ARTIST SPOTLIGHT: CAGE THE ELEPHANT

Mempho
Coming from the roots of Memphis to give back to the people, get ready for Mempho Music Festival! Mempho will offer attendees an abundance of great music, food, and nature, all just minutes from downtown Memphis!

In its inaugural year, Mempho will be kicking things off with an exceptional headliner: Cage the Elephant. Following the success of their Grammy Win for Best Rock Album, Tell Me I’m Pretty, Cage the Elephant are currently on the road in support of their recently released live album, Unpeeled.

“Cage The Elephant produces the kind of music you’d expect to find on the Almost Famous soundtrack, sitting somewhere between Simon & Garfunkel and The Who. So well written is their music that they have managed to create timelessness in their tunes. When kids google “best rock albums of all time” in twenty years, it’s almost certain they will find Unpeeled up there alongside Tommy and Bookends.” – Tanis Smither Album review via Earmilk


Check out their latest cover here from their new live album:

Also  joining Cage The Elephant at Mempho will be Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit, Anderson .Paak and the Free Nationals, Cold War Kids, Bishop Briggs, Steve Cropper + many more!!

TICKETS ARE ON SALE NOW

CAL JAM 17

Cal Jam

Taking place at Glen Helen Regional Park in San Bernardino, CA on Saturday, October 7, this camping festival is sure to be a one-of-a-kind event.

This daylong marathon of eating, drinking and rocking features acts such as The Foo FightersQueens of the Stone AgeCage the ElephantLiam Gallagher, + many more, it’s sure to be a night full of incredible music! In addition to 12 hours of rock and roll good times, Cal Jam 17 offers camping, carnival rides, a water park, attractions, a mobile recording studio & so much more.

2017 Lineup Details: Foo Fighters, Queens of the Stone Age, Cage The Elephant, Liam Gallagher, The Kills, Royal Blood, Japandroids, Wolf Alice, Bob Mould, The Struts, Bully, Circa Waves, Babes In Toyland, Adia Victoria, Fireball Ministry, The Obsessed, Starcrawler, Pinky Pinky, White Reaper, Big Tony & Trouble Funk + more

MEMPHO

Mempho

Celebrate Music, Food and in the heart of Memphis, Tennesse, Shelby Farms Park, this October 6 – 7 at the First Annual Mempho Music Festival!

2017 Lineup Details: Cage The Elephant, Jason Isbell and The 400 Unit, Anderson .Paak & The Free Nationals, Steve Cropper & Friends, Booker T. Stax Revue, Cold War Kids, Bishop Briggs, Robert Randolph and The Family Band, Hard Working Americans, Southern Avenue, The Weeks, Jojo’s Slim Wednesday, Reverend John Wilkins, Dan Luke and The Raid, Marcella & Her Lovers + more!

CAL JAM 17

Cal Jam 17
Along with the announcement of their new album Concrete & Gold, The Foo Fighters have just blessed us with a new festival experience — Cal Jam

Taking place at Glen Helen Regional Park in San Bernardino, CA on Saturday, October 7, this camping festival is sure to be a one-of-a-kind event. With acts such as The Foo Fighters, Queens of the Stone Age, Cage the Elephant, Liam Gallagher, + many more, it’s sure to be a night full of incredible music!

Check out the full lineup below:


In addition to 12 hours of rock ‘n’ rollin’ good times, Cal Jam 17 offers camping, carnival rides, a water park, attractions, a mobile recording studio & so much more!

Check out the festival map for a look into all the activities available:


Concrete and Gold releases September 15, but we already know it’s going to be an instant classic! Catch The Foo Fighters for their first performance of the new album at Cal Jam 17 on October 7th, with tickets on sale now!
Don’t miss out on this legendary event… we’ll see you there!

THE BEST OF ACL 2016

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With the lineup about to drop, and 3-Day tickets about to go one sale for the Austin City Limits Music Festival – we can’t help but reminisce on last year’s highlights:

Cage the Elephant

This alt-rock band put on one of the most high-energy sets of the weekend. The lead singer, Matt Schultz, couldn’t stay still; he jumped from speaker to speaker while on stage, as well as launching himself into the audience. The most notable part of the performance came when the band played its feel-good hit Cigarette Daydreams. Every person in the audience knew the words and was singing along, and fittingly a vibrant rainbow appeared during just this song, and disappeared soon afterwards – creating an unforgettable, almost magical moment everyone at the show shared.

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Radiohead

Drawing in an audience of both young and old, Radiohead’s Friday headlining spot was well deserved. Anyone who got to experience this two-hour set by these british rock icons should feel lucky. They played songs from their entire discography; ranging from the classic “No Surprises” from OK Computer, to “Burn the Witch” from their most recent album, A Moon Shaped Pool. The accompanying light show enhanced the feelings that the songs already conveyed – holding the audience’s attention for the full show. They were the perfect headliner, and put on one of the best shows of the weekend.

