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Lollapalooza Day 3: Foo Fighters Play to Mud People; Best Coast, The Cars and Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. Evade the Rain

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Dripping from the torrential rain that plagued Sunday in Chicago, a white-eyed Dave Grohl confided to a sea of mud people, “You know what I like? A rock and roll band that actually gets up on stage and plays their fucking instruments,” before cuing a machine-gun “Monkey Wrench” march from Taylor Hawkins and throating that line about innocence, permanently etched into our early 90s conscious.

9 Aug 2011 | More

Escape to New York Festival Announces Main Acts, from Patti Smith to The Psychedelic Furs

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Escape to New York Festival, the first annual art, music and interactive performance weekend taking place August 5th through 7th near Southampton, NY, and created by the founder of the UK’s Secret Garden Party, has announced their Friday and Saturday line-ups, a hefty blend of timeless musicians and summery greats.

11 May 2011 | More

Best Coast + OMG Kitties = New Video

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Those of us who are passionately and borderline ridiculously feline-inclined with a hankering for sun-soaked California-bred indie pop found a new crush last year in Best Coast’s Bethany Cosentino. And at the risk of turning herself into a meme (too late?) Cosentino and the BC hang have premiered their latest video “Crazy For You,”…

19 Jan 2011 | 1 comment | More

Carrie’s Top 10s for 2010 – Mumford & Sons, The Dead Weather, Spiritualized, Lady Gaga

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This list is what happens when you allow a critic who doesn’t vibe to MGMT, Vampire Weekend, Beach House and Salem near a keyboard and dusty headphones. Admittedly, I am behind on (or completely opposed to) some trends like the proliference of opium den electro and twinkly indie…

21 Dec 2010 | More

Best Coast Premieres ‘Boyfriend’ Video, Extends Tour

Prepare to swoon all over again for Southern California duo Best Coast. They have just premiered the video for new single “Boyfriend” on MTV, and as with their penchant for cute (Snacks the cat!) and hazy (smoking!) fun, the Taylor Cohen-directed video captures the scene at a Quinceañera…

18 Oct 2010 | More

Best Coast – ‘Crazy For You’

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Relentlessly delicious, the debut effort from California’s Best Coast is the ultimate elixir for what ails your warm-weather soul. Breezy, gritty and alive with endless sunkissed charm, Crazy For You is a perfectly distilled lo-fi nugget of heartsick boredom and Los Angeles in the late afternoon.

28 Jul 2010 | 3 comments | More

Best Coast Extends Tour, Debut Album Out Today

Riding high and rocking steady on a tidal wave of epic praise for their debut album Crazy For You, Best Coast has added several dates to their upcoming tour of North America.

27 Jul 2010 | More

Best Coast to go Bi-Coastal with Tour and Album Pre-Order

Summer love is in the air. California-based Best Coast will kick off their upcoming headlining national tour this week in Toronto, supporting their debut, Crazy For You. Bethany Cosentino and Bobb Bruno, aka Best Coast, will release their 12-track album of romantic, fuzzed-out tunes on July 27th.

17 Jun 2010 | More

Pitchfork Music Festival Confirms Final Additions to Line-up

The lineup for the 2010 Pitchfork Music Festival has now been finalized with the addition of buzzworthy acts Major Lazer, Wolf Parade, Beach House and Neon Indian, and Big Boi of Outkast fame.

9 Apr 2010 | More

Lineup Announced for Raleigh’s Hopscotch Festival

The Independent Weekly has just confirmed the first Hopscotch Festival, set to take place in downtown Raleigh, NC, from September 9-11. Broken Social Scene, Panda Bear and Public Enemy are set to headline the fest that is boasting 120 bands across 10 venues.

31 Mar 2010 | 1 comment | More