This weekend, just as the annual Northside festival was going down in Brooklyn, New York, the similarly named NorthSide festival was taking place thousands of miles away in Aarhus, Denmark. Björk, Future Islands, the War On Drugs, Thundercat, Queens Of The Stone Age, Tyler The Creator, Liam Gallagher, Rostam, the Internet, Earl Sweatshirt, Deerhunter, Rhye, … More »
Bon Iver leader Justin Vernon and the National’s twin brothers Bryce and Aaron Dessner are among the founders of a new collectivist music platform called PEOPLE. Yesterday, the site went live, dumping tons of new music online featuring Vernon and the Dessners plus Sufjan Stevens, Phoebe Bridgers, and more. And today a new feature … More »
“Welcome to the best festival in the world,” Adam Granduciel said shortly into the War On Drugs’ set at Barcelona’s Primavera Sound. It was Thursday night, the first full day of the fest, and Granduciel provided a proper introduction to the weekend ahead. With the Drugs having grown into one of the most reliably transporting … More »
The National have a bit of a history of performing “I Need My Girl” with female singers at festivals. A few years ago, they did the song as a duet with CHVRCHES’ Lauren Mayberry, and that onstage collaboration eventually led to a guest appearance by Matt Berninger on a song from the … 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.
Featured image courtesy of ACL.
When the National have a new song, they have a habit of adding it to their live shows right away, sometimes months or years before a studio version comes out. The National always take years between albums, and Sleep Well Beast, their last one, is still less than a year old, so we shouldn’t … More »
Have you noticed the silence? I realize the other guy releasing an album 6/1 has been drowning out everybody else anyway, but the contrast is instructive: Whereas Kanye West is doing everything he can to rankle and entrance the masses, his fellow media-savvy cult of personality Josh Tillman hasn’t made a peep. His latest … More »
While touring Europe last fall in support of Sleep Well Beast, the National surprised their audience in Brussels by performing their 2007 album Boxer in full. We already knew they were planning to play Boxer front-to-back once again at their inaugural Homecoming Festival next month in Cincinnati, this time with advance … More »