Entries tagged with: Mumford and Sons

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photo: The Maccabees at MHOW in 2013 (more by Guy Eppel)
Maccabees

Mumford & Sons and The Maccabees announced a tour earlier this week, including a NYC show happening at Coney Island's MCU Park on June 2. Tickets for that show went on sale today and are apparently almost sold out, but they've already added a second show happening a day later (6/3) at the same venue. Tickets for the new show are on sale now.

Updated dates are listed below...

Continue reading "Mumford & Sons and Maccabees add 2nd NYC show to tour"

photo: Mumford & Sons in Forest Hills in 2013 (more by Diana Wong)
Mumford

Mumford & Sons already played two tiny NYC shows and they have their traveling festival Gentlemen of the Road coming up and hitting the NYC-area on June 5 & 6 in Seaside Heights, NJ with The Flaming Lips, Alabama Shakes, The Vaccines, The Maccabees, JEFF the Brotherhood and more (tickets). They've now added more dates, including a NYC stop with The Maccabees just a few days before the NJ show at Coney Island's MCU Park on June 2. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (4/17) at 10 AM.

Updated dates are listed, with the new video for "The Wolf" from their upcoming album, below...

Continue reading "Mumford & Sons expand tour, playing Coney Island with The Maccabees (updated dates)"

photo: Mumford & Sons' van in NYC (via Twitter)
Mumford

Mumford & Sons are currently in NYC getting ready to play SNL this Saturday (4/11), but ahead of that they squeezed in a last-minute very tiny show at Le Poisson Rouge last night (4/6). It went on sale at 9 AM and unsurprisingly was sold out immediately. They only played songs off their upcoming third album Wilder Mind (due 5/4 via Glassnote), which ditches their folk sound for electric guitars, and going by lead single "Believe," has them sounding a lot closer to Coldplay than they ever did. Setlist below.

The Mumfords since added a second LPR show happening tonight (4/7), but that one's already sold out. They're also planning on debuting the next Wilder Mind single, "The Wild," on Thursday (4/9) at 3:20 PM EST on BBC.

Continue reading "Mumford & Sons played LPR (setlist), do it again tonight"

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Mumford & Sons have their upcoming traveling festival Gentlemen of the Road hitting the NYC-area (NJ) in June with The Flaming Lips, Alabama Shakes, The Maccabees, JEFF the Brotherhood and more; but they'll be in NYC proper much sooner and for something much more intimate. They play Le Poisson Rouge tonight (4/6), previewing music from their upcoming album, Wilder Mind. Tickets go on sale at 9 AM.

You can listen to the album's Coldplay-ish single "Believe" below...

Continue reading "Mumford & Sons playing small NYC show tonight before tour"

photo: Outside Lands 2014 (more by Samantha Saturday)
OSL

Outside Lands, which happens August 7-9 in San Francisco with Elton John, Mumford & Sons, The Black Keys, Kendrick Lamar, Wilco, D'Angelo, St. VIncent and more, announced its daily lineups today. Check those out below.

3-day passes are sold out, and single-day passes go on sale Thursday (4/2) at 10 AM PDT.

Continue reading "Outside Lands reveals daily 2015 lineups"

Outside Lands

Another Planet Entertainment, Superfly and Starr Hill, in a partnership with the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department, have announced [the] lineup for the eighth annual Outside Lands Festival. After four consecutive sold-out years, the world's only gourmet music festival that Rolling Stone hailed as "one of America's best," and the Huffington Post called "a well-rounded cultural event," will once again take place in San Francisco's historic Golden Gate Park August 7 - 9, 2015. While the Eager Beaver on sale had the fastest sell-out in the history of the festival, a limited number of 3-Day General Admission and VIP regular tickets go on sale this Thursday, March 26th at 10am PDT via SFOutsideLands.com. A significant portion of every ticket sold will directly benefit San Francisco's Recreation and Park Department. The festival has given more than $10 million to the department since its inception.
The full lineup for this year's fest is listed, and in Funny or Die video form, below...

