Bluesfest 2018 – Alanna Sterling & The Silvers, Cody Coyote, Larkin Poe, Strumbellas

@ LE BRETON FLATS, OTTAWA DAY 4 || JULY 8, 2018 ALANNA STERLING AND THE SILVERS  Local talent is well celebrated every year at Bluesfest. Although, it doesn’t always bring out the largest crowds – so to see a crowd the size of the one that ended up filling up the Claridge Homes tent for … Continue reading Bluesfest 2018 – Alanna Sterling & The Silvers, Cody Coyote, Larkin Poe, Strumbellas

The Black Angels’ Alex Maas on the evolution of Levitation Festival

Levitation festival is celebrating its ninth anniversary in 2016 and what a year it’s going to be! The Carson Creek Ranch in Austin will be packed from April 29 to May 1 with memorable performances from Brian Wilson, who is set to celebrate the 50th anniversary of The Beach Boys’ classic album Pet Sounds by performing it in … Continue reading The Black Angels’ Alex Maas on the evolution of Levitation Festival

Festivals should be honest on what they are

Music festivals should be expected to stay true to their roots, just as much as bands are expected to stick to their originality and sound over what their label wants them to do.

Live shows are what is keeping the music business alive and festivals have been an enormous part of that for decades. But they don’t always “stay true” to their roots, as many of us expect they should.