What’s Taking place This Weekend: Music Festivals for October 14-16, 2016

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October 14th is National Mother’s Day in Belarus, National Desert Day in the United States, and the begin of yet another weekend of music festivals around the world. This weekend’s Rocktober schedule attributes fests from all over The Americas, like Argentina, Mexico, and the USA.

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This Week + Throwing Things

Toddler Boy

Guys. I need parenting aid. I do not care if you’re parents or not — support! My sweet, funny, energetic toddler won’t. cease. throwing things. It is not even out of anger or something. It’s a lot more like he just desires to see what takes place when he throws them. But Lord help me, it makes me crazy. He tosses his toys everywhere (and the final thing I want to be carrying out is receiving down on the floor to dig toys out from below the couch), he chucks books so they virtually chop my feet off, and he throws his cups on the floor at meal times. And right after he throws the stuff he just looks at it like, “Huh. Effectively there ya go.” And then he says, “Henry fro dat.”

We talk allllll the time about how we do not throw, how it’s dangerous and it tends to make a mess and none of his buddies or family throw issues. And when we’re talking he looks at me all earnest and I swear he understands. I know he does! But then he chucks his Legos everywhere just to see them scatter and it is all I can do to maintain from tearing my hair out. That freakin’ adorable jerk.

So. Any parents deal with this? Anyone have a penchant for throwing things when they have been small? I’m all ears, gang. And in the meantime, you can laugh at me even though I’m on my hands and knees wiping up the cup of milk that my kid just tossed overboard.

Oh and hey — have a great weekend! xoxo

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The Scene: Falling For This is Not a Adore Song Festival 2016


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Location: Nîmes, France
Stats: 50 Artists, 4 Stages, 3 Days
Genre: Indie Rock

Editor’s Note: This post was initially published on our mini-site 100 Nights of Summer season. I’m at present traveling across Europe to 15 festivals in 15 weekends in 15 countries. See more photos and stories from last year’s adventure right here.  -VV

The sunny skies of southern France welcomed me to one particular of the country’s biggest indie rock fests. This boutique festival held in the super charming city of Nîmes remains an undiscovered gem for obtaining up close and individual with some incredible acts. This is Not a Adore Song (TINALS) also impressed with the age diversity of the crowd. Households with modest young children rubbed shoulders with older rockers and teen hipsters.

Some highlights from the weekend:

Friday, June 3


Back to function

It’s been virtually just more than a year because I embarked on my prior adventure — 15 festivals, 15 nations, 15 weeks. It feels very good to be back. Very first quit is at TINALS at an indie rock festival that I only heard about a couple months ago when I stumbled across this super sick lineup.

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My wrist has felt naked for the last six months


Dilly Dally in the Grand Hall

The 1st official show for 100 Nights of Summer! Katie Monks from Toronto’s Dilly Dally sounds like she smokes a pack of cigarettes chased by a fifth of Jack ahead of every show and just crushes it. Couldn’t be happier that this is the initial act I caught for the duration of 100 NOS..
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It may possibly be vibrant sunshine outside, but the Grand Hall makes each show really feel like a sweaty two:00am efficiency in a pitch black club. Here’s the song that produced the crowd go all nuts.


Ty Segall and the Muggers at the Flamingo Stage

It is nothing at all but vibrant sunshine as I head to my 1st outside show with Ty Segall and the Muggers. These guys are hitting the festival circuit hard this year and it’s worth it to catch the show as they bring a bit of swagger back into rock n’ roll.


Destroyer creating us really feel stuff


Meet the venue!

Paloma, the performing arts center of Nîmes is positioned on the northern edge of the city. It’s…an intriguing design and style to say the least. At some angles, it reminded me of “the beast slouching towards Bethlehem” and at other angles (and significantly less pretentious) it looked like a giant brown turd.Vito Valentinetti TINALS 2016-34Two of the four stages can be located in right here — the Grand Salle, a cavernous area with balcony and the super intimate dance friendly Club Paloma. Most of the action outdoors centers about the Flamingo Stage with up and comers performing just to the proper at the Mosquito Stage.


