Tuesday, October 22 2013
Bill Evans, as both the lead artist in Soulgrass and the provider of the canvas, is ever so welcoming into this magical little art studio of a band. But you’d better have come to paint.
Wednesday, September 25 2013
At Bumbershoot, Seattleites pat themselves on the back with enough force to crack vertebrae, reinforcing their sense of civic and regional pride, saying to one another over and over again: this is who we are, and right now we are at our most perfect.
Monday, September 23 2013
The 2013 Polaris Prize honors Canada's very best music and the pre-show and Gala Show will begin streaming/broadcasting at 7.00pm Eastern this very day.
Thursday, August 22 2013
We are all in this together, but now more than ever we are all hopelessly alone and apart. Three days of trading licks at Newport won't change anything, but in the words of Joe Fletcher, “Without Newport, what alternative is there? No folk at all?”
Thursday, July 25 2013
Dreadful wind and rain define a recent Phish gig in Wantagh, NY as fans mull the band's standing and purpose in 2013.
Thursday, July 18 2013
Conceived as a celebration of the seminal ambient music radio program Hearts of Space, AMBICON 2013 offered the genre's fans and admirers a feast of sounds and ideas.
Friday, June 28 2013
With the glut of music festivals this summer, how does relative newcomer Firefly fare?
Sunday, June 23 2013
Mipham, a Tibetan lama who is somewhat akin to a Gen-X version of the Dalai Lama, is the leader of the international Shambhala organization. His presence in the Bay Area is viewed as rare and auspicious.
Monday, May 27 2013
There are a number of ways to view SXSW's growth. The most cynical response, voiced by those ranging from veterans nostalgic for a simpler experience to current artists chafing under the brutalist constraints of a 15 minute showcase slot is to simply cry “sellout".
Tuesday, May 14 2013
Ahead of the start of the 'European South by Southwest' this Thursday, PopMatters keeps you ahead of the game with ten British acts to watch in 2013.
Tuesday, April 30 2013
Armin van Buuren sat down for an interview before his sold-out New York City "'A State of Trance 600" show, where compatriots Ferry Corsten and Markus Schulz would be debuting their project New World Punx, to discuss Intense.
Tuesday, April 16 2013
No other performer in the history of the music has so perfectly embodied, in both his work and his life, the values, struggles, and idiosyncrasies that have come to define country.
Tuesday, April 9 2013
Momus may be the musician who most consistently makes me laugh and his wordplay and his logician’s ability to follow a funny premise to its often troubling culmination are as admirable as any comic’s.
Sunday, March 24 2013
What once began as a regional music festival that invited people to sample a local artistic community has become a spring break bowel movement and a corporate invasion that leaves the city blanketed in a cindering Dresden of bad faith branding.
Tuesday, March 19 2013
Stephan Jenkins and friends debut three new songs at Austin set and remind us all -- even the city of Austin's finest -- how powerful and beloved they can be.
Sunday, March 17 2013
One of America's greatest songwriters has been one of the hardest working artists at South By Southwest this year. That commitment, however, shouldn't be a surprise to anyone who has followed his long and unpredictable career.
Friday, March 15 2013
PopMatters highlights some of the remaining opportunities to catch artists who may be on the last legs of their SXSW gauntlet, or are expected to use SXSW as a springboard for shows this spring.
As the featured speaker of this year's music festival, the Nirvana drummer, Foo Fighters lead singer reflects on what it took to get where he is today.
Wednesday, March 13 2013
SXSW Music swings into full gear today. During the course of SXSW music, our team will bring you reports from the field, offering an impressionistic look into topical issues, industry trends, and memorable moments from the 27th edition of SXSW.
Sunday, March 10 2013
Academy Award-winning producer Eva Orner marks her directorial debut with a documentary that is at once compelling and heart-breaking. The Network is about how one TV station challenges, informs, and entertains a country emerging from 30 years of war.