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Last year, NYC got its first-ever three-day country music festival, FarmBorough. It was recently announced that it would return in 2016, but now it's been cancelled. They write:

FarmBorough Festival will not return to Randall's Island in June of 2016.

All of us at FarmBorough Festival appreciate the support we have received, but conditions dictate that we redirect our energy at this time.

We appreciate the opportunity you afforded us to present FarmBorough in New York City, and apologize for any inconvenience.

Info on refunds here.

This is a rough blow to the founders, whose are already up against Panorama Fest coming in to compete with their established Governors Ball. Earlier today, GovBall revealed its daily lineups.

photo: Pepper Keenan with Down at Best Buy Theater in 2012 (more by Greg Cristman)

After Phil Anselmo issued another apology and suggested that Down move on without him, Down and Corrosion of Conformity's Pepper Keenan has issued a statement of his own on the whole situation:

Any one who knows me is aware that I am not one to dabble much in social media, however due to what transpired last week at Dimebash I feel the need to respond and reach out to friends, family, music peers and fans worldwide.

I am saddened and confused by the behavior of Philip Anselmo last week. I do not condone what was gestured and said. This lapse in judgment of "making a joke" was in terribly poor taste and unacceptable.

That philosophy is the opposite of what I am about. My heart follows love and soul and my music has been inspired from people of all walks of life and musical styles. I view music as a gift that is universal and intended for all of humanity. As a proud New Orleanian, life is about celebrating diversity through music, it's about bringing people together, not tearing apart.

I won't speak for Phil but I've known him most of my life and I know there is not hate in his heart, however I hope at this moment in time Phil will focus his energy on self-reflection and begin the process of regaining perspective, healing himself and those lives he has touched through music

Through Down, Philip and I have written many beautiful and powerful songs in the past that have touched and inspired people from all walks of life positively and have helped pull many out of their own darkest hours. This is not something I take for granted and should always be at the forefront of one's conscience to keep you grounded, humbled and grateful.

One of the responsibilities and joys, in my opinion, of being an artist or musician is having the ability to help make the world a better place.

I accept Phil's apology, and I believe he can

Meanwhile, Down continues to take hits, as they've now been pulled off of a show at the New Orleans Civic Theater on February 8. The theater is also making a donation to the Jewish Federation of New Orleans. They write:
After recent actions by Phil Anselmo during the Dimebash event this past week, we have cancelled Down's performance at the Civic. We do not tolerate intolerant behavior, and there is no room for that in our venue or our city. Refunds are available at point of purchase. In addition to offering full refunds on all ticket purchases, the Civic has made a donation to the Jewish Federation of New Orleans, pledging our support for a united community. "Me only have one ambition, y'know. I only have one thing I really like to see happen. I like to see mankind live together - black, white, Chinese, everyone - that's all." - Bob Marley

photo: Black Sabbath in NJ in 2013 (more by Greg Cristman)
Black Sabbath

Black Sabbath, not to be confused with Mac Sabbath, are in the middle of their "final" tour, recently hitting some midwest spots on their way across the continent. Unfortunately, their 1/30 and 1/31 shows in Edmonton and Calgary were canceled due to Ozzy having sinusitis. They are supposedly still on for Vancouver tomorrow (2/3), and they've promised to reschedule those other two shows for a later date.

UPDATE (2/3): Vancouver cancelled now too.

Meanwhile, you can check out the setlist from their recent show at Chicago's United Center on 1/22. The show was heavy on classics and managed to hit highlights from each of their golden-era albums, while also playing some material from their surprisingly good 13 LP from 2013. According to The Guardian:

The beginning of The End happened Friday in Chicago at the United Center, where the band played a two-hour set of snarling hard rock songs, played according to the rules of strict minimalism but always with brawny execution. With founding drummer Bill Ward sidelined due to a contractual dispute, his former bandmates represented their 47-year history through a setlist that combined signature songs from their first four albums with a few rarities and even something new.

