Throughout the set, lead singer Alison Mosshart paced from one end of the stage to the other, eyeing the crowd like a tiger. The duo put on an awesome performance, and its inspired and passionate brand of hard rock was an appropriate introduction to headliners Metallica. The Kills played “Baby Says,” “DNA” and their big […]
Brittany Howard treated the Outside Lands crowd (“Wow, there are so many of you here!”) to her incredible voice. Every song was a crowd favorite, but attendees went especially crazy for “Hold On,” “Rise To the Sun,” and “Be Mine.”
For Hayes’ set, the front row was mostly made up of swooning women wearing feathers and capes, panda hats, tight jeans, and bikini tops, all dancing along.
Frazey Ford introduced one song with, “I wrote this song for my draft dodging parents.”
The Be Good Tanyas
A little intense, a little spooky, a little emo, Zola Jesus (a.k.a. Nika Roza Danilova) had a stage presence was reminiscent of Sinead O’Connor.
Set highlights included “Breakin’ The Chains of Love,” “Winds of Change” (where Fitz had the crowd wave their hands in the air) and a cover of Eurythmics’ “Sweet Dreams.” The L.A. neo-soulsters ended with “Moneygrabber,” and Noelle Scaggs pumping up the crowd by saying, “All the ladies in the house, make some noise […]
The duo of Adam Stephens (guitar/vocals/harmonica) and Tyson Vogel (drums/vocals) played its signature blend of Rod Stewart-meets-The Black Keys, with Stephens’ raspy voice pleasing the crowd on songs like “Nothing To You” and “Steady Rolling.”
The Outside Lands Festival in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park featured many indie rock up-and-comers, as well as established acts like Neil Young, Metallica, and Stevie Wonder.
In addition to music — the publicized lineup plus small pop-up concerts — the August 10-12 festival also featured gourmet food vendors, a “Choco Land” of desserts, free […]
From tweens, to seniors, to Ravi Shankar, a wide range of people came out to see Norah Jones last Wednesday.
Even though Wednesday was technically night two of her tour, the Copley Symphony Hall show still felt somewhat like a first run. Maybe it was her father (Shankar) in the front row — or […]
Folk/Americana songwriter Cory Chisel opened for Norah Jones. On tour to support his latest album, Old Believers, Chisel set the bar high for the headliner. Highlights of his set included “This Is How It Goes,” “I’ve Been Accused,” and, with a nod to the “spirit” of Woody Guthrie, “Tell Me Why the Times Won’t Change.” The crowd […]