Music Festivals

Desert Daze 2016
Brian Jonestown Massacre, Television and METZ top final day of Desert Daze

I awoke on the last day of Desert Daze to several tent neighbors complaining about the night before. Eager to hear the subject matter, I realized that my light bout of tinnitus and proximity were going to make deciphering the conversation difficult. Dedicated to getting the scoop, I stalked my prey like wildebeests on the […]

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Desert Daze 2016 photos Thee Oh Sees
Primus, Thee Oh Sees, The Coathangers, among most memorable moments from Desert Daze day two

Tents in the desert get warm when the sun rises. Stiflingly so. I awoke Saturday to the convecting heat of the tent, a minor bit of dehydration from the previous evening’s activities, and Wes the photographer’s conversation with our tent neighbor, a guy who worked for the festival parking crew that would also be attending […]

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Washed Out at Desert Daze 2016
Despite a Recurring Theme of Sound difficulties, Desert Daze Kicked Out the Jams on Day 1 with Great bands, Great Vibes, and… Pandas

Desert Daze Day 1 Gets Sweaty, Smelly and Savage — King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard Steal the Night   All music festivals are experiences that go beyond simple musical performances. Your experience is largely what you make of it, though it can be influenced by extraneous factors. Sure, like any regular concert, the crowd’s […]

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Roger Waters Desert Trip
The Best and Worst of Desert Trip 2016

With Desert Trip steaming its way to Indio for yet another weekend of bucket-list performances, it’s time we share with you the best and worst from Desert Trip 2016. If you’re headed to Desert Trip this weekend, check out our pro tips below, as well as our favorite performances in order from most favorite to […]

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Charles Bradley
Grace Jones and Charles Bradley quench FYF day two’s funk-draught with heavy doses of soul

By the time FYF day two finally opened its gates mid-afternoon, the asphalt and turf surrounding the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum had already been thoroughly baked from the 90-plus degree weather. Trying to stay cool with a steady flow of popsicles and beer, the day began with a quick stop at the Lawn stage, where […]

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Grimes at FYF 2016 in Exposition Park, Los Angeles
Photos: FYF Fest with Kendrick Lamar, Tame Impala, Air, Grimes and more

With little fanfare or hurrah, FYF 2016 began without a hitch and under blissfully temperate weather for a Los Angeles summer. No longer contained within the small confines of Exposition Park, the festival has made its home around the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum quite cozily, utilizing the structures’ bathrooms (no porta-potties, hurray!) and elliptical map […]

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C.G. Roxanne & The Nightmares at Echo Park Rising
Photos: Echo Park Rising Day Two with C.G. Roxanne & The Nightmares, WALTER, Whiskey Biscuit and more

Day two of Echo Park Rising saw the neighborhood filling with music lovers. While Thursday was a solid jump off, it wasn’t until Friday night where Echo Park Rising really picked up its speed. With the Liberty Stage now open, along with Taix and a slew of other venues, the live music invasion had officially […]

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The Frights at Echo Park Rising 2016 Day 1
Photos: Echo Park Rising Day One featuring The Frights, Pompeya, Kron and more!

Spanning four days of live music, the annual Echo Park Rising kicked off this past Thursday lighting up the streets of Echo Park. With local bands rolling out vibrant tunes at venues such as Lot 1 Cafe, Lost Room, The Short Stop and a few more spots, the Echo and Echoplex seemed like the hot […]

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Underachievers at Day N Night Fest
Photos: Day N Night Festival with Vic Mensa, Underachievers, ilovemakonnen and more

Day N Night Festival closes with action packed performances, sans Vic Mensa, who’s set was two hours late, and four songs long …   With day of Night N Day Festival behind us, and another set of hype worthy performers ripped through day two of the packed festival. The morning began by checking out member of Thestand4rd […]

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Chance The Rapper at Outside Lands Music Festival photos
Photos: Outside Lands Day Three with Lionel Richie, Ryan Adams, The Muppets and more

Walking through the main gates of Outside Lands, for the final time that weekend I found myself greeted by the expressionless stare of the large Range Dave statue that stood at its entrance. The enchant of Golden Gate park’s woodland grove was nearing its end, but the festival still had a few magical moments in […]

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