Perhaps the most underrated music festival in the U.S., Alabama’s Hangout Music Festival is returning in 2017. Kicking off on May 19th, and delivering amazing performances in Gulf Shores through the 21st, Hangout has just released its 2017 lineup and it is epic!
Not only will Hangout be one of the festivals to see the return of Frank Ocean, easily our most anticipated Hangout performer of the year, but Mumford & Sons, Twenty One Pilots and Chance The Rapper will also join Frank as headliners.
The list of performers aren’t just top heavy either, as artists like MGMT, Weezer, Major Lazer, Dillon Francis, Tory Lanez, Lil Yachty, Band of Horses and many more will also hit the stage in Alabama this year. Mark your calendars and get your tickets fast. You definitely want to hangout in the Gulf Shores this year.
Check out the full lineup below and get your tickets before they are all gone at HangoutMusicFest.com.
Frank Ocean’s highly anticipated and long-awaited sophomore album, Boys Don’t Cry, is reported expected to release this Friday, August 5th, via an exclusive deal with Apple Music and music fans everywhere could not be more excited. After failed expected release after failed expected release, with most of our hopes going down after this past July passed with no new music from Ocean, this time it finally looks like the moment we’ve all been waiting for is upon us.
And to be fair to Frank Ocean, it’s not just the time that has passed by since his 2012 debut, channel ORANGE, rather it’s the fact that the ‘Swim Good’ singer skyrocketed as the new face of R&B with his debut mixtape, and with channel ORANGE he put out one of the most critically acclaimed debut LPs in R&B, perhaps of all time. Whether we had to wait four years or four months, any amount of time seemed too long to wait and see how he answers to the critical success of his 2012 album.
So with August 5th just a few days away, we are certainly down the home stretch, but as we all set our Google News alerts and stay glued to Apple Music, these next few days will go by slow, so we have made a list of 5 Frank Ocean songs to get you through these next 3 days.
Frank Ocean fans everywhere can rejoice because the channel ORANGE singer has announced, via his website boysdontcry.co, that his highly anticipated and frequently delayed sophomore album, Boys Don’t Cry, will release next month (July 2016). Poking fun at the patience his fans have shown, Frank shared this news via a “Date Due” receipt with stamps of various and previous release dates for the LP, ending with a July 2016 date.
Let’s just hope that this last release date, is truly the last release date, because ever since the Odd Future singer emerged with his Nostalgia Ultra mixtape, fans have been hooked. His debut LP is easily one of the best debut projects from an R&B singer, and since he is taking his time for the next one, expectations for Boys Don’t Cry are at an all-time high.
While an artist sharing a photo of one of his fellow musicians isn’t normally headline worthy, when it’s shared by Lil B The Based God, or has anything remotely to due with the missing in action singer/songwriter Frank Ocean, it’s more than newsworthy. And today we have just that, as Lil B shared a very rare and very based photo of the ‘Thinkin Bout You’ singer on Instagram.
What is Frank doing in the photo? Just what we can expect, as fans have been patiently and desperately awaiting his sophomore album Boys Don’t Cry, sleeping. Jokes aside, if this foreshadows any sort of collaboration between the two, or the interview Ocean conducted with The Based God, we are more than happy.
Check out The Based God’s rare photo of Frank Ocean below.
Currently the world’s largest music festival, Milwaukee’s Summerfest, has announced all but one of its 11 headlining acts at its Marcus Amphitheatre stage. And while this year’s lineup so far is one of the best in recent years, it is still missing one big thing, a rap and hip/hop presence. Sure, Summerfest is known for its diverse lineup and never has really placed a large emphasis on rap when compared to other major music festivals, but consistently Summerfest always tends to deliver at least one huge rap headliner. Last year Kendrick Lamar blessed the stage, and brought along fellow TDE member, Schoolboy Q. In recent history the likes of Outkast and Kanye West have also all hit stage at Summerfest.
