The five-day Glastonbury Festival of Contemporary Performing Arts kicks off at Worthy Farm, Pilton near Glastonbury, England. This year, headline acts include Artic Monkeys, Mumford and Sons and the Rolling Stones. Now attracting more than 175,000 people, the festival began in 1970 when several hundred patrons paid 1 GBP to watch T. Rex frontman Marc Bolan perform.
The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, the annual eclectic music festival held in southern California’s sweltering heat, kicked off on April 12 for the first weekend of its two-weekend celebration. Per the Los Angeles Times, 160,000 people are expected to attend over the course of the festivals’ run.
Since 1997, The Recher Theatre in Towson has been hosting live music acts, big and small, giving many local groups a chance to perform. Mike Ruocco, who is originally from Lutherville, was one of those acts. He started playing when he was a teenager at the Recher in his then-band Plunge, went on to join SR-71 and eventually started the band Cinder Road. A week before the Recher closes for renovations to turn it into a club and bar, Ruocco led Cinder Road Saturday night to their final performance at the venue.
Below, watch a video from Cinder Road’s performance, and hear Ruocco and theatre owner Brian Recher talk about how the venue contributed to their success.
Every year, hordes flock to Austin, Texas for South by Southwest (SXSW), a set of conferences and festivals with a broad appeal. For music lovers, it’s the unofficial start of the summer festival season; for cinephiles, it’s a chance to check out some off-the-radar indie films; and for techies, it’s a chance to explore new technologies and hear from some of the digital sphere’s best and brightest.
The Beatles’ debut tune “Love Me Do” helped to ignite a worldwide obsession for the four-man British rock band celebrates its 50th anniversary on October 5, 2012. Though it only peaked at no. 17 on the British charts, the single “Love Me Do” was the rock group’s first hit record when released in October 1962. In the United States the song was a number one hit in 1964. The song released again in 1982 reached number four on the charts.
This is the second season for the Druid Hill Farmers Market, which offers farm produce, friendly faces and fun activities for all ages. The vendors are arrayed along a tree-shaded path, south of the Howard Peters Rawlings Conservatory, every Wednesday, 3:30 to 7:30 p.m. from June 6 through September 26. The Farmers Market was launched by the Conservatory, the Friends of Druid Hill Park, and the Baltimore City Recreation and Parks to foster a sense of community in the neighborhoods adjoining the park.
The 26th Burning Man Festival ramps up in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada. More than 60,000 people have gathered at the sold out festival.
The highs and lows of love is a sweet and bitter roller coaster ride explored by singer-songwriter Risa Binder on her debut album “Paper Heart.” The Columbia, Maryland native recently stopped by the Baltimore Sun, where she spoke with Sun features writer Wesley Case about growing up in the state and her current tour. Binder also performed “Paper Heart” and “You Made it Rain” with guitarist Ryan Bull.