Already in its 8th installment, the redundantly named FYF (Fuck Yeah Fest) Fest made for a great day in beautiful sunny L.A. of music, comedy and fun. Taking most attendants away of the hustle and bustle of the city and the workweek, L.A’s Historic Park became the getaway site to celebrate this year’s Labor Day weekend. This year line-up featured performers like Four Tet, No Age, The Olivia Tremor Control, Glass Candy, Girls, YACHT, URB favorite and L.A. native Nosaj Thing, Explosions in the Sky, Simian Mobile Disco, and the now-considered dance-punk classics, Death From Above 1979. With others like the Descendants, Guided By Voices, Broken Social Scene, Dan Deacon, Cold War Kids, Smith Westerns, The Weakerthans, Cults, and many more, the festival offered up a variety of talent to satisfy everyone’s tastes.
Made Event’s monster festival on roids, Electric Zoo is back with an extra day and a massive lineup. While last year’s event was fantastic, this year’s lineup looks to overtake the previous incarnation by pouring out a ton of proper acts; sure there will be “stars” like Tiësto, David Guetta and Armin van Buuren, but there will also be our favorites on other, smaller stages. No, they’re not on the Billboard charts or playing stadium tours, but we love them and think they’re DAMN GOOD. With that said, here’s our recommendations on who to check out at the festival.
Radiohead somewhat sleepy album, The King of Limbs, keeps getting more interesting as the group unveils the third in a series of remix records. That latest comes out next week and features semi-regular Thom Yorke collaborator Four Tet, along with exciting new UK producers Lone and Pearson Sound. You can stream all three drumtastic versions right here, right now.
The massive crowds at mega-festivals like Coachella, Lollapalooza and Bonaroo got you pining for the days when not everybody was a musc head? For ten years, Camp Bisco has been thinning the herd in upstate New York, offering a well-curated selection of independent acts culled from the closely connected worlds of jam band, indie rock, electronica and whatever sub-genre doesn’t really matter anymore since music is free.
But even with a reasonable sized line-up (about 60 acts over three days) and modest attendance (around 15K), you still might need some help planning your days at Bisco. For that, we offer five selections you couldn’t bribe us to miss this weekend. …MORE
URB spent another wonderful weekend in the amazing city of Barcelona for the annual Sonar Electronic Music Festival. And like year’s past, the spot on music programming combined with the wonderful Spanish city and always up-for-it European crowd to make Sonar a must-experience destination for music heads.