Continue reading "Outside Lands 2015 lineup"

Mumfords

Mumford & Sons' traveling festival Gentlemen of the Road returns this year, with a stopover not far from NYC in Seaside Heights, NJ on June 5 & 6 with The Flaming Lips, Alabama Shakes, The Vaccines, The Maccabees, Dawes, the Very Best, Jenny Lewis, Little May, JEFF the Brotherhood, Blake Mills and more TBA. Tickets go on sale Friday (3/6) at 10 AM. There's other stopovers in Iowa, Scotland, Washington, Colorado, and more TBA. All current lineups below.

The Mumfords have also announced that their third album, Wilder Mind, is due out May 4 via Glassnote. A new article about the album on Rolling Stone says, "Mumford & Sons have mostly removed their signature elements - banjo, acoustic strumming, stomping kick drum - and replaced them with U2-sized guitars, synths, spacey mellotrons and even some drum machines." The album was produced by Arctic Monkeys' go-to guy and Simian Mobile Disco member James Ford, and they also recorded part of it in The National's Aaron Dessner's studio in Ditmas Park (inspiring the song "Ditmas"). Artwork, tracklist, and teaser video below.

Mumford & Sons also have other non-GOTR festival dates, including Bonnaroo.

Continue reading "Mumford & Sons announce new album & traveling festival tour (NJ w/ Flaming Lips, Alabama Shakes, Jenny Lewis, more)"

photo: fans at Bonnaroo 2013 (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)
Roo

Bonnaroo returns in 2015 from June 11-14 in Manchester, TN and the lineup is now announced.

It includes Billy Joel (!?!), Mumford and Sons, Deadmau5, Kendrick Lamar, Florence + the Machine, Robert Plant and the Sensational Space Shifters, My Morning Jacket, Bassnectar, Alabama Shakes, Childish Gambino, Flume, Slayer, Belle & Sebastian, Spoon, The War on Drugs, Ben Folds, Atmosphere, Atomic Bomb! (William Onyeabor tribute), Flying Lotus, Earth Wind & Fire, Caribou, SBTRKT, Run the Jewels, Sturgill Simpson, Sylvan Esso, Jamie xx, Against Me!, Rudimental, Mac DeMarco, Tears for Fears, Tycho, Freddie Gibbs & Madlib, Shabazz Palaces, Courtney Barnett, Woods, Iceage, Between the Buried & Me, Rustie, Strand of Oaks, Pallbearer, Dej Loaf, Hiss Golden Messenger, King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard and many more.

Tickets will be available Saturday (1/17) at noon on bonnaroo.com.

Full lineup below...

Continue reading "Bonnaroo 2015 lineup (Kendrick Lamar, Mumford & Sons, My Morning Jacket, Robert Plant, Slayer, Belle & Sebastian, more)"

Tacocat @ SXSW 2014 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Tacocat

Raspberry Bulbs at 285 Kent in 2013 (more by Fred Pessaro)
Raspberry Bulbs

You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights...

...And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead, La Femme, Midnight Masses @ Bowery Ballroom
Celebrating their 20th anniversary as a band, Trail of Dead are touring their classic 2002 album Source Codes and Tags. If you're going tonight, get there in time to see French band La Femme (a weird double bill, admittedly).

The Range, Natasha Kmeto, Hirshi b2b Kroba @ Glasslands
Rhode Island's The Range makes excellent IDM, as heard on 2013's Nonfiction and his just-released Panasonic EP. Catch him at the small-ish Glasslands tonight before he plays 3 huge shows with CHVRCHES.

Four Visions, Home Alone, RL Kelly, Ricky Eat Acid, Alex G, Elvis Depressedly @ Shea Stadium
This show is stacked with local-ish lo-fi songwriters, including Alex G, his pal R.L. Kelly, Sam Ray (with his sample-happy Ricky Eat Acid project), and more.

Darwin Deez, The Ballroom Thieves, King Holiday, Such Hounds, Caveman DJ set, Ben Lovett DJ set @ Brooklyn Night Bazaar
Tonight's BKNB programming was curated by Communion, the label run by Mumford & Sons's Ben Lovett. Eccentric pop dude Darwin Deez headlines and it's an evening of friendly sounds all around. Plus: Lovett as your DJ, and of course gourmet food stalls, beer/wine, shopping, ping pong, mini golf and more.