This year we are hoping for a big hip/hop act, and more then ever. A plethora of talented artists like Ryan Adams, Martin Garrix, Rise Against, Passion Pit, The Roots and more are all hitting the ground stages (with ticket prices starting at just $13), but when it comes to a rap presence you have only a couple options (Nelly and Jason DeRulo, the latter being a pop artist). Although artists can be added to the lineup at any time, rap fans in Wisconsin have their fingers crossed for the last Marcus Amphitheatre slot, on June 30th.
We have no idea whether or not the June 30th vacancy will be filled by a rap artist, but in hopes that it is, we have compiled a list of our five best predictions of who that may be!
Trey Songz and R. Kelly, The-Dream and The Weeknd, Usher and Chris Brown. There are an unbelievable amount of artists whose similarities to other artists within their genre have sparked the great debate about “who is better” for as long as music has had a place in our culture. Perhaps the genre most afflicted by this phenomenon is R&B. Why? Who knows. It could be because the sheer amount of artists in this genre and its sub-genres that get airtime on pop radio. It could be because their music occupies the same headspace and covers extremely streamlined topics. Or it could be because they sound so ridiculously similar that people are upset that they have to look up a song before they can determine which person’s vocal chords are gracing their ears. I can only hope that last reason is what the least amount of people agree with.
A new Jake Gyllenhaal boxing-themed blockbuster is about to hit theatres on July 24th, but something else even more exciting might be coming our way along with the film.
On the website ‘Letterboxd’, users are able to post reviews for films and filmmaker and reviewer James Healey posted some very interesting information not only regarding the film, but about a new Frank Ocean song that appears at the end of the film. Read his review below.
“Southpaw is going to be one of the biggest blockbusters of the summer. Jake Gyllenhaal is phenomenal, giving a heart breaking performance. The film is very depressing and a bit manipulative, but overall incredibly touching and made me cry a lot. The plot is formulaic and predictable at times but still enjoyable. Use of color during matches is fucking beautiful. The action is so good, POV shots look so fucking cool. The worst thing Southpaw does is HEAVILY over scoring, butat least there is a new Frank Ocean song at the end.“
Wait, what?! Healey might have just informed the world that new music from the one and only Frank Ocean is included in the film, which means that either a new song is going to be exclusively premiered in the film, or, we might even get new music before then and the usage of the song would be used promotionally. Frank Ocean has already teased new music coming this month with a photo he posted on his website back in April with the hashtags underneath it reading “#ALBUM3” and “#JULY2015”.
The music for the film has already been well publicized due to Eminem and Shady Records executive producing it, but a new Frank Ocean track would only add to the hype. Whatever it is, any news regarding new music from Frank Ocean is good news, and we’ve never been more ready.
Peep the trailer for ‘Southpaw’ below, in theatres July 24.
UPDATE: It seems as though the Frank Ocean track included in the movie may be the previously released “Wiseman”. Check out the tweet below.
Is there a new Frank Ocean project about to drop? Earlier today, singer Frank Ocean posted a mysterious playlist/set, titled states, on his Soundcloud. There is only one problem though, the playlist is empty. At best this means that he is on the verge of blessing fans with a surprise project, for free on Soundcloud. At worst this means that Frank is playing a cruel joke on fans who have been more than thirsty for a new project, ever since his critically acclaimed channel ORANGE album.
While we wait on states (maybe forever), watch Frank perform ‘Pyramids’ on Saturday Night Live below.
We couldn’t be more excited for Frank Ocean’s highly anticipated sophomore album. The forthcoming LP is expected to be titled Boys Don’t Cry and will likely have a July 2015 release. But a new album isn’t the only thing fans have to look forward to, as the LA Sports Arena and Exposition Park’s “FYF Fest” announced its 2015 lineup, which will feature a headlining performance from Frank.
Does this foreshadow a summer tour? We sure hope so! FYF Fest will take place Saturday, August 22nd and Sunday, August 23rd, and will feature performances from Morrissey, D’Angelo and the Vanguard, FKA Twigs, Chet Faker, Run The Jewels, Flume and many more!
Check out the full FYF Fest lineup below, tickets go on sale Friday at FYFFest.com!