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June Music Madness —- EDC in Vegas & Bonnaroo in Manchester, TN

6/7 - 6/10

Simon Garfunkel and John Oates may not truly be appreciated by 75% of the attendees, but it’s a legendary mix to see.  Alabama Shakes are a blossoming young talent that will undoubtedly Wow many generations of music fans. Watch out! 

Bonnaroo highlights: Phish, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Alabama Shakes, Foster the People, Radiohead, Bon Iver, The Beach Boys, Garfunkel & Oates, Skrillex, The Shins, Alice Cooper, Two Door Cinema Club, The Temper Trap, Das Racist, Delta Spirit, Gary Clark Jr and many more. 

Electric Daisy Carnival Highlights: Avicii, Benny Benassi, Bassnectar, ATB, Armin Van Buren, Carl Cox, David Guetta, Digitalism, Calvin Harris, Borgore, Feed Me, Kaskade, Laidback Luke, MSTRKRFT, Pretty Lights, Rusko, Sebastian Ingrosso, Steve Aoki & Afrojack, & more. 

For music biz folks: The Cosmopolitan Hotel and Insomniac Events are hosting EDMbiz June 6-June 7 with panelists including Perry Farrell and Daniel Glass as well as reps of Interscope Records, MSOPR, The Windish Agency, Goldenvoice, KCRW, WME, Youtube, Spotify, Live Nation, Ultra Music, Burning Man, Deckstar and more. 

THE SHINS brilliant “Simple Song” official video

+ New Album Release Tomorrow



A Senior James Mercer talks to the Mercer family via video after his death and sends them on a scavenger hunt to find the deed of the house with constant flashbacks of the torture of their childhoods. MORE brilliant than the video are the new sounds of The Shins set for release tomorrow March 20. 

Pitchfork says it best in this feature album review seen here

http://pitchfork.com/reviews/albums/16390-port-of-morrow/

More so than any other Shins album, Port of Morrow doesn’t sound like it belongs to any particular decade or style, instead hopping around like some fully loaded AM radio dial that cranks out gem after gem. There’s the sugary new-wave “Bait and Switch”, “No Way Down“‘s meat-and-potatoes American pop-rock (right down to the "Jack & Diane"-biting guitar hook), the title track’s creeping psych-soul bombast. Most surprisingly, there’s “Fall of ‘82”, a Steve Miller Band-meets-Chicago lite-rock hybrid— muted trumpet solo!— that also works as a "Summer of ‘69" update. (These are all good things.)”

Festival season is upon us. Check out what Bonnaroo has in store for us. Red Hot Chili Peppers, Radiohead, Bon Iver, The Beach Boys, Skrillex, Foster the People, The Shins, The Roots, St. Vincent, The Civil Wars, Two Door Cinema Club (I can’t wait for their new album YAY), Young the Giant, Dawes, Alabama Shakes, Kurt Vile, The Kooks, Das Racist, Grouplove, Gary Clark Jr., The Joy Formidable and many more. It’s a solid indie line-up. 

Coachella 2012 Line-Up is Officially Released (YAY!!!)

I’m super stoked for Miike Snow, Bon Iver, M83, St. Vincent, Girls, The Rapture, The Black Keys, AWOLNATION, Florence and the Machine, Beirut, The Shins, Arctic Monkeys, Radiohead, Explosions in the Sky, and many more. 

Snoop Dogg and Dr. Dre are also headlining. Two weekends of madness are coming to the Coachella Valley in April. Yee-haw! I can’t wait :)

Coachella 2012 Line-Up is Officially Released (YAY!!!)

I’m super stoked for Miike Snow, Bon Iver, M83, St. Vincent, Girls, The Rapture, The Black Keys, AWOLNATION, Florence and the Machine, Beirut, The Shins, Arctic Monkeys, Radiohead, Explosions in the Sky, and many more.

Snoop Dogg and Dr. Dre are also headlining. Two weekends of madness are coming to the Coachella Valley in April. Yee-haw! I can’t wait :)