Arctic Monkeys have spent 2018 promoting Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino, their surprisingly lounge-y first album in five years. Although they didn’t release any singles ahead of the album drop, since then they’ve shared videos for “Four Out Of Five” and the title track, done a bunch of TV … More »
As long as the overexcited British theater dork James Corden has a television show, the arch and foxy British lounge lizards Arctic Monkeys will have a place to play. Less than five months ago, Arctic Monkeys were the musical guests on Corden’s Late Late Show; they played “She Looks Like Fun.” And last … More »
Arctic Monkeys released their latest album, Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino, back in May. Since then, they’ve covered Elvis Costello, the White Stripes, and the Strokes. Today, they share a cover of English singer-songwriter Stephen Fretwell’s “-” from his 2004 album Magpie for Spotify Singles. Their version … More »
There are a lot of festivals that happen later in the year, but often it feels like a last gasp for the summer season by the time we get to early August. Stateside, we have two remaining primary ones, Lollapalooza and Outside Lands, the former of which usually has one of the more straightforward lineups … More »
For the eighth year in a row, I strolled into an all too familiar Lollapalooza at Chicago’s own Grant Park. As in years past, I found myself immediately met with groups of festival goers adorned in the staple Tune Squad jersey and all too many crop tops to count. Mutterings of lobster corndogs ran rampant,
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The line that opens the new Arctic Monkeys album Tranquility Base Hotel + Casino — and probably the most relatable line on the whole LP — is “I just wanted to be one of the Strokes.” And last week, Alex Turner pretty much proved how true it is. When the Arctic Monkeys played New … More »
The most happening musical celebration in Chicago, Lollapalooza, has announced that this year, those not attending the festival will have four different live channels for all things Lolla at their disposal, thanks to Red Bull TV.
While three of the channels will be reporter-led coverage, the fourth, through the Red Bull Music Youtube page, will offer live streams of the festival sets via virtual reality. The new streaming installment, compliments of C3 Presents, Live Nation, and Google‘s own AR/VR team will “virtually transport fans from anywhere, in real time to the front row at Lollapalooza.”
Coverage is set to begin on the Grant Park festival grounds the day of commencement, Thursday, Aug. 2, at 6 p.m. CST and roll on throughout the weekend until the fest’s conclusion Sunday. The four-day affair boasts an eclectic-as-ever lineup this year, headlined by categorical virtuosos like Jack White, Arctic Monkeys, Bruno Mars, Travis Scott, and The Weeknd, who will all be included in the live streams. The live broadcast will also include sets from top-tier electronic acts like Tycho, Rusko, ODESZA, Illenium, REZZ, and much more.
Streaming will be available here.
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Every year, a cabal of UK music-business types gets together to figure out which album gets the Mercury Prize. The Prize, probably the most prestigious award of its kind, recognizes what it considers to be the best album of the year by a British or Irish act. The award has been around since 1992, and … More »
“I just wanted to be one of the Strokes, now look at the mess you made me make,” Alex Turner sings on the first line of Arctic Monkeys’ new album Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino. They backed up that claim tonight at Queens’ Forest Hills Stadium, covering the Strokes’ “Is This It.” Turner … More »