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Blood, Sweat, Tears: Scenes From GWAR B-Q 2014

By Tom Breihan / August 18, 2014 - 2:39 pm
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On Friday evening, Oderus Urungus burned. Dave Brockie, the Gwar founder who played the Oderus character for 32 years, was laid to rest soon after he died this past spring, the victim of his own heroin addiction. But one funeral wasn’t enough. And Oderus, the once-frozen alien overlord who led his band of scumdogs o… More »


Photos: Woodsist Festival Pioneertown 2014

By Miles Bowe / August 18, 2014 - 1:20 pm
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This past weekend brought the Pioneertown edition of the Woodsist Festival, now in its second year. The label delivered several bands to the Southern California desert location, including Foxygen, Cass McCombs, the Fresh And Onlys, Peaking Lights, and (of course) Woods. We sent photographer Jasper Bernbaum to capture the event, and you can take a… More »


Photos: Øyafestivalen 2014

By Miles Bowe / August 13, 2014 - 5:43 pm

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 alongside electronic artists like Todd Terje and Darkside alongside major headlining acts like Outkast, Robyn, and Queens Of The Stone Age. We sent photographer ClintMore »


Artist Portraits From Stereogum #Soundwave At Outside Lands 2014

By Stereogum / August 13, 2014 - 9:08 am

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 Christopher Owens, Tycho, Phosphorescent, Big Freedia, Courtney Barnett, and the Flaming Lips’ Wayne Coyne. See our photographer Wilson Lee’s live photos above and check out… More »


Stereogum’s 14 Favorite Sets At Outside Lands 2014

By Chris DeVille / August 12, 2014 - 3:36 pm
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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 that territory is a lot more comfortable: Among other landmarks, it’s become home to Golden Gate Park, an oasis of urba… More »


Mikal Cronin Takes Requests, Debuts Solo “Better Man” At Stereogum #Soundwave At Outside Lands

By Miles Bowe / August 11, 2014 - 12:32 pm
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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 almost immediately forget all of that and experience complete stupefying shellshock. It’s nice, though, because it… More »


FKA Twigs @ Webster Hall, NYC 8/6/14

By James Rettig / August 7, 2014 - 11:44 am
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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 about how people would move to her music, so I can only venture to guess that this was her intention. Back arched,… More »


Photos: Pickathon 2014

By Stereogum / August 4, 2014 - 3:49 pm
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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 DeMarco, X, and People Under The Stairs. We sent photographer Colin McLaughlin to document the festival in pictures. Check out what he… More »


Osheaga 2014: Lorde, The Replacements, HAIM, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, & More

By Adrien Begrand / August 4, 2014 - 1:30 pm
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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 five-minute subway ride from downtown, the Canadian city is able to pull off a music-and-arts festival like Osheaga with relative ease. More »


Inside Spoon’s Creepy Secret Show At NYC’s McKittrick Hotel

By Kelly Conaboy / August 4, 2014 - 1:23 pm
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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 wheeled me into a creepy, dark room to watch a bizarre projection on the ceiling. Last night, for the… More »


Photos: Burger A-Go-Go Fest 2014

By Miles Bowe / August 4, 2014 - 1:18 pm
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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 Monster A-Go-Go, one of the most painfully stupid movies ever filmed. Judging from its lineup, though, which includes Dum Dum Girls, the Muffs, and Best… More »


The Unicorns Reunion @ The Forum, Inglewood 8/1/14

By Molly Bergen / August 2, 2014 - 1:00 pm
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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 copy of what they were in their glory days? Or perhaps it is preferable to have a… More »


Photos: Newport Folk Festival 2014

By Miles Bowe / July 29, 2014 - 2:24 pm

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 Taylor Hill to capture the event, and you can find our gallery of performance photos and portraits above. More »


Artist Portraits From Pitchfork Festival 2014

By Miles Bowe / July 21, 2014 - 11:16 am
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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 around the festival. Above you’ll find photos of DIIV, Deafheaven, Giorgio Moroder, and more. More »


Photos: 4Knots Festival 2014 Feat. Mac DeMarco’s Tattooed Pig Fetus

By Miles Bowe / July 14, 2014 - 11:58 am
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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; it’s only one day so there’s not much of a time commitment; and it always manages to cram in a to… More »


Photos: Robyn & Röyksopp @ Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, San Francisco 6/28/14

By Miles Bowe / June 30, 2014 - 11:50 am

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 for a large show at the Bill Graham Auditorium. We sent our photographer Moses Namkung to capture the performance, and you ca… More »


Photos: Strand Of Oaks @ Mercury Lounge, NYC 6/26/14

By Peter Helman / June 27, 2014 - 11:40 am

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 the album at NYC’s Mercury Lounge, and we sent wagz2it to document the show. Check out the photo… More »


Photos: Beyoncé And Jay Z On The Run Tour @ Sun Life Stadium, Miami 6/25/14

By Miles Bowe / June 26, 2014 - 3:48 pm

Last night Beyoncé and Jay Z kicked off their On The Run Tour in Miami. The couple switched back and forth between their respective songs over the course of a sprawling 43-song performance. Check out some photos above and the epic setlist below. More »


Photos: Veruca Salt Reunion @ Mississippi Studios, Portland 6/22/14

By Miles Bowe / June 23, 2014 - 12:20 pm

This year, their original Veruca Salt lineup got back together. We already spoke to co-frontwomen Nina Gordon and Louise Post in their first joint interview in 17 years, and last night the band began what will be their first tour in just under two decades. Veruca Salt performed at the Mississippi Studios in Portland to… More »


Photos: NorthSide Festival (Denmark) 2014

By Miles Bowe / June 20, 2014 - 1:19 pm

The 2014 iteration of the Danish music festival NorthSide took place this past weekend and hosted a large number of exciting bands. There were the major rocks acts such as Arcade Fire, the Pixies, and the National, but there was a lot to be seen beyond that, too. There was Franz Ferdinand, Mount Kimbie, Roby… More »


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