No Radiohead compound this year, but All Points West is evidently returning to Liberty State Park in Jersey City. We applaud the overdue local chauvinism in having the Beastie Boys (and fellow New Yorkers Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Vampire Weekend, and the National) headline Friday. Tool and MBV hold down Saturday; Coldplay anchors Sunday. Also: Gaslight Anthem!
There are some urgent words in the press release and also at the website about improving last year’s beer situation, which we characterized then as “ludicrous.” Although it seems like this change is merely an upgrade from a five drink per person per day limit to a seven drink per person per day limit. What a miserable, sodden outrage. Tickets run $89 (for one day) to $199 (for all three); cop them starting Friday. [All Points West]