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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

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 07.16.2014 | 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 07.11.2014 | 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.

No Genre: An Introduction to Jon Bellion

Ahmad Khan | Posted 07.15.2014 | Entertainment
Ahmad Khan

Jon knows such dreams and ambitions are likely to elicit sneers of disapproval from those who believe such statements and thoughts are bred from arrogance rather than inspired by confidence.

A Music Festival That's So Much More Than The Music

Molly Fosco | Posted 07.10.2014 | San Francisco
Molly Fosco

There aren't many festivals quite as unique as the High Sierra Music Festival in Quincy, CA.

LA's Free Summer Music Festivals: That's Right, Free

Party Earth | Posted 07.09.2014 | Los Angeles
Party Earth

We've done our research and taken note of the best music festivals in Los Angeles -- all of which are 100% free to attend. So even if you're balling on zero budget, you don't have to fall victim to FOMO this summer. Here's our list of the best free music festivals that Los Angeles has to offer.

July Is Flying By! Don't Wait to Get Out and See the State

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 07.08.2014 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

There's plenty to do around the state of Illinois, including a wave of county fairs around the state that arrive later this month.

11 Signs You Went To Warped Tour Back In The Day

The Huffington Post | Lauren Zupkus | Posted 06.13.2014 | Entertainment

The 2014 Vans Warped Tour kicks off this week, and what once started as a punk rock and skateboarding festival in 1995 has grown extensively in the la...

Here's What Music Festival Style Really Looks Like

The Huffington Post | Jamie Feldman & Raydene Salinas | Posted 06.09.2014 | Style

Ah, music festivals. There is something so uniquely thrilling about thousands of people gathering to experience the joy of live music and delicious (a...

Wiesbaden (Why I Like It and Why Rick Steves Should Reconsider)

Susan Kraus | Posted 06.09.2014 | Travel
Susan Kraus

Wiesbaden cannot possibly compete with Munich or Berlin or Frankfurt or Cologne or Stuttgart. But it is cozier, more easily navigated, than the big cities

Primavera Sound 2014: John Talabot Recaps the Year's Best Music Festival

Theo Bark | Posted 06.10.2014 | Entertainment
Theo Bark

Talabot expressed equal excitement about the concluding moments of the festival. Standing in the sun the next morning, system still bumping, surrounded by old and new friends, fellow artists, fans and members of the industry, from Singapore to Mexico and further still.

BottleRock 2014: Small Review Huge Slideshow! Slideshow 1

Adam Rutkowski | Posted 06.04.2014 | San Francisco
Adam Rutkowski

Overall, BottleRock found success in their "anything you could possibly want" lineup and I'm looking forward to see how they further define their image in 2015. Check out my slideshow for day one below, and check out my second post which has a slideshow from day two!

BottleRock 2014 -- Small Review Huge Slideshow! Slideshow 2

Adam Rutkowski | Posted 06.04.2014 | San Francisco
Adam Rutkowski

Check out my continued slideshow below for pictures from day two! ...

Primavera Sound 2014: Back and Better Than Ever

Theo Bark | Posted 05.28.2014 | Entertainment
Theo Bark

Controversy trumps content, music journalism has been boiled down to hashtags, and we'll take a summary, or better yet, a GIF, over a direct quote. The lines have, indeed, blurred. I'll be interested to see what people have to say.

9 Upcoming Music Festivals in the World's Best Cities | Posted 05.28.2014 | Travel

While music lovers have plenty of summer festivals to choose from, it's rarely the music alone that attracts a crowd. For our purposes, a festival is only as good as the city it's in.

Are Music Festivals Killing the Live Music Venue Vibe?

Localeur | Posted 05.27.2014 | Entertainment

In Austin, where classic venues like Emo's and Antone's have been forced out of their downtown locations in part due to rising operating costs, music festivals can be seen as a partial if not a root cause of less patronage to these businesses over the last decade before their closings.

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

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 05.29.2014 | 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...

3 Reasons You Should Plan To Hang Out at Hangout Fest in 2015

Sarah McCartan | Posted 07.21.2014 | Entertainment
Sarah McCartan

If you're looking for a festival that allows you to bury your toes in sugar-white sand while gawking at the Gulf of Mexico instead of trekking through mud or muck, Hangout Fest just might be the one for you.

More Than Just Good Food and Wine? Putting Music on the Map in Napa

Alexis Sclamberg | Posted 07.16.2014 | San Francisco
Alexis Sclamberg

Resuscitated from its rocky financial inception last year by Dave and his team of partners, Bottle Rock brings together the magical combination of music, food and wine -- it's described as a celebration of "Platinum records... lit by Michelin stars."

This Is The Music Festival For Everyone Who Hates Music Festivals

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 05.15.2014 | Arts

If upon hearing the words "music festival," your impulse is to rush to the nearest bed and jump for cover underneath, we wouldn't judge. It's hard to ...

WATCH: Music Festival Dancing: The Best Of The Best

The Huffington Post | Ben Craw | Posted 05.15.2014 | Weird News

If dancing is a form of self-expression, then we're not sure we want to know these people. Just kidding, they're still way better dancers than us. ...

No Lollapalooza Tickets? No Problem -- These Chicago Festivals Rock Just as Hard

WHERE | Posted 07.12.2014 | Travel

So you didn't get tickets to Lollapalooza. It wasn't even a "you snooze, you lose," situation -- those passes sold out in minutes, not hours. Thankfully, Chicago has so much more to offer in the way of live music festivals.

In Praise of Moogfest

Claire L. Evans | Posted 07.09.2014 | Entertainment
Claire L. Evans

Even in the age of bootlegged Pro Tools and audio plugins, Moog workers still hand-solder their in-demand analog synths, like the Minimoog Voyager, from a homespun factory on the edge of town.

The Wildest Outfits From The Stagecoach Country Music Festival

The Huffington Post | Dana Oliver and Jamie Feldman | Posted 04.29.2014 | Style

Toto, we're not at Coachella anymore. Photos from The Stagecoach Country Music Festival have surfaced, and while we're not saying the style is any...