Crossing Brooklyn Ferry Festival


America’s oldest performing arts center, BAM, is gearing up to host what may be Brooklyn’s most refined, intellectually stimulating music festival: Crossing Brooklyn Ferry Festival. Running from May 3-5, the festival is curated by The National’s Bryce Dessner and Aaron Dessner, and features a lineup of many of their collaborators and friends. It’s a good

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Little Scream Keeps Music Fun


I was able to catch Little Scream, aka Laurel Sprengelmeyer immediately after her set at Music Hall of Williamsburg, just before The Antlers went on. She was wearing an outfit that I suspect was made specifically for her, thus no one else has it, and she makes music that no one else makes Basically, she’s

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You did it! You voted, and now we can share the list of the Top Ten Albums of 2010– according to YOU! The National performs at Sasquatch! 2010 #10: HIGH VIOLET BY THE NATIONAL When Kelly Montgomery reported on Sasquatch! in Washington this June, she confessed to an obsession with this top-ten album from The

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Musicfest NW announces 2010 lineup


If you haven’t heard yet, the lineup for Portland’s Musicfest NW was just released and the lineup this year is nothing short of stellar. The festival is set all over the city, a bit like SXSW, in a wide range of venues, from tiny bars to the famous Crystal Ballroom. This year, the indoor festival

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Sasquatch! Roundup 2010*


I haven’t yet been to all the big American festivals (it’s the first thing on my bucket list), but from what I hear, Sasquatch! is by far the most beautiful. If you’ve actually been to The Gorge, it’s not hard to believe, but photographs just don’t do it justice. Regardless of the stunning scenery, Sasquatch!

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