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Beale Street Music Festival announces 2017 lineup

This morning Memphis in May announced the line-up to the 2017 Beale Street Music Festival.

Held on the banks of the Mississippi River, headliners this year include a wide range of names, including Widespread Panic, Kings of Leon, Soundgarden, Snoop Dogg, Sturgill Simpson, Death Cab for Cutie, and MGMT. Continue reading Beale Street Music Festival announces 2017 lineup

Tom Petty, Kings of Leon, and a Mystery 3rd headliner top bill for Hangout Festival 2013

Hangout Festival has released its intial artist line-up for this year’s fest.  Topping the bill will be Tom Petty, The Kings of Leon, and a msytery 3rd headliner to be announced at a later date.  Other notable acts include Trey Anastasio, The Black Crowes, The Shins, Kendrick Lamar, The Roots, moe., Jim James, Public Enemy, and Toots & the Maytalls. More artists to be announced soon.


Hangout Fest 2013 will be held on the Gulf Shores of Alabama, May 17-19.


For complete information and the full line-up visit  www.hangoutmusicfest.com


Bonnaroo sells out…but opens up the Blue Room

Superfly Productions and A.C. Entertainment are proud to announce that the 2007 Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival has sold out in advance. Once again, this year’s allotment of 80,000 tickets sold entirely through the festival’s Web site. 

Set to take place June 14 – 17, the four-day camping and music festival will once again be held on the same 700-plus-acre farm in Manchester, TN, 60 miles southeast of Nashville.

Superfly Productions, A.C. Entertainment and AT&T are also excited to announce that AT&T blue room music will host the exclusive live webcast of the 2007 Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival.  From Friday, June 15th through Sunday, June 17th, fans not fortunate enough to attend this year’s festival, can still take part in the coveted Bonnaroo experience by going to AT&T blue room music (attblueroom.com/music) to see exclusive, live performances from the event. It’ll be the next best thing to being on the 700-acre farm in Manchester, TN.

Artists featured in the webcast include Kings of Leon, Damien Rice, Ben Harper, The Flaming Lips, Wilco, The Cold War Kids, The Brazilian Girls, and The White Stripes.  The final schedule of performances will be available at www.attblueroom.com/music on Thursday, June 14. Webcasts start at 12:30 p.m. ET each day and run through 11:30 p.m. ET.

Following the festival, selected archived performances will be available in the blue room, allowing fans to relive the Bonnaroo experience as well as other moments of this multi-faceted event.  This exclusive webcast experience on AT&T blue room music helps to ensure Bonnaroo’s place as a truly global event.

Finally, festival organizers are pleased to reveal the new additions to this year’s cinema tent.  The Bonnaroo Cinema has been one of the main attractions at the festival since it began in 2002.  The air-conditioned space with comfortable seating has always played host to a wide variety of movies 24 hours a day, including sneak previews of new films, classics, world cinema, documentaries, short films, animated films, and even NBA Finals games.

This year, Bonnaroo is proud to add the “Filmmakers in Focus” series, featuring screenings and interviews with some of the most creative minds in filmmaking today.  Jim Jarmusch will host a showing of his film “Coffee & Cigarettes,” and sit for an up-close Q&A.  In honor of the 40th anniversary of the Monterey Pop festival, director D.A. Pennebaker will be presenting the classic “Monterey Pop” documentary.

Also, Oscar-nominated animator Bill Plympton will participate in a 90-minute presentation about himself and his work.  The tent will also be screening a sneak peak of the new HBO series “HBO Presents Flight of the Conchords” twice daily.

Sweating it out with the Kings of Leon

Kings of Leon


Cincinnati, Ohio

May 24, 2007


Packing a hyper-intensive, brawling, shouting and singing crowd into an inner city club may not be unusual in this day and age, especially for Tennessee’s Kings of Leon, and that was exactly the scene for the conquering heroes at Cincinnati’s Bogarts on May 24.

But did the band shrink and disappear from the opportunity?

Not this time.

Pounding hard with breathtaking precision, the Followill brothers combined hardcore punk roots with deep Southern blues and glam pop sheen, giving the standing room-only faithful a sizable taste of the Because of the Times and Aha Shake Heartbreak recordings.  Pogo dancing, pushing and shoving, body surfing and out of tempo soccer stadium chanting ensued. 

Playing "The Bucket" alongside the Times‘ track "My Party," it became abundantly clear that the two discs were clearly linked as a tight performance package.  Whether they dipped into the lightning quick rhythms of "King of the Rodeo" or "True Love Way," the Kings were not about to make this a party that turned "Soft" in any way.

Caleb Followill looked down at the crashing mass on the floor and wiped the sweat from his brow as he screamed the shrieking vocals to "Charmer" and the rest of the group followed with cacophonous double time chord changes.  And, the influence of sharing the stage alongside U2’s the Edge every night permeated the echoing lead guitar effects of the Times’ "Charmer" and "Knocked Up."

As they parted ways with the energized throng at Bogarts, the Kings of Leon threw out two devastating runs on "Four Kicks" and "Slow Night, So Long," promising much bigger things to come when those of us will remember the magic of the close contact and camaraderie of the club show days.

Monolith announces line-up

Today, the Monolith Festival made its initial line-up announcement.

Confirmed for the Red Rocks-hosted festival on September 14th and 15th are:

The Flaming Lips


The Decemberists

Kings of Leon


Clap Your Hands Say Yeah

Ghostland Observatory

Brian Jonestown Massacre

Juliette and the Licks


Kid Sister

Cloud Cult

Earl Greyhound


The Broken West


Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band

Bob Log III

Lords of the Underground

Mobius Band

Ra Ra Riot

Minus Story

Otis Gibbs

Other artists will be announced as well.

Monolith is the first ever multi-day, multi-stage festival at Red Rocks Amphitheatre.  There will be 50+ bands on five stages, and Monolith organizers have stated that only 9000 tickets will be sold.

My Morning Jacket featuring the Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra

My Morning Jacket will be performing with the Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra at this year's Lollapalooza Festival.

Taking place in Chicago's Grant Park the weekend of August 3-5, Lollapalooza is headlined by Pearl Jam, and its line-up also boasts Ben Harper & The Criminals, Modest Mouse, the Kings of Leon, The Roots, The Black Keys, Son Volt, STS9, the Heartless Bastards, and many more.

For the entire line-up and more festival info visit www.lollapalooza.com.