Friday, June 14 2013
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.
Sunday, June 9 2013
On a beach in southern Alabama, Stevie Wonder delivered a historic performance that moved the crowd's feet and their hearts.
Thursday, June 6 2013
"The bottom line is that while we've been accused of doing tons of stuff, we've done it the Widespread Panic way."
"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?"
Tuesday, June 4 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.
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.
Monday, June 3 2013
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 proves there’s still a fest for those about to rock.
Friday, May 31 2013
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
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
Washington, DC’s Sweetlife Festival does things a bit differently. And that is a very good thing.
Friday, May 24 2013
Napa Valley music festival offers yet another boost to Northern California's already thriving music scene.
Monday, May 20 2013
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
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
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
MMW has long demonstrated how a bassist, drummer and keyboardist can impact the sonic landscape with their creativity.