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All Tomorrow's Parties

All Tomorrow's Parties Adds More Bands

The ever expanding live phenomenon known as All Tomorrow's Parties has made some new announcements for this year's shows, collectively called the United Sounds of ATP. It's a name for 6 ATP shows that will go down in May of 2006, in the original ATP home of Camber Sands, England. It will take place over two separate weekends, with 3 shows happening each weekend.

Broken Social Scene, Boredoms, Lightning Bolt and The Brian Jonestown Massacre have been added to the 2nd weekend show, and Magik Markers, The Flesh Eaters, The Watts Prophets have been added to the first weekend show.

What makes ATP unique is that rather than hiring a music industry person to book the bands, ATP organizers find a musician, artist, or writer to 'curate' the festival - that is, they treat it more like an experience than a business venture.

Curators then create the entire festival — programming bands, DJ sets and a television channel. Check out the information below to see which band or artist is curating which show and when they happen.

All Tomorrow's Parties Weekend One - May 12-14

May 12: Mudhoney as Curators
Black Mountain
The Scientists
The Drones
Country Teasers
Comets on Fire
The Flesh Eaters
Total Sound Group

May 13: Yeah Yeah Yeahs as Curators
Yeah Yeah Yeahs
TV on the Radio
Ex Models
Blood Brothers
The Liars
Imaginary Folk
Tall Boys
Magik Markers

May 14: Devendra Banhart as Curator
Devendra Banhart
Bat for Lashes
The Metallic Falcons
Jana Hunter
Vashti Bunyan
Bert Jansch
Danielle Stech-Homsy
The Watts Prophets


All Tomorrow's Parties Weekend Two - May 19-21

May 19: Dinosaur Jr. as Curators
Dinosaur Jr.
Dead Meadow
Bevis Frond
Broken Social Scene
The Brian Jonestown Massacre
The Lily's
Magik Markers

May 20: Sleater Kinney as Curators
Sleater Kinney
David Cross (MC)
The Gossip
Lightning Bolt

May 21: The Shins as Curators
The Shins
New Pornographers
Big Business
The Decemberists


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