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With the goal of creating a larger-than-life music festival, Wayhome hopes to carve out its legacy in a world vastly dominated by the likes of Coachella, Bonnaroo and Ultra type festivals. 2015 will be the first year of Wayhome, and Canadian founders Republic Live are teaming up with Bonnaroo producers AC Entertainment to bring one of this year’s most impressive lineups to Canada’s greater Toronto area. The lineup speaks for itself – come be a part of music festival history and nab the bragging rights to say you were there at the very first Wayhome festival.
Where: Oro-Medonte, Ontario When: July 24-26, 2015 Cost: 3 day GA – $299 CA, VIP – $599 CA. Website
2015 Lineup: SAM SMITH , KENDRICK LAMAR , ALT-J , MODEST MOUSE , HOZIER , BASSNECTAR , THE DECEMBERISTS , PASSION PIT , ST. VINCENT , GIRL TALK , VANCE JOY , FUTURE ISLANDS , THE SHEEPDOGS , RUN THE JEWELS , THE GASLIGHT ANTHEM , WALK THE MOON , ODESZA , KAYTRANADA , HEY ROSETTA! , G-EAZY , SYLVAN ESSO , DANNY BROWN , COLD WAR KIDS , THE RURAL ALBERTA ADVANTAGE , BIG K.R.I.T. , JULY TALK , FUCKED UP , TIMBER TIMBRE , THOUSAND FOOT KRUTCH , METZ , ALVVAYS , YUKON BLONDE , COURTNEY BARNETT , SLOAN , DELTA SPIRIT , BROODS , HOW TO DRESS WELL , SZA , VIET CONG , COM TRUISE , BEAR MOUNTAIN , EVENING HYMNS , LOWELL , THE HIGHEST ORDER , DEAR ROUGE , FOR ESME , SAXSYNDRUM
Vandy’s Top Picks: Kendrick Lamar, Modest Mouse, Bassnectar, Passion Pit, Girl Talk, Run the Jewels, Danny Brown, Big K.R.I.T., Broods
As New York has long been looked to as the center of the free world, it only makes sense that only the very best of the best would show up to play a legendary festival every year. Beginning in 2011, The Governors Ball has brought nothing but the best – showcasing some of the most intoxicating AAA lineups spotting the best of indie rock, hip-hop, folk and electronic music. The lineup says it all, and as far as east coast festivals go there are very few that can compete with The Governors Ball.
Where: Randall’s Island Park, NY When: June 5, 6 & 7th 2015 Cost: 3-Day GA: $300. 3-Day VIP: $645. 3-Day SUPER VIP: $2,015. Website
2015 Lineup: Drake, The Black Keys, Deadmau5, Lana Del Ray, Florence & The Machine, My Morning Jacket, Bjork, Ryan Adams, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, Chromeo, Flume, Tame Impala, The Decemberists, Ratatat, St. Vincent, The War on Drugs, Hot Chip, Little Dragon, SBTRKT, Conor Oberst, Atmosphere, Death From Above 1979, Future Islands, Big Gigantic, Weird Al Yankovic, Flying Lotus, A-Trak, Charli XCX, Rudimental, Marina & The Diamonds, ODESZA, Royal Blood, Strurgill Simpson, Angus & Julia Stone, Sharon Van Etten, Twin Shadow, Vance Joy, Mayer Hawthorne, Moon Taxi, M0, Kiesza, Labrinth, Gorgon City (Live), J. Roddy Walston & The Business, Clean Bandit, Echosmith, Chronixx and the Zincfence Redemption, Kaytranada, Logic, Benjamin Booker, People Under the Stairs, Rustie, DIIV, Strand of Oaks, Priory, White Lung, Holychild, ASTR, The Districts, Hermitude, Bishop Nehru, Streets of Laredo, Charlotte OC, Kate Tempest, DMA’s, The Picturebooks
Vandy’s Top Picks: Deadmau5, Bjork, Chromeo, Flume, Ratatat, Hot Chip, SBTRKT, Big Gigantic, Weird Al Yankovic, Flying Lotus, A-Trak, Mayer Hawthorne, Logic
Produced by the same team behind Bonnaroo, Forecastle has been going strong since its landing in 2002. Previous acts include Jack White, Outcast, Bassnectar, Beck and many legendary performers. Featuring a beautiful 85-acre waterfront park, experience the best of downtown Louisville with some of the greatest jam bands and dance music the world has to offer. Don’t miss the opportunity to witness the best in southern hospitality, featuring great craft bourbon and tons of uniquely decorated stages! Expect a jam-packed final lineup with some of the best up-and-coming acts alongside some of the biggest names in music.
