10 Acts to See at Boston Calling

The countdown is on, and it's T-6 sleeps until Boston Calling. If you haven't noticed, everyone is a buzz about how this year is the first year Boston Calling's lineup has put them in the realm of the must see festivals. The headliners alone should be indicative of that, but you already knew that, so we're gonna recommend 10 of the artists you might not be as familiar with, but should definitely see.        1. The Hotelier - We're starting off with some hometown heroes here, as these boys hail from Western MA. Their last two full lengths have stood out distinctly in

PREVIEW: Lightning In A Bottle 2017 Expands Music Offerings and Immersive Experience

Fresh off the heels of their impressive collaboration with Coachella, Do LaB is putting the finishing touches on Lightning in a Bottle Arts & Music Festival, taking place Memorial Day Weekend, May 24th to May 29th at San Antonio Recreation Area in Bradley, CA. The twelfth edition of the annual event will feature more than 100+ musicians, including headliners Bassnectar, Bonobo, TroyBoi, Kaytranada, Bob Moses, Richie Hawtin, Leon Vynehall, Jhené Aiko, Thao & The Get Down Stay Down, Wafia, Vallis Alps, Climbing PoeTree, The Seshen, Madame Gandhi, Elohim, Erica Dee, spacegeishA, tINI, Lauren Lane, MASHA and many others.

Top 15 Small Font Coachella 2017 Artists

Whenever the lineup for a major major festival like Coachella is announced, everyone gravitates towards the headliners and it takes a second to cull through the rest of the lineup. When analyzing at the rest of the bill outside of Radiohead, Lady Gaga, and Kendrick Lamar, it's easy to see that there are quality artists performing throughout the festival. Here are our top 15 small font artist playing Coachella 2017. 14766

Metallica, Gorillaz, The Who Headline Outside Lands 2017

The tenth anniversary edition of Outside Lands is delivering some heavy hitters to headline with locals Metallica performing for their second time, The Who and a rare appearance by Gorillaz. Lorde, A Tribe Called Quest, Queens of the Stone Age, alt-J, The Avett Brothers, Solange and a slew of other artists will perform the festival at Golden Gate Park August 11-13, 2017. Tickets go on sale Thursday April 6, 2017 at 10am/PT. Check out the entire lineup! 14701

Miami Music Week 2017 is Here

Spring has arrived and Miami is seeing it in full force! We have twerkers on major causeways and Miami Beach Police ATVs but Miami Music Week is here so it's ok. For those not familiar with MMW, its short for "best week of the year for EDM" in South Florida. Starting today up till Sunday, over 100 events will be taking place all over Miami. This includes anything from pop-up shops in parking lots, warehouses in strange neighborhoods, day fades at roof top pool parties, yacht raves and more. 14681

Top 20 Artists To Follow at SXSW 2017

SXSW showcases the newest and brightest new music from both emerging and established artists from all over the world and the 2017 edition is no exception. The B-Sides staff culled through hundreds of bands, singer-songwriters, DJ/producers and anyone else who aspires to create sonic earworms to bring you a list of our top 20 favorites that includes, The Regrettes, Noname, Hippo Campus, Skott, Woodes and many others. With such great talent at SXSW, we could easily add another 20-40 but let’s start with these 20 great artists! 14655

VIDEO: INTERVIEW – Big Wild at SnowGlobe Festival 2016

Big Wild has unveiled an official video for his new single, “Invincible (feat. iDA HAWK),” which is out now via ODESZA’s Foreign Family Collective. With his profile growing, Big Wild (aka Jackson Stell) puts on an eclectic live show consisting of a hybrid drum set, a keyboard, and whistling that has built a passionate following spanning all types of music lovers. Having toured with acts such as Tycho, Pretty Lights, and Bassnectar, Big Wild has also lit up festival performances at Coachella, Decadence in Denver, and Snowglobe that have bolstered his reputation as a must-see act. “I

RECAP: Lights All Night 2016

Lights 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

Texas Gets Ready to Ring in 2017 at Lights All Night

Lights 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

Day For Night Lights Up Houston

  Describing 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

Happy 15th! Your Guide to ACL 2016 Weekend One

Austin 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. 14245

Riot Fest Chicago 2016: Who to See

Labor 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. 14180

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

FYF 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

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

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. 14139

PHOTO REVIEW: Outside Lands 2016 Day Three

Outside 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

PHOTO REVIEW: Outside Lands 2016 Day Two

Many 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. 

