How I Would Plan It: Glastonbury Festivals 2015

Ahhh, the big one. Don’t quote me on this, but I’m pretty sure Glastonbury is the largest Music Festival in the world. It doesn’t have an easy to view schedule on the web, so I was like, eh, I’ll print it out so I can see it as a whole a little easier. Uh, wrong, it’s 44 pages long. You need a program for this thing. Have no fear though. With this schedule, and some really good jogging shoes, you’ll catch a little of everything. I’m not go into details on artists here. It’s mostly split sets, so there’s so many acts here. I guess I’ll go ahead and highlight the ones I wouldn’t want to miss. Sorry, I didn’t get one up for Firefly last week. I had it typed up and ready to go, just never got around to putting it into a post. Anyways, lace up, you’re gonna be busy.

Glastonbury Festivals 2015
Friday, Jun 26
11:00-11:30 Rhodes (Park Stage)
11:30-12:00 Cambodian Space Project (West Holts)
12:00-12:30 Chronixx (Pyramid Stage)
12:30-1:00 the Cribs (Other Stage)
1:00-2:00 James Bay (Pyramid Stage)
2:00-2:40 Leon Bridges (John Peel Stage)
2:40-3:30 Alabama Shakes (Pyramid Stage)
3:30-4:00 Catfish and the Bottlemen (Other Stage)
4:00-4:30 Chet Faker (John Peel Stage)
4:30-5:00 Mary J Blige (Pyramid Stage)
5:00-5:30 Wolf Alice (the Park Stage)
5:30-6:00 JD McPherson (Acoustic Stage)
6:00-6:30 Motorhead (Pyramid Stage)
6:30-7:00 Benjamin Booker (the Park Stage)
7:00-7:45 Run the Jewels (West Holts)
7:45-8:25 Florence and the Machine (Pyramid Stage)
8:30-9:00 Django Django (William’s Green)
9:00-9:30 Mark Ronson (Other Stage)
9:30-10:15 Jamie XX (the Park Stage)
10:15-11:45 Foo Fighters (Pyramid Stage)
11:45-12:15 Super Furry Animals (the Park Stage)

Saturday, Jun 27
11:00-11:45 Flo Morrissey (the Park Stage)
11:45-12:10 Nadine Shah (William’s Green)
12:10-1:00 Courtney Barnett (Pyramid Stage)
1:00-1:30 Ibeyi (the Park Stage)
1:30-2:15 Izzy Bizu (La Pussy Parlure)
2:45-3:15 Young Fathers (Other Stage)
3:15-4:00 George Ezra (Pyramid Stage)
4:05-4:35 Ella Eyre (Other Stage)
4:35-5:00 Tuff Love (BBC Introducing)
5:00-5:45 Years and Years (John Peel Stage)
5:45-6:05 Clean Bandit (Other Stage)
6:05-6:30 Will Joseph Cook (BBC Introducing)
6:30-7:30 Father John Misty (the Park Stage)
7:35-8:05 Death From Above 1979 (John Peel Stage)
8:05-8:40 Mavis Staples (the Park Stage)
8:40-9:15 Pharrell Williams (Pyramid Stage)
9:15-9:45 Ben Howard (Other Stage)
9:45-10:45 George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic (West Holts)
10:45-11:45 Kanye West (Pyramid Stage)
11:45-12:15 Jon Hopkins (the Park Stage)
12:15-2:30 Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck (Pilton Palais Cinema)
1:30-3:00 Fatboy Slim (the Blues)
3:00-4:30 Four Tet (Genosys)

Sunday, Jun 28
11:00-11:40 Rival Sons (Other Stage)

12:00-12:40 Soak (Other Stage)
12:40-1:10 Mini Mansions (John Peel Stage)
1:10-1:45 Hozier (Pyramid Stage)
1:45-2:15 Saint Raymond (John Peel Stage)
2:15-3:15 Patti Smith (Pyramid Stage)
3:45-4:20 Alvvays (John Peel Stage)
4:20-5:15 Lionel Richie (Pyramid Stage)
5:15-5:45 Future Islands (Other Stage)
5:45-6:45 Alt-J (Pyramid Stage)

