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Coachella 2011 Line Up Announced – Kings of Leon, Arcade Fire, Kanye West & More

January 19, 2011 by  
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The 2011 Coachella Festival is set for April 15-17 this year and the line-up has just been announced.  Headliners include Kings of Leon, Arcard Fire and Kanye West.

You can get the full lowdown below or hit up their website.

Dan Nigro of As Tall As Lions

May 12, 2010 by  
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As Tall As Lions have been honing their craft since 1998, traipsing around the country and playing to increasingly larger crowds as their fans continue to spread the ATAL gospel.  After over a year of touring with their most recent album, You Can’t Take It With You, this eclectic prog-rock conglomerate celebrated the completion of their tour with an all-ages crowd at the Middle East Downstairs on May 9th  in Cambridge, MA.

Despite very different performance styles, the members of As Tall As Lions are able to pull together a pretty cohesive set.  Dan Nigro, a powerhouse of slithering soul and the band’s lead singer, rotates barefooted between keyboard and mainstage guitar.  Saen Fitzgerald, though as a guitarist is not often acutely featured onstage, is the real tour de force of the band, doing the majority of songwriting for the group even if not as much actual singing.  Julio Tavarez, the band’s bassist, is more of an onstage exhibitionist, playing up to the very front of the crowd, leading mid-show banter, taking on lead vocals for a handful of songs, and toward the end of the show even coming down into the crowd to play.  Cliff Sarcon, the band’s drummer, holds the show together with precision, wind in his hair (literally), and a very sparkly kit.

Don’t be fooled by their onstage Rock Star persona –  the gents from As Tall As Lions are nice as can be, wandering in and out of the crowd without pretension, chatting with long-time fans before and after the show, and thanking their tour openers, Bear Hands, with class and whiskey shots.  I was lucky enough to sit down with Dan (and Saen briefly) for a bit to discuss their varied sound, their interstate travels, and handclaps.

Interviewed by: Dorise Gruber
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TWRY Festival Tracker – Dates, Line-ups, Locations

February 17, 2010 by  
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The festivus of the Festivals has arrived!  All the summer festivals have been announcing their line-ups over the past few weeks, here’s a quick breakdown of events, dates, locations, line-ups and links to the official websites (Click on the festival name):

September 3 -5, 2010
Monticello, NY

Announced Line-Up To Date:  Iggy & The Stooges, Sleep, Mudhoney, The Scientists, Sonic Youth, Sonic Youth, Explosions In The Sky, The Breeders, Fuck Buttons, The Books, Papa M, APSE, The Brian Jonestown Massacre, Raekwon Girls, Fucked Up Wooden Shjips, The Black Angels, Vivian Girls

June 10-13, 2010
Manchester, TN

Line Up Announced To Date: Dave Matthews Band, Kings of Leon, Stevie Wonder, Jay-Z ,Tenacious D, Weezer, The Flaming Lips performing Dark Side of the Moon featuring Stardeath and White Dwarfs, The Dead Weather, Damian Marley and Nas Phoenix, Norah Jones, Michael Franti and Spearhead, John Fogerty, Regina Spektor, Jimmy Cliff, LCD Soundsystem, The Avett Brothers, Thievery Corporation, Rise Against, Tori Amos, The National, Zac Brown Band, Les Claypool, John Prine The Black Keys, Steve Martin & the Steep Canyon Rangers, Jeff Beck, Dropkick Murphys, She & Him, Against Me! ,Deadmau5, Daryl Hall & Chromeo, Jamey Johnson, Clutch, Bassnectar, Kid Cudi, The Disco Biscuits, Kris Kristofferson, Medeski Martin & Wood, The xx, GWAR ,Dan Deacon Ensemble, Tinariwen, Wale, Baaba Maal, The Melvins, The Gaslight Anthem, Mike Snow, The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Dr. Dog, They Might Be Giants, Punch Brothers featuring Chris Thile, Isis, Blitzen Trapper, Blues Traveler, Miranda Lambert, Calexico, Gary Chardonnay, OK Go, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, Martin Sexton ,Lotus Baroness, Dave Rawlings, Machine, Mayer Hawthorne and the County, Japandroids, Jay Electronica, Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros, Ingrid Michaelson, The Dodos ,Manchester Orchestra, The Temper Trap, Cross Canadian Ragweed, Big Sam’s Funky Nation ,Carolina Chocolate Drops, NEEDTOBREATHE ,Tokyo Police Club, The Entrance Band, Local Natives ,Brandi Carlile, Mumford & Sons, Rebelution, Diane Birch, Monte Montgomery, Julia Nunes, Fanfarlo, The Postelles, Lucero, Here We Go Magic, Hot Rize.  Neon Indian, B.O.B

