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RECAP: Lights All Night 2016

lanbs24Lights All Night marked its seventh year with even more lights, effects, and talent.  For two days, the Dallas Market Hall was transformed into a raver’s paradise with the massive Mothership main stage equipped with state of the art screens and affects, the Satellite stage that was home to a variety of dubstep, trap, and trance, and the Silent Pyramid for anyone craving a nonstop silent disco.

Highlights from the first night included memorable sets from Tchami, Above & Beyond, and Zedd.  Although each drew a slightly different crowd, all three sets included a mix of old favorites and newer material that created vibes of nostalgia among the high energy crowd.  Over at the satellite stage, Kayzo and then 12th… Continue reading

Texas Gets Ready to Ring in 2017 at Lights All Night

p1030764Lights All Night returns to Dallas bigger than ever before, even with adding a sister show in El Paso on New Years Eve.  Now in its seventh year, the festival has become Texas’ largest EDM festival.  Ravers from last year will return to the Dallas Market Hall for the two day festival, but will be pleasantly surprised at the promised overhaul of the venue layout designed to make entering more efficient.  The event will also be broadcasted live this year so that no one has to worry about missing any moments despite a few scheduling conflicts.

Day 1

Start the weekend off with some future bass from Luca Lush on the early side.  Be sure to allow plenty of time after… Continue reading

Day For Night Lights Up Houston

 

unspecified-copy-4Describing Houston’s Day For Night as a music festival just doesn’t cut it. The idea behind the new festival is to showcase artists with a talent for highly visual performances all while exhibiting massive art installations by artists from all over the world.

After hearing about the festival back in September, I watched all of the promo videos and trailers and I still arrived in Houston not really sure what to expect.  So is this a festival?  An art exhibition? I found that Day For Night falls somewhere in the middle of the two labels, all while surpassing any previous expectations.

At the center of the hype was the festival’s Bjork Digital virtual experience, the U.S debut of video and digital… Continue reading

LIVE REVIEW: Rooney – Ft. Lauderdale, FL Oct. 18, 2016

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On Tuesday, October 18th Rooney played in South Florida at the Culture Room in Fort Lauderdale, FL. It’s not the first time that Robert Coppola Schwartzman of Rooney has visited the Sunshine State or the venue in a small strip mall around the mile from the beach. Being near the beach was highly appropriate for the tour of the newest album Washed Away.

LIVE REVIEW: LANY – Ft. Lauderdale, FL Oct. 14, 2016

img_3480For the 2nd time in LANY’s music history, they played in Florida and performed an epic concert in Fort Lauderdale, FL. They loved it so much that they told the audience they’d come back to show again. The energy was very high, and the crowd was incredibly excited at their entrance.

A majority of the time you’d expect for a band to walk into some randomly obscure sounds or to the drummer kicking it off. That was not the case for LANY as they provided a grand entrance to Whitney Houston singing the National Anthem on a giant screen. It all seemed randomly precise and, was beyond unexpected.… Continue reading

LIVE REVIEW: Beach Slang – Orlando, FL October 14, 2016 

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James Alex

Beach Slang just released a new record in September entitled, A Loud Bash of Teenage Feelings, the record continued the punk ethos and emotional outpouring they had  come to be known for. For a band to release a record, distribute, market, and tour is a hard thing to do. Blessings need to line up in just the right quantum structure for it to become an idea, let alone a physical thing. It’s even harder when you are the only one left of a trio in the middle of that record release circus. Beach Slang vocalist, James Alex, was caught in the middle of that whirlpool, down a drummer and guitarist, with no choice but to venture on under the moniker of the band, but essentially as a solo act.… Continue reading

Getter Keeps it Cool As Frick for the Music City

p1060722Hailing from San Jose, Getter brought his brand of heavy bass to Nashville from the Bay as one of the stops on his Wat the Frick Tour.  The tour promotes his new 7 –track EP of the same name.  Wat the Frick is his third EP with OWSLA and dropped earlier this month on September 2nd.

 

Getter and the Wat the Frick crew stopped in Nashville at the landmark Exit/In.  Along with Nick Colletti, Yulton, and Sneek, Getter brought something a little different to Music City.  Nashville may be known for its music scene, but EDM is vastly underrepresented among the wide variety of indie, alternative, country, and rock acts that can be found at almost all hours of the… Continue reading

Happy 15th! Your Guide to ACL 2016 Weekend One

P1020065Austin City Limits returns to Zilker Park to celebrate its 15th anniversary.  The annual, two weekend festival has come to be known for its eclectic talent and friendly culture that its hometown has come to be known for.  When it comes to navigating the lineup and discovering your new favorites, we’ve got you covered.… Continue reading

