The Lollapalooza 2017 lineup has been announced!

Lollapalooza 2017 poster

The 2017 Lollapalooza lineup is out and it’s not bad at all. For some reason, I was expecting a very subpar lineup, and to be honest, I had considered skipping this year in favor of trying out a festival that I have never been to (FYFEST? ACL? perhaps Liverpool Psych Fest? any of these are still possible if I can scrape up the funds), but in the end, I still ended going through the adrenaline rush of trying to snag and succeeding in getting a 4 day wristband. So, when the bands were announced yesterday, I was actually pretty excited.

Thursday gives us Muse, Lorde, Cage the Elephant, and Wiz Khalifa (?) as headliners with Porter Robinson, Liam Gallagher, Kaytranada, Temples, and Atlas Genius playing during the day.

Friday is stacked with goodness from The Killers, Blink 182, DJ Snake, and Run The Jewels, with Crystal Castles, Little Dragon, Cloud Nothings, and Saint Jhn. This is probably my favorite lineup of the weekend.

Saturday has Chicago’s own Chance the Rapper, The xx, Alt-J, and The Head and The Heart along with Kaskade, Warpaint (I’d love to be on that side stage thing during their set!), Highly Suspect, and Boston representing with 2 acts…indie poppers Lady Pills and rapper Michael Christmas.

Sunday wraps up the festival weekend with Arcade Fire, Justice, Big Sean, and The Shins, with Rae Sremmurd, Tove Lo, Joey Bada$$, Charli XCX, and one of my guilty pleasures, Grace Mitchell.

Of course, Lollapalooza weekend wouldn’t be complete without hitting up some daytime parties (which there was a lack of last year) as well as the nighttime parties such as Culture Collide and Floodfest, or DJ sets at the Virgin Hotels (where I’m staying at again this year because that place was a-m-a-z-i-n-g!) which are always my favorite part of Lolla weekend. It’s going to be a long 4 1/2 month wait until I’m in Chicago. Did anyone else score tickets? Going solo as I am? Let’s meet up and hang for a set or two!

Lollapalooza announces 25th Anniversary lineup!

Lollapalooza 2016 poster

Lollapalooza 2016 also happens to be the festival’s 25th anniversary and it has expanded to 4 days this year in honor of that achievement. The Lolla 2016 lineup came out this morning and with something like 170 bands, there’s a lot to go through. Headlining bands include Radiohead, Red Hot Chili Peppers (again…ugh!), and LCD Soundsystem, who I’m really looking forward to finally seeing. There is a pretty good undercard with a lot of bands I’ve wanted to see but for some reason, never have or wouldn’t mind seeing again. These include Wavves, Alessia Cara, Foals, Saint Motel, Wolf Alice, Grimes, St. Lucia, Chairlift, Haim, Zhu, and Third Eye Blind…yes, that band. The Sunday lineup seems to be the best day, at least for me. I have already booked a room at the Virgin Hotel, which is supposed to be pretty cool, plus I needed a change from the Hard Rock after last year’s not-so-great experience. One thing to consider is the after parties, which, if you can get in, are my favorite thing about Lollapalooza weekend and I’m looking forward to hitting some of those up as well.

4 day passes went on sale yesterday and are sold out, but single day tickets are on sale now for $120 per day.

The 2013 Coachella Lineup Has Been Announced!

Coachella 2013 Lineup Poster

The 2013 Coachella lineup was announced the other night and wow! Blur, The Stone Roses. and New Order!! It’s like the 90’s all over again and that’s enough for me to want to go! Coachella will take place over two weekends again (April 12-14 and April 19-21) in Indio, California. Tickets go on sale Tuesday, January 29, 2013 at 10:00am PT (1:00pm EST) and will cost $349 for a general admission pass. Definitely on the pricey side, which most likely will keep me from going, but for those that can swing it, have fun!

