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

Are you ready to Rock in Rio?

    Rock in Rio is celebrating their 30th anniversary this year and the line up is outstanding.  For those who don't know, Rock in Rio originated in Brazil and was organized by Roberto Medina. This year the festival will be held in Las Vegas.  This is the first time for it to be held in the United States.  It's one of the largest music festivals in the world.  The number of people who have attended previous festivals is over 1.5 million. That is just in Brazil, imagine what it's going to be like in Vegas. The festival begins this Friday May 8th

Festival Season Essentials

All this talk about music festivals and shows means Festival Season 2015 is finally here.  Ultra and Coachella are just the beginning of what will prove to be one of the busiest festival seasons yet. With more music festivals to chose from than ever, chances are there will be more first timers than not. Stages are popping up in woodlands, boats, lakes, downtowns and beachside venues from now until late September. No matter the situation, whether it be a one day festival or a weekend camping trip, be sure to include these items to have the best and most efficient festival experience possible.

Coachella 2015 EDM must-see performances

Coachella Music festival 2015 is sponsoring the next two crazed weekends that will be headlining the West Coast . The amount of talent that's going to be within the area will be slightly overwhelming. Apart from world famous EDM headliners, there will be more than a few performances that you don't want to miss. 11277

7 Indie Acts to Catch at Coachella

With Coachella approaching quickly, the number of performing acts over the two weekends may seem overwhelming, which is why we're here to break down the top 7 indie acts you should totally catch while you're at the festival. Of course headliners, Drake, Jack White and AC/DC are givens but there are numerous acts whose performance can be a springboard towards growing their fanbase and/or catapult them into headlining themselves one day. 11251

Miami Music Week 2015 closes with Ultra bang

Miami Music Week and Winter Music Conference came together last week to create a one-of-a-kind week for EDM lovers across the Nation. With traffic and Uber surges that were out of the usual norm, Miami was littered with visitors taking advantage of the musical festivities. Several venues offered complimentary shows ranging from Drum n Bass artists to massive OWSLA performances. 11238

Fresh sounds and new talent to take over Ultra Music Festival 2015

Booming music coming from every corner, blue skies with the perfect sea breeze and half-dressed crowds standing out in neon colors will be littering the streets of downtown Miami this last weekend of March. As a perfect ending to the annual Winter Music Conference, Ultra Music Festival is coming back for its 16th year. With the VIP experience sold out and with less than 10% of the General Admission tickets available, South Florida prepares for what is sure to be one of the year’s biggest electronic music festivals. 11154

Has SXSW Lost Its Touch?

Recently McDonald's has been in the news and this time it's not concerning their food. The billion dollar corporation asked Ex Cops, an indie band, to perform for free at South by Southwest  (SXSW) this year. SXSW is a music festival held in Austin, TX and started in 1987. The festivals original main goal was to help promote local musicians and make them known throughout the United States. Since then the festival has grown substantially, starting off with only 700 acts in 1987 to over 2,000 today. 11010

Coachella 2015: Thoughts and Recommendations

Another year, another Coachella. The line-up for the 2015 edition of the ever popular, ever famous Indio, California music festival was just released, and it's a pretty mixed bag. The headliners aren't quite as shocking or hot as last years reunited Outkast, or Arcade Fire but, there's still plenty to be excited for. Drake is still one of the biggest MC's in hip-hop, and for a reason. Jack White's live show is notoriously awesome. AC/DC might be old but, they're a band you'll definitely be bragging about seeing before you, or they, die. That being said, some of the most

The 2014 CMJ Music Marathon Artists to See

The 2014 CMJ Music Marathon has begun! With 2 days almost finished, you still have 3 days to check out some pretty killer acts. Below is a recommendation of some artists that deserve your attention amongst the insane amount of music happening at this year's festival.  10447

PHOTO HIGHLIGHTS: Austin City Limits 2014 Weekend One Day Three

The third and final day of the first weekend installment of Austin City Limits 2014 brought the heat back to Zilker Park. Temperatures were warmest out of the three days of the festival With headliners Pearl Jam decidedly drawing an older crowd than Calvin Harris, the lineup was just as strong as the previous days. Eddie Vedder was in fine form, as the seminal grunge rock band ran through a nearly 30-song set starting with “Long Road” and ran through a mix of alternative rock radio staples “Corduroy”, “Evenflow” as well as their cover of the John Lennon track, "Imagine",

