With a love of dance music stemming from countless years of dance lessons and bass-thumping car rides with her music-obsessed father, Sarah Ribeiro is a Hartford-raised music addict who moved to Boston in the pursuit of a supportive and open nightlife scene. A passion for learning and a willingness to grow has pulled her out of her trancehead sphere and exposed her to a crazy variety of music and introduced her to some of the most amazing people (and events) Boston has to offer. A writer and social mediac, her main interests are music, literature, technology, art, and her first love: the city of Boston.

Recent Posts By: Sarah Ribeiro

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 behind[...] 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 August. The[...] 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 >>

Lido’s 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 >>

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 top[...] Read more >>

Osheaga Music and Arts Festival Celebrates its 10th Year in Montreal

Each summer, in the slew of festivals that overtake North America, Osheaga Music and Arts Festival, one of Canada’s biggest celebrations, stands out among them all. Named after the original name for Montreal (which means ‘shaking hands’ from the Mohawk language), Osheaga, an all-ages, all-genres festival, is held annually at Parc Jean-Drapeau. This year, on July 31, August 1,[...] Read more >>

Electric Zoo Aims To Transform In 2015

With a seven-year-long run and a strong lineup of past performers, Electric Zoo has become a staple Labor Day event for New Yorkers in the electronic music scene. The weekend-long festival, traditionally taking place on Randall’s Island park, wraps up festival season with a smorgasbord of electronic acts and art installations in the middle of the East River — a “zoo” of[...] Read more >>

Mysteryland 2015 Brings Woodstock Spirit Back to Life

If you had told me ten years ago that I would one day spend a weekend camping on the Woodstock grounds, hearing some of my favorite artists play and dancing nonstop, I would have never believed you. In ten years, though, I’ve grown into what I would consider a semi-professional festival-goer, and very little surprises me anymore. That’s why this year, going to Mysteryland was no[...] Read more >>

Local Newcomer DJ Silly Syl Kicks off Pride Celebration

When Pride hits Boston, the city comes alive. With an endless roster of parties, parades, seminars, and more, there seems to be a little bit of Pride in every corner. And dance music is a huge part of that, especially with its history in representing marginalized groups and keeping Pride afloat year-round. In the midst of all the events and all of the talent representing Pride, one[...] Read more >>

Growing Local Festival Farm Fest Unveils 2015 Lineup

This year, F.A.R.M. Music and Arts festival (Farm Fest) takes to Buena Vista Campground, New Jersey for a weekend of exploration and music. F.A.R.M, which stands for Future of Artistic and Revolutionary Minds, brings festival-goers together for three days from July 23rd to 26th, gathering in the name of creative free thinking.   Throughout the weekend, Farm Fest features[...] Read more >>

Museum of Modern Electronic Music Opening in Germany in 2017

// With a rich history spanning more than half a century, electronic music has made its mark not just as an art form but as a movement. Electronic music is pervasive throughout the art world, including dance, visual art, and (of course), other genres of music. Innovations made in the field of electronic music have influenced popular music as we know it today, from the Moog[...] Read more >>

Kiasmos Brings Experimental Techno to North America In Spring 2015

Heads up, techno fans — experimental duo Kiasmos is heading on a North American tour this spring. Janus Rasmussen and Ólafur Arnalds, the team known as Kiasmos, hail from Reykjavík, Iceland and have been creating experimental sounds together for years. Kiasmos, named after criss-cross structures (chiasmus), embodies their namesake as Arnalds, a neo-classic composer, combines his[...] Read more >>

AIM Electronic Music Festival Spotlights Art, Innovation, and Movement in Canada

Imagine three full days of non-stop house music in a campground setting right by a river: AIM Festival, just 45 minutes from Montreal, offers just that. AIM, which stands for Art, Innovation, and Movement, respectively, celebrates the convergence of all forms of art in a festival setting. Throughout three days, AIM provides 32 straight hours of music alongside activities and[...] Read more >>

The New Deal Returns to the Jamband Scene in Spring 2015 Tour

Live music and the electronic scene converge this spring when theNEWDEAL returns for a 2015 tour. Formed in 1999 in Toronto, this jam band dips into multiple genres, including house, breakbeat, and even (ever-so-subtly) funk. Combining live instrumentation with electronic feel, theNEWDEAL covers every base, making their sound accessible but still unique.     After a[...] Read more >>

[WATCH] Hakanaï — A Performance In Light and Movement

She stands, surrounded by four walls of light. As she stretches her arms upward, the light comes to life. The grid projection transforms, changing shape and scaling upward with her. She begins to dance, and as she does, light and motion are married, her dancing one with the environment. It’s a hypnotic, magical, and inspiring experience.     This is Hakanaï, a visual[...] Read more >>

Black Butter Records Takes Top Four Acts on Spring Tour

Black Butter Records is taking the UK to the US this spring for their North American Spring Tour. Featuring top Black Butter artists Gorgon City, Kidnap Kid, My Nu Leng, and Wayward, this tour touts talent spanning multiple genres and guaranteeing a one-of-a-kind experience throughout. As one of the top-growing British labels, Black Butter represents the UK’s most chart-topping[...] Read more >>

Exmag Spring 2015 Tour Promotes Fresh Funky Sound

This spring, rising act Exmag is bringing their inimitable sound to the road, bridging old-school sound with new-wave electro to spread music that everyone can enjoy. The group, hailing from Brooklyn, is less of a band and more of a supergroup, pulling in talent from artists like Tyler Dondero (SuperNicer), Eric Mendelson, Bryn Austin Bellomy (ILLUMNTR), Mike Iannotto, and other guest[...] Read more >>

Odesza Brings In Return Tour Back To Northeast Winter 2015

In the midst of announcing a slew of festival bookings, including Electric Forest, What The Festival, Firefly, Governor’s Ball, and Lightning in a Bottle, Odesza is continuing their winter In Return Tour at key East Coast venues. The indie duo is taking the stage alongside experimental artist Little People for an altogether laid back and exploratory tour. Odesza’s music is dreamy[...] Read more >>

Cashmere Cat Announces 2015 Tour Dates

Fresh off the debut of “Wolves,” his newest-produced track with Sinjin Hawke for Kanye West (featuring Vic Mensa and Sia), Norwegian producer Cashmere Cat is kicking off 2015 with a full-scale tour that combines small-room gigs with festivals such as Ultra Music Festival and Coachella. Only three years after his first EP Mirror Maru, Cashmere Cat has swept into the United States,[...] Read more >>

Lightning In A Bottle Festival 2015 Sets Itself Apart Through Spirit

A weekend getaway, a music festival, a celebration of art, and a community center — Lightning in a Bottle (LIB) has it all. This year’s celebration is held at Lake San Antonio Recreation Area, a lakeside campground in Bradley, CA on Memorial Day Weekend, May 21st to 25th. With a lineup released early in the season, it’s impressive to see many strong names attending, making LIB a[...] Read more >>

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