Sixty years on, there continues to be no other festival that promises unity and unforgettable moments as well as Newport Folk Festival does.
Summer was hot as hell, but Fall is almost here. This week we're giving you the musical tools to kick back, cool down, and ease into the soon to be barren landscape of Winter.
Did that sound depressing? Never mind...brown liquor season is nigh!
Check out new releases from Kishi Bashi, Against Me!, Frank Ocean (if you weren't on Apple Music) and Paul's personal fave, DAWES.
If achieving success as a live rock act is defined by delivering exactly what your audience is looking for, then Dawes has reached its granite phase. After touring as an opening band for a year or two, then headlining smaller venues last year, the Los Angeles quartet bolted onto the 9:30 Club stage last Friday kicking and screaming (well maybe not exactly screaming, but definitely yelling a whole lot), and opened its set with a jammed-out version of “My Girl to Me” and a metric shit-ton of energy. There were no rock lasers, no light shows, not even a backdrop -- just four guys playing their songs to an adoring D.C. crowd. The sold-out club was packed with a wildly mixed-age crowd, in what turned out in the end to be a massive sing-a-long.