PHOTO REVIEW: Outside Lands 2016 Day One

The first day of Outside Lands 2016 was met with great anticipation by music fans who attended the event at Golden Gate Park in San Francisco from all over the country. The typical chilly August weather didn't stop the crowd from enjoying great music as early performers Marian Hill impressed many at the Twin Peaks stage while Ra Ra Riot got people dancing to both their new material and earlier standbys on the main stage. The crowds started filling up throughout the day with many eager to see headliners, the recently reunited LCD Soundsystem later in the night. There were other

10 Artists You Need To See At Outside Lands 2016

As with every major festival, the headliners cap off what would otherwise already be a full-day of musical discovery and soundtrack to memorable moments with friends and family. The 2016 edition of Outside Lands brings back Radiohead, the band that headlined the inaugural Outside Lands in 2008. LCD Soundsystem and Lionel Richie are the other weekend’s headliners in addition to J. Cole, Lana Del Rey, Zedd, Halsey, Major Lazer, Duran Duran, Grimes, Miike Snow, Beach House and many others. Outside Lands not only has expanded its breadth in the musical component but also its comedy lineup headlined by Fred Armison and

WARPED TOUR INTERVIEW: Maxx and Zach of Set It Off

Set It Off isn't the typical rock and punk band usually seen at Warped Tour. They mix together traditional punk sounds with pop vocals and beats. But they always put on a high tempo and energetic performance that placed them a spot on the Main Stage at this year's Warped Tour. Formed in 2008, in Tampa, Florida, Set It Off began making a reputation for themselves. Currently made up of vocalist, Cody Carson, lead guitarist, Dan Clermont, rhythm guitarist, Zach DeWall, and drummer, Maxx Danziger. The group is packed with genuine and extremely talented guys that made a great addition

Lollapalooza 2016: Preview & Recommendations

In 1991, Perry Farrell and Jane's Addiction were calling it quits. One of the foremost bands to start the late 80s and early 90s movement into the Alternative wanted to go out with a party. So they invited along some friends to tour with them on their farewell venture. The first incarnation of the event is a history guide to that movement including Living Colour, Nine Inch Nails, Ice T & Body Count, Rollins Band, and the Butthole Surfers. The anything goes, dance party, heavy metal atmosphere was a staple of that time and moved on to permeate the tour.

Summerfest 2016 Festival Preview

2016 Summerfest Preview Set on the shores of Lake Michigan in downtown Milwaukee, Summerfest is listed as the World’s Largest Music Festival. The festival is 11 days long with 800+ acts across 11 stages on the concert grounds bringing a range of diverse music. 2016’s lineup includes Paul McCartney, Sting and Peter Gabriel, Luke Bryan, Weezer, Willie Nelson, and Pitbull, among others. Behind the headliners, the 45+ food and beverage vendors, interactive exhibits, and shopping marketplaces, there is a bevy of activity that truly brings home one of the largest parties in North America and we have a bunch of acts

PHOTO REVIEW: Lightning In A Bottle 2016

Lightning In A Bottle is a unique annual event which combines art, music, self-improvement and an open-mindedness that has grown by leaps and bounds over the years. Set in the beautiful San Antonio Recreation Area in Bradley, California, this year's sold-out event took place over Memorial Day Weekend by the folks of Do LaB and provided a solid lineup that included familiar festival names such as, Grimes, Chet Faker, Jamie XX, Big Gigantic and numerous others, alongside a concious lineup of illuminating talks, yoga and performers at the Temple of Consciousness. 13872

2016 Bonnaroo Music Festival Recommendations

The Summer festival season is upon us, and no summer is complete without the diverse oddities emanating from the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival in Manchester, TN. Each year the small town grows to 8x its usual population for 3 days of music, art, and good eats against a rural backdrop. This year marks the 14th incarnation of the festival which has launched many acts into the stratosphere. Headliners this year will include Pearl Jam, two sets from Dead & Company and LCD Soundsystem. For those just catching up, Dead & Company consists of Grateful Dead members

