LIVE REVIEW: Evanescence + Lindsey Stirling Captivate in Mountain View, CA

The pairing of symphonic-rock legends Evanescence and violinist/dancer Lindsey Stirling might seem odd at first, but the two artists recently collaborated for a track on Evanescene’s 2017 album Synthesis and hit it off. When the time to plan a tour for Synthesis came around, frontwoman Amy Lee immediately thought of Stirling saying “she is the very definition of someone outside the box.” The pair are currently on tour throughout the U.S. as the two groups tour the country and alternate sets, one opening one show, the other opening the next. Bringing their lively show to the Shoreline Amphitheater in Mountain

PHOTO REVIEW: Outside Lands 2018 – Headliners Set Up Perfectly By Emerging Artists, Taste Of The Bay Area Shines

The 2018 edition of the Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival was one for the books on many levels. Suffice to say, the headliners in The Weeknd, Florence and the Machine and Janet Jackson gave solid outstanding performances that lived up to the audience's anticipation for each artist. There weren't the Coachella-staple surprise guest artists on the Lands End stage but each artist brought the flare and excitement that complemented the day's lineup. The Taste of the Bay Area continues to lead other festivals in its showcase of the amazing indigenous culinary, as there were long lines

REVIEW: Electric Forest Only Gets Better

There is so no end to what you can discover at Electric Forest. As one of the most famous music and art festivals, it offers all sorts of things to engage and mesmerize your senses making it hard to stay on track. For eight days, people come together to create a magical atmosphere that revolved around music, art, community, and growth. Providing a magical escape for its 10th year, this mystic festival keeps growing and improving. 16246

REVIEW: Capital Cities & A-Trak at an Oasis in Puerto Rico

Kicking off summer in the sun-filled paradise island of Puerto Rico, Heineken The Oasis brought local and international musical flair to an unforgettable beach party. Amidst the hot, sticky, colorful and bustling city of San Juan, The Oasis greeted hundreds of people ready to dance. Situated on the breezy Caribbean coast, the massive beach venue was perfect to get some good times in. With an indoor stage hosting some of the best local electronic music it was effortless to get some dance moves going. The massive outdoor stage allowed viewers to move about in the sand, splash in the pool or enjoy from

REVIEW: Boston Calling 2018 – Festival Grows from Modest Beginnings

Boston Calling used 2018 to prove it has come quite a long way. From it's modest beginnings as a more indie affair in Government Center, to contender for festival lineup of the year at Harvard's Athletic Complex, this years edition featured plenty of things to boast about. Walking into the festival for anyone who hadn't been since the location moved, it could be a little overwhelming with the amount of things to do. The weekend was one for the books, featuring show stopping sets from the likes of Paramore, Queens of the Stone Age, St. Vincent, and Eminem to name

REVIEW: Lightning In A Bottle 2018 Highlighted By Communal Spirit

The 2018 edition of Lightning in a Bottle took place through the Memorial Day Weekend in Bradley, CA and exceeded all expectations. It was the fifth year for the multi-faceted boutique festival at Lake San Antonio and second year in a row in which festival attendees could enjoy the nourishing vibes of the lake. Highlighted by the multitude of musical offerings, the invited artists were also in awe of the experience of the festival, as performers Sofi Tukker, Nao, Anderson.Paak & The Free Nationals amongst others noted the uniqueness of Lightning in a Bottle during their sets. 16142

ALBUM REVIEW: Courtney Barnett – ‘Tell Me How You Really Feel’

Given the amount of critical acclaim, and hype that has surrounded Courtney Barnett, it can be a little startling to realize her newest release "Tell Me How You Really Feel" is only her sophomore solo album. Her breakthrough 2015 debut album "Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit," dazzled fans and critics alike with her profound penchant for wordy, verbose lyricism, compared to none other than the king lyricist himself Bob Dylan. She followed it up in 2017 with a joint album alongside Kurt Vile, but her newest release see's her back in the driver seat, alone.

ALBUM REVIEW: Franz Ferdinand – ‘Always Ascending’

Since their last release almost five years ago, Franz Ferdinand return with a slightly altered lineup on Always Ascending, released February 9th.<!—more—> Not quite fifteen years since Franz Ferdinand made their international breakthrough with the catchy single “Take Me Out”, the band finds themselves in a much different musical atmosphere trying to catch the attention their debut attracted.  The danceable pop rock of the early 2000s, with its clean and crisp guitars and nerdy aesthetics, has certainly evolved into a more electronic territory as many bands from that era spent the last decade meticulously blending the genres with few enjoyable results.

TOP 11 Albums of 2017

A lot of great music was released in 2017 and made it quite difficult to narrow down the field of a list of the top albums of the year. After much deliberation and discussion, we've gathered a list of the top 11 rather than inundate you with a list of 100 albums to cull through. Ranging from the originality of Kendrick Lamar and SZA to the strong outings by Lorde and The War on Drugs, there's something for everyone in our top 11 albums of 2017. 15864

LIVE REVIEW: Nova Tour ft. R.L. Grime Lands in Nashville

Kittens, Graves, and R.L. Grime stopped off in Nashville as part of their Nova Tour, drawing in a packed house despite it being the night after Halloween.  Lauren “Kittens” Abedini started the night off, increasing the energy as the crowd steadily grew.  The L.A. based DJ got her start mixing in college, but before long she was performing at private parties for stars like Usher and opening for Kid Cudi on tour.  Her set up was very minimalist in terms of lights, but did not take away from her laid –back vibe and slightly soulful set. 15808

ALBUM REVIEW: Wolf Alice – ‘Visions of a Life’

London based rock band Wolf Alice released their romantic and noisy second album Visions of a Life September 29th, displaying growth as a band and a step in the right direction from their 2015 debut, My Love is Cool. <!—more—> My Love is Cool debuted the quartet’s distinct sound as a mixture of pop rock and melodic folk style songwriting, but the band has fine tuned the sound and added a deeper contrast of many styles.  The two years between releases were used wisely by the band, intensive touring, organizing charity gigs for refugees, and also performing at a concert protesting the

PHOTO REVIEW: Alvvays – The Mohawk, Austin

Outdoor performances during the fall are nothing to complain about. Breezy air and pink sunsets are a perfect match to any evening, but when tossed in with the angelic voice of lead vocalist, Molly Rankin, and the candy dream tunes of her band Alvvays —talk about satisfaction. It has been three years since the Canadian indie pop band brought us their self-titled debut album, but only a month since the release of Antisocialites, which is without a doubt, no runner-up. Fans just can’t get enough of those summery nostalgic instrumentals blended with their dark and romantic lyrics. Despite the title of