San Francisco decided to jump into the festival mix early Tuesday, when the lineup for the sixth annual Outside Lands Music And Arts Festival was announced. Sir Paul McCartney will headline along side Nine Inch Nails and the Red Hot Chili Peppers the weekend of August 9th through the 11th at Golden Gate Park. Other notable acts include Phoenix, Willie Nelson,Kurt Vile and The Violators, Gary Clark Jr (shocker), Young The Giant, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Band Of Horses, Fishbone and Grizzly Bear.
No word on if Grohl, Novoselic and Smear make an appearance during McCartney’s set for some “Cut Me Some Slack” action. Three-day passes start at $235 but go up based on availability to $249.50. VIP is also available for $545. You can buy tickets at the festival’s Official Website here beginning Thursday April 18th at Noon PST.
Alight folks here we go. Lollapalooza 2013 has revealed it’s full lineup. We debated sharing the headliners with you when they broke a few weeks ago ( Phoenix,The Postal Service, The National, the Killers, Mumford & Sons and Vampire Weekend). We decided to wait for the full lineup, and it turned out alright.
In the artists we care about after giving the lineup a quick skim category we list these folks:
Queens of the Stone Age, Nine Inch Nails ,The Cure, Ghost(not calling them B.C.!),Kendrick Lamar, New Order, Death Grips, Grizzly Bear, Major Lazer, Local Natives, Band of Horses, Haim, Cat Power, Beach House, Baroness, Smith Westerns, DIIV, Tegan & Sara, Baauer, Foals, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, 2 Chainz, Disclosure, Angel Haze, Wild Nothing, Eric Church, Father John Misty, Reignwolf
Check out this poster below for the full list, or head over to the official festival website by clicking here
Bonnaroo 2013 June 13-16th in beautiful Manchester, TN.
Words/Video/Pictures : BeezNutzStl
Today is a day that myself, and thousands of other music fans across the world have been waiting for. Which of coarse is Bonnaroo Announcement Day. It is almost a holiday to some like me. I personally worked 3 extra shifts at my job just to have this day off. And, was it worth it? Yes it was. Here is the complete Lineup that we all have been waiting on and below are a few reasons I think that you should venture to the farm this summer.
I tried on both my ipod and my computer to open the live video feed on Bonnaroo’s Youtube Channel with no luck. So many people were trying to watch at the same time. During one point the view counter was at 18,000 people watching live. I kept having the video freeze and stop working. After refreshing for the first 10 minutes the video wouldn’t work for me at all. That had a lot of people had posting some negative comments. It is supposed to be fun, and to me it was.
I worked out the problems and got the video going again. As I tuned in they were reading some of the first announcements live : Passion Pit, Of Monsters, Of Men were read off by Weird AL. Then a personal Bonnaroo favorite of mine Trombone Shorty came on the screen live to announce that he would be at Bonnaroo 2013.
After some various random Bonnaroo footage, a lady named Amy and her adorable son announced Billy Idol and another band I didn’t reconize the name for. Weird Al came back on screen to announce Mumford and Sons, which was a solid add. Next to be announced was Grizzly Bear, Foals, Walk The Moon, Wild Nothing, Deap Vally, Killer Mike and Japandroids were on a list that came out of a colorful donkey pinatas ass. Portugal. The Man, made a guest appearance and played ” So American ” which sounded great. I have yet to get to see them live this was a cool surprise for me.
Portugal. The Man was a awesome addition to this party, and I made it a party. This is one of the best days of the year for me. I learn so much about music, myself and just life in general from being away from normal life for a few days in the summer. Bonnaroo gives me that and that means the world to me. If you have never been, you really should consider going it is nothing short of AMAZING. My favorite thing about Bonnaroo is all the artist and people I am grateful to have seen and met that other than here, I never would of had to the chance to. It’s priceless.