Governors Ball 2016: Who To See

This weekend marks the 6th annual Governors Ball held on Randall’s Island, New York City. Beginning on June 3rd, the festival offers 3 days of music in every genre from hip-hop to rock. 2016’s iteration of eclectic acts features The Strokes, Beck, The Killers, Kanye West, and Death Cab For Cutie. There will be a fine array of food, a stellar and easy atmosphere with the party ongoing. MTV will be sponsoring a Governor’s Ball After Dark including Eagles of Death Metal, and Miguel playing venues close by the festival. As we take a long look at the weekend ahead

Ringing in this Summer at Sunset Music Festival

What better place to launch festival season that at Sunset Music Festival this Memorial Day weekend in Tampa, Florida. The Sunshine state is prepping for two days of glorified dance music to welcome the upcoming Summer season or as music millennials call it, festival season. 13766

12 Bands You Must See at the Hangout Festival 2016

The Hangout Music Festival takes place this weekend, May 20-22 on the white sandy beaches of Gulf Shores, Alabama.  The festival consists of a couple of stages, a dance tent and family-friendly activities including amusement park rides and games.  If you’re already stoked to see Alabama Shakes, Ellie Goulding, and Florence + the Machine. And those other names beneath them? You should be excited about them, too. Especially the following twelve: 13704

REVIEW: Euphoria 2016 Recap

I am no stranger to music festivals, so as I packed for Euphoria I was excited to relive my camping experience from Wakarusa- one of my favorite memories that past few years.  A road trip, camping, and a killer lineup promised me another perfect weekend even though I knew that anything could happen. 13620

REVIEW: Coachella 2016: Weekend One Review

The first weekend of Coachella 2016 is in the books and was chock full of memorable moments. In what has become expected, the surprise guest performances were plentiful. Rihanna, Big Sean and John Newman joined Calvin Harris, Angus Young joined Guns N’ Roses for a couple of songs during the band’s reunion appearance, Kanye West jumped on stage with A$AP Rocky then Kanye joined Jack Ü, who was always joined by Kiesza, Ice Cube brought out Snoop Dogg, Common, his son O’Shea Jackson Jr., Sam Smith performed “Latch” with Disclosure, while Lorde performed “Magnets” and Aluna Francis sang

INTERVIEW: The Unique Sound of Andy Clockwise

Since the release of the EP Dancing World, Australian musician Andy Clockwise has a growing and loyal fan base of which contribute to his unforgettable raucous live shows.  Clockwise records, performs, produces and mixes all his record and has toured with The Black Keys, Julian Casablancas and Warpaint.  B-Sides caught up with Australian artist Andy Clockwise in the midst of a crazy SXSW storm to talk about his unique sound and his life on the West Coast. 13606

Strong Do LaB Lineup To Impress at Coachella 2016

Coachella is less than a week away and the excitement is building up for not only headliners Guns n’ Roses, LCD Soundsystem and Calvin Harris but the emerging Do LaB stage, also known as “Big Fish”. The stage lineup was released and features a distinct lineup of emerging artists each weekend. The first weekend showcases talents including Big Wild, Canadian indie-electro pop duo HUMANS, Imagined Herbal Flows, Paper Diamond, Brillz, DJ Ghastly, Dena Amy, Stylust Beats, Wave Racer, Lee Foss, plus MartyParty and Ooah (The Glitch Mob) who reunite once again as PANTYRAID. Weekend 2 will feature Dirtybird favorites Sacha

Your Guide to Euphoria Fest 2016: Who To See

Austin’s Euphoria Fest returns for a long weekend of camping and music for its fifth year.  The festival was started to create an event that would allow all attendees to be free to experience the transformative nature of music and to truly live in the moment.  This year's line up holds true to the festival's manifesto, with a diverse collection of talent to appeal to a variety of tastes throughout the four day festival. 13563

Outside Lands 2016 To Feature Radiohead, LCD Soundsystem, Lionel Richie

The lineup for Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival has been announced and the stellar music lineup includes headliners, Radiohead, LCD Soundsystem and Lionel Richie. The three-day festival will take place August 5-7, 2016 and will also feature, Lana Del Rey, Duran Duran, Halsey, Zedd, Major Lazer, Beach House, Miike Snow, Grimes, Big Grams (Big Boi + Phantogram), Vince Staples and many more. The lineup announcement video features Dr. Teeth and the Electric Mayhem, who will also be performing. Early “Eager Beaver” passes sold out quickly last week and 3-day and single day passes will go on

