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03-14-2013, 09:56 PM
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The hipster is strong in this one!
HAH! This is especially funny because most are complaining that Osheage is too mainstream.

But yeah, hipster I am not.

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03-14-2013, 10:03 PM
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Osheaga has 20 more bands to announce. The lineup will get even stronger, I'm sure.

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If you haven't heard of the band or musician, then they are devoid of talent. It's one thing to say that some of the music doesn't appeal to a person, but it's completely asinine to say many of the acts are devoid of talent without backing up the statement.

Bluesfest and Osheaga are two different types of festivals. One is a 10-day event that is catering to a much wider audience, so there will be different genres and acts playing. Another is a three-day festival that caters mostly to the 13 to 30 age group, although the additions New Order and The Cure are evidence that Osheaga is trying to reach an older age bracket. Osheaga, however, is much more focused on mainstream, pop-rock music (the Hot 89.9 and Live 88.5 crowds) than Bluesfest is.
Its also possible to be familiar with an act and not believe they are anything more than a rehash of a sound that has been done 100 times before.

Osheaga definitely is a Live 88.5 playlist, but I would say Bluesfest tends to fit Hot 89.9 much more.

Bluesfest was at its best when it ignored younger crowds IMO. Bring back more stuff like Joe Cocker, Stone Temple Pilots, Brian Wilson, hell even Kiss who at least put on a unique show. They have at least deviated from Sam Roberts and Metric this year though. That was getting a little overdone!

Either way, if GBS is there I will be there. Also looking forward to Balkan Beat Box, Rush (still havent seen them...), the hip, Weezer...maybe Tegan and Sara or Mother Mother if they fall on a day I am going.

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03-14-2013, 10:12 PM
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Many of the Osheaga headliners have found mainstream success, some more deservedly than others (go away, Lumineers).

But below that, they are featuring some of the most critically acclaimed new acts in music today.

I can't imagine Live would ever play Death Grips.

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03-14-2013, 10:46 PM
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Many of the Osheaga headliners have found mainstream success, some more deservedly than others (go away, Lumineers).

But below that, they are featuring some of the most critically acclaimed new acts in music today.

I can't imagine Live would ever play Death Grips.
The Lumineers are great, but I feel like a lot of people who like the band just like them "because" or for their one big commercial song. I absolutely loathe Mumford & Sons.

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The Lumineers are great, but I feel like a lot of people who like the band just like them "because" or for their one big commercial song. I absolutely loathe Mumford & Sons.
Because they got overplayed, or because you hate mandolins?

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I hate both the Lumineers and Mumford.

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03-15-2013, 08:29 AM
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Because they got overplayed, or because you hate mandolins?
This!

It's unhealthy the amount of times they play "I will wait" on satellite radio.. I honestly like Mumford but I cringe everytime I hear that song, it's beyond ridiculous...

Same thing that happened with Paralyzer by Finger Eleven... The Bear completely ruined that song for me..

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03-15-2013, 08:32 AM
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Because they got overplayed, or because you hate mandolins?
Personally for me, it's because their second album is just more of the same of the first album, yet inferior imo.

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03-15-2013, 08:41 AM
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Its also possible to be familiar with an act and not believe they are anything more than a rehash of a sound that has been done 100 times before.

Osheaga definitely is a Live 88.5 playlist, but I would say Bluesfest tends to fit Hot 89.9 much more.

Bluesfest was at its best when it ignored younger crowds IMO. Bring back more stuff like Joe Cocker, Stone Temple Pilots, Brian Wilson, hell even Kiss who at least put on a unique show. They have at least deviated from Sam Roberts and Metric this year though. That was getting a little overdone!

Either way, if GBS is there I will be there. Also looking forward to Balkan Beat Box, Rush (still havent seen them...), the hip, Weezer...maybe Tegan and Sara or Mother Mother if they fall on a day I am going.
I think this year's Bluesfest lineup is much stronger compared to last year, and I think overall it's actually quite good with a good balance of mainstream, indie, newer, and older acts. I'm, too, am glad that bands like Sam Roberts and Metric aren't come, but then again there are still several opening slots on the programme.