Magik Markers, Endless Boogie, Mike Wolf DJ set @ Union Pool
Noise trio Magik Markers' new album was recorded partially in J Mascis' attic in Amherst, and as you might expect, sounds completely void of any type of studio work. Expect a din tonight.

Kidrockers w/ Adam Green and San Fermin @ NYU Skirball Center
The popular series that presents grownup music for kids (and their parents) moves from its usual Brooklyn Bowl confines to NYU for this show featuring professional wildcard Adam Green and the string-laden San Fermin.

Joseph Arthur @ BRIC House
The multitalented Joseph Arthur returned with two albums this year -- The Ballad of Boogie Christ acts 1 and 2 -- and will release a Lou Reed Tribute later this year.

Man Forever, William Basinski @ Merkin Concert Hall
The fest that pairs pop musicians with modern composers concludes tonight with this collaboration between Man Forever (aka Oneida drummer Kid Millions) and The Disintegration Loops creator Williams Basinski.

Tacocat, Mannequin Pussy, Desert Sharks, Bluffing @ Death by Audio
Seattle's palindromic Tacocat just released the very fun NVM, that's part '90s indie rock attitude, part surfy twang, with a little bubblegum to make your cup runneth over. Their shows are a lot of fun, and with an undercard of well-chosen local bands, this'll be a good night out.

Raspberry Bulbs, Virile Games, Anxiety Hammer, DJ Anthony Pappa @ Baby's All Right
NYC's Raspberry Bulbs may owe some of their sound to black metal, but ultimately they're a raw, fast punk band with songs that just beg to be seen live. You can do just that at Baby's All Right tonight.

Mates of State @ Joe's Pub
Part of their "seated acoustic piano / drums / voices / strings / horns" tour, Mates of State play early and late shows at Joe's Pub tonight.

Dead Rider, Les Bon Hommes, Aperiodic @ Cake Shop
Chicago experimental rockers Dead Rider are one hell of a weird band that are sure to leave at least some kind of impression. Tonight they team up with Les Bon Hommes, whose lineup features members of Deerhoof and Rainer Maria.

Silent Servant @ Trans Pecos
Tonight's Silent Servant show has been canceled.

Gorgon City, Kidnap Kid, Jonas Rathsman @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Another of the UK dance-pop makers (Disclosure, Rudimental, Duke Dumont), London duo Gorgon City have a major label debut LP coming out this year, and it won't be surprising if they hit it big like many of their contemporaries already have. So catch them at MHOW tonight before they're selling out Terminal 5.

Wo Fat, Roadsaw, Lo-Pan, Geezer, Neon Warship @ Saint Vitus
Lo-Pan revel in bluesy riffs and stoner grooves, which should fit pretty well with the rest of tonight's heavy lineup at Saint Vitus.

Anwar Sadat, Patrick Higgins, Algis Kizys, Fangs @ Bowery Electric
Louisville post punks Anwar Sadat make fast, heavy post-punk that doesn't feel weird being compared to Big Black or The Jesus Lizard. Tonight's their first of two NYC shows, and the lineup is stacked with Zs member Patrick Higgins, ex-Swans member Algis Kizys (joined by current Swans member Norman Westberg, Unsane/Foetus member Vincent Signorelli, and Lynn Wright), and Fangs (aka Sonic Youth/Swans producer Martin Bisi joined by members of Phantom Family Halo and Eula).

The xx @ Park Avenue Armory
The xx finally conclude their run of 25 shows at the Park Avenue Armory tonight. The shows are extremely intimate (holds 40 people) and very sold out.

For all of tonight's shows, and tomorrow's, check out our NYC concert calendar.

For laughs, check out the NYC Comedy calendar too.

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The Basement Tapes Band..
Basement Tapes Band

A trove of two dozen unfinished Bob Dylan songs written circa 1967 during his "Basement Tapes" period is being completed by an all-star band assembled by producer T Bone Burnett and including Elvis Costello, Marcus Mumford and My Morning Jacket's Jim James for release as an album and Showtime special later this year.