Foals rocking us into the evening

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Saturday, June 4


Clouds on the horizon

Even though enjoying a fast beer and picnic lunch ahead of heading into a show, the French guy subsequent to me points at the sky and says, “Look. A monster cloud”. He was correct, but it turned out to be a gentle monster and the rolling thunderstorms have been more than in hours. Vito Valentinetti TINALS 2016-23


Gospel punk with Algiers

Rain on the outdoors meant a packed hall on the inside. They completely delivered with a foot-stomping, ass-shaking set to a packed room in the La Grande Hall.

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Elvis has entered the building

If there’s a single breakout star of the weekend, it has to be French Elvis. I’ve seen plenty of “festival marriages”, but never ever one particular with a Las Vegas style ceremony comprehensive with a laugh-a-minute Elvis, guys in wedding dresses, and impromptu sing-a-longs.



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I’m peeing into a bucket of sawdust

Remarkable bathroom solution for a festival with these super clean composting bathroom facilities. I took these shots on a Saturday and the spot nevertheless appears spotless.


Art everywhere

This wasn’t at the festival but I identified this sick mural in a rain sewer across the street from TINALS under a McDonald’s parking lot.

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Dinosaur Jr. closing out Saturday night

I’m not the greatest photographer. Possibly it’s due to the fact for the duration of shows like this I just cannot quit jumping around. Be more skilled man. Anyway, Dinosaur Jr. nonetheless sounds fucking fantastic. Hopefully I’ll be capable to see them a couple of far more occasions this summer time.

Dinosaur Jr.

Dinosaur Jr.

Sunday, June five


Meet A Festival Fan: Marcel from Switzerland

I don’t get starstruck by artists, but I do shed my thoughts when I see kick ass campers like this a single. Marcel and his buddy from have been camping in the parking lot for all 3 days and as I’m warned — “don’t smell very good.” They tell me about 50 others have been crashing right here for the festival. Then they offer me quite a bit of vodka. I’m ready for Sunday!

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Flower crowns, button crafting, and French drinking games

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Among the flower crowning, old college video games, hat design and style, and button workshops, there was plenty to keep busy among sets. There’s also some bizarre French peg throwing game that I never figured out.


The TINALS choir covers Destroyer’s Times Square

TINALS featured a roving choir that would break into song about the festival grounds. Here they are producing a unique look at a festival wedding. Watch for Elvis dropping some moves towards the end. Enjoyable reality: 1 of the singers ended up getting my Air BnB host.


Sunsets, Tortoise, and hamburgers

Following seeing drool-worthy meals all weekend, I decided to track down dinner at a single of the outstanding food trucks at TINALS. This disarmingly charming duo from FollyBun’s set me up in hamburger nirvana. Just seeing this image is generating me hungry once again.

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Complete of burgers and beer, I did handle to catch this fantastic set from Tortoise where I swear each member can play each instrument.

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Beach Residence finishing up TINALS 2016

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Music Festival Wizard

Photo Gallery: This Is Not a Adore Song Festival 2016

Welcome to the debut photo gallery for the 2016 edition of one hundred Nights of Summer season! To kick off our European festival foray, we stopped by This is Not a Adore Song Festival in France for 3 days of indie rock and content faces. A lot more photographs and stories will be on their way in the subsequent couple days so stay tuned.

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What’s Happening This Weekend: Music Festivals for Could 28-30, 2016

Photo Credit: Chuck Manley

Photo Credit: Chuck Manley

It’s music festival Armageddon as the 2016 festival season kicks into higher gear with the single busiest weekend of the year. The Memorial Day Weekend in the United States and the Spring Bank Holiday in the UK have aligned right here at the finish of the might for a best storm of festivals. Here is the rundown for the weekend and verify out some of our picks in the United States proper right here.

