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The Best Summer Music Festivals of 2022 in Southern California

After two years of the world being closed due to the pandemic, summer music  festivals are back and better than ever! We’ve compiled a complete guide to the best summer music festivals in Southern California. From San Diego to Los Angeles and all the way to the desert, Southern Californian music festivals are without a […]

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Outside Lands 2022 Lineup Announced: Green Day, Post Malone, SZA, Kali Uchis, Phoebe Bridgers, Lil Uzi Vert and more

Outside Lands has come though with its 2022 lineup taking place August 5-7 at Golden Gate Stake Park in San Francisco, this year’s headliners include Green Day, Post Malone and SZA! The Outside Lands 2022 lineup will also feature Weezer, Jack Harlow, Phoebe Bridgers, Illenium, Lil Uzi Vert, Kali Uchis, Disclosure, Mitski and more — […]

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Do LaB Presents Lightning in a Bottle Line Up for 2022

Do LaB, originators and creators of the boutique festival experience Lightning in a Bottle (LIB), have revealed the lineup for the event’s 2022 return to Buena Vista Lake in Southern California. The festival will span over five days, between May 25-May 30, and ends on Memorial Day weekend. Encompassing an eclectic and varied array of […]

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Desert Daze Returns With 3-Day Line Up at Lake Perris featuring Kamasi Washington, The War on Drugs, Japanese Breakfast, Toro Y Moi and more

Thank God live music is back! And with a super bloom of rescheduled shows and new line ups, Moon Block and Knitting Factory Entertainment are excited to bring back one of Southern California’s most unique musical gems; Desert Daze, a three-day-long music line up filled with rocking bands, mixed-media and eclectic art installations. The music […]

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Panorama 2017 lineup headlined by A Tribe Called Quest, Frank Ocean, Solange, Nine Inch Nails and more

Back after a successful fist year, Panorama has announced its 2017 lineup! Presented by Goldenvoice, and also the little sister to Coachella, Panorama 2017 will take place across three summer days July 28-30 at Randall’s Island in none other than New York. This year’s Panorama will be headlined by Frank Ocean and Solange on day […]

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How Reunions and Massive Music Festivals Sealed the Orwellian Fate of Rock n’ Roll

Opinion Feature by Jamie Lawlor Every January, there’s that special day on the west coast when the sacred Coachella lineup is announced. We all know the large-font usual suspects by now—the “indie band that still sells tickets off that one hit from 2008,” the “old school rapper you never listen to but want to tell everyone […]

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Top 10 Most Booked U.S. Festival Acts of 2016

There is basically a major music festival in the United States once a weekend once festival season “officially” kicks off with Coachella in mid-April. While most of these festivals do a great job of curating unique lineups tailored to their usual base of patrons, there’s a handful of acts that you’ll see on more than […]

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Chet Faker misses mark at CRSSD Fest; Gorgon City, Tycho bring the fire

Sunday night, it was up to Aussie electronic artist Chet Faker to close the second spring edition of San Diego’s CRSSD Fest. ODESZA had set the bar high the night before with a rousing headline performance. Could Chet Faker aka Nicholas Murphy match the Seattle duo’s intensity the following night? Unfortunately for those who stayed, […]

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The Killers, Grace Potter, Ben Harper and more close inaugural KAABOO Del Mar with a bang

The Killers The final day of the inaugural KAABOO Del Mar brought its largest crowd of the weekend as it was topped by a performance from The Killers, one of the biggest American rock bands out there today. Brandon Flowers has been in heavy support of his solo record, with very few dates in the […]

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Photos: That’s a wrap! FYF Fest 2015 — fan and crowd photos

Incoming! We have more FYF Fest 2015 photos for you! Now that you’ve seen all of our live performance photo galleries and reviews, here’s another round of fan and crowd photos. All the photos below are from Day Two of FYF Fest. You can also find our fan photos from day one, here. To take […]

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Billy Joel caps Bonnaroo with throwback Sunday set; Florence + The Machine wins fans over

To be honest, Billy Joel was one of the main drawing points to attending my first ever Bonnaroo. In a time where there are seemingly endless music festivals, it gets harder and harder to land a legitimate festival headliner. Billy Joel fit the mold quite well, a legacy act and Rock n Roll Hall of […]

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Mumford & Sons’ Bonnaroo redemption highlights Saturday

Two years ago, Mumford & Sons were set to headline Bonnaroo at the peak of their success. When bassist Ted Dwane had to undergo emergency brain surgery, the band had to cancel their appearance just two days before the festival. If redemption was what the London-based folk rockers were after, they got that in spades after […]

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Watch Grimy TV’s festival mini documentary from Desert Daze 2015 feat. Dan Deacon, Warpaint, Deap Vally & more

Watch Grimy TV’s festival mini documentary from Desert Daze 2015! It was sweltering hot, it was dustier as hell, and it was absolutely glorious. This past May 2nd, about two and a half hours East of Los Angeles, deep into the desert of Mecca, California—the annual Desert Daze music festival was taking its course at the […]

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