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John Smrtic: Yogi, Vegan and Awesome

Taraleigh Weathers | Posted 05.21.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Taraleigh Weathers

John Smrtic is one of my most amazing friends, and I have a lot of amazing friends. He took his passion for yoga and live music and made it into a suc...

Mayer Hawthorne Seduces at the Hangout Music Festival

Melissa Webster | Posted 05.22.2015 | Entertainment
Melissa Webster

"I'm a beach guy. This is lovely man... the humidity is actually really nice for my vocal chords. It feels good... It's like a natural little steamy ...

Incredible Visual History Of Music Festivals Will Remind You Why You Love Summer

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 05.20.2015 | Arts

"Everything looks better in black and white," Paul Simon once mused (depending on which version of the song "Kodachrome" you listen to). The music leg...

Envision Festival Announces Dates for 2016

Morena Duwe | Posted 05.19.2015 | Entertainment
Morena Duwe

The brilliant minds who combined the richness of Central America with the potency of the music festival have announced the dates for Envision Festival 2016.

Hangout Snapshot, Day 3: Firekid Is a Hot Prospect Getting Closer to the Fame

Michael Bialas | Posted 05.19.2015 | Entertainment
Michael Bialas

He started playing when he was 11 years old, and by the age of 17 as a senior at Florence High School, he was a champion, becoming the second-youngest person to win the National Flat Pick Guitar title.

Hangout Snapshot, Day 2: Elle King Is Queen for a Day

Michael Bialas | Posted 05.19.2015 | Entertainment
Michael Bialas

Elle King grew up in southern Ohio but was made for Gulf Shores -- and the Hangout festival. The singer-songwriter whose full-length album debut Love Stuff was released last year, now lives in New York, likes to party, frolic in the ocean and speak without a net.

Exclusive Interview With Anthony Frattolillo of Herbert Bail Orchestra

Morena Duwe | Posted 05.15.2015 | Entertainment
Morena Duwe

Herbert Bail Orchestra is a fusion of past and present, frontier and adventure, psyche and soul. Full sounds and powerful live performances pull listeners into their timeless dimension. With 6 core members and several guest musicians, they are truly an orchestral experience.

The 4th Annual Infrasound Music Festival in Black River Falls, Wisconsin

Morena Duwe | Posted 05.10.2015 | Entertainment
Morena Duwe

Beautiful souls swinging their tangled tendrils, orbs of fire tracing invisible geometry, rumbling bass that vibrates your innards, Palo Santo arousing olfactory bliss, and artists caressing canvases with their paintbrushes.

The Exceptional Touch of KCRW's Jason Bentley Shapes America's Musical Tastes

Xaque Gruber | Posted 05.06.2015 | Entertainment
Xaque Gruber

What do Adele, Foster The People, Hozier, Norah Jones, Arcade Fire, Lorde, Beck, Coldplay, The Black Keys and Sia all have in common?

How a Style Star Accessorizes for a Music Festival

Ada Polla | Posted 05.04.2015 | Style
Ada Polla

It's that time of year. Music festival time. I have been spying on the beautiful people attending Coachella and Jazz Fest via Instagram, which inspired this piece on jewelry do's and don'ts for festivals.

The Bay Area's Summer Music Celebration! Stern Grove Festival Announces 2015 Concert Line-up

Jason Mannino | Posted 05.01.2015 | San Francisco
Jason Mannino

Stern Grove Festival, a San Francisco summer tradition for over seven decades, announced its 78th season of admission-free concerts, Sundays at 2:00 p...

Wish Granted: Rock Star for a Day

Erin Bernhardt | Posted 04.28.2015 | Impact
Erin Bernhardt

Last spring, Nicolas got the opportunity of a lifetime: to perform on the main stage at a massive music festival.

Unifier Festival in Tolland, Massachusetts

Morena Duwe | Posted 04.27.2015 | Entertainment
Morena Duwe

When like-minded individuals gather together for the sake of unity, anything is possible. With so many festivals these days, it becomes difficult to discern which ones are for profit, which ones are for change, which ones are unique and which ones just are.

New Stirrings at Spoutwood Farm

Stephen D. Winick | Posted 04.24.2015 | Travel
Stephen D. Winick

For three days each year, an organic farm in bucolic Glen Rock, Pennsylvania, transforms itself into Faerieland, and people of all ages come from far and near to frolic with the faeries.

April Saylor

5 Smaller Music Festivals That Are Actually Better Than Coachella | April Saylor | Posted 04.20.2015 | Entertainment

Assuming you enjoy live music, good times and have any type of social media presence, you’re probably just getting over a serious case of FOMO from ...

15 Reasons Living With A Young Child Is Like Going To Coachella

Brooke Arellano | Posted 04.20.2015 | Parents
Brooke Arellano

It's the time of year where the Hipster Heaven known as Coachella takes over Indio, California for two weekends. I have never personally been to Coachella, but I have lived with a young child and it's pretty much the same thing.

Claire Fallon

Photographer Captures Absolutely Mind-Bending Crowd Shots From EDM Festivals | Claire Fallon | Posted 04.18.2015 | Arts

If you're still coming down from a transcendent Ultra experience last month, or counting the days until Electric Daisy Carnival comes to New York, no ...

Coachella 2015: Up Close

Lindsey Best | Posted 04.15.2015 | Entertainment
Lindsey Best

Every year Coachella goers expect a substantial line-up that offers at least a little bit for everybody, and this year was no exception.

The Economics of Music Festivals

Kelsey Clark | Posted 04.13.2015 | Entertainment
Kelsey Clark

Event producers, advertising sponsors and booking agents have successfully monetized every aspect of the "festival experience," from the actual ticket to the branded festival grounds themselves. When did festivals become more about money than music?

Michal Menert Set to Release Space Jazz Album

Morena Duwe | Posted 04.14.2015 | Entertainment
Morena Duwe

Musical alchemist, Michal Menert, has been reshaping the world of electronic music. No longer bound by the two genres of house and techno, this underground Renaissance is changing the way critics interpret electronic music.

Ethan Fedida

Nicky Romero's Ultra Evolution | Ethan Fedida | Posted 04.11.2015 | Entertainment

Nick Rotteveel, known to the world as megastar Dutch DJ and producer Nicky Romero, sits at No. 8 on DJ Magazine's annual DJ rankings. Best known for h...

9 Things to See (Besides Music) at Coachella | Posted 04.08.2015 | Travel

Located roughly half way between Los Angeles and Las Vegas, the city of Indio transforms into a world-class music destination each April when the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival kicks off the summer concert season.

Exclusive Interview With Alex Grey - Part 2

Morena Duwe | Posted 05.23.2015 | Arts
Morena Duwe

A sense of worldwide-family leads Allyson and I to consider the festivals as celebrations of the global love tribe at the dawn of a planetary civilization. Creativity is at the spiritual center.

Exclusive Interview With Alex Grey - Part 1

Morena Duwe | Posted 05.23.2015 | Arts
Morena Duwe

Deeply permeated in the transformational festival culture, Alex and his wife Allyson have become the voices and artists of a generation. In this interview, we discover, learn and transcend.

Serenity Gathering 2015

Morena Duwe | Posted 04.13.2015 | Entertainment
Morena Duwe

Though seemingly disorganized, Serenity Gathering managed to put together a beautiful festival in spite of oversold tickets and overworked staff. From the eyes of attendees, it was nothing but beautiful music, art, performances and oak trees.