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Lady Gaga at Lollapalooza and Other Highlights: The Big Pink, Dirty Projectors, Mumford and Sons

It’s Friday August 6th, the big kick off for Chicago’s much-anticipated Lollapalooza weekend. Musicians and their followers have been at it since 11:15 am, but it’s now 3 o’clock and the Grant Park grounds have already become flattened with beaten paths, muddy patches, and empty cans, the remnants of B.o.B and The Walkmen crowd.

8 Aug 2010 | More

Mumford & Sons at Bowery Ballroom, 02.18.10

It’s been a helluva premiere week for the U.K.’s fast-rising Mumford & Sons in America. And when I say “fast-rising,” I really mean that this is Autobahn high-speed ascension.

19 Feb 2010 | 2 comments | More

Mumford & Sons – “Sigh No More”

The use of the word “authentic” has been bandied about ad nauseum regarding Mumford & Sons. Certainly, four English gentlemen could not make a genuine holy racket with banjos, mandolins and some rough acoustic strumming.

16 Feb 2010 | 5 comments | More

Sentimentalist Magazine’s Top Live Gigs of 2009

It’s very simple: we see many, these stuck out. Our top picks in no order are below, other than Leonard Cohen owning and deserving the very first slot.

30 Dec 2009 | More

Beats, Brawn and Badass Bluegrass: Golden Silvers, Mumford and Sons and the Temper Trap at Music Hall of Williamsburg, CMJ Day 3, 10.22.09

As I made my way down North 6th to the Blue Flowers showcase at the Music Hall of Williamsburg last night, I was certain the shaggy fatigue I was sporting was more believable than any Halloween costume I could have come up with this late in the game.

23 Oct 2009 | 1 comment | More