The Hangout Music Fest will webcast live all this weekend from Gulf Shores, Alabama. OutKast, The Black Keys, The Killers, Jack Johnson, The Flaming Lips, Modest Mouse, Portugal The Man, Queens of the Stone Age and STS9 top the bill. Check out the webcast schedule below (all times EST) and head over to mtv.com to watch.
1:30 p.m Allen Stone (Channel 1)
1:30 p.m The Black Lips (Channel 2)
2:35 p.m Balkan Beat Box (Channel 2)
2:50 p.m. Danny Brown (Channel 1)
3:30 p.m. Ingrid Michaelson (Channel 1)
4:55 p.m. Dawes (Channel 2)
6 p.m. Wiz Khalifa (Channel 1)
6 p.m. The 1975 (Channel 2)
7:20 p.m. Gary Clark Jr (Channel 1)
8:40 p.m. Queens of the Stone Age (Ch. 1)
8:30 p.m. Conor Oberst (Channel 2)
10 p.m. The Black Keys (Channel 1)
10 p.m. STS9 (Channel 2)
1:30 p.m Diarrhea Planet (Channel 2)
1:40 p.m Little Green Cars (Channel 1)
2:35 p.m Daedelus (Channel 2)
3:35 p.m. alo (Channel 2)
4:30 p.m. Amos Lee (Channel 1)
5:50 p.m. Tegan and Sara (Channel 1)
6 p.m. Matt and Kim (Channel 2)
7:00 p.m. Bloody Beetroots (Channel 1)
7:20 p.m. Modest Mouse (Channel 2)
8:30 p.m. The Flaming Lips (Channel 1)
8:45 p.m. Fitz and the Tantrums (Ch. 2)
10:00 p.m. The Killers (Channel 1)
10:30 p.m. Pretty Lights (Channel 2)
1:30 p.m. Blackberry Smoke (Channel 2)
3:30 p.m. Bastille (Channel 1)
3:40 p.m. Rienwolf (Channel 2)
5:00 p.m. Cvked Up (Channel 1)
5:00 p.m. Capitol Cities (Channel 2)
6:00 p.m. Portugal. The Man (Channel 1)
6:20 p.m. Los Lobos (Channel 2)
7:25 p.m. The Avett Brothers (Channel 1)
7:40 p.m. Josh Farrow (Channel 2)
8:30 p.m. Jack Johnson (Channel 2)
8:40 p.m. Andrew WK (Channel 1)
10:00 p.m. OutKast (Channel 1)
*Schedule still being announced and modified. All times subject to change.
After webcasting at the scheduled times listed above, select performances will be archived here for viewing on demand.
So what highlights can we expect?
All this week The Black Keys have been busy promoting their brand new album Turn Blue. They were musical guests on Saturday Night Live (watch “Fever” and “Bullet in the Brain”), dissed Justin Bieber, hit up NPR, dissed Michael Jackson’s “new” album, played a set for #LiveOnLetterman, stopped by The Colbert Report, and answered some questions (pro-tip: their catalog will be on Spotify “eventually“). The Black Key’s headlining set at Hangout tonight will kick off The Turn Blue World Tour. Expect something big.
Modest Mouse have been touring ahead of their new album (rumored to finally be released this year, following a seven year wait). Reviews have praised their expanded lineup (two drummers included), and long setlists – switched nightly with songs from their entire catalog. “There were no fancy lighting rigs. Or LED screens. Or lasers,” Miami New Times wrote of Wednesday’s show. “Just a band and a black, stripped-down stage, occasionally filled with a red glow, soaked in blue light, flooded by flashing white…[playing] whatever songs they wanted in whichever order they wanted.”
OutKast continue their tour of dozens of 2014 music festivals, headlining Hangout’s final night. Also much a-buzzed, The Killers’ entire headlining slot will broadcast live, commercial free on cable TV station Palladia Saturday night. Before that The Flaming Lips will headline the Chevrolet stage, perhaps their most anticipated appearance in recent memory. For the past few weeks band members have posted numerous photos, videos and tweets indicating their Hangout set tomorrow could be the start of a new era in the band’s live performance history. Although none of the below is confirmed per se, it sure looks like they’ll change things up on every level: setlist, personnel, lighting, visuals….
- setlist – The Lips had an eleven hour rehearsal last Sunday, refining arrangements of “The Morning of the Magicians,” “Feeling Yourself Disintegrate,” “Watching the Planets” and other Lips classics. That the Lips have played two other festivals in 2014 and both were opened with “Sleeping on the Roof” is also an encouraging sign that the setlist at Hangout will be fresh (as is their inclusion of “Unconsciously Screamin'” and “Love Yer Brain” at their One Big Holiday set earlier this year). Expect covers too. So far in 2014 the Lips have played The Beatles’ “Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds,” “Dear Prudence” and “I Want You (She’s So Heavy);” Yoko Ono’s “Waiting for the D Train;” Bowie’s “Heroes;” Dylan’s “I Shall Be Released” and DEVO’s “Gates of Steel” (not counting their after-midnight Fab Four set on NYE).
- personnel – At Hangout The Lips will debut “The Brothers Grïïīn” drummers (as Wayne Coyne calls them) – Matt Duckworth from Stardeath and White Dwarfs and Nick Ley from Colourmusic. Wayne told Rolling Stone last week: “I like the way that [Radiohead and Portishead] were using two people to do the slightly electronic stuff versus the real rock stuff, and we were trying to go that way. We were thinking of it anyway, and then this thing that happened, there are two guys here who want to be part of this thing. I think it’ll be a great addition to this cool group of weirdos that we take around with us, and they’re guys that we know right from here. I think it will be really exciting and the Flaming Lips will be better than ever.”
Steven Drozd is also likely to drum a bit (because what could be more awesome than watching him bash out “Race for The Prize”?)
- lighting and visuals – The lights draping the stage and the podium set up have been modified, as can be seen in the preview video below. Here’s a picture from a few weeks back of the space bubble in the process of being blinged out, and here’s a photo Coyne posted four days ago captioned “Space Bubble with Space Fur… Hangout Fest gonna be a Freakz scene!!!!!!”
Looks like there might be some dancing mushrooms as well tomorrow night. Stay tuned…