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Cut Copy / The Districts / Bomba Estereo / Killer Mike

For the 2nd year in a row, we took over a stage inside the Toyota Soundwave tent at Lollapalooza with live performances and Q&As with our host Billy Jones. This year we were excited to have appearances by CHVRCHES, Into It. Over It., San Fermin (Q&A), So So Glos, Lucius, The Districts, Cut Copy, PAPA, Anna Lunoe, Bobmb Estereo, Killer Mike, and more. A full set of on-stage photos isat our Facebook, and there's a separate set of portraits there too. Pictures from day Soundwave and all of Lolla Day One are HERE. Lolla Day Two HERE. Lolla Day Three HERE. Soundwave Days Two and Three continue below...

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photos by Dominick Mastrangelo

Cut Copy / The Districts / Bomba Estereo / Killer Mike

For the 2nd year in a row, we took over a stage inside the Toyota Soundwave tent at Lollapalooza with live performances and Q&As with our host Billy Jones. This year we were excited to have appearances by CHVRCHES, Into It. Over It., San Fermin (Q&A), So So Glos, Lucius, The Districts, Cut Copy, PAPA, Anna Lunoe, Bobmb Estereo, Killer Mike, and more. A full set of on-stage photos isat our Facebook, and there's a separate set of portraits there too. Pictures from day Soundwave and all of Lolla Day One are HERE. Lolla Day Two HERE. Lolla Day Three HERE. Soundwave Days Two and Three continue below...

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fun with Ghost BC in last year's Lolla Soundwave tent (more by Cory Dewald)

Lollapalooza returns to Chicago for the 10th consecutive year this weekend, taking over Grant Park from Friday, August 1 through Sunday, August 3. The lineup, which is partially streaming online all weekend, includes Eminem, Outkast, Arctic Monkeys, Spoon, Cut Copy, Run the Jewels, Into It. Over It., Chance the Rapper, and many more. We're happy to announce, that like last year, BrooklynVegan is again hosting some of the artists in the Toyota Soundwave tent.

With the help of our on-stage host Billy Jones, we'll have performances and Q&A sessions from Cut Copy, Lucius, San Fermin, The Districts, Duke Dumont, Shy Girls and more. You can find the BrooklynVegan-presented & suggested part of the schedule below, and you can find the Soundwave tent on the Lollapalooza 2014 map north of the central fountain, and just south of Jackson Drive -- not far at all from the BMI Stage, and stumbling distance from Da Beers Garden.

Schedule below...

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photos by Chris Graham and Rae Graham

Haim / Brody Dalle / La Luz @ Sasquatch 6/1/2014
2014 Sasquatch Festival - Day 3
2014 Sasquatch Festival - Day 3
2014 Sasquatch Festival - Day 3
2014 Sasquatch Festival - Day 3

Everyone has their own opinions on what makes for a memorable day of Sasquatch. Some believe that it's a chance of a lifetime headliner. Others think that it's a day filled with warm temps and unceasing sunshine.

But what really makes an unforgettable day at the Gorge's perennial Memorial Day festival is a day where no matter the time, there's always a mind-blowing performance to be found. The final day this year was one of those days.

Starting promptly at 1 p.m., the first few hours of the third day were stacked with some of the best female offerings that Sasquatch had provided yet. Seattle's fun loving punk rock outfit Tacocat jammed out to a jaunty set of tunes and kept the audience rapt with a combination of irreverent humor and a hurricane of bubbles that swirled in front of them. They were immediately followed on the Yeti stage by their Hardly Art label mates La Luz who kept it cool and breezy with an engaging display of their modern surf-rock sound.

The bevy of fantastic women performers continued with another epic one-two punch on the main stage starting with bona fide punk rock ass-kicker Brody Dalle. Tune-Yards kept things thumping shortly thereafter and got the crowd moving with her one of a kind, drum-driven world music inflected sound. Dozens of people burst into a legitimate full-tilt run down the gorge as she kicked into her song "Gangsta." - [The News Tribune]

Sasquatch 2014 came to a close on Sunday (6/1) with sets from Haim, Queens of the Stone Age, tUnE-yArDs, Rodriguez, Parquet Courts, Tycho, Kid Kudi, Elbow, John Grant, Waxahatchee, Brody Dalle, La Luz, Lucius, Bob Mould, Major Lazer, comedians like Hannibal Burress and Kate Berlant, and lots more. Pictures from Sasquatch day 3 are in this post.