PHOTO REVIEW: Austin City Limits 2014 Day One

Zilker Park in Austin, TX transformed into a musical wonderland as the first weekend of Austin City Limits 2014 commenced on Friday October 3, 2014. Headliners Outkast and Beck led the first day's lineup that included standouts, Sam Smith, Foster The People, CHVRCHES, St. Vincent and others. After a rough start at their first appearance at Coachella earlier this year, the legendary artists put on a polished set showcasing their immense catalog of work highlighted by "Bombs Over Baghdad", "So Fresh So Clean" and the venerable "Ms. Jackson". The weather was closer to fall temperatures as it

A Day-by-Day Play for Austin City Limits from a Native Austinite

When it comes to Austin City Limits, I am no rookie. And although this no longer is my first (or 4th, 5th, or 6th) rodeo, there will be thousands of music junkies entering Austin as festival virgins.  It’s a fantastic weekend for the city; days and nights filled to the brim with music, arts, food, culture, and fun. Whether you’re a newbie or returning for another year, as a local I’m here to help you create a day-by-day play for what to expect at this year’s festival. 10010

Recap: Boston Calling Fall 2014

The 4th annual Boston Calling Festival came to a close last night, and even though things didn't go as smoothly as possible, it was still one for the books. The festival seems to have found its rhythm, following a pacing similar to the spring edition of the festival B-Sides covered this past May. 9928

B-Sides On-Air: Weekend Highlights 8/16/14 – From Outside Lands 2014: Jack Antonoff- Bleachers, Vance Joy, Boys Noize

B-Sides On-Air is broadcast on KBCW-44/cable 12 in the San Francisco Bay Area every Saturday night after SNL at 1a. We know it may be a time when either a) you’re out or b) passed out! So, make sure to DVR us every week and check out some highlights from the show here! This past weekend a handful of artists, who were performing at Outside Lands 2014 at Golden Gate Park in San Francisco, joined us for a chat with B-Sides host, Pete Mar. Jack Antonoff of Bleachers spoke about his new album and meeting James Hetfield, lead singer

Outside Lands 2014 Review + Photos

There were many standouts at the sold-out Outside Lands 2014 at Golden Gate Park in San Francisco this past weekend. This year’s lineup was led by headliners Kanye West, The Killers and Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, who were surrounded by strong talent including Arctic Monkeys, Disclosure, Death Cab for Cutie, Macklemore and more. Kanye West drew mixed reviews as “Yeezy” performed a similar set to previous outings this year. West alternated performing in a mask covering his entire face and without as he started with “Black Skinhead” and powered through setlist staples, “Stronger” and “Heartless”.

Recap: Lollapalooza 2014

Another year, another Lollapalooza in the bag. This year bore the usual draw of some of the biggest names in music, and left nothing to be desired in the way of a diverse lineup. The weekend was full of incredible performances that we could go on about forever, but instead we'll just give you the highlights. 9725

PREVIEW: Lollapalooza 2014

This coming weekend marks the 23rd year anniversary of Lollapalooza. What started as an annual tour conceptualized by Jane's Addiction vocalist Perry Farrell has evolved into one of the most well known music festivals in America. The tour has featured some of the biggest names in music over the past twenty years, including such acts as The Beastie Boys, Foo Fighters, Rage Against the Machine, and a slew other alternative music juggernauts. This year is no exception, and we here at B-Sides have some recommendations on who's a must see. 9697

Preview: Pitchfork Music Festival

Pitchfork is well know for reviewing music, but this weekend the famous music site is throwing it's own festival at Union Park in Chicago. The site is known for being pretty harsh in it's rating of artists, so you know they were selective with the artists they picked to play the weekend long gig. Here's a list of the artists you really shouldn't miss. Kendrick Lamar - It's no surprise that Kendrick is closing out the weekend with a headlining slot. Compton's hometown hero quickly went from being relatively unknow, to blowing up nationwide, very quickly. He recently supported Kanye on

