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Top 20 player tirades

Recently, Richard Sherman of the Super bowl champion Seattle Seahawks went off about the San Francisco 49er’s Michael Crabtree in a post NFC championship game rant. In our last blog post I took a look back at some of the best coaching rants, so why don’t we take a look at the 20 best player fights and rants? Some are profanity laced ramblings or innocent rants about practice, others are some of the most infamous and outrageous fights, and will leave you speechless….Here they are in no particular order, my favorite has to be Allen Iverson practice rant, since I am a 76ers fan!

20.) Richard Sherman rants after the Seahawks NFC Championship victory against the San Francisco 49ers

19.) On May 7th 2002 then Philadelphia 76ers superstar Allen Iverson says practice at least 20 times in his now infamous rant when questioned by Philadelphia reporters about not going to, PRACTICE!

18.) Don’t call former St. Louis Ram Jim Everett Chris too many times, just don’t…In 1994, Jim Everett was on Jim Rome’s popular Talk2 show on ESPN. Rome thought it would be funny to call Jim Everett Chris multiple times, but each time he says it, Chris Everett, I mean Jim Everett keeps getting angrier and angrier, until all hell breaks loose.

17.) The infamous “You cannot be serious” John McEnroe tennis line judge outburst in the middle of a match.

16.) One of the greatest second baseman of all time, Roberto Alomar spat on umpire John Hirschbeck on September 27th 1996 after a called third strike.  Then a Baltimore Oriole, Alomar, who was always a fan favorite turned to a villain that season.  He also added insult to injury by claiming that Hirschbeck got fired up, not because of Alomar’s spit, but because Hirschbeck’s son passed away and another one of his son’s had a terminal illness. I was unable to find a video of the actual spit, so here is a image


15.) After a big New York Jets victory over the New England Patriots in January of 2011, Bart Scott blasts announcers and anyone else he can think of for not respecting the Jets.


14.) Kellen Winslow is a soldier at war on the football field in a post game interview after a game at Miami University.


13.) Serena Williams threatens a line judge in another infamous tennis meltdown


12.) Mike Tyson claims to want to eat Lennox Lewis’s children, in this famous rant after a boxing match.

11.) Tiger Woods loses his cool at the 2012 masters. Not the worst temper tantrum, but one of the only ones you will ever see out of one of the greatest golfers who has ever played the game.


10.) After a loss, former QB of the San Diego Chargers, Ryan Leaf, loses his cool at a reporter in the locker room

8.) Derek Anderson was caught smiling and joking on the Cardinals sideline, while his team was getting beat badly by the San Francisco 49ers…in a post game press conference Anderson explodes on a reporter about it.

7.) Former and Infamous Chicago Bull and Detroit Piston Dennis Rodman kicks a cameraman out of frustration

 

6.) In one of the most outlandish videos you will ever see from the basketball court, a Desoto high school player beats up a ref after a foul call.

5.) Hall of fame Kansas City Royal George Brett loses it, after being accused of using too much pine tar on his bat. The famous Pine tar incident was started by then Yankees manager Billy Martin, who got the ump to reverse the homerun. Incidentally, the pine tar incident was one of the few baseball protests ever upheld.


4.) Los Angeles Dodger Carlos Perez vs. the water cooler

3.) Ron Hextall, then a Philadelphia Flyer, barrels out at the Montreal Candien’s Chris Chelios, in the 1989 NHL playoffs. Hextall had been waiting all series to get back at Chelios for blind siding Brian Propp in Game one.

2.) Randy Moss feels under appreciated in New England

 

1.) Starting as a shoving match between Ben Wallace and Ron Artest, the shoving escalates into a full on brawl with the Detroit Pistons fans. Coined “The Malice at the Palace”, this fight is one of the most outrageous professional sports fights ever caught on video…involving Indiana Pacer and Detroit Piston players, coaches and then fans.

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Top 20 Coaching tirades

With the NFL playoffs, NCAA college basketball and NBA in full swing, it’s always fun to take a look at some of the funniest coaching tirades. One of the other things that sparked my interest in tirades is the latest one, from Southern Illinois’ Barry Hinson.  Hinson blew up after his team lost several games and shot poorly. I ranked them in no particular order, but ranked coaches with more than one tirade higher. My favorite tirade has to be Lasorda’s rant about Kurt Bevacqua….In my next blog post, I’ll take a look at famous player tirades.

20.) Pat Knight, Bobby’s Son goes on a rant about how bad his players are at Lamar

 

19.) Michigan Wolverine’s Women’s basketball coach Kevin Borseth freaks out about
his team’s rebounding

 

18.) Jerry Burns – forgotten F’bombed laced rant from 1989 when he coached the Minnesota Vikings
NSFW

 

17.) Then coach of the San Francisco 49ers, Mike Singletary, goes on a rant about selfish players

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16.) Mike Gundy, Oklahoma State football coach is “a man, and he’s 40″!

 

15.) Dan Hawkins – Colorado Buffaloes Football coach goes on a rant about Division 1 football, saying some players should just play intramurals.

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14.)Famous Syracuse Orange coach, Jim Boeheim, explains how his team wouldn’t have won 10 games without Gerry Macnamara! NSFW

 

13.) Former Chicago Bears and New Orleans Saints coach Mike Ditka is pissed after his team falls to 2-7

 

12.) Jim Calhoun had a few outbreaks a the University of Connecticut, here they are.
Including one where Calhoun tells off a reporter who questions his high salary and another where
Calhoun freaks out when asked about Ryan Gomes.

 

11.) Then coach of the Boston Celtics, Rick Patino tells Boston fans that old legends like Larry Bird, Kevin Mchale and Robert Parish aren’t walking through the door anytime soon

 

10.) Latest Tirade with Southern Illinois coach Barry Hinson talking about how his wife could shoot better than 2 for 11.

 

9.) Lee Elia Tirade NSFW – Says the Chicago Cubs Bleacher bums don’t work and need jobs, NSFW…Elia later regretted the tirade, but it is a classic nonetheless.

 

8.) Hal Mcrae, then coach of the Kansas City Royals, goes nuts in the locker room at reporters questions about his managerial decision making..NSFW.

 

7.) Herm Edwards, as coach of the New York Jets, talking about how in sports, you play to win the game.

 

6.) Dennis Green, then coach of the Arizona Cardinals and his famous, “They are who we thought they were” tirade.

 

5.) John Chaney, then coach of the Temple Owls after a game against then coach of the UMass Minuteman telling John Calipari he will kill him.

 

4.) Earl Weaver, the famous coach of the Baltimore Orioles was kicked out of 91 games in his managerial career, some great highlights below.

Another Earl Weaver video below

 

3.) Tommy Lasorda, famous Los Angeles Dodgers coach, and Nutrisystem spokesperson had some legendary tirades with reporters and a rant about player Kurt Bevacqua…NSFW.

 

Lasorda argues about Reggie Jackson call.

Rant about News reporters NSFW

 

2.)Former Indianapolis Colts and New Orleans Saints coach Jim Mora “playoffs”, “coulda woulda shoulda”, and “diddly poo”
“Playoffs?!?”

 

Diddly Poo

 

“Coulda Woulda Shoulda”

 

1.) And no list would be complete without the famous tirades of Bobby Knight, the famous Indiana Hoosiers and Texas Tech Red Raiders college basketball coach top 10 Tirades of Bobby Knight

 

Bobby Knight’s infamous chair throwing

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Flyers Tickets Preview For Upcoming Homestand

The Philadelphia Flyers have now won three straight games, defeating Edmonton, Ottawa, and Pittsburgh all in succession. After starting 1-7-0 and dropping all the way to 4-10-1, they have now climbed out of the bottom of the Metropolitan and have fifteen points through eighteen games. None of the other Metropolitan teams have broken from the pack yet, so they trail first place by a mere seven points.

The goaltending has picked up significantly during this winning streak with Steve Mason giving up two goals against the Oilers and grabbing a shutout versus the Senators, while Ray Emery gave up only goal against the Penguins. Brayden Schenn scored the lone two goals for Philadelphia against Pittsburgh, but that was all that was needed as Emery made 30 saves to hold on to the win.

This Friday, the Flyers will travel to Winnipeg to finish up their three game road trip, before returning home next Tuesday for a three game home stand against the Ottawa Senators, Buffalo Sabres, and New York Islanders. Despite their recent improvement, Flyers tickets are still remarkably inexpensive with tickets beginning at only $15 for the Ottawa and Buffalo games. The matchup versus New York is a little bit higher with the get-in price at $40. For both Ottawa and Buffalo, the cheapest lower level seat is $55 while it’s $80 for the Islanders. If you’re looking to be as close to the action, you can sit just a row off the glass right now $150 for any of the three games.

