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[new]: Florence + The Machine – Over The Love

By Will Oliver, April 18th 2013 — with 2 comments

I’m pretty nervous about The Great Gatsby film that is coming out. It looks like it could be either really great or really bad, and the fact that it got pushed back months is not a good sign (Gangster Squad). One thing most of us can agree on is that it’s going to have a solid soundtrack, as Jay-Z was the executive producer, and got acts like Jack White, the XX, Andre 3000/Beyonce, and Lana Del Rey.

He also got Florence + The Machine to contribute a new song, and we are able to stream that early thanks to GQ, who have the exclusive stream. The song is called “Over The Love”, and in typical Florence fashion is bombastic and really dramatic, but she delivers..as usual.

Take a listen below.

We All Want Someone’s Best Shows Of 2015

By Will Oliver, March 15th 2016 — with 1 comment

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I lost count of how many shows I went to in 2015, but I’m pretty sure I managed to top the amount of shows I went to in 2014, which was a previous record.

You’ll notice a good chunk of the shows that made the cut are established artists playing intimate venues such as Baby’s All Right or Bowery Ballroom. Nothing quite matches getting to see big acts in a great small venue. That’s not to say that a show at a large venue can’t be good, as plenty of big bands playing large venues or dare I say arenas ended up on here as well. There’s a lot of ingredients to a good show, and I don’t discriminate..

Below, find my top 40 shows of 2015 and feel free to click through to each individual show recap to re-live them along with me. We can’t wait to see what 2016 brings to us. All I know is it will be tough to match what I saw in 2015.
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Dana’s Best Albums of 2015

By Dana Pacifico, January 26th 2016

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For me 2015 was a great year musically. Three of my favorite bands released solid albums and pop music made a serious movement. It was incredibly difficult to put a number on each of these albums because they not only speak to my soul sonically but in being a concert photographer I’ve gotten so see many of these artists live and those experiences also help give me a singular feeling that is hard to measure.
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Florence and the Machine at Governors Ball 2015

By Will Oliver, August 4th 2015 — with 1 comment

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With brand new record How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful (released via Island Records), Florence and The Machine has regained her status as one of the biggest voices in pop music. Only there’s a depth to her large scale anthems that is typically lost in artists that fall on the giant umbrella of “pop.”

She’s been touring hard in support of the album, even after breaking her leg after a accidental fall of the stages of Coachella. Even with the injury, she delighted at her very intimate show at Music Hall of Williamsburg in May, a much more intimate performance than the one that happened a month later at Governors Ball.

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Florence not only had one of the biggest draws of the entire weekend at Governors Ball, but possibly ever. The only performance I can remember being that packed to the point where you almost couldn’t move, was The Strokes last year.

She was able to move around this time, and her performance was all the better for it. There’s no question she has the songs and the voice to play main stages of any festival, and there’s no denying that she will be doing it for a long time in the many remaining years of her exciting career.
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Preview: Governors Ball 2015

By Will Oliver, June 5th 2015

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Today, Governors Ball returns to New York City to take over Randall’s Island Park for another edition of the annual festival. It’s hard to believe that it’s June, let alone time for another edition of NYC’s beloved festival.

By now, you should (probably) have a good idea of who you’ll be seeing tomorrow, as well as the rest of the weekend. But if not, I’ve compiled a list of artists who I plan to catch throughout the weekend, if that will help sway your decision.
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Governors Ball Single Day
Governors Ball Music Festival announced the 2015 lineup last month, and today they’ve announced the single day lineups for the three days of the festival, set to go down from June 5-7 at Randall’s Islands Park.

We still have to see the set times each day, but at least now you can plan out if you want to go to just one day, or even plan out who you’re going to see each day.

Single days tickets are on presale now, with the regular sale happening Friday noon. 3-day tickets are still on sale.

Find the single day lineup posted below:
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