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NYC festival Governors Ball is totally sold out of regular tickets, but if you weren't able to get yours and still want to go, there are still a few options. From now until Monday (5/27) at 11:59 PM, you can enter the Governors Ball Ticket Lottery. Entering the lottery gives you a chance to be selected to purchase either a 3-day pass or a single day ticket. More details on how the lottery works below.
Ticket lottery details and festival set times below...
by Andrew Sacher
DOWNLOAD: Black Hippy - "U.O.E.N.O" Remix (MP3)
When we first realized Rhye wasn't as mysterious as we thought, it was brought into the public consciousness that one half of the duo was Mike Milosh (better known as just Milosh) and Robin Hannibal, who is also one half of the duo Quadron with Coco O. Quadron is set to release a new album, Avalanche, on June 4 via Vested in Culture/Epic, and in very exciting news, the first single, "Better Off," features a verse from Kendrick Lamar. Pitchfork mentions that Robin and Coco were also in a group called Boom Clap Bachelors, whose song "Tiden Flyver" is prominently sampled in Kendrick's "Bitch, Don't Kill My Vibe." Check out "Better Off" below, along with the album tracklist. That's the artwork above.
Quadron also have some tour dates coming up around the time of the album's release. They'll be a support act for some of the dates on Jose Gonzalez's group Junip's previously discussed tour, including the NYC date happening on June 13 at Highline Ballroom. Barbarossa is on that show too, which is sold out.
As discussed, Kendrick Lamar will also be in the NYC-area for Summer Jam, Governors Ball, and Rock the Bells. Kendrick and the rest of the Black Hippy crew (Schoolboy Q, Ab-Soul, and Jay Rock) just remixed Rocko's "U.O.E.N.O," which you can download above and stream below.
All Quadron dates are listed, along with the song streams and album artwork, below...
Schoolboy Q at Best Buy Theater - 5/21/13 (via Kellen Dengler)
Thanks to TDE's recent success, Q found himself as the most established performer at the Freshman show. With no one to accompany him on stage, he fared better in the larger crowd as a solo artist, breezing through tracks from Habits & Contradictions and throwback collaborations with A$AP Rocky. At one point, he asked Kendrick Lamar to join him but laughed at the audience members who fell for his joke. Fittingly, he won the crowd back with his charisma by asking them the title of his upcoming album. "Oxymoron!" they screamed back. And this was done four times over. [XXL]The 2013 XXL Freshman Class, including Schoolboy Q, Ab-Soul, Joey Bada$$, Action Bronson, Angel Haze, and more, all came to NYC for a show at Best Buy Theater last night (5/21). You can check out a video of Schoolboy Q playing "My Hatin' Joint" at the show, below.
As mentioned in yesterday's What's Going On? post, Action Bronson made a video for his Harry Fraud-produced song, "Strictly 4 My Jeeps." If you missed it, you can watch that video below. Riff Raff stars in the video, and as discussed, he plays a Scion A/V show in Brooklyn at Coco 66 tonight (5/22) with Stalley and Smoke DZA. Entrance to that show had to be gained through Scion's contest which has since ended.
Schoolboy Q and Ab-Soul are both members of the group Black Hippy (which also includes Kendrick Lamar and Jay Rock), and that whole group is playing the traveling Rock the Bells Festival which hits the NYC-area on October 4-5 at the Meadowlands Racetrack in East Rutherford, NJ. Tickets for that festival are on sale now. The rest of the lineup includes Big K.R.I.T., Common, Danny Brown, Earl Sweatshirt, Tyler the Creator, Jhene Aiko, Juicy J, Rakim, Wu-Tang Clan, and many more.
Updated Rock the Bells lineup and videos below...
