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Tommy Siegel's Comic 'I Hope This Helps' Pokes at Social Media Addiction

Jukebox the Ghost's Tommy Siegel discusses his "500 Comics in 500 Days" project, which is now a new book, I Hope This Helps.


Elliott Park's Joyful Family Ride "To the Moon and Back" (premiere)

Americana musician Elliott Park's second family-friendly collection brings his daughters along for the ride.


The Lone Bellow's Socially-Distant Cow Field Show (photos)

The Lone Bellow's live performance was a pleasurable distraction in the middle of a pandemic. But I had forgotten how to attend a ticketed concert.


Ruston Kelly Talks About Facing His Demons on 'Shape & Destroy'

Singer-songwriter Ruston Kelly discusses his new album, Shape & Destroy, facing demons, and working with family.


Fontaines D.C. Discuss New Album 'A Hero's Death' and Art in a Pandemic

Fontaines D.C. guitarist Conor Curley speaks with PopMatters about their influences and the flatness around promoting their new album, A Hero's Death.


Tibet House's 2020 US Benefit Concert Rocked with Iggy Pop and Patti Smith

Patti Smith brought down the house at the annual Tibet House benefit as she first paid tribute to Kurt Cobain and Allen Ginsberg with "About a Boy" and "Don't Say Nothing'".


Dixie Chicks Headline the Ally Coalition 6th Annual Talent Show

Jack and Rachel Antonoff drew strong talent including Dixie Chicks, Jason Isbell, and Carly Rae Jepsen to the LGBTQ equality benefit for the Ally Coalition.


Celebrating New Year's Eve with the Strokes

During their sold-out New Year's Eve show at the Barclays Center, the Strokes performed a new song and announced that a new album is forthcoming.


How Thrash Metal Became Bonded by Blood, Denim, and the Bay Bridge

Documentary Murder in the Front Row examines the birth, wild life, and eventual plateau of thrash metal in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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Florence Welch Discussion and Acoustic Set at New Yorker Festival

Florence Welch participated in a deep discussion and gave a short performance as part of the 2019 New Yorker Festival.


Can Jukebox the Ghost Be More Queen Than Queen?

We endeavor to find out in this HalloQueen interview with Jukebox the Ghost's Ben Thornewill.


Sea.Hear.Now Wildly Successful in Second Year

Though my biggest complaint was about the number of people attending, Sea.Hear.Now was a superb festival experience.


Infinite Color & Sound Are Free Spirits in New York

Infinite Color & Sound showcased their flourishing project at PublicArts ahead of sets at Sea.Hear.Now as part of a brief East Coast run. Photos and video of the whole show inside.


Lincoln Center Out of Doors desi:NOW in Photos

The desi:NOW event showcased a variety of South Asian musicians, dancers and performers.


Highlights from the 2019 Global Citizen Festival

The 2019 Global Citizen Festival featured Queen + Adam Lambert, Alicia Keys, Pharrell Williams, and more for an event that drew thousands of attendees who won tickets through social activism.


Fontaines D.C. Ignite Bowery Ballroom

A raucous new favorite, Fontaines D.C. are touring hard on the heels of their Partisan Records debut, Dogrel.


Intense & Vulnerable: An Interview with Infinite Color & Sound

Guitarist Mike McCready of Pearl Jam and visual artist Kate Neckel chat about their audio/visual collaboration, Infinite Color & Sound.


Climate Strike New York Activists in Photos

Inspired in part by young activist Greta Thunberg, thousands of people participated in the Climate Strike march in New York, with many other events around the world.


Vampire Weekend's Grandiose Madison Square Garden Debut

Vampire Weekend's largest headlining show in New York City, in support of their fourth album, Father of the Bride, was just one date of an extensive tour.


Bob Moses Sell Out NYC Gig and Release 'Battle Lines (Remixed)'

Currently on tour, Bob Moses puts on a club night with catchy refrains and strong instruments instead of decks.


Mitski Hangs Up Her Spurs at SummerStage

Photos and video from Mitski's "last show indefinitely" in Central Park at SummerStage.


Black Woodstock 50th Anniversary at SummerStage

Celebrating the anniversary of the Harlem Cultural Festival with a musical showcase in Harlem featuring Talib Kweli, Alice Smith, and even Freddie Stone, the lead guitarist and one of the original members of Sly & the Family Stone.


Truth and Inspiration: Photos of Afropunk 2019

Afropunk 2019 celebrated black music and culture with performances by FKA twigs, Kamasi Washington, Brittany Howard, the Suffers and more.


Talay Confronts Getting Ghosted on "I Want U 2 Call" (premiere)

On "I Want U 2 Call", former folkie turned rocker Talay offers up a slice of visceral power pop to confront the emotions of being ghosted and the travails of modern dating life.

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