April 29, 2008

Monolith Festival at Red Rocks :: 2008 Lineup announced

The lineup for the 2008 Monolith Festival at Red Rocks was announced this morning, and it is sizzling hot. Since I am just home from Coachella (more coming today on that!), I’m excited to see a few of the hottest names from that fest doing a reprisal at Monolith this September, plus all kinds of other goodness.

Fuel/Friends is excited to be working with the Hot Freaks! bloggers group for this festival to curate part of the lineup. We’ve got a lot of blog-buzz heavy bands coming to Red Rocks this year, and I am especially stoked about a few Fuel favorites like the Rosewood Thieves, Chester French, The Avett Brothers, Superdrag, Band of Horses and Dan le Sac vs. Scroobius Pip.

Last year’s debut Monolith was a picture-perfect weekend of fresh indie sounds on multiple stages, and this year’s sophomore effort looks like it will cement the fest as a can’t-miss annual occurrence in Colorado. Red Rocks is a relatively intimate venue with superb sight lines and a warmly unique feel to it.

Since this is the premier Colorado indie music festival, it’s refreshing that they are bringing Denver favorites Devotchka to headline the first night. I saw their exciting live show a few days ago in the desert and they definitely can pull it off. I regrettably missed French dance duo Justice at Coachella (again, more on that later but it involved crushing levels of exhaustion by Sunday night and a weak will for fighting against immense hot sweaty crowds again), so their headlining spot in the open air with the huge crimson rocks all around will be hotly anticipated. Bring it on, Monolith!

FULL LINEUP:If you can’t read the tiny print, see all the goodness here.

Til The End of Time – Devotchka
DVNO – Justice

Kissing Families – Silversun Pickups

The Funeral (live on KEXP) – Band of Horses

Will You Return? – Avett Brothers

Baby Goes To 11 – Superdrag

Diamond Ring – Rosewood Thieves

Flathead – The Fratellis

Thou Shalt Always Kill – Dan le Sac vs. Scroobius Pip

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  • Excellent news…may work my way out there for this one! Rosewood Thieves on Sunday at 2pm.

    Keep up the good work!

    Doctor Mooney — April 29, 2008 @ 3:40 pm

  • I had seen Justice when they came to LA so I opted out of the Sunday night perf at Coachella. I didn’t even make it all the way through MMJ! Yep – I’m old. Anyway, I highly recommend you seeing them at Monolith. They put on quite a show.

    PS – I only got a pic of The Hoff walking by me. I am insanely jealous of your pic with him. Def the best pic ever taken.

    Go Nicole Yourself — April 29, 2008 @ 4:28 pm

  • Devotchka and Band of Horses are not to be missed! I’d love to return to Red Rocks; awesome venue!

    Donny — April 29, 2008 @ 7:45 pm

  • WooT! The Avett Bros! Those cats have got to come back around here (md) I saw them last April, and damn that was one great show!

    shawnstring — April 30, 2008 @ 6:44 am

  • Of course Devotchka are playing. Sigh. Why do I live so far away? And why does New York not have any good music festivals other than CMJ?
    New York music blog: http://www.returnticketmusic.com

    Paul Z — April 30, 2008 @ 1:33 pm

  • Don’t miss TV On The Radio!

    JMH — May 1, 2008 @ 2:20 pm

  • The Avett Bros are definitely worth the price of admission to see live!

    Nate — May 9, 2008 @ 12:59 pm

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