I've come to measure my years not by the arrival of January 1st, but rather by the arrival of the annual Coachella lineup announcement. This year is no different than any other in regards to the amount of disappointment plenty of people feel the need to express, but it is different in regards to the diversity of the lineup, including a list of headliners that for the first time in a while features not only no big time reunions, but also no rock acts. Let's take a look at some of the smaller font talent featured for the multi-weekend event.
This weekend marks the 6th annual Governors Ball held on Randall’s Island, New York City. Beginning on June 3rd, the festival offers 3 days of music in every genre from hip-hop to rock. 2016’s iteration of eclectic acts features The Strokes, Beck, The Killers, Kanye West, and Death Cab For Cutie. There will be a fine array of food, a stellar and easy atmosphere with the party ongoing. MTV will be sponsoring a Governor’s Ball After Dark including Eagles of Death Metal, and Miguel playing venues close by the festival. As we take a long look at the weekend ahead
Austin City Limits Music Festival 2013 has begun and the lineup of the first day performers did not disappoint. Vampire Weekend, Arctic Monkeys and Queens of the Stone Age turned in raucous performances that built up the energy of the night leading into headliners Depeche Mode and Muse. The latter exceeded the 10pm end time that was listed and continued performing until the sound cut off due to a broken generator. The band left the stage and a disappointed crowd started to slowly disperse until bassist Chris Wolstenholme returned to the stage to start "Knights of Cydonia",
Garage/Skate rock band FIDLAR came together in 2009. FIDLAR consists of Zac Carper (vocals, guitar), Brandon Schwartzel (bass), Elvis Kuehn (vocals, guitar), and Max Kuehn (drums). Their band name stands for F*** It Dog, Life's A Risk, provided by former roommates of Carper. The Los Angeles band is currently under three record labels including Mom + Pop Music in the United States, Wichita Recordings in the United Kingdom, and Dine Alone Records in Canada. FIDLAR has produced a total of four EPs, including: DIYDUI (2011), S*** We Recorded In Our Bedroom (2012), No Waves/No Ass 7" (2012), and Don't Try (2012). 4914