Diary From Firefly Music Festival Pt. 2

After the wildly successful first installment of my diary from a music festival I've returned to finish the story. The people are clamoring to find out what it is really like to go to one of these modern Woodstocks. When we last left off I was still settling in at Firefly. After the end of the second day I was exhausted but excited. There was much more to explore in the dusty landscape. Outkast and Jack Johnson were in my future, after all. My journey wasn't even half way over, and things only got better as time went on. 9588

Diary From Firefly Music Festival Pt. 1

500,000 people went to Woodstock in 1969. That sounds horrific. Last weekend I went to Dover Delaware's own Firefly Music Festival, there were fewer than 80 thousand and I felt like I was being punished for all of the freedom I've ever had in my life. Lack of elbow room aside, I believe that music festivals have something for everyone. There's great bands, lots to do, delicious food, and interesting people. There is no one alive that could go to music festival and find themselves bored at any point during the festivities. 9561

Music Artists At The 2014 X Games

XGames is a sporting event unlike any other. While we have the World Series in baseball and the Super Bowl of football, X Games is the extreme sport equivalent. And just like any other major sporting event, music will surely be involved as well. For the first time in thirteen years, X Games will be hosted in a new home other than Los Angeles. This year's competitions will be held in Austin, Texas June 5-8 and the inaugural event is featuring a host of acts simultaneous to the competition and into the night with well known artists ranging from

REVIEW: Boston Calling- Spring 2014

Memorial Day weekend started off with a bang in Boston this weekend, as the Boston Calling Music Festival kicked off it's third talent-stacked event in only a year's time. The weather forecast threatened to literally rain on everyone's parade, but mother nature was kind enough to spare everyone for most of the weekend. While people did get soaked during The Decemberists' killer set, it didn't slow the fans or the band down, and turned out to be the only performance that literally brought the thunder. (Okay, so there was no thunder, but it did rain a whole lot during their

PREVIEW: Primavera Sound 2014

For those who enjoy learning about other countries and culture including their food, fashion, and of course eclectic music, then be sure to plan this year's summer backpacking trip to the banks of the Mediterranean, Primavera to attend the Primavera Sound festival! Based in Barcelona, Spain is the best known music festival that originally set the model for urban festivals everywhere! Primavera Sound began back in 2001 and is mainly noted for its pop rock and underground dance groups. 9165

Austin City Limits Festival 2014 Lineup Announced

The Austin City Limits music festival in Austin Texas is one of the biggest music festivals in the city and 6 months before the festival even begins we are already getting prepared. Reading up and training for the two weekends of music madness taking place on October 3-5 and 10-12 is one thing but what we have all been waiting for is the lineup announcement. 8608

PREVIEW: Outside Lands 2014

It's official! The line up for seventh annual Outside Lands  music festival has been released for 2014! This year the festival will once again feature some of music's biggest names as well as a diverse range of independent and local Bay Area bands and artists! Headliners include: Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Kanye West, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Death Cab For Cutie, Tegan & Sara, Tiesto, and many others! 8378

PREVIEW: Sasquatch! Music Festival 2014

The critically acclaimed music festival known as Sasquatch! will return this year with an even greater lineup than ever before! The festival will continue its tradition of opening on Memorial Day weekend (May 23rd-25th), opening the doors at 12pm at The Gorge Amphitheatre in Quincy, Washington. The outdoor venue has been hosting the event for the past 13 years! Festival attendees can also expect to see a diverse range of music and talent including favorites such as Outkast, Queens of the Stone Age, Major Lazer, Cold War Kids, and many others! 8240

Lollapalooza 2014 Lineup Announced

The lineup for Lollapalooza 2014 has been announced and the stellar lineup includes headliners, Eminem, Outkast, Kings of Leon along with Arctic Monkeys, Calvin Harris, Skrillex, Lorde, Foster The People, Nas, Zedd The Avett Brothers, Interpol, Phantogram, CHVRCHES, Spoon, Cut Copy and more. Eminem graces the Lolla lineup for the first time ever and is part of a small set of dates the rapper will perform. Eminem is part of a series of shows co-headling with Rihanna for The Monster Tour in August. Interpol hasn’t performed in the States since supporting their self-titled album in 2010

10 Must-See Coachella Bands Pt. 1

Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival will run between April 11-13 and April 18-20. It has earned its spot as a staple in the audiophile community and is the perfect place to find your new favorite band. Here are a few acts to check out before festival starts. 8085

