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Music Festivals: They Ain’t What They Used to Be

In case you hadn’t heard—it’s music festival season again. SXSW in Austin just wrapped last week, and next month launches two weekends’ worth of Coachella in the California desert.  What’s more, it seems music festivals are big business these days; more of ‘em seem to be popping up around the world each day (and selling out faster than ever), and summer tours by up-and-coming and mainstream bands alike seem to […]


Two Dead, 23 Injured in Hit-and-Run at SXSW

Shortly after midnight on Thursday morning, during a routine DWI check set up by Austin Police, a suspected drunk driver broke ranks, wove through traffic, drove at high speeds the wrong way down a one-way street to avoid pursuit, broke through a police barricade and plowed into a large number of pedestrians who were exiting a music venue as part of the South-By-Southwest (SXSW) Music Festival. Two minutes later, two […]


Missing SXSW? Stream (Some) Live Performances on VEVO

South By Southwest (SXSW), Austin’s world-renowned “indie” music/film/interactive festival, is growing larger and more dominant every year. While the music portion of the festival has been drawing hundreds of indie bands (and a few bigger acts) every year, this year’s debut iTunes Music Festival at SXSW is putting the event squarely in the mainstream spotlight, with scheduled shows from the likes of Kendrick Lamar, Pitbull, Soundgarden and Coldplay, among many […]

Coachella 2014

Coachella Reveals its 2014 Festival Lineup

Muse, OutKast, Arcade Fire to headline

Hailing the kickoff of music festival season, Coachella has officially revealed its lineup for its 2014 festival, which will take place over two weekends in Indio, California in April. As has become the custom, the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival is designed to be a repeat schedule over its two weekends, April 11-13 and April 18-20. OutKast is scheduled to headline both Fridays; Muse, both Saturdays; and Arcade Fire, […]

Drug Use at Paradiso Festival Kills One, Sends Many to Hospital

A 21-year-old man is dead, and several others remain hospitalized (some in serious condition) after a powerful drug cocktail known as “Molly” was passed around at this weekend’s Paradiso Festival at The Gorge Amphitheatre near George, WA. Reported numbers have been mixed, but according to Billboard, the rural Quincy Valley Medical Center (the hospital facility nearest The Gorge) treated approximately 70 concert-goers in its emergency room over the weekend, over […]

Highlights From Glastonbury 2013

After taking a break for the Olympics last year, Glastonbury returned in style this past weekend with a genre and generation-spanning line up which prompted founder Michael Eavis to declare it the best festival he’s ever done. Of course, the world’s most famous dairy farmer may have been slightly swayed by the fact that he had finally managed to persuade The Rolling Stones to grace one of his many stages […]

Bonnaroo 2013 Gets Underway, Mumford & Sons Cancel Appearance

Thursday evening on the noted farm in Manchester, TN, Bonnaroo 2013 officially got underway, drawing thousands of music fans from around the world to camp out for four days to hear hundreds of big name and rising bands at one of America’s largest annual outdoor summer festivals. Opening night was an evening for the up-and-comers, as some of music’s rising stars took the stage—including Killer Mike, Alt-J, Father John Misty, […]

Coachella 2013 Officially Kicks Off: Watch Live Starting Friday Afternoon

It’s officially getting underway today: Coachella 2013, the first big music festival of the season, begins the first of two weekends of incredible live performances on the grounds of the Empire Polo Club in Indio, California. Red Hot Chili Peppers, Blur, Stone Roses, Of Monsters and Men, Postal Service, Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds, Vampire Weekend and Band of Horses are just a few of the many amazing acts […]

Bonnaroo Festival 2013 Lineup Announced: Paul McCartney, Mumford & Sons, Etc.

You can tell music festival season is approaching, as one after the other releases their schedules and lineups to much fanfare. The latest on the list is Bonnaroo, the four-day music and arts festival that takes place each June in Manchester, TN. This week, Bonnaroo officially announced their linup for 2013’s festival on June 13-16. Brits dominate this year’s festival headline acts, with icon Sir Paul McCartney and current stars […]

Coachella 2013 Bands to Watch For: Little Green Cars

As Coachella 2013 approaches (April 12-14 and April 19-21 in Indio, California), we thought it would be a good idea to profile some of the acts slated to perform on one or both weekends—and not just the bands everyone knows, but some of the up-and-comers that you might miss otherwise. Little Green Cars definitely makes that list. A couple of important things strike me about this Dublin-based folk/rock act. First: […]

Coachella 2013 Tickets Go On Sale January 29

Two weekends. Multiple stages. Hundreds of bands. Generally nice desert weather. If you’re a music festival junkie, you’re not going to do much better than Coachella, held each spring in Indio, California. This year’s two-weekend event promises something for nearly every musical taste (although if you were planning to see The Rolling Stones there, you’ll be disappointed. That was just a rumor). If you are planning to attend for one […]

Festival Preview: Bonnaroo 2012, June 7-10

The spring and summer music festival season is now well underway, and the next “big gig” is Bonnaroo, the massive four-day annual outdoor music and arts festival in Manchester, TN. This year’s festival gets underway next weekend, June 7-10, and at “press time,” 4-day wristbands are still available for $259 per person (just in case you want to get your act together and get over there). Bonnaroo started eleven years […]