Snobcast: An Open Letter to Monolith Music Festival ’09

Written by  //  September 15, 2008  //  The Conservatory  //  2 Comments


Behind This Week’s Snobcast:

Dear Monolith,

This year was a blast. One of the best shows of the weekend wasn’t even at Red Rocks (Friday night’s Cloud Cult VIP party at the Bluebird). Port O’Brien really kicked it off with their early slot on Saturday (or so I assume since I was still tailgating at that time). Cut Copy suffered from being placed in a day-time spot (meaning there was no light-show), kinda like Ghostland Observatory last year. Cut Copy could have taken Silversun Pickup’s spot, which only would have meant seeing The Fratelli’s first. Luckily A Place to Bury Strangers was loud enough to drown out the trashy sounds of Mickey Avalon. After Del finally came on, the rest of the night (Silversun, Atmosphere, Devotchka) was remarkable. Sunday was awesome for local bands (good idea to get Photo Atlas done with early the first day). Thank you, thank you, thank you for Dan Le Sac vs. Scroobius Pip, The Kills, The Giraffes and Hood Internet. Not to mention Band of Horses, TV on the Radio and Justice. No thank you for The Whigs and Does It Offend You, Yeah?. It fucking offends me immensely, yeah!!!

That being said, I am offering my services in helping you choose next year’s line-up. Saturday’s headliner will be Broken Social Scene, Saturday’s will be Radiohead. Santogold and M.I.A. will bring the hip-hop (of course the Hood Internet will be back). Pierre de Reeder can headline the acoustic stage. Make sure you give Lykke Li a decent spot. Let’s say the 6:30 slot, but not inside. She deserves to be on the New Belgium stage. Cold War Kids and The Shins will be your mainstream draws (plus, you’ll bring back Kings of Leon); The Dandy Warhols and Yeah Yeah Yeahs will draw the older hipsters; and Pixies will be your “reunion” band.

How does that sound? Well I’m glad you asked. Below you will find the songs that will be showing up on next year’s CD sampler. Just hit play on the podcast button and you will be transported to Monolith ’09.



“Summer Time Dues” Kevin Drew
“Sea Level” Howlies Sea Level – EP
“Icarus” Santogold And Diplo
“I Like You So Much Better When You’re Naked” Ida Maria Fortress Around My Heart
“Crawl” Kings Of Leon Only By The Night
“Gobbledigook” Sigur Ros With A Buzz In Our Ears We Play Endlessly
“Something For All of Us” Broken Social Scene Presents Brendan Canning Something For All Of Us…
“One On One” Shawn Hewitt Spare Hears
“Apollo Narrows” Ghostface & Raekwon vs. Caribou
“Arriba Dicembre” Plastilina Mosh All U Need Is Mosh
“The Long Conversation” Pierre de Reeder The Way That It Was
“Brown Liquor” The Feeling of Love
“Something Is Not Right With Me” Cold War Kids Loyalty to Loyalty
“Girl Inform Me” The Shins Oh, Inverted World
“Mammoth Boys” M.I.A. vs. Interpol
“I’m Good, I’m Gone (Metronomy Remix)” Lykke Li
“Shakin’” The Dandy Warhols Thirteen Tales From Urban Bohemia
“Man” Yeah Yeah Yeahs Fever To Tell
“Dig For Fire” Pixies Bossanova
“The Headmaster Ritual” Radiohead thumbs_down webcast 11/9/07


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Father Guido Sarducci IV

Father Guido Sarducci IV is master of the Snobcast, Olympic parasailer, and uber-model.

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2 Comments on "Snobcast: An Open Letter to Monolith Music Festival ’09"

  1. Ivyy September 16, 2008 at 4:23 pm · Reply

    I am SO going to that Monolith.

  2. Team Donnybrook
    godonnybrook September 16, 2008 at 5:29 pm · Reply

    Father Guido forgot to mention that he wrote that whole thing before we went to Monolith.

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