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Thursday, Jun 13, 2013
NXNE has always played a vital role in establishing Toronto as one of the world’s premiere music cities, though the 2013 version could not have come at a better time for the city.

With the wounds from epic collapse of the city’s beloved Maple Leafs hockey club finally healed, the city became embroil in the now infamous “Crackgate” scandal. A video of already comical Mayor Rob Ford smoking crack has been rumoured to exist, making Toronto the butt of many a joke.


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Monday, May 20, 2013
Over the course of almost four hours, four collectives, each with special guests, battled to win the audience's applause and the Culture Clash 2013 title.

Repping their differing genres of dance music, the crews/teams of Young Guru & Just Blaze, Que Bajo?!, Federation Sound, and Trouble & Bass competed in the Red Bull Music Academy’s Culture Clash event at Roseland in New York City. Anyone who was slightly interested in hip-hop should have been there as this four hour sweaty dance fest only cost 10 bucks and special guests were anticipated. Each outfit had their own mini stage with speaker systems, and during the various rounds, brought out more guests than I could have possibly expected. Some guests were just there as spectators however—like RBMA alum Flying Lotus, who had done two shows at Terminal 5 a few nights before alongside Thundercat and Ultraísta (a couple of pics from his show are below).


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Monday, May 20, 2013
More than 60 acts are now confirmed for the festival, which runs from May 30 through June 2 in Nelsonville, Ohio.

Several acts have been added to the 2013 Nelsonville Music Festival, including Lee Fields (& The Expressions), the Bindlestiff Family Cirkus, Joe Pug, You Black Kettle, Los Hacheros, and Flying Clouds of South Carolina, who are returning after a standout performance at last year’s festival. Though set times for non-headliners have not been announced, the full day schedule is available:


 


Thursday, May 30

Gogol Bordello (headlining set at 10:30 p.m.)
Wild Belle
Los Hacheros
Old Light
County Pharaohs
D-Rays
Hex Net
Unmonumental
Weedghost
JJ Reed
Michael Hurley
Chris Biester


 


Friday, May 31

Cat Power (headlining set at 9:00 p.m.)
The Coup
Lee Fields & The Expressions
He’s My Brother She’s My Sister
Los Hacheros
Nick Tolford & Company
Anais Mitchell & Jefferson Hamer
JD Hutchison
Reigning Sound
Screaming Females
Endless Boogie
Wooden Indian Burial Ground
Cotton Jones
William Tyler
Old Light
The Hiders
Michael Hurley
Anais Mitchell & Jefferson Hamer
Catherine MacLellan
Olentangy John
Adam Remnant
Cotton Jones
Todd Burge
JJ Reed
Leah Nairn
Emily Prince


 


Saturday, June 1

Wilco (headlining set at 10:00 p.m.)
Mavis Staples
Calexico
Sharon Van Etten
Jonathan Richman
Lucius
Flying Clouds of South Carolina
Honeycutters
Shilpa Ray
Wussy
Country Pharaohs
Sundresses
Wheels On Fire
You Black Kettle
Joe Pug
Michael Hurley
Jerry David Decicca
Lucius
Catherine MacLellan
Shazzbots
Todd Burge
Chris Biester


 


Sunday, June 2


John Prine (headlining set at 6:00 p.m.)
Tift Merritt
Field Report
Flying Clouds of South Carolina
David Wax Museum
Brown Bird
Catherine MacLellan
Jerry David Decicca
Rattletrap Stringband


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Thursday, Apr 25, 2013
Adam Klein is committed. When I sat down to meet him for coffee to chat about this year’s Twilight Americana Festival held in Athens, GA (formerly named the Athens Americana Festival), the festival’s organizer had just been rear-ended in a car accident.

As soon as he learned that no one was injured and that the vehicles involved suffered no major damage, Klein called to let me know that he’d be late, but that he was definitely on his way. A minor fender-bender wasn’t going to stop Klein from talking about the festival that he has a big hand in organizing.


Only in its sixth year of existence, the festival is one of the best-kept secrets of the small festival circuit – a secret that Klein and his fellow organizers hope goes public. With the lineup that the festival features this year, that shouldn’t be much of a problem. From nationally touring outfits like alt-rockers Deer Tick and populist singer-songwriter Joe Pug to Athens-local fare like the Corduroy Road and the Darnell Boys, this year’s festival features some of the best acts associated with Americana from all over the United States. For a mere $50, festival-goers can purchase wristbands that allow them to attend several shows at participating venues from April 25 to April 28 in the Classic City. Tickets to individual shows associated with the festival can also be purchased through the venues hosting the performances.


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Wednesday, Apr 3, 2013
Cat Power joins already impressive lineup of the 9th Annual Nelsonville Music Festival.

The 9th Annual Nelsonville Music Festival will take place from May 30 - June 2 at Robbins Crossing, located on the campus of Hocking College in Nelsonville, Ohio. A comparatively young festival that precedes the glut of international summer music festivals in June and July, Nelsonville is one of the best gatherings of musicians you’re likely to see all year. The 2013 lineup is no exception, as Cat Power joins an already impressive lineup that includes Wilco, John Prine, Mavis Staples, Gogol Bordello, Sharon Van Etten, Calexico, Jonathan Richman, and many others.


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