"These are not B-level Dylan lyrics," Burnett, 66, said Monday during a break in filming and recording sessions in Hollywood for the project titled "Lost on the River: The New Basement Tapes." [LA Times]

More information on that project, which also includes Rhiannon Giddens (Carolina Chocolate Drops) and Taylor Goldsmith (Dawes), at the LA Times with the full press release pasted below.
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Questlove & Elvis Costello @ the Capitol Theater - March 12, 2014
Elvis Costello and the Roots
Elvis Costello and the Roots

Meanwhile, before heading to Las Vegas to help open Peter Shapiro's new Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas, Elvis Costello and The Roots stopped by Peter's Port Chester, NY venue the Capitol Theater for a collaborative show in support of their new collaborative album. Some pictures and videos and the setlist from that show are here. More below...

Continue reading "Elvis Costello recording unreleased Dylan w/ Jim James & more, played Capitol Theater with the Roots (pics, setlist)"

photos by Diana Wong

Forest Hills Tennis Stadium - 8/28/13
Bear's Den - Forest Hills, Queens - August 29th, 2013
Bear's Den - Forest Hills, Queens - August 29th, 2013

"Yes, Forest Hills, Queens, New York. We just can't believe you all came. This is amazing," keyboardist Ben Lovett said. "We were like, 'Are you sure you can invite 17,000 people to a tennis court?' It hasn't happened in a long time." [ABC News]
After years of not hosting music, Queens' Forest Hills Tennis Stadium (which had booked The Beatles, The Stones, and others back in the day) reopened as a music venue on Wednesday (8/28) with a show from Mumford & Sons, The Vaccines, and Bear's Den. With more shows being planned for the next two summers, this one acted as a bit of a test run, and it wasn't without its obstacles.

Certain fans who had already purchased tickets were reportedly turned away from the show, not because it was oversold, but because the venue was having trouble getting people up to the second deck. For those who were turned away, the promoters are offering refunds on tickets. A statement (via Jambands.com) reads:

Dear Patrons,

We are writing to acknowledge some issues with tonight's Mumford & Sons concert at Forest Hills Stadium. As many of you know, this was the first show in many years at the stadium, and we collectively experienced the growing pains that come with re-opening a new venue.

We hope you enjoyed the show, but we will gladly offer full refunds to those of you who did not have an optimal experience at the stadium. We can assure you that we are working with City Officials and City Agencies to improve conditions and make sure everyone who comes to a show in Forest Hills has the best experience possible.

If you would like a refund, please contact Front Gate Tickets Support.

On behalf of the West Side Tennis Club, WSTC Events, Bowery Presents and Mumford & Sons, we apologize for any difficulties and thank you for taking the chance on joining us for this historic concert.

We hope to see you again soon.

WSTC

The park is on a residential street, and some residents who live in the area were not too happy about the show either. One resident, Tracey Joseph, compared the event to what VMAs did to Brooklyn, writing (via Patch):
I just want to know who the genius was that let a TV show and a concert block traffic and take up parking all in the same week. And residents are mostly annoyed because they gave us no notice about the traffic and parking until a Gardens email yesterday afternoon.
Another Patch reader, Superkitty87, emailed them saying:
We are being told that we will not be allowed in the park during the concert. Furthermore, we will not be allowed out on the sidewalks or in the streets for the duration of the day. We will only be allowed to leave the neighborhood and return home to our apartments. We have every right to be there as we have been every day and will continue to be. We will not stand for this, so than an already overpriced tennis club can make more money.
Other residents reacted more kindly, including some who were interviewed in a NY1 video, who seemed to support the idea of the concerts.

Mixed reviews came from inside the venue too. One attendee emailed Gothamist, writing:

The bathroom and beer lines were insane, and with all the volunteer help, no one seemed to care what happened. Lots of people were smoking around us and they even let my boyfriend and his friend walk in smoking cigars.

It was a fantastic show and lots of fun, even with the girls next to us who spent the entire concert screaming at each other for long periods of time and then dancing entirely too frantically. The band was so fun, they forgot lyrics, jumped over their equipment that they knocked over and just had an amazing time.

Did you go to the show? Or did you experience it from living nearby? If so, how do you think it all went down?

More pictures from the show below...