Happy 10th anniversary to Rock the Bells, who have announced their initial, rotating 2013 lineup featuring hosts Peter Rosenberg & MURS 3:16, as well as names like Bone Thugs N Harmony, Danny Brown, Black Hippy (who just played NYC), Common, E40 & Too Short, Earl Sweatshirt (ditto), Flatbush Zombies, Juicy J (who played a Fader show on Monday and Irving Plaza last night), Rakim, Wu-Tang Clan (who play Summer Jam soon), Tyler the Creator (who just announced an NYC show as part of Odd Future), Eazy E, Ol Dirty Bastard and more. Confused? Yes, I did just say Eazy E and Ol Dirty Bastard, both of which will be "virtual performances" as part of the travelling festival. AllHipHop reports:
Ol Dirty Bastard and Eazy-E's spirits will return to the stage at Rock The Bells this year, AllHipHop has learned.So far only four dates exist for Rock the Bells. They're all listed below. Two of them are on the East Coast and one is in the NYC area at Meadowlands Racetrack in Rutherford, NJ on October 4-5. Tickets go on presale Thursday (10/16) at noon, and regular sale on Saturday.
The pair of Hip-Hop legends will have holograms performing this year at the 10-year anniversary of the rap festival.
Eazy-E will perform virtually with Bone Thugs-In-Harmony and ODB will rock with Wu Tang. Organizers said Eazy never blessed the Rock The Bells stage and ODB only did once.
Also, the "holograms" are approved by Eazy-E's wife Tomica Wright and Ol Dirty's mother, Cherry Jones.
Tupac's Coachella appearance inspired the new virtual performances at Rock The Bells, organizers admitted.
Initial lineup (at least 15 more artists TBA), dates and some video below.
Kendrick Lamar: outstanding in his field
Kendrick Lamar just performed in NYC over the weekend with his Black Hippy crew, but the MC will be keeping the good vibes going through the summer season. For starters, he just released a video for his hit "Bitch Don't Kill My Vibe" and you can watch that below.
Additionally, he going to be spending most of his summer on the road, including the two previously-mentioned stops in NYC: SummerJam in East Rutherford on June 2 (tickets) with Wu-Tang Clan and Chris Brown among others, and at Governors Ball (tickets). He's added a bunch more too and all are listed below.
by Andrew Sacher
Black Hippy at Downtown Music Festival in NYC (via @me_acosta)
The biggest highlight of the artists I saw was the Black Hippy crew, who went on at Capitale at around 1:30 AM. All four guys, Kendrick Lamar, Schoolboy Q, Ab-Soul, and Jay Rock, came out together for a few posse cuts to start the show, and then Ab-Soul, Schoolboy Q, and Kendrick each did their own mini-sets to follow that. They had a ton of fun with it, focusing on crowd pleasers, and taking it a little less seriously than when the members play their own gigs (in a good way). We've seen them make appearances at each other's shows, but getting a chance to see each rapper in the group sampling their own stuff and no one member taking the limelight over another is an entirely different appeal. It showed how diverse each rapper really is (Kendrick has the introspective songs, Q has the party bangers, and Ab-Soul has the tripped out ones -- and PS, we want to hear more from Jay Rock!), and like I said, it was a super fun show.
Houston rapper Fat Tony opened that show with a solid set, which he used much of to promote his new album, Smart Ass Black Boy, which comes out June 11 via Young One. If you haven't heard it yet, you can stream that album's single, "Hood Party," which features Kool A.D. and Despot, below. Tony will be back in NYC for the free 4Knots Music Festival in June.
Earl Sweatshirt at Downtown Music Festival in NYC (via Liz Una Kim)
Another standout of the festival for me was Earl Sweatshirt, who played Element at around 11 PM with Syd tha Kyd as his DJ. Odd Future supporters have turned on the group a bit (or at least the way it was when Tyler and Hodgy Beats were basically running it) and Tyler's so-so new album Wolf didn't help that, but Earl's been hailed as something of a saving grace for the group. It's obviously too soon to tell if Earl's gonna pull it off (though his recent singles have been promising), but whether intentionally or not, his show on Friday worked by being good for very different reasons than the ones that initially gained Odd Future attention. He didn't talk much between songs, didn't have any "punk" stage antics of a large group of hypemen, and OF's shock-factor-turned-predictable-offensiveness was almost never to be found. Instead, Earl focused on classic-style rhymes and proving himself as an adept emcee. There's still no release date for his upcoming album, Doris, but once it does come out, it should be pretty interesting to see where he goes with it.
More Downtown Music Fest coverage to come. Meanwhile, a video of Earl playing a new song at Element, Kendrick playing "Bitch Don't Kill My Vibe" at Capitale, and that Fat Tony stream below...
