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Florida is getting its biggest-ever camping music festival this year in Lake Okeechobee with the arrival of the inaugural Okeechobee Music & Arts Festival on March 4-6. The festival, which is produced by some of the makers of Bonnaroo, has a varied lineup, including headliners Mumford & Sons, Hall & Oates, Kendrick Lamar and Skrillex, along with Robert Plant, Big Grams, Fetty Wap, Four Tet, Future, Jason Isbell, Joey Bada$$, Miguel, Odesza, Shabazz Palaces, Ween and many more. It's also one of the last-ever US shows for Youth Lagoon.

Like Bonnaroo does, they're having a big superjam thing too. Theirs is called "PoWoW! A Live Superstar Mashup," and it's led by Miguel and Arcade Fire frontman Win Butler. The jam sesh also includes Hall & Oates' John Oates, jazz breakout Kamasi Washingon, two members of pioneering funk band The Meters (George Porter Jr and Zigaboo Modeliste), the Preservation Hall Jazz Band, DJ Chris Karns, and Soulive members Eric Krasno and Neal Evans. Special guests are promised too.

3 and 4-day weekend passes are available now, along with VIP packages. Full lineup below...

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Elvis Perkins at Terminal 5 in 2010 (more by Jessica Amaya)
Elvis Perkins

As discussed, Dr. Dog are releasing a live album and going on a tour which includes an eight-night run in NYC. Since we last spoke, openers for those shows were announced. Their schedule now looks like this:

01-09 Music Hall of Williamsburg Brooklyn NY w/ Twain
01-10 Music Hall of Williamsburg Brooklyn NY w/ The Districts
01-11 Music Hall of Williamsburg Brooklyn NY w/ Elvis Perkins
01-12 Music Hall of Williamsburg Brooklyn NY w/ mewithoutYou
01-14 Bowery Ballroom New York NY w/ Roadkill Ghost Choir
01-15 Bowery Ballroom New York NY w/ mewithoutYou
01-16 Bowery Ballroom New York NY w/ Yellerkin
01-17 Bowery Ballroom New York NY w/ Field Mouse
Tickets for all shows except 1/10 and 1/17 are still available.

Elvis Perkins is set to release a new album, I Aubade, on February 24 via his own MIR Records. He recently put out the album's first single, "Hogus Pogus," which falls on his softer folky side. You can stream that, with the album tracklist and artwork, below. The show with Dr. Dog is his only announced date at the moment but he plans to tour again in the spring.

mewithoutYou are also planning a new album for 2015. Most details on that are still TBA, but they recently put out a trailer for it called "Thy foes profanely rage" (album title?) which has a short clip of music and ends with "LP6 / MMXV." Stay tuned for more on that. After their two NYC shows with Dr. Dog, they open for them on several of their spring dates as well. All of those dates are listed below.

Though the show with Field Mouse is sold out, you can catch them in NYC when their tour with The Jazz June hits Saint Vitus on 12/27 (tickets).

The show with The Districts is sold out too, but there's two more chances to catch them in NYC as well. They play the 12/29 show during Deer Tick's Brooklyn Bowl residency (tickets), and they've got a headlining tour kicking off at Bowery Ballroom on February 10 with Pine Barons (tickets). All of their dates are listed below too. They've also got a new album, A Flourish and a Spoil, due out February 10 via Fat Possum. You can stream a track from that below as well.

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Ought at Baby's in July (more by Amanda Hatfield)
King Diamond

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

Ought, Nat Baldwin, Pinkwash @ Bowery Ballroom
Montreal band Ought get compared to early Talking Heads a lot, and its hard not to do that -- frontman Tim Beeler has a very similar wide-eyed lyrical style and spazzy stage presence as David Byrne. But that stage presence is also pretty magnetic, his enthusiasm infectious, and his charms had their last NYC crowd eating out of his hand the whole time. Ought's album is good, but the live show is currently where it's at.

King Diamond @ Best Buy Theater
King Diamond, the legendary vocalist for both Mercyful Fate and the band King Diamond, hasn't put out new music or played NYC in a while, but the latter will change tonight when he finally returns to headline Best Buy Theater.

