Panorama 2017 Preview

Last year, Goldenvoice, the folks behind the biggest music festival in the country, Coachella, plus a slew of others like Firefly, came to the biggest city in the country,...

Panorama 2017 Preview

Last year, Goldenvoice, the folks behind the biggest music festival in the country, Coachella, plus a slew of others like Firefly (QRO recap), came to the biggest city in the country, New York, with Panorama. And now the event returns to Randall’s Island, Friday-Sunday, July 28th-30th:



Panorama Stage

Frank Ocean, 9:35 PM

Christopher Francis Ocean began his musical career as a ghostwriter for such massive artists as Brandy and even Justin Bieber, but then he joined hip-hop collective Odd Future (QRO album review with Ocean – which includes fellow Panorama performer Tyler, the Creator – see below) – and the rest is history. Quite literally history making, as after Frank Ocean hit #2 on the charts with 2012’s channelORANGE, he broke the hip-hop LGBT barrier by public announcing his same-sex attractions, breaking a taboo even greater than Jason Collins’ in the NBA. And last year came Blonde, a more experimental album that still managed to hit #1 on the charts & dominate in year-end rankings – and there was the visual album Endless to boot.
Frank Ocean
Solange, 8:00 PM – 8:50 PM

While originally known as being little sister to Beyoncé (and her fight with her brother-in-law Jay-Z, captured on an elevator camera), Solange Knowles (QRO photos outdoors at a festival) has pipes (QRO photos headlining a festival) and stage presence all her own, as she’s more than proved, like with last year’s A Seat At the Table, and recent high-brow acclaim as well.
MGMT, 6:35 PM – 7:25 PM

All of a sudden, Wesleyan University gave birth to a bunch of indie acts, but none blew up like MGMT (QRO live review). Songs like “Electric Feel” (QRO video) and “Time To Pretend” (QRO video) launched 2007’s Oracular Spectacular in the stratosphere. The follow-up was bound to bring them more back down to earth, and Congratulations (QRO review) is a classic over-ambitious sophomore release, with third, self-titled record full-on weird.

There was a big break after MGMT, but this year (QRO photos at a ’17 festival) they’re coming back with Little Dark Age. The two-man psych-rock band of Ben Goldwasser & Andrew Van Wyngarden (QRO photos outdoors) is more than prepared to blow minds outdoors when they come to play Panorama (QRO photos at a festival).
Future Islands, 5:15 PM – 6:05 PM

Baltimore’s Future Islands (QRO photos) play a highly acclaimed, darker form of synth-pop (QRO photos at a festival) as they come to Panorama (QRO photos at a festival).
Future Islands
Vance Joy, 3:50 PM – 4:40 PM

From the other side of the world, Melbourne’s Vance Joy (QRO photos) is the rare footballer (that’s soccer to you yanks) turned singer.
Vance Joy

HONNE, 2:30 PM – 3:20 PMQRO photos


The Pavilion

Girl Talk, 8:40 PM – 9:30 PM

Greg Gillis (Girl Talk – QRO photos at a festival) moved from biomedical tissue engineering to DJ mash-up engineering (QRO photos at a festival), taking samples from across the spectrum and making something very new (QRO photos at a festival). While he started out playing clubs, he’s graduated to ballroom & even the great outdoors (QRO photos outdoors) – but that just means he’s got bigger stages (QRO photos outdoors at a festival) and festivals (QRO photos at a festival) to fill with dancing concertgoers (QRO photos at a festival).
Girl Talk
Tyler, the Creator, 7:10 PM – 8:00 PM

Panorama flirts with awesomeness and danger by booking the infamous Tyler, the Creator. In addition to fronting the ultra-chaotic Odd Future (QRO live review) collective, he’s released two solo studio albums of his own, 2012’s Goblin (QRO review) and 2015’s Wolf (QRO review), and will come to Panorama right after the release of Flower Boy.
Tyler, the Creator
Spoon, 5:55 PM – 6:45 PM

As The Tick would shout, “Spoon!!!” Austin’s Spoon (QRO live review outdoors) has been turning heads in the indie-sphere for a while with their trademark indie-rock, but with 2007’s Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga (QRO review), 2010’s Transference (QRO review) & 2014’s They Want My Soul (QRO review), the group (QRO photos at a festival) has launched into the stratosphere, including headlining at New York’s own ultra-upscale Radio City Music Hall (QRO live review). A festival veteran (QRO photos at a festival), including headlining fests (QRO photos headlining a festival), they come to Panorama (QRO photos at a festival), now behind last spring’s release of Hot Thoughts (QRO review). Three cheers for “The Underdog” (QRO video)!
MØ, 4:35 PM – 5:25 PM