6:45-7:30 Belle & Sebastian (Other Stage)
7:30-8:00 Lianne La Havas (John Peel Stage)
8:00-8:30 Paul Weller (Pyramid Stage)
8:30-9:00 FKA Twigs (West Holt)
9:00-9:45 Buzzcocks (Left Field)
9:45-11:15 the Who (Pyramid Stage)
11:15-11:45 Ryan Adams (the Park Stage)
Hope this helps.

Anyways, if you’re going, have a good one.


How I Would Plan It: Governor’s Ball Music Festival 2015

Governor’s Ball is staged on Randall’s Island in NYC. It started in 2011 and while this year’s lineup isn’t as impressive as the past few years, it’s still one of the major US festivals. Another one with staggered sets, Governor’s Ball has only 4 stages, so uh, here goes.

Governor’s Ball Music Festival 2015
Friday, Jun 5
12:15-12:45 the Districts (Honda Stage)

Their album was kinda ‘meh’, but there are some solid tracks on it, should be a good set to jam to. Especially, seeing as the day’s just starting.
12:45-1:30 DIIV (Big Apple Stage)
Here’s another cool indie band I haven’t seen live.
1:30-2:15 Rae Sremmurd (GovBallNYC Stage)
The rap group that name their band the way Nomar Garciaparra’s dad names his kid.
2:15-3:00 Benjamin Booker (Big Apple Stage)
This guy required a stage move for week 2 at ACL. Hopefully, he won’t surprise any one with the massive crowds this year.
3:00-3:45 Charli XCX (Honda Stage)
Hey, it’s my favorite emerging pop princess.
3:45-4:45 MØ (Ponce De Leon)
And here’s another one of those.
4:45-5:15 Chromeo (GovBallNYC Stage)
These guys always put on a fun show
5:15-5:45 Vance Joy (Honda Stage)
Currently touring with Taylor Swift, but you wanna go see “Riptide”, right?
5:45-6:45 Death From Above 1979 (Big Apple Stage)
These guys had a high energy set when we saw them at ACL
6:45-7:30 the Decemberists (Honda Stage)
I’m a nerd, and I’ve been to a lot of shows, so the Decemberists are further up my list of bands I need to go see for the first time than they probably ought to be.
7:30-8:00 Florence + the Machine (GovBallNYC Stage)
Florence was better than expected when we saw her live a few years back.
8:00-9:15 St Vincent (Big Apple Stage)
Given the oppurtunity, I’ll usually see Annie Clark.
9:15-11:00 My Morning Jacket (Honda Stage)
Another indie group with a pretty renowned live show. The first time I saw them was a little too gimmicky and a little more “meh?”, but the last couple times, they were pretty legit.

Saturday, Jun 6
12:15-12:45 Holychild (GovBallNYC Stage)

the next big brat pop band from LA.
12:45-1:30 Kate Tempest (Big Apple Stage)
British poet/rapper. Those words make sense together, right?
1:30-2:15 Clean Bandit (GovBallNYC Stage)
Hot emerging dance group
2:15-3:00 J Roddy Walston and the Business (Big Apple Stage)
If you like your rock dirty and bluesy, these guys are right up your alley. They put on a SHOW.
3:00-3:45 Marina and the Diamonds (GovBallNYC Stage)
Another emerging indie pop group.
3:45-4:45 Sharon Van Etten (Big Apple Stage)
the beloved Brooklyn singer-songwriter, another one I haven’t seen
4:45-5:45 Angus and Julia Stone (Honda Stage)
Australian brother-sister folk duo.
5:45-6:45 Future Islands (Gotham Stage)
the band that wowed Dave and went viral had a huge 2014
6:45-8:00 Bjork (GovBallNYC Stage)
If only to see what kinda weird shit she’ll pull.
8:00-9:15 Flume (Big Apple Stage)
23 year-old Aussie producer is one of electronic music’s hottest names.
9:15-11:00 Ryan Adams (Honda Stage)
I picked Ryan because he’s been killing it on the festival circuit this year, but if you were digging Flume, you’re probably gonna want to stroll over to Deadmau5, at least for a little bit, right?

