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Food and Music Mix It up at These Southern Festivals

Carolyn Bass | Posted 09.09.2014 | Travel
Carolyn Bass

Harvest season is underway across the northern hemisphere and with it comes food and wine festivals to tempt even the foodiest of palates.

The 5 Must-See Acts at Boston Calling

Hopper.com | Posted 09.04.2014 | Entertainment
Hopper.com

Boston Calling, in a world of over-stimulation and excess, is successful - the festival is digestible. It's two and a half days! There's a shaded area! You can leave and come back!

FYF Music Festival 2014: Up Close

Lindsey Best | Posted 09.03.2014 | Entertainment
Lindsey Best

The weekend consisted of many different bands ranging from local bands Haim and Joyce Manor, to indie rock staples The Strokes, Phoenix and Interpol, to the reunion of hardcore band The Blood Brothers and the recently reunited predominant shoegaze band, Slowdive.

Punk Rock Summer Nationals Tour with The Offspring

Lindsey Best | Posted 09.02.2014 | Entertainment
Lindsey Best

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the best selling independent album of all time: the 1994 album Smash by The Offspring. Saturday night in San Diego, CA, The Offspring headlined the Sleep Train Amphitheater on their Punk Rock Summer Nationals tour.

Music and Sweets: A Perfect Combo for a Late Night Bakery

Dr. Sharon Ufberg | Posted 08.31.2014 | Entertainment
Dr. Sharon Ufberg

Bonnie plays a gorgeous fiddle and Nick works magic on his guitar. They perform effortlessly together as if they have been doing it their whole life--which, well, they almost have.

This Is What Everyone Talks About At America's Favorite Music Festivals

The Huffington Post | Ryan Kristobak | Posted 08.28.2014 | Entertainment

Diving into the conversation surrounding the 2013-2014 music festival season, Eventbrite teamed up with social media research company Mashwork to put ...

FYF: Is the Indie Music Festival Really Dead?

Stephanie Lager | Posted 08.28.2014 | Los Angeles
Stephanie Lager

We've all talked ad nauseam about how music festivals have changed. We've reminisced (and bragged) about the good old days when FYF was at the L.A. Historic Park and before Coachella ever sold out.

Live and Dangerous: Bestival 2014

Jeff Pollack | Posted 08.27.2014 | Arts
Jeff Pollack

This year's headliners range in style from Busta Rhymes to Chic to Beck. But everyone knows about the big guys -- here are three emerging acts set to perform that are also well worth checking out if you plan on being in the UK for Bestival this year.

The Dopest Street Style Snaps From AfroPunk Fest

The Huffington Post | Dana Oliver | Posted 08.25.2014 | Black Voices

If you've never experienced AfroPunk Fest, you're missing out on one of the largest gatherings of creative, colorful and conscious-minded individuals....

Veterans Find 'Family,' Healing In Festival And Electronic Music Culture

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 08.22.2014 | Impact

Two years and 34 surgeries after Kirstie Ennis was injured in a helicopter crash in Afghanistan, the retired Marine Corps veteran is still fighting to...

'Woodstock Was Truly A Life-Altering Experience And One That Changed The World'

Annie Birch | Posted 08.15.2014 | Fifty

Back in 1969, hundreds of thousands of people converged this week on a 600-acre dairy farm in Bethel, New York -- some 50 miles from Woodstock -- to p...

Female Rockers and EDM Rule Outside Lands 2014 (PHOTOS)

Adam Rutkowski | Posted 08.13.2014 | San Francisco
Adam Rutkowski

Outside Lands in it's seventh installment has completed it's transformation from a traditional rock and roll festival to a Coachella of Northern California. What used to drive Outside Lands were bands like Pearl Jam, Muse, Furthur, and Radiohead. Today, the headliners can be some of the quietest parts of the night.

It Was Hard to Top Kanye at Outside Lands

Molly Fosco | Posted 08.12.2014 | San Francisco
Molly Fosco

The artists I saw at Outside Lands this year were impressive across the board, but today all I want to do is listen to the entire Kanye West setlist on repeat.