Deerhunter at Austin Psych Fest 2013 (more by Tim Griffin)
Governors Ball is less than a month away, and the fest has now released the daily schedule. They've done a pretty good job with not too many giant conflicts -- though there's a few like Grizzly Bear vs Beirut, Bloc Party vs The xx, Erykah Badu vs Beach House, and Nas vs Guns N Roses. Check out the daily line-ups across their four stages below.
Brooklyn rapper Talib Kweli has been working on his new album, Prisoner of Conscious since before the release of 2011's Gutter Rainbows, and after continuously delaying it, he's finally set to release it for real this time. It comes out next week (5/7). The record features contributions from some pretty hot of-the-moment guests, including Miguel ("Come Here") and Kendrick Lamar & Curren$y ("Push Thru"). It's also got a track produced by Harry Fraud ("Upper Echelon"), one produced by RZA with a verse from Busta Rhymes ("Rocket Ships"), and a handful of tracks produced by Oh No. You can stream/watch videos for "Come Here," "Push Thru," "Upper Echelon," "Rocket Ships" and two other cuts from the album below, along with the full tracklist. That's the artwork above.
Talib's next hometown gig is this weekend on Sunday (5/5) at Union Hall, where he'll be providing "music and monologues" followed by improv comedy from Coal, Swag, and Sandino, which will be inspired by Talib's set. Tickets for that show are on sale now.
All dates are listed, along with song streams and the album tracklist, below...
Bumbershoot is returning to Seattle this year from August 31 to September 2 at Seattle Center. This year's lineup was just announced, and it includes Death Cab for Cutie performing Transatlanticism (in case The Postal Service reuniting wasn't enough Ben Gibbard nostalgia for you), Kendrick Lamar, MGMT, The Breeders, The Zombies, Alt-J, Deerhunter, Baroness, Crystal Castles, Gary Numan, Joey Bada$$, Eric Burdon, Bob Mould, David Bazan, Charli XCX, Redd Kross, The Men and more.
Tickets (3-day passes, 2-day passes, and single day tickets) for the festival are on sale now.
Full lineup below...
Kendrick Lamar at Roseland in February (more by Dylan Johnson)
We recently posted that the Hot 97 Summer Jam "Festival Village" lineup (aka the side stage in the parking lot), which features Action Bronson, Joey Bada$$, A$AP Ferg, Smoke DZA, Bodega Bamz, Troy Ave, and more. And now the main stage lineup, which goes down inside of MetLife Stadium on June 2 has been announced, and that one's looking pretty good too. It's got Kendrick Lamar and A$AP Rocky, who both quickly graduated from the side stage that they played last year (but for obvious reasons), in addition to Miguel, Wu-Tang Clan, Fabolous, Wale, 2 Chainz, Joe Budden, French Montana, and, sigh, Chris Brown. Tickets for the whole festival (main stage and "Festival Village" included) are still available. Hopefully no headliners drop off this year.
This show is one of a few that Kendrick Lamar is doing in the NYC-area this year, including his Downtown Music Festival show at Capitale on May 10 with the rest of the Black Hippy crew (Schoolboy Q, Ab-Soul, and Jay Rock) joining him, plus support from Fat Tony. Tickets for that one are still available. Then he plays NYC festival Governors Ball on June 8.
Miguel was originally on Governors Ball too, but dropped off. He, Kendrick, 2 Chainz and A$AP Rocky will also be festival-mates later this year at Jay-Z's Philly festival, Made In America in August, which also includes Drake, Beyonce, Queens of the Stone Age, Nine Inch Nails, Phoenix, Solange, and others. Tickets for that festival are still available.
Meanwhile, A$AP Rocky has many other tour dates too, including NYC-area dates on May 4 and 5 at Barclays Center with Rihanna (both sold out), and on August 2 at PNC Bank Arts Center, August 6 at Jones Beach, and August 8 at Comcast Theatre with Wiz Khalifa, Joey Bada$$, Rockie Fresh, Smoke DZA, and others. Tickets for those shows are still available.
Videos of Kendrick and Rocky on last year's Summer Jam parking lot stage below...
Danny Brown at Knitting Factory Brooklyn in March (more by Fred Pessaro)
Rapper Danny Brown is inspiring retweets and making headlines for an alleged incident that took place while he was on stage in Minneapolis on Friday (4/26), as City Pages reports...
