Outside Lands 2012 features Stevie Wonder, Neil Young, Jack White, Foo Fighters, and many more!

Outside Lands 2012 Line-Up Announced: Stevie Wonder, Neil Young, Jack White, & Foo Fighters Headline

Not to steal the thunder from what promises to be an unforgettable Coachella Weekend 2, but Ranger Dave announced this week a phenomenal lineup for the Fifth Anniversary of San Francisco’s Outside Lands! It’s difficult to top a line-up when your first ever appearance as a festival boasted the likes of Radiohead, Wilco, and Cake. However, this year’s curators did a great job of assembling acts sure to attract fans from many, many different walks of life. Hit the jump to find out who you simply cannot miss this year! (more…)

coachella 2012 lineup announcement

Coachella Announces Side Shows in Southern California

Ok, Rabbits. Remember when Coachella first announced the new two-weekend format last year? Remember how Ronnie speculated we could get some great shows in the Southland for the week between Coachella weekends? And remember how I thought such shows would be excluded in the artists’ contracts? Well, it looks like we were both right. Some bands will not be making any official appearances anywhere near Indio between April 16 and 20—ahem, Radiohead. But fear not, pass-less but savvy Coachella fan! Goldenvoice announced today a slew of shows between April 11 and 23, featuring some of the best acts of Coachella. Hit the jump to see how you can create a choose-your-own Coachella adventure by hopping around great Southern California venues. (more…)

Flying Lotus plays Coachella 2012

Coachella Primer: Part 8 (of 12) – Flying Lotus

This week’s Coachella Primer features LA’s own Steven Ellison, a.k.a. Flying Lotus, and we couldn’t have better timing! Coming off the heels of announcing the tentative title and release of his upcoming album on “The Champs” podcast, Flying Lotus is generating a lot of buzz around town as we stand six weeks out from Coachella’s kick off. Having released his first album in 2006, Flying Lotus is no stranger to the Los Angeles music scene. He returns this year to Coachella — he played in 2010 — to present his next album, “Until the Quiet Comes”. (more…)

Coachella Primer: Part 6 (of 12) – Fitz and the Tantrums

A few weeks ago, Fitz and the Tantrums came through San Francisco for back-to-back nights headlining at the Regency Ballroom. Based out of Los Angeles, the sextuplet will bring a groovy neo-soul sound to Coachella on Sunday night! Founded by lead singer Michael Fitzpatrick in 2008, Fitz and the Tantrums will have you dancing, clapping, and singing along in no time. Their soulful chord progressions and catchy hooks and lyrics will turn anyone into a fan. Hit the jump and find out more about the band that’s bringing soul back in a big way! (more…)

Re:Generation – Five DJs Turn the Tables on the History of Music

With Skrillex taking home three Grammys this past weekend — and Rabbits Black’s recent feature on Markus Shulz — it’s no wonder the world of electronic music is in the spotlight this week. To piggyback on the beat wave, Art Takes Over, in association with The Grammys, teamed up with RSA Films, GreenLight Media, The Recording Academy, and Hyundai to create Re:Generation. Find out what Re:Generation is and how you can catch the next big thing in music documentary. (more…)

Coachella Primer: Part 4 (of 12) – Childish Gambino

Unless you’ve been living under a media rock, you probably know who Childish Gambino is. (Hint: He’s Donald Glover. You know, the hipster dream boat from Community.) Having released his latest album, Camp, a little less than three months ago, Glover will definitely have a good show in store for Saturday. In this fourth installment of our running Coachella Primer, learn a bit more about the busy quadruple-threat. (more…)

Noise Pop: A Rabbits Black Guide

With just over two weeks to go until Noise Pop kicks off, there’s just enough time to get your plans in order. Celebrating its 20th anniversary, the curators of Noise Pop have some great shows lined up. Hosted at some of the best venues across San Francisco, Noise Pop affords the opportunity to catch anything from historic — okay, nostalgic — bands to the next big act without having to shell out the big-festival bucks. Officially occurring February 21 through 26, the hefty line-up will force you to make some difficult decisions. Check out Rabbits Black’s recommendations after the jump. (more…)

Coachella Primer: Part 2 (of 12) – The Growlers

In this second installment of our Coachella Primer series, we turn the spotlight to So Cal locals, The Growlers.  Originally from Costa Mesa, California, The Growlers now call Long Beach their home. Brooks Nielsen, Matt Taylor, Scott Montoya, Brian Stewart, and Kyle Straka moved to Long Beach to pursue their musical ambitions after spontaneously deciding to start a band while at a party. (more…)