Archive: Festivals

XX Merge Halftime Report

XX Merge isn't your typical festival. It's not a big outdoor event with multiple stages. It's not a city-wide thing with simultaneous shows all over town. It's based at one club (the Cat's Cradle), with a bunch of bands that by no means all sound the same, but are similar...

By David Malitz | July 24, 2009; 08:12 AM ET | Comments (0)

Pitchfork, Siren: Weekend Festival Roundup

Micachu at Siren Festival. (Photo courtesy of the Music Slut) Headlines: It was a big festival weekend all over, so that will be the focus of this morning's mix. Out in Chicago, Pitchfork had its fifth annual celebration of, well, itself. Friday was old-timers night with bands that made their...

By David Malitz | July 20, 2009; 09:43 AM ET | Comments (0)

Flaming Lips: Live Last Night

Wayne Coyne: Surfin' U.S.A. (Photo by Katherine Frey) (Also see: Earth Day Concert's Stage Becomes a Soapbox on the Mall by J. Freedom du Lac; re-live yesterday's events in real time over at Post Rock's Twitter account. Become a follower while you're at it.) The Flaming Lips headlining a concert...

By David Malitz | April 20, 2009; 06:47 AM ET | Comments (1)

Coachella? Meh.

So it's come to this, Coachella? The first name on the poster for the "hippest" music festival in the country is ... Jack Johnson? What in the name of Daft Punk is going on? The ninth edition of the massive gathering of hipsters in the California desert doesn't at all...

By David Malitz | January 22, 2008; 12:31 PM ET | Comments (0)

 

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