Monday, June 24 2013
While usually being a bustling and entertaining experience, E3 hasn’t really felt a much needed air of excitement for a while, but things have finally changed.
Friday, June 21 2013
The first day of E3 was reserved for an all-day marathon of press conferences, with Microsoft, Sony, EA and Ubisoft all showing off their latest wares in a glitzy spectacle.
Thursday, June 20 2013
With many of the top-line acts playing between midnight and 5am, and the sun turning everyone’s tents into Dutch ovens by 8am, Bonnaroo is the most sleep-deprived city on earth. Which is why you see casualties everywhere...
Wednesday, June 19 2013
The devastating weights of patriarchy and tradition hang over the resourceful subjects of the documentaries, Camera/Woman and Born This Way.
Tuesday, June 18 2013
Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer and Salma tell the stories of smart, provocative women breaking through literal and ideological boundaries.
The buzz around the album is that it’s a little more experimental, with the band dabbling in a wider sonic palette for maximum creative expression while also tapping into how the talent in the band adds up to a greater whole than the sum of its parts.
Monday, June 17 2013
deepsouth and The New Black both explore American social and political history, but they take different approaches to addressing GLBT rights in America.
The variety of music to absorb on Friday posed formidable challenges, and navigating from one stage to the next all day is a good way to lay waste to your body, which happens to be one of Bonnaroo’s most-popular pastimes.
Friday, June 14 2013
Typically a warm-up bonus day before the headliners kick in on Friday, this Thursday was full-bore Bonnaroo mayhem, with bigger-than-ever crowds doubling the capacity of the tents, where buzz acts like Django Django, Purity Ring, and Alt-J played hour-long sets.
Two stirring documentaries show the consequences of inhumane systems, namely, criminal justice and financial industry corruption.
Torrential rains on the first day caused Friday to end early and left the Governors Ball grounds very very muddy. But throughout the weekend, music from Kanye, Cut Copy and several other bands made trudging through the sloppy field worthwhile.
Thursday, June 13 2013
Primavera's certainly evolved from where it started out early last decade, but it hasn't lost its special vibe that's unmatched by most of its competition.
Wednesday, June 12 2013
Over the last few years, Primavera Sound has separated itself from other festivals that are similar on the surface by booking consistently interesting lineups highlighted by a handful of acts that don't just play anywhere.
Tuesday, June 11 2013
With a sound and light show tailor made for the historic venue, this might be the best place in the country to see the Black Angels.
Monday, June 10 2013
On a beach in southern Alabama, Stevie Wonder delivered a historic performance that moved the crowd's feet and their hearts.
Friday, June 7 2013
"The bottom line is that while we've been accused of doing tons of stuff, we've done it the Widespread Panic way."
Thursday, June 6 2013
"You never know how much time you have left. I wanted to make sure I got to do the stuff I wanted to do before I got out of here, you know?"
Wednesday, June 5 2013
New Orleans' greatest festival turned into a music-filled swamp during the two weekends of Jazz Fest 2013. It was dirty, smelly and sonically delicious -- exactly the way Jazz Fest should be.
Tuesday, June 4 2013
In a landscape of increasingly bloated music fests, Pitchfork has created a world-class music festival with a local flavor and an approachable scale. PopMatters previews the 2013 lineup.
This is a punk rock show, and it's exactly where Cancer Bats feel most at home.