Continue reading "Forest Hills reopened w/ Mumford & Sons, The Vaccines, fans turned away, residents complaining & more drama (pics)"

still from 'Inside Llewyn Davis'
Inside Llewyn Davis

Inside Llewyn Davis is the new Coen Brothers film starring Oscar Isaac, Carey Mulligan, John Goodman, Garrett Hedlund and Justin Timberlake, which has been on the festival circuit this year (including this fall's New York Film Festival) and will open in December. The music in the film was executively produced by T-Bone Burnett, and mostly consists of covers of old folk songs. The soundtrack will be released on November 12 via Nonesuch.

The film's music will be celebrated and performed in NYC on September 29 at Town Hall during a big concert that features Jack White, Patti Smith, Colin Meloy (The Decemberists), Conor Oberst, Joan Baez, Marcus Mumford, Gillian Welch & David Rawlings, Punch Brothers, Avett Brothers, Milk Carton Kids, Rhiannon Giddens (Carolina Chocolate Drops), and more, in addition to some of the film's cast, including Oscar Isaac, John Goodman, Carey Mulligan, and Stark Sands.

Tickets for the show go on sale Wednesday (8/21) at noon with a presale beginning Tuesday (8/20) at noon. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the National Recording Preservation Foundation.

Concert flyer and film trailer, below...

Continue reading "Jack White, Patti Smith, Colin Meloy, Conor Oberst and more playing songs from Coen Brothers' 'Inside Llewyn Davis' in NYC"

He's a '90s bitch: Cookie Monster
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In the course of a week here at BrooklynVegan, we post a lot of videos. This week, for instance, featured new ones from MINKS, Chalk and Numbers, Chaz Chance & the Prophets, Medicine, Crocodiles, MGMT and more. But yet there are more videos still that we didn't get around to, which is where we are now. Check out clips from CHVRCHES, King Krule, Caged Animals, Cookie Monster covering Icona Pop, CYHSY, Schoolboy Q & Kendrick Lamar, Dave Hill onstage with Phil Anselmo, and a Mumford & Sons video that even haters might...this was okay. Those and more, below.

Continue reading "video round-up (Cookie Monster, CHVRCHES, CYHSY, Dave Hill & Phil Alselmo, Schoolboy Q & Kendrick Lamar, more)"

photos by Toby Tenenbaum

Kendrick Lamar / New Order / Jessie Ware
Osheaga Day 3 - 8/4/2013
Osheaga Day 3 - 8/4/2013
Osheaga Day 3 - 8/4/2013

While they might not realize it, many of today's popular electro acts owe a debt to New Order, a seminal electronic dance band that formed from the ashes of Joy Division more than three decades ago. As the sun set over Osheaga, the British post-punk group delivered a lengthy set that spanned the better part of their career and included hits "Blue Monday," "Perfect Kiss," "True Faith" and "Bizarre Love Triangle," the '80s dance anthem that caused the sizable crowd to reach a fever pitch. "Nice to see you've got a bit of the English weather," frontman Bernard Sumner quipped as storm clouds gathered overhead. While founding bassist Peter Hook was absent from the proceedings (he chose to go his own way a few years ago and parted on less than amicable terms), new guys Tom Chapman and Phil Cunningham proved themselves up to the challenge of living up to the band's legacy. Before handing over the main field to Osheaga's closing headliners, they performed three seminal Joy Division tunes including the legendary "Love Will Tear Us Apart," leaving the stage on a blissfully dark high note. [Under the Radar]
Montreal's 2013 Osheaga Festival wrapped up on Sunday (8/4). We already posted pictures of day 1 and pictures of day 2, and here's a set of pictures from day 3 in this post. On the festival's final day, we saw sets from Mumford & Sons, New Order, Kendrick Lamar, Charles Bradley, Jessie Ware, Frightened Rabbit, and more. That day also included sets (that we unfortunately missed) by Hot Chip, Big Boi, Father John Misty, Disclosure, Holy Ghost! and more.

More day 3 pictures below...

