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This is happening. Drake & Lil Wayne are going on tour. The summer just got hotter. #Drake #LilWayne #Live #TakeBackYourMusic @champagnepapi

This is happening. Drake & Lil Wayne are going on tour. The summer just got hotter. #Drake #LilWayne #Live #TakeBackYourMusic @champagnepapi

This is a soothing one. We love our boys A Great Big World, so of course we’re digging this cover by Pentatonix.

This is pretty awesome. Jessie J stops mid performance to break up a fight!

Mike Pop has his personal recap of Governors Ball for this week’s MCU Indie Rock post!

Governors Ball 2013: Mud And Music Fest

This past weekend, Randall’s Island in New York was the destination for the third annual Governors Ball Music Festival. The event is the reigning king of festivals in the tri-state area, and despite Friday’s torrential downpours and the acres of mud that formed as a result, bands and music fans from across the country came out in the thousands to party hard. The weekend had its fair share of awesome headliners (Kings of Leon, Guns ‘N’ Roses, Kanye West, etc.), but let’s talk about the acts on the undercard. On the indie side of the festivities, bands like Wild Nothing, F***ed Up, Grizzly Bear, Cold War Kids, Bloc Party and more treated hoards of people to amazing sets. Travelling from one stage to another to catch full shows was not easy (and I can tell you from experience), but the park was stacked with plenty of rest stops along the way: delicious food trucks, thirst-quenching drink tents, merch stands, and other attractions. This blogger is still feeling the effects of sunburn and lack of sleep, but saying, “you just had to be there,” is an understatement. It had a subgenre of music for everyone, from melodic hardcore to witchhouse, from indie hip-hop to math rock. This weekend proved the Ball’s prowess, and it’s sure to stick around for many more summers. Until next time, indie-minded friends…

All set for a new #MCUandA with @therealkatdahlia! #music #live #instagood

All set for a new #MCUandA with @therealkatdahlia! #music #live #instagood

Phoenix + R. Kelly = the greatest live mash up ever

The Red Hot Chili Peppers rocked Coachella this weekend. Enjoy this live clip from the festival. The guys show that they still got it on ‘Otherside.’

One Republic took the stage on American Idol this week AND Katherine McPhee joined them! Here they are with "If I Lose Myself." 

John Mayer’s google+ hangout was a hit yesterday where he announced he will be touring for the first time in three years. Mayer said, 

“Lately I am inspired by writing music for the stage – that can go 15 minutes if you want it to, or five minutes.”

We’re ready to buy our tickets!  

Still not over the Beyonce Bowl! Fierce. 

Still not over the Beyonce Bowl! Fierce. 

Is it possible that somebody could have missed last night’s Beyonce performance? We’ll share it just in case. It really was Beyonce Bowl! DId you enjoy Bey’s performance?

Justin Timberlake is back and better than ever! JT took the stage at a DIRECTV Super Bowl party last night to perform three brand new songs from ‘The 20/20 Experience.’ We can’t wait for the big album release!! 

Paramore hitting the rode for the first time since 2012! 
April 25 Houston, TX (Bayou Music Center)April 29 Phoenix, AZ (Comerica Theatre)May 1 Los Angeles, CA (Wiltern Theatre)May 3 Las Vegas, NV (The Joint)May 4 San Francisco, CA (Warfield Theatre)May 6 Salt Lake City, UT (The Great Salt Air)May 7 Denver, CO (The Fillmore Auditorium)May 9 Chicago, IL (Chicago Theatre)May 10 Detroit, MI (The Fillmore Detroit)May 13 Toronto, ON (Sound Academy)May 15 Boston, MA (House of Blues Boston)May 16 New York, NY (Hammerstein Ballroom)

Paramore hitting the rode for the first time since 2012! 

April 25 Houston, TX (Bayou Music Center)
April 29 Phoenix, AZ (Comerica Theatre)
May 1 Los Angeles, CA (Wiltern Theatre)
May 3 Las Vegas, NV (The Joint)
May 4 San Francisco, CA (Warfield Theatre)
May 6 Salt Lake City, UT (The Great Salt Air)
May 7 Denver, CO (The Fillmore Auditorium)
May 9 Chicago, IL (Chicago Theatre)
May 10 Detroit, MI (The Fillmore Detroit)
May 13 Toronto, ON (Sound Academy)
May 15 Boston, MA (House of Blues Boston)
May 16 New York, NY (Hammerstein Ballroom)

Some big names are coming out to perform at the New Orleans Jazz Fest this year. Frank Ocean, Black Keys, Maroon 5 and John Mayer just to name a few. The festival runs April 26 – May 5 and we are already trying to figure out a way to make it down there!

Got a question for artist Britt Nicole? Tweet your question using #MCUandA and she just may answer your question live today at 4p ET. You can watch the live stream of the show here. 

Got a question for artist Britt Nicole? Tweet your question using #MCUandA and she just may answer your question live today at 4p ET. You can watch the live stream of the show here.