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7 Music Festival Must Haves

David Duran | Posted 11.24.2015 | Arts
David Duran

I've been to a few outdoor music festivals recently and each time, I always found myself being envious of someone who thought of the perfect thing to bring with them. There's always that one item that you wish you would have thought to bring, and once you are there, it's too little, too late.

I/O: A Documentary About the World of Electronic Music

Morena Duwe | Posted 11.24.2015 | Entertainment
Morena Duwe

Electronic music has long since been a debated genre of music. For those who live within its pulsating, body-moving lifestyle, it is an important aspect of the counter-culture experience. The way in which it affects the human body and emotion is a deeper and more complex connection than many might think.

Together We Must Go Forward... in to the Night

Alan Miller | Posted 11.20.2015 | Politics
Alan Miller

Our cities make us great : the freer they are - and more dynamic - the better off we all are. The past few days has demonstrated how we are living in a world where one has to take sides. Either one is for freedom, for social, economic and cultural interaction, for fun, for music, for life. Or one is against these things.

ACL Weekend 2 In Review

Madonna Matta | Posted 11.16.2015 | Entertainment
Madonna Matta

This was my first time going and I had a blast. I got to see my friends from all over the states, who I usually don't get to see without Skype, and got lost in the music. ACL, you won me over and I can't wait until next year.

Detroit Shines at San Francisco Boogie Woogie Festival

Thomas Gladysz | Posted 11.11.2015 | Detroit
Thomas Gladysz

The Motor City and its rich musical history is at the heart of this year's San Francisco International Boogie Woogie Festival.

The Story of Life in Color Founders, Sebastian Solano and Lukasz Tracz

Morena Duwe | Posted 11.10.2015 | Entertainment
Morena Duwe

There are few things as inspiring and motivational as a rags to riches story. The tale of Sebastian Solano, Paul Campbell, Lukasz Tracz and Patryk Tracz is surely one of the most colorful as they transformed from penniless college students to successful entrepreneurs.

Boogie Woogie Festival Now in Third Year

Thomas Gladysz | Posted 11.09.2015 | San Francisco
Thomas Gladysz

Though it's not the only boogie woogie festival in the country, the San Francisco International Boogie Woogie Festival has proven itself one of the best.

A-Sides with Jon Chattman: St. Lucia Raises "Energy" Level; Discovering the Expanding BØRNS Identity

Jon Chattman | Posted 11.02.2015 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

When you think tea, you usually think Lipton. When you think music festivals, you probably don't. Why would you? Teabags don't automatically make yo...

The Game Changing Siesta4 Heat Reflective Tent: A Music Festival Must

Morena Duwe | Posted 10.26.2015 | Technology
Morena Duwe

While music festivals exist on a plane of pure pleasure, there are still a fair share of challenges that every festival attendee must face. Long wal...

Bologna and The Beat -- Italy´s Robot Festival

Sean Bradford | Posted 10.23.2015 | Travel
Sean Bradford

As the Robot Festival continues to grow, I hope more people will discover Bologna, the balance of old and new, and the intersection of culture, food, history, and technology.

Serenity Gathering Announces Dates for 2016

Morena Duwe | Posted 10.22.2015 | Arts
Morena Duwe

As autumn sweeps across the landscape and festival season begins to simmer down, daydreams of spring are already being awoken. Celebrating the Verna...

The Iceland Airwaves CMJ Showcase

Shawn Forno | Posted 10.23.2015 | Entertainment
Shawn Forno

So you want to dive face first in the tangled, eccentric, all-around fantastic world of Icelandic music? You're in luck because there's really only one place to start -- the Iceland Airwaves music festival in Reykjavik Nov 4-8, 2015.

The Happiness Mark

Cynthia Catania | Posted 10.15.2015 | Gay Voices
Cynthia Catania

It seems to me that the human brain is wired for dissatisfaction. Exercising gratitude for where we are, and what we have can be a challenge.

What's Your Story: Devon Sproule

Stuart Gunter | Posted 10.12.2015 | Entertainment
Stuart Gunter

Devon Sproule is a world-traveling, world-class musician. She hails from Charottesville, Virginia.

Further Future 2016 Announces First Wave Lineup

Morena Duwe | Posted 10.14.2015 | Entertainment
Morena Duwe

Built upon the sands of the Mojave Desert just outside of Las Vegas is Further Future, a visionary gathering of imaginative people over three days f...

Reflecting on Symbiosis Gathering 2015

Morena Duwe | Posted 09.30.2015 | Arts
Morena Duwe

Poking the sky with its palatial spires was Symbiosis Gathering, a three-day camping, transformational music festival whose aesthetics are likened to that of Burning Man.

Way out West in Sweden music festival

Sean Cohen | Posted 09.30.2015 | World
Sean Cohen

Last week I had the pleasure of being at a music festival in Gothenburg Sweden called Way Out West and I was truly wowed. The festival took place at S...

Why You Need to Tick the Telluride Blues & Brews Festival Off Your Bucket List

Rachael Oakes-Ash | Posted 09.30.2015 | Travel
Rachael Oakes-Ash

The box canyon of Telluride in Colorado was surely made by unicorns who clicked their golden hooved heels and created a natural amphitheatre straight from a kids picture book with mountain peaks that thrust skyward protecting the town below with daily alpenglow and rainbows.

If Casual Sex Were a Music Festival Poster | Posted 09.29.2015 | Comedy

Casual sex isn't usually something you want to advertise. In theory it sounds awesome but if you really take a good hard look at it after the fact and start listing all of your thoughts and feelings, it gets pretty messy. So let's do that!

What is so G**damn Special About Riot Fest Anyway?

Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 09.23.2015 | Entertainment
Joseph Erbentraut

At a time where most of the major music festivals are seriously lacking in diverse talent, Riot Fest somehow managed to showcase one of the year's more varied and unusual collections of musicians despite (or perhaps because of) its punk-centric ethos.

Last Days of Summer -- Lollapalooza in Berlin

Sean Bradford | Posted 09.21.2015 | Entertainment
Sean Bradford

There was a final taste of summer last weekend in Berlin, as good weather helped to usher in the first European addition of Lollapalooza. Taking place in the former Tempelhof Airport, the history of the building and the location resulted in more of a "city" festival vibe.

Music Midtown Ruins Atlanta's Piedmont Park Before It Even Opens

Matthew Terrell | Posted 09.17.2015 | Green
Matthew Terrell

Hundreds of thousands of people will crowd into the park, destroying the greenery. Piedmont Park is inaccessible right now to the people it is mean...

A Glimpse Into Great North Music Festival 2015 in Maine

Morena Duwe | Posted 09.17.2015 | Arts
Morena Duwe

The mighty Great North Music and Arts Festival in Norridgewock, Maine, was rich in colorful characters, eye-tickling art and of course, brain-jiggling music.

Fashion Wants You To Put Some Pretty Weird Stuff On Your Face

The Huffington Post | Chanel Parks | Posted 09.17.2015 | Style

Think back to that time you were in the dusty desert, soaking up the rays at a music festival with metallic tattoos and gems on your face. Well, ...

A Look Back At FYF Fest 2015

Morena Duwe | Posted 09.11.2015 | Entertainment
Morena Duwe

The only thing more diverse than the music of FYF were the faces of FYF. Music lovers from all walks of life converged to dance, thrash, sway, chill, crowd surf, flip, and party to the sounds that stimulate their auditory cortex.