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Governors Ball

Governors Ball 2016 returns to NYC's Randall's Island from June 3-5, and today the daily lineups have been announced. Day 1 is the day with The Strokes and Beck, day 2 has The Killers and M83, and day 3 has Kanye West and Death Cab for Cutie. Check out the full day-by-day lineups below.

Single day tickets go on sale Thursday (2/11) at 10 AM, and they're on Citi presale now at citiprivatepass.com. Three-day passes are available now.

Continue reading "Governors Ball 2016 reveals daily lineups & single day tickets"

Miike Snow

Swedish pop act Miike Snow kick off their upcoming North American tour with a record release show for their new album iii on 3/3 at Le Poisson Rouge in NYC. That show has sold out and they have added another NYC date, this one the next day (3/4) at Warsaw in Brooklyn. Tickets for the Warsaw show go on sale Thursday (2/4) at 10 AM. Both of these shows are presented by Governors Ball who will have Miike Snow playing the fest in June. Updated dates are listed below.

In other news, Miike Snow singer Andrew Wyatt, in collaboration with German artist Sarah Ortmeyer, will be part of an event called "Valium Valentine" which happens at MoMA PS1 on February 14. Here's what it's all about:

Throughout the six-hour musical performance Mr. Wyatt is joined by male guest musicians for an improvised durational piece. Creating an emotional peak at the top of every passing hour, female singers each perform a song that Mr. Wyatt has composed especially for the occasion. In her artistic practice Sarah Ortmeyer often explores moments of ritualized happiness. For VALIUM VALENTINE she transforms the VW Dome into a planetarium of egg-shaped stars within a set that is as romantic as it is sad.
This six-hour event is from noon - 6 PM and guests include Hisham Bharoocha, Heather Goldin of Beau, Damon McMahon (aka Amen Dunes), Charlotte Kemp Muhl, Empress Of, Zanna Van Vorstenbosch, Charli XCX and Nick Zinner. Tickets are on sale.

Continue reading "Miike Snow add 2nd NYC show; singer Andrew Wyatt hosting "Valium Valentine" at PS1 w/ Empress Of, Amen Dunes, more"

by Bill Pearis

miike snow

Swedish hitmakers Miike Snow will be back with their third album, simply titled iii, on March 3. (There is a strong "3" theme here.) The current single for the album is "Ghenghis Kahn" and its video is pretty clever, wondering what Bond-esque supervillians do in the downtime between world domination plots. You can watch it below.

Miike Snow will play a record release show in NYC on March 3 at Le Poisson Rouge. The show will be "in the round" and tickets for that show go on sale Friday (1/15) at 10 AM.

That's the first date of a North American tour that hits Coachella, Boston Calling and other fests, and will hit NYC again for Governors Ball.

Continue reading "Miike Snow ready 3rd LP, spoof Bond villians in new video, touring, including NYC release show & Governors Ball"

photo: Sufjan Stevens in NJ in 2015 (more by PSquared)
Sufjan Stevens

The spring 2016 edition of Boston Calling happens May 27-29. For a small festival (with no overlapping sets), Boston Calling continues to bring in some pretty huge names, and this one's got Sia, Disclosure and Robyn headlining, plus Odesza, Sufjan Stevens, Haim, Miike Snow, Janelle Monae, Courtney Barnett, The Front Bottoms, Charles Bradley, Vince Staples, Battles, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Christine and the Queens, festival curator Aaron Dessner (of The National) playing a set with Lisa Hannigan, and more.

This time around they're also adding a small third stage with comedy "and other performances," which will be announced in the coming weeks. Tickets go on sale Friday (1/15) at 10 AM.

Full lineup below...

Continue reading "Boston Calling spring 2016 lineup (Sia, Disclosure, Robyn, Sufjan Stevens, Janelle Monae, Courtney Barnett & more)"

Governors Ball

The Governors Ball Music Festival, which happens June 3-5 at Randall's Island Park in NYC, has announced it's 2016 lineup which includes headliners Kanye West, the Strokes, and The Killers, plus Beck, Robyn, Death Cab for Cutie, M83, Haim, Chvrches, Father John Misty, Eagles of Death Metal, Purity Ring, Courtney Barnett, Jamie xx, Miike Snow, Bloc Party, Miguel, Big Grams, Action Bronson, Joey Bada$$, De La Soul, Vince Staples, Against Me!, Bat for Lashes, Thundercat, Torres, Bully and more. Full lineup is listed below.

