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GOV BALL 2017 Editor's Picks

FESTIVAL | The line-up is hot, but there are some you just can't miss

This may be the best Governor's Ball yet!

Every year around this time, you know it is summertime when the Ball comes to town; Governor's Ball, that is. It will take place this weekend beginning on Friday, June 2nd until Sunday, June 4th. Even though there are plenty of concerts and festivals in New York City, this has proven to be the event not to miss. Popdust is very excited to cover GOV BALL NYC this year, as there are so many acts I admire. Keep in mind, these are not all the groups I am enthusiastic about, just the ones I won't miss.

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Hear Fritz Hutchison's New Album "Wild Wild Acres"

Watch Fritz perform at 3PM on Popdust's livestream on Saturday, May 30th.

Fritz Hutchison just released his debut album, Wild Wild Acres.

It's the kind of album that will make you want to lounge in a hammock all day or ride a horse across the country or just drop everything and howl at the moon—it sounds like that kind of freedom. Hutchison is alternatively blunt and sincere, a trickster with a performative flair and a penchant for sunny hooks.

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GOV BALL 2017 | How do you choose? YG vs. RAE SREMMURD?

FESTIVAL | The overlords at Live Nation ask the real questions

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Who will you end up watching? Let the battle begin!

The storied history of the contemporary music festival, begun either in the romantic mud of Woodstock, New York or listening to a talking haze of pot smoke named Gary Tovar in boardroom in California, steers its mighty head for another go at the New York media marketplace. Has it really been seven years since Dave Matthews and Bassnectar first brought respective houses down at Governors Island? The fest would move over Randalls for the space but its the spirit of those great ol' corporate rockers we groove.

So, as you commute this weekend and see the children of rich people, Citi Bank employees or journalists like yours truly waving their armbands in your rent-paying faces in the train, ask yourself this: will they be catching the poet of Detroit's mean grind, Danny Brown or Michael Kiwanuka, among the many likable men on the Big Little Lies soundtrack? Top Dawg Entertainment's Schoolboy Q or Auckland's Lorde? The living members of the Wu-Tang Clan or some guy in a smiling white hat?

Set time conflicts! No matter how much money your family has given you, you can never have it all! Unless they, like, bought you a helicopter. That would be nice. Please, daddy?

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