Beale Street Music Festival Announces All-Star Lineup
Every year, something glorious happens on the legendary Beale Street in Memphis, Tennessee. That glorious happening is Beale Street music festival, an affordable way to spend the first weekend of May. Like heavy metal? Like alternative rock? Like pop music? Like rap? Like country? Almost every existing genre of music is represented at Beale St., thus making it that much more appealing to a music fan.
Fact is our founder would not be married if it was not for some serious DMB trolling back in the day. So let’s just list out every bad stereotype about the band and their fans before we give you the dates that we copied/pasted from Consequence of Sound.
Drunk Frat Boys
Drunk Sorority Sisters
Terrible at Operating ATV’s
Frisbees, Open Toed Shoes and Hacky Sacks
Underage Kids Vomiting
Ugly People Making Out
People Talking Loud On The Lawn Drowning Out A Tasty Acoustic Jam
Chocolate Chocolate Chewy Chewy
That said here are the dates and support acts for DMB’s massive 2012 Summer Tour:
05/18 – Woodlands, TX @ Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion *
05/19 – Dallas, TX @ Gexa Energy Pavilion *
05/20 – Gulf Shores, AL @ Hangout Music Festival
05/22 – Atlanta, GA @ Aaron’s Ampitheatre at Lakewood ^
05/23 – Charlotte, NC @ Verizon Wireless Ampitheatre ^
05/25 – Hartford, CT @ Comcast Theatre %
05/26 – Hartford, CT @ Comcast Theatre $
05/28 – Scranton, PA @ Toyota Pavilion at Montage Mountain $
05/29 – Cincinnati, OH @ Riverbend Music Center $
06/02 – Toronto, ON @ Molson Ampitheatre ~
06/03 – Cuyahoga Falls, OH @ Blossom Music Center ~
06/05 – Manfield, MA @ Comcast Center $
06/06 – Mansfield, MA @ Comcast Center $
06/08 – Saratoga Springs, NY @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center !
06/09 – Saratoga Springs, NY @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center !
06/12 – Wantagh, NY @ Nikon at Jones Beach Theatre #
06/13 – Wantagh, NY @ Nikon at Jones Beach Theatre #
06/16 – Bristow, VA @ Jiffy Lube Live +
06/17 – Virginia Beach, VA @ Farm Bureau Live +
06/22 – Noblesville, IN @ Klipsch Music Center +
06/23 – Noblesville, IN @ Klipsch Music Center >
06/26 – Camden, MA @ Susquehanna Bank Center ?
06/27 – Camden, MA @ Susquehanna Bank Center
06/29 – Hershey, PA @ Hersheypark Stadium
06/30 – Bethel, NY @ Bethel Woods Center for the Arts >
07/03 – Darien Center, NY @ Darien Lake Performing Arts Center ?
07/06 – E. Troy, WI @ Alpine Valley Music Center
07/07 – E. Troy, WI @ Alpine Valley Music Center ?
07/10 – Clarkston, MI @ DTE Energy Music Center ?
07/11 – Maryland Heights, MO @ Verizon Wireless Ampitheatre ?
07/13 – Burgettstown, PA @ First Niagara Pavilion &
07/14 – Burgettstown, PA @ First Niagara Pavilion &
07/18 – Tampa, FL @ 1-800-Ask-Gary Ampitheatre /
07/20 – W. Palm Beach, FL @ Cruzan Ampitheatre /
07/21 – W. Palm Beach, FL @ Cruzan Ampitheatre /
08/31 – George, WA @ The Gorge Ampitheatre ()
09/01 – George, WA @ The Gorge Ampitheatre ()
09/07 – Chula Vista, WA @ Cricket Wireless Ampitheatre <
09/08 – Irvine, CA @ Verizon Wireless Ampitheatre <
09/09 – Mountain View, CA @ Shoreline Ampitheatre <
* = w/ Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes
^ = w/ The Head and the Heart
% = w/ Mariachi El Bronx
$ = w/ Carolina Chocolate Drops
~ = w/ Blind Pilot
! = w/ Lettuce
# = w/ Fitz and the Tantrums
+ = w/ Gary Clark Jr.
> = w/ Delta Spirit
? = w/ Brandi Carlie
& = w/ SOJA
/ = w/ Tower of Power
() = w/ The Avett Brothers
< = w/ Allen Stone
As always the lineup for the Bonnaroo Music Festival in Manchester Tennessee is nothing short of impressive. Headlined by Red Hot Chili Peppers, Radiohead and Phish, the festival is set to take place June 7th-10th, 2012. Other highlights on the bill include Alice Cooper, St. Vincent and a reunited Ben Folds Five.
With the first two price levels already sold out, you best get your tickets soon as this annual event almost always sells out. If you have a little bit of extra cash after buying your ticket, perhaps you can send some to our youngest Concert Confessions family member Jakob who is trying to make it to his first Bonaroo. Click here to help him out.
For more information on everything Bonnaroo, please check out the official site by clicking here. Check out some past footage of Bonnaroo from our pal BeeZnutZbelow.
As of 03/12/2012 Bands added to the Festival’s lineup include: Danzig Legacy, Puscifer, Santigold, The Temper Trap, fun., and The Cave Singers
Metallica Set To Launch Orion Music + More Festival
For months, Phish fans have been on the ball in regards to the band hosting a festival later this summer at Bader Field. In various reports, it was known that Phish, Kenny Chesney and Metallica would be holding events at the airport. While we still wait for details on the Phish bash, Metallica has announced details for the inaugural Orion Music Festival. Chances are, you won’t believe what you are about to read.