There are some bands I don't care for (Great Big Sea being one of them), but there are other acts that really interest. The first Saturday, in particular, if fantastic IMO (Belle & Sebastian, Sharon Van Etten, Neko Case, Justin Townes Earle, Fitz and the Tantrums, Amadou & Miriam).

But we all have our own musical tastes. To each their own.

I also don't think it's fair to compare Bluesfest with Osheaga - just two different festivals with different clientele. Each will bring in artists that are "unique and relevant", but it depends on what you listen to and what you like. The one thing that Bluesfest does better than Osheaga IMO is bringing in foreign artists and showcasing local acts. Bluesfest has also done well in bringing in emerging indie acts, like Bear in Heaven, P.S. I Love You, etc., and Bluesfest brought in acts like the Black Keys before they became big.

On the Lumineers, their album is pretty good. The song on the radio, though, is annoying and not even their best track.

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03-15-2013, 10:07 AM
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Phase 1 of Escapade music festival is being announced throughout the day.

Legend of Electronic music, Benny Benassi has been announced as well as Bingo Players.

Rumours are that the festival will take place at Hogs back park.

More info to come as it is released.

EDIT: Marcus Schulz as well as swedish duo AN21 & Max Vangeli added to the lineup.


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I've actually heard of one of the handful of artists they've announced for Escapade.

I'm quite amazed at that fact.

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03-15-2013, 01:32 PM
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I've actually heard of one of the handful of artists they've announced for Escapade.

I'm quite amazed at that fact.
Benassi? Lol

Also added Krewella, Rusko and chus & ceballo

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03-15-2013, 01:44 PM
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Andy C in May, huge name if you like dnb

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03-15-2013, 01:55 PM
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Quick question, being serious here and not trying to offend as we all enjoy different styles but what does one do at an electric dance/techno/dubstep show? Do you watch the guy press buttons or "spin" or is there a lightshow, is it like a dance? Guessing drugs/drinking need to be involved? Don't get me wrong i listen to the stuff once and ahwile during a workout because i like the tempo's but im confused by the whole elctronic concert thing. Ive always personally gone to concerts to see the artists play their instruments/sing live etc...how does one do this when the music is produced by a computer?

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03-15-2013, 02:02 PM
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you watch the guy fiddle with knobs. It's pretty stupid. Sometimes he will have accompaniment like a big screen behind him or girls on stage.

I caught a bit of skrillex and it was dumb and I've also seen girl talk which was much better but also similar to watching a dj at a club/bar.

On the other hand if you get to see Grimes, she mixes, sings, plays keyboard, all infront of you. That is pretty cool.

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Quick question, being serious here and not trying to offend as we all enjoy different styles but what does one do at an electric dance/techno/dubstep show? Do you watch the guy press buttons or "spin" or is there a lightshow, is it like a dance? Guessing drugs/drinking need to be involved? Don't get me wrong i listen to the stuff once and ahwile during a workout because i like the tempo's but im confused by the whole elctronic concert thing. Ive always personally gone to concerts to see the artists play their instruments/sing live etc...how does one do this when the music is produced by a computer?
If you like the music you hear you dance or bob your head to it, pretty simple, and no drugs aren't needed.

Some DJ's have alot of skill blending two tracks together and if you know the tracks being played you can recognize that, but really its not a visual performance (at least not for me). When it comes to Dnb there is usually a MC as well.

If its a Dubstep show though you cover your ears before they start to bleed, and run to get your money back

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you watch the guy fiddle with knobs. It's pretty stupid. Sometimes he will have accompaniment like a big screen behind him or girls on stage.

I caught a bit of skrillex and it was dumb and I've also seen girl talk which was much better but also similar to watching a dj at a club/bar.

