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Orion Music + More Festival Day 1 Review

June 27, 2012 The Audio Perv 0

By Michel Dussack

This past weekend, Orion Music + More (Metallica’s curated music festival) took over Atlantic City’s Bader Field for two days of (mostly) heavy music, skateboarding, surfing, car shows, films, and even some horror (Kirk Hammett’s personal collection of horror memorabilia, that is). The festival seemed to be a great success, and during the two days there, I heard only positive things from the attendees. Even during the most brutal of pits that broke out, fans were eager …

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The Black Keys and Arctic Monkeys 3/12 NYC MSG Review, Playing MSG Again Tonight

March 22, 2012 drainu182 0

By Michel Dussack

When The Black Keys announced they would be headlining arenas for their tour in support of ‘El Camino’, there was a significant amount of backlash from the music community who insisted the band “wasn’t ready” or “big enough” to be playing such large venues. And then something happened that silenced every critic. They sold out their Madison Square Garden show in 15 minutes. So they put another show on sale for Madison Square Garden, and that one …

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Metallica Announce Orion Music + More Festival For June 23-24 in Atlantic City, NJ

February 7, 2012 drainu182 0


Metallica has just announced the first ever Orion Music + More festival set for June 23rd and 24th at Bader Field in Atlantic City, NJ. The festival is being co-presented with C3 Presents. The festival will feature music, art and more. Metallica will headline both nights of Orion Music + More and play “The Black Album” in its entirety one night Ride The Lightning in its entirety the other. This will be the only time the band will perform these …

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LOLLAPALOOZA CHILE & LOLLAPALOOZA BRAZIL Announce Line-Up For 2012 Festivals

November 21, 2011 drainu182 0

Born 20 years ago out of punk rock will and unbridled passion, Lollapalooza—founded by Perry Farrell, festival visionary and lead singer of Jane’s Addiction–has rocked through the parks, amphitheaters and fairgrounds of North America before becoming an acclaimed destination festival in Chicago every summer, leaving countless memorable musical moments in its wake. Next year, the festival will once again touch down in South America with the second edition of Lollapalooza Chile in O’Higgins Park in Santiago, March

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TV On The Radio, Arctic Monkeys, Panda Bear and Warpaint Bring Summer To A Close At The Hollywood Bowl (Review)

September 28, 2011 drainu182 0

Written By Ace Ubas, Photos by Greg Grudt/Mathew Imaging

The first weekend of the fall season meant that the Hollywood Bowl’s summer concert series was coming to a close. Fortunately, the L.A. Philharmonic made sure they capped off their series by spotlighting five indie acts to play in a not-so-indie venue. At first glance, the festival-esque lineup of Smith Westerns, Warpaint, Panda Bear, and co-headliners Arctic Monkeys and TV on the Radio would all seem to …

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Lollapalooza 2011 Day 3 Review

August 16, 2011 drainu182 0

For our final day of coverage of Lollapalooza, our writer Michael Zonenashvili would have to make the most difficult decision of the weekend: Foo Fighters or Deadmau5? Find out which he chose below. (Photos courtesy of Lollapalooza Flickr page)


The Joy Formidable:

The Joy Formidable by Matt Ellis

The best set that could possibly happen so early in the morning. The UK’s Joy Formidable could play the extended outro of “Whirring” as an entire set and I’d be more than fine with it. What …