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Brooklyn Folk Festival 2015 lineup & schedule

Celebrating folk music from near and far, the Brooklyn Folk Festival showcases 30 bands, workshops, film screenings and contests. Daptone gospel group Naomi Shelton & The Gospel Queens, country blues and songster multi-instrumentalist Jerron "Blind Boy" Paxton, folk legend and...

Restaurants - Festival of Guilty Food Pleasures

16-22 Mar Summer's over, the weather's getting cooler and you know what? It's okay to admit it: you feel like eatin'. The folks at Neutral Bay small bar Firefly...

Richard Perso at the Harmonie German Club, Friday 27 March

[ 27 March 2015 at 8:00 pm; ] Having blown away crowds at over 100 blues, rock, folk, acoustic and music festivals, Richard Perso is steadily becoming known as one of those 'not to miss' acts. Jumping onto the festival scene at the ripe old age of 16, Perso has been mastering his craft around Australia and overseas. Combining his appreciation for late 60s [...]

The Never-Ending, Four-Color Festival: Shows And Events

By Tom Spurgeon Davey Nieves has a write-up at The Beat on the Long Beach comics folks putting on a convention in New Jersey. The crowded NJ/NY calendar schedule is a microcosm of con expansion, with seemingly about a half-dozen legitimate efforts trying to find a foothold there. Show More Summary

Around Town - Pakistan Folk Music and Cultural Festival

Sun 22 Mar Explore Pakistan through beautiful folk performances – complete with colourful costumes and elaborated jewels – from the Punjab and Sindh regions...

Schwarzengger’s “MAGGIE” and Midnight movies in Tribeca Film Festival 2015 lineup

2 weeks agoGenres / Horror : Fangoria

The folks behind this year’s Tribeca Film Festival, running April 15-26 at various New York City venues, have unveiled the selections for the genre-centric Midnight lineup—and an exciting world premiere outside of it. A highly anticipated undead drama will be debuting at Tribeca in the Spotlight section: • MAGGIE, directed by Henry Hobson, written by […]

Folk Alliance Conference 2015: Say What?!

3 weeks agoMusic / Country : Twangville

One of my favorite things about attending music conferences and festivals are the crazy comments that you hear along the way. Here are a few choice selections from this year’s Folk Alliance Conference. Playing for other musicians is not always the greatest experience. ‘I would have done that differently.’ Dan Bern No fucking songs about […]

Revisit Iceland's Ancient Heathen Past with Árstíðir lífsins' Epic New Album

Photo courtesy of Ván Records Icelandic metal is stronger than ever; folk metal stalwarts Skálmöld swept last month's Icelandic Music Awards, the Eistnaflug Festival announced a slew of huge international headliners, and Misþyrming's...Show More Summary

Why Would Anyone Go to Burning Man?

People who haven't been to Burning Man often assume the festival is full of dreadlocked drug abusers and hippy-dippy crystal worshipers. Yes, those folks are there, in droves. But consider: Larry Page and Sergey Brin, the founders of Google, are big-time Burners (in fact the very first Google Doodle was of the man himself). Show More Summary

Clearwater Festival 2015 initial lineup (Neko Case, Felice Bros, Guster, Bettye LaVette, Blind Boys of Alabama & more)

peeps chillin' on the Hudson at Clearwater 2014 (more by Chris La Putt) Croton, NY's annual two-day folk fest Clearwater Festival returns this year from June 20-21. The initial lineup has been announced, including Neko Case, The Felice Brothers, Guster,...

Big Road Blues Show 2/22/15: You Got To Move – Blues Form The Newport Folk Festival Pt. 2

last monthMusic / Blues : Big Road Blues

Show Notes: Rev. Robert Wilkins, Newport, 1964 The Newport Folk Festival is an annual folk-oriented music festival in Newport, Rhode Island, which began in 1959 as a counterpart to the previously established Newport Jazz Festival. The Newport Folk Festival was founded in 1959 by George Wein, founder of the already-well-established Newport Jazz Festival, backed by […]

Brooklyn Folk Festival Will Expand

The seventh installment of the festival will move to a larger venue, the St. Ann & the Holy Trinity Church in Brooklyn Heights.

Jay Z asked the wrong pitcher about his bloody sock at the #SNL40 after-party

New York pitching folk heroes David Wells and David Cone hung out at the SNL40 festivities this week. Best night of my life tonight hanging with Mr. Lorne Michaels and the #SNL40 thank you Lorne. An my boy @dcone36 pic.twitter.com/rtHvkipGi3 —...Show More Summary

Kingman Island Festival Kicks Off Months Early At Gypsy Sally's

Gypsy Sally's hosts a launch party this weekend for the biggest local folk, bluegrass and Americana festival. [ more › ]

Big Road Blues Show 2/15/15: Goodbye Newport Blues – Blues Form The Newport Folk Festival Pt. 1

last monthMusic / Blues : Big Road Blues

Show Notes: Mississippi John Hurt performs at the Newport Folk Festival in July, 1964   The Newport Folk Festival is an annual folk-oriented music festival in Newport, Rhode Island, which began in 1959 as a counterpart to the previously established Newport Jazz Festival. The Newport Folk Festival was founded in 1959 by George Wein, founder […]

Hear Indie Folk Supergroup Sounds Of The South Play “Trials, Troubles, Tribulations” From MusicNOW – 10 Years Comp

For the past decade, the National’s Bryce Dessner has been helping to put together Cincinnati’s MusicNOW Festival, which regularly features acts from the National’s orbit doing one-off collaborations. A new compilation called MusicNOW – 10 Years collects live recordings from past years, and it features big indie stars like Robin Pecknold, Sufjan Stevens, Grizzly Bear, [...]

Video: Porsche Winter Festival In Russia

last monthVehicles / Cars : TopSpeed

For a lot of folks out there, it’s the same old story. You get up in the morning, shuffle over to the window, and groan as you pull the curtains back to reveal foot upon foot of powder, stretching as far as the eye can see. It lasts for months, and as sure as the Earth keeps spinning, it’ll happen again next year. Show More Summary

Michael Douglas plays a mean motor scooter in BEYOND THE REACH! This looks f'n INTENSE!

This looks like a very brutal film Read the full article on AICN Hey folks, Harry here...  BEYOND THE REACH played up at Toronto's International Film Festival last year and I certainly didn't hear a lot about the film, but watching this trailer... Show More Summary

Really???? “Girls” Girl Lena Dunham Had Trouble Distinguishing Lil Jon From Lil Wayne At Sundance Film Festival

Lena Dunham Conflates Lil Wayne And Lil Jon We’re not even 30 days into 2015 and we already have a moment that tweeters, journalists, and TV talking heads will likely use to discuss how white folks view black folks as

At Sundance, the VR Filmmaking Revolution is Officially Underway

If the offerings at this year's Sundace Film Festival are any indication, VR filmmaking is coming—as soon as these folks figure out how to master it. The post At Sundance, the VR Filmmaking Revolution is Officially Underway appeared first on WIRED.

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