So I was having a lot of fun watching this whole thing, to me anticipation makes things better sometimes. Goofy skits ensued and more artist were announced Beach House, Gaslight Anthem, Local Natives, Dirty Projectors, Baroness, The Vaccines, Dwight Yokam, and Death Grips rounded out that set. R.Kelly was the next big announcement. I’m not sure on this one, the topic is being widely debated. I know R. Kelly takes a lot of heat in the media. His last tour got great reviews and he is a talented writer and performer. Should be interesting to say the least. It is either gonna be really good, or really bad which do you think?
Paul Mccartney, was a major addition to the lineup. Some of the others were Purity Ring, Cat Power, The Wu Tang Clan, Björk and ZZ Top which were all big names to be added. I have never got to see Wu Tang and they will be a set I won’t miss. Next to be announced on the show were Matt and Kim, Tame Impala, Action Bronson, Kendrick Lamar, Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers, and Pretty Lights were some of the bigger artist that were announced to close out the show. But there was one more major artist for 2013…. Weird AL Yankovich, which was felt across the world. One word Major.
They closed out the show with Weird Al playing a song with Portugal. The Man. The show was fun I will see everyone at the farm this summer. Until then here are some of my personal favorite 2013 Bonnaroo Artist picks, all videos shot by me over the years.
5. Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers they are going to play a great set because thats what Tom Petty does. They are known for their live shows, go see this one.
4. Baroness, these guys blew me away last time I saw them live. They are what a good rock show is about. They are going to tear shit up at Bonnaroo. If you go don’t miss them.
3. NAS is incredible live, Nas does not disappoint he stays sharp.It will be just him, a mic, you and The DJ. What true Rap is all about, come out and see Nas. One of the best rappers of all time.
2. St. Vincent and David Bryne, I owe finding out about St. Vincent to Bonnaroo. I saw her back in 09 and she was incredible. I have been hooked since. Last year was one of my favorite performances of the weekend, I can’t wait for this year.
1. Killer Mike is tremendously underrated, I went to his show a while back. Dude Kills it, hence the name. I really like his lyrics, songs, and how can you not like a song about Wrestling Star Ric Flair? Go Check out Killer Mike this summer.
You can find me online, thanks for reading this. Follow me I will be at Bonnaroo, and various other shows this summer. Till Next Time. BeezNutzSTL
I am Beez Nutz and I love concerts.
After a successful first year in 2012, Firefly Music Festival will return to Delaware this June.
Highlights of the 2013 lineup include Red Hot Chili Peppers, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Yeah Yeah Yeahs and many more. You can check more of the notables below, as well as the the complete lineup in the video under that.
Every year New York City’s Randall’s Island hosts it’s annual Governors Ball and this afternoon the 2013 line up was was announced, and it’s not short on the large names. Headlining is our first adventure, which has slots slated for Kanye West, Kings of Leon and a “mystery” headliner (See Update Below). In the “acts that don’t suck” category we have ourselves Nas, Dinosaur Jr., The Avett Brothers, Gary Clark Jr., Death From Above 1979, Japandroids, Of Monsters And Men, Young The Giant and Kendrick Lamar. Weirdo favorites Animal Collective also making an appearance, along with Dirty Projectors, Bloc Party, Yeasayer and Crystal Castles. Tickets are on sale Friday January 25th at Noon EST and you can get them at GovBall.Com. For a full list of acts scroll below, and for more information you can head to the festivals official website.
UPDATE AS OF 02/07:
The mystery third headliner was announced this morning and it’s non other than the band currently touring under the moniker of Guns N’ Roses. So it’s official folks, you now have THREE lame headliners for Randall’s Island this June.
