Noir @ Arkham At Don Pedro’s

BROOKLYN, NY—Synthpop trio Noir made a late night appearance at the Brooklyn dive bar Don Pedro’s the last Saturday of September. Don Pedro’s is a suitable venue: long and narrow, with a bar in the entry area and a performance space occupying the back half, featuring a small, raised stage. …

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Farm Aid @ First Merit Bank Pavilion

“I won’t quit fighting for the farmer.” – Neil Young

 

CHICAGO, IL—At this year’s Farm Aid, founders Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp and Neil Young joined forces for yet another showdown against agribusiness, factory farms and their brethren in our nation’s agricultural heartland.

A lot has changed since the fest …

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Zella Day: Kicker

Who’s going to be the next Lana Del Rey? It’s an essentialist, probably unfair question to ask, but one that’s been answered regardless with the appearance of Zella Day. At 20 years old, she’s already being called the “happier” version of the Born To Die artist, which could for her …

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The Antics: Emily Jones

Unpredictability is arguably the best part of being a music junkie. We acquire the inevitable undertaking of expecting the unexpected, especially in terms of analyzing various genres of music. However, this rising Princeton, NJ-based post-punk band, The Antics, perfectly epitomizes that common phrase, and in the best possible way. With …

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Holychild: The Shape Of Brat Pop To Come

It would be really easy to write off Holychild as just another indie pop duo. As their latest album, The State Of Brat Pop To Come, proves, their sound is pretty status-quo L.A. synthpop. Frontwoman Liz Nistico lends a voice that could, at times, easily be mistaken for an …

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Afropunk Music Festival @ Commodore Barry Park

The first Afropunk Music Festival in 2005, then held at the Brooklyn Academy Of Music, was the launching pad for New York’s most alternative and multi-cultural annual music festival. Thousands of avant garde New Yorkers once again turned out for this year’s festival in Commodore Barry Park in Brooklyn. As …

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Santana @ Forest Hills Stadium

Carlos Santana was born in Autlán de Navarro, Jalisco, Mexico. There he learned to play the violin at age five and the guitar at age eight under the tutelage of his father, a mariachi musician. The family moved to Tijuana, Mexico, and then San Francisco, California, and Santana became a …

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Larry Campbell & Teresa Williams @ City Winery

Larry Campbell was born in New York, New York, and Teresa Williams is from rural Peckerwood Point, Tennessee. They met when he was hired to play pedal steel guitar behind her at a New York gig over 25 years ago. They married in 1988 but did not perform together until …

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Blind Boy Paxton @ Lucille’s Grill

MANHATTAN, NY—Jerron “Blind Boy” Paxton’s grandparents moved from Louisiana to California in 1956, and Paxton, born in 1989, grew up loving the old Cajun and country blues his grandmother sang. He started formal music training when I was 12, when his grandmother let him enroll in music school to learn …

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Social Distortion @ Stone Pony Summer Stage

ASBURY PARK, NJ—In the pantheon of alternative music, there has to be a celestial throne for Social Distortion because no other group draws such over-the-top, frenzied love and passion from the crowds as they do. By now, and in the conclusive pinnacle of their career and after seven albums stretching …

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