Staying true to the vision of variety, The Rites of Spring music festival brought together genres for many tastes this weekend at Vanderbilt. The set on Friday began with Archive Nights, followed by the vintage-tuned Beaker Street Blues band. Gloriana brought joy to the country fans by performing some of [...]
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Variety seems to be the key word this year at Rites of Spring. Vanderbilt University will play host to an annual music festival known for booking rising talent on April 20-21. This year, the talent will span several genres and will include acts ranging from headliner Wiz Khalifa to country [...]
Traditionally, Rites of Spring was a pagan ritual involving maypoles and earth-based spirituality, as one New York Times article put it. In these parts, Rites of Spring means two days where the music-loving Nashville community converges on Vanderbilt’s Alumni lawn for a festival some like to characterize as Bonnaroo’s kid [...]
A series of band cancellations, rain and the looming threat of a tornado watch marred Vanderbilt’s Rites of Spring music festival last weekend. The festival officially kicked off on Friday afternoon, with performances by soul band Lubriphonic, Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars and indie rock stalwarts Cold War Kids. As [...]
Vanderbilt University’s annual Rites of Spring is set for April 23-24. The music festival will feature headliners Drake and Ben Harper and Relentless7, as well as Phoenix, Passion Pit, Cold War Kids, Melanie Fiona, Doug E. Fresh, Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars, JJ Grey and Mofro, Alberta Cross, Trombone Shorty [...]
Day two on the Alumni Lawn was a decidedly different atmosphere– fewer hippies, fewer frats, a slightly upward shift in the age demographic. The Vision braved mosh pits, crowd surfing and rain in the hopes of seeing The Flaming Lips’ Wayne Coyne climb in that giant inflatable hamster ball of [...]
The 2009 Rites of Spring Music Festival officially kicked off around 3:20 p.m. Friday. The Vision arrived around 6 p.m. to document the ensuing 6 hours of thundering bass, bright lights, diminishing elbow room, and collective catharsis. K’NAAN K’NAAN took the stage opening with “In the Beginning.” A Somali refugee, [...]