Where: Louisville, KY When: July 17-19, 2015 Cost: 3 day GA – Tickets and prices announced soon Website
Sam Smith, My Morning Jacket, Widespread Panic, Modest Mouse, Cage the Elephant, Houndmouth, Tweedy, The Tallest Man on Earth, Portugal the Man, RL Grime, First Aid Kit, Desaparecidos, Shovels & Rope, Big K.R.I.T., The Word (John Medeski, Robert Randolph, Luther Dickinson, Cody Dickinson, Chris Chew), Cold War Kids, The Gaslight Anthem, Sturgill Simpson, St. Paul & The Broken Bones, Cherub, Ilovemakonnen, San Fermin, Kiesza, Over the Rhine, The Lone Bellow, People under the stars, The Barr Brothers, Alvvays, The Revivalists, Milo Greene, The Steeldrivers, Field Report, Speedy Ortiz, Son Lux, Jeff the Brotherhood, King Tuff, Noah Gundersen, Twin Peaks, Cathedrals, Fly Golden Eagle, Diarrea Plant, Empires, White Reaper, Broncho, Twin Limb, Knox Hamilton, Parker Millsap
Vandy’s Top Picks: RL Grime, Modest Mouse, Portugal the Man, Cage the Elephant, Tweedy, Big K.R.I.T, Cherub
GEM & JAM CONTINUES TO ENHANCE THE EXPERIENCE IN 2015:
Gem & Jam once again exceeded all expectations this year, bringing all sorts of talent, art, and gems to the Tucson desert.This Gem & Jam was bigger and better than ever before, “The growth from last year to this year was very much apparent,” says Donnie Dalbora and Maddy O’Neal of the Krooked Drivers, who have played the past two Gem & Jams.“We had a conversation with the Euphonic Conceptions guys talking about how the festival practically doubled in size and actually sold out this year which was so awesome to see happen over just one year. The coolest part is how diverse it is too. There [were] people from all over the world there for different reasons.”Walking through the festival, this becomes obvious.Fire dancers, high-end tourmaline vendors, painters, people meditating, the list goes on.Very different people, from very different places, sharing an experience set to an amazing soundtrack.
Every musical act offered something new, the first night Papadosio played an amazing, energy-filled set as Alex Grey, on stage with them, painted a Steal Your Face.Saturday, headliners Emancipator and Michal Menert both decided to bring full bands into the mix, preforming as Emancipator Ensemble and Michal Menert Trio.The excitement continued Sunday, Giraffage throw down a set fueled by groovy retro beats and humor (ending with an unedited Sandstorm).Phutureprimitive closed out the festival on the main stage, as fans of Arizona band, Spafford packed the indoor stage to see the local favorites.
Even with the festival’s growth it still has managed to keep its uniqiness.“It’s always cool to go to a completely different place than your “local” scene and feel just as much at home- that’s what Gem and Jam was like. A lot of the Colorado crew was there as well as people whose faces we are starting to see over and over again at different festivals. The fact that it’s not too big and not too small also has its advantages. You can catch both the main stage and inside stage music within a matter of seconds. …….also other festivals aren’t 5 minutes away from In N Out Burger,” Krooked Drivers explained. With the festival’s exponential growth, and always-impressive lineup of musicians, artist, and vendors, it is certain that next year’s Gem and Jam will continue to out do itself.
Today we are bringing you a fresh dose of electro funk for your ears to indulge on. Forthcoming on GRiZ’sAll Good Records is The Geek x Vrv’s debut Electric City EP, and following last weeks single under the same moniker, we now have the second hit to surface from the album in the form of pure electro soul and dubbed, “All Around”. The tune showcases the frenchmen’s sound perfectly while building excitement for next week’s EP release. Grab your free download of the single, and be sure to grab the full Electric City EP when it drops next week!
We’ve been waiting for this one! Here we have a brand new 5-track EP from Late Night Radio entitled, Polaroid. Out now on Super Best Records, the new EP from LNR opens with the classic Colorado flair and carries the momentum throughout the entire release building on perfectly placed vocal samples and electrified synthesizers. The energy is high on this one, and we love it. Be sure to grab your free download and show Late Night Radio some love!
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The latest sounds from Dave Tipper are out now on his new 5-track Fathoms EP available here. A collection of insane sounds melded into a crunchy, glitchy, yet unclouded composition, Tipper never fails to excite all senses through his tunes. Featuring his signature down-tempo trippy vibe, Fathoms EP is filled with the beats that will make your brain tingle and your feet move. Be sure to have a listen and enjoy!
2014 was a big year for Firefly. On top of successfully continuing one of the greatest east coast music festivals, Firefly and company managed to snag a partnership with Goldenvoice – the most successful US festival producer (you might know them for a little production called ‘Coachella’). Thus, vastly increasing expectations for 2015’s much anticipated experience. Today, among the bit of controversy with a late lineup reveal, the east coast’s Firefly managed to make a splash with a lineup both vast and varied. Included are several returning veterans such as the Killers and Zedd, alone some of the very best new up-and coming acts.
While internet speculators argue about whether or not Paul McCartney will be the last mystery performer revealed (alleged contract negotiations are currently in the pipeline), make sure to grab your tickets while prices are at $250!
