A lot have people have criticized the resurrection of Music Midtown. All I can say is: A) Its the largest festival in Atlanta and you don’t have to drive 4 hours away B) The ticket cost is about what Coldplay would cost to see on their own and probably what Black Keys fans will be paying soon C) Even if you don’t enjoy Coldplay, the Black Keys know what they are doing (and don’t have an ATL stop otherwise) D) The smaller bands are much better than you think. I guarantee you’ve heard Young the Giant’s “My Body”, The Joy Formidable have been getting rave reviews on the road and The Postelles blew me away earlier this year E) Support Atlanta artists. Manchester Orchestra and The Constellations have been paying dues for awhile and are sure to put on a good show F) Band of Skulls might be the sleeper band of the lineup with their bluesy garage rock. They’ll make an excellent appetizer for The Black Keys G) Turns out Cage the Elephant have more in their arsenal than “Ain’t No Rest For The Weekend”. Check out their latest album Thank You Happy Birthday H) Music Midtown takes place in the most beautiful park in Atlanta, Piedmont Park I) Organizers know its not the “old Music Midtown”, but it is a start that could lead to something bigger and better. In the state that the music industry is currently, there is no way that would be possible. Why do you think fests like Bonnaroo and Lolla cost so much.
Bottom line: If you don’t like it, don’t go. Maybe this link will brighten your day instead. That is all. See you at Piedmont Park in September.
Music Midtown 2K11 – DOWNLOAD (.rar) 1. Coldplay – Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall 2. Coldplay – Lost! 3. Coldplay – God Put A Smile Upon Your Face (live) 4. Coldplay – Strawberry Swing 5. Coldplay – Violet Hill 6. The Black Keys – Chop and Change 7. The Black Keys – I Got Mine 8. The Black Keys – Strange Desire 9. The Black Keys – She’s Long Gone 10. Cage the Elephant – Shake Me Down 11. Cage the Elephant – Ain’t No Rest For The Wicked 12. Cage the Elephant – Around My Head 13. The Joy Formidable – Whirring 14. The Joy Formidable – Austere 15. The Joy Formidable – A Heavy Abacus 16. Young the Giant – St. Walker 17. Young the Giant – My Body 18. Band of Skulls – I Know What I Am 19. Band of Skulls – Friends 20. Band of Skulls – Light of the Morning 21. Manchester Orchestra – April Fool 22. Manchester Orchestra – Pensacola 23. The Constellations – Felicia 24. The Constellations – We’re Here To Save The Day 25. Mona – Listen To Your Love 26. The Postelles – White Night 27. The Postelles – 123 Stop