Aug 02, 2018 Live

In this corner of the country they like to say, "the South will rise again." Though probably not in the context of the phrase's original intention, Sloss Music & Arts Festival in Birmingham, AL went into day two of its weekend run with a heart full of good intentions and optimism. More

Jul 27, 2018 Live Web Exclusive

Sloss Music & Arts Festival occupies a unique spot in Birmingham's musical and cultural history. For two decades (1989-2009), the town's major music festival was City Stages, which brought such diverse acts as Bob Dylan, The Killers, Ludcaris, Ryan Adams, and Jethro Tull to the Magic City every Father's Day weekend.  More

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