I love going to concerts and seeing live music, but had never been thrilled by the idea of music festivals. One day of Governor’s Ball after a massive rain storm and I wasn’t sure the experience was worth the insanity…
But then came Newport. My friends and I bought 3-day tickets before the lineup was even announced. It was like Christmas morning everyday a new artist was added. The festival itself was so laid back and well run that the time spent away from the stages was just as enjoyable as the performances: good food, fun vendors, great views. There was even the Family Tent where artists were featured by doing short “pop-up” sets in between main stage changes.
Above is a little montage of my time at the festival, featuring a song by Ages and Ages called “No Nostalgia”. Enjoy (and go to Newport next year)!
Love the arrangement of this Noisey acoustic performance of “Hey Mami” by Sylvan Esso.
One part melodic beats from Episode, one part vulnerably honest lyrics and vocals from Stefan Weiner. One great song. Episode has said that this is a part of a project on “finding a balance between accepting and determining your own reality.” I can’t wait for more!
Loving you is a bloodsport. Enough said:
Hailing from Florida, this country folk duo settled down in Nashville to bring us this lovely sound:
Spellbinding, mesmerizing: these are the words that come to mind when watching this beautiful performance by Sarah Jarosz recorded by Mason Jar Music. The simple stirring of dust, catching the light that’s cascading through the windows, creates a dreamy suspended atmosphere, pulling the physical performance into the realm of the song.
If someone had told me about this remix before I heard it, I wouldn’t have listened. Remix? A Simon and Garfunkel song? THE SOUND OF SILENCE? No way. And yet… way. It has a great ebb and flow that doesn’t swallow the original song. Just give it a go: