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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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The 20 Best Sad Bastard Songs of 2014

It’s time to get sad. Well, you don’t really have to get sad. There is hope here, just take the album cover shown above for Damien Rice’s My Favourite Faded Fantasy (what a sad bastard title that is!). The poor chaps at the top have “made it,” although they have nowhere to go. I’d like … Read more

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Full Report | 2014 Hopscotch Music Festival Day One

All Photos By Aggie Donkar Unless Noted Well y’all — Hopscotch 5 has officially been laid to rest. The hangovers have subsided, all the hipster and hillbilly gear has been washed, folded and put away for another year. Cleanup crews have swept up truckloads of spent wristbands, glowsticks, airplane bottles and cigarette butts. The old people … Read more

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Hopscotch Music Festival 2014 | The Speakers-Endorsed Track

Aww shit y’all, it’s Hopscotch week once again here in North Carolina, and we’re diving head first into preparations. We’ve broken in a new set of SIC-branded Vans, practiced staying up later than 10:30 pm and even nailed down the fastest routes between all venues. Bring. It. ON! We’ve also been combing over the lineup this … Read more

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Jam of the Day | The War On Drugs – In Reverse

Photo by Dusdin Condren And I don’t mind you disappearing ‘Cause I know you can be found I don’t look back often because I know I’ll get stuck. And perhaps living in the moment is to disappear from all your memories in a sense — or maybe I’m just still figuring that all out. Whatever … Read more

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Pajammy Jam of the Day | Sharon Van Etten – Give Out

Photo by Dusdin Condren You’re the reason why I’ll move to the city You’re why I’ll need to leave When the stakes are high, and things eventually bottom out, we’re left with reality. We’re left with songs like Sharon Van Etten’s “Give Out,” taken from her latest album, Tramp, and you won’t find a song … Read more

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Jam of the Day | The War On Drugs – Baby Missiles

Photo by Graham Tolbert “Baby Missiles” perfectly illustrates everything I adore about musical juxtaposition. ’80s synth pop mixed with country-rock? Yes, please. I’ll have that. The War On Drugs frontman, Adam Granduciel, has a purposefully wobbly delivery on “Baby Missiles” that reminds me a little bit of Mark Knopfler on Dire Straits’ “Walk of Life.” … Read more