With headliners at music festivals you have to be of supreme dedication to get to the front row. Being dedicated means waiting by the barrier all day just to stay close and be in the middle of it all. With Kanye West, who played Sunday night's headlining spot at Governors Ball, his unpredictabilit ... More >>
The Governors Ball this year--thanks to a torrential downpour Friday--was not quite what its name implies. It was the opposite of elegance, a muddy hell scape that smelled like a sun-baked three-days-dead fish covered in poop. But despite all that, folks had fun. Exhibits 1 - 109 can be found after ... More >>
Governors Ball at Randall's Island is a stew of mud, wasted white kids, and more mud. We popped on by to catch the high caliber lineup yesterday. All photos Laura June Kirsch.
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Remember when musician fights used to be interesting--or at least memorable for more than two minutes? It's hard to imagine as we expend Twitter scrolling energy on Azealia Banks v. Angel Haze, Gaga vs. the Osbournes, Deadmau5 vs. Madonna, and the rest of the noise. Yet unbelievably, there was a tim ... More >>
Azealia Banks's Mermaid Ball w/Maluca, Wckids, Tigga Calore, House of Ladosha & Jack Mizrahi Bowery Ballroom Sunday, June 3 Better than: Summer Jam. Azealia Banks has become one of many New York musicians flavoring their music with borrowed vogue cultureparticularly from her birth year, 199 ... More >>