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

Top 10 Artists to See at Outside Lands 2017

The Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival is celebrating its tenth anniversary this weekend August 11-13 in Golden Gate Park in San Francisco. Along with plenty of food, beer, and wine, the musical line up stretches across many categories as well.  The headliners, include The Who, Gorillaz, Lorde, A Tribe Called Quest, Alt-J, and even Metallica, but there are plenty of lesser known artists who deserve some love over the weekend too. 15493

ALBUM REVIEW: Arcade Fire – ‘Everything Now’

Since 2001, Arcade Fire has risen from little known indie band to an arena filling household name.  All along this ascension the band has transformed musically in a dramatic fashion, adding noisy complexity and ambitiously fusing genres.  Everything Now, released July 28, is a continuation and exploration of this same process. 15480

LIVE REVIEW: The Speedbumps – The Basement – Nashville, TN 7/18/2017

Exploring Nashville's extensive list of musical offerings on any warm, muggy summer evening is bound to be fruitful, even on a Tuesday.  This night, Ohio based rock/folk band The Speedbumps are performing at the notorious venue, The Basement. The Speedbumps just released their third full-length album When The Darkness Comes on July 14, which features the lead single, "Love Is War." 15359

INTERVIEW: MAYBIRD Talk Writing, Working with Patrick Carney

Maybird just wrapped up their tour through the States and what better way to end it than in their hometown of Rochester, New York. In 2013, Maybird made their recording debut with an ambitious independent album, Down and Under. As Maybird developed a growing following on the East Coast, they were approached by producer Danger Mouse, who had heard and enjoyed the record. Danger Mouse asked Maybird to sign with his new label, 30th Century Records, and the group's first project for 30th Century, the EP Turning into Water, was released in April 2016. The group is due for another

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

2016 Firefly Festival: Who To See 

Festival season is flying by. Coachella, Hangout, Bonnaroo—now, we have Firefly this weekend in Delaware. Feeling overwhelmed by the lineups and who’s playing where is normal. And we’ve got you covered. Just make sure to write down these bands in your Firefly must-see list: 13825

LIVE REVIEW: Bloc Party in Nashville 5/23/2016

Nashville’s Cannery Ballroom had a specific type of crowd on May 23rd. They wanted to dance. Maybe they were struggling against the Monday lull or remembered Bloc Party from electroclash club nights in the early 2000s. Either way, they weren't sitting still. Openers the Vaccines satiated their need. Two girls told security, “We came all the way from Atlanta just to see the Vaccines. We don't even know who this other band is.” The Vaccines' energetic performance warranted their devotion. Frontman Justin Young’s rubbery expressions, punk rock eyes, and convulsive dance moves are mesmerizing, perfectly suited to the Vaccines' musical concoction

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

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: 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