Music Festival Recap

[Photos / Review]: Governors Ball 2019 – Day 3

By Will Oliver, June 11th 2019

Nas

It sadly seems like it wouldn’t be a Governors Ball without a bit of rain. Although we lucked out with great weather during Day 1 and Day 2 of the festival, we weren’t quite as lucky on Day 3, with forcast calling for a storm during the start of the evening. So the festival delayed gates till 6:30 pm and sadly had to cut a good chunk of the artists from early in the day.
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[Photos / Review]: Governors Ball 2019 – Day 2

By Will Oliver, June 11th 2019 — with 2 comments

Florence + The Machine

Following the first day of Governors Ball 2019, we headed back to Randall’s Island Park for Day 2, which began with a set from the young rockers of Calpurnia, led by actor Finn Wolfhard of Stranger Things. Following their set, we caught up with New York rockers Sunflower Bean, who had the hometown going strong, not always an easy feat during such an early timeslot of the festival.

Kacey Musgraves

We then caught a firey performance from Denzel Curry, before catching a set from reigning Best Album Grammy winner Kacey Musgraves over at the main stage. It was then off to see King Princess, who we just caught at Irving Plaza earlier in the year (as well as Boston Calling a few weeks ago). We kept the energy going with sets from Vince Staples and Lord Huron and then it was time for the headlining performance from Florence + The Machine on the main stage.
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[Photos / Review]: Governors Ball 2019 – Day 1

By Will Oliver, June 7th 2019 — with 4 comments

Gesaffelstein

For concertgoers in New York, the arrival of June means one thing: Governors Ball. The festival returned for its 9th year (and it’s 8th at Randall’s Island). This was my 8th straight year covering the festival and we were excited to see what this year brought us with its lineup of acts across all genres.

Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever

Our day began with Australian rockers Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever, who released one of our favorite albums of 2018. They got the day going in style and handed things off Hippo Campus who put on a fun showing inside the tent stage.
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[Photos]: Boston Calling 2019 – Day 3

By Will Oliver, June 4th 2019

Photos by Dutch Doscher

After the first two days of Boston Calling 2019, it was time for the third and final day of the festival, which featured performances from Brandi Carlile, Sheck Wes, Marina, SOB x RBE, Guster, Snail Mail, Cautious Clay, and Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever.

Our photographer Dutch Doscher was there to capture shots from all these performances, all of which can be found posted in the gallery below. You can also find previous coverage from Day 1 and Day 2.
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[Photos]: Boston Calling 2019 – Day 2

By Will Oliver, June 2nd 2019

Photos by Dutch Doscher

Following an action packed Day 1 of Boston Calling 2019, we followed it up with Day 2, which featured headlining performances from Tame Impala, Hozier, and Anderson Paak & The Free Nationals.

Our photographer Dutch Doscher was there to capture photos of their set as well as others from the day, including King Princess, Denzel Curry, Shame, Betty Who, and Princess Nokia.

Find all of his shots from the day posted in the photo gallery below.
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[Photos]: Boston Calling 2019 – Day 1

By Will Oliver, May 31st 2019

Photos by Dutch Doscher

Last Friday, May 24th kicked off Day 1 of Boston Calling 2019, hosting it’s third straight year at the Harvard Athletic Complex.

Our photographer Dutch Doscher was there to capture photos from throughout the day, including headlining sets from Twenty One Pilots, Greta Van Fleet and Chvrches. The rest of the day featured performances from rising and established indie acts alike such as Christine and the Queens, Lord Huron, Gang Of Youths, Pale Waves, and Adia Victoria

Find a full gallery of photos from Day posted below and stay tuned for more photos from the rest of the weekend coming soon.
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Recap: SXSW 2019 [Day 10]

By Bryan Lasky, April 8th 2019

A Giant Dog

So the final day of SXSW felt like it came out of a different time period. It started slow with hanging out with my friends, their daughter, and grabbing some breakfast. From there we went to a house show where Sharkmuffin and No Win played. I was told that SXSW used to be only these type of shows so it was nice to take one in. Sharkmuffin was already playing when we got there and the trio are just badass punks. It was great to see them, on the last day, still have a ton of energy to jump around and play at the top of their game. No Win brought their LA indie rock to the stage next and while the energy level was brought down from Sharkmuffin, the music was pretty good.
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Recap: SXSW 2019 [Day 9]

By Bryan Lasky, April 1st 2019

Har Mar Superstar

Photos + Words by Bryan Lasky

Technically this was the last day of the music festival as nothing too much happens on Sunday. Most people leave either during the day on Saturday or sometime on Sunday because they have real jobs and lives to get back to, but I had two days left. Before any music was to be taken in though my friends who I was staying with had a first birthday party for their kid and it was a blast to do that, but then the music called.


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Recap: SXSW 2019 [Day 8]

By Bryan Lasky, March 30th 2019

Japanese Breakfast

Photos + Words by Bryan Lasky

On the seventh day of SXSW I went to Luck Reunion and had a solid one day reset from the madness but on day eight it was back to the grind in downtown Austin. I was lucky though as I spent a good part of the day in one venue, a thing my body was happy about as man this festival is such a grind, having any sort of time where you stay at one venue is a good thing. Ad-hoc’s party at Cheer Up Charlie’s had 12 bands between the indoor and outdoor stage that while mostly rock, strayed to the sides here and there.

Stef Chura

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Recap: SXSW 2019 [Day 6]

By Bryan Lasky, March 28th 2019

Oh Sees

Photos by Bryan Lasky

Well another day another early start with getting to the Parish right around noon. People aren’t kidding when they say it’s a marathon and not a sprint, but luckily for me, while I didn’t get enough rest every night, I got some and not drinking has been the key to surviving this beast, so while it hurt to get up early and move, it was doable. First up were Priests who debuted some new music that makes you want to dance. It was an intimate affair, which the band actually enjoyed. Watch out for their new album when it drops this spring. Next up was a full band set from Molly Burch that truly made her songs shine.
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