On the other hand if you get to see Grimes, she mixes, sings, plays keyboard, all infront of you. That is pretty cool.
Certainly can get behind the dj at the bar, and i think it would be pretty cool to see someone work the tables and sing at the same time it's like u said the other stuff i don't get oh well to each their own!

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03-15-2013, 02:26 PM
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Quick question, being serious here and not trying to offend as we all enjoy different styles but what does one do at an electric dance/techno/dubstep show? Do you watch the guy press buttons or "spin" or is there a lightshow, is it like a dance? Guessing drugs/drinking need to be involved? Don't get me wrong i listen to the stuff once and ahwile during a workout because i like the tempo's but im confused by the whole elctronic concert thing. Ive always personally gone to concerts to see the artists play their instruments/sing live etc...how does one do this when the music is produced by a computer?

I'll ask the same question. What do you do at a rock concert? Watch the artist sing and play their instruments.

I have seen over 100 dj-producer over the past 2 years and have never taken drugs. The dj is playing his instrument which is the synthetiser and turn table. You have to understand how to dj before you can understand the beauty and skills necessary to do it live in front of thousands of people.

I compare turning knobs and buttons to hitting a string on a guitar. I'm not a dubstep fan so I don't enjoy that type of music. As a dj myself, going to a festival like this is amazing to discover new talent.

Guys saying it's just turning buttons and pressing play are just ignorant.

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03-15-2013, 02:29 PM
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It's still fun, it's still music, but it's not visual. It works for me if I know some of the songs being mixed (like at a club), I'm inebriated and dancing.

So I can definitely see the appeal.

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It's still fun, it's still music, but it's not visual. It works for me if I know some of the songs being mixed (like at a club), I'm inebriated and dancing.

So I can definitely see the appeal.
It's definitely more of a party atmosphere given the younger audience. I'm not gonna lie, the light show does add a lot to a performance. But i've been to underground tech house shows with only a table and a couple of lights and still had the time of my life.

It all comes down to what kind of music you like.

On another note, Escapade just announces Mark Knight and Arty. Definitely the potential to have an amazing lineup.

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HAH! This is especially funny because most are complaining that Osheage is too mainstream.

But yeah, hipster I am not.
You gave "unique and relevant" as criteria you use to appreciate a music... There's no shame in it, music is all sorts of things to all sorts of people: but if uniqueness and relevance are things that matter to you in music you are the prototypical hipster. Being a hipster isn't a bad thing by the by.

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Because they got overplayed, or because you hate mandolins?
Because all their songs are the freaking same (and they aren't very good at song writting)

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You gave "unique and relevant" as criteria you use to appreciate a music... There's no shame in it, music is all sorts of things to all sorts of people: but if uniqueness and relevance are things that matter to you in music you are the prototypical hipster. Being a hipster isn't a bad thing by the by.



Because all their songs are the freaking same (and they aren't very good at song writting)
No, hipsters certainly do not like unique or relevant music. In fact, once something becomes relevant they generally detest it.

And I would strongly disagree that being a hipster isnt a bad thing.

But sure, if you think you can throw me into a little category based on 2 words on a message board, go for it.

You used the word freaking, so I am going to assume you like to have sex with animals you freak.

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No, hipsters certainly do not like unique or relevant music. In fact, once something becomes relevant they generally detest it.

And I would strongly disagree that being a hipster isnt a bad thing.

But sure, if you think you can throw me into a little category based on 2 words on a message board, go for it.

You used the word freaking, so I am going to assume you like to have sex with animals you freak.
If you think being a hipster is a bad thing then it's too bad

Also relevant is not the same as popular

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If you think being a hipster is a bad thing then it's too bad

Also relevant is not the same as popular
I dont know how you can view it as a good thing to let others opinions sway your own so strongly. To only be able to define yourself by the clothes you wear and the fact that you dont like popular things. I think it speaks to a very strong insecurity.

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