Merchandise, Lower, Ninos Du Brasil @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Merchandise's new album is their first as a full band and has some of their most immediate pop songs yet, with frontman Carson Cox still doing his best Morrissey. Denmark's Lower make a kind of melo-romantic postpunk that should pair very well with Merchandise, and percussive Italian duo Ninos Du Brasil opens.

Cheap Girls, Beach Slang, Signals Midwest, Lee Corey Oswald, Chumped @ Saint Vitus
This is a pretty great 5-band punk bill with Cheap Girls who have kind of a Smoking Popes meets Gin Blossoms thing going on, Beach Slang who are more Replacements meets Jawbreaker (and forever quotable), melodic punk rockers Signals Midwest, scrappy rockers Lee Corey Oswald, and Superchunk-y pop punks Chumped.

Warpaint, Liam Finn, Guy Blakeslee (of Entrance Band) @ Webster Hall
Warpaint make psychedelic dream pop that you can dance to, but without ever fully crossing over into pop pop. Strong support comes from New Zealand multi-instrumentalist Liam Finn and The Entrance Band's Guy Blakeslee, whose solo stuff is good.

Owl John, Mike Pace and The Child Actors @ The Bell House
Frightened Rabbit singer Scott Hutchison went the solo route this year, releasing an album under the name Owl John. The instrumentation's pretty fleshed out though, and really it just sounds like another Frightened Rabbit album which is not a bad thing at all.

Young Magic, Princess Nokia, Prince Rama (DJ) @ Baby's All Right
Young Magic are from Brooklyn but exist in a sexy dreamworld where Sade and the Cocteau Twins work on records together. Or something like that. Their new album, Breathing Statues, came out in May. Tonight's show is part of Baby's All Rights's 1-year celebration.

Open Mike Eagle, Serengeti, Armand Hammer, Junk Science @ Glasslands
Between Open Mike Eagle and Serengeti, there's no lack of quality alt-rap on this bill.

Dreamsalon, The Pen Test, Cyanide Tooth, Ballroom @ Death by Audio
Seattle trio Dreamsalon formed from the ashes of Evening Meetings, maintaining that band's taught postpunk sound (There's more than a little of '80s-era The Fall in there). You can stream last year's Thirteen Nights below. Mineapolis' The Pen Test, meanwhile, make drony, krauty motorik synth workouts that would've been at home in the early days of Mute Records.

Roadkill Ghost Choir, Heaven's Jail, What Moon Things @ Mercury Lounge
Headliners Roadkill Ghost Choir make indie folk that's not too far removed from Band of Horses, and there's good openers on this bill too: Phosphorescent collaborator Heaven's Jail and gloomy emotive post-punks What Moon Things.

Seth Herzog's SWEET @ The Slipper Room
Having recently celebrated its 10th anniversary, Seth Herzog's SWEET gets back to business as usual: being one of the most consistent comedy shows in the city.

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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St. Louis music festival LouFest is returning this year from September 6-7 in Forest Park, and the lineup has now been announced. It's one of the many festivals Outkast are playing this year, plus includes Arctic Monkeys, Future Islands, Kelis, Washed Out, Matt & Kim, Cake, Portugal. The Man, Delta Spirit, San Fermin, Young & Sick, The Districts, Kins and more.

Tickets go on sale today (5/13) at 10 AM CT. Full lineup below...

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Need an excuse for a vacation to Colorado? (the state that recently legalized marijuana). Denver's Underground Music Showcase festival happens this year from July 24-27 with a lineup of Real Estate, Blonde Redhead, People Under the Stairs, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Baths, The Men, Gems, Residual Kid, Woodsman, Confluence, Equals, TV Girl and many more, plus still more TBA. The shows happen across over 20 Colorado venues. Passes are on sale now.

Full lineup (as it currently stands) below...

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Speedy Ortiz at Brooklyn Night Bazaar in February (more by Ebru Yildiz)
Speedy Ortiz

Bonnaroo happens from June 12 - 15 in Manchester, TN this year, and since we last spoke they've announced the lineup for the Club Stage, which showcases smaller artists. The lineup includes Speedy Ortiz, The Orwells, Diarrhea Planet, Kins, Syd Arthur, Kevin Devine, Asgeir, The Bots, Cayucas and more. Full Club Stage lineup below.

