Jul 25, 2018 Live Web Exclusive

"Festival season," for lack of a better term, can be mildly frustrating. The days feel endless, the festivals themselves can often turn into muddy, drunken shitshows, and the artists playing are typically exhausted, punching in for an hour set while in the midst of frenetic summer touring schedules. More

Jul 12, 2018 Live Web Exclusive

There is no such thing as a SOPHIE DJ set. Behind a table littered with MIDI controllers and with the volumemostly the bassturned to at least 12, she can make any pop song with even a hint of darkness sound like she produced it. Each and every sound heard when she takes the stage is an expression of herself, her influences, her musical goals.  More

Jul 08, 2018 Live

After getting muddy beyond recognition at Roskilde, blistered in the sun of Coachella, and suffering from dehydration at FYF thanks to a water shortage, I can say with some small level of authority that Tauron Nowa Muzyka deserves accolades for straight up creating one of the most enjoyable music situations  More

Jun 11, 2018 Live

Until you’ve seen them play before an arena crowd, it’s hard to know just how much Dave Gahan is the heart and soul of their live shows.  More

Jun 08, 2018 Live Web Exclusive

For a guy who once said, "The god of darkness has ordained that I shall not laugh," Moses Sumney is pretty damn funny. "Sorry I was late. I'm from L.A.," he quips to raucous laughter from his audience, two songs into a set that should have started late on a Sunday night but instead began on a Monday morning.  More

Jun 01, 2018 Live Web Exclusive

Sometimes you have to take what you can get, and when it comes to music festivals, you can never get it all. With too many acts spread across too many stages, there simply aren't enough hours in the day. More

May 25, 2018 Live Web Exclusive

When musicians sit on the cusp of breaking out, there's a sweet spot lasting only a moment. The collected songs are strong enough to draw larger audiences, and each performance is an electrifying experience, but the world has yet to catch up. More

May 22, 2018 Live Web Exclusive

As far as planning an evening of contrasts goes, you couldn't do much better than putting Calexico and Ryley Walker on the bill together. The former comes with nine albums and more than 20 years of raucous, high-tempo history, the latter is a man and his guitar. More

May 15, 2018 Live Web Exclusive

As The Crow Flies found Chris Robinson revisiting his Black Crowes catalog to thrilling effect in Philadelphia. More