I'd given up on music festivals. I went to Pitchfork Music Festival for six or seven years, I've been to Lollapalooza and Summerfest, to LouFest, and as a grown man, I've more or less felt like I've seen it all. That is, until the 2017 Primavera Sound lineup dropped. Like, OK, let's examine what is more or less a dream lineup here. Aphex Twin? Sold. Say no more.
Tonight's NYC shows include Bon Iver, The Hold Steady, Cyndi Lauper's holiday show, Hot 97's holiday show, Beth Orton, Lindstrom, Rock Lottery, The Magnetic Fields, and more. Continue reading…
Studio for Schools, a non-profit started by the Growlers drummer Scott Montoya and operated with his dad, seeks to design and build music and film production studios in low-income schools. In May, a series of live auctions sold off donated rarities from t he Black Keys, the Coathangers, Ian MacKaye, Modest Mouse, Tony Hawk, and more. Show More Summary
What's so good? Most of us can agree that 2016 has been pretty shit. While there has been some seriously amazing music, as well as promises from some of our favorite artists that more is on the way, it's hard to put aside Trump, Brexit and all the other misfortune that our conventional media channels spew at an unrelenting pace. Show More Summary
Sounds like: Maribou State, Bon Iver Song: Mona Vale - Not Given Up What's so good? I needed this song today. My energy has been sucked out by someone who is more difficult to deal with than any other person I have ever known. I would...Show More Summary
One of the most consistently awesome music festivals in the world, Primavera Sound happens every spring in Barcelona and they just announced the unsurprisingly killer 2017 lineup, including Arcade Fire, Frank Ocean, Bon Iver, The xx, Aphex Twin, Grace Jones, Slayer, Solange, Van Morrisson and tons more... Continue reading…
Plus: Bon Iver, The xx, Van Morrison, Grace Jones, Solange, Run the Jewels, Miguel, Mac DeMarco, Japandroids, and many more.
Primavera Sound 2017 takes place from May 31 to June 4 at the Parc del Fòrum in Barcelona. Today, the lineup has been revealed. Arcade Fire, Bon Iver, Frank Ocean, the xx, Aphex Twin, Grace Jones, Slayer, Solange, and Van Morrison top the bill. Show More Summary
The STACKED Barcelona festival also has Solange, Van Morrison, Run the Jewels, Miguel, Flying Lotus, The Magnetic Fields, Death Grips, Descendents, Angel Olsen, Broken Social Scene, Japandroids, Swans & still so much more. Continue reading…
Solange, Aphex Twin, and Skepta will also play the Spanish festival next year.
Thirty songwriters have teamed up on a "literary mixtape" book that will benefit children's literacy charities.
Alison Mosshart, Laura Marling, Kahtleen Hanna, and others write stories to benefit children's literacy.
Waxploitation has announced Stories for Ways and Means, a new 350-plus-page book that’s been 10 years in the making. The project was started by label head Jeff Antebi, who asked a wide variety of musicians to collaborate with visual artists on a set of illustrated stories. Show More Summary
Vocal snobs had better get used to Auto-Tune, because it ain’t going away. The post Bon Iver Deconstructed appeared first on Hyperallergic.
The human voice is a wonderful thing. I will never stop being fascinated by people who can do impressive things with their voices — people like Mariah Carey (who’s famous for hitting the highest of high notes), Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon...Show More Summary
A duo version of Polica (Channy and Ryan) recently revealed that they're coming to the NYC-area to open two of Bon Iver's ten shows, and that they'll be "reimagining old material and fucking around with new songs"... Continue readin...
Also on sale today: Whitney and We Are Scientists. Continue reading…
Sounds like: James Vincent McMorrow, James Blake, Bearcubs Song: Bon Iver - 715 - CR??KS (Zebra Safari Edit) What's so good? Bon Iver's latest effort 22, A Million is good. The track I pinned my "repeat one" ribbon on is "715 - CR??KS," a brief, emotional torrent of vocoder-washed male vocals. Show More Summary