GRENIER / HAYLEY SALES / HEY OCEAN! / HORSE FEATHERS / HUMANS / iLL.GATES / INDIAN HANDCRAFTS / JACKSON 2 BEARS / JINJA SAFARI / KEVIN McPHEE & RONNIE FALCON / KIDS AND EXPLOSIONS / KING DUDE / KODE 9 / KRIEF / L-VIS 1990 / LAZY RICH / LOST LANDER / LULUC / LUNICE / MAT THE ALIEN / MC YOGI / MIAMI NIGHTS 1984 / NORTHCOTE / RENNIE FOSTER / RICH AUCOIN / ROYAL CANOE / RYKKA / SNOWBLINK / THE OLD WIVES / THE STANFIELDS / THE WHITE BUFFALO / THE XLOPHOLKS / THE ZOLAS / VICIOUS CYCLES / WAKE OWL / WHITE LUNG / ZARA TAYLOR / ZERBIN / 5AM / AFK / AMBRAMSON SINGERS / AUNTS AND UNCLES / BONEHOOF / CHRISTOPHER ARRUDA / CITY OF GLASS / DJ KEYES / DJ VERSE / EN NOIR / HUNDY THOU / HYPERLINX / JASPER SLOAN YIP / JEREMY LOVEDAY / JORDAN KLASSEN / JUICE / JULES CHAZ / LEISURE SUIT / MA PETITIE / MEASURELESS / MONOLITHIUM / NATRON / NEEDS / NINA MENDOZA / OKIBI / OKPK / PORTAGE AND MAIN / ROOFTOP RUNNERS / RUFFLED FEATHERS / SAM DEMOE / SHAYNE AVEC I GREC / THE ARCHERS / THE CHANTRELLES / THE JUNE FIASCO / THE MATINEE / THE WASHBOARD UNION / THE WICKS / THIS IS THE SHOES / TRANSIENT / WOLFHEART / YOUNG PACIFIC

The fifth annual Rifflandia Festival is thrilled to announce the final wave of artists for this year’s event, September 13-16 in Victoria, British Columbia. 117 artists from Canada and around the world will descend on Victoria, making this year’s event the biggest Rifflandia Festival yet, including The Flaming Lips, Cake, DJ Shadow, Best Coast, Dan Mangan, Fucked Up, Everlast, Reggie Watts, Saul Williams, The Antlers, Band of Skulls, Austra, Chixdiggit!, Mother Mother, The Head & The Heart, The Jezabels, Doldrums and many, many more. For the second year in a row, Royal Athletic Park will serve as the festival’s flagship venue from Friday-Sunday, where concert-goers can expect headlining performances over two stages, 10 food vendors, art installments and more. Once again Rifflandia will host night venues throughout the city of Victoria, including the legendary Market Square, which will feature internationally acclaimed electronic artists such as DJ Shadow and Morgan Page. Also returning this year is ArtLandia, the War Child Lounge, Wristband Connect and the ever-delightful RifflandiaTV hosted by Christopher Vickers.

Launched in 2008, Rifflandia Festival has quickly become one of Western Canada’s most exciting annual music events, featuring a truly diverse line-up of acclaimed Canadian and International artists. Centered around the beautiful and historic downtown core of Victoria BC, Rifflandia Festival wristband holders can access up to four days of performances over multiple stages. Past highlights include Tegan and Sara, Broken Social Scene, De La Soul, Blackalicious, Ra Ra Riot, City and Colour, Aesop Rock, Beach House, Black Mountain, Gord Downie, Lee Ranaldo, Z-Trip and many more.

Tickets for this year’s event are available for purchase off the Rifflandia website here.

Cult of Youth share album details, new song & tour

Sean Ragon has been active in the DIY punk, industrial and experimental music communities on the east coast for over 15 years while also running a record store and label in Brooklyn (Heaven Street and Blind Prophet Records, respectively). He has been recording under the moniker of Cult of Youth for the last five years. Their last album, produced by Chris Coady, was a huge leap forward for the band, which has expanded to a four piece. It landed them on tours with Zola Jesus, Cold Cave and Iceage last summer and caused quite a stir; not only among more indie-centric press outlets such as Pitchfork and Stereogum, but with underground publications such as Heathen Harvest and Special Interests magazines as well.

