Amy Helm is many things. She is a gorgeous singer, an accomplished songwriter, a multi-instrumentalist, a Grammy award-winning producer, and daughter of Levon Helm (The Band) and Libby Titus (singer). But perhaps more than anything else, Amy Helm is an absolute artist’s artist. She has spent the better portion of her life creating music and performing both alongside and in front of extraordinary musicians and singers. In 2004, Amy and her father began Midnight Rambles at the Levon Helm Studio Barn at his home in Woodstock, N.Y. Fifteen years later, the Midnight Rambles continue to offer artists a unique space to come together to perform for intimate audiences and even enjoy homemade food as a community.
The world first fell in love with Of Monsters and Men in 2011 when the band launched their debut studio album My Head Is An Animal. Their smash hit “Little Talks” skyrocketed the group to superstardom. In the years since, Nanna Bryndís Hilmarsdóttir (vocals/ guitar), Ragnar Þórhallsson (vocals/ guitar), Arnar Rósenkranz Hilmarsson (drums/ percussion), Brynjar Leifsson (guitar), and Kristján Páll Kristjánsson (bass) have been selling out arenas, building their own Icelandic studio, and following a wonderfully weird sound experimentation trajectory. On July 26, Of Monsters and Men released Fever Dream, their third studio album with Republic Records.
Summer is already off to an incredible start for Walk The Moon bassist, Kevin Ray. With the continuation of the band’s Press Restart headlining tour underway, the Monolith Tour with Thirty Seconds to Mars, Joywave, and MisterWives just kicking off, and a debut acting performance under his belt, Ray certainly has a lot to be excited about.
as a woman, as a writer, and as a republican i will make just one statement on an election in which i have remained mostly silent. regardless which way you voted donald trump is the future president of the united states of america. period. when president obama won both terms i was devastated and straight up terrified for our country. that being said i still called him my president. i still prayed for his success and i sure as hell didn’t take to the streets of new york city to burn the american flag or spray paint swastika symbols on business store fronts.
It is near impossible to assign the music of Citizen Cope to a specific genre. An eclectic mix of rock, blues, hip-hop, and folk influences fuse together to form a totally unique, soulful sound. With six albums under his belt and the Rainwater Recording record label to his name, Citizen Cope has victoriously created an entirely new genre of music.
The Wellmont Theater air felt electric with post-Christmas buzz. The crowd of 30-somethings was excited to share a drink with friends and dance the night away as O.A.R. dominated the stage of the Montclair, NJ venue.
The band ripped the brilliantly reverent “Mercy” as the crowd fell silent. “Earthquake Driver,” “Elvis Went To Hollywood,” and “Cover Up the Sun” each showcased the well-oiled, self-proclaimed touring machine that is Counting Crows. “God of Ocean Tides,” the first song written for the new album, resembled traditional Counting Crows with a raw and hauntingly beautiful twist.
on our fourth date, i dragged anthony to a cypress hill show with my girlfriends. the date proved to be one of those “you can’t make this stuff up” kind of nights. at one point entertainers on stage smoked weed out of a seven foot long bong while a dj battled a bongo player and my girlfriend silently threw up in the grass.
she was smart… she was funny… and she was a fellow believer in copious amount of mascara. the level of my sadness at the passing of joan rivers has taken me by surprise.