Photos: Øyafestivalen 2014

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…
Miles Bowe | August 13, 2014 - 5:43 pm

Artist Portraits From Stereogum #Soundwave At Outside Lands 2014

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,…
Stereogum | August 13, 2014 - 9:08 am

Stereogum’s 14 Favorite Sets At Outside Lands 2014

Nearly 200 years ago, back when the shoreline dunes of San Francisco were considered uninhabitable, they came to be known as the Outside Lands —…
Chris DeVille | August 12, 2014 - 3:36 pm

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

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…
Miles Bowe | August 11, 2014 - 12:32 pm

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

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…
James Rettig | August 7, 2014 - 11:44 am

Photos: Pickathon 2014

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…
Stereogum | August 4, 2014 - 3:49 pm

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

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…
Adrien Begrand | August 4, 2014 - 1:30 pm

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

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…
Kelly Conaboy | August 4, 2014 - 1:23 pm

Photos: Burger A-Go-Go Fest 2014

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…
Miles Bowe | August 4, 2014 - 1:18 pm

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

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…
Molly Bergen | August 2, 2014 - 1:00 pm

Photos: Newport Folk Festival 2014

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…
Miles Bowe | July 29, 2014 - 2:24 pm

Artist Portraits From Pitchfork Festival 2014

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…
Miles Bowe | July 21, 2014 - 11:16 am

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

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…
Miles Bowe | July 14, 2014 - 11:58 am

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

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…
Miles Bowe | June 30, 2014 - 11:50 am

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

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…
Peter Helman | June 27, 2014 - 11:40 am

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

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…
Miles Bowe | June 26, 2014 - 3:48 pm

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

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
Miles Bowe | June 23, 2014 - 12:20 pm

Photos: NorthSide Festival (Denmark) 2014

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…
Miles Bowe | June 20, 2014 - 1:19 pm

The 10 Best Sets At Bonnaroo 2014

It has to be a toss-up between Coachella and Bonnaroo as to which is our most iconic currently active American festival. Growing up in Pennsylvania,…
Ryan Leas | June 16, 2014 - 2:07 pm

How To Dress Well’s “What Is This Heart?” Had A Spectacular Live Debut

Last night in New York City, Tom Krell debuted most of the songs from "What Is This Heart?", the highly anticipated third album of his…
Miles Bowe | June 12, 2014 - 11:33 am
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