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Recap: Q87.7’s PIQNIQ Festival

posted by Oscar June 30, 2013

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Chicago’s new home for Alternative Rock on the traditional airwaves, Q87.7, put together a one-day music festival that featured AWOLNATION, Sileversun Pickups, Atlas Genius, Bush and headlined by Yeah Yeah Yeahs. The bands mentioned previously fronted the main stage at First Midwest Bank Amphiheatre, while bands like New Politics, Twenty|One|Pilots and Cold War Kids performed at the secondary stage. No offense to these bands (we heard Twenty|One|Pilots from the parking lot and Cold War Kids played at the same time Atlas Genius started, so we skipped that) but we prioritized downing some Modelo tallboys and then just head in by the time the main stage bands started. Continue Reading

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Video: Yeah Yeah Yeahs Unleash Four New ‘Mosquito’ Tracks at SXSW

posted by Oscar March 14, 2013

New York band Yeah Yeah Yeahs took SXSW by storm last night and took the liberty to debut new material from their forthcoming album, Mosquito. The band played at NPR’s Stubbs showcase in Austin playing new tracks like”Sacrilege,” “Under the Earth,” “Subway,” and “Mosquito.”

The music starts around the six-minute mark; check out the full set list below, as reported by Setlist.fm.

See the set list from this performance after the jump. Continue Reading