Entries tagged with: AlunaGeorge
photo: Death Cab @ Beacon Theatre, 2012 (more by Dominick Mastrangelo)
Louisville's Forecastle Fest has added a bunch of new acts to the lineup, including Pokey LaFarge, The Arcs, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, AlunaGeorge, White Denim, Hudson Mohawke, Heartless Bastards and more. Tickets for the whole fest, which also includes previously-announced headliners like Death Cab For Cutie, Alabama Shakes, The Avett Brothers and Ryan Adams, are still on sale. Check out the full Forecastle lineup below.
Speaking of the recently-hacked Death Cab for Cutie, the band recently played Mexico's Todos Santos Fest, which is run by R.E.M.'s Peter Buck. During their festival-closing set they were joined by Peter and his R.E.M. bandmate Mike Mills for a rendition of the band's 1986 single "Fall on Me." You can check out video of that R.E.M. cover, below.
Death Cab play NYC's Governors Ball in May.
by Andrew Sacher
UK duo AlunaGeorge played a few intimate shows last year to preview material off the followup to their 2013 debut Body Music, and now the first single is here. It's called "I'm In Control" and it features Jamaican dancehall artist Popcaan, who's probably best known in the indie-verse for "I Know There's Gonna Be (Good Times)" with Jamie xx and Young Thug. He's a pretty natural fit for the song, which kind of has a reggae-ish hop to it anyway. And that also thankfully means this isn't just Body Music Part 2.
No word yet on the title, but the duo's new album will be out this spring via Interscope. Check out the new song below...
Atlanta's Shaky Knees festival already announced its 2016 lineup, but that's not all we're getting from them this year. The festival organizers are also putting on the rap/electronic-focused Shaky Beats festival the following weekend, May 20-22. The lineup has some cool stuff, including Nas, Odesza, Major Lazer, !!!, Yeasayer, A$AP Ferg, Chromeo, Duke Dumont, Carnage, Classixx, Lunice, Floating Points, AlunaGeorge and more.
Tickets are on sale now. Full lineup is below...
We already knew Guns N Roses (Axl and Slash included) and LCD Soundsystem would be reuniting for Coachella 2016, and now the full lineup is here. It also includes Sufjan Stevens, M83, The Last Shadow Puppets, Ice Cube, Disclosure, Underworld, A$AP Rocky, Courtney Barnett, Grimes, Run the Jewels, Lush, Deerhunter, The Damned, The Kills, Foals, The Front Bottoms, Savages, Joey Bada$$, HEALTH, Mavis Staples, Shamir, The Arcs, Vince Staples, Beach House, Rancid, Chris Stapleton, Ex Hex, Death Grips, Bat For Lashes, Kamasi Washington, Skepta, Deafheaven, Sheer Mag, Girlpool and many more.
It happens April 15-17 and April 22-24 in Indio, CA. Tickets go on sale Wednesday (1/6) at 11 AM PST.
Poster above, and larger version HERE. Full lineup below...
The Firefly Music Festival will return in 2016 from June 16-19. This year's lineup includes Mumford & Sons, Kings of Leon, Florence & the Machine, Deadmau5, Disclosure, blink-182, Death Cab for Cutie, Tame Impala, M83, A$AP Rocky, Ludacris, Earth Wind & Fire, Fetty Wap, Flogging Molly, Vince Staples, AlunaGeorge, Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats, Guster, Chairlift, Quilt, Laura Stevenson and more.
Tickets go on sale Friday (11/20) at 11 AM. Full lineup below...
Tickets to the Jenny Lewis & the Watson Twins and M. Ward show at Beacon Theatre go onAmEx/Chase/fan/Bowery/local presale today at 11 AM (passwords: "SOCIAL", "JENNY") but first there's the ongoing artist presale.
A-Trak and Araabmuzik play Terminal 5 on December 12. Tickets go on AmEx presale today at noon with the general on-sale starting Friday (9/25) at noon.
Jesse Malin plays Bowery Ballroom on December 29. Tickets go on AmEx presale today at noon with the general on-sale starting Friday (9/25) at noon.
