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

Austria’s Snowbombing Festival 2014 Combines Music, Fun, and Lederhosen

Festivals don’t normally include skiing, snowboarding, fake mustaches, and lederhosen, but Snowbombing Festival isn’t normal. Snowbombing, which has been taking place since 2000, is an annual music and sports festival at Mayrhofen resort in Austria, planned for April 7th through April 12th this year. While it has traditionally celebrated electronic music, indie and rock have[...] Read more >>

Shpongle’s Museum of Consciousness Tour 2014 Heads to the Northeast

The past two decades have been an incredible time for ambient music. With the rapid increase in technology, psychedelic sounds have developed rapidly in the electronic world, bringing us the psytrance and psybient genres, and, most importantly, Shpongle. This hypnotic group, formed in the mid-90s, has created some of the most transcendental, worldly, and euphoric music in the trance[...] Read more >>

EDM Takes Over 56th Annual Grammy Awards, Making History

2013 was a huge year for EDM in the mainstream media: the year saw the creation of the first American EDM terrestrial radio station, Baauer’s “Harlem Shake” becoming a meme, and artists like Zedd and Avicii reaching the Billboard charts. Despite an increase in popularity, the electronic dance community saw very little airtime during the prime time Grammy Awards; instead,[...] Read more >>

Producer Max Cooper’s Innovative 4D Soundsystem

London-based techno producer Max Cooper has announced a project called the “4D Soundsystem,” a method of creating and performing music that allows sound to seemingly travel through space. Cooper, who was named one of Resident Advisor’s Top 20 Live Acts of 2012, is presenting the technology in its early stages as an exhibit or museum piece before it is fine-tuned for a[...] Read more >>

Montreal’s Igloofest Lives Up To Its Chilly Name

Every winter, Montreal puts on the coldest festival in the electronic dance community. Igloofest, a four weekend-long outdoor dance party, takes place January 16-18, 23-25, 30-31 and February 1 and 6-8 for a total of twelve days of fun, music, and collaboration. The festival, which takes place in the Jacques Cartier Pier in the Old Port of Montreal, has been running since 2007 and[...] Read more >>

April’s Desert Festival Coachella Announces Massive 2014 Lineup

Coachella, one of California’s biggest and longest-running music festivals, has released their lineup for this April’s event. Coachella kicks off the summer festival series, running from Friday, April 11 to Sunday, April 13 and then again from Friday, April 18 to Sunday, April 20. The festival, which takes place in Indio, features some of the biggest names in rock, electronic, and[...] Read more >>

Nicolas Jaar’s Supergroup Darkside Heads Out On Psychic Tour This Winter

With the release of their newest album, ‘Psychic,’ in October, American DJ duo Darkside is taking their mellow electronic music on a North American tour. Composed of electronic musician Nicolas Jaar and instrumentalist Dave Harrington,  the duo's unique minimalism is due to their varying musical abilities. Jaar has a strong techno background, having released 8 EPs by the age[...] Read more >>

[WATCH] Australian Graffiti Artists Transform Warehouse in ‘Limitless’

What happens when you give four graffiti artists a limitless supply of paint and space in a warehouse? Videographer Selina Miles teamed up with artist Sofles to do just that. A sequel to Miles and Sofles’ previous video ‘Infinite’, ‘Limitless’ is a hyperlapsed video of amazing graffiti art created at an abandoned warehouse in Brisbane, Australia. Street artists[...] Read more >>

BPM Festival 2014 Promises Incredible Sun, Sand & Sound

The 2013 DJ Awards winner for Best International Festival is back again to break up the holiday woes. The ten-day BPM Festival, now in its seventh year, returns January 3 – 12, 2014 in Playa del Carmen, Mexico. BPM, founded in 2008 by Craig Pettigrew and Philip Pulitano, sets the stage for the rest of the year by highlighting the top global talent in electronic music through[...] Read more >>

Detroit’s DEMF Returns with Free Techno Festival in July

Image c/o Romain Blanquart/DFP   The Detroit Electronic Music Festival (DEMF) will be returning this summer, celebrating Independence Day weekend with a three-day event free of charge. The festival, which launched in 2000, will feature more than 100 artists at five stages along with other exhibits and installations from July 4 through July 6. Founder Carol Marvin announced[...] Read more >>

Motion Technology Leads to Creation of HumanElectro

Humanelectro is a new act that places sensors on beatboxer Ryo Fujimoto’s face, arms, and hands and creates an auditory experience based on his movements. Similar to Imogen Heap’s “The Gloves,” a motion-based technology that uses hand and finger movements to control music software like Ableton, Humanelectro uses Leapmotion technology to create live compositions through[...] Read more >>

Jon Hopkins Embarks on 2013 Fall Tour with Clark & Nathan Fake

This November, Clark and Jon Hopkins take an American tour in what is expected to be (at least, according to Clark) “the last gigs of the year.” The British-based electronic artists will be joined by Nathan Fake, hitting up the northeast this November, when they travel from D.C. to New York, Cambridge, Toronto, Chicago, and Vancouver. Then, they’re heading to the west coast from[...] Read more >>

Google Glass Expands Into Music Integration

The technology-driven music industry has just gotten a little bit cooler with Google Glass. The fashionable technology has announced new features that make the eyewear compatible with music, including interactive search and controls that incorporate Google Play into the mix. This announcement came paired with a YouTube video showing Google Glass in action with music producer and[...] Read more >>

Gypsy Bar in Boston Reopens as Whiskey Saigon

One of Boston’s hottest nightclubs is getting a face-lift. Gypsy Bar, the upscale hot spot located on Boylston St in the middle of Emerson College’s campus, will be reopening this weekend under its new name, “Whisky Saigon.” This isn't the club’s first brand change – before 2005, it was Pravda 116 Lounge, and Mercury Bar before that. The name change is part of a campaign[...] Read more >>

Ibiza Hits NYC: Sankeys and Space Open Fall 2013

Ever since Pacha opened its New York City venue in 2006, the city’s large-scale club scene has been rapidly developing, pulling in more and more big room acts and upping the ante for the electronic scene in the U.S. Given Pacha’s wild success, it was only a matter of time before the other Ibiza-based nightclubs followed suit. This November, two of Ibiza’s most popular hot-spots[...] Read more >>

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