| Sep 19, 2011
| 6:00 AM
How was HFstival this weekend? Were there as many bugs as during FreeFest? Did the Avett Brothers make it at least worthwhile? There are no festivals in Baltimore this weekend, but there are a handful of excellent shows. And Deadmau5 is performing in...
| Sep 20, 2011
| 9:49 AM
Toward the end of 2009, Fleet Foxes' lead singer and songwriter Robin Pecknold was offered a solo slot on Joanna Newsom's tour. As a fan of the progressive, indie harpist, Pecknold considered it an easy decision.
The difficult part was figuring out...
| Sep 8, 2014
Jangling guitars intertwined, dreamy keyboards washed over them, and a chugging bass line pushed along an insistent beat.
The song was "Lost In the Dream," the finale of The War On Drugs' performance, which itself capped off the Hideout Block Party...
| Jun 4, 2014
| 8:14 PM
| Jun 4, 2014
| 8:14 PM
| Jan 23, 2014
| 3:00 AM
The Smithereens saunter into town for two shows on Friday night at Rams Head On Stage in Annapolis (6 and 9 p.m.).
The Jersey band reunited with their former producer Don Dixon for a 2011 all original songs project. Band leader Pat DiNizio and company...
| Jun 12, 2012
| 9:20 AM
Once again the shows will just go on and on Lollapalooza weekend Aug. 3-5, with 31 after-party concerts at 13 venues over five nights to be announced Tuesday.
The after-parties for the annual festival in Grant Park include no headliners on par with...
| Apr 10, 2012
| 8:41 PM
The 2012 Lollapalooza lineup to be announced Wednesday reaffirms that the culture of DJs and electronic artists is catching up with rock as a live attraction on the lucrative summer festival circuit.
Two of the rock headliners for the Aug. 3-5...
| Feb 8, 2012
| 2:14 PM
Sharon Van Etten was a struggling, uncertain artist trying to find an audience on tour in 2010 when she was awakened one morning with some life-changing news. The night before, the National’s Aaron Dessner had joined Bon Iver on stage at the...
| Sep 13, 2011
| 9:36 PM
The Walkmen have gotten a sprinter’s start as they prepare a follow-up to their 2010 album, “Lisbon” -- recording 18 songs ahead of schedule for the forthcoming record. So far, the new tracks have proved to be an exercise in sonic...
| Dec 13, 2011
| 4:34 PM
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