Jamaica has produced some of the most distinctive music of the past 50 years. A new documentary, RiseUp, looks at the current wave of musicians and performers working to make their mark on that country's musical landscape as well as some of Jamaica's musical legends. The film is screening at the Camden International Film Festival this weekend (and consider this a hearty recommendation to check... MORE
Illustration by Kris Johnsen, poster by Bryan Bruchman
New Jersey's Screaming Females are setting off on a Northeast tour today (dates posted on Brooklynvegan) that will see them once again hitting the shores of Portland (err, or streets, more likely) on Tuesday, September 29th. Similarly to a show that happened down the street at Geno's a few months back, they'll be joined by opening sets from... MORE
He may look tough, but trust us, Astronautalis is as sweet as they come - if by sweet you mean a sharp-tongued rapper with a gritty voice to rival Tom Waits. In November he'll be headed to Europe with Tegan & Sara, but first he's making a special stop here at SPACE Gallery while he's still on his own in the states. Catch him on Monday, October 5th.
The last two times he came through town it... MORE