San Francisco’s Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival kicks off this weekend in Golden Gate Park– and event that has become a staple of the festival circuit since its inaugural show in 2008. As FORA.tv gets ready to join in on our hometown celebration of music, arts, and culture, check out the following videos in our next installment of Music Friday on FORA.tv in August.
Since 1999, Brooklyn-based indie rock band The National have released five albums to critical acclaim. But their 2010 album High Violet was the release that put them on the map. Watch The National perform the album’s lead single “Terrible Love” at The New Yorker Festival from 2011.
Mary J. Blige has been at the top of her game for over 20 years, meaning she’s seen trends come and go with a fury. How does she manage to keep fresh and produce hit music? She explained her methods on a TimesTalks event with New York Times music critic Jon Pareles.
As the most well-known name in classical music ever to emerge from the United States, Leonard Bernstein’s impact as a composer, conductor and music lecturer is undeniable. Michael Tilson Thomas of the San Francisco Symphony reflected on Bernstein’s life and shared some of his own memories of the legendary musician on City Arts & Lectures.
Ben Fong-Torres helped define Rolling Stone magazine through his editorial and exclusive interviews of music’s biggest names. Ray Manzarek, along with Jim Morrison, was a co-founder of the 1960s American rock band The Doors. Fong-Torres and Manzarek joined the stage on a Book Passage event to talk about what went into composing “Riders on the Storm.”