Blackalicious have released their first track in five years as part of Target’s Christmas Gig. The compilation features the Gift of Gab and Chief Xcel’s offering, “Toy Jackpot,” along with tracks from from Guster, Darker My Love, Natalie Hemby, Crystal Antlers, Bishop Allen, Jenny O., Little Jackie, Best Coast, Wavves, Coconut Records, Little Isidore, The Pinker Tones, and Ceci Bastida.
Some music takes you back, like way back when footie pajamas were the sleepwear of choice and eating candy canes for breakfast seemed like a good idea. Blackalicious delivers this song from the point of view of a child on Christmas morning, channeling the excitement one could only feel during a total, paper-tearing toyfest.
Keep up to date with the performances and drink specials at the festival by following the L Magazine on twitter and check out the festival lineup (with more TBA) below ..
:: 2010 Northside Festival lineup ::
Aa / Air Waves / Annie & the Beekeepers / Apse / The Art of Shooting / Au Revoir Simone / The Babies / Baby Copperhead / Ball of Flame Shoot Fire / Bebe Fang / The Black Atlantic / Blood Warrior / Bottle Up & Go / CALLmeKAT / Callers / Cat Martino / Charles Burst / Chica Vas / Class Actress / Cloud Nothings / Cults / Dark Dark Dark / Darlings / Dinosaur Bones / Dinosaur Feathers / The Doctors Fox / DOM / Eternal Summers / EULA / The Fiery Furnaces / FLOOR / Forest Fire / Fucked Up / Gold Lake / The Golden Filter / Golden Girls / Grails / Grandchildren / The Grates / Gray Young / The Great Unwashed / Grooms / The Gypsy West / Harper Blynn / High Places / Hooray for Earth / Hot Graves / The Hundred in the Hands / Islands / Jason Loughlin / Javelina / Jody Porter (of Fountains of Wayne) / Keepaway / La Strada / Les Savy Fav / Les Vinyl / Liars / Linfinity / Lissy Trullie / The Loom / Madison Square Gardeners / Male Bonding / Marie Stella / Memory Tapes / Men / Milagres (ex-The Secret Life of Sofia) / MiniBoone / Moon Duo / The New Deal / North Highlands / Parenthetical Girls / Paul & the Patients / PC Worship / Polvo / The Rabbits / Real Estate / Red Rooster / Runaway (DJ set) / She Keeps Bees / The Senors of Marseille / Shark? / The Shivers / Shoney Lamar / Sic Alps / Slow Club / The Smoking Popes / The Sundelles / Thao and Mirah with the Most of All / Titus Andronicus / True Womanhood / Twin Sister / Vandaveer / Viernes / Violens / The Wave Pictures / Wavves / We Are Country Mice / Woods / WOOM (ex-Flying) / World Atlas / YellowFever / ZAZA /
Wavves’ Nathan Williams is a resilient guy. After breaking his wrist in a skateboarding accident, he returned in form to play a set at the Pitchfork Music Festival and told us about his upcoming collaborations with Hella’s Zach Hill. Sounds like the fearsome drummer might be featured on new Wavves track “Cool Jumper” (Williams tagged him in his blog post about the track), which is a six-minute sonic assault of rumbling jet-engine guitars, squealing feedback, pummeling percussion, and of course, Wavves’ usual “whoo-hoo” vocal hooks.