Virgin Fest Announces Inaugural Lineup

Virgin Fest is a new festival put on by events producer Jason Felts and the Virgin Group’s Sir Richard Branson, as Billboard points out, and it seems to have no ties to the previously named Virgin Festival whose last iteration happened back in 2013. More » Source: https://www.stereogum.com/2074059/virgin-fest-2020-lineup/news/ Indie Brew found this story and shared […]

Beale Street Music Fest 2020 Lineup

Here’s a weird one! Apparently, there’s a music-festival booker out there willing to gamble on the idea that ticket-buyers want to hear stadium-folk, Southern rap, ’90s alt-rock, and absolutely nothing else. That might be a good gamble! This year, Memphis’ Beale Street Music Festival returns to Tom Lee Park the weekend of 5/1-3. More » […]

Ozzy Osbourne Cancels 2020 Tour For Health Reasons

Ozzy Osbourne has cancelled his 2020 North American tour. It’s some disappointing news on the heels of what had been something of a triumphant year for Osbourne: He scored his first top-10 hit in 30 years by teaming up with Post Malone, and then began rolling out More » Source: https://www.stereogum.com/2073797/ozzy-osbourne-cancel-2020-tour-parkinsons/news/ Indie Brew found this […]

The National, Kurt Vile Contribute To Australia Bushfire Benefit Comp

The Australian bushfire crisis has been devastating, leaving the kind of damage that a lot of people will have to step in and help fix. Benefits and fundraisers have already been going on, with plenty of musicians rallying for the cause when appropriate. There have been concerts and calls for relief donations, and now there’s […]

Emerson, Lake & Palmer’s “Karn Evil 9″ Is Being Turned Into A Sci-Fi Movie

“Karn Evil 9,” the multi-part centerpiece of Emerson, Lake & Palmer’s 1973 prog-rock album Brain Salad Surgery, is being turned into a sci-fi movie. Deadline reports that Radar Pictures has secured the rights to develop “Karn Evil 9” as a feature film from a screenplay adapted by New York Times bestselling Robopocalypse novelist … More […]

Universal Confirms That Nirvana, Beck, Soundgarden, Slayer, More Masters Were Damaged Or Destroyed In 2008 Fire

Last year, in a massive feature, the New York Times reported on a massive musical-history loss that had been kept largely secret. In 2008, a massive fire at the Universal Studios Florida lot raged through and devastated a warehouse where Universal Music Group had been keeping decades’ worth of master recordings. Many thousands … More […]

Newport Jazz Festival Reveals Initial 2020 Lineup

The Newport Jazz Festival is a long-running institution. This year is its 66th iteration, which far outstretches just about any of the big-name events from the comparatively more recent festival boom. This year, the festival will take place 8/7-8/9, returning to Newport, RI to take over Fort Adams State Park and the International Tennis Hall […]

Zola Jesus Is Voting For Bernie Even Though Amy Klobuchar Is Her Cousin

Even though Zola Jesus is presidential hopeful Amy Klobuchar’s cousin, she’s still voting for Bernie Sanders in the Democratic primary. “I’m not fucking around with my Bernie support,” the goth-pop singer-songwriter tweeted on Monday. “He’s running against my cousin. I’m going against bloodlines for this shit!” She also changed her display name on Twitter to […]