Lollapalooza confirm 2016 lineup, unveil daily lineup

Over the past few weeks, it seemed that everyone was trying to figure out who will be headlining 2016’s Lollapalooza. Since the speculations began, “sources” had confirmed that giants like Radiohead, Red Hot Chili Peppers and the newly reunited LCD Soundsystem would headline the three-day music festival. On Wednesday (March 23), festival organizers unveiled the complete list for the upcoming summer gig.

As the “sources” leaked, Radiohead, Red Hot Chili Peppers, and LCD Soundsystem will in fact headline the festival’s 25th incarnation, but they will be joined by a slew of other great musicians. Other performers will include J. Cole, Lana Del Rey, Ellie Goulding, Disclosure, Major Lazer, Jane’s Addiction, Haim, The 1975, City and Colour, M83, Halsey, Bloc Party, Saint Motel, Melanie Martinez, The Joy Formidable,The Front Bottoms,Grimes, Hardwell, Martin Garrix, Silversun Pickups, MuteMath, Two Door Cinema Club, Big Gram, Foals, Bastille, Miike Snow, and many more

The lineup for the 2016 edition of the festival is so massive, that it looks like after teasing last year, the festival will officially become a four-day event. Instead of beginning on Friday, like it has in the past, the show will now kick-off on Thursday. The four-day festival is set to take place during the weekend of July 28-31 at Chicago’s Grant Park. Tickets for the summer festival will go on sale beginning today at 11 am EST on the festival’s website.

For now, the complete list of acts, as well as the daily lineups, can be seen below.





M83 Announce New Album, Stream New Song

M83’s return just got serious. On Tuesday (March 1), the electronic act announced that their new album will be titled Junk and is set to be released this spring. In addition to the album title and release date, the Anthony Gonzalez-led act premiered the lead single from the track on Annie Mac’s BBC Radio 1 show. The new track is titled “Do It, Try It.”

In a press release, Gonzalez had the following to say about the new album and why he chose “junk” as the impending record’s title. “Anything we create today is going to end up being space junk at one point anyway, and I find it really fascinating and scary at the same time – beautiful too in a way. I have this image of pieces of humanity floating in space, lost forever. It also means that nowadays everything goes so fast and everybody is kind of throwing away art in a certain manner. People will listen to an album for instance and just pick a track they like to put on a playlist. They’re not going to take the time to listen to an album anymore because they have to jump on the next thing.”

“Do It, Try It” can be streamed here. Junk is scheduled to be released on April 8 through Mute Records. The track list for the new album as well as M83’s upcoming tour dates can be seen below. Junk is the follow-up to 2011’s much-celebrated Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming.


01. “Do It, Try It”
02. “Go!” [ft. Mai Lan]
03. “Walkway Blues” [ft. Jordan Lawlor]
04. “Bibi the Dog” [ft. Mai Lan]
05. “Moon Crystal”
06. “For the Kids” [ft. Susanne Sundfør]
07. “Solitude”
08. “The Wizard”
09. “Laser Gun”  [ft. Mai Lan]
10. “Road Blaster”
11. “Tension”
12. “Atlantique Sud”  [ft. Mai Lan]
13. “Time Wind” [ft. Beck]
14. “Ludivine”
15. “Sunday Night 1987”