That'll make the second time that both The Strokes and Kanye West headline Governors Ball. Last time Kanye headlined, he debuted about half of his then-still-unreleased Yeezus, and he's got a new album on the way this year too. The Strokes have also said they're in the studio (though a new Strokes album is probably a lot less exciting than a new Kanye album).

Tickets are on sale now.

Continue reading "Governors Ball 2016 lineup announced (tix on sale)"

Coachella

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...

Continue reading "Coachella 2016 lineup announced (LCD Soundsystem, Guns N Roses, Sufjan Stevens, M83, Last Shadow Puppets, Grimes, Ice Cube, Run the Jewels, Lush & more)"

Hangout Fest

The 2016 lineup for the Alabama's Hangout Music Festival has been released. It features The Weeknd, Florence + The Machine, Alabama Shakes, Haim, Grimes, Jason Isbell, Leon Bridges, Run the Jewels, Kurt Vile, Courtney Barnett, Bully and of course many others. The festival takes place in Gulf Shores from May 20-22, and tickets go on sale Thursday (11/19) at 10 AM CST.

Check out the full lineup below.

Continue reading "Hangout Music Festival announces 2016 lineup"

by Bill Pearis

xander-duell

Some of you may remember arty NYC band Inouk who were around in the early/mid '00s and were fronted by brothers Alexander and Damon McMahon. When the band called it quits, Damon went solo as Amen Dunes and Alexander struggled with a few demons. Having made it through the other side, Alexander now makes music as Xander Duell and released Experimental Tape No 2, Vol. 1 back in 2011. For his proper studio debut album, Wade Laiste (out now via Swedish label Ingrid), he brought in his brother Damon as producer and the record also features musical/studio contributions from Miike Snow frontman Andrew Wyatt. Bowie's clearly an influence here but it has its own weird, off-kilter charms. You can stream the whole album, via Rdio, below.

Xander Duell will celebrate Wade Laiste's release tonight (9/24) at Elvis Guesthouse. It's pretty great bill, especially given how small EG is, with TEEN, Luke Temple and White Bike also playing, and Prince Rama as DJs. Tickets are on sale and flyer for the show is below.

Continue reading "Xander Duell (ex-Inouk) released 'Wade Laiste,' celebrating at Elvis Guesthouse tonight with TEEN, Luke Temple & more"

Pssy Riot

This song is for Eric and for all those from Russia to America and around the globe who suffer from state terror -- killed, choked, perished because of war and state sponsored violence of all kinds -- for political prisoners and those on the streets fighting for change
Pussy Riot have released a new song/video, "I Can't Breathe," which is partially about Eric Garner who was killed by an NYC policeman last summer. The song was recorded in New York during the Garner protests and features Yeah Yeah Yeahs' Nick Zinner, Miike Snow's Andrew Wyatt (both of whom were in the Vice party house band Pussy Riot performed with), and downtown legend Richard Hell who contributes spoken word (specifically, Garner's last words) to the end of the song. The video, meanwhile, has Pussy Riot's Masha and Nadya being "buried alive in the Russian riot police uniforms that are worn during the violent clashes of police and the protesters fighting for change in Russia." Watch it below...

Continue reading "Pussy Riot share new song/video "I Can't Breathe" featuring Richard Hell and members of Yeah Yeah Yeahs & Miike Snow"

A-Trak at North Coast Music Festival 2013 (more by James Richards IV)
A-Trak

In honor of World AIDS Day, December 1st, some of the biggest names in the music and media industry are partnering with Lifebeat, Music Fights HIV/AIDS to draw urgent attention to the dramatic rise in HIV among young people ages 13-24.

