Monday, September 1, 2014
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LOS ANGELES (AP) - The second day of downtown Los Angeles' inaugural outdoor music festival sizzled on Sunday as more than 34,000 concertgoers grooved to an eclectic mix of rock, hip-hop and electronic music under the blazing sun.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A major outdoor music festival in downtown Los Angeles reflected the city's diversity with a lineup that included rap, rock, punk, blues and Latin music. Kanye West, Cypress Hill, Weezer, Rise Against, John Mayer and Juanes were among Sunday's performers.
New York's Electric Zoo festival has been cut short due to storms.
Since inception in 2012, it's been nothing but smooth sailing for the Budweiser Made In America festival. Until Sunday evening, anyway.
Front man Britt Daniel took the stage in an all-white outfit, spitting lyrics and strumming his guitar like a seasoned pro (which of course he is), while the rest of the band contributed solid grooves.
It would take some investigating to see what 28-year-old New Orleans native Troy "Trombone Shorty" Andrews and 65-year-old Charles Bradley, born in Gainesville, Fla., have in common beyond music. That said, the roots in deep, abiding soul, gutsy R&B, and slippery, jazzy funk indigenous to each man's area of origin would be enough to create binding ties - and to sell out South Street's Theater of the Living Arts on a humid Saturday.
Following Danny Brown's outrageously fun set at the Liberty Stage is another artist known for her "outrageous" creations: Canadian artist Grimes, who blanketed the late afternoon with trippy, surrealist tunes, drawn mostly from her 2012 record Visions.
Things are beginning to heat up here at Made in America, as crowds pour in and temperatures rise. But there’s free water, cold beer, and more importantly, quirky, weirdo vibes, this time courtesy of Detroit rapper Danny Brown.
It was an all-Philly affair on the Skate Park Stage in the early afternoon, with bouncy pop song of Cruisr (recently signed to Vagrant records) giving way to Nothing, Dominic Palermo’s dream-pop project, which debuted on Upper Darby metal label Relapse Records this year with Guilty of Everything.
We’re backkkkk! It’s day two at Made in America, and things promise to be hotter, sweatier, and generally more awesome.
Sunday She's got the blues The dynamite singer Janiva Magness performs her distinctive electric blues at 8 p.m. at World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut St. Tickets are $25. Call 215-222-1400.
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