Co-headliners Shakey Graves and Dr. Dog took to the Anthem’s stage to meet in the middle of their respective styles, which stretch from floor-stomping Americana to psychedelic indie rock.
The Irish indie rock mainstays kicked off their North American tour with a two-night stop at 9:30 Club in DC.
Tim van Berkestijn, also known as Benny Sings, hails from the Netherlands and makes some of the funkiest, laid back music on either side of the Atlantic.
One of Mexico’s biggest musical artists and Grammy award-winner Natalia Lafourcade recently stopped by the Warner Theatre in DC.
Lewis worked hard at (and succeeded) making sure the show at the cavernous venue, full of Vegas-styled pomp, stayed as intimate as possible.
The captivating frontman of My Morning Jacket teamed up with Abrams and the National Symphony Orchestra to play a few selections from the upcoming album, alongside a few other original pieces.
One YouTube commenter described it thusly - “This is just 8 minutes of some due yelling Rattlesnake. And it fucking slaps!” Indeed.
It's largely The Ezra Koenig Show at this point, but Vampire Weekend’s live show now includes an impressive seven-piece band bringing old and new favorites to life.
Seven people on stage can be a recipe for chaos, but Balún have a method to the madness. The band, originally from Puerto Rico and now based in New York City, melds dream pop, IDM, and the Latin sounds of dembow (a musical rhythm very popular in reggaeton music) to create an exciting addition to the Latinx musical canon, a sound they call "dreambow."
Who needs Woodstock when Merriweather's got the Night Running Tour, a festival-worthy lineup co-headlined by Beck and Cage the Elephant with a little help from Spoon and Sunflower Bean? Not too shabby.
Hot off a tour with Appalachian vocal trio Mountain Man (including a stop at this years Newport Folk Festival), Alexandra Sauser-Monnig didn’t waste any time hitting the road again, but this time in support of debut album as Daughter of Swords.
Last month the duo of Chris Rosenau (Collections Of Colonies Of Bees, Volcano Choir) and Nick Sanborn (Made Of Oak. Sylvan Esso) released Bluebird (listen to our review here), their improvised collaboration that is part studio wizardry and part magic. And on Friday night in Milwaukee they released the material into the wild in front of a live audience.
The date kicked off a short tour that stopped through Eaux Claires and Minneapolis for the first leg and will conclude in September with two stops: First at the tenth annual Hopscotch Music Festival and finally landing at the legendary Mothlight in Asheville, NC.
Check out the photos from their date in Milwaukee below, and don’t miss your chance to have this powerfully uplifting piece of music move the air around you. With any luck, we’ll be seeing more dates from them soon.
By all accounts, Bruce Hornsby is having a hell of a year. But if you've been paying attention at all, that's been pretty much every year for the legendary pianist. In the 33 years since fame first found him on 1986's The Way It Is, Hornsby has been a pop star, jazz titan, Grateful Dead member, bluegrass provocateur and more. Suffice to say, this Virginia boy "done good."
Bringing all of that history to the stage is no small feat, but at his recent stop at the Pabst Theater in Milwaukee with his band The Noisemakers, Hornsby delivered a dream setlist that spanned from his latest LP Absolute Zero all the way back to his first album and back again with some Hornsby penned (but not recorded) hits thrown in for good measure.
Known for their raucous live sets Austin, TX’s A Giant Dog delivered the goods at Cactus Club in Milwaukee over the weekend. Fueled by massive T. Rex sized riffs and the ferocious (and ferociously joyful) thrashings of singer Sabrina Ellis, the group, touring behind 2017’s Toy (out now on Merge Records) made it clear why they are considered by many to be one of the greatest live acts of this generation.
Check out the shots below from this essential night of rock n’ roll at one of Milwaukee’s most essential venues.
Sixty years on, there continues to be no other festival that promises unity and unforgettable moments as well as Newport Folk Festival does.
Nick Murphy has continued to evolve his sound not only on Run Fast Sleep Naked, but in the live adaptations of Chet Faker classics like “Talk is Cheap” and “1998.”
Do lines like “ICE to ISIS, migrant crisis/ Gleeful cruelty at the top/ Endless shootings, venal or stupid/ Con men on the nuclear clock” ruin a dance party? Apparently not.