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Live 105's BFD 2017

Saturday

Jun 10, 2017 – 11:00 AM - 11:00 PM

One Amphitheatre Parkway
Mountain View, CA 94043 Map

  • Cold War Kids
  • Milky Chance
  • Andrew McMahon
  • Franz Ferdinand
  • Phoenix

More Info



LIVE 105’s BFD 2017 is coming to at the Shoreline Amphitheater on Saturday, June 10, 2017

4 stages, over 30 artists.

Tickets on sale on Saturday, April 15 at 10 am at Ticketmaster.

Lower Bowl – $125/$89.50
Upper bowl – $69.50/$49.50
Lawn – $37.50
4 pack lawn – ($105 plus fees) while supplies last.

The Bud Light Festival Stage, Subsonic Tent, and Local Stage are all general admission. Reserved seating is only for the Main Stage.

Main Stage: General Info | Phoenix | Franz Ferdinand | Cold War Kids | Milky Chance | Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness



Festival Stage: General Info | Taking Back Sunday | Marian Hill | New Politics | Highly Suspect | LP | Mondo Cozmo | SWMRS | Missio | WATERS | Dreamers



Subsonic Tent: General Info | Getter | Whethan | Phantoms | Powers | Dimond Saints | Pusher | Wingtip | HIGHSOCIETY | Opia | Qrion | Aaron Axelsen | St. John | DJ Dallas



Local Band Stage: General Info | Silent Pilot | Picture Atlantic | Nine Pound Shadow | Cemetery Sun | Birthday | The New Up | Hot Flash Heat Wave | Citabria | Death By Fireworks



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ARTIST INFO:
Cold War Kids: Southern California indie rockers, Cold War Kids, burst into the mainstream with their debut album, Robbers & Cowards, in 2006. Since that time, their albums and concert schedules have become incredibly popular around the world, sparking international tour dates in 2011. Known for their narrative lyrics and lambasted by lines that can be misconstrued as religious, Cold War Kids' latest album, Mine Is Yours, features a more personal touch. Fans that enjoyed the album will go nuts over Cold War Kids' tour dates in 2011, which will cover Europe and the US.

Cold War Kids formed in 2004 and soon had two popular EPs released. Their debut album, Robbers & Cowards, broke into the top 5 of the Billboard Heatseekers chart and featured the hit singles "Hang Me Up to Dry" and "Hospital Beds." Cold War Kids played nearly two years worth of tour dates before the successful release of Loyalty to Loyalty, which was well received by magazines like Rolling Stone. The publicity allowed Cold War Kids to tour in support of Death Cab for Cutie.

Cold War Kids' latest album, Mine Is Yours has been praised as an evolution of the band's sound is undoubtedly their most ambitious release to date. Cold War Kids' increase in popularity has led to numerous tour dates in 2011, which are in Europe as of July. On August 3, Cold War Kids will take their concert schedule to the US, which includes festival appearances at Lollapalooza and Austin City Limits. To see a full list of Cold War Kids' tour dates in 2011, check their concert schedule on Eventful.

Franz Ferdinand: It's music of the night: to fling yourself around your room to as you psyche yourself for an evening of hedonism, for the dance-floor, flirtation, for your desolate heart-stop, for losing it and loving losing it, for the chemical surge in your bloodstream. It's for that lonely hour gently rocking yourself, waiting for dawn and it all to be even again.

By the end of 2006 we were exhausted - physically, emotionally and creatively. We'd been in the studio or on the road for three years without a break and we needed one. Alex went to Vancouver with the Cribs, Paul raised a family, Bob made a film and Nick disappeared in South America. We met up again in Glasgow a few months later, happy to be in each other's company and excited about creating something new.

Nick found a building for our HQ. He has a knack for it. It was a crumbling Victorian town hall, recently vacated by the drug rehabilitation unit that was the last tenant. The flock wallpaper was peeling a little and the psychedelic municipal carpet was browned with fifty years of council nicotine, but the vibe was great and the monthly rent was half the daily rate of a London studio. There was a noise complaint from the nearby home for the deaf after our first session, but after we blocked the windows with fibreglass and rockwall nobody knew we were there. Daylight disappeared and night became permanent. We didn't notice it, but the mood of the record began to form.

