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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.

Step Into The Portal: A New Rock Opera in Denver

Morena Duwe | Posted 09.10.2015 | Arts
Morena Duwe

Musicals and rock operas have seen a myriad of genres for every type of music fan, however there is a new style of theater emerging for the counter-culture that will truly redefine theater.

20 Sensible Fashions for Music Festivals at ONE Musicfest Block Party

Timothy Tukes | Posted 09.03.2015 | Style
Timothy Tukes

Dressing for a day-long music festival can be daunting. Festival goers often ask themselves: Should my outfit be functional or ornamental? Luckily, at the ONE Musicfest Block Party, I spotted 20 sensible fashions that will work and werk! effortlessly at any music festival this season.

Ville de Québec: Québec City Is A Historic, Artistic Hub in Canada

Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson | Posted 09.02.2015 | Travel
Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson

Canada is a big country like the U.S.A. but it has one thing we don't have -- a French speaking and culturally organized (state), province. I know some people think our regional dialects are similar to visiting another country, because they are so distinctive but overall, we still speak English here.

Canada's MALBAIE

Sharon Hoge | Posted 08.26.2015 | Travel
Sharon Hoge

Three hundred fifty million years ago a meteorite crashed into the shore of the St. Lawrence River. Locals feel that a little bit of heaven was left behind, particularly in Malbaie, a nearby summer resort where mist rising from the river creates what appears to be an actual "city in heavenly clouds."

Brooklyn's 2015 Afropunk Festival: NO Ism Schism!

Marlon Regis | Posted 08.26.2015 | Entertainment
Marlon Regis

No Sexism. No Racism. No Ableism. No Ageism. No Homophobia. No Fatphobia. No Transphobia. No Hatefulness. Basically, no divide among people caused by ANY prejudice beliefs!

Afropunk Festival Takes Over the World

Lauri Lyons | Posted 08.20.2015 | Entertainment
Lauri Lyons

If you haven't noticed, there is a cultural shift taking place in America, and across the globe. The shift is loud, colorful, disruptive, and at times entertaining. Afropunk, the international music festival and community, is part of the alternative cultural shift.

11 Fun-Not-Your-Average-Grandma-Inspired-Events-to Celebrate Grandma on August 22, 2015

Felicia Watts | Posted 08.19.2015 | Entertainment
Felicia Watts

Grandma passed away on August 1, 2015, just 21 days before her 90th birthday on August 22nd. I had it all planned. I was to travel to my hometown ...

Most WTF Moment, Best Cover, Worst Stage: Outside Lands 2015 Superlatives

Nile Cappello | Posted 08.18.2015 | San Francisco
Nile Cappello

In an attempt to avoid the post-OSL slump (remind us when 2016 tickets go on sale...?), we're taking a look back at the most memorable performances, foods, outfits and more.

Stand With the Real Coachella

Daniel Hamidi | Posted 08.18.2015 | Impact
Daniel Hamidi

Every year, thousands flock to the Coachella Valley for its iconic Music and Arts Festival. Just a short twelve-minute drive southeast of the festival location lies a different Coachella -- one not nearly as glamorous. It's actually quite the opposite: filthy, decaying and in need of your help.

Outside Lands 2015 Food Awards

Nile Cappello | Posted 08.17.2015 | Taste
Nile Cappello

While other festivals fall back on fair-food staples like cotton candy, churros, and pretzels, Outside Lands takes almost as much care with its food offerings as its musical performances.

Exclusive Interview With Bosque Hrbek, Founder of Symbiosis Gathering

Morena Duwe | Posted 08.15.2015 | Arts
Morena Duwe

Behind every great music festival stands a passionate founder with an ambition that blossoms into a gathering. Bosque Hrbek, founder of Symbiosis Gathering, shares his mission, philosophies, "human animalism" and much more, divulging the seeds of the mind that grew this gathering.

A Forest of Rhythm - Into the Valley

Sean Bradford | Posted 08.13.2015 | Entertainment
Sean Bradford

Since it is throwback Thursday, I thought I would revisit one of the musical highlights of the summer, Into the Valley, which took place in Dalarna, Sweden.

Quebec City: A Closer Pick Than Paris

Sharon Hoge | Posted 08.21.2015 | Travel
Sharon Hoge

Why yearn for "April in Paris" when you can hum "Ete in Quebec" all season long. There may not be "chestnuts in blossom," but there's no need to cross the Atlantic to stroll the boulevards, practice your French, and linger at "holiday tables under the trees."

Exclusive Interview With FYF Founder, Sean Carlson

Morena Duwe | Posted 08.07.2015 | Entertainment
Morena Duwe

Over the years, live music has evolved from concerts to music festivals. Coming in many forms and styles, some festivals are weekend-long camp-outs while others only last one day.

Sober Tents Provide A Festival Oasis For Music Lovers In Recovery

The Huffington Post | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 08.06.2015 | Entertainment

For many music fans, summer festivals are a beloved annual tradition to take in live sets from some of their favorite bands under the stars while sur...