Continue reading "Osheaga 2013 day 3 in pics: Kendrick Lamar, Jessie Ware, New Order, Mumford & Sons, Frightened Rabbit and more"

Tame Impala at Terminal 5 in February (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)
Tame Impala

We know these kinds of listicles get published all the time, and that everyone will always find ways to argue them, but this one is kind of interesting. Rolling Stone published their '50 Greatest Live Acts Right Now' list, where they asked a panel of writers, industry figures, and artists, "who rules the road in 2013?" It's got much of the stuff you'd think Rolling Stone would have on this kind of list (like insisting The Rolling Stones and Bruce Springsteen are still better live than basically anyone else in 2013), but there's still some surprises, like the inclusion of Tame Impala amongst mainly rock/pop stars.

If you wanna see if you agree with Rolling Stone's assertions, you can catch some of the artists who made their list in NYC soon, like Tame Impala, Fiona Apple, Pearl Jam, Nine Inch Nails, and more.

Check out the full list below...

Continue reading "Rolling Stone names the "50 Greatest Live Acts Right Now""

The stadium / old Who ticket stub
Forest Hills Tennis StadiumForest Hills Tennis Stadium

After decades of languishing in obscurity and disrepair, one of the most famous sports and concert sites in New York will again reverberate with the sound of live music.

Since the late 1980s, the stadium has deteriorated.
The Forest Hills Tennis Stadium in Queens, which opened in 1923 and has played host to Jimmy Connors and John Lennon, sits next to an expanse of grass and clay tennis courts at the West Side Tennis Club, the stadium's owner. Club officials and a promoter have an agreement to hold 19 concerts over the next three years.

The stadium is still in shoddy condition, and after an accelerated renovation to make it ready, one concert is planned there this summer -- an Aug. 28 show by Mumford & Sons -- followed by six in each of the next three summers. - [NY Times]

As quoted above, Forest Hills Tennis Stadium in Queens will host music again for the first time in decades this year. Promoters are treading lightly with just the one, gentle show this year. The venue's neighbors in the exclusive Forest Hills Gardens community still need convincing the concerts won't be a nuisance, which is why they stopped having shows there in the '80s. "This stadium has a great history and we'd like to see classy events," said club president Roland Meier in the Times. "If we pull off the first event the right way, we can show people this is going to be well done. With every concert, more money goes into the stadium. Basically this finances the upgrading of the stadium and the club gets more money."

The NY Times reports that the stadium is still in disrepair but will be ready in time for Mumford & Sons in August. No word on tickets for the Mumford show yet but you can register for their presale now.

In related news, you may remember that Mumford bassist Ted Dwayne had to have emergency surgery to remove a blood clot on his brain which caused them to cancel a few of their dates, including Bonnaroo. But Dwayne is on the mend and the band have announced rescheduled tour dates. Those are listed, along with an old Forest Hills Stadium flyer, below.

Continue reading "Forest Hills Tennis Stadium hosting shows again, Mumford included (who have rescheduled dates too)"

Mumford and Sons at Terminal 5 in 2010 (more by David Andrako)
Mumford and Sons

First, Bonnaroo was plagued with the cancellation of Earl Sweatshirt, and now one of the festival's headliners, Mumford & Sons, have dropped off too. They posted the following to their Facebook:

Dear friends,

It is with great joy that we can announce that Ted has been discharged from hospital and is on the road to a full recovery. The surgery went well, and the excellent medical team helping him are very pleased with his progress. He has been nothing short of heroic in how he has handled the whole ordeal, and now it has been medically proved that he does indeed have a brain.

Today, however, also marks the end of our Summer Stampede Tour. We were hoping to have made it out by Bonnaroo this weekend. But it is with sadness that we have to announce the cancellation of our scheduled performances at both Bonnaroo and Telluride Festivals, and our show at Cricket Wireless Amphitheater in Bonner Springs, KS. If we could've we would've, you know that about us. We trust that you can respect our collective desire to encourage Ted to make a full recovery, and that this is based purely on the medical advice we have received.

On behalf of Ted, and all of us really, we would like to thank every one for their compassion and support at this time and we are very excited to get back out on tour as soon as we can.

Ted, Ben, Marcus and Win

The surgery was to remove a blood clot that was on the surface of his brain. Yikes. Glad to hear he's doing well post-surgery. Their spot on the lineup will now be filled by everyone's favorite festival act, Jack Johnson!

If you're staying home this weekend, the Bonnaroo live stream starts today (6/14).

