FESTIVAL REVIEW: Oblivion Access – Various Venues – Austin, Texas


 

After a two year postponement, Oblivion Access Festival finally happened! Although I couldn’t attend all four days of festivities, I drove up to Austin, TX on Saturday to catch the legendary hardcore Youth of Today! It only took over three decades to finally see them lol. The festival was quite an undertaking, involving a lot of local Austin venues on 5th, 6th, and 7th Street. After 3 /12 hours of driving I was ready to stretch my legs, get some blood moving and stay cool in the humid Texas heat. Picking up my passes was a breeze as there were signs posted at Native Hostel directing you to the kind staff who greeted people with friendly smiles and words of encouragement to enjoy themselves.

Continue reading


FESTIVAL PREVIEW: Oblivion Access Brings a Unique Experience to Music Festivals in Texas This Weekend


Oblivion Access, the eclectic music festival metal, hardcore, hip-hop, electronic, avant-garde, and punk music takes palce this weekend around Austin, Texas. The multi-venue music festival returns to downtown Austin on May 12-15. Tickets are on sale now! Over 100+ artists are now set to perform including Blonde Redhead, Carcass, The Body, Windhand, Deaf Club, Xiu Xiu, Autopsy, Converge, Full of Hell, Zola Jesus, Youth of Today, Danny, Coven, Grouper, Andy Morin (of Death Grips), The Microphones, HO99O9, Massacre, Cities Aviv, King Woman, Billy Woods, and KTRK, and many others. There is also a plethora of other experiences, vendors villages, merch, food, and other experiences on tap. Check out our day by day guide of the can’t miss artists, set times, and other happenings at Oblivion Access.

Continue reading


The Ocean and Lustmord Share a New Single “Primal [State of Being]”


Lustmord will release a new album of collaborative reinterpretations from some of the greatest musical artists in the world. Lustmord & various artists – The Others [Lustmord Deconstructed] will release on, April 1st 2022 via The Ocean’s Pelagic Records. This is a reimiaging of Lustmord’s seminal release Other, and The Ocean and Lustmord have dropped “Primal [State Of Being]” which you can check out now!

Continue reading


Danny Brown, Grouper, Andy Morin (Death Grips), The Microphones, HO99O9, Massacre, Cities Aviv, King Woman, and More Booked for Oblivion Access


Oblivion Access, the eclectic music festival highlighting hip-hop, electronic, avant-garde, and punk has added tremendous new names to the ever expanding bill. The multi-venue music festival returns to downtown Austin on May 12-15. Tickets to each of the newly announced festival concerts will go on sale tomorrow, Friday, February 11th, 2022 at 10 a.m. CT via the link below, in addition to a limited amount of full festival badges at the link below. Joining the lineup are Danny Brown to help headline the expanded four-day fest in addition to other new performers like Grouper, Andy Morin (of Death Grips), The Microphones, HO99O9, Massacre, Cities Aviv, King Woman, Billy Woods, and KTRK, among others. Over 100+ artists are now set to perform including previously announced acts Blonde Redhead, Carcass, The Body, Windhand, Deaf Club, The Locust, Xiu Xiu, Autopsy, Converge, Full of Hell, Zola Jesus, and Youth of Today.

Continue reading


Psycho Las Vegas Loses Some Bands Due to Visa and Pandemic Issues


In a story we have been following, Psycho Las Vegas has announced that bands such as Mayhen and Satyricon have dropped off the upcoming metal festival later this month. This is due to ongoing travel/work visa and pandemic related issues. To their credit, the fest has been dealing complaints and addressing on social media, and in emaisl to ticket holders. Other bands still hoping to gain entry into the USA to perform include Efforts are continuing for Emperor, Watain, Crippled Black Phoenix, Cult of Fire, and Psychlona, and we’ll keep tracking this story. Continue reading


Psycho Las Vegas Announces 2021 Fest with Danzig, Mercyful Fate, Katatonia, Ulver, Emperor, WITTR, and More


Psycho Las Vegas has announced their return in the summer of 2021. If you had tickets for this year, you are in luck! Most of the lineup will return next year, except Rebel Motorcycle Club, Ty Segall & The Freedom Band, and Crowbar. This still looks like one of the best festivals in the world next year, in a year overpacked with re-scheduled events and tours. See the full lineup below.Continue reading


