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NEWPORT FOLK FESTIVAL 2014 PREVIEW

4 days ago by Lauren McKinney

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The time has come once again to travel north, eat too many lobster rolls and bask in the incredible music coming from Ft. Adams State Park. After tackling some of the larger, wilder festivals earlier in the summer, Newport Folk Fest is always a welcome shift in energy. With its smaller attendance and much more relaxed atmosphere, NFF is one of the few music events that leaves its attendees feeling more refreshed and relaxed than when they [READ ON]

July 25, 2014 Lauren McKinney FESTIVALS 0

4KNOTS 2014 RECAP

2 weeks ago by Hannah Angst

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It’s hard to call 4Knots a proper festival, and that’s what I love about it. It forgoes huge names and obtrusive branding opportunities and instead gives fans a few hours in the sunshine with a bunch of bands who would normally play during the worst slots — that is to say, bands you normally see in sweaty clubs where you have way more fun. It’s free, it’s exceptionally chill and it doesn’t require blocking off more than a day to do. The festival has absolutely found its sweet spot, offering a day’s worth of punk and garage to people of all ages who just want to catch  [READ ON]

July 17, 2014 Hannah Angst FESTIVALS 0

BONNAROO 2014 RECAP

4 weeks ago by Camellia Hartman

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Graphics by Olivia Angst, Photos by Alex Colby

Bonnaroo has come and gone once again, but for those of us who were on the farm, our heads are still spinning from the overcharged weekend of sun, sweaty dance crowds, stage-hopping and all the other usual festival shenanigans. As a first-year Bonnaroovian, I must say I was slightly overwhelmed by just how big and how hot it was, but had a great time hopping around the fairgrounds buffet-style, enjoying the chance to bounce from Neutral Milk Hotel to Phoenix to Kanye to Disclosure in the span of just a few hours. The truly committed festival guests were up early each day to catch the up-and-coming talent on the smaller stages, some of whom turned out to be my favorite acts of the [READ ON]

July 1, 2014 Camellia Hartman FESTIVALS 1

NORTHSIDE FESTIVAL 2014 RECAP

1 month ago by Hannah Angst

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Graphics by Olivia Angst/Photos by Karp

It seems like every major city is trying to host the next SXSW. Little tech/music/film conferences are popping up all over the US, and while we tend to roll our eyes when someone proclaims themselves to be the next big thing, it’s worth taking a look at when that “new SXSW” is in  [READ ON]

June 23, 2014 Hannah Angst FESTIVALS 0

NXNE FESTIVAL 2014 PREVIEW

1 month ago by Camellia Hartman

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Graphics by Olivia Angst

Now that I’ve had a taste of the Canadian festival circuit, I’m hooked. I had so much fun in September at Pop Montreal, seeing the different styles and methods with which music took over the city, that I decided to head up to Toronto for the 19th annual North By Northeast. With South By Southwest as its model, this ten-day festival’s main focus [READ ON]

June 19, 2014 Camellia Hartman FESTIVALS 0

GOVERNORS BALL 2014 RECAP

1 month ago by Jenny An

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Out of the bazillion new festivals popping up these days and the same 50 or so bands seemingly playing the vast majority of them, it’s hard to set yourself apart. However, four-year-old Governors Ball has the advantage of being located in New York City and has a bigger name lineup than the likes of Northside Fest in Brooklyn. Skyline views  [READ ON]

June 16, 2014 Jenny An FESTIVALS 0

NORTHSIDE FESTIVAL 2014 PREVIEW

2 months ago by Hannah Angst

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Sure, there is almost always a huge amount of great new music playing the north of Brooklyn on any given weekend, but that doesn’t make the annual [READ ON]

June 11, 2014 Hannah Angst FESTIVALS 0

SASQUATCH! FESTIVAL 2014 RECAP

2 months ago by Eric Tra

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Photos by Eric Tra, Graphic by Chase Kunz

Prized as the northwest’s flagship music festival, Sasquatch! has been around since 2002. This year, concertgoers and an all star lineup came together to celebrate festival season with the behemoth’s 13th anniversary. While the cancellation of the second weekend might have been one of the biggest buzzkills in the festival’s history, this weekend’s events proved to be amazing anyway, with a lineup featuring a diverse amalgamation of everything from hip hop to some of the best indie rock [READ ON]

June 5, 2014 Eric Tra FESTIVALS 0

GOVERNORS BALL 2014 PREVIEW

2 months ago by Jenny An

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The misleadingly named Governors Ball (it’s been on Randall’s Island since its second year in 2012) is back! In just a few years, it has managed an amazing pull of artists, controversies and a reputation as the Coachella of the East Coast. The largely sold out (there are still a few super expensive tickets left) fest once again boasts a lineup that’ll appeal to those reminiscing for the nostalgic acts as well as those buzzing about the next big thing. Plus, the new Conor Oberst album has a song [READ ON]

June 2, 2014 Jenny An FESTIVALS 0

SHAKY KNEES MUSIC FESTIVAL 2014 RECAP

2 months ago by Charity Painter

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Graphics Olivia Angst, Photos Evan Fitzgerald

Atlanta’s Shaky Knees saw its attendance doubled, its lineup expanded and its length extended in its second year, catering to the rootsier fans of indie rock. Its headliners included The National, Modest Mouse and Alabama Shakes, drawing crowds of over 18,000 into the simple yet well-designed outdoor area. Diverse in its lineup and its patronage, Shaky Knees saw to it that good times were had by all who enthusiastically braved the elements for their love of live [READ ON]

May 19, 2014 Charity Painter FESTIVALS 0

THERE ARE BASICALLY A ZILLION BANDS PLAYING NORTHSIDE THIS YEAR

2 months ago by Hannah Angst

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We love Northside Festival for so many reasons — we don’t have to leave our hood to see awesome music, there are more great bands than usual playing in Brooklyn, they throw amazing outdoor shows and there’s no Outkast anywhere to be seen. So many reasons. Mostly though, we love Northside because every year about a zillion (ok, like 150+) up-and-coming bands play our favorite venues, and the shows are always a good time. The festival just added a huge amount of acts to the lineup that already included CHVRCHES and Beirut, including perennial Wild Honey Pie favorites Dan Croll, Courtney Barnett, Eagulls, Sharon Van Etten and…Well, how about you just check out the list here. While you are able to get tickets to most of the individual shows, a badge will allow you free access to all Northside shows from June 12th-19th.

May 16, 2014 Hannah Angst FESTIVALS 0

BONNAROO 2014 PREVIEW

2 months ago by Camellia Hartman

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Graphics by Olivia Angst

After the first wave of festival lineups, we all waited with bated breath to see what Bonnaroo would have in store. This will be my first time sojourning to Manchester, TN for The Roo, but over the course of the twelve years that it’s been happening, I’ve heard enough sublime stories to be jumping out of my skin with excitement. Like the rest of the world’s best camping festivals, Bonnaroo boasts a plethora of entertainment options in addition to its prolific list of [READ ON]

May 15, 2014 Camellia Hartman FESTIVALS 0