Musicology

Musicology

Shoe Fest 2017: Looking Back

I can’t believe it’s already been two weeks since Shoe Fest. As always, I am struck by how much there is to say about this festival, and how little words end up doing it justice. It was my sixth consecutive trip to Shoe Fest, and it was a little bittersweet, as I had to take off on Sunday morning. That being said, Friday and Saturday crammed in more than enough good times.

Parissa Tosif of Vallis Alps: Behind the Scenes

North Coast in Chicago is known for their wide-ranging and high-quality selection of music for the annual Labor Day event. This year they’ll play host to a rising star in the music scene, Australia’s own Vallis Alps.

Paul Priest of Old Shoe Talks New Album, Shoe Fest, and More

This weekend, Camp Shaw in Manteno, IL, hosts the annual Shoe Fest; a beautiful celebration of bluegrass, roots rock, funk, jazz-fusion, reggae, and more, it’s a peaceful weekend of lazy rivers, bubbles in the air, good food and beer, and great people. Hosted by Chicago’s own Old Shoe, the festival is entering its 6th iteration, and it’s only gotten better every year.

Interview With Desert Daze Founder Phil Pirrone

One of the most promising events of this year’s festival season, the left-field Desert Daze in Joshua Tree, California, boasts an eclectic lineup ranging from experimental drone metal to fuzzy psychedelia to distorted spaz rock and more. The venue is also something different in terms of camping festivals, a land removed from the real world by time and space.

Seven Artists to See at Desert Daze This Year

Desert Daze is set to be an unreal experience this year. Featuring an eccentric yet focused lineup comprised of both fresh faces in the music world and rock n’ roll legends, the energy at The Institute of Mentalphysics in Joshua Tree should be palpable, and I suspect it will lead to some thrilling music in the California desert.

Peace, Love, and Music: Shoe Fest 2017

Well, it’s that time of year again, friends. We’re less than a month away from Shoe Fest. After the heat of the summer, we all need an escape and some time to recharge. If you’ve never been, let me tell you why Shoe Fest is the best place to do so, and why once you’ve been, you’ll never want to leave.

Desert Daze 2017: A First Look

In my five years covering concerts and festivals, I’ve seen large and small, decadent and restrained, eclectic and focused. There is something for everyone in the music world, and as far as the festivals go, concertgoers really have their pick these days. There are festivals for specific genres and those that present a wide range of acts spanning all genres.

Why You Should Be Listening to King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard

Every once in a while, there comes a musical tour de force that is so outside what we’ve come to know and so sure in its vision that it demands you stop what you’re doing and tune in. They can last for decades or be a flash in the pan, but their music lives forever.

Peoria Blues and Heritage Festival Lineup and Schedule

Jay Goldberg Events & Entertainment presents
PEORIA BLUES & HERITAGE MUSIC FESTIVAL
Daily Schedule Released! VIP Upgrades & 1-Day GA Tickets On Sale Now!
September 1 & 2, 2017 • Peoria Riverfront • Peoria, Illinois
Featuring
Dr. John • John Butler Trio • John Mayall

Keller Williams • Rebirth Brass Band • George Porter Jr.

Matthew Curry • Southern Avenue • Sun Stereo • Steady Flow

LANY: Strong Dream-Pop Debut

Coming in out of L.A., three-piece dream-pop trio LANY’s debut album is making waves all over the world. Comprised of Paul Klein, Les Priest, and Jake Goss, LANY has been working hard and playing harder, performing 117 shows in 12 countries last year alone.