Live Review

FreshGrass Festival: More Than Just Another Bluegrass Festival

Various Artists including I'm With Her + Ricky Skaggs + Alison Brown on September 22, 2018

Photos by Hilary Saunders

No Depression has a seemingly subtle, yet extraordinarily important relationship with the FreshGrass Festival — an annual bluegrass and roots music festival that takes place at the Mass MoCA contemporary art museum in North Adams, Massachusetts. The presenting organization, the FreshGrass Foundation, also publishes No Depression.

Live Review

Pathway To Paris - Patti Smith And Friends Sing For Our Planet

Patti Smith on September 16, 2018

Pathway To Paris Concert Poster

I keep saying that none of the big issues facing our world today will even matter if we're no longer able to survive on this planet. When Trump pulled the U.S. out of the Paris Agreement, it was a huge - and super embarrassing - blow to the work so many good people are doing on behalf of our Earth, and now good people are taking matters into our own hands to try to keep it livable here a while longer ... if it's not already too late. Seriously.

 

Interview

John Howie, Jr. Gets Personal

John Howie, Jr. (photo: Kevin Clark)

THE CICADAS WERE OUT in full force, buzzing in celebration as the August summer heat had mercifully subsided, at least for a few days.  I ordered coffee (black) and took a seat at a tiny round table outside Caffé Driade, a charming outdoor java house and wine bar nestled in a cradle of trees off Franklin Street in Chapel Hill, NC. 

About 5 behind, apologies.

Interview

The Silent Comedy finds Peace of Mind as Enemies Multiply: Interview with Josh Zimmerman

Joshua Zimmerman at his office in Brooklyn.

Unless you play bass for Metallica, its rare to get a true insider's and outsider's look at a band. Somehow, I’ve found myself on the road, on stage, and in the crowd watching The Silent Comedy. The first time I met the band was in late 2013 at the Troubadour in Los Angeles.

Live Review

Tearing It Up at the Muscle Shoals Party

Eli on September 12, 2018

There may not be any better showcases at this year’s AmericanaFest than last night’s Muscle Shoals Party at 3rd & Lindsley. The night was a tribute to FAME founder Rick Hall, who died in January of this year. His son, Rodney, put together a killer show of the “new” FAME gang, younger players who keep the groove moving in the famed Alabama studio where Arthur Alexander, Aretha Franklin, Candi Staton, Wilson Pickett, Clarence Carter, Lynyrd Skynyrd, and so many others recorded their albums.

Live Review

An Evening With Leon Bridges At The Grammy Museum

Leon Bridges on September 10, 2018

Leon Bridges in conversation at The Grammy Museum

I've been a fan of Leon Bridges and his music for a while now, but hadn't seen him play live, so when given the chance to check him out at The Grammy Museum last night - off I went. I was there just last week to catch Greta Van Fleet for the first time too, so I've been learning a lot thanks to this excellent venue.

 

Live Review

Celebrating New Orleans' 300th With Harry Connick, Jr. At The Hollywood Bowl

Harry Connick on September 9, 2018

Harry Connick, Jr. Is The Man

New Orleans has its Tricentennial this year, and the Hollywood Bowl had a three day party to celebrate, featuring the sounds of the Crescent City performed by New Orleans locals, Bonerama and my teen crush, Harry Connick, Jr. It was also the Fireworks Finale for the season, and we went on the third night, so people were ready to get DOWN. And get down we did!

 

Interview

Interview with Dan Miraldi

I was able to sit down and catch up with Dan Miraldi.  His latest release is titled Alphabet City 2AM, the album seems to live in the light but thrive in the dark. The record oozes indie rock bravado while leaving enough room to let the intelligence of the emotional lyrics truly affect the listener. The new full length album Alphabet City 2AM is out now.

You have released a wide array of music through the years. What is your musical
background? At what age did you first learn an instrument?

Artist Dan miraldi

Interview

Micromassé fuses together Afrobeat, jazz, and funk

The organ trio Micromassé has just released their new In What Remains, in which the group impressively fuses together their jazz, funk, and Afrobeat influences. Organist Pete Dugan discussed the beginnings of the band.

Q: Your music with Micromassé is wildly eclectic. How did it all come about?

Live Review

Greta Van Fleet Live At The Grammy Museum!

Greta Van Fleet on September 5, 2018

Greta Van Fleet ruling the Clive Davis Theater

I'd heard Greta Van Fleet on the radio, and their strong resemblance to Led Zeppelin is unmistakeable. To the point where some dudes I know diss them for it, but I think sounding just like Led Zeppelin could hardly be a bad thing. Especially when the oldest of these guys is 22! I was invited to check them out in an evening of conversation at The Grammy Museum, so I went to get to the bottom of this band taking the world by storm.

 

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