INTERVIEW: Declan McKenna Is Not To Be Ignored

Tackling issues such as the FIFA corruption scandal and speaking out for transgender teens through music is no small feat. Doing so all before the age of 18 is remarkable, but not impossible. Just ask Declan McKenna, the 17-year-old British singer-songwriter who has done both in addition to winning the 2015 Emerging Talent Competition at Glastonbury. B-Sides met up with Declan in between shows at SXSW to check in with him about his first trip to America and his upcoming debut album. 13535

INTERVIEW: POWERS on Writing, Their New EP, and What Makes a Song Great

What happens when two successful songwriters with affinity for infectious electro-pop team up to perform their own material? The result is LA-based duo POWERS, comprised of Mike Del Rio and Crista Ru. Together Ru and Del Rio have worked with a variety of artists including Selena Gomez, Cheryl Cole, Christina Aguilera, Kylie Minogue, Tim McGraw, The Knocks, and Icona Pop. So what happens when you find yourself in a barn awaiting a freak electrical storm/ possibly a tornado with Mike and Crista discussing songwriting and performing their own material? As Mike puts it, “it’s very South By… strange noises everywhere.”

INTERVIEW: Meet the Duo Behind Bob Moses

Jimmy Vallance and Tom Howie were classmates at their Vancouver high school, but it wasn’t until pursuing separate styles of music that the duo came together to form Bob Moses, the best of a DJ and a rock band. Their Days Gone By debut was released last September and the duo have steadily become a must-see at festivals. Howie and Vallance sat down with B-Sides at SXSW to talk about music, Vancouver, the upcoming festival season and more. 13490

INTERVIEW: FEMME on Doing it All

Laura Bettinson is no stranger to the game.  The woman behind FEMME does it all.  She sings, writes, produces, directs, photographs, and styles.  A natural artist and a sharp entrepreneur, she draws inspiration from the girl bands of the 60s, and her videos are what you wish you girls nights were like.  But don't let the good ole girly, pink pop fool you. There's no getting around it FEMME is a bonafide badass.  B-Sides met up with her at SXSW to talk Girls, Beats, and Bass over a cup of American joe. 13476

INTERVIEW: Marina Kaye Makes Her American Debut

Marina Kaye is not your average 18-year-old. The French singer began writing in English at a young age in order to reach a wider audience and was discovered at 16 with her song “Homeless.” Her debut album, Fearless, then went double platinum after its release in Europe. Kaye’s talent has not gone unnoticed by other superstars, working with Sia and violinist Lindsey Stirling on her EP Homeless. Marina made her North American debut this month with shows in Montreal, New York, SXSW, and Los Angeles. In between SXSW shows she discussed the emotions behind her music and what she hopes

Serenity Gathering 2016 To Usher In Spring Equinox

With spring just weeks away comes the third installment of Serenity Gathering to usher in the Spring Equinox. The multi-day event kicks off March 17th and will take place at the Joshua Tree Retreat Center. Musical artists include Shpongle, Nahko and Medicine for the People, Del The Funky Homosapien, Emancipator and more. The event also features healthy organic food and drinks as well as select craft vendors displaying hand made jewelry, clothing and art. Serenity Gathering encourages radical inclusion and promotes unity and will feature a healing sanctuary, which hosts workshops, energy and bodyworkers.

Lightning in a Bottle 2016 Announces Presenters for the Lucent Temple of Consciousness

The eleventh edition of the Lightning in a Bottle Art and Music Festival returns to San Antonio Recreation Area in Bradley, CA, Memorial Day Weekend (May 25-30, 2016) with music headliners including Chet Faker, Jamie XX, Cashmere Cat, Tokimonsta, Grimes, Four Tet and over 300 additional musicians and artists. Prior to the event comes the plans for the 2016 Lucent Temple of Consciousness, which plays host to several distinct areas (two yoga stages - Yoga Om & Yoga Namaste - , a Learning Kitchen/Silent Disco, two workshop stages -the Pineal Playground and the Mystery School- a Healing Sanctuary for body

Lightning in a Bottle 2016: EDM Stellar Lineup

Its been heard that music festivals have touched lives. There’s something about being in synch with a large group of people that changes the way people are toward one another. Lightning in a Bottle is an experience that helps guide and reinforce the concepts of personal growth, health, sustainability and creativity. For the duration of 5 days, the central coast of California hosts a place for visionaries, healers, performers and astounding musical acts. 13252

