Lots of festivals happening this June, some that have already happened. In this edition we cover the news of some of that ish…I’ll be quick because you’ve got some festivals to go to.
1. Jon Hamm Gives Up His Bonnaroo Artist Pass
In-between throwing candy at Belle and Sebastian and hanging with Zach Galifianakis, Hamm had some time to hit up a local diner in Chattanooga. While there he became a good samaritan and handed off his pass to waitress Abby Swartz. The all artist pass not only got her into the festival to see acts like Billy Joel and Brandi Carlile, but also got her into the artists backstage tent. Abby told press, she’s not that outgoing, but that night…she got it all. A true festival experience.
2. Lady Gaga Plays ‘Imagine’ Again…This Time Redeems Herself
Back in ’09 during Gaga primetime she debuted a re-imagined edition of John Lennon’s “Imagine” which was atrocious (and can be found here).
This time, during the European Games Open Ceremony, she did the Lennon ballad justice, not changing the words. While albeit theatrical, this is the Gaga we always knew she had in her. It’s the Gaga that finally seems to be coming to the forefront. Listen below:
3. Deadmau5 Wants His Canadian Parody Of A Musical Stopped !
Deadmau5 and lawyers released a cease and desist letter to stop a musical satire on the artist and EDM culture. The concept: “think Ratatouille meets Book of Mormom”.
Deadmau5’s statement: “I appreciate their intent but they REALLY went about this the wrong way.” More than anything, it appears they have infringed on copyright, which is why Deadmau5 is so upset. He’s been posting remarks, as the mouse does, via Twitter. We’d still really like to see this musical.
4. Ting Tings Cancel U.S. Tour
The one and only Kate White has ruptured her tendon on her hand causing the duo to call it quits on the rest of the tour. This sucks to say the least as the act rarely tours the U.S.
Catch them if you can next time around, but for now, rock out to their latest album ‘Supercritical’:
5. Firefly Festival CONFLICTS !!
So many acts. So little time. Billboard summarizes the biggest scheduling conflicts while at the festival in Dover DE this weekend. Among them:
The Kooks vs. Tycho
Big Data vs. Odesza
Modest Mouse or Kygo
Matt and Kim or Cruisr
Foster The People or Betty Who
Hozier or RJD2
Bastille or Citizen Cope
Snoop Dogg or Empire Of The Sun or Tove Lo or The Killers
You decide…I gotta head over to the festival now !!
Stay hydrated festival peeps.