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Primavera Sound 2024: how you can watch this year’s festival via livestream

Primavera Sound 2024 will take place in Barcelona, Spain – and you can catch it at home via livestream.The festival, which runs from Thursday (May 30) to Saturday (June 1), is partnering with Amazon Music to broadcast select performances from its Parc del Forum venue. On Tuesday (May 28), Amazon Music confirmed in a press release the artists whose performances will be broadcast on its livestream.

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Richard Hawley, Lambrini Girls, Altın Gün, and more join End Of The Road 2024 line-up
End Of The Road have confirmed a slew of new additions to its 2024 line-up, including Richard Hawley, Lambrini Girls, Altın Gün, and more.This year’s edition will take place at its usual spot on the Larmer Tree Gardens site on the border of Dorset and Wiltshire, and run between August 29 and September 1.IDLES, Slowdive, Fever Ray have all been confirmed so far, while others include Sleater-Kinney, Yo La Tengo, Lankum, Jockstrap, CMAT, Nation Of Language and The Lemon Twigs.Joining them as part of the new announcement are Billy Woods, Lætitia Sadier, Still House Plants, Gustaf, Sextile, MSPAINT, Debmaster, SENYAWA, Chanel Beads, H31R, Plantoid, Anastacia Coope, The None, NiCKY, SOMOH, OTG and Me Lost Me.MORE BANDS JUST ANNOUNCED FOR END OF THE ROAD 2024!Joining IDLES, Slowdive, Fever Ray, Bonnie “Prince” Billy, Yo La Tengo, Sleater-Kinney and Lankum in the gardens will be legendary Sheffield singer-songwriter @RichardHawley and psych-folk-rock supergroup @altingunband (1/3) pic.twitter.com/LkVqNAxVOs— EndOfTheRoadFestival (@EOTR) April 25, 2024“This year’s line-up is very special to me. It includes a lot of artists who released personal favourite albums of 2023: Lankum, Nation of Language, Slowdive, Casisdead, Yo la Tengo, The Lemon Twigs, Joanna Sternberg, Mark Lewis Hamilton, Fever Ray and many more,” said End Of The Road co-founder Simon Taffe of the 2024 edition.“I’m also super excited that Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy is performing a very rare festival appearance – Will Oldham is one of the all-time greats.
Watch Wilco join Yo La Tengo to cover The Beatles, Bob Dylan at Chicago show
Yo La Tengo brought out Wilco for the encore of their show at Metro in Chicago last night, during which they performed four covers together.The bands ran through the Beatles‘ ‘She’s A Woman’, Bob Dylan‘s ‘Love Minus Zero/No Limit’, the Heartbreakers’ ‘One Track Mind’ and Fairport Convention’s ‘Who Knows Where The Time Goes?’.After Wilco departed the stage, Yo La Tengo signed off on their set with another cover, ‘Yellow Sarong’ by The Scene Is Now. Earlier in their set, the band covered Wilco’s ‘If I Ever Was A Child’.Check out their covers below:At an earlier stop on their current US tour this month, Yo La Tengo made headlines by playing a show in Nashville, Tennessee in drag to protest the state’s restrictive new drag law.Earlier this month, Tennessee became the first US state to sign a law banning “adult cabaret” on public property or anywhere it could be seen by children, including “male or female impersonators who provide entertainment that appeals to a prurient interest, or similar entertainers”.The statute – which means a ban on drag performances in public spaces, set to take effect on April 1 – and similar laws, are reportedly being pushed in other Republic-run states.The band made no direct mention of the new law, but said in a statement (via Pitchfork): “What we did last night couldn’t have been clearer, and requires no further comment.”The band released a new album, ‘This Stupid World’, in February.
Hear Japanese Breakfast cover Yoko Ono’s ‘Nobody Sees Me Like You Do’
Japanese Breakfast (aka Michelle Zauner) has shared a cover of Yoko Ono’s 1981 track ‘Nobody Sees Me Like You Do’, landing as the latest preview of the forthcoming ‘Ocean Child’ tribute album.Initially appearing on ‘Season Of Glass’ – Ono’s fifth studio album, and her first solo effort after the 1980 murder of husband John Lennon – Zauner’s take on the song swaps its dense, orchestrally flourished soundscape for crisp, spatial production carried by clean piano chords and her own soaring vocal.Take a look at the lyric video for Japanese Breakfast’s rendition of ‘Nobody Sees Me Like You Do’ below:‘Ocean Child: Songs Of Yoko Ono’ will be released on February 18 via Canvasback Music / Atlantic. Curated by Death Cab For Cutie frontman Ben Gibbard, it features 14 new versions of Ono’s tracks performed by a range of artists.David Byrne and Yo La Tengo, for example, took on a collaborative cover of ‘Who Has Seen The Wind?’, shared earlier this month as the record’s lead single.Elsewhere on the album are covers by Deerhoof and The Flaming Lips, who have both previously collaborated with Ono, plus contributions from Sharon Van Etten, Jay Som, US Girls, Death Cab For Cutie themselves, and more.The album will also be accompanied by a podcast hosted by Gibbard and music journalist Jenny Eliscu, which features in-depth discussions of Ono’s music and legacy.Pre-orders for ‘Ocean Child’ are available now, and a portion of all proceeds from the record will be donated to WhyHunger.