"The music was good, but I think the real headliner was the fact the festival was happening at all. Everyone just seemed so buzzed to be back."
Longtime scribe and Riffs & Rhymes columnist Oliver Cable shares his latest dispatch from a near post-pandemic London in a special "letter to" our editor.
The iconic poet and punk-rocker turns 74 today.
Musicians and event organizers have utilized the digital space so that audiences from all over the world can enjoy live music from the comforts of their homes. Are online concerts and virtual festivals the future or just another passing fad?
Socially-distanced live music is slowly appearing in certain corners of the world. In a new column, Oliver Cable writes of the fleeting feeling we've missed since early March.
I was too young to see my favourite band when they were my favourite band. I look back with fondness on that youthful obsession, but will I ever be that invested in a band again?
This week, writing a music column is an unwelcome reminder of things I enjoyed doing before the world went into lockdown. And yet, people are finding ingenious ways of getting by.
On Thursday 12th March, Cat Empire played at Shepherd’s Bush Empire in London. I didn’t know it at the time, but it was to be my last gig before live events were dropped from social calendars en masse. There’s nothing quite like the sound of an excited crowd, and waiting for the show to start, certain words and phrases rose to the surface like driftwood at the foot of a waterfall.
“An ice-cream wept on the steps of the church.”
We dipped into the archives for the latest installment of CableWrites. Relive the magical experience of Radiohead live in Portugal, just a few years ago.
The festival shortlists were out. None came out a clear winner: not the right music, poor headliners, no acts announced yet. None, that was, until we looked in our back garden. We were going back to Pinkpop.
The Los Angeles multi-instrumentalist's second studio album, The Trip Vol. 2, is due out December 31.
As the thick of summer approaches, Jeffrey Silverstein is taking his atmospheric soundscapes on the road throughout the month of August.
The month of April brings the zeitgeist of all modern day American music-related gatherings, the one and only Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival. While many elements of Coachella hamper the ideal quality of experiencing live music, there's something to be said for the masses of people who swarm this desert every year to partake … Continue reading 25 Most Anticipated Acts at Coachella 2019
The Orlando two-piece is charmingly indie at heart who has recently seen increasing popularity, developing an affectionate fanbase all over the U.S. and beyond.
Miller's greatest hits and jammiest deep cuts coexisted in bluesy matrimony at his show last Saturday night in Los Angeles.
Their music is capable of going different speeds in different directions at the same time. Whichever way it's going and no matter how fast, it always evokes a magical, fully-realized feeling.
At 23 years old, it's easy to get caught up in the idea that Joey may still have his best music ahead of him, but don't sleep on the greatness of this early chapter in his career.
Desert sun, overpriced food and live music aren't the only recipe for an epic weekend, but a reliable one for sure.
Alongside all the laughs and jokes, Al Cameron is an artist with a penchant for crafting undeniably infectious songs.
"I know I got the best album out, preach."
Behind all the goofiness lies a guy who not only has slick guitar skills, but is also deeply passionate about the craft that goes into being an artist.
With a voice so delicate and enchanting, the live results are scary good.
Their already majestic aura ascended into what seemed like another universe, specially created for their performance.
The Los Angeles duo is currently touring off of the 10 year anniversary of their classic debut album, Below the Heavens.
As I mentioned in my last post, this past weekend I got the chance to go to Dodger Stadium for The Classic West to see the Eagles and Fleetwood Mac, among other legendary rock bands. It was amazing to say the least. Every group killed it in their own right. On Saturday night, Don Henley … Continue reading Peaceful Easy Feeling: Tribute to the Eagles