Live performance is an incredibly intimate bond between artists and fans, but that intimacy got busted worse than Danny Brown's front tooth during Friday's show on Minneapolis's West Bank. At minimum, the Detroit rapper led several fans at the sold-out Triple Rock Social Club to believe, and many proclaiming on Twitter, that they saw a female concert-goer in the front row performing oral sex on him. At max, the 18-and-up crowd witnessed something putting Brown's evening put alongside Jim Morrison's "Miami Incident."Whether it happened or not, at least one Reddit user claims to be traumatized, and Danny's name will probably be attached to the rumor for a while. Read the rest of the article, including tweets from fans (and from Kendrick Lamar), and tourmate Kitty Pryde's take on the matter, at City Pages.
Updated tour dates are listed, along with a stream of Danny Brown's "#ExpressYourself," below...
Autre Ne Veut at BV-SXSW 2013 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
As mentioned, Downtown Records are taking their Downtown Music Festivals to different North American cities this year, including NYC from May 10 to 11 across various LES venues, including Mercury Lounge, Bowery Ballroom, Angel Orensanz Center, Pianos, Cake Shop, Tammany Hall, Element, Capitale, Rockwood Music Hall and more.
In addition to the previously announced lineup of Black HIppy (aka Kendrick Lamar, Schoolboy Q, Ab-Soul, and Jay Rock), Purity Ring, Earl Sweatshirt, DIIV, Sky Ferreira, Trash Talk, Palma Violets, Teengirl Fantasy, and others; more acts have just been added. Those new acts include Andrewy Wyatt (of Miike Snow), Autre Ne Veut, Guards, Ryan Hemsworth, Port St. Willow, Kilo Kish, Ratking, Mr. Muthafuckin' eXquire, Vashtie, Fat Tony, d'Eon and Kingdom (playing with Kelela, who sang a song on the Teengirl Fantasy album last year and sings a song on the new Kingdom EP this year, which you can listen to below).
Chad Valley @ Schubas in September of 2011 (more by Matt Ziegler)
today in NYC
* Brazda @ Barbes
* Big Lazy @ Barbes
* Paul Anka @ J&R Music World
* Mika @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
* John Prine @ The Capitol Theatre
* The Crystal Ark @ Apple Store SoHo
* The Proclaimers, JP Jones @ City Winery
* Wavves, FIDLAR, Cheatahs @ Shea Stadium
* Bonobo, Shigeto, Nickodemus @ Webster Hall
* Stereo Total, The Recordettes @ Knitting Factory
* Bonobo (DJ Set), Nickodemus @ Public Assembly
* Hunter Valentine, Kill Devil Hills @ Mercury Lounge
* Diamond Head, Cauldron, Brohammer @ Saint Vitus
* Assembly of Dust, Dave Diamond @ Bowery Ballroom
* Aaron Pfenning (DJ Set), Malandro (DJ Set) @ Glasslands
* Jowe Head, Fly Ashtray, Sapphire Mansions @ Union Pool
* Featureless Ghost, Dream Affair, SGNLS @ Cameo Gallery
* Heaven's Gate, Bambara, Sleepies, Yi @ Living Bread Deli
* Antigone Rising, Holding Back Entirely @ Mercury Lounge
* Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons @ Theatre at Westbury
* The Klingsbury Manx, Miniboone, Home Body @ Cake Shop
* Barn Owl, Stygian Stride, Jahiliyya Fields @ Death By Audio
* Ghosts of Sailors At Sea, Horsehands, LukeInternet @ XPO 929
* Todd Barry, D.C. Benny, David Foster @ Eastville Comedy Club
* Egyptrixx, Evan Michael, T'Angelo, Judge Wise @ Cameo Gallery
* The Kennedys @ Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Montclair
* Netsky, Codes, Valentino Khan, Alex English, rekLES @ Wester Hall
* Belle Mare, Frances Cone, House of Blondes, Leaves of Green @ Pianos
* Lightouts, Unicycle Loves You, Bear Ceuse, Adam Rubenstein @ Union Hall
* Bears, Tiny Hazard, The Wives, Brainwave Bionics, Praything @ Paper Box
* Low Fat Getting High, Ovlov, Geronimo!, Adavaeta, The Hot Flood @ Big Snow
* Rick Ross, Waka Flocka Flame, French Montana, Mavado @ Nassau Coliseum
