Outside Lands went down at San Francisco's Golden Gate Park this weekend; it was frigid and there were transportation headaches, but the music made it well worth it. Here's the best and worst of the weekend:
For a newly-signed band criss-crossing the U.S. touring, maintaining exuberance shouldn't be hard for Milo Greene to do. But the Silver Lake dream pop quintet, having just started their biggest tour, is already a bit road worn.
Also, New Edition, Kátia Moraes & Sambaguru, Milo Greene and others
Initially a place where music executives could check out a bunch of emerging bands in the span of a few days, SXSW has become the spring break of the music biz. Bands from all over the globe descend on Austin hoping to convince the masses they're the next big thing. While megastars like Bruce Spring ... More >>
In August Sunset Junction was denied a permit by the Board of Public Works, due to unpaid fees. This left everyone scrambling to get money they were owed, including ticket buyers, vendors, and bands themselves. Sunset Junction Neighborhood Alliance proceeded to file for Chapter 7 bankruptcy protec ... More >>
Also, Spindrift, Lenny Kravitz, Dorian Wood, Howlin Rain and others
Abran RubinerIn London, folks hold acoustic sessions in the back of a taxi. In New York, musicians play rock shows in the subway. But until now, to the best of our knowledge, no one was making any decent music in vans. But that's changed. Witness Jam in the Van rolling down the streets of V ... More >>
Danielle BacherLord HuronWHO: Lord Huron featuring Calder Quartet, The Union Line and Milo Greene WHERE: Troubadour WHEN: 5/14/11 Never have a headliner and their venue been a better fit in name. Ben Schneider, the Michigan-born singer-songwriter who began to record as musical alter ego Lord ... More >>