UK electronic act Lapsley plays Rough Trade on November 9 and Merucry Lounge on November 10. Tickets go on sale today at noon.
Foxygen offshoot Diane Coffee plays Mercury Lounge on November 18. Tickets go on AmEx presale today at noon with the general on-sale starting Friday (9/25) at noon.
Duran Duran are doing a signing on October 7 at J&R Express (22 Cortlandt St). More info here.
Nai Harvest, Solids, Furnsss, Us & Us Only, Alaska, Donovan Wolfington, Whitney and Gleemer DJs are playing a CMJ show called 'Unimpressed Fest' on October 17 at Webster Hall. Tickets are on sale now.
Radkey, Soda Bomb and The Teen Age play The Studio at Webster Hall on October 7. Tickets are on sale now.
Wale plays Webster Hall on December 8 (rescheduled from December 1). Tickets are on sale.
AlunaGeorge are opening for EDM star Zedd on October 2 at MSG with Madeon and Alex Metric. Tickets are on sale now.
ZZ Top guitarist Billy Gibbons plays Town Hall on November 17 with his band The BFGs. Tickets go on sale Friday (9/25) at 10 AM with Live Nation/VIP presales starting Thursday (9/24) at 10 AM.
Browse our 'Tickets On Sale' tag for more recently announced NYC shows.
Ghostface Killah and DOOM have released a new DOOMSTARKS song, "Lively Hood," as part of the Adult Swim Singles Club. You can stream or download it below. The song will also be released as a 7" single via DOOM's Gasdrawls and Metalface/Nature Sounds.
Ghostface and DOOM claim they will released the much-delayed/anticipated DOOMSTARKS album this year. They will perform together at the III Points Festival in Miami (October 9-11) though it will be Ghostface in person while DOOM is coming from "the other side of time" and will be "transported Star Trek-style directly onto the III Points Festival stage." What exactly that means, we shall see.
The III Points Festival also features performances by Nicolas Jaar, Panda Bear, Run the Jewels, The Field, King Krule, Warpaint, Toro Y Moi, AlunaGeorge, Empress Of and lots more. Full lineup is listed below.
photo: Sleater-Kinney at T5 in February (more by PSquared)
Sleater-Kinney, who first said they weren't playing festivals but then were announced for Primavera Sound, have now also been added to home stage festival Sasquatch!, taking place Memorial Day Weekend (5/22-25) at The Gorge. Other new additions include Angel Olsen, Hanni El Khatib (who plays NYC tonight), THEESatisfaction, Helms Alee, AlunaGeorge, Kaytranada, Goldlink and a few others.
Those additions join previously announced names such as Kendrick Lamar, Robert Plant, Modest Mouse, Lana Del Rey, Ryan Adams, The Decemberists, Tame Impala, St. Vincent and many more. Festival tickets are still available.
Updated lineup below...
photo: AlunaGeorge at Governors Ball 2014 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Electronic pop duo AlunaGeorge are returning to the US this spring to preview material from the TBA followup to their 2013 debut, Body Music. The have shows at Brooklyn's Rough Trade on April 28 (tickets) and LA's Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever on April 30 (tickets), plus appearances at the Sasquatch and Lightning in a Bottle festivals.
Listen to DJ Snake's recent remix of "You Know You Like It" below...
Vampire Weekend / Interpol / James Blake / Pikachu
"New York cares." That's what the audience sang with Interpol's Paul Banks during the city indie anthem "NYC" as Governors Ball 2014 neared its close on Sunday. Throughout the weekend some of the city's finest bands had made a return to festival stages, secured headliner statuses and played the most memorable sets of the fest for home crowds. For Interpol, it has just announced a new album, played two excellent new tracks and Sunday's show at Governors Ball was the band's "First home show for us in a long time." A set heavy on the classics, Interpol played through "Obstacle 1," "Slow Hands," "Narc," "Evil" and "Stella Was a Driver and She Was Always Down." [Reverb]The 2014 Governors Ball music festival wrapped up yesterday (6/8) after two other days of music on NYC's Randall's Island. The third and final day had sets from Vampire Weekend, Interpol (who along with The Strokes and Jack White's set featuring White Stripes songs, brought us back over a decade), James Blake, The Kills, J. Cole, The Head and the Heart, Tyler the Creator, Earl Sweatshirt and more. Luckily, with today's rain and Thursday's, the weather held out for GovBall all weekend (unlike last year). Pictures of day 3 are in this post.
