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Kanye West to headline FYF Fest; Frank Ocean cancels “on his own terms”

Kanye West will now headline FYF Fest on Saturday in Los Angeles. According to a press release Thursday night, “Frank Ocean has decided on his own terms to cancel his appearance.” No word on the reason for the late switch.

Morrissey is still scheduled to headline the Sunday FYF show.

Weekend passes are still available for the music festival which is at L.A. Memorial Sports Arena and Exposition Park. General-admission two-day festival passes for $175 are almost gone. Visit for more info.

Below is the updated poster:

kanye west poster fyf fest Aug 2015

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Lollapalooza livestream is under way; check out the artists

When Lollapalooza first began, if you weren’t there, that was it — it was lost to time. Thankfully Red Bull TV is here to save the day.

Red Bull TV will have a livestream, running now through the weekend, at the Lollapalooza festival at Grant Park in Chicago.
Artists like Django Django, Chet Faker, The Weeknd, Alt-J, A$AP Rocky, Gary Clark Jr., Alabama Shakes, Father John Misty, Death From Above 1979 and many others will perform at the three-day annual festival. Ex-Beatles legend Paul McCartney is set for Sunday night.

Besides live acts, artist interviews and interactive segments will air over three channels.



Channel 1

2:15 pm – Glass Animals

3:00 pm – Tove Lo

4:00 pm – Cold War Kids

5:00 pm – Hot Chip

6:00 pm – The War on Drugs

7:30 pm – Alabama Shakes

8:30 pm – The Weeknd

Channel 2

2:15 pm – James Bay

4:15 pm – St. Paul & the Broken Bones

5:15 pm – Father John Misty

6:15 pm – MS MR

7:15 pm – alt-J

8:45 pm – Kaskade

Channel 3

2:15 pm – DESTRUCTO

3:00 pm – Peking Duk

3:45 pm – What So Not

4:45 pm – DJ Mustard

5:45 pm – DJ Snake

7:00 pm – Dillon Francis

8:15 pm – Gary Clark Jr. 





Channel 1

2:15 pm – HOLYCHILD

3:00 pm – Django Django

3:45 pm – Charli XCX

4:45pm – Death From Above 1979

7:00 pm – Walk the Moon

8:15 pm – Metallica

Channel 2

2:15 pm – Mick Jenkins

3:00 pm – Zella Day

6:00 pm – Delta Spirit

8:00 pm – Chet Faker


Channel 3

2:15 pm – Jessica Hernandez & the Deltas

3:00 pm – Wet

4:15 pm – CAKED UP

5:15 pm – RL Grime

6:15 pm – Boys Noize

7:15 pm – Carnage





Channel 1

2:05 pm – Night Terrors of 1927

2:50 pm – DMA’s

3:45 pm – Moon Taxi

4:30 pm – Twenty One Pilots

6:15 pm – Sal-Live

6:30 pm – Of Monsters and Men

7:30 pm – Paul McCartney

(Highlights) US/Canada only

Channel 2

2:05 pm – Twin Peaks

3:45 pm – George Ezra

4:30 pm – Marina and The Diamonds

5:30 pm – Lord Huron

6:30 pm – G-Eazy

7:30 pm – TV On The Radio

8:30 pm – A$AP Rocky

9:30 pm – Bassnectar

Channel 3

2:15 pm – In The Whale

4:00 pm – Mako

4:45 pm – Galantis

5:45 pm – The Chainsmokers

6:45 pm – LOGIC

8:30 pm – NERO


Check out the full programming schedule below and visit for more.

lollapalooza livestream 7-31-15

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Bonnaroo livestream now under way at Red Bull TV


These days, you don’t even need to leave your house to see a festival. Leave the spilled beer, insipid port-a-potties and bad views to the other guys.

Bonnaroo 2015 livestream, the annual festival at The Farm in Manchester, Tennessee, is now happening at Red Bull TV. Bonnaroo 2015 will stream from June 11-14 and will span three channels

Among the highlights: Billy Joel, Courtney Barnett, Royal Blood, Run the Jewels, D’Angelo and The Vanguard, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, My Morning Jacket, ODESZA, Jamie xx, Mac DeMarco and many many more.

Visit to set a reminder for the live broadcast.

According to a press release:

The Bonnaroo 2015 festival is exclusively broadcasting on Red Bull TV which can be accessed at, and via the Red Bull TV app on Android, iOS and Windows phone, through Apple TV, and Samsung TV’s Red Bull channels, and as a free downloadable app on Amazon Fire TV, Kindle Fire, Nexus Player, Roku Players, Roku TV models, and Xbox 360. The Red Bull TV stream will also be carried on the festival’s website,

Here’s the list of Bonnaroo artists you can watch on the livestream:

Thursday, June 11 – starts at 7pm CT

Benjamin Booker, Courtney Barnett, DMA’S, Dopapod, Glass Animals, Temples, The Growlers, Unlocking the Truth

Friday, June 12 – starts at 5 p.m. CT

Against Me!, Alabama Shakes, Atmosphere, Ben Folds & yMusic, Ben Harper & the Innocent Criminals, Between the Buried and Me, Dawes, Earth Wind & Fire, Guster, Mac DeMarco, Medeski Scofield Martin & Wood, Moon Taxi, Royal Blood, Run the Jewels, SOJA, Sylvan Esso, Tears for Fears, Unknown Mortal Orchestra

Saturday, June 13 – starts at 5 p.m. CT

Atomic Bomb! Who is William Onyeabor?, Bahamas, Belle & Sebastian, Bleachers, Gary Clark Jr., Gramatik, Jamie xx, Mumford & Sons, My Morning Jacket, ODESZA, Rhiannon Giddens, SZA, The War on Drugs, Trampled by Turtles, Tycho

Sunday, June 14 – starts at 5 p.m. CT

AWOLNATION , Bela Fleck and Abigail Washburn, Billy Joel, Brandi Carlile, D’Angelo & The Vanguard, Jerry Douglas & Earls of Leicester, Madisen Ward and the Mama Bear, Punch Brothers, Robert Plant & The Sensational Space Shifters, Spoon, The Bluegrass Situation SuperJam feat. Ed Helms, Twenty One Pilots

Below is the livestream schedule:

bonnaroo 2015-tv sched

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Action Bronson show at NXNE canceled

Amid a petition, North By Northeast festival on Friday announced Action Bronson’s performance in Toronto has been canceled.

