Our live show tendencies follow suit. Metter’s more electronically inclined, as you’ve seen from her in-the-fray coverage of Camp Bisco, Electric Zoo, and Identity Fest. Me? If it’s rock ‘n’ roll or Americana or blues or roots or anything that involves people beating the shit out of a guitar in the best possible way, it’s right up my alley, which is why I chomp at the bit for SXSW every spring and for Newport Folk every summer.
This week, we’re both taking off to cover two of our favorite festivals—Identity and Newport Folk—and to say that we’re stoked to shove our way to the front row at both the Comcast Center and Fort Adams would be a huge understatement. See, we live for this shit, and though local bands, clubs, and artists will always be the foundation of DigBoston’s music coverage, these brief stints outside of city limits are a breath of fresh air—literally and figuratively—when it comes to discovering new bands and appreciating the resident geniuses who make our city sound so good.
We’ve given you a taste of what to expect in this issue’s expanded music section, which includes an exclusive interview with Identity headliner Eric Prydz and an unusual look at the Newport Folk lineup. If you’re into music, period, we’ve got something for you—so skip town with us, and don’t forget your earplugs.