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Avett Brothers Dazzle in Nashville Tour Closer

For a band characterized by their fusion of bluegrass, country, and down and dirty punk rock, Nashville's Ryman Auditorium -- former home to the Grand…
Dane Smith / November 2, 2009

Ben Folds Five Reunite in Chapel Hill!

Deafening applause filled the air as the Ben Folds Five appeared together onstage for the first time in nearly a decade Thursday night to perform…
Dane Smith / September 19, 2008

Sigur Ros

Who? Formed in Reykjavik, Iceland in 1994, Sigur Ros released one critically acclaimed album (along with an LP of remixes the following year) in their…
Dane Smith / June 24, 2008

Bonnaroo Reviewed: Broken Social Scene

Broken Social Scene got an early start Sunday, appearing at Bonnaroo's tiny Solar Stage for a quick, half-hour prequel to their proper set later that…
Dane Smith / June 18, 2008

Bonnaroo Reviewed: Sigur Ros

As anxious fans squeezed their way to the front of That Tent in the early A.M. hours Sunday, Sigur Rós appeared under eerie blue lighting…
Dane Smith / June 18, 2008

Bonnaroo Reviewed: Jakob Dylan and the Gold Mountain Rebels

Jakob Dylan and the Gold Mountain Rebels, which includes Nashville-based guitarist Audley Freed and drummer Fred Eltringham, appeared during the height of Sunday's heat wave…
Dane Smith / June 18, 2008

Bonnaroo Reviewed: Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings

Just when it seemed Saturday couldn't get any hotter, Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings took to Bonnaroo's Which stage, grooving and popping their way…
Dane Smith / June 17, 2008

Bonnaroo Reviewed: The Avett Brothers

Concord, North Carolina's Avett Brothers drew a massive (and especially rowdy) crowd to Bonnaroo's Other Tent Saturday, picking and stomping their punk-tinged bluegrass into the…
Dane Smith / June 17, 2008

Bonnaroo Reviewed: The Fiery Furnaces

Brooklyn's Fiery Furnaces kicked their epic indie-pop into full gear Friday afternoon as dedicated fans began filtering into Bonnaroo's stage compound, amassing beneath the shade…
Dane Smith / June 15, 2008

Bonnaroo Reviewed: The Felice Brothers

Maybe it was the anticipation of waiting for half an hour, or maybe it was the booze...or maybe it was the opening song about booze,…
Dane Smith / June 13, 2008

Fan Reviews: The Big Sleep at Bonnaroo

Brooklyn three-piece the Big Sleep wasted no time getting things going Thursday afternoon, kicking off their set, one of Bonnaroo's first, with a screeching intro…
Dane Smith / June 13, 2008

The Felice Brothers

What? Taking cues from their larger-than-life Americana predecessors, namely Bob Dylan and Woody Guthrie, the Felice Brothers specialize in boozy, rambling tales of backwoods nostalgia…
Dane Smith / June 12, 2008

Cool Kids, Okkervil River, Many More at Yard Dog

Austin's Yard Dog folk art gallery played host to the Schubas/SPIN afternoon showcase Thursday, its narrow, rear courtyard providing a charming, if sometimes crowded, escape…
Dane Smith / March 14, 2008

Flowers Forever

Who? Flowers Forever is the artistic outlet of Tilly and the Wall guitarist Derek Pressnall. The Omaha transplant began writing songs for what would become…
Dane Smith / February 5, 2008

Matt Costa

Who? At eighteen, singer/songwriter Matt Costa pickedup the guitar after a skateboarding accident shattered his leg, dashinghis dreams of becoming a professional skater. Now focused…
Dane Smith / January 18, 2008

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