The 5 Best Moments Of Firefly 2015 Sunday

By Patrick Hosken / June 22, 2015 - 2:18 pm

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 the muddy paths a bit of a challenge. But if you’re excited about a particular set, you’ll hoof through anything — mud, rain, spilled liquids of questionable origin — to… More »

Artist Portraits From Firefly 2015 Sunday

By Stereogum / June 22, 2015 - 12:52 pm

Firefly is now officially over, but the buzz lingers. How could it not? The Killers covered Kings Of Leon, Sturgill Simpson had EDM kids do-si-doing in the mud, and Morrissey trolled every carnivore in sight. In the quieter moments, Mallory Turner took portraits of some of the festival’s rising stars. Check out her Sunday work… More »

Artist Portraits From Firefly 2015 Saturday

By Stereogum / June 21, 2015 - 12:29 pm

Firefly’s third day began with a massive Paul McCartney hangover. Luckily, that quickly gave way to a new batch of talented artists on the festival’s seven stages (and smaller performances scattered throughout). Mallory Turner photographed some of them; see them in the gallery above, and check out more from Thursday and Friday here. More »

The 5 Best Moments Of Firefly 2015 Saturday

By Patrick Hosken / June 21, 2015 - 12:23 pm

The threat of rain hung heavy over Firefly’s third day. Guys in tank tops whispered it to their girlfriends while waiting in line for tacos. Strangers chatted each other up about it while awaiting the next free porta-potty. And then, at around 9:45, festival officials took the main stage to announce that the night’s remaining… More »

Artist Portraits From Firefly 2015 Thursday & Friday

By Stereogum / June 20, 2015 - 12:23 pm

Since it launched in 2012, Firefly is still a new kid on the festival block, relatively speaking. But that youth gives Firefly the cool power of highlighting and magnifying artists that might otherwise still be flying under the radar. Mallory Turner took portraits of some of these artists while they hung around between sets o… More »

The 6 Best Moments Of Firefly 2015 Thursday & Friday

By Patrick Hosken / June 20, 2015 - 12:09 pm

There’s a great funny-because-it’s-true joke in Wayne’s World that captures how the rest of the U.S. views Delaware. Wayne finds himself in front of a green screen in his show’s fancy new studio, and upon being “magically whisked away” to the state, he doesn’t know what to say past, “Hi, I’m in Delaware.” What do… More »

Photos: NorthSide Festival (Denmark) 2015

By Stereogum / June 19, 2015 - 11:14 am

Not to be confused with Brooklyn’s Northside Festival, Denmark’s NorthSide Festival (note the capitalization!) takes place ever June in Aarhaus Denmark, and the fest celebrated its sixth year of existence with a lineup featuring the Black Keys, FKA Twigs, Death Cab For Cutie, alt-J, the Wu-Tang Clan (at least, some of them), and a bunch… More »

5 Memorable Sets From Bonnaroo 2015 Sunday

By Ryan Leas / June 15, 2015 - 9:41 pm

Sundays at festivals can so often be a bittersweet thing. People are starting to get ragged, the festival grounds start to smell of some kind of putrid something, the big climactic headliners may have come and gone. So often, whoever’s left playing that final night, when the work week looms around the corner, has a… More »

Artist Portraits From Bonnaroo 2015

By Stereogum / June 15, 2015 - 2:57 pm

If you didn’t make it down to Bonnaroo, chances are you checked out the livestream that we hosted here on the site, or at least heard about a few special occurrences. Kendrick Lamar and Chance The Rapper joined Earth Wind & Fire onstage, Kacey Musgraves debuted a new single, and Jon Hamm showed up toMore »

Photos: Run The Jewels, Sleigh Bells, Vince Staples @ 50 Kent, Brooklyn 6/14/15

By Stereogum / June 15, 2015 - 12:52 pm

While a lot of New Yorkers headed down south for Bonnaroo, those left behind had the opportunity to check out dozens of shows at Brooklyn’s annual Northside Festival. Run The Jewels, Sleigh Bells, and Vince Staples all performed at 50 Kent’s outdoor stage last night, and we sent Erik Erikson to the event to sna… More »

