Adam Swiderski

Comments from Adam Swiderski

It's hard for me not to default to the NYC festivals, since they're literally walking distance from my apartment, but damn, this lineup is sick.
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January 12, 2017 on Boston Calling 2017 Lineup
I don't disagree! But Chance, Childish Gambino, Wu-Tang Clan, Whiz Kalifa, Logic, Schoolboy Q, and Rae Sremmurd strikes me as better overall, and that's just the first four lines of GovBall's poster - it keeps going.
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January 9, 2017 on Panorama 2017 Lineup
They're not headlining, assuming Panorama follows the pattern they did last year. They'll be second-to-last that day on the main stage before Tame Impala.
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January 9, 2017 on Panorama 2017 Lineup
I guess it depends what you're into, as well. GovBall is SICK for hip-hop this year. Tribe is a definite win on that front for Pano, but beyond that, I feel like GovBall wins that genre pretty handily.
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January 9, 2017 on Panorama 2017 Lineup
This was obviously written by someone with only a faint grasp of English. I mean, "It’s a shame that we were put into the hands of a production team with technical issues who chose to capitalize on circumstances beyond our control. " That's some word salad, right there. The production team chose to capitalize on circumstances beyond her control? What does that even mean?
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January 9, 2017 on Mariah Carey Makes Official Statement About New Year’s Eve Debacle: “They Foiled Me”
I don't know that I agree. This is a really good lineup, but GovBall did pretty well this year, too. The pattern I feel like is emerging is that GovBall puts out a deeper lineup with more meat to it, but Panorama's top line kills - it was the same last year.
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January 9, 2017 on Panorama 2017 Lineup
No love for Chutes Too Narrow? That's a great record.
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January 5, 2017 on The Shins – “Name For You”
I don't think I'll ever regret leaving Kentucky, but this is the closest I've been to it in a couple of decades.
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December 6, 2016 on Forecastle 2017 Lineup
Elbow is the shit. I'm doing my best to telepathically suggest to them that they need to hit the US festival circuit this summer.
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December 6, 2016 on Elbow – “Magnificent (She Says)”
I guess I'm in the minority, here - I really didn't like that arrangement. How do you lose that climactic coda? That's the best part of the song! Oof. They performed the hell out of it, for sure, and I guess points for trying something different. But I'm glad I didn't get this version when I saw them earlier this year.
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December 1, 2016 on Watch Car Seat Headrest Play The Tonight Show With Members Of The Roots
I canNOT wait to see them in February. RTJ!
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December 1, 2016 on Run The Jewels – “Legend Has It”
I approve this message.
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November 30, 2016 on Primavera Sound 2017 Lineup
If it's anything like their recent theater tour, Sigur Ros's show will be worth the price of admission. Mind = blown.
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November 29, 2016 on Frank Ocean Headlining Sasquatch! And Hangout Fest 2017
I tend to agree with you, but given how bazonkers people went over his last couple of releases, it seems like he's kind of a big enough deal. I could be totally wrong about that, though - Internet enthusiasm doesn't always translate to ticket sales (see: Snakes on a Plane). But I'd be surprised if there wasn't a bidding war between GovBall and Panorama for his services.
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November 29, 2016 on Frank Ocean Headlining Sasquatch! And Hangout Fest 2017
Consequence of Sound is reporting that he's also headlining Panorama in NYC. That's a big blow for the Governors Ball producers.
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November 29, 2016 on Frank Ocean Headlining Sasquatch! And Hangout Fest 2017
Every 2017 festival is going to be bending over backwards to get these guys on the bill.
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November 18, 2016 on A Tribe Called Quest Tease Farewell World Tour
Obligatory joke about how Lars can't even make it through a song without screwing up even on a toy drum.
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November 17, 2016 on Watch Metallica, The Roots, & Jimmy Fallon Play “Enter Sandman” On Toy Instruments
It's so weird for me seeing this version of Tegan & Sara and remembering how I used to go watch them do the acoustic duo thing with a small crowd of mostly lesbians at the Mercury Lounge.
