Twin festivals Reading & Leeds announce their lineups for August 24th-26th. Kasabian, Foo Fighters, The Black Keys, The Cure, Florence & The Machine, The Shins, Justice, Foster The People, The Horrors, Azealia Banks, OFWGKTA and so forth.
This Week: Sunny duo Tennis get a welcome rock edge with production from The Black Keys’ Pat Carney; High hopes for synth-elite Chromatics’ first release in five years; Islands’ album of loss, memory, forgetting and dreaming; Shearwater’s first release on SubPop finds balance; Field Music’s new one requires an active ear.
The new clip for a standout track from last year’s El Camino. The tour video follows the Keys from their rocking album release show in NYC to the rest of the world on their tour.
Coachella has officially announced the lineup for this year’s festival: Radiohead, The Black Keys, Bon Iver, Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg, M83, Arctic Monkeys, Girl Talk, The Weeknd, Buzzcocks, Justice, A$AP Rocky, Girls, Cat Power, Neon Indian, Justice, WU LYF and it just keeps going.
This Week: The Back Keys finally cross over; all that Amy Winehouse left behind; The Roots tell the story of a child who grows into a drug-dealer; Poland’s Jacaszek combines classical and electronic; Auto-crooner T-Pain is back with club jams and guests.
Steve Buscemi hosts SNL with musical duo The Black Keys.
The 2012 Grammy nominations are out and we’ve got the list.
A song can take you back—both to places of your past and, interestingly, sometimes to places you’ve never been before…sometimes the artists haven’t been either. Here is some music-evoked nostalgia for you.
Richard Branson’s annual free music festival returns to the DC area. This year: The Black Keys, Deadmau5, Cee Lo Green, Cut Copy, TV On the Radio, Empire of the Sun, LCD Soundsystem’s James Murphy, Ghostland Observatory, !!!, Empire of the Sun and more. Find out how to get tickets here.