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There’s always a lot to be excited about with Governors Ball, the annual 3-Day NYC music festival put on by Founders Entertainment at Randall’s Island. There’s the trek all the way uptown, across that massive bridge that we collectively grunt our way through, only to realize how worth it it really was once we finally make it through the gates. There’s the food trucks, the free snacks, and the art to glimpse at. But,...
There’s no way else to put it: in recent years, the music festival market has become quite saturated. As the industry continues to evolve, so too does the path to success. With each year’s #1 single sounding different from the last, and one year’s ‘next hot sound’ sounding, well, entirely divergent from another, it’s nice to have at least one thing as a constant each year. That thing, here, is Governors Ball, the 3-day festival...
Back in June we listed out some of the best albums of the year so far. But these lists always tend to include a handful of superstars, who, due to their higher profiles, extensive resources, or tabloid narratives sometimes just eclipse local performers. Those local musicians deserve some shine too, though, so here is a list of 20 of the best records to come out of our fair borough so far this year. Hopefully you'll...
The first time I heard Veronica Torres I thought she sings like there's an emergency. It wasn't until later, on my third or so listen through Pill's debut album Convenience that I realized--there is. If you're paying attention to the state of things in American culture right now, emergency--or crisis--is an apt descriptor. From the ascendance of a bigoted xenophobe as a viable political candidate, the struggle for women's access to birth control and...

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