Sloss Festival Announces Lineup With Alabama Shakes, Widespread Panic, Sturgill Simpson & More

first_imgSloss Music & Arts Festival will return to Birmingham, AL from July 15th – 16th, bringing along a number of exciting performers for the ride. The 3rd annual Sloss Fest will see performances from a number of Southern-based rock groups, including Alabama Shakes, Widespread Panic, and Sturgill Simpson. Also headlining the event is Odesza, with Run The Jewels, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats and Spoon all coming in on the second line.The lineup has a lot to offer for fans of all genres, with Needtobreathe, Phantogram, Tycho, Judah & The Lion, Cherub, Conor Oberst, Vince Staples, Cashmere Cat, Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires, Francis & The Lights, K. Flay, Waka Flocka Flame and more at this year’s event.You can see the full announcement below, and head to the festival’s website for details.last_img read more

Naipaul’s Half Life

first_imgV.S. Naipaul, the 77-year-old Nobel Prize winning author, is mistakenly listed as dead in court filings in the trial of two Chicago men accused of plotting to attack employees of the Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten, which stirred worldwide rage for publishing cartoons of Prophet Mohammed. A footnote in the filing on the sworn testimony of FBI Agent Lorenzo Benedict mentions “the late V.S Naipaul, a Nobel prize winning author,” in a passing reference to his wife, who happens to be the sister of a Pakistani general killed by Islamic militants last year.Naipaul is author of A House for Mr Biswas, India: A Million Mutinees Now, Beyond Belief: Islamic Excursions Among the Converted People and Half A Life. Related Itemslast_img