Apple Cart 2012 // The 405 Preview
What are you doing this weekend? How about hopping on The Apple Cart and trundling along to Victoria Park to hang out with musicians, comedians, magicians, foodies, hipsters and some possibly nudie ladies (burlesque and cabaret, nothing seedy…).
The Apple Cart returns for its second year with the likes of Adam Ant, Noah & the Whale, Billy Bragg, Sean Lock and Josie Long appearing to generate music and laughter, as well as a host of artistic showcases, cabaret, magic, food and kiddie entertainment for the family types. P>
If you’re heading down, make sure to move away from the magic tent, fete games and hog roast to check out the following bands:
Francois & the Atlas Mountains
Recently signed to Domino, this French trio make compulsive, choppy indie pop with alluring melodies that will drift through a sunny field like a smile- inducing fog.
Josh T Pearson
After his ridiculously acclaimed last solo album, Mr T Pearson has been hailed as a modern folk genius and will be bringing his sublime beard and stark ballads to Apple Cart.
Jamie N Commons
Another single initial and another folksy, brooding singer songwriter, but Jamie N Commons has decided to go for something far more bluesy. Stomping, stamping grit masks forlorn musical malady with aplomb.
Lianne La Havas
Thank god modern soul has found its cool factor with the likes of Lianne la Havas, a silken voiced songstress who slides through jazzy numbers with a calm, collected cool that enchants and infects.
Most importantly, make sure you don’t take one step away from the stage when legendary new-wave, synth-indie act Scritti Politti appear. Lead by the enigmatically intelligent Green Gartside, their genre-hopping musical catalogue should have feet moving and sunrays beaming.
What are you doing this bank holiday Sunday? What does one do on a bank holiday, besides the obvious and celebrate a day off for the banks? Well, cancel your day of celebration this Sunday, and make your way down/up/across to Bristol for Simple Things festival. [read more]
Pitchfork Music Festival is set to touch down again next weekend in Union Park in Chicago, Illinois. The always stellar lineup features some of our favorites of the year so far, so we’re quite excited to be sending our writers to cover it. [read more]
Happy Sunday morning internet! We have a lovely little playlist for you this week, nothing massive, just something to soundtrack coffee and whatever you like to do on the final day of the week. It features tracks from Zun Zun Egui, Starfucker, Air France and a lot more. [read more]
Today is a very good day as we're able to bring you the exclusive unveiling of the Live At Leeds stage times for 2012! Now the real pain starts...do you go see Marina and the Diamonds, or Los Campesinos!? Niki & the Dove or Weird Dreams? Hey Sholay or Jess Mills? Friends or Charli XCX? These are all tough questions to answer, but hopefully having the schedule a full 3 weeks ahead of the event will enable you to create a perfect plan of action. [read more]