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...
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...
[ 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 [...]
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
Sun 22 Mar Explore Pakistan through beautiful folk performances – complete with colourful costumes and elaborated jewels – from the Punjab and Sindh regions...
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 […]
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 […]
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
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
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,...
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 […]
The seventh installment of the festival will move to a larger venue, the St. Ann & the Holy Trinity Church in Brooklyn Heights.
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
Gypsy Sally's hosts a launch party this weekend for the biggest local folk, bluegrass and Americana festival. [ more › ]
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 […]
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, [...]
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
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
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
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.