For this album, Ragon built his own recording studio from scratch in the back of his record store. This allowed him to control every aspect of the album and to take his time recording; he plays five different instruments on LWP and also engineered and mixed the album by himself. The record features contributions from Glenn Maryansky on drums and Christiana Key on violin as well as percussion from the enigmatic Ning Nong and female vocals from former Battletorn vocalist Beverly Hames. For long time fans of the project, Love With Prevail sees the marriage of the spontaneity of the earlier releases with the better recording quality of the more recent eponymous LP. This album expands on the psychedelic neofolk foundation of the early work and adds lush atmospheres not dissimilar from Austrian post-industrial futurists Novy Svet (or even the more haunting side of late-60s Miles Davis). There is also an international nod to the Crass Records bands that influenced Ragon as a teenager and a tasteful hint of Velvet Underground worship. The lyrical content is also fairly politically changed this time around, and serves as a plea for peace in a world gone mad. The first single, “Man and Man’s Ruin” finally realizes the majestic beauty that has always been bubbling under the surface of Ragon’s work. Love Will Prevail is by far and away Ragon’s crowning achievement and the true embodiment of DIY idealism.

MP3: http://soundcloud.com/sacredbones/cult-of-youth-garden-of

Cult of Youth / Love Will Prevail
(Sacred Bones)
September 4th, 2012

1. Man on Man’s Ruin
2. Golden Age
3. Prince of Peace
4. Garden of Delights
5. A New Way (Version)
6. New Old Ways
7. Path of Total Freedom
8. The Gateway
9. To Lay With the Wolves
10. It Took a Lifetime

Tour Dates

9/7 – Brooklyn, NY – Public Assembly
10/16 – Cambridge, MA – The Middle East
10/19 – Cleveland, OH – Now That’s Class
10/20 – Chicago, IL – The Empty Bottle
10/21 – Minneapolis, MN – Triple Rock Social Club
10/24 – Seattle, WA – Barboza
10/25 – Vancouver, BC – Waldorf Hotel
10/26 – Portland, OR – Rotture
10/27 – San Francisco, CA – Hemlock Tavern
10/28 – Los Angeles, CA – Los Globos
10/31 – Tucson, AZ – Club Congress
11/1 – El Paso, TX – The Lowbrow Palace
11/4 – Austin, TX – Auditorium Shores
11/7 – Orlando, FL – Willis Pub
11/8 – Ybor City, FL – New World Brewery
11/9 – Atlanta, GA – 529
11/10 Durham, NC – Duke Coffeehouse
11/11 – Richmond, VA – Strange Matter
11/12 – Washington, D.C. – Black Cat
11/13 – Philadelphia, PA – Kung Fu Necktie

Jason Collett Fifth Full-Length Reckon + Limited Edition Essential Cuts Retrospective LP, Out September 25 via Arts & Crafts

Jason Collett Fifth Full-Length Reckon + Limited Edition Essential Cuts Retrospective LP, Out September 25 via Arts & Crafts

“I Wanna Rob A Bank” Video Released w/ Huffington Post + Download The Song Today

Photo Credit: Matt Barnes

Political. Personal. Poetic. Such is the new album Reckon from one of Canada’s most renowned songwriters, Jason Collett. Recorded at Revolution Recording Studios in Toronto, the album was produced by Howie Beck and includes guest appearances by Afie Jurvanen (Bahamas), Basia Bulat, Kevin Drew & Zeus. An eleven song career-spanning retrospective titled Essential Cuts will be released as a companion to “Reckon” via Arts & Crafts on September 25th. Chosen by Jason himself, Essential Cuts features two previously unreleased b-sides and represents the sense of community that he has always held in such high regard.

Download “I Wanna Rob A Bank” MP3 HERE

There is a poetic serendipity to the fact that Jason Collett started recording Reckon during the same month that Occupy Wall Street began. Not necessarily setting out to make a record with these overtones, his travels and political engagements lead to the subject matter being unavoidable. “The consistent thread throughout this record is loss,” he explains. “The love songs are largely emotive reflections of the ‘political’ songs. All written through the distillation of events since the economic calamity of 2008 and it’s insidiously long looming shadow. I’ve seen first hand the kind of devastation this crisis has wrecked upon much of the world I’ve toured these last few years. The shut-down-shops and for-closed homes on the suburban fringes as I’ve made my way to and from cities I’ve played. This record is a personal reflection of the crisis we’ve all witnessed and read about every day in the paper. Calling it Reckon is an acknowledgement of loss … lost jobs, lost homes, loss of faith in our political and financial institutions and in turn, loss of illusion.”

