Monthly Archives: August 2014

Made in America 2014: Grimes brings quirky concoctions, vibes to the Liberty Stage

Source: Philly.com » Music/Nightlife

Following Danny Brown’s outrageously fun set at the Liberty Stage is another artist known for her “outrageous” creations: Canadian artist Grimes, who blanketed the late afternoon with trippy, surrealist tunes, drawn mostly from her 2012 record Visions.

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remainder of Electric Zoo shut down due to weather

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

a rainy Electric Zoo emptying out (via @daninthemoon)
E Zoo
E Zoo

NYC EDM festival Electric Zoo began yesterday (8/29) on Randall’s Island, but as you can see in the tweet above, the remainder of the festival has been cancelled due to weather. The people at E Zoo continue, “We apologize to fans, but your safety is our main concern” and “please follow all NYPD and #EZoo security instructions. Thank you!”

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OhBree and More Shine at Kung Fu Necktie

Source: Rock On Philly

It’s never a dull night when bands OhBree and Impressionist get together, and Wednesday evening at Kung Fu Necktie was no exception. It was a fun-filled show featuring a gold spiked bralette, fairy wings, masks, and face paint. Fortunately, this isn’t Vegas and I have lived to tell the tale of exactly what transpired on that evening of dancing and merrymaking…

OhBree perform at Kung Foo Necktie August 27, 2014

OhBree perform at Kung Fu Necktie August 27, 2014

OhBree

Reminiscent of The Extraordinaires, Man Man, and Of Montreal, OhBree fashioned itself from a group of graduates of Drexel University’s Music Industry program. Lead vocalist and ...

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Kanye Stops the Show (Literally)

Source: Rock On Philly

The weather was mercifully cooperative yesterday, so day one of Made in America got off to a smashing start.

The lineup, we’ve gotta say, was a little strange. City and Colour, J. Cole, The National, Steve Aoki, and Kanye. All great bands, it’s true, but City and Colour and The National may not have been the best choices for a festival setting. They played their hearts out, but the crowd was too anxious for Kanye, it seems. It’s a good thing Aoki came in on the Liberty Stage right before Kanye to pump the crowd ...

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Where Are They Now ? Part 1 Northwest Cowboy

Source: DC Rocks

Labor Day. Those two words describe a holiday meant to honor workers, but Labor Day also portends the end of summer, back to the grind and back to school. But what happens AFTER graduation? My daughter and her friends graduated from Wilson in 2011, and DC ROCKS will be digging around to see where they are now.

First up is Will Mitchell, who like many students, spent his high school years somewhat confused.  He knew “something was wrong” with the way the world worked, but didn’t know what exactly. Then, after changing his major multiple times at Penn State, ...

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Evian Christ & SOPHIE playing Warm Up afterparty at 88 Palace w/ Nguzunguzu

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Evian Christ
Evian Christ

This summer’s Warm Up at MoMA PS1 series goes out with a bang this Saturday (9/6) with a killer lineup of Evian Christ, SOPHIE, Lone, Forest Swords and a special guest (who Evian Christ says “is pretty special lol”). Tickets are still available.

After Warm Up, Evian Christ and SOPHIE will keep the party going at Chinatown’s 88 Palace at 11 PM with Nguzunguzu and The Deep. Tickets for the afterparty are on sale now too.

Both Evian and Sophie have other dates. All are listed, with streams, below…

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Dutch dance master Tiësto stays upbeat

Source: Philly.com » Music/Nightlife

Back in 2012, the biggest electronic dance music (EDM) act at this weekend’s Budweiser Made in America festival on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway – he plays on Sunday, just before closing act Kings of Leon – pulled in $22 million. That put him atop Forbes magazine’s inaugural list of Electronic Cash Kings, which ranks the highest-paid DJs in the world.

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Made in America day one blasts off with Kanye West, The National, J Cole, Mayer Hawthorne and more

Source: The Key (WXPN)

The National | Photo by John VetteseThis year’s Made in America festival kicked off yesterday with an exhilarating lineup of performers along the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. The day spanned 11 hours and a spectrum of genres, from the discofied openers in Cherub to the hardcore punk … Continued

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Kanye, hip-hop win day one of Made in America Philadelphia

Source: The Swollen Fox

2014 Budweiser Made In America Festival - Day 1 - Philadelphia

Credit: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images

Earlier this year, Consequence of Sound asked “Where are all the hip-hop festivals?” Made in America may have indie-rock, EDM, soul and other popular genres mixed in, but it was hip-hop and rap that took center stage yesterday in Philadelphia.

Queens-based rapper Bas tore up the Skate Park stage to get the day started, performing songs from his debut album, Last Winter—released via J. Cole’s Dreamville Records. Later on the same stage, Philly’s own Moosh & Twist went balls-to-the-walls with it, bouncing all over the stage and even climbing it. At just 21-years-old, ...

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An Ecstatic Gospel Rock Party in Williamsburg with Jesus on the Mainline

Source: New York Music Daily

Monday night at 11:30 or so is Rev. Vince Anderson‘s weekly dance party at Union Pool. If you want to get your dirty, funky gospel groove on, there is no better place to do it. This past Monday night was an exception since Jesus on the Mainline played a raucous, careening show at the Music Hall of Williamsburg that was every bit as fun. Their roughly hourlong set cast them as sort of a cross between Anderson’s gritty jamband funk and the ecstatic, towering, anthemic New Orleans vibe of Brother Joscephus, with generous splashes of oldschool soul and ...

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Best of the B Sides: “Phenomena”

Source: Rock On Philly

I’m still not over the Yeah Yeah Yeah‘s sophomore album Show Your Bones (2006). As far as experimental rock goes, Show Your Bones knocks their other albums out of the water. Their 2009 follow-up It’s Blitz! focused on a synthpop-centric sound that was certainly a fun change of pace, but it was in no way the YYY’s strong spot. Last summer’s Mosquito was like the more thoughtful, more bizarre older sister to Show Your Bones. But there’s still something so pure about Show Your Bones that makes it more intimate than Mosquito and thus my favorite YYY’s album.

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Tonight’s Concert Pick: Made In America on the Ben Franklin Parkway

Source: The Key (WXPN)

Made in America Festival | photo via facebook.com/MadeInAmericaFestThe time is now! Yesterday, acts like Kanye West, The National and Glassjaw kicked off Made In America. Today’s lineup is arguably even better, featuring artists such as Bleachers, The Menzingers, AWOLNation, Spoon (who, by the way, also plays our … Continued

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