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Coldplay Announces New Concert Film & Live Album

Coldplay Announces New Concert Film & Live Album

Coldplay recently announced that they will release a new live CD/DVD on November 20 simply titled Live 2012. Directed by Paul Dugdale, who also directed concert films for both Adele and the Prodigy, the concert film features footage from various stops on the group’s Mylo Xyloto world tour including a headlining performance at the Glastonbury […]

Musicians Featured In Olympics Closing Ceremony

Musicians Featured In Olympics Closing Ceremony

A while ago, I reported on the suspected opening ceremony playlist for the 2012 Olympics. While the opening ceremonies were more of an abstract fever dream rather then the pageantry and pure unbridled extravagance that was Beijing, they had their own quirky (34 million dollar) charm to it. The closing ceremony, on the other hand, […]

Newport Folk Festival: Jackson Browne

Newport Folk Festival: Jackson Browne

It’s always sad to see the weekend-long events of Newport Folk Fest wrap up on Sunday evening, and there was one more performance to go before the festival officially concluded. The Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Jackson Browne was scheduled as the headliner for Sunday, and it was a fitting way to end the […]

Newport Folk Festival: Tom Morello

Newport Folk Festival: Tom Morello

With his signature black and red cap and dark aviator shades mysteriously hiding his eyes, Grammy award-winning musician Tom Morello took the Quad stage at Newport Folk Festival this Sunday afternoon to an anxious and loving crowd. Before Morello even showed his face, the audience cheered just when the stage crew was checking his equipment. […]

Newport Folk Festival: Gary Clark Jr.

Newport Folk Festival: Gary Clark Jr.

On-air DJ and Assistant Program Director Ben Holt took the stage introduce and get the crowd excited for Gary Clark Jr., who played a late afternoon set at Newport’s Quad stage on Sunday. The 28-year-old bluesy guitar wizard–  based out of Austin, Texas– has performed at an event at the White House with greats like […]

Newport Folk Festival: Charles Bradley

Newport Folk Festival: Charles Bradley

If there’s anything I love about funk and soul, it’s when the bass and vocals collide. If you stopped by the Fort stage this Sunday to see Charles Bradley, then that’s exactly what you got. His group, The Extraordinaires, started things off with a jamming track the featured all of their instruments: trumpet, saxophone, drums, […]

Newport Folk Festival: Jonathan Wilson

Newport Folk Festival: Jonathan Wilson

WERS Music Director Kendall Stewart had the pleasure of welcoming American musician and producer Jonathan Wilson to the Harbor stage midday Sunday afternoon. Whispers of Wilson’s set were heard all morning long and Wilson took the stage with his band with smiles all around. Last year Wilson debuted his sophomore album, Gentle Spirit, that peaked […]

Newport Folk Festival: New Multitudes

Newport Folk Festival: New Multitudes

Jim James made yet another appearance on the concert ground at Newport the day after playing with his main squeezes in My Morning Jacket, and this time he was with Jay Farrar, Will Johnson, and Anders Parker to form the Woody Guthrie tribute New Multitudes, a project initiated by Nora Guthrie, daughter of the man, […]

Newport Folk Festival: Joe Fletcher

Newport Folk Festival: Joe Fletcher

  To start, Joe Fletcher, having grown up in Providence, RI is one of the artists with the closest proximity to Newport this year. He and his band of revolving musicians, The Wrong Reasons, have recorded their albums there and in Pawtucket. It was only inevitable that they would someday score a spot at Newport Folk […]

Newport Folk Festival: Joel Rafael

Newport Folk Festival: Joel Rafael

“In case you were wondering what instrument I’m playing… it’s an acoustic guitar,” chuckled Joel Rafael as he took the Harbor stage early on Sunday. “It’s a daring choice for a festival like this.” Rafael is credited to be the leader in interpreting the work of Woody Guthrie, the famed folk singer whom recently celebrated […]

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