Music Festival


Florence and the Machine

All photos by Dana Pacifico

On Thursday night, New York-based rock station ALT 92.3 hosted a holiday concert dubbed Not So Silent Night, featuring a mini-festival lineup of some big names in the world of indie and mainstream rock. The lineup featured the likes of Muse, Florence and The Machine, Death Cab for Cutie, Foster The People, CHVRCHES and Bastille.

Our photographer Dana Pacifico was there to capture photos from their performances, all of which you can find posted in the gallery below.
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All photos by Dave Scholten

Mexican Summer celebrated their 10th Anniversary with “A Decade Deeper: Mexican Summer’s 10 Year Anniversary” a party featuring all their homegrown talent, taking place in their very own Brooklyn backyard on the night of November 17th at Pioneer Works. The venue and its roster took over the venue with performances all day, that featured a surprise set from Dungen as the secret headliner, as well as Tonstartssbandht, Ariel Pink, Allah-Las, Pill, Drugdealer, F.J. McMahon and Quilt, as well as many, many more.

Our photographer Dave Scholten was there to capture the action from all of the previously mentioned performers at the celebration. Find all of his shots posted in the photo gallery below,
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The National has kept plenty busy since the release of Sleep Well Beast last year (via 4AD). On top of normal shows, they have put together two of their very own festivals this year. The first was Homecoming, a return back home to Cincinnati, Ohio, with a lineup rounded out by a few of their favorite bands. With New York as their new home in many ways, they also brought a two days festival to Forest Hills Queens on the weekend of September 29 & 30, featuring two unique headlining sets from them as well as opening performances from bands that they asked to join them for the fun.
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Recap: Sea.Hear.Now Festival 2018

By Will Oliver, October 20th 2018

All photos by Dave Scholten

On the weekend of September 29 & 30, the Sea.Hear.Now.Festival held its inaugural weekend in Asbury Park. The festival was put together by photographer Danny Clinch and Tim Donnelly along with C3 Presents and offers a new festival outside of the city for music-hungry residents in New Jersey. 45,000 strong turned up for the festival, including our very own photographer Dave Scholten. Dave captured photos from select artists performance, along with a recap for each individual set. Find all of his coverage posted below.
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All photos by Qbertplaya

On August 4 the 2nd annual Coney Island Music Festival took place featuring a solid bill of up-and-coming indie rock. The one-day festival was free and was presented by Modern Sky USA and The Alliance for Coney Island across two stages on Stillwell Ave and Coney Art Walls. The festival was headlined by (Sandy) Alex G and featured performances from The Veldt, Shannon Shaw, Future Punx and many more.

Our photographer Qbertplaya (who was also DJ’ing in-between sets at the main stage) was there to capture all the action from perforamnces throughout the day. Find her shots from all the performances posted in the gallery below.
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Recap: Newport Folk Festival 2018 – Day 2

By Will Oliver, August 20th 2018 — with 3 comments

Following Day 1 of Newport Folk Festival it was time for Day 2, which may have been the busiest day of the festival I’ve ever had in my four years of covering it. We caught 15 acts throughout the day, keeping us plenty busy moving across the Fort all day.

Phoebe Bridgers

We started with a soulful performance from Curtis Harding, followed by a chill performance by Bedouine. Things kicked up a few gears with sets from Hiss Golden Messenger and Lukas Nelson (Willie’s son) & Promise Of The Real, and then Nicole Atkins, who hosted a unique performance dubbed “Nicole Atkins Digs Other People’s Music,” which saw her show off the solo music of some of her touring bandmates, who she played alongside. We were next impressed by the guitar work of Sweden’s Daniel Norgren and then were treated to a main stage performance from Valerie June.
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Recap: Newport Folk Festival 2018 – Day 1

By Will Oliver, August 19th 2018 — with 5 comments

The end of July can only mean one thing: a return to the Fort for another year at Newport Folk Festival. It’s always great to return to Newport for this festival, which is truly in a league of its own. You will find nothing but good music and passionate fans and everything else gets left behind. This is probably the only music festival in America where it’s literally all about the music and it makes all the difference in the world.

Day 1 kicked off with a lively set from Fantastic Negrito, followed by Amanda Shires, who also is a part of Jason Isbell and The 400 Unit and just happens to be Isbell’s wife. A firey set from JD McPherson was next, followed by an intimate performance by Erika Wennerstrom of Heartless Bastards at the Museum Stage.
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In May Parquet Courts returned with new album Wide Awake! via Rough Trade Records and it’s unsurprisingly yet another fantastic album from the band who are proving to be one of the most reliable bands of this decade. They took part in this year’s Northside Festival in unique fashion dubbing their three shows over the weekend with the marquee of “Land, Sea, and Air.” The land show was at Public Arts, the sea show was on the Liberty Belle Rocks Off Concert Cruise boat, while the air show took place on Elsewhere’s Rooftop space.
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