Who’s Playing At Sasquatch 2013? Listen To Our Playlist!

I have always wanted to go to Sasquatch Music Festival. Mostly because of the scenery – it just looks so incredibly beautiful. I imagine I’d spend more time just staring out at the gorgeous scenery than actually watching the bands (but hey, you can always listen to them). Read More

The Ultimate Summer Love Mix (And Our Contest Winner!)

All week long I have been listening nonstop to our collaborative Summer Love Mixtape! You guys all chose such amazing songs and I’ve been introduced to some great artists, both new and old, which is always the best thing about these collaborative playlists…but it also made it really difficult to select a winner! Read More

Bob Dylan Announces Tour With Wilco, My Morning Jacket

I first heard rumblings of Bob Dylan doing a summer tour last week, and today I was overjoyed to hear that it is true – he will be joined by Wilco, My Morning Jacket and Ryan Bingham for a festival of music being called AmericanaramA! Read More

New Music We Love: Festival Discoveries

Once again I’ve returned from a music festival with a whole new list of music to check out! Unfortunately most of these are artists I missed in Indio, and later regretted missing after hearing people rave about their shows! Either way, these acts are filling my ears with new and different sounds and I can’t stop listening. Read More

Interview: IO Echo Talks Music Festivals & New Album

One of the best things about music festivals is always the new musical discoveries that you make. One of mine from SXSW was the California-based band IO Echo, which consists of Ioanna Gika and Leopold Ross.  Their music is dark and melodic, but also airy and light – a contradiction you don’t often find in music. Read More

What’s The Best Show You’ve Ever Been To?

Music… I don’t know where I’d be without it. It helps me concentrate when I write, it helps me sleep at night, and it lifts my spirits when I’m down. To me, there’s not much better than live music. I feel most alive when I’m lost in a crowd of people, when the air is buzzing with sound waves and the only reality is just that moment. Read More

Catching Up With Houses At SXSW

While in Austin for SXSW I caught up with the band Houses, whose 2010 album All Night was one of my most-played last year when I discovered it.  The band consists of adorable duo Dexter Tortoriello and Megan Messina, who are probably two of the sweetest, most down to earth musicians I’ve met. Read More

Our Favorite Shows From SXSW 2013

As much as you can attempt to prepare for SXSW, once you are there it’s like being dropped in a pinball machine – bouncing around from place to place with very little control. The music festival has grown immensely each year, meaning not only more shows to see but more people to fill up the venues. Read More

Bonnaroo Vs. Firefly: Which Lineup Wins?

This week, two more of the summer’s biggest festivals announced their lineups and we’re having a hard time deciding which one we like more!  Bonnaroo has always been one of my favorite festivals – I’ve been several times since the beginning, but I always kind of felt like the lineups were never as good as the first year that I went. Well, this year they outdid themselves and put together what may be one of the best lineups of the summer.  Firefly is a young festival, only in its second year, but they have put out a very impressive lineup, too. Read More