2013 Music Midtown Festival – Friday (Recap)

Returning in 2011 after a 6-year absence, Music Midtown has grown to become Atlanta’s largest musical event. Previously featuring bands like Pearl Jam, Foo Fighters and Coldplay, the festival has continued to expand it’s size and popularity, now spanning two days on 3 stages.

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Phoenix: Bankrupt!

Any fans concerned that Bankrupt! will be freakishly different than the Phoenix they've come to appreciate have nothing to worry about.  Basically, Bankrupt! is a melodic and slightly gentler version of Wolfgang, and while this album could be considered experimental for them, but all of the songs are easily recognizable as a Phoenix song upon first listen.  Taken in isolation, it's catchy, but maybe not with any songs capable of reaching megahit status.  If they set out to make an album that's compositionally divergent from anything they've ever done before, they didn't do so well.  If they set out to make an album of easy-on-the-ears pop songs with a few subtle twists, they did pretty well. 

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3GM: SXSW Day 3 – Beats, Heat and Street Meat

Nobody said it was going to be easy. The sun alone sucks energy out of you, not to mention the combination of constant walking and our search for seven different kinds of rail tequila (side note: we’ve only found three).

[Crowd surfing at MSTRKRFT]

At this point we’re on auto pilot. We’re drones, zombies. The main things that keep us going are Red Bull and disco bass lines. But we love it. There is great music on every corner and everything we discover is something we wouldn’t have seen otherwise. It’s a freak show, a constant party, and we have no idea if the end is in sight. We could do this forever.

READ ON to check out how we’re doing on our scavenger hunt and the rest of what we saw yesterday…

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Phoenix Welcomes Daft Punk @ MSG

Tonight was a big night for Phoenix as the French alt-popsters headlined at Madison Square Garden in New York City. In breaking wews, Robot Dance masters  Daft Punk sat in with their fellow

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Video: Wavves – Post Acid

Hailing from sunny San Diego, CA, Wavves combine lo-fi punk with fuzzed out hazy psychedelic surf rock to create the indie version of Skate Punk. The band, who released their

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Announcing: Lollapalooza 2010 Lineup

Throughout the 1990s Perry Farrell’s traveling Lollapalooza festival was a staple of the summer concert season bringing together an eclectic mix of acts from the worlds of alt.rock, metal, hip

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