mogwai @ atp-ny festival, kutshers country resort
monticello, ny, usa
i'm jim morrison, i'm dead
hunted by a freak
friend of the night
mogwai fear satan
thank you space expert
from sam hunt:
it was such an amazing weekend. we drove up all the way from north carolina to see the festivities, but i was still most excited about mogwai and the prospect of finally seeing "2 rights make 1 wrong" live, after witnessing technical difficulties last week in atlanta which made them replace it with "xmas steps."
well, they warmed up playing the drum machine part of "2 rights" during soundcheck, but the lads didn't play it. what a tease! aarrrgggg! why???
but it really didn't matter because mogwai was the best band at the festival besides maybe my bloody valentine. everything was loud, so much louder than the first two shows i saw. i was right beneath stuart and dominic, feeling the beautiful pain from "like herod" unlike ever before. great great show. worth the 14-hour drive!
other great shows were mbv, spectrum, ylt, dino jr, tortoise, built to spill, bardo pond, and lightning bolt. i got to watch lighning bolt standing next to stuart and dominic. i overheard dominic say, "wow, i feel like a teenager again!"
brilliant weekend! brilliant performance by the band. if martin wasn't feeling well during the performance it didn't show. kutshers was creepy but an ideal place for the shows. it was rundown enough to not be a big deal to trash the place a little.
easily set of the weekend. i love the new record, and it was magnificent in its glacial sweeping; think early labradford, or thundering eno. the older bits ('like herod,' 'mogwai fear satan') were devastating. clouds form, storms clash. after the show drummer martin bulloch had a health problem which necessitated the cancellation of the remaining north american dates. will look forward to seeing them in early '09.
sunday 21st sept - curated by my bloody valentine
my bloody valentine - 12am - 1.30am
dinosaur jr. - 10.00pm - 11.00pm
mogwai - 8.15pm - 9.15pm
yo la tengo - 6.45pm - 7.30pm
mercury rev - 5.30pm - 6.15pm
epmd - 4.15pm - 5.00pm
robin guthrie - 3.00pm - 3.45pm
brian jonestown massacre - 10.45pm - 11.45pm
bob mould - 9.15pm - 10.00pm
trail of dead - 7.30pm - 8.15pm
spectrum - 6.00pm - 6.45pm
gemma hayes - 4.45pm - 5.30pm
lilys - 3.30pm - 4.15pm
wounded knees - 2.15pm - 3.00pm
le volume courbe - 1.00pm - 1.45pm
martin bulloch played this show whilst suffering medical difficulties which resulted in his being hospitalised almost immediately afterwards.
i was taken into hospital last night almost immediately after the show at atp. iíve been having some problems with my pacemaker for the duration of the tour and it unfortunately culminated in me being sent to the emergency room. the doctors there initially thought i would have to have corrective surgery at a larger hospital nearer nyc but i have been given the all clear to travel home on the understanding that i go straight to my cardiologist on arrival back in scotland.
to be honest, i'm really bummed about having to go home and feel for the folk who had bought tickets for our upcoming shows but i can honestly say it would be almost impossible for me to carry on at this point as my pacemaker has broken skin and the surrounding area has become infected.
as a result, the last six dates of mogwai's september 2008 north american tour were postponed until 2009.