While Electric Daisy Carnival Promoter Sues City of Los Angeles For $1,000,000, Insomniac isn’t letting their lawyers do all the work. This past weekend, the mega-promoters went down to Texas for this annual Nocturnal Festival, which drew 25,000 just outside of Austin to see artist ranging from EDC faves Armin Van Buuren and Laidback Luke to more Bassnectar, Kid Cudi and Pretty Lights. Check the pics in our photo galleries. …MORE
Fedde le Grand, the Dutch mastermind behind, among other things, “Put Your Hands Up for Detroit” has just unsuspectingly played one of his biggest gigs in America to date (Electric Daisy Carnival) and is now watching over the 30,000 plus party people in front of the main stage below us. URB catches up with him before he goes off to play in San Diego and Las Vegas.
The Black Ghosts — comprised of Simon Lord (the former lead singer of Simian) and Theo Keating (DJ Touche from The Wiseguys) — brought their decadent cynicism to the Echoplex last night. At the event, several copies of the new album, Mixtape, were given out for free, although the new release can be downloaded here.
Their set of soulful, self-depreciating songs were all, in a way, about love, depicting relationships as irrational episodes, a sort of experiment in obsession, inextricably connected to vulnerability and mania. It’s no consequence that the UK duo has described their work as “a peculiar British noir, where the divorcee next door dreams of …
For those of you still angry at Radiohead headling APW and not Coachella (“C’mon mom, they get two and we don’t even get one?!?”), here’s the full New Jersey line-up….at least they also have to suffer through Jack Johnson.
the New Pornographers
the Go! Team
Amadou & Mariam
Mates of State
the Black Angels
Rodrigo y Gabriela
Kings of Leon
the Felice Brothers
Michael Franti & Spearhead
Grace Potter and the Nocturnals
Alberta Cross, the Virgins
Forro in the Dark and Your Vegas