assorted declarations from staff writer tom graham


Delaware’s Firefly Music Festival is the latest summer fest to announce its lineup. The lineup includes the recently reunited Outkast (André 3000 and Big Boi announced they’d be playing over 40 festivals this summer). Previously, they confirmed headlining spots at Coachella and Governors Ball.
Foo Fighters and Jack Johnson will serve as the other Firefly 2014 headliners, with a number of other festival acts rounding out the bill. Other prominent artists confirmed include Weezer, Imagine Dragons, Tegan & Sara, Chance the Rapper, Arctic Monkeys, Sleigh Bells, and the Lumineers. According to the video, more than 65 acts will be announced soon.
Other acts confirmed to appear include Airborne Toxic Event, Amos Lee,  Band Of Horses, Cage The Elephant, Pocono native Christian Porter, City And Colour, Foo Fighters, G-Eazy, Grouplove,  Iron & Wine, Jack Johnson, Jake Bugg, Kaiser Chiefs, Local Natives, New Politics, Third Eye Blind, Twenty One Pilots, Walk Off The Earth, Young The Giant and Ziggy Marley.
Firefly Music Festival is set for June 19 to 22 at the 154 acres of the Woodlands of Dover International Speedway in Dover, Del. Information on tickets, which reportedly go on sale soon, is available at fireflyfestival.com.

Brothers Goodbye
Guitarists Warren Haynes and Derek Trucks announced last week that they will leave the Allman Brothers at the end of 2014.
The band, founded in Jacksonville in 1969, has its traditional Beacon Theater run slated in New York for March 7 and 8, 11 and 12, 14 and 15, 18 and 19 and 21 and 22. The Allman Brothers Band play their only 2014 two night Northeast festival appearance at this year’s Peach Music Festival in Scranton, set for Aug. 14 to 17.
The departure of Haynes and Trucks leaves the band with three original members: singer/keyboardist Allman and drummers Jai Johanny “Jaimoe” Johanson and Butch Trucks (Derek’s uncle), plus later arrivals Marc Quinones (percussion) and Oteil Burbridge (bass).
In a joint statement, Haynes and Trucks said they planned to expand their creative and musical endeavors outside the band. Haynes is the leader behind Gov’t Mule and Trucks performs with his wife Susan Tedeschi in the Tedeschi Trucks Band.

Here’s what’s in my headphones this week: OutKast Speakerboxxx/The Love Below (LaFace Records) 2003