Check out pictures from day 1 and day 2. More from Sasquatch day 3 below...

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Phoenix @ Barclays Center, 2013 (more by Dominick Mastrangelo)

As you may know, the 2014 Governors Ball happens at Randall's Island from June 6-8. Individual day line-ups have been announced with Outkast, Phoenix and TV on the Radio headlining Friday (6/6), Jack White, The Strokes and Skrillex headlining Saturday (6/7), and Vampire Weekend and Axwell ^ Ingrosso headining Sunday (6/8). You can check each day's full line-up (though set times are still TBA) below.

Additionally, individual day tickets go on sale this Friday (4/4) at noon, with a limited Citi cardmember presale beginning Wednesday (4/2) at 10 AM.

Daily Governors Ball 2014 lineups below...

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Lollapalooza 2014, which goes down from August 1-3 in Chicago, announced its 2014 lineup. Artists include Eminem, Outkast, Kings of Leon, Arctic Monekys, Skrilex, Broken Bells and tons more. 3-day passes are sold out, but single day tickets go on sale today at 10 AM.

Full lineup below...

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Sasquatch! Music Festival is returning for two weekends in 2014 to The Gorge in Quincy, Washington, and the lineups (which are different both weekends) have just been announced. The May lineup (5/23 - 5/25, aka Memorial Day Weekend) includes Outkast, The National, Queens of the Stone Age, M.I.A., Haim, Neko Case, Foals, Cut Copy, Violent Femmes, Elbow, Mogwai, Tyler the Creator, Chance the Rapper, Rudimental, Phantogram, tUnE-yArDs, First Aid Kit, Rodriguez, AlunaGeorge, Panda Bear, Phosphorescent, Bob Mould, Washed Out, Austra, Parquet Courts, Deafheaven, Big Freedia, Liars, Waxahatchee, Tacocat, Princess (feat. Maya Rudolph), Bridget Everett, Eric Andre and more.

The July lineup (7/4 - 7/6, aka Independence Day Weekend) includes Soundgarden, Kraftwerk, New Order, Frank Ocean, Royksopp + Robyn, Neutral Milk Hotel, Spoon, Broken Bells, Tegan & Sara, Local Natives, Gogol Bordello, Rhye, Black Angels, Deltron 3030, The Horrors, Junip, The Notwist, Kurt Vile, Talib Kweli, of Montreal, Action Bronson, Punch Brothers, Sharon Van Etten, Casey Veggies, RL Grime, Fuck Buttons, Courtney Barnett, Cloud Nothings, Foxygen, Palma Violets, Mikal Cronin, Mac DeMarco, Jon Hopkins, Gold Panda, Majical Cloudz, Duke Dumont, Oneohtrix Point Never, Death, Black Prairie, Latryx, Metz, John Grant, Reigning Sound, Young & Sick, Chad VanGaalen, Mutual Benefit, Helms Alee, Demetri Martin, Eugene Mirman, Kurt Braunohler, John Hodgman and more. There will also be fireworks for the 4th of July.

Tickets (including a 2-weekend pass option) go on sale Saturday at 10 AM.

Full lineups for both weekends below...

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Governors Ball 2013 (more by Amanda Hatfield)

We already knew that Outkast would be headlining this year's Governors Ball music festival, which goes down on NYC's Randall's Island from June 6-8, and now, one day after the lineup of Firefly Fest was announced, and a few days after we found out who was playing Coachella, the full lineup has been announced. It includes Jack White, Vampire Weekend, Phoenix, Interpol, TV on the Radio, Julian Casablancas, Disclosure, Spoon, Broken Bells, Damon Albarn, James Blake, Neko Case, The Kills, Grimes, Janelle Monae, Tyler the Creator, Washed Out, Earl Sweatshirt, Kurt Vile, Chance the Rapper, Deafheaven, Run the Jewels and many more.

UPDATE: The Strokes are playing too!

Tickets go on sale today (1/15) at 3 PM. Full lineup and flyer below...

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Another year, another round of band holiday sweaters. This year we can get in the holiday spirit by wrapping ourselves in warm, cozy attire from the likes of Queens of the Stone Age, Death From Above 1979, Descendents (again), Metallica, and more. Just like Grandma used to make. That's the QOTSA one pictured above, and the other three are pictured below.

