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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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Blood Orange at Panorama Festival
Photos & Review: Panorama Festival Day Two Featuring Kendrick Lamar, The National, Blood Orange and more

Kendrick Lamar unites East and West hip-hop with electric performance for Panorama day two Words & Photography: Steven Ward British synth pop duo Oh Wonder were the first set to draw in the crowds on Saturday afternoon at Panorama Festival, wooing fans with the sublime atmospherics of its two angel voiced crooners. Relatively immobile behind […]

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FYF Fest 2016: Kendrick Lamar, LCD Soundsystem, Tame Impala, Grace Jones headline robust lineup

FYF Fest just keep finding a way to outdo themselves. The 2016 edition of the prized Los Angeles festival will feature Kendrick Lamar and LCD Soundsystem as headliners with Tame Impala and Grace Jones as sub-headliners. This will serve as Kendrick’s lone west coast festival date, according to a press release sent by FYF. Kendrick […]

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Arcade Fire, Kendrick Lamar, LCD Soundsystem to headline inaugural Panorama Festival

In what is sure to be a feather in the cap for the promoting moguls over at Goldenvoice, the lineup for the first ever Panorama Music, Art, and Technology festival was announced today–and it features an eclectic bunch to say the least. First and foremost the festival, which will take place July 22-24 at Randall’s Island, New […]

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Kendrick Lamar gives powerful performance at The Wiltern

Last night at the Wiltern, Kendrick Lamar performed to a raucous sold-out crowd packed to the walls. With the room lit in red and the stage clearly noting “pimps only”, Lamar kicked off what would be a most powerful performance. The Compton-raised hip hop star is currently on tour in support of his incredible new […]

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Kendrick Lamar, surprise Killers set, Halsey and Death Cab for Cutie cap off Life is Beautiful

Kendrick Lamar The third-annual Life is Beautiful Festival in downtown Las Vegas saved some of their best tricks for last. Kendrick Lamar topped off a weekend that included many memorable performances. Perhaps it was perfectly fitting that Kendrick — perhaps the hottest thing in rap today — would close out a festival that is clearly […]

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An interview with Blackalicious’ Chief Xcel: Faith brings first new record in a decade

“Never let life’s troubles block your flow. Have faith and keep where you’re trying to go, like a winding river in search of the ocean, you must keep your faith in motion.” Those are the opening words from “Faith” off Imani Vol. 1 (off the label OGM) – which came out last week – the first […]

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Kendrick Lamar tops Bonnaroo highlights, freestyles with Chance the Rapper during Earth, Wind & Fire

Of all the festivals I’ve traveled to the past few months, I felt least prepared for Bonnaroo. Flying in from LA I could only bring a small one-person tent and carry-on bag but I lucked into camping with people a bit more prepared. We got into the line of cars to pull into the campgrounds […]

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Sweetgreen makes boom at LA launch with performances by BANKS and Alvvays

Sweetgreen is a smartly sourced seasonal food chain that began in DC and now operates all along the East Coast, founded by three Georgetown University graduates. With two of those founders being LA-based, it was only a matter of time until they tried their hand on the West Coast. Though the W. 3rd St. location […]

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Sasquatch! 2015 roundup — the good, the bad, and the surprising

This past Memorial Day Weekend, I flew from Los Angeles to Seattle for my first ever Sasquatch! Music Festival at The Gorge. I found a ride and camp mates via a ride-sharing site and arrived Thursday mid-afternoon, with the music kicking off Friday and extending all the way through the Monday holiday. It was my first […]

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