From Nov. 24th - Dec 1st, a coalition of major media outlets, celebrities, online music distributors, and music venues will display banner ads, editorial content on websites, and activate their social media platforms, visual messages in support of #MusicFightsAIDS will be displayed every two minutes on nine jumbo screens in the heart of Times Square reaching more than 2 million people daily. Venues and nightclubs will distribute HIV prevention materials, activate their promotional and social media channels, and encourage their audiences to share a unified message. Superstar DJ's Steve Aoki, Dirty South, The Chainsmokers, A-Trak, Fedde Le Grand, have recorded a new series of PSAs to amplify awareness among their young fans. PSAs will be featured on mtvU, Spotify and other partner sites.

As quoted via press release above, HIV/AIDS prevention foundation Lifebeat has teamed up with multiple musicians and others in the industry for a week-long fight against HIV/AIDS leading up to World AIDS Day, December 1. The week will include a benefit show happening in NYC at Pacha on November 30, headlined by A-Trak. Also on that bill is Fedde Le Grand, Tritonal, Green Lantern and more special guests TBA. Tickets are on sale now.

That same week (11/25), A-Trak releases the physical version of his new Full EP on his own Fool's Gold label. That EP features the single "Push" with vocals from Miike Snow's Andrew Wyatt, who you can also catch in NYC at Baby's All Right TONIGHT (11/19) with DJ Prince Rama and others (tickets).

Watch the lyric video for "Push" below...

Continue reading "A-Trak playing Lifebeat show in NYC in honor of World AIDS Day; Miike Snow's Andrew Wyatt playing Baby's tonight"

by Bill Pearis

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You may remember we wrote about Swedish indie "supergroup" Amason -- featuring members of Miike Snow, Dungen, Little Majorette and more -- back in February 2013 right after they'd released their Carpenters-esque debut single "Margins." Since then, they put out an eponymous EP last year and a new single, "Ålen," at the start of 2014, offering up more of their lush pop. Amason have just signed to LA's Fairfax Recordings who will release their debut album, Sky City, early next year. Ahead of that, Amason have just released new single "Duvan" that definitely has shades of Buckingham/Nicks and is a fine showcase for Amanda Bergman's smoky vocals. You can stream it below.

Amason will be heading to North America next month for their first shows over here, including NYC for CMJ. The only announced appearance so far is for KEXP's annual live broadcasts, at The Cutting Room on October 22 at noon. KEXP's CMJ schedule hasn't otherwise been announced but stay tuned for that -- and more Amason CMJ shows. After the fest, the band heads to LA to play The Echo on November 3.

Streams below...

Continue reading "Amason (mems of Dungen, Miike Snow) release new single, ready debut LP, playing CMJ and LA shows (streams)"

by Klaus Kinski

Letterman

For those keeping score, your man Klaus has played drums in many many unpopular and unsignable bands since 1991. I've dragged my 1964 Ludwig Oyster Black Pearl 4 piece kit (2nd rack tom not shown) with 1965 Gretsch snare (all of which were purchased in North Dartmouth, Massachusetts for $175) from one end of the earth (the Northeast) to the other (the Midwest mostly) hundreds of times. 'Tis a gorgeous kit, in phenomenal condition, and I have endured hundreds if not millions of compliments regarding it's eye-watering beauty. I am a man who appreciates a nice set of drums. And I'm a man who appreciates a man who appreciates a nice set of drums. Therefore, I am a man who appreciates this wonderful compilation video featuring the great David Letterman appreciating his various musical guest's gear, focusing primarily, but not exclusively, drums. The video, and a list of who is in it, including GBV, Feist, Beirut, James Blake, The Strokes, Mastodon, St. Vincent, and many many more, is below. Behold!

Continue reading "watch a video of David Letterman asking a bunch of different bands, "Are those your drums?""

by Bill Pearis

DOWNLOAD: Amason - Margins (MP3)

Amason's first live show, Stockholm 2/2/2013 (via)
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What do you do when you're friends and your various bands are in states of downtime? Form a supergroup, or supergruppen in the case of Swedish band Amason which features the talents of Pontus Winnberg of Miike Snow, Gustaf Ejstes of Dungen, Nils Törnqvist and Petter Winnberg of Little Majorette and Amanda Hollingby Idiot Wind.

Amason are brand new, having just played their first-ever live show on Saturday (2/2) in Stockholm, but they have released their first song, titled "Margins." Pulled along by a warm, flutely synth lead, it's all dreamy '70s soft rock, not that far from, say, The Carpenters. You can download it above or stream it below.

