What Acts To See At Bonnaroo 2018

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Acts to go see: Eminem, Future, Bob Iver, Paramore, Anderson .Paak, Khalid, Playboi Carti, T-Pain, Snakehips, Knox Fortune.

Another day, another festival line up. I guess this is what Januarys are made of.  Eminem is making another appearance, so at this point, expect to see him at the majority of festivals.  I’m actually most excited to see Anderson. Paak make a festival apperance and I hope he will be at more.  I saw him at Pitchfork back in 2016 and he was incredible. I have only heard about him in passing, but after seeing him live I became a huge fan.

We are also seeing a lot of repeat acts, including Eminem (obviously), Snakehips, Khalid and Knox Fortune.

Check out a playlist for Boonaroo below.

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What Acts I Would See at Boston Calling 2018

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Acts I want to see: Eminem, Khalid, Bryson Tiller, Brockhampton, Daniel Caesar, Belly, Noname, Taylor Bennett

A smaller festival, but still some pretty good R&B options. I’ve seen Bryson live three times and each time he’s even better. Always a good set list full of hits and deep cuts. Daniel Caesar has been growing on me and I’ve been wanting to see Khalid. It is interesting that Taylor Bennett is playing Boston Calling this year when his brother played last year. I’ve seen Bennett live before and he was okay, but I’m hoping he has grown as a live performer.

Check out a playlist of my picks below.

What Acts You Should See At The Governors Ball 2018

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Acts I want to see:

Eminem, Travis Scott, Halsey, Khalid, Post Malone, Lil Uzi Vert, 6lack, Dram, 2 Chainz, Vic Mensa, Brockhampton, Aminé, Goldlink

Honestly not anyone I’m super excited about, but I’ve been wanting to see Khalid live. I’ve seen Vic Mensa, Post Malone and 2 Chainz live before. 2 Chainz is always super energetic and fun and its such a rowdy good time.  I also think seeing Goldlink’s “Crew” live would be super hype.

This new lineup shows that Eminem, 6lack, Brockhampton, and Aminé are definitely doing multiple festivals, as they are already doing Coachella.

Here are photos I’ve taken of acts that I have already seen:

Post Malone

2 Chainz

Vic Mena

Check out a playlist of the acts I would like to see below.

Running List of Festival Line Ups and Prices in 2018

Below is a list of festivals line ups and prices for 2018 that will be constantly updated. Compare and have fun!

Coachella-April 13-15, 20-22

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Tickets:

$429 for a GA 3-Day

Click here for my picks for Coachella.

Boston Calling-May 25-27

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Tickets:

Early Bird GA Tickets: $279 + $20 fees

Click here for my picks for Boston Calling.

Governors Ball-June 1st-3rd

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Tickets:

$305 + fees

Click here for my picks for Governors Ball.

Bonnaroo: June 7-10

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Tickets:

$299.50+fees

Click here for my picks for Governors Ball.

Pitchfork-July 20-22

Tickets:

3-Days $175 | 1-Day $75 each

What Acts To See At Coachella 2018

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Coachella just announced its lineup so you know what that means…festival season has officially kicked off! If going to a music festival is a part of your 2018 music goals, now is the time to start measuring up the line up and the prices. Here are the acts I would check out each day:

Friday: The Weeknd, SZA, Jamiroquai, Vince Staples, Daniel Caesar

I’ve already seen The Weeknd, SZA and Vince Staples live.  All very amazing live and their music comes alive in a way you don’t expect. Also, I have a feeling if The Weeknd is a headliner than he will probably have new music out. I keep hearing good things about Daniel Caesar so I would love to check him out live.

Saturday: Beyoncé, Post Malone, Snakehips, Marian Hill, Jorja Smith

Honestly I’m only very familiar with Beyonce, and people have been waiting over a year to see her at Coachella since she had to cancel last year because of the twins. I saw Post Malone live a few years ago, and “rockstar” isn’t a horrible song so I would swing by his set. I like Snakehips remix of Banks “Warm Water” and they were cool at Lolla back in 2016 so I would see them again. I heard of few Marian Hill songs in passing and I like Jorja Smith on “Get It Together” so I would love to see more from both acts.

Sunday: Eminem, Migos, Cardi B, Miguel, French Montana, 6lack, Aminé, DeJ Loaf, Noname, LION BABE, They.

I’ve never seen Eminem live and being from Detroit I feel like I need to do this eventually. I hope he focuses on the hits; I really don’t know his deep cuts. I saw Migos a few times before and it is pretty turnt, and I hope Cardi B has some more songs to justify a full set because I do like “Bodak Yellow.” French, Amine, DeJ Loaf, LION BABE all at least have one song I like so I would be willing to check out their sets.  I saw Noname at Lolla last year and its a nice low key time.  They. was amazing live and one of the best concerts I saw last year so I’m probably most excited about them. I saw Miguel at Pitchfork back in 2016 and it was such this psychedelic (minus the drugs) cool journey and put a twist on his work that I would so do it again.

