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[RECAP] Forecastle 2018: Fighting Fire With Fire

ALL PHOTOS BY JASON GONULSEN Another Forecastle Festival has come and gone — and of the six I’ve attended, this might have been my favorite one. It only rained on us once –for only a few minutes — and like every other Forecastle, I came away with my heart filled with enthusiasm for life. Not … Read more

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[PHOTOS] 2017 Forecastle Festival

ALL PHOTOS BY RACHEL WATERS Another Forecastle Festival is in the books, and great times were once again had in Louisville, Kentucky. You can read our review here, along with some other photos by Jason Gonulsen. All the photos in this post are by Rachel Waters. Enjoy. RUN THE JEWELS ODESZA *repeat repeat JACK HARLOW … Read more

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2017 Forecastle Festival: Making Up For Lost Time

ALL PHOTOS BY JASON GONULSEN “Saw the Stones one time,” my Uber driver said. I’m on the way to my fourth consecutive Forecastle Festival in Louisville, and the stories keep coming. I sit back and listen. “See, back then it was different. People I knew, they started climbing that scaffolding near the stage while the … Read more

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Forecastle Festival Begins Tomorrow in Louisville

PHOTO BY JASON GONULSEN It’s time. Time to set sail for another Forecastle Festival. One of our favorite festivals, no doubt about it. If you can’t feel comfortable about being yourself at Forecastle, then … scratch that … you WILL feel comfortable. Here’s a playlist of what is to come over the next three days, … Read more

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Forecastle Festival: Five Moments

ALL PHOTOS BY JASON GONULSEN Five moments. That’s misleading, of course. Forecastle is filled with them, and the fans are the life blood that power the show that always must go on. This is a music festival that doesn’t feel VIP-ish. I’ve never felt more comfortable eating a corn dog and tater tots with a … Read more

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2016 Forecastle Festival Preview | July 15-17, Louisville, Kentucky

Hello! Lots to get to today as we prepare to cover Forecastle Festival in Louisville this weekend. Before we get to our “Most Anticipated Sets” of the weekend, let’s run through the necessary stuff first. –Get your tickets here. (Weekend Passes + Single Day tickets are available.) –Create your schedule here. –See the Late Night … Read more

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The 8 Best Moments of Forecastle Festival 2015

PHOTO BY JASON GONULSEN We’re all in this together. I mentioned this last year, but it’s so, so true. We’re in it together to endure the heat index, which reached a stifling and relentless peak on Sunday. To escape the 60 mph winds and approaching rain, which cut Sam Smith’s stellar set short and made … Read more

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Forecastle Festival Day Two in Photos Featuring My Morning Jacket, Shovels and Rope, Sturgill Simpson, The War on Drugs, Chris Stapleton, and More

ALL PHOTOS BY JASON GONULSEN Louisville’s own My Morning Jacket headlined Day Two of Forecastle, and they didn’t disappointed during their two and a half hour set. They opened with “Believe” and closed with “One Big Holiday.” Please enjoy these photos by Jason Gonulsen. TWIN PEAKS EARL BURROWS CHRIS STAPLETON ROBERT RANDOLPH  SHOVELS AND ROPE … Read more

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Forecastle Festival Day One in Photos Featuring Houndmouth, Sam Smith, Cage the Elephant, The Gaslight Anthem, ZZ Ward, Cold War Kids, and more

Forecastle Festival kicked off yesterday with an absolutely blistering set of tunes by Houndmouth, who quite frankly stole the show. Sam Smith was also excellent, although his set was cut short due to high winds approaching the area. All photos by Jason Gonulsen and Rachel Waters. HOUNDMOUTH SAM SMITH THE GASLIGHT ANTHEM KIESZA CAGE THE … Read more

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Forecastle Festival: Our Most Anticipated Sets of the Weekend

The Ohio River flows alongside the Forecastle Festival in Louisville | Photo by Jason Gonulsen It’s time for another trip to Louisville, which for me means it’s time once again for another Forecastle Festival. Besides all of the great music on hand, one of the listed “activities” is a Bourbon Lodge. Yeah, you could say … Read more

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Forecastle Festival Reveals Initial 2015 Lineup

The first wave of acts for the 2015 Forecastle Festival has been announced, and the music festival held at Waterfront Park in Louisville will be anchored by My Morning Jacket, Sam Smith, Widespread Panic, and Modest Mouse. Other notable acts and Speakers in Code favorites include Tweedy (featuring Jeff Tweedy of Wilco), Houndmouth, Cage the … Read more

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Festival Review | 10 Things I Learned at Forecastle

All photos by Jason Gonulsen 2014 was my first Forecastle Festival, which was also happened to be my first music festival of the year. There are a few more on the agenda, but they’re all gonna have a hard time measuring up to my time spent in Louisville with Jack White, Jenny Lewis, Jason Isbell, … Read more

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Forecastle Festival Day Three Photo Recap | Beck, The Replacements, Jenny Lewis, Sharon Van Etten, Nickel Creek, Lucius, Sun Kil Moon, Hayes Carll, The Weeks, Reignwolf, Matrimony

Jenny Lewis at Forecastle | All photos by Jason Gonulsen The final day of the 2014 Forecastle Festival was packed with some heavy hitters, including Beck, The Replacements, and Jenny Lewis. Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day jammed with Paul Westerberg and The Replacements, while Reignwolf rocked like no other all weekend. Please enjoy these … Read more

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Forecastle Festival Day Two Photo Recap: Jack White, Jason Isbell, Band of Horses, Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings, Lord Huron, Hurray For The Riff Raff, Jill Andrews, Goodbye June

Jack White closing out Day Two of Forecastle | All photos by Jason Gonulsen Day Two of the 2014 Forecastle Festival featured electric sets by Jack White, Jason Isbell, and Band of Horses. Isbell stole the day leading off with Southeastern’s “Flying Over Water,” while White played to thousands opening with The White Stripes’ “Dead … Read more

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Lineup Announcement | The Black Keys, The String Cheese Incident, The Avett Brothers, The Flaming Lips, Alabama Shakes, Jim James, Grace Potter, Big Boi to play the 2013 Forecastle Festival in Louisville (July 12 – 14)

The 11th annual Forecastle Festival at Waterfront Park in Louisville will feature a heavy stack of heavyweights: The Black Keys, The String Cheese Incident, The Avett Brothers, The Flaming Lips, Alabama Shakes, Jim James (of My Morning Jacket), Grace Potter & the Nocturnals, among many more (see full lineup below). We’ve never had the pleasure … Read more