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Stereogum’s 14 Favorite Sets At Outside Lands 2014

By Chris DeVille / August 12, 2014 - 3:36 pm
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 »


The Afghan Whigs Albums From Worst To Best

By Joseph Schafer / August 12, 2014 - 11:52 am
Never trust a man who says he knows what the meaning of life is. That is unknowable, and maybe nonexistent. However, I know damn well what the point of life is: to procreate, and in so doing, fornicate. To the best of our scientific knowledge, six billion years of evolution has gone into making all… More »


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

By Miles Bowe / August 11, 2014 - 12:32 pm
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
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 »


Tom Petty Albums From Worst To Best

By James Jackson Toth / August 5, 2014 - 11:15 am
If so-called rockists ever decide to secede and form their own nation, Tom Petty is a shoo-in for the country's first presidential nominee. Petty's music advances the notion of rock and roll as utopian ideal, and the tremendous success of his band Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers proves that populism is not necessarily the byproduct… More »


Photos: Pickathon 2014

By Stereogum / August 4, 2014 - 3:49 pm
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
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
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
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
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 »


Watch The Lollapalooza 2014 Webcast Here

By Scott Lapatine / August 1, 2014 - 2:46 pm
Lollapalooza is starting right now in Chicago, and Red Bull TV has done us all a solid by livestreaming as many of the performances as possible. Among the acts you'll get to see live via three channels are OutKast, Arctic Monkeys, Lorde, Spoon, Chance The Rapper, Jenny Lewis, and Skrillex. Given that it is notMore »


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
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
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 »


Judas Priest Albums From Worst To Best

By Adrien Begrand / July 9, 2014 - 12:56 pm
Judas Priest is heavy metal personified. The most important innovator in the genre's progression after Black Sabbath and Deep Purple, Judas Priest's influence looms immensely on not only heavy metal's music, but its visual presentation as well. Historically, the Birmingham band fits neatly in the genre's second wave alongside Scorpions, UFO, Rainbow, and KISS, a… 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 »


Watch Glastonbury 2014 Performances From Lana Del Rey, Arcade Fire, Jack White, Disclosure, Haim, & More

By Scott Lapatine / June 28, 2014 - 2:33 pm
Glastonbury, the world's biggest and wettest music festival, is going down this weekend and despite what M.I.A. claims the BBC has been broadcasting bits of all the performances from the legendary Somerset extravaganza. Below you can watch professionally shot footage of songs from Lana Del Rey, Arcade Fire, Haim, Metallica, MGMT, Parquet Courts, Chvrches, Interpol,… 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 »


Prince Albums From Worst To Best

By Brad Shoup / June 25, 2014 - 10:37 am
In baseball, the five-tool player is kind of a bullshit concept, but it connotes a particular beauty. The five-tool player hits for power, hits for average, throws well, fields well, and roams the basepaths like a guerilla warrior; when the term "five-tool" is deployed, it implicitly presents these skills as equally weighted. As the greatest… More »


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