It’s All Fun & Metal At Wacken Open Air

At the top of August, the 30th anniversary of the legendary metal festival Wacken Open Air took place in Schleswig-Holstein, a village within Wacken, Germany. Wacken is one of the most established metal festivals worldwide with around 85,000 guests, and ov...

The Orchard Presents: La Energía Norteña

Romantic norteño music, a popular style of Mexican music, is a mix of saxophone, accordion and bass that has been notable in the Chihuahua and San Luis Potos states of Mexico for decades. In 2008, Dallas-based group La Energía Norteña was perfecting this g...

Øya Fest Underway In Oslo

Before the Summer drifts away, Norway’s live music scene springs into action and brings the heat. This week marks Øyafestivalen in Tøyen Park, Oslo, featuring major international artists, local acts and tastemakers. For four days (6 August - 10 August) Osl...

20 Years of Frenchkiss Records

For the past 20 years, Frenchkiss Records has been creating an “island of misfits” like no other. Started by Syd Butler in 1999, the NY-based label has seen the rise of digital streaming, the fluctuation of indie-band success, and the extensive growth of a...

Cate Le Bon’s ‘Reward’ Dazzles Among Mercury Prize Nominees

Each year, the Mercury Prize is awarded to a single artist or act for the best album released in the United Kingdom. This year’s shortlist was a compilation of 12 essential albums, including The Orchard’s distributed artist, Cate Le Bon’s, Reward. Rewar...

AIM Awards Nominations Are Right On Target

The 2019 AIM Awards, scheduled for September 3rd in Camden, will mark a major 20-year milestone for the Association of Independent Music. Over the past 8 years of the awards ceremony, the organization has crowned incredible artists such as Adele, Björk, Wo...