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Can’t Miss Fall & Winter Festivals

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For music lovers everywhere summer means one thing: festival season. But just because the days grow shorter and the nights cooler doesn’t mean the fun, or the music has to stop. Across the US great music festivals are constantly taking place, here are some can’t miss fall and winter festivals:

 

The Growler’s Six

Previously known as Beach Goth, The Growler’s are back again this fall with the renamed Growler’s Six festival. Offering a more eccentric lineup than the typical festival, The Growler’s headline both nights with help from the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Dan Auerbach, Modest Mouse and Danny Brown. Grab your costume and head to the L.A. waterfront October 28-29 to catch these acts and more.

Day for Night

Taking place December 15-17 in Houston, Day for Night is described as “an art and music event that explores the deep connections between light, technology, sound and space”. This year’s rosters includes some of the most talented names across all genres such as James Blake, Tyler, the Creator, Jamie xx and Justice. In between sets you can catch several installations and talks from people such as Chelsea Manning and Nadya from Pussy Riot.

Buku

If there’s one city that knows how to party, it’s New Orleans and this years Buku lineup is sure to guarantee that. Young Thug, Travis Scott, DEADMAU5, 21 Savage and Run the Jewels top the bill with great supporting acts sure to keep the fun going all weekend long. Head down to the Big Easy, March 10-11 for what is sure to be a can’t miss experience.

South by Southwest

If you’re looking for a film, comedy and music festival offering great interactive experiences, look no farther than South by Southwest. In 2017 SXSW hosted over 2,000 official performers, covering all genres from all over the world. If you find yourself in Austin anytime between March 9-18 make sure to catch a set.

 

 

Image courtesy of Day for Night.

 

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The xx – On Hold (Jamie xx Remix)

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Following the release of I See You, the third studio album from The XX, Jamie xx has now released a vibrant remix of On Hold. As far as solo projects go, Jamie has remained pretty quiet since releasing and touring his debut album, In Colour. Since its release in 2015 fans have been desperately waiting for more but considering he spent five years recording his first, we may not see a sophomore album too soon. At least for now we can bask in his spirited, dreamy sound with this.

Check it out below.

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The xx – Angels

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This is one of my favorite songs of the year. It’s simple yet painfully intricate. It almost reminds me of Peter and Kerry’s “Knees” which we featured on last year’s Mr. Blue Sky. The line that’s repeated throughout this song (“Being as in love with you as I am”) just speaks to the angsty teen within me.

The xx will be releasing their sophomore effort Coexist on September 11. Check out the tracklist below.

  1. Angels
  2. Chained
  3. Fiction
  4. Try
  5. Reunion
  6. Sunset
  7. Missing
  8. Tides
  9. Unfold
  10. Swept Away
  11. Our Song

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Hoodie Allen – NY Is Killing Me (Prod. Jamie XX)

Trippy production by Jamie XX, heavy rapping from Hoodie Allen in this remix of Gil Scott-Heron’s “New York Is Killing Me”. It seems Hoodie’s dipping his toes in the singing waters. I’m not sure I’m feeling this one too much. I appreciate that Hoodie is flexing his muscles a bit and showing that he’s more than just an indie-pop sampling white rapper, but I think this one was a bit too abrupt for his fanbase. We’ll see how people react to it. I’m just hoping Hoodie doesn’t wander into Posner land with his singing. My opinion? Stick to the rapping, homie.

Love ya mean it!

Love, Lydia

“NY is Killing Me” (Prod. Jamie XX) – Hoodie Allen

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