Thursday Jul 31
Best shows to see: Charles Gayle, Jeannie Holliday, Insect Ark, Barbara Eugenia
Thousands upon thousands of people will descend upon Grant Park this weekend for Lollapalooza, and if you aren't one of them there's a good chance you'll want to avoid that.
15 Best Things We Saw at Merge 25
Amid the exquisite domed acoustics of Duke University's Baldwin Auditorium in Durham, North Carolina, a small voice haltingly emanated from the stage: "I am delighted to welcome you all to the first evening of our celebration of ourselves."
XPN's Gotta Hear Song of the Week: "Saturday Song" by Hiss Golden Messenger
This week's Gotta Hear Song of the Week is "Saturday Song" by singer-songwriter Hiss Golden Messenger , a folk and country flavored band fronted by M.C. Taylor.
Live: Merge 25 begins with Lambchop, Mount Moriah and William Tyler
No one seemed to care that the first letter of "MERGE 25" needed to take a nap last night.
Lambchop Performs Nixon at The Basement, 7/15/14
The gold stereo stretched out the sound last night at The Basement as Nashville's most fucked-up country band, Lambchop, took the stage to re-create its seminal 2000 album Nixon .