Laurie Anderson

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 Cat Power, Wayne Coyne, Michael Stipe, more pay tribute to David Bowie in new documentary

In April, Carnegie Hall and Radio City Music Hall hosted a pair of sold-out tribute shows in tribute of David Bowie. Artists such as Michael Stipe, the Flaming Lips, Cat Power, Blondie’s Debbie Harry, Laurie Anderson, and more covered songs that spanned throughout Bowie’s career. Okayplayer TV has shared a documentary, directed by Rafe Scoobey-Thal, that features interviews with many of the concert’s participants. Recorded backstage during rehearsals for the show, the artists revealed some of their favorite songs and talked about their favorite memories of Bowie. Cat Power, Stipe, the Mountain Goats’ John Darnielle, Esperanza Spalding, Anderson, Cyndi Lauper, Harry, the Flaming Lips’ Wayne Coyne, Bilal, Perry Farrell, Rickie Lee Jones, Robyn Hitchcock, and Heart’s Ann Wilson talked in the video. You can watch it below.

The documentary also featured footage of Bowie live shows and music videos, mixed with the interviews.