Gina Vespa – who, sadly, is not affiliated with the motor scooter company – is a GWU graduate currently residing in Maryland with her husband and two dachshunds. A freelance writer for both Diffuser.fm and PopCrush, Gina enjoys combining her love for music with her passion for writing. She has interviewed artists such as Matt Pond and Zac and Isaac Hanson, and she's always on the lookout for new bands to check out.
Optimus Primavera Sound 2013 Features My Bloody Valentine, Grizzy Bear, Blur + More
The lineup for Optimus Primavera Sound 2013 – set to take place from May 30-June 1 in Porto, Portugal’s Parque da Cidade – has been announced. Hosted by the same folks behind the Primavera Sound festival in Barcelona, the event will feature My Bloody Valentine, Grizzly Be…
Sasquatch! 2013 Features Postal Service, Mumford and Sons, the xx + More
The dates for Sasquatch! 2013 were announced last fall, and now there’s a killer lineup to accompany it. The festival – set to take place at the scenic Gorge Amphitheatre in George, Wash., on Memorial Day weekend, May 24-27 – boasts appearances by the Postal Service, Mumf…
Sonar Festival 2013 Announces Skrillex as Headliner
The 20th annual Sonar festival is set to take place in Barcelona, Spain, from June 14-16 and will feature Skrillex as headliner. The dubstep superstar – who recently unveiled a brand-new EP via YouTube – is scheduled to appear after Kraftwerk’s 3D show.
Jack White’s Third Man Records Releasing Gibby Haynes Single on X-Rays
Jack White has played on and produced a new single by Butthole Surfers frontman Gibby Haynes. The record will serve as the next installment of Third Man Records' ‘Blue Series,’ and in a move that justifies the label head and former White Stripes member's reputation fo…
Bottle Rock 2013 Announces Full Lineup, Adds Kings of Leon, Dirty Projectors + More
Earlier this week, Bottle Rock 2013 revealed a handful of acts to look forward to at this year’s festival, set to take place from May 10-12 in Napa Valley, Calif. The full lineup for the three-day event has since been announced, and big additions include Kings of Leon and Dirty Proje…
Pitchfork Music Festival 2013 Announces Belle and Sebastian, Bjork as Headliners
The dates for Pitchfork Music Festival 2013 were announced late last year – and now, there’s a lineup to look forward to as well. This year's headliners will include Belle and Sebastian, Bjork and R. Kelly.
Optimus Alive! 2013 Festival Features Green Day, Depeche Mode + Kings of Leon
Optimus Alive! 2013 is set to take place on the scenic Alges riverside in Oeiras, Portugal, from July 12-14. Featured acts for the highly anticipated music festival include Kings of Leon, Depeche Mode and Two Door Cinema Club, along with the recent additions of Green Day and Biffy Clyro.
Coachella 2013 Sells Out First Weekend in 15 Minutes
Tickets for the first weekend of Coachella 2013 sold out 15 minutes after going on sale yesterday (Jan. 29), the L.A. Times reports. And it's easy to see why: The lineup, announced last week, includes the Red Hot Chili Peppers, the xx, Postal Service, Blur, Vampire Weekend, Sigur Ros, Modest Mo…
Punk Rock Bowling 2013 Features Devo, FLAG + More
The 15th annual Punk Rock Bowling and Music Festival is set to take place in downtown Las Vegas from May 24-27, and the newly announced lineup includes Devo, Bad Religion and FLAG.
Ex-Black Flag Members Form FLAG, Announce Tour Dates
Former members of the pioneering SoCal hardcore band Black Flag have reunited to create a new outfit, FLAG. The group features Flag alumni Keith Morris, Chuck Dukowski and Bill Stevenson, as well as guitarist Stephen Egerton, who's played with Stevenson in ALL and the Descendents.
Dean Ween + Primus’ Les Claypool Starring In Reality Show About Fishing
According to a recent statement, Mickey Melchiondo – otherwise known as Dean Ween – is teaming up with Les Claypool, bassist for funk-metal mavens (and Mountain Jam 2013 performers) Primus, to star in a new reality series … about fishing. Who knew that these two artists shared a p…
Green Day Ticket Policy Draws Flak from New York City Fans
Green Day fans are undeniably thrilled about the band's rescheduled spring tour -- but there has been some drama mixed in with the excitement. The pop-punk trio decided to implement a new rule for purchasing tickets for their April 7 performance at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. Those who bou…