  • We Are FSTVL 2016 London, UK May 28-29. 2016
  • Rock Im Revier 2016 Gelsenkirchen, Germany May 26-28, 2016
  • Rock in Rio Lisboa 2016 Lisbon, Portugal May 19-20, &amp 26-28, 2016
  • The CBC Music Festival 2016 Toronto, ON May 28, 2016
  • Soundset 2016 St Paul, MN May 29, 2016
  • Bottlerock 2016 Napa, CA May 27-29, 2016
  • Bearded Theory Festival 2016 Derbyshire, UK May 26-29. 2016
  • Boston Calling 2016 Boston, MA May 27-29, 2016
  • Maryland Deathfest 2016 Baltimore, MD May 26-29, 2016
  • Rocklahoma 2016 Pryor, OK May 27-29, 2016
  • River City Rockfest 2016 San Antonio, TX May 29, 2016
  • Summer season Camp 2016 Chillicothe, IL May 27-29, 2016
  • DelFest 2016 Cumberland, MD May 26-29, 2016
  • Sound City 2016 Liverpool, UK May 28-29, 2016
  • Widespread Men and women 2016 Oxford and Southampton, UK May 28-29, 2016
  • Dark Star Jubilee 2016 Thornville, OH May 27-29, 2016
  • Really like Saves the Day 2016 Bristol, UK May 28-29, 2016
  • Rockavaria 2016 München, Germany May 27-29, 2016
  • California Roots 2016 Monterey, CA May 27-29, 2016
  • Dot to Dot UK 2016 Manchester, Bristol, Nottingham, UK May 27-29, 2016
  • Lost Village 2016 Lincolnshire, UK May 27-29, 2016
  • Spring Break Island 2016 Pag Island, Croatia May 26-29, 2016
  • Nation 500 2016 Daytona, FL May 27-29, 2016
  • BBC Radio 1’s Huge Weekend 2016 Exeter, UK May 28-29, 2016
  • Neon Desert 2016 El Paso, TX May 28-29, 2016
  • Liverpool Sound City 2016 LIVERPOOL, UK May 28-29, 2016
  • Sunset Music Festival 2016 Tampa, FL May 28-29, 2016
  • Sasquatch 2016 George, WA May 27-30, 2016
  • Movement 2016 Detroit, MI May 28-30, 2016
  • Lightning in a Bottle 2016 Bradley, CA May 25-30, 2016
  • Punk Rock Bowling Las Vegas 2016 Las Vegas, NV May 28-30, 2016

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Video Preview: This is Not a Love Song Festival 2016

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one hundred Nights of Summer season, our annual tour of European festivals, officially kicks off this Friday at This Is Not A Enjoy Song Festival in France. This write-up began off as a “best picks”, but who am I kidding, I want to see all of them – one of the motives I picked this fest. Under is a sampler of some of the bands that caught my focus on the lineup poster.

As usually, check the official website in case they alter set occasions/locations and simply because I’m generally drinking when writing up these previews.

Dilly Dally

Friday 19:00-19:50/ Grande Salle Paloma
Toronto, Canada

Wikipedia Says: Alternative rock
What We Say: Channeling the ghost of nineties alt-rock, Dilly Dally is a welcome return to that classic indie rock sound. Incredible vocals from lead singer Katie Monks.


Friday 23:40-00:50/ Scène Extérieure “Flamingo”
Oxford, England

Wikipedia Says: Indie rock, alternative rock, art rock, dance-punk, math rock (early)
What We Say: With their crowd friendly rock, the Friday evening headliners have constructed a reputation for engaging festival performances. The indie rock mags have currently began the “these guys have sold out” chant which implies they’re performing some thing proper.


Friday 20:20-21:20/ Grande Salle Paloma
Vancouver, Canada

Wikipedia Says: Indie rock
What We Say: It may possibly sound like the name of a metal band, but Destroyer is actually a super chill singer-songwriter from Canada. And the video beneath is fairly damn fantastic.


Saturday 19:40-20:40/ Scène Extérieure “Flamingo”
London, England

Wikipedia Says: Shoegazing, Britpop, dream pop, noise pop, alternative rock
What We Say: Shoegaze pioneers (and lately reunited) Lush kick off an entertaining trio of nineties alt-rock on Saturday night along with Air and Dinosaur Jr. It is going to be challenging to leave the primary stage.


