We all know there’s usually two sides to every story. And that appears to be the case with a recent record release party for Pete Rock, Tek & Steele (of Smif N Wessun) who were celebrating the release of their collaborative album, ‘Monumental’ when a riot broke out. Yes, the video above does […]
Tonight at Lincoln Hall, New York-based quintet Freelance Whales will bring their alluring and blissfully eerie mix of folk, electronica and orch-pop to the Windy City.
It is true that metal fans are often crazier than the band? Are metal fans more prone to behaving badly than other concert fans? Let’s start the weekend off right and see if this is true by looking at how a Slayer fan used a scalpel at a live show.
Continuing our series on virtual concert experiences, we have a chance for you to watch singer-songwriter Andrew Belle tonight live from the Livestream Studios and ask him question during the show.
Well, we made it through another year of Lollapalooza. And it was a doozey. A really fun and delightful doozey, that is. And besides taking in gobs of live music during the weekend, I also had a fantastic mega-revelation about what Lollapalooza SHOULD look like in 2011, and what festival organizers should do next year […]
Since we’re in the homestretch for celebrating Dads tomorrow on Father’s Day, I’d like to help make it easy to find something that he’ll love by offering up a few gift ideas for those Dads who love live music.
As the summer concert season begins to heat up, let’s see which festivals are offering iPhone apps and giving fans easy access to set lists, exclusive content and mobile alternatives to the crumpled paper schedule.
Wait a second. Are we seeing a new “meta-concert” evolve right before our eyes? Possibly. Let’s see what exactly happened when Ben Folds merged Chatroulette with live music this weekend.
It’s a challenge for all bands. Some can do it and some can’t. But what can two blues legends teach us about transferring the palpable emotion and energy a band creates in the studio to the live show? Can you teach the “STLS” or is it just something a band either has or doesn’t?
This article originally appeared in Popmatters. It’s been a long wait for Melisa Young (aka Kid Sister) since she released her first single “Pro Nails” via MySpace in 2007. It was a catchy track complete with sassy rhymes, a chopped and screwed chorus and guest appearance by rapper/producer Kayne West. Since then, the 29 year-old […]
As fans we all remember our first concert experience. But when you decide to cross that line and write about or photograph live music for the first time everything changes. I’ll always remember the first concert I reviewed. Though I was excited, nervous and anxious, I can’t say that a riot broke out during the first […]
Welcome to Part Two of Keith Urban’s Concert in Chicago! In Part One, I focused on Urban’s performance at Joe’s Pub and explored how it impacted the crowd who came ready to be rocked and wooed on Saturday afternoon. I also learned a bit more about what makes Urban one of Country Music’s top entertainers today. […]
On Saturday I had a chance to finish what I started. Last week I watched with large amounts of skepticism and doubt as upstart country star Taylor Swift won Entertainer of the Year among other CMA awards. Then in my post the morning after I mentioned that Swift was up against some stiff competition a group […]
Man, this story got me pumped when I read it! I just hope the corporate concert industry doesn’t mess up their great opportunity to revolutionize the live concert experience. And it looks like we aren’t as far away from live concert mashups as I thought we were. What I’m talking about is this Billboard story […]