April 16-18, 2010
Empire Polo Field – Indio, CA

FRIDAY APRIL 16: Jay-Z, LCD Soundsystem, Them Crooked Vultures, Vampire Weekend, Deadmau5, Public Image Limited, The Specials, Grizzly Bear, Passion Pit, Echo and the Bunnymen, Benny Benassi, Fever Ray, Grace Jones, She & Him, Erol Alkan, The Avett Brothers, Calle 13, The Whitest Boy Alive, The Cribs, La Roux, Yeasayer, Lucero, DJ Lance Rock, The Dillinger Escape Plan, Proxy, Ra Ra Riot, Deer Tick, Wolfgang Gartner, Aeroplane, Iglu & Hartly, Sleigh Bells, P.O.S., Baroness, Hockey, Little Dragon, White Rabbits, Wale, Kate Miller-Heidke, As Tall as Lions, Jets Overhead, Alana Grace, Pablo Hassan.

SATURDAY, APRIL 17: Muse, Faith No More, Tiësto, MGMT, David Guetta, The Dead Weather, Hot Chip, Devo, Coheed and Cambria, Kaskade, 2Many DJ’s, Major Lazer, Dirty Projectors, Gossip, Z-Trip, The xx, John Waters, Les Claypool, The Raveonettes, Mew, Sia, Camera Obscura, Tokyo Police Club, Porcupine Tree, Old Crow Medicine Show, Aterciopalados, Bassnectar, Frightened Rabbit, Dirty South, Flying Lotus, Corinne Bailey Rae, Pretty Lights, Shooter Jennings, RX Bandits, The Almighty Defenders, Edward Sharp and the Magnetic Zeros, Craze & Klever, Zoe, The Temper Trap, Portugal. The Man, Band of Skulls, Girls, Beach House, Steel Train, Frank Turner.

SUNDAY, APRIL 18: Gorillaz, Pavement, Thom Yorke????, Phoenix, Orbital, Spoon, Sly and the Family Stone, De La Soul, Julian Casablancas, Plastikman, Gary Numan, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Sunny Day Real Estate, Yo La Tengo, MUTEMATH, Deerhunter, Infected Mushroom, Club 75, Matt & Kim, The Big Pink, Gil Scott-Heron, King Khan and the Shrines, Florence and the Machine, Yann Tiersen, Little Boots, Miike Snow, Talvin Singh, Ceu, B.o.B., Babasonicos, Owen Pallett, The Glitch Mob, Mayer Hawthorne, Local Natives, Rusko, The Middle East, Hadouken!, The Soft Pack, Kevin Devine, Paparazzi, Delphic, One EskimO.

