Festivals

We Are Wolves: April U.S. Tour Dates & SXSW

We Are Wolves have announced a new run of U.S. tour dates in April. The tour, which follows their previously announced Canadian shows in support of fellow lupine-monikered Wolf Parade, will take them from The Echo in Los Angeles, CA, on April 8th and up the west coast to The Vera Project in Seattle, WA, on April 13th. The band will then head back eastward through Canada on the Pop Montreal-sponsored POP OFF!

T Bird and the Breaks To Play SXSW

T Bird and the Breaks, the 10-piece Austin soul band releasing monthly original songs on real vinyl, again plays South By Southwest Music Festival & Media Conference, with its showcase slated for March 20.

NXNE 2010 Expands To Seven Days June 14th - June 20th

North by Northeast (NXNE) becomes a seven-day event this year, with the addition of a brand new interactive conference - NXNE interactive - to the already burgeoning annual line-up of 650+ concerts, 40+ music-themed films and 15+ conference sessions. The 16th edition of the festival takes over Toronto, Canada from June 14-20, 2010.

British Music Embassy Announces SXSW Lineup

In the 1960s, bands like The Beatles and The Rolling Stones put British popular music firmly on the international map. They were joined in later decades by artists as diverse as Led Zeppelin, David Bowie, The Sex Pistols and Oasis, making British music a distinctive international brand. British Music is thriving, both at home and overseas, because it continually renews itself, fusing cultural commentary, fashion and politics in a heady mix.

Pitchfork Music Festival Announces 2010 Dates

The 2010 Pitchfork Music Festival celebrates its fifth anniversary this year at Chicago’s Union Park, on Friday, July 16 - Sunday, July 18. This three-day event will once again showcase a variety of cutting-edge, global performers on three stages in one of the most comfortable and positive festival environments in the country, all brought to fans at a fraction of the price of any other nationally renowned music festival.

1st Annual Winterfest on the Mountain

The first annual Winterfest on the Mountain happened in Nederland at the new Community Center.  The gold LEED certified venue was reminiscent of a school function with comparisons to elementary school, a high school dance, and what I remembered as youth group lock-ins.  The three day festival featured organic Americana music from Adam Aijala and Ben Kaufmann, Bill Nershi, Drew Emmitt, The Motet, Todd Sheaffer, Tony Tris

Road to Bonnaroo Returns for 2010

The Road to Bonnaroo runs through 2010, picking up where its inaugural year left off, with one more slot up for grabs. The contest, sponsored by BMI, Mercy Lounge, Yuengling, Camping World, and the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival, will feature 32 bands with Nashville ties vying for four slots at Bonnaroo 2010, slated for June 10-13, in Manchester, Tennessee.

No ROTHBURY 2010

Today, festival organizers for the ROTHBURY music festival announced that they will not host a 2010 event.  According to event producers Madison House Presents and AEG Live, a contributing factor in the decision is that, due to various artists’ recording and touring schedules, timing will not allow them to assemble the cutting edge roster that has been associated with ROTHBURY.

Mountain Jam Lineup Announcement: June 4-6 Hunter, NY

Radio Woodstock and guitarist Warren Haynes (Gov't Mule, The Allman Brothers Band, The Dead) are proud to announce that the Mountain Jam Music Festival (www.mountainjam.com) will return to Hunter, NY from Friday, June 4th-Sunday, June 6th, 2010.

COACHELLA Announces 2010 Line-Up

The 11th COACHELLA VALLEY MUSIC & ARTS FESTIVAL will feature a mix of artists ranging from Pavement, Thom Yorke????, Vampire Weekend, Them Crooked Vultures, LCD Soundsystem, Phoenix, Tiësto, Faith No More, Deadmau5, David Guetta, MGMT and Public Image Limited.  Set for Friday, April 16, Saturday, April 17 and Sunday, April 18 at the beautiful Empire Polo Club in Indio, CA--the same grounds where COACHELLA debuted in 1999--the COACHELLA 2010 line-up will feature more than 130 acts.