This past weekend, Father John Misty (aka Josh Tillman) performed at Newport Folk Festival. During his set, he revealed that he was offered $250,000 to cover the Backstreet Boys’ “I Want It That Way” for a Chipotle ad, Consequence of Sound reports. Show More Summary
Kempt Staff Billy Reid’s contribution to the Newport Folk Festival...
Americana and Folk has seen a large revival over the last ten years with acts like The Avett Brothers, Mumford and Sons, and The Lumineers headlining festivals. There is an excess of new Americana bands and singer/songwriters trying to replicate the sounds of these popular acts with no originality that separates them from the pact. Show More Summary
After busting out some bluegrass covers of metal songs at the Newport Folk Festival, Ryan Adams was the musical guest on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.” He performed “Oh My Sweet Carolina” from Heartbreaker, which just got reissued earlier this year.
Like a heatwave after a rainstorm, Panorama Festival — the first New York City–based fest from the folks to blame for Coachella — rolled through Randall's Island this weekend for a scorcher of a debut just weeks after its rival held the 2016 Governors Ball at the same location. Headlined by ... More »
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A year that proves expectations mean nothing when a festival is simply magic.
Peace flowed freely out of Fort Adams for the final day of Newport Folk Festival, which began traditionally, with gospel music pouring off the Fort stage and out into the crowd. The Berkelee Gospel Choir eased festival-goers into the...Show More Summary
Ryan Adams performed at the Newport Folk Festival yesterday alongside the Infamous Stringdusters and Nicki Bluhm. During his bluegrass-centric set, Adams covered Black Sabbath's “The Wizard” and Slayer's “South of Heaven.” He also took...Show More Summary
Ryan Adams returned to the famed Newport Folk Festival yesterday, where he performed bluegrass versions of his songs with some assistance from the Infamous Stringdusters and Nicki Bluhm. He started things off with a rootsy cover of Slayer’s “South Of Heaven” and closed the set with a rendition of Black Sabbath’s “The Wizard,” and in […]
Lil Wayne's got a problem keeping time and the good folks at High Times are pissed off about it... after he abruptly ended a pot festival concert. A rep for High Times tells us they have, "no idea why Lil Wayne suddenly ended his performance after…
Continuing the tradition of politicism and positivity, the second day of Newport Folk brought more loud, passionate voices of change to all three stages. Leading the charge was the day’s headliner, Patti Smith. Doing a set filled with covers, she brought the house down on the Fort stage as the sun went down. Show More Summary
There could not be a more poignant, significant time of year for the Newport Folk Festival to take place than this week, as the Republican National Convention blows through Cleveland. Though the two events are many miles apart, they coincide in a particularly special way. Show More Summary
Do your summer music festivals in style.
The Mrs. and I are bringing Twangville back to the best festival this year. Newport Folk has a great lineup again and we’re super excited about it. To kick off the weekend, we’ll just give a quick preview of some acts each day that we’re excited to see. FRIDAY St. Paul & the Broken Bones […]
Newport Folk Festival is known for its three-day celebration of musical entertainment. If you're a fan of any contemporary musical genres, this event could be for you. And if you are one of those gearing up for the upcoming event, here are the details you shouldn't miss.
Get ready to feel some serious feelings, folks. In the video above, which was filmed during a performance by The National at Dublin's Longitude Festival, a man gets down on one knee and pops the question during a moving rendition ofShow More Summary
The early bird gets the worm at this year’s Newport Folk Festival, with many of the can’t-miss acts performing in the first half of each day. Sure, headliners like Elvis Costello, Alabama Shakes and Father John Misty are sure to draw...Show More Summary
While in the Chelyabinsk Region, we visited a folk festival at the Drunken Mountain, the place where a centuries-old friendship between ethnic Russians and the Bashkir people began.
Believe it or not, I actually got to meet & have a conversation with JFK Jr... Read the full article on AICN Hey folks, Harry here... I went to Sundance 1998 as a guest of the festival. I'd never been to an experience quite like that one in my life. Show More Summary