A year or two ago these prices were at least double and sometimes triple the rates they are right now, so now is the time to grab your seats before prices increase! They also have some marquee matchups coming up in the month of December with Montreal and Washington visiting during the middle of the month, so ticket prices will surely rise. And if the team can keep playing as well as they have the last few games, the sky is the limit!

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E-A-G-L-E-S – Philadelphia Eagles ticket preview for the 2nd half of the season

Philadelphia Eagles Ticket Preview for the 2nd Half of the Season

Despite a frustrating 3-5 opening to the season, the Philadelphia Eagles sit just a game back of first place in the NFC East. After opening the season with a resounding victory over the Washington Redskins on Monday Night Football, Philly lost three straight (including two at Lincoln Financial Field) before righting the ship and beating the Giants and Buccaneers on the road. They sat at 3-3 with divisional rivals Dallas and New York coming to visit. Alas, the Eagles failed to score an offensive touchdown in either game and they now sit at 3-5 with an 0-4 home record.

Luckily, the Eagles will have two road games upcoming, before returning to the Link to face the Redskins. Eagles tickets for the November 17th matchup start at only $90 and lower level seating starts at only $157. Will that be the first home game that the Eagles can win this season? If not, they’ll have three more opportunities, with matchups against the Arizona Cardinals on December 1st, the Detroit Lions December 8th and the Chicago Bears December 22nd.

The cheapest tickets you’ll be able to find is for the Arizona game, starting as low as $60. The regular season home finale against the Bears starts at $90, the same as the game against the Redskins. Obviously the Bears are a much larger draw than the Cardinals, and with the Redskins a division rival, it makes sense that those two games would be a little pricier. The real value may be for the Detroit game. While the get-in price is $75, $15 more expensive than the Arizona game, you can find lower level seats for only $100. The game against the Lions could have major playoff ramifications so fans who pay a little extra could see a hugely important game.

The hope is Philadelphia can win either all or at least most of these final four home games, to give them a reasonable chance at the division title. 7-9 may be good enough to win it all, so make sure to head down to Lincoln Financial Field over the second half of the season and cheer on the Eagles!

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1-2-3-4-5 6ers…10 9 8 76ers!

Oh What a Night! Sixers knock off Heat in Home Opener, Will 76ers Ticket Prices Rise?

If this is how the Philadelphia 76ers’ season will continue, then we are in for a fun ride. The Sixers opened up the season with a resounding 114-110 victory over the defending champion Miami Heat. Rookie Michael Carter-Williams was the star of the show, scoring 22 points while adding 12 assists, 7 rebounds, and a whopping 9 steals. Evan Turner and Spencer Hawes both exceeded 20 points scored, dropping 26 and 24 respectively, and Tony Wroten added 14 points off the bench as the young Sixer team held off Miami for the upset.

The 76ers led to start the game 19-0 and then 26-4, before Miami narrowed the gap to two entering halftime. The 76ers were then trailing by nine entering the fourth quarter, but outscored the Heat 29-16 in the final 12 minutes to win by four.

A victory like this, as unexpected as it was, can certainly alter players’ and fans’ perception of the team. But will it result in higher prices for 76ers tickets? That’ll depend on how long the team can remain competitive. If they play like the hope opener, the 76ers will be a hot commodity all season long and Philadelphians will eagerly pay higher prices for tickets. But if pre-season expectations come to fruition, tickets will remain some of the most affordable NBA tickets all season long.

Either way, it’s fun to bask in the glory that is victory #1. The Heat dismantled the Chicago Bulls the night earlier, so this isn’t the case of a team beginning the season and trying to get the rust off the hinges. Miami was prepared to play and the 76ers were simply the better team. It may be a bit too much to expect close to a quadruple-double every night from Mr. Michael Carter-Williams, but if he can average even half of those figures over the course of the season, it will be a productive year for the Syracuse product.
The 76ers are home for five of their first six games so make sure to schedule a visit to the Wells Fargo Center and check out the 2013-14 Philadelphia 76ers!

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Quick glance at five popular college football games/tickets coming up this season!

A quick glance at five games that are always among our most popular college football tickets:
This series will come to a close after the 2014 meeting between the longtime rivals. Notre Dame’s move to an ACC-heavy schedule left the Wolverines as the odd guys out. It ticked off Michigan coach Brady Hoke, who told a group of boosters that the Irish were “chickening-out.”
It only adds intrigue to this seasons’ meeting in Week 2 in Ann Arbor. The Wolverines have won three of four, but were unable to complete a miracle comeback in South Bend last season. Notre Dame held on for a 13-6 win, jump-starting their run to the national championship game.
This Big Ten rivalry is sneaky popular. Tickets for every meeting between the Badgers and Buckeyes always generate a ton of sales. And we expect the same this season, when these two square off in Columbus in late September.
Ohio State has national-title aspirations, while Wisconsin is anxious to see what it has in new coach Gary Andersen.
The Buckeyes have won five of the last six meetings.
Over the last handful of years, this SEC showdown has had more impact on the national championship than any other game.
With Alabama shooting for an unprecedented third straight national championship, this year’s meeting in Tuscaloosa will be no different. The Crimson Tide are consensus favorites in Las Vegas to win it all again. LSU will be out to prove that it hasn’t taken a step back, like last season’s three-loss campaign suggests.
Iron Bowl tickets deliver the ultimate southern football experience. These two programs and their fan bases despise each other, which makes this game all the more intense.
This year’s meeting will have plenty of drama, with Alabama’s national-title hopes likely on the line.
Gus Malzahn, Auburn’s new coach, will be looking to prove that he has Auburn headed in the right direction. The Tigers also will have revenge on their mind, after being shut out for second time in the last five games against Nick Saban’s Crimson Tide.
In the early 1990s, this Sunshine State showdown always played a role in who got to play for a national championship. In fact, the Gators and Seminoles met in a rematch for the 1996 National Championship.
Both teams have big aspirations again this season. The Gators went into Tallahassee last season and thumped the Seminoles, 37-26. Florida scored the game’s final 24 points to pull away.
These two teams have met in the season finale every year since 1977.

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How to Improve Value of NFL Tickets

How to Improve Value of NFL Tickets

 
With attendance declining, the Jacksonville Jaguars are taking steps to try to attract fans who prefer lounging in their recliners and watching all the NFL action on a Sunday rather than making the trek to the stadium to catch only one game.
The Jaguars are considering showing the NFL RedZone channel on its new massive video-board for the 2014 season. It’s certainly a novel approach and a step in the right direction, especially considering the quality of product the Jaguars have been putting on the field in recent seasons.
But the comforts of home, with HD TV and cheaper refreshments, are still becoming harder and harder to beat. Traffic, expensive parking, uncomfortable hardback seats and $8 bottles of beer simply don’t measure up.
So what can be done to get fans back into stadiums?
How about legalizing sports betting and installing on-site sports books? The NFL has been a staunch opponent of expanding legal sports betting outside of Nevada and is currently locked in a legal battle with New Jersey, which is fighting to offer Las Vegas-style sports betting at the state’s horse tracks and casinos.
The NFL doesn’t seem to have a problem with the legal sports betting in the UK. The league added a second game this season at London’s Wembley Stadium and is considering adding more in the future. There are sports betting windows at Wembley Stadium, although the NFL shuts them down during their games. However, there are an abundance of sports books within walking distance of the stadium.
Another option to increase the value of NFL tickets could be extending the season and playing fewer games each Sunday. As the Jaguars are noticing, fans like to keep track of all the action for fantasy football purposes. If you added two or three weeks to the season and gave each team an additional bye, you could play only six games on a Sunday, staggering the kickoff times to where fans could attend a game and still get back to catch the bulk of the other action.
 What will the live NFL experience look like in five years? Hard to tell, but one thing is certain — NFL attendance is declining. The comforts of home are just too much to pass up for fans. But there are ways the league could draw fans out of their recliners and back into the stadiums. Increasing the value of NFL tickets will be an important issue moving forward.
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The case for shorter sports seasons

Should the NHL and NBA shorten their seasons? What about the MLB?

