Plus: NHC (Dave Navarro, Taylor Hawkins, Chris Chaney), Tears For Fears / Garbage, Treefort Music Fest, Desertfest NYC and more tour and festival news.
Empress Of announces tour behind her new album that’s out today, and she also sings on the new MØ album that’s out today (and MØ is also touring).
Plus: Tune-Yards/U.S. Girls, Julien Baker/Phoebe Bridgers/Lucy Dacus, Death From Above, Lucinda Williams, Amine/Buddy, G Herbo, Antarctigo Vespucci, and more NYC-area shows on sale today.
”In my world, certain people look down their noses at pop music. I believe they consider it inauthentic, pandering, manufactured and lacking any intention other than being a ”hit.” Much of that is true, but of course there are many exceptions—great songs that speak to their times and also become hits.”
HARD Summer 2018 includes Diplo b2b Dillon Francis, A-Trak b2b Baauer, Zeds Dead b2b JAUZ, Travis Scott, Rick Ross, Tokimonsta, YBN Nahmir, Flosstradamus, and more.
Beyonce’s spectacular headlining set included a Destiny’s Child reunion and appearances from Solange and Jay-Z. David Byrne brought his “untethered” American Utopia show to Coachella, while Brockhampton’s energetic set (with a string orchestra and A-Trak as DJ) was another highlight. Read more about those sets and more, setlists and photos included…