This Week: New music from Santigold; Fleet Foxes drummer J. Tillman as Father John Misty; Baltimore quartet Lower Dens; Psych-rock from The Brian Jonestown Massacre; Brooklyn’s Light Asylum.
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.
The Governors Ball 2012 Lineup: one day of dance with Passion Pit, Duck Sauce, Chromeo, James Murphy & Pat Mahoney, Major Lazer, Santigold and Atmosphere. One day of indie & rock with Beck, Modest Mouse, Explosions In The Sky, Devendra Banhart, Cage The Elephant, Built To Spill, Cults, Phantogram and the return of Fiona Apple.
This one’s a winner. 32 artists / 32 tracks featuring SBTRKT, Youth Lagoon, Spank Rock, Rainbow Arabia, Destroyer, Real Estate, Phantogram,YACHT, Beastie Boys, Cults, Santigold, Friends, M83 and more.
The Afro-Punk festival returns to Brookyn with Cee Lo, Das Racist, Janelle Monae, Santigold and more. This year Harley-Davidson is hosting a custom bike show and doing a calendar shoot; there will be food trucks, street art and BMX / skate competitions. And it’s all free!
It’s another week for you to cram as much new music into your ears as you possibly humanly can, by hook or by crook. A lot of new releases this week from a lot of diverse artists, so let’s get down to business right away.