Houston, TX is the place to be June 2nd & 3rd for the Free Press Summer Fest: The Avett Brothers, Snoop Dogg, Willie Nelson, Primus, Flaming Lips, Afrojack, Major Lazer, Best Coast, Danny Brown, Shabazz Palaces, Diplo, JEFF The Brotherhood and lots more.
To conclude our coverage of everything next-level in 2011, these are the eleven most compelling “breakout” acts of the year.
Seattle hosts yet another amazing music festival September 3rd-5th. Act featured include: Hall and Oates, Wiz Khalifa, Big Boi, YACHT, Phantogram, Broken Social Scene and many more.
eMusic has put together a free, 29-song sampler with artists playing at this weekend’s Pitchfork Festival in Chicago. Fleet Foxes, Battles, Toro Y Moi, Neko Case, Deerhunter, OFF!, Yuck, Shabazz Palaces and more show up.
Handsome Furs bring anti-establishment synth-punk, John Maus does lo-fi robot disco, Shabazz Palaces push progression (album of the year?), Red Hot + Rio mix Brazil with the indie set, and one of the F*ck Buttons goes solo as Blanck Mass.
Memorial Day has come and gone, the continuos flip-flop wearing and backyard bbqs have begun, but summer doesn’t officially begin […]