Singer Karen Marie Ørsted, å.k.å. MØ (QRO photos at a festival), followed up her hit status in her native Denmark (QRO photos in Europe) by getting American notice thanks to collaboration with Iggy Azalea on 2014 single “Beg For It”.
Foxygen, 3:20 PM – 4:05 PM

While they formed back in 2005, Westlake Village duo Foxygen (QRO photos at a festival) only put out their first full-length in 2012, Take the Kids Off Broadway – but have since had many releases, mostly recently this year’s Hang. However, they are best known for the wild, unhinged live shows, with lead singer Sam France climbing stage equipment and more (QRO photos outdoors).


24HRS, 2:00 PM – 2:50 PM


The Parlor

DJ Shadow, 8:25 PM – 9:25 PM

Mixologist Joshua Paul Davis, a.k.a. DJ Shadow (QRO photos) has been at the forefront of today’s sampling movement (QRO photos at a festival).
DJ Shadow
Breakbot, 7:05 PM – 7:55 PM

Thibaut Jean-Marie Michel Berland, moved over from computer graphics to remixes as Breakbot.
Cherry Glazerr, 5:50 PM – 6:40 PM

Riot Grrrl punk has been experiencing an upswing in recent years (thankfully without Courtney Love), thanks to original acts like Los Angeles’ Cherry Glazer (QRO photos), who come to Panorama behind this year’s Apocalipstick (QRO review).
Cherry Glazerr
Isaiah Rashad, 4:35 PM – 5:25 PM

Outta Chattanooga, Tennessee, Isaiah Rashad began rapping in tenth grade, got spots opening for the likes of Juicy J and Smoke DZA, and wowed critics with his 2014 debut EP, Clivia Demo, and last year’s debut LP, The Sun’s Tirade.


They., 3:20 PM – 4:10 PM

Jamila Woods, 2:10 PM – 2:55 PM

Isaiah Rashad

The Point

Theo Parrish, 7:30 PM

Detroit techno/house remixer Theo Parrish is not only known for his expansive & genre-hopping DJ sets, but also his own work, including re-edits of old disco, funk, or soul records.
Theo Parrish

Marcellus Pittman, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

Omar-S, 4:15 PM – 6:00 PM

Jay Daniel, 2:45 PM – 4:15 PM

Jane Fitz, 1:15 PM – 2:45 PM
Marcellus Pittman




Panorama Stage

Tame Impala, 9:20 PM

From Perth (QRO photos at a home) in Western Australia (QRO photos at a hometown festival), comes the psychedelic rock of Tame Impala (QRO live review), touring off of 2011’s Innerspeaker (QRO review), 2012’s Lonerism, and 2015’s Currents, whose critical acclaim has won them fans across the world (QRO photos at a festival), and a spot headlining Panorama (QRO photos at a festival).
Tame Impala
Nick Murphy, 7:45 PM – 8:45 PM

Melbourne electronic musician Nick Murphy (QRO photos), formerly known as Chet Faker (QRO live review), comes to Panorama (QRO photos at a festival), after winning a slew of awards Down Under.
Nick Murphy
Vince Staples, 6:15 PM – 7:15 PM

Panorama got a choice lyricist in Vince Staples (QRO photos at a festival). The Long Beach native first came up with others, such as in the group Cutthroat Boyz and in association with Odd Future (QRO live review – like fellow Panorama acts Frank Ocean & Tyler, the Creator – see above), but has since made a name all his own (QRO photos at a festival), including a recent appearance on The Daily Show (QRO Music on Late Night TV).
Vince Staples
Jagwar Ma, 4:55 PM – 5:45 PM

The psych-dance of Jagwar Ma (QRO live review) comes to Sound On Sound (QRO photos at a festival) after last year’s release of sophomore full-length, Every Now and Then.
Jagwar Ma
Pinegrove, 3:35 PM – 4:25 PM

New Jersey indie-rock outfit Pinegrove comes across the Hudson to play Panorama.