Riot Fest Chicago 2016: Who to See

chicago_2016_admat_SINGLEDAY_16-9Labor Day weekend is over and with it, Riot Fest Denver. But fear not, for in two weeks, Riot Fest Chicago is going down. This year’s notable headliners include The Flaming Lips, Morrissey and The Original Misfits alongside Death Cab For Cutie, Rob Zombie, Social Distortion, The Deftones, Jimmy Eat World and let’s not forget about the carnival atmosphere. B-Sides will be there to cover the insanely packed lineup the fest is toting this year and we put together a list of the top 5 desirables on the schedule.… Continue reading

PHOTOS: Pierce The Veil Kick Off Fall ‘Made To Destroy’ Tour In San Francisco, CA

IMG_3695aPierce The Veil opened their Made To Destroy tour at the Warfield Theater in San Francisco, CA on Sept. 3, 2016 to a sold out and raucous crowd. The San Diego-based band released their fourth studio album, Misadventures, earlier this year and the setlist mixed in many tracks off the album, kicking off the show with “Dive In” and included “Caraphernalia”, “Floral & Fading” and “Texas Is Forever” amongst others. The audience, who waited for hours before doors opened, was as energetic as the band themselves and the singalongs were strong throughout the roughly hour and a half set. Taking the stage in space suits out of the spaceship stage props, the quartet comprised of Vic and Mike Fuentes, Tony Perry and Jaime Preciado played with precision, were active on-stage switching places and interacting with the crowd. Vocals by lead singer Vic Fuentes were on-point, hitting the appropriate screams as they blended in with the band’s frenetic energy. Check out the pics from the first show of the Made To Destroy tour!… Continue reading

Who To See at FYF Fest 2016- Los Angeles, CA

FYFposterUPDATED-657_zpsbuply86kFYF Fest is an annual two-day music festival held in Los Angeles, started in 2004. FYF Fest, short for the eloquent “Fuck Yeah Fest Fest”, showcases a multitude of music including rock, electronic, and hip-hop mashing them all together at the Los Angeles Sports Arena & Exposition Park. The festival has brought out some heavies for the 2016 lineup this year including Kendrick Lamar, LCD Soundsystem, The Strokes, and Air, but it’s always the lesser known bands on the bill that we like to give exposure to. Below are 10 acts to look for as you wind your way to FYF Fest.… Continue reading

PREVIEW: Imagine Music Fest – Less than a day away!

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In a just a couple of hours, the Atlanta Motor Speedway will be transformed into a submerging water-world rippling with art and bass. Imagine Music Festival 2016 will capture over 25,000 visitors with electronic sound by Adventure Club, Benny Benassi, Excision, Gramatik, Nero, Borgore, Zeds Dead, Steve Angello and many more. There will be pool parties, water slides, 3D water holograms, mermaids and more.… Continue reading

PHOTO REVIEW: Outside Lands 2016 Day Three

major lazer- OSL16Outside Lands 2016 was on the verge of becoming one of the more chillier weekends of the eight-year event but alas the sun made its appearance and warmed up the crowd for the final day of great music. With the sun shining, British duo Oh Wonder provided the perfect soundtrack to lounge on a blanket and enjoying some of the great food. Things picked up as both Jack Garratt and Dr. Teeth & The Electric Mayhem delivered solid sets, especially the former, whose one-man show demonstrates how talented Jack Garratt is.

Third Eye Blind delivered all of the familiar 90s songs from the band’s catalog that included “Jumper,” “Graduate” and “Semi-charmed Life.” Prior to the latter song, the San Francisco band launched into a four song David Bowie medley that consisted of ”Young Americans,” “Heroes,” “Modern Love,” “Ziggy Stardust”) with a 30-person choir (donning fire engine red wigs) and 12-person orchestra on the Lands End Stage in front of a hometown crowd.

In the weekend’s second nod to Wayne Coyne of The Flaming Lips, Major Lazer got the crowd into a frenzy as Diplo rolled into the crowd in hamster ball-type balloon as they performed a highly energetic set.… Continue reading

PHOTO REVIEW: Outside Lands 2016 Day Two

halsey - OSL16Many attendees we’re hoping for warmer weather on the second day of Outside Lands but the fog never burned off. The skies were overcast throughout the entire day and winds picked up throughout the night but most attendees of Outside Lands we’re prepared.  Nothing was going to stop them from having the time of their lives while their favorite performers took the stage, starting with The Knocks and The Wombats and ending with Zedd and Radiohead.

There were surprise guests during the second day as the rumored collaboration of hip-hop legends Warren G. and E-40 popped up late in the afternoon.  The performance marked the first time that they performed their track “Saturday” together live on stage.  The Knocks got the crowd moving early and brought out guests St. Lucia, who performed the day before and the indie-pop duo, Powers.

Years and Years brought their catchy 90s-tinged electro-pop to the main stage mid-afternoon and the party kept getting better with an impressive set by Los Angeles-based DJ/producer Jauz.  Halsey continues to demonstrate her ability to command an audience as her outstanding set drew an overflowing crowd who danced and sang along to nearly every one of her songs.  Simultaneously, Sufjan Stevens impressed a good-sized crowd with a stage presence reminiscent of Wayne Coyne of The Flaming Lips.… Continue reading

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