Saturday 20:40-21:30/Grande Salle Paloma
Atlanta, Georgia

Wikipedia Says: Experimental rock, post-punk, gospel, noise rock, art rock, function songs, psychedelic soul
What We Say: The infusion of soul to indie rock offers Algiers a sound as opposed to many of the other folks on the bill. Genuinely interested to see how this operates at a music festival.


Saturday 23:45-00:30/Club Paloma
Rennes, France

Wikipedia Says: No entry…yet.
What We Say: There’s hardly any info about this French band, but I dig what I’ve heard so far.

Dinosaur Jr.

Saturday 00:00-01:00/ Scène Extérieure “Flamingo”
Massachusetts, United States

Wikipedia Says: Alternative rock, indie rock, noise rock
What We Say: I’ve been humming Really feel the Discomfort for twenty years. It’s about time to see Dinosaur Jr. reside.

Drive Like Jehu

Sunday 20:10-21:00/Grand Salle Paloma
San Deigo, United States

Wikipedia Says: Post-hardcore, emo, math rock
What We Say: We in no way got our Drive Like Jehu curated (and headlining) festival so catching them at this festival will be the next very best issue. As constantly, I’m curious to see how these guys rock following 20+ years.

Paraquet Courts

Sunday 21:20-22:20/Scène Extérieure “Flamingo”
Brooklyn, United States

Wikipedia Says: Indie rock, post-punk revival, garage rock, art punk
What We Say: A lot of pretentious genre words get tossed around to describe Paraquet Courts. I don’t have any to add. They just sound like strong indie rock.

Beach House

Sunday 23:10-00:20/Scène Extérieure “Flamingo”
Baltimore, United States

Wikipedia Says: Dream pop, indie rock
What We Say: Beach Property is one particular of the festival darlings of the 2016 season so hoping to catch them a number of occasions in the next handful of weeks. Their surreal low-key vibe must help ease us gradually into a Monday.

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Fun items to do in London this June

Are you set to enjoy some time in one particular of the very best cities in the globe this month? Then we’re here to help fill your itinerary to the brim with enjoyable and exciting items to do. From the fantastic to the weird, there’s genuinely anything to do for everyone in this city. We’ve taken our choose of some of the best issues for June.

Watch Harry Potter take to the stage

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The world’s favourite fictional boy wizard is all grown up and he’s taking to London’s stage. Officially confirmed as the eigth Harry Potter adventure, ‘Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’ picks up quickly after ‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows’ left off from June 7th. Tickets are anticipated to sell out ridiculously swiftly, so get in early if you want to be element of this thrilling crowd.

Indulge in the Fork to Meals Festival

Absolutely everyone loves a meals festival, and this is an additional unique a single that’s properly worth a check out. Welcoming more than 35 food stalls this year, there is something for every taste palette to enjoy from some of the city’s prime restaurants and eateries. It’s a family-friendly occasion so there’s occasion one thing for the fussiest palettes also, along with entertaining activities to preserve the tiny ones entertained. Head to Kensal Rise on Saturday 11th to get your fill.

Check out the opening of the new Tate Modern

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Art fans rejoice – the new Tate Contemporary is coming and it’s going to be bigger and better than ever. It is been the speak of 2016 and it is clear to see why (it is ten storeys high, soon after all). The new building features a viewing level on the prime floor, a restaurant, members’ room and 3 new floors of galleries. It opens its grand doors at 10am on Friday 17th, so stick it in your diary.

Take a whirl down the ArcelorMittal Orbit Slide

This one particular is each kid (and large kid’s) dream, and it’s now a reality. As of Friday 24th, you will be capable to slide down the Olympic Park’s sculpture. Yep – seriously! Belgian artist Carsten Höller set up a pair of spiral slides outdoors the Hayward Gallery as part of his 2015 exhibition, and now his vision will be capable to be enjoyed by all.

Get your Pride on

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Celebrating LGBT pride is a really colourful annual event that is popping up in cities worldwide. And it’s clear to see why. It’s a festival event where every person can come collectively and be themselves, while enjoying some fantastic entertainment, food and drink. This year’s London Pride takes location on June 25th in the central location of Trafalgar Square. Get your rainbow flags at the prepared!

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