For this farewell, there were no tearjerker moments, no screening of an overhead highlight reel, and certainly no reminiscing from the stage. Instead, singer Ozzy Osbourne, bassist Geezer Butler, and guitarist Tony Iommi appeared on a stage of fog dressed in black as veteran princes of darkness. They've been playing those roles since the beginning, in doom-laden rock songs about social injustices, war profiteers, the despondency caused by drugs, and real world demons that are just as relevant today as they were in the psychedelic 1960s.

As a reminder, Sabbath's two MSG shows on are coming up on February 25 and 27, before they circle back around to the NYC area in the summer for show on Long Island at Nikon at Jones Beach Theater on August 17, NJ at PNC Bank Arts Center in August 23, and Connecticut at Mohegan Sun Arena on August 27. There are still tickets for all of those shows.

Ozzy and Geezer Butler also recently spoke to Yahoo! Music about the loss of fellow British musical icons David Bowie and Lemmy. You can watch video of that below, along with the setlist from Chicago and that show postponement information.

Continue reading "Black Sabbath back on tour after Canadian postponements (check out the setlist from Chicago)"

Anderson Paak

Anderson .Paak recently released his great new album Malibu, and he was set to come to NYC tonight (1/25) to celebrate it. Unfortunately the show has been postponed. He posted yesterday on Facebook:

Due to the weather conditions in New York we won't be able to fly out for the sold out SOBs show tomorrow but don't worry we are rescheduling for a later date and will be there ASAP. Be safe in the snow and I'll see you guys soon.
Stay tuned for news on the rescheduled date. UPDATE: It's rescheduled for February 4.

Listen to Malibu standout "Come Down" below...

Continue reading "Anderson .Paak postpones tonight's SOB's show"


Winter Storm Jonas is upon NYC -- there's a foot of snow on the ground already as of noon Saturday (1/23) -- and that means rushing to the store to buy food you probably won't eat, salt and snow shovels. It also means show cancelations. We'll update this post this post as we learn more, but here's what we know right now.

Bus service has been suspended on Saturday and there is a travel ban in NYC starting at 2:30 PM.

Bruce Springsteen's show at Madison Square Garden on Sunday (1/24) has been postponed TBD.

MTA is stopping above-ground Subway service at 4PM.

Market Hotel's reopening party tonight with A Place to Bury Strangers, Guerilla Toss and more has been canceled due to subway and bus suspension.

Trans-Pecos' Psychic TV show Saturday night has been canceled.

Tonight's Alejandro Escovedo show at City Winery is happening and is also now FREE.

Baby's All Right is closed so Saturday's shows -- Those Darlins and Bayonne -- are not happening. Those Darlins, who are on their farewell tour say they will reschedule.

The Men show at Aviv on Saturday night is canceled.

The Pop. 1280 / Bambara show at Alphaville is canceled.

Union Hall is closed so no Morricone Youth show tonight.

As mentioned, the Lamb of God / Anthrax / Deafheaven / Power Trip show at Hammerstein Ballroom on Saturday (1/23) has been postponed to Monday.

Worriers, Big Huge, Likers
& YJY at Shea Stadium on Saturday has been canceled.

Montreal's Besnard Lakes are already here for their free Rough Trade in-store on Saturday afternoon which will go on as planned. Say the band, "We don't give a shit about a little snow. We're from Canada, remember? Bring a shovel."

Tonight's Savants show at Rough Trade, however, is canceled.

I Am the Avalanche's Saturday (1/23) show at MHOW is postponed. MHOW tweeted, "Tonight's I Am The Avalanche show has been postponed to Sat Jan 30. All tix will be honored or refunds available at point of purchase." So far Sunday's (1/24) Suburbia show is still on.

The G-Eazy / A$AP Ferg show at Terminal 5 on Saturday has been cancelled and postponed to Tuesday (1/26). "1/23 tix honored on 1/26. Refunds at point of purchase for those who can't attend." Sunday and Monday's shows are unaffected.

Pianos is closed on Saturday.

No shows at Knitting Factory, Brooklyn Bowl or Union Pool on Saturday night.

