From its legendary beachfront locale to its celebrations of folk music's past, the Newport Folk Festival draws on more than half a century of celebrated traditions. But it's also an event in which folk's boundaries are tested: This is, after all, where Bob Dylan famously plugged in an electric guitar 49 years ago, in the process enraging the purists in the crowd.
Originally published on Fri July 18, 2014 11:39 am
The Newport Folk Festival has been around for more than half a century now ‚ÄĒ this is its 55th year, to be exact ‚ÄĒ and the event now routinely sells out months before its lineup is even announced. And why shouldn't it?
When Kevin Bacon isn't busy starring in legendary movies like Mystic River or Apollo 13, he's playing in his folk¬†
¬†¬†rock¬†band, The Bacon Brothers, with his brother, Michael Bacon. The Philadelphia-born duo released their first album,¬†Forosoco, in 1997, and have released six more albums since, including a live performance at the John Harm's Center for the Arts in Englewood, New Jersey back in 2003, and a greatest hits album called Philadelphia Road - The Best of the Bacon Brothers. Catch them Friday afternoon, July¬†11th, when they perform as a part of Live from World Cafe Live.¬†
Join us this Friday at noon for our next Live From World Cafe Live concert, as Jungle performs. The band¬†
¬†¬†began making a buzz in the British music press last fall, and with their infectious blend of soul-laced R&B and dance music, it won't be long until they‚Äôre more widely recognized. Their self-titled debut album comes out July 15, and you‚Äôll be able to hear them play music from it by joining us for this live concert.¬†¬†¬†¬†
Release: Jungle Release Date: July 1, 2014 Label: XL Recordings
Originally published on Mon July 21, 2014 10:26 am
A live performance by tUnE-yArDs is as thrilling and unshakeable as the music itself. For this set, recorded live at the 9:30 Club in Washington, D.C., Merrill Garbus, the mad genius behind tUnE-yArDs brought along two frenetic dancers and backup singers, an extra percussionist, a bassist, and two enormous pairs of glittery blue eyes that stared the audience down from the back of the stage.
Originally published on Tue September 23, 2014 10:18 am
"I'm in a talkative mood," Jack White told the sold-out crowd at Hollywood's historic Fonda Theater. Though it ended up being one of the few comments the singer and guitarist made during the performance, White frequently threw it to the audience for the refrains of several White Stripes songs, including "Fell In Love With A Girl," "We're Going To Be Friends," and the thrilling encore closer "Seven Nation Army."