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Newport Folk Festival: Sharon Van Etten

Newport Folk Festival: Sharon Van Etten

It seems right for Sharon Van Etten to join the Newport Folk Festival. Given the slightly moody weather when she went onstage – warm winds, humid air, and clouds that were winking out tiny rain drops every few minutes – it was natural to hear music that has one foot in a wandering sadness and […]

Newport Folk Festival: First Aid Kit

Newport Folk Festival: First Aid Kit

Swedish sister duo First Aid Kit stopped by Newport for a set at the intimate Harbor stage on Saturday afternoon. Johanna and Klara Soderberg garnered a mass of attention from Newport goers and filled the tent beyond capacity long before the two stepped on stage. The crowd, with loud cheers, warmly welcomed the band. The […]

Newport Folk Festival: Alabama Shakes

Newport Folk Festival: Alabama Shakes

Alabama Shakes were probably the most hyped band to step foot on the main stage, Fort, today at Newport Folk Festival. This past year has been nothing but buzz for the band. In fact, it’s really more the past eight months or so. The Alabama natives put out their first EP in November of 2011 […]

Newport Folk Festival: Deer Tick

Newport Folk Festival: Deer Tick

Newport veterans Deer Tick hit the Quad Stage and kept the momentum of the afternoon rolling with a set that set the audience off into frenzy. The packed tent was lined by rows of onlookers and even more fans behind them seated comfortably to enjoy the show with the help of the jumbo screens that […]

Newport Folk Festival: Apache Relay

Newport Folk Festival: Apache Relay

The first band to hit the Harbor stage for the weekend, The Apache Relay were greeted by an incredible level of humidity and a full tent of late-morning festival-goers at Fort Adams State Park. The group of “Nomads”– who actually do have a home-base in Nashville, Tennessee– had been out and about in Rhode Island […]

Newport Folk Festival: Wilco

Newport Folk Festival: Wilco

This year’s Newport Folk Festival started things off a little differently. Instead of just featuring two days of constant performances on several stages, fans were treated to an extra Friday night special show on the grounds – a pre-festival concert, if you will – providing a change in a setup that has existed for 53 […]

Liars at the Paradise Rock Club

Liars at the Paradise Rock Club

Art-rock fans were not to be disappointed at the Paradise last night as the stacked bill of Los Angeles based Liars and openers Unknown Mortal Orchestra put on a solid show and rocked the house. Kicking the evening off was the Portland, Oregon via New Zealand band Unknown Mortal Orchestra, which features former members of The […]

King Khan & the Shrines at Brighton

King Khan & the Shrines at Brighton

Having expectations when going to a King Khan show is downright unreasonable. They’ll exceed, confuse, and scream away what you were thinking about when you came in. All you need to know is when you get a trumpet, a baritone sax, bongos, a drumkit, two guitars, a keyboard, a bass, and a King onstage, you’re […]

Best Coast at The Royale

Best Coast at The Royale

Fans of Best Coast were certainly not to be disappointed at the California-based band’s set at the Royale Boston last night. The show kicked off with two delightful openers: Diiv (a side project of Beach Fossils’ Z. Cole Smith) who treated the crowd to summery, lo-fi pop tunes off of their excellent debut album, Oshin, […]

Fiona Apple Live In Concert

Fiona Apple Live In Concert

Fans of Fiona Apple were in for a treat at last night’s show at Boston’s Citi Performing Arts Center. Apple was in top form and gave the crowd roughly an hour and a half of breathtaking and powerful music. She’s touring in support of her fourth album, The Idler Wheel Is Wiser Than the Driver […]

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