For those of us who attend Bonnaroo every year, it is like a holiday that rivals Thanksgiving and Christmas, and it is a little bit of both rolled into one.
All you need to know about Forecastle is that it has an area called the Bourbon Lodge.
The concert experience, the very liveness of live music, is the one thing that technology cannot replicate, and this is the value of a festival such as SXSW.
SXSW is a shambolic beast that lurches forward only if its moving parts work together in something approaching precision.
Loretta Lynn was a pioneer as a woman performer who wrote her own songs, leading to an explosion of relevant, pro-woman songs.
Birdcloud sing of blackouts and pills and dead dogs and skeezy hook-ups and other things my mama wouldn’t want me talking about in public.
Wooden Wisdom sounded like disco’s global ricochet, the ways the world’s dance and funk bands that built disco reabsorbed the genre after it flooded all corners of the planet.
Long live ACL’s big tent, whatever form it may take and music it may embrace.
After a set by Dawes, we moved on to one of the biggest rock stars of all time: Steven Tyler of Aerosmith