04/06 – New Orleans, LA – The Civic Theatre *
04/08 – Dallas, TX – Bomb Factory *
04/09 – Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall *
04/10 – Austin, TX – Stubbs Waller Creek Amphitheater *
04/12 – Tucson, AZ – Rialto Theatre *
04/13 – Phoenix, AZ – Comerica Theatre *^
04/15 – Indio, CA – Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival
04/16 – Las Vegas, NV – Brooklyn Bowl *
04/17 – Oakland, CA – Fox Theater *
04/19 – Pomona, CA – Fox Theater *
04/22 – Indio, CA – Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival
04/23 – Santa Cruz, CA – The Catalyst Club *
04/25-04/26 – Portland, OR – Roseland Theatre *
04/27 – Missoula, MT – The Wilma Theatre *
04/29 – Edmonton, Alberta – Winspear Centre !
04/30 – Calgary, Alberta – Grey Eagle Event Centre !
05/04 – Hong Kong, China – Kitec Star Hall
05/07 – Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
05/19 – Sentosa, Singapore – Hard Rock COliseum
05/21 – Jakarta, Indonesia – Lapangan D – Senayan
05/24 – Seoul, South Korea – Blue Square – Samsung Card Hall
05/26 – Tokyo, Japan – Studio Coast
05/28 – Quincy, WA – Sasquatch Festival
05/30 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Great Saltair #
05/31 – Morrison, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheatre #
06/01 – Kansas City, MO – Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland #
06/03 – Columbus, OH – Express Live!
06/04 – New York, NY – The Governors Ball Music Festival
06/06 – Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE #
06/07 – Cincinnati, OH – Bogart’s #
06/08 – Cleveland, OH – House of Blues  #
06/09 – Manchester, TN – Bonnaroo Music Festival
06/11 – Raleigh, NC – Red Hat Amphitheater
06/12 – Richmond, VA – The National
06/14 – Charlotte, NC – The Fillmore
06/15 – Norfolk, VA – The NorVa
06/16 – Columbia, MD – Merriweather Post Pavilion @
06/18 – Dover, DE – Firefly Music Festival
06/24- 06/26 – Paris, France – Solidays Festival
06/28 – Istanbul, Turkey – Zorlu Center for the Performing Arts
06/30-07/03 – Marmande, France – Garorock Festival
06/30 – Gdynia, Poland – Open’er Fectival
07/01-07/03 – Belfort, France – Eurockeenes Festival
07/07 – Bilbao, Spain – BBK Live Festival
07/09 – Lisbon, Portugal – NOS Festival
07/14-07/17 – Ostrava, Czech Republic – Colours of Ostrava Festival
07/15 – Gräfenhainchen, Germany – Melt Festival
07/23 – Oro-Medonte, Ontario – Way Home Music & Arts Festival
07/24 – Detroit, MI – MoPop Festival
07/29 – Montréal, Québec – Osheaga Festival
08/10 – Oslo, Norway – Øya Festival
08/11 – Gothenburg, Sweden – Way Out West Festival
08/13 – Helsinki, Finland – Flow Festival
08/15 – Budapest, Hungary – Sziget Festival
08/18 – Sankt Pölten, Austria – Frequency Festival
08/19-08/21 – Biddinghuizen, Netherlands – Lowlands Festival
08/24 – Glattsbrugg, Switzerland – Zürich Openair Festival
08/25-08/28 Charleville-Mézières, France – Le Cabaret Vert

* with Yacht
^ with Børns
! Okay Kaya
# with Bob Moses
@ with Tame Impala

Governors Ball 2016 Announces Daily Lineup

It’s been a little over a month since New York-based music festival, the Governors Ball, unveiled their 2016 lineup. Now, fans who have been waiting patiently for the daily lineup to be unveiled have gotten their long-awaited wish granted. On Thursday (Feb. 11), festival organizers unveiled the daily lineup for the weekend long festival.

The Strokes, Beck, Robyn, Of Monster and Men, Matt and Kim, the newly revamped Bloc Party, and more will kick off the weekend-long festivities on Friday, June 3. The Killers, Against Me!, Miguel, HAIM, M83, and others will headline on Saturday, June 4. On Sunday, June 5, Kanye West, Death Cab for Cutie, CHVRCHES, Two Door Cinema Club, Cold War Kids, Eagles of Death Metal, and more will hit the stage closing out the 2016 edition of the yearly event.

In addition to the daily lineup, single-day passes are now available for purchase for the general public. For more information about the Governors Ball, head on over to the festival’s website. the complete list of daily lineup can be seen below. As a warning, just because the artists are listed in a specific order doesn’t necessarily mean that it how they will perform on said days.

The Governors Ball will once again return to its home turf of Randall’s Island for its sixth year during the weekend of June 3-5.


M83 Announce 2016 Spring Tour Dates

Now that M83 have been announced for several music festivals in the spring, the electronic act has unveiled they will be hitting the road this year. On Tuesday (Jan. 12), the Anthony Gonzalez-led group announced a slew of tour dates which are set to begin in April. The band’s tour will officially kick off on April 6 at the Civic Theatre in New Orleans and wrap up a little over four months later on Aug. 15 at the Sziget Festival in Budapest, Hungary. Most of the stops will find the “Midnight City” group performing at some worldwide music festivals.

If it appears that your city isn’t on the list, don’t lose hope so soon. There are several huge gaps in the tour schedule, which can be seen below. According to several publications, the band will be unveiling several more tour dates at the end of the month, so keep an eye out.

Tickets for those non-festival shows are set to go on sale beginning this Wednesday, Jan. 13 on the band’s official website. Pre-sales will begin on Wednesday while general admission tickets will go on sale beginning this Friday, Jan. 15.  Check out the complete list of tour dates below.

