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All Tomorrows Parties Weekend 1: Matt Groening + Iggy & The Stooges + CocoRosie + Built To Spill + Thee Oh Sees + The Boredoms + The Raincoats + Toumani Diabate + Danielson + James Blackshaw + Anni Rossi + Viv Albertine (The Slits) + Panda Bear + The Residents + Deerhunter + Broadcast + Daniel Johnston + Amadou & Mariam + Shonen Knife + Ruins
Previously curator of ATP California, back in 2003, Matt Groening is set to provide curatorial duties in the UK for Weekend 1. Visit www.atpfestival.com for further information.
The cartoonist, screenwriter and producer, and genius behind the Simpsons and Futurama!
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Today's legion of raw bluesy primal rock bands owe it all to the Stooges. Their wild stage shows and trademark sound lasted just over five years (between 1967 and 1973), gaining them little commercial success but a massive cult fanbase. After the group split, frontman Iggy Pop became famous as a solo artist, and this led to more interest in his old band. The Stooges finally reformed in 2003, and amazingly are still able to capture the frenzied youthful excitement of their original live shows.
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CocoRosie are a sister act. One member of the duo has posed for Italian Vogue, and their image (complete with mascara moustaches and beauty marks) suggests a gender-bent Rasputina Live, Bianca's languorous Janis-on-downers voice has a spiky vibrato that saws the air, while Sierra occasionally lets loose an operatic lament.
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Based in Boise, Idaho, and revolve around the central core of Doug Martsch, a former member of the cult band Tree People.
Built To Spill tour dates
The Oh Sees are the latest incarnation of songwriter, singer and guitarist John Dwyer’s group. Dwyer, who hails from Providence, RI, has been active on the San Francisco indie scene since the late ’90s, working with several bands, including the Coachwhips, Pink & Brown, Yikes, Up Its Alive, and Swords & Sandals, among others, and he formed OCS initially as a vehicle for the experimental instrumentals he was producing in his home studio.
In time, OCS morphed into an actual band and worked under the usual flurry of names, most notably as the Oh Sees or the Ohsees, and then as Thee Oh Sees and eventually just Oh Sees, featuring Dwyer on guitar and vocals, Brigid Dawson on vocals and tambourine, Petey Dammit on guitar, and Mike Shoun on drums.
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Defying categorisation, Boredoms from Japan have been unleashing their experimental rock punk trash surrealism on an increasingly awestruck following for two decades. On their latest release, Vision Creation Newsun they reveal a world of trance-inducing shamanic tribal drums that whilst more accessible than their earlier work, is still suffused with their nihilistic vision of what constitutes music.
Boredom's music is usually referred to as noise rock or sometimes Japanoise, though their more recent records have been largely based around repetitive minimalism, ambient music, and tribal drumming.
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The Raincoats were formed by Ana Da Silva, and Gina Birch in 1977, signed to Rough Trade records, and released their seminal self titled debut album in 1979. They went on to release a further 3 albums before breaking up in 1984, but decided to reform in 1993 following a meeting with Kurt Cobain who had stated that they were his favourite band of all time. While in London in 1992 Kurt had sought out Ana, wrote about the meeting on Nirvana's 'Incesticide' album, and wrote the sleeve notes for the reissue of their first 3 albums. The Raincoats were due to support Nirvana on their 1994 U.K tour, but sadly Kurt died the week before the tour was due to begin. They also number Kim Gordon of Sonic Youth and Robert Wyatt amongst their fans. The Raincoats have subsequently released one more album, an E.P, and 2 singles and recently toured North America.
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Toumani Diabaté is one of the most important musicians in Africa. Toumani plays the kora, a harp unique to West Africa with 21 strings; and more than any other kora player it is Toumani who is responsible for bringing this instrument to audiences around the world. He is a performer of truly exceptional virtuosity and creativity - someone who shows that the kora can rival the world's greatest instruments.
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Country/gospel hero often seen singing his heart out either in, or dressed up as, a 10ft high fruit tree. Previously known under several similar moniker's, Danielson has opened his arms wider than ever before; this time uniting everyone he has ever worked with and has ever wanted to work with, to produce 'Ships'. Expect hand-made uniforms with their heart on their sleeves and their names on their chests.
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An extremely accomplished guitarist influenced by both folk and experimental music using his 12 string guitar. His music has a foundation in John Fahey's Takhoma School of playing.
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One of the highlights of Bristol's Venn Festival in 2007, Anni is from Minnesota and meticulously crafts her songs with a mindful awareness of good timing; boisterously foot stamping, hand tapping and tongue clicking her way through energetic viola concertos and minimal guitar solos until audiences are rendered dumbstruck.
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Main songwriter & guitarist of the Slits; Viv Albertine has persevered with her individual take on life & unusual guitar style. After a long break, Viv returned with a renewed passion and released her 1st E.P 'Flesh' on Thurston Moore's 'Ecstatic Peace' label. Then poured a collection of powerful, provocative & personal songs which became the new album: The Vermilion Border. She is back; telling it like it is through her songs, art & forthcoming book.
Viv has a fluid line-up & also plays solo.
Viv Albertine (The Slits) tour dates
Panda Bear (a.k.a Noah from Animal Collective) creates challenging, spiritual music that mixes voices and guitars in a highly personal way.
Panda Bear tour dates
The Residents are an American art collective best known for avante garde and multimedia works. The first official release under the name of 'The Residents' was in 1972, and the group has since released over 60 albums, numerous music videos and short films, three CD-ROM projects, ten DVDs. They have undertaken seven major world tours and scored multiple films.
Throughout the group's existence, the individual members have ostensibly attempted to operate under anonymity, preferring instead to have attention focused on their art output. Much outside speculation and rumour has focused on this aspect of the group.
In public, the group appears silent and costumed, often wearing eyeball helmets, top hats and tuxedos - a long-lasting costume now recognized as their signature iconography.
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Deerhunter, from Atlanta, Georgia, make music which, although electro to the core, is a darker, sleazier version of the genre, borrowing influences from rock, industrial, psyche and punk, for a live act that is truly mesmerising.
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A cinematic 60s-influenced alternative band. They blend sounds inspired by the BBC Radiophonic workshop and library music; combining simple pop structures and melodies with glitches of electronica creating enigmatic, radiophonic psychedelia. They have played countless sold out shows around the world and continue to captivate with their live performances.
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Daniel Johnston has spent the last 20 or so years exposing his heartrending tales of unrequited love, cosmic mishaps, and existential torment to an ever-growing international cult audience. Initiates, including a healthy number of discerning musicians and critics, have hailed him as an American original in the style of bluesman Robert Johnson and country legend Hank Williams.
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A duo from Mali who have had success in their homeland since the late eighties, and are now also finding recognition elsewhere. '...the fizziest Afro-pop blues ever bottled'- The Observer. Married for more than 25 years, Amadou & Mariam met in the orchestra of The Institute For The Young Blind in Bamako. Since then, their magical fusion of pop, blues and Malian music has won them fans and stellar collaborators around the world.
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This all-girl Japanese 3-piece punk-pop band have been performing for over 30 years, with catchy tunes coming on like a female Buzzcocks or Ramones. They were championed by the late Kurt Cobain, supported Nirvana in the States, and were personally chosen by Simpsons creator Matt Groening to play 2010's All Tomorrow's Parties festival and by comedian Stewart Lee to play 2016's ATP.
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