Life Is Beautiful 2015 Brought Weezer, Duran Duran, Stevie Wonder & More To Downtown Vegas

Life Is Beautiful has the makings of a unique festival, the kind that would be tempting to choose over some of the usual suspects (e.g.,…
Ryan Leas | September 28, 2015 - 3:01 pm

Artist Portraits From Life Is Beautiful 2015

Life Is Beautiful took over Downtown Las Vegas this past weekend, with headlining sets from Stevie Wonder, Kendrick Lamar, and Imagine Dragons. Snoop Dogg, Dura…
Stereogum | September 28, 2015 - 12:37 pm

Watch Arcade Fire’s Tim Kingsbury Debut Sam Patch Side-Project At Passovah Summer Fest

Sam Patch is the latest side project to come out of Arcade Fire’s million-plus members — it’s made up of bassist Tim Kingsbury, drummer Jeremy…
James Rettig | August 28, 2015 - 11:53 am

12 Memorable Moments From FYF Fest 2015

FYF is a weird festival. Tucked away at LA’s Exposition Park, tucked away towards the end of the summer—this isn’t one of the big blockbuster…
Ryan Leas | August 24, 2015 - 2:18 pm

Photos: Billboard Hot 100 Festival 2015

Billboard threw its first-ever Hot 100 Festival this weekend at Long Island’s Jones Beach, featuring headlining sets from the Weeknd, Skrillex, Nicki Minaj, and Justi…
Stereogum | August 24, 2015 - 11:40 am

Report From Flow Festival 2015

Though it originally started as a tiny, local, more jazz-focused festival, Helsinki's Flow has grown into something different by 2015. It had record attendance thi…
Ryan Leas | August 17, 2015 - 1:27 pm

10 Memorable Moments From Outside Lands 2015

Outside Lands took place this past weekend in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park, which happens to be situated next to the neighborhood that I grew…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | August 10, 2015 - 4:53 pm

Neon Indian And Toro Y Moi Had An ’80s-Inspired DJ Battle In LA Last Night

The closing-night festivities of Sundance Next festival had everything you would want in an indie film fest. Hip hotel? Check. Neon branded red carpet? Check.
Molly Bergen | August 10, 2015 - 3:33 pm

Photos: Pickathon 2015

Pickathon took place this past weekend at Pendarvis Farm in Oregon’s Happy Valley. Ty Segall performed with Wand as a backing band, alongside Ex Hey,…
Stereogum | August 3, 2015 - 2:48 pm

Artist Portraits From Lollapalooza 2015

The Midwest was hit with severe thunderstorms this past weekend, which forced Lollapalooza organizers to evacuate 100,000 or so festival-goers on Sunday. Despite the dangerou…
Stereogum | August 3, 2015 - 11:58 am

U2 @ Madison Square Garden, NYC 7/26/15

On one of the screens outside Madison Square Garden last night, there was an image that slid through between every couple of ads: an image…
Ryan Leas | July 27, 2015 - 1:48 pm

6 Memorable Moments From Pitchfork Fest 2015 Sunday

It can be easy to feel beaten-down and bedraggled on the third day of a three-day festival, especially if you’re not a teenager anymore. And…
Tom Breihan | July 20, 2015 - 10:42 am

6 Memorable Moments From Pitchfork Fest 2015 Saturday

There's nothing quite as invigorating as a quick burst of chaos. Just as Saturday afternoon was getting going in Chicago, a quick but torrential downpour…
Tom Breihan | July 19, 2015 - 3:57 pm

Watch Bon Iver Debut Two New Songs At Eaux Claires Festival

There are, obviously, a lot of festivals these days. You have the establishment, your Bonnaroos and Lollapaloozas and Coachellas, the most massive and famous of…
Ryan Leas | July 19, 2015 - 2:22 pm

5 Memorable Moments From Pitchfork Fest 2015 Friday

If you'll permit me to get self-indulgent here for a second, the Pitchfork Music Festival and I have some history. I was at the first…
Tom Breihan | July 18, 2015 - 3:03 pm

The National Perform With Sufjan Stevens And Justin Vernon, Cover The Grateful Dead At Eaux Claires

Yesterday was the first day of the inaugural Eaux Claires festival, a small occasion in rural Wisconsin dreamt up and brought to life by Justi…
Ryan Leas | July 18, 2015 - 1:09 pm

Super Furry Animals, Stephen Malkmus, Screaming Females Turn Up 4Knots 2015

The Village Voice's annual midsummer 4Knots festival faced two logistical changes this year: a location switch-up and a transition from free to the modest general-admissio…
Caitlin White | July 13, 2015 - 11:47 am

Alex Bleeker Reviews The Grateful Dead’s Fare Thee Well Shows

Last weekend at Soldier Field in Chicago, the Grateful Dead played a series of farewell shows with Phish frontman Trey Anastasio standing in for the
Alex Bleeker | July 8, 2015 - 1:35 pm

Morrissey Takes Manhattan With An Uneven Set, But An Admirable Ban On Chicken Fingers

Morrissey is one of those performers where, if you get the chance, you go. Maybe because you've seen videos or heard about the man's transfixing…
Ryan Leas | June 28, 2015 - 5:19 pm

The 5 Best Moments Of Firefly 2015 Sunday

After three days of cloud cover, Firefly’s final outing unfolded entirely in the hot, hot sun. The crowds thickened up, too, which made maneuvering around…
Patrick Hosken | June 22, 2015 - 2:18 pm
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