"This policy was established after consultation with drone experts, user groups, municipal authorities and aviation safety experts," read a SXSW statement. "While SXSW may make exceptions to this policy if the drones are used within certain trade show areas where safety measures such as tethering to the ground are implemented, the airwaves and/or frequency spectrums generally used in the remote control of drones are too congested during the SXSW event to ensure operation safe from interference."
Riot Fest is coming back in 2015, and it's hitting Denver from August 28-30, Chicago from September 11-13, and Toronto from September 19-20. We'll have plenty of stuff coming at you this year from one of our favorite festivals, so stay tuned for more in the not-so-distant future!
Dubs has teamed up with Goldenvoice to include a pair of their stylish, new earbuds with every ticket purchased for the festival. The soft molded plugs come in a variety of colors and offer a fashionable aesthetic in addition to essential ear protection.
No Doubt, the Killers and Zac Brown Band will headline the inaugural Kaaboo Del Mar Festival, a three-day music, arts and comedy fest hitting San Diego, California the weekend of September 18th. Snoop Dogg, the Roots, Spoon, Ben Harper and the Innocent Criminals, Grace Potter and the Nocturnals and Girl Talk are also among the more than 100 acts that will perform atop one of Kaaboo's six stages at the Del Mar Racetrack and Fairgrounds overlooking the Pacific Ocean.
Justin Vernon (Bon Iver) and The National's Aaron Dessner have put together the Eaux Claires music festival. The greatest festival of all time will take place this July 17th and 18th in Eau Claire, WI. Some bands on the bill include both curators aforementioned bands, Sufjan Stevens, Spoon, Doomtree, and many more.
The Story So Far and The Movielife are the first two bands announced for Spring Fling 3, an annual festival that takes place in Cleveland, OH. This year it will take place on May 15 at the Agora Theatre and Ballroom, and tickets are available here.
TV On The Radio have had to cancel the European leg of their upcoming tour, which was set to start today in Milan, Italy. Their drummer, Jahpet Landis, has been hostpitalized. See a note from the band below. The American dates of the tour, in the replies, will not be affected.
It is with much regret that due to a health emergency, TV On The Radio have been forced to cancel their upcoming Europe/UK tour which is due to start this Friday. Drummer, Jahphet is in the hospital; he will be ok but is not able to travel at this time. TV On The Radio would like to apologize to their European & UK fans and appreciate everyone’s understanding and well wishes for Jahphet at this time.
Divers have announced new tour dates in support of their fantastic debut release, Hello, Hello, which drops February 17th via Party Damage/Rumbletowne Records. You can find the tour dates in the replies along with another new song called "Lacuna."