Notes from the Road

August 2012

Afropunk Festival: 25 - 26 August 2012 - New York

The completely free Afropunk Festival celebrates "rock and rebellion" with acts like Das Racist, Toro Y Moi, Janelle Monáe and Erykah Badu.


Global Festival 2012: An Event to Help End Extreme Poverty

Take action to help end extreme poverty through GlobalCitizen.org. (As a perk, you might see the Foos for free).


Francicso Y Madero + Gemini Club: 24 August 2012 - Chicago

POPMATTERS SPONSOR: Francicso Y Madero and Gemini Club show what it means to "Do Your Thing". Electro dance pop and Latin-tinged experimentalism went down easy at the Double Door.


Electric Zoo 2012 Preview: EDM Encourages Indulgence

Electric Zoo, New York's Electronic Music Festival, returns to Randall's Island for its fourth year, with bigger after-parties in Midtown.


The Tallest Man on Earth: 30 July 2012 - Washington D.C.

The Tallest Man on Earth does his best to play to the rafters at a sold out show in the nation's capital.


John Waters Shows Us How to be Bad in ‘This Filthy World’

One of Mr. Waters’ talents is how he can bring out the deviant aspects in just about anything.


Laurie Anderson + Geri Allen: 17 July 2012 - New York

The Stone only accommodates an audience of about 60. But when Laurie Anderson performed with pianist Geri Allen, each would have rather been nowhere else.


‘Colbchella ‘012’: Political Satirist as Music Curator

Airing on Comedy Central this week, StePhest Colbchella '012: RocktAugustFest featured four bands and managed to dodge the rain but production difficulties kept people aboard the USS Intrepid late.


Aesop Rock on Tour (photos + tour dates)

Aesop Rock is on tour in support of sixth studio album Skelethon, which was released on July 10 and debuted in the #21 spot on the Billboard 200. He's joined on tour by Rob Sonic, DJ Big Wiz, Edison, and Dark Time Sunshine.


Sigur Rós: 29 July 2012 - Philadelphia

The Icelandic band's first show in almost four years was a gift for their fans, even if it was not the full ensemble or the magnificent catharsis we held out for.


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"In the glut of new "holidates", April and May offer two holidays celebrating the millions who preserve and promote the art of dance

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