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Festival Report /// Americanafest & Pilgrimage Festival 2016

Its slightly unnerving to call Americanafest a “true festival” – as it seems most festivals are signified by how many pill-popping teeny boppers or acid tabbing old-timers – because you’d sure as hell be hard pressed to find anyone imbibing in any sort of psychedelics or reality-enhancing substances (unless of course one finds themself at an… 1,290 more words

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The L/S Weekly Agenda: Pilgrimage Festival Edition

Americanafest is going to run plenty of people through the proverbial ringer of exhaustion and exaltation that is twang and twine within the realm of Americana and Roots, and while there’s the smallest sliver of a chance that one might see themselves become drained from a week’s worth of musical bliss, what better way to end a long week of Americana than at… 784 more words

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The LS Weekly Agenda: Americanafest 2016 Edition

The wildest week of September in Nashville is upon us – a double dose of festivals (the best kind) that’ll bring in more than their fair share of winsome and wondrous music to play out within our fair city – the Americana Music Association’s Americanafest and Pilgrimage Festival at the end of the week, making for a helter skelter week of shows throughout. 963 more words

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Happenings /// The Kills at Marathon Music Works, 9/14

If there’s one aspect of music writing that makes any music writer worth their weight in words writhe with discomfort, its the seeming necessary process of labeling a band; at times labels – er go, “descriptors” – for bands can be fun and whimsical, but most of the times end up being slights that serve less purpose than intended. 512 more words

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Happenings /// Sylvan Esso at Marathon Music Works, 9/8

If you read our Festival Recap for Forecastle 2016, then you’ll remember that Sylvan Esso was easily the best set that happened on the precariously placed “Ocean Stage.” The festival’s most central stage – situated underneath an interstate overpass – harboring countless teens wobbling and wandering on the last of their summer wine, gyrating with fervor to Sylvan Esso standards “Coffee” and “Play it Right.” 700 more words

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Happenings /// Car Seat Headrest at Mercy Lounge, 9/07/16

Will Toledo of Car Seat Headrest has all but solidified his indie deification over the span
of the past year – his apocryphal (and prolific) bedroom production output, bandcamp savant status that preceded his alignment with Matador Records, and subsequent within a year releases of… 671 more words

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The L/S Weekly Agenda: 9/6-9/11

Live on the Green has come to a close, Labor Day has passed, and so with those two ends arrives the brunt of Fall 2016 tour season, with many a tour opening up this week in Nashville. 996 more words

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