Sunday, Jun 7
12:15-12:45 the Picturebooks (Honda Stage)
To be honest, no idea, but I like to get there early and discover things, so I’d check it out.
12:45-1:30 Bishop Nehru (Gotham Tent)
18 year old emerging NY rapper.
1:30-2:15 Strand of Oaks (Honda Stage)
And if the hip hop got you pumped up, the chilled folk sounds of Strand of Oaks should cool you back down.
2:15-3:00 Hermitude (Gotham Tent)
Emerging electronic duo from Australia.
3:00-3:45 Sturgill Simpson (GovBallNYC Stage)
Like Future Islands, Sturgill is a guy who bounce around a while before blowing up in 2014.
3:45-4:45 Royal Blood (Big Apple Stage)
The next big thing in Britain is trying to take over in the US as well.
4:45-5:45 Tame Impala (GovBallNYC Stage)
And these Australians just may do it first. One of my faves.
5:45-6:45 the War on Drugs (Big Apple Stage)
Probably released my favorite album of 2014.
6:45-8:00 Big Gigantic (Honda Stage)
I hear their shows are pretty spectacular
8:00-9:15 Flying Lotus (Gotham Stage)
LA electronic artist draws more acclaim with every new release
9:15-10:30 Lana Del Rey (Honda Stage)
the fest is almost over and the Summertime Sadness begins.
10:30-11:00 the Black Keys (GovBallNYC Stage)
I haven’t seen Lana before and the Keys were disappointing last time I saw them, but I love them, and if you do too, you might want to catch more of this set before you go back home.
Hope this helps.

Anyways, if you’re going, have a good one.

Music Discovery of the Day for 3/16/15

Today’s Discovery for Monday, March 16 comes out of New York. LAUV is a R&B/pop vocalist who’s blowing up the blogosphere right now on this debut release, “the Other”. This gut-wrenchingly emotional track will whet your appetite and leave you wanting more from this emerging artist.

Listen: LAUV “the Other”

New Music: Penguin Prison “Try to Lose”

Recent Discovery, the New York based Penguin Prison (aka Chris Glover) has released another extremely addictive track from their upcoming album Lost in New York. Check out “Try to Lose” below and pre-order your copy today.

Listen: Penguin Prison “Try to Lose”

Preorder MP3: 8.99

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Music Discovery of the Day for 3/7/15

Today’s Discovery for Saturday, March 7, comes by way of Harlem, and it’s freshity-fresh. Londoner Hannah Lucia moved to Harlem as a teenager, looking to sing in some jazz clubs. While waiting tables in town, she ran into Ben Bronfman (MIA, Kanye West), who agreed to produce tracks with her, and thus, this single “Lights Out” has appeared. Lucia appears to be the first artist on Bronfman’s Wave Theory Label. Today’s track “Lights Out” doesn’t take the safe route as it lays down some dark electronic track to back Hannah’s sultry vocals. It’s a beautiful, dark pop track, that I think you’ll enjoy. We should be hearing more out of Hannah Lucia as 2015 unfolds.

Listen: Hannah Lucia “Lights Out”

Enjoy and Keep Exploring!

New Music: San Fermin “Emily”

Brooklyn-based Baroque pop band, San Fermin recently released a new track off their upcoming record, Jackrabbit, due for release on April 21. Check out the new track, “Emily”. It’s pretty dang good.

Listen: San Fermin “Emily”