Category Archives: Festival Guides

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CMJ Music Marathon 2010: Pre-Festival Coverage

cmj music marathon picks for tuesday, october 19th das racist This hip-hop duo took the internet by force and drilled their single, “Combination Pizza Hut And Taco Bell,” into thousands (perhaps millions) of heads repeatedly, and deservedly so. Not for a long time has hip-hop sounded this fresh, interesting, intellectual, and relevant. Check out their...Read...
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Musicfest NW 2010 Festival Recap: Ted Leo And The Pharmacists, Sallie Ford And The Sound Outside, Morning Teleportation

My experience at Musicfest NW this year went a little less smoothly than usual. There were decisions that needed to be made, and bands that needed to be missed because they played just slightly out of the means of timely transportation (as generally confined to by bicycle and bus). As a result, I definitely saw...Read...
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Musicfest NW 2010 Festival Recap: Sleep, Scott Kelly, Baroness, Ceremony, Heiress, Red Fang

One of the best aspects of Musicfest NW is its intimate club settings. Whereas most music festivals are synonymous with enormous outdoor stages designed to fit tens of thousands of people, Portland sticks to its quirky Portland roots and packs seething masses of people into sweaty, energy-filled bars and venues. One major perk of this...Read...
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Bumbershoot 2010 Festival Review: The Decemberists, Baroness, Horse Feathers, Trampled By Turtles, Hey Marseilles

This year’s Bumbershoot may have been a bit smaller, rainier, and less musically-sophisticated than it usually is, but that doesn’t mean there weren’t some amazing performances. Here are some of the best from this year’s lineup.   Baroness While Mastodon may get all the grandiose hype for their concept albums about a plot that makes...Read...
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First Annual Chicago Food Film Festival

After four years and 20,000 guests served, filmmaker George Motz and the team behind the NYC Food Film Festival are pleased to announce the first annual Chicago Food Film Festival, taking place September 24-25 at the MCA Warehouse. Packed with mouth-watering documentaries, features, short films and food, the festival brings you the opportunity to taste...Read...
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Outside Lands 2010: Pre-Festival Coverage

outside lands picks for saturday, august 14th the strokes Nostalgia only. gogol bordello The energy of gypsy-punkers Gogol Bordello is high in their recorded format, but simply insane in a live setting. Guaranteed fun times which fit the spirit of San Francisco. cat power Singer-songwriter Chan Marshall has been at it for over a decade,...Read...
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SMMR BMMR 2010: Pre-Festival Coverage

mayyors No MySpace or self-created online presence? Noise rock spread by word of mouth? Featuring some people fairly notably involved in the scene? Do it. christmas Olympia-based K Records signees who will make a lot of other SMMR BMMR bands seem like real amateurs with their diversity. young prisms Embrace reverb and psychedelic relaxation with...Read...
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