Continue reading "members of Miike Snow, Dungen and other Swedish bands form supergroup Amason (stream a track)"

photos by Diana Wong

Primus / Moog Factory / people in hot dog costumes
Moogfest 2012 Day 1
Moogfest 2012 Day 1
Moogfest 2012 Day 1

Moogfest 2012 kicked off unofficially with Justice on Thursday (10/25), and then it officially began on Friday (10/26) with sets by El-P, Buke & Gase, Blondes, Explosions in the Sky, Primus, Miike Snow, Morton Subotnick and more. El-P played a studio session inside of The Moog Factory (where all Moog products are made), which we also took a tour of, and pictures of that are in this post. Those pictures include shots of the analog synth calibration office, the new white version of their Slim Phatty synthesizer, and their recent foray into guitar building.

One of the highlights of day 1 was synth veteran Morton Subotnick who played a set spanning the material he released from 1967's Silver Apples of the Moon, through 1978's A Sky of Cloudless Sulfur. Moogfest always makes a point to book a few forerunners of electronic music for their festival, which mostly features modern artists of the genre. And hearing these tunes, which were written decades ago, alongside much newer artists, it was easy to see how revolutionary Morton Subotnick was in his time.

Primus brought a set heavy with psychedelic visuals. Blondes, who always bring the dance party in NYC, did just as great of a job translating that same experience over in Asheville. And Explosions In The Sky's atmospheric set made for a great come-down later on in the show after a full day of dance parties and trekking through Asheville.

Coverage of the rest of the festival is coming soon and more pics from Moogfest day 1 are below.

Continue reading "Moogfest 2012 day 1 in pics (El-P, Explosions in the Sky, Primus, Morton Subotnick, Blondes, and more)"

Widowspeak @ Storm King Arts Center, May 2012 (more by Jessica Amaya)
Widowspeak

Love Inks @ Mohawk, June 2012 (more by Tim Griffin)
Love Inks

Exitmusic @ Brooklyn Bowl, June 2012 (more by Jessica Amaya)
Exitmusic

today in NYC
* Big Terrific @ Cameo
* Exitmusic @ Maxwell's
* Avicii @ Radio City Music Hall
* Maria Cangiano @ Joe's Pub
* Niki & the Dove @ Other Music
* Rachael Yamagata @ Rockwood Music Hall
* Bell X1, Duke Special @ Bowery Ballroom
* WIERD w/ Kontravoid @ Home Sweet Home
* Hal Wilner and Philip Glass @ The Stone
* David Byrne, St. Vincent @ Beacon Theater
* Terry McManus's Obsessive Propulsive @ Barbes
* Widowspeak, Vensaire, Hard Bop @ Brooklyn Bowl
* Mariel Roberts @ Our Lady of Lebanon Cathedral
* Lavender Diamond, Christy & Emily @ Mercury Lounge
* Gabriel and the Hounds, Pre War, Old Monk @ Union Pool
* Liudas Mocknunas, Arturas Bumsteinas, Rasa Rasa @ Zebulon
* Sunfoot, Devin, Gary & Ross, Volunteers Park @ Death By Audio
* Love Inks, Shy Hunters, Baby Alpaca, Young Unknowns @ Glasslands
* MNDR (DJ), Wildkat (DJ), Eli Makes Beats (DJ) @ Studio at Webster Hall
* Doe Paoro, Teletextile, Ludwig Persik, Dalton, Anya Skidan @ Pianos
* Baby Dayliner, Mo Matching Drapes, The Whisperians, El Jezel @ Union Hall
* The Bad Plus, Rafiq Bhatia, Chris Morrissey Quartet @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
* Alberta Cross, J. VIEWz, Lucy Schwartz, Two Door Cinema Club DJ set, Chrome Canyon DJ set @ Bowery Hotel

If you missed the BrooklynVegan-presented opening night of Rafiq Bhatia's Pianos residency last night, you can catch him opening for the Bad Plus at Music Hall of Williamsburg tonight.

One of our favorite Austin bands Love Inks are touring and back in town. If you missed them at Pianos the other day with Ray Raposa, you have another chance tonight at Glasslands. They're also on the lineup of Fun Fun Fun Fest this year.

