I was waiting for this news, wondering when Lebowski Fest would ever hit Toronto. It was rumoured, and I contacted the organizers to volunteer my support. But at that time, there was nothing set in stone. Now, it appears that The 8th Annual Lebowski Fest will be touring to Canada to put on events on Thursday, Sept. 17th and Friday, Sept. 18th. Achievers’ are regaled with two nights of events: live music and a screening of the movie on the first night, followed by an evening of bowling, replete with wild costumes, trivia contests, unlimited bowling, White Russians, and what-have-you.
Its my older brothers birthday on the friday. Now I have to convince him that this should be his birthday destination.
Here are all the tourdates:
West Coast Tour Dates (Tickets on sale now)
Fri/July 10 || Executive Lawn (ft. The Daily Show’s Rob Riggle) Movie Party || Louisville, KY ||
Sat/July 11 || Executive Strike and Spare Garden Party, Bowling Party || Louisville, KY ||
Mon/July 20 || Fremont Outdoor Movies Movie Party** || Seattle, WA ||
Tue/July 21 || Acme Lanes Bowling Party || Seattle, WA ||
Wed/July 22 || Aladdin Theater Movie Party** || Portland, OR ||
Thu/July 23 || Hollywood Bowl Bowling Party|| Portland, OR ||
Fri/July 24 || Classic Bowling Center Bowling Party || San Francisco, CA ||
Sat/July 25 || Fox Theater Movie Party** || Oakland, CA ||
Sun/July 26 || House of Blues Movie Party** || San Diego, CA ||
Mon/July 27 || Kearny Mesa Bowl Bowling Party|| San Diego, CA ||
Tue/July 28 || House of Blues Movie Party** || Las Vegas, NV ||
Wed/July 29 || Red Rocks Lanes Bowling Party || Las Vegas, NV ||
**Ft. Har Mar Superstar
East Coast Tour Dates (Tickets on sale Friday)
Tue/Sep 8 || Ogden Theatre Movie Party || Denver, CO
Wed/Sep 9 || Bowl-ero Bowling Party || Denver, CO
Fri/Sep 11 || First Ave Movie Party || Minneapolis, MN
Sat/Sep 12 || Memory Lanes Bowling Party || Minneapolis, MN
Sun/Sep 13 || Portage Theater Movie Party || Chicago, IL
Mon/Sep 14 || Diversey-River Bowl Bowling Party || Chicago, IL
Tue/Sep 15 || Diversey-River Bowl Bowling Party || Chicago, IL
Thu/Sep 17 || Phoenix Theatre Movie Party || Toronto, ON
Fri /Sep 18 || Playtime Bowl Bowling Party || Toronto, ON
Sat/Sep 19 || House of Blues Movie Party || Boston, MA
Sun/Sep 20 || Kings Bowling Party || Boston, MA
Tue/Sep 22 || Terminal 5 Movie Party || New York, NY
Wed/Sep 23 || Lucky Strike Bowling Party || New York, NY
Thu/Sep 24 || Brooklyn Bowl Bowling Party || Brooklyn, NY (tix on sale June 1st)
Fri/Sep 25 || Electric Factory Movie Party || Philadelphia, PA
Sat/Sep 26 || North Bowl Bowling Party || Philadelphia, PA
Mon/Sep 28 || 9:30 Club Movie Party || Washington, DC
Tue/Sep 29 || Strike Bethesda Bowling Party || Bethesda, MD
Fri/Oct 9 || Stubb’s Movie Party || Austin, TX
Sat/Oct 10 || Highland Lanes Bowling Party || Austin, TX
here’s some pics from the innaugural night in Los Angeles. Photos by Timothy Norris.
Jeff Bridges addresses the crowd
Whoa, just noticed I haven’t mentioned any of the new videos I’ve been throwing over to IndieMusicFilter.tv in a long time! Well, here’s some of the great vids we’ve dug recently. Oh, and don’t forget this one.
Who Do We Care For by Sebastien Grainger.
A very cool unofficial video for AC’s ‘My Girls’.
Lisztomania by Phoenix.
‘Bruises’ by Chairlift (Athens Soundies).
‘Lessons’ by Matt and Kim.
‘Future Primitive’ by Papercuts.
‘Sushi’ by Kyle Andrews.
‘The Reeling’ by Passion Pit.
Speaking of videos, check Wildbirds & Peacedrums Bandstand Busking.
Do me a favour? While you’re out, would you mind heading to RCRD LBL and grabbing both the new Grizzly Bear track ‘Cheerleader‘ and RAC remix of ‘Use Somebody‘ by Kings of Leon? The former is good intro to Veckatimest and the later is a solid remix, but better, a different alternative to what we’re all hearing probably too much of on the radio. I’d get these myself, but I’m stuck in the office. Also, remember those pitas we had last weekend? Maybe another package of those…
and some milk.
and finally, if you get a chance (sorry this is a lot to drop on you), enter your e-mail below to get a new track (‘Stillness Is The Move’) from buzz band The Dirty Projectors. Everyone and their mother’s uncle is telling me about this band.
-still catching up.
-putting together a song pitch for a movie
-thinking about what tomorrow night’s Band Of Skulls Toronto show might be like? Heard of them yet? Check iTunes free download this week (US and Can from what I can tell). It’s called I Know What I Am and somehow makes me think its Black Mountain doing a Franz Ferdinand track.
-scratching a spider bite? wtf?
-checking out Conor Oberst’s new single Nikorette. Never been the biggest fan of the next Bob Dylan, but I’d throw this tune on a road trip playlist. Look for a documentary about him and his band.
-remembering Stellastar* while listening to their new song ‘Graffiti Eyes‘, set to launch as a single (April 20th), air on Gossip Girl that night, then ramp up to a new album (July 7th). Its on their myspace.
-looking at the snow on the ground.
-tapping my foot while Lissvik‘s remix of Fever Ray‘s ‘When I Grow Up‘ plays in the background. Find it at Pasta Primavera.
-embedding the Eulogies ‘Anonymous‘ Widget. Check it out.