Concert Posts

Øyafestivalen has now entered its 13th year, and last week, the Norwegian festival's 2014 iteration filled Oslo with excellent artists. There were folk musicians like Angel Olsen and Bill Callahan…   Read Story »
At this year's Outside Lands, Stereogum teamed with Toyota to present performances at the Soundwave tent. Throughout the weekend there were intimate jams, DJ sets, and Q&As from artists like…   Read Story »
Nearly 200 years ago, back when the shoreline dunes of San Francisco were considered uninhabitable, they came to be known as the Outside Lands -- terrain fit only for the bravest pioneers. These days…   Read Story »
The charm of the first hour or so of the first day of a music festival often comes from the fact that no matter what plan or itinerary or schedule you make on some helpful "official app," you will…   Read Story »
To dance properly to FKA Twigs, you need to hunch, to pull your shoulders inward until you collapse into yourself. As a former professional video girl, I can't imagine Tahliah Barnett didn't think…   Read Story »
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 »