[Edited] Reading + Leeds Festival 2014: The Best Performances

 Paramore performing at Reading Festival

Not at Reading or Leeds festival this weekend? No problem. The BBC are streaming lots of the main performances and you can watch highlights from Arctic Monkeys, The 1975, Queens Of The Stone Age, Paramore, Blink, Warpaint, Disclosure, Vampire Weekend… and others.
[PRO SHOT] Paramore – On The Main Stage – Reading & Leeds Festival 2014 [HQ]

If There’s A Future They Got It!
Almost part of the extended Reading + Leeds family, Paramore have been inching their way up the bill of the world famous festivals since their debut appearance on the Radio 1 Lock Up Stage way back in 2006. We’re delighted to see the Tennessee trio take top billing alongside QOTSA, bringing an inexhaustible shipful of energy to close Saturday’s Main Stage at Leeds. Last time we saw them, Hayley, Taylor and Jeremy were warming up the Main Stage as the sun set ahead of The Cure in 2012. Back then the band were making one of their early appearances as a three-piece, giving R+L first listens to live versions of Renegade and Monster amidst a host of classic tracks. In the two years since their fourth album, Paramore has hit the top of the charts around the world, while singles like Still Into You and New have seen the band add daytime radio listeners to their already fervent fanbase. We’ll meet you down the front, expecting anthems that unite thousands, enough energy to bounce us all over the top of the Main Stage, hair that is bright enough to be seen from the back end of the campsite and a landmark set that will go down in the history of Reading + Leeds.

[PRO SHOT] Arctic Monkeys – On The Main Stage – Reading & Leeds Festival 2014 [HQ]

Warpaint – Love Is To Die at Reading 2014


[PRO SHOT] Arctic Monkeys – Reading & Leeds Festival 2014 [HD]

Jake Bugg – Reading and Leeds Festival 2014 on the Main Stage

Blink-182 – Live at the Reading Festival, 2010 (Full BBC Coverage)

The 1975 – Settle Down (Leeds Festival 22/08/2014)

The 1975 are an English indie rock band formed based in Manchester. The group consists of Matt Healy (vocals, guitar), Adam Hann (guitar), George Daniel (drums, backing vocals) and Ross MacDonald (bass). They have released four EPs, while their self-titled debut album was released on 2 September 2013 through Dirty Hit/Polydor. The album debuted at No. 1 in the UK Albums Chart on 8 September 2013. The band have toured internationally and also played the 2014 Coachella festival.

[PRO SHOT] Queens Of The Stone Age – Reading & Leeds Festival 2014 [HD]

Disclosure – When A Fire Starts To Burn at Glastonbury 2014

[PRO SHOT] Vampire Weekend – On The Main Stage – Reading & Leeds Festival


Best Concerts at Lollapalooza 2014



Conceived and created in 1991 by Jane’s Addiction singer Perry Farrell as a farewell tour for his band, Lollapalooza ran annually until 1997, and was revived in 2003. From its inception through 1997, and its revival in 2003, the festival toured North America. In 2004, the festival organizers decided to expand the dates to two days per city, however poor ticket sales forced the 2004 tour to be cancelled. In 2005, Farrell and the William Morris Agency partnered up with Austin, Texas-based company Capital Sports Entertainment (now C3 Presents) and retooled it into its current format as a weekend destination festival.


The Festival Best Concerts

Arctic Monkeys at Lollapalooza 2014 (full show)



Foster The People

Cage The Elephant

Portugal The Man

Lollapalooza Live Stream: Watch The 2014 Festival Online




Lollapalooza 2014: Friday Recap

The annual music festival has returned!  The lineup include Kings Of Leon, Eminem, Iggy Azalea and more  Some are all performing at Lollapalooza. Sad you can’t make it? Don’t worry, we have your live stream of the festival right HERE!

The annual Lollapalooza music festival is taking place at Grant Park in Chicago from Aug. 1 to Aug. 3. Many of music’s best and worst in hip hop, rock, pop and more are on the schedule to perform at the epic music fest. For those of you who can’t make it to the festival, we have a live stream for you to watch HERE!