Download Festival
June 11 – 13, 2010
Donington Park, UK

Line Up Announced To Date: Rage Against the Machine, Aerosmith, AC/DC, 30 Seconds to Mars, Them Crooked Vultures, STP, Deftones, Bullet for my Valentine, Stone Sour, Megadeth, Wolfmother, Motorhead, Billy Idol, Lamb of God, Volbeat, Five Finger Death Punch

M3 Rock Festival
June 19th 2010
Merriweather Post Pavilion – Columbia, MD

Line Up:  The Scorpions, Kix, Vince Neil, Warrant, Trixter, Winger, LA Guns, Jetboy, Nelson, Dizzy Reed of GNR, Bang Tango, Z02, Black Mambooza

Melodic RockFest 2
May 1-2 2010
Elgin, Illinois

Line Up: Y&T, Winger, W.E.T., Danger Danger, Talon, Ted Poley, Jimi Jamison, Eclipse, Bombay Black, Eden’s Curse, Mecca, Kevin Chalfant, 7th Heaven, Alias, Terry Brock with Valentine, Farcry, Crown of Thorns

New England Metal & Hardcore Festival
April 22 – 24, 2010
Worcester, MA – The Palladium

Line Up:   April 23: Mastodon, Between The Buried And Me, Baroness, Valiant Thor, Cro Mags, Earth Crisis, Death Threat, Death Before Dishonor, COA, American Me, Thick As Blood, Forfeit, XTheWarX, Grave Maker, Rose Funeral, Conducting From The Grave and Howl

April 24: Cannibal Corpse, Amon Amarth, Job For A Cowboy. Whitechapel, Skeletonwitch, Eluveite, 1349, Impending Doom, Lecherous, Nocturne, Tony Danza Tap Dance Extravaganza, Chelsea Grin, Abacabb, Arsonists Get All The Girls, Malefice, Swashbuckle. Cattle Decapitation, Acaro. Holy Grail, Disembodied & more

Rock on the Range
May 22 – 23, 2010
Columbus Crew Stadium, OH
Line Up Announced To Date:Godsmack, Rob Zombie,Three Days Grace,Limp Bizkit,Rise Against,Seether,Slash,Deftones,Papa Roach,5 Finger Death Punch,Coheed and Cambira, Bullet for My Valentine, Mastodon, Killswitch Engage,Theory of a Deadman,Puddle of Mudd,Sevendust,Drowning Pool,Skillet,Apocalyptica,Halestorm,Airbourne,Mushroomhead,Adelitas Way,Helmet,Escape the Fate, Cold, Anberlin,Nonpoint,2Cents,Violent Soho,Janus,Shaman’s Harvest,Year Long Disaster,Taddy Porter,Like a Storm,Noise Auction


May 29 – 31, 2010
Gorge Amphitheatre in George, Washington

Announced Line-Up To Date:  Pavement, My Morning Jacket, MGMT and Vampire Weekend,  The National, The Hold Steady, Passion Pit, the Dirty Projectors, No Age, Tegan & Sara, Drive By Truckers, She & Him, Band of Horses and LCD Soundsystem, Brother Ali, Wale and Kid Cudi.

Scion Rock Fest
March 13, 2010
Columbus, OH
Line Up:  Cannibal Corpse, Shrinebuilder, Voivod, D.R.I., Brutal Truth, Hate Eternal, YOB, Pelican, 3 Inches of Blood, ABSU, Ludicra, Acrassicuada, Trap Them, Magrudergrind, Landminde Marathon, Thou, Saviours, Liturgy, Struck By Lightning, Black Tusk, Deadsea, Black Anvil, Lightning Swords of Death, Lullabye Arkestra


Thunder Mountain RockFest
July 8 – 10, 2010
North Dakota

Line Up:  Asia Featuring John Payne, Foghat, The Sweet, Blood Sweat & Tears w/ Chuck Negron of 3 Dog Night, The Guess Who, Nelson, Jani Lane, Great White, Kix, Survivor, Night Ranger, The Veer Union, Framing Hanley, Cavo, Egypt Central, Default, Hinder

Coachella 2010 Line Up Announced

January 19, 2010 by  
Filed under Daily Music News, Tour Dates & News

Coachella has posted the 2010 festival line-up on their website for april 16-18 with headliners of Jay-Z, Muse and Gorillaz.  We know a lot of people who are happy to see Faith No More on day two!  Check out the flyer below for all the details.