The rest of the main lineup includes Kanye West, Elton John, Vampire Weekend, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, The Flaming Lips, Neutral Milk Hotel, Damon Albarn, and many more. Tickets for the festival are still available.

Bonnaroo Club Stage lineup 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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Polica at Webster Hall in 2013 (more by Amanda Hatfield)

As discussed, the Treefort Music Festival is returning to various Downtown Boise, ID venues from March 20-23, and since we last spoke, more acts have been added. Additions include Polica, Dan Deacon, Perfect Pussy, Chastity Belt (whose related band Childbirth, we just wrote about), This Will Destroy You, The Dwarves, RJD2, Blockhead, Cody ChesnuTT, Disco Doom, Iamsu, Naomi Punk, Special Explosion and many more. They join previously announced names like Run the Jewels, Built to Spill, Breton, Saintseneca, SubRosa, Warm Soda, and more. Tickets are still available.

Updated lineup below...

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photos by Amanda Hatfield

Twin Shadow / Grizzly Bear / crowd
Governors Ball
Governors Ball
Governors Ball

Governors Ball wrapped up on Sunday (6/9) after a very soggy start. Despite the rain on Friday and the treks through the mud that followed for the next two days, it was still a weekend filled with tons of great music, and day 3 was no exception. We already talked a bit about the epic Kanye West set, and just posted pictures of The xx, who also played that day. More pictures of day 3, including sets of Grizzly Bear, Twin Shadow, Yeasayer, Haim, The Avett Brothers, and more, are in this post.

If you haven't been keeping up with our Governors Ball coverage, pictures of day 1 are HERE and HERE, and pictures of day 2 are HERE and HERE. Day 3 pictures (more of which are on the way) continue below...

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Grizzly Bear in Austin in April (more by Tim Griffin)
Grizzly Bear

As we realized/mentioned today in our Cut Copy post and our Feist post, single day tickets for Governors Ball are back on sale.

The festival goes down on Randall's Island this weekend (6/7-9). We also just made a Spotify playlist of many of the artists we're excited to see this weekend. Listen to that below or on Spotify. Full Governors Ball schedule is also below...

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Kanye West in Sweden in 2011 (more)
Kanye West

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.

DoNYC is also giving away VIP passes and tickets to every after party, so you can also head to their site to enter that contest too.

Ticket lottery details and festival set times below...

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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.

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acl lineup

The 2013 ACL Festival happens in Austin, TX on two consecutive weekends: October 4 - 6 and October 11 - 13. Weekend passes are on sale now and the full line-up is below...

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DFA1979 @ Treasure Island Fest 2011 (more by Autumn Andell)

We already knew Japandroids would be playing a Governors Ball afterparty at Music Hall of Williamsburg on June 7. That one is sold-out, but they are far from the only ones in on the afterparty action. There are a bunch happening over the course of the festival (June 7 - 9), which were all announced today.

Friday (6/7) has the most. In addition to Japandroids, there'll be more Canadians afoot with Death From Above 1979 and Fucked Up at Irving Plaza. Tickets to that show go on sale Friday (4/26) at 10 AM with a Governors Ball presale starting Wednesday (4/24) at 10 AM, and LiveNation and Music Geeks presales on Thursday at 10 AM.

Also on Friday night, Polica and Solid Gold play Brooklyn Bowl and tickets go on sale Friday (4/26) at noon.

For those inclined to dance, Friday night also has Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs DJing at Webster Hall. Those tickets are on sale now.

And one last Friday afterparty: The Revivalists, Roadkill Ghost Choir and Swear & Shake play Bowery Ballroom. Tickets to that go on sale Friday (4/26) with an AmEx presale starting Wednesday at noon.

On Saturday (6/8), Haim and Kate Boy will play Brooklyn Bowl. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (4/26) at noon.

Also on Saturday, over at Gramercy Theatre it's Griz, and Cherub. Tickets go on sale Friday (4/26) at 10 AM with a Governors Ball presale starting Wednesday (4/24) at 10 AM, and LiveNation and Music Geeks presales on Thursday at 10 AM.

Only one afterparty on Sunday (6/9) and it's at Brooklyn Bowl with Sister Sparrow, Hollis Brown, and Shakey Graves at Brooklyn Bowl.

And for those who like to pre-party, Governors Ball is doing that too. Kate Boy, Hey Champ, and Gemini Club will play Santos Party House on Thursday, June 6. Tickets to that show are on sale now.