M83 2016 TOUR DATES:

April 6 – New Orleans, LA @ The Civic Theatre
April 8 – Dallas, TX @ Bomb Factory
April 9 – Houston, TX @ TBD
April 10 – Austin, TX @ Stubbs Waller Creek Amphitheater
April 12 – Tucson, AZ @ Rialto Theatre
April 13 – Phoenix, AZ @ Comerica Theatre
April 15 – Indio, CA @ Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival
April 16 – Las Vegas, NV @ Brooklyn Bowl
April 17 – Oakland, CA @ Fox Theater
April 22 – Indio, CA @ Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival
April 23 – Santa Cruz, CA @ The Catalyst Club
April 25 – Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater
April 26 – Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater
April 27 – Missoula, MT @ The Wilma
April 29 – Edmonton, AB @ Winspear Centre
April 30 – Calgary, AB @ Grey Eagle Event Centre
May 27-30 – The Gorge, WA @ Sasquatch Music Festival
May 31 – Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre
June 4 – New York, NY @ The Governors Ball Music Festival
June 6 – Columbia, MD @ Merriweather Post Pavilion (with Tame Impala)
July 7 – Bilbao, Spain @ BBK Live Festival
July 9 – Lisbon, Portugal @ NOS Festival
July 15 – Gräfenhainchen, Germany @ Melt Festival
Aug 10 – Oslo, Norway @ Øya Festival
Aug 11 – Gothenberg, Sweden @ Way Out West Festival
Aug 13 – Helsinki, Finland @ Flow Festival
Aug 15 – Budapest, Hungary @ Sziget Festival

Previously, the band had been confirmed to make appearances at several high-profile music festivals including New York’s Governors Ball, California’s Coachella, and Washington’s Sasquatch! Music Festival. It was also revealed in a previous update that Gonzalez and company will be working on a brand new album; the follow-up to 2011’s hit record, Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming.


Governors Ball 2016 Lineup Unveiled

The Governors Ball just revealed the complete lineup for the 2016 incarnation of the annual event. On Friday morning (Jan. 8),the New York-based music festival unveiled the complete lineup for the three-day festival. Upon looking at the lineup, it would appear that two Governors Ball veteran performers will be returning to Randall’s Island in June.

The first veteran performer confirmed was Kanye West. The rapper’s last appearance at the festival was three years ago. West’s top-line billing comes hot on the heels of him releasing two new songs, “Real Friends” and “No More Parties” on Friday. The two new tracks will apparently be part of his G.O.O.D Fridays campaign which he recently relaunched.

Much like the rapper, New York’s own The Strokes will also return to the Governors Ball stage this year. The band have reportedly been working on a new album, the follow-up to 2013’s lukewarm-received album, Comedown Machine. The Strokes last played Gov Ball two years.

In a crazy, or maybe a major PR stunt, Beck will also headline the event. As most of us remember from last year’s Grammy’s, West’s encounter with Beck was not exactly a love affair, even if the rapper did apologize for his stunt. We assume all the backlash he received help that apology come materialize. Hopefully, the stunt will remain in 2015, like many other things.

Also slated to make the journey to New York that weekend will be The Killers, who are in the early stages of writing new material; M83, who will return after a two-year performance hiatus; Death Cab for Cutie; CHVRCHES; Big Grams (Big Boi and Phantogram); De La Soul; Against Me!; and many more. The official poster with all the artists can be seen below.


Governors Ball will celebrate its sixth year during the weekend of June 3-5. The three-day festival will once again return to its home of Randall’s Island Park. Three-day general admission and VIP passes are currently available on the festival’s website.

Coachella 2016 Lineup Unveiled


It’s official, the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival has unveiled its lineup for 2016. After what felt like weeks of rumors, festival organizers finally confirmed that Guns ‘N’ Roses will in fact be one of the headliners for the spring festival. Last week, the rumors of GNR’s role at the upcoming festival hit an all time high when sources confirmed to Billboard that not only were GNR planning a return with a massive stadium tour, but they would be headlining Coachella.

On Monday evening (Jan. 4), Coachella organizers posted the complete lineup for the two weekend-long festival. In addition to GNR’s reunion, LCD Soundsystem has also been confirmed as a headliner. Talk of LCD Soundsystem’s involvement, much like Guns ‘N’ Roses’, began as numerous rumors on the internet before it became official. Now, after a five-year hiatus, the James Murphy-led group will be returning to the stage. But, Guns ‘N’ Roses and LCD Soundsystem aren’t the only ones making a return at the show.

Coachella 2016 will mark the first time in two years that French electo-act M83 will perform live on a stage while pop star Sia’s  appearance at the music festival will mark the first time in five years that she has performed on a live stage in the United States. Other acts slated to perform at Coachella include: Disclosure, CHVRCHES, Hasley, Grimes, Silversun Pickups, The 1975, Rancid, The Front Bottoms, Of Monsters and Men, Purity Ring, Robert DeLong, Zella Day, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes, Matt and Kim, Cold War Kids, Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats, and many more. Check out the official poster below.

