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Wednesday, July 24 2013

Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival 2013

Diversity is the modus operandi for the 29th edition of LAAPFF.


Wednesday, July 17 2013

Eagles: 6 July 2013 - Louisville, KY

Bringing original guitarist Bernie Leadon back into the fold, the Eagles play a hit-laden gig in Louisville, KY and demonstrate yet again their remarkable cross-generational appeal.


Tuesday, July 16 2013

Barenaked Ladies + Ben Folds Five + Guster: 6 July 2013 - Cincinnati, OH

Having successfully found the space they so avidly looked for, Ben Folds Five are back to show us you really can go home again. Their live set seamlessly blends classics with their new songs, showing there's plenty more hit material to mine with this threesome.


Monday, July 15 2013

The Greyboy Allstars: 14 June 2013 - San Diego, CA

The Greyboy Allstars haven’t played the Casbah's intimate confines in ten years, but it’s an appropriate throwback to celebrate their 20th year in business.


Monday, July 1 2013

Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds: 1 April 2013 - Chicago

April Fool's Day 2013 in Chicago didn't belong to practical jokes; it belonged to Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds.


Thursday, June 27 2013

AIF Docs 2013: ‘American Revolutionary’ + ‘The Trials of Muhammad Ali’

American Revolutionary and The Trials of Muhammad Ali are both portraits of civil rights icons, people as well as symbols of struggles that continue.


Wednesday, June 26 2013

Santa Cruz Blues Festival (featuring the Tedeschi Trucks Band)

Now on the verge of releasing their second studio album as the Tedeschi Trucks Band, the group is poised at the crossroads of the blues -- representing the past, present and future all at once.


Monday, June 24 2013

E3 2013: Exhilarating Electronic Entertainment Expo

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

E3 2013 Press Conferences: This is Just the Beginning

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

Bonnaroo 2013: Day 3 - Here’s a Festival You Can Set Your Watch By

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

Human Rights Watch Film Festival New York 2013: ‘Born This Way’ + ‘Camera/Woman’

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

Human Rights Watch Film Festival 2013: ‘Pussy Riot’ + ‘Salma’

Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer and Salma tell the stories of smart, provocative women breaking through literal and ideological boundaries.


Tea Leaf Green: 18 May 2013 - San Francisco

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

Human Rights Watch Film Festival New York 2013: ‘deepsouth’ + ‘The New Black’

deepsouth and The New Black both explore American social and political history, but they take different approaches to addressing GLBT rights in America.


Bonnaroo 2013: Day 2 - Friday Is Bonnaroo in Full Swing

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

Bonnaroo 2013: Day 1 - Thursday’s Not Just a Warm-up Day Anymore

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.


Human Rights Watch Film Festival 2013: ‘An Unreal Dream’ + ‘99%’

Two stirring documentaries show the consequences of inhumane systems, namely, criminal justice and financial industry corruption.


Governors Ball 2013: Mud, Music and Finding Yeezus (Photos)

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 Sound 2013: Days 3 and 4, Barcelona

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

Primavera Sound 2013: Days 1 and 2, Barcelona

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.


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