Tonight at 9PM on mvyradio, I’ll feature a set from The Milk Carton Kids as our mvy LIVE. Listen in to hear their performance from Newport Folk 2013 where they completely won me over with their incredible music and hilarious on stage banter.
I’ve been checking out all the live videos I can find from these two since I saw them this summer. Check out their dynamite performance on Conan:
LISTEN IN tonight at 9PM for an entire live set from The Milk Carton Kids!
The Life Is Good Festival is this weekend, and I’m so excited to attend both days! This is a one of a kind fest, that’s truly one of the most special musical events I’ve attended. ALL proceeds go to help children in need, through the Life Is Good Playmakers. Because of this focus on children, the festival is a family affair, with a kids stage and LOTS of kids activities.
Aside from the beautiful family vibe that comes through at this fest, the lineup is always ridiculous! This year Jack Johnson and Hall & Oates headline. Oh, and throw in The Roots, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Amos Lee, and Dawes for good measure! Also new this year, there will be a Coffee House stage curated by Ryan Montbleau. He’ll perform a set each day along with Dwight & Nicole, Tall Heights, Mike Doughty, Session Americana, Amber Rubarth and more!
Here are a few lesser known acts I’m really excited to see:
Lake Street Dive
The Life Is Good Festival
“Turn It Around”
I was lucky enough to make it to one day of Boston Calling this past weekend, where I saw two of my favorite bands who I’ve wanted to see live for quite some time – Local Natives and Vampire Weekend. They both delivered amazing performances!
I also happened to see a set from the band Lucius and I’m so thrilled I did because I totally fell in love! I’m psyched to catch wind of this Brooklyn-based group so early on…their debut album, Wildewoman comes out on October 15th and they’ve got a slew of tour dates in small rooms lined up for the fall. SEE THEM LIVE if they’re coming to your area – TOUR DATES HERE. I can guess they won’t be playing small rooms for long!
The 6th annual Naukabout Festival on Cape Cod is SATURDAY and the lineup is fantastic! This year there’s a big focus on up and coming local acts – from the Cape and also out of the Boston area. Throw in a FUN headlining band from NYC and a rising act out of Philly and you have a day filled with some seriously solid music!
Here’s a taste of just some of the artists performing on Saturday at the Barnstable County Fairgrounds (North Falmouth):
Jukebox the Ghost – “Somebody”
David Wax Museum – “Harder Before it Gets Easier”
Toy Soldiers – “Throw Me Down”
Tall Heights – “I Don’t Know, I Don’t Know”
THE 6th ANNUAL NAUKABOUT FESTIVAL
Saturday, August 3rd
@ the Barnstable County Fairgrounds
Noon until 10PM
“Harder Before it Gets Easier”
The David Wax Museum hits the stage tonight at Flatbread Company – by the Martha’s Vineyard airport. This Mexo-Americana band has a truly unique sound that will get you moving! The night will begin with an “In the Round” featuring some incredible local singer/songwriters – Alex Karalekas, Jason Nichols, Alysse Fischer and Lydia Fischer.
A wonderful night of music to kick off the holiday weekend, and just $18 at the door!
@ Flatbread Company
Doors at 8PM
17 Airport Road
TONIGHT at Flatbread by the MV airport…this Providence based band will take the stage, with local support from Dukes County Love Affair. Doors open at 9PM, music starts at 10PM. Tickets are $18 at the door. Deer Tick’s sound will please many music fans…for those who like folk, alt-country, punk, or rock. They really have a little bit of everything, and above all, an energetic live show.
MV Times article
Vineyard Gazette interview
Cape Cod Times article
Martha’s Vineyard Skatepark Benefit
TONIGHT, Saturday June 1st, Flatbread on Martha’s Vineyard kicks off it’s season of live music with a benefit for the MV Skatepark. Ben Taylor headlines this evening of music, with appearances from island bands DCLA and 2nd Power and plenty of great jams before, after and in between from DJ Ricky Prime!
Flatbread MV | 17 Airport Rd, Edgartown
21+, Doors at 7PM. $30 for general admission, $75 to be a VIP
*cash or check only at the door
MV Times article
Vineyard Gazette article