The Killers give a masterclass in maturing as a band during intimate show at Brooklyn Steel

Before their set at Brooklyn Steel, which was broadcast on SiriusXM’s AltNation, a radio station representative came on stage to hype up the crowd. “Have you ever seen the Killers in a venue this small?!” The truth was, some of us had, but we hadn’t seen the Killers this polished, this self-aware, and this eager to be at a venue this small. Continue Reading

Sunny weather carries The Meadows through a successful weekend of music with Jay Z, Gorillaz, Sleigh Bells and more

In it’s second year, The Meadows grew from a two-day festival with a strong line-up to a three-day prepping to compete against Panorama and Governors Ball. There were certainly still kinks to sort out – the grounds felt bare and let’s be honest, it’s in a parking lot – but solid weather and a strong line up certainly make The Meadows a contender. Continue Reading

Another riotous performance from young psych rock group Locus Pocus

After watching one of Locus Pocus’s sets, one would never guess that they can count on one hand how many live performances they’ve played. On Saturday night, Locus Pocus returned again to headline Neck of the Woods in San Francisco. Expect prolific energy, behind-the-back guitar solos, and a bassist + girlfriend kiss if attending a live show. The band has played a variety of small venues throughout the summer since their eponymous May EP, and released their first music video last month. Their first single ‘I’d Be Your Woman’ will be live at midnight tonight. Continue Reading

London alt-pop duo Oh Wonder kick off their U.S. Ultralife Tour in Minneapolis alongside Jaymes Young

Oh Wonder, a London based alt-pop duo, kicked off the United States portion of the Ultralife Tour in Minneapolis earlier this week, playing an electric and thoughtfully composed set to a welcoming crowd. Composed of Josephine Vader Gucht (keys/vocals) and Anthony West (guitar/keys/vocals), the duo is currently trekking across the world on a three month tour in support of their sophomore album “Ultralife,” which was released earlier this summer. Continue Reading

Charlottesville’s LOCKN’ Music Festival brings fans together for shows from The Avett Brothers, Phil Lesh, Margo Price, Jim James and more

If you’ve been following music for a while now you know first hand just how tied up music culture and current political events can become. This years LOCKN’ Music Festival had enormous political pressure place upon it due to the fact that the festival grounds are just 45 minutes from Charlottesville, Virginia, and that an enormous majority of attendees are at least somewhat local. Continue Reading

Bleached headline Minneapolis’ 7th Street Entry Room ahead of their tour with Against Me

Days before heading out on a two month long fall tour with Against Me!, Los Angeles based punk rockers Bleached headlined First Avenue’s 7th Street Entry Room, playing to a packed and eager Minneapolis crowd. Bleached, composed of Micayla Grace (bass), Jessica Calvin (lead guitar), Jennifer Calvin (vocals/guitar), and Nick Pilot (drums), put on a refreshing and intimate show. Continue Reading

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Iggy Pop, Father John Misty, Beck, Nas, Lizzo, FIDLAR and more come together for a summer weekend at Portland’s Project Pabst

It’s hard to argue there’s any better way to end summer than by attending a music festival. Making its return to Portland, Project Pabst brought a diverse line-up to the late August festival. After combining with the former Musicfest NW festival last year, Project Pabst focused on bringing bands for a 21+ crowd, while also providing great local food and entertainment. Situated right on the waterfront, the festival is in a prime location next to the heart of the city. Continue Reading

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Wheel-chair bound 2 Chainz doesn’t let a broken leg disrupt his show in St. Louis

2 Chainz performed at The Pageant on Tuesday, August 29th, 2017. The show was sold out, and packed with super hyped fans ready to see 2 Chainz live. When I heard that 2 Chainz recently broke his leg, I was worried that the show was going to be cancelled. A broken leg will not slow 2 Chainz down! 2 Chainz rolled out on stage (literally—in a wheel chair), ready to give a stellar performance. Continue Reading

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Musical siblings The Band Perry perform at the Riverdome at the Horseshoe Casino in Bossier City, LA

The Band Perry brought an incredible amount of energy to the stage in the Riverdome at the Horseshoe Casino in Bossier City Friday night. TBP consists of three siblings – Kimberly, Neil, and Reid Perry, which they definitely make up for a talented family. Continue Reading

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London’s The Big Moon brings smiles and guitar-heavy melodies to Massachusetts

Deep into Tuesday night at the Great Scott in Allston, The Big Moon, of London, England, assembled onstage with huge smiles. Even before the first chord was strummed, fans from a large age range were already lightly bouncing, a zealous energy filling the small venue from the front to the back. This was the second time The Big Moon had played Boston, and many familiar faces adorned the crowd. Continue Reading

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