I say yes, I’d be in favor of a 60 game season for both the NBA and NHL, and I think even a slightly shorter season with games starting closer to Thanksgiving would help the NHL and NBA’s TV ratings as they move closer to the end of the NFL. So where’s the proof of this you say? Well the proof is in the past 2 lockouts in the NBA and NHL…This past year “NBC saw its highest regular-season TV audiences (excluding the Winter Classic) for its opening games on Saturday, and all local NHL ratings posted a collective 32 percent increase versus the same number of games at the start of last season. Source.  And take a look at this as far as the NBA is concerned, “NBA viewership was down during the ’12-13 regular season, as audience numbers dipped compared to the record-setting, condensed ’11-12 season. “, Source.  So the argument that less games means less money isn’t necessarily the case…Yes there will be less concession sales and lower attendance numbers, but how much less? Will there be more sellouts? Will the NBA and NHL be able to charge more for TV ads? Will the arenas be able to charge more for billboard ads? I think the answer to these three questions is YES and YES and YES….If there’s more TV viewership you can charge more for ads, if there’s more sellouts you can charge more for in-arena billboards, if there’s more people at the games then the sellouts make up for the half empty arenas during those extra games, not to mention the ability for the teams to charge more for individual/season tickets…

    Ask yourself this sports fans, what’s the most popular league in sports today? It’s a very obvious question, The NFL….The NFL can physically only have 16-20 games because of the toll the games take on their players; but Sunday football is a national past time for many families and friends alike.  A lot of NFL fans plan their whole weekends over a tailgate or football party; and there are more Super Bowl parties than NHL Stanley Cup, NBA Finals, and MLB World Series parties combined! Why is this? Yes football has a lot of hard hitting, but football has a ton of stoppages, penalties, commercial breaks and instant replay lag too. It’s because of the scarcity; there are only 16 regular season games, and every game means something. Every game is an event on that Sunday in the Fall/Winter when NFL teams meet. And yeah, Major league baseball has 162 games, but they also don’t have much competition, and they also have the same problem as the NHL and NBA in the spring. Crowds come for opening day, but then they leave until the kids get out of school in June. Baseball should seriously think about shortening the season also. The problem baseball has, that the NHL and NBA don’t have is the obsession with yearly stats. 20 game winners, 70 homeruns, .400 batting average milestones etc….If they shorten the MLB season then these stats get shortened also. My argument against that is that steroid prevalence, especially in the late 90’s and early 2000’s, have made the stats useless anyway. Do people really consider Barry Bonds and Sammy Sosa 70+ homeruns greater than Roger Maris and Mickey Mantle after finding out that Bonds/Sosa/Mcgwire were juicing, and we’re not talking Jack Laline juicing? And forget about the steroids, what about less injuries? Baseball also has a big problem at the beginning/end of the year with weather too. If baseball started 5/1 and the regular season ended say 9/20, there wouldn’t be tons of rain outs and even snow outs in the World Series!

    If NBA/NHL superstars such as the Bull’s Derrick Rose or Pittsburgh’s Sidney Crosby didn’t have to play 80+ games a year, would those superstars play longer? I say the answer is emphatically YES, not only that, but coaches in the NBA have been known to sit superstars in meaningless end of season games. You also had a fairly new phenomenon in the MLB where veteran pitchers like Pedro Martinez and Roger Clemens were signed by teams after the all star break to go out and pitch only half the year. You also have infamous pitching counts and game counts for pitchers like, Eric Strasburg of the Washington Nationals, because the MLB season is just way too long.  Also, remember that the shortened seasons in the NHL and NBA were also condensed! Even in a condensed 2010-2011 NBA season injuries were down according to NBA league commissioner David Stern…  So if your superstars get hurt less, can play long and perform at a higher level, will the league and players make less or more money? The obvious answer is the league will make more money, and even if the players salaries are slightly lower for one year, they will be able to play longer and earn more over their career.

    If the season is shortened, would the players try harder? Again I think the answer is yes, it’s very taxing to be an NBA center or a NHL goalie, but if there are only 50-60 games instead of 80 then you don’t have to pace yourself as much, you have more days off and you’re more rested. Enough conjecture though, let’s look at the stats. Take a look at the 2011-2012 point totals in hockey, compared to this year’s.  Notice anything strikingly different? I do, there are about 15 players in 2011-2012 averaging a point a game, whereas this year there are almost double that! That’s right, double the amount of players scoring a point a game. Now you might say, well does that mean the defense got worse? Even if you were right, what do you think fans want to see, more scoring or less scoring? What generates revenue? Of course more!  But if you look at the goals against averages for goalies, they are very similar for both years…If anything, the goals against average is slightly better for goalies in 2012-2013. But, look for yourself. 2012-2013 goals against, 2011-2012 goals against

    Ok, so let’s move on to the NBA. Now in 2011-2012 the NBA had a 66 game season that was crammed into a shorter amount of days. This shortened season was only 16 games shorter than usual. With a quick glance over the normal stats like points per game, assists per game, and turnovers there’s no obvious differences, however when you look at total stats such as 82games.com simple ratings, which are, “a production measure (a variant of John Hollinger’s PER rating) for a player’s own stats versus the counterpart player on the other team while he is on the court, as well as a simple on court/off court plus minus. This rating is actually more of a placeholder until the more sophisticated analysis we produce is made public, but still offers a good fast read on player performance. ” Basically it’s the better version of points for NHL players, take how the player is done on and off the court and also factor in how players that play the same NBA position as that player fair into consideration. Check out the 2011-2012 stats compared with the 2012-2013 stats, notice anything strikingly different? I do…There are 11 players with a simple rating of 10 or above from the 2011-2012 shortened season, basically players that had “superstar” like numbers. and in 2012-2013 there are only 5 such players….Going down a tier you can also see that there are 22 players with a +7 simple rating in the 2011-2012 shortened season and only 14 players with a rating of 7 or above in the 2013 season…After these superstar like stats, things start to even out, but as you can see, the NBA has always been a superstar driven league, so why would they want there to be less superstar like play? A shortened season of say 60 games would allow for better rest for marquee players and more superstar-like ratings! So why not do it? I say to the Bud Selig’s, Gary Bettman’s and whoever the new NBA Commissioner will be, shorten the seasons even if it’s only 5-10 games, the TV revenue will go up, the excitement will go up, and the fans won’t just be ready for some football.

 

 

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The Summer of the festival is here

THE SUMMER OF THE FESTIVAL

2013 is shaping up to be the summer of the festival, as more and more artists like Red Hot Chili Peppers, Tom Petty, and Mumford and Sons have decided to tour using the festival circuit, rather than traditional self guided/promoted tours this summer. In addition to several major artists playing at festivals, many festivals like Coachella, The Peach Music fest, and Ultra Music Festival have added an extra weekend or an extra day here and there to allow for more artists to join. Below is a complete rundown of the major festivals coming this summer, as well as links to buy tickets for each one. Another aspect that has added spice to the festivals, is the rise in popularity of techno/electronic music, and mainstay classic rock artists mingling and matching with newer artists. Bonnaroo, is even showcasing a popular Electronic music artist called Pretty LightsPaul McCartney is playing Bonnaroo, Tom Petty and Red Hot Chili Peppers are playing with newer artists at the Firefly fest,  in Delaware, The Stone Roses are re-uniting at the Coachella music festival, Elvis Costello and the Imposters are making the journey out to The Gorge to play with Mumford and Sons, and, also The Cure are rumored to play at Lollapalooza in Chicago. Many festivals include VIP seats, that include better sight lines, amenities such as private showers, art displays, eclectic food offerings, and sometimes even back massages.  Obviously it’s not just all about the music anymore, but about a full audio/visual/visceral experience! Woodstock may not be alive, but several new versions have popped up, in the year of the festival, 2013!