Grizzly Bear just wrapped up their own North American tour. All the kids love the Brooklyn indie rockers these days, so only fitting that the icing on the cake being a performance of a song called “Speak In Rounds” on the Tonight Show with Satan’s Sperm DumpsterJay Leno. Video is below, courtesy of the Audio Perv
Brooklyn’s own (and latest band to feature the name ‘bear’ in it’s name) Grizzly Bear performed on Late Night w/ Jimmy Fallon tonight, playing a song called “Sleeping Ute”. You can view the video of the performance below, courtesy of The Audio Perv
This week is “StePhest Colbchella Rocktaugustfest” week on the Colbert Report. Yesterday things got kicked off with indie oddities fun. Tonight, we roll on with a band from the same slums this writer used to call home, Brooklyn’s own Grizzly Bear. ColbertNation.Com is offering up online exclusives all week, so along with the big ups to The Audio Perv, we’d like to thank Colbert’s awesome website for making this easy for all of us who write for websites out there. All the videos can be seen below. Keep it here all week as we will have all of this for you barring unforeseeable circumstances. Enjoy the tunes!
On tonight’s edition of The Colbert Report, Stephen Colbert announced to the world the return of his long running, one year old, week long celebration of music, the Colbchella concert series. For last years StePhest Colbchella ‘011: Rock You Like a Thirst-IcanePresented by Dr. Pepper, we were given performances by Bon Iver, Florence and the Machine and Talib Kweli with Yasiin Bey (A.K.A. Mos Def) in addition to an in depth interview with Jack White and other surprises such as Colbert debuting the follow-up to his ‘smash hit’ “Charlene (I’m Right Behind You)”, titled “Charlene II (I’m Over You)” featuring Third Man Records artist The Black Belles as his backing band.
Performances for the 2012 edition, dubbed STEPHEST COLBCHELLA ‘012: ROCKTAUGUSTFEST, include:
Filming will take place Friday August 10th at 7pm aboard the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum in New York and will be shown the week of August 13 on Comedy Central. You can get all the details and info on how to obtain your free tickets at www.colbertnation.com
Words/Photos/Videos by Reverend Justito/concertconfessions.com
On a night where summer finally lost the battle to autumn, the Hollywood Bowl was beyond capacity and eager to get their drink on with French alt-rock superstars Phoenix. The sold out crowd was already at max capacity by the time San Francisco indie-popsters Girls kicked took to the stage. For 23 minutes, the up and coming act impressed with a mix of Beach Boys pop mixed with Ryan Adams musical appreciation. The band sounded sharp and was never overwhelmed by the fact they were performing at the legendary venue. Lead by Christopher Owens, the band won the crowd over with songs like “Hellhole Ratrace.” A major step for this band, the guys nailed their chance and sounded great while doing it.
Someone once told me that Grizzly Bear was the indie rock version of Phish. This same person told me to ignore records and check them out live if I had the chance. By the third song of their set, I couldn’t agree more. With no clear leader, the band performed a short but sweet set of laid back jazzy indie rock. The highlight of their Bowl debut was when Canadian song bird Feist joined in on the fun during the songs “Service Bell” and “Two Weeks.” With many hardcore fans of the band representing within the venue, Grizzly Bear was the perfect fit for the bill. Don’t be shocked if you catch these guys headlining this very venue one day.
It was clear from the first notes of “Lisztomania” that the crowd was ready for Phoenix. For 75 minutes, the French band held a firm grasp of the generally distracted Hollywood Bowl crowd. When not singing delicate French ballads from the middle of the crowd, the bands dance friendly euro-rock sound did a fine job of feeling larger than the actual venue. “Girlfriends”, “Rome” and “Lasso” gave the twenty-something crowd a chance to put down their wine and dance into the aisles.
The highlight of the night was “Love Like A Sunset” Pt. 1 & 2.” Using the venues Bowl as a backdrop, an intense light show was unleashed on the highly enthusiastic crowd. No doubt it was a powerful moment that none in attendance will soon forget. The other obvious highlight was the #1 radio hit single “1901.” Closing out the show, the band teased the crowd by appearing to end the song, only to hide under no stage lights and re-appear thirty seconds later. When front man Thomas Mars was not in the crowd, he was inviting it’s members up on stage to jump and move one final time. Love them or hate them, Phoenix has arrived.