Metallica will headline the two night festival. The group plans to perform the “Black Album” for the first time on American soil on one of the nights. That part we can all believe. What is hard to believe are some of the acts Metallica are bringing along. While it is easy to see the likes of Fucked Up and Avenged Sevenfoldsharing the stage with the Bay Area thrash legends, what shocks us is the inclusion of such alt/indie rock darlings like Modest Mouse,Cage The Elephant and Arctic Monkeys. You read that right people, Modest Mouse, Cage The Elephant and Arctic Monkeys.
As with all festivals there are various ticket packages, various prices and chances are someone will forget sun block and get nasty sunburn. We would also like to go on record now and start the rumor that Lou Reed will cruise out from NYC and perform all of “Lulu” with the band. For all the details on the Orion Music Festival – click here.
Also a midst the goings on there’s gonna be what they’re calling the ‘Orion Custom Car + Motorcycle Show inside the festival grounds throughout the weekend.’ Ticket holders like our very own Jay Porks, will get this added element to a festival continuing to shape into a very interesting 2 days in Atlantic City. As more details come out, we’ll have them for you.
Sasquatchis one of Washington’s most widely regarded music festivals. Held annually at the beautiful Gorge Amphitheater, Sasquatch is known for hosting big name acts like Jane’s Addiction, Kings of Leon, Bjork, and Flaming Lips. Well this year, they’ve got a treat for you.
Here is the full lineup in order as it says on the website:
Jack White, Beck, Bon Iver, Pretty Lights, Tenacious D, The Shins, Beirut, Girl Talk, The Roots, Portlandia, Feist, Silversun Pickups, Metric, The Head and the Heart, Explosions in the Sky, Mogwai, Nero, M. Ward, John Reilly and Friends, Childish Gambino, St. Vincent, The Civil Wars, The Joy Formidable, Little Dragon, tUnE-yArDs, Beats Antique, Wild Flag, Blind Pilot, Wolfgang Gartner, Apparat, The Walkmen, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Mark Lanegan Band, Spiritualized, Blitzen Trapper, The Cave Singers, Shabazz Palaces, Jamey Johnson, fun., Grouplove, Tycho, SBTRKT, Ted Leo and the Pharmacists, Deer Tick, Imelda May, Dum Dum Girls, The Helio Sequence, Kurt Vile, Cloud Cult, Ben Howard, Here We Go Magic, Zola Jesus, The War on Drugs, Shearwater, Cass McCombs, Active Child, Trampled by Turtles, AraabMuzik, Star Slinger, LA Riots, Com Truise, Unknown Mortal, I Break Horses, Walk the Moon, Dry the River, Allen Stone, Hey Marseilles, Gary Clark Jr., Alabama Shakes, Purity Ring, Yellow Ostrich, Charles Bradley and His Extraordinaires, Nobody Beats the Drum, Electric Guest, Coeur de Pirate, Lord Huron, Pickwick, STRFKR, We are Augustines, Sallie Ford and the Sound Outside, Beat Connection, THEESatisfaction, The Sheepdogs, Hey Rosetta!, Said the Whale, Howlin Rain, Gardens and Villa, Felix Cartal, Craft Spells, Vintage Trouble, Poor Moon, Black Whales, Gold Leaves, Greylag, Awesome Tapes from Africa, Dyme Def, Fresh Espresso, The Physics, Sol, Metal Chocolates, Grynch, SPACE3MAN, Don’t Talk to The Cops, Scribes, Fatal Lucciauno, Fly Moon Royalty, Katie Kate, Nick Kroll, Todd Barry, Beardyman, Rob Delaney, Pete Holmes, John Mulaney, and Howard Kremer.
BEST OF THE BEST: Well it appears that Jack White will be making his solo US debut here at Sasquatch a month after the release of his debut solo album. That is certainly something to watch for.
With Beck, you should always expect the unexpected, so whatever he does will most likely be some sort of garage-punk/funky-pop weirdness explosion.
The self-described “greatest band in the world” Tenacious D will be returning to the stage after five long years, to coincide with the release of their new album.
Girl Talk is a mashup artist that can combine everything from War Pigs, to Teach Me How to Dougie, to 99 Problems, all without being sued.
Portlandia, a show led by Wild Flag’s Carrie Brownstein (who will also play the festival with that group) and SNL’s Fred Armisen. It’s an amazingly funny and amazingly bizarre sketch comedy show that sold out crowds across the US when they brought it to the stage. Definitely something to see if you watch the show.
If you’re looking to relax after a long day’s festival, Explosions in the Sky should help (not Bon Iver). This post-rock emotional explosion of instrumental beauty is like a symphony of guitars that will put you to sleep in the best sense of the word.
Childish Gambino, or as Community fans know him Donald Glover, is a brilliant lyricist and deliverer of rap music. He’s also wicked funny. So whether he does something comedic or something serious, it should be brilliant.
Blitzen Trapper are Americana-folk at its best. With Sub Pop signing more folk bands like Fleet Foxes, Blitzen Trapper hopped on the first train out of Portland to play magnificent folksy music. It’ll be like a portal to another world, a world where all you should care about is not getting anyone’s vomit on your shoes.
ALSO CHECK OUT: Grouplove, fun., SBTKRT, Dum Dum Girls, Wild Flag. AraabMuzik, Gary Clark Jr., Charles Bradley and His Extraordinaires, STRFKR, The Sheepdogs.
Great lineup this year, if you ask me. Enjoy the show, all who are going!