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Feeling Discouraged About Warsaw? Chin Up: Bands and Students Come Together To Push The Environmental Envelope

Adam Gardner | Posted 02.09.2014 | Green
Adam Gardner

It was pleasantly surprising to see the response first-hand from students -- not only did they tolerate all the environmental information and calls-to-action, but they immediately participated and were excited to talk about their efforts and ideas to make their campuses more sustainable.

Watch Jay Z's Ron Howard-Directed 'Made In America' Doc

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 10.12.2013 | Entertainment

Jay Z's Made in America Festival gets the behind-the-scenes treatment in a new documentary from Oscar-winning director Ron Howard. The inaugural two-d...

Passion Pit Cancels Shows, Writes Emotional Open Letter

The Huffington Post | Kia Makarechi | Posted 10.09.2013 | Entertainment

Passion Pit has once again had to cancel shows, a decision that the band explained in a lengthy and intense open letter posted to the band's website o...

With Hues of Blues Power, ZZ Ward Paints a Pretty Picture for Colorado

Michael Bialas | Posted 11.19.2013 | Entertainment
Michael Bialas

Ward is singing in the reign right now as she wins over audiences across the country, including a Saturday night crowd that was ready to party after finally enjoying a sunny day.

Passion Pit, Local Natives the Unsung Heroes of Boston Calling 2

Maria Pulcinella Murray | Posted 11.11.2013 | Entertainment
Maria Pulcinella Murray

Boston Calling's sophomore weekend skewed slightly younger than its inaugural weekend, sporting a lineup that coupled varying shades of indie-pop rockers with a bewitching army of EDM kingpins.

Kendrick Lamar, Passion Pit to Headline Boston Calling

Maria Pulcinella Murray | Posted 11.06.2013 | Entertainment
Maria Pulcinella Murray

Boston Calling is fast approaching, and although the nature of the mid-sized music fest eliminates the need to choose between artists, here are a handful of must-see acts that you can squeeze in between trips to Kickass Cupcakes.

My Weekend at the First City Festival

Brian Holton Henderson | Posted 11.03.2013 | Entertainment
Brian Holton Henderson

Last weekend, I and four intrepid comrades drove to Monterey to attend the First City Festival. By the end of the first night, we had already decided to make it a yearly event.

Boston Calling Is a Thing and It's Happening Again: Co-Founder Brian Appel Talks Festival's Second Weekend

Maria Pulcinella Murray | Posted 10.26.2013 | Entertainment
Maria Pulcinella Murray

There's no mistaking Boston Calling for a Coachella or a Lollapalooza. Ticket holders are able to roam in and out of City Hall (i.e. make decisions as adults) and, for the most part, Boston Calling's footprint on those outside of the festival has minimal impact.

Dog Ears Music: 'Don't Go Near the Water' Playlist

The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin | Posted 10.16.2013 | Entertainment
The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin

This week's playlist includes music by The Beach Boys, Beck, Bob Marley & The Wailers, Passion Pit, Phosphorescent, National Philharmonic Orchestra, and more

First City Music Festival: Make This Pilgrimage to Monterey

Brian Holton Henderson | Posted 09.30.2013 | Los Angeles
Brian Holton Henderson

On August 24th and 25th, the First City Music Festival will open its golden gates on the beautiful Monterey County Fairgrounds for two days of revelry.

Paul McCartney Dominates Bonnaroo 2013

Maria Pulcinella Murray | Posted 08.19.2013 | Entertainment
Maria Pulcinella Murray

For anyone born in the last quarter century who wondered whether Paul McCartney's allotted two-and-a-half-hour set would be "too much" for the 70-year-old Beatle was justly put to shame Friday night.

LOOK: Sweetlife's Muddy Day

Posted 05.13.2013 | DC

COLUMBIA, Md. -- Last Saturday's Sweetlife Music and Food Festival featured headliners Phoenix, Passion Pit, Kendrick Lamar, Yeah Yeah Yeah's and mud....

