ID10T Festival Preview

Chris Hardwick hosts '@midnight', 'Talking Dead', 'The Wall', ‘Nerdist’ podcast, and more, yet somehow he found time to put on a festival this weekend, ID10T at Shoreline Amphitheatre...

ID10T Festival Preview

Chris Hardwick hosts @midnight, Talking Dead, The Wall, ‘Nerdist’ podcast, and more, yet somehow he found time to put on a festival this weekend, ID10T at Shoreline Amphitheatre:



Shoreline Amphitheatre Music Stage

Weezer, 9:45 PM – 11:00 PM

For a long time, the new output from Weezer (QRO photos at a festival) like 2010’s Hurley (QRO review) and Death To False Metal (QRO review) or the previous year’s Raditude (QRO review) wasn’t up to their nineties classics (and 2008’s red album-covered self-titled – QRO review – couldn’t hold a candle to the blue- and green-covered earlier Weezers – QRO blue Weezer live review – or PinkertonQRO deluxe edition review), but they still played those nineties classics like “My Name Is Jonas” (QRO video), “Say It Ain’t So” (QRO video), “Buddy Holly” (QRO video), “No One Else” (QRO video), “Surf Wax America” (QRO video), “Falling For You” (QRO video), and “Dope Nose” (QRO video), which can even lift later pieces like “Islands In the Sun” (QRO video) and “Beverly Hills” (QRO video). And their live show (QRO live review) – especially outdoors (QRO live review outdoors) headlining a festival (QRO photos headlining a festival) – has stayed great (QRO photos headlining a festival).

2014 came Everything Will Be Alright In the End (QRO review), their best record in years & years (QRO Everything live review), then last year another Weezer, the white one (QRO review), another good one (QRO White Album live review) – plus dude, Hurley (QRO photo).
OK Go, 8:15 PM – 9:15 PM

In this YouTube era, Chicago’s OK Go (QRO photos outdoors at a festival) reinvented the music video as the viral video, first with “A Million Ways” in 2005 then even more so the following year thanks to the choreographed treadmill dancing of “Here It Goes Again” (QRO live video), which earned singer/guitarist Damian Kulash an appearance on The Colbert Report – and the whole band (QRO interview) made it to the Report in 2010, in promotion for Of the Blue Colour of the Sky (QRO review). Though Colour wasn’t nearly as good as their videos or Stephen, 2014’s Hungry Ghosts (QRO review) picked up the slack, and OK Go (QRO spotlight on) are an incredible group live (QRO live review), with confetti, handbells (QRO video, outdoors at a festival), playing from the crowd, and much more (QRO photos). More recently, they rocked their own TED Talk.
Lord Huron, 7:10 PM – 7:55 PM

Los Angeles label IAMSOUND is best known for electronic acts, but found a nice local indie-folk act in Lord Huron (QRO photos in Los Angeles), who is also a festival regular (QRO photos at a festival).
Lord Huron
Car Seat Headrest, 6:05 PM – 6:50 PM

After a series of solo, self-released Bandcamp records (named literally 1, 2, 3, 4 and more), Will Toledo’s Car Seat Headrest (QRO photos at a festival) graduated to a full band & Matador signing for last year’s Teens of Style and last year’s Teens of Denial.
Car Seat Headrest
The Mowgli’s, 5:15 PM – 5:45 PM

Southern California’s The Mowgli’s (QRO photos) got attention with “San Francisco”, and come to ID10T behind last year’s Where’d Your Weekend Go?.
The Mowgli’s

Ron Gallo, 4:25 PM – 4:55 PM

Tank & The Bangas, 3:40 PM – 4:05 PM

Ron Gallo

ID10T Festival Tent Mad Decent Dance Stage

Madeon, 9:40 PM – 10:55 PM

Big house synths, and disco dance grooves with a pop friendly structure is what Madeon uses to describe his music. Barely at drinking age (QRO photos at a festival), this precocious youngster has already played at Coachella, SXSW and many other festivals. Check out his dubstep song, “Finale,” as well as his pop mash-up, “Pop Culture”. Not too shabby for starting off in his garage, right?

