While we generally associate music festivals with the summer season, more and more weekend extravaganzas are popping up during other parts of the year. This past weekend, for example, MoogFest made a stunning debut in Asheville, North Carolina, while the Voodoo Experience once again rocked the Big Easy. And next weekend, the indie friendly Fun Fun Fun Fest will take over Austin, Texas, which is sounding especially awesome now that temperatures in New York City are hovering just above freezing.
The point is there are sill music festivals to be reckoned with and since a good deal of our audience tends to favor such events, there’s a good chance many of you missed some of news and reviews we posted over the last few days. So, for your catching up purposes, here’s a recap:
– The Decemberists announced their sixth studio album, The King Is Dead.
– Watch Ryan Adams and Mandy Moore play “Oh My Sweet Carolina” in L.A.
– Stream 15 previously unreleased tracks from the legendary Bruce Springsteen.
– Check out Kanye West‘s latest G.O.O.D. Friday track, “The Joy”, featuring Jay-Z, Kid Cudi, and Pete Rock. Also, peep the official tracklist for My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy.
– Check out Eminem and Nicki Minaj‘s collaboration “Roman’s Revenge”, off the latter’s forthcoming debut.
– Watch Jeff Tweedy, Yusuf Islam, Ozzy Osbourne, and more play Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear.
– Death Cab For Cutie‘s Ben Gibbard sat down with Spin Magazine to discuss his band’s next album.
– Punk legends the Descendents will play their first gig in eight years at the Fun Fun Fun Fest in Austin, Texas this weekend.
– The Get Up Kids will release their first new album in seven years this January.
– Rivers Cuomo plans another 20 years of Weezer.
– Throbbing Gristle broke up… again.
– New concert reviews for Best Coast, Die Antwoord, and Bayside.
– Tony Hardy dusted off Genesis’ 1972 classic, Foxtrot.
– Jeff Tweddy and Mavis Staples? Kanye and Bon Iver? Jeremy Larson chooses the best odd collaborations of 2010.