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Monday, August 19 2013

Lamb of God + Tesseract: 11 August 2013 - Dublin, Ireland

Tonight has been all about celebrating the freedom afforded to Lamb of God now that the past has been laid to rest, and according to the cheers that echo around the Olympia, Lamb of God’s Irish fans are elated to have this vital metal band back resolute and on the road where they belong.


Friday, August 16 2013

Chris Isaak: 28 July 2013 - Carmel, IN

In spite of his tremendous talents, Isaak misses an opportunity to do in a live setting what he's consistently done with his recordings - make new out of old and render strange the familiar.


Thursday, August 15 2013

‘Flickers’: Scenes from the Rhode Island International Film Festival 2013

From a sci-fi drone drama to an African death metal doc, a variety of short films and features articulate political rage and engagement.


Railroad Earth + Bruce Hornsby & the Noisemakers: 10 July 2013 - San Diego

If you own a boat, you can float right up to the venue. Most fans are landlocked, yet ready for action with one of 2013’s best double bills.


Wednesday, August 14 2013

PopMatters at Pitchfork Music Festival 2013 (Day Three: 21 July 2013)

After two days in the sun, people came ready to dance on Pitchfork's final day. A stellar, dance-heavy lineup, capped by R. Kelly brought the festival to a satisfying close.


Thursday, August 8 2013

Pearl Jam: 19 July 2013 - Chicago

When weather plays a factor in concerts, most people afterwards wonder about “what could’ve been.” And yes, Pearl Jam’s set list was supposed to be a behemoth. But instead, most left with the knowledge that while a marathon set would’ve been memorable, it wouldn’t have necessarily been special.


Wednesday, August 7 2013

PopMatters at Pitchfork Music Festival 2013 (Day Two: 20 July 2013)

A long afternoon of guitar heroics spotlighted a breakout set from Parquet Courts, musical carnage from Swans and rainy carousing with Belle & Sebastian. Plus we all got to dance with Beyonce's sister.


Tuesday, August 6 2013

Warped Tour 2013: The Best of the Rest

While letlive. surely stand as a prime example of why Warped Tour is still a place where you’d want to spend a hot, sweaty summer day rocking out, they’re not the only ones worth mentioning on this year’s tour.


Monday, August 5 2013

Warped Tour 2013: This is letlive.

Behind all of the crazy exploits of letlive.'s live show lies a true conviction. The band delivers their message with a clear and purposeful punch, coupled with an adamant belief that it matters.


Thursday, August 1 2013

PopMatters at Pitchfork Music Festival 2013 (Day One: 19 July 2013)

Sunshine and rain, harps and hardcore, and even a giant musical Tesla coil; Day One at Pitchfork 2013 was a gloriously uneven experience.


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...


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