NYC to host Catalpa Festival

This July 28th-29th The Catapla Festival will take place on Randall’s Island for the first time. Performers include The Black Keys, TV On the Radio, Snoop Dogg performing Doggystyle in its entirely, Umphrey’s McGee, City and Colour, AraabMusik, and The Big Pink. The weekend will also have many attractions such as bumper cars, a silent disco, art installations, a spire with DJs inside it that shoots 30-foot flames, and an...

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Watch: Oberhofer make TV Debut on David Letterman

Brad Oberhofer, a 21 year old musician originally from Tacoma, WA who now lives in Brooklyn, is releasing his first album titled Time Capsules II on March 26th with his band, Oberhofer. They make perfectly messy pop music. Last night, they made their Tv Debut performing the song “Away FRM U” [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XK2BPn9rzUU[/youtube]

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MGMT Announced as Musikfest Headliner

MGMT will perform at the Sands Steel Stage on August 5th as part of Musikfest. The psychedelic rock band was nominated for Best New Artist by the Grammys in 2010 and have opened for Radiohead and Paul McCartney. Tickets go on sale on March 30th. More information can be found at http://www.musikfest.org/....

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The Roots Picnic Announces Initial Lineup

Philadelphia’s hometown heroes The Roots will be back to host the 5th Annual Roots Picnic on June 2nd and 3rd at Penn’s Landing Festival Pier. 2 Days! 2 Stages! 20+ Acts! Besides The Roots’ set themselves, they will also be backing up the hip hop trio De La Soul for what will sure be a great set. Also performing are St. Vincent, Tune-Yards, James Murphy of LCD Soundsystem, Kid Cudi, Wale, Diplo, Major Lazer, Shabazz...

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Kurt Vile announces U.S. Tour Dates

Philadephia guitarist Kurt Vile and his band The Violators will start a new round of tour dates at The Chameleon Club in Lancaster, PA on May 17th. Opening up these dates will be Black Bananas. 03/22 – Baltimore, MD @ Ram’s Head Live 03/23 – Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter 03/24 – Durham, NC @ Duke Coffeehouse 03/25 – Asheville, NC @ The Grey Eagle 04/07 – Distritio Federal, MX @ Indie O Fest 04/09 – Buenos Aires, AR @ Niceto Club 04/10...

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