The Pavilion

alt-J, 8:15 PM – 9:15 PM

Among all the overnight alt-successes, maybe no one has done it as quickly or as majorly as alt-J (QRO live review). Also known as ‘∆’ – that’s what you get when press the ‘alt’ and ‘J’ buttons on your keyboard – the indie-more quartet went from playing tiny places at terrible hours in 2012 (QRO photos) to winning their native England’s prestigious Mercury Prize later that year (QRO photos at a U.K. festival), and playing America (QRO photos at a North American festival) at much, much larger spaces (QRO photos). They come to Panorama behind third full-length, RELAXER (QRO review).
Belle & Sebastian, 8:50 PM – 7:45 PM

While everyone raves about all the nineties acts reuniting, pause for a moment to praise great bands from the last century/millennium who didn’t break up, such as Belle & Sebastian (QRO photos outdoors). The Glaswegian outfit’s ‘wistful pop’ has captured hearts for years & years now, with their latest, 2015’s Girls In Peacetime Wanna Dance (QRO review), pretty much saying it all.
Belle & Sebastian
S U R V I V E, 5:30 PM – 6:20 PM

Austin synthwave outfit S U R V I V E (QRO photos at a festival) recently found big success with their soundtrack for Netflix’s Stranger Things (and are coming back for Season Two in the fall), so catch them in the Upside-Down of Panorama.
Mitski, 4:20 PM – 5:05 PM

Gotta love anyone who names an album after a Milhouse Simpsons quote, like Mitski’s 2014 Bury Me at Makeout Creek. She comes to Panorama behind last year’s Puberty 2.
Noname, 3:05 PM – 3:50 PM

Off of an appearance on “Lost” in Chance the Rapper’s 2013 mixtape Acid Rap, Noname has made her own name.


Active Bird Community, 2:00 PM – 2:40 PM

Lou the Human, 1:05 PM – 1:35 PM


The Parlor

Breakbot, 9:55 PM

UPDATE: After Friday’s closing of The Parlor, Breakbot has been rescheduled for Saturday.

Thibaut Jean-Marie Michel Berland, moved over from computer graphics to remixes as Breakbot.
Nicholas Jaar, 8:30 PM – 9:30 PM

Chilean-American Nicolas Jaar (QRO photos at a festival) is known for his explorative work, including five-hour DJ sets and the like. It won’t get quite that big at Panorama, but still expect big sounds.
Nicholas Jaar

Hot Since 82, 7:00 PM – 7:50 PM

Matoma, 5:40 PM – 6:30 PM

Sofi Tukker, 4:20 PM – 5:10 PM

Bleached, 3:10 PM – 3:55 PMQRO photos at a festival

Chris McClenney, 2:05 PM – 2:55 PM


The Point

Motor City Drum Ensemble, 9:00 PM

Huerco S. b2b Anthony Naples, 6:45 PM – 9:00 PM

Powder, 5:15 PM – 6:45 PM

Mister Saturday Night, 3:15 PM – 5:15 PM

Jayda G, 1:30 PM – 3:15 PM

Working Women, 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
Motor City Drum Ensemble




Panorama Stage

Nine Inch Nails, 9:20 PM

The most successful and well-known industrial band ever, Trent Reznor’s Nine Inch Nails (QRO photos) are legends in quality as well. The group was loud & angry in debut Pretty Hate Machine and “Head Like a Hole” before grunge was a ‘thing’, and has kept up that spirit ever since. Yes, they inspired countless imitators, but NIN themselves never fell into a Downward Spiral. The iconic nineties act managed to stay relevant in the new century/millennium with such creations as the inspired underground viral alternate reality game/marketing campaign Year Zero, but went into hiatus in 2009 while Reznor worked on other projects, such as the Oscar-winning score for The Social Network (and American version of Girl With a Dragon Tattoo), work on Dave Grohl’s Sound City documentary (QRO soundtrack review) and …Like Clockwork (QRO review) by Queens of the Stone Age (see above), plus new group How To Destroy Angels (QRO album review).

But the unholy Nine Inch Nails has rise again, with 2013’s excellent Hesitation Marks (QRO review) and last year’s Not the Actual Events EP, reportedly the first in a trilogy. Be sure to catch NIN headlining Panorama, as it’s an experience you will never forget, guaranteed.
Nine Inch Nails
A Tribe Called Quest, 7:30 PM – 8:40 PM

One of the pioneers of alternative hip-hop in the nineties, A Tribe Called Quest’s importance can’t be overstated. This of course meant that the group didn’t make it to the next millennium, but in 2006 reunited, and last year put out the highly acclaimed We Got It From Here… Thank You For Your Service, their first reunion record – and their last, as during it the making, founding member Phife Dawg passed away. But this has only added to the album’s power, as have numerous guest-stars – expect some to show up at the Panorama performance in New York.
A Tribe Called Quest
Glass Animals, 6:05 PM – 7:00 PM