Where: Dover, DE When: June 18-21 2015 Cost: 4 day GA – $250 to $330. VIP: $699 Website
Kings of Leon, The Killers, Morrissey, Snoop Dogg, Foster the People, Zedd, Modest Mouse, Bastille, Empire of the Sun, Hozier, Kid Cudi, Steve Aoki, Sublime with Rome, Spoon, Cage the Elephant, AWOLNATION, The Kooks, Gary Clark Jr, Kygo, Matt & Kim, The Chainsmokers, Run the Jewles, Walk the Moon, Cold War Kids, Dirty Heads, Charli XCX, ODESZA, Citizen Cope, Tove Lo, Tycho, Sturgill Simpson, Manchester Orchestra, Logic, Broods, Big Data, DJ Mustard, Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness, Sylvan Esso, Clean Bandit, Jungle, Benjamin Booker, The White Panda, Echosmith, Chiddy Bang, Lettuce, Ryn Weaver, Betty Who, Glass Animals, Zola Jesus, RJD2, How to Dresss well, Alison Wonderland, Bahamas, Vacationer, Fences, Bad Suns, Rustie, The Preatures, Jon Bellion, Raury, Bear Hands, Cathedrals, Verite, Elliphant, Phox, Halsey, Young Rising Sons, The Wind and the Wave, Dizzy Wright, Zella Day, Max Frost, Milo Greene, Joe Pug, Borns, Linus Young, Generationals, Shakehips, Le1F, Twin Peaks, The Griswolds, Night Terrors of 1927, Lizzo, Colony House, Skylar Spence, Hey Rosetta!, Marian Hill, Knox Hamilton, Craze, Mother Mother, Grizfolk, Sweater Beats, Panama Wedding, Wild Party, SNBRN, Goshfather & Jinco, Nick Catchdubs, The Hunts, Shaun Frank, Matoma, Prinze George, Whyel, Broncho, Jayceeoh, Intergalactx, Solidsco, Filibusta, Vindata, Jack Novak, Manila Killa, Cardiknox, Cheerleader, Client Liaison, Kill them with colour, Styles&Complete, Falls Kingsize, Fiance, Cypher Clique
Vandy’s Top Picks: Rustie – He’s worked with acts that include Danny Brown and Hudson Mohawke – bringing a style that’s fresh and unprecedented in a world of electronic music that’s constantly recycling itself. Skyler Spence – formally known as Saint Pepsi. Embarking on his very first tour this summer, he’s making the rounds and will be performing some of the best vaporwave. Craze– 5 time Word DJ Championship champion, Craze (DJ Craze) is a legend in the world of trap, hip-hop and breaks. As a twenty year veteran of turntable performances, he’s worth checking out for sure.
Texas becomes home to the 4th annual Euphoria music festival on April 10-12. The festival will be held on the Carson Creek Ranch set just 15 minutes east of Austin. With still one more artist announcement to go, Euphoria has already brought heavy hitters Pretty Lights, STS9, Thievery Corporation, Adventure Club, EOTO, Savoy, Break Science and even Ghostland Observatory back from their hiatus status to crush the biggest year yet in the fest’s history. Plus not to mention a crazy showing of our favorite homies, All Good Records and Low Temp Records! This is a must a perfect way to kick off your festy season!
WHERE: Carson Creek Ranch, Austin Texas WHEN: April 10th-12th COST: Tickets can be purchased on the Euphoria website for $139 + fees. Be sure to grab your camping pass as well though! Camping passes are $60, with a bundle option for both at $199 + $32 in fees. WEBSITE
Pretty Lights, Ghostland Observatory, Adventure Club, RL Grime, STS9, Thievery Corporation, Emancipator Ensemble, EOTO, Thomas Jack, Break Science, EDX, Grandtheft, The New Deal, Paper Diamond, Savoy, A Live One, Andrew Parsons, Archnemesis, Bass Physics, Black Tiger Sex Machine, Blunt Force, Brede, CBDB, Christian Barbuto, Crias, D.V.S*, Eminence Ensemble, Eliot Lipp, Festiva, Freddy Todd, Focal Point, G Jones, Gamma, The Geek x VRV, Gigamesh, Govinda, Greenhouse Lounge, Heartbyrne, Henry, The Invisibles, Herobust, Kap Slap, Kayzo, Khris Royal’s Dark Matter, Kill Them With Colour, Lafa Taylor, Lane 8, Late Night Radio, Luminox, The Magic Beans, The Malah, Manic Focus, Marvel Years, Modern Measure, Moneta, Motion Potion, New Car Caviar, Particle, Prismo, Psymbionic, Realistic Fiction, Regulators, Riot Ten, Satin Jacket’s, SunSquabi, Skrux, Stooki Sound, Supervision, Technicolor Tone Factory, Toddy B, Vaccid, Vibe Street, Viceroy, The Werks, ZAA, Zoogma
Scott’s Picks: From STS9 to Pretty Lights to the smaller names on the list like The Werks, and Zoogma, to Denver’s own Manic Focus, Technicolor Tone Factory, Sunsquabi, Late Night Radio, The Magic Beans, Supervision and The Malah…I couldn’t be more excited to make my first trip down to Texas for what is sure to be a hell of a weekend!
Bring out your fire extinguishers and check your smoke alarms because Sharam Jey has just dropped some hotness, “What’s Going On”. The g-house hit brings the energy from the start and all through the entire track drawing focal points on the deep bass and smooth vocal samples. Grab your free download and get ready to dance!
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