Now that’s what we
call a serious fucking early bird….
By Fred Mills
With All Tomorrow’s Parties New York not even fading from
memory yet (it was only last weekend), the ATP organization has already
announced ATP NY 2009 – it will be held in roughly same bat-time, same
bat-place fashion: September 4-6 at Kutsher’s Country Club in Monticello, NY.
Early bird tickets are already on sale now through November
1, and since this year’s event sold out, if you can plan your calendar a full
year ahead, it would be a good idea to make the plunge now. At present the
price is $225 for a three-day pass. (This despite the fact that selling tickets
a year in advance smacks vaguely of Celine Dion-in-Vegas syndrome; not that ATP
will be banking (and earning interest) on millions of bucks like La Dion, of
According to ATP, “The three-day festival will have
performances starting in the mid-afternoon, with around 35+ acts set to play
live across the weekend with DJ sets until late at night, comedy, movies and
more! There is dining, bars and other amenities onsite.”
Acts have not been announced, but as usual plan on a
musician to be named as guest curator for one of the evenings, plus more
installments of the “Don’t Look Back” recreate-classic-indie-albums series.