 

Firefly Music Fest tickets
began in 2012
City: Dover Downs Raceway in Dover, DE
2013 Artists there: RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS, TOM PETTY & THE HEARTBREAKERS, VAMPIRE WEEKEND, FOSTER THE PEOPLE, YEAH YEAH YEAHS, THE AVETT BROTHERS, CALVIN HARRIS, PASSION PIT, MGMT, ELLIE GOULDING, DISPATCH, THE LUMINEERS, KENDRICK LAMAR, ALABAMA SHAKES,GRIZZLY BEAR, EDWARD SHARPE & THE MAGNETIC ZEROS,BIG GIGANTIC, AZEALIA BANKS, IMAGINE DRAGONS,ZEDD, MATT & KIM, PUBLIC ENEMY, DR. DOG, THE JOY FORMIDABLE, JAPANDROIDS, KREWELLA, THE WALKMEN, AMANDA PALMER AND THE GRAND THEFT ORCHESTRA, TORO Y MOI, LP,ATLAS GENIUS, DJANGO DJANGO, DAN DEACON,CRYSTAL FIGHTERS, DRAGONETTE, MANUFACTURED SUPERSTARS, ACTION BRONSON, YOUNGBLOOD HAWKE.LORD HURON, WILD BELLE, THE WHITE PANDA, ZZ WARD, ST. LUCIA, HAIM,FOXYGEN, CAPITAL CITIES, A SILENT FILM, KISHI BASHI,KOPECKY FAMILY BAND, THE APACHE RELAY, THE CHEVIN, SELAH SUE,TWENTY ONE PILOTS, BLONDFIRE, THE ROYAL CONCEPT, CHVRCHES,THE NEIGHBOURHOOD, IMAGINARY CITIES, ROBERT DELONG,CONNER YOUNGBLOOD, JC BROOKS AND THE UPTOWN SOUND, DELTA RAE, HEY MARSEILLES, YOUNG EMPIRES, THE LAST BISON,THE WHEELER BROTHERS, SISTER SPARROW AND THE DIRTY BIRDS,THE SPINTO BAND, LEAGUES, TRAILS AND WAYS, THE LAST ROYALS,
2012 Artists there: The Killers, The Black Keys, Jack White, Death Cab For Cutie, John Legend, Bassnecatr, Modest Mouse, The Flaming Lips, Passion Pit, Cake, Lupe Fiasco, Girl Talk, Silversun Pickups, Young the Giant, OK GO, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Cold War Kids, Fitz and the Tantrums,
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Coachella tickets
Started in: 1999
City: Indio, CA
Coachella 2013 Dates: 4/12 – 4/14, 4/19 – 4/21
Friday, April 12 & 19
Blur, The Stone Roses, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Modest Mouse, Lou Reed, Jurassic 5, Grinderman, Bassnectar, Dog Blood, How to Destroy Angels, Passion Pit, Tegan and Sara, Band of Horses, Beach House, Metric, Local Natives, Of Monsters and Men, Infected Mushroom, Japandroids, Divine Fits, Stars, Johnny Marr, Luciano, Wolfgang Gartner, Nicky Romero, Modestep, Tommy Trash, Thomas Gold, the Shouting Matches, Dillon Francis, Four Tet, Aesop Rock, Alt-J, Jello Biafra and the Guantanamo School of Medicine, TNGHT, Jake Bugg, Earl Sweatshirt, Polica, Sparks, Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra, Purity Ring, Lee Scratch Perry, Dam-Funk, DJ Harvey, Jamie xx, Seth Troxler, Youth Lagoon, Deathfix, C2C, Beardyman, Lord Huron, Palma Violets, IO Echo, Skinny Lister, the Neighbourhood, Sam XL Pure Filth Sound
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Saturday, April 13 and 20
Phoenix, the XX, the Postal Service, Sigur Ros, New Order, Hot Chip, Grizzly Bear, Knife Party, Benny Benassi, Two Door Cinema Club, Moby, Descendents, Yeasayer, Franz Ferdinand, Violent Femmes, Simian Mobile Disco, Spiritualized, Puscifer, Cafe Tacuba, Portugal, the Man, the Make-Up, Bat for Lashes, Richie Hawtin, Major Lazer, Fedde Le Grand, Dropkick Murphys, FOALS, Ben Howard, 2 Chainz, Janelle Monae, Danny Brown, Wild Nothing, Booka Shade, Bingo Players, Allen Stone, El-P, the Selecter, Pusha T, Kill the Noise, the Evens, Biffy Clyro, Theophilus London, Baauer, Zane Lowe, Trash Talk, Birdy Nam Nam, Action Bronson, Jason Bentley, the Wombats, Guards, Mona, Savages, Shovels & Rope, Huoratron, Kurt Vile, Reignwolf, Cassy, 3Ball MTY, Kids These Days, the 2 Bears, the Colourist, Vintage TroubleSunday, April 14 and 21
Red Hot Chili Peppers, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, Vampire Weekend, Social Distortion, Wu-Tang Clan, Pretty Lights, Eric Prydz, Tame Impala, the Lumineers, Dead Can Dance, La Roux, James Blake, Excision Grimes, the Gaslight Anthem, the Faint, Hardwell, Paul Oakenfold, Dinosaur Jr., Raider Klan, OMD, Roni Size, the Airborne Toxic Event, Father John Misty, Tanlines, Rodriguez, Alex Clare, Paul Kalkbrenner, Jessie Ware, Loco Dice, Jamie Jones, the Three O’Clock, Disclosure, Mimosa, Cloud Nothings, Parov Stelar Band, Julio Bashmore, Thee Oh Sees, Dub Fx, Maya Jane Coles, JEFF the Brotherhood, Smith Westerns, Dirtyphonics, Joris Voorn, Hanni El Khatib, Danny Avila, Ghost, DIIV, Little Green Cars, Mord Fustang, James McCartney, Unicorn Kid, Robert DeLong, White Arrows, Deep Vally, Wild Belle, Adrian Lux, Ladies NightCoachella 2013 Artists there: Phoenix, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Stone Roses, Blur, more
Coachella 2012 Artists there: Radiohead, The Black Keys, Swedish House Mafia, David Guetta, Dr. Dre & Snoop w/ special appearance by Tupac, Justice, At the Drive-InSS Coachella 2012 Jamaica Dates: 12/16 – 12/19
SS Coachella 2012 Jamaica Artists there: Pulp, Hot Chip, Yeasayer, Girl Talk, James Murphy, Sleigh Bells, Simian Mobile Disco, Z-Trip, !!!, Warpaint, DJ Harvey, El-P, Killer Mike, The Black Lips, The Gaslamp Killer, Grimes, Cloud Nothings, Jason Bentley, The Rapture, Father John Misty, Tokimonsta, Alf Alpha
SS Coachella 2012 Bahamas Dates: 12/19 – 12/23
SS Coachella 2012 Bahamas Artists there: Pulp, Hot Chip, Yeasayer, Girl Talk, James Murphy, Sleigh Bells, Simian Mobile Disco, Z-Trip, !!!, Warpaint, DJ Harvey, El-P, Killer Mike, The Black Lips, The Gaslamp Killer, Grimes, Cloud Nothings, Jason Bentley, The Rapture, Father John Misty, Tokimonsta, Alf Alpha
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Sasquatch Music FestivalGreat Indie rock/Folk/Hip-Hop festival featuring many emerging artists like Mumford & sons, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis and Mumford and Sons,  and the return of the Postal Service.
      Started in: 2002
City: George, WA
Sasquatch 2013 Artists there: Mumford & Sons, Imagine Dragons, The Postal Service, Sigur Ros Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, The XX, Vampire Weekend, Elvis Costello, The Lumineers, Arctic Monkeys, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, Cake, Primus 3d, Empire of The Sun, Bloc Party, Rusko, Andrew Bird, Grimes, Dropkick Murphys, Built To Spill, Alt J, Steve Aoki, Disclosure, Laidback Luke, Azealia Banks, Tame Impala, Father John Misty, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, The Tallest Man On Earth, Devendra Banhart, The Presets, Schoolboy Q & AB-Soul, Danny Brown, Earl Sweatshirt, Killer Mike, P.O.S, Death Grips, Shad, EL-P, Michael Kiwanuka, Twin Shadow, Divine Fits, Dirty Projectors, Japandroids, Azari & III, Baauer, Totally Enormous Extinct, Menomena, Ryan Bingham, JJ Grey & Mofro, Porcelain Raft, Youth Lagoon, Ariel Pink, Holy Ghost!, Matthew Dear, Toro Y Moi, John Talabot, Shout Out Louds, Surfer Blood, DIIV, Torche Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Atlas Genius, Cody Chesnutt, Youngblood Hawke, Fang Island, Red Fang, Reignwolf and more
Sasquatch 2012 Artists there: Jack White, Beck, Bon Iver, Pretty Lights, The Shins, Girl Talk, Feist, Tenacious D, Nero

