Published Apr 19, 2010Sometimes it's best when naming a music fest to just be out in the open about what people can expect. For example, there isn't much room for speculation after naming something "Dylan Fest 2010: A Night to Get Drunk and Celebrate the songs of Bob Dylan!" Geography aside, you pretty much know if you're going to be there or not after reading that title.
The line-up for this special, one-time-only affair, which is going down to celebrate Bob Dylan's 69th birthday, is going to make this one a night to remember. Among the performers getting together for what is turning into an all-star rock gathering are Jesse Malin (who will lead the Cabin Down Below Band, named after one of the bars he owns, according to TwentyFourBit), Fab Moretti and Nikolai Fraiture of the Strokes, Patrick Carney of the Black Keys, Sean Lennon and Charlotte Kemp Muhl of the Ghost of a Saber Toothed Tiger, Adam Green, Norah Jones, the Pierces, Binki Shapiro from Little Joy, Nicole Atkins, Tracy Bonham, Antony Ellis of Five O'Clock Heroes, Sammy James Jr. of the Mooney Suzuki, Josh Lattanzi of the Candles, Jody Porter from Fountains of Wayne, Tyson Ritter of the All-American Rejects, Steve Schiltz of Longwave and Hurricane Bells and, get this, "many many more," says the site of the venue, New York's Bowery Ballroom.
The event goes down on May 27. Tickets are only $13 and are available here.
Seeing as how it's a Dylan tribute, we're still waiting on word about who will pay respect to Dylan being picked up by the cops for wandering around a residential area or who will tip their hat to the senior citizen recently getting in China's bad books.