It looks like Kanrocksas did indeed score a few of Lolla's headliners. The newly formed Kansas City, Kansas, festival snagged Eminem and Muse.
Other bands playing both festivals include A Perfect Circle, Kid Cudi, Flogging Molly, Arctic Monkeys and, well, every other band announced yesterday except the Flaming Lips (pretty sweet), the Black Keys (hell yeah), D12 (nothing wrong there) and Jack's Mannequin (taking one for the collective festivalgoer team).
The Chicago, Illinois, festival will go down August 5-7 in Grant Park, and tickets are running $215. While Kanrocksas tickets are right on the Chicago festival's heels at $179 (or $159, if you get them during the pre-sale), Lolla's price tag doesn't include camping or parking, which can't be cheap in downtown Chicago. Here's the rest of the lineup.
Everyone's been a-buzz about the Kanrocksas Music Festival since it shuffled into the spotlight sometime last week. Now, we've got the official lineup in hand. First things first: The festival will be held at the speedway in KCK, on August 5 and 6 (days after the Pitch Music Showcase). Pre-leaked headliners included Muse, and rumors included Eminem; and, as it turns out, both will be headlining the Fest.
Other acts: The Black Keys, A Perfect Circle, the Flaming Lips, Kid Cudi, D12, Girl Talk, Primus, Flogging Molly, Jack's Mannequin, Arctic Monkeys, Fitz and the Tantrums, and Tinie Tempah.
At the press conference, the organizers said there were more to be announced.
Pre-sale tickets are available tomorrow, for $159. The price jumps to $179 after April 30.
More details after the jump.
ThePhantom* (Kemet Coleman), local rapper, producer and Kansas City advocate, recently announced that his new album, The Fountain of Youth, will be released on July 12. The album will feature Dutch Newman, Ces Cru, Atilla, Headfella, Approach, and more. The album's art was designed by Daniel "Lucid" Bartle, Kansas City muralist and artist.
ThePhantom*'s press release stated that the album "promises to solidify Kansas City's position as the leader in genre blending hip-hop. Think Lupe Fiasco, Deadmau5 and NERD all combined in one."
That certainly piques my curiosity, for one.
ThePhantom* has started a marketing campaign called "Phantom Phriday" in promotion of the upcoming release. The artist will release a free song on his Facebook band page every Friday until the album is released.
Yeah, yeah, we've talked about Record Store Day a ton. Don't worry. We'll stop after our recap next week.
A quick update from Love Garden Sounds about the RSD exclusives the store will have:
"If you want to know which releases we will have in stock on Saturday, sign up for the store email list, cos we'll send out a FULL RSD STOCK LIST late Friday the 15th or super-early on Saturday the 16th. Feel free to post here, but that list will be the definitive answerer of all questions. Hit http://lovegardensounds.com/ (click here) to sign up for the email list, if you haven't already."
UPDATE: Friday, April 8, at 6 a.m.: Pre-sale tickets for 2011's Buzz Under the Stars are already sold-out. (Damn, son!) Snag your tickets for the event this morning, when they go on sale at 10 a.m. sharp. They'll run you $35, and they're on sale either on Ticketmaster (click here for a link) or in person at the Midland box office. For more information on the band line-up, click here. To get your tickets before other Mumford and Sons-crazed Kansas Citians snap them up, click here.
Radio station 96.5 the Buzz has announced its 2011 Buzz Under the Stars line-up, which includes one hefty act that played a packed RecordBar last year: Mumford and Sons. Of course, Buzz mainstay Cake will be there, too, along with Nathaniel Rateliff and Matthew and the Atlas. The date is Friday, June 3, and tickets go on sale this Friday at 10 a.m. Pre-sale tickets are $25, starting on Wednesday for Buzz Freeloaders. (Click here to sign up.)
Cody Wyoming -- the man behind the killer tribute to the Rolling Stones' Exile on Main Street a few months ago -- is at it again, with a full, theatrical local production of Pink Floyd the Wall. It's a straight-up version of the film, starring Brodie Rush of Be/Non as Pink, and featuring Cody Wyoming, Chris Meck, Mark Lowrey, Erik Voeks and Kent Burnham. Other stars include Kimberely Queen, David Wayne Reed, Corrie Van Ausdal, Dana Joel Nicholson and Meredith Wolfe, and many more.
The show will run the last weekend of April and the first weekend of May, with a total of nine shows. We'll get you more as we hear it.
UPDATE, Wednesday, April 6, at 10:09 a.m.: Tickets for Ke$ha go on sale on Saturday, April 9, at 10 a.m. They'll run you $35 to $49.50. Click here to grab them on Saturday morning.
Whoa! It seems like just five minutes ago that I was drunk and raving about the Ke$ha show on this blog. The pop tart is stopping by Starlight again in September, with LMFAO and Spank Rock. Time to rage, Kansas City.
UPDATE, April 1, 2011: Tickets are on pre-sale now -- unless you want to shell out $524.00 for the 'Hospitality Package,' that is. The password for the pre-sale is SMOOTH. Click here to get tickets.
Sade -- helmed by sexy lady Sade Adu -- will hit up the arena with John Legend on July 26. It's the U.K. band's first tour in a decade.
Here's some breaking news to spice up your afternoon: The May 28 double bill from radio pop-star Bruno Mars and local hero Janelle Monae -- originally set for the Uptown -- is moving to the Independence Events Center.
Rockfest is back strong this year. We've got the 2011 lineup for the one-day festival, which goes down on Saturday, May 14, at Liberty Memorial. Here's the lineup:
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