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McDowell Mountain Music Festival Announce 2017 Lineup

The Shins, who were on the bill in 2013, will return to the stage of Margaret T. Hance Park in downtown Phoenix for the 14th annual McDowell Mountain Music Festival. Also on the bill will be Chromeo, Flume and Grouplove. Arizona’s only 100 percent non-profit music festival brings an eclectic assortment of artists to Phoenix Friday, March 3-Sunday, March 5. Other artists this year include Gov’t Mule, Lettuce, DJ Mustard, Emancipator Ensemble, Bob Moses, Railroad Earth, the Record Company, SunSquabi, Hayley Kiyoko, Turkuaz, Whiskey Myers and Treezus. Arizona music is well…

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Sweetlife Festival 2014 Lineup Announced

Sweetlife, a music and food festival put on by the restaurant Sweetgreen, released their lineup today for the upcoming 2014 festival! Musical acts include Lana Del Rey, Foster the People, Bastille, Fitz and The Tantrums, 2 Chains, Capital Cities and more. The festival will take place on May 10 at the Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, MD. Tickets range from $75-$100 and can be purchased starting on Feb. 12. For more information on the festival and to buy concert tickets, visit the Sweetlife website here. Also, make sure to purchse…

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ALBUM REVIEW: Pompeya ‘Tropical’

Looks like Russia being stuck in the 80’s has finally paid off. Introducing Tropical the new album from Pompeya. Saturday Night Fever meets Mogli. Jungle fever meets glam. The songs vary as does the mood, but the album does possess a comfortable and mellow feel, perfect for vibing. The music is a juxtaposition of funk, indie, and disco, and at times reminiscent of ’70s African Jazz legend Fela Kuti’s style. “Wait” is a great throwback to the disco era via breathy ABBA-like backup vocals. “Power” is an instant anthem, empowering…

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Vampire Weekend “Diane Young” Music Video

Vampire Weekend have released a new music video for “Diane Young.” A teaser clip previously released from the band caused controversy for burning two 900-series Saab automobiles. Frontman Ezra Koenig took the criticism to heart as he said “Hopefully people believe me when I say that our record label was trying to purchase the cheapest, oldest cars possible… From what I understand those old ones actually had a lot of electrical problems.” The last supper themed video features cameos by Sky Ferreira, Dirty Projector’s Dave Longstreth, Chromeo, Santigold, and more. You can…

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