As discussed, Queens of the Stone Age (who made Amazon's and Rough Trade's top albums of 2013 lists) will be in NYC for the holiday season when their tour brings them to Barclays Center on December 14 with The Kills. Tickets for that show are on sale now. Updated tour dates are listed below.

QOTSA's tour includes an Australia/New Zealand run in March with Nine Inch Nails and former Distillers singer Brody Dalle (who's also married to Josh Homme of QOTSA). Brody recently announced details of a new solo album (via Music Week), which will be out in early 2014 via Caroline. The record is set to feature contributions from Garbage's Shirley Manson, plus Warpaint singer Emily Kokal, Strokes guitarist Nick Valensi, QOTSA basist Michael Shuman, former Girls (and current Papa) member Darren Weiss, and more. And it's being produced by Alain Johannes, who's worked with QOTSA, Arctic Monkeys, and did Brody's Spinnerette album.

All QOTSA dates are listed, along with more sweater pics, below...

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Solange at Bowery Ballroom in 2012 (more by Amanda Hatfield)

Browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows. Here are some highlights...

The Northside Festival
As you probably know from reading this site, Northside Festival is underway in Williamsburg and Greenpoint. If you have a badge, you can use it to get in to any official Northside showcase but admission is based on capacity. If it's a show you really want to go to, make sure to get there early, especially at smaller venues. Set times for most shows are available on Northside's Sched.org site. All Northside showcases listed below are indicated as such in the event title.

Solange @ McCarren Park (Northside)
Tonight's free Northside show in McCarren Park is being headlined by pop explorer Solange. It's totally RSVPed out but if you've got a Northside badge you're guaranteed entry. Solange is on at 6:45 so you can catch her set and still do whatever night plans you've got (hopefully the weather holds out). Also on the bill is Petite Noir, Cable, and My Midnight Heart.

Christopher Owens @ The Slipper Room
The onetime Girls frontman recently released an acoustic version of his solo album, Lysandre, and has been playing similarly unplugged shows, like this -- the second of two nights at this tiny LES club.

PAPA @ Glasslands (Northside)
Meanwhile, another former Girls member, Darren Weiss, will be bringing his band PAPA to NYC tonight for a show at Glasslands. Support comes from Future of What and Grand Rapids.

Bang on a Can @ Michael Schimmel Center
One of New York City's most prominent marathons of avant-garde music, Bang On A Can, comes to Pace University's Schimmel Center for the 28th year in a row today. Talent includes Shara Worden (of My Brightest Diamond), Talk Normal, David Lang, Asphalt Orchestra, Brooklyn Youth Chorus, Maya Beiser, and many more.

Lambhop @ Warsaw (Northside)
Alt-country vets Lambchop returned in 2012 with a new album and they'll be back in NYC tonight for a Northside show at Europa with Rebecca Hart. Tickets for tonight's show are still available.

The Soft Moon, Pop. 1280, Grooms @ 285 Kent (Northside)
Fans of the dark, gothy and dissonant will want to head here for a triple-shot of just that. The Soft Moon rocket on an intense motorik groove, Pop. 1280 should be playing songs from their forthcoming new album, and Grooms do the post-Sonic Youth indie rock better than most. Tickets are still available.

Light Asylum, Young Magic, Psychic Twin, O Paradiso, Adventure @ Cameo (Northside)
Not too far off from the post-industrial EBM genre of goth dance music, Light Asylum (and their magnetic singer, Shannon Fuchess) have long ruled the fringes of the Brooklyn dance world. Tonight they headline a synth-heavy bill at this N. 6th street club which recently refurbished it's flowy hanging art installation. Tickets are still available.

Why? @ Europa (Northside)
The genre-bending Why?, are heading back to NYC for a Northside show tonight at Europa. Tickets to tonight's show are still available by will call.

Dead Prez @ Herbert Von King Park (Summerstage)
Dead Prez, who Kanye West recently cited as being the group that most influenced his rap style, will be playing tonight in Bed-Stuy's Herbert Von King Park. It's part of this summer's free Summerstage series. The concert from the socially conscience underground legends will be coupled with a screening of "Soul Food Junkies."

Nu Sensae at NXNE on Thursday (6/13) (more by David Andrako)
Nu Sensae

Nu Sensae, Destruction Unit, Big Ups, Psychic Blood @ Shea Stadium (Northside)
If you're into bands that make a hell of a racket, you'd be pretty well off wrapping up your Northside weekend at Shea tonight. Sludgy psych rockers Psychic Blood will kick things off, followed by smirky Brooklyn post-hardcore four piece Big Ups, then the perfectly-named Destruction Unit, who are one of the loudest punk bands around at the moment, and finally, Vancouver's Sonic Youth-y punks Nu Sensae. Tickets are still available, Northside badges accepted too.

