Sixty years on, there continues to be no other festival that promises unity and unforgettable moments as well as Newport Folk Festival does.
They may be as traditional of a band as they've ever been, trading Mario Kart 64 sound bites for guitars and drums, but Perry and company still have the quirky charm that made them internet favorites in the first place.
According to Patrick Carney, The Black Keys rarely rehearse. You'd never know it from Saturday's electric performance at The Anthem, a scorching set filled with arena-sized riffs and drum fills.
The fact that Kelsey Waldon was the first new artist in a decade signed to John Prine's record label tells you a lot about her, but most importantly, it says that when she sings, you ought to pay attention. And when the native Kentuckian sings, she tells stories of resilience through hard times in hard places delivered over a classic country sound that has all but vanished from Nashville.
DC’s self-described ‘queer cowboy’ Drew Beckman has been slowly winning over crowds around town with a combination of on-stage charisma, unique writing perspective, and a great outlaw country sound.
Though the band announced an indefinite hiatus in 2016, Bombay Bicycle Club are thankfully back with new music, their first since 2014’s So Long, See You Tomorrow.