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Watch The National Debut Four Sleep Well Beast Songs In Paris

Some lucky folks in France tonight will enjoy an intimate live performance by the National as a lead-up to their headlining gig at Pitchfork Music Festival in Paris later this year. For all of us who are not in Paris, Pitchfork is streaming the concert on Facebook right now. The National will release their seventh…

James Acaster made his American TV debut on Conan

James Acaster has put on one of the top shows at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival each of the past five years, according to the folks who hand out those awards each August. But the Brit had never performed stand-up proper on American TV until Tuesday night’s Conan, where he shared with audiences that he knows […]

Watch Maggie Rogers Cover The Spice Girls In Her First-Ever Festival Performance At Firefly

Maggie Rogers specializes in a deeply pleasing blend of electronic pop and coffeehouse folk music, but like most of us, she has a soft spot for the Spice Girls. During her debut festival performance at Firefly yesterday, Rogers and a former NYU classmate named Fletcher covered the UK girl group's 1996 breakout "Wannabe." Here's some…

VIRGINIA: Homocon Anti-Muslim Leader Granted “Gays For Trump” Festival Booth At Hampton Roads Pride

last weekLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

Gay RVA reports: Hampton Roads Pride’s estimated 30,000 guests to their annual LGBTQ pride festival this weekend will be greeted by a booth from a group of gay folks who support President Trump. The group in question, Gays for Trump,...Show More Summary

The Greatest Music Festival Ever (And No, It Wasn't Woodstock)

"The idea for Monterey Pop, a model for subsequent rock music festivals from Woodstock to Bonnaroo, emerged from a conversation in early 1967 among Paul McCartney, the record producer Lou Adler and the folk rock band the Mamas and the Papas. They weren’t thinking of the war; they were thinking of music — in particular, […]

‘Atomic Blonde’ Clip: Charlize Theron Kicks Ass to an ’80s Soundtrack

Apparently Atomic Blonde is every bit as fun as it looks. David Leitch‘s (John Wick) first solo outing behind the camera premiered a few months back at the SXSW Film Festival and the folks in attendance went thoroughly nuts for Lorraine Broughton (Charlize Theron), including our managing editor Jacob Hall. Show More Summary

Interview: Japanese Director Takashi Miike on Filmmaking & Violence

"I don't choose the projects. I think the projects choose me." At the 2017 Cannes Film Festival, legendary Japanese filmmaker Takashi Miike premiered his 100th film. At least, that's what the marketing folks were telling us. When I asked him specifically about this, he gave me a different answer. Show More Summary

One Week Break

3 weeks agoGenres / Sci Fi : Whatever

Hey there, folks — I’m going to take off until next Tuesday on account of work and travel. Yes, travel, again, to BookCon in New York, and also to the Bay Area Book Festival in Berkeley. I’ll be on one coast one day and the other the next. And they say the age of the […]

This legendary guitar was made entirely with wood from the plant that tequila comes from

No electric guitar is more iconic than the Fender Stratocaster. Buddy Holly played one. Jimi Hendrix played one. Bob Dylan "went electric" in 1965 at the Newport Folk Festival. Eric Clapton has a signature model. The Edge from U2 plays one. Show More Summary

A German Music Festival Installed a 4-Mile Beer Pipeline

A full, standard keg of beer weighs just over 160 pounds and is pretty unwieldy. So it's no surprise that the folks at the Wacken Open Air music festival in Wacken, Germany, are sick of schlepping them across fields every year, and have decided to do something about it. Show More Summary

GALLERY: Latin Nations 2017

last monthChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

Shanghai's biggest Latin party was a total success! Thousands of folks came out to celebrate the 2nd annual Latin Nations Gastronomic Festival, which combined all of the best pieces of Latin American culture. [ more › ]

Joan Shelley – Self-Titled

last monthMusic / Country : Twangville

When I met Joan Shelley at last year’s Newport Folk Festival, she was just as authentic as her songs. She had a truly insightful take on her own career that matched the sensibility in her songs. He new self-titled album has moved a bit away from the simple approach with guitarist Nathan Salzburg to add […]

Wilco Let Fans Vote For Which Album They’ll Play At Solid Sound And The Winner Might Surprise You

Wilco asked fans to vote on which album they should play in full at Solid Sound Festival, and the result might surprise you (or maybe it won't!). Folks who voted in the poll ended up choosing Being There over Yankee Hotel Foxtrot -- the two were running neck-and-neck for awhile. Wilco will perform the album…

Good Deed Nabs ‘American Folk’; Gravitas Picks Up ‘Kim Dotcom: Caught In The Web’

Good Deed Entertainment has acquired the North American distribution rights to American Folk (f.k.a September 12th), from first-time filmmaker David Heinz. The film, which debuted at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival, follows...Show More Summary

TV Upfronts 2017 Schedule: Presentations & Parties

With a writers strike averted and TV folks descending on New York, here again is Deadline’s handy list of the upfront festivities. There are two changes since we first published the list more than two and-a-half weeks ago. WME’s late-night...Show More Summary

In Its Eighth Year, Kingman Island Festival Focuses on Zero Waste

Kingman Island's annual one-day festival is back, with dozens of bluegrass, Americana and folk artists and an innovative zero-waste goal. [ more › ]

The internet is having trouble feeling sorry for the folks at Fyre Festival

To hear the event organizers tell it: "Things got off to an unexpected start at day one of Fyre Festival." To hear anyone actually at the festival tell is: This thing is a rich Instagram model's nightmare. SEE ALSO: Rough dispatchesShow More Summary

Farm-to-festival: Thai folk music strikes a global chord

Hipsters in flowing skirts and crop tops sway to the Thai band's hypnotic groove at an exclusive music festival in Thailand, while a clutch of cleaning staff quietly look on from the fringes. "I had no idea foreigners like molam," says...Show More Summary

Estonian Folk Tale ‘November’ Acquired By Oscilloscope – Tribeca

Oscilloscope Laboratories has acquired North American rights to November, the Rainer Sarnet-directed drama based on Estonian folklore that is having its international premiere this evening at the Tribeca Film Festival. A 2017 theatrical...Show More Summary

Easter

I’ve been on holiday over Easter, going to the National Folk Festival in Canberra, which is why I haven’t posted for a while. One thing that struck me during my break was the Easter editorial in the Oz. In place of the usual vague pieties, it was a full-scale blast of Christianism, demanding that Australians […]

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