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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.


Tuesday, June 11 2013

The Black Angels + Hanni El Khatib: 17 May 2013 - San Francisco

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

Hangout Fest 2013: Stevie Wonder Thanks You

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

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.


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