Kanye West, Grimes, Chance The Rapper, & More Made The Meadows The Best NYC Festival Of 2016

There were controversy and bumps in the road throughout the lead up to the inaugural installment of the Meadows, the new Queens festival brought to…
Ryan Leas | October 3, 2016 - 12:48 pm

Let’s Eat Grandma Take Their Bewitching Avant-Pop To America For The First Time

Back in June, the English duo Let's Eat Grandma released their debut album, I, Gemini. It's a fascinating, genre-defiant introduction to the group: There are…
Ryan Leas | September 21, 2016 - 11:41 am

Angel Olsen, Explosions In The Sky, & More Made Basilica SoundScape 2016 An Idyllic, Otherworldly Festival

Basilica SoundScape is an outlier. It's sort of a festival, I guess? But it doesn't feel anything like what that term would stereotypically suggest in…
Ryan Leas | September 19, 2016 - 1:32 pm

5 Memorable Sets From Riot Fest Chicago 2016 Sunday

No one does exit polls at the end of music festivals or anything, but it's hard to shake the feeling that for a lot of…
Michael Tedder | September 19, 2016 - 1:06 pm

Brainfeeder At The Bowl: Flying Lotus, George Clinton, Thundercat, & More Bring The Funk To Hollywood

Behold the Gospel Of Funk! In which we understand funk as a galactic force, a vast and free-flowing stream of information and instigation that suffuses…
Jonathan Zwickel | September 19, 2016 - 12:48 pm

5 Memorable Sets From Riot Fest Chicago 2016 Friday

My last Warped Tour was ten years ago this past summer, and even then I knew I was probably too old to be there. I…
Michael Tedder | September 17, 2016 - 2:30 pm

5 Memorable Moments From Afropunk Brooklyn 2016

Afropunk is beautiful black weirdness, a huge celebration of black creativity that assembles some of the best crowds I have had a privilege of being…
Collin Robinson | August 29, 2016 - 3:24 pm

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Raportti From Flow Festival 2016: Anohni, Iggy, Oatly

By this point in the summer, those of us who've attended some combination of Lollapalooza and Outside Lands and Bonnaroo and Governor's Ball and Coachella…
Scott Lapatine | August 18, 2016 - 5:40 pm

9 Memorable Moments From Eaux Claires 2016

Eaux Claires is a festival designed around discovery and new experiences. The event -- which was held this past weekend for a second time in…
James Rettig | August 14, 2016 - 7:01 pm

15 Memorable Sets From Lollapalooza 2016

This year at Lollapalooza was a big one, with the festival adding an extra day for its 25th anniversary. It wasn't the 25th Lolla --…
Ryan Leas | August 1, 2016 - 2:20 pm

Stereogum At Lollapalooza 2016: Toyota Music Den Recap

For its 25th anniversary this year, Lollapalooza expanded by an extra day for a four-day festival with a crowded lineup and a lot of festivalgoers…
Ryan Leas | August 1, 2016 - 2:08 pm


7 Memorable Moments From Panorama 2016 Sunday

Every now and then, you go to a festival of a certain size, or of a certain personality, where a particular day can feel as…
Ryan Leas | July 25, 2016 - 1:03 pm


5 Memorable Moments From Panorama 2016 Saturday

As it goes with non-camping, city festivals, there was a shift in the crowd between the first and second days of Panorama. Saturday was a…
Ryan Leas | July 24, 2016 - 3:46 pm


5 Memorable Moments From Panorama 2016 Friday

For the past several years, Governors Ball has been New York's sole big mainstream music festival. That changed earlier this year, with the announcement of…
Ryan Leas | July 23, 2016 - 2:47 pm

14 Memorable Moments From Pitchfork Music Festival 2016

Pitchfork Music Festival went down in Chicago over the weekend, bringing an assortment of acts from across the musical spectrum to Union Park. The festival's…
Tom Breihan & Chris DeVille | July 18, 2016 - 3:14 pm
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