SXSW 2014: Final Thoughts

Now that SXSW is over and everyone has had time to recover, let us take some time out to really reflect on the momentous week of music we just experienced. This year was no let down to years previous; this year was in fact one of the best years in SXSW music so far. Yes of course there were big names around every corner such as Lady Gaga and Kanye West but, to be honest, how many people actually got to see them? 8068

PHOTOS: SXSW 2014 Highlights

Another year of  SXSW wrapped this weekend, showing locals and tourists why Austin is Live Music Capital of the World. From secret DJ sets to main venues packed to capacity, there was something for every pair of ears in the city. There was free food and booze as far the eye can see; celebrities scattered within the thousands of music fans throughout every crowd; bright visuals and loud sound that impressed all who saw and heard; late nights followed with booze-filled brunches and snacks from food trailers in between. And when the party goes on for 10 straight days, it's

SXSW 2014 March 15th Review

Saturday seemed to come impossibly fast, as SXSW comes to its ending weekend. Thousands of people roamed the streets looking for their favorite bands to see one last time before the return to normalcy hit them back into reality. While, some were bleary-eyed and almost thankful this week was almost over, many came with a renewed energy to end the week with a bang. Some even took it a little to far.  7981

SXSW 2014 March 14th Review

Friday at SXSW proved itself to be crazy. As more and more people showed up for the weekend the crowds grew even more. Lines spanned all around buildings and the hopes of getting into some shows proved almost impossible. Thankfully due to larger park shows there were still some places for people to see a great show.  7973

SXSW 2014 March 13th Review

SXSW 2014 is still in full swing and music has completely taken over. Walking anywhere in the downtown area of Austin you can hear music pouring from every direction. 6th street has become a complete roar of music as bands play in almost every other bar, making it easy to get lost in a trance of noise. 7961

SXSW 2014 Music Recap So Far

SXSW is in full swing now and we're just getting into the music portion of it. Already we've had surprise appearances from from none other than Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez not to mention the many A-list celebrities here for the film portion of the festival, such as Nicolas Cage and Kristen Bell. So what else does this festival have in store for us? 7931

Top Acts at SXSW 2014

With literally thousands of acts from all over the world coming to play in Austin for SXSW, it's a little overwhelming. Whether you have a platinum badge or just signed up for the free parties, try and check out these great acts this week. 7925

SXSW 2014 Survival Guide

You may be a regular to music, or any type of festival, but SXSW is a completely different experience. On one side of the street there may be a vender trying to capture your attention with all of the latest fancy gadgets, while on the other side an awesome band is playing great music. Tens of thousands of people gather to the not-so-small anymore city Austin Texas, not just for one weekend but a full week!  7856

Bonnaroo 2014 Lineup Announced

Elton John, Kanye West and Jack White are amongst the headliners at the 2014 Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival. The lineup was announced via a webcast hosted by Taran Killam and featured The Flaming Lips and Ben Folds. As for the rest of the stellar lineup, artists include: Arctic Monkeys, Lionel Richie, Vampire Weekend, The Avett Brothers, Phoenix, Skrillex, Frank Ocean, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Kaskade, Damon Albarn, Neutral Milk Hotel, Wiz Khalifa and many others. The annual event will take place in Manchester, Tennessee June 12-15, 2014. Tickets go on sale this Friday

Festival Lineups 2014

With all these lineup announcements, it’s time to make some decisions. Many large-scale festivals in America are overlapping in their artists this year; Outkast announced their return with 40+ stops at different festivals. Pretty Lights will join them at both Counter Point and Fire Fly. Hangout and Wakarusa will share the Flaming Lips and STS9 as headliners, and Foster the People seems be popping up all over the place, not to mention the hundreds of other bands that will caravan from fest to fest. Depending on who you want to see and how far you’re willing to go is all

From Outkast to Lorde, Coachella 2014 Has a Hefty Lineup

Coachella announced their lineup for 2014 last night, and like we said last week the Outkast reunion will be headlining the festival. More than 150 acts will perform across two weekends in April, 11-13 & 18-20. Muse will be headlining the Saturday nights and closing out will be Arcade Fire. The talent covers every genre of music, from EDM gods like Skrillex, Flosstradamus, and the Glitch Mob to hip-hop’s finest such as Chance the Rapper and A$AP Ferg and everyone else in between. 7321

