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Kali Uchis Proves She’s A Star At Governors Ball

A music festival is a weird place to see any band. If a concert is supposed to be an artist transporting you into their world…
Peter Helman | June 4, 2018 - 2:11 pm

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The Gaslight Anthem Played A Good Set To Almost No One Last Night

Music festivals are pretty much all the same these days. Sure, there's boutique endeavors like the Pitchfork Music Festival and Eaux Claires or outings that…
Michael Tedder | June 3, 2018 - 9:15 pm

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James Blake Plays A Beautiful Set To Bored Teens At Gov Ball

"I'm always down for emo music," a girl said to her friend as we stood with a few hundred tired, sweaty bodies waiting for James…
Julia Gray | June 2, 2018 - 3:11 pm

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Kanye West Pulled Out Of Coachella And Governors Ball Because The Festivals Wouldn’t Build Him A Giant Dome

On 1/1, just two days before Coachella co-founder Paul Tollett was set to announce Kanye West as one of the stars headlining the desert festival,…
Dave Brooks / Billboard | January 12, 2019 - 4:19 pm

Governors Ball 2019 Lineup

The lineup for the 2019 Governors Ball music festival has just been announced. It includes Tyler, The Creator, the Strokes, Florence + The Machine, Lil…
Julia Gray | January 7, 2019 - 8:00 am

HQ’s Scott Rogowsky Gets Mobbed By Teens, Ignored By Pusha-T At Gov Ball

Several Stereogum staffers were at Governors Ball on New York City's Randall's Island a couple of weekends ago, taking in sets from the likes of…
Peter Helman | June 13, 2018 - 4:02 pm

Jack White Plays “Icky Trump” At Gov Ball: “You Can’t Be A President And A Prostitute, Too, Trump”

This isn’t the first time Jack White has called out Donald Trump. Two years ago he realized that the title of his 2007 White Stripes…
Gil Green | June 4, 2018 - 11:14 am

Livestream Governors Ball 2018

Governors Ball is descending on New York City's Randall's Island Park for the eight time this summer, bringing headlining sets from Jack White, Eminem, and…
Peter Helman | June 2, 2018 - 3:58 pm

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Yeah Yeah Yeahs Still Love You, New York

I worry about the Yeah Yeah Yeahs sometimes. I'm not saying it's fair, but I do. I'm also not saying they have gone the way…
Michael Tedder | June 2, 2018 - 2:07 pm

Pusha-T Replacing Brockhampton At Governors Ball

Over the weekend, Brockhampton announced that they were kicking rapper Ameer Vann out of the group in the wake of sexual misconduct allegations made against…
Peter Helman | May 29, 2018 - 11:19 am

2 Chainz Is Mad About His Spot On The Governors Ball Poster

The music-festival font-size wars are a real thing. Yesterday, the New York festival Governors Ball announced its lineup for this summer's edition, and it features…
Tom Breihan | January 4, 2018 - 9:24 am

Governors Ball 2018 Lineup

Governors Ball is coming to NYC for the eighth time this summer, and it'll bring headlining sets from Eminem, Jack White, Travis Scott, and Yeah…
Peter Helman | January 3, 2018 - 7:01 am


Q&A: Backstage at Governors Ball, Air Look Back On Two Decades of Being Fabulous

Stereogum is named from a lyric from the Air song "Radio Number 1," from the French futurists' 2001 LP, 10,000 Hz Legend. As such, we…
Michael Tedder | June 9, 2017 - 1:37 pm


Q&A: Parquet Courts’ Sean Yeaton On The Importance Of Tool & His Nu-Metal Past

Last weekend, Parquet Courts played a late-night set at the new Brooklyn venue Villain, one night before their moshpit-inducing afternoon mainstage set at Governors Ball.
Michael Tedder | June 8, 2017 - 1:50 pm

Watch Mark Ronson & Tame Impala’s Kevin Parker Debut Their SZA Collab At Governors Ball

One of the highlights of this past weekend's Governors Ball was Mark Ronson vs. Kevin Parker, a twilight DJ battle of sorts between the superstar…
Scott Lapatine | June 5, 2017 - 2:33 pm
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