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This past weekend marked the beginning of the music festival season. Jack White was the highlight performance of Coachella, but Alabama Shakes, Royal Blood, Vance Joy, and Circa Survive gave him a run for his money. Hipsters rejoiced in the quirky side attractions like silent discos and weird snacks, and now everyone is yearning for summer. Forget spring. Everything is still dead. Then again it always is in southern California (we're praying that the rain gods move Connecticut's precipitation yo... [Read more]
It’s that time of year – summer festivals are making their lineup announcements and selling out tickets. While there’s always a general overlap of performers, the festivals do have different pros and cons in the ways of location, dates, number of stages, headliners, weather, promotion, and lodging. The Politics of Font. Coachella produces a similar-looking poster every year with their list of performers arranged in a hierarchy of popularity, but what varies from the Governor’s Ball poster is t... [Read more]

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Since it doesn't look like I'm going to be able to go personally this year (sniff) I decided to give myself a virtual mini-concert and listen to some of the many (there's something like 165) bands who will appear there. And I had waaaay too much fun not to share. [Read more]
It’s the most wonderful time of the year, the mad crush of the holidays is over and there’s a full slate of music festival tickets to choose from. Break out your calendar and plot your escape to one of the many festival destinations listed below. 2013 Festival Rumors The Rolling Stones After teasing a 50th anniversary reunion tour with a few Parisian small venue warm-ups and a paltry three US Rolling Stones tour dates, the rumors are flying hot and heavy about a possible Coachella appeara... [Read more]