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Bonnaroo 2011: The Ten-Mile Odyssey and Orwellian Undertones Are Still Worth It

This year, I was excited to see both Sleigh Bells and Band of Skulls, but many others had the same idea, since both performances were relatively packed, considering they were both tent shows on Thursday. Neither band disappointed, whether it was explosive sounds and lights from Sleigh Bells or the bluesy cords of Band of Skulls. I had gone into the festival predicting that Band of Skulls will make the same type of jump in exposure as Mumford & Sons had during the previous year…

20 Jun 2011 | 1 comment | More

Have Hope for Music All Ye Who Enter Here: Railroad Revival Tour Dates Announced

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John Steinbeck and Jack Kerouac must be smiling down on the news today that Mumford & Sons, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros and Old Crow Medicine Show are set to mount a week-long tour of the US starting April 21st in Oakland, CA. The sweet spot? All three bands will be travelling in “vintage railcars” in order to get to their shows in the Southwest.

7 Mar 2011 | 2 comments | More

Carrie’s Top 10s for 2010 – Mumford & Sons, The Dead Weather, Spiritualized, Lady Gaga

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This list is what happens when you allow a critic who doesn’t vibe to MGMT, Vampire Weekend, Beach House and Salem near a keyboard and dusty headphones. Admittedly, I am behind on (or completely opposed to) some trends like the proliference of opium den electro and twinkly indie…

21 Dec 2010 | More

Mumford & Sons Kick Off Tour, Stopping by Fallon May 19

Ready to stomp your feet and make a joyful noise? London’s folk-rock sensations Mumford & Sons kick off their spring/summer tour of the U.S. today at the Middle East Downstairs in Cambridge, MA.

14 May 2010 | 1 comment | More

Lollapalooza 2010 Confirms Lineup

Hours after Soundgarden announced itself last night as one of the headliners of Lollapalooza 2010, the final lineup was revealed without the teasing letter-by-letter wacky wordplay, and it’s a doozy.

6 Apr 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

Laura Marling Confirms April Release of Sophomore Album

Hotly tipped UK singer-songwriter Laura Marling has just confirmed details of her second album, I Speak Because I Can, due April 8 via Astralwerks.

20 Jan 2010 | 1 comment | 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

Mumford & Sons Map North American Tour

British bluegrass-lovin dynamos Mumford & Sons have set a brief run of North American tour dates in support of the March 2nd release of their debut album, Sigh No More, on Glassnote Records.

8 Dec 2009 | 1 comment | More