Festivals

Day For Night lineup has been announced

The other day, Day for Night, the art and music festival in Houston, Texas, announced its 2017 lineup. Among the headliners are Nine Inch Nails, Thom Yorke, Solange, Justice, St. Vincent, Tyler, the Creator, and James Blake. Also on the lineup are Jamie xx, Pussy Riot, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Sky Ferreira, Cardi B, Perfume Genius, Laurie Anderson, Lil B, Jlin, Priests, Mount Kimbie, and Jenny Hval. GAS will also be playing the festival, making it his first show in the United States since 2009. Day for Night 201 will take place December 15-17. See the full lineup here.

On the first day of the festival, there is going to be a summit with talks by Chelsea Manning, Laurie Anderson, Pussy Riot’s Nadya Tolokonnikova, and Los Angeles-based artist Lauren McCarthy. After the summit, there is going to be a “Soul Cleansing,” a performance presented by Saint Heron that will feature Solange, Earl Sweatshirt, and Kaytranada. Day for Night also will have 18 installations from artists including Ryoji Ikeda, Matthew Schreiber, and Felicie D’Estienne D’Orves.

A part of the earnings from this year’s Day for Night is going to be donated to the Greater Houston Community Foundation to help people in areas affected by Hurricane Harvey.

Last year’s festival featured the first Aphex Twin set in the States since 2008.

Watch Frank Ocean perform with a string ensemble

Frank Ocean performed with a string ensemble at Way Out West festival in Gothenburg, Sweden last night. Watch below the orchestra join him for Blonde’s “Nikes,” “Ivy,” and “Good Guy.” At a festival performance before, Brad Pitt appeared on stage with Ocean. Frank also recently made an appearance at a Tyler, the Creator show to perform their Flower Boy collaboration, “Where This Flower Blooms.”

Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Modest Mouse, Danny Brown, more to play the Growlers’ new festival

The Growlers have announced a new music festival, the Growlers Six. They will headline along with Yeah Yeah Yeahs and Modest Mouse on October 28-29th at the LA Waterfront. Other artists who will play include Danny Brown, Dan Auerbach, Butthole Surfers, Beth Ditto, Bad Brains, Geto Boys, Frankie Cosmos, Rostam, DJ Seinfeld, Girlpool, and Amber Coffman. The Yeah Yeah Yeahs’ performance will be their first since 2013. Also, the Butthole Surfers’ appearance will be their only show in 2017, according to a press release. Check out the festival poster below.

Watch the Killers cover Muse, Smashing Pumpkins at Lollapalooza

The Killers headlined Lollapalooza last night, where they performed a set that had a pair of covers: Muse’s “Starlight,” and the Smashing Pumpkins’ “Disarm.” Watch both of the performances below (via CoS). Muse headlined the first night of the festival but their performance was canceled shortly into their set due to inclement weather.

Watch Radiohead play “Creep,” “Karma Police,” “Paranoid Android,” more during Coachella set

Radiohead headlined the first night of Coachella’s opening weekend yesterday. Racked by technical difficulties throughout the set, the band seemed to be mostly unruffled, with Thom Yorke making jokes in a seemingly dry manner. The career-spanning concert included a number of their classics, including “Creep,” “Karma Police,” “Paranoid Android,” as well as songs from A Moon Shaped Pool. Watch clips from their performance below. Once they finish their second Coachella set on April 21st, they will go overseas for the European leg of their tour.

#Radiohead, thank you for being amazing. #Coachella, FU for ruining it. Maybe try a sound check next time.

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Radiohead performing National Anthem at #Coachella #radiohead #whoa

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Radiohead closing with Karma Police at #Coachella #radiohead #karmapolice

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Ceremonia Festival canceled after inclement weather damages stage

The Ceremonia Festival was supposed to happen today in Toluca, Mexico, featuring a lineup led by Björk, M.I.A., Underworld, Beach House, James Blake, Nicolas Jaar, and more. The festival, however, has been canceled due to inclement weather.

Photos posted on social media shows that a portion of the festival’s stage was damaged due to the weather:

Se les cayó el escenario Vans #Ceremonia17 #Ceremonia pic.twitter.com/chWKCyDUL3

— Sahara León (@Tatei) April 1, 2017

Refunds are being offered at the point of purchase. More info can be found via the festival’s website.

Eagles and Fleetwood Mac get Earth, Wind & Fire, Steely Dan, more for “Classic East and Classic West” festival series

Eagles and Fleetwood Mac have released the full details for their bicoastal festival series, Classic East and Classic West. The festivals will be at Dodgers Stadium in Los Angeles and Citi Field in New York City, on July 15-16th and July 29-30th respectively. Earth, Wind & Fire, Steely Dan, Journey, and the Doobie Brothers have been set to perform at each festival, as Billboard points out. It will be the Eagles’ first performance since Glenn Frey’s death last year.