According to the press release, “a significant” number of Toronto residents have objected to Action Bronson’s show at Yonge Dundas Square. In a story in Pitchfork, a petition has been signed by about 40,000 people who object to Action Bronson’s music. The petition claims his music “glorifies gang-raping and murdering children.”

The full press release is below:

We at Northby Northeast (NXNE) are very proud of our 20-plus-years relationship with the people of the City of Toronto. And for almost 10 years we’’ve shared Yonge-Dundas Square with you to present free, all-ages shows open to the public. YDS is the city’’s space and as such we are obliged to listen to how the city and community want it used. A significant number of Torontonians have indicated their desire to have Action Bronson not perform at the Square. As annual guests in this space we feel we must accede to the strong wishes of the community and honour their input.

As a result, we will not be presenting Action Bronson at Yonge-Dundas Square but, hopefully we will still be presenting Action Bronson as part of Northby. We remain fundamentally committed to presenting this artist on a Toronto stage. We are not moving the Action show because we believe in censoring him or any other artists. In fact, we find the limiting of artistic expression distasteful. When artistic expression is limited, freedom and the evolution of ideas is often the casualty.

Hopefully, Action Bronson will accept our invitation to play at another, ticketed venue in the city so the public can decide for themselves if his work has merit. We booked Bronson, in part, because of his latest excellent disc, Mr. Wonderful.

We hope that this series of events does not foster some type of artistic chill in Toronto and its public spaces. Yonge-Dundas Square must remain a dynamic place where many viewpoints are expressed not just culturally but also at political events and rallies staged there.

We are heartened by the community engagement that has been taking place around this YDS show. This debate continues an important conversation about violence against women and its depiction in art and culture that is long overdue. We salute all of those who fight this battle and we would encourage everyone who has signed the petition or been engaged by this conversation to commit themselves personally to continuing the fight against violence against women. We at Northby pledge to continue being part of this discussion with the intent to help act as agents of change.


The Directors of North by Northeast

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Burgerama 4 announces its lineup for 2015

Burger Records has announced its 2015 Burgerama lineup for March 28 and 29 at the Observatory in Santa Ana, Calif.

Some of the biggies include: Weezer, Black Lips, Ty Segall, Gang of Four, J. Mascis, Ariel Pink, Jeff the Brotherhood and Tomorrow’s Tulips.

Check out the nifty poster to see if your band will be at Burgerama:

Burgerama 2015

Burgerama 2015

Tickets go on sale Friday, Dec. 12 at 10 a.m. Pacific. Two-day passes cost $90; VIP passes are $120.

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Bite-size tickets still available for Pickathon


Pickathon 2014

Pickathon 2014

Pickathon 2014 has just released single-day tickets for the festival, which, considering the fantastic lineup, should not be missed, even if you can only go for one day.
Pickathon is an independent music fest held in Happy Valley, Ore., (What better place to hold a music fest?), from Aug. 1-3.

Single-day tickets, at $95 each, are the perfect size for those who can’t commit to the whole weekend but who don’t want to miss out on Pickathon. Check out the schedule for Friday, Aug. 1, Saturday, Aug.2, and Sunday, Aug. 3, so you can make an informed decision on the best way to spend your hard-earned money.

New videos from last year’s Pickathon have surfaced: Aquarium Drunkard has Ty Segall on the Galaxy Barn stage; Bluegrass Situation premiered Dale Watson on the Woods stage and American Standard Time is showing Malcolm Holcombe on the Galaxy Barn stage.

To get weekend passes or single-day tickets check out:

The list of performers for Pickathon 2014 includes bands that will guarantee an excellent time, including The War on Drugs, Spanish Gold, Diarrhea Planet, Brownout and Nickel Creek.

My money’s on Diarrhea Planet and Brownout blowing the place away.

PICKATHON 2014 PERFORMERS: Nickel Creek, X, Blind Pilot, The War On Drugs, Warpaint, Jonathan Richman, Jolie Holland, Mac DeMarco, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Shakey Graves, Operators, Gregory Alan Isakov, Valerie June, Foxygen, Destroyer, Courtney Barnett, People Under The Stairs, Parquet Courts, The Sadies, The Barr Brothers, EDJ, Angel Olsen, Woods, Those Darlins, Della Mae, Robbie Fulks, Spanish Gold, Marco Benevento, The Black Lillies, Mandolin Orange, Lonnie Holley, Mikal Cronin, Son Little, Possessed By Paul James, Ages and Ages, The Donkeys, Ural Thomas & The Pain, Cahalen Morrison & Country Hammer, Love As Laughter, Bobby Patterson, Willie Watson, Steve Gunn, Julianna Barwick, The Men, Houndstooth, Hiss Golden Messenger, Brownout, Brown Sabbath, Cardboard Songsters, Charlie Parr, Diarrhea Planet, Old Buck, Quilt, Crow Quill Night Owls, and Leroy Thomas & Zydeco Roadrunners

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