Euphoria Festival Adds Eric Prydz, Cherub In Addition to Bassnectar, Above & Beyond

Following up the December lineup announcement for the fifth annual Euphoria Festival, comes the announcement that Eric Peydz and Cherub have been added. Now in its fifth year, the festival, which will take place in Austin, TX April 7-10, will showcase stellar talent that includes Bassnectar; Above & Beyond; Dillon Francis; STS9; GriZ; Juicy J; and Tycho. 13223

Coachella 2016 Lineup Announced: Guns N’ Roses, LCD Soundsystem To Reunite

The strong rumours of a Coachella headlining reunion by the legendary Guns N' Roses became reality when the lineup became official Monday night. Another noteworthy reunion was the announcement that LCD Soundsystem will also headline along with the third headliner, Calvin Harris. Stories had been running rampant throughout the holidays of the Guns N’ Roses reunion, as it will be the first show featuring co-founders Axl Rose and Slash since 1993. It hasn't been as long for LCD Soundsystem, who last played together in 2011. The rest of the Coachella lineup features Ellie Goulding, Sufjan Stevens,

PHOTO REVIEW: Lights All Night 2015 – Dallas, TX

The celebrations to ring in 2016 took place in every city across the globe ranging from lavish elegant parties to firework displays and blowout dance parties. Dallas, TX rung in the new year with its own tw-day major festival, Lights All Night on December 31, 2015 and January 1, 2016, which featured the likes of major artists, Hardwell, Porter Robinson, Kaskade and numerous other talented artists in the realm of electronic dance music. 13079

PHOTOS: SnowGlobe 2015 – South Lake Tahoe, CA

Happy 2016!! As has been tradition for the past several years, EDM music fans have rung in the new year at with the SnowGlobe Music Festival in South Lake Tahoe, CA. The annual event features multiple stages of both new and familiar artists performing against the backdrop of the picturesque snow-capped mountains. This year's incarnation brought an extra level of excitement as the snow season got off to a great start in late 2015 and provided plenty of skiing or snowboarding during the day. The three-day event featured another solid lineup featuring, Jack Ü, Kaskade, Dillion Francis, Chet Faker, G-Eazy,

Mad Decent Boat Party 2015 not too Decent

I woke up in the neatly folded bed in my giraffe onesie. The silence was what shocked me the most as I slogged around the room trying to figure out how I ended up there the night before. The bowling alley wasn't even open for others on the ship. After minutes of walking around the desolate room, it became clear that due to lack of sleep (from the non-stop bass),  I had accidentally stumbled across the only peaceful room on the Mad Decent Boat Party. 12852

EDC Orlando 2015 Flying in with Amazing Acts

The madness that is the Electric Daisy Carnival continues on to Central Florida kicking off at Tinker Field Orlando with best line up yet. Headliners include regulars like Kaskade, Tiesto, Bassnectar, LaidBack Luke, Paul Van Dyke and similar veterans to Insomniac events. The two day event will be hosting several stages and promises to be the biggest EDC Orlando festival yet. 12827

ACL 2015: Who to See at Weekend One

Oh ACL, a festival so great it cannot be confined to just one weekend.  The two-weekend music festival kicks off on Friday with a lineup that is pretty incredible.  An eclectic mix of talent ensures that there will be shows on everyone's list with acts that range from The Strokes to  Deadmau5 and Bassnectar, to Drake.  Thankfully there isn't too much overlap in this weekend's schedule, so bouncing around shows and genres is perfectly doable. The music starts right up on Friday around 11, so feel free to knock around while the festival starts to fill up, but make sure to

TommorowWorld 2015 Recap

Imagine a place somewhere in the middle of the forest where everywhere you look there's a fairy tale like detail that makes you wonder if you're at a fantasy theme park. Insert thousands of ravers dressed up in all colors, outfits and props you can think of. Place 7 unique stages with non-stop electronic music, production unlike any other and top notch energy. To set it apart from the past two years, let's add a light drizzle and mud for days. This was the formula for TomorrowWorld's third year at Chattahoochee Hills, Georgia. 12458

