Firefly lineup released featuring two Ker’s Corner interview alums: Bear Hands & Vacationer. YAY! Check out my interviews with them under the musician Q & A tab.
Bonnaroo literally destroying every other festival with their lineup right now. Confirmed acts thus far are as follows:
Mumford and Sons (!!!!), Kendrick Lamar (!!!!), My Morning Jacket, deadmau5, Robert Plant and the Sensational Space Shifters, Slayer, Florence and the Machine (FLORENCE OFFICIALY BACK ON THE TOURING CIRCUIT), Tears For Fears, Belle and Sebastian, Childish Gambino, Alabama Shakes (back from the dead, lol), Spoon, Run the Jewels, Gary Clark Jr., Earth Wind & Fire (CASUAL, JUST EARTH WIND AND FIRE NOT THAT SERIOUS), Ben Folds, Bassnectar, Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals, Atomic Bomb: The Music of William Onyeabo featuring David Byrne and special guests, Against Me!, Flying Lotus, Caribou, The War on Drugs, Dawes (!!), Mac DeMarco, Freddie Gibbs and Madlib, Shabazz Palaces, SBTRKT, Jamie xx, Courtney Barnett (!!!!), Benjamin Booker (!!!!), Rustie, Hozier (!!!!), STS9, Bleachers, Flume, Sturgill Simpson, Atmosphere, Sylvan Esso, Rudimental, Strand of Oaks, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Woods, Tycho, The Bluegrass Situation Superjam hosted by Ed Helms, Ryn Weaver (YASSSSS), Bela Fleck and Abigail Washburn, Gramatik, Brandi Carlile (Brandi gets ! x 100000, I cannot properly convey my emoiton through limited exclamation point use), Rhiannon Giddens, Guster, Houndmouth (!!!!!), Medeski, Scofield, Martin & Wood, Punch Brothers (RYE WHISKY AM I RIGHT?), Trampled By Turtles, Jerry Douglas presents Earls of Leicester, Shakey Graves, AWOLNATION, The Very Best, Twenty One Pilots, G-Eazy, Odesza, Moon Taxi, SOJA, Glass Animals, Jungle (IS THISSS A DRILLLLL), The Growlers, Bahamas, Temples, Pokey LaFarge, and Tove Lo (I’m dead).
THIS IS ABSOLUTELY INSANE. SIT DOWN COACHELLA. Sorry that was mean. I luv u Coachella, I swear.
UPDATE: BILLY JOEL AND MØ TOO. I am done. See you in Tennessee.
Coachella’s 2015 lineup was just released and other than Florence and the Machine touring for the first time in ages, St. Vincent, and a few bottom ticket acts like Benjamin Booker and Ryn Weaver, I have to say I’m very underwhelmed. I find many of the lower ticket acts are actually the best, i.e. Lykki Li, MØ, etc. Yes, AC/DC is absolutely and undoubtedly incredible and everyone has been hoping for Drake for ages, but listing bands like Alabama Shakes as a second tier headliner and Jack White as the main headliner for Saturday night is a bit disappointing. Half of these acts just performed at other festivals like Newport Folk Fest, and therefore, the lineup is barely giving us anything new like the Outkast reunion of last year. Musicians like Hozier are wonderful and all, but should they really be considered ‘headliners’ at a renown festival like Coachella. I love many of the acts, but I just find the lineup a bit lackluster.