Bonnaroo 2010 Schedule Released

Gray Hurlburt :: Friday, May 21st, 2010 12:45 pm

Screen shot 2010-05-21 at 12.40.22 PMThe schedule for this year’s Bonnaroo festival is live on the event’s webpage. Between June 10th to the 13th, performers The xx, LCD Soundsystem, Jay Z and Phoenix will act as a few of the bigger attractions there, in Manchester, Tennessee, where some attendees are expected to wind up in an ambulance from a mixed case of sunstroke and dehydration.



Siren Festival Line-Up Announced

Colm McAuliffe :: Wednesday, May 5th, 2010 2:30 pm

The Village Voice has announced that the 10th Annual Siren Music Festival at Coney Island, NYC on Saturday, July 17 will include Matt and Kim, Ted Leo and the Pharmacists, The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, Surfer Blood, Harlem and more to be announced. Celebrating its 10th anniversary in historic Coney Island, the fest has solidified its status as a leading New York City outdoor music event, drawing over 100,000 music fans each year. If you want more info and festival updates, you can live that dream right here.



All Points West Festival Likely To Be Scrapped

Johnny Sanford :: Thursday, April 22nd, 2010 11:45 am

Chalk it up to unpredictable weather, a lack of interest from headliners or maybe even the fact that All Points West Festival is located across the Hudson River in New Jersey, but APW creators are thinking about dumping the music fest entirely. Last year, the festival was held on one of the rainiest weekends of the year and also had the Beastie Boys cancel due to Adam Yauch’s cancer treatment. Despite this fact, around 71,000 people came out to the mud pits and rocked out to replacement headliner Jay Z. The APW website has been suspiciously quiet for the past few months, and even though last year’s turnout was fairly decent, the writing is on the wall. According to a Reuters interview with AEG Live CEO Randy Phillips, “We’re probably going to kill it. As beautiful as (the site) is, it’s very hard to get New Yorkers to cross that river. All Points West is an experiment that just didn’t work.” Another concern, according to Phillips, is that there was a decreased interest from headliners for the festival this year. MORE »


Bands, Festivals, Today In Music, Twitter

Follow Us on Twitter!

Danielle Johnsen :: Wednesday, April 14th, 2010 2:04 pm

It didn’t take long for bands, and more importantly record labels, to harness the power of Twitter. As we saw with MySpace a few years back, it seems that if you aren’t on Twitter, you don’t matter -at least in a marketing capacity. Newbies to the rock world, like MGMT and celebrated folks, like Echo and the Bunnymen, are the latest in the long line of major bands sigining up to tune in and tweet on. MORE »


Events, Festivals, Film

Tribeca Film Festival Annouces Full 2010 Line Up

Nick Nicoludis :: Tuesday, March 16th, 2010 3:25 pm

Yesterday the Tribeca Film Festival, an annual showing of top independent full length and short films, announced their full 2010 line up. Showcasing 85 feature-length films and 45 short films, the festival will kick off April 21st and will be showing films all the way until May 2. Among some of the highly anticipated films to be shown will be Ondine by Neil Jordan which features Collin Farrell as a fisherman who catches the ultimate angler’s prize: a mermaid. Yes, there will be a plentiful amount of gripping and enthralling movies like Alex Gibney’s untitled documentary on ex-governor Eliot Spitzer, but this year the TFF is adding an interesting twist: Internet viewing. MORE »



Noise Pop 2010 Takes Over San Francisco

Nick Nicoludis :: Thursday, February 11th, 2010 5:10 pm

The Noise Pop Festival, founded in 1993 in San Francisco, started as a yearly festival to promote and support independent music and the area’s best local bands. It has grown into one of the best alternative/independent music festivals in the US. This isn’t a Bonnaroo. The Noise Pop team prides itself for bringing exposure to emerging artists, some of whom have gone on to become major musical groups. But as the popularity of Noise Pop has grown, so has their aim. Not only do they feature the newest and best musical acts, but they also bring exposure to new media and art. This year seems a little different however. Noise Pop is planning to take over San Francisco for a week by offering not only amazing concerts but free happy hour shows, a giant pre-party, and several art exhibits. MORE »



Bonnaroo: Worth It This Year?

Amy Rose Spiegel :: Wednesday, February 10th, 2010 3:20 pm

Bonnaroo is the weirdo of all the big festivals.  It’s not really about industry, or after-parties, or what celebrities turn up.  You invariably lose your cell phone.  Make-up and any/all attempts at being fashionable are sneered at (it’s a hundred-degree sweatfest and no one has showered in days.  Face it, you’re not going to look all that great).  It’s kind of disgusting.  Yes, Bonnaroo is basically about setting up your tent in the mud next to the campsite of a dude named Squirrel and liking it, and I don’t think anyone who’s been would have it any other way.



Festivals, News

Border Battle: Todd P Announces MtyMX All Ages Festival in Monterrey, MX (March 20 - 22)

Gray Hurlburt :: Tuesday, February 2nd, 2010 6:30 pm

Just as the music world begins to get its hens in a row for the annual South by Southwest Festival in Austin, Texas, Todd P, the gremlin behind Brooklyn’s DIY music scene, has announced a new, alternative in Monterrey, Mexico, which is co-organized with Yo Garage, and takes place in an abandoned drive-in theater on the side of a mountain. This will run from March 20th to the 22nd, overlapping SxSW, and is being called “The MtyMX All Ages Festival of Art and Music.” MORE »


Festivals, Film, News

Sundance at a Theater Near You

Danielle Johnsen :: Thursday, January 28th, 2010 1:00 pm

So you couldn’t afford a ski chalet and a trip to Park City this year? Miss out on all the celebrity sightings and killer parties? Oh, you were just interested in the films premiering there? Well, you are in luck then. Sundance is headed to a city near you. Tonight, eight theaters in cities across America will get the chance to view and discuss some of the more critically favored films of the festival. The filmmakers and producers will be on hand to chat a bit about the process behind their films and the audience will get a closer look at what its really like to see a film in a festival setting, just without the gifting suites and parties. This is a new addition to the festival’s program and is being done in the hopes of broadening the awareness of both the festival and the films it celebrates.

Full list of films, filmmakers and venues after the jump. MORE »