September 28, 2023

On the Radar: Bonnaroo and Govenors Ball Lineups, New Song Featuring Chester Bennington, Lana Del Rey, + More

This week we’re talking about hot festival lineups, new music from Lana Del Rey, and Chester Bennington. All this and more On the Radar.

Governors Ball and Bonnaroo reveal stellar 2019 lineups

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Governors Ball and Bonnaroo have shared their lineups for the year and they’re pretty awesome.

Headlining Governors Ball are The Strokes, making it their first confirmed US performance of three years. Other acts include Florence + The Machine, Nas, SZA, Tyler the Creator, Lil Wayne, BROCKHAMPTON, The 1975, Kacey Musgraves, Vince Staple, Beast Coast (Joey Bada$$ and Flatbush Zombies), Lily Allen and Kacey Musgraves.

Gesaffelstein, Blood Orange, Mistki, Ty Dolla $ign, Kaytranada, Noname, MØ, The Voidz, Playboi Carti, Denzel Curry, King Princess, Saba, SOB X RBE, 070 Shake, Soccer Mommy, Taylor Bennett, Calpurnia, Sunflower Bean, Jorja Smith, Ravyn Lenae, and Miles Kane will also appear at the festival.

Governors Ball takes place at Randalls Island in New York City from May 31 – June 2. Tickets are currently on sale. Find out more information here.

As for Bonnaroo, Grand Ole Opry, Childish Gambino, Post Malone, Odesza, The Lumineers, and Phish are set to headline. Other acts include The National, The Avett Brothers, Kacey Musgraves, John Prine, The Lumineers, Brandi Carlile, My Morning Jacket’s Jim James, Beach House, Cardi B, Solange,  The Lonely Island, BROCKHAMPTON, Courtney Barnett, Mac DeMarco, Deafheaven, Lil Dicky, Saba, and Parquet Courts, to name a few.

Bonnaroo takes place June 13 – 16 in Manchester, Tennessee. Tickets are now on sale. To see the full lineup and to grab tickets, visit the festival website.

Hear Chester Bennington on new song ‘Cross Off’ from Lamb of God’s Mark Morton

Recently Lomb of God’s Mark Morton shared his new song “Cross Off,” which features vocals from the Chester Bennington. It marks one of the last know recordings of the late singer. The song appears on Morton’s collaborative album, Anesthetic, which comes out March 1.  

The song, written by Morton, Bennington, Jake Oni and producer Josh Wilbur, also features Trivium members Paolo Gregoletto and Alex Bent on bass and drums, respectively.

Morton and Bennington recorded the track in spring of 2017, a few months before the Linkin Park frontman took his own life in July of that year. Morton spoke about the recording process with Metal Hammer saying, “He just had a lot of creative input at the ready when he came into the studio. That was my initial like, ‘Wow.’ He had told me he really liked the song, and we had communicated, but I’d never really hung out with Chester until when we started tracking.”

Lana Del Rey releases new song ‘hope is a dangerous thing…’

In anticipation of her new album Norman Fucking Rockwell releasing later this year, Lana Del Rey shared another track from the upcoming LP. The singer originally previewed the song back in October when it was referred to as “Sylvia Path.” The final version has a new, longer name: “hope is a dangerous thing for a women like me to have – but i have it.” Listen to it above.

Previously, Del Rey shared two singles “Venice Bitch” and “Mariners Apartment Complex,” which may or may not appear on the new album. While a release date has yet to be revealed we do know that the album was produced by Jack Antonoff.

Upcoming Shows

Singer/songwriter Meshell Ndegocello hits up Thalia Hall Tuesday, January 15. Get tickets here.

Old Dominion brings their “Make It Sweet Tour” to the Allstate Arena Friday, January 18. Grab tickets here.

An Evening with Erykah Badu swings by the Aragon Ballroom on Saturday, January 19. Make sure you get tickets here.

Psy-trance duo Infected Mushroom plays the House of Blues Saturday, January 19. You still have a chance to grab tickets here.

Chicago Artist Spotlight: Morgan Gold

Morgan Gold may be the new kid in Chicago’s music scene, but she’s doing the most to carve out her own path. A born performer, Gold started playing guitar and acting at 10 and hasn’t looked back since. But it wasn’t until 2018 when she got serious about her music career and started booking her own shows and releasing music while balancing time between her studies at Columbia College. Her debut EP, Unit B, dropped last March. She followed this up with the new single “Primetime” in August.

Gold has a new song on the way, “Up All Night” coming January 18. She’s also hard at work on her debut album. Influenced by greats like Stevie Wonder and the Grateful Dead to talented modern artists like Frank Ocean and SZA, Gold blends her love of classic R&B with pop for a fresh sound. She’s also working on becoming a triple threat. She’s currently studying comedy at Columbia and plans to take on acting and comedy projects on the side.

For more on Morgan Gold check out her SoundCloud and be sure to follow her Twitter for the latest updates.