Saturday night's Graveyard show at Bowery Ballroom has been postponed to Feb 8. All tix will be honored.

Friday's Horrendous show at St Vitus (1/22) has been rescheduled to January 31. "Same details new date. All presales will be honored on 1/31."

We'll update this page with more news, but If you know of any other cancelations, let us know.


The Faith No More/TV on the Radio-related band Nevermen just announced a tour last week, but they've now had to cancel it due to illness. Pitchfork mentions they say there was an "illness within the Nevermen family" and that "the band hope to reschedule the shows in the near future." Tickets for all shows will be refunded. All affected dates (including NYC's Webster Hall) are listed below.

Boards of Canada also just remixed Nevermen's "Mr. Mistake." Listen to that below...

Continue reading "Nevermen cancel tour due to illness"

photo: Joey Bada$$ at '30 Days In LA' (more by Carlo Cruz)
Joey Badass

Joey Bada$$ has been on tour, but sadly he's had to cancel several upcoming dates due to physical, mental and emotional health issues. He writes:

To whom it may concern,

When the agents, managers, fans & friends don't understand how I'm feeling, my body does. I'm deeply sorry to announce the cancellation of my shows in Copenhagen, Oslo, Helsinki, and Starland Ballroom in New Jersey but I am thoroughly exhausted. 2015 has been one hell of a year for me: I dropped my debut album, toured the world and connected with my fans on a level like never before... I did this all with little to no sleep and absolutely no breaks in between. Not to mention that I lost my tour manager (whom was also my older cousin) in a fatal car crash at this very time last year.

At this point I don't feel healthy physically, mentally and emotionally and know that all of this would compromise my ability to perform, which is something I never want to do. Joey Bada$$ isn't is a half ass performer. I'd rather return at my best then to give you guys the possibility of not having the full, true Joey Bada$$ experience.
I hope that this letter finds those whom it may concern very well. I will do everything in my power to make sure you guys' love and support never go unnoticed. Not now and not ever. Denmark, France, Norway, Finland, Sweden, & New Jersey I owe you guys big time. See you next year when I'm back and better than ever.

with love & grace

From the Badmon

As the quote points out, one of the cancelled dates is the NJ show that would have happened December 17 at Starland Ballroom (refunds are available). It looks like he's actually not canceling his Long Island or NYC shows though, which happen December 18 at The Paramount (tickets) and December 22 at Playstation Theater (tickets), respectively.


Friday at noon, Lemmy took to Motorhead's Facebook to remember Philthy Animal

"Hello this is Lemmy from Motörhead. I'm feeling very sad at the moment, in fact devastated because one of my best friends died yesterday. I miss him already. His name was Phil Taylor, or Philthy Animal, and he was our drummer twice in our career. Now he's died and it really pisses me off that they take somebody like him and leave George Bush alive. So muse on that. We're still going, we're still going strong, it's just first Würzel and now Philthy, it's a shame man. I think this rock n roll business might be bad for the human life. Oh well."
Eight hours later, this to the same Facebook page:
First of all, what can we say? Our hearts go out to all who have suffered in Paris tonight, we are so sorry, it is so utterly horrific. Thank you to everyone who has asked about us all, everyone in the Motörcamp is safe although as you have probably heard, Paris and, indeed, France, is understandably on lockdown until local authorities can gauge the full extent of what has occurred. When we have further news, we will let you know. We just hope everyone can heal.
Motorhead were scheduled to play The Zenith in Paris on Sunday night, 11/15. The show is nos officially off. The band posted this update tonight along with the above photo:
Due to the serious situation that our brothers and sisters are facing in Paris we have to postpone our gig until January. We are working on locking a date and will give details as soon as we can.
Motorhead's next scheduled gig is at Mitsubishi Electric Halle in Düsseldorf, Germany on 11/17.


Foo Fighters have announced the cancellation of the rest of their tour:

It is with profound sadness and heartfelt concern for everyone in Paris that we have been forced to announce the cancellation of the rest of our tour. In light of this senseless violence, the closing of borders, and international mourning, we can't continue right now. There is no other way to say it. This is crazy and it sucks. Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone who was hurt or who lost a loved one.