Coachella 2016 will once again return to the Empire Polo Grounds in Indio, CA. The festival will take place during the course two weekends in April; April 15-17 and April 22-24. Festival passes will go on sale beginning this Wednesday, Jan. 6, at 11 a.m., PST. According to Coachella’s official website, general admission passes for the first weekend are already sold out, following their early bird sale last summer. But there’s good news, weekend two general admission passes are available for $399 plus fees. for more information, head on over to Coachella’s website here.

Firefly Music Festival Unveil 2016 Lineup


Fall is currently underway and while it feels like the dog days of summer are now behind us, it looks like the people behind certain music festivals haven’t gotten the memo. Earlier this week, Hangout Music Festival announced their multi-genre lineup for the 2016 season and now, Firefly Music Festival is following in their steps and unveiling their own list of performers. On Wednesday morning (Nov. 18), the Delaware-based festival revealed its lineup which will include Kings of Leon, the newly revamped Blink-182, and M83’s first performance in two years.

Also heading up to Delaware for the three-day summer music festival will be Mumford and Sons, Florence and the Machine, CHVRCHES, Disclosure, Death Cab For Cutie, Earth Wind & Fire, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, Atlas Genius, Robert DeLong, Flogging Molly, St. Lucia, The Struts, and many more.

Check out the poster with the complete list of artists below.


The fifth annual Firefly Music Festival is scheduled to take place during the weekend of June 16 -19 at the Woodlands in Dover, Delaware. General admission tickets as well as VIP tickets will go on sale beginning this Friday, Nov. 20. For those who want to pay the lowest price for tickets, be sure to get them before Dec. 31 because after that, the early bird price will increase. For more information, head on over to the festival’s website.

M83 to Reissue ‘Saturdays = Youth,’ Announce New Music

M83 will be reissuing a slew of their previous album later this month. The French electronic act revealed their plans to released a remixed version of their 2008 album, Saturdays = Youth. The album will be titled Saturdays = Youth Remixes and B Sides and will feature a couple of songs remixed by different artists.

But Saturdays = Youth is the only record of theirs to be remixed and re-released; they also revealed that its 2007 predecessor, Digital Shades, will also be reissued on Nov. 20. In addition to the announcement about the remixes, M83 also unveiled in a press release that they are currently working on a new album that will be getting a 2016 release date. Check out the track list for the Saturdays = Youth reissue below.

Saturdays = Youth Remixes and B Sides track list:

1. “Couleurs” (Jori Hulkkonnen Remix)
2. “Graveyard Girl” (Yuksek Remix)
3. “Graveyard Girl” (Parkerlab’s Dusted Remix)
4.”We Own The Sky” (Maps Remix)
5. “Kim and Jessie” (DatA Remix)
6. “Kim and Jessie” (Montag Remix)
7. “Je Vous Hais Petites Filles”

The reissuing of past albums has become a trend with M83. Last year, the group reissued 2001’s M83, 2004’s Dead Cities, Red Seas, and Lost Ghosts, and 2005’s Before the Dawn Heals Us. Their last new album was 2011’s Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming. Since then, frontman Anthony Gonzalez has kept busy contributing songs to soundtracks including 2013’s Oblivion, 2014’s The Fault in Our Stars, and 2015’s The Divergent Series: Insurgent.

M83 Release New Song for Film Soundtrack


M83’s Anthony Gonzalez is quickly becoming the go to man for soundtracks, apparently, because the French producer released a message on the group’s Facebook page revealing that the band, mostly Gonzalez we assume, will be working on another soundtrack.

The message on Facebook simply read, “This score is really for lovers and ghosts” alongside a picture of a couple in front of the moon. Since the original post was made, it has been edited to include a link to the band’s website and information about the song. 

The name of the song is “Ali & Matthias” and will be featured on the soundtrack of the upcoming film, You and the Night. The film’s soundtrack marks the second time this year that he has worked on the original music for a film. Earlier this year, he contributed original music for the soundtrack of Tom Cruise’s Oblivion

While not much is known about the movie in itself, we can confirm that the film is the first feature-length film from his brother, Yann Gonzalez. Thanks in part to IMDB, we can also get an idea of what the film is about:

“Around midnight, a young couple and their transvestite maid prepare for an orgy. Their guests will be The Slut, The Star, The Stud and The Teen.”

Interesting, no?

Gonzalez also said in a message on the group’s official website that the soundtrack plays tribute to “French soundtracks from the 70′s and is much more intimate than Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming and the Oblivion Soundtrack.”

Give the lead song a listen and tell us if Anthony does what he hoped to with the soundtrack.

You And The Night will be available digitally November 19th. A physical release is scheduled for 2014 and the trailer for the film can be seen here.