Although is not one of the music festivals we like, Ainhoa has asked that we attend so we can report to you what we saw and think. Unfortunately, Ainhoa is not with us, but in another part of the world where she’s most needed, and we hope she can return soon.

Every single year, some festivals manage to blow our minds with incredible music. This year, we hope Lollapalooza is showing better quality among the worst music.

Lorde, 17, performed her hits “Tennis Court” and “Glory and Gore” on Lollapalooza’s first day, which didn’t impressed us, while Iggy Azalea, 24, rapped out “Fancy” and “Black Widow.” Eminem’s, 41, performance was one of the best, but Rihanna, 26, was horrendous as usual!

Set to perform on Aug. 2 are Calvin Harris, Outkast and Fitz & The Tantrums. Cage the Elephant, Kings of Leon, The Avett Brothers and dozens of other singers and groups will close the festival on Aug. 3. This group is prepared to offer fans one of the best performances.

Here’s the entire schedule of the event HERE.

It’s going to be one heck of a show?  You simply can’t miss it! Sit back, relax and watch the live stream NOW!






Newport Folk Festival 2014 in Pictures

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Newport Folk Festival 2014

A partial lineup was announced for this year’s Newport Folk Festival taking placing July 30 – August 1 in Newport, Rhode Island at the International Tennis Hall of Fame at the Newport Casino and Fort Adams State Park. And you know how we love partial lineups! The artists slated so far for the 51st year of the festival include:

• Friday, July 25: Ryan Adams, Steve Martin & The Steep Canyon Rangers, Tim O’Brien, Sarah Jarosz

• Saturday, July 31: John Prine, Andrew Bird, Brandi Carlile, The Low Anthem, Yim Yames of My Morning Jacket, Doc Watson & David Holt, Calexico, Dawes, Nneka, O’Death, Liz Longley, Blitzen Trapper, A.A. Bondy, Sam Bush, Horse Feathers, and more.

• Sunday, August 1: Levon Helm’s Ramble on the Road, The Swell Season, The Avett Brothers, Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings, Richie Havens, Justin Townes Earle, Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, The Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Punch Brothers with Chris Thile, The Felice Brothers, Tao Seeger Band, Cory Chisel & The Wandering Sons, Ben Sollee & Daniel Martin Moore, Pokey LaFarge & the South City Three, and more to be announced.

David Fincher’s ‘Gone Girl’ to Open 52nd New York Film Festival


David Fincher’s ‘Gone Girl’ to Open 52nd New York Film Festival ‘Social Network’ director’s adaptation of Gillian Flynn’s bestseller will premiere at fest’s opening night 1 Comment Ben Affleck in “Gone Girl.”

‘Social Network’ director’s adaptation of Gillian Flynn’s bestseller will premiere at fest’s opening night

David Fincher’s Gone Girl, his adaptation of Gillian Flynn’s bestselling thriller about a husband suspected of murdering his missing wife, will kick off the 52nd New York Film Festival. The film, starring Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike, Neil Patrick Harris and Tyler Perry, is scheduled make its world premiere as the festival’s opening-night selection on September 26th.

Gone Girl is so many things at once,” NYFF Director Kent Jones said in a press release.    “[It’s] sharp as a razor about many aspects of American life that have been untouched by movies, very tough and just as funny, brilliantly acted, and 100% entertaining — a wild ride from start to finish…directed by one of the best filmmakers alive. I’m so proud to have the world premiere of this film as our opening night.”

This is not the first time that Fincher has supplied the festival with a film for its first-night slot; The Social Network, his Oscar-nominated take on the origins of Facebook, kicked off the NYFF with its world premiere in 201o. The festival has long been a launching pad for awards-season hopefuls and big-name fall releases, especially in terms of its opening selections: Pulp Fiction opened the festival in 1995; Clint Eastwood’s Mystic River in 2003; Ang Lee’s Life of Pi in 2012; and Paul Greengrass’ Captain Philips in 2013.

