The folks at Goldenvoice, the company most famous for promoting Coachella, were probably looking forward to a reprieve from the three digit temperatures their flagship festival often endures in the Southern California desert when they were organizing their New York City festival, some months ago. Instead, they, and festival-goers like myself, would have to persevere through three days of record-setting highs on Randall’s Island this past weekend; the shiny paragon of LCD Soundsystem’s big New York reunion show looming over us all. [Read more…]
We knew that there would be a few shows as part of the Northside Festival, but this is great news. Neko Case kicks off the series in June, which will be called Brooklyn Live at the Inlet:
Indie, deep house, hip-hop and everything in between will be taking over 50 Kent Avenue, starting with Northside Festival’s headlining shows June 12-14 with Neko Case, Built to Spill, Best Coast, Run the Jewels, Sleigh Bells and more. [Read more…]
The official Bonnaroo lineup is here, and WHAT A LINEUP INDEED! For headliners you’re looking at the Piano Man Billy Joel, returning acts Mumford and Sons and one of rap and hip-hops finest, Kendrick Lamar. For the first time ever, it’s been said that an EDM act will also be taking a coveted spot at the mainstage, and this year it’s all about the mysterious helmeted dub/chord/bass aficionado Deadmau5!
Other “HOLY SHIT THIS INSANE” acts include Tears for Fears, Earth Wind and Fire, and Robert Plant and the Sesational Shapeshifters. Bonnaroo stays true to its jam and bluegrass roots with acts like Pokey Lafarge, The Punch Brothers, Medeski, Scofield, Martin and Wood, Bela Fela and Abigail Washburn and STS9.
Well here it is folks! Festival season is officially upon us with the announcement of Coachella’s 2015 lineup. It’s an eclectic mix heading to California’s Indio Valley this year with Jack White, Drake and AC/DC headlining the bill. While Jack White may come as a bit of a disappointment to those of us who saw him at basically every other festival last year, there’s not denying he puts on a great show and Lazaretto was undoubtedly one of the top albums of 2014. Drake comes hot off of his “Drake Vs. Lil Wayne” interactive tour which relied heavily on audience interaction through the use of integrated iPhone technology, and AC/DC, well if you keep up with Rolling Stone or any of the other major outlets, you’d know that Angus Young and the rest of the “schoolboys” were hitting the road again, making them an obvious pick for the “classic rock” slot.