We’ve Got A File On You features interviews in which artists share the stories behind the extracurricular activities that dot their careers: acting gigs, guest appearances, random internet ephemera, etc. More »
We’ve Got A File On You features interviews in which artists share the stories behind the extracurricular activities that dot their careers: acting gigs, guest appearances, random internet ephemera, etc. There are some legacy artists that exist in a funny place. They became famous off a couple hits once upon a time, they … More »
This year’s Newport Folk Festival was quite eventful! Not only did country supergroup the Highwomen make their official debut performance, the fest ended with an all-star event called “I Had A Song” featuring a number of big names covering some of the best tunes ever. That’s how we got Kermit The Frog More »
The legendary soul and gospel singer Mavis Staples turns 80 years old in July, and she’s celebrating in style. Tomorrow, she’s releasing We Get By, an album of songs written and produced by Ben Harper. And this month, she played a trio of Mavis & Friends: Celebrating 80 Years Of Mavis Staples shows across the … More »
David Byrne and Mavis Staples are two legends who come from vastly different musical traditions, but they’ve got a long history with each other. And it’s a history built around one song: “Slippery People,” a twitchy and gospel-influenced jam from the 1983 Talking Heads album Speaking In Tongues. A year after the Talking … More »
Suwannee Hulaween is one annual boutique gathering that is developing a devout following with its expert curation and wildly magical grounds. The Halloween weekend festival, running from October 26-28, 2018, hosts an impressive talent roster that brings an exceptional mixture of jamtronica, emergent bass, and deep house to The Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park in Live Oak, Florida.
Set in the midst of 800-acres of Spanish moss-draped oak and cypress along the black Suwannee River, and complete with the largest bat house in the southeast US, the storied festival grounds have earned a reputation of inexplicable imagination and exploration.
Sitting atop this year’s festival billing is the longtime host band of the festival The String Cheese Incident, plus a top billing of Grammy award winners and nominees featuring live-electronic front runners ODESZA, a South-East exclusive by modern funk icons Jamiroquai, and very special showing by singer-songwriter Janelle Monae on the wake of her blowout Dirty Computer record.
The star-studded billing continues with the reigning king of west coast bass Tipper, five piece American funk band Vulfpeck, multiple sets by leaders of the post-rock dance movement STS9, the alternative radio chart topping wonder of The Revivalists, dark-electro wunderkind Rezz, plus the unique electronic stylings of Gramatik, NGHTMRE, Troyboi, Snakehips, Emancipator Ensemble, Manic Focus & the MF’n Band, Justin Martin, Kill Frenzy, Eats Everything and many more.
Tickets on sale now.
Last night, a pretty tremendous lineup of stars gathered at New York’s Beacon Theater to play the second annual Love Rocks benefit. The show raised money for the New York charity God’s Love We Deliver, which provides meals and nutrition counseling for people with severe illnesses. Keith Richards, Norah Jones, and Emmylou Harris headlined the … More »
Last year, the soul and gospel legend Mavis Staples teamed up with producer Jeff Tweedy for her album If All I Was Was Black. Today, she’s got a new video for the album’s warm, inviting title track. In the clip, director Zac Manuel films Staples sitting in a diner, while a young … More »
Last fall, Mavis Staples released a new album, If All I Was Was Black, which she worked on with Jeff Tweedy, and last night she took one of its early singles, “Build A Bridge,” onto Jimmy Kimmel Live for a rousing performance. Watch it below. [videoembed size=”full_width” alignment=”center”][/videoembed] If All I Was Was Black … More »
Whichever side you’re on in the “art is inherently political” debate, there are certain eras wherein political turmoil overwhelmed artistic output. From the ’60s through the present day, there has been music made to protest things like war, civil rights violations, the criminalization of drugs, police brutality, mass shootings, and pretty much every president who … More »