Flyer for the Governors Ball afterparties is below.

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Single day tickets for Downtown Music Festival, which hits multiple LES venues and includes Black Hippy (aka Kenrick Lamar, Schoolboy Q, Ab-Soul, and Jay Rock all playing together), Purity Ring, Earl Sweatshirt, Sky Ferreira, DIIV, Palma Violets, Trash Talk, and more, go on sale today at 11 AM.

Tickets for The Specials at shows at The Paramount in Huntington, NY and Stone Pony Summer Stage in Asbury Park go on sale today at 10 AM, and their Danbury, CT show goes on sale at noon. Tickets are still available for their Pier 26 show.

Admission to the Hot 97 Summer Jam Festival Village show at MetLife Stadium with Action Bronson, Joey Bada$$, A$AP Ferg, Vinny Cha$e, Smoke DZA, Bodega Bamz, Troy Ave, Kid Ink and Radamiz can only be gained with your Summer Jam ticket, which go on sale today at 10 AM.

Big Black Delta are playing Glasslands on June 22. Tickets for that show go on sale today at 10 AM.

Tickets to see Adam Ant on two nights at Irving Plaza go on sale today at 10 AM.

Tickets for the Cibo Matto shows at Littlefield go on sale today at 10 AM.

Tickets to see Night Beds at Glasslands go on sale today at 10 AM.

Tony Bennett is playing Radio City Music Hall on October 11. Tickets for that show go on sale today at 10 AM.

Tickets to see Tom Jones at Bowery Ballroom go on sale today at noon.

Tickets to see Avey Tare's Slasher Flicks at Glasslands go on sale today at noon.

Tickets for the Gaslight Anthem at shows at Pier 26 at Hudson River Park (one with Bouncing Souls, one with The Hold Steady) go on sale today at noon.

Tickets to see The Mountain Goats at Maxwell's with The Baptist Generals go on sale today at noon.

Tickets to see The Baptist Generals play their own show at Mercury Lounge go on sale today at noon.

Dan Croll is playing Mercury Lounge on June 17. Tickets for that show go on sale today at noon.

Flobots and Wheelchair Sports Camp are playing Santos Party House on June 4. Tickets for that show go on sale today at noon.

Tickets to see OBN lIIs and Ex-Cults at Mercury Lounge go on sale today at noon.

Tickets to see Old 97's on their three-night stint at Brooklyn Bowl go on sale today at noon.

Tickets to see Hooded Fang at Mercury Lounge go on sale today at noon.

Tickets to see Villagers at Bowery Ballroom go on sale today at noon.

Tickets to see Nightlands at Mercury Lounge go on sale today at noon.

Tickets to see Treetop Flyers at Mercury Lounge go on sale today at noon.

Tickets to see Frank Turner on two nights at Music Hall of Williamsburg go on sale today at noon.

Tickets to see Mobb Deep with Waka Flocka Flame and Heems at Best Buy Theatre go on sale today at noon.

Tickets for the Social Distortion show at Warsaw with Cheap Time and Dave Hause, and their show at Stone Pony Summer Stage with that same lineup plus Hot Water Music, are on sale now.

Tickets to see Coastgaard (who were named by L Magazine as one of the 8 "bands you need to hear") at Mercury Lounge go on sale today at noon.

The Black Crowes, Tedeschi Trucks Band and The London Souls are playing PNC Bank Arts Center on August 9 and Nikon at Jones Beach Theatre on August 10. Tickets for those shows go on sale today at noon.

Dead Confederate and Roadkill Ghost Choir are playing Maxwell's on May 19. Tickets for that show go on sale today at noon.

Tickets for the Pacific Air show at Mercury Lounge go on sale today at noon.

Tickets for the Bob Schneider show at Bowery Ballroom go on sale today at 3 PM.

Lissie is playing Bowery Ballroom on June 3. Tickets for that show go on sale today at noon.

Governors Ball

Governors Ball, which started as a small NYC festival on Governors Island and moved to the larger Randall's Island last year, keeps getting bigger and bigger. This year's fest takes place June 7th, 8th & 9th, and tickets go on sale Friday. Check out the full lineup, in list, video and flyer format - one unannounced headliner included, below...

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