Here are some of my picks for each day (and feel free to post your own):

Friday: Blur, The Stone Roses, How to Destroy Angels, Passion Pit, Beach House, Metric, Foals, Earl Sweatshirt, Polica, Purity Ring, Youth Lagoon, and Jamie xx

Saturday: The XX, The Postal Service, Sigur Ros, New Order, Grizzly Bear, Knife Party, Moby, Franz Ferdinand, Puscifer, Bat for Lashes, Major Lazer, Janelle Monae, Wild Nothing, and Theophilus London

Sunday: Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, Social Distortion, Wu-Tang Clan, Pretty Lights, Tame Impala, Dead Can Dance, Grimes, The Faint, Paul Oakenfold, Dinosaur Jr., OMD, Cloud Nothings, Parov Stelar, Smith Westerns, DIIV, and Wild Belle.

Bonnaroo 2012 Lineup Announced, Tickets On Sale This Saturday

Bonnaroo 2012 lineup

The 2012 Bonnaroo lineup was announced via a Spotify playlist this week. There aren’t any real surprises, besides maybe The Beach Boys reunion (sidenote: will they trot out Uncle Jesse when they play Kokomo?) and Bad Brains. For the most part, at least to me, it pretty much seems like kind of a “meh” lineup. Maybe its because I’ve already see a good number of the bands playing or there are bands that just don’t interest me. Don’t get me wrong, if given the chance, I would go for two reasons, one, there are always bands bands to see and sometimes you get surprised by something different, and two, I love the whole atmosphere of any music festival.

With that being said, here are some of the bands (if I was actually going) to check out:

Aziz Ansari (not actually a band but the dude is funny as hell!!), The Shins, Foster the People, Alice Cooper, Ben Folds Five, Major Lazer, Tune-Yards, St. Vincent, Young the Giant, Fitz & The Tantrums, Bad Brains, Battles, The Black Lips, Mogwai, EMA, Mariachi El Bronx, and Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr.

More bands are to be announced along with a full comedy lineup as well. Tickets go on sale this Saturday, February 18th at noon eastern standard time.

Coachella 2012 still seems to be the festival to beat…so far.

Coachella 2012 Lineup Announced!

Coachella 2012 poster

As you can tell by the poster above, the 2012 Coachella lineup has been announced and it just might be the festival to beat this year! In my opinion, Sunday looks to be the best day, followed by Friday, with the Saturday headliners seeming to be kind of meh, but the lower ranked bands are pretty good. One notable omission is the reunited Stone Roses though. Why aren’t they headlining?

Here are my picks for each day (and feel free to post your picks):

Friday: The Black Keys, Pulp, Refused, Afrojack, Explosions in the Sky, M83, Girls, Frank Ocean, Yuck, Neon Indian, The Black Angels, Atari Teenage Riot

Saturday: The Shins, Miike Snow, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, St. Vincent, Kasabian, Buzzcocks, Destroyer, tUnE-yArDs, Black Lips, Grouplove, Keep Shelley in Athens

Sunday: Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg, At The Drive-In, Justice, La Roux, DJ Shadow, Wild Flag, Gotye, Fitz and the Tantrums, Real Estate, Lissie, Metronomy

If you feel like staying in Indio a bit longer, you can re-live the weekend a week later from 04/20 to 4/22, when they do it all over again.

Now if only I could figure out the logistics of how to get there and where to stay if I do end up going at the last minute!

2011 Bonnaroo Lineup Announced

The 2011 Bonnaroo lineup was announced today. I wish I could say that I’m excited about it, but there are very few bands playing this year that sound interesting enough for me to want to make a trip to the festival. It’s just a little too hippie’ish for me, but if you’re into, it should be a fun time! Some notable bands playing are Buffalo Springfield, Girl Talk, Primus, Explosions in the Sky, Sleigh Bells, Best Coast, Junip, Loretta Lynn (does this mean Jack White will make an appearance??) and The Black Angels…who I need to see sometime this year. The festival takes place June 9-12, 2011.

