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She & Him :: Live, Newport Folk Festival 8.2.08

Wednesday, August 6th, 2008

Download: MP3: She & Him :: Intro MP3: She & Him :: Black Hole MP3: She & Him :: I Was Made For You MP3: She & Him :: Change Is Hard MP3: She & Him :: Sentimental Heart MP3: She & Him :: Stage Banter MP3: She & Him :: You Really Got A […]

Jim James :: Acoustic: Newport Folk Festival 8.2.08

Tuesday, August 5th, 2008

Whereas parts of Jim James solo set at Newport gave way to Evil Urges – a quiet “Sec Walkin’,” and a peaceful “Look at You,” among others — it was Z’s “It Beats 4 U” that stole the show. While he fingerpicked a spiny melody and the rooftop rain slowed to a patter, James shouted […]

Newport Folk Festival :: Sunday Recap

Sunday, August 3rd, 2008

With the sun taking its seat in the top of the sky alongside a few billowing clouds left over from yesterday’s rainstorms, Day Three of the 2008 Newport Folk Festival kicked off in a swirl of cracking mud and beating heat, with enough hype and excitement surrounding today’s performances to warrant standing around in the […]

Newport Folk Festival :: Saturday Recap

Sunday, August 3rd, 2008

Ghosts run deep in Newport. The town’s cobbly streets call back to colonial times and the grounds of the Newport Folk Festival, AD’s reason for being here, are situated around historic Fort Adams, which was built in 1824 and was at its time the most complex military fortification in the western hemisphere. Despite the Festival’s […]

Newport Folk Festival 2008 :: Brian Wilson

Saturday, August 2nd, 2008

The 2008 Newport Folk Festival kicked off Friday night at the beautiful International Tennis Hall of Fame in Newport, Rhode Island. The Hall, which is part of the Newport Casino, hosted the first-ever championships of the United States Lawn Tennis Association in 1881, an event that eventually outgrew the venue and would later become the […]

Newport Folk Festival, Aug 2008 :: Sunday Preview

Monday, July 21st, 2008

Yesterday we told you about who we’re planning on seeing on the first day of this year’s Newport Folk Festival. Here’s what it’s looking like we’ll be doing on day two. If you’re going, drop us a line in the comments and tell us who you’re going to see. Levon Helm :: Helm’s swampy Dirt […]

Newport Folk Festival, Aug 2008 :: Saturday Preview

Sunday, July 20th, 2008

As we mentioned yesterday, Aquarium Drunkard will be stomping around Fort Adams State Park next month, taking in the Newport Folk Festival. Following the obvious night-show of Brian Wilson, Kate Taylor, and Willy Mason on Friday night, here’s a quick preview of who we’ll be checking out on Saturday. If you’re going, drop us a […]

Newport Folk Festival :: August 2008

Saturday, July 19th, 2008

Aquarium Drunkard is nothing if not fans of pop music’s twisting and shaking history. While some may point towards Woodstock as the most important music festival in the history of our young country, one could make a very, very strong case for the early 60’s incantations of the Newport Folk Festival. It was Newport, after […]

Hail, Hail: Belly and the making of King

Sunday, February 14th, 2016

Together for barely four years, Belly, the Rhode Island band made-up of Tanya Donelly, Gail Greenwood, and brothers Tom and Chris Gorman, managed an unexpected amount of success during a period in the early ‘90s when music that often had little in common was sold in very large quantities, under the catch-all term “alternative.” And […]