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Next Fest Is L.A.'s More Diverse, More Convenient Sundance Film Fest

The folks at Sundance know that only a privileged few can afford to hightail it up to Utah for a week in winter to catch their famed film festival. They’re fully aware that the types of diverse programming they’re developing may not be seen by the people who may benefit...

Newswire: Jawbreaker plays first show in over 20 years

Jawbreaker fans were granted a boon this year, when Riot Fest announced the emo/pop-punk outfit would reunite to headline this year’s festival some 20 years after breaking up. Some folks are a bit anxious about the reunion show, which...Show More Summary

Life & Style: Lessons in Self-Expression from Creative Chicagoans

Creativity, self-expression, emotion, comfort: the many philosophies of personal style were in high form at Pitchfork this past month. It was an inspiring few days talking style with folks from all facets of the festival—from music industry pros to production staff to concert goers. Show More Summary

Why True Music Fans Flock to the Newport Folk Festival

2 weeks agoNews : The Daily Beast

Young Joan Baez and Bob Dylan played there, and today, from Southern rockers to indie pop, the Newport Folk Festival brings together an eclectic mic of American sounds—and fans.

Rep. Brad Sherman (D-CA) Walks Out Of Interview After Question About Awans

Independent journalist Austin Fletcher went to this year's Politicon in Pasadena, CA to cover the festivities and interview some folks - one of whom was Democratic congressman Brad Sherman, from Sherman Oaks, CA. After cracking a cardboard...Show More Summary

Newport Folk Festival Sunday pics (John Prine, Roger Waters, Pinegrove, more)

Newport Folk Festival wrapped up on Sunday with lots of guests, covers, and collaborations. John Prine, Suzanne Vega, Dr. Dog, John Paul White, Rhiannon Giddens, Whitney, Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats, Michael Kiwanuka, Margaret Glaspy, Pinegrove, and others played the final day of this year's festival.... Continue reading…

Watch John Prine Perform With Justin Vernon, Roger Waters, Jim James, & Margo Price At Newport Folk Festival

2 weeks agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

Rhode Island's annual Newport Folk Festival went down over the weekend, and the lineup included Wilco, Fleet Foxes, Regina Spektor, Ben Gibbard, Angel Olsen, Margaret Glaspy, Big Thief, and many more. John Prine headlined the final day of the fest, and during his set he brought out Justin Vernon to do "Bruise Orange (Chain Of…

John Prine closed out Newport Folk Fest with Roger Waters & more (watch)

John Prine closed out the 2017 edition of Newport Folk Festival with a guest filled set, including appearances from Roger Waters, Justin Vernon, Jim James, Lucius, Margo Price, and Nathaniel Rateliff. Continue reading…

Watch My Morning Jacket’s Jim James Join Angel Olsen At Newport Folk Festival

2 weeks agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

Angel Olsen performed at the Newport Folk Festival yesterday, and she brought along a special guest. My Morning Jacket frontman Jim James joined her during her set to perform My Woman's "Sister" and "Those Were The Days," and you can watch their onstage collaboration below via Pitchfork.

Newport Folk Festival Saturday pics (Wilco, Jim James, Angel Olsen, more)

Newport Folk Festival continued Saturday with sets from Wilco, Jim James, Angel Olsen, Offa Rex, Grandma's Hands Band, Nikki Lane, Marlon Williams, Mandolin Orange, J.P. Harris & Chance McCoy, Billy Brag & Joe Henry, Drive-By Truckers, The Avett Brothers, and more. Continue reading…

Watch Justin Vernon, Hiss Golden Messenger, Natalie Prass, Phil Cook, & More Cover Bill Withers At Newport Folk Festival

2 weeks agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

Justin Vernon, Hiss Golden Messenger, Natalie Prass, Phil Cook, Drive-By Truckers' Patterson Hood, Hurray For The Riff Raff's Alynda Segarra, and more formed a one-off supergroup called Grandma's Hands Band to play a set of Bill Withers covers at the Newport Folk Festival yesterday. Watch them perform "Ain't No Sunshine" and "Lovely Day" below.

Watch Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon Cover Bill Withers With Supergroup at Newport Folk Festival 2017

Featuring Hiss Golden Messenger, Natalie Prass, Phil Cook, Drive-By Truckers’ Patterson Hood, Hurray for the Riff Raff, and more

Justin Vernon covered Bill Withers with Grandma's Hands Band at Newport Folk Festival (watch)

Newport Folk Festival is often hosts special one-off collaborations between artists, and this year was no different; members of Hiss Golden Messenger joined Justin Vernon, Natalie Prass, Phil Cook, Patterson Hood of Drive-By Truckers, and Alynda Segarra of Hurray for the Riff Raff to cover Bill Withers as Grandma's Hands Band. Continue reading…

Newport Folk Festival Friday pics (Regina Spektor, Ben Gibbard, Big Thief, more)

Newport Folk Festival kicked off Saturday at Fort Adams Park with sets from Fleet Foxes, Regina Spektor, Ben Gibbard, Shovels & Rope, The Head and The Heart, Nancy and Beth, Alone & Together, Brent Cobb, Big Thief, and more. Continue reading…

Fleet Foxes played Newport Folk Festival (pics, video), win tickets to NYC show

Fleet Foxes headlined Friday at Newport Folk Festival; enter to win tickets to one of their upcoming BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival shows at Prospect Park with (Sandy) Alex G. Continue reading…

Angel Olsen taped an ACL episode (pics), playing Panorama this weekend

Before the taping, she played Pitchfork Festival (pics) and FYF (pics, review). This weekend, she plays three festivals: Newport Folk Fest, NJ's XPoNential Fest and NYC's Panorama (she's one of our 17 acts not to miss at Panorama '17)... Continue reading…

Hear from comedians performing at Just For Laughs Montreal in 2017

OK. So I’ve only sat down to podcast with 28 of the comedians performing this week so far as part of the 2017 Just For Laughs festival in Montreal. But that’s a start! Each of these fine, funny folks regales me (and now you) with inspirational stories about how they started in comedy, where they’ve […]

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