Summer Festival Preview: Governors Ball Music Festival

Governors Ball Music Festival     Randall’s Island, New York City, NY    June 21+22   TICKETS

That lineup announcement video is what’s up. It came out a while ago but I think it deserves a post because it is just so good. As I write my review of Bonnaroo’s insanity I am preparing for another music festival in just under two weeks. This festival takes place in New York City, one of my favorite places on Earth, and features some pretty amazing bands. They’ve got Passion Pit, who will be presenting cuts from their soon to be released new album, Beck, Modest Mouse, Fiona Apple, Cults, Phantogram, and a whole lot more. Also, there are no overlapping sets which is an absolute plus so you really could see every band at this festival.

The flights to New York are mega cheap right now, so get on this! I am so excited for it. The two new songs that Passion Pit have released hit hard. Modest Mouse and Beck are meant to be two of the world’s best live acts, and I have always wanted to see Cults. It’s a special festival and it’s in New York City, which, like I said before, is the best city ever. While I’m there I think I’m also going to check out Moonrise Kingdom and Safety Not Guaranteed, two movies that are not being released anywhere else for a while. Let’s do this!

Check out the lineup/festival info/etc. right here: http://governorsballmusicfestival.com/

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Yes, I was named after famous british polar bear Rupert. In fact, I was named after a cat that was named after that cartoon bear. This is exactly the reason why I’d have to say an orange cat is my spirit animal. Though, it’s kind of more like this cat is my spirit goddess. My spirit animal is a bit more like a grizzly duck, which is a grizzly bear with a duck’s beak. Two reasons: 1) When I wake up I am angry and grumble a lot, like a grizzly bear but once I wake up I am (usually) friendly and I quack a lot, and 2) I own a sweater with a grizzly bear on it and one with a duck on it. I am obviously obsessed with music and everything to do with music. I have been to over 80 concerts, I am in a band called One Two Skidoo, and I also co-host a radio show of that same name on WUSC. I was born in a country called London (I would say England, but you Americans seem to be set on the fact that England is only London). I was actually born in Brighton, England, but I don’t wanna confuse you too much so we’ll say I’m from London. I then moved to a super freezing area of Canada. You’re probably thinking “but all of Canada is super freezing!”. That’s not true. Well, kind of not true. I do that school thing at the University of South Carolina, and I write about music on this website, obviously. David Stringer is my hero.

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