...or the "Best of Record Store Day if Record Store Day were April 1st instead of April 20th...

Record Store Day

Record Store Day is Saturday (4/20), and you saw what we're hoping to spend our money on, and where we may do it. Here's a list of exclusive #RSD13 #420 titles that, well - if nothing else, prove Record Store Day is not just for hipsters & record collectors. Get your Bee Girl and Rave Dad on below...

Continue reading "Ten releases that prove Record Store Day is not just for Hipsters & Record Collectors"

photos by Amanda Hatfield

Half Moon Run @ BVSXSW 2013
BV Day Party @ The Main & Jr, March 15th, 2013

Montreal's Half Moon Run have played BV SXSW day parties the last two years, playing our Friday show this year and pictures from their set are in this post. The band's debut album, Dark Eyes, is getting reissued in America on Glassnote (home of Phoenix, CHVRCHES and more) which should bring their harmony-laden songs to a lot more ears. You can stream it below.

Meanwhile, the band are going out on tour with their new labelmates Mumford & Sons this summer, as well as dates with Of Monsters and Men. Amongst these big, big shows Half Moon Run will play two headlining club dates in NYC: June 7 at Glasslands and June 10 at Mercury Lounge. Tickets to Glasslands and tickets to Mercury Lounge go on sale Friday (4/5) at noon. All tour dates are listed below.

Continue reading "Half Moon Run touring, played BV SXSW (pics, dates)"

Vampire Weekend at ACL 2010 (more by Tim Griffin)
VW

We're still a month away from an official Lollapalooza 2013 line-up announcement, but The Chicago Tribune's Greg Kot is reporting that Mumford & Sons, Phoenix, Vampire Weekend, the National, The Postal Service, and the Killers are playing. Lollapalooza 2013 will happen August 2 - 4 at Chicago's Grant Park.

Osheaga 2013

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...

Continue reading "Osheaga Festival 2013 lineup & tickets (The Cure, Phoenix, Vampire Weekend, Kendrick Lamar, New Order and more)"

BLur  / Oasis

Hell hath frozen over:

It was the bitter Britpop feud of the nineties - Oasis and Blur at each other's throats in the charts and out on the tiles.

Both rugged bands would threaten each other and the rivalry dominated both bands chart success, with record companies pandering to the division of teenage fans.

But despite Albarn, 44, saying in 2007 making up with Noel, 45, would be the end of Britpop the pair were happy to give each other a mellow squeeze at the BRIT Awards last night (2/20).

It seems Albarn had forgotten Noel Gallagher's famous wish he 'would 'get AIDS and die' and his own 2007 pledge: 'I can't make it up with Noel. Britpop would be over and heaven forbid that we'd ever admit we'd all grown up!' -[Daily Mail]

Good to see they've made up. Maybe Liam still holds a grudge? You can relive the legendary Britpop beef via video clips below.

As for the BRIT Awards themselves, Mumford & Sons were named best British group; Coldplay was named best British live act; and Adele went home with Best British Single for "Skyfall." Full list of BRIT winners is here.

Blur will play their first North American shows in ages at Coachella 2013.

Continue reading "Damon Albarn & Noel Gallagher patch things up at last night's BRIT Awards (where Mumford and Adele won big)"

Weird Al and Bonarroo phone bank (including Mike Birbiglia and Eugene Mirman...
bonnaroo

With help from Eugene Mirman, Chris Gethard, Mike Birbiglia, Portugal. The Man and more, Weird Al just began announcing the 2013 Bonnaroo line-up on the Bonnaroo YouTube page which happens June 13 - 16 in Manchester, TN. Weird Al just announced Pretty Lights, Wilco, A$AP Rocky, and The xx, and over the next hour, more artists will be announced. We'll update this post as more announcements come.

