The 2018 edition of Justin Vernon and Aaron Dessner‘s annual Eaux Claires festival just got underway in Eau Claire, WI. The lineup was kept a secret until gates opened today and we can now see that this year includes performances from The National, Big Red Machine (aka Vernon and Dessner), Sharon Van Etten, Julien Baker, Dirty Projectors...
He pulled out after learning the festival booked multiple nights of the much-protested show SLĀV, "in which a majority-white group of singers, lead by a white Québécois director, sing African-American slave songs, sometimes dressed as field slaves and cotton pickers," Moses wrote.
This week's BrooklynVegan Blog Radio on SiriusXMU took inspiration from the two big Dead & Co shows at Citi Field over the weekend, fitting in Dead covers from the likes of Courtney Love, Moses Sumney & Jenny Lewis, The War on Drugs, Charles Bradley, and Lucius, plus non-Dead music too.
Bon Iver played two sets, including one with a number of special guests: Francis & The Lights, Moses Sumney, Sylvan Esso, Spank Rock, and a survivor of the Parkland, FL high school shooting. In between, Eminem headlined and drew criticism for the sound of gunshots that are part of his performance of "Kill You."
The 2018 edition of Governors Ball continued on Saturday (6/2) with sets from The Gaslight Anthem, Pusha T (who replaced Brockhampton when they cancelled their US tour dates), Silk City (Mark Ronson and Diplo), Cut Copy, Kelela, The Menzingers, Moses Sumney, and more.
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