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Live Review and Photos: Deap Vally, Arctic Monkeys, October 7, 2013, Track 29 – Chattanooga, TN

There were far more people than I expected pressed up against the stage when I walked into Track 29 in Chattanooga, TN two Monday’s past.  I checked my watch to make sure that I wasn’t late, but it was still about an hour before opener Deap Vally was set to take the stage.  Arctic Monkeys […]

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Festival Review: Hopscotch Festival 2013, Day 2 – Raleigh, NC

On day 2 of Hopscotch we caught Earl Sweatshirt, Big Daddy Kane, and a legendary collaboration between Thurston Moore and Merzbow

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Festival Review: Hopscotch Festival 2013, Day 1 – Raleigh, NC

Our first day of coverage of Raleigh’s Hopscotch Music Festival

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Festival Review and Photos: Newport Folk Festival, July 26-28, 2013

The Newport Folk Festival is many things. Now in its 54th year, it is at once backward-looking but always forward-leaning. It is often charmingly intimate and occasionally overwhelming. But in taking a seagull’s eye-view of the affair, it is assuredly interesting and endlessly enjoyable – a true treasure of an American music festival. For the […]

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Live Review: Amanda Palmer & the Grand Theft Orchestra, July 17th 2013, HMV Picture House, Edinburgh

Ray Finlayson recalls a packed evening led by Amanda Palmer & the Grand Theft Orchestra in Edinburgh last month.

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Recap: Pitchfork Festival day 3 – Sunday July 21st

All photos by Christopher Alvarez Arriving at the fest on time for the last day of this year’s Pitchfork Festival seemed to be a problem for a lot of people. It seemed like everyone was running a little behind including the over crowded buses straining to get everyone to Union Park. Between that, and the […]

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Recap: Pitchfork Festival day 2 – Saturday July 20th

All photos by Christopher Alvarez Saturday at The Pitchfork Festival had near perfect weather, but started off with a little shopping at the Chirp Record Fair and arts & crafts booths that fill the marketplace. After grabbing a delicious and savory Bacon Ranch Macaroni and Cheese Puff from the appropriately named Puffs of Doom, it […]

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Recap: Pitchfork Festival day 1 – Friday July 19th

All photos by Christopher Alvarez The 2013 edition of The Pitchfork Music Festival opened to a stream of eager Björk fans hurrying through the gates to grab a spot along the rail of the Green Stage for her set and her set only. For those of us who came for everything else we were greeted […]

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