The Essential Cuts album is more or less a family affair featuring everyone from Amy Millan (Stars), Zeus, Feist, Emily Haines (Metric), Bahamas and more as well as production from long time friends Andrew Cash & Howie Beck. Collett reflects, “With a little help from my friends indeed … There is a revolving door cast of characters that make this a sweet selection of the back catalogue. The myriad of producers and players that have graced these recordings are a testament to the blessed incestuousness of the musical family I’m lucky to be part of.”

“Reckon” Tracklist:

1. Pacific Blue
2. Jasper John’s Flag
3. King James Rag
4. Sailor Boy
5. Ask No Questions
6. You’re Not The One And Only Lonely One
7. Miss Canada
8. Talk Radio
9. I Wanna Rob A Bank
10. Where Things Go Wrong
11. Song Of The Silver Haired Hippie
12. Blank Diamond Girl
13. My Daddy Was A RocknRoller
14. Don’t Let The Truth Get To You
15. When The War Came Home

“Essential Cuts” Tracklist:

1. Bitter Beauty
2. Blue Sky
3. We All Lose One Another
4. Hangover Days
5. I’ll Bring The Sun
6. No Redemption Song
7. Angel Of Kensington
8. Brother *
9. Long May You Love
10. Love is a Dirty Word
11. Every Night (with Sundown outro) **

* b-side from Here’s To Being Here sessions
** Paul McCartney cover originally recorded for Starbucks compilation

Glasgow’s PAWS signs to FatCat, preps debut LP for October release

Glasgow’s PAWS signs to FatCat, preps debut LP for October release

PAWS

PAWS bash out infectious, lo-fi, garage pop-rock that can quickly shift from cute melancholia to an unnerving territorial roar. On top of the pulsating fuzzy noise the three-piece produce, sit dreamy melodies that bare the bones of their author. Lyrical topics slide between sarcastic self-analysis and, onto more so than often, brutal home truths. Phil, the band’s resident lyricist sums the album’s themes;

“All of the lyrics are pretty much a documentation of the past 2 years. A lot of crazy things have happened in our lives – some good, some horrific. I’d like to say that there is a strong feeling of positivity and hope running throughout this record, light piercing through some distinctly dark times. We’re playing in this band to keep going and stay alive.”

PAWS rose out of the demise of a living room recording project, that after losing a member, was renamed and redirected into a raw nerve of DIY punk/garage that’s vibrant yet familiar and built on the traditions of English pop from Buzzcocks to Yuck. The band has spent its tenure opening for the likes of No Age, Wavves,
Happy Birthday, The Babies, Harlem, Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti and Black Lips and that DIY spirit pops up in the fact that they’ve done so in spaces as diverse as bathrooms, skate parks and a particularly difficult show on the top of a double-decker bus.

True to its name, Cokefloat! is, as the band puts it, “like a sugar high…with the sugar comedown.” Recorded with Rory Attwell (of Test Icicles) at Lightship95, a floating recording studio located on a boat moored at Trinity Buoy Warf in East London, the album has managed to capture the punch of the band’s live shows. Listeners can practically hear the energy vibrate out of the speakers and feel the band’s smiles radiate through the ruckus with their stories about love, insecurities,
self-alienation and paranoia. Wrapped in artwork designed by comic artist and friend of the band Jessica Penfold, the album is the perfect audio allegory for its
namesake. Slurp it up. Feel the buzz.

PAWS
Cokefloat!
(FatCat)
Street Date: Oct. 9, 2012
Formats: CD, Digital, LP

1. Catherine 1956
2. Jellyfish
3. Homecoming
4. Pony
5. Bloodline
6. Boregasm
7. Sore Tummy
8. Get Bent
9. Tulip
10. Miss American Bookworm
11. Bird Inside Birdcage, Ribcage Inside Bird
12. Winners Don’t Bleed
13. Poor Old Christopher Robin

STREAM: “Miss American Bookworm”

So Many Wizards stream “Warm Nothing” LP


It’s taken his whole life so far for Nima Kazerouni and So Many Wizards to make this first album-a life that started in the middle of a war, stretched across five countries and four continents and bounced across Los Angeles’ thriving D.I.Y. pop community to land in a live-in office in the middle of the LAX airport (long story) and on a full-length debut called Warm Nothing.

