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Female Rockers and EDM Rule Outside Lands 2014 (PHOTOS)

Adam Rutkowski | Posted 10.13.2014 | 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 10.12.2014 | 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 10.11.2014 | 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 10.11.2014 | 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 10.11.2014 | 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 10.08.2014 | 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 10.06.2014 | 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 10.05.2014 | 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 09.21.2014 | 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 09.16.2014 | 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.

No Genre: An Introduction to Jon Bellion

Ahmad Khan | Posted 09.10.2014 | 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 09.09.2014 | 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 09.08.2014 | 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 09.07.2014 | 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 08.07.2014 | 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 08.06.2014 | 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 08.02.2014 | 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 08.02.2014 | 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 07.28.2014 | 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.