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Phil Elverum’s Mount Eerie tackles death, grief and intimacy at emotional St. Stephen’s Church show in D.C.

“Death is real,” these were the first words out of songwriter and producer Phil Elverum’s mouth. This phrase effectively sums up the struggle which Elverum has been going through and the same that led to the production of his newest album “A Crow Looked at Me”.
Elverum’s wife, Geneviève Castrée was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 2015 and passed away in July of 2016 leaving Elverum and their infant child behind. Continue Reading

The Knitting Factory gets all-ages and not-at-all-all-ages on the same bill with Mourn and Sloppy Jane

A night that ended with Spanish teenagers Mourn playing upbeat punk rock a few notches harder than early Paramore began with fully-naked Haley Dahl of Sloppy Jane crawling on the floor of the Knitting Factory. 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

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

3 weeks ago

The Rocket Summer celebrate the 10 year anniversary of “Do You Feel” in Minneapolis

Texas based alternative artist The Rocket Summer celebrated the 10 year anniversary of their third album “Do You Feel” by embarking on a mid summer North American tour, playing the album in its entirety for the first time. The Do Your Feel 10 Year Anniversary Tour stopped in Minneapolis at The Cabooze this past weekend, brining together a crowd of people eager to hear the album in addition to favorites spanning across The Rocket Summer’s entire discography. Continue Reading

4 weeks ago

Spanish quartet MOURN returns to the U.S. in September, including a Brooklyn show with Sloppy Jane

The Spanish quartet MOURN are returning to the United States this summer, playing a string of shows that includes Brooklyn’s Knitting Factory and sets at Hopscotch Festival and Pop Montreal. Continue Reading

4 weeks ago

Charles Bradley, Ty Segall, Tank & The Bangas and more come together at the electric Pickathon Music Festival

Despite the unusual heatwave combined with a haze of smoke that traveled from British Columbia to Oregon, crowds nevertheless descended onto Pendavaris Farm in Happy Valley for the 19th-Annual Pickathon Music Festival. Pickathon is a different experience compared to most camping festivals. Continue Reading

4 weeks ago

Poptone (ex-Love & Rockets / Bauhaus / Tone on Tail) wrap their East Coast tour with a New York show

A sea of black denim, dark eyeliner, and antiquated Victorian-era sensibilities filled the Irving Plaza on August 5th; all to adorn themselves with the mood and style of the duo that inspired it all. Daniel Ash and Kevin Haskins can count themselves lucky–three times to be exact. The duo’s legacy is firmly embedded in goth–a strange amalgamation of glam, punk, and dub, with a little bit of morbid romanticism to set the mood. Continue Reading

1 month ago

Florida-based pop punk band A Day To Remember tear through the Pageant in St. Louis

On Tuesday, August 8th, 2017, A Day To Remember headlined a remarkable sold out show at The Pageant in Saint Louis, Missouri. This was not my first time seeing ADTR on tour; This Florida-based pop punk band has been touring across the United States since 2003. As I entered in to the venue, fans were packed wall-to-wall, ready to sing along with the band. You could really feel the energy buzzing around the sold out venue as the fans waited for ADTR to take the stage. Continue Reading

1 month ago

Incubus celebrate the 20th anniversary of their major label album debut with Jimmy Eat World and Judah and The Lion in Austin

Headlining their first North American tour since 2015, alt-rock icons Incubus returned to the capital of Texas as part of a 30-city run. The multi-platinum band from Calabasas, California, celebrating in 2017 the 20th anniversary of their major label album debut, sold out the Austin360 Amphitheater to fans of all ages. Continue Reading

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