Bonnaroo Announce 2014 Line-Up


After teasing prospective attendees yesterday that the full line-up for Bonnaroo would not be unveiled until late at night, it has finally arrives.

Festival organizers behind the yearly event that takes place in Manchester, TN, decided to make the unveil a celebration by hosting a simulcast super party called B.L.A.M. (Bonnaroo Lineup Announcement Megathon) hosted by comedians Hannibal Buress and Taran Killam. 

Artist for this year’s weekend-long event will feature: Kanye West, Sir Elton John, Jack White, Lionel Richie,Vampire Weekend, The Avett Brothers, Phoenix,Skrillex, Arctic Monkeys, Frank Ocean, The Flaming Lips, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Kaskade, Damon Albarn, Neutral Milk Hotel, Wiz Khalifa, Disclosure, Cut Copy, The Head and the Heart, Zedd, Ms. Lauryn Hill, Chromeo, Broken Bells, Tedeschi Trucks Band, James Blake, Bobby Womack, Umphrey’s McGee, Ice Cube, Ben Howard and many more.

The full bill can be seen below on the official festival’s flyer.

Bonnaroo will take place during the weekend of June 12-15 at Manchester’s Great Stage Park. Tickets will be available on the Bonnaroo website beginning this Saturday, Feb. 22 at Noon EST.


Sasquatch! 2014 Line-Up Revealed


Just when we thought all the festivals have revealed their line ups for the 2014 season, Sasquatch! Music Festival has announced their line up.

Following their promise to perform at every single music festival in the United States, Outkast is one of the headliners for the festivities. For the first time in the history of the event, it will happen during two weekends and unlike all the others, the line-up for the two weekends will be completely different.

The weekends will be May 23 to 25 for the first set and July 4 to 6 for the second set.

As for the weekend that Outkast will be headlining which will also be Memorial weekend, the line up will be the following: QOTSA, and M.I.A., the National, Haim, Chance the Rapper, Neko Case, Waxahatchee, Rudimental, Major Lazer, Violent Femmes, Kid Cudi, Cut Copy, tUnE-yArDs, Panda Bear, Tyler, the Creator, Parquet Courts, Bob Mould, Phosphorescent, Liars, AlunaGeorge, Washed Out, Big Freedia, Banks, Austra, Damien Jurado, Deafheaven, Mogwai, Foals, and Ryan Hemsworth. A comedy stage will feature Maya Rudolph’s Prince cover band Princess, and others.

As for the weekend that Neutral Milk Hotel and Frank Ocean will be headlining which will be Fourth of July weekend the line up will be the following: Soundgarden, Kraftwerk, Spoon, New Order, Röyksopp & Robyn, Cloud Nothings, Cass McCombs, Kurt Vile & the Violators, Rhye, Mikal Cronin, Action Bronson, Sharon Van Etten, Talib Kweli, Courtney Barnett, Junip, Mac DeMarco, Foxygen, Broken Bells, Tegan and Sara, Metz, the Notwist, Gold Panda, Deltron 3030, Of Montreal, Death, La Roux, Majical Cloudz, Oneohtrix Point Never, the Horrors, Chad VanGaalen, Thao & the Get Down Stay Down, Duke Dumont, Palma Violets, and Black Milk. There will be another comedy stage, with Demetri Martin, Eugene Mirman.

Sasquatch! will take place at Gorge Amphitheatre in George, Washington and passes will go on sale on Saturday, February 8 at 10 a.m. PST via the festival’s website.

John Mayer Released Album Info

John Mayer

John Mayer has been a little hush about his new album, something that is new to the former over-sharing singer. In the last few month since the announcement that he would be releasing his first new album since his vocal hiatus, the singer has only released lead single, “Paper Doll” and the recently released, “Wildfire.”

Earlier in the day it was revealed that Mayer would have several guests on his new album including Frank Ocean. According to Rolling Stone magazine, Ocean will lend his voice for “Wildfire” even though the song’s lyric video had been released about a month ago.

Mayer in the past has shown that he is a fan of the singer, especially when he performed guitar on Ocean’s “White” which was featured on his hit album channelOrange. But that’s not where Mayer’s relationship with Ocean ends; Mayer was featured in the music video for “Pyramids” as well as performed alongside him on Saturday Night Live. 

Also making an appearance on the album is Mayer’s lady-love and one of our favorite pop star, Katy Perry. The duo, who have been in an “on-again-off-again” relationship for a while will perform together on a country-tinged song titled, “Who You Love.” When interviewed during Milwaukee’s SummerFest, Mayer praises Perry for being patient with him during his vocal recovery and how he feels the most happy now than he has before in the past. Remember that Mayer does have a laundry list of prior high-profiled relationships.

Mayer’s new album, Paradise Valley is scheduled to be released on August 20 through Columbia Records.

Frank Ocean Sued Over Song

Frank Ocean

Another day, another lawsuit.

This time the lawsuit is against Frank Ocean and no, there is no Chris Brown to be seen in this one.

The singer is being sued by producer, Micah Otano who claims he was deprived of any credits on Ocean’s song, “Lost.” The producer filed papers on March 6 at the U.S. District Court of California where he cited the following in his suit against Ocean: breach of contract, fraud in the inducement, rescission and restitution, copyright infringement and declaratory relief.

He claims that he “co-created” the song, “Daylight” with fellow producers, Malay and Paul Shelton which eventually became the track known as “Lost.”  He also claims that he “solely performed the lead synthesizer parts on ‘Daylight’ as well as piano and other parts” for the song.

Otano also says that he and Malay had joint ownership of the “Daylight”, but they promised that they would not shop the song around as their own, but rather shop it around as if they were co-producers, but Malay did just the opposite and sold the track to Frank Ocean as his own.

Not only are Ocean and Malay named in the suit, but Def Jams and Universal Music Group have also been listed. Otano is looking for damages, but how much will be determined if or when they go to trial.

No comment has been made by any of those named in the suit.