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On the cover of the latest Liars record, TFCF, Angus Andrew sits alone in a wedding dress, looking like he left himself at the altar, and just in the nick of time. The sort of silly, semi-sinister image makes fine thematic sense. It fronts the first record in the band’s 17-year art-pop career made without the help of founding member Aaron Hemphill, or anyone other than Angus. Wanderlust—sonic, geographic, personal—has come to define Andrew’s...
Just over an hour into a set that lasted nearly three, Paul McCartney acknowledged the city in which he was performing. “How many people here are actually from Brooklyn?” he asked, as many in the sold-out Barclays Center crowd greeted him with loud applause. He continued to gauge the crowd’s geographical roots, asking next who wasn’t from Brooklyn, but New York City, then asking who came from out of town. This crowd-hyping exercise, which...
For the second year in a row, Founders Entertainment gave all of New York City an excuse to trek up to Queens, turning a place usually reserved for cars, drinking, eating, and tailgating—the Citi Field parking lot—into a place reserved for music, drinking, eating, and hanging. It’s easy to focus solely on the live music aspect—and we will in the paragraphs that follow—but The Meadows once again was not only a fall haven for...
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...

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