Psycho Las Vegas 2020 Canceled, Festival Set to Return in 2021


Psycho Swim, Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas, NV 8/15/19

Psycho Las Vegas has shared the bad news that they have canceled the 2020 festival that was set for August due to ot the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Psycho Las Vegas 2021 has been scheduled to August 19-22, 2021. “Nearly all the bands” have agreed to return for the 2021st dates. The full announcement is expected after they confirm those last bands. Continue reading


The Cult Books Frist Leg of “Sonic Temple” Tour Dates


The Cult has announced a new spate of tour dates in support of their brand new re-issues of their classic SonicTemple album via Beggars Banquet Records this year. Led by Ian Astbury and guitarist Billy Duffy, the British rock legends will embark on select dates in North America and the UK starting May 2 in Houston, TX (itinerary below). The setlist will, of course, raw from the Sonic Temple album and their other hits. Prayers, Zola Jesus and Vowws will provide direct support for these shows. Tickets are on sale now for the “A Sonic Temple” tour and available at the link below. The band expects to book another block of dates very soon for 2019/2020, with details to follow. Read this awesome Q and A discussing the tour below from Ian and Billy! Continue reading


GHOST CULT ALBUMS OF THE YEAR 2018 – Addison Herron-Wheeler


As we wind down our Album Of The Year coverage with staff and guest posts, we have another from our newest scribe to join the Ghost Cult team! In her first piece on the site noted music journalist and author Addison Herron-Wheeler shares her personal top albums of 2018. Continue reading


North By Northeast 2015 Announce First Round Of Artists Performing


nxne 2015

The 2015 North By Northeast Festival has announced their first round of names of artists to perform. More names are expected to be announced but these are the first batch to be announced.The event is being held on June 17-21, 2015.

A Place To Bury Strangers (Brooklyn, NY, United States)
Action Bronson (Queens, NY, United States)
Aidan Knight (Victoria, BC, Canada)
Alice Glass (DJ Set) (Toronto, ON, Canada)
Amen Dunes (New York City, NY, United States)
Anamai (Toronto, ON, Canada)
Angel Olsen (Asheville, NC, United States)
Baths (Los Angeles, CA, United States)
Best Coast (Los Angeles, CA, United States)
Betty Who (Sydney, Australia)
Bishop Nehru (Rockland County, NY, United States)
Blonde Redhead (New York City, NY, United States)
Cathedrals (San Francisco, CA, United States)
Cauldron (Toronto, ON, Canada)
Coliseum (Louisville, KY, United States)
Container (Providence, RI, United States)
Deafheaven (San Francisco, CA, United States)
Dilly Dally (Toronto, ON, Canada)
Dinner (Los Angeles, CA, United States)
Glass Animals (Oxford, UK)
The Gories (Detroit, MI, United States)
HEALTH (Los Angeles, CA, United States)
Heems (Queens, NY, United States)
Hundred Waters (Los Angeles, CA, United States)
Ibeyi (Paris, France)
Iceage (Copenhagen, Denmark)
Jacco Gardner (Hoorn, Netherlands)
Jessica Pratt (Los Angeles, CA, United States)
K.Flay (San Francisco, CA, United States)
Kate Tempest (London, UK)
Liturgy (Brooklyn, NY, United States)
Lower Dens (Baltimore, MD, United States)
Lydia Ainsworth (Toronto, ON, Canada)
Majical Cloudz (Montreal, QC, Canada)
Mise en Scene (Winnipeg, MB, Canada)
The New Pornographers (Vancouver, BC, Canada)
No Joy (Montreal, QC, Canada)
Obliterations (Los Angeles, CA, California)
Odonis Odonis (Toronto, ON, Canada)
OM (San Francisco, CA, United States)
Pentagram (Alexandria, VA, United States)
Rae Sremmurd (Tupelo, MS, United States)
Real Estate (Brooklyn, NY, United States)
Ryley Walker (Chicago, IL, United States)
San Fermin (Brooklyn, NY, United States)
Sannhet (Brooklyn, NY, United States)
Son Lux (New York City, NY, United States)
Tink (Chicago, IL, United States)
Ty Dolla $ign (Los Angeles, CA, United States)
UNiiQU3 (Newark, NJ, United States)
USA Out Of Vietnam (Montreal, QC, Canada)
Vince Staples (Long Beach, CA, United States)
White Lung (Vancouver, BC, Canada)
Zola Jesus (United States)