The mystery and sexiness that is Baby Dayliner resurfaces for a show at Union Hall in Park Slope tonight.

Gabriel and the Hounds, the project of Takka Takka frontman Gabe Levine, plays a show at Union Pool tonight. Takka Takka play a CMJ show at The Grand Victory on on October 19.

MNDR just announced a CMJ show at Bowery Ballroom, but is meanwhile DJing at The Studio at Webster Hall tonight.

Sub Pop act Niki and the Dove play a free in-store at Other Music tonight at 8 PM.

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The xx , who are back in town next month for two shows, recently played Later with Jools Holland and you can watch their performance of "Angels" below.

Miike Snow, who will be in the general NY area next month, have a new video for "Pretender" which you can watch below.

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Twin Shadow at Webster Hall in 2011 (more by VIncent Cornelli)
Twin Shadow

Twin Shadow and Niki and the Dove kicked off a tour together earlier this week, and as previously discussed, it comes to NYC on September 27 at Webster Hall and September 28 at Music Hall of Williamsburg (both shows are sold out). If you wanna keep the party going after the MHOW show, head to the official after party a few streets over at Brooklyn Bowl (9/28) where Twin Shadow will be Djing later that night. Entry is free with your ticket stub from the MHOW show, or if you aren't going to that show first, you can buy $8 tickets just for Brooklyn Bowl.

Niki and the Dove have also been added as an opener to Miike Snow's October tour and will be back in the NYC area when that tour hits United Palace on October 19 and Wellmont Theatre on October 23. Tickets for United Palace and Wellmont Theatre are still available.

Updated dates are listed below...

Continue reading "Twin Shadow DJing Brooklyn Bowl after MHOW; Niki and the Dove opening for Miike Snow on tour (updated dates)"

Gary Clark Jr. at Coachella 2012 (more by David Andrako)
Gary Clark Jr

As mentioned, Philly's Made In America Festival goes down this weekend (9/1 - 9/2) on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. Since we last spoke, the lineup was expanded and now includes Drake (who was rumored but not on the initial lineup announcement), Jill Scott, Chris Cornell, The Hives, and Run DMC, who are all playing the second day (9/2), in addition to blues guitarist Gary Clark Jr., who will be on the only performer on the bill playing both days, and others. Day 1 (9/1) will be headlined by festival head Jay-Z, and also includes Skrillex, Passion Pit, D'Angelo, Dirty Projectors, Janelle Monae, and others, and day 2 (9/2) will be headlined by Pearl Jam and also includes Odd Future, X, Santigold, and others. Tickets for the festival are still available.

If you're going to the fest, Philly is only about a two hour drive from NYC and this FAQ should help you find your way over (for directions use the address of Ben Franklin Parkway at Eakins Oval in Philadelphia or the Philadelphia Museum of Art). Once you're there, that FAQ will also help you find your way around, parking tips, and more. There will be a free filtered water service at the festival site, but you can't bring glowsticks (sorry Skrillex fans).

A #MadeInAmerica video for Gary Clark Jr. and the lineup for the festival are below.

Continue reading "Jay-Z's Made In America Festival is this weekend; Gary Clark Jr. playing both nights (full lineup, directions & more)"

Miike Snow at Terminal 5 in April (more by Joe McCabe)
Miike Snow

Miike Snow released their new album, Happy to You, earlier this year and have been touring in support of it, having played multiple festivals internationally, a three-night run at Terminal 5 in NYC and a more intimate show at MHOW a bit before that. The band are continuing support the album on tour and have just announced another North American leg for the fall surrounding their appearance at this year's Moogfest. That leg brings them to the NYC area for shows on October 19 at United Palace and October 23 at Wellmont Theatre. United Palace tickets and Wellmont Theatre tickets go on sale Friday (8/17) at noon with an AmEx presale starting Wednesday (8/15) at noon.

Miike Snow also play Made In America Fest in Philly next month. A list of all dates and a couple videos are below...