ACL 2015 Style Guide: Guys, We Didn’t Forget About You

  Festival fashion isn't just a thing for the ladies anymore.  Men's fashion at shows is now just as important.  With such a wide variety of talent playing at Austin City Limits this year, you can't really go wrong with many different style expressions.  A quirky and bright button- down, tee, or tank is a great way to stand out in a simple way.  This look is a perfect way to show style without looking like you take yourself way too seriously. 12400

Austin City Limits Style Guide: What We’ll Be Wearing

      These days, festivals are all about fashion as much as they are music.  Designers, celebrities, models, and bloggers flock to festivals rocking the latest trends, but now anyone has a good chance of ending up on a best dressed list or street style post.  As festival season comes to a close, fall pieces are hitting the stores making ACL the perfect place to try out some of the latest trends. The heat makes it slightly trickier when trying to decide what to buy, pack, and wear at ACL.  Fall styles are in, but no one wants to run from show to

Festival Preview: Boston Calling 2015

Fall is here, and with it, the 6th semi-annual Boston Calling Music Festival. B-Sides will be there as always, making sure we see as much great music as we do consume Sam Adams Octoberfest beers. This time around the lineup is a little less diverse in terms of scope of sound but, not for a lack of talent. It's hard to miss a performance if you go, as no two artists play at the same time but, we still feel it's good to give you a little preview of what you should make an effort to see while you're there.

Photo Review: MusicFest NW 2015

This past weekend marked the 15th iteration of the MusicFest NW festival in Portland, OR. It is the festival’s second year returning to the Tom McCall Waterfront Park. MFNW could not have asked for a better weekend: perfect weather, great music, welcoming atmosphere. 12116

Preview: Riot Fest Denver 2015

While Denver may not be the festival hub for big time concerts  and festivals, it definitely holds its own with some of the other big cities like Chicago and L.A.  There is no Coachella or Lollapalooza but there is Riot Fest that has returned this year with another fantastic lineup.  Riot Fest is an event that mixes punk, rock, alternative, and hip-hop all into one festival, bringing together  young rising talent as well as older music legends.  Originating in 2005 in Chicago the festival has grown a ton since its inception and it only has more growing to do from

Mad Decent Block Party 2015 Recap: Dub Dallas

Mad Decent Block Party is now its eighth year and has grown to become one of the largest festivals on the circuit. The event bills itself as a block party with a family feel aesthetic and lives up to that statement if your family knows how to party. This year's lineup features an array of names in the EDM space including 4B, Alion Wonderland, Borgore, Bro Safari, Cashmere Cat, Cut Copy, Die Antwoord, Dillon Francis, Sam Feldt and more. With each city/region getting a different lineup, the event has been a go-to party during the summer. Mad Decent Block

MusicFest NW 2015: A Preview

This weekend marks the 15 years of MusicFest NW and it’s return to the Tom McCall Waterfront Park, and we couldn’t be more excited. The three day, two stage, twenty-two artist festival will be headlined by Foster the People, Beirut, and Modest Mouse. Hours of amazing music are only the beginning of all that you can expect from this amazing weekend. Here’s some of the stuff we’re looking forward to checking out this weekend: 12069

VIDEO: Outside Lands 2015 Interview – Iration

The crowds for reggae group Iration at Outside Lands 2015 were strong and incredibly enthusiastic as the band performed an engaging set filled with songs to dance and have fun to. With their new album Hotting Up set to be released on August 28, 2015, Iration, energized old fans and gained new ones right from their first song, “Wait and See” from 2010’s Time Bomb to their lead single, "Reelin" from the new album. 12065

VIDEO: Outside Lands 2015 Interview – Ryan Moran of Slightly Stoopid

Meanwhile….Back in the Lab is the eighth studio album by Slightly Stoopid and based on the solid and cohesive effort, shows the band is nowhere near slowing down. The tracks show a band that is still evolving and capable of even throwing a curveball as the album starts with the familiar ska/reggae sounds before going full-on punk on the song “F*ck You”. The band is currently on tour in support of the album and performed an interactive and engaging set at Outside Lands 2015. Drummer (and Bay Area native)RyMo spoke with B-Sides host, Pete Mar, about playing

