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Glen Hansard @ Le Poisson Rouge: June 28, 2012

Glen Hansard @ Le Poisson Rouge: June 28, 2012

June 29, 2012, By

  Glen Hansard is almost a mythical force in my mind. When I hear a voice I like, I usually soon after realize that I …

Photos: Tenacious D @ Hammerstein Ballroom: June 28, 2012

Photos: Tenacious D @ Hammerstein Ballroom: June 28, 2012

June 29, 2012

Tenacious D hit the road back in May in support of its recently released Rize Of The Fenix LP, the third full-length in the D’…

Jimmy Cliff @ Troubadour: June 27, 2012

Jimmy Cliff @ Troubadour: June 27, 2012

June 28, 2012, By

The Jimmy Cliff band was an eclectic group of musicians, young and old, all wearing read button up shirts that said “Jimmy Cliff” on the …

Childish Gambino @ Prospect Park: June 26, 2012

Childish Gambino @ Prospect Park: June 26, 2012

June 27, 2012, By

It felt like we had won a contest to go camping with Childish Gambino. The weather was perfect: moderately cloudy and hovering around 70 degrees. With …

Photos: Beck, Fiona Apple, Cults @ Governor’s Ball: June 24

Photos: Beck, Fiona Apple, Cults @ Governor’s Ball: June 24

June 26, 2012

Luminaries and legends on Day 2

Empires @ The Studio At Webster Hall: June 23, 2012

Empires @ The Studio At Webster Hall: June 23, 20123

June 25, 2012, By

Empires and I have a very strange history. Having first encountered them after the departure of guitarist Tom Conrad from The Academy Is…, I wanted …

Photos: Passion Pit, Santigold @ Governor’s Ball: June 23

Photos: Passion Pit, Santigold @ Governor’s Ball: June 23

June 25, 2012

The Governor’s Ball Music Festivak took over Randall’s Island this weekend, and while Sunday’s lineup was full of ’90s nostalgia (Fiona Apple, …

Photos: Metallica, Arctic Monkeys @ Orion Festival

Photos: Metallica, Arctic Monkeys @ Orion Festival1

June 25, 2012

This weekend was the inaugural Orion Music And Arts Festival in Atlantic City, the brainchild of metal legends Metallica. With an eclectic bill featuring sets …

Mister Saturday Night @ House Of Yes: June 23, 2012

Mister Saturday Night @ House Of Yes: June 23, 2012

June 25, 2012, By

A little before 2 a.m. at Brooklyn, NY’s House Of Yes, a sullen-looking guy in a plain black T-shirt approaches my friend enthusiastically but …

Hives @ Terminal 5: June 22, 2012

Hives @ Terminal 5: June 22, 2012

June 25, 2012, By

About ten years ago I entertained a brief musical fork in the road. I was young and there was huge renaissance of garage pop rock. …