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Music Festivals 2018: Forecastle To Host Arcade Fire, Chris Stapleton
One of the nation's top festivals, Forecastle began in 2002 with changes in venue to accommodate what has swelled to more than 75,000 fans who like their music and their environmental activism together.
Kentucky-born Chris Stapleton's humbly titled 2017 album From A Room: Volume 1 earned three GRAMMY nominations for the 60th GRAMMY Awards. Like Stapleton, Arcade Fire are also GRAMMY winners and bring their family-spun, Montreal indie-rock to Forecastle, while alt-rockers Modest Mouse make the lineup soar with the weightless spirit embodied in their 2004 classic "Float On" from their GRAMMY-nominated album Good News For People Who Love Bad News.
Other acts giving a small taste of the big line-up include Courtney Barnett, Father John Misty, Jason Isbell, Jimmy Eat World, Vic Mensa, T-Pain, and Kurt Vile. Various festival ticket packages go on sale via Forecastle's website on Jan. 19.
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One Take: Khalid On Tracy Chapman, El Paso, The '90s, SZA & More
America's new proto-teen R&B star is an authentic, down-to-earth, humble hitmaker. His name is Khalid and he is seemingly everywhere these days.
Khalid's rise to stardom, propelled by his debut album American Teen, has taken him from El Paso, Texas, where he spent the last part of his high school years, to locations spanning the globe. The young singer/songwriter racked up a whopping five GRAMMY nominations for the 60th GRAMMY Awards, including Best New Artist.
The current nominee dropped by our headquarters recently to play an installment of One Take, GRAMMY.com's new series that features your favorite artists answering as many rapid-fire questions as they can about music, life and everything in between in just one minute.
In this episode, find out Khalid's favorite thing about El Paso, who he can't stop listening to, what makes a great hook, and more.
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Neil Young, Sheryl Crow Added To Stephen Stills' Autism Benefit Concert
Want to see some great artists in concert and support a good cause? Check out Stephen Stills' Light Up The Blues benefit concert to raise funds to support those with autism.
Join Stills, along with top-notch performers Neil Young, Sheryl Crow, Burt Bacharach, Judy Collins, Chris Stills, Jack Black, and Christina Applegate, as they play their hearts out at the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles on Apr. 21. All money raised from the benefit will be donated to the organization Autism Speaks.
The Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young singer held the first Light Up The Blues show in 2013, hosting it annually through 2016. Stills was motivated to create Light Up The Blues because his 21-year-old son was diagnosed with autism at a young age and Stills wanted to give back to others with the diagnosis. He revived the concert this year thanks to Young's influence.
"The reason we started Light Up The Blues was out of the void of me not having to be micromanaging Henry so much, as he was finally in a good place," Kristen Stills, Stills' wife, told Rolling Stone. "Stephen and I wanted to give back to families that don't have time and resources to make their kid's life a full-time job with lots of overtime.
"Neil [Young] stopped by our house one day last year. He said, 'Stephen, man, we gotta do Light Up The Blues again.'"