Notes from the Road

October 2015

Con Brio: The Best New Live Band in America?

There’s a preciousness to McCarter and the rest of the mostly young band. You want to freeze the moment, to make sure they are taking it all in too. Because it’s going to change.


Incubus Flies High and Left of the Flock at the Santa Barbara Bowl

Brandon Boyd’s wide-ranging metaphysical interests have long given Incubus a deeper thematic subtext than many of their alt-rock peers, so it’s no wonder the band is approaching their 25th anniversary next year.


Robert DeLong Upgraded for ‘In the Cards’ (Rough Trade Photos + Tour Dates)

Robert DeLong ups his musical game with his new album In the Cards and his live show gets a boost too.


Everyone Orchestra Lifts Up Denver for Labor Day Weekend

Everyone Orchestra operates on a rotating basis with no two all-star band lineups ever repeated and an all-improv agenda conducted by conductor Butler, who will cue the band for different moods, key changes, tempo shifts, solos, etc.


10 Americana Fest Bands to Fall in Love With Right Now

In addition to well-established headliners, 10 up-and-coming artists stood out at the 2015 Americana Music Festival in Nashville.


Ruby Amanfu Stirs the Heart at Rockwood (Photos) + “Shadow on the Wall” Video

Ruby Amanfu possess a beautiful, smokey voice that can elicit tears. Watch her video for "Shadow on the Wall" and catch her on tour.


September 2015

Kamasi Washington at Blue Note: 25 August 2015 (Photos)

All the press raving about Kamasi Washington are correct. The tenor saxophonist's Epic performances are not to be missed.


August 2015

Day Wave’s Dreamy NYC Debut (EP Stream + Photos)

Stream Day Wave's dreamy debut EP, Headcase, and check out photos from his first New York City show.


Vestiges of the Canadian Prairie: An Interview with Andy Shauf at Newport Folk Festival

Andy Shauf's album The Bearer of Bad News was released in the U.S. this year and he embarked on a tour that brought him to the Newport Folk Festival.


Watkins Family Hour Stroll Down ‘Highway 61 Revisited’ at Lincoln Center (Photos)

Lincoln Center and Americanafest NYC welcomed the Watkins Family Hour for a special performance of Bob Dylan's Highway '61 Revisited.


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NYFF 2017: 'Mudbound'

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"Dee Rees’ churning and melodramatic epic follows two families in 1940s Mississippi, one black and one white, and the wars they fight abroad and at home.

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