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Austin City Limits 2019: Four lesser-known acts not to miss this October

Austin City Limits released their stacked three-day, two-weekend lineup earlier this month with Guns N’ Roses, Mumford & Sons and Childish Gambino leading the way. Continue Reading

BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend hits Middlesbrough for a star-studded show, with Vampire Weekend, Ellie Goulding and more

Once a year, the BBC utilizes its status as a media giant to boost local economies across the United Kingdom with BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend. This year the traveling festival descended on Middlesbrough, a post-industrial town in the North-East of England. For a town without a single high-capacity venue, this was the event of the decade. I spent two days covering the festival to experience what happens when you bring some of the biggest names in music to the backyard of average British communities. Continue Reading

Interview: Paz talks dream collaborations and favorite places to play (from Shaky Beats in Atlanta)

Paz is a super energetic, friendly, and creative DJ from California. He played one of the opening sets at Shaky Beats and got the crowd jumping early. He knows how to mash tons of great songs and then slam the crowd with mega drops. But besides being a extremely talented producer he also has a great personality. I had the opportunity to sit down with Paz and step more into his music world. Continue Reading

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Warm weather, happy fans and acts like Tame Impala, Beck, Tears For Fears and Maggie Rogers draw big crowds to Atlanta’s Shaky Knees

Shaky Knees has quickly made it’s way to the top of my “favorite festivals” list. Unlike the other high-end festivals (Coachella, Bonnaroo, Lollapalooza), Shaky Knees hasn’t sold themselves out to conform to what is trendy, instead, it has displayed commitment to its own standards. Continue Reading

4 weeks ago

Can Electric Zoo reclaim it’s place as a top EDM festival in 2019 with a killer lineup at Electric Zoo: Evolved

A combination of bad weather, transportation issues and high ticket prices have led to some negative attention for Electric Zoo, but as the festival prepares for year eleven, hopes are high for a memorable and seamless EDM festival experience. Continue Reading

Seven things to do at Lollapalooza (August 1 to 4) that make it a stand-out summer festival

Lollapalooza Chicago has existed as a staple in the midwestern music scene since its inception in 1991. With copious big-names, diverse acts and charitable ambitions, Lollapalooza provides a summer spectacular for any festival fan. From good eats to ping-pong tables, the fun isn’t constrained to the music. Read below for seven things to look out for at this year’s Lollapalooza. Continue Reading

Interview: Dounia on Kehlani, snacking on Taki’s and performing at the Buku Music and Art Project in New Orleans

The 21-year-old singer Dounia took on the Buku Music and Art Project this weekend in New Orleans, Louisiana. Dounia is a part of the Revel’s Music Group which includes artists such as Anthony Russo and G-Eazy. Continue Reading

Governors Ball and Woodstock 50 present New Yorkers with an epic summer festival decision

There may be no better place in the United States to be as a fan of music festivals than New York City. Even with the loss of Panorama and The Meadows, the Big Apple still has close to a dozen major summer festivals within easy reach, from Made In America in Philadelphia, Electric Zoo for EDM fans, and the steadily growing Afropunk. Even a trip to Delaware for Firefly or Massachusetts for Boston Calling isn’t out of reach. Continue Reading

Festival Recap: With Paul McCartney, Travis Scott, Janelle Monae and close to a dozen local acts lead the way at Austin City Limits Weekend Two

Photos by Brian Benton and Ryan Rose
Words by Ryan Rose

As another summer of festivals comes to an end, the legendary Austin City Limits continues to exceed music lovers expectations and be one of the most seamless, well-planned, talent-filled festivals. Continue Reading

Interview: Jade Bird talks about her roots as a musician and her favorite shows backstage at Bumbershoot

Jade Bird beams rays of sunshine as she greets us with a warn, cheerful, “Hello!” after her set at Bumbershoot. Energy abounds from the young British singer while the day winds down around her. Continue Reading

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