Tag: The Decemberists

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Things we loved at Newport Folk Festival 2017

For the past six years, we’ve been attending the Newport Folk Festival, and every year we’re left wondering how Jay Sweet and his team of organizers, curators, and volunteers could outdo themselves. This year, they may have organized the best NFF to date, and this is taking into consideration that it’s nearly impossible to see every artist and band due […]

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Newport Folk Festival 2017: Saturday Guide

Just like Day 1, the second day of Newpork Folk Festival is filled with conflicts, as is expected. The first half of the day features several international artists, some of whom occupied many of our “Favorites of 2016” lists. The mid-afternoon to evening portions are littered with some of the biggest names in indie, folk, Americana, and alt-country. Oh, there […]

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RBC Bluesfest 2016 – Second Half Review

RBC Bluesfest has once again come and gone. While the Festival has been reduced from 10 to 9 days, there were still plenty of great moments that people will be talking about years from now. We did not get to see every act and we know that others will have their own memories to share, but here are ours from […]

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RBC Bluesfest July 13th Picks

RBC Bluesfest July 13th Picks

After two days off, RBC Bluesfest is back on with another eclectic schedule. Expect to see a lot of a ten-gallon hats, boots, and huge belt buckles as country-music star Brad Paisley headlines the night while thousands of teenagers and college kids will descend to the festival grounds early to see rising star Alessia Cara. There are, however, other acts […]

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Newport Folk Festival July 25th Guide

Newport Folk Festival July 25th Guide

Some people might be a bit groggy getting up this morning after spending the evening at one of Newport’s fine eateries or watering holes or possibly at Deer Tick’s post-Newport Folk Festival shows at the Newport Blues Cafe (like us!). But with another full slate of great music starting “bright and early,” it’s time to get ready and head down […]

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Mundo 20 – The Lounge Chair Edition

Mundo 20 – The Lounge Chair Edition

The best music is cathartic. Each listener will have their own emotional reaction. This reaction might be sadness or joy; it might be the desire to go for a run or to just curl up in your room and be in the moment; or it might be to mix yourself a cocktail or poor a large glass of your favorite beer.  […]

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Mundo 5: A Tribute to The Decemberists and Everything Related to Them

Mundo 5: A Tribute to The Decemberists and Everything Related to Them

It’s been a huge week for The Decemberists, who are celebrating 15 years as a band and who on Tuesday released their seventh studio album, What a Terrible World, What a Beautiful World (read Michael’s review). In addition, Charlie Hales, the mayor of Portland, Oregon, where the band is calls home, announced that January 20 was Decemberists Day, essentially making Colin […]

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The Decemberists, “What A Terrible World, What A Beautiful World”

The Decemberists, “What A Terrible World, What A Beautiful World”

The Portland, Oregon-based, folk-rock veterans, The Decemberists return with their 7th album, What A Terrible World, What A Beautiful World. Their last effort, The King is Dead, was the band’s biggest commercial success to date (debuting at number one on album charts) and found the band pulling back from the obscure lyrical references of early works and focusing more on pop hooks and a cohesive […]

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Most Anticipated Albums of 2015

Most Anticipated Albums of 2015

For the past few weeks, we’ve taken a look back at the year that was in music for 2014. Now it’s time to look ahead to some of the albums that we are highly anticipating for 2015. Some of these are guesses (and educated ones at that), and ones we will be monitoring closely. Here’s the list in alphabetical order […]

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Mundo Musique: The Decemberists “Make You Better”

Colin Meloy has been one of my favorite songwriters for quite some time now. I luckily caught his solo set at Newport in 2013, and that afternoon he promised us some new Decemberists music. Over a year later, the band has shared “Make You Better” from What a Terrible World, What a Beautiful World which will be out on January […]

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Mundo 5: Five Bands We Want to Come Back

Mundo 5: Five Bands We Want to Come Back

With Americans about to commence the Memorial Day long weekend, we thought it would be fitting to list five bands that we would like to see reunite, make a kick ass album, and then go on a prolonged tour. We’re not talking about bands whose members are eligible for Old Age Security or Social Security and want to make one […]

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