The tasty sweetlife 2014 lineup is finally here! Who are you freaking out over?
SHOW STYLE: Sweetlife Festival @ Merriweather
Apparently this fine lineup had the DMV bringing their style A-game. Take a look through and see some of our favorite stylish passersby.
NEW TRACKS: Yeah Yeah Yeahs — ‘Under the Earth’
The blazing return of New York-based art-rockers, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, is looming closer and closer on the horizon. “Under the Earth,” the latest single from the upcoming EP, Mosquito (coming out on April 16), is a colorful kaleidoscope of reverb and shouted lyrics that echo endlessly through the track. Lead singer Karen O’s thick, honey-doused vocals sweeten the song, hissing, shouting, and snarling her way through lyrics like “Milk you for what you’re worth/and call it murder.”
The beat hits more on the band’s electro side, foraying into swirling synths, fuzzed out guitar strums, and spiraling strings sections. It’s a welcome sound, that seemingly builds on the soundscape created from 2011’s It’s Blitz, but also taps into the inaugural YYYs sound of 2003 — unrelenting indie rock that is never scared to get weird.
Stream the track via The New York Times.
Performing live at Sweetlife Festival on May 11th at Merriwaether Post Pavilion
- Yohana Desta
VOTD: MS MR - ‘Fantasy’
It seems just fifteen minutes ago I was talking about Ms Mr’s Tumblr roll and now they’re on Columbia Records. You know who else just got signed to Columbia Records? Daft Punk. Did you see Ms Mr when they preformed at the Gibson Guitar Showroom last summer? They stole the show from Alex Winston. Did you see them open for Marina and the Diamonds? How about Grouplove? All three of those 9:30 Club shows were Sold Out. It’s no surprise that their song “Bones” turned up in a preview for the season three of Game of Thrones.
The video for “Fantasy”, the first single off their major label debut, Secondhand Rapture, has all the high production flare that comes with being on a major record label. Their tumbles are now concise dark pop anthems with a specific vision. If there is glitter spewing out of the mouths of cheerleaders in their new video, what’s going to happen on this festival stage?
NEW TRACKS: Phoenix - ‘Entertainment’
If you’re one of the many people who agree it’s been far too long since 2009’s gigantic Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix, take a deep breath and rejoice! The Frenchmen pick right back up with “Entertainment,” the first single off of Bankrupt!, due out on April 22. The synth-driven tune, which combines both alternative and pop appeal brilliantly, is just begging to be bounced around to! It’s the type of song that seems like it’ll translate pretty amazingly on all types of stages, from a small club to a huge arena. Another place it’ll translate well?Their upcoming appearance at the Sweetlife Festival, alongside such crazy-good acts as Yeah Yeah Yeahs and Gary Clark Jr., at Merriweather Post Pavilion on May 11th! Grab your ticket today!
WE LOVE OUR PARTNERS: Holiday Raffle 2012!
After 29 days, 27 9:30 Club shows, and countless donations, our annual Rockin’ Raffle is in it’s final two days! This year’s Rockin’ Raffle has been a HUGE success, and we couldn’t have done it with our wonderful partners who donated to the weekly prize packs! That’s right, this week’s Partner Feature is not one, not two, but NINE of our amazing, glorious, fab-tastic partners who donated to the 2012 Rockin’ Raffle. The partners include: Zipcar, Masa 14, Chix, Sweetgreen, Palace5/Federal, Cava Mezze, Dangerously Delicious Pies, Balance Gym, and Kind. The Raffle would not have been a success without their generous donations of giftcards, memberships, and freaking-sweet goodies to lucky weekly winners who donated food and clothes to our Food Drive.
Miss the past 29 days of the Raffle? Well one, where have you been?! But two, don’t stress it. You still have two more days to donate! The grand prize winner will be picked at our New Years Eve show—so, what are you waiting for?! Stop by the Box Office or our table set up at the next 9:30 Club show to drop off your donations of food, canned goods, or $$$. And while you’re at it, pick up a ZipCar, and zip your way to Masa 14 for brunch, Chix for lunch, Sweetgreen for some fro-yo on the go, Palace5/Federal for last minute holiday shopping, Cava Mezze for dinner, and then Dangerously Delicious Pies for dessert. #BESTDAYEVER. Need to lose all those extra holiday lbs? Great, that’s what Balance Gym and healthy Kind bars are for #winning
For more information on the Rockin’ Raffle, visit 930.com. And for more information on these sweet, sweet partners, check out their websites!