North Coast Music Festival, “Summer’s Last Stand,” Prepares For Sixth Year

North Coast Music Festival is gearing up for another three-day affair at Chicago’s Union Park this Labor Day weekend (September 4th to 6th). The festival, now in its sixth year, drew 60,000 total attendees in 2014 with a lineup that combined EDM, hip-hop and rock and jam bands. Organizers are employing a similar formula for 2015. Legendary jam band Widespread Panic will[...] Read more >>

[WATCH] Julia Wolfe Shows Burning Man’s “Black Rock City” Is For Kids Too

Music lovers often keep an eye out for the festival with the biggest lineups and the best bang for their buck. Electric Daisy Carnival, Electric Zoo, Spring Awakening Music Festival, and others of the like continue to gather massive crowds each summer, and don’t seem to be stopping anytime soon. Faithful festival-goers, however, should recognize that this is not the only[...] Read more >>

One Tribe’s Inaugural Festival Promotes Unity Through Music

As the festival season wraps up, plenty of low-key events sprinkle the end-of-summer celebrations to keep the festival spirit alive through the fall. This year, Southern California plays host to the inaugural One Tribe, a two-day festival getaway embracing the Californian outdoors and giving attendees one final taste of summer thrown by European group ID&T (who also are[...] Read more >>

Imagine Festival Wraps Up August 2015 With Top-Shelf Lineup

This summer has been prime for America’s festivals: with surprise appearances across the board, incredible weather, and a focus on innovation and rebirth, music fans across the country have built a summer of memories that will never fade. Atlanta’s Imagine Music Festival (IMF) recaps the best of the best by bringing together top EDM artists for one final weekend in[...] Read more >>

House Music from the Homeland at London’s South West Four Festival

 South West Four has established itself as London’s premiere electronic music festival over the past decade: last year, SW4 brought home the accolade of “Best British Festival” from DJ Magazine. Now going on its thirteenth year, it is clear that the SW4 team must be doing something right. The festival takes place in Clapham Common, during the UK’s bank holiday[...] Read more >>

Vacationer Have All The Chill, And They’re Bringing It To The Northeast

If summer has a sound, Vacationer have found it. The five-member band, anchored by the mellow vocals of former The Starting Line frontman Kenny Vasoli, bottles up the sonic equivalent of a day at the beach. That’s due, in large part, to member Matthew Young’s collection of Polynesian and Hawaiian records from the 50s and 60s. In the band’s early days, songs came[...] Read more >>

[INTERVIEW] JackLNDN On How Producing “Everything” Helped Him Find His Sound

Heading off a whirlwind of festival gigs, his first EP, Summer Never Ends, and assisting in production for Lupe Fiasco’s latest album, JackLNDN is everywhere. And with good reason — the house producer and DJ blends a deeper sound into his music, merging various styles into traditional house as he introduces heavier bass lines, pop and hip hop vocals, and varying[...] Read more >>

Zimmer’s Coming of Age Tour Approaches 2015 North American Dates

French House act Zimmer is well into his very own headlining world tour, which spans eight countries on three continents and is giving new listeners an opportunity to experience his assorted mixture of sounds. Starting during the last days of July, Zimmer hit a San Francisco show before heading to multiple French dates. With upcoming shows in Bangladesh, India, Belarus, and[...] Read more >>

theNEWDEAL Brings Live Instrumentation and Improvisation to Electronic Music

theNEWDEAL is a live electronic band from Toronto comprised of Jamie Shields on keyboards, Dan Kurtz on bass, and Joel Stouffer on drums. Joel is the band’s newest member, stepping in for founding drummer Darren Shearer upon the band’s return to the music scene in summer of 2014 after a three-year hiatus. The band formed in 1999 with support from Toronto’s underground[...] Read more >>

Lido US Tour Brings Soulful Hip Hop Back on Track in 2015

2015 has been a year to kick back your feet and just chill. With plenty of downtempo grooves rising on the charts, it’s not surprising to see more and more trip hop artists sharing the limelight in the electronic scene. Lido, a Norwegian producer, songwriter, and more, has been leading the charge this year, and is now bringing his infectious, soulful sound on his second US[...] Read more >>

Camp Bisco Makes Triumphant Return in 2015

Camp Bisco has been a staple of festival culture in the Northeastern US for more than a decade now. Run by electronica band The Disco Biscuits, the three day campout always features a diverse lineup of jam bands and producers, as well as fresh talent and established names. Last year, after having some difficulty securing venue permits, it was announced that Bisco would be[...] Read more >>

Dodge & Fuski and Barely Alive Unite for Summer Tour

Bass music duo Dodge & Fuski have announced a late summer tour of the Northeast. Aside from a few spot dates and festival appearances, they’ve been spending much of the last few months in the studio working on new material. Their latest release is called “Big Riddim Monsta”, and is a collaboration with fellow bass artist 12th Planet. The hard-hitting dubstep[...] Read more >>

New Monthly Night ‘Vault’ Brings Berlin Underground to Boston

On a typical Tuesday night in Boston, the last thing you’d expect is a packed club dancing to underground, innovative sounds. Yet, that’s exactly what happened in July at the opening of Vault Boston, a new monthly event that brings “dark, yet playful” sounds to the forefront of Boston’s nightlife scene at Cambridge’s Middlesex Lounge. As an homage to Berlin’s[...] Read more >>

Safe in Sound 2015 Takes Bass Music Across North America

Safe in Sound is an all-star exhibition of bass music’s heaviest performers. Led by dubstep icon Datsik, trap lord Bro Safari, and boosted by basshead-certified PK Sound audio equipment, the massive show invades Northeast venues in September. Though lineups vary slightly from city to city, each show on the Safe In Sound festival tour is guaranteed to be a throwdown[...] Read more >>

Collective Kindness And Magic Thrive At What The Festival

A good music festival provides a momentary escape from the harsh and menial reality of everyday life. A great music festival provides an alternative to that reality. Through a shared experience of music and art, our mistakes and accomplishments are expunged, our fears and dreams set aside, and our prejudices and factory settings reset, leaving us with the uncanny ability to[...] Read more >>