Kaleidoscope Music Festival Slashes Its Prices in Half
The Portland Mercury - over 3 years
Have you heard about the Kaleidoscope Music Festival? It's happening this weekend (August 23-25) in Eugene, Oregon, and has an impressively diverse bill of electronic, hiphop, and rock bands. In fact, it's so diverse that I haven't heard of a lot of the acts playing it, but the headliners include Bassnectar, Nas, and Empire of the Sun. I could take or leave the first two, but I saw Empire of the Sun at Sasquatch and it was pretty nuts.
Empire of the Sun is the new project from the Sleepy Jackson's Luke Steele, and if this over-the-top album cover gave you trouble, Empire of the Sun is going to give you plenty more. The music's nothing special—electronic-tinged danceable lite-rock—but the stage show is an absolute spectacle, with dancers, costumes, and general weirdness abounding. Here's some footage shot at Bonnaroo this year: So that'll be happening down in Eugene, and it's probably worth checking out since Empire of the Sun don't have any Portland sho
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