When I ask people what they think about San Diego, I mostly find out that they don’t. Unlike Los Angeles and the Bay Area, there’s no pervasive industrial complex that defines its economy, mandates an influx of new residents, or warrants the skyrocketing rent, just unyieldingly perfect weather — gotta factor in that no one … More »
As if you needed another reason to love the weird artsy cousins of nu-metal, Deftones are out here putting Future, Linkin Park’s Mike Shinoda, and Rocket From The Crypt on the same music festival lineup. Respect is due on the basis of epiphany-level strangeness alone. More »
Chino Moreno has released a new solo track called “Brief Exchange” that was inspired by the DC comic DARK NIGHTS: METAL: DELUXE EDITION. It’s the Deftones frontman’s first collaboration with the superhero comic publisher, and it’s a towering track that matches the campiness of its source material, with Moreno’s distinctive vocals gliding through a dark … More »
Austin City Limits is one massive annual event that every devout festival goer ought to check off their festival bucket list at least once. The two weekend Texas throw-down wrangles a staggering herd of talent year after year that brings the best of electronic, pop/rock, and hip-hop to Zilker Park, ACL’s host venue on the banks of the Colorado River with scenic skyline views of downtown Austin. Sitting atop this year’s festival billing is the legendary Paul McCartney, Metallica, Childish Gambino, Arctic Monkeys, Travis Scott, ODESZA, and The National.
Running from October 5–7 and October 12–14, ACL’s expansive 2018 lineup features over 140 live acts, providing a truly cross-genre, mega-festival experience. From Khalid and Shawn Mendez, to Deftones and St. Vincent, and Lily Allen, Børns, and Sylvan Esso in between, the C3 Presents-produced event delivers the full sonic spectrum to satisfy a range of musical tastes. With live performances by Marian Hill, Sophie Tucker, and synth pop rockers CHVRCHES, along with key electronic acts in Justice, Illenium, Rezz, San Holo, and Gryffin, Austin City Limits continues to be at the pinnacle of festival curation.
Tickets are now on sale for both weekends here.
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The Cure’s Robert Smith is curating this year’s Meltdown festival in London, and its initial lineup is extremely solid. Among the headliners are My Bloody Valentine (who allegedly will have a new album out this year) and Nine Inch Nails (who supposedly will release the third installment in their EP trilogy this year). Also on … More »