* Double King, Modern Rivals, Swear and Shake, Time Travelers @ Living Room
* Andrew McMahon (of Jack's Mannequin), Erland Wanberg, Kate Earl @ Warsaw
* Wovenhand, Wrekmeister Harmonies, Daniel Smith of Danielson (DJ Set) @ Littlefield
* Chad Valley, Rush Midnight, SZA, Letting Up Despite Great Faults (DJ Set) @ Glasslands
* Eola, Peace Arrow, Julian Paradise, Dillon James Rego, Andy Boay, Angelo Spagnolo @ Silent Barn
* Brain Cave Festival w J. Viewz, Hooray For Earth, Lemonade, Salt Cathedral, Cat Martino @ Europa
* trace-on, From Rum To Whiskey, Johnny Mellor's Bastardos, The End Men, Mister Jolly @ Don Pedro
* WBAR-B-Q w/ Le1F, Children of the Night, Morri$, Earnest Blount @ Lehman Lawn- Barnard College
* Hounds Basket, Dead Sexy Shelia, STUVOODOO, Vulture Shit, Bad Look, Smoke and Mirrors @ Muchmore's
* Eric Clapton, Albert Lee, Allan Holdsworth, The Allman Brothers Band, Andy Fairweather Low, B.B. King, Blake Mills, Booker T. Jones (DJ Set) @ Madison Square Garden
The 2013 Brain Cave Festival, which happens at Greenpoint's Europa, continues tonight with a diverse line-up featuring J. Viewz, Hooray For Earth, Lemonade, Salt Cathedral, and Cat Martino. Tickets for tonight are still available.
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Enigmatic Swedish duo Sally Shapiro have made a video for single "If it Doesn't Rain" from this year's Somewhere Else. Using stop motion animation, it's pretty cute and you can watch it below.
As you may know, Dillinger Escape Plan have a new album, One of Us is the Killer, which is out May 14. Check out one fan's reaction to their new track, "Prancer," below.
Phoenix at Music Hall of Williamsburg, 4/5/2013 (more by PSquared Photography)
Two days after announcing the existence of the second edition of Jay-Z's of Made in America festival, here comes the initial line-up. Set to go down August 31 - September 1 at Philadelphia's Benjamin Franklin Parkway, look for appearances from Beyonce, Queens of the Stone Age, Nine Inch Nails, Kendrick Lamar, Miguel (who is collaborating with Kendrick), Solange, The Gaslight Anthem (who just announced two huge NYC shows), Phoenix (who just played MHoW and SNL), Drake, 2Chainz and more.
So far no details on ticketing. Full line-up is below...
Governors Ball 2012 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Though Guns N Roses being announced as the third headliner and related "YOLO" Facebook messages were the most discussed and controversial topics when one of NYC festival Governors Ball's promoters hopped in a Reddit chat yesterday (4/3), we also learned that: Miguel dropped off the festival; the promoters were trying to land Atoms for Peace (whose tour instead brings them to NYC for a Barclays Center show on 9/27); Cut Copy and Kendrick Lamar are playing at the same time on the Saturday of the fest, and there are unannounced afterparties. "Stay tuned for epic shows at Brooklyn Bowl, MHOW, Gramercy, Glasslands, and Irving Plaza." That quote and more over at Reddit.
Governors Ball goes down on Randall's Island from June 7 - 9 and also includes a number of other artists like Kanye West, Nas, Grizzly Bear, The xx, Feist, Beach House, Animal Collective, Erykah Badu, Death from Above 1979, Crystal Castles, Best Coast, Dirty Projectors, DInosaur Jr., Japandroids, Alt-J, Deerhunter, Fucked Up, and many more. 3-Day passes are still available and tickets for individual days are now on Friday (4/5) at 11 AM.
We recently gave you a list of artists we're excited to see at the festival, and though that list already included Deerhunter, we're even more excited to see them after their recent Fallon performance. If you missed the awesomeness of that (which also included debuting their new single, Monomania), you can watch the video below.
