Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Pop pickers

Judging by this Skinny interview with John Reis of Rocket From The Crypt, Hot Snakes and Drive Like Jehu on the latter's forthcoming ATP weekender, he's untroubled by the last-minute switch of venues from Pontins in Prestatyn to the Victoria Warehouse in central Manchester and looking forward to the bash with as much boyish enthusiasm as ever. As well he might, given the line-up. Even the bands I know little or nothing about - The Blind Shake, King Khan, Soulside - sound great. I'd never have guessed that Suicide were a prime influence on Hot Snakes.

Meanwhile, the man behind April's other ATP weekender, Stewart Lee, has used his regular Guardian column to muse in characteristically sarcastic/self-deprecating fashion on the nature of curation.

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