AlunaGeorge at Laneway Festival 2013 (more by James Richards IV)
UK R&B/pop duo and Disclosure collaborators AlunaGeorge will be coming to NYC soon for the three-day Governors Ball festival on Randall's Island, which they play on Sunday, June 8. However, you can catch them in a more intimate NYC location that same weekend at the GovBall-presented Irving Plaza show on June 6. Tickets for that show go on sale today (5/16) at noon.
All AlunaGeorge dates are listed, with a video, below...
Phoenix @ Barclays Center, 2013 (more by Dominick Mastrangelo)
As you may know, the 2014 Governors Ball happens at Randall's Island from June 6-8. Individual day line-ups have been announced with Outkast, Phoenix and TV on the Radio headlining Friday (6/6), Jack White, The Strokes and Skrillex headlining Saturday (6/7), and Vampire Weekend and Axwell ^ Ingrosso headining Sunday (6/8). You can check each day's full line-up (though set times are still TBA) below.
Additionally, individual day tickets go on sale this Friday (4/4) at noon, with a limited Citi cardmember presale beginning Wednesday (4/2) at 10 AM.
Daily Governors Ball 2014 lineups below...
Montreal beatmaker Kaytranada was last in NYC for the 2013 Brooklyn Electronic Music Festival, and after hitting Austin this week for SXSW, he'll return for a show on Saturday (3/15) at 88 Palace with Sango, SWTO and DKDS. Tickets for that show are on sale now. All dates, including SXSW appearances at the M for Montreal showcase and FADER Fort, are listed below.
Kaytranada was one of many producers who contributed to the Disclosure remix album, taking on their song "January," and more recently he remixed Disclosure's pals AlunaGeorge. Listen to his take on their song "Kaleidoscope Love," plus the video for his banging 2013 single "At All" and the list of dates, below...
Sasquatch! Music Festival is returning for two weekends in 2014 to The Gorge in Quincy, Washington, and the lineups (which are different both weekends) have just been announced. The May lineup (5/23 - 5/25, aka Memorial Day Weekend) includes Outkast, The National, Queens of the Stone Age, M.I.A., Haim, Neko Case, Foals, Cut Copy, Violent Femmes, Elbow, Mogwai, Tyler the Creator, Chance the Rapper, Rudimental, Phantogram, tUnE-yArDs, First Aid Kit, Rodriguez, AlunaGeorge, Panda Bear, Phosphorescent, Bob Mould, Washed Out, Austra, Parquet Courts, Deafheaven, Big Freedia, Liars, Waxahatchee, Tacocat, Princess (feat. Maya Rudolph), Bridget Everett, Eric Andre and more.
The July lineup (7/4 - 7/6, aka Independence Day Weekend) includes Soundgarden, Kraftwerk, New Order, Frank Ocean, Royksopp + Robyn, Neutral Milk Hotel, Spoon, Broken Bells, Tegan & Sara, Local Natives, Gogol Bordello, Rhye, Black Angels, Deltron 3030, The Horrors, Junip, The Notwist, Kurt Vile, Talib Kweli, of Montreal, Action Bronson, Punch Brothers, Sharon Van Etten, Casey Veggies, RL Grime, Fuck Buttons, Courtney Barnett, Cloud Nothings, Foxygen, Palma Violets, Mikal Cronin, Mac DeMarco, Jon Hopkins, Gold Panda, Majical Cloudz, Duke Dumont, Oneohtrix Point Never, Death, Black Prairie, Latryx, Metz, John Grant, Reigning Sound, Young & Sick, Chad VanGaalen, Mutual Benefit, Helms Alee, Demetri Martin, Eugene Mirman, Kurt Braunohler, John Hodgman and more. There will also be fireworks for the 4th of July.