 

href=”http://abctickets.com/bonnaroo.html”> BonnarooBonnaroo started the festival renaissance in 2002 with a huge turnout of over 70,000 fans to see 3 nights of music on a farm in Tennessee, and it has stayed strong, selling out almost every year of it’s existence, even VIP tickets usually sell out in advance!  The first one featured many jam/folk/rock bands, but it has since expanded to feature Hip Hop bands, comedians, Indie Rock and some electronic music. Paul McCartney tickets Wilco concert tickets
Started in: 2002
City: Manchester, TN
Started in: 2002
Bonnaroo 2013 Dates: 6/13 – 6/16 – PAUL McCARTNEY, MUMFORD & SONS, TOM PETTY & THE HEARTBREAKERS, BJÖRK WILCO, PRETTY LIGHTS, R. KELLY, WU-TANG CLAN, DANIEL TOSH, THE NATIONAL THE LUMINEERS, DAVID BYRNE & ST. VINCENT, PASSION PIT, THE XX KENDRICK LAMAR, GRIZZLY BEAR, ANIMAL COLLECTIVE, OF MONSTERS AND MEN SOUL SUPERJAM FT. JIM JAMES WITH JOHN OATES, ZIGABOO MODELISTE, AND PRESERVATION HALL JAZZ BAND! ED HELMS’ BLUEGRASS SITUATION SUPERJAM WITH SPECIAL GUESTS, NAS, ZZ TOP BEACH HOUSE, MACKLEMORE & RYAN LEWIS, CAT POWER EDWARD SHARPE AND THE MAGNETIC ZEROES, A$AP ROCKY, JIM JAMES “WEIRD AL” YANKOVIC, TAME IMPALA, BOYS NOIZE, GLEN HANSARD, GOV’T MULE THE GASLIGHT ANTHEM, PORTUGAL. THE MAN, WOLFGANG GARTNER, BILLY IDOL SAM BUSH & DEL MCCOURY, DWIGHT YOAKAM, FOALS, PORTER ROBINSON LOCAL NATIVES, MATT & KIM, DIRTY PROJECTORS, TROMBONE SHORTY JOHN MCLAUGHLIN AND THE 4TH DIMENSION, NOAM PIKELNY & FRIENDS AMADOU & MARIAM, ALT-J, FATHER JOHN MISTY, BARONESS THE TALLEST MAN ON EARTH, WALK THE MOON, PRESERVATION HALL JAZZ BAND A-TRAK, EARL SWEATSHIRT, THE VACCINES, PAPER DIAMOND, HOLY GHOST! DIVINE FITS, MIKE BIRBIGLIA, PURITY RING, SWANS, FRANK TURNER, BIG K.R.I.T. ALLEN STONE, CULTS, LEE FIELDS & THE EXPRESSIONS, FATOUMATA DIAWARA TWO GALLANTS, THE SHEEPDOGS, FOUR TET, CALEXICO, JAPANDROIDS DEATH GRIPS, CONSPIRATOR, WILD NOTHING, ARAABMUZIK, JOHN FULLBRIGHT DJANGO DJANGO, HAIM, KILLER MIKE, ARIEL PINK’S HAUNTED GRAFFITI ACTION BRONSON, CLOCKWORK, TWENTY | ONE | PILOTS, REPTAR, DIIV MILO GREENE, LORD HURON, FUTUREBIRDS, JASON ISBELL & THE 400 UNIT CHARLI XCX, JEFF THE BROTHERHOOD, DREW HOLCOMB AND THE NEIGHBORS SEA WOLF, JD MCPHERSON, TRIXIE WHITLEY, DEAP VALLY, PATRICK WATSON NICKI BLUHM & THE GRAMBLERS, THE STEPKIDS, AOIFE O’DONOVAN, BOMBINO BERNHOFT, MATTHEW E. WHITE
Bonnaroo 2012 Artists there: Radiohead, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Phish, The Beach Boys, Bon Iver, Skrillex

 

Austin City Limits – ACL FestivalAustin City Limits Festival ticketsThe Austin City Limits festival features 100′s of bands and has expanded to 2 great weekends of music, food and art on a sprawling grassy park in the middle of Austin, Texas.Started in: 2002
City: Austin, TX
Austin City Limits Festival 2013 Dates: 10/4 – 10/6 & 10/11 – 10/13
Austin City Limits 2013 Artists there: TBA
Austin City Limits 2012 Dates: 10/12 – 10/14
Austin City Limits 2012 Artists there: Red Hot Chili Peppers, Neil Young, The Black Keys, Jack White, Florence + The Machine, The Avett Brothers, AVICII, Bassnectar, Gotye, M83

 

Lollapalooza – Chicago’s biggest festival
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Lollapalooza tickets
began: 1991/2005..it’s original coronation was a tour that would feature various artists including the Red Hot Chili Peppers and other huge 1990′s rock acts
City: Chicago, IL
Lollapalooza 2013 Dates: 8/2 – 8/4
Lollapalooza 2013 Artists there:  Updated April 17th 2013 The Cure, The Killers, Nine Inch Nails, Mumford & Sons, Vampire Weekend, The National, Phoenix, Alt-J, Dillon Francis and DIIV
Lollapalooza 2012 Dates: 8/3 – 8/5
Lollapalooza 2012 Artists there: Black Keys, Black Sabbath, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Justice, Bassnectar, Avicii, Kaskade – see official Lollapalooza 2012 lineup video below
Ultra Music Festival tickets Ultra Music Festival tickets
Started in: 1999
City: Miami, FL
Ultra Music Festival 2013 Artists there: Avicii, Afrojack, Bassnectar, Calvin Harris, Tiesto, Swedish House Mafia, and more
Ultra Music Festival 2012 Dates: 3/23 – 3/25
Ultra Music Festival 2012 Artists there: David Guetta, Tiesto, Justice, Skrillex, Avicii, Armin Van Buuren, Carl Cox

 

Voodoo Experience festival tickets, not in the summer but a big one Voodoo Music Experience tickets and logoUsually just at or around Halloween and includes top notch artists playing at the New Orleans Arena on 6 separate nights
Started in: 2005
City: New Orleans, LA
Voodoo Festival 2013 Dates: 11/1 – 11/3
Voodoo Festival 2012 Dates: 10/26 – 10/28
Voodoo Festival 2012 Artists there: Green Day, Neil Young, Skrillex, Justice, AWOLNATION, Tomahawk, Bootsy Collin

 

New Orleans Jazz Fest tickets 4/26/13 – 5/5/2013 New Orleans Jazz festival tickets The New Orleans jazz fest is obviously more than just Jazz…featuring some of the best classic rock, Jam band, hard rock, country, and soft rock acts currently around…The fest also includes a good amount of Jazz, including the George Benson, The Preservation Hall Jazz Band, and local Jazz acts.
2013 Artists there: Billy Joel, Fleetwood Mac, Dave Matthews Band, Maroon 5, The Black Keys, John Mayer, Widespread Panic Daryl Hall and John Oates, Phoenix, B.B. King, Frank Ocean Earth, Wind & Fire, Willie Nelson & Family, Little Big Town George Benson, Jill Scott, Jimmy Cliff, Gipsy Kings Jeffrey Osborne, Patti Smith Ben Harper and Charlie Musselwhite, Band of Horses Gary Clark Jr., Andrew Bird, Maze featuring Frankie Beverly Juan Luis Guerra y 440, Los Lobos, The Little Willies, Kem Roy Ayers, Laura Bell Bundy, Dianne Reeves Stanley Clarke / George Duke Project Charles Bradley and his Extraordinaires Wayne Shorter Quartet feat. Danilo Perez, John Patitucci and Brian Blade Taj Mahal & The Real Thing Tuba Band, Calexico Eddie Palmieri Salsa Orchestra, Vashawn Mitchell Joshua Redman Quartet with Aaron Goldberg, Joe Sanders, and Kendrick Scott Mutemath, Ana Popovic, The Mavericks Little Joe Y La Familia, Campbell Brothers Brushy One String of Jamaica, Jerry Douglas, Daryl Coley Magary Lord of Bahia-Brazil, Malê Debalê of Bahia-Brazil The Del McCoury Band with Preservation Hall Jazz Band Doc McKenzie & the Hi-Lites, Pokey LaFarge Salio from the Republic of Georgia, Robert Mirabal Martha Redbone Roots Project, Bill Miller, Pura Fé A Tribe Called Red, Yellow Bird Indian Dancers Stoney Creek, Oneida Longhouse Singers and Dancers Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, Aaron Neville, Dr. John Allen Toussaint, Irma Thomas, Preservation Hall Jazz Band Pete Fountain, The Nevilles, Rebirth Brass Band, Galactic Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk, Better Than Ezra The Meter Men featuring Zigaboo Modeliste, Leo Nocentelli and George Porter, Jr. with special Guest Page McConnell Kermit Ruffins & the Barbecue Swingers Vernel Bagneris presents the 35th Anniversary Show of ‘One Mo’ Time’ Marc Broussard Chris Owens backed by Her Hot Rhythms Band Amanda Shaw & the Cute Guys, Papa Grows Funk Cowboy Mouth, Tab Benoit, Anders Osborne Theresa Andersson, Big Sam’s Funky Nation, Jon Cleary John Boutté, Sonny Landreth, The Dirty Dozen Brass Band Irvin Mayfield & the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra with special guest Dee Dee Bridgewater Jeremy Davenport, Davell Crawford, Terence Blanchard Deacon John, Rockin’ Dopsie Jr. & the Zydeco Twisters Donald Harrison, Henry Butler, Bonerama Shamarr Allen & the Underdawgs
The Soul Rebels Marcia Ball, Charmaine Neville Band Treme Brass Band’s Tribute to Uncle Lionel Batiste Ellis Marsalis, Nicholas Payton XXX George Porter, Jr. & Runnin’ Pardners, Tucka John Mooney & Bluesiana BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet with special Guest Jo-El Sonnier Jonathon “Boogie” Long & the Blues Revolution Big Chief Monk Boudreaux & the Golden Eagles Mardi Gras Indians Walter “Wolfman” Washington & the Roadmasters Los Hombres Calientes feat. Bill Summers and Irvin Mayfield Glen David Andrews Terrance Simien & the Zydeco Experience with special guest Queen Ida Raw Oyster Cult, Hurray For The Riff Raff Meschiya Lake and the Little Big Horns, The Iguanas The Revivalists, Creole String Beans James Andrews & the Crescent City Allstars, Eric Lindell Dr. Michael White & the Original Liberty Jazz Band feat. Thais Clark Gal Holiday & the Honky Tonk Revue Leo Jackson & the Melody Clouds, Astral Project The Zion Harmonizers, Nathan & the Zydeco Cha Chas Val & Love Alive Mass Choir Gregg Stafford and the Jazz Hounds

