After a wild hip hop-focused lineup the previous week, Saturday’s (8/20) Warm Up at MoMA PS1 veered more towards the experimental, with sets from Daphni, John Maus, Delia Gonzalez, Moor Mother, Geng, and DJ Haram.
John Maus hasn’t toured in five years, and hasn’t released an album in even longer. While his fashion sense — oxford shirts — and manic, sweaty, high-energy stage presence hasn’t changed since then, he is now playing for the first time with a live band…
DIIV played a special “unplugged” show at Brooklyn’s new (old) Murmrr Theatre on August 17 where they promised “new arrangements, covers, new music, maybe even some new clothes (but probably not).” There were definitely a bunch of interesting covers…
The 2017 BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival came to a close last weekend with a free show on Saturday (8/12) with Senegalese singer and world music icon Youssou N’Dour and acclaimed kora player Yacouba Sissoko…
K artists Marika Hackman and The Big Moon wrapped up their North American tour on Wednesday night (8/16) at Brooklyn’s Baby’s All Right. The Big Moon backed up Marika on this year’s Sub Pop debut, I’m Not Your Man, as well as this tour, and clearly there is a lot of love between them as evidenced by their terrific show.
Outside Lands wrapped up on Sunday with sets from The Who, Solange, Lorde, Action Bronson, Swet Shop Boys, Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs, Lee Fields and the Expressions, Kamaiyah, Khruangbin, James Vincent McMorrow, Bleachers, and more.
Outside Lands continued Saturday with a headlining set from Metallica, as well as sets from The Avett Brothers, Foxygen, Cage the Elephant, The Lemon Twigs, Temples, Jeff Goldblum and the Mildred Snitzer Orchestra, Josh Wink, Kaytranada, S U R V I V E, Thundercat, Real Estate, Dawes, and more.
Warm Up at MoMA PS1 continued on Saturday (8/12) with a particularly exciting lineup of hip hop and dance music. Back to back sets from A$AP Ferg (who brought out A$AP Twelvvy and ventured into the crowd) and Cardi B drove the huge, hyped crowd into a frenzy.
Outside Lands kicked off in San Francisco on Friday (8/11) without A Tribe Called Quest, but with Gorillaz, Fleet Foxes, Alt-J, Future Island, Belle & Sebastian, Sleigh Bells, Little Dragon, Noname, Tove Lo, Henry Rollins, Dr. Octagon, Hamilton Leithauser, Hundred Waters, and more.
While Fleetwood Mac are very much still a going concern — they played the Classic East and West festivals earlier this summer — members Lindsey Buckingham and Christine McVie are on the road as a duo, supporting their collaborative record they released earlier this year.
The Gathering of the Juggalos, which celebrated its 18th year from July 26th through 29th, needs very little introduction. Most people who are outsiders to Juggalo culture but familiar with the festival probably already have some ideas in mind for what the event is like, and some of those ideas are probably true. I went this year to test it all out for myself. Yes, people wore clown face paint. Yes, everything was sticky with Faygo. Yes, “whoop whoop” was repeatedly shouted…
Folk musician Sam Amidon released his new album, Following Mountain. The album features legendary jazz percussionist Milford Graves, saxophonist Sam Gendel, multi-instrumentalist Shahzad Ismaily (he and Sam were both in Doveman), and others, making for his most ambitious, jazzy album yet….
The Weeknd headlined the final day of this year’s Osheaga in Montreal, and sets from Run the Jewels, Alabama Shakes, Crystal Castles, Tegan & Sara, Foxygen, Denzel Curry, Flatbush Zombies, Cherry Glazerr, Phantogram, Ho99o9, and more rounded out the day.
Chic played a handful of their own hits, plus other hits Nile Rodgers co-wrote and produced in the disco era (“Upside Down,” “I’m Coming Out,” “We Are Family,” etc), and the Daft Punk collaboration that helped kickstart Nile’s resurgence, “Get Lucky.”
Osheaga got off to a rainy start, but Lorde made the best of it and covered Martha Wainwright, as well as bringing out Tove Lo for “Homemade Dynamite.” Justice, MGMT, Hamilton Leithauser, 6lack, Car Seat Headrest, and others also played the first day of the Montreal festival.