Tickets (including a 2-weekend pass option) go on sale Saturday at 10 AM.
Full lineups for both weekends below...
Governors Ball 2013 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
We already knew that Outkast would be headlining this year's Governors Ball music festival, which goes down on NYC's Randall's Island from June 6-8, and now, one day after the lineup of Firefly Fest was announced, and a few days after we found out who was playing Coachella, the full lineup has been announced. It includes Jack White, Vampire Weekend, Phoenix, Interpol, TV on the Radio, Julian Casablancas, Disclosure, Spoon, Broken Bells, Damon Albarn, James Blake, Neko Case, The Kills, Grimes, Janelle Monae, Tyler the Creator, Washed Out, Earl Sweatshirt, Kurt Vile, Chance the Rapper, Deafheaven, Run the Jewels and many more.
UPDATE: The Strokes are playing too!
Tickets go on sale today (1/15) at 3 PM. Full lineup and flyer below...
Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival 2014 - April 11-13, April 18-20
Read the full lineup below...
by Andrew Sacher
Pitchfork just posted their Top 100 Tracks of 2013. It's got what some people might call the worst song ever, the song with the most talked-about rap verse of the year, some surprises, and some of the year's most undeniable songs. Their #1 pick is certainly one of those undeniable songs, whether or not you're a fan of the artist who made it. What do you think of their list? Did your favorite song make it? Any glaring omissions?
Check out the full top 100 below...
a Haim striking a pose (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Steven Hyden at Grantland writes:
...we're witnessing the death rattle of the current version of alternative, "indie." In the past month, there's been a series of releases -- including Haim's Days Are Gone, Chvrches' The Bones of What You Believe, Lorde's Pure Heroine, Icona Pop's This Is ... Icona Pop, and the 1975's self-titled debut -- that have been slotted as "indie pop," ostensibly because they're positioned outside "regular" pop just as Pearl Jam once was placed outside regular rock music. But the "indie" modifier is instantly extraneous once you've actually heard these records -- in sound and form, there's nothing that's weird, experimental, or potentially off-putting about them. (The same can be said of indie-favored pop records released earlier in the year, including Charli XCX's True Romance, AlunaGeorge's Body Music, and Ariana Grande's Yours Truly.) They're well produced, catchy, immediately likable, and fashioned in the mold of successful trends. They are simply pop pop records. [Grantland]
photos by Amanda Hatfield
AlunaGeorge @ MHOW - 9/6/13
UK pop duo AlunaGeorge are currently in North America for their first-ever tour here, and they've had quite the run leading up to it. Their debut EP, You Know You Like It, came out on boutique electronic label Tri Angle Records and it was announced soon after that they signed to Island, who would release their eventual debut album. After almost a year-long run of releasing singles (and a huge collaboration with Disclosure), that album, Body Music, finally came out.
The band's North American tour began with Chicago's North Coast Music Festival, then Philly's Made In America Festival, and it hit NYC last week for two sold out shows with Chicago production duo/Polica collaborators Supreme Cuts at Bowery Ballroom (9/5) and Music Hall of Williamsburg (9/6). The sets included a good chunk of the new album, plus their Disclosure collaboration, "White Noise" and their cover of Montell Jordan's "This Is How We Do It" (which is featured as a bonus track on their album). They played as a full band, with producer/instrumentalist George Reid on keyboards and singer AlunaFrancis dancing and controlling the stage for a set that kept the MHOW crowd moving. Pictures of the MHOW show are in this post.
More of those, including one of the setlist, and a couple videos below...