U2 was scheduled to play a show in Paris tonight that was going to be broadcast on HBO.

As a result of the ongoing state of emergency across France, the U2 Paris concerts scheduled for the 14th and 15th November will not be going ahead as planned. U2 and Live Nation, along with HBO who were due to live broadcast the Saturday concert, are fully resolved to go ahead with this show at an appropriate time.

Speaking from Paris the band said:

"We watched in disbelief and shock at the unfolding events in Paris and our hearts go out to all the victims and their families across the city tonight.

We are devastated at the loss of life at the Eagles of Death Metal concert and our thoughts and prayers are with the band and their fans.

And we hope and pray that all of our fans in Paris are safe."



Tonight's live stream for TIDAL & KROQ has been postponed out of respect for the terrible events in Paris.

All tickets will be valid for the rescheduled show, with details to follow soon. For those of you already down at the venue and those on your way, we'll play a short set of old material so that your journey isn't wasted

We send our love and prayers to the people of Paris.

Love Coldplay


Paris, due to yesterday's events, our show tonight is cancelled. To those affected by this tragedy, our thoughts are with you. Sending love.

The 24 Hours of Reality and Live Earth concert broadcast, hosted by Al Gore, set for Friday and Saturday (November 13 and 14) in Paris, France has been cancelled. Just Jared reports:

The concert, which aimed to raised awareness about global warming, was set to feature performances in front of the Eiffel Tower in Paris, as well as locations around the globe.

Scheduled performers included Pharrell, Elton John, Hozier, Neil Young, Mumford and Sons, Walk the Moon, Thirty Seconds to Mars and Florence & the Machine.

The organization took to their official website to release a statement about the tragic events in Paris.

"Out of solidarity with the French people and the City of Paris, we have decided to suspend our broadcast of 24 Hours of Reality and Live Earth. Our thoughts are with all who have been affected and the entire nation of France. We send our condolences to the families of those who have been killed or injured," the concert's website said.


Deftones were scheduled to play three shows at the venue that Eagles of Death Metal were playing when the attack happened. It goes without saying that those are cancelled, and the band posted the following message: "Thank for all your inquiries on our well being. Band/Crew all safe and accounted for at this time. Prayers for those affected in these tragic events."


Motorhead are postponing their Sunday night show in Paris.

photo: Azealia Banks at Coachella 2015 (more by Samantha Saturday)
Azealia Banks

Azealia Banks was supposed to tour earlier this fall, but she cancelled that after saying her tourmate dropped off. Then she rescheduled it for November, but now she cancelled this tour too, saying it's because she's "very busy at work."

New Yorkers are lucky though. The one show she hasn't cancelled is her Terminal 5 show happening November 19. All affected dates are listed below.

Azealia is also under invegestigation for allegedly punching a security guard in LA.

Continue reading "Azealia Banks cancels tour (again) but Terminal 5 is still on, under investigation for allegedly punching a security guard"

photo: Peaches playing Voodoo in the rain Saturday (via @BrooklynVegan Instagram)

Major bummer, but no Voodoo (or Voodoo livestream) today.

NEW ORLEANS (Nov. 1, 2015) - Due to dangerous weather conditions including forecasted persistent rain and flash flood warnings for Orleans Parish for Sunday, November 1, the final day of the 2015 Voodoo Music + Arts Experience has been cancelled. Fan safety is the top priority for the producers of the festival and current conditions at City Park do not meet our standards for maintaining a safe experience.

While Voodoo is a no refund, rain or shine event, producers will make refunds available this year given the severe weather conditions. For 3-Day credentials holders, 1/3 of posted price at time of purchase will be refunded. For Single Day credential holders who purchased for Sunday, November 1, a full refund will be offered. Fans should visit www.worshipthemusic.com for further information regarding refunds. Everyone at Voodoo 2015 wants to thank all the music fans that came to City Park to experience the first incredible two days of stellar performances. We look forward to seeing everyone again at the 2016 Voodoo Music + Arts Experience.