 

Newport Folk Festival tickets
Newport folk festival
Newport Folk Festival 2013 Dates: 7/26 – 7/28
2013 Artists there: The Lumineers, Father John Misty, JD Mcpherson, Kinglsey Flood, Hurray For the Riff Raff, Jim James, Jason Isbell, Nicki Bluhm and the Gramblers, Spirit Family Reunion, Michael Kiwanuka, Houndmouth, The Last Bison, Andrew Bird, Shovels and Rope, The Lone Bellow, and more
Newport Folk Festival 2012 Dates: 7/27 – 7/29
Newport Folk Festival 2012 Artists there: Iron and Wine, My Morning Jacket, Wilco, Blitzen Trapper, Megafaun
Started in: 1959
City: Newport, RI Rhode Island
SXSW – South by Southwest ticketsSouth by Southwest is a huge, and we mean huge festival of music, film, art, and food, featuring tons of bands at different venues in and around Austin, TX…Like it’s counterpart, the Austin City Limits festival, but bigger and more eclectic. South by Southwest Festival tickets
Started in: 1987
City: Austin, TXSXSW 2014 Dates: Coming soon
SXSW 2013 Dates: 3/12 – 3/17 – full lineup here
SXSW 2013 Artists there:
City: Austin, TX Texas

 

Peach Music Fest tickets
began in 2012
2013 Artists there: The Allman Brothers Band, Bob Weir & Ratdog, Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, Railroad Earth, Falactic, Rusted Root, Dirty Dozen Brass Band and more
2012 Artists there: ALLMAN BROTHERS, WARREN HAYNES BAND. ZAC BROWN BAND, 61 NORTH,BLACKBERRY SMOKE,BLIND BOYS OF ALABAMA,CABINET,DARK STAR ORCHESTRA, GRIMACE FEDERATION, IVAN NEVILLE’S DUMPSTAPHUNK,JAIMOE’S JASSSZ BAND,JD & THE STRAIGHT SHOT,MIZ,O.A.R.,RAILROAD EARTH,REBELUTION,ROBERT RANDOLPH & THE FAMILY BAND,SOUTHSIDE JOHNNY & THE ASBURY JUKES,TAUK,TEDESCHI TRUCKS BAND,THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND,THE WAILERS,TOUBAB KREWE,TRIGGER HIPPY,WAKE UP WITH WARREN
City: Scranton, PA

 

Camp Bisco ticketsoverhead of the Camp Bisco festival
Started in: 2001
Location, Indian Lookout Country club outside of Albany, NY
2013 Dates: 7/11/13-7/13/2013
2013 Artists there: Animal Collective, Passion Pit, Bassnectar, STS9, Animal Collective, Umphrey’s McGee, Flux Pavillion, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Lotus, Boys Noize, Wolfgang Gartner, Tommy Trash, Dillion Francis, UZ, Aeroplane, Alvin Risk, Audrey Napoleon, Baauer, Bear Mountain, Boombox, Break Science, Cherub, Chris Malinchak, Clockwork, Com Truise, Congorock, Cosby Sweater, Crizzly, Dan Deacon, Designer Drugs, Dirtyphonics (Live), El-P, Eskmo, Flosstradamus, Free Energy, Gigamesh, Govinda, Gramatik, Grandtheft, Green Lantern, HeRobust, Heroes x Villians, Indobox, Killer Mike, Koan Sound, Manic Focus, M | O | D, Nadis Warriors, Nick Thayer, Paper Diamond, Party Supplies, Popeska, Project 46, RL Grime, Rubblebucket, Ryan Hemsworth, The Werks, Toro y Moi, Twiddle, Vacationer, VHS or Beta, Wick-It the Instigator, and Zoogma.2012 Lineup:
THE DISCO BISCUITS – BASSNECTAR – SKRILLEX – AMON TOBIN ISAM
- CRYSTAL CASTLES – ATMOSPHERE – BIG BOI – EMANCIPATOR – A-TRAK – LOTUS – SIMIAN MOBILE DISCO(DJ SET) – PORTER ROBINSON – DADA LIFE – ZEDS DEAD – PORTUGAL. THE MAN – BIG GIGANTIC – BONOBO(DJ SET) – ZEDD – MIM0SA – DILLON FRANCIS – DAEDELUS – KILL THE NOISE – YACHT – HOLY FUCK – MORD FUSTANG – BREAK SCIENCE W/ CHALI 2NA – RUBBLEBUCKET – GRAMATIK – TYCHO – STAR SLINGER – NIT GRIT – BROTHERS PAST – ARCHNEMESIS – EL TEN ELEVEN – CRAZE – ALVIN RISK – THE M MACHINE
- ZOOGMA – ELIOT LIPP (LIVE) – 3LAU – MR. MFN EXQUIRE – MANSIONS ON THE MOON – FUTURE ROCK – OLIVER – MINNESOTA – NOBODY BEATS THE DRUM – THE KNOCKS – ABAKUS – CHERUB – BLOCKHEAD – STARKEY – FALTYDL – HOT SUGAR – SHIGETO – ILL-ESHA – KILLABITS – LANCE HERBSTRONG – MUX MOOL – ORCHARD LOUNGE – VIRTUAL BOY – DRFAMEUS – NICK CATCHDUBS – CODES – JWLS – STAR EYES – MINDELIXIR – THE NADIS WARRIORS – PAUL CHAMBERS – INSPIRED FLIGHT – FREEKBOT – ALPHA DATA – MICHETTI – KUNG FU – THE MANHATTAN PROJECT – RICH AUCOIN – HOTTUB – XYLOS – SPIRITUAL REZ – BIRD OF PREY – REVOLVR

 

Outside Lands Outside Lands ariel view
Started in: 2008
2013 lineup – Updated April 17 2013 - Paul McCartney, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Nine Inch Nails, Phoenix, Kaskade, Pretty Lights, Vampire Weekend, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, D’Angelo, The National, Jurassic 5, Willie Nelson & Family and many more!
2013 dates: 8/9/13 – 8/11/13
Outside Lands 2012 Artists there: Metallica, Foo Fighters, Stevie Wonder, Neil Young, Beck, Skrillex, Sigur Ros, Justice, Passion Pit, Big BoiCity: San Francisco, CA
Vans Warped TourVans Warped tour logo view from behind a drum set at Vans Warped tourWhen: Jun. 15 – Aug. 4 various venues and venue parking lots around the country get turned into a roving festival that features new metal, hard rock, alternative rock, grunge, thrash metal, Punk, EMO and even some pop acts.

The good part about this festival is it is a lot cheaper than other major festivals (only $30-$50).  The tour features up and coming artists, with a few established artists mixed in as main stage closers. There is always a main and 2nd stage set up and it is usually all general admission, even at seated outdoor sheds.