The lineup so far:

Eminem, Arcade Fire, Widespread Panic, The Black Keys, Buffalo Springfield feat Richie Furay, Stephen Stills, Neil Young, Rick Rosas, Joe Vitale, My Morning Jacket, Lil Wayne, String Cheese Incident, Robert Plant & Band of Joy, Mumford & Sons, The Strokes, The Decemberists, Ray Lamontagne, Bassnectar, Iron & Wine, Girl Talk, Primus, Dr. John and The Original Meters performing Desitively Bonnaroo, Alison Krauss & Union Station featuring Jerry Douglas, Pretty Lights, Florence & the Machine, Superjam ft. Dan Auerbach and Dr. John, Explosions in the Sky, STS9, Gogol Bordello, Beirut, Big Boi, Scissor Sisters, Gregg Allman, Ratatat, Global Gypsy Punk Revue curated by Eugene Hütz, Robyn, Warren Haynes Band ,Deerhunter, Opeth, Atmosphere, Old Crow Medicine Show, Bootsy Collins & the Funk University, Wiz Khalifa, Matt & Kim, Grace Potter & the Nocturnals, The Del McCoury Band and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Mavis Staples, Béla Fleck & the Flecktones, Chiddy Bang, Jovanotti, Bruce Hornsby & the Noisemakers, Loretta Lynn, Cold War Kids, The Walkmen, Devotchka, Wanda Jackson, Neon Trees, Portugal. The Man, Sleigh Bells, Amos Lee, Best Coast, Dãm-Funk, The Sword, The Drums, The Black Angels, School of Seven Bells, J. Cole, Nicole Atkins & the Black Sea, Wavves, !!!, Junip, Freelance Whales, Justin Townes Earle, Ryan Bingham, Deer Tick, Band of Skulls, Sharon Van Etten, Abigail Washburn, Omar Souleyman, Twin Shadow, Kylesa, Man Man, The Low Anthem, Alberta Cross, Railroad Earth, Jessica Lea Mayfield, Smith Westerns, The Head and the Heart, Karen Elson, Beats Antique, 22-20s, Phosphorescent, Clare MaGuire, Hayes Carll

2010 Sasquatch Festival Announced

The 2010 Sasquatch Festival, which takes place at The Gorge from May 29 – 31 in George, Washington, was announced earlier this week and the lineup looks pretty good:

My Morning Jacket, Massive Attack, Pavement, Ween, Vampire Weekend, MGMT, Band of Horses, The National, LCD Soundsystem, Tegan & Sara, Broken Social Scene, Passion Pit, Deadmau5, She & Him, Public Enemy, Nada Surf,The New Pornographers, The Hold Steady, The xx, Dirty Projectors, OK Go, Drive By Truckers, Kid Cudi, The Long Winters, Minus the Bear, The Mountain Goats, Quasi, Camera Obscura, Fruit Bats, Brother Ali, Midlake, Dr. Dog, Caribou, Simian Mobile Disco, City & Colour, No Age, The Temper Trap, Vetiver, Miike Snow, Portugal. The Man, Telekinesis, Mayer Hawthorne, Why?, Girls, Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, Wale, The Lonely Forest, Japandroids, Boys Noize, Yacht, Freelance Whales, Laura Marling, Patrick Watson, Past Lives, Cymbals Eat Guitars, The Low Anthem, The Very Best, Phantogram, Neon Indian, Nurses, The Tallest Man on Earth, Fresh Espresso, Mumford & Sons, Jets Overhead, tUnE-YarDs, Shabazz Palaces, Fool’s Gold, Morning Teleportation, Z-Trip, Dam-Funk, Hudson Mohawke, The Middle East, Local Natives, Avi Buffalo, Booka Shade, A-Trak , Yes Giantess, Craig Robinson , Rob Riggle, Garfunkel & Oates, Luke Burbank…and more to come!

I wish that I could be there since Washington is one of the best places ever and the backdrop of the gorge looks amazing!! Pavement, Massive Attack, Ween (highly suggested if you’ve never seen them live!), Public Enemy and LCD Soundsystem make this completely worth it. Other stand outs are Midlake, Cymbals Eat Guitars, Miike Snow and Mayer Hawthorne. I have to try and finagle some time out of my day job to attend this! Yeah, that probably won’t happen but I’ll listen to all of these bands that weekend and stare at a picture of the gorge and pretend that I’m there. That’s kind of like being there, right?

Tickets go on sale this Saturday, February 20th with 3 day passes at $170 and individual days for $70. There is onsite camping as well.