Aug 13, 2014 Live

Every festival has one day that stands head and shoulders above the rest. While every day at Øya this year felt like an embarrassment of riches, Thursday was my absolute favorite—thanks to strong sets from Conor OberstJUNGLEJanelle MonáeLittle Dragon, and Outkast. More

Aug 11, 2014 Live

Øya Festival kicked off the opening night of their 2014 event with a club night featuring Norwegian artists. More

Jul 30, 2014 Live

You never know when it comes to New York in the summer. It can be 100 degrees and 95% humidity. It can be torrential thunderstorms. Or it can be like last night in Central Park--perfect. The weather’s cooperation set the stage for Conor Oberst and Dawes to join forces in an interesting melding of folky rock. More

Jul 18, 2014 Live Web Exclusive

Cracker and Camper Van Beethoven thrilled Sellersville, PA as an acoustic-based trio.  More

Jul 04, 2014 Live

Thus Owls are one of those bands that seem ludicrously doomed to be underrated.  More

Jul 02, 2014 Live

Despite modern music’s determination to popularize any instrument not traditionally used in pop (See: Beirut’s trumpet, Owen Pallett’s violin, or Joanna Newsom’s harp), the trombone hasn’t seen much resurgence. More