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A Quick Guide To 2011's Summer Music Festivals: Coachella and Primavera...

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Welcome to our new weekly series where we spotlight the best music festivals of the summer while profiling select bands to watch for during each event. This week is somewhat of an easy one because Coachella is in town, but don't worry, if you couldn't get tickets, that's not the only show to look forward to. Check it out below...

Poll: Can You Always Accept Musicians' Blame On Drugs and Booze?

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Rock n' roll, sex and drugs have all rolled into one when it comes to being a musician. Boozing it up is the activity that probably comes in second after making their music. However, there ARE musicians out there doing their thing without having obliteration in their daily itinerary. This weekend, one of 2009's biggest blog sensations, Wavves had a meltdown at the Primavera...

Video: Primavera Sound Festival Day 3

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[youtube j-LC_0bG7c4 570 420] Here's BeatCrave’s video coverage of the last day at the Primavera Sound Festival in Barcelona, May 30. Make sure you also watch the video coverage for day one, and day two. The video features performances of Neil Young, Oneida, Deerhunter, Sonic Youth, Gang Gang Dance, DJ /rupture, Simian...

Primavera Sound Day Three: Neil Young, Sonic Youth...

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The ninth edition of the Primavera Sound Festival in Barcelona closes its doors today with a record of assistance of over 80,000 spectators, and a total of 171 performances. Check out our video coverage of day three. Although I didn't get to see everything, great things were said of emerging artists like Ezra Furman & The Harpoons, The Lions Constellation...

Video: Primavera Sound Festival Day 2

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[youtube Lwa6uxMjG1M 570 420] Watch BeatCrave's video coverage of the second day at the Primavera Sound Festival in Barcelona, May 29. You can also watch the video coverage for day one and day three. I got to speak with Alex Thomas, the drummer who is touring with Squarepusher, about his opinion on music file...

Primavera Sound Day Two: Dan Deacon, Shellac...

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The end of day two of the Primavera Sound Festival in Barcelona comes to me almost as a surprise - somewhat like being awakened from a hypnotic trance. You can watch our video summary of day two. Here's my written reconstruction of what happened: First was Art Brut, an English and German indie punk rock group named after French painter Jean...

Video: Primavera Sound Festival Day 1

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[youtube p-kioi0nERs 570 420] Hey BeatCravers! Above is a quick summary of the coverage of my first day at the Primavera Sound Festival in Barcelona. Stay tuned for more awesome videos (day two and day three) during the festival, and afterwards for less abridged footage of the bands and interviews. For the second day I'm hoping to catch...

Primavera Sound Day One: Andrew Bird, Aphex Twin...

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Day one of the Primavera Sound Festival in Barcelona came to a close, and though the crowd shuffled away worn out and bleary-eyed, there was still the excited hubbub of fans satisfied with the day's shows. If the performances had continued, then people would still be there dancing holes into the ground. Watch the video of day one. After checking out Marnie...

Primavera Sound Festival: Introduction

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The Primavera Sound Festival in Barcelona, Spain is off to a great start, with multiple bands performing simultaneously on six different stages. The turnout exceeds all expectations, and each act has been heavily populated. I imagined that the festival would be spread out, but the stages are very close to each other, and it's been possible to jump from show to show...

Tour News: TV on the Radio, The Bronx, Primavera Festival

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The Bronx and TV on the Radio announce American tours, and the Primavera Sound Festival in Barcelona comfirms over 80 bands of the highest quality. Check out the next live performances: If you’re in Europe in May, you should see the Primavera Sound Festival in Barcelona. The full list of confirmed bands includes: Aphex...