Where: National Tour

2013 Lineup: Hawthorne Heights, The Early November, Allstar Weekend, Goldfinger, Big D And The Kids Table, Motion City Soundtrack, Chiodos, Reel Big Fish, The Used, 3OH!3, Billy Talent, Story of the Year, Bowling for Soup, Woe Is Me, I See Stars, Go Radio, The Story So Far, Like Moths To Flames, Big Chocolate, Stick To Your Guns, Hands Like Houses, Anarbor, letlive., The Black Dahlia Murder, Wallpaper., VersaEmerge, Upon A Burning Body, Architects (UK), Forever The Sickest Kids, Shy KidX, Tonight Alive, Action Item, Oh, Sleeper, Middle Finger Salute, While She Sleeps, Man Overboard, RDGLDGRN, Attila, Mac Lethal, The Amity Affliction, MC Lars, The Chariot, For The Foxes, Defeater, New Years Day, The Summer Set, Outasight, Stephan Jacobs, GOLDHOUSE, Five Knives, blessthefall, Itch, Echosmith, Alvarez Kings, Young London, We Came As Romans, Beebs And Her Money Makers, The Wonder Years, Sleeping With Sirens, Kairo Kingdom, Memphis May Fire, Handguns, Forever Came Calling, Madchild, Never Shout Never, August Burns Red, Black Veil Brides, Bring Me The Horizon, Crizzly, Mighty Mongo, Crossfaith, Citizen, Beware Of Darkness, Heritage, Art of Shock, Issues, Real Friends, Pacific Dub, Secrets, Strawberry Blondes, The Sheds, Silverstein, Lionz Of Zion, Set It Off, Dose Of Adolescence, Run DMT, Emily’s Army, The Swellers, I Can Make A Mess (Ace Enders of The Early November), Alcoa (Derek of Defeater), Allison Weiss, Billy The Kid, Brian Marquis, Charlie Simpson, Craig Owens, Kevin Seconds, Matt Embree (RX Bandits), Monte Pittman, Owen Plant, The American Scene, Vinnie Caruana, William Beckett, Relient K, The Tower and The Fool, Austin Lucas,

2012 Artists: All Time Low, Anti-Flag, Breathe Carolina, New Found Glory, The Used, Rise Against, Taking Back Sunday, We Are the In Crowd, Of Mice & Men, Memphis May Fire, Man Overboard, Blood on the Dance Floor

 

Rockstar Mayhem FestivalWhat it’s about: little known Metal, Hardrock bands, similar to Vans Warped tour, but harder metal, and sometimes older or more obscure artists. Usually the lawn general admission seats for this concert are cheaper, and the seats up front in the mosh pit are upwards of $200, but still pretty reasonable for the closeness and amount of bands you are getting in one place. The Rock Star mayhem festival is also a touring festival that goes from Mid to Late July to Mid-August around North America with stops in many major U.S. cities at Amphitheatres/Sheds.2013 Artist Lineup: Lineup will be announced in late March
2012 Artist Lineup: Slipknot, Slayer, Motorhead, The Devil Wears Prada, As I Lay Dying, Asking Alexandria, Anthraz, Whitechapel, Upon A Burning Body, Betraying the Martyrs, I the Breather

 

Made in America Festival Budweiser Made in America Festival

Budweiser Made in America FestivalWhat’s it about: The made in America festival is an ecclectic 2-day event in the middle of center city Philadelphia featuring a mix of alternative rock, Hip-Hop and Blues/Rock artists. Last year featured Jay-Z and Pearl Jam headlining as well as Drake, Chris Cornell, and Philadelphia’s own, Jill Scott.

Where: Philadelphia, PA on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway in the middle of the city

2013 announced lineup: Updated April 17th 2013

Beyoncé, Nine Inch Nails, Deadmau5 and Phoenix, Queens of the Stone Age, Calvin Harris, Kendrick Lamar, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, A$AP Rocky, Wiz Khalifa, the Gaslight Anthem, Public Enemy and Solange.

Inaugural year: 2012

2012 Artist Lineup: Jay-Z, Skrillex, Miike Snow, Calvin Harris, Maybach Music Group (featuring Rick Ross, Wale and Meek Mill), Passion Pit, Gary Clark Jr., D’Angelo, Dirty Projectors, Janelle Monáe, Prince Royce, Nicky Romero, Michael Woods, Otto Knows, Savoy
Pearl Jam, Drake, Chris Cornell, Jill Scott, Run-DMC, Afrojack, Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All, Alesso, X, Santigold, DJ Shadow (DJ Set), the Hives, Rita Ora, Burns, The Knocks

 

Bumbershoot tickets Bumber Shoot tickets
Started in: 1971
City: Seattle, WA
Bumbershoot 2013 Dates: 9/2 – 9/4
Bumbershoot 2012 Dates: 9/1 – 9/3
Bumbershoot 2012 Artists there: Jane’s Addiction, Tony Bennett, Skrillex, Gotye, Mac Miller, Big Sean, M83, AWOLNATION, Passion Pit, M. Ward

 

Mountain Jam Mountain Jam tickets
Started in: 2004 started by Warren Haynes and promoted by WDST/Radio Woodstock
2013 dates: 6/6/13 – 6/9/13
City: Hunter Mountain, NY
Artists there: Phil Lesh and Friends, Widespread Panic, Gov’t Mule, Primus, The Lumineers, The Avett Brothers, Dispatch, Gary Clarke Jr, Soulive w/ Shady Horns, Deer Tick, Jackie Greene, Rubblebucket, Alo, Amy Helm, Nicki Bluhm and the gramblers, The Revivalists, David Wax Museum, and Simo

 

PITCHFORK MUSIC FESTIVALPitch Fork Music festival tickets
Began in 2005
City: Union Park in Chicago, IL
Began in:
2013 Artists there: BELLE AND SEBASTIAN, BJORK, R. Kelly
2012 Artists there: A$AP Rocky, Willis Earl Beal, Big K.R.I.T., Clams Casino, Dirty Projectors, Feist, Tim Hecker, Japandroids, Lower Dens, The Olivia Tremor Control, Outer Minds, Purity Ring
Saturday: The Atlas Moth, Atlas Sound, Danny Brown, Chromatics, Cloud Nothings, Cults, Flying Lotus, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Grimes, Hot Chip, Nicolas Jaar, Liturgy, Lotus Plaza, Schoolboy Q, The Psychic Paramount, Sleigh Bells, Wild Flag, Youth Lagoon
Sunday: AraabMuzik, Beach House, Chavez, Dirty Beaches, The Field, Iceage, Kendrick Lamar, A Lull, King Krule, The Men, Milk Music, Oneohtrix Point Never, Real Estate, Thee Oh Sees, Ty Segall, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Vampire Weekend[3][4]

 

Solid Sound FestivalSolid Sound festival tickets
City: Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art in North Adams, Mass
began in 2011, started by the band Wilco
2013 dates: 6/21 – 6/23/2013
2013 Artists there: Wilco, Neko Case, Yo la Tengo, Story Pirates, Os Mutantes, Foxygen, Low, Lucius, Mark Mulcahy, the Blisters, the Dream Syndicate, WNYC’s Radiolab with a live soundtrack by On Fillmore, White Denim, the Relatives and Wilco members Patrick Sansone and John Stirratt’s side project the Autumn Defense.
Burning Man Burning Man tickets
Started in: 1986
City: Black Rock, NV
Burning Man Doesn’t really have a lineup, it’s more of an Art festival then a music festival where people become the art in the Nevada Desert.. Larry Harvey the founder of the Burning Man project provides a theme each year for the art. The theme for 2013 is Cargo Cult

 

Wanee Music Festival Wanee Festival ariel view in Oak Florida
City: Oak, Florida Suwannee Music Park
Started in: 2005 by The Allman Brothers Band
2013 Dates: 4/18/13 – 4/20/13
2013 Artists there: Allman Brothers Band, Widespread Panic, Gov’t Mule, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Jaimoe’s Jasssz Band, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Robert Randolph & The Family Band, Leon Russell, Tower of Power, Les Claypool’s Duo De Twang, Electric Hot Tuna, Maceo Parker, Steel Pulse, North Mississippi Allstars, Blackberry Smoke,Glactic and Friends, The Greyboy Allstars, Voice of the Wetlands All-Stars, Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Royal Southern Brotherhood, Bobby Lee Rodgers Trio, The Lee Boys, Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad, The Revivalists, Monophonics,Boombox, Oli Brown Band, Flannel Church, The Yeti Trio, Jorma Kaukone’s Fur Peace Ranch

 

Electric Daisy Carnival New York view of art at the Electric Daisy Carnival
Started in: 2012
City: New York City, NY
Electric Daisy Carnival NY 2013 Dates: 5/17 – 5/18
Electric Daisy Carnival NY 2013 Artists there: Awaiting Announcement
Electric Daisy Carnival NY 2012 Artists there: Afrojack, Avicii, Bassnectar, Fatboy Slim, Calvin Harris, R3HAB, Chuckie

