Festivals

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.

Wilco reveal lineup for Solid Sound Festival

Wilco have announced the lineup for their Solid Sound Festival. Performers include Television, Kurt Vile and the Violators, Kevin Morby, Big Thief, Robert Glasper Experiment, Daniel Bachman, Joan Shelley, Jeff Parker Trio, the Nels Cline Four, and Tweedy. Wilco will headline the first two nights of the festival. John Hodgman also curated the comedy for the fest. Check out the full lineup here. Solid Sound will take place from Friday June 23rd to June 25th at MASS MoCa in North Adams, Massachusetts.

Tickets are available at the festival’s official website.

Bon Iver/The National’s Eaux Claires Fest announce lineup

Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon and the National’s Aaron Dessner have announced the lineup for their third Eaux Claires Music & Arts Festival, which is to take place June 16-17th in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, as Stereogum reports. Chance the Rapper, Wilco, along with Jeff Tweedy’s side project Tweedy, Feist, Paul Simon with yMusic, Danny Brown, Perfume Genius, and more are set to play. Additional performances listed include “Bon Iver Presents John Prine and the American Songbook,” and “Big Red Machine,” a collaborative performance from Vernon and Desnner with guests, based on their song of the same name from the compilation Dark Was the Night.

Even though the lineup has not yet been officially announced, booklets featuring the lineup were mailed to people who had ordered tickets already. Check out an image/tweet below.

Watch Bon Iver perform a stripped-down “Babys” at Berlin collaborative event

Bon Iver went to Funkhaus studios in Berlin in early October of last year for Michelberger Music, an art event/festival that Justin Vernon helped organized with the National’s Aaron and Bryce Dessner, and others. Artists came together for performances, workshops, collaborations, and more. Vernon participated in a techno jam as well as play some of the first 22, A Million performances with his band. A new video from the event has appeared which features Vernon performing his song “Babys” from the Blood Bank EP with collaborator S. Carey. Watch it below.

Highlights of Day For Night 2016 in photos

 

Photography by: Oscar Moreno

Day for Night festival 2016 brings music and art together in Houston

Day for Night festival launched its second year to a hot and humid December day in Houston TX. This immersive festival full of art installations and music set the stage for some of the most innovative artists in all ends of the spectrum. During its first day artists like The Jesus and Mary Chain, Thundercat, ODESZA, Nick Murphy, DJ Windows 98, Tycho and Run The Jewels lit up the festival with Aphex Twin returning for the first time to the United States after 8 years.

During Aphex’s performance, festival goers felt the icy breeze come through as they cheered from relief, later to be rained on as they continued to dance to Aphex’s hits. It was reported that Björk was dancing in the front row in the rain. Art installations included works from NONOTAK, Ezra Miller, Tundra, and Shoplifter among many others.

During its second day welcomed in artists like Ariel Pink, powerful duo Lightning Bolt, Mykki Balnco, Kamasi Washington, hip hop veteran RZA feat. Stone Mecca, the reunion of Butthole Surfers, Kaskade and Travis Scott.

Björk performed an 80 minute DJ set complete with shrubbery around the stage, sporting a beautiful red outfit with an ornate lighted mask as her followers danced along to various sounds from tribal chants to pop hits. The packed stage where she performed was virtually inaccessible as the sea of people surrounded the stage.

Day for Night festival is among one of the most remarkable music festivals I’ve ever covered since the mixture of art and music coexisting in one place opened the minds and hearts of festival goers that are used to typical grass and mud festivals. It’s surely set a precedent in that community and we cannot wait for next year’s installment.

By: Oscar Moreno

Aphex Twin sells mysterious record in Houston

Aphex Twin is selling a new record for his appearance at Houston’s Day for Night tonight. A representative from the festival confirmed that the record is real. It is all white, and the label has no text besides the festival’s date and location with the AFX and Warp Records logos. See the record below. His performance tonight at Day for Night will the first Aphex Twin show in the U.S. in eight years.

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