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Serenity Gathering 2016 Announces Phase 2 of Lineup

Morena Duwe | Posted 01.22.2016 | Arts
Morena Duwe

Colorful flyers adorned with geometric shapes and festival lineups are beginning to appear with more frequency in my social media feeds. Though stil...

How to Follow Your Favorite Band Across the Country

CheapTickets | Posted 01.21.2016 | Travel
CheapTickets

Following a band across the country shouldn't be done on a whim -- otherwise, you may run out of gas, get stranded, or show up to a sold-out show empty-handed. Before you hit the road, you need a plan.

The Gem and Jam Pre-Party 2016 in Downtown Los Angeles

Morena Duwe | Posted 01.18.2016 | Arts
Morena Duwe

With a new year brings a new festival season. The Gem and Jam Festival in Tuscon, Arizona will be once again offering a Los Angeles pre-party on Friday, January 15th.

Exclusive Photos From Wonderfruit Festival 2015 in Thailand

Morena Duwe | Posted 01.13.2016 | Arts
Morena Duwe

The second annual Wonderfruit Festival just southeast of Bangkok in Pattaya Chonburi, Thailand, released exclusive photos from this idyllic event which occurred at the end of 2015. These grounds were transformed into a cross-cultural, sustainability-driven gathering.

Forget FOMO. This Is the Year of GOMO.

Julia Hartz | Posted 01.12.2016 | Entertainment
Julia Hartz

Looking back, 2015 was about moving away from materialism, and towards experientialism. I've spent a lot of time thinking about the trends that contributed to this shift and these led to 10 predictions for this coming year. Spoiler alert: 2016 could be the year you see your mom at Coachella, wake up more enlightened than dehydrated, and leave your wallet at home on purpose.

Envision Festival 2016: Lineup, Educational Retreats And More

Morena Duwe | Posted 01.04.2016 | Arts
Morena Duwe

While many corners of the world are shrouded in cold, wind, snow and rain, the tropical climates of Costa Rica are beckoning. The depths of winter a...

Interview: GTA - Death to Genres

Sean Bradford | Posted 12.17.2015 | Entertainment
Sean Bradford

GTA, conceived in Miami and made up of Julio Mejia and Matthew Van Toth, have been on a rapid rise ever since their first track was signed to Afrojack's Wall Recordings, and they opened for Rihanna on her Diamonds Tour.

'Sweetpea:' Billy Strayhorn, A Tribute To A Musical Icon

Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson | Posted 12.04.2015 | Arts
Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson

I couldn't believe I was going to a music festival honoring the famous Billy Strayhorn at the Auditorium Theater of Roosevelt University in Chicago -- "Lush Life: The Music of Billy Strayhorn." It felt as if I was attending a homecoming of sorts.

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 02.02.2016 | Queer 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...