VIDEO: Outside Lands 2015 Interview – The DMA’s Talk First US Tour

Australian band, The DMA’s have been making an impression in their native home and across Europe with the tracks, “Delete”, “Feels like 37” and others. The trio met as members of other bands and although all three were adept as writers and as frontmen, they quickly recognized the chemistry together was something to build upon. With only an EP under their belt, the band already has a strong foundation to build upon as they have embarked on their first visit to the U.S., performing at high-profile festivals including, Lollapalooza, Bonnaroo and Outside Lands in 2015. 12058

VIDEO: Outside Lands 2015 Interview – WATERS Talks Warped Tour, What’s Real

WATERS are a San Francisco-based band who’ve already made an impression worldwide with their catchy and memorable songs. Their sophomore album, What’s Real, was released in the spring of 2015 and has garnered positive reviews, lead by the track, "Got To My Head". The band spoke with B-Sides about playing in their hometown of San Francisco, their first festival experiences including Warped Tour and more. 12055

VIDEO: Outside Lands 2015 Interview – Robert DeLong Talks In The Cards

Robert DeLong performed an energetic set during the first day of Outside Lands 2015, as the one-man band showcased some of his new material, including the latest alternative radio hits, "Long Way Down" and "Don't Wait Up". DeLong has kept busy since releasing his debut album, Just Movement in 2013 with numerous tours and appearances. The one-man performer barely took a break to record the follow-up, In The Cards, which is slated to be released on September 18, 2015. 12052

HARD Fest 2015: Must see acts

The Fairplex is hosting a massive party this first weekend of August and the anticipation is real. Sold out HARD Fest 2015 is bringing California a handful of the best EDM this season. With too many big names to mention before drowning out, the line-up can only be described perfectly in one word- HARD. 11918

Lollapalooza 2015: Must See Acts

As you may already know, Lollapalooza kicks off Friday at Chicago’s Grant Park. The three day festival will feature over 100 acts, spanning all genres. Headlining this year are Paul McCartney, Metallica, and Florence + The Machine. Here are five acts you should definitely not miss this weekend: 11911

Outside Lands 2015 Insider: Acts You Don’t Want To Miss

  San Francisco's Outside Lands Festival will return to Golden Gate Park with quite the lineup for its eighth year.  Although the festival will be held August 7-9, tickets sold out in 45 minutes and this year's lineup has had music blogs buzzing for months.  Headliners include Elton John, Mumford & Sons, and The Black Keys in addition to other top acts such as Sam Smith, Kendrick Lamar, Wilco, Axwell & Ingrosso, D'Angelo and The Vangard, and St. Vincent. 11896

2015 Lollapalooza: Must See Hip-Hop Acts

Lollapalooza, Chicago's biggest and most exciting  music festival is back this year with another amazing lineup.  Set to take place in Grants Park  across eight different stages, This year's lineup tries to top the hometown favorite from last year Chance The Rapper, whose energetic show stole the show from the headliners.  The festival is huge and  has artists from almost  every genre,  so at times it can be hard to decide who to see.  Well, fear no more cause here is a list of the must see hip-hop acts at 2015 Lollapalooza. 11885

Camp Bisco 2015 splashing in this weekend

Imagine a music festival at a water park in the middle of a forest with some of the best acts this summer- that’s Camp Bisco. For the first time since 2002, Pennsylvania is opening its campgrounds in Montage Mountain for thousands of music fans this weekend. 11808

Electric Forest 2015: Ten artists to catch

Electric Forest 2015 is bringing its magic and beauty to Michigan's Sherwood Forest this weekend. A diverse and psychedelic combustion of a line up has brought all ear and eyes to the sold out festival. With so many great performances ahead, make sure to catch these artists. 11603

Boston Calling 2015 Preview

Winter has finally let up in Boston, and with it's exit, we welcome the fifth semiannual Boston Calling music festival. As always, one of, if not the smallest festival in the circuit more than makes up for it's size with a superb and diverse line-up. B-Sides will be on-site to grab the sights and sounds for you but in the meantime, here's our pick of a few must-do's and who to watch while you're there. 11443

Electric Daisy Carnival Las Vegas Reveals 2015 Line-up

  The lineup for Electric Daisy Carnival was just released. As one of the most influential electronic festivals in the US, the massive lineup is no disappointment. Featuring over 150 artists, the main headliners (you) will be sure to enjoy three crazy nights under the largest scenic stage in North America. 11379