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Phantogram

Phantogram

Phantogram Reptar November 2, 2011 The Fillmore Better than: Being stuck in a Phantogram music video. Having made the festival rounds this summer, Phantogram settled into the Fillmore last night just two years after it released its first album. The sold-out show was proof that the duo, keyboardist Sarah Barthel and guitarist Josh Carter, has […]

The Swanson Family Band

Sunday at Hardly Strictly Bluegrass

Gomez Justin Townes Earle Zakir Hussein, Bela Fleck, and Edgar Meyer Devil Makes Three The Swanson Family Band October 2, 2010 Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Better than: Smuggling vodka into Outside Lands. “This is so much better than Outside Lands!” a girl squealed Sunday after exiting a line of porta potties. And indeed, the enthusiasm for […]

The Goat Rodeo Sessions

Chris Thile Interview

Mandolin virtuoso Chris Thile needs a drink. Since January, he has toured all over the country with his band, the Punch Brothers, recorded an album with guitarist Michael Daves (touring solo when Daves returned home for personal reasons), and collaborated on Yo-Yo Ma’s latest project, the Goat Rodeo Sessions (Sony Masterworks). Due out in October, […]