5 Memorable Sets From Bonnaroo 2015 Saturday

By Ryan Leas / June 14, 2015 - 5:52 pm

Saturday at Bonnaroo can sometimes be a tricky thing. While you’re in the thick of the weekend and things can get a little crazy around the Farm, it’s also a night where there will be a headliner on the main stage, with a long set with few others (if anyone) playing at the same time… More »

7 Memorable Sets From Bonnaroo 2015 Thursday & Friday

By Ryan Leas / June 13, 2015 - 7:34 pm

By its early reputation and the sheer nature of it, Bonnaroo should be a complete mess. But the staff are universally nice and the people who attend are typically good all-around, too. It’s a sprawling, often muddy festival that can be overwhelming for its wealth of choices, but it’s so well-run and so laid-back that… More »

Artist Portraits From Governors Ball 2015

By Stereogum / June 8, 2015 - 1:12 pm

New York City hosted the annual Governors Ball Music Festival on Randall’s Island this past weekend. Our local staff attended the three-day event, and you can read about our performance highlights from Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, if you haven’t already. It was a busy weekend, and while we were out watching as many performances a… More »

The 7 Best Performances Of Governors Ball 2015 Sunday

By Gabriela Tully Claymore / June 8, 2015 - 12:50 pm

Governors Ball was oversold, there’s no question about it; that, or the festival grounds shrunk significantly this year. Either way, we had a great time and Sunday felt way less hectic in comparison with the rest of the weekend. Maybe everyone was burned out or hungover or half-dead, but it seemed like fewer people chose… More »

The 6 Best Performances Of Governors Ball 2015 Saturday

By Stereogum / June 7, 2015 - 2:03 pm

Following up a set from Drake would be a tough job for anyone, and the bill for Saturday’s Governors Ball did seem a little sparse for the second full day. Still, New Yorkers and others who had trekked to the city specifically for the festival came out in droves on Saturday — at least the… More »

The 8 Best Performances Of Governors Ball 2015 Friday

By Stereogum / June 6, 2015 - 3:17 pm

For being the biggest city in America, it took a hell of a long time for New York to lock down a festival. Sure, we have CMJ and Northside and venues booked tight throughout the year, but recreating the traditional “field day out” experience that’s become the norm across the rest of the country i… More »

The 6 Best Moments Of Primavera Sound 2015 Saturday

By Ryan Leas / May 31, 2015 - 11:12 pm

I’d been told Primavera was one of the best festivals in Europe, and as the final day started up I definitely believed the hype. It’s just an all around mesmerizing setting, crowd, and lineup. I started my Saturday going to see Strand Of Oaks perform a rawer, more furious rock set than I’d ever see… More »

The 5 Best Moments Of Primavera Sound 2015 Friday

By Ryan Leas / May 30, 2015 - 10:49 am

After spending some more time at Primavera, it’s just striking how civilized of a festival it is. Things are reasonably priced! You spend the whole time looking out at the water! You can wear a jacket at night! For a festival that goes until sunrise, people do a surprising job of keeping their shit together,… More »

Photos: Refused @ Doug Fir, Portland, 5/29/15

By James Rettig / May 30, 2015 - 9:32 am

Refused are currently making their way around the United States for their reunion tour in support of Freedom, their first new album in 17 years. Last night, they stopped in Portland at Doug Fir, which the band called the smallest venue on the tour so far. From the intimacy of these pictures, it shows. They… More »

The 5 Best Moments Of Primavera Sound 2015 Thursday

By Ryan Leas / May 29, 2015 - 1:06 pm

Just setting a festival in Barcelona means you don’t really have to try as hard. Who doesn’t feel like going to Spain for a festival overlooking the water? Bonnaroo is probably my favorite festival, and while Nashville is cool and the Farm is a special setting, it’s not exactly the allure of Tennessee that ha… More »

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