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The landscape of the world of music festivals is always volatile, especially in recent years. In a time where many festivals are unable to continue functioning and some have been forced to drop their curtains for good, the Cayuga Sound Festival—which will be held for the first time this year just a few hours away in upstate New York—is aiming to overcome this hurdle and emerge as a safe and sturdy outdoor weekend. The festival...
For two decades, Ben Greenman has been in the game. He’s never done anything else other than write, and he’s pretty much done it all: fiction, non-fiction, magazine editing, reference books, and even worked for The New Yorker as a writer for almost 15 years. More recently, he’s worked on collaborations, writing books with the likes of Brian Wilson, George Clinton, and Questlove. He’s constantly got something on the backburner, and right now is no...
Sitting in a booth at a Long Island diner with Brian and Michael D’Addario, it’s easy to forget that they’re on the cusp of a likely and glorious rock-and-roll adventure. The week prior, the brothers and their band, The Lemon Twigs, played The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, and a couple days before that they headlined a gig at Manhattan’s Irving Plaza. Do Hollywood, their debut album for UK-based 4AD, one of the most storied tastemaker...
Running down Central Park West in the middle of the afternoon,  I was having an absolute panic attack about being late to meet Questlove. Late enough, in fact, that I have to stop running to field calls from his publicist about where I am and how long it will take me to get there (“super close!” and “two minutes!” respectively). As I weave between strollers and dogwalkers on an absolutely gorgeous spring day, all I can...

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