Photos: Courtney Barnett, Speedy Ortiz, Torres @ Terminal 5, NYC 7/22/15

By Stereogum / July 23, 2015 - 11:58 am

Courtney Barnett headlined a packed show at New York’s Terminal 5 last night, enlisting fellow indie favorites Torres and Speedy Ortiz as openers. For the most part, Barnett played songs off of her latest record, Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit, whipping out “History Eraser” from her debut double EP during… More »

Photos: Project Pabst 2015

By Stereogum / July 20, 2015 - 1:01 pm

Project Pabst took place this past weekend in Portland’s South Waterfront District, and the lineup boasted a collection of acts both young and old. Blondie, the Buzzcocks, Weezer, TV On The Radio, Run The Jewels, Passion Pit, Against Me! and more performed in the stifling heat over the course of two days. Colin McLaughlin captured… More »

6 Memorable Moments From Pitchfork Fest 2015 Sunday

By Tom Breihan / July 20, 2015 - 10:42 am

It can be easy to feel beaten-down and bedraggled on the third day of a three-day festival, especially if you’re not a teenager anymore. And the third day of this year’s Pitchfork Festival started like that, with the great Waxahatchee playing a warm, pretty set that never quite achieved liftoff. (It wasn’t their fault. It’… More »

Artist Portraits From Pitchfork Fest 2015

By Stereogum / July 20, 2015 - 10:39 am

Pitchfork Festival took over Chicago’s Union Park this past weekend with headlining sets from Wilco, Sleater-Kinney, and Chance The Rapper. The hours before those performances boasted an impressive lineup of established names as well, among them Chvrches, Ryley Walker, Shamir, How To Dress Well, the Julie Ruin, Natalie Prass, Courtney Barnett, and so many more. More »

6 Memorable Moments From Pitchfork Fest 2015 Saturday

By Tom Breihan / July 19, 2015 - 3:57 pm

There’s nothing quite as invigorating as a quick burst of chaos. Just as Saturday afternoon was getting going in Chicago, a quick but torrential downpour sent the entire mob of people at Union Park scrambling for cover. It let up just long enough for four really good Ex Hex songs, and then it came back… More »

Watch Bon Iver Debut Two New Songs At Eaux Claires Festival

By Ryan Leas / July 19, 2015 - 2:22 pm

There are, obviously, a lot of festivals these days. You have the establishment, your Bonnaroos and Lollapaloozas and Coachellas, the most massive and famous of the buffet-table approach to live music. Then you have your smaller, more idiosyncratic ones. Bonnaroo or Coachella have a certain character and ethos, a certain vibe attached to the place… More »

5 Memorable Moments From Pitchfork Fest 2015 Friday

By Tom Breihan / July 18, 2015 - 3:03 pm

If you’ll permit me to get self-indulgent here for a second, the Pitchfork Music Festival and I have some history. I was at the first one of these festivals, 10 years ago, when it was still called the Intonation Festival. I’d just started writing for Pitchfork then, and this was the first time I met… More »

The National Perform With Sufjan Stevens And Justin Vernon, Cover The Grateful Dead At Eaux Claires

By Ryan Leas / July 18, 2015 - 1:09 pm

Yesterday was the first day of the inaugural Eaux Claires festival, a small occasion in rural Wisconsin dreamt up and brought to life by Justin Vernon and the National’s Aaron Dessner. There are a lot of great bands and impressive performances to choose from so far at the festival, but there’s still this sense that… More »

Check Out Marvel Comics Versions Of Classic Hip-Hop Album Covers

By Peter Helman / July 14, 2015 - 10:14 pm

Earlier this year, a few Marvel Comics issues worked Run The Jewels’ fist-and-gun logo into their covers. Now, Marvel is diving even deeper into the world of hip-hop with a series of over 50 variant covers inspired by various classic and contemporary rap albums. “For years, Marvel Comics and hip-hop culture have been engaged i… More »

Super Furry Animals, Stephen Malkmus, Screaming Females Turn Up 4Knots 2015

By Caitlin White / July 13, 2015 - 11:47 am

The Village Voice’s annual midsummer 4Knots festival faced two logistical changes this year: a location switch-up and a transition from free to the modest general-admission fee of $25. This is the fifth year the festival has taken place, and in many ways, it’d outgrown both the free price tag and the Financial District South Street… More »