When Kazerouni first began playing guitar himself as a teenager, those years of flight and stress and trauma spilled out from him. It’s when he first discovered how powerful music could really be, he says. But after he finally stepped onstage as the then-solo project So Many Wizards in 2008, he found he also had the power to draw like-minded musicians to him. Soon, he’d build a band-one careful connection at a time-and with backing from a who’s-who of L.A.’s new generation of indie-pop musicians, Kazerouni’s solo songs bloomed in full.

Joined now by Erik Felix, Geoff Geis and Frank Maston, each regular contributors at celebrated hometown venues like the Smell and Pehrspace, So Many Wizard’s Warm Nothing is a deeply personal and idiosyncratic suite of meticulously detailed twee-pop-a responding echo to artists like Neutral Milk Hotel or the Clean, who found power and catharsis both in softness and subtlety instead of overcranked guitars and overwrought lyrics.

Songs like “Sleepwalk” (developed from Kazerouni’s traumatic childhood stay in a U.S. Border Control detention facility) or “Yeah Right” play like kiwi-pop literateurs the Verlaines if they’d been planted right in the middle of the Sarah Records discography-all guitar and ardor and falsetto and metaphor, all delivered with breathless conviction and bottomless depth. It’s dreamy, it’s hopeful, it’s got grit and it stings, says Kazerouni-this is what pop music is to him.

The band recently played Make Music Pasadena on June 16th alongside Grimes and Cults and wrapped up a brief tour in July playing various DIY venues in Southern California.

So Many Wizards’ debut LP “Warm Nothing” drops August 7th on JAXART Records and will be distributed through Frenchkiss Label Group. The record release party takes place August 18th at The Smell with LA beatmaker, Matthewdavid on the bill.

So Many Wizards
Warm Nothing
(JAXART Records)
August 7, 2012
Pre-Order on iTunes

1. Never Wake Up
2. Lose Your Mind
3. Sleepwalk
4. Joshua (Kill Us Both)
5. Peru
6. Into A Daze
7. In The Sun
8. Inner City
9. Yeah Right
10. Best Friends
11. Happy Birthday
12. I Like It Here
13. Deep Down

Magic Trick – Ruler of the Night album review

Magic Trick is the newer side project of the incredibly prolific Tim Cohen, more famous for bands such as The Fresh and Onlys, Black Fiction, Sonny and the Sunsets, and others. Magic Trick started out as a solo project back in 2010, but after the release of his first cd he attracted members from other bands around the California area leading to this very well crafted, much more lush and haunting album that really encompasses a smorgasbord of instruments you will not find anywhere else. The only problem I have with Ruler of the Night is that it’s a very niche album.

Maybe it was the mood I was in when I first heard it, but I liked the cd a lot more after coming home tired after working a double, lying in bed, and hitting play, rather than listening to it while I review it. For one, all the different instruments, such as sleigh bells, tambourines, washboards, and more are a nice gimmick, but after a while that is exactly what it is, and gimmicks can get stale, really quickly. For instance, in the song, “Next to Nothing” there is some sound effect continually present in the background that’s very distracting and annoying. In fact, if I was going to describe this album to you in one word, it would be moments. I’d be hard-pressed to tell you what any of the songs are called or how they sound in a week, but I guarantee you I’ll be able to inform you about the whistling on “Angel Dust”, the intro to “Torture” that seems like the music to Starry Night, or the folksiness of “Invisible at Midnight”.

These moments are great, most of the time, and Tim Cohen has a very alluring, hollowed voice, but in the end the album itself is rather hollow and seems more of experimentation than a flat-out album. For those who are interested, I would take a look at the title track as it is the best depiction of what the band is trying to do and it does it superbly in that song.

Jeremy Fisher – Mint Juleps album review

The sun shining. Cold beer in hand. Not a care in the world. Sounds like the dog days of summer, doesn’t it? Well that’s exactly what you get as you stroll through the relaxed acoustic packed, 12-track collection that is Mint Juleps. With two Juno nominations under his belt, Jeremy Fisher brings out his influence at the core of his folk-infused tunes, putting the spotlight on the epoch of the singer-songwriter.

But this is not to be taken literally; conversely Fisher is not stuck in this era. It acts to showcase the Canadian musician’s craft at unifying flawlessly his original songs with timeless classics. I dare you to try and guess which of the 12 songs on Fisher’s latest are new and which are covers. Go for it!

