Life as a former child star really can be tough, as Culkin's recent experiences prove.
Macaulay Culkin’s band, the oh-so-hilariously named Pizza Underground, got a chilly reception at last weekend’s Dot To Dot Festival in Manchester and Bristol. According to the New York Daily News, the band members were booed throughout their entire set and eventually driven offstage by the unruly and downright aggressive crowd. 33-year-old Culkin’s comedy band specializes in remaking popular songs to celebrate the miracle of pizza. They’ve mostly been a novelty hit at festivals thus far, but attendees at Dot to Dot just weren’t impressed with the music.
Festival goers did not appreciate Culkin and his band messing with classic songs.
Continue reading: Macaulay Culkin's "Pizza Underground" Chewed Up At Dot To Dot Festival
Arranging a festival on a bank holiday weekend is always tempting fate, and inevitably after a week of golden skies a near-continuous downpour greeted the Nottingham leg of Dot To Dot. With 75% of the festival (technically) held under one roof the problem is somewhat alleviated, but first impressions do count, and queuing on a closed road whilst still working down a Sunday dinner is by no means the perfect introduction to a full day and night of music. Neither for that matter are the drinks prices, with brandy and cokes (for example) over o1 more than the typical charge at the same venues. Fortunately with over 12 hours of entertainment there is plenty of opportunity for things to change for the better.
Continue reading: Dot To Dot, Nottingham, 3rd June 2012 Live Review
In a year that has seen many festivals fall by the wayside Dot-To-Dot has stood by its strengths in 2012. The one day festival, now it its eighth year, is again held in Bristol, Nottingham and Manchester, with a highly varied line-up that makes up for in ambition what it lacks in identity. As has become typical it is marqueed by a mid-level touring band (The Drums) backed by several long-time up-and-coming acts (Pulled Apart By Horses & Wavves), but where D2D proves more than value for money, at a paltry £20, is on its' undercard..
Continue reading: Dot To Dot, 2nd-4th June 2012 Manchester, Nottingham, Birmingham Preview
With a line-up as inconsistent as the days weather it was hard to know what to expect from the 2011 edition of Dot-To-Dot. Pre-festival chat suggested attendance would be severely down on previous years, with a selection of bands that ensured there would be something for everyone but left the days events without any sense of identity.
Continue reading: Dot To Dot, Nottingham 2011 Live Review
Dot-To-Dot has made a name for itself as a budget festival with a budget line-up, and the 2011 edition of the festival, held across a number of venues in three cities, sticks to this tradition. With an advance ticket price of £25 for a full day and night of music it is one of the least taxing 'name' festivals in the country, however it is also one of the least inspiring, and sees a continuation of the ever dwindling line-up quality that has plagued Dot-To-Dot for the last few years.
Continue reading: Dot To Dot, 2011 Preview
Review of Dot To Dot festival in Nottingham on 24th May 09.
Continue reading: Dot To Dot, Nottingham, Sunday May 24th Live Review