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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

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The 20 Best Sad Bastard Songs of 2012

That, my friends, must be the saddest album cover of 2012. And Glen Hansard: I love you, man, but you’re a sad bastard. And so am I. But let me clarify: sad music makes me happy. I have heard your calls to not listen to sad music when I am down. But I ask you … Read more

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Listen | Grace Potter & the Nocturnals – Stars

Photo by Chris Lay I lit a firewith the love you left behind Grace Potter & the Nocturnals’ new album is mostly an explosive rock and pop record, but there is another side to the rising singer/songwriter/awesome person from Vermont: she can write and sing a ballad. Similar to previous songs in her catalog like … Read more

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Kanrocksas Review | Rockin’ at the Speedway

All photos by Jason Gonulsen Kanrocksas. I heard Grace Potter say it. I heard Wayne Coyne of The Flaming Lips try to say it. Most, like Alex Turner of the Arctic Monkeys, simply kept saying, “Hello, Kansas!” Or, during Eminem’s set, you heard a lot of “fuck yeah, KC!!” But really, it didn’t matter. We … Read more

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Kanrocksas Preview | Grace Potter (The Extended Interview)

Starting Friday afternoon, we’ll be in Kanrocksas mode, live tweeting from the two-day festival in Kansas City, Kansas. Rain or shine, the inaugural event is bound to be a lot of fun, with a Ferris wheel, bungee jumps, a water slide (“SLIDErocksas”), and a hot air balloon glow presentation during the evening. And, oh yeah, … Read more

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Video | Grace Potter and the Nocturnals at Bonnaroo

This was only my second Bonnaroo, but one thing is clearly evident to me: a mid-afternoon slot isn’t the easiest gig on the farm. People want to find the nearest shade tree, or maybe the closest air-conditioned tent. Music, for some, can wait until evening — some of my fellow campers didn’t even leave their … Read more