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“It Was a Miserable Experience!” Monty Python on Making ‘Holy Grail’ and Whether They Really Do Hate Each Other

We heard them in the hallway, chattering and joking before the Friday afternoon press conference that launched Monty Python’s takeover of the Tribeca Film Festival’s second weekend. The festival folks were keeping the surviving members...Show More Summary

Five Questions with The Avett Brothers at MerleFest

WILKESBORO, N.C. -- The Avett Brothers, Concord, North Carolina's favorite musical sons, hit the stage at MerleFest tonight. Members of the folk rock band are no strangers to the Americana festival that has helped kick off the outdoor music season for 28 years -- or to its founder, the legendary flat-picker Doc Watson. Show More Summary

Cabinet is cause for ‘Celebration’ at the Kingman Island Bluegrass and Folk Festival

The video for Cabinet’s song “Celebration” depicts the Pennsylvania bluegrass band at a lively party where everyone is drinking, hugging, dancing — and rolling banjo picks.That last part is for a game, also called Celebration, created by banjo player Pappy Biondo. Show More Summary

Pickathon Festival assemble axis of awesome for 2015 lineup

Now an Oregon mainstay, the Pickathon Festival folk are continuing their well-proven formula with a fest that focuses on sustainability, good food, and great (mostly) folk music. TMT has been a fan of the festival for quite some time,...Show More Summary

Richard Thompson expands tour, adds NYC show (dates)

photo: Richard Thompson at Clearwater Festival 2014 (more by Chris La Putt) Folk legend Richard Thompson is touring soon. A few more dates have been added to the previously announced mostly-solo run since we last spoke, including an electric trio...

10 chic fanny packs because that's a thing that exists

What's the biggest style trend for any music festival other than male cleavage, ethnic misappropriation and really stupid tees? Fanny packs, a.k.a. “belt bags.” (The latter is a chicer term coined by fashion folks.) No longer for the...Show More Summary

Stars Flock to Coachella’s Neon Carnival

It’s no secret that famous folks love to cut loose and party, and on Saturday (April 11) the Neon Carnival was chock full of celebrities as part of the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival. Alessandra Ambrosio was looking cute as...Show More Summary

Coachella Guy Wearing ‘Eat, Sleep, Rape’ Shirt Deserves An Award For Worst Festival Outfit Ever

Meet the underdog of Coachella, folks. This guy beat the odds, surpassing all the headdresses and bindis and frat bros throwing gang signs, miraculously winning the award for Worst Outfit of Coachella. More » Coachella Guy Wearing ‘Eat,...Show More Summary

Today's Top 5: Saturday

Here are the five best events going down in Charlotte and the surrounding area today, April 11, 2015 as selected by the folks at Creative Loafing. • Moo & Brew Festival w/ Langhorne Slim at N.C. Music Factory • Lee Bains III and The Glory Fires at Milestone • Danstallations at Harvey B. Show More Summary

Streaming all weekend: Coachella on YouTube

It's that time of year again, folks! Coachella started earlier today, and, just like the last several years, you can stream the music festival in all of its glory on YouTube for the rest of the weekend.

April Getaway Guide: Madison’s antebellum houses, D.C.’s Cherry Blossom Festival, and more

Just 60 miles east of Atlanta, Madison is a convenient place for city folk to get their antebellum white columns fix. An 1845 guide to Georgia called it “the most cultured and aristocratic town on the stagecoach route from Charleston to New Orleans.”

The National Folk Festival – Of the people and for the people

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For the 49th time the National Folk Festival opened its arms to artists and audiences alike and, for five perfect days, washed away from the soul the dust of everyday life. The National Folk Festival continues to be the festival of the people and for the people; a time and place for a collective imagination [...]

All The Over-The-Top Hats At The 2015 New York City Easter Parade

We love a good Easter bonnet! And the best place to see those and many other colorful hats is at the annual New York City Easter Parade and Bonnet Festival. On Sunday, folks from around the world filled the city's legendary Fifth Avenue to show off their over-the-top, crazy and imaginative accessories. Show More Summary

Newport Folk Festival: 2015 lineup includes First Aid Kit, Laura Marling, Sturgil Simpson, Courtney Barnett & more

The 2015 Newport Folk Fest happens July 24-26 at Fort Adams State Park in Newport, RI. This year's lineup includes First Aid Kit, Laura Marling, Sturgil Simpson, Courtney Barnett, Leon Bridges, Iron & Wine and Ben Bridwell, Brandi Carlile,...

Today's Top 5: Sunday

Here are the five best events going down in Charlotte and the surrounding area today, March 22, 2015 as selected by the folks at Creative Loafing. • Banff Mountain Film Festival at McGlohon Theater • Competition Dining Series: City...Show More Summary

Big Ears 2015: On the Ground at America’s Biggest Avant-Garde Party

"Festivals like to say that they're diverse," said particularly eclectic folk imagineer Rhiannon Giddens onstage at the fourth edition of Knoxville's Big Ears Festival, "but this is a diverse festival." In one evening at Big Ears 2015, you could see a full-bodied, often eerily precise Knoxville Symphony Orchestra interpreting Max Richter's...

Caroline Spence Has a Taste for “Whiskey Watered Down”

Caroline Spence is a bright spot on Nashville’s local music scene. A native of Virginia, Spence has been winning songwriting competitions in prominent festivals like Rocky Mountain Folks Fest and …

A Golden Jubilee for the Silver Shadow

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In 1965, tradition was on the run. Bob Dylan plugged in his guitar at the Newport Folk Festival, electrifying half of his audience, and electrocuting the other half, as music historian John Gilliland put it. Houston’s National League baseball team began playing its home games inside the air-conditioned confines of the Astrodome. And in Crewe, […]

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...

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