Saturday was also really wet. Pictures of the grounds today, above and below.


photo: Desaparecidos at Coachella 2015 (more by Samantha Saturday)

Desaparecidos have been forced to cancel the remainder of their US tour dates, as well as Conor Oberst's appearance at the Ground Control Touring 15th anniversary show at NYC's Webster Hall in December:

Conor Oberst fell ill while on tour in Jacksonville, Florida and was briefly hospitalized due to laryngitis, anxiety, and exhaustion. In consultation with his doctors, the band has reluctantly agreed to cancel all scheduled live dates. Conor will be heading home to Omaha to recuperate. We wish him a speedy recovery.
Desaparecidos dates included appearances at The Fest, Fun Fun Fun Fest, and more.

Fun Fun Fun Fest meanwhile also lost D'Angelo from the lineup, though earlier today they announced Lauryn Hill is taking his place.

Rest up, Conor, and get well soon. All canceled dates are listed below...

Continue reading "Conor Oberst cancels rest of Desaparecidos tour & NYC show due to exhaustion; Lauryn Hill added to Fun Fun Fun Fest"

by Bill Pearis

photos: Girl Band @ BVSXSW 2015 (more by Tim Griffin)
Girl Band at SXSW

Girl Band, who just released their debut album Holding Hands with Jamie, have had to cancel their upcoming North American tour, which was to have included two NYC shows. It's not visa problems for once:

We are extremely sorry to announce that we have to pull all of our upcoming European and North American tour dates in 2015. This is due to health issues in the band. We would like to thank everyone who has bought a ticket and will be doing our best to get back to play as soon as we can
Get better, Girl Band, and come back soon. All canceled tour dates are listed, along with a Spotify stream of Holding Hands with Jamie, below...

Continue reading "Girl Band cancel fall North American tour"

Protomartyr at Sub Pop CMJ showcase last week...

Protomartyr, who just were in NYC for CMJ, had to cancel the last four dates of their North American tour due to a death in the family. Our thoughts go out to the band. The band says they will reschedule the US dates for early next year (and hopefully add a few too.) They're upcoming European tour is still on and those dates are listed below.

Continue reading "Protomartyr canceled the last few dates of their North American tour; European dates still on"

photo: The Who in Austin in April (more by Tim Griffin)
The Who

The Who have been celebrating their 50th anniversary on tour this year, and sadly they've had to postpone all remaining dates, as Roger Daltrey was just diagnosed with meningitis. The band writes:

THE WHO today confirmed that they are postponing all remaining dates on their "THE WHO HITS 50!" North American tour. They had initially postponed FOUR shows on doctors orders after Roger Daltrey contracted a mystery virus. Initially it was hoped that the rest of the tour might proceed, but after extensive tests the seriousness of his condition became apparent when doctors diagnosed Roger as having viral Meningitis and prescribed a period of rest. The band apologize to fans and realize that the postponement will cause an inconvenience for ticketholders. It wasn't a decision taken lightly-THE WHO always give their fans 100% and were never going to compromise the show, but ultimately the band had no alternative but to postpone the tour.

Roger was particularly disappointed as he had been especially looking forward to the Teen Cancer America benefit in Los Angeles, a charity that he and THE WHO have worked tirelessly for. Thankfully he is already getting better and said, "We are very sorry to disappoint our fans in this way. For the last four weeks, I have been in and out of the hospital and have been diagnosed with viral Meningitis. I am now on the mend and feeling a lot better but I am going to need a considerable time to recover. The doctors tell me I will make a complete recovery, but that I should not do any touring this year."

Pete Townshend added, "We are rescheduling all the shows for next Spring 2016. We apologize to all our fans who have supported us in the last 50 years. Once Roger is completely well we will come back stronger than ever and Roger and I will give you all a show to remember."

Get well soon Roger! The affected dates include NYC-area shows on 10/25 at Prudential Center and 10/26 at MSG. The band promises, "Tickets for the original dates will be honored for the new shows, which will be announced shortly." All affected dates are listed below.

