The onslaught of lineup announcements this time of year can be overwhelming. With this in mind, here’s a recap of some recent news:
Portland’s college radio station KPSU is teaming with Musicfest NW on February 6th-8th for self-proclaimed “psychedelicstonerrockmicrofest” Sabertooth. The event will take over the Crystal Ballroom’s entire premises, starting in the Ringlers room on Friday, February 6th at 5pm with Freak Mountain Ramblers, featuring members of the Holy Modal Rounders. Other rooms that night will host Jay Cobb Anderson (of The Villians, Fruition) and “vintage cartoons and other visual pleasures” and the main stage will host Nothing, Black Pussy and headliners Sleep. The Minders and The Shivas play night two, with Kurt Vile and The Violators headlining. The finale on February 8th will be headlined by Stardeath and White Dwarfs with Morgan Delt and Wampire supporting. This will be part of Stardeath’s West Coast winter tour which kicks off in Denver on February 2nd, includes stops in Salt Lake City on the 4th, Boise on the 5th, and Seattle on the 7th with Morgan Delt. It winds down to California – Oakland on the 10th, Los Angeles the 11th – and concludes in Vegas on the Valentine’s Day.
UPDATE – Stardeath’s full winter tour dates are here.
colourmusic, Oil Boom and Gum are playing The Oklahoma Rock Show “Best of 2014 Showcase” on Saturday, January 31st at the Blue Note. For ticket info and other details visit the event page here.
The Tibet House Benefit Concert returns to New York City’s legendary Carnegie Hall on Thursday, March 5 with The Flaming Lips, Laurie Anderson and the evening’s annual curator Philip Glass. The rest of the lineup is yet to be announced. The facebook events page is here.
MusiCares’ annual Person of the Year will tribute Bob Dylan on February 6th at Los Angeles Convention Center with Jack White, Eddie Vedder, Bruce Springsteen, Willie Nelson, Bonnie Raitt, Beck, The Black Keys, Crosby, Stills & Nash, Norah Jones, Neil Young, Jackson Browne, Susan Tedeschi, Derek Trucks and more.
The Music of David Byrne & Talking Heads – a tribute concert at Carnegie Hall on March 23rd – will feature Alexis Krauss of Sleigh Bells, Beth Orton, Cibo Matto with special guest Nels Cline and more.
As far as conventional music festival go, The Future Heart’s continually revised festival guide lists basic details and full lineups for every major (and many minor) U.S. music festival. Some of the recent updates include:
- Tame Impala, Jack White, St Vincent and MANY more were announced for Coachella on April 10-12 and April 17-19 in Indio, California.
- The Roots, STS9, Rebelution, Galactic, Ozomatli and Old 97s are among those announced for the 12th annual Wakarusa Music Festival on June 4-7th near Ozark, Arkansas.
- The Black Keys, My Morning Jacket, Björk, Tame Impala and St. Vincent are among those announced for Governors Ball on June 5-7th at Randall’s Island in New York City: Share this post on facebook for a chance to win a pair of VIP weekend wristbands.