Here are some concert photos from some of the acts that I shot before:

The Weeknd

SZA

Vince Staples

Post Malone

Migos

They.

Check out the playlist below of all the acts I want to see.

Taylor Swift Announces Tour Dates for ‘reputation’ North American tour

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On the heels of the Friday release of her latest album, ‘reputation,’ Taylor Swift has announced the dates for the tour to support the album. A stadium tour, Taylor will be playing sport arenas around the country.  This explains why we don’t see a date for a major city like, New York City, because NYC does not have a stadium within the city.

Tickets go on sale December 13, Taylor’s birthday. However, the deadline to join the Taylor Swift Tix program, the way to get in line for tickets, is November 28. Join the program here and see the dates below.

International tour dates, such as the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand will be announced at a later date.

May 8 – Glendale, AZ @ University of Phoenix Stadium
May 12 – Santa Clara, CA @ Levi’s Stadium
May 19 – Pasadena, CA @ Rose Bowl
May 22 – Seattle, WA @ CenturyLink Field
May 25 – Denver, CO @ Sports Authority Field At Mile High
June 2 – Chicago, IL @ Soldier Field
June 30 – Louisville, KY @ Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium
July 7 – Columbus, OH @ Ohio Stadium
July 10 – Washington, DC @ FedEx Field
July 14 – Philadelphia, PA @ Lincoln Financial Field
July 17 – Cleveland, OH @ First Energy Stadium
July 21 – East Rutherford, NJ @ MetLife Stadium
July 28 – Foxborough, MA @ Gillette Stadium
August 4 – Toronto, ON @ Rogers Centre
August 7 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Heinz Field
August 11 – Atlanta, GA @ Mercedes-Benz Stadium
August 14 – Tampa, FL @ Raymond James Stadium
August 18 – Miami, FL @ Hard Rock Stadium
August 25 – Nashville, TN @ Nissan Stadium
August 28 – Detroit, MI @ Ford Field
September 01 – Minneapolis, MN @ U.S. Bank Stadium
September 08 – Kansas City, MO @ Arrowhead Stadium
September 15 – Indianapolis, IN @ Lucas Oil Stadium
September 18 – St. Louis, MO @ The Dome at America’s Center
September 22 – New Orleans, LA @ Mercedes-Benz Superdome
September 29 – Houston, TX @ NRG Stadium
October 6 – Arlington, TX @ AT&T Stadium

WGCI Announces Big Jam 2017 Line up

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WGCI announced its line up for its annual concert, The Big Jam. Returning to headline again is Chris Brown, who headlined last year. With a new album out with 45 songs and his already extensive catalog, he has a lot of songs to choose from. Other artists on the line up include Rick Ross, Yo Gotti, Playboi Carti, Jacquees and G Herbo.

I’ve seen Yo Gotti live a few times, ad he definitely has club hits that are fun to experience live.  While this line up is good so far, I’m curious about who else will be announced.

You can purchase tickets for the show here.

Big Sean Performs A Surprise Pop-Up show for Metro PCS’ Sounds of Chicago Powered by Pandora

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(Photos by Ariana LaBarrie/fresh pair of iis)

Pandora is one of the first music streaming services I remember using because it was a great way to listen to radio without always feeling the need to change the station to find a song that I like. Pandora is a custom radio station for you. So when Metro PCS and Pandora announced a surprised pop-up show with Big Sean, I knew it would be a bunch of hits. His set list was amazing, including classics like “Blessings” and new songs like “Moves” and “Jump Out The Window.” What surprised me most was how long the show was. With pop-up shows you are expecting just a few songs, but he performed over an hour set. His transition with the clapping sounds of “I Know,” a slower past song, to the fast “A$$” was also genius.

Check out the setlist and more pictures below.

Moves
Paradise
No Favors
Mercy
Clique
Jump Out The Window
My Last
Beware
I Know
A$$
Skateboard
All Me
Don’t Like
One Man
IDFWU
Bounce Back

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Jhené Aiko Takes A Little “Trip”: Announces Tour For New Album

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Jhene Aiko announced tour for her surprise release album “Trip.” This 16 date tour starting next month is a headlining tour before she is an opener for Lana Del Rey at the top of next year. Willow Smith, who has been on tour with her before is coming along as long as St. Beauty, Kodie Shane and Kitty Cash.

Stream her new album and short film below:

While Taylor Swift Won’t be at Jingle Ball Chicago, she will be at B96’s Jingle Bash, check out the line up here

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Taylor Swift won’t be at the Chicago stop on the Jingle Ball tour, but she will be making a stop in Chicago around the same time for the B96 Jingle Bash.  While Swift’s album comes out on Nov. 10 and fans can start earning points to move up in line in the Ticketmaster Verified fan program, this is a way for fans to get tickets without being apart of it.

The show will also include Backstreet Boys, Fifth Harmony, Khalid, Logic and Sabrina Carpenter. You can get tickets here.