When: September 9-11
Where: Raleigh, NC
Who: Panda Bear, Broken Social Scene, Public Enemy, Fucked Up, No Age, Atlas Sound, Washed Out, Bear in Heaven, Best Coast, Marissa Nadler, Javelin, Active Child, Harvey Milk, Tortoise, and more. (Full disclosure: Pitchfork contributor Grayson Currin serves as curator.)
What: New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival
When: April 23 – May 2
Where: New Orleans, LA
Who: My Morning Jacket, the Dead Weather, Band of Horses, Pearl Jam, Aretha Franklin, Elvis Costello and the Sugarcanes, Drake, Gil Scott-Heron, George Clinton and Parliament/Funkadelic, Juvenile & DJ Mannie Fresh, Elvis Perkins in Dearland, and more.
What: Electrónica en Abril
When: April 16-18 and April 22-24
Where: Madrid and Barcelona, Spain
Who: High Places, Hudson Mohawke, Sunburned Hand of the Man, Hauschka, Emeralds, Oneohtrix Point Never, and more.
What: WIUX Culture Shock
When: April 17
Where: Bloomington, IN
Who: Best Coast, Light Pollution, and more.