In building anticipation for this Fall's CMJ 2007 Music Marathon and Film Festival, a slew of new acts scheduled to perform have been announced, including Lifetime, Bouncing Souls, Permanent Me, The Forecast, The Matches, Monty Are I, and more. For an up-to-date list of those slated to appear, please click here.
The third annual Vegoose Festival in Las Vegas has announced its initial lineup. The festival will take place October 27th and 28th at Sam Boyd Stadium and will feature headliners such as Rage Against The Machine, Daft Punk and Iggy And The Stooges (performing the entire album Fun House. In addition to the festival at the stadium, Vegoose will be hosting "Vegoose at Night," a series of separately ticketed indoor performances by acts such as The Shins, Thievery Corporation and more. Two-day passes ($146.50) for the event go on sale this Saturday at 10 AM at vegoose.com; single-day tickets are $79.50. Find the press release and more details in the replies.
University of Southern California will be having its annual Springfest tomorrow, April 21st. It is a free day-long music festival that takes place on campus at McCarthy Quad. You can find directions to the campus here. It features The Game, Ghostface Killah, Rx Bandits, Over It, We are the Fury, The Secret Handshake and much more.
You can find the lineup for Coachella 2007 below. Bjork will be headlining April 27th, Red Hot Chili Peppers the 28th and Rage Against The Machine on the 29th. Tickets are $250 for a 3-day pass and the pre-sale is here, password Roxanne. Regular tickets go on sale this Saturday through Ticketmaster. Besides RATM, the other notable reunion will be The Jesus And Mary Chain, performing on the 27th.
The Uprising Festival this year will feature Relient K, Mae, Copeland, Dustin Kensure of Thrice, Waking Ashland, Sherwood, Brandtson, My American Heart, Melee, Tokyo Rose, Cool Hand Luke, Vedera, House of Heroes, OneRepublic, Starflyer 59, and Goodbye Tomorrow. Tickets are $35 for the one day festival in Irvine, CA. Check out more info on the event's MySpace profile.
MusicBox Promotions and PureVolume present Six50 Summer Festival, which will take place on July 29th with Bedlight For Blueeyes, Roses Are Red, The Panic Division and Far-Less along with 20 other bands on two stages. There will also be a skate park, video games, BBQ, raffle for skate decks and Warped Tour tickets, and much more. The show is all ages and it will cost $10 at the gate, which open at noon. The address is:
I will be attending the Sasquatch! Festival at The Gorge Amphitheatre in George, Washington on Memorial Day weekend for AP. Express your interest for what bands you would like me to cover and what bands you would like to see an interview with. Such bands like Death Cab for Cutie, Beck, Nine Inch Nails and Ben Harper will be in attendance. For all details on the event and a list of events, click here.
Part of the line-up for the sixth annual Siren Music Festival has been announced. It will be on July 15th at Coney Island in NY and more acts will be announced soon. Remember one important part - IT'S FREE.
Part of the line-up for the first ever Desdemona Music Festival in Cincinnati's Swayer Point Waterfront Park on June 23-25 has been announced; over a dozen acts have yet to be announced officially. Three-day passes are available now.
Playing this year's "Movin' On Festival": at Penn State University on April 22nd: The Audition, Gym Class Heroes, The Hush Sound, Pete Francis (formerly of Dispatch), Talib Kweli, and RX Bandits. This show is free to everyone and will take place from noon til midnight on the HUB lawn. Head to MovinOn.Org for time schedule and more information.
Intonation Music Festival (last year curated by Pitchfork, this year by Vice Records) has announced its two headliners: Bloc Party and The Streets. The rest of the line-up will be announced soon. The festival takes place 6/24-25 at Union Park in Chicago.
The 8th Annual New England Metal And Hardcore Festival will take place at the Palladium in Worcester, MA on Friday April 28th, Saturday April 29th, and Sunday April 30th. Friday tickets are $35; Saturday and Sunday individual day tickets are $40. Meanwhile, three-day passes are $109.50. Tickets go on sale this Friday, February 24 at 10:00am at all Strawberries Record Stores, online at tickets.com, or by calling tickets.com at (800) 477-6849. The line-up has not yet been finalized, but the following bands have been confirmed thus far:
Vanderbilt University's "Rites Of Spring" festival will be taking place on April 21-22 on the Nashville, TN campus. Bands include My Morning Jacket, Ben Folds, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, Gov't Mule and more. Tickets are $25 for a single day and $40 for the weekend and is open to students and the general public. They go on sale March 1st on Ticketmaster.
Pitchfork Mediaand event organizer Mike Reed are hoping to duplicate the success of their Intonation Music Festival with this year's Pitchfork Music Festival. It will be at the same location in Chicago, on July 29th and 30th. No line-up has been announced, although last year's featured The Decemberists, Death From Above 1979, Broken Social Scene, Les Savy Fav, and many others.
The first two official dates with the new 7 piece The Ataris have been announced; they are in London and Manchester, England @ Give it a Name festival April 29th and 30th. These are two isolated shows. A whole tour including the rest of the world will eventually follow. Also, Happy Belated Birthday to Kris Roe!