Tuesday , February 25 2020

Punk Rock

SXSW Music Festival 2017 (Austin, TX): Saturday, March 18 (Garth Brooks LIVE, Slowkiss, Casi, The Accidentals and More)

For me, Saturday, March 18, was unofficially Garth Brooks Day at South by Southwest in Austin, Texas. The great country singer hadn't performed in the Texas capital in decades, so this SXSW felt special, And as a lifelong Brooks fan, I enjoyed every second of his set.

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SXSW Music Festival 2017 (Austin, TX): Friday, March 17 (Garth Brooks, Snail Mail, Spoon, Sui Zhen, and More)

Garth Brooks was Friday's keynote speaker at SXSW Music Festival 2017, which included performances by Snail Mail, Maggie Rogers, and Spoon.

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SXSW 2017 World Premiere: ‘May It Last: A Portrait of the Avett Brothers’

'True Sadness,' by the Avett Brothers, was nominated for a Grammy in the Americana category. What was the journey of its creation?

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2017 Rock Festival Preview: Shaky Knees, Chicago Open Air, Firefly Music Festival, and Montebello Rockfest

Beyond SXSW, Bonnaroo, and Coachella are some other notable festivals this year. Read on to find out which of the four fests previewed in this article that beloved artists and groups like Bob Dylan, Ozzy, Slayer, Megadeth, Iggy Pop, At the Drive-In, Queens of the Stone Age, The Pixies, Weezer, Muse, and others will be rockin'.

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Music Review: The Damned – ‘Damned, Damned, Damned: 40th Anniversary Edition’

If you are a fan of punk rock, then you more than likely have a copy of this album somewhere, so this might not be an essential purchase, you’d think. I think that the clarity on this album and the immediacy of the music despite the four decades since its recording makes it essential.

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Charlie Doherty’s Top Tunes of 2016 (Feat. Dinosaur Jr, Bon Iver, Anderson .Paak, Mitski, DJ Snake, Switchtense, Joe Bonamassa, and More)

These are in no particular order, except for this first one, my vote for song of 2016, at least for guitar. After listening to Joe Bonamassa's blistering, searing solo, you will not forget it anytime soon.

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Music Review: Dropkick Murphys – ’11 Short Stories of Pain & Glory’

Every song is about something. Maybe not always real people or events, but stuffed to capacity with visceral language and imagery on top of Dropkick Murphys' trademark skull-rattling volume and unison shouts.

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