Los Angeles' largest music event, HARD Summer Music Festival, is coming back bigger than ever for its 7th year on August 2nd and 3rd. Last year's HARD Summer, which took place at the Los Angeles State Historic Park, saw over 70,000 fans come out to see the cream of the electronic and hip-hop music crop perform, including Bassnectar, Baauer, Empire of the Sun, Knife Party, 2 Chainz, Zedd, Duck Sauce, and Justice.
The brother/best-friend trio from New York is starting the weekend the right way with a big Friday night show at Pacha. Whether it's one of their amazing original releases, like 'Overtime' and 'Take Me Home,' or any of the incredible remixes they've done for big names like Bruno Mars, Hardwell, and Krewella, if you've heard anything from Cash Cash, you know that seeing them perform will be money well spent. General admission tickets start at $25, but if you RSVP ahead of time, entry is free until 12 A.M. Doors open at 10 P.M. for ladies 19 and older, guys 21+.
Steve Aoki is no stranger to making remixes, and Empire Of The Sun has had their songs remixed by so many artists by now they probably cant even keep track. "Celebrate", off of EOTS's Ice On The Dune gets caked up by Steve Aoki this time. Take a listen to it below and let us know what you think!
Empire of the Sun's "Alive" has been all over the electronic music scene this summer as its remixes by Matt Zo, Zedd, David Guetta have been getting crazy play. Their other hit song off of Ice On The Dune, "DNA” is now also recieving a bunch of remixes from the likes of Calvin Harris, The Aston Shuffle, Yuskek and more.
As 2012 approaches its end, some of us may be anticipating what 2013 may bring but first, we shall celebrate big on December 31! While you're remembering the best moments you had in 2012, forgetting about mishaps and looking ahead, add these funky tracks to your NYE playlist to get you in the party mood and don't forget to check out all the hottest parties throughout NYC here!
Part amusement park, part street fair, and boasting some of indie's biggest acts, the Treasure Island Music Festival will bring all kinds of culture to San Francisco on October 15 and 16. Get your sunblock ready and brush up on your sewing skills, this isn't your ordinary concert.
Headlining the musical portion of the festival on Saturday night will be visual pop artist Empire of the Sun, whose glam aesthetics will fit the eccentric festival like a sparkly glove. Joining Empire on the 15th will be Death from Above 1979, Chromeo, and Dizzie Rascal. Indie-pop veterans Death Cab for Cutie will headline Sunday night, likely playing a wide variety of their massive catalog of quirky, honest gems. Other notables for the final night include The Hold Steady and Explosions in the Sky.
Coming to Columbia, Maryland on September 10, Virgin Mobile presents the annual FreeFest rock festival, held at the Merriweather Post Pavilion. In 2009, organizers made the event free to attend, however, tickets were made available for those who were unable to secure the free spots. This year, interested attendees must "like" Virgin Mobile Life on Facebook before they are eligible to receive free tickets, which will be available on Friday, July 15th at 10:00 AM EDT.
We're not sure what it was that made Governor's Ball so exciting.
Possible guesses: It may have been the culture of electronica: candy-colored strobe lights refracting kaleidoscopic visuals and accompanying states of mind. Add to that the anatomy of a festival: braless, shoeless, the assumption of lawless--people hatching out of their own skin. Personalize that to the unexpected picturesque weather on Saturday (despite the stormy forecast, the day was clear enough to admire the orange-balloon necklace dancing in the clouds), with spires from a cast away land in the distance - just far enough from the city to forget, just close enough to remember. It was likely a sum of the above, plus the festival lineup, that forced the painted, flowered, feathered, and unencumbered off their feet June 18th, for twelve starbursting hours of Governor's Ball 2011.