Coachella Expands to TWO Weekends


There was a high demand for Coachella tickets this year and they are certainly taking advantage of the situation for the sold out shows. Hey, why not? Next year the festival will take place on two weekends in April as opposed to the one weekend stint. Already scheduled and ready to go, Coachella will take place from April April 13-15 and 20-22 next year. Reps for the festival state that the artists playing both weekends will be identical, so need to shell out the money for both weekends. Passes for next April go on sale THIS Friday, June 3rd and will be available at the payment plan price until June 10th. You will still be able to get the passes but you will have to pay for them in full. Three day passes run $269 plus fees, and will be held in Indio, California, as always.

For more about Coachella, head HERE.

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NXNE Announces 2011 Line Up

North By Northeast (NXNE) recently announced the second wave of bands for the 17th edition of the festival, taking over Toronto June 13-19, 2011. Now confirmed for the event are Devo, Descendents, Stars, The Pharcyde, Men Without Hats, Digable Planets, Twin Shadow, OFF!, Art Brut, Shad, Land of Talk, Chad VanGaalen, and Cults. They join previously announced acts that include The Dodos, Deerhoof, Hot Water Music, The Bouncing Souls, and Anti-Flag, Dum Dum Girls and others.

All NXNE Festival passes and wristbands are now on sale, available at www.nxne.com. Early-bird pricing for NXNE Priority Passes is available through April 25. And, the complete NXNE Music line-up and schedule, NXNE Film schedule and additional NXNE Interactive programming will be announced over the next few weeks. Stay tuned!

The Strokes to Headline Sweetlife Festival


The Sweetlife have just announced their 2011 festival line up and The Strokes are set to headline. The show which takes place at Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, Maryland, will also feature
Lupe Fiasco, Crystals Castles, Cold War Kids, Girl Talk, Walk the Moon, Ra Ra Riot and Theophilus London. Sweetlife is an eco system friendly festival sponsored by Sweetgreen, which is a resturant that environmentally conscious. The whole festival will be organic and even have a farmer’s market. Weird place for The Strokes to be playing, no?

Tickets are on sale NOW and you can find out more about the festival
HERE!

Country Mice Make Their Way To Several Major Cities

Jason Rueger spent most of his youth in rural Kansas, walking dirt road paths, working and living off the land. So, when he decided to move to Brooklyn, his family was understandably shocked. It didn’t take long for Rueger to justify his move though. In only a few months time he had teamed with fellow Midwest transplants Ben Bullington (guitar) and Kurt Kuehn (drums) to form Country Mice.

This spring the band, which also includes upstate New Yorker Mike Feldman (bass), will release a new single “Festival” on March 28 and their debut album Twister on June 7th. They’re also touring in support of their new material. Dates are down below.

Spring Tour Dates

03-10 Savannah, GA – Stopover Fest
03-11 Savannah, GA – Stopover Fest
03-12 Savannah, GA – Stopover Fest
03-14 New Orleans, LA – The Saint !
03-15 Houston, TX – Super Happy Fun Land
03-16 Austin, TX – Skinny’s Ballroom – SXSW – 9PM
03-16 Austin, TX – Hole In The Wall – SXSW
03-16 Austin, TX – Austin Convention Center – SXSW – 12 PM
03-17 Austin, TX – Wahoo – SXSW Cartogo Party – 12 PM
03-17 Austin, TX – Hotel Vegas – SXSW Brooklyn BBQ Party
03-20 Tulsa, OK – Sound Pony
03-21 Lawrence, KS – Jackpot Music Hall
03-22 Cincinnati, OH – The Comet
04-15 Brooklyn, NY – Knitting Factory +

^ w/ Mini Prophets
! w/ Secret Mountains
+ w/ O’Death
$ w/ Woodfangs

The Libertines Reunite for Reading and Leeds Festival 2010

Though we’re not sure why it’s happening, The Libertines are set to reunite for the upcoming Reading and Leeds festival this year in Europe. The band has spent quite a time apart since Pete Doherty and Carl Barat hated each other, for a lack of better words. Now they’re heading back into action, away from all their recent projects, and onto the stage together. Though this reunion has the ability to be pretty amazing if everyone has their act together, if it actually gets to the stage in the first place then it will be just as amazing.

The festival takes place from August 27th to August 29th and features an amazing lineup of bands from Arcade Fire, to Modest Mouse to We Are Scientists. Limp Bizkit is also playing the fest. Yea, we’re just going to pretend that it’s not really happening. Take a look below for the list of all the performers that will be playing alongside The Libertines.

Main Stage
Guns N’ Roses
Queens Of The Stone Age
Biffy Clyro
Lostprophets
NoFX
Gogol Bordello
Billy Talent

NME/Radio 1 Stage
LCD Soundsystem
Phoenix
Mumford & Sons
Delphic
Yeasayer
The Big Pink
Two Door Cinema Club

Reading Saturday August 28/ Leeds Friday August 27 Main Stage
Arcade Fire
The Libertines
Dizzee Rascal
The Cribs
The Maccabees
Modest Mouse
Gaslight Anthem

NME/ Radio 1 Stage
Pendulum
Enter Shikari
Crystal Castles
Special Guests
Frank Turner

Reading Sunday August 29/ Leeds Saturday August 28 Main Stage
Blink-182
Paramore
Weezer
Cypress Hill
Limp Bizkit
You Me At Six
All Time Low

NME/ Radio 1 Stage
Klaxons
We are Scientists
Foals
Band of Horses
Kele
The Drums

Lollapalooza 2009, We Want to Go There

Lollapalooza’s 2009 lineup has recently been announced, and with 130 bands, it leaves little room to complain. Start saving up now for August’s shows in Chicago which includes such bands as Of Montreal, Kings of Leon, Beastie Boys, Cold War Kids, The Killers, TV on the Radio, Andrew Bird, Vampire Weekend, Decemberists, Neko Case, Band of Horses, Fleet Foxes, Chairlift, Los Campesinos!, Crystal Castles, Santogold and so many more.  This is perhaps the best Lolla lineup we’ve ever seen.

The tickets run about $190 for all 3 days. Pretty sweet deal if you ask us. See you there hopefully!

For more information go to www.lollapalooza.com