Kaskade 08/03/12: Egyptian Room at the Old National Centre – Indianapolis, IN
I am often called a concert junkie and the fact is that I am. I will go see any live music except for country, but who are we kidding if I won tickets to a country show I would probably check it out. So you know I was not going to miss a chance to see Kaskade perform live when tickets ended up in my hands. I’m not much into the EDM scene myself, but loved Deadmau5 when I saw him several years ago. Having heard lots of good things about Kaskade I figured why not head out to Indianapolis and check his show out?
With a food truck festival going down in the Murat parking lot it was a bit of a struggle to get to will call. The tickets I won from Twitter were waiting for me there and the slight hassle caused me to miss most of the opening act Alvin Risk. I believe Risk is what would be categorized as dubstep. Whatever the proper genre, what we caught was exciting down to his lovely black and white checkered sweater vest. You can check him out on Twitter by clicking here.
Kaskade started around 10pm and put on an amazing set. He started out with “Eyes” and the crowd was moving and grooving. Off the bat it seemed to be a full out rave as the glow sticks and huge LED screens make you feel like you are in a swirling room. The massive strobe lights also help that sensation. It is quite magical I will say and the music makes you move. Kaskade did a great job, the lights, music, atmosphere and overall presence that he had from the stage showed. Kaskade was controlling the crowd with his music and the crowd didn’t seem to mind.
His full set of songs is listed below, I’m not familiar with the majority of them, but did recognize a few.
Room for Happiness
All you Paris
Fire in your Antidote
Empty Streets Cascade
Angel on my Shoulder
No one knows who we are (brand new song)
Don’t stop Hells Bells
Lessons in Love
Call out Epic
It’s you it’s hertz
Move for the legend
Turn it down
How Long Alien
I’ll never dream I’m in love
Sending my Love (encore song)
It was a great show put on by Kaskade as you can see in the photos. I loved everything he did and it was just an amazing night. Big thanks to the fine folks at the Old National Centre who allowed me to win the tickets via Twitter. A truly great venue for a great night of music I can’t wait to cross paths with both Kaskade and the Murat in the not so distant future.
Voodoo Music Experience 2012 Announces Details and Initial Artists
Last year we had a blast when we headed out to Voodoo Festivalon a sunny Saturday afternoon in New Orleans. It’s a shame we can’t make it back this year as it appears the festival could be the best edition yet. Green Day and Neil Young and Crazy Horse have been announced as two of the headliners for the party in City Park. Also on the bill will be Justice, Tomahawk, AWOLNATION, K’naan Skrillex, Bootsy Collins, Gary Clark Jr., Say Anything and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band. Plenty of more artists will be announced before the festival kicks the crescent cities ass during the weekend of October 26th – 28th.
New to Voodoo this year will be on-site camping. Fans will be allowed to camp under the stars and lush oak trees of City Park. Camping packages range from simple tent camping to fully pimped out tents with cots and all the luxurious one could imagine. For more information on Voodoo 2012, check out the official site by clicking here.
The following artists are now confirmed for Voodoo 2012
Neil Young & Crazy Horse
The Avett Brothers
Gary Clark Jr.
Etienne De Crecy
JFK of MSTRKRFT
Toots & The Maytals
Preservation Jazz Hall Band
The Gaslamp Killer
The New Orleans Bingo! Show
George Porter Jr. + Runnin’ Pardners
Sparrow & The Dirty Birds
101 Runners Featuring Big Chief Monk
Treme Brass Band
CC Adcock & The Lafayette Marquis
Force Feed Radio
Lost Bayou Ramblers w/ Press Hall Horns
Johnny V, James Singleton Doing James Booker
Andy Suzuki & The Method
Ingrid Lucia Presents New Orleans Nightengales
Lil Band O’ Gold
The Pimps of Joytime
Star & Dagger
TBC Brass Band
Luke Wilson King
Leo Jackson & The Melody
Clouds of Joy
Carmine P. Filthy
Fleur De Tease
St.Cecilia’s Asylum Chorus
Tribute To Jimmy’s Music Club Featuring Models, Dash Rip Rock and Stephie & The Whitesox
Let’s just face it: Electronic music is very popular and right now and shows no signs of ever going away. This year’s Electric Daisy Carnival—which will be held in Las Vegas June 8-10—is planning on have 300,000 attendees this year, and for a good reason.
This year’s lineup sports some of the hardest working DJs in current electronic music: Tiësto, Steve Angello, Sebastian Ingrosso, Avicii, Benny Benassi, Kaskade, Afrojack, Above and Beyond, Bassnectar, Armin van Buuren, Carl Cox, Chase and Status, David Guetta, Knife Party, Porter Robinson, and Richie Hawtin.
While most of these names may seem unfamiliar, they are well-known and highly regarded in the world of Electronic Dance Music. Three-day passes are available now.
Why: Hangout 2011 featured a diverse lineup including Paul Simon, The Foo Fighters, Primus, The Black Keys, Girl Talk, Avett Brothers, Widespread Panic, and The Flaming Lips.
Well the folks planning the only festival featuring white sandy beaches and palm trees out there have done it again with a fantastic early 2012 lineup coming out in waves via Facebook this evening.
Red Hot Chili Peppers
Dave Matthews Band •Jack White
String Cheese Incident (performing two sets)
Wilco •Skrillex •The Flaming Lips perform Dark Side of the Moon
Dispatch •Steve Winwood •CHRIS CORNELL •STS9
Gogol Bordello •Michael Franti & Spearhead •Mac Miller •Flogging Molly
Coheed & Cambria •Paul Oakenfold •G. Love and Special Sauce
Randy Newman •Dr. Dog •Young The Giant •Cage the Elephant •Dawes •Alabama Shakes
M. Ward •YelaWolf •Switchfoot •Julian Marley •Zeds Dead •Mavis Staples •Shpongle •Gary Clark JR •Rebelution Allen Stone •Big Freedia •The Devil Makes Three •Paper Diamond •Futurebirds •Hey Rosetta! •Sleeper Agent THE LUMINEERS •ARCHNEMESIS •Tribal Seeds •Rich Aucoin •Jamie Bergeron & the Kickin’ Cajuns