If you haven't already, check out our pictures of their Austin show and review of their Forest Hills show from this past spring.

Continue reading "The Who postpone all upcoming dates due to Roger Daltrey's meningitis (MSG & more included)"


We're sorry to report that Blake Schwarzenbach has cancelled all upcoming shows, due to a serious personal matter. That includes Cake Shop and the BrooklynVegan-presented matinee at Baby's with Spill. Refunds will be issued.

Lockn' Fest grounds (photo via Garcia's at The Cap Instagram)
Lockn' Fest

Peter Shapiro and Dave Frey's Lockn' Festival in Arrington, VA was supposed to start today (9/10) but the grounds were hit by a storm yesterday that caused all of today's performances to be cancelled, and the campgrounds have not been able to open yet. The festival organizers wrote last night:

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT FROM THE LOCKN' ORGANIZERS: Opening of Campgrounds Delayed, Thursday (only) Performances Cancelled

Earlier this evening, a severe thunderstorm with high winds passed over Lockn' and caused damage to the festival grounds, particularly the parking and campground area. The good news is that no one was injured and the entire team is focused on cleaning up and preparing for a great festival. The unfortunate news is that we will be forced to delay the opening of the campgrounds and cancel Thursday's performances in order to give the team the time necessary to make sure the festival grounds are safe for both our guests and our artists.

Despite the inconvenience the storm has caused, we count ourselves lucky that everyone is safe and that we have three great days of music ahead of us. We look forward to seeing you soon.

Stay tuned for new campgrounds opening times and other updates.

This morning, they added:
Microburst delays Lockn', there will be no show on Thursday
Lockn' organizers are asking concert-goers to be patient while crews work to rebuild and replace equipment and other necessary elements. We are working diligently to resolve all matters related to guest and artist safety, and will make a further announcement two hours prior to the opening of the campgrounds.
Today's cancelled acts include Grateful Dead drummers Mickey Hart and Bill Kreutzmann's respective sets, The Doobie Incident (String Cheese Incident + Doobie Brothers), Deer Tick and more.

Assuming everything gets going on Friday, the fest runs through Sunday and includes other scheduled performances from Mickey and Bill, plus fellow Dead members Phil Lesh and Bob Weir. Also on the bill is Hot Tuna, Jorma & Jack playing a Jefferson Airplane set, Robert Plant, Carlos Santana, Jimmy Cliff, FIshbone and more. Full schedule here.

photo: Lust for Youth at MHOW earlier this month (more by PSquared)
Lust for Youth

Danish synthpop band Lust for Youth were just in the US for NYC with Total Control, Berserktown II and more. They were set to return for two NYC shows in the fall, but both have been cancelled/postponed. Stay tuned for any updates.

Their Mercury Lounge (10/29) would have been with Iceage singer Elias Bender Ronnefelt's other project Marching Church, and they're still playing (tickets). They also play Saint Vitus (10/28) a day earlier. Since we last spoke, Marching Church added more US dates and released the music video for "Your Fathers Eyes." Check that out, with a video of Lust for Youth at Berserktown, below.

Continue reading "Lust for Youth played Berserktown, cancelled their NYC shows; Marching Church revealed more US dates & a new video"

Carey Lander

Fuck Cancer. Camera Obscura announced today:

It is with regret that Camera Obscura must announce the cancellation of their planned shows in Mexico and California in November 2015.

Keyboard player Carey Lander is undergoing treatment for cancer, and the band has decided to shelve all work commitments for the time being.

Lead singer-songwriter Tracyanne Campbell says: "We're really sad to disappoint our fans but I'm sure everyone will understand that Carey's health needs to come first at this time. We hope we can come back one day and play for you."