The rest of the New York Film Festival’s lineup is expected to be announced within the next month. Gone Girl will hit theaters on October 3rd.

Gone Girl – Das perfekte Opfer – (engl.)

Something’s afoot in the first trailer for David Fincher’s upcoming mystery thriller, Gone Girl, an adaptation of Gillian Flynn’s novel of the same name. The new clip finds Ben Affleck as Nick Dunne, reeling in the aftermath of the disappearance of his wife, Amy (Rosamund Pike), amidst search parties, candlelight vigils and incessant television coverage. The mood, however, soon shifts when we’re shown shots of the couple fighting and detectives scouring the Dunne residence for clues. The clip ends with a smarmy sounding Nick telling a TV interviewer: “I did not kill my wife. I am not a murderer.”

While Elvis Costello’s devotional “She” provides the trailer with its eerily fitting soundtrack, Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor and longtime collaborator Atticus Ross are behind Gone Girl‘s score. Over on the film’s website, you can get a taste of the duo’s latest collaboration, a serene but disconcerting ambience of woodwind-like synths. The full soundtrack and score will be available this fall; Gone Girl hits theaters on October 3rd.

Reznor and Ross have scored two other Fincher films in the past: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, for which they picked up a Golden Globe nod, and The Social Network
, which earned the pair an Oscar for Best Original Score. In other Fincher-related news, the director will no longer helm the upcoming Steve Jobs biopic that would have reunited him with Social Network writer Aaron Sorkin and producer Scott Rudin, according to The Hollywood Reporter. During negotiations, Fincher was reportedly seeking $10 million up front in fees, as well as significant control over marketing, like he was given for The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. But that number did not jive with the film’s studio, Sony, who are looking to be more fiscally responsible after a disappointing 2013. Fincher could re-enter negotiations, but an industry source said he would have to scale back that $10 million, calling the figure “ridiculous,” and adding: “You’re not doing Transformers here. You’re not doing Captain America. This is quality — it’s not screaming commerciality. He should be rewarded in success but not up front.”




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While Elvis Costello’s devotional “She” provides the trailer with its eerily fitting soundtrack, Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor and longtime collaborator Atticus Ross are behind Gone Girl‘s score. Over on the film’s website, you can get a taste of the duo’s latest collaboration, a serene but disconcerting ambience of woodwind-like synths. The full soundtrack and score will be available this fall; Gone Girl hits theaters on October 3rd.

Reznor and Ross have scored two other Fincher films in the past: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, for which they picked up a Golden Globe nod, and The Social Network, which earned the pair an Oscar for Best Original Score.

The Libertines headline London’s Hyde Park




The Libertines paid tribute to the armed forces as they brought their London comeback gig to a close tonight (July 5).The band, who played two intimate warm-up shows at Glasgow’s Barrowlands venue last weekend (June 28, 29), finished their set with dual frontmen Carl Barat and Pete Doherty reciting Siegfried Sassoon’s 1918 poem, Suicide In The Trenches.
After the pair recounted the poem word for word, which they also recited at the NME Awards in 2004, Doherty addressed the audience, saying: “We remember and honour those who gave their lives for liberty. We thought it was nerve-wracking coming out here tonight but leaving Kings Cross station with a rifle across your back in 1914 must have been really hard.”Earlier, the band’s set had to be halted over concerns for the crowd’s safety. The four piece had opened with ‘Vertigo’ and were midway through second song ‘Boys In The Band’ when security came on stage and stopped the performance. Doherty motioned to the crowd to move back before telling them: “We can’t carry on if you don’t calm down a bit.”
The Libertines then restarted where they left off onlyto be halted again seconds later. Drummer Gary Powell came down to the front of the stage to tell the crowd to calm down before leading them ina chant of the riff to The White Stripes’ ‘Seven Nation Army’. Doherty then joined in with a run through of The Foundations’ ‘Build Me Up Buttercup’.Things eventually got moving again with ‘The Delaney’ and ‘Campaign Of Hate’. Doherty then dedicated ‘Time For Heroes’ to the Guildford Four’s GerryConlon, saying: “GerryConlon, if you’re looking down this afternoon” before tearing into the song.A rendition of ‘Music When The Lights Go Out’ was preceded by Doherty chanting “Albion-ey, Albion-ey, ole, ole, ole”. After the song Barat playfully leapfrogged over the guitarist. The duo later shared an embrace before debut album track ‘Death On The Stairs’.

