Festival Preview: DeLuna Fest


This weekend’s DeLuna Fest on the panhandle of Florida is quietly emerging as one of the best late summer festivals of the season. Taking place on Pensacola Beach, DeLuna is attracting some of the biggest and best new bands to the area, making it a must-see event in the Southeast. While bands like Pearl Jam,

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Festival Preview: Reading & Leeds 2012


Reading and Leeds are technically the same festival, held over the same three-day weekend, with all the same bands performing across seven different stages. What’s the difference, then? Just that one is held in Reading, England, and the other is in Leeds, England. Reading is the original leg of the two, and is in fact

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You voted, and the votes are tallied. Here’s the list of the Top Ten Best Live Shows of 2010! #10: TREASURE ISLAND MUSIC FESTIVAL / SASQUATCH!– TIE When Kelly Montgomery hit Sasquatch! this year, she returned with terrific photos and a great round-up of the acts she managed to squeeze in. Here’s how she kicked

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Weekend Playlist – Best Videos of 2010


Today we’ll be trying something different for the Weekend Playlist: instead of audio, we’ll be featuring the nominees for Best Videos of 2010. Enjoy! “Bergerac” – Back Pocket Memory: Leona Laurie interviewed the Burbank, CA band in early November. Here’s an excerpt of their conversation: LL: If you had to choose five words to describe

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An Interview with Ryan Rabin of Grouplove


The LA-based indie band Grouplove is really, really good. They exude an honesty that comes straight from musical self-confidence and trust between band members. Their powerful, folk-tinged rock first hit my eardrums about a month ago at The Bowery Ballroom, and ever since, I’ve been listening to their self-titled EP on repeat. Drummer/Producer Ryan Rabin

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Listen to The Drums


The Drums is an indie-pop band, by way of Brooklyn, New York. Influenced by bands like The Smiths and Orange Juice, Jonathan Pierce and Jacob Graham met at summer camp and formed a mutual interest in music. The pair formed Goat Explosion, before separating and succeeding in different bands. Reforming in 2006, they added drummer

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