new music monday, volume 5

I had a bunch of bands I had thought about writing today, but I've been obsessively looking at my bluesfest schedule (only a few more weeks now) so I'll talk about why I'm so excited about it, instead. (hint: it's not zz-top). Is this lineup not sweet?

Friday July 8th Lhasa, Black Eyed Peas, Neko Case

Saturday July 9th Gentleman Reg, Jason Collett, Apostle of Hustle, Stars, Metric, Broken Social Scene, Daniel Lanois, Anne McCue (some of you will remember that show we went to so many years ago), The Sadies, Xavier Rudd

Sunday July 10th FourTet, Pete Elkas

Wednesday July 13th Michael Franti & Spearhead, Buck 65, RJD2

Thursday July 14th The Dears, Bebel Gilberto, Rufus Wainwright (this will interest the some of you who are NOT me)

Friday July 15th Josh Ritter (i heart josh ritter), Cuff the Duke, Tony D, Martha Wainwright

Saturday July 16th Calexico, New York Dolls (wtf??), Alexisonfire

Is it wrong to want the entire summer off to sit in the park by day, and watch great live music at night?