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Capone's first report from Fantasia Fest 2014, with ONCE UPON A TIME IN SHANGHAI, METALHEAD & more

Capone's first report from Fantasia Festival 2014, with ONCE UPON A TIME IN SHANGHAI, METALHEAD, CLOSER TO GOD, and WHEN ANIMALS DREAM Read the full article on AICN Hey, folks. Capone in Chicago here. Last year, I got to spend about five days at the 18th Fantasia International Film Festival in Montreal, and it was a singular experience. Show More Summary

Photos that ROCK! Newport Folk Festival 2014

yesterdayMusic / Country : Twangville

When the e-mail arrived confirming my press credentials for the Newport Folk Festival, I did a little dance around my living room. Not only is this the holy grail of music festivals (you may remember an incident with Bob Dylan and an electric guitar in 1965…), but I have been not-so- patiently waiting 12 years […]

Behold The Probably Offensive But Kinda Cool DEAD SNOW 2 Poster!!

Already making the festival circuit, the film should become widely available in October. Read the full article on AICN The folks over at Bloody Disgusting have the new poster for DEAD SNOW 2, which I understand has been playing a number of venues/film fests already, and should become available more widely in a few months here. Show More Summary

Newport Folk Festival – Saturday

last weekMusic / Country : Twangville

With his days in the blues-rock duo White Stripes now comfortably behind him, Jack White has become a bit of a generational connector. He’s paid homage to country, blues and rock legends, yet he keeps winning new fans. When he stepped on to the stage at Newport Folk Fest, the standing area at the front […]

Brandi Carlile and Co. Raise Hell, Hail Lyons' 'Triumphant' Return

The three-day Rocky Mountain Folks Festival came to a close under the stars Sunday night in Lyons, Colorado, with a very politically incorrect Randy Newman somehow keeping the crowd on his side... and on the edge of their seats. So what if he mangled "Short People," adding a couple of four-letter words not found in the original version. Show More Summary

Festivals Extra: The Hotel Where Folks Are Booking For SPX When They Can't Get Into The Marriott...

... is the Hilton Washington DC/Rockville Hotel & Executive Meeting Center. I've now e-mailed with multiple people who bounced down there after the Marriott sold out of rooms for SPX weekend about five days ago. It's a full-service hotel like the Marriott, is about 3/4 of a mile away and is one transit stop up the system for easy access. Show More Summary

Pay-to-Pee (We've Crossed the Line)

Honestly, when we start introducing a class system for toilets at festivals, folks, we're done. eclectic food-for-thought for a changing world

Why These Folks Festival Musicians Should be Honorary Citizens of Planet Bluegrass

Among all the accomplished roots artists performing at the Rocky Mountain Folks Festival that begins today (Aug. 15), Dan Rodriguez of Elephant Revival might have the best reason for being there. To provide some heavy lifting to a town...Show More Summary

Newport Folk Festival – Friday

2 weeks agoMusic / Country : Twangville

Ryan Adams really summed up the 2014 Newport Folk Fest experience well when he said, “”Like ten years ago I was depressed and now I’m playing music with &$%ing sailboats in the background.” The setting at the legendary festival is literally one of the most beautiful spots as it juts far out into Narragansett Bay. […]

Flow Fest Day 1: No sleep, no garbage, and no drinking near the stage (pics)

by Dominick Mastrangelo Nina Persson, Jessie Ware & Fans @ Flow Fest (8/8/14) The first day of Flow Festival began with a cruise around the Helsinki archipelago. The folks at Visit Helsinki invited press on an hour-long cruise that circled...

‘Sharklumbo’ Brings Columbo To Shark Week

The folks over at Funny Or Die are getting into the Shark Week festivities, and their contribution to the feeding frenzy, Sharklumbo, is introducing us to a shark who is also a detective, just looking for a pencil. A mash-up of Shark Week and Peter Falk’s classic Columbo, Sharklumbo is touted as “the detective we

Photos: Øyafestivalen 2014

2 weeks agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

Øyafestivalen has now entered its 13th year, and last week, the Norwegian festival’s 2014 iteration filled Oslo with excellent artists. There were folk musicians like Angel Olsen and Bill Callahan alongside electronic artists like Todd Terje and Darkside alongside major headlining acts like Outkast, Robyn, and Queens Of The Stone Age. We sent photographer Clint [...]

Folks Festival Flight of Fancy: The Stray Birds Reach for the Sky

It's not their first trip to Lyons, Colorado, but Oliver Craven, Maya de Vitry and Charles Muench are preparing a feel-good story for first-class delivery to the three-day Rocky Mountain Folks Festival this week. While camping together...Show More Summary

Doujin Deals: So many Japanese indie game sales!

Good lord, there's a lot of great doujin games on sale right now. In celebration of this summer's fast-approaching Comiket 86, the folks at Playism, Rockin' Android, and Nyu Media have banded together with the "Japanese Indie Festival"...Show More Summary

Unique Furniture Set Represents Traditional Mexican Folk Art

Traditional Mexican folk-art masks portray surreal and sometimes hellish characters from the country’s unique folklore. These masks celebrate Mexican traditions and customs; they are worn in festivals, cultural events, and theatrical performances to represent certain aspects of old tales. Show More Summary

Folk Festival

August 2, 2014 Posted by Jay Livingston Folks used to be simple, ordinary people. They were the folks of folk music – not urban and certainly not urbane. Folks were down-homey – the folks who live in my hometown. Or folks were literally...Show More Summary

7 Musical Acts You Missed at Newport Folk Festival 2014

For years now, the Newport Folk Festival has been a sell-out event well before its July date, without ever listing a single performer. The three-day music and cultural event held on the grounds of Fort Adams State Park in Newport Harbor,… 7 Musical Acts You Missed at Newport Folk Festival 2014 is a post by Jeff Carvalho on Selectism.

Found Footage: Cybersex on VHS

The fine folks over at the Found Footage Festival have unearthed a gem of vid here – a completely unsexy, step by step how-to that explains the secrets to cybersex – from 1997. Who here among us needs Snapchat now? (Thanks Nick!)

America's Most Iconic Folk Music Festival by the Numbers

What you didn't know about Newport Folk, with Ed Helms, John C. Reilly, Mavis Staples, Jack White's baseball card, and more

Hear Ryan Adams Debut New Non-Album Track “Catherine” At Newport Folk Festival

4 weeks agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

Ryan Adams recently announced the imminent release of a new self-titled album, and we’ve already heard a handful of songs from it. First there was the lead single, “Gimme Something Good“; then, live video from Newport Folk Festival surfaced featuring a song titled “My Wrecking Ball.” Adams played another new song at that show, this [...]

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