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Recap: Outside Lands 2017 – Day 2

By Will Oliver, September 15th 2017 — with 1 comment

All photos by Bryan Lasky

After a successful first day of Outside Lands our photographer Bryan Lasky continued his west coast journey at the expansive festival.

He caught performances from headliners and metal greats Metallica, festival mainstays Cage The Elephant, S U R V I V E, the electronic outfit behind the sounds of Stranger Things, and many other great artists throughout the packed day.

Find Bryan’s full gallery from day 2 of Outside Lands posted below and stay tuned for coverage of Day 3.
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Recap: Governors Ball 2017 [Day 3]

By Will Oliver, June 15th 2017 — with 1 comment


The third final day of Governors Ball (Day 1 coverage, Day 2 coverage) had the strongest chance of rain out of the entire weekend, but aside from some light drizzle early on in the day, the weather held out. Based on the acts that I caught on Sunday, this was the “rock day” of the festival, featuring a heavy dose of bands with guitars. There was still of course plenty to see in other genres, but it’s safe to say that any day that is headlined by Tool is probably heavy on the rock.
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Governors Ball 2017 Announces Set Times

By Will Oliver, May 18th 2017 — with 1 comment

With Governors Ball just a mere two weeks away, the festival has finally revealed the set times for this year’s edition of the festival. With so many artists that you want to see playing at the same place, there’s naturally going to be some rather unfortunate conflicts.

Here are some conflicts (at least in my mind) that will force some people to make some tough choices:
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Boston Calling Announces 2017 Lineup

By Will Oliver, January 12th 2017

The new and revamped Boston Calling is back in a big way. Not only will it take place at a much larger space with Harvard Athletic Complex in Allston, Massachusetts over the weekend of May 26-28 (it’s now a 3-day festival too), but it sports a very impressive lineup.

Headling the festival is Tool, Mumford & Sons, Chance The Rapper. Then there’s Bon Iver, Sigur Ros, The XX, Weezer, The 1975, Major Lazer, Run The Jewels, Wolf Parade, Mac DeMarco, Car Seat Headrest, Mitski, Deerhoof, Whitney, Kevin Morby, Lucy Dacus, Solange, Cage The Elephant, Nataniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats, Tegan and Sara, Sylvan Esso, Flatbush Zombies, Oh Wonder, Danny Brown, Frightened Rabbit, Pup, Hiss Golden Messenger, Stand Of Oaks, and many more, including a film experience with Natalie Portman.

Tickets for the festival are on sale now, with early bird 3-day passes still available.

Foals @ Terminal 5 (May 6, 2014)

By Will Oliver, May 7th 2014 — with 4 comments


Foals and Cage The Elephant brought their tour to New York City last night for the first of a two night run at Terminal 5 (where Foals played almost a year ago to the day) along with J. Roddy Walston & The Business. Last night Cage The Elephant headlined, while Foals will headline tonight’s show, in an interesting decision that makes me think this is a split headliner tour more than anything else. Read the rest of this entry »

Lollapalooza Anounces 2014 Lineup

By Will Oliver, March 27th 2014


The 2014 Lollapalooza lineup was announced yesterday, and it seems to be garnering some mixed reactions. Headlining the fest are Outkast (duh), Eminem, Kings Of Leon, Arctic Monkeys, Skrillex, Calvin Harris, Lorde, The Avett Brothers and Foster The People. I can understand the disappointment. While it’s (of course) great to see Arctic Monkeys there, the rest of the list is pretty subpar.

From there, here are some artists listed that caught my eye: Interpol, Cut Copy, Portugal. The Man, Nas, Childish Gambino, Broken Bells, Spoon, Young The Giant, Lykke Li, Chance The Rapper, Phantogram, Grouplove, CHVRCHES, Chromeo, Darkside, The 1975, Jenny Lewis, Phosphorescent, The Temper Trap, Bombay Bicycle Club, White Denim, Typhoon, Warpaint, Kate Nash, Kodaline, Lucius, Blood Orange, Jagwar Ma, Parquet Courts, Temples, NoNoNo, Papa, The Districts, Ratking, The So So Glos,

While the headliners aren’t all that spectacular, the other acts playing the festival are solid. So basically the day section of Lollapalooza may be where the real action is.

Check out the full lineup with the photo above, or check out a day by day breakdown below.
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All Points West Day 2 Recap & Photos

By Will Oliver, August 5th 2009 — with 5 comments

Shoes were fucked, knees were tired..but me and my large group of friends kept pushing strong. The field was basically acres and acres of muddy sludge…safe to say it wasn’t the most ideal conditions for a music festival. However, the weather was very nice Saturday…although there was no avoiding the muddy water that occupied your walking/dancing space.

My day started with Cage The Elephant, who I had no knowledge of prior to their show…and it will stay that way. They absolutely sucked live, the singer was just painful to listen to. They did not impress anyone that day. Next up was Cool Kids who are a very good act, but there was only so much that they could do live, failing to really captivate the audience unless you knew all the songs word for word.

Much to my excitement the Arctic Monkeys were up next and boy was it a good time. They crowd was really into their set chanting to the songs and having fun. However once the boys played their more “rocking” songs like “The View From The Afternoon” and “I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor” my section erupted into muddy mosh pits making all of us completely filthy from the shoes to the knees. It was beyond epic. They also played “Cornerstone” for the first time EVER live, saying “you deserve it”. Oh boy did we flip out. I think he noticed my friends and I singing all the new songs word for word, even though Humbug didn’t come out yet….oops.

After him Gogol Bordello came on. I was unfamiliar to them aside from “Start Wearing Purple”, and thought they were a fun live act. However, I wasn’t nuts about them like everyone else. After that we caught My Bloody Valentine and had to use earplugs because they were so damn loud! They were a rockin’ good time, although the asshole Tool fans were pretty disrespectful to them. We saw a bit of Tool but weren’t really impressed making us check out Crystal Castles and The Ting Tings instead, who were both a lot of fun!

Overall a good day filled with great bands showing tons of energy.

Here are the best photos I took from Sat:

The Cool Kids

Arctic Monkeys

Gogol Bordello

My Bloody Valentine

Crystal Castles

The Ting Tings

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