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Panorama Lineup: NIN, Frank Ocean, Tame Impala, Tribe, and More

image006Perhaps a mental exercise will help you cope with this frigid Monday morning: Imagine you’re on an island, in a field of grass. The summer sun is shining and water is sparkling all around you. You’re holding an ice-cream-topped egg waffle and Trent Reznor is yelling, “Slave screams!”

Snap off the icicle tears. We’re just 199 days away from that reality, because Panorama is returning to the shores of Randall’s Island on July 28. The weekend festival, which debuted last year with an epic LCD Soundsystem comeback, just announced the lineup for its second edition, and headliners include R&B crooners Frank Ocean and Solange on Friday, commonwealth acts Tame Impala and Alt-J on Saturday, and Lollapalooza throwbacks Nine Inch Nails and A Tribe Called Quest on Sunday. Others highlights include DJ Shadow, Future Islands, Belle & Sebastian, Sofi Tukker, and Cloud Nothings.

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Vans House Parties and Full Moon Festival Announce Lineups

Summer is really coming together, folks. Especially since two of the season’s highlights, for music lurvers, just announced their lineups.

7b2d41d4-6731-40cf-ad8b-f19cedae03a0Vans House Parties Summer Series
May 19 to July 6 at 25 Franklin St. in Greenpoint; free with www.houseofvans.com
This series has brought bands like the Melvins and Dinosaur, Jr. to a massive industrial space equipped with a skate ramp and state-of-the-art stage. This time around, acts will include ’90s NYC post-hardcore band Quicksand; local rockers Dive; Atlanta hip-hop duo Rae Sremmurd; Helmet/Don Caballero offspring Battles; jazzy hip-hop reimaginers BadBadNotGood; and festival favorites Neon Indian. There will also be a ton of art from local artists, including a massive collage of punk flyers collected by Scott Ewalt, the DJ and artist who is Kenny Scharf’s collaborator in the Cosmic Cavern.

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Festival Frenzy: News From Northside, SXSW, Sasquatch!, and Panorama

Northside 2013, babay. (Photo: Joshua Kristal)

Northside 2013, babay. (Photo: Joshua Kristal)

Sure, we were expecting snow earlier, but in a valiant effort to keep our minds on the sunny days ahead, a slew of festival organizers have chosen today to drop new details about their summer blowouts. Hot on the heels of the recently announced Governors Ball lineup, we now have this to share.

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Gigawatts Festival Drops Lineup: Black Lips, Anamanaguchi, Braid and More

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Arts and music rag 1.21 Gigawatts has announced the lineup for its annual music fest, going down July 24 to 26 at The Wick, The Well and the soon-to-open Our Wicked Lady. This year’s headliners are Atlanta punkers Black Lips, chip-tune wackos Anamanaguchi, and Chicago-area longtimers Braid. But there are a slew of other bands worth catching, including perennial festival favorites Ava Luna and other B+B picks like Lodro, Hondruas, Shark? and more. Tickets ($30 or $60 depending whether you’re doing one day or all three) go on pre-sale today at noon (password is savetheclocktower) and then officially go on sale Friday. Here’s the initial lineup.

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#Badgeless at #SXSW: We Tried to Do South By Southwest Without Shelling Out

If you didn’t go to South by Southwest in Austin last week, it probably wasn’t because you didn’t want to. With the cheapest music ticket going for $650 (early bird), the festival’s entry fee wasn’t exactly music to our ears.

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Festival Frenzy: Northside Badges On Sale, Mexican Summer Launches 'New Myths'

New Myths (main)Take a break from scouring Airbnb for remotely affordable places to stay during SXSW, cuz passes just became available for a couple of other first-rate festivals. First off, early-bird badges went today for Brooklyn’s own Northside Festival, set for June 8 to 14 this year. Prices are $25 for Film (around 50 films are expected), $70 for Music (around 400 bands), and $245 for Innovation (around 150 speakers).
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LOT LIC Music & Film Fest

The LOT LIC Music & Film Series is an eight-week summer party in Long Island City. It’s a free event, with music on Saturdays and film on Thursdays. We know what you’re thinking: no G train service will make it impossible to go. Not true! You can take the 7 to Court Sq. or the N to Queensboro Plaza and it’s a quick jaunt from there. This week’s performers are SinkaneTakuya Kurodaand DJ D-Felic43-29 Crescent St, Long Island City, Saturdays from 3-9 p.m.; Thursdays from 6-10 p.m., tickets free

MUSIC

August 2

SINKANE • TAKUYA KURODA • DJ D-FELIC

August 9

STREETS OF LAREDO • WALKING SHAPES • DJ BRENNAN GREEN

August 16

TAYLOR McFERRIN • JENNAH BELL • DJ RICH MEDINA

August 23

SMALL BLACK • KEVIN MORBY • DJ SPUN

August 30

FREDERICKS BROWN • SILVER feat. EDDIE HENDERSON • DJ NICKODEMUS

September 6

HOLLIS BROWN • JONNY FRITZ • DJ SCOTT EWALT

September 13

WIDOWSPEAK • ALEX BLEEKER AND THE FREAKS • DJ ALEX FROM TOKYO

September 20

SUGARMAN 3 • NAOMI SHELTON AND THE GOSPEL QUEENS

& DAPTONE RECORDS FAMILY DJs

 

FILM

August 7

CHOP SHOP

(2008) USA – Directed by Ramin Bahrani

August 14

POLYESTER

(1981) USA – Directed by John Waters

August 21

STRICTLY BALLROOM

(1992) Australia – Directed by Baz Luhmann

August 28

THE TRIPLETS OF BELLEVILLE

(2003) Canada/Belgium/France – Directed by Sylvain Chomet

September 4

LO QUATTRO VOLTE

(2010) Italy – Directed by Michelangelo Frammartino

September 11

PARIAH

(2011) USA – Directed by Dee Rees

September 18

WILD STYLE

(1983) USA – Directed by Charlie Ahearn

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Seaport Music Festival

The festival’s 13th installment, located at Fulton and Water Streets while Pier 17 is redeveloped, will take place Friday nights from July 11 through August 29, and will include performances by Big-Ups (whose frontman we spoke to back in January) Tropicalismo-influenced Boogarins (an Other Music Recordings artist), Black Bananas (featuring Jennifer Herrema of Royal Trux), Brooklyn indie-pop outfit Snowmine, Pitchfork darling Torres, and more. Here’s the full schedule:

Friday, Jul 11
PROTOMARTYR, ALVVAYS
7PM

Friday, Jul 18
CALVIN LOVE, LAS ROSAS

Friday, Jul 25
TORRES
7PM

Friday, Aug 1
SNOWMINE, THE CASKET GIRLS
7PM

Friday, Aug 8
BLACK BANANAS, SHOCKWAVE RIDERZ
7PM

Friday, Aug 15
BOOGARINS, JACCO GARDNER
7PM

Friday, Aug 22
DEAD GAZE

Friday, Aug 29
JOANNA GRUESOME, BIG UPS
7PM

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