Continue reading "Miike Snow expand tour, playing 2 NYC area shows (dates)"

Moogfest 2011 (more by Diana Wong)
Moogfest

Moogfest, which is becoming one of the most intriguing US music festivals, is returning to Asheville, NC this year on October 26 and 27. Like in past years, the festival includes some legends like Thomas Dolby and GZA performing Liquid Swords (like he is in NYC and other cities), some of our favorite newcomers like Julia Holter, Trust, and Disclosure, electronic heavy hitters like Orbital, Four Tet, Squarepusher, Richie Hawtin, Mouse on Mars, and Prefuse 73 with Teebs, in addition to a diverse list of other artists like Killer Mike, El-P, The Magnetic Fields, Explosions in the Sky, Primus, Santigold, Divine Fits, Actress, Pantha Du Prince, Bear in Heaven, and more. Tickets for this year's fest go on sale Friday (8/10) at noon. The initial lineup is listed below.

Orbital, who released their new album, Wonky, this year, which featured a track with Zola Jesus, have a few other North American dates this year (still none in NYC though).

For Divine Fits, the new band featuring Britt Daniel (Spoon), Dan Boeckner (Wolf Parade/Handsome Furs), and Sam Brown (New Bomb Turks), who recently made their live debut in Austin, Moogfest is one of the few shows they've got scheduled this year, including the Chicago show they played last night (8/5) and an upcoming NYC show.

Moogfest 2012 lineup is listed below.

Continue reading "Moogfest 2012 lineup (GZA, Magnetic Fields, Explosions in the Sky, Primus, Santigold, Julia Holter, Disclosure, Orbital, Four Tet, Divine Fits, Killer Mike & more)"

Pukkelpop
Rock Werchter

We try to keep tabs on various festivals around the world here on BrooklynVegan, many of which you'll eventually see pictures from. Today we focus on Belgium.

Pukkelpop goes down from August 16 - 18. That festival includes The Stone Roses, Bjork, Bloc Party, The Black Keys, Refused, Wilco, The Hives, The Shins, The Afghan Whigs, Lykke Li, Hot Chip, Feist, Flying Lotus, tUnE-yArDs, Chromatics, Cloud Nothings, The Tallest Man on Earth, Baroness, Ceremony, A-Trak, Rustie, Hudson Mohawke, and more. The full lineup is listed below. Tickets for the festival are on sale now.

Rock Werchter, which falls a bit more on the mainstream side, happens in Belgium even sooner, running from June 28 - July 1. That lineup includes The Cure, Jack White, X, Mastodon, Garbage, The xx, M83, Metric, Amon Tobin, Skrillex, Perfume Genius, Bat For Lashes, Michael Kiwanuka, Alabama Shakes, My Morning Jacket, Regina Spektor, Florence + the Machine, The Vaccines and more. Tickets for the festival are on sale now sold out.

The full lineups for both Pukkelpop and Rock Wercher are listed below.

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Bon Iver at Bonnaroo 2012 (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)
Bon Iver

Bon Iver recorded an iTunes session at East West studios which is available exclusively from iTunes starting today. It includes six tracks off 2011's great Bon Iver, Bon Iver and a cover of Bjork's "Who Is It?," which the band has played live many times. You can stream the session's opening track, "Beth/Rest" below.

As mentioned, Bon Iver is touring internationally throughout the summer and fall and will come to NYC on September 19 and 20 at Radio City Music Hall. Both of those shows are now sold out. All Bon Iver dates, including a recently announced European leg, are listed below.

Speaking of Bjork, she's teaming up with the New York Public Library (NYPL) and the Children's Museum of Manhattan to create interactive educational programs for middle school-aged students based on her Biophilia app. Speaking about the program, Bjork said:

"It's not a bookish thing. You cannot learn to make music from a book." "I love books; they're like the best ever," she added. "There are things you can only learn from books, but it's also important to introduce the physical aspects. So for me, it was very important to make, somehow, music education that was physical." (via NY Daily News)
Both Bon Iver and Bjork are set to play Oya Festival in Oslo, Norway this summer (Aug 7-11) with The Stone Roses, Refused, The Afghan Whigs, Bob Mould (performing Copper Blue), Chromatics, Cloud Nothings, John Maus, Purity Ring, Saint Etienne, SBTRKT, Screaming Females, St. Vincent, and more. Full list below.

