Vampire Weekend Cancels?

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Grab your pitchforks, music fans: Bacchanal members tell Bwog that Vampire Weekend dropped out of the concert early last night. No word yet on the actual reasoning behind the cancellation, although we strongly suspect that last Tuesday’s events have something to do with it. More updates coming shortly.

UPDATE (12:57 p.m.): Sources confirm that Vampire Weekend dropped out due to “contract issues,” rather than (less interesting) reasons such as a scheduling conflict.

UPDATE (1:08 p.m.): According to a forwarded email from Bacchanal organizers, the band, which is in the middle of recording a new album (tenatively named “Cedilla Gorilla”), balked at the security breach, and despite offers of additional incentive J. Crew gift cards, band representatives confirmed the band would drop out of the gig. When asked how such a strict clause got into the contract, Bacchanal planner Benny Shaffer blamed it on “a stray Oxford comma. I thought they didn’t give a fuck about those!” However, Bwog’s been told that a replacement group has already been confirmed, and we expect to have the name shortly.

UPDATE (1:22 p.m.): Bacchanal organizers will announce Thursday that the bluegrass group Hootenanny Hollers — best known for their chart-topping album “Backporch Pickin’,” — will play the spring festivities. Rising stars in the bluegrass community, the Hollers are also known for being one of the few bands left in the industry that still use cast-iron washtubs. Their downhome style has also earned recognition from trade magazine Waterjug, which placed them on its list of “Bands Guaranteed to Get Your Foot Tapping in 2009.”

 – JCD & JYH

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  1. The Dink  

    WAY TO GO SPEC!!!!

  2. wow...  


  3. The Dink  


  4. damnit  

    screw the spectator... i was really looking forward to vw

  5. Anonymous  

    i mean its april fools

    and additionally it would be awesome if they were like o yeah we are not coming,

    and then do the surprise we are here like they had planned to do.

  6. omg  

    who cares? vampire weekend is shitty.

  7. clg  


    April fools!

  8. DAMN IT  


  9. hmm  

    If this is an April fools, it's a shitty one because I was hoping it would be true.

  10. Hell yes.  

    I'm excited for some bluegrass. So fresh.

  11. usually  

    bwog writes updates in the opposite order.

  12. AHAHAHA  

    April Fools ftw.

  13. Backporch Pickin  

    Is that a dujour cover?

    I'm your backdoor lover
    Coming from behind with the lights down low
    Backdoor lover
    Just you and me no one has to know
    Backdoor lover
    Let me meet you there at the secret spot
    I'll show you a love that's more than hot

  14. i feel like  

    this only calls attention to how ridiculous the entire fiasco was in the first place.

  15. ...  

    well played, bwog. well played. I think it was the juxtaposition of talib kewli and bluegrass that gave it away...

  16. bluegrass ftw  

    actually bluegrass would be a great change of pace from VW's precious shite.

  17. Hmm  

    are you seriously making fun of bluegrass? Good bluegrass is dope. Listen to it.

  18. better be  

    april fools....

  19. idiots  

    of course it is april fools - there is no group called "Hootenanny Hollers," as a simple google search would tell you...

  20. yaya  

    when is bacchanal anyway?

    • Bacchanalian  

      Bacchanal is a special extended edition this year, spanning two weekends. The big concert will kick off the week on April 18, and the wacky events that include trippy film screenings, more music, perhaps some farm animals, and all around good times will continue through Sunday April 27!

      Keep your eyes peeled for publicity which will be coming your way soon!

  21. ...  

    bwog loses 2 million hipster points for making fun of bluegrass.

  22. hipster  

    bluegrass >> vampire weekend. their debut has a pretty short shelf life.

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