Category: Gigs

Live | Blanco White @ Village Underground, London

As the wool-sweatered Henry Jamison points out during his opening set, Village Underground in Shoreditch is not actually underground. What misleading times we live in. The renovated warehouse with its vaulted bricked arches is, though, objectively sold out for what…

Live | Saint Sister @ Café Du Nord, San Francisco

For Irish electric-folk duo Saint Sister, Friday night’s performance (5 October 2018) in San Francisco marked a double celebration: It was the duo’s first time in the ‘City by the Bay,’ and it also marked the long-awaited release of its…

Preview | For Folk’s Sake @ #Blogtober 2018

Now in it’s 3rd year, #Blogtober is a month-long festival ran by Lost In The Manor at The Finsbury in London. Each night in October they host a line-up curated by a different blog. We’ve been taken part since the…

Gallery | Papa Mike Ronstadt’s 65th Birthday Memorial Concert @ Monterey Court, Tucson

On almost every last Sunday of the month throughout the year, you will find P.D. Ronstadt & the Company bringing their southwestern blend of blues, folk, and rock to Tucson’s Monterey Court. Predating the Company was Ronstadt Generations, a band…

Gallery | Little House of Funk @ Monterey Court, Tucson

In Tucson, Little House of Funk is a staple of the dance band scene. Frontwoman Connie Brannock and her band of consummate musicians never cease in lighting the stage alight wherever and whenever they’re playing. Last July’s show at Monterey…

Live | Pitchfork Music Festival – Union Park, Chicago

Friday, July 20, 2018 In a light drizzle, Chicago’s own The Curls took to the stage at 1 p.m. Blending everything from the B-52s to Frank Zappa, this five-piece band didn’t even notice the weather as they played with abandon. Throwing out…

Live | Cambridge Folk Festival 2018

“Ain’t gonna let nobody turn me around / I’m gonna keep on walking, talking, singing, hoping, praying, saying, voting, voting, voting / marching to the freedom land”, sang Rhiannon Giddens in the closing minutes of the 54th Cambridge Folk Festival,…

Live | Cambridge Folk Festival 2018 Preview

Approaching its 54th event, the Cambridge Folk Festival remains firmly amongst Europe’s foremost offerings for celebrating, introducing and shaping folk music. We spoke to operations manager Neil Jones and asked what the secret to its longevity is: “we’re so aware…