Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Real Whorery

You all may well be aware that at the end of the summer Wu Tang is releasing a new album. I'm about as excited as a possum in July before a thunderstorm. Consequently, the Wu is touring for the first time in I believe eight years this summer. They are coming to Denver, which is fabulous, but they are coming to Red Rocks. Red Rocks is an outstanding venue carved into the side of a patch of red foothills outside Denver, but it is also the most expensive venue in Colorado.

This is why I am whoring myself out to all of you. There's no way I can afford to go, unless I get some sort of six figure salary in the next month, which is unlikely as I am still completing my thesis. So I am trying to raise money to go see Wu. Many of my fave hip-hoppers will be there 4 realz. If you would like to contribute to my insane quest to raise almost 100 bones for one evening of bliss, please send a check to Ryan Lee at...

Denver Seminary Bookstore
Att: Ryan Lee
6399 S. Santa Fe Dr.
Littleton, CO 80120

If I am unable to raise the appropriate funds, don't worry. I will use them to buy the new Wu album, and if there is enough, I will also buy the new Talib Kweli when it comes out this summer. Thanks for your help.

Friday, June 22, 2007

Hurry quick, come!

This is my annual open invitation to one and all to come to chicago for lots of good, cheap music fun.

The Pitchfork Music Festival is apparently nearly sold out. So act now and you can see two great days of music and crash at my house. Here's the lineup, and for $35 plus friendship, what could be better right?

Saturday, July 14

Yoko Ono / Cat Power and Dirty Delta Blues / Clipse / Mastodon
Iron and Wine / Girl Talk / Grizzly Bear / Voxtrot / Battles
Califone / The Twilight Sad / Fujiya & Miyagi / Oxford Collapse
Dan Deacon / Beach House / William Parker Quartet
Professor Murder / Ken Vandermark's Powerhouse Sound

Sunday, July 15

The New Pornographers / Stephen Malkmus / De La Soul
Of Montreal / Jamie Lidell / The Sea and Cake / Junior Boys
The Field / Cadence Weapon / The Cool Kids / Klaxons
/ Deerhunter / The Ponys / Menomena
Craig Taborn's Junk Magic / Brightblack Morning Light
Fred Lonberg-Holm's Lightbox Orchestra