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Saturday at Bonnaroo can sometimes be a tricky thing. While you’re in the thick of the weekend and things can get a little crazy around the Farm, it’s also a night where there will be a headliner on the main stage, with a long set with few others (if anyone) playing at the same time… More »

Last year, during this column’s infancy, I expressed what by then had become conventional wisdom: American Idol is washed up. My primary evidence was subjective — season 13 winner Candice Glover was releasing her debut album, and up until then I had never heard of her, a failure of cultural saturation that never would have… More »

Throughout the pitiful prepubescence that was fourth and fifth grades, country music was my bizarre musical way station between contemporary Christian pop and the MTV of Pauly Shore and “Bullet With Butterfly Wings.” Thanks to the influence of my best friend Tommy, I found myself sprawled on the lawn of our local big-box amphitheater seeing… More »

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Watch The A Very Bonnaroo Thanksgiving Special Featuring Performances From This Year’s Festival

A Very Bonnaroo Thanksgiving is a seasonal presentation of 12 different performances from this year's festival. Alabama Shakes, Courtney Barnett, Twenty One Pilots, Mumford &…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | November 25, 2015 - 4:04 pm

Watch Mark Hoppus, Tom Morello, T-Bone Burnett, And Mumford & Sons Play Blink-182’s “What’s My Age Again?” In LA

Here's just about the least likely combination of rock stars you'll find on stage together: Last Thursday, a few days after Blink-182's Mark Hoppus joined
Chris DeVille | August 24, 2015 - 3:49 pm

Watch Jimmy Kimmel’s Behind The Music Parody About Mumford & Sons’ Boy Band Origins

On their new album Wilder Mind, Mumford & Sons made the switch from arena-folk to firmly generic Coldplay-core rock. As it turns out, though, that…
Tom Breihan | August 20, 2015 - 9:43 am

Mumford & Sons Covered “Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This)” With Blink-182’s Mark Hoppus Last Night

Mumford & Sons are currently touring in support of their non-fiddles-and-folk album Wilder Mind, and another way they're attempting to shake off their rootsy past…
Caitlin White | August 19, 2015 - 12:28 pm

Graham Parker Eviscerates New Singles By Mumford & Sons, Carly Rae Jepsen, & More

Graham Parker was the king of English pub rock in the '70s, and he's still out there doing it. (A weirdly huge portion of Judd…
Tom Breihan | April 30, 2015 - 10:39 am

Watch Mumford & Sons Cover Shura’s “2Shy”

Recently, the gorgeous wallflower anthem "2Shy" entered my life and I could not stop gushing about it. Turns out, neither could Mumford & Sons! The…
Caitlin White | April 29, 2015 - 1:19 pm

88-Keys Details Mumford & Sons’ “Dope As Fuck” Hip-Hop Project, Won’t Rule Out Marcus Mumford Rapping

Earlier today we heard Mumford & Sons' latest attempt to go electric, and now we've also received news on Marcus Mumford's forthcoming plunge into hip-hop.
Chris DeVille | April 20, 2015 - 2:43 pm

Mumford & Sons – “Snake Eyes”

The tremendous doofs in Mumford & Sons are continuing with their questionable plan to leave behind the big-tent neo-folk that made them famous. The band's…
Tom Breihan | April 20, 2015 - 10:55 am

Mumford & Sons Frontman Learning How To “Chop Up Beats” For New Hip-Hop Project

It seems like Marcus Mumford is trying to reinvent himself a bit. The Mumford & Sons frontman rose to prominence for his band's shambling folk…
Caitlin White | April 16, 2015 - 4:15 pm

David Letterman’s Final Weeks Of Musical Guests Include Elvis Costello, Tom Waits, Dave Matthews Band

Considering he's been a late night host for over three decades, surely David Letterman wants to go out with a bang. Though he announced the
Caitlin White | April 13, 2015 - 12:39 pm

Mumford & Sons Blast Tidal And The “Plutocrats” Behind It

Mumford & Sons have sounded off about Jay Z's new Tidal streaming service in an interview with The Daily Beast. Long story short: they're not…
James Rettig | April 12, 2015 - 7:36 pm

Watch Mumford & Sons Play Their New Singles On Saturday Night Live

Mumford & Sons graced the Saturday Night Live stage for the second time as musical guests on last night's episode. They brought their updated electronic…
James Rettig | April 12, 2015 - 10:53 am

Mumford & Sons’ Guitarist Is Trying To Become A Comedian

As if Mumford & Sons weren't a joke enough already, guitarist Winston Marshall wants to become a comedian. In a conversation with Vulture about their…
James Rettig | April 10, 2015 - 6:09 pm

Mumford & Sons – “The Wolf”

Mumford & Sons unveiled "Believe," the lead single from their decidedly not folk new album Wilder Mind a few weeks ago. Most people were glad…
Caitlin White | April 9, 2015 - 3:38 pm

Carly Rae Jepsen, Mumford & Sons Booked For SNL Next Month

Saturday Night Live just announced the details of a couple of next month’s shows. On the 4/4 episode, Michael Keaton will return to host for…
Tom Breihan | March 26, 2015 - 12:12 pm

Outside Lands 2015 Lineup

Outside Lands has just announced the lineup for the eighth iteration of the San Francisco-based festival. This year's headliners are Elton John, Mumford & Sons,…
James Rettig | March 24, 2015 - 1:02 pm

Mumford & Sons – “Believe”

There are vast swaths of the music-listening populace who felt, understandably, that the whole Mumford & Sons arena-folk sound was irredeemably wack. (I dissented.) But…
Tom Breihan | March 9, 2015 - 3:29 pm

Mumford & Sons Announce Electric Third Album Wilder Mind

Mumford & Sons have announced the details of their third full-length, Wilder Mind, and it's bound to sound pretty different from the rest of the…
James Rettig | March 2, 2015 - 10:43 am
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