Electric Forest Starts Unveiling 2018 Lineup With Crazy Puzzles At Pop-Up Concert

first_imgElectric Forest has become one of the most innovative music festivals of our time. In the past, the festival has announced its highly anticipated lineup in non-traditional formats, like in 2016, when they mailed out envelopes with names of artists to select fans and let social media do the rest. After expanding to two weekends last year (which demanded a more traditional announcement), Electric Forest is back with another unorthodox lineup announcement for 2018.Electric Forest’s New ‘Wish Machine’ Can Grant Your Festival “Wish” In Exchange For Charity WorkAs detailed by a Reddit thread, on Sunday night, Ann Arbor, Michigan’s Club Necto hosted a special pop-up event put on by the Electric Forest folks, which culminated in a performance by Space Jesus. Electric Forest used the event as a means to begin revealing the artists on its 2018 lineup, transforming the club into a puzzle room of sorts. As told by redditor /u/Supersighs, “Throughout the venue there [were] many posters were on the wall saying “Performer” is playing Electric Forest 2018. There was a special bar menu with clues to different acts playing. A little burlesque show that revealed some acts. There was a different number on each Men and Women bathroom mirror that if you called, had an artist saying they’re excited to be playing EF2018. The toilet paper had a word scramble all over it revealing an act. There was also a word search projected on the building also revealing some acts.”The folks over at Reddit have been keeping tabs on the artist revealed at last night’s pop-up show. Here’s their list of artists confirmed for Electric Forest 2018 (though keep your eyes peeled for more announcements, as there are still upwards of 100 artists left to be announced!):Everyone OrchestraSpag HeddyNonameXavier RuddRufus Du SolKarl Densons Tiny UniverseManic FocusChromeoHayden JamesSodownSunSquabiFruitionClozeeBoogie TLouis the ChildMisterwivesGryffinCookie MonstaG JonesBukuPenguin PrisonYookieEpromJody LitvackSpace Jesus[H/T YourEDM; Photo: Adam Straughn]last_img read more


Octave Cat, Featuring Lotus & Dopapod Members, Hits Kentucky [Photos]

first_imgPhoto: Daniel Ojeda Load remaining images With Dopapod on hiatus and Lotus on a small break, dance-party side project Octave Cat was able to bring their music to Covington, Kentucky’s Octave bar on Thursday. The band seemed thrilled to be the house band for the night, seeing as they hold an almost identical name to the venue. To make it even more special, the unassuming venue was celebrating its one year anniversary, so Octave Cat made sure everyone in the audience could celebrate proper.Eli Winderman, Wurlitzer and Moog operator for Octave Cat, was the shining star of the night. It was his responsibility to provide the melody as Jesse Miller played bass and Charlie Patierno laid down the beats on drums. It was an interesting dynamic, and the latter two musicians always looked to the former to see where the music would take them. Because of this, there were multiple Dopapod teases throughout the night. But that’s not to say that they weren’t playing their own material.Their self-titled album, released one year ago, was featured prominently in the set list. “Limber Up” smoothly segueing into “Spar,” much like on the album, was a highlight of the show, and “Tit Tat” seemed even slinkier live. Their newest single, “Precarious”, which was only released two weeks ago, was also played. The group also laid out a surprising and spot-on instrumental cover of Nirvana’s “Lithium”. The night ended with “Metropolis”, and all was well in Octave.As quickly as Octave Cat began its seven-stint tour, it’s now ending. With only two more nights in Kalamazoo and Chicago, Octave Cat will disappear back into the jam band side-project black hole, at least for now. Hopefully, they can continue to find time to play as a group because they know how to bring a great dance party.Setlist: Octave Cat | Octave | Covington, KY | 3/29/2018Set: Ex Pat, Zero Sum Game, Precarious, Tit Tat, Coins, Fever Subsides, Lithium, Limber Up -> Spar, Darius, 140, Maria, Improv -> Alakazam, Intl Klein, MetropolisPhotos: Octave Cat | Octave | Covington, KY | 3/29/2018 | Credit: Daniel Ojedacenter_img Photo: Daniel Ojedalast_img read more


Tank And The Bangas Release New Hip-Hop-Infused Single “Nice Things” [Listen]

first_imgNew Orleans five-piece Tank and The Bangas are gearing up to release their sophomore studio album, Green Balloon, due out on Friday, May 3rd via Verve Forecast Records.Brought to fame as the unanimous winners of NPR’s Tiny Desk contest in 2017, Tank and The Bangas have been all aboard a wild ride since the band jumped on the map. Following up the band’s debut LP, 2013’s Think Tank, in April 2018, Tank and The Bangas released “Smoke.Netflix.Chill“, their first release via a major label (Verve Forecast). Led by vocalist and songwriter Tarriona “Tank” Ball, the group continues to evolve in more ways than just music, as Tank continues to grow and develop as a performer and writer.Well-respected producers including Jack Splash, Mark Batson, Zaytoven, Louie Lastic, and Robert Glasper (who also features on three tracks) were all tapped to help create the 17-track LP.Tarriona “Tank” Ball shared her thoughts on the new LP. She explains,‘Green Balloon’ is a sister to ‘Think Tank’. ‘Think Tank’ was 12, and ‘Green Balloon’ is 16 and having sex. She’s out there.Ahead of Green Balloon‘s May 3rd release, Tank and The Bangas have shared a catchy new hip-hop-infused tune, “Nice Things”, which you can listen to below:Tank and The Bangas – “Nice Things”[Video: TankandtheBangas]Head here to pre-order Tank and The Bangas’ Green Balloon LP.For ticketing and a full list of the band’s upcoming tour dates in support of their forthcoming record, head to Tank and The Bangas’ website.Green Balloon Tracklist:01. Colors Introduction02. Spaceships03. Dope Girl Magic04. Ants05. Hot Air Balloons (feat. Alex Isley)06. Forgetfulness07. Get Up Interlude (feat. Robert Glasper)08. Too High Prelude09. I Don’t Get High10. Happy Town (feat. Pell)11. Nice Things12. Smoke.Netflix.Chill.13. Floating Interlude14. Mr. Lion15. In London Interlude (feat. Robert Glasper)16. Lazy Daze (feat. Robert Glasper)17. Colors ChangeView Tracklistlast_img read more