Articles by: Nancy Lasher and Jordan Hamowy

Squirrel Nut Zippers, MarchFourth, Rosanne Cash Highlight Rhythm and Roots Music and Dance Festival (FESTIVAL RECAP/PHOTOS)

Most people have a ritual that signals the end of summer. For many roots music fans that rite is the Rhythm and Roots Music and Dance Festival held over Labor Day weekend at Ninigret State Park ...

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Lake Street Dive, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead, The Mavericks, The Deslondes & More Accent 2017 Green River Festival (FESTIVAL RECAP/PHOTOS)

So the Green River Festival is all grown up, but don’t worry, it still has enough small festival feel to retain its charm. After its 31st year, the three-stage, three-day festival now put on by ...

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Michael Franti and Spearhead Keep Em Hopeful In These Times of Trouble (SHOW REVIEW/PHOTOS)

After negotiating the steamy summer streets of Times Square, thronged with tourists and animated characters, it was a relief to arrive in the cool cavern of the PlayStation Theater June 10th and the pulsating musical ...

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Kamasi Washington, PUP, Thursday Lead Five Day Northside Festival (FESTIVAL RECAP/PHOTOS)

There are many places in New York City to kick off your summer but McCarren Park or the rooftop of Our Wicked Lady during the Northside Festival are definitely two great choices. In its ninth ...

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Lorde, Chance The Rapper Win Over The Youngsters at Governors Ball 2017 (FESTIVAL RECAP/PHOTOS)

Let’s get this straight – Governors Ball is a young person’s festival. A three-day bracelet is the status symbol to have for high schoolers across NYC.  The biggest lines were for the cookie dough vendors, ...

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Governor’s Ball 2017 Kicks Off Friday- Essential Questions & Answers (FESTIVAL PREVIEW)

Festivals require choices, right?  Multiple stages, and so many food options, art installations, freebies, vendors, and other diversions.  Which group of friends do you hang with or do you wander off with a newly-made honey?  ...

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Taj Mahal, Lucinda Williams, David Grisman, Bruce Hornsby Heat Up 2016 Rhythm and Roots Music and Dance Festival (FESTIVAL RECAP/PHOTOS)

The 2016 Rhythm and Roots Music and Dance Festival celebrated its 19th year in its current location, and it is hard not to conclude that it was the strongest year ever.  The lineup was fantastic ...

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2016 Green River Festival Lets XIXA, LuxDeluxe, Birds of Chicago & Amy Helm Shine (FESTIVAL RECAP/PHOTOS)

Although watching your children grow up is a great feeling, it can also be a touch bittersweet.  That is what it felt like at the 30th Green River Festival – I used to call it ...

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Byrds Legend Roger McGuinn Joins Tom Petty & Mudcrutch at Webster Hall (SHOW REVIEW/PHOTOS)

Tom Petty’s original band, Mudcrutch, is midway through its brief tour of small-venue shows and played the second of a sold-out two-night stand at Webster Hall in New York City on Saturday night in support ...

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Green River Festival- Greenfield, MA feat: Trampled by Turtles, The Lone Bellow, Trombone Shorty – July 12-13, 2014 (FESTIVAL RECAP)

Green River Festival in Western Massachusetts discovered the power of the headliner this year.  With Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue closing out Saturday night and with the added punch of Josh Ritter and the Royal ...

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