In case you haven’t heard, a lineup has been announced for this year’s New York installment of the All Tomorrow’s Parties festival, and it’s the kind of lineup that makes the Pitchfork set scream. The legendary My Bloody Valentine is headlining, marking the band’s first U.S. performance in 16 years. And in keeping with the recent trend of classic bands doing entire sets of classic albums, Thurston Moore will perform 1995’s Psychic Hearts, Built to Spill will do 1997’s Perfect From Now On, Tortoise will play 1997’s Millions Now Living Will Never Die and going all the way back to 1984, the Meat Puppets will perform Meat Puppets II. Also on the bill for the three-day, 30-act festival in Monticello, N.Y., are indie rock faves like Shellac, Mogwai, Polvo and Low. Here’s the catch: There are only 3,000 tickets available (none of them are for single days) and they are sure to sell out on the quick. [On Sale: Friday, April 25 at 10 a.m.]
It was kind of disappointing when Pulp sort of just fizzled out in the early ’00s, leaving hordes of Fred Perry-clad Brit pop fans high and dry. Little did they know frontman Jarvis Cocker would make a big comeback in 2007 with a solo album that was, quite frankly, far more exciting than his occasional DJ cameos at Misshapes. Now Mr. Cocker is coming back to New York on July 21 and 22, with shows at the Music Hall of Williamsburg and Terminal 5, respectively. (Would a reprise of “Common People” be too much to ask? We can only take so much of William Shatner’s version.) [On Sale: Friday, April 25 at noon]
There aren’t any tickets for this one, per se, but we couldn’t help plugging the fact that Wire, the iconic and oft-imitated 1970’s British post-punk band, is playing a free show at South Street Seaport on May 30. Like their U.K. mates My Bloody Valentine, Wire hasn’t played the U.S. in quite some time. This summer’s South Street Seaport lineup also includes recent Vice Records signees King Khan and the Shrines (June 27), Mary Weiss of the Shangri-La (July 18), and Deerhunter front man Bradford Cox performing solo under the moniker Atlas Sound (July 25).
You still have time to take advantage of the pre-sale for Devo’s June 26 performance at Williamsburg’s McCarren Park Pool with Tom Tom Club and Dan Deacon. (It ends at 10 p.m. tonight.) Not that shows at the pool tend to sell out, not matter how many hipsters are looking for something to do on a Monday night. The public sale starts Friday at 10 a.m. [On Sale Now]
But the new wave goodness doesn’t stop there! Eighties one-hit wonders Dead or Alive are playing the Blender Theater at Gramercy on July 26. [On Sale: Saturday, April 26 at 10 a.m.]
Last but not least, Hot 97’s annual Summer Jam comes to Giants Stadium on June 1, bringing you (you know the line) the best in hip-hop and R&B. [On Sale: Friday, April 25 at 10 a.m.]