Monday, February 18, 2013
11:56 PM Jared R. West No comments
After their tantalizing one-off gig in 2007, Robert Plant has hinted that he's open to a Led Zeppelin reunion next year. Speaking to Australia's version of 60 Minutes, the singer deflected the notion that he's the reason for Zeppelin's dormancy. "[Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones] are Capricorns. They don't say a word. They're quite contained in their own worlds and they leave it to me," said Plant. "I'm not the bad guy . . . You need to see the Capricorns – I've got nothing to do in 2014."
Plant, Page and Jones reunited for one show at London's O2 Arena on December 10, 2007, with Jason Bonham drumming in place of his late father, John. Though Page and Jones were willing to tour afterwards, Plant was disinterested. Page and Jones considered finding a replacement before abandoning their plans, and their 2007 show was released as Celebration Day last year. Last November, Page spoke with Rolling Stone on the failed reunion tour, saying that Plant "was busy." The band also entered talks for a streaming music deal last month.
Monday, February 11, 2013
1:36 PM Jared R. West No comments
Lotus has crafted a unique musical style outside of simple genre
limitations. On a given weekend the band could be the only group with
guitars at an all electronic music festival and then the next night
crash a traditional rock festival with their dance heavy beats, synths
and samples. Equal parts instrumental post-rock and electronic dance,
the band's distinguishing feature is the ability to maintain a
decidedly unique musical voice and remain current while bucking
No matter what the venue, the energetic joy and catharsis of a Lotus
show is infectious. The band slowly built a devoted fan base through
steady touring and the crowds have grown at an increasing pace. This
grassroots growth has made the band in high demand for festivals
including Bonnaroo, Outside Lands, Ultra, and Rothbury and earned the
band sold out shows at the country's premier theatres and clubs.
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1:34 PM Jared R. West No comments
Conor Oberst has several monikers. One represents beautiful folk music, one represents his acoustic side, and then there is Desaparecidos. Desaparecidos is a post-hardcore band based out of Omaha, Nebraska. They are currently on their first tour in over 10 years. The show was awesome. Joyce Manor opened and set the stage for Conor and Co to come out. While I don't normally get into music this heavy, I must say it was fun to see Conor Oberst transform from a folk singer to fronting a post-hardcore rock band.
1. Greater Omaha
2. Man And Wife, The Former (Financial Planning)
3. Happiest Place On Earth
4. Mall Of America
6. Survival of the Fittest/It's a Jungle Out There
10. Man And Wife, The Latter (Damaged Goods)
13. Spanish Bombs ( The Clash Cover)
14. Hole In One
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
9:15 PM Jared R. West 1 comment
ELECTRIC FOREST ANNOUNCES ITS 2013 LINEUP
THE STRING CHEESE INCIDENT, PRETTY LIGHTS, PASSION PIT,
EMPIRE OF THE SUN, KNIFE PARTY, DISPATCH
ALSO BENNY BENASSI, YEASAYER, A-TRAK, GRIMES, RAILROAD EARTH,
TROMBONE SHORTY & ORLEANS AVENUE, FEMI KUTI & THE POSITIVE FORCE, MADEON, HEADHUNTERZ, BAAUER, DANNY BROWN, GREENSKY BLUEGRASS AND MANY OTHERS
SHERWOOD FOREST EXPANDS IN SIZE FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER
TICKETS ON SALE NOW AT WWW.ELECTRICFORESTFESTIVAL.COM
|Today, Electric Forest announces its 2013 artist lineup. Returning to the Double JJ Ranch in Rothbury, Michigan on June 27- June 30, live music pioneers The String Cheese Incident (3 performances), Pretty Lights, Passion Pit, Empire of the Sun, Knife Party and Dispatch will top the bill at Electric Forest 2013. Also on the bill are Benny Benassi, Yeasayer, A-Trak, Grimes, Railroad Earth, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, FEMI KUTI & The Positive Force, Madeon, Headhunterz, Baauer, Danny Brown, Greensky Bluegrass and many more. The complete list of just announced performers is included below.|
Electric Forest Weekend Tickets and GOOD LIFE VIP Packages are available now at www.electricforestfestival.com (Loyalty Tickets, Early Bird Tickets, and Electric Entry Ticket price-levels are SOLD OUT).