9 Hipster Things That Actually Aren't All That Hipster

The Huffington Post | Emily Cohn | Posted 08.12.2014 | Business

Isn't it ironic? Artisanal Whiskey Look at you, sipping that aged rye whiskey out of a tumbler made of hand-blown glass. How hip. But have...

Jason 'J' Carter: Filling the Need for Progressive Music Lovers While Unifying a City

Bessie A. Winn-Afeku | Posted 08.11.2014 | Entertainment
Bessie A. Winn-Afeku

Meet Jason Carter. He is the creator of Atlanta's One Musicfest. Jason is responsible for consistently curating experiences in Atlanta for the past 15 years that fuse music, art, major brands and a great time.

Your Survival Guide for SF's Outside Lands Festival

WHERE | Posted 08.11.2014 | Travel
WHERE

For three days every year, two famous vintage wooden windmills and 180,000 people turn San Francisco's Golden Gate Park into a veritable musical epicenter.

Electric Zoo's Anti-drug PSA Well-intentioned, But Misses the Mark

Meghan Ralston | Posted 08.11.2014 | New York
Meghan Ralston

An anti-drug PSA is pretty useless without any actual facts or lifesaving advice. Scare tactics and over-the-top drug PSAs geared at teens and 20-somethings incite apathy at best and mockery at worst.

Joan Jett Rocks It at the Quick Chek Festival of Ballooning

Ilana Rapp | Posted 08.08.2014 | Parents
Ilana Rapp

I love rock and roll! When I found out Joan Jett & The Blackhearts were playing at the Quick Chek Festival of Ballooning this year, you can only imagine my excitement.

Who's the Old Guy at Lollapalooza?

Greg Schwem | Posted 08.06.2014 | Comedy
Greg Schwem

As the Chicago skyline shone directly to my west, thousands of teens and 20-somethings wearing plastic wristbands streamed past me. Some waved open purses and backpacks in my direction, assuming I was there to inspect both. When I did neither, their pace quickened.

Happy 83rd, Ramblin' Jack

Lauren Daley | Posted 08.06.2014 | Arts
Lauren Daley

I've been lucky enough to see Ramblin' Jack twice now, including at the 2013 Newport Folk Festival, where, he surprised Beck on stage to duet on Jimmie Rodgers' "Waiting For A Train."

10 Reasons Full Moon Fest Is The Best Music Festival You've Never Heard Of

Huffington Post | Emily Kassie | Posted 08.01.2014 | Arts

Heavily commercialized music fests are everywhere you look this summer. If you want to be trampled on, solicited to buy merchandise and listen to the ...

W.B. Yeats and Sligo, Then and Now

Anne Margaret Daniel | Posted 07.22.2014 | Books
Anne Margaret Daniel

What did Yeats love about Sligo? First, having family there - his mother's people, the Pollexfens and Middletons, were of Sligo. Second, the landscape and freedom to range, both physically, and imaginatively, within that landscape.

Come for the Music Festivals, Stay for Chicago

Findery | Posted 07.17.2014 | Travel
Findery

If you're coming for Pitchfork or Lollapalooza, don't miss out on what the rest of the city has to offer. We wait all year for summer -- you may have heard that we just had an epically terrible winter -- and this is the best time to take in all that's awesome about Chicago.

Iceland, Music Festivals, Drug Use and Shocking Police Antics Under the Midnight Sun

Sharda Sekaran | Posted 09.14.2014 | World
Sharda Sekaran

In Iceland, there are shockingly harsh drug laws with possible penalties of up to 12 years imprisonment for sales and up to 6 for possession. Even in cases not involving prison time, the societal consequences from a criminal record can be substantial.

Music Genre Mashups Draw New Fans Through Crossover Appeal

David Meerman Scott | Posted 09.10.2014 | Entertainment
David Meerman Scott

It seems to me that many artists don't tap the idea of crossover. They stay comfortably in their niche and play to their established fan base. But in today's world, reaching out to new audiences has never been easier.