Bob Dylan Gives His Blessing To Another Store At The Mall

noah | May 15, 2008 9:15 am

The latest entrant in the filled-to-the-brim summer festival lineup: The New American Music Union, an American Eagle-sponsored, Anthony Kiedis-curated show taking place in Pittsburgh on Aug. 8 and 9. The lineup is split between summer-fest stalwarts like Bob Dylan, Spoon, the Roots, and Black Mountain and a “battle of the bands” between 15 acts representing universities around the country. The winning band gets a whole day in a recording studio on AE’s dime, which I guess we’re supposed to take as a sign that their “cheaper than Abercrombie” aesthetic isn’t really pulling in the shoppers as much as it did during the housing boom. (I’m happy to see that my alma mater is representing with The French Horn Rebellion, who sound kind of like a grimier Pulsars and who have a remix of Shannon’s “Let The Music Play” (!!!) on their MySpace page. Go Cats!) Full lineup after the jump.

Bob Dylan and His Band The Raconteurs Gnarls Barkley The Roots Spoon The Black Keys Black Mountain The Duke Spirit NASA Tiny Masters of Today

College Bands Bears (Kent State University) Flying Machines (The New School) Gospel Gossip (Carleton College) Magic Bullets (University of California Berkley) Math the Band (University of Massachusetts Dartmouth) My Dear Disco (University of Michigan) Nothing Unexpected (Robert Morris University) The Black Fortys (University of Southern Illinois) The Company Kang (Whitman College) The Delicious (Indiana University) The Depreciation Guild (New York University) The Elizabethan Report (Brigham Young University) The French Horn Rebellion (Northwestern University) The Royal Bangs (University of Tennessee) The Steps (University of Texas Austin)

American Eagle Outfitters Announces Summer Music Festival Hosted by Anthony Kiedis of Red Hot Chili Peppers [Centre Daily; HT RS]