Now in its third year, Electric Forest is reputed for propelling the U.S. festival scene into a brave new era of music and camping festivals. Undeniably known for delivering "the ultimate festival experience," (IMF Magazine) Electric Forest offers incomparable VIP accommodations, unique on-site features and amenities, astonishing and unparalleled integration of music and art, and a vibe so thick with "camaraderie and freedom…it must be experienced to be appreciated." (Consequence Of Sound).
At the heart of Electric Forest, the beloved Sherwood Forest is "with no exaggeration at all, the most well produced and artistically inspired area…ever seen at a music festival" (Magnetic Magazine). Showered with state-of-the-art, jaw-dropping light displays, intricate and earthy artful touches, and everything in between, in 2013 the Sherwood Forest is expanding in size for the first time ever. Fans can look forward to more to discover, wonder and wow.
Also in 2013, Electric Forest's unrivaled GOOD LIFE VIP experience promises even more stellar amenities and perks. From camping and RV spots, to log cabins and homes, to resort hotel-style suites – all located directly on the festival grounds – The GOOD LIFE has something for all budgets and tastes. The festival's exclusive site - hailed as "THE best place to hold a music festival" (Magnetic Magazine) - offers trails, forests, fields, lakes and beachfronts, and even on-site bars and eateries. In addition, Electric Forest patrons can take advantage of the resort's many amenities including a 60,000 square foot indoor water park, an 18-hole championship golf course, swimming pools, horseback riding, and more. Visit www.electricforestfestival.com for GOOD LIFE options and details.
Electric Forest returns in 2013 with new and expanded philanthropic efforts. The festival's annual Food Drive, hosted each year in partnership with not-for-profit organization Conscious Alliance, was renamed the Roy Price Memorial Food Drivein 2012 to honor cherished Electric Forest neighbor and huge Food Drive supporter, the late Mr. Roy Price. Each year Electric Forest patrons are encouraged to donate non-perishable food items, and are thanked with an exclusive Electric Forest Food Drive poster. To date, Electric Forest has collected and distributed over 17,200 lbs. of food to local communities in need.
Also returning is the Electric Forest Music In Schools Program, where EF partners with local public schools Shelby High School and Montague High School and Middle School to help support music education. In addition to donating much-needed funds (in 2012 the Music In Schools Program donated $10,000.00), each year young musicians from these schools are invited to perform at the festival, providing them with a very exciting opportunity to be part of the show.
A portion of each Electric Forest ticket sale is donated to Conscious Alliance, EF Music In Schools Program and, new this year, to The Kitchen [Community] - a national not-for-profit connecting kids to real food by creating Learning Gardens in schools and community organizations across America.
Electric Forest's 2013 Plug In Program offers a variety of innovative ways for fans to help shape the Electric Forest experience. Visit the Plug In section of Electric Forest's website for all the details on how fans can participate in shaping this year's event.
For ongoing updates:
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Electric Forest's list of confirmed 2013 performers is as follows:
The String Cheese Incident
Empire of the Sun
Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue
Kill the Noise
FEMI KUTI & The Positive Force
SuckerPunch ft. Marc and Aron of the Disco Biscuits, Jamie Shields of the New Deal,
and Mike Greenfield of Lotus
Digital Tape Machine ft. Joel Cummins & Kris Myers of Umphrey's McGee
Le Castle Vania
Jeff Austin & Friends
Pigs on the Wing ft. Murphy of STS9
The Pimps of Joytime
Nahko and Medicine For The People
Up Until Now
Samo Sound Boy
Cosby Sweater ft. Joel Cummins of Umphrey's McGee
With more to be announced…
Tickets on sale now at www.electricforestfestival.com and at 1-888- 512-SHOW (Open Mon-Sat 9am-9pm CST).