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Kendrick Lamar

Kendrick hadn’t been to ACL since 2013 – and so much had changed in his career in those three years before returning at the 2016 festival. While before, he had a few well-known songs, by the time 2016 came around, he was one of the most anticipated performers and headliners of the entire festival. Thousands upon thousands of attendees flocked to his stage during his prime spot as a Saturday headliner. He played old and new tracks, appeasing both new and long-time fans of his music. His high-energy set proved to fans and critics alike, that he deserves his recognition as one of Hip-Hop’s most prominent artists. Which big-name rapper will ACL book this year?

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Mumford & Sons

A great choice to close the weekend –  Mumford & Sons’ music ranges from banjo heavy folk-pop to genuine rock. Mumford & Son’s played a show which brought together thousands of exhausted festival-goers, and managed to keep the energy high. The lead singer, Marcus Mumford ran through the crown nearer to the front, jumped around stage, and belted out notes with intense emotion. Their universally loved sound along with bright lights kept even the people who sat on the edges of their audience, engaged. They played their biggest, and most promising tracks for an audience eager to listen – ACL you did it right again.

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3-Day Tickets and the 2017 Lineup are scheduled to be released May 4th! Don’t wait, they’re going to go fast!

FLOAT FEST ANNOUNCEMENT

Float Fest

The Float Fest 2017 Lineup is officially HERE

There is no better way to spend a Texas summer than to float the river and see your favorite bands – that’s where Float Fest has you covered. See performances by Zedd, Weezer, Cage The Elephant, and many more on July 22 & 23 in San Marcos, TX.

This year’s headliners are impressive, but the testament of a good festival lineup goes beyond the biggest names. Float Fest gets it, so the further down we read into the lineup, the happier we get. In addition to the big names, local bands like Wild Child and Sweet Spirit will perform.

Float Fest

Whether you’re into rapper Mac Miller alt-rock band Moon Taxi, or “chillwave” Neon Indian, this cohesive lineup perfectly embodies what a Texas summer music festival should be – widespread, universal, and never forgetting its roots.

Float Fest

Check out all the amazing talent you’ll get to experience at this summer fest:

FPSF – ON SALE NOW

It’s finally here! The long awaited lineup has been released and tickets are on sale NOW to FPSF.

FPSF 2017 is going to be HUGE with performing artists such as Lorde, Flume, G-Eazy, Cage The Elephant, Solange, The Shins, Tove Lo, Carnage, Post Malone, Lil Uzi Vert, Jon Bellion, Jauz, Grouplove, Milky Chance, Dvbbs, Portugal. The Man + many many more! View full 2017 lineup  below:

FPSF

FPSF

We can’t wait for June 3-4 at Eleanor Tinsley Park in Houston, TX! This lineup is just too intense to miss.

VOODOO CULTURE

The city of New Orleans is rich in culture and truly like no other. As a result, Voodoo Music Festival and Arts Experience aims to immerse festival-goers in the surrounding New Orleans and African culture, and draws heavily on the mystical side of Voodoo practices and traditions. We were intrigued so we decided to dig deeper…

 

Voodoo is commonly associated with evil spirits and pin-stuck dolls of your enemies, giving it a bad connotation. But the truth is, it is a religion that kept African slaves united in the formative years of slavery. Their united belief in “Voudon,” meaning the “Creator” or “Great Spirit,” originated in Africa before making its way over to New Orleans carrying with it the search of understanding spiritual aspects in life.

New Orleans, being rich with French, Spanish and Indian traditions, created a vibrant environment to establish voodoo. And in 1830, the queen of voodoo was crowned and that woman was Marie Laveau. The richest women in town all told her of all their secrets, tales and innermost thoughts. She brought a magical and sensual light to voodoo, along with her snake, named Zombi after an African god, who was also believed to have magnificent powers. She became a spiritual guide who dealt with curses and read minds. Every year since her death, on June 23 the queen is celebrated. And if you are lucky, maybe you will feel voodoo queen’s spirit at the fest this year, as her beliefs are the celebrated roots of this music and arts experience.

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Voodoo culture is just one of the facets of New Orlean’s culture, along side jazz music, soul food delicacies and Mardi Gras. All of which you will be able to experience at the acclaimed festival. Grab your tickets and join the ritual.

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ACL RECAP

Austin City Limits Festival season has officially come to a close. But for those of you nostalgic festival-goers out there, longing for the pseudo reality of spending every day on an open field surrounded by live music, Front Gate Tickets intern, Miranda, provides some highlights from ACL, including Cage The Elephant’s wild set, the renowned Radiohead and the sweet sounds of Corinne Bailey Rae.

Photos by: Miranda Chiechi

Cage The Elephant

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Andra Day

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Corinne Bailey Rae

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Chairlift

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Young The Giant

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Kendrick Lamar

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Radiohead

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Local Natives

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M83

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See you next year for ACL 2017!

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