Coachella 2014 Lineup Announced

The lineup for the Coachella Music & Arts Festival 2014 has been released. Initial confirmations of Arcade Fire and Outkast were released prior to the announcement as well as the video for “Ace of Spades” by Motörhead on the Coachella website. Headliners for this year’s dual weekend festival, April 11-13 and April 18-20 at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, CA, include Arcade Fire, Outkast and Muse. The rest of the lineup includes Motörhead, Queens of the Stone Age, Beck, Skrillex, Pharrell Williams, Beck, Calvin Harris, Lorde, Foster The People, CHVRCHES, The 1975, MGMT, Bastille, Broken Bells,

PHOTOS: Fun Fun Fun Fest 2013

Fun Fun Fun Fest 2013 took place over the weekend at Auditorium Shores in Austin, TX with many standouts from the solid lineup.  Headliners M.I.A., MGMT and Slayer brought in huge crowds that capped each day's worth of a diverse list of bands from Glass Candy and Big Freedia to The Descendents and Cromags.  The comedy lineup was just as strong with performances from Sarah Silverman, Craig Robinson, Rob Delaney and others.  The event also featured numerous athletes from the skate and BMX realm, quite noteworthy as XGames will be heading to Austin in 2014.  Check out the photo highlights!

Fun Fun Fun Fest 2013-Day Three Review

As Sunday comes to and end so does Fun Fun Fun Fest for 2013. Lucky for everyone the weather was absolutely perfect, not too hot, not too cold, a nice cloudy day. The atmosphere seemed more laid back than the past two, people slowly getting tired but ready to go all out for the last day until next year. 6746

Fun Fun Fun Fest 2013-Day Two Review

Day two of Fun Fun Fun Fest and we are still hanging in there. The long days and endless music options aren’t getting old and thankfully the weather has still been kind. Frank Smith, a band that happens to be local to Austin, were the first to perform on the orange stage today, and they did it perfectly. 6681

Fun Fun Fun Fest 2013-Day One Review

Day one of Fun Fun Fun Fest proved to be a great beginning to what we hope will continue to be a great weekend. The weather was nice and cool, staying in the 60’s all day and dipping down into the 50’s at night, making for perfect festival weather, and the talent did not disappoint either. 6616

Ten Bands to Check Out at Fun Fun Fun Fest Austin

For those lucky enough to have attended the Austin City Limits Festival in Austin, you may still be trying to recover, but folks here in Austin are ready again for yet another festival. Fun Fun Fun Fest is set for this weekend and the lineup couldn’t be better! Genres varying from rap, comedy, alternative, hardcore, and more, there is sure to be something to please everyone. 6355

PREVIEW: Fun Fun Fun Fest 2013

For those of you who don’t already know, the Fun Fun  Fun Fest is just on the horizon! Located in Austin, Texas, the annual independent music festival dates back to 2006. The festival features particularly underground musicians and bands. But it isn’t only known for its great music acts, attendees can also expect comedy, food, action sports such as skateboarding and wrestling, and poster art adventures! 6310

PHOTOS: Treasure Island Music Festival 2013

  The 2013 installment of the Treasure Island Music Festival showcased many up-and-coming artists alongside headliners Atoms for Peace and Beck.  As has been the case in previous years, the weather fluctuations dictated the crowd response.  Warmer temperatures marked the first day with enthusiastic crowds for Disclosure and Major Lazer.  However, as night began to fall, so did temperatures and the crowds started to dissipate.  So much so, that the audience for Atoms for Peace began to dwindle mid-set and the supergroup was left performing their encore to a few thousand people.  Thom Yorke commented on the weather throughout the set,

First Batch of Artists Confirmed at SXSW 2014

SXSW Festival is almost 6 months away but already people are getting pumped up for this week-long music, film, and interactive festival in Austin Texas, beginning March 7th. This “little” festival which began in 1987, bringing in around 700 registrants, has since grown to over 32,000 participants in recent years. Along with the film, media, and business sides of SXSW, this festival features acts ranging from country, rap, rock, and reggae, all rocking the stages of various local bars, venues and streets of Austin. 6140

