This year’s performances were the best in recent memory, so have a look at 10 of our favorites.
This Week: Matthew Wars leaves She & Him and Monsters of Folk for his own sound; Alabama Shakes drop a great debut and pick up a spot on Jack White’s new tour; A collection of early 7-inches and LPs on The Dawn of Eternal Summers; Bassnectar’s speaker-splitting dubstep; Sisters Cristi Jo and Jezzica Zambri’s second effort.
Stream complete albums from The Beastie Boys, Friendly Fires, Danger Mouse’s new project, Lee “Scratch” Perry, The Antlers, and Atari Teenage Riot.
August 3rd – 5th in Grant Park, Chicago: Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Black Keys, Black Sabbath, Jack White headline a very rock n roll weekned with Florence & The Machine, Bassnectar, The Shins, Justice, Passion Pit, The Weeknd, Santigold, Miike Snow, Alabama Shakes, Tame Impala, Neon Indian, Die Antwoord, M83 and more.
This week: debut albums from the Danger Mouse/Daniele Luppi/Jack White collaboration and Canadian synth outfit Austra, as well as releases from Planningtorock, Thee Oh Sees, and a posthmus re-release of Jay Reatard’s early tracks.
Ikey Owens, the keyboard player for Jack White, has been found dead. Owens worked for the Mars Volta before joining White. He had been on tour in Mexico.