 

Summerfest Milwaukee – more of a bunch of tour dates mixed together to form a festival if you buy tickets to a concert here, usually a festival pass is included Ariel view of Milwaukee's Summer Fest
Started in: 1968
City: Milwaukee, WI Wisonsin
Summerfest Milwaukee 2013 Dates: 6/26 – 7/7
Summerfest Milwaukee 2013 Artists there: Fun., Tim McGraw, Jason Aldean, Tom Petty,  New Kids on the Block, Rush, Vans Warped Tour, Jake Owen, 98 Degrees
Summerfest Milwaukee 2012 Artists there: Big Time Rush, Iron Maiden, The Beach Boys, Zac Brown Band, Neil Diamond, Lady Antebellum

 

Jambase Festival Jambase festival at the Gorge
Location: The Gorge Amphitheatre in Washington State
Lineup: Robert Plant & Sensational Space Shifters, Rodrigo y Gabriela, Slightly Stoopid, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Robert Randolph & The Family Band, G. Love & Special Sauce, STS9, Galactic, Railroad Earth, Bruce Hornsby & The Noisemakers, Lettuce, Nicki Bluhm & The Gramblers and ALO, along with a local stage
inaugral year in 2013

 

North Coast Music Festival tickets view of the crowd and stage from the North Coast music festival
Started in: 2009
City: Chicago, IL
North Coast Music Festival 2013 Dates: 9/1 – 9/3
North Coast Music Festival 2013 Artists there: Awaiting Announcement
North Coast Music Festival 2012 Dates: 8/31 – 9/2
North Coast Music Festival 2012 Artists there: Pretty Lights, Axwell, Atmosphere, Big Boi, Steve Aoki, Alesso, Excision, Mord Fustang
Free Press Summerfest
Started in: 2009
City: Houston, TX
Free Press Summerfest 2013 Dates: 6/1 – 6/2
Free Press Summerfest 2013 Artists there: Awaiting Announcement
Free Press Summerfest 2012 Artists there: The Avett Brothers, Snoop Dogg, Willie Nelson, Afrojack, Primus, The Flaming Lips (Performing ‘Dark Side of the Moon’), Descendents, Major Lazer, Young The Giant, Portugal. The Man, Z-RO, Best Coast, Wavves, Diplo
Austin Psych Fest – call to order at 1-800-355-5555Austin Psych fest logo
Started in: 2008
City: Austin, TX
Dates:
2013 Artists there: Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Deerhunter and Moving Sidewalks featuring ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons, Os Mutantes, Roky Erickson, Silver Apples, Young Magic, Night Beats, Hearts in Space, the Black Angels, the Soft Moon, Tamaryn, Wall of Death, the Besnard Lakes, Indian Jewelry, Golden Animals, Acid Mothers Temple, Woodsman, Spectrum, Holy Wave, the Growlers, White Fence, Vinyl Williams, Dead Skeletons and the Warlocks.
Movement: Detroit Electronic call 1-800-355-5555 to orderMovement in Detroit, Electronic Music Festival
Started in: 2000
City: Detroit, MI
Movement Electronic Music Festival 2013 Dates: 5/25 -5/27
Movement Electronic Music Festival 2013 Artists there: A Tribe Called Red, Amtrac, Andy C, Art Department, Ben Klock b2b Marcel Dettmann, Big Gigantic, Brendon Moeller aka echologist, Carl Craig, Dave Clarke, Dennis Ferrer, Derrick May & Kevin Saunderson The Hi-Tech-Soul concert, Drumcell, DVS1, George Fitzgerald, Hatcha, J.Phlip, John Digweed, Luke Slater P.A.S. Live, Maetrik, Mala, Mike Parker,Nicole Moudaber, Noisia, Onra, Paco Osuna, Richie Hawtin, Rrose, Ryan Elliot, Silent Servant, Slam, Steve Rachmad, Supervision, Tensnake, Terrence Parker, The Bug, The M Machine, Tommy Four Seven, Truncate,Adult. – live, Al Ester, Alton Miller, Ataxia, Duion – live Azari & III Live, Ben Sims, Big Chocolate, Break Science – live, Brodinski, Bruce Bailey, Carlos Souffront, Daniel Bell, Dantiez Saunderson, DJ Godfather & DJ Zebo, DJ Mix featuring Diviniti and Eva Soul, Downlink, Ellen Allien, Erika – live, Gesaffelstein, Gramatik, Gregor Tresher, GRiZ – live, Hector, Laura Jones, Masters at Work – Kenny Dope & Louie Vega, Matt Tolfrey, Miguel Campbell, Milkman, Moodymann, Mr. Joshooa, Nicolas Jaar – Live, Paper Diamond, Soul Clap, Stacey Pullen, Steffi,
Movement Electronic Music Festival 2012 Artists there: Public Enemy, Major Lazer, Mr. Oizo, Claude VonStroke, Busy-P
CMJ Marathon call 1-800-355-5555 to orderCMJ Marathon
Started in: 2002
CMJ Marathon 2013 Dates: 10/15 – 10/19
CMJ Marathon 2013 Artists there: Awaiting Announcement
CMJ Marathon 2012 Dates: 10/16 – 10/20
CMJ Marathon 2012 Artists there: The Walkmen, The Mountain Goats, Kimbra, GZA, Ghostface Killah, Asher Roth, Dum Dum Girls, AraabMUZIK, Savages
City: New York City, NY
North by Northeast call 1-800-355-5555 to orderNorth by Northeast
Started in: 1995
City: Toronto, Canada
North by Northeast 2013 Dates: 6/10 – 6/16
North by Northeast 2013 Artists there: The Flaming Lips, Raekwon & Ghostface Killah, Bad Religion
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Review and look at The Eagles (the band) documentary on Showtime

I had a chance yesterday to watch The new Eagles documentary on Showtime. The doc chronicles the rise, the breakup, and the eventual reunion of the iconic band over the last 40+ years they’ve been in existence. I’ve always liked The Eagles,  and it was cool to see all the different players that made up the band, stories of Joe Walsh trashing hotel rooms, and why different members left etc..  Some of the best parts of the doc though are the explanations and history of how they wrote or came about developing some of their best songs.  Hotel California’s guitar riff was originally written by Don Felder, with the lyrics added later by Don Henley and Glenn Frey, and the ending was embellished by Joe Walsh playing off Felder. The song, “Life in the Fastlane”, was originally developed by Joe Walsh doing a warm up strum on his guitar, which led to the band wanting to create a song based upon the riff.  The song, “Seven Bridges road”, inspired the Eagles producer Glyn Johns to direct the band into songs that showcased their vocal harmony.   The other interesting aspect of The Eagles is that most of the tension in the band wasn’t solely because of personal relationships, but mostly about what direction each of the band members wanted to go with the music…Bernie Leadon, who was one of The Eagles original lead guitar players wanted the band to stay with their country roots, and didn’t want them to become a full-tilt rock band. This disagreement caused a lot of problems with the band and eventually led to Leadon leaving The Eagles for good.  Randy Meisner was unsure of his singing ability, even though he could hit the really high notes on Take it To The Limit, his most popular song with the band. He also had 3 children, which put a ton of stress on him with all of the Eagles touring etc…Eventually, Meisner left the band and hasn’t come back even in their reunion incarnation.  Don Felder and Joe Walsh fought with Glenn Frey and Don Henley over who would sing in certain songs, or what songs would get put on the albums in the late 70′s and the band just got burned out with all the fighting, touring and of course drugs. They broke up right before the 1980′s, only to finally return with the live album “Hell Freezes over” in the mid 90′s. Overall The Eagles documentary is definitely worth watching, it gives a really honest account of the band, I give it 4 out of 5 stars and if you are lucky enough to have Showtime definitely check it out on demand or on a re-airing if you can. Also, If you ever get a chance to see the band live, do it; The Eagles are one of the best classic rock touring acts that are still around.  Joe Walsh, Don Henley and Glenn Frey also perform solo here and there,and a few years back Don Henley did a tour with Stevie Nicks.  Comments welcome about the doc or the band!

Pictures of The Eagles throughout the years

The Eagles in 1978 featuring from left to right…Glenn Frey, Joe Walsh, Timothy B. Schmitt, Don Henley, and Don Felder
The Eagles in 1978
The Eagles in concert during their reunion in 1994
The Eagles in 1994 during their Hell Freezes over reunion concerts
Eagles during a Wells Fargo Center concert, on their 2008 tour
The Eagles in 2008 during their farewell tour concert at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, PA

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