They Might Be Giants’ John Flansburgh: The Catskills Is The New Williamsburg (Gothamist)

BY JOHN DEL SIGNORE It’s been over four years since Brooklyn-based rockers They Might Be Giants produced an “adult” album, which isn’t as dirty as it sounds—the indelibly inventive songwriting team of John Flansburgh and John Linnell have been busy carving out an increasingly successful niche for themselves with the 12-and-under set, with a growing catalog of popular rock albums … Read More

NY’s State Route 97 makes great fall weekend trip

If you’re done with Beacon and fatigued with Phoenicia, there’s another slice of nearby upstate New York that beckons with small-town charms and sweeping vistas. It doesn’t come up in conversation quite the same way that the Catskills and the Hudson River Valley do, but here, farm country mixes with woodlands that on a recent trip were aflame with fall’s … Read More

Mysteryland USA: Kaskade, Steve Aoki, Acres of Music Rule EDM Fest on Woodstock’s Grounds (Billboard)

By Ingrid Pan Tens of thousands of attendees descended upon the original Woodstock grounds May 23-25 for the Mysteryland electronic music festival featuring Kaskade, Steve Aoki, Moby, Flosstradamus, Dillon Francis and many more. The Bethel Woods, New York event, produced by the Dutch company ID&T (acquired last year by the entertainment conglomerate SFX Entertainment), bills itself as the longest-running electronic … Read More