Title Fight, Candy Hearts @ Rocks Off Cruise
If you'd rather hop on a boat than do the whole Northside thing, emotionally-charged punks Title Fight are headlining a Rocks Off cruise with support from sugary pop punks Candy Hearts. The cruise boards at 7 PM on Pier 83 (W 42 St & West Side Highway) and departs at 8 PM.

Black Flag @ Secret Williamsburg venue
"Black Flag" (the one with Greg Ginn and Ron Reyes) just played two Warsaw shows (Friday and Saturday) and now they're hanging around NYC for one more show at a secret Williamsburg venue tonight. Sold out.

Cast Iron Hike, Primitive Weapons, Lunglust @ Saint Vitus
Brooklyn sludge/hardcore band Primitive Weapons play a hometown show tonight at Saint Vitus with Cast Iron Hike and Lunglust.

Subhumans, Adolescents, Drunken Rampage, The Krays @ Music Hall of Williamsburg (Northside)
Legendary UK punks Subhumans are at MHOW tonight for their second of two NYC shows. This one's also part of the Northside festival and is doubly good because another legendary band, Adolescents, is on the bill too.

Limp Wrist, Hoax, Nomad & more @ Le Poisson Rouge
Queercore vets Limp Wrist play their second of two NYC shows tonight at Le Poisson Rouge. Support is solid too, coming from Hoax, Nomad, Give, and S.H.I.T.

Born Ruffians, The Spinto Band, Turf War @ Brooklyn Bowl (Northside)
Toronto indie stalwarts Born Ruffians, whose new album came out in April, headline this solid pop bill presented by the good folks at Pop Montreal that also features underrated Delaware combo The Spinto Band and Augusta, GA's scrappy Turf War. Tickets are still available.

Sinkane @ Maxwell's
After playing a few Northside shows, Sinkane is playing a show at Maxwell's tonight.

Jim Coleman, Half Waif, The Bones of J.R. Jones @ Pete's Candy Store (Northside)
Pete's Candy Store will be hosting their 5th 2013 Northside show with three local acts performing. They are all on the chiller side, so if your body is aching today from three nights of Northside, this might be a nice change of pace for you. It's especially worth showing up for synth pop trio Half Waif.

Ratking, Hot Sugar & more @ Knitting Factory (Northside)
Ratking are also playing a Northside show tonight at Knitting Factory. Hot Sugar and Normally Important are on the bill too. This show should be a nice warm up (pun intended) for Ratking's next NYC date.

Color War and Jason Bartell of Fang Island @ Ace Hotel
Brooklyn's Color War are doing a Sunday residency at Ace Hotel with a different special guest each week. Today's guest is Jason Bartell of Fang Island.

Clearwater Music Festival
If you are looking to get out of the city, or you have a hippy father, then perhaps the Clearwater Festival in Croton-on-Hudson is your cup of tea for today. The show benefits the preservation of the Hudson River and features performances from Pete Seeger & Lorrre Wyatt, Son Volt, Hot Tuna and Kris Kristofferson today.

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Frightened Rabbit @ T5, Nov. 2010 (more by Lionel Bergeron)
Frightened Rabbit

SXSW has just announced another round of bands for the 2013 edition of the annual music festival that will happen March 12 - 17. This brings the total current number of acts to around 1300. Someome of the highlights include Vampire Weekend, Frightened Rabbit, The Thermals, Black Lips, Camera Obscura, Merchandise, Bleached, Mr. Muthafuckin' eXquire, Eagles of Death Metal, Parenthetical Girls, Indians, Night Beds, IO Echo, KEN Mode, Prince Paul, Pure Bathing Culture, Sepalcure, UK motorik post-punks TOY, Finnish instrumentalists K-X-P, Toronto's Moon King, UK indie rockers Splashh (not Brooklyn Splash with one "h") and loads more. Head to BV Austin for the whole Round 3 list.