Jai Wolf, 8:35 PM – 9:35 PM

Gryffin, 7:40 PM – 8:25 PM

Ape Drums, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM

John Beaver, 6:00 PM – 6:30 PM


ID10T Festival Tent ID10T Panel Stage

Nerdist Podcast Live, 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM

Chris Hardwick’s famed Nerdist Podcast is of course coming live to his ID10T Festival.
Stan Against Evil, 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM

IFC’s new comedy-horror series Stan Against Evil, with John C. McGinley (the always-annoyed Dr. Perry Cox of Scrubs) and Janet Varney (comedian who also happens to voice the intro to Nerdist podcast) talk the show’s upcoming second season.
Stan Against Evil
The Magicians, 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM

SyFy’s awesome millennial Harry Potter series The Magicians brings all of its sex, violence, wizardry and fantasy from Fillory and Breakbill’s to ID10T.
The Magicians
Con Man, 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM

Alan Tudyk has played many roles, from the guy who thinks he’s a pirate in Dodgeball to voicing K-2SO in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, but to convention-goers he’ll always be Wash from the beloved & short-lived Firefly. So he made a Vimeo series about his alter ego Wray Nerely, a struggling actor forever typecast from his own short-lived sci-fi show going from convention to convention.
Con Man
Mystery Science Theater 3000, 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM

The “not too distant future” is here!  Cult classic series Mystery Science Theater 3000, wherein a man and his robot puppet friends were forced to watch bad movies in a satellite by mad scientists was not only hilarious; it was visionary, presaging the commentary tracks and podcasts of today.  After the most successful KickStarter campaign ever, it was revived with new hosts & voices & terrible films.  MST3K comes to ID10T as it launches a live tour.
Mystery Science Theater 3000

Monster Energy Drink Comedy Tent

Demetri Martin, Michael Ian Black, Jonah Ray, Dan Mintz, Irene Tu, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM

Stand-up on Saturday at ID10T Festival includes Demetri Martin (The Daily Show), Michael Ian Black (Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp), Jonah Ray (new host of Mystery Science Theater 3000see above), and more.
Demetri Martin
Nikki Glaser, Greg Proops, Matt Braunger, Hampton Yount, DJ Real, 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM

Stand-up on Sunday includes Nikki Glaser (Not Safe with Nikki Glaser), Greg Proops (Whose Line Is It Anyway?), and new dad Hampton Yount (the new Crow T. Robot on the new Mystery Science Theater 3000see above).


Robots Among Us: Fantasy vs. Reality, 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM

Bizarre States, 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM

Hampton Yount

Nikki Glaser

Artists’ Alley

Aftershock Comics, 4:45 Pm – 5:45 PM

Creator Owned Comics, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM

Breaking Into Comics, 2:15 PM – 3:15 PM

Valiant Comics, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Aftershock Comics




Shoreline Amphitheatre Music Stage

Girl Talk, 10:00 PM – 11:00 PM

Greg Gillis (Girl Talk – QRO photos at a festival) moved from biomedical tissue engineering to DJ mash-up engineering (QRO photos at a festival), taking samples from across the spectrum and making something very new (QRO photos at a festival). While he started out playing clubs, he’s graduated to ballroom & even the great outdoors (QRO photos outdoors) – but that just means he’s got bigger stages (QRO photos outdoors at a festival) and festivals (QRO photos at a festival) to fill with dancing concertgoers (QRO photos at a festival).
Girl Talk
TV On the Radio, 8:40 PM – 9:40 PM

One of the bands that put Brooklyn not only on the indie-map, but also at the top of it, is the borough’s TV On the Radio (QRO live review outdoors in Brooklyn). 2004’s debut Desperate Youth, Blood Thirsty Babes introduced their complex-yet-accessible indie-tech-punk-rock, 2006’s Return to Cookie Mountain proved it was no fluke, and 2008’s Dear Science (QRO review) saw the band launched into the top tier of alternative music (QRO live review). The group took something of a break after that, as members such as Tunde Adebimpe, David Andrew Sitek, and Kyp Malone did various side/solo projects, but returned in 2013 (QRO photos at a festival) with Nine Types of Light (QRO review). Nine Types was a return in quality as well as success for the band (QRO photos at a festival), though they unfortunately lost bassist Gerard Smith to cancer in 2011, but have kept on magnificently (QRO photos outdoors in New York), including at festivals (QRO photos at a festival) and with 2014’s Seeds (QRO review).
TV On the Radio
Animal Collective, 7:20 PM – 8:20 PM

