Music Festivals 2014
I’ve seen three (Nude Beach, Speedy Ortiz and Dinosaur Jr) amd have heard two others (Mac deMarco and Those Darlins, plus heard of one more (Viet Cong – though less to do with hip underground bands, more to do with hip underground soldiers) and two of them (Radkey and Re-Tros) are a complete mystery to me.
I must say that the Echo/Echoplex is probably my favorite place in LA for many reasons (beside the awesome shows they host), the managers are so cool with any crowd antics, they let people climb on the booth seats when they can’t see the stage, they let people stage diving and crowd surfing their heart out, and nobody felt restrained to do so on Saturday night.
The Decemberists came on when it was starting to absolutely downpour, and some people left and others toughed it out. I was amongst those who bailed; it was cold and rainy and a long day. From what I heard in my attempt to get out and not be soaking wet, The Decemberists definitely still have their niche and a huge fan base
Summer has arrived in California, we had torching temperatures this week reaching the 100s in the valley, meanwhile FYF fest founder Sean Carlson dropped the line up of the festival on KCRW this Friday morning…. This is truly summer time.
Nothing was worse than having the band up first! You then had to figure out where that stage was located and actually get there withing 10 min. Now months ahead of the tour we at least have a jump on things. The holy graile… the stage assignments.
Of course, I am not going as I have the feeling that this hyped festival has less and less to do with music,… it’s now all about fashion, money and show-off, and I realize, about just getting one of these expensive tickets!
There is a Burger Records revolution in Southern California, this small independent label has been organizing its Burgerama for three years now, taking over the Observatory in Orange County for the weekend, and it is expanding like a homegrown giant flower
I had the chance to see Kim Shattuck not too long ago, during her short episode with the Pixies, and she was back with her own thing, the Muffs, playing inside the Observatory.
Cash in fast, your days are numbered. If you expect kids to spend $104. to see Anthony Green and Circa Survive…you’re out of your mind.
for the first time, Coachella is offering a four-course $225 meal? What? It is not a joke and it blows my mind. When do you find the time for a four-course dinner when there are 100 bands on the bill?
Bridgeport Connecticut is one of the sketchiest citys in the state. Boasting loads of crime and blight it also boasts a little park in which all the wannabe hippies can come once a year with their Winnebago’s and get wasted while listening to throw back music.
This year, greased with tragedy and murmurings about how the infrastructure can’t sustain the scene, the cool writers of a new generation are feeling the streets of Austin and we in New York merrily freeze, the SXSW finally appears to be a music scene without a reason to exist anymore.
Headlining Laura Stevenson, who I missed, the line up included power poppers the Warriors, the modern world jam of Nude Beach, super-groupish Upset and a band that personifies so many things so significant to Don Giovanni…
So sure you’re going to Governor’s Ball and the weather is kind, then this is some line up . It is a lot of heavy digging done quickly and since the action is in I the bottle of middle, you can spend all day without necessarily spending all night
It looks like 2014 will be Outkast’s year, according to the San Francisco Weekly, the rap duo will be playing more than 40 festivals this spring and summer, yeah you read that right, 40 festivals. A few days ago, they have officially been announced as one of the headliners of Coachella, and at…
Coachella is taunting you- like donuts to a diet. You think you can get a hit of that elsewhere? You’re wrong. Trust me. Today’s horror of living on the East Coast and missing this mondo fest will soon float away just like Cali when the San Andreas fault lets loose
This is true that headliner Outkast had already been announced a long time ago, that Arcade Fire was a given, as they have been playing literally everywhere lately, but Muse? I can already see your excitation, but I basically have none at this point. They excite me as much as Phoenix,
Any way there is always something and I plan to go on February 7th, the more mainstream of the three nights. Why? because Shellshag are playing and Shellshag are the proud owners of one of the best albums of 2013, the awesome Shellshag Forever.
AJ Maddah, a very powerful Australian concert promoter, slammed him on Twitter on Friday, claiming that the Nine Inch Nails frontman turned down the 2014 Soundwave music festival because he wanted to play to a more ‘sophisticated fanbase