Governors Ball

Governors Ball 2015 – Teri’s Addendums

Governors Ball 2015 – Teri’s Addendums

I’d forgotten my goddamn headphones. Doesn’t seem to make sense to lament over headphones when one is on her way to a music festival, but I’m a commuter first, festival-attendee fifteenth. In fact, I had never been to a music festival. I have this thing about crowds (which I’d rather...

Review by Teri Clarke
Governors Ball 2015 – Day 3

Governors Ball 2015 – Day 3

Limping, tendons twisted like pants in a washing machine, sunburn creeping ants down my neck, I made my way to the third day of the concert. Slight headache, eyes squinting. Let’s do this. Tame Impala – Seconds after walking in through the press entrance, electrified Daft Punk-styles vocals kicked the...

Review by T. E. Nolan
Governors Ball 2015 – Day 2

Governors Ball 2015 – Day 2

My first bareback (ew?) dive into a sun-saturated Governors Ball, and I armed myself with enough spf 100 sunscreen to make Mercury think the Sun was a space heater. Late again though, as usual, hoofing it along Randall’s Island, frantically tripping over dogs and children. Holy shit, there’s a press...

Review by T. E. Nolan
Governors Ball 2015 – Day 1

Governors Ball 2015 – Day 1

I sing of peeps amidst ecstatic tunes, of Epical smashing lyres and red Solo cups. Oh Muse! I will relate the drunken electricity of the synthpop Saturnalia. That is, I’m going tell y’all about my time at GovBallNYC 2015. Fair Warning: Lots of nerdy verbiage is coming your way. The...

Review by T. E. Nolan
Governors Ball 2015 Artist Spotlight – Bishop Nehru

Governors Ball 2015 Artist Spotlight – Bishop Nehru

We all know I don’t know from hip hop except for what Kwame tells me and the Death Bomb Arc frenzy and B L A C K I E and Ratking and the bleak art noise insurgency because I am a man who has consistently finds himself lacking in both...

Review by Charles
Governors Ball 2015 Artist Spotlight – Strand of Oaks

Governors Ball 2015 Artist Spotlight – Strand of Oaks

Sometimes, early in the morning, when the coffee’s first stirring its kicks in my prick there’ll be something on the radio that isn’t all somber condescension or doom-laden post-gender leftist political invectives. One day, it was Strand of Oaks and the sound was so fresh and flamboyantly exhilarated on it’s...

Review by Charles
Governors Ball 2015 Artist Spotlight – The Picturebooks

Governors Ball 2015 Artist Spotlight – The Picturebooks

Dipped-down, stripped-put, dirty, dirty methane blues pumped up on gasoline and cooled over with sun-sweetened amphetamines, The Picturebooks are the band you want when your teeth are sore and your mind his hungry for the narcotic future or, you know, you’re just so fucking blisteringly hungover nothing makes sense in...

Review by Charles
Governors Ball 2015 Artist Spotlight – Charlotte OC

Governors Ball 2015 Artist Spotlight – Charlotte OC

You know who’s awesome? Annie fucking Lennox. And yet, we never really talk about her like we do Patti Smith or Grace Jones or any of the other venerated sirens of postmodern androgynous inspiration and that’s a fucking sin because her prowess is STILL astounding and her influence infinitely wider....

Review by Charles