The 5 Best Moments Of Firefly 2015 Sunday

By Patrick Hosken / June 22, 2015 - 2:18 pm

After three days of cloud cover, Firefly’s final outing unfolded entirely in the hot, hot sun. The crowds thickened up, too, which made maneuvering around the muddy paths a bit of a challenge. But if you’re excited about a particular set, you’ll hoof through anything — mud, rain, spilled liquids of questionable origin — to… More »

Artist Portraits From Firefly 2015 Sunday

By Stereogum / June 22, 2015 - 12:52 pm

Firefly is now officially over, but the buzz lingers. How could it not? The Killers covered Kings Of Leon, Sturgill Simpson had EDM kids do-si-doing in the mud, and Morrissey trolled every carnivore in sight. In the quieter moments, Mallory Turner took portraits of some of the festival’s rising stars. Check out her Sunday work… More »

Artist Portraits From Firefly 2015 Saturday

By Stereogum / June 21, 2015 - 12:29 pm

Firefly’s third day began with a massive Paul McCartney hangover. Luckily, that quickly gave way to a new batch of talented artists on the festival’s seven stages (and smaller performances scattered throughout). Mallory Turner photographed some of them; see them in the gallery above, and check out more from Thursday and Friday here. More »

The 5 Best Moments Of Firefly 2015 Saturday

By Patrick Hosken / June 21, 2015 - 12:23 pm

The threat of rain hung heavy over Firefly’s third day. Guys in tank tops whispered it to their girlfriends while waiting in line for tacos. Strangers chatted each other up about it while awaiting the next free porta-potty. And then, at around 9:45, festival officials took the main stage to announce that the night’s remaining… More »

Artist Portraits From Firefly 2015 Thursday & Friday

By Stereogum / June 20, 2015 - 12:23 pm

Since it launched in 2012, Firefly is still a new kid on the festival block, relatively speaking. But that youth gives Firefly the cool power of highlighting and magnifying artists that might otherwise still be flying under the radar. Mallory Turner took portraits of some of these artists while they hung around between sets o… More »

The 6 Best Moments Of Firefly 2015 Thursday & Friday

By Patrick Hosken / June 20, 2015 - 12:09 pm

There’s a great funny-because-it’s-true joke in Wayne’s World that captures how the rest of the U.S. views Delaware. Wayne finds himself in front of a green screen in his show’s fancy new studio, and upon being “magically whisked away” to the state, he doesn’t know what to say past, “Hi, I’m in Delaware.” What do… More »

Photos: NorthSide Festival (Denmark) 2015

By Stereogum / June 19, 2015 - 11:14 am

Not to be confused with Brooklyn’s Northside Festival, Denmark’s NorthSide Festival (note the capitalization!) takes place ever June in Aarhaus Denmark, and the fest celebrated its sixth year of existence with a lineup featuring the Black Keys, FKA Twigs, Death Cab For Cutie, alt-J, the Wu-Tang Clan (at least, some of them), and a bunch… More »

5 Memorable Sets From Bonnaroo 2015 Sunday

By Ryan Leas / June 15, 2015 - 9:41 pm

Sundays at festivals can so often be a bittersweet thing. People are starting to get ragged, the festival grounds start to smell of some kind of putrid something, the big climactic headliners may have come and gone. So often, whoever’s left playing that final night, when the work week looms around the corner, has a… More »

Artist Portraits From Bonnaroo 2015

By Stereogum / June 15, 2015 - 2:57 pm

If you didn’t make it down to Bonnaroo, chances are you checked out the livestream that we hosted here on the site, or at least heard about a few special occurrences. Kendrick Lamar and Chance The Rapper joined Earth Wind & Fire onstage, Kacey Musgraves debuted a new single, and Jon Hamm showed up toMore »

Photos: Run The Jewels, Sleigh Bells, Vince Staples @ 50 Kent, Brooklyn 6/14/15

By Stereogum / June 15, 2015 - 12:52 pm

While a lot of New Yorkers headed down south for Bonnaroo, those left behind had the opportunity to check out dozens of shows at Brooklyn’s annual Northside Festival. Run The Jewels, Sleigh Bells, and Vince Staples all performed at 50 Kent’s outdoor stage last night, and we sent Erik Erikson to the event to sna… More »

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