The Bamboozle Music Festival May 18-20, Asbury Park, New Jersey

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I still stand by my claim that 2012 will be the best summer for music festivals, ever! To add to the list I have written about and compiled, here’s another fantastic lineup, you’re not going to want to miss. It’s The Bamboozle Festival, in Asbury Park, New Jersey, this May 18-20.

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The 3-day festival will be beachfront, with 7 total stages. According to, “The Bamboozle Festival is an artist development resource that has launched the careers of so many of today’s top national recording artists and celebrities, while providing incredible entertainment to over 1 million fans over the past 9 years.” Sounds damn impressive to me, just wish I was closer to the east coast… any offers? ha.

Last Year

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Pitchfork Music Festival 2012, Great Lineup

Another amazing festival that you shouldn’t miss, even if it is in Chicago. Pitchfork Music Festival has announced their lineup for their summer extravaganza July 13-15, at Union Park, Chicago, IL.

Last Year

Vampire Weekend
Godspeed You! Black Emperor
Hot Chip
Sleigh Bells
Dirty Projectors
Flying Lotus
A$AP Rocky
the Field
Danny Brown
Clams Casino
the Olivia Tremor Control
Kendrick Lamar
Purity Ring
The Men
Cloud Nothings
Tim Hecker
Schoolboy Q
the Atlas Moth
Willis Earl Beal
Beach House
Wild Flag
Real Estate
Atlas Sound
Big K.R.I.T.
Nicolas Jaar
Cults, Chavez
Ty Segall
Oneohtrix Point Never
Youth Lagoon
Thee Oh Sees
King Krule
Lotus Plaza
Dirty Beaches
Lower Dens
Milk Music
the Psychic Paramount
Unknown Mortal Orchestra
Outer Minds
A Lull

See, what a damn good lineup!
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Will our children ever get to see a live performance?
Or are we doomed for holograms from here on out?!!?

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As if the lineup for Lollapalooza wasn’t good enough, San Francisco’s Outside Lands lineup is absolutely, ridiculously, amazingly, historically, one of the best lineups EVER in the history of man (ok, maybe Woodstock, could top it)!!!

Some many different genres, so many huge names, so many bands that are quickly rising, I feel a panic attack coming on. From Foo Fighters, to Stevie Wonder, to Metallica, to Neil Young, to Beck, to Jack White, to Alabama Shakes, to Fun, to Big Boi… and on and on… This year, Outside Lands will be held August 10-12. Check out the complete lineup below… and get pumped!

Last year at Outside Lands

Next tier of tickets goes on sale this Thursday, April 19, @12 PST, 3-day pass $195.

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Rock And Roll Hall of Fame Induction Tomorrow- Guns N’ Roses, Red Hot Chili Pepper, Beastie Boys, and many mores

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This weekend, The Rock And Roll Hall of Fame, will add a list of deserving artists, early influences, and sidemen, to their archive of extraordinary legends. It’s crazy to think that it’s time to induct such bands we grew up with, such as The Beastie Boys, Red Hot Chili Peppers, and Guns N’ Roses. Am I getting old, or are have all of these artists just contributed so much success and influence to the industry that it’s about time they’re recognized and rewarded for their accomplishments… Check out all of the inductees to The Rock And Roll Hall of Fame for 2012
Guns N’ Roses
Red Hot Chili Peppers
Laura Nyro
The Small Faces/Faces
Beastie Boys
The Crickets
The Famous Flames
The Midnighters
The Comets
The Blue Caps
The Miracles
Early Influence:
Freddie King
Don Kirshner
Cosimo Matassa
Tom Dowd
Glyn Johns

Watch the induction ceremony on HBO May 5.
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Watch out for Jonathan and Charlotte

I usually wouldn’t watch or post something from this commercially annoying show, but once in a while there are just talents that cannot be ignored. I do love it when Simon Cowell is smacked across the face with astonishment, and that rarely happens, so take a look at this video and let me know if you’re not blown away…
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