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Can We Get A Witness

About a minute after a car drops us off in the heart of one of the older, scenic neighborhoods in Lisbon, Benjamin Booker sees a…
Ryan Leas | August 1, 2017 - 10:47 am

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9 Times This Decade Mavis Staples Was As Vital As Ever

"Mama Mavis, oh my mama they try my patience. It’s gone, who’s left to save us? I’m praying for my neighbors," raps Pusha T on…
Margaret Farrell | May 5, 2017 - 10:49 am

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The 5 Best Moments Of Firefly 2015 Sunday

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…
Patrick Hosken | June 22, 2015 - 2:18 pm

More Benjamin Booker stories

Matt Berninger, Cass McCombs, Andrew Bird, & More Contribute Tracks To Free Songs For Swing Left Compilation

Songs For Swing Left is a new compilation to raise money and increase awareness of the Swing Left campaign to help flip the United States'
James Rettig | October 24, 2018 - 1:08 pm

Watch Benjamin Booker Break Out “Right On You” For Conan

Benjamin Booker appeared on Conan last night to perform a song off of his new album Witness. The band launched into "Right On You," and…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | August 9, 2017 - 10:12 am

Depeche Mode, Savages, & Lisbon Ambiance Help Make NOS Alive One Of 2017’s Coolest Festivals

Though it's had a few different names over the years, NOS Alive has been taking place in Lisbon since 2007. Like some of its European…
Ryan Leas | July 10, 2017 - 10:13 am

Stream Benjamin Booker Witness

The raw, impassioned New Orleans soul-rocker Benjamin Booker wrote his new album Witness after spending time in Mexico and watching America descend into madness. Witness
Tom Breihan | May 25, 2017 - 9:55 am

Benjamin Booker – “Right On You”

NOLA soul-rocker Benjamin Booker is releasing his sophomore LP Witness this summer. Last month we heard the album's Mavis Staples-featuring title track, and today we…
Pranav Trewn | April 19, 2017 - 1:02 pm

Benjamin Booker – “Witness” (Feat. Mavis Staples)

The New Orleans-based musician Benjamin Booker will release a new album this year. It's called Witness, and today Booker shared the titular track with along…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | March 9, 2017 - 12:28 pm

Fiona Apple, TV On The Radio, Sky Ferreira, & More Playing LA Standing Rock Benefit

Fiona Apple, TV On The Radio, Sky Ferreira, Devendra Banhart, Moses Sumney, and more will perform at a benefit show in Los Angeles on 12/18…
James Rettig | December 6, 2016 - 1:59 pm

Watch Mavis Staples Sing “Take Us Back,” Talk Opening For MLK On Colbert

Stephen Colbert has publicly admired Mavis Staples, the soul and gospel great, for years. He first welcomed her to his Colbert Report back in 2010,…
Tom Breihan | February 23, 2016 - 9:23 am

Nick Cave, Justin Vernon, tUnE-yArDs, Neko Case Contribute Songs To New Mavis Staples LP

All-time-great singer Mavis Staples is releasing a new album next month, Livin' On A High Note, a follow-up to last year's Your Good Fortune EP.
James Rettig | January 7, 2016 - 1:13 pm

10 Memorable Moments From Outside Lands 2015

Outside Lands took place this past weekend in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park, which happens to be situated next to the neighborhood that I grew…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | August 10, 2015 - 4:53 pm

Artist Portraits From Bonnaroo 2015

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…
Stereogum | June 15, 2015 - 2:57 pm

Watch Bands Share Their Least Favorite Interview Questions At GovBall

Last weekend was New York's own annual music festival Governors Ball, and in the true festival spirit of complaining about everything, Funny Or Die was…
Caitlin White | June 9, 2015 - 1:25 pm
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