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The Boss Named SXSW Keynote Speaker

AP | Posted 01.31.2012 | Fifty

AUSTIN, Texas — Rock veteran Bruce Springsteen will be the keynote speaker at the 2012 South by Southwest music festival in Texas. Organizers a...

The Occupy Movement: A Familiar Gathering

Pete Mason | Posted 01.15.2012 | Arts
Pete Mason

Even though Occupy Wall Street has a festival feel to it, the seriousness of the movement is not to be dismissed in the process.

Broadening Your Music Festival Horizons

Joah Spearman | Posted 01.07.2012 | Style
Joah Spearman

After back-to-back years attending Coachella, it was plain for me to see that festival fashion was at a premium in the California desert. But where can a style-savvy festival fan go to get their fix the rest of the year? Here's a hint: book a flight to Austin and be prepared to get on stage.

Ava Luna Plays Glasslands For CMJ

Turnstyle | Posted 12.27.2011 | Home

Photo Credit: Seher Sikandar/Turnstyle News See a photo gallery of Ava Luna's CMJ showcase on Turnstyle>> By: Seher Sikandar Here's a band that is...

Why the South Won (the CMJ Music Marathon, That Is)

Marissa Moss | Posted 12.24.2011 | Home
Marissa Moss

Last week in NYC, amidst the 15-minute sets of guitar fuzz and vocals sometimes indecipherable from keyboard wahs, at times, the "CM" in CMJ could have stood for Country Music.

Treasure Island Music Festival Is Underrated

Julie Dyer | Posted 12.12.2011 | San Francisco
Julie Dyer

If you live in San Francisco and you're into music, Treasure Island Music Festival is on the brink of something really great. Unlike most festivals, it feels attainable and not overly jam-packed people or artist-wise.

Lucas Kavner

Free Music Festival Draws Almost A Million | Lucas Kavner | Posted 12.03.2011 | Home

What began humbly in 2001 as the "Strictly Bluegrass" festival (if you didn't have a banjo or a mandolin, you probably weren't welcome) attached the w...

Naked Soprano Fronts Orchestra In Slovenia

Laurence Vittes | Posted 11.15.2011 | Arts
Laurence Vittes

2011-09-15-orchestrapull.jpg In the comfortable confines of Maribor's Union Hall, Tognetti let loose musical hounds of hell in Gyoergy Ligeti's Violin Concerto.

How to Solve Matchup Problems at Austin City Limits Festival

Mark R. Collins | Posted 11.14.2011 | Arts
Mark R. Collins

Classic rookie festival-goer mistake is to leave midway through one band's set to go check out another band that is playing at the same time. Here's my advice on how to solve these conflicts.

Dynamic Personality and Differentiating the Brand: A Social Media and Event Marketing Case Study

Stephanie Keller | Posted 11.08.2011 | Entertainment
Stephanie Keller

Where most events handle their audience with kid gloves, Fun Fun Fun Fest banks on a more casual, bantering, personal vibe by way of original creative content and a stream of consciousness voice that sounds much more like a human than a marketing strategy.

85,000 Happy Fans At New York's Electric Zoo Music Festival

Farryn Weiner | Posted 11.07.2011 | Entertainment
Farryn Weiner

Standing in the middle of Bloody Beetroots during "Warped" was an adrenaline rush on par with my first skydive in South Africa.

PHOTOS: North Coast Music Festival Takes Over Union Park

Posted 11.06.2011 | Chicago

In just its second year, Chicago's homegrown, hip hop- and electronic music-focused North Coast Music Festival is already proving that it is a worthy ...

Kia Makarechi

Zach Condon Of Beirut Talks The Rip Tide | Kia Makarechi | Posted 10.30.2011 | Home

Zach Condon shattered his wrist as a young child, and says he can't play guitar for more than a few minutes without feeling pain. "At a young age, my ...

Pianists Are Lords of the Ring in La Roque d'Anthéron's Festival 2011

Laurence Vittes | Posted 10.22.2011 | Arts
Laurence Vittes

The nearly five-hour, Monday night apéritif we had originally come for, featuring some of the world's greatest headliners plus a generous sprinkling of future stars, included sumptuous performances.

Kia Makarechi

Girl Talk Wants To Get In Your Face | Kia Makarechi | Posted 10.22.2011 | Home

SAN FRANCISCO -- Gregg Gillis -- the former biomedical engineer who famously sat with a Macbook Pro until he jammed hundreds of samples into frenetic,...

Another Stage Collapses At Pukkelpop Festival

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 10.18.2011 | Home

UPDATE: Another stage collapsed Thursday at Pukkelpop Festival in Belgium, just as the Smith Westerns were about to perform. Go here for more informat...

Kia Makarechi

The Arctic Monkeys Give Us Their Dream Tour | Kia Makarechi | Posted 10.18.2011 | Home

Alex Turner, lead vocalist of the Arctic Monkeys, was just 19 when the band released its first studio album, Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm...

Must-See Classical Music Concerts

Laurence Vittes | Posted 10.13.2011 | Arts
Laurence Vittes

As the summer season winds down, three festivals in way out places in Europe promise outstanding value for music lovers wishing to experience the beau...

Kia Makarechi

Outside Lands, The Weekend That Was | Kia Makarechi | Posted 10.16.2011 | San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO -- Outside Lands -- the Golden Gate Park music festival that everyone you know was at this weekend -- is often referred to as a mini-Coa...

Jay-Z Joins iHeartRadio Festival Lineup With Lady Gaga, Steven Tyler and Jennifer Lopez

Posted 10.15.2011 | Entertainment

Jay-Z was added today to the the iHeartRadio festival lineup, an already star-studded event in La Vegas that sold out ten minutes after tickets were p...

Music and Magic in Moritzburg 2011

Laurence Vittes | Posted 10.14.2011 | Arts
Laurence Vittes

With the annual August presence of Jan Vogler's Moritzburg Festival and Academy, Moritzburg has become a place for music lovers to refresh their souls.

Escaping a Teepee at Escape to New York Festival

Farryn Weiner | Posted 10.10.2011 | New York
Farryn Weiner

Escape to New York had a lot on its plate... and I'm not just referring to the World's Largest Festival Brunch, which was planned to kick off on Sunday.

PHOTOS, REVIEWS: Lollapalooza, Day Three

The Huffington Post | Joe Erbentraut | Posted 10.08.2011 | Chicago

If Lollapalooza festivalgoers (myself included) thought that Saturday was a muddy, hot mess, short-term memories of a bit of mud were nothing compared...

PHOTOS, REVIEWS: Lollapalooza, Day Two

The Huffington Post | Joe Erbentraut | Posted 10.07.2011 | Chicago

Day two of Lollapalooza is now in the books and it was an altogether hotter, muddier, more crowded and less consistently enthralling musical affair th...

PHOTOS, REVIEWS: Lollapalooza, Day One

Posted 10.06.2011 | Chicago

Ah, Lollapalooza: the music festival that has, two decades since its inception, joined the ranks of other extravaganzas like Coachella and Bonnaroo in...