Cloud Nothings at BV-SXSW 2013 (more by Sarah Frankie Linder)
As discussed, the Jay Z-curated Budweiser Made In America Festival is returning this weekend to Philly's Benjamin Franklin Parkway (8/31-9/1), and the mostly pop/rap/R&B festival just got a little more, um... punk. Aside from the fact that it already included The Gaslight Anthem (who are pretty much a festival regular by now anyway), the lineup now includes Cloud Nothings, Restorations, Balance & Composure, The Front Bottoms, Diarrhea Planet, PUJOL, and more. And you thought it was weird when Jay Z saw Grizzly Bear.
UPDATE: And one more: Wavves was added to the TBA slot on Sunday.
Other non-punk additions that have happened since we last spoke include Rudimental and The Underachievers. The full schedule was also recently announced, and you can check that out below.
Many of the artists playing Made In America also have NYC or NJ shows this weekend (or soon after), including The Front Bottoms, Diarrhea Planet, Rudimental, The Underachievers, Kendrick, Ab Soul & Jay Rock, AlunaGeorge, Haim, and 2 Chainz.
Made In America schedule below...
by Andrew Sacher
Supreme Cuts in Chicago in 2012 (more by Tyler Trykowski)
Chicago production duo Supreme Cuts are set to release the followup to 2012's Whispers in the Dark with their new album, Divine Ecstasy, on October 1 via Dovecote. The first single, "Envision," features guest lead vocals from Channy of Polica (who they've toured with), and it's one of the poppiest (and best) songs Supreme Cuts have done to date. Check it out below.
Since we last posted, Supreme Cuts have been added as an opener to the previously discussed AlunaGeorge tour, including both NYC shows: Bowery Ballroom on September 5 (sold out) and Music Hall of Williamsburg on September 6 (tickets). AlunaGeorge also just made their fantastic debut album, Body Music, available to stream in full.
All dates (including Lollapalooza) are listed, along with the new song stream, below...
As mentioned, AlunaGeorge's debut album, Body Music, is due out on Tuesday (7/30) but the duo are streaming the record in full via their Soundcloud. You can listen below.
by Andrew Sacher
AlunaGeorge's very-anticipated debut, Body Music, comes out July 29 via Island, and after revealing a handful of tracks, they've now just released yet another song from the new album, "Bad Idea." Like the ones we've heard so far, it's nothing short of great, and keeping the anticipation pretty high for this album. Check it out below.
AlunaGeorge will be going on their first North American tour this year too, which brings them to NYC on September 5 at Bowery Ballroom and September 5 at Music Hall of Williamsburg. Tickets for both of those shows are still available.
Song stream below...
Savages at Coachella 2013 (more by Dana [distortion] Yavin)
As mentioned, Savages are going on a tour this summer, which includes a NYC show happening at Webster Hall on July 11 (sold out). The band is coming back to North America in September to play Detroit's Laneway Festival and will be stopping in NYC on the way there for their biggest show here yet: Terminal 5 on September 12. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (6/14) at noon.
This is the inaugural Detroit Laneway Festival (which has happened in other cites since 2004) which will take place at Meadow Brook in Rochester Hills, Michigan. The line-up also includes The National, Sigur Ros, Alunageorge, Charli XCX, Chet Faker, Chvrches, Deerhunter, The Dismemberment Plan, Flume, Frightened Rabbit, Haerts, Icona Pop, My Brightest Diamond, Phosphorescent, Run The Jewels (El-P + Killer Mike), Solange, Warpaint, Washed Out, and Youth Lagoon. Tickets for the are on sale now.
Updated dates are listed, along with the videos of Savages performing two songs on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, below...
by Andrew Sacher
AlunaGeorge, who are already on one of the biggest songs of the year with their contribution to Disclosure's "White Noise," and have their own debut album set to drop next month, have finally announced more North American dates, including two in NYC. As mentioned, we already knew they'd be here for Philly's Made In America Festival and now comes word they'll play Bowery Ballroom September 5 and Music Hall of Williamsburg on September 6. Tickets for both NYC shows go on AmEx presale on Wednesday (6/12) with the general on-sale happening Friday (6/14) at noon.
All currently known dates are listed, along with streams of three tracks from their debut LP, below...