Posts tagged R. Stevie Moore.

Summer is at last upon us, and brings with it the onset of the 2013 festival season. Thus as May oozes lethargically on into June, we cast a retrospective glance back over a month to have comprised jollies from Brighton to Barcelona taking in the sights, though most pertinently the sounds of The Great Escape and Primavera Sound respectively, as well as shows from the likes of Sky LarkinWhen Saints Go MachineBlue HawaiiThe Postal Service and R. Stevie Moore. And how could we forget the debacle that was the live portrayal of Shaking The Habitual, although we’ve arguably already said enough on that one…

Dots & Dashes’ May 2013.

'The dichotomy between Daniel Johnston-styled sketch (the both gawky and Gorky's Another Day Slips Away) and downright sketchy (the ludicrously curt ending to the Lemonhead-scented rollick of You and Me, say) is one worthy of footnoting although essentially, Moore ought now be appreciated and with it admired as is Johnston as a tutor of his beloved Lo Fi. Stick this one in your Pitchfork and smoke it ‘til helplessly stoned then, yeah?’

Dots & Dashes review R. Stevie Moore’s umpteenth LP, Lo Fi Hi Fives

Conjoining the overwhelmingly joyous sensations innately affiliated with the quintessentially British concept of the village fête with a line up reliably cutting edge enough to lacerate the thickest of bricklayer skin, Field Day looks to be back with aplomb for 2012. Taking place in E9’s Victoria Park come June 2nd, those artists already pencilled in are nowt short of spectacular as the likes of Liars and Gold Panda and Rocketnumbernine and Peaking Lights and Andrew Bird all plug in to our beloved, rebooted festival circuit. And so what of those acts to shred the contemporary? Well, Montreal’s venerated collage pop polymath Grimes lines up alongside the sultry elastane gumball stylings of Friends; the sweedest of Swedes Korallreven up against Sunless ‘97. More relatively known territory is trampled by the thankfully finally reformed Mazzy Star, oddball Scot rocksters Franz Ferdinand, globetrotting partystarters Metronomy, and psychotic Brat Pack of two Sleigh Bells. While we’ve got your attention grappled, we’d like to take the opportunity to extend this here preview to advocate attendance at shows from Julia Holter, Baxter Dury and of course cult icon R. Stevie Moore if we may…

The full line up thus far now looks a little something like:

Austra & Afrocubism & Andrew Bird & Baxter Dury & Beirut & Blawan & Blood Orange & Citizens! & Com Truise & Crocodiles & Daniel Avery (Stopmakingme) & Django Django & Eats Everything & Errors & Fennesz & Franz Ferdinand & Friends & Gold Panda & Grimes & Here We Go Magic & Hudson Mohawke & Huw Stephens DJ & Jeffrey Lewis & The Junkyard & Jessie Ware & Julia Holter & Julio Bashmore & Justin Spear & Kassem Mosse & Kindness & Korallreven & Koreless & Last Dinosaurs & Laurel Halo & Liars & Maya Jane Coles & Mazzy Star & Metronomy & Modeselektor & Outfit & Papa M & Peaking Lights & R. Stevie Moore & Revere & Rocketnumbernine & Rustie & SBTRKT & Sleigh Bells & Spector & Summer Camp & Sunless ‘97 & Tim Burgess DJ & THE MEN & The Vaccines & Theme Park & To Kill A King & Tortoise & TOY & When Saints Go Machine & Zomby & Zulu Winter

Tickets are priced at the commendably reasonable price of £45 and can be procured here, whilst further info can be absorbed via the official Field Day site.