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.”

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

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

PREVIEW: BottleRock 2014!

As summertime rolls around the corner, all the best music festivals have started approaching, including one that many weren't sure would continue after being in hot water for not paying their sponsored vendors last year! 9026

Festivals VS. Concerts: The Pros and Cons

We have all experienced the feeling when festival season rolls around and you are faced with the decision of going to a festival or seeing a couple of concerts. Which do you choose? While the two do have one thing in common, which is to bring music to the public, they are both completely different experiences. 8828

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