The Coachella Festival poster is filled with recognizable bands like Justice, Snoop Dogg, Bon Iver and the Shins, but what about those itsy bitsy bands on the lineup that were good enough to be invited but maybe you’ve only heard of once or twice or never? Here’s our guide to the Coachella Fine print, bands that might not stand out but certainly should not be missed.
From the amazing BBQ to the rocking parties at Hype Hotel and Fader Fort, and performances by everyone from Skrillex to Bruce Springstein, SXSW in Austin was a pretty honky-tonk good time. While there were just too many good shows to name, here are six of our favorite new artists.
The Tumblr site simply titled James-Blake, a fan site dedicated to the post-dubstep heartthrob himself, is offering an unofficial, 15-track album featuring takes from all of Blake’s releases, recorded live in concert, on radio or from TV appearances.
With more than 30 shows planned at numerous small clubs around the Bay Area, the 13th annual San Francisco Bluegrass & Old-Time festival kicks off February 10th.
Looking to rock out in the New Year? Show your support for these five awesome acts from around the bay:
Arcade Fire released a new video for its wildly popular hit “Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains)” from their most recent album, The Suburbs. Like the video for “We Used To Wait,” Arcade Fire asks us to participate in an interactive version of the video in which fans dictate the movements of the characters on screen by dancing in front of their webcam.
Justice announced their U.S. tour dates, and you’ll be happy to know the Frenchmen are making at stop at The Fox Theater in Oakland on April 17th. Pre-sale tickets are available starting December 8 with the password “mua.” Regular ticket sales begin on December 11.
It’s hard not to feel mixed emotions listening to Lioness: Hidden Treasures, the first posthumous compilation album by Amy Winehouse after her death earlier this year.
It’s the holiday season. There, I said it. You’ve probably been unwilling to admit it ever since Starbucks debuted their minty winter flavors and Macy’s decked the halls with multi-colored bulbs on an astonishingly early date this year. Well, now that you’ve digested your turkey and Cyber Monday is a thing of the past, there are no excuses for a bah humbug attitude. It’s officially time to get in the holiday spirit, you little grinches. Thankfully, there are five awesome new holiday albums that will get you and your loved ones ready to do the jingle bell rock.
On the heels of the release of an epic sophomore album, Florence + The Machine have released the video for “No Light, No Light”, a beautiful song about a love at the end of its road.