Now in its 13th year, Forecastle Festival has grown from a small neighborhood event into one of the larger summer music festivals, with tens of thousands of music lovers from all over assembling in Louisville, Kentucky's Waterfront Park on the banks of the Ohio River for three days of live music spread across four large stages.
As far as duos go, you'd be hard-pressed to find one as solid and adventurous as the Charleston, South Carolina group, Shovels and Rope.
With a sweet and rowdy and heartfelt approach to gospel and rock 'n' roll, Charleston, South Carolina band Shovels & Rope return this summer with a new album and a strong first single, "The Devil Is All Around."
With any Shovels and Rope show, it's not just about two skilled performers throwing genre rules in the trash with a multi-instrumental onslaught that defies logic. Two people shouldn't be able to make that much robust, fevered noise without backup, but they do.
Atop a mountain, surrounded by an Arkansas forest, lies the 10-years-running music festival, Wakarusa.
People came from all over the world came to perform and be a part of the SXSW festivities in Austin, Texas this year.