PREVIEW: Treasure Island Music Festival 2013

This year at the 2013 Treasure Island Music Festival, festival attendees can expect a huge selection of bands, DJs, food, drinks, and much more! But with so many different acts to see this year, how does one know which bands to check out? That's why B-Sides is providing you with our top 10 bands to see at the 2013 Treasure Island Music Festival. 6041

Austin City Limits Food Guide

Great music, good times, and great food! We still have one more weekend to go at the Austin City Limits Music Festival. Austin is rapidly becoming one of the top food cities in America so be sure not to miss some of the best it has to offer. The restaurants in this growing town are amazing, but if you want some great food you don't have to go far. I have gathered some great food vendors that will be on premises 5829

PHOTOS: Austin City Limits Music Festival 2013 – Day Three

Day three of the first weekend of the Austin City Limits Music Festival was just as energetic as the first two days. Highlighted by headliners, Atoms of Peace and Lionel Richie, music fans got a strong lineup of younger bands MS MR, Grouplove, Foxygen and Tame Impala. Festival stalwarts, Phoenix, Franz Ferdinand and The National drew strong crowds, especially Phoenix, whose audience swelled early through the French band's set. The band also experienced a power outage, similar to what occurred with Muse on Friday. The outage occurred in the midst of a rousing revival of "Entertainment" towards the end of

PHOTO HIGHLIGHTS: Austin City Limits 2013- Day Two

The second day of the Austin City Limits Music Festival was highlighted by the diverse sounds and weather that had the crowd fanning themselves during the day and bundling up at night. Headliners, The Cure gave a solid performance as lead singer, Robert Smith was animated and vocally strong. Not one for a lot of stage banter, Smith and co. let the music speak for itself, performing twenty six songs to a crowd that had skewed older but was also filled with some of Kendrick Lamar's audience. Lamar, the only rapper at the festival, had performed before the goth-rock headliners to

PHOTO HIGHLIGHTS: Austin City Limits 2013- Day One

Austin City Limits Music Festival 2013 has begun and the lineup of the first day performers did not disappoint. Vampire Weekend, Arctic Monkeys and Queens of the Stone Age turned in raucous performances that built up the energy of the night leading into headliners Depeche Mode and Muse. The latter exceeded the 10pm end time that was listed and continued performing until the sound cut off due to a broken generator. The band left the stage and a disappointed crowd started to slowly disperse until bassist Chris Wolstenholme returned to the stage to start "Knights of Cydonia",

The Austin City Limits Survival Guide

Are you a local Austinite? Are you from out of town? No matter where you are from, here are some tips I have learned on how to survive ACL Fest.   Pack light. Yes, you may be outside all day and there are so many things you could potentially need, but trust me, carrying around a giant purse or bag all day filled with “necessities” will get annoying real fast, 5692

What to Wear: Austin City Limits Music Festival

Heading to Austin City Limits for both or one of the festival weekends?  Even if you're indigenous to the area, the weather is never a surefire bet.  It could be hot and humid in the afternoon and suddenly you may find yourself in the midst of a thunderstorm.  Anyone remember the downpours at ACL 2012?  Either way, ACL is a time to take in the great music, make new friends, enjoy the amazing food and of course, look somewhat presentable all the while!  Regardless if you're into EDM, folk-rock or have an adult-contemporary side that will be filled to the

Top 10 Artists to See at ACL this Year

Austin City Limits kicks of this Friday, and the city is more than excited for all the fun.  Zilker Park will be flooded with tens of thousands of people for two weekends full of great music. While seeing the major acts like Muse and The Cure is expected, it’s always fun to explore some new sound. Check out these 10 artists below and see what appeals to your ear buds. 5622

PHOTOS: Riot Fest Denver: Day 2

Still covered in the dust and grime from the day before, fans converged on the second day of Riot Fest Denver like a swarm. Band after band delivered stellar performances, not to outdone by the lineup from Day 1. New Beat Fund, Kongos and Peelander-Z got the party started with some funky beats and rousing crowd participation. Denver boys Breathe Carolina really kicked up some dust with their electric set. Public Enemy always brings the riot, delivering a unforgettable performance. The rain clouds rolled in around 6pm right before Bad Religion was set to take the stage. In concern for crowd safety,

