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Adult Swim Festival 2019 Lineup To Feature Vince Staples, Tierra Whack, Jamie xx & More
This year's fest will take place at the Banc of California Stadium on November 15-16
Adult Swim Festival, taking place at the Banc of California Stadium on Nov. 15–16, has announced its 2019 lineup.
This year's fest will feature hip-hop heavyweight Vince Staples, Flying Lotus' rapping alter ego Captain Murphy, Metalocalypse death metal Swedes Dethklok, a live Eric Andre Show, Jamie xx, Geto Boys, Young Thug, Speedy Ortiz, HEALTH, DAWN, Lil Nas X, Tierra Whack, Conner O’Malley, Joe Pera and more.
As Pitchfork points out, the lineup’s announcement marks the first-announced Geto Boys show since the death of rapper Bushwick Bill.
Tickets start at $49 for a limited time. Check out the Adult Swim Festival website for more info.
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Rolling Loud Festival Los Angeles Reveals 2019 Lineup
Find out who's bringing the heat to the hip-hop fest returning to L.A. this December
Today, Rolling Loud revealed the massive lineup for their final music festival of 2019, Rolling Loud Los Angeles, which is set to take over the Banc of California Stadium and adjacent Exposition Park on Dec. 14–15.
This iteration of "the Woodstock of Hip-Hop," as the all-knowing Diddy has called it, will feature Chance the Rapper, Lil Uzi Vert, Juice WRLD, Young Thug and Lil Baby as Saturday's heavy-hitting headliners. Sunday's headliners are none other than Future, A$AP Rocky, Meek Mill, YG and Playboi Carti.
L.A.'s own Blueface, Tyga and Doja Cat, are slated to perform, as well as representatives from the diverse rap scenes across the country, including Wale, Juicy J, Lil Yachty, Megan Thee Stallion, Gunna, Tyla Yaweh, Machine Gun Kelly and Yung Gravy.
The lineup announcement follows the successful wrap of Rolling Loud Bay Area in Oakland this past weekend. The event's flagship Miami event took place in May this year, and the New York and Hong Kong debut editions will both take place later this month.
Some of y’all not ready for these moshpits https://t.co/3nlaudjapq— Randy (@randyt0321) October 1, 2019
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Electric Forest Announces 2019 Lineup: ODESZA, Kygo, Bassnectar & Zeds Dead To Headline
The electronic music and jam band festival in Michigan is back and ready to get you dancing for a full four days in June
Electric Forest Festival is officially returning to Rothbury, Michigan June 27-30, 2019, for a long weekend of dancing among trees and lasers. The fest has announced the lineup, which includes GRAMMY-nominated ethereal electronic duo ODESZA, tropical house DJ/producer Kygo and bass music heavy-hitters Bassnectar and Zeds Dead as the headliners.
The full lineup, like the headliners, also includes a solid offering of artists across the sounds of the electronic music spectrum, including GRAMMY-nominated deep house duo Bob Moses, Detroit house OG Claude VonStroke, pop/dance collab champs Hippie Sabotage, upbeat house duo Gorgon City, female bass powerhouses Alison Wonderland and TOKiMONSTA and one of the leading ladies of underground house, Honey Dijon.
The event is scaling back to a one weekend event from two the past two years and on top of the plenty of electronic artists and jam bands, also has some hip-hop artists to round things out. The jam band contingency is led by The String Cheese Incident, an Electronic Forest mainstay, who will be offering three performances over the weekend. Others include the Floozies, Lettuce and Twiddle, plus STS9, who blurs the line of electronic music, psych-rock and even hip-hop and could really fall in either category. GRAMMY winner T-Pain represents the smaller hip-hop contingency, along with rising female rapper Tierra Whack.
In addition to plenty of music to keep you dancing in the forest all weekend long, the event also offers a "Curated Event Series," yoga classes, silent disco, plus a VIP lodge camping offering. The full lineup plus more info on ticket options are available on Electric Forest's site.
Questlove at RBMA event in 2013
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Red Bull Music Academy Closes, Shares Over Two Decades Of Lectures
You can now watch lectures from GRAMMY winners D' Angelo, Questlove, Bootsy Collins and others on Red Bull Music Academy's online archive
Yesterday, Oct. 31, the Red Bull Music Academy officially ended after hosting 21 years of lectures, showcases, concerts and content with forward-thinking artists across the globe. Now, all of their content—over 500 lectures, as well as deep-dive features, interviews and other videos—is available for free on their website.
The archive showcases the extensive content library organized by categories like "Chicago: House and hip-hop, footwork and Frankie Knuckles: Examining the abundance of talent born and bred in the Windy City." Here you can find a feature examining the influence of Chicago and Detroit's underground house scenes on current-day techno, as well as Chicago house legend Larry Heard's 2018 RBMA lecture.
Other archive categories include "Beat-Making: The stories behind our favorite beats and beat-makers," "Afrofuturism: Reimagining black history and exploring black features in music" and "DIY: Stories and lectures showcasing resourceful creativity."
The company will continue to offer music programming and events in a more decentralized, locally focused fashion with their Red Bull Music arm. Back in April, they announced their plan to discontinuing RBMA and Red Bull Radio and split with Yadastar, the creative and marketing agency that led the two programs.
Launched back in 1998, RBMA tapped hundreds of emerging and established avant-garde musicians, producers and more to share their music, stories and knowledge, giving them a well-regarded platform to connect with other creatives and fans.
The main event was the annual "Academy," where "artists from around the world came together in a different host city to learn from musical luminaries—and each other—and collaborate in custom-built studios," according to the website. In addition to the annual event, RBMA hosted their own festivals, stages at other events, club nights, workshops and Red Bull Radio.
As Pitchfork pointed out, "acts including Flying Lotus, SOPHIE, Objekt and Nina Kraviz benefitted to various degrees from a broad infrastructure that included international concerts and festivals as well as access to high-end equipment and studios."
You can visit redbullmusicacademy.com to dive into the archive.
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J. Cole Announces North American KOD Tour With Young Thug
On the heels of his smash-hit album, 'KOD,' the GRAMMY-nominated rapper announces an extensive 34-date North American tour
J. Cole unleashed his fifth album, KOD, on April 20 along with three explanations of the title's meaning. The album took off, rocketing to No. 1 on the Billboard 200 and leading J. Cole to become the first act to debut three songs in the Billboard 100's Top 10. Now, fans looking to catch Cole live get good news as the GRAMMY-nominated rapper has announced an extensive 34-date North American tour in support of KOD kicking off in August.
The KOD Tour will enlist Young Thug as the opening act starting on Aug. 9 in Miami. The tour will hit 25 U.S. states plus two cities in Canada before wrapping Oct. 10 in Boston.
Presale tickets will become available on May 9 and tickets will go on sale to the general public May 12 via Cole's Dreamville website.