Baroness at Terminal 5 in May (more by Joe McCabe)

Earlier this week, we posted an update from Baroness showing that things were looking upwards for the band. Unfortunately though, with two members having broken vertebrae and frontman John Baizely having a broken arm and leg, it doesn't come as much of a surprise that Baroness have in fact cancelled some of their upcoming North American tour dates, including their NYC show at House of Vans and LA's FYF Fest. They will not be replaced on the House of Vans lineup, which happens on August 29 and now just includes Turbonegro, Doomriders, and Nightbirds. This is a bummer but it makes sense that the band takes the time they need to recover, and we wish them a speedy and successful recovery!

Meanwhile, FYF Fest, which Wild Flag also dropped off of, recently expanded its lineup. It now features The Faint (who just announced they'll be reissuing Danse Macabre and touring the album), Glass Candy, King Tuff, and newcomers The Orwells. Tickets for FYF Fest are still available. The updated lineup and flier are below.

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FYF Fest. September 1st and 2nd, 2012
At the LA State Historic Park, Los Angeles, CA
Tickets are $77 and go on sale Friday June 22nd.

Quicksand recently reunited at Revelation Records' 25th Anniversary on the West Coast, and I would't be surprised if they do the same at Irving Plaza in October.

American Nightmare has two shows coming up at Webster Hall.

Full FYF lineup, in alphabetical order, below...

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Outside Lands

"Another Planet Entertainment, Superfly Presents and Starr Hill presents, in a partnership with the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department, are proud to announce the lineup for the fifth annual Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival. The world's only gourmet music festival will once again take place in San Francisco's historic Golden Gate Park August 10 - 12, 2012. Tickets will go on sale Thursday April 19 at 12 noon PDT via www.sfoutsidelands.com. A significant portion of every ticket sold will directly benefit San Francisco's Recreation and Park Department."
Pretty massive lineup for the San Francisco festival this year. Check it out below....

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photos by Ryan Barkan, words by Andrew Frisicano


San Francisco's Girls headlined two sold-out nights at Bowery Ballroom on Thursday (9/22) and Friday (9/23). The band performed in a sea of floral arrangements, which seemed to make the connection between their poppy tunes and sunny '60s-era idealism. There was plenty of cheeriness ("Hunny Bunny," "My Love") from their new record, Father, Son, Holy Ghost. But the album has a darker side too: the metal thrashing of "Die," the whispered desperation of "Vomit," with its Dark Side of the Moon-style rapture at the end. The touring band, eight members strong with a trio of backup singers, vacillated between those two modes over the course of their 90-plus-minute Thursday night set.

Girls are excellent at mirroring the musical styles of the past, from surfy Beach Boys tunes to soulful McCartney-esque ballads. And frontman Christopher Owens seemed content to lets the polished sounds of the band take over, though the show's best moments featured him at his most bare. When Owens came back alone for the first song of the encore, "Jamie Marie," the crowd chuckled along at his rambling asides. The band came back to finish that song and play "Substance" and "Just a Song," completing the trio of sleepy send-offs.

In the role of the tortured frontman-down to the bleached blond hair and opiate addiction-Owens is a compelling presence that puts the band beyond being a mere nostalgia act. But the setlist Thursday night didn't really do him any favors. Front-loaded with hits like "Lust for Life" and "Laura," the second-half of the show dragged on, and reinforced the sameness of some of his songs.

Nobunny, whose First Blood is easily one of my top five album's this year, opened the show with a hilarious, grimy set. The opener, "Your Mouth," tipped the crowd off to his perverse humor, which continued with songs that included "(Do the) Fuck Yourself," "Blow Dumb," "I Am a Girlfriend," "Ain't It a Shame" and "You Don't Like Rock 'n' Roll," a Nobunny-penned Hunx song that got the biggest reaction of the night.

The first band, Papa, made up of Girls' guitarist and drummer with a piano player and bassist, proved to be competent musicians, but the group just didn't have the songs to make the set enjoyable.

More pictures from Friday (the review is from Thursday) below...

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photos by Amanda Hatfield

The Do

After shows in Montreal, Chicago, and even under a bridge in Quebec, The Do are halfway across the country in Minneapolis. The Paris/Helsinki band played their first of two NYC shows at Mercury Lounge on 9/7 with PAPA, Aislyn (who play Pianos on Friday 9/17), and Paper Raincoat. The next night, the band would take on the much larger Bell House with Dinosaur Feathers as the first steps of an overall US tour that will come to a close next week in LA.

The Do are supporting their April release A Mouthful on Six Degrees Records. Pictures from the Mercury Lounge show are below...

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