07-08 Jun Do you believe in fairies? The Disney folks sure do. As any parent of little girls is no doubt aware, Disney has successfully spun off the heroic and...
The 6th Annual Brooklyn Folk Festival happens April 18 - 20 at The Bell House with a full slate of daytime and evening shows. This year's line-up includes East River String Band with R. Crumb, Eva Salina, former Carolina...
here’s a group of Seattle folks that started a neat new community-based company called “Artist Home.” So far, they’ve invented the Timber Outdoor Music Festival, Slack Fest (live bands playing on a flatbed truck in the middle of a racetrack!), and the wildly popular Doe Bay Fest. Their newest brainchild is... KEEP READING > >
Each year at the Sundance Film Festival, folks like myself try and pick out which, if any, of the movies making their debut in Park City could become Oscar contenders later in the year. In 2013, I attended the indie film festival so I can attest to the Oscar buzz starting for something like Fruitvale Station screened. Show More Summary
First Aid Kit at MHOW in 2012 (more by Tracy Allison) Swedish folk pop duo First Aid Kit were recently announced for some US festivals like Bonnaroo and Sasquatch, and they've since announced a full North American tour surrounding those...
This Metafilter post by Madamjujujive has extensive links and background on The American Folk Blues Festival 1962 - 1966, annual festival that brought some of the greatest blues acts of the USA to British audiences in the UK and put them on stage with British acts like Mick Jagger, Jimmy Page and Eric Clapton.
The initial lineup for the second Timber! Outdoor Music Festival in Carnation, Washington was announced today (from the folks who bring you the incredible –and now incredibly hard to get tickets for– Doe Bay Fest). I am pleased to be heading to the festival again this summer with a commune of good music-loving friends to [...]
Roger Ebert loved film festivals of every size. He loved the conviviality of watching movies in theaters with other movie lovers. And he heralded their value in enabling folks to see the "small" and unusual films—foreign, independent, animated, documentary—that might not ever reach them otherwise. Show More Summary
For many, it’s hard to believe that Band of Horses is making a Newport Folk Festival debut in 2014, but it’s true. On the heels of Acoustic at the Ryman, the band is set to headline the festival on Friday, July 25 with its mostly stripped-down set.
Listen, I don’t know much about science, but one thing I do know is wormholes are dangerous and unstable and often result in the folks from Star Trek getting into “space jams” of a wacky and treacherous sort. So you’ll understand myShow More Summary
Though the annual folk and bluegrass festival in Wilkesboro, NC, doesn't take its name from the inimitable Merle Haggard, it is a bit of a coup that they've scored his presence for a Sunday night headlining spot in 2014. (The festival was so named for Merle Watson, son of the late Doc Watson, an impeccable guitarist who died in a tragic tractor accident.)... Read Full Post
In today's Urban Planner: a festival full of folk, and a Toronto-set play about friendship and gun violence. Music: The Danforth will be abuzz with acoustic songs for three days this weekend, as the 2014 Winterfolk Blues and Roots Festival takes over four venues just east of Broadview Avenue. Show More Summary
IN FEAR marks director Jeremy Lovering's feature film debut, a psychological horror film that caused quite a stir at last year's Sundance Film Festival. On tap for you folks today is a new clip from the film in which we see Alice Englert warn of someone behind you. Show More Summary
This year’s Laneway Festival delivered not only its best lineup yet, but for us Adelaide folk, a brand new venue, situated at the scenic Harts Mill on the docks of Port Adelaide. While the temperature hovered around a hellacious 40 degrees...Show More Summary
I love the spreads that the folks at Wynn Las Vegas and ARIA Resort and Casino put-out for their visiting high-rollers, during the annual Chinese New Year festivities. Why? Because I can have some, and dim sum more!
Can you believe it, folks? Why, it seems like only yesterday when we all hung out at Sasquatch! 2013 and accidentally got super high off all those fumes of flaming garbage barrels full of Devendra Banhart merchandise. Remember? Yeah,...Show More Summary
NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — The Newport Folk Festival says gospel singer Mavis Staples will perform in this year's line-up. Staples is the first act to be announced for the 2014 festival, which will take place from July 25 to July 27. The festival says special guests will honor her birthday and "75 Years of Mavis" throughout the weekend. Show More Summary
Beware the cyberpunks! They’ll steal your info. and then trap you in teh interwebz! (Thanks to the folks at Found Footage Festival who edited down this video from 1998!) [via Gizmodo]
Rumors that he lived nearby put Woodstock on the map. His early appearances at the Newport Folk Festival awakened the '60s. Can Bob Dylan save Detroit?Of the long log of commercials in the most entertaining Super Bowl in years, Dylan’s appearance in...
This year's Sundance Film Festival featured the standard themes that indie films are known for: coming-of-age summers, middle-class folk complaining about their lives, and of course, Brit Marling. But it also had our favorite comedians...Show More Summary