Twenty two military, police and folk bands from all over the world will be performing before live audiences in the Russian capital as “Spasskaya Tower” festival kicks off. Besides Red Square, which is the main venue for the festival, performers will be playing in Moscow’s parks and even at the city’s four railway stations.
As bait-and-switch scenarios go, Jackie Panuisiak's was a pretty bold one. Of course, it wasn't entirely the Canadian women's fault, but you'd imagine that folks showing up to the Northern Alberta Lobster Festival were a little disappointed when they were served hot dogs instead of the delicious crustaceans. According to VOCM, the last-minute menu...
Every Gilmore Girls fan has the same wish of one day visiting Stars Hollow — the fictional, quaint Connecticut town where the folks are friendly and attractive and talk like they're all on cocaine. Thankfully, fans can finally visit the actual place that inspired the hometown of Lorelai and Rory for an epic Gilmore Girls Fan [...]
This was a year of firsts for the Rocky Mountain Folks Festival in Lyons, Colorado. Most notably (and noticeably, for that matter) was the debut of Mavis Staples, the 77-year-old gospel-R&B-soul singer who still performs with an evangelist's...Show More Summary
The two annual festivals at Gettysburg, in May and August, always have the feel of a family reunion. You catch up with folks that you haven’t seen for a few months, hear some terrific music, stumble across some interesting characters and leave already looking forward […] The post Wayne Taylor’s return Is a hit at Gettysburg appeared first on Bluegrass Today.
Join the good folks from the GLAS Animation Festival on Saturday, August 27th, 8pm at Open the Portal Studios for the GLAS Animation Fundraiser BBQ! Meats and veggies on the grill, beer from Lagunitas as well as local brews, Reed’s Natural sodas and beats and visuals by KRON. There’ll also be a brief screening of some of our personal favorite […]
Entries are now being accepted for the 2nd annual Scott Street Five Sting Finals competition, to be held in Richmond, VA on October 8. Held in conjunction with the Richmond Folk Festival, the competition is hosted in honor of the late Scott Street, a prominent […] The post Scott Street Five String Finals expands to include old time appeared first on Bluegrass Today.
Joan Shelley Emerging Artist Interview When I first heard Joan Shelley’s 2015 album “Over and Even” I was stunned. In a year where I came through a broken leg with an infant at home, it took me a while to warm up to the power of music again. Maybe it seemed like family and people […]
Holy moly. This was the second time that I was able to go photograph the famous Newport Folk Festival. Sometimes I have to pinch myself to make sure I’m not dreaming when I get these opportunities. Pros: Being among lots of incredible photographers, the awesome media tent (thanks for all of those diet cokes!), […]
One of the coolest things about the Newport Folk Festival are the frequent impromptu collaborations that occur, making the festival an artists’ affair in the truest sense of the word. Here is a trifecta of highlights from this year’s event. And in honor of the Olympics currently underway, we’re going to make it a pass […]
Julien Baker covered Bruce Springsteen’s “Badlands” (from 1978's Darkness on the Edge of Town) during a backstage performance at last month's Newport Folk Festival. Baker said that “It’s a song that always makes me feel better because...Show More Summary
Newport Folk Festival 2016- Sunday After a scorching first two days at Newport, I was tired. But the lineup on Sunday was definitely the most exciting. From start to finish, the acts on Sunday were incredible. When I arrived to see Joan Shelley at the Harbor Stage, I was already moved by her previous great […]
Newport Folk Festival 2016- Saturday We arrived at Fort Adams Park in Newport bright and early on Saturday and were greeted with a a lot more heat and humidity. Luckily, the musical acts on Saturday almost made you forget about the sun. From living legends to hot new acts, the day had much in store. […]
Steven Lake doesn't even like Folk music. But, he likes what happens there. The post Chilling With My Wife At A Folk Festival appeared first on The Good Men Project.
Flight Of The Conchords returned to touring with a vengeance earlier this year, kicking off a 28-city trek around North America in June that’s seen the band headline the Newport Folk Festival. And why not? Conchords Bret McKenzie and Jemaine Clement have produced a lot of new material, which they’ve performed on their current tour. Show More Summary
On the first day of the Newport Folk Festival, the breeze was up and the humidity was down. Fort Adams State Park in Newport, Rhode Island was a beautiful spot for the particularly exciting Friday lineup. At Twangville, we’ve known about the new scene in Muscle Shoals, Alabama and following in the footsteps of the […]
Make a Five-Minute Dirty Movie and Win Big Cash Money! HUMP! (aka the Northwest's sweetest li'l homemade porn festival) once again invites amateur filmmakers, porn-star wannabes, hotties, kinksters, regular folks, and all other creative types to make short dirty films—five minutes max—for HUMP! 2016. Show More Summary