While much of the Pacific Northwest is known for its laid-back culture, this festival set in Central Washington is anything but. The energy of Sasquatch! 2013 was a sign that the event definitely isn’t slowing down in terms of what it can offer. The line-up included acts such as The Postal Service, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Tame Impala and a handful of top-notch sets from international [READ ON]
Celebrities cameo in music videos all the time. Whether it’s a way for them to launch an image makeover (Megan Fox hoping to be a serious actress in “Love the Way You Lie”) or just an excuse to make out with their significant other (all eyes on Ben Affleck slapping J.Lo’s ass), big stars seem to love lending their famous faces to help videos get more play. Once in a great while, the celebrity cameo goes beyond the usual eye-rolling “look at me” antics and is genuinely hilarious. So, take a load-off and watch some amazing [READ ON]
Before sitting down to write this review, I thought for quite a while about how to describe the way this album makes me feel. The most accurate statement that came to mind was — Modern Vampires of the City is like reconnecting with a truly beloved friend you havent seen for some time. Three years have passed since new material from Vampire Weekend and I were last together, and though other exciting [READ ON]
Parting from one of the best music festivals of the year — and from sunny Texas weather — is such sweet sorrow. But, we can’t really complain — before heading out, we wrapped up our SXSW experience with Empress Of at Mohawk, and Vampire Weekend, Haim, and Small Black at Stubb’s. We also [READ ON]
In the wake of a small handful of SXSW shows and an Austin City Limits taping, indie-heavy weights, Vampire Weekend, have released two singles from their highly anticipated third LP, Modern Vampires of the City. Listen to the wonderfully [READ ON]
Festival line-up announcement season is in full swing, reminding us that the cold will soon let up and we’ll be able to rock out to our favorite music in the sunshine. Every year, we rave about how incredible Sasquatch! Festival is, with the breathtaking views of The Gorge in Washington and the laid back vibes you get camping with mostly Northwesterners and Canadians [READ ON]
Each year, after dozens of posters surface with rumored acts, the kids get restless for the official Coachella lineup. Finally, Goldenvoice announced the stellar list with (as always) too many acts to even read. We highlighted a few favorites below [READ ON]
The 2012 Pitchfork Music Festival announced the first batch of artists that will be performing at the annual retreat, taking place in Chicago’s Union Park on the weekend of July 13-15.
Vampire Weekend Feist Godspeed You! Black Emperor Hot Chip AraabMUZIK A$AP Rocky The Field Liturgy Kendrick Lamar Grimes Cloud Nothings Tim Hecker Willis Earl Beal
Vampire Weekend’s prominent placement on the list makes sense, especially considering Pitchfork’s early support of the group, not to mention the fact that they have a (gasp) new record coming late this year. Other standouts include Dr. Dre protege Kendrick Lamar and hometown hero Willis Earl Beal, the promising XL Recordings signee. The festival will be announcing more than 30 additional acts in the coming months.
Tickets are a refreshingly reasonable $45 for single day passes, with a limited number of 3 day passes being sold for $110. They go on sale Friday, March 9th at 12 PM CST on the festival’s website.
To think that we’re condensing an entire year of our favorite albums in one post, what a novel idea. It took a lot of time for us to go through all the albums we listened to this year, but I’m freaking [READ ON]