Gathering Of The Vibes @ Seaside Park

BRIDGEPORT, CT—At the 20th annual Gathering Of The Vibes fest, Allman Brothers alumni ruled the roost for yet another glorious celebration to the life and music of Jerry Garcia, whose birthday was also celebrated over the weekend. Warren Haynes was the bridge from the Allman’s camp to the Dead’s as …

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Girlpool: Before The World Was Big

Cleo Tucker and Harmony Tividad’s edgy, cool-chick rocker duo Girlpool are two things deemed among the scariest in American lexicon today: young and feminist. Their songs, hits such as “American Beauty” and “Blah Blah Blah,” ooze sexual agency and an awareness of the male gaze; others, like “Slutmouth,” address issues …

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The Milk Carton Kids: Monterey

Not every musical group that comes out of California has the flailing guitars of Black Flag or the warm pop vibes of The Beach Boys. The Milk Carton Kids, an acoustic folk duo made up of Kenneth Pattengale and Joey Ryan, shatter these expectations with their fourth studio LP, Monterey

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Wire: Wire

Since their historical debut in 1977 with Pink Flag and the emergence of punk rock on their shoulders, London’s Wire have since been on and off the scene but always reemerge with a bang. They were also there during Britain’s music revolution of the new wave punk scene, right before …

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Michelle Malone: Stronger Than You Think

Part Sheryl Crow, part Melissa Etheridge, Michelle Malone has been bringing her Atlanta sound to the country scene for well over two decades. If you’ve ever heard her up North, it’s probably been with one of her many, many collaborators: ZZ Top, Indigo Girls, Jackson Browne, Joan Osborne, Gregg Allman, …

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Castle Party 2015 @ Bolkow, Poland

BOLKOW, POLAND—This year, the annual Castle Party in Bolkow, Poland—the 22nd annual edition of the event—announced itself be a “Dark, Independent” music festival. This Eastern-Central European gala takes place in a small town in the region of Lower Silesia, an area adjacent to the Czech Republic on the country’s southwestern …

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Neil Young @ Jones Beach

WANTAGH, NY—Neil Young and Promise Of The Real sandblasted Jones Beach amphitheatre with a powerful set of eco-rock that thundered across the South Bay against a threat of rain for a mind-blowing three hours. Nelson brothers Lukas and Micah tweaked, grinded and churned at Young’s stew of countrified rock that …

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IAMX: Metanoia

Nothing is quite as effective—not love, not drugs—as emotional or mental breakdown to inspire artistic expression. It is particularly fortuitous when that kind of affliction befalls a really talented artist like Chris Corner, the composer, producer, multi-instrumentalist, vocalist and video artist fronting the synthpop group IAMX. His sixth album, titled …

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Broken Water: Wrought

Going on their seventh year together, Broken Water, a band from Olympia, Washington, have pulled together a new album. This trio knows how to take turns; they all take on the role of vocalist at one point or another. The members are guitarist Jon, drummer Kanako, and bassist Abigail. Jon …

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Full Devil Jacket: Valley Of Bones

After a 12-year hiatus, Full Devil Jacket are back with their latest album, Valley Of Bones. The alternative rock band first formed in 1997 after meeting at a tattoo shop in Jackson, Tennessee. The group went by the name Voodoo Hippies before signing to Island/Def Jam Records. They then …

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