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Friday, June 7 2013

Jazz Fest 2013: Interview With Widespread Panic’s Domingo “Sunny” Ortiz

"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

Jazz Fest 2013: Interview With Aaron Neville

"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

Jazz Fest 2013: Notes from the Field and Photos

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

PopMatters 2013 Pitchfork Music Festival Preview

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.


Cancer Bats: 30 May 2013 - Dublin, Ireland

This is a punk rock show, and it's exactly where Cancer Bats feel most at home.


Sunday, June 2 2013

Rock on the Range 2013: 17-19 May 2013, Columbus, OH

Rock on the Range proves there’s still a fest for those about to rock.


Friday, May 31 2013

Chick Corea and Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra: 16 May 2013 - New York

Chick Corea's performance with Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra was the kickoff to the festival named after him, and a masterful evening.


Thursday, May 30 2013

Nico Muhly: ‘Two Boys’ & Other Works: 14 May 2013 – New York

Muhly's musical development was on stage as he and his friends performed songs from Muhly's opera Two Boys alongside some earlier pieces.


Tuesday, May 28 2013

Sweetlife Festival: 11 May 2013 - Washington DC

Washington, DC’s Sweetlife Festival does things a bit differently. And that is a very good thing.


Friday, May 24 2013

The Bottlerock Napa Valley Festival - Day 1

Napa Valley music festival offers yet another boost to Northern California's already thriving music scene.


Monday, May 20 2013

Sarah Dash: 12 May 2013 - New York

Few artists can navigate jazz, disco, glam funk, and Broadway with equal aplomb, but Sarah Dash proved to be a remarkable exception at 54 Below.


Thursday, May 16 2013

SFIFF Spotlight: Latin American Cinema

The San Francisco International Film Festival celebrated Latin American cinema this year with a selection of diverse, engaging films. PopMatters takes a look at six of the best selections from the festival this year.


Tuesday, May 14 2013

SFIFF Spotlight: Documentary Cinema

The best documentaries create empathy without leaving the audience to believe that the problems or issues presented have been 'fixed' by the cathartic act of viewing. PopMatters picks five documentaries that engendered empathy in the very best way at this year's San Francisco International Film Festival.


Friday, May 10 2013

Medeski Martin & Wood: 23 April 2013 - San Francisco

MMW has long demonstrated how a bassist, drummer and keyboardist can impact the sonic landscape with their creativity.


Thursday, May 9 2013

EmptyMansions: 26 April 2013 - Brooklyn, NY

For all of Interpol’s cleanliness, its drummer Sam Fogarino’s debut as EmptyMansions is as gritty.


Wednesday, May 8 2013

The Devin Townsend Project: 4 May 2013 - Dublin, Ireland

Although the night has been without stage invasions, choirs, big name support acts, or live vocals from Anneke, Devin Townsend and company have still delivered a memorable show that has left the cheering Dublin crowd with an equal dose of tinnitus and smile-ache. What more could you want?


Tuesday, May 7 2013

SFIFF Spotlight: Vengeance!

Vengeance plays a prominent role in three audience-favorite films at the San Francisco International Film Festival this year. This classic theme lends itself to fast-paced, intriguing films about humans deal with darker urges.


Queensryche: 21 April 2013 - San Francisco, CA

Queensryche’s combination of progressive metal and bold political lyrics stood out from the pack in 1988, and still do in much the same way here in 2013.


Monday, May 6 2013

Tribeca Film Festival 2013: ‘Lil Bub & Friendz’ & Four Shorts

Via the Festival's digital library, I caught the shorts 'Fool's Day', 'RPG OK', 'ZZZZZZZ', and 'Royal American' plus the 'Lil Bub' internet cat phenom film.


Friday, May 3 2013

SFIFF Spotlight: Three Heartwarming Picks

Film festivals are usually synonymous with tough, challenging films and avant garde works. Yet even the most serious film festival can offer lighthearted picks that provide viewers an escape from the worries of our troubled world.


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