Towards the end of the set things had to be halted once more as fans climbed the sound towers to get a better view of the show. Powell and bassist John Hassall had left the stage for Doherty and Barat to play a version of stripped-down song ‘France’. Barat scolded fans as the gig was further delayed, telling them: “If you don’t stop climbing the towers, Pigman [Doherty] can’t do his solo.” The song was never played completely because of the stoppage.

“I wanted to drive my camper van into the backstage area,” Doherty revealed shortly after. “The security guards said ‘you don’t want to do that because of the traffic’. I wanted to drive it in and put union jacks on top. They said ‘you’ve got nothing to fly the flag for’ and I said what about William Blake? What about Jock Scott? What about Johnny Marr? What about Carl Barat?” The band then played ‘Albion’, which saw Doherty shouting out Barat’s hometown of Basingstoke.

As the show came to a close, Doherty chanted once again over the microphone, this time singing “Libertine til I die/Libertine til I die/I know I am, I’m sure I am, Queen’s Park Rangers til I die.” They then brought the set to a riotous end with ‘I Get Along’ which concluded with Barat and Doherty jumping around hugging until they brought each other down to the floor.

As the four band members gathered in a line to salute their fans, Doherty initiated a burst of the hokey cokey while Powell told them: “You are all amazing and you are all Libertines.”

Earlier in the day, more issues had stopped some of the bands on the line-up from playing, including Swim Deep and Graham Coxon. Due to play in the Barclaycard Theatre, signs outside told fans the stage was closed due to a technical fault. North London quartet Wolf Alice were able to play on the same stage early in the afternoon, playing a similar set to that which they played at Glastonbury a week earlier. “Who’s excited to see The Libertines later?” asked guitarist Joff Oddie, with drummer Joel Amey adding: “What a day for friendship!” The group then launched into a version of their second single ‘Bros’, which followed the likes of ‘Blush’ and a cover of Chris Isaak’s ‘Wicked Games’. The band finished their set with debut single ‘Fluffy’, which concluded with bassist Theo Ellis jumping in the crowd.

Meanwhile, Spiritualized played a late afternoon set on the main stage, following Newcastle’s Maximo Park. Frontman J Spaceman sat on a chair on the right hand stage throughout, dressed all in white and playing a red guitar. He was joined by two backing singers, also dressed head-to-toe in-white, and his bandmates. The group played songs from across their back catalogue in front of visuals of black and white circles, such as ‘Hey Jane’ and ‘Sweet Talk’.

Irish band The Pogues followed them 45 minutes later and also had their set halted as a fan received medical attention. The stoppage came towards the end of the group’s performance, which had seen them play tracks like ‘Dirty Old Town’ and ‘Sally MacLennane’. “We’ll be back soon if it’s suitable to do so,” they told the crowd as singer Shane MacGowan puffed on a cigarette. They then returned for one more song before having to end their set.

Make sure you pick up next week’s issue of NME, out July 9 on newsstands and available digitally, for an exclusive interview with The Libertines talking about what the future holds for the band, plus the definitive verdict on their comeback shows.

The Libertines played:

‘Boys In The Band’
‘The Delaney’
‘Campaign Of Hate’
‘Time For Heroes’
‘The Ha Ha Wall’
‘Music When The Lights Go Out’
‘What Katy Did’
‘The Boy Looked At Johnny’
‘Can’t Stand Me Now’
‘Last Post On The Bugle’
‘Love On The Dole’
‘Death On The Stairs’
‘Radio America’
‘Don’t Look Back Into The Sun’
‘Tell The King’
‘Up The Bracket’
‘What A Waster’
‘I Get Along’