Angel Haze at SPIN House at SXSW 2013 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
As mentioned, XXL's 2013 Freshman Class includes Schoolboy Q, Trinidad Jame$, Joey Bada$$, Ab-Soul, Logic, Action Bronson, Kirko Bangz, Travi$ Scott, Dizzy Wright, and Angel Haze, and as usual, XXL will celebrate with a concert in NYC that features all ten rappers. The show happens on May 21 at Best Buy Theater. Tickets for that show are on AmEx presale now and go on sale to the general public on Friday (4/5) at noon. XXL is also celebrating with an Action Bronson and Big K.R.I.T. show in Philly and an Action Bronson, Schoolboy Q, and Ab-Soul show in LA, but the NYC date is the only one with the full freshmen class. All XXL Freshman Tour dates are listed below.
Schoolboy Q and Ab-Soul will also be in NYC with the full Black Hippy crew (Kendrick Lamar and Jay Rock included) for Downtown Music Festival on May 10. 2-Day passes for that festival, which also includes Purity Ring, Earl Sweatshirt, DIIV, Pal,a VIolets, and more, are still available. That festival is also part of Kendrick Lamar's tour which brings him back to NYC in June for Governors Ball.
Joey Bada$$ and Action Bronson, along with many others, will be featured on Hot 97 DJ Peter Rosenberg's The New York Renaissance mixtape, which comes out on DatPiff
later today now. Download it HERE. Meanwhile, stream Joey's contribution, "A Day in the Life" (prod. Harry Fraud), and Bronson's contribution, "Compliments To The Chef," below.
Lollapalooza 2012 (more by James Richards IV)
After it was already confirmed that Phoenix, Vampire Weekend, The Postal Service, The National, The Killers, and Mumford and Sons were playing Lollapalooza 2013, a pretty promising leak came which appeared to potentially reveal the rest of the lineup, and it turns out that leak was real.
In addition to the previously mentioned artists, Lollapalooza will include Nine Inch Nails, Queens of the Stone Age, Kendrick Lamar, Grizzly Bear, The Cure, New Order, Baroness, Beach House, Cat Power, Death Grips, Jessie Ware, Father John Misty, DIIV, Wavves, Alt-J, Hot Chip, Disclosure, Baauer, Palma Violets, Angel Haze, Band of Horses, Crystal Castles and many others.
Lollapalooza goes down in Chicago from August 2 - 4 in Grant Park. Single day passes go on sale Wednesday (4/3) at 10 AM.
Full day-by-day lineup below...
Like Pitchfork, we got excited when we saw Miguel Instagram the above photo of himself yesterday with Kendrick Lamar (who played Jimmy Kimmel last night). Pitchfork points out, "Kendrick will be on an upcoming remix of Miguel's "How Many Drinks" off last year's Kaleidoscope Dream." That should be good.
Meanwhile, the Black Hippy rapper, who we just caught at SXSW, also just announced a tour that has him playing a ton of schools and NYC twice. Both NYC shows we already knew about, but now we have a drop more info. Kendrick's dates confirm that he plays the just-announced Downtown Music Festival on May 10. That's the first night of the two night Lower East Side fest, and one night before Kendrick heads south to play Sweetlife. Lamar, who played two shows at Roseland recently, returns to NYC in June for Governors Ball.
In related news, we caught Schoolboy Q last night at SOB's. All Kendrick dates are listed below.