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November 2, 2016 on Watch Tegan And Sara Play “Stop Desire” On Colbert
PleasepleaseplayashowinNewYorkpleasepleaseprettyplease
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October 26, 2016 on Watch Phil Collins Sing His First Two Singles With The Roots
The big criticism I'm hearing coming out of The Meadows is that space was an issue, particularly at the main stage for headlining shows. People are saying it felt uncomfortably tight and led to some hostility and bad vibes from the crowd. That said, I, personally, would pick Panorama of the three NYC festivals this year. It had the most interesting and diverse lineup, with plenty to please hip-hop, pop/electronic, and rock fans. They didn't oversell (I mean, they didn't sell out, either, which isn't great for the fest, but from a patron experience standpoint...), and the crowd felt slightly older - not stodgily so, but enough to mitigate the out-of-control underage factor - leading to a more chill vibe. The heat was a beast, but they did a good job of providing ways to deal with it, from misting stations to indoor, air-conditioned activities like The Lab and Despacio. And Despacio, itself, was a hell of a draw. I don't know. They all had their problems - GovBall's Day 3 cancelation, Panorama's lack of ticket sales and stifling heat, and The Meadows' schedule issues, crowding, and invasion of young 'uns who don't know how to be cool in a crowd. It'll be interesting to see how it develops from here.
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October 3, 2016 on Kanye West, Grimes, Chance The Rapper, & More Made The Meadows The Best NYC Festival Of 2016
If I were, that downvote I just gave you would have been ironic, instead of me just accidentally clicking the wrong button and now being unable to unclick it. Damnit.
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September 26, 2016 on Father John Misty Deactivates Twitter & Instagram
OH GOD SOMEONE'S NOT ON SOCIAL MEDIA STOP THE PRESSES
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September 26, 2016 on Father John Misty Deactivates Twitter & Instagram
Can we give Zika some kind of award for that?
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September 22, 2016 on LCD Soundsystem’s Beach Vibes Festival Cancelled
I'm 41, and I feel the same, but I think we're definitely the minority.
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September 22, 2016 on The Worst New Band In America Reminds Us That Nü-Metal’s Not Going Anywhere
Dollars to donuts we'll see them at some of the big festivals next year.
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September 21, 2016 on Gorillaz Launch New Website … And Accidentally Reveal Tour Plans?
This record is easily in my top five for the year. The only bad part about it is that, due to the circumstances, Deheza will probably never tour it, and I'll never get to dance my ass off to songs like this and "Ablaze" in a live setting.
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September 13, 2016 on School Of Seven Bells – “Signals” Video
Anyone have a recommendation for affordable, audiophile-quality, over-ear bluetooth headphones?
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September 7, 2016 on It’s Official: Apple Is Removing The Headphone Jack From iPhones
Yeah, they covered this when I saw them in Bethlehem, PA, on this tour. Man, that was a weird show. It was at the Sands, and SEATED, which just seemed to me to be the stupidest thing ever. Then again, the audience seemed mostly composed of docile suburbanites - my girlfriend, her sister, and I were, like, the only people who remained standing three songs into the set. Who sits to watch the freaking Go-Go's? The best part, though, was that, at one point, Jane Wiedlin said they were going to play some of their old punk stuff, and that if anyone wanted to form a mosh pit in front of the stage, they were welcome. This one guy, who knew all the words to every song and was obviously a Go-Go's super-fan, sprinted down there and started dancing at the foot of the stage. Then a few more people joined him...then a few more...by the time the flow had stopped, there were about 30 of us down there pogoing and bouncing around like idiots, and we stayed there for the rest of the show, despite the protestations of the stodgy old fuckers behind us who would occasionally shout for us to return to our seats, and had a grand time rocking the hell out. It was magical.
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September 2, 2016 on Watch The Go-Go’s Cover Miley Cyrus’ “Wrecking Ball” At Their Last Show Ever
I found that sketch really weird in that it didn't acknowledge that (SPOILERS ZOMG) Eleven saw Barb in the Upside Down and she was totally super-dead. Like, dead as a doornail. Eleven even said, "GONE," which I thought kind of got the point across, except I guess not?
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September 1, 2016 on Watch Eleven From Stranger Things Rap Nicki Minaj’s “Monster” Verse