Way Out West (Aug 9-11) in Gothenberg, Sweden features many of the same bands as Oya like Bon Iver, Refused, Afghan Whigs, St. Vincent, Purity Ring, John Maus, and Bob Mould in addition to Blur, Wilco, I Break Horses, Hot Chip, The War On Drugs, Mark Lanegan Band, Adolescents, Swans, and more. Check out the spotify playlist. The full lineup is listed below.

As mentioned, the reunited Mazzy Star is set to play both of those European festivals. Full lineups and the Bon Iver dates and song, below...

Continue reading "Bon Iver's new iTunes session, Bjork's new program at the NYPL & the full Oya & Way Out West festival lineups"

Made in America

The following items are NOT ALLOWED
• Weapons of any kind
• Fireworks or explosives
• Illegal or Illicit substances of any kind
• Outside food & drink (except your factory sealed water)
• Pets (except service animals)
• Flyers, handbills, posters, stickers (no solicitation allowed)
• Chairs
• Glass containers
• Skateboards, motorized vehicles or Scooters
• Coolers
• Professional recording devices or cameras (no-detachable lenses or tripods or other commercial uses)
• Glowsticks
• Laser Pointers
• Items to obstruct other fan's views (kites, flag poles, large signs, etc)
The above list comes from the Philadelphia fest's FAQ page. Many of the above listed artists were leaked yesterday. More artists to be announced. Tickets are in various stages of going on sale.

PREVIOUSLY: Pearl Jam, Passion Pit & Dirty Projectors & others playing Jay-Z's Made in America Fest

Skrillex
Jay-Z

Pearl Jam says:

We are pleased to announce that Pearl Jam is headlining Made in America Music Festival curated by Jay-Z. Made in America takes place Labor Day Weekend (Saturday, September 1st - Sunday, September 2nd) at Benjamin Franklin Parkway in Philadelphia's Fairmount Park.

PLEASE NOTE: Made In America Festival will announce Pearl Jam's exact performance date and time in the coming weeks.

In addition to Pearl Jam, this 2-day music festival will include performances from fellow artists like Jay-Z, Passion Pit, Dirty Projectors and much more.

The full lineup is not announced yet, but Philly.com points out that Drake, Santigold, Skrillex, Afrojack, Odd Future, and Miike Snow might also all be on the bill, which if all true, means this thing really is going to be huge. There will be 28 performances on 3 stages over 2 days total. Tickets go on sale this Wednesday, May 23rd at 10am ET / 7am PT.

photos by Joe McCabe

Miike Snow @ Terminal 5
Miike Snow

Like the Shins are about to do, Bloc Party will do, Miike Snow, who played a small post-SXSW show at Music Hall of Williamsburg, just completed a three night run at Terminal 5. Tonight (4/27) they play Letterman. We have some pictures from the 2nd T5 show, which Penguin Prison opened. More, including a shot of their setlist, below...

Continue reading "Miike Snow played 3 shows at Terminal 5 (after 2 at Coachella and 1 at MHOW) -- pics & setlist"

Lollapalooza (more by Grant MacAllister)
Lolla

Chicago Sun Times reports:

Lollapalooza has revealed its official 2012 list of performers -- a typically wide-ranging smorgasbord of genres and styles topped by nearly a dozen mainstage headliners: the Red Hot Chili Peppers, freshly reunited bands Black Sabbath and At the Drive-In, the Black Keys, Jack White, Florence + The Machine, the Shins and Passion Pit, plus spotlighted electronic music including Swedish house titan Avicii, French dance duo Justice and DJ-producer Bassnectar.

The annual music festival is scheduled for Aug. 3-5 in Chicago's Grant Park.

Rumored lineups have circulated widely, as they usually do, and Lollapalooza itself stoked the speculation in recent weeks via a series of CTA and online advertisements that seemed to hint at who would be playing.

The ads featured lyrics from such acts as Sigur Ros, Santigold, Jack White, Kimbra, Twin Shadow, the Weeknd, Bloc Party and more -- all bands that wound up on the bill.

Check out the full list below...

Continue reading "Lollapalooza 2012 lineup (Jack White, At The Drive-In, Sigur Ros, Black Keys, RHCP, Afghan Whigs, M83, Weeknd, SBTRKT, Black Sabbath & more)"

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