Concert

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 »


The 10 Best Sets At Bonnaroo 2014

By Ryan Leas / June 16, 2014 - 2:07 pm
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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, I found the earlier years of Bonnaroo somewhat mythic — I had friends who would make summer trips down to the festival, and they talked about it like it wa… More »


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

By Miles Bowe / June 12, 2014 - 11:33 am
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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 influential experimental R&B project How To Dress Well. Yet the most significant moment of the evening came from a throwback to one of the earliest songs of his career. Krell… More »


The 10 Best Sets At Governors Ball 2014

By Ryan Leas / June 9, 2014 - 12:40 pm
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I recognize this is an issue of taste, but Governors Ball 2014 was a little bit of a mixed bag for me. There were two headliners I loved, and they conflicted, and I had no interest in the subsequent four on Saturday and Sunday. After being impressed and surprised repeatedly on Friday, I had a… More »


BottleRock 2014 Sunday: Thee Oh Sees And Deerhunter Deliver Strong Sets For Small Crowds

By Ryan Leas / June 2, 2014 - 1:59 pm
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It’s not uncommon for a festival’s last day to be something of a comedown. It’s Sunday, and everyone’s sunburnt and hungover and staring down the barrel of a work week — the return to reality matched with the physical fatigue of having stood out in a field for three days. It takes a powerful and… More »


BottleRock 2014 Saturday: OutKast And Weezer Deliver The Hits, No Age Open For Smash Mouth

By Ryan Leas / June 1, 2014 - 3:38 pm
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Every now and then, it’s good to reorient your perspective. At any given more established or mainstream festival stocked with your usual indie mainstays, No Age wouldn’t come across as too out there or jarring, but between BottleRock’s semi-bucolic surroundings, laidback tone and pace, and generally more rustic or easygoing lineup (the band was playing… More »


BottleRock 2014 Friday: TV On The Radio Debut Three Songs, The Cure Get Cut Off

By Ryan Leas / May 31, 2014 - 3:19 pm
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The second year of Napa Valley’s BottleRock festival got off to a slow start yesterday, as a modest crowd milled around through some of the festival’s lesser known acts. By the time TV On The Radio started off the evening, however, a more sizable group of fans had gathered to see one of the Brookly… More »


Panda Bear @ Warsaw, Brooklyn 5/18/14

By Colin St. John / May 19, 2014 - 11:08 am
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UPDATE: You can download a fan recording of the concert at two-sails. Here’s a sample:… More »


Lykke Li @ The Apollo, NYC 5/15/14

By Claire Lobenfeld / May 16, 2014 - 11:03 am
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A “pathetic fallacy” occurs when, in a story, nature reacts to a human emotion: when everything is going wrong and a character says something like, “At least it’s not raining,” and then BAM! it rains. Lykke Li, the current queen of heartbreak, had the opposite effect on New York City last night. A rainy morning… More »


Photos: Lily Allen @ Highline Ballroom, NYC 5/15/14

By Miles Bowe / May 16, 2014 - 10:50 am

Last night Lily Allen played her first show in the United States since 2009. The controversy spawned by her new material didn’t stop her from selling out the Highline Ballroom in Manhattan, and being hospitalized for food poisoning didn’t keep her from delivering a strong performance. We sent our photographer Luis Ruiz out to capture… More »


Photos: Austin Psych Fest 2014

By Miles Bowe / May 5, 2014 - 4:33 pm
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This past weekend Austin Psych Fest hosted a ton of great bands that generally would fall under the umbrella of being psychedelic. That is a gratefully wide definition which led to a varied and far-reaching lineup. Current psych masters like Panda Bear and of Montreal performed alongside old guards like the Zombies while stranger, more… More »


Photos: The Knife @ Terminal 5, NYC 5/1/14

By Miles Bowe / May 2, 2014 - 4:56 pm

After putting out one of the best albums of 2013 with the gargantuan Shaking The Habitual, the Knife have been touring an equally bombastic live show that finally came to New York this week. You can check out photos of last night’s dance-centric performance at Terminal 5 by photographer Erik Erikson above. And below you… More »


Artist Portraits From Coachella 2014

By Miles Bowe / April 18, 2014 - 5:47 pm
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Last weekend we told you our top moments for the first week of Coachella from Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Today, before the second weekend of the festival begins, we’d like to share some of our intimate portraits of artists and bands at Coachella, including Future Islands, Blood Orange, Disclosure, Courtney Barnett, and Alexis Krauss of… More »


Photos: Queens Of The Stone Age @ Keller Auditorium, Portland 4/15/14

By Miles Bowe / April 16, 2014 - 12:34 pm
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Queens Of The Stone Age put on a killer live show — in fact, we just listed them as one of the best parts of Coachella last week. Last night Josh Homme and company stopped by the Keller Auditorium in Portland to play a massive 20-plus-song setlist, touching on many tracks from their recent album… More »


Future Islands, Ed Schrader’s Music Beat @ Doug Fir Lounge, Portland 4/5/14

By Miles Bowe / April 7, 2014 - 1:55 pm
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Future Islands got everyone’s attention this year through their triumphant Letterman performance and became the band to see at SXSW. But the fact is that the Baltimore band has been building a cult following through their live shows and albums for roughly half a decade. On their current tour for Album Of The Week pick… More »


Watch Jim James Join The War On Drugs On John Lennon’s “Mind Games” In Portland

By Chris DeVille / March 31, 2014 - 10:27 am
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The War On Drugs’ tour behind the triumphant Lost In The Dream rolled into Portland’s Wonder Ballroom Sunday, and we sent photographer Colin McLaughlin to document the action — action that included a guest appearance by Jim James. The My Morning Jacket frontman lent vocals to the cover of John Lennon’s “Mind Games” that the… More »


Here’s How Fans Dressed Up For Arcade Fire In Philadelphia

By Scott Lapatine / March 18, 2014 - 1:28 pm
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Last fall, Arcade Fire caused a stir when they included a note on Ticketmaster requesting that fans wear formal attire or costume to their upcoming concerts. While their small warm-up shows in Montreal and Brooklyn featured this mandatory dress code, the band clarified that anyone upset about it should relax, because dressing up for the… More »


Watch Julian Casablancas Play 5 New Songs At SXSW’s Chevrolet Courtyard

By Ryan Leas / March 15, 2014 - 1:01 pm
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After recent shows in Pensacola and New Orleans, Julian Casablancas hit SXSW with his new backing band the Voidz last night for a headlining set at the Chevrolet Courtyard. Placed at the end of what essentially felt like an alleyway (though you might be able to attribute that to just how many people had packed… More »


Perfect Pussy & Nothing Bring The Noise To Surprise SXSW Bridge Show

By Ryan Leas / March 14, 2014 - 1:48 pm
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As the drunken apocalypse that is 6th St. and the heart of SXSW wound down Thursday night, a different show was just getting started off in another corner of Austin. Sometime in the afternoon, retweets had begun to make the rounds, announcing a show called “Above The Bridge” with a poster sardonically emblazoned with a… More »


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