Carey has set up a Just Giving page to encourage donations for Sarcoma UK - https://www.justgiving.com/Carey-Lander

Carey's full story below:

Continue reading "Camera Obscura's Carey Lander still fighting cancer; North American shows cancelled "

photos by Laura June Kirsch

JC + Voidz @ House of Vans 8/13/2015
Julian Casablancas + The Voidz

Julian Casablancas + The Voidz were set to tour in September and October but the band canceled those dates this week. From JC's Facebook

For those concerned, everyone is fine! We are healthy and very stoked about all things Voidzian. the vibe and brotherhood are stronger than ever, it really boils down to budget bullsh*t. Very similar to Australian run. In short, we wanted the tour it to be something special, and stand out compared to a run-of-the-mill tour, but several large pieces just didn't pan out. We have endless love for all our sisters and brothers that were planning on coming to the shows, and deeply apologize for any and all inconvenience. We will try hard to make it up to you our next time through
The only dates currently still on JC + Voidz schedule are a couple festivals: Victoria, BC's Rifflandia Festival in September, and the 2015 Beach Goth fest in Santa Ana, CA in October.

One show the Voidz didn't cancel was last week's free show at Brooklyn's House of Vans with California's Cherry Glazerr (and free beer). Pictures from that show continue below...

Continue reading "Julian Casablancas + the Voidz played House of Vans with Cherry Glazerr (pics), cancel fall tour"


UK musician Untold was set to come to NYC for this weekend's Warm Up at MoMA PS1 but unfortunately he posted the following:

It is with deep sadness I have to announce I've been forced to pull out of my forthcoming live performance at MoMa PS1 Warm Up in New York. This is due to scheduling issues beyond my control.

I was really looking forward to the show as many of my friends who have previously performed rated it as a career highlight.

I had written a load of new material specifically for this performance which I hope I will get a chance to share with you soon. I'm proper gutted to be missing this and very sorry for the inconvenience caused to the promoters and those planning to attend the performance.

Bummer. The show goes on with Nick Hook, Veronica Vasicka, Vessel, Ninos Du Brasil, Cut Hands and French Fries b2b Bambounou. Tickets are still available.

photos by James Richards IV

Florence / A$AP Rocky / TVOTR / Albert Hammond Jr + Billy Jones
Lollapalooza 2015
Lollapalooza 2015
Lollapalooza 2015
Lollapalooza 2015
Lollapalooza 2015

A$AP Rocky pauses to watch the sight of a person in a wheelchair crowd surfing. Ordinarily, hip-hop shows don't spawn mosh pits but then again, most don't blare both House of Pain's "Jump Around" and Nirvana's "Smells Like Teen Spirit" over the speakers in succession. For A$AP, yes, it's that easy, and lest anyone forgets, the initials to his name get shouted out by his trio of hype men with regular frequency. To his credit, A$AP doesn't entirely coast. He establishes and maintains a crazed level of energy for a majority of the set and treats it all as a giant party. On Sunday night, with the prospect of heading back to work fans (well, the small percentage over 18, anyway) in the face, it's the appropriate atmosphere and vibe. A$AP boasts a lyrical flow most peers would envy, and his entourage scatters like ants to the very front rows on the ground to pump up the crowd. There's even room for a compelling avante R&B turn in the form of "L.$.D." Self-promotional references, tributes to weed, descriptions of loose women and homages to money spill from the emcee's mouth. So do shout-outs to Chief Keef and Chance the Rapper. Yet it's local boy Vic Mensa who scores the guest spot for a duet on "U Mad," putting the punctuation mark on a booming celebration of modern hip-hop culture that, in spite of positive messages prouncing unity, still include clicking gun-chamber sound effects. - [Chicago Tribune]
Threat of severe weather (thunderstorms, hail) caused Grant Park to be evacuated briefly during the final day of Lollapalooza 2015 (8/2) and also had the fest end 30 minutes early. (This happened at Pitchfork too this year, and at Lolla in 2012.) Otherwise, the show went on with sets from Florence + the Machine, A$AP Rocky, TV on the Radio, Albert Hammond Jr. (who started his day in the Toyota Tent for a Q&A with BrooklynVegan correspondent Billy Jones), Of Monsters and Men, Twin Peaks, Gogol Bordello, and many more.