Any luck? Didn’t think so. Reason being, this Ottawa native is drenched with intuition, which has gifted him with lasting qualities of a sonic storyteller. This distinctive folk-pop formula profits him, providing a perfect sonic backdrop to express his eternal ingenuity as a balladeer. The result: winning over fans and music lovers alike.

This mix of 12 tracks features five fresh tracks and seven hand-picked covers from those he frequently plays at live shows. It wouldn’t be hard to guess Fisher’s home base, with the bilingual track “I Lost My Baby” (originally by Jean Leloup), which in my books definitely surpasses the cover. Next up is the cover from the 90s Canadian alt-rock band The Lowest of Low with “Bleed a Little Tonight”. In the same fashion, Fisher chooses to cover Gordon Lightfoot’s “Spin Spin”. Also covers are “Gone” (John Hiatt), “Canned Goods” (Greg Brown) and “Highway One” (Murray McLauchlan). And as aforementioned Fishers ingenuity magically blends these covers with his originals.

“Built to Last” boasts this country-vibe and good life that I was talking about. And what’s a folk album without a love song? “Tetris Song” features Fisher’s wittiness at comparing the Tetris block drop to a lover’s arrival. Authentic, summer, country-vibe could all be used to describe to composition of Mint Juleps. This could be credited to his recording of tracks straight from his seat on the studio floor. With Fisher saying, Mint Juleps best represents him as an independent musician and stage performer.

Baroness – Yellow & Green album review

I have to say that I love when bands write so much material for an album that they treat us to a double album. And, even more then that, I love when a band seems to split their personalty in two and write a double album that covers two different ideas and attitudes. “Yellow & Green”, from the Heavy Metal band Baroness is just that sort of album. As their third full length studio album (released under the Relapse Records label) “Yellow & Green” is the matured twin brothers to the preceding albums “Red Album” (2007) and “Blue Record” (2009).

Unfortunately, this album will probably split the fans in two separate factions (as is the inevitable destiny of most double albums). Yellow (record 1) will most likely appeal to their loyal fans who have been following the band since day one. It’s got some great heavy lyrics and riffs throughout the whole album and is unmistakably a Heavy Metal record (check out their first single “Take My Bones Away” the second track of Yellow). Green (the 2nd record), coming off with a little more pop, will appeal to new fans and people who are not quite ready to admit they are into the Heavy Metal genre (of course this review will make some ‘true’ Metal fans balk and dismiss even the idea that Baroness is a Metal band). Overall this is a pretty interesting album, I would recommend listening to this album backwards (not literally, as in trying to find Satan by spinning the record in reverse, but just by starting with Green, then moving on to Yellow) as it moves from Heavy to Heavier. Also, very interesting to note, and earning much respect, the album art (as with all of their previous albums’ art and many other Metal bands albums’ artwork) is created by frontman John Dyer Baizley.

Stephen Colbert Announces Summer Concert Series “Pepsi Presents StePhest Colbchella ‘012: Rocktaugustfest”

Scheduled Musicians Include The Flaming Lips, fun., Grandmaster Flash, Grizzly Bear and Santigold

Free Tickets to the Event May Be Requested at colbertnation.com

On last night’s episode, Stephen Colbert announced to The Nation that THE concert event of the summer, “Pepsi Presents StePhest Colbchella ‘012: Rocktaugustfest,” will be taped and held on New York City’s Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum on Friday, August 10. Musical acts participating in this monumental event include The Flaming Lips, fun., Grandmaster Flash, Grizzly Bear and Santigold. “Pepsi Presents StePhest Colbchella ‘012: Rocktaugustfest” will showcase a performance and an interview from each artist to air nightly on COMEDY CENTRAL’s “The Colbert Report” during the week of August 13 at 11:30 p.m. ET/PT.

“We are gonna rock the boat, which won’t be easy because the Intrepid displaces 41,434 tons,” said Stephen Colbert. Adding, “Does Bonnaroo have cruise missiles? I think not.”

“Pepsi Presents StePhest Colbchella ‘012: Rocktaugustfest” taping will take place on Friday, August 10 at 7:00 p.m. at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum which is located on the West Side of Manhattan on Pier 86, 12th Ave. & 46th Street. Free tickets and info for this rockin’ experience are available at www.colbertnation.com and approximately 1500 audience members will be accommodated.