Montreal’s Godspeed You! Black Emperor is back. And they’re kicking things off by curating the December 3–5 UK edition of All Tomorrow’s Parties. I’ll be DJing there, along with Parasite, Shitmat, and Awesome Tapes From Africa. Brooklyn, Bristol, Brighton, Brooklyn. Along with us DJs they invited many bands. The lineup is exciting. Not to mention heavy.
In addition to visiting friends I haven’t seen in awhile, I’m looking forward — with equal parts anticipation and dread — to the singularly British ‘holiday centre’ experience. Which eloquent friend Joe Ruckus described to me as:
“1950s ‘holiday camps’ – a bit like army barracks on otherwise non-touristic seaside towns, they’re concrete townships of small chalets for self-contained entertainment… Call it a holiday – many do, unmasochistically at that.”
The GY!BE ATP is already super sold out, but they seem to periodically release small batches of tickets for sale.