Pictures of Lollapalooza 2015 day 1 are HERE and day 2 are HERE. More pics from day 3 are below...

Continue reading "Lollapalooza 2015 day 3 pics: Florence, A$AP Rocky, TVOTR, Gogol Bordello, Albert Hammond Jr, Twin Peaks & more"

Duran Duran '80s

Duran Duran were scheduled to play a concert at the Seaport with Wyclef Jean on Tuesday (8/4) to benefit the South St Seaport Museum, but the show was just canceled. From the press release:

"After a tremendous amount of effort to maintain the date for next week, we are extremely disappointed to say that as of this morning we have had to cancel Dock Rocks due to unforeseen issues at the site," said Captain Jonathan Boulware, Executive Director of the South Street Seaport Museum "We had an incredible response to the event, which included a selection of VIP boat experiences, alongside the concert on the pier, but location logistics have now precluded our moving forward with Tuesday's event in the way that we had originally envisioned. Our plan is to host an alternative fundraiser in the fall that will include many of the same performances, as well as an opportunity to enjoy everything that the Seaport has to offer, while supporting the Museum that was so badly damaged during Hurricane Sandy. We thank our sponsors and partners within the city for their help in planning."
Duran Duran singer Simon Le Bon said:
We are really sad that next week's show is now not happening. We love that part of the city and were very much looking forward to playing against that incredible skyline in support of the Seaport Museum. We are in town this week to launch the first single from our new album 'Paper Gods' and were hoping to give fans a chance to hear a couple of tracks from the new record.
Duran Duran also said on Facebook that they hoped to do something with the Seaport Museum soon. Stay tuned about the makeup show and who will actually play it. Meanwhile, Duran Duran's two shows this weekend at Port Chester's The Capitol Theatre are sold out, but you can still get tickets to see them at Nile Rodgers' FOLD Festival on Long Island on Wednesday (8/5).

photo: Azealia Banks at Coachella 2015 (more by Samantha Saturday)
Azealia Banks

Azealia Banks isn't exactly the most frequent live performer, and just as she was set to go on her first lengthy tour, it's been cancelled. She says the reason is that co-headliner K. Michelle is now "unavailable" this fall, but also that she's working on rescheduling certain dates:

Hey Rebels! To say I am crushed is an understatement. I try my best to push myself over the limit and if you don't listen to your body it will make you listen. While currently filming numerous television shows, readying my businesses and working on my new album, I simply cannot overexert myself anymore than I already am. So it is with a broken heart, I have to postpone the tour with me and @AzealiaBanks at this time. Before the negativity and assumptions from naysayers and media outlets begins, I'd like for everyone to know the truth. First, there is absolutely no drama between me and Azealia. We have a mutual respect for each other as women and artists. I can't wait to get in the studio with her and for you all to hear what she's been working on. Secondly, it wasn't low ticket sales. Due to such an overwhelming response with this tour there have been conversations about adding a second show in various cities. Above all, my fans mean the world to me and the last thing that I want to do is disappoint. I want to thank all of you for having my back and supporting me throughout the good and the bad. I can't wait for all of you to see what's in store and hear this new music! All tickets that have already been purchased will be refunded and I'll see you guys at the top next year! New album. New tour. ❤️ -K. Michelle

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The NYC show would have happened September 26 at Best Buy Theater.

photo: The Movielife at Irving Plaza in February (more by Mimi Hong)

NJ's Movielife-curated iDobi Meltown Festival with them, Lifetime, The Menzingers and more, has been cancelled. Starland Ballroom posted the following:

The Idobi Meltdown festival this weekend at Starland Ballroom has been postponed. We will be announcing a new fall festival date with The Movielife + very special guests at Starland Ballroom soon! All tickets for the 6/27 date will be honored at the new date. Customers who purchased tickets to Lifetime ONLY on 6/26 via AXS will automatically receive a refund within 7-10 days. Refunds for all other tickets will be available by request at point-of-purchase.
Bummer! You can still see The Movielife and Lifetime at Riot Fest Chicago, and The Movielife at Long Island's Today's Mixtape Festival.