Musicology (August 2017)

Musicology (August 2017)

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