Other artists playing include Passion Pit, Kendrick Lamar, David Byrne and St. Vincent, Jim James, Big K.R.I.T., Billy Idol, Grizzly Bear, Japandroids, Foals, Wild Nothing, Deap Vally, Killer Mike, Lord Huron, Divine Fits, Nas, Beach House, The Gaslight Anthem, Local Natives, Dirty Projectors, Baroness, The National, The Vaccines, Holy Ghost, Death Grips, R. Kelly, Alt-J, Purity Ring, Cat Power, Wu-Tang Clan, Bjork, Tame Impala, Animal Collective, The Tallest Man on Earth, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Paul McCartney, Earl Sweatshirt, Four Tet, Father John Misty, Swans, A-Trak, Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti, Cults, AraabMuzik, DIIV, Charli XCX, Matthew E. White, Frank Turner, JEFF the Brotherhood, Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit, Calexico, Two Gallants, and more.

Tickets for the festival go on sale Saturday (2/23) at noon EST.

There's also now a video of Daniel Tosh announcing the initial lineup, which you can watch, along with the current list of announced names, below...

Continue reading "Bonnaroo 2013 lineup announcement underway"

Frank Ocean performing at 2013 Grammys
Frank Ocean

The 2013 Grammys went down last night (2/10), and here's a quick recap of some of the winners and videos of performances.

The big ones: Gotye took home Record of the Year for "Somebody That I Used To Know" (beating The Black Keys, Kelly Clarkson, fun., Frank Ocean, and Taylor Swift), Mumford & Sons won Album of the Year (beating The Black Keys, fun., Frank Ocean, and Jack White), and fun. took Song of the Year and Best New Artist (totally robbing Miguel's "Adorn" and "Call Me Maybe," and Frank Ocean (!), respectively). Other wins included Skrillex for Best Dance Recording (sorry Al Walser), The Black Keys for Best Rock Performance and Best Rock Song and Best Rock Album, Gotye for Best Alternative Music Album (beating Fiona Apple, Bjork, M83, and Tom Waits), Usher's "Climax" for Best R&B Performance, Beyonce's "Love On Top" for Best Traditional R&B Performance, Miguel's "Adorn" for Best R&B Song, Frank Ocean for Best Urban Contemporary Album, Robert Glasper Experiment for Best R&B Album, Jay-Z and Kanye West's "Niggas In Paris" for Best Rap Performance and Best Rap Song and their song, "No Church In The Wild" (feat. Frank Ocean and The-Dream) for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration, Drake's Take Care for Best Rap Album, Dr. John's Dan Auerbach-produced Locked Down for Best Blues Album, Jimmy Cliff's Tim Armstrong-produced Rebirth for Best Reggae Album, Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross' The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo score for Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media, Bjork's Biophilia for Best Recording Package, The Beach Boys' long-awaited The Smile Sessions for Best Historical Album, Black Keys singer/guitarist Dan Auerbach for Producer of the Year, Non-Classical, and Mumford and Sons' "Big Easy Express" for Best Long Form Music Video. There were many other categories too and you can check out the full list of winners HERE.

And of course, during the Awards Ceremony a number of artists gave performances, which you can watch videos of below. You can see Miguel and Wiz Khalifa doing "Adorn," Justin Timberlake and Jay-Z doing "Suit and Tie" and then JT doing "Pusher Love Girl," The Black Keys, Dr. John, and The Preservation Hall Jazz Band doing "Lonely Boy," Jack White doing "Freedom At 21" with his all-guy band (he also played "Love Interruption" with his all-girl band but no video of that at the moment), Frank Ocean doing "Forrest Gump" with a thematically appropriate visual backdrop, a big tribute to Levon Helm with Elton John, Mavis Staples, members of Mumford and Sons, Alabama Shakes, and others, and finally, LL Cool J, Chuck D, Z-Trip, Tom Morello, and Travis Barker doing "Whaddup" with a small piece of Beastie Boys' "No Sleep Til Brooklyn."

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Sasquatch

Says the PR

On the heels of a highly successful, critically acclaimed sold-out 2012 festival, the Sasquatch! Music Festival unveils its 2013 lineup, which once again features 4 days of music. The festival, hailed as "a model of well-paced programming...in a four-day schedule as efficient and natural feeling as an expertly built algorithm" by NPR Music while Wired notes, "leave the landscape out of it and Sasquatch! has a lineup to kill for," runs May 24-27 (Memorial Day Weekend) at The
Gorge
, the internationally acclaimed concert venue carved in the basalt cliffs high above the Columbia River Gorge in Quincy, WA.
Woot. 2013 Lineup below...

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