Triple Threat & r & This weekend, in the lead-up to Mardi Gras, the benevolent folks at the Coeur d'Alene Casino are giving us three chances (Sunday, Monday and again on Fat Tuesday) to see Dwayne Dopsie Rubin and the Zydeco Hellraisers. That's right. Not only do they possess perhaps the longest, most absurd name in the history of music, they're a frickin' zydeco band! Zydeco, for those of you who aren't familiar, is a heavily syncopated Creole folk music born deep in the bayou and employing a type of washboard called a frottoir. If you're still confused, think back to that band you saw last week on Gilmore Girls, auditioning to play Lorelai's wedding ... you know you watch that show, grow up.
Sasquatch 2006! & r & The bands, provided without comment. Except this: kick ass. May 26: Nine Inch Nails, H.I.M., And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead, Wolfmother May 27: Ben Harper, The Flaming Lips, The Shins, The Tragically Hip, Neko Case, Iron & amp; Wine, Sufjan Stevens, Gomez, Rogue Wave, Architecture in Helsinki, Sam Roberts, Constantines, The Brunettes, Matt Costa, Bedouin Soundclash, Tim Seely, Korby Lenker, Common Market May 28: Beck, Death Cab for Cutie, Queens of the Stone Age, Matisyahu, The Decemberists, Nada Surf, Pretty Girls Make Graves, Blue Scholars, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Arctic Monkeys, We Are Scientists, Chad VanGaalen, The Heavenly States, Rocky Votolato, Laura Viers, The Village Green, Mercir