New Bands At Outside Lands


Outside Lands Festival, named after what the Golden Gate Park in San Francisco, Calif., used to be marked as on a map back in the gold rush days, is going down August 10-12. The headliners range from Neil Young & Crazy Horse and Stevie Wonder to Skrillex and Metallica, and the entire lineup in general

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Northside Festival Weekend Highlights


The first band of the weekend I caught was Caged Animals at Cameo. This is the project of singer/guitarist Vincent Cacchione, along with his sister Talya on bass, Patrick Curry on drums, and Magali Francoise on synth and awkward dance moves. Together they make fun psych surf pop rock about young love and the New

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Northside Festival 2012


It’s almost time for Northside Festival 2012! This festival, which earned it’s name from taking place around the north side of Brooklyn, is one of my favorite festivals. It’s a lot like CMJ, except it’s only in Brooklyn, i.e., most shows happen within walking distance of each other. Ok, so maybe I’m partial because it

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Preview: NXNE Festival


The opposite in direction of that one festival that happened a couple months ago in Austin, TX – NXNE Festival takes place in Toronto June 11-17th, and seems like a similar deal: 650 bands in one week, but most likely even more unofficial shows, parties, after parties, random street parties, and general debauchery centered around

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Greg Laswell Announces Tour Dates and Album Release


Greg Laswell Announces North American Spring Tour Dates   In Support of New Album “Landline” to be Released on April 24   Producer, singer, songwriter Greg Laswell announces his 2012 Spring tour. Laswell’s dates begin on May 15 on the East Coast before heading out across North America to the West Coast and circling back

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SXSW: Saturday Day


Today I decided to go against what I normal instincts and actually go the industry/member of the press route. Usually I prefer shows that are for the fans rather then industry folk, but I made an exception for Mr. Justin Townes Earle. He is nowhere close to being “new” on the music scene but he

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