FESTIVAL PREVIEW: Riot Fest Denver

Next weekend the third installment of Riot Fest hits the Mile High city with two fulls days of some of the best acts music has to offer. We will be there to cover the madness but with such a jam-packed schedule, who are the must-see bands of the festival? Don't worry, we've got you covered. Here is B-Sides “Must-See” list for the 2013 Denver Edition of Riot Fest. 5297

PHOTOS: Boston Calling Music Festival: Day Two

Passion Pit headlined the second day of the Boston Calling Music festival during a gorgeous warm day in downtown Boston. The East Coast-based band capped off a day that featured many electronic acts including, Major Lazer, Flume and Wolfgang Gartner. The crowds were livelier than the previous day and were just as captivated by amazing sets by Solange and Kendrick Lamar. Check out the pics from a most successful weekend! 5239

Bridge School Benefit 2013 Lineup Announced

The Killers, CSNY, Queens of the Stone Age and others have been announced to perform at the all acoustic, 27th Annual Bridge School Benefit Concert in Mountain View, CA. The annual non-profit charity event organized by Neil Young and his wife Pegi, will also feature Elvis Costello, My Morning Jacket, Diana Krall, fun., Heart and Jenny Lewis. The benefit concert will take place on October 26th and 27th, 2013. 5194

A Recap of Outside Lands 2013

As Golden Gate Park returns back to its normal woodsy atmosphere, everyone who attended the annual Outside Lands music festival can now take the time to recuperate as well as reminisce about all their favorite bands they saw perform live this past weekend! As many already know, so many popular acts played the three day event, including the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Phoenix, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Nine Inch Nails, and of course probably the most memorable would be that of the legendary musician, Sir Paul McCartney. 4858

Photo Highlights From Outside Lands 2013: Day Two

It was "game on" for Day Two of the Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival in San Francisco, CA as both the musical artists and their fans elevated the excitement and vibe to new highs. Headliner, Nine Inch Nails provided a stunning visual performance for crowd that included a set filled with tracks from their trademark album, The Downward Spiral and the latest single, "Came Back Haunted". Check out photo highlights from the second day of San Francisco's Premier Festival at Golden Gate Park! 4848

Photo Highlights From Outside Lands 2013: Day One

Sir Paul McCartney headlined the first day of the sixth annual Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival in San Francisco, CA. In a two-hour set, the former Beatle played a catalog chock full of songs from his tenure in the legendary band as well as his own work with his band, Wings. Check out the photo highlights of his set along with fan favorites, Yeasayer, Band of Horses and more! 4843

Outside Lands Preview: Beer, Wine, and Food Lands

As many regular Outside Lands attendees know, Outside Lands not only provides its music fans with an amazing concert experience of all their favorite musicians and artists, the festival also brings people delicious and cultural food, beer, and wine to savor as well! B-Sides is giving you a taste of what kind of mouth watering food and vast wine and beer selection Outside Lands 2013 will be bringing you this year! 4786

What to Wear to Outside Lands

Outside Lands is almost here, and along with thousands of music hungry fans comes that schizophrenic weather that San Franciscans know and love. Thankfully, this is not our first rodeo, and we have some examples from years and festivals past to learn from. For this year, we look to Kate Moss, Vanessa Hudgens, the men of Phoenix and a couple others for some outfits to inspire you and tips to help you have the best and most stylish festival experience yet. 4744

Outside Lands 2013: Top 11 Acts You Must See

Many of you music fans are already aware that the annual San Francisco music festival known as Outside Lands, is upon the Bay Area in just over a week starting Friday August 9th in the beautiful Golden Gate Park. In honor of the three-day music infused event, B-Sides is providing you with our Top 11 musical acts every Outside Lander should not miss! 4688

Modest Mouse To Play US Open of Surfing

The music lineup for the 2013 Vans US Open of Surfing has been announced and will feature artists- Modest Mouse, The Faint and Twin Shadow. The annual music stage is the largest free concert stage of the summer and will also feature Huntington Beach native, Matt Costa and emerging artist, FMLYBND. “Over the years, the annual music stage has developed into a key component of the US Open. It defines the culture of this amazing action sports and lifestyle festival,” says Jennifer Lau, Vice President of IMG. “With Vans’ deep roots in music, this year’s stage line-up will