May 14, 2014 10:45
Between the filigreed impeccability of Alison Krauss & Union Station and the ragged affability of Willie Nelson, there may not exist a wider sonic gulf between two bands existing within the same idiom and on tour together. The AstroTurf sterility of the White Oak Amphitheatre, home to their Saturday night....
May 7, 2014 11:01
Jeff Austin says there came a point where the songs he was hearing in his head were completely different than the ones he played on stage with his Yonder Mountain String Band mates, and now he’s going to have the opportunity to actually play them that way....
April 9, 2014 10:17
For all its righteous ambition to turn a firm foothold in a thriving local indie rock community into a festival that appeals to a wide palette of tastes, maybe Phuzz Phest’s greatest virtue is its candor....
April 2, 2014 10:31
So you’ve picked up a $20 bladed bean grinder from BB&B and suddenly your coffee game has been upped to an all-star level, right? You personally ground some store-bought Starbucks to dust, and now your cup is so much more jammin’ because of this exciting new level of engagement, yes? Not so fast....
March 26, 2014 09:52
Let the Mountain Oasis Electronic Music Summit’s recent demise show how easily myriad factors can sweep away germinating music festivals in the blink of an eye — no matter how strong its lineup. But if 2013 was the year that Phuzz Phest’s radicle firmly took root, then its fourth year is when it will have grown tall enough to cast a real shadow....
March 19, 2014 10:21
There’s a sign on the wall inside of New Orleans’ Preservation Hall that announces the customary request fee for its illustrious house band to play songs from the sprawling NOLA songbook: $5 for traditionals, $10 for others, and $20 for “When the Saints Go Marching In....

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