The Breeders / 'Delocated' Jon
today in NYC
* Gentrify @ UCB East
* Cumbiagra @ Barbes
* Howard Fishman @ Barbes
* Martin Sexton @ City Winery
* Floor, Thrones @ Saint Vitus
* Miranda Cuckson @ The Stone
* The Breeders @ The Bell House
* The 1975 @ Santos Party House
* Bush Tetras @ The Slipper Room
* Boom Box, Ramona @ Brooklyn Bowl
* Drowners, Rewards @ Knitting Factory
* Rioux, Tubetops, Candide @ Glasslands
* Cool Serbia, DJ Matt Cash @ Union Pool
* Ran Moore & Gabriela Diaz @ The Stone
* Rumors, O Paradiso, Visuals @ Cameo Gallery
* Abigail Washburn: Post-American Girl @ Joe's Pub
* Justin Miller, Das Moth, Cale Parks @ Cameo Gallery
* Wildhoney, Slow Warm Death, Ylajali @ Death By Audio
* Quiet Loudly, I'm Turning Into, Nightfalls @ Fort Useless
* Depeche Mode Album Release Party @ Le Poisson Rouge
* Tall Tall Trees, Miggs, Rene Lopez @ Rockwood Music Hall
* Sidecar, Jenee Halsted, Audrey Ryan @ Pete's Candy Store
* Wolves, Happy Lives, Rewind The Crisis @ The Bowery Electric
* Futurist, Friendly People, The Boston Boys, Sun Club @ Cake Shop
* Superhuman Happiness, EMEFE, Live Footage @ Le Poisson Rouge
* Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds, Sharon Van Etten @ Beacon Theater
* Cold Blood Club, ChemistReset, Vinyette, Heavy English @ Paper Box
* Howling Hex, Blanche Blanche, Harpoon Forever @ Secret Project Robot
* World/Inferno Friendship Society, Rasputina, Stolen Babies @ Irving Plaza
* Venus X, $hayne, Mike Q, Jubilee, Rizzla, Ma Duro @ Santos Party House
* Flosstradamus, Para One, DJ Spinz, Alex English, rekLES @ Webster Hall
* Red Baraat, Vandana Jain, Parijat Desai Dance Company @ Webster Hall
* Chrome Sparks, Raja, Jacob 2-2, Heathered Pearls (DJ Set) @ Glasslands
* The Beets, Wild Yaks, Air Waves, The Darlings, Beach Arabs @ Living Bread
* DJ Jenn Pelly, DJ Deep Cuts, Ric Leichtung (DJ Set), DJ ESP TV @ Silent Barn
* Vimes, Coastgaard, Landlady, Little Racer, The Teen Age, Erica Russo @ Pianos
* Slonk Donkerson, Heeney, Clean Girls, Vulture Shit, Swaai Boys @ Shea Stadium
* Tonstartsbandht, Lantern, Herzog Rising @ Diana Center Cafe at Barnard College
* Schwervon!, Speedy Ortiz, The Due Diligence, Thomas Patrick Maguire @ Big Snow
* Sugar Hill Gang, Biz Markie, Slick Rick, Lisa Lisa, Judy Torres, TKA @ Radio City Music Hall
* Azania, Derrick N. Ashong and Soulfege, Denitia Odigyie, Osekre & The Lucky Bastards, Gone Quite Mad @ Joe's Pub
* Computer Magic, Not Blood Paint, Cultfever, Friend Roulette, manicanparty, Modern Rivals @ The Studio at Webster Hall
* Ruber Ross, iBeat (DJ Set), Subset (DJ Set), Bass Contol (DJ Set), DJ Crash, Inky Jack, Heels on Fire @ Public Assembly
* Delocated Live w Jon Glaser, Eugene Mimran, Todd Barry, Angie Pontani, Steve Cirbus, Janeane Garofalo, AD Miles @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
* Religious Girls, Cinema Cinema, Noxious Foxes, Big Ups, Mtns., Osekre & The Lucky Bastards, The Brooklyn What, KNTRLR, Laughters, What Model Citizens, The Micks, Matt Sebastian @ Public Assembly
The reformed Last Splash line-up of The Breeders play their first U.S. show in eons tonight at The Bell House. Ahhhooohhhha.
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Kendrick Lamar played The Jimmy Kimmel Show last night, performing "Poetic Justice" and a lyrically-altered-for-TV "Girl, Don't Kill My Vibe." You can watch both below.
Palma Violets at BV SXSW 2013 day party (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Downtown Records are taking their Downtown Music Festivals to different North American cities this year with a lineup that includes Black Hippy (aka Kendrick Lamar, Schoolboy Q, Ab Soul, and Jay Rock all playing together), Purity Ring, Earl Sweatshirt, Sky Ferreira, DIIV, Palma Violets, Trash Talk, Beach Fossils, Teengirl Fantasy, Inc., Ducktails, Royal Teeth, and Black Dave, plus more TBA.
