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Dopest Sights of Lollapalooza 2016

posted by Oscar August 4, 2016
Vic Mensa at Lollapalooza 2016 by Sarah Hess

Photo Credit: Sarah Hess

We’re still feeling the body aches of a 4-day celebration of the 25th anniversary of the staple music festival, Lollapalooza… But it turns out those battle wounds also serve as a reminder of the absolutely dope experiences we had during the extended weekend. During these 4 days we got to see acts in all sorts of different stages in their careers, from established international performers to local superstars in the making. It’s almost too difficult to narrow down a list of our favorite moments in a concise manner, but it’s our job to let the world know what’s dope, and lucky for us, we got plenty to choose from.

So peep below for the dopest sights of the fest, along with highlights from sets by Red Hot Chili Peppers, Joey Purp, Vic Mensa, Jane’s Addiction, and Sir The Baptist, among others. Continue Reading

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Lollapalooza 2016 Schedule Announced

posted by Oscar May 9, 2016

Lollapalooza 2016 Schedule

We’re getting closer and closer to summer festival season and today we get another reason to get excited about it… Or even upset.

Lollapalooza have unveiled their 2016 schedule and man oh man are there some hard decisions to make between now and July 28-31. The daily breakdown has ultimately revealed the overlapping time slots for each date and with it comes some notable schedule conflicts. Some choices are easier than others (read: Radiohead on Friday) but that’s not the case all-around.

Check out some of the tough, POD approved sets to choose from below:

Thursday:

  • Lana Del Rey vs. J. Cole vs. The Last Shadow Puppets
  • Danny Brown vs. Wavves

Friday: 

  • Mac Miller vs. Wolf Alice vs. Future

Saturday:

  • Red Hot Chili Peppers vs. Disclosure vs. Vic Mensa

Sunday:

  • LCD Soundsystem vs. Die Antwoord vs. Ellie Goulding
  • Haim vs. Flatbush Zombies vs. Flume
  • Vince Staples vs. Bloc Party

Check out the full schedule here.

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SXSW Music 2016 Announces Third Round of Artists

posted by Oscar January 12, 2016

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Bruh, are you aware that SXSW 2016 is only two months away? We’ve been anticipating this fest since last year’s and if the last announcement had enough to get excited about, the third round of artist announcements (with over 550+ acts  only made things better.

Some of the stand-out names revealed today include Sean Lennon / Fat White Family collaborative project The Moondlandingz, hometown boy and POD fave Mick Jenkins, White Reaper, Bloc Party, Protomartyr, and American icon Loretta Lynn.

Register to attend by this Friday, January 15 and save up to $170 off the walk-up rates. With a Music or Platinum badge, you will receive priority entry into performances by nearly 2,000 artists, access to downtown Austin hotel rooms, an invitation to our first-ever official SXSW Music Opening Party on Tuesday, March 15, exclusive networking and learning opportunities, and more.

See the latest list of artists performing at SXSW Music 2016, March 15-20, below. Continue Reading

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Governors Ball Announces 2016 Lineup feat. Kanye West, The Strokes, Beck

posted by Oscar January 8, 2016

Governors Ball 2016

Festival lineup announcement season is upon us and now that its NYC’s Governors Ball have unveiled their 2016 roster, it’s getting really hard to argue which lineup is better, this one or Coachella’s

The big news is that the festival to be held at Randall’s Island Park June 3-5 will be headlined by Kanye West AND The Strokes. Two of the biggest acts since the turn of the century!! That itself is more than enough to make you want to attend, but the fest organizers have put together some worthy acts to fill out the rest of the schedule that you can get excited about.

Also on the lineup are The Killers, Beck, Death Cab For Cutie, HAIM, Father John Misty, Bloc Party, Miguel, Big Grams, Action Bronson, Mac Miller, Joey Bada$$, Eagles Of Death Metal, De La Soul, Vince Staples, and Vic Mensa. Check out the full roster in the Donda-designed poster above and get your tickets here.

See you in New York!

 

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FYF Fest 2015 Lineup feat. Frank Ocean, Run the Jewels, Morrissey

posted by Oscar May 6, 2015

FYF 2015

This year’s FYF Fest is bringing together another collection of fine artists to perform at the LA event. Hitting Cali this year August 22 and 23 are headliners Frank Ocean and Morrissey, along with Bloc Party, The Jesus & Mary Chain, Run The Jewels, Kaytranada, D’Angelo, FKA Twigs, and Mac DeMarco.

Get your tickets at http://fyffest.com starting Friday, May 8.

 

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Video: Bloc Party – “Ratchet”

posted by Oscar June 25, 2013

Bloc Party have released the visuals for their new track, “Ratchet.” Earlier in the day, the band had announced their new project, “Next Wave Sessions,” a five-song EP set to set for release on August 12. The new video brings to mind Franz Ferdinand’s “Take Me Out,” except without the animated figures and instead showing the band performing the track. If this track is any indication of what the new project will sound like, we can expect a move towards more danceable sounds.

See it above.

(Pigeons & Planes)