Concert Posts

This past weekend, the 2014 Pickathon Music Festival was held, as always, at the Pendarvis Farm in Happy Valley, Oregon, just outside Portland. Major draws this year included the War On Drugs, Mac…   Read Story »
More than most North American cities, Montreal gets it right when it comes to hosting music festivals. Fortunate enough to have a setting like Parc Jean-Drapeau, located in the heart of the city, a…   Read Story »
The McKittrick Hotel is full of surprises. The last time I visited, for a performance of the hotel's mainstay Sleep No More, a woman in a nurse's uniform kidnapped me, put me in a wheelchair, and…   Read Story »
This past weekend, Burger Records held a small festival called Burger A-Go-Go. That name implies a dance-filled occasion, but considering the goofy charm of the label, they're probably referring to…   Read Story »
What does one hope for in a reunion show? For the band you loved to be fossilized and perfectly preserved at the time of its demise, like an ancient bug in amber for thousands of years? A perfect…   Read Story »
This past weekend brought the 2014 edition of the Newport Folk Festival. Headliners included Jenny Lewis, Jack White, Jeff Tweedy, and a very special appearance by Mavis Staples. We sent photographer…   Read Story »
This past weekend, Pitchfork Festival went down in Chicago, and it included a great deal of excellent acts. We sent our photographer Max Herman to capture some behind-the-scenes portraits of artists…   Read Story »
This past weekend, 4Knots Festival 2014 took place in its usual location at the South Street Seaport in NYC. It's a great festival for a few reasons: The location is incredible; admission is free;…   Read Story »
We finally got to hear some new Robyn songs, recorded at her performance in Hollywood last night. And this past Saturday, the singer (along with her buddies Röyksopp) stopped off in San Francisco…   Read Story »
Timothy Showalter aka Strand Of Oaks just put out the powerful, cathartic HEAL, one of the best albums of 2014 so far (and we recently spoke with him about it). Last night he launched the tour for…   Read Story »