The first festival takes place in NYC from May 10 to 11 across multiple venues, including Bowery Ballroom, Mercury Lounge, Rockwood Music Hall, Angel Orensanz, Pianos, Cake Shop, Tammany Hall, and Element. The full lineup and schedule for the NYC shows has not been announced yet, but we do know that it includes the previously announced Palma Violets show at Bowery Ballroom (which is now sold out, but tickets are still available for PV's MHOW show a day earlier). We also hear that they're trying to put up an outdoor stage and shut down Ludlow St to car traffic (which Pianos and Cake Shop are both on) for the festival, but no exact word on how that will work out.
After NYC, the festival will also pass through Philly, Toronto, Boston, LA, Denver, and Las Vegas, but the dates for those cities has not been announced yet.
photos by Tim Griffin, words by Andrew Sacher
Kendrick Lamar @ VICELAND, SXSW 2013
I capped off a totally eventful week in Austin for SXSW by heading to VICELAND to catch a headlining set from Kendrick Lamar. You already we knew we had pretty high expectations, but saying he lived up to them is an understatement. While some artists at SXSW were frustrated by the industry elements of it, Kendrick treated it like a festival and played for the pure entertainment of the fans. The show was in a huge warehouse but it was packed and he really had the whole crowd dancing, singing, rapping, and throwing their arms in the air for the whole set.
Kendrick began his set with some material from Section.80 to warm everyone up, and he gradually kept raising the bar. He did his verse and the chorus from A$AP Rocky's "Fuckin' Problems," brought Ab-Soul out on a track, then Jay Rock on "Money Trees," and by the time he did "Backseat Freestyle" the crowd was going crazy and screaming at a level that didn't stop til he left the stage. His between-song stage banter hypes the crowd too, often foreshadowing the next song. At one point, he asked a girl in front if she was alright because of all the people going crazy around her, and told her that she can't let anybody kill her motherfucking vibe (crowd screams). At another point, he told us if we weren't fucking with him, maybe we'd like one of his friends who's way crazier. This led to Kendrick bringing out the fourth Black Hippy member of the night, Schoolboy Q, who did his awesome "Hands On The Wheel" with Kendrick as a hypeman. After Q left, Kendrick did more good kid, m.A.A.d city tracks, each one as wild as the last. It was the most fun I had at SXSW.
Jay-Z also just released his official remix of Kendrick's "Bitch Don't Kill My Vibe. Stream that and check out more shots from the crowd of Kendrick's set at VICELAND, and Baauer's very dance-y DJ set (which was right before) below...
Amid all the noise that is SXSW, Yahoo! announced that Kendrick Lamar, fun., the Lumineers, J. Cole, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Imagine Dragons and more would be a part of a travelling festival called "Yahoo! on the Road" that kicks with a show in NYC on May 3. No word on exact line-up or venue just yet but the new media conglomerate promises details soon.
The tour concludes the three-day Wireless Festival in London (July 12 - 14) that will also feature Jay-Z & Justin Timberlake (who just added a second Yankee Stadium show), Frank Ocean, Kendrick Lamar, Miguel, Ke$ha, Nas, A Tribe Called Quest, A$AP Rocky and more. All Yahoo on the Road dates are listed below.
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SXSW gets underway today (3/13) in earnest, with 83,207 bands* playing SXSW this year. Trying to figure out who to see can be an overwhelming feeling. (Actually, just standing on 6th St. on Friday night is an overwhelming feeling.) Hopefully this post will give you some inspiration if you're among the throngs of people. Or maybe just some new stuff to listen to if you're not there.
Of course you could just hang out at all our day parties (our first starts at noon today!) and evening showcases, as we're really proud of our line-ups. But there are bands who we are pumped to see who aren't playing too. So here are 40 bands we're genuinely pumped to see in Austin this week. We made a Spotify playlist of all the bands (at least the ones on the service) you can stream below.
Check out our list below...
*not the actually number of showcasing bands. But it feels accurate.
Osheaga Festival is returning to Montreal's Parc Jean-Drapeau from August 2-4. This year's lineup includes The Cure, Mumford and Sons, Phoenix, New Order, Vampire Weekend, Kendrick Lamar, Hot Chip, Alt-J, Beach House, Explosions in the Sky, Big Boi, Baauer, Father John Misty, Disclosure, Frightened Rabbit, Angel Haze, Jessie Ware, DIIV, Guards, and many more.
3-Day passes go on sale Friday (3/15) at noon. There are still over 20 artists TBA, but you can browse the complete initial lineup below...