Oktoberfest -- which Bavarians hail as the world's largest folk festival and have celebrated since 1810 -- is being organized this year in the shadow of troubling events. Festivalgoers will have to pass through security checks, including bag checks, at all the entrances. Show More Summary
Filmmakers, writers, producers, and actors such as Jane Fonda, Viola Davis, and more speak out against anti-LGBT legislation.
It's a chance for local acts to get their songs in front of a sizable crowd. [ more › ]
Local fans of fiddles, festivals and folk music are faced with a tough decision on Saturday.
Day two of Moontower and everyone is wasted. Like, not in a funny “haha they were wasted” way. No – these folks are getting their money’s worth of entertainment. Jokes not funny? That’s ok, we’ll just take shots! Luckily, the jokes were...Show More Summary
Over the weekend the fine folk from Larmer Tree festival held the Breakthrough Music Awards at 60 Million Postcards down in Bournemouth, where six bands from up and down the country took the stage for the chance to play at the festival. Larmer Tree Breakthrough Music Awards was originally published on The Blue Walrus.
When the smart folks at the Tribeca Film Festival locked down Joss Whedon for one of the “Directors Series” conversations of their Tribeca Talks series, they presumably chose Mark Ruffalo to conduct the conversation due to the Avengers actor’s proximity to Whedon’s working methods (and, y’know, to sell a few more tickets). But the duo’s […]
Here are the five best events going down in Charlotte and the surrounding area today, April 16, 2016 as selected by the folks at Creative Loafing. • 2nd Annual Craft Beer and Burger Festival at AvidXchange Music Factory • Record Store...Show More Summary
The first entry in our doom-drenched Roadburn Festival diary sees Misþyrming, Hexvessel, and HELL come out on top.
Allumette, a lovely animated feature by Penrose Studios, illustrates why virtual reality film should be taken just as seriously as traditional film. The folks at Sundance and the Tribeca Film Festival have already figured this out — both festivals showcased virtual reality this year. But in such early days, the quality of each VR experience varies wildly from project […]
Celebrated mandolinist Barry Mitterhoff will be honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award during this month’s 42nd Annual New Jersey Folk Festival. A Jersey native, Barry has spent nearly 50 years teaching and playing bluegrass music in his home state, and the nearby metropolis of New York City. […]
Enigmatic Austrailian sample wizards The Avalanches dazzled folks with their 2000 debut album, Since I Left You, and have been promising a follow-up for over 10 years, putting them in My Bloody Valentine/Guns N' Roses territory... Continue reading…
Chairlift, David Gilmour, Cheap Trick, Wildhoney, Asaf Avidan, Brooklyn Folk Festival, Reverend Billy, Michael Hurley and more NYC show options tonight. Continue reading…
Actor Jeff Grace makes his directorial feature debut with Folk Hero & Funny Guy, a Tribeca Film Festival offering starring Girls‘ Alex Karpovsky, Wyatt Russell (Everybody Wants Some!!) and Men at Work actress Meredith Hagner. Karpovsky...Show More Summary
By the mid-1970?s Henry Roeland “Roy” Byrd aka Professor Longhair was in the midst of a career resurgence. Well, maybe resurgence isn’t the best word for a musician who, despite being a piano legend in his hometown of New Orleans, had spent his life evading or simply missing any chance at success. Show More Summary
We have beaucoup folks heading out in their Easter finest today! ALSO! The paperback of The Royal We — with bonus chapter! — comes out on April 26th, and Heather and I will be at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books on April 9th and 10th. All the details on both of these developments Read More...
Every few years an artist comes along that makes you wonder where they’ve been hiding all this time and why you’ve never heard them before. And when Margo Price belted her songs out on the museum stage at Newport Folk Festival last summer, she convinced a packed house that she was one of them. Show More Summary
LONDON — It's here, folks. On Tuesday morning, the full lineup for Glastonbury 2016 was shared on Twitter by the official Glastonbury Festival account. SEE ALSO: Adele set to headline Glastonbury Festival Here's what it looks like. So...Show More Summary
(Photo by Nicola Bailey) Raging with humanity, Candy Royalle will perform at the 50th National Folk Festival this week with her band the Freed Radicals. Accompanied by bass, keys, drums, trumpet, and ‘feminist terrorist’ Betty Grumble, Royalle entwines words and loops sound through funk, hip hop, rock, and fusion. There is no point in categorising Royalle. She [...]
Fuck yeah! I mean, folk yeah! Animal Collective have announced a two-day camping festival called A N I M A L C O L L E C T I V E Camping Weekend in Big Sur. The fest, presented by (((folkYEAH!))), takes place September 23-24 at California’s Fernwood Resort. Show More Summary