We started writing, but there wasn't a plan. There has never been a plan. As we wrote songs, we played them out at gigs - not huge gigs, but sweaty pub basements and social clubs, keeping it word of mouth and chaotic, giving the new music room to live or die. You don't realise what's good about a song until you play it to people. You also don't know if a song's crap until you play it to people. "Anyone In Love" died in the Captain's Rest, but Turn It On turned us on. "English Goodbye" died in the British Aluminium Club, Fort William, but Ulysses became something more than it was when we left Glasgow. We spent a few days with Brian Higgins and his Xenomania team in Kent. We enjoyed the time and it was inspiring, but it became clear to both of us that we shouldn't make a record together. Our worlds are too different.

The HQ evolved into a studio with the help of Paul Savage. Paul was drummer of the Delgadoes and the engineer at Chem 19, the Chemikal Underground studio in Glasgow. We brought over an old Flickinger console that Bill Skibbe found for us in Michigan and Allen Johnston wired the rooms.

Then we met Dan Carey. He was perfect as a producer - a mad mixer, a chaotic experimenter. Recording with him is like breaking into a science lab with a mischievous brainbox who wants to see what we can blow up. We had a laugh.

Nick climbed into the rafters of the hall to hang a mic from a thirty foot cable which Dan swung across an amp kicked over and feeding back from Alex's guitar, so we could warp the sound with the Doppler effect of a passing racing car or a diving spitfire on What She Came For. A gaggle of obscure and long forgotten 70's synths were mobilised for the likes of Can't Stop Feeling & Lucid Dreams. Superslinkies hung from the ceiling as primitive spring reverb. Sometimes, on the likes of Live Alone, we'd go super hi-fi and tight in the dead room, then, on tracks like Send Him Away we'd rock out in the cellar under the stage, playing to one mic, so it sounded like it was just you and the band in the room when you played the tape back. We rattled human bones for percussion on No You Girls and sang into the darkness, nothing for company apart from the tingle on your spine and the ghosts of the Saturday night dancing.

Anyway, here it is. Tonight: Franz Ferdinand. You can listen to it quiet, but it's better loud. You can listen to it during the day, but it's better at night.

Phoenix: One of the most popular bands to come from France in recent years is Phoenix, whose style lies in the borderlands of alternative, indie, new wave, and jazz. While the group has been releasing records and playing packed tour dates for over ten years, it wasn't until the release of their most recent album, Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix, in 2009 that Phoenix hit it big. The band's members are currently spending their time writing songs for their new album, with no official announcement on a title or release date yet. Unfortunately, with Phoenix in the studio, that means no more concert dates for 2011 past February, but fans can expect numerous tour dates upon the release of the album.

Phoenix began as a garage band in the suburbs of Paris in the early 90's by lead singer Thomas Mars, guitarist Chris Mazzalai, and bassist Deck d'Arcy. In 1995, Mazzalai's brother, Laurent Brancowitz, left his band Darlin' (which included Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo of Daft Punk) and joined Phoenix as a second guitarist. It took the group two years of writing songs and playing tour dates to independently release a single before they were picked up by Source Records. Early on, the band made regular appearances as the back-up band for French duo, Air, on tour dates. The group released their debut LP, United, in 2000; while the album wasn't an instant success, the song "Too Young" was used in the Sofia Coppola film Lost in Translation. Phoenix's 2004 album, Alphabetical, achieved slightly more success and was supported by the singles "Everything Is Everything" and "Run Run Run". The success of the album afforded the group more publicity, as well as a number of worldwide, high profile tour dates.

It wasn't until 2009, with the release of Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix, that Phoenix became a commercial and critical success worldwide. The album included the hit singles "1901" and "Lisztomania," and both songs harken back to the late 19th / early 20th century Parisian style. The album won Phoenix a Grammy Award for Best Alternative Music Album in 2010, and also scored Phoenix a number of headlining tour dates. Also in 2010, Phoenix provided the majority of music for the film, Somewhere, by Sofia Coppola (whom Thomas Mars is currently dating and has two children with).

While Phoenix has no more scheduled concert dates in 2011, they are in the early stages of producing a new album. There is a camera set up in the band's rehearsal space, which plays on the band's website so fans can check out their progress. Unfortunately, fans will probably have to wait until 2012 for the announcement of new tour dates. Be sure to keep checking Eventful for the latest news on Phoenix's upcoming album and any updates on tour dates.

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