It’s such a bummer to see bands we love split up, and the farewell shows are always amazing but they never seem long enough. To get tickets to LCD Soundsystem’s last round of shows was no easy fête and if you didn’t catch the livestream of the final show at Madison Square Garden…well you are in luck. Shut Up and Play the Hits catalogs the band’s final days before their epic last show and will be playing in theaters across the US on July 18th for ONE NIGHT ONLY!
The film directed by Dylan Southern and Will Lovelace was only screened at festivals until now, and you better believe that we cleared our schedules for this one! To find a theater near you go here. If the documentary is sold out in your city, we hear the film is slated for a worldwide release later this summer.
This past weekend we made our way down to Columbia, Maryland for Virgin Mobile Freefest. We spent over 12 hours outdoors, hanging out and listening to some amazing bands. I was on my feet for the majority of the day, thank goodness for my Adair hiking boots! They were covered in dirt by the end of the day!
There were lots of things to do on site in addition to live music. From the ferris wheel, to people walking tight ropes and free massages inside these tents below!
Converse had a booth that allowed concert goers to customize a new pair of Chucks.
One of the event sponsors, Kyocera rewarded event-goers who recycled at the event with tickets that could later be redeemed for prizes.
VM Live host Abbey Braden rocked the Montana, Black at the fest. Listen to Miss Braden’s VM Live show everyday streaming online here.
Neon Indian rocked the stage in the Dance Forest. Here’s Alan Palomo signing the guitar that went for auction. All proceeds went to the event’s cause to support and raise awareness of youth homelessness.
We were most excited to see Pavement. Stephen Malkmus is hotter than ever. They played all their hits from Shady Lane, Stereo and more.
But we have to hand it to LCD Soundsystem who rocked the Pavilion Stage and closed out the night. We dare say that LCD Soundsystem is one of the best live bands today. Everyone was on their feet dancing and singing along during their entire set.