Jakarta International Java Jazz Festival is one of the most prestigious jazz festivals in the world. It was held for the fifth time in 2009 and was participated by more than 1,000 artists involved in 200 programs and attracted more than 80,000 visitors during its three-day stretch (March 6, 7, 8).
Adele headlined the U.K.'s famed Glastonbury festival Saturday, a much anticipated gig that the singer called "the best fucking moment of my whole life" during the show. The 15-song, 90-minute-long set featured the live debut of 25's "River Lea" alongside over a dozen of the singer's hits including the headlining set's closer "Someone Like You."
“We’re going to play a few songs now that you might know. You’ve been very patient; thank you very much. You also might not know them as well…” Dave Gahan, bridging the main set of Soulsavers material and their encore, which featured two songs from his first two solo records and two from Depeche Mode’s Songs of Faith and Devotion.
In support of their newest album Into The Wild Life, Halestorm, fronted by the dynamic powerhouse Lzzy Hale, joined forces for The Pretty Reckless to take the road by storm with the Carnival of Madness. They made their stop in Atlanta at the Tabernacle April 23 for a night of really great hard rock music fueled by strong, confident women. Starset in support with a futuristic, space boy motif for their set made for a terrific night of music. Thank god and hallelujah for the power of Lzzy Hale, seriously one of the most dynamic performers in the business.
Rock in Rio dubs itself the world’s biggest music festival, but with its first incarnation in the USA, that seemed less literal than figurative during its first weekend, devoted to rock music. 82,000 fans rung the turnstiles over two days to see the likes of Metallica, Maná, No Doubt, Linkin Park, and many more.