The Sweet End of the Lollipop

Ben E. Kessler | Posted 07.10.2013 | DC
Ben E. Kessler

Whenever encountering a day's worth of music, some form of a plan must be at least put into place. Say what you want about that which is best laid, without set priorities you are doomed to fail. Or, in my case, you are destined for panic. So behold -- my plan for Sweetlife.

Coachella, Minus the Festival!

Marlon Regis | Posted 06.17.2013 | Entertainment
Marlon Regis

Because of growing corporate interests -- mostly from the fashion industry -- one can have a free blast without even stepping foot onto the Empire Polo Club grounds.

Kia Makarechi

Singer Reveals Details Of Mental Illness, Plans To Change Pop

HuffingtonPost.com | Kia Makarechi | Posted 04.09.2013 | Entertainment

Passion Pit's Michael Angelakos knows you're going to ask him about bipolar disorder. He also knows you read the Pitchfork interview in which he candi...

Live From SXSW: Taco Bell Utilizes Live Cameras and Social Media to Create Experimental Fan-Made 'Rockumentary'

Foodbeast | Posted 05.13.2013 | Entertainment
Foodbeast

A Taco Bell-sponsored event at SXSW is not shy of taking a technological approach in its re-telling.

Michael Angelakos Transformed: From Suicide Watch to Madison Square Garden

J. L. Greene | Posted 05.04.2013 | Entertainment
J. L. Greene

Since announcing his struggle with bipolar disorder last year, a single question has haunted Passion Pit lead singer Michael Angelakos: will he break?

Kia Makarechi

'They Told Me I Could Never Tour Again'

HuffingtonPost.com | Kia Makarechi | Posted 02.09.2013 | Entertainment

Thousands of music fans trekked to New York's Madison Square Garden on Friday night, faces turned down against the snow and biting winds of a still-em...

10 Music Acts to Watch in 2013

Salvatore Bono | Posted 03.12.2013 | New York
Salvatore Bono

As we look into the New Year, we look forward to see what new sights and sounds 2013 will bring us. Here is a list of 10 musical acts that are sure to make a name for themselves during the next 12 months.

Dog Ears Music: Regrets & Resolution, Part III

The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin | Posted 02.27.2013 | Entertainment
The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin

This week our playlist includes music by Frank Sinatra, Radiohead, Elvis Costello, Lester Young, Passion Pit, Ella Fitzgerald & Oscar Peterson and more.

The New Martin Scorsese?

Christopher Rosen | Posted 04.30.2014 | Entertainment
Christopher Rosen

Fun Size is not as good as Gossip Girl or The O.C., but it's still unmistakably the work of Josh Schwartz.

One Week After SNL: Backstage With Passion Pit

Stereo IQ | Posted 10.26.2012 | Entertainment
Stereo IQ

One week after Passion Pit's debut Saturday Night Live performance, Angelakos, Donmoyer and I chatted backstage at the House of Blues, located at the quintessential Orlando tourist locale that is Downtown Disney.

Primus 3D At Fillmore Silver Spring: HuffPost DC Top 5 For October 15

The Huffington Post | Brandon Wetherbee | Posted 10.15.2012 | DC

TOP 5 FOR MONDAY, OCTOBER 15 1. Primus 3D At FIllmore Silver Spring Les Claypool and Co. play the type of polarizing rock music that Frank Zappa f...

WATCH: Passion Pit's 'SNL' Debut

Posted 10.14.2012 | Entertainment

Passion Pit was the"SNL" musical guest on this week's installment, hosted by "Up All Night" star Christina Applegate. To mark their "Saturday Nigh...

Dog Ears Music: Volume 249

The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin | Posted 12.12.2012 | Entertainment
The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin

This week we review music by O.V. Wright, Broken Bells, Stateless, Victor Young, FC Kahuna and Passion Pit.