Out of Oxford and discovered by Adele’s producer, Glass Animals (QRO photos) bring their more mixed indie (QRO photos outdoors) on last year’s sophomore release How To Be a Human Being to Panorama (QRO live review).
Glass Animals
Andrew McMahon In the Wilderness, 4:45 PM – 5:35 PM

Frontman of Something Corporate and then Jack’s Mannequin (QRO live review), Andrew McMahon’s emotional piano has since gone solo (QRO photos) and In the Wilderness (QRO photos at a festival).
Andrew McMahon
Bishop Briggs, 3:25 PM – 4:15 PM

Born in London to Scottish parents from Bishopbriggs, Sarah Grace McLaughlin (QRO photos) comes to Lollapalooza without even a full-length to her name, but a lot of hype.

Bishop Briggs

The Pavilion

Justice, 8:15 PM – 9:15 PM

One of the biggest breakouts in the dance-rock craze of last decade has been France’s Justice (QRO photos at a festival), who followed up smash 2007 debut with 2011’s Audio, Video, Disco and last year’s Woman, as well as expanding their live show (QRO photos), including at festivals (QRO photos at a festival).
Cashmere Cat, 6:50 PM – 7:45 PM

From cold Norway to hot Big Apple summer comes Magnus August Høiberg, a.k.a. Cashmere Cat (QRO photos at a festival).
Cashmere Cat
Mura Masa, 5:35 PM – 6:25 PM

Out of Britain’s Channel Islands comes producer/multi-instrumentalist Alexander Crossan, a.k.a. Mura Masa (QRO photos at a festival).
Mura Masa
Angel Olsen, 4:20 PM – 5:10 PM

Angel Olsen (QRO photos at a festival) began her career singing back up for Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy & The Cairo Gang (QRO live review), but has since found her own beautiful voice.
Angel Olsen
6LACK, 3:10 PM – 3:55 PM

Last year, Ricardo Valdez Valentine, a.k.a. Atlanta’s 6LACK, broke out in a big way with single “PRBLMS”, and was named one of Rolling Stone’s ten new artists to watch.


Rev. Vince Anderson & The Love Choir, 2:00 PM – 2:40 PM

Shallou, 1:00 PM – 1:40 PM


The Parlor

Snakehips, 8:20 PM – 9:20 PM

Oliver Lee and James Carter made their Snakehips name doing Hype Machine remixes of everyone from Banks to The Weeknd, but found their own hit single in 2015’s “All My Friends”.
Kiiara, 6:55 PM – 7:45 PM

Kiara Salters, a.k.a. Kiiara, brings downcast electronic pop with bass-heavy, trap-style rap production.
Cloud Nothings, 5:40 PM – 6:30 PM

Young Dylan Baldi (QRO photos) throws back to music older than he as Cloud Nothings (QRO live review) with 2012’s Attack On Memory (QRO review), 2014’s Here and Nowhere Else (QRO review), and this year’s Life Without Sound (QRO review), and brings his power-pop to Panorama (QRO photos at a festival).
Cloud Nothings
Dhani Harrison, 4:30 PM – 5:15 PM

If you’re gonna be the son of a famous musician, it’s pretty tough to beat being the son of George Harrison. Dhani Harrison debuted as a professional musician on his father’s final album, Brainwashed. Since then he has had his own band, thenewno2, worked with Joseph Arthur & Ben Harper as Fistful of Mercy (QRO photos), and even score music for TV shows. But Panorama will be his first-ever solo shows.
Dhani Harrison
Preoccupations, 3:15 PM – 4:05 PM

Containing half of Calgary’s defunct Women (QRO photos at a festival), Preoccupations, the band formerly known as Viet Cong (QRO photos at a festival) bring a “labyrinthine post-punk” to Panorama.
Viet Cong
Towkio, 2:10 PM – 2:50 PM

Out of the Savemoney crew is rapper Preston Oshita, a.k.a. Towkio.


The Point

Derrick Carter, 9:00 PM

Honey Dijon, 7:15 PM – 9:00 PM

Tim Sweeney, 5:30 PM – 7:15 PM

DJ Heather, 3:45 PM – 5:30 PM

Miles Maeda, 2:00 PM – 3:45 PM
Derrick Carter



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