Feb 15 2012

Bonnaroo Announces 2012 Lineup

Bonnaroo happens this June in Manchester, and the festival announced their lineup. I personally find the results pretty mixed, and not as strong as Coachella, but there are some gems hidden here and there. It also gives us Austinites a good idea of what to expect when ACL announces their lineup later this summer.

Highlights include Radiohead, Beach Boys, the Shins, St. Vincent, Battles, Kendrick Lamar, Aziz Ansari, Joy Formidable, Ludacris, Big Freedia, Phantogram, Major Lazer, and so much more. Full lineup is here, and you can also listen to a Spotify playlist of the groups here.

Feb 14 2011

News Bits and Commentary – February 14, 2011

I don’t usually post about current news so much, I figure that’s what Twitter and Google News are for, and there are plenty of blogs/zines out there keeping us all abreast of what’s going on.  But on this Valentine’s Day, things are shaping up to be an exciting spring in the world of music, and I figure I would try to sort it out a bit.

First of all, the Grammys were last night, and Arcade Fire won Album of the Year, the coveted top prize in music awards, or so they say.  While so-called “music experts” are scratching their heads as to why Eminem didn’t take home the prize, as was predicted, I believe Village Voice acted as the megaphone for the rest of us, you know, people that actually listen to music.  Others, meanwhile, are trying to figure out who the hell Arcade Fire is, and saying hilarious nonsense in the process.

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