Amongst the main highly praised experimental acts at Primavera, none is more highly praised or as experimental as Animal Collective (QRO photos at a festival). 2009’s Merriweather Post Pavilion (QRO review) got the kind of praise that makes one sick of a band (though it was certainly an improvement on their prior release, Strawberry Jam), and though 2012’s Centipede Hz was called a bit of a repeat by some (QRO review), last year’s Painting With (QRO review) is a revived stance. By this time, the electronics-and-more collective is commonplace, but this Baltimore outfit (QRO photos) still rule the roost (QRO live review). Like a lot of electronica, however, they do struggle live outdoors (QRO photos outdoors at a festival), but should do better at night (QRO photos at a festival in the evening).
Animal Collective
Crystal Castles, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Most electronic acts are restrained on stage, even when their crowd is going nuts, but the duo of Ethan Kath & Alice Glass (QRO live review) long matched their audience’s fervor – which had gotten them booted from more than one stage, especially at festivals (QRO photos at a festival). Glass split in 2014, but Kath decided to keep the group going, recruiting replacement Edith Frances to a rather mixed reaction. So even if you fall on the ‘hate’ side of this love-them-or-hate-them act (from Canada, surprisingly…), show up for the spectacle… (QRO live review)
Crystal Castles
Robert DeLong, 5:00 PM – 5:40 PM

Nicely mixing between his indie-rock background and his moombahton love, Robert DeLong (QRO photos at a festival) will have all the kids dancing at ID10T (QRO photos at a festival).
Robert DeLong
Mothers, 4:10 PM – 4:40 PM

Kristine Leschper’s Atlanta experimental folk act Mothers (QRO photos at a festival) comes to ID10T behind this year’s When You Walk a Long Distance You Are Tired.


Sweet Crude, 3:30 PM – 3:50 PM


ID10T Festival Tent Mad Decent Dance Stage

Zeds Dead, 9:40 PM – 10:55 PM

Canadian duo DC & Hooks make up the genre-defying Zeds Dead, who come to close out the first night of the Mad Decent Dance Stage (QRO photos at a festival).
Zed's Dead

Troy Boi, 8:35 PM – 9:35 PM

Party Favor, 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM

4B, 6:45 PM – 7:30 PM

Wax Motif, 6:00 PM – 6:45 PM

Troy Boi

ID10T Festival Tent ID10T Panel Stage

Harmontown, 4:00 PM – 4:50 PM

Dan Harmon, creator of Community, brings his ‘Harmontown’ podcast live to ID10T.
Dan Harmon
Portlandia, 3:00 PM – 3:50 PM

The dream of the nineties is alive in Portland – and comes to ID10T!! IFC’s hit sketch comedy Portlandia, and stars Fred Armisen (of Saturday Night Live & Late Night with Seth Meyers) and Carrie Brownstein (of Sleater-Kinney – QRO live review) come south.
Animaniacs Live!, 2:00 PM – 2:50 PM

“It’s time for Animaniacs / And we’re zany to the max / So just sit back and relax / You’ll laugh ‘til you collapse / We’re Animaniacs!”
Futurama, 1:00 PM – 1:50 PM

Good news, everyone! If you’re going to ID10T, you know Futurama. The ‘other’ great series from Matt Groening (QRO photo at a festival), who also makes a little-known product called The Simpsons, it’s had more lives than times Bender’s told you to kiss his shiny metal ass.


Monster Energy Comedy Tent

Michael Che, Mike Phirman, Brent Weinbach, Marcella Arguello, Adrian McNair, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM

Michael Che first got noticed as a correspondent on The Daily Show, but jumped to the big time when he jumped to network television to be the co-anchor of Saturday Night Live’s ‘Weekend Update’ – the first black co-anchor in Weekend Update’s history.
Michael Che
Garfunkel & Oates, Brian Posehn, Yassir Lester, Marcella Arguello, Natasha Muse, 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM

Sunday stand-up comedy at ID10T includes the hilarious musical comedy duo Garfunkel & Oates, and your favorite ‘Comedian of Comedy’ Brian Posehn (QRO photos at a festival) .


Nerdist Comics Panel, 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM

Nerdist Writers Panel, 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM

Brian Posehn

Garfunkel & Oates

Artists’ Alley

Aftershock Comics, 4:45 PM – 5:45 PM

Breaking Into Comics, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM

Drawing & Writing for Comics, TV & Film, 2:15 PM – 3:15 PM

Music Influencing Comics, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Aftershock Comics



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