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PHOTOGRAPHY: Zach Gross  It was 2009 when Kurt Vile played Northside Festival in not one, but two shows—marking the end of his tenure in The War on Drugs and the start of his solo career. Several years later, in 2014, Courtney Barnett played Northside, too. Now, in 2017, the two have joined forces and left Brooklyn. I followed suit.   On October 13, Vile and Barnett released the album Lotta Sea Lice, a generally lauded collection...
The last day of New York's inaugural Panorama festival was the hottest yet--even hotter than day one--but the allure of a hometown LCD Soundsystem show after that opportunity had all but vanished was enough to draw some of the biggest crowds of the weekend. Before James Murphy, Nancy Whang and the rest of their cohort took the stage under a massive disco ball, plenty of other performers made the day more than bearable despite...
There are plenty of music festivals to attend in the year of our Lord 2016, but that doesn't mean there isn't room for a new one to join the ranks. Panorama NYC will do just that this weekend as a new joint venture between Goldenvoice & The Verge. Personally, I like it when music events have an editorial component involved in the booking/planning of a festival--shoutout to Pitchfork Fest--so I have high hopes for...
Rock music needs no defending. It's absolutely awesome, and probably a big part of the reason why most people started loving music in the first place. Truthfully though, a lot of the elements that made rock interesting several decades ago started to become boring upon endless repetition. But then, something incredible happened. Different voices began to take those elements and bend them to fit different agendas. Women began to gain confidence, and came for...

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