Sound on Sound Fest has officially announced it’s second annual lineup and as we expected it’s stacked and full of diversity! We couldn’t be more excited for a second year. Year one was pure magic: The Sherwood Forrest renaissance fairgrounds (located just about 35 miles outside of Austin, TX) made for a whimsical experience, the campsites felt homey and the natural scenery was a gorgeous escape from all the fun inside the fest, the crowd was respectful and full of distinctly unique individuals, and the food vendors tho! SOS Fest is the perfect balance between fun and vacation. YEAH YEAH YEAHS Grizzly Bear Iggy Pop The Shins Blood Orange Electric Wizard Pusha T Kehlani Vince Staples Sleep Ministry Washed Out Dinosaur Jr. Taking Back Sunday Digable Planets Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires Japandroids Austra Real Estate Converge Yelle Ariel Pink The Story So Far NONAME Foxygen Cannibal Corpse Hot Chip (DJ Set) Cloud Nothings Boris Poolside Twin Peaks Citizen Lindstrom Cherry Glazerr Turnstile S U R V I V E Girlpool Power Trip Snow Tha …
Moogfest 2017 was pure art, soul, and imagination–with every single artist bringing out a new way of expressing. This weekend illustrated the utter importance of music with purpose, music with movement, and music with a reach beyond the stars.
Future Islands hosted, not one night but four nights, in celebration of the release of “The Far Field” in their home city, Baltimore. I’m so proud to see this band get the recognition they have fought for. And I’m even more proud to see them represent and support artists from North Carolina and Baltimore (my two favorite places). Art is meant to be a community, it’s meant to be celebrated, and it’s meant to be shared. I’m so glad to witness successful artists living up to that standard. Here’s some pictures from the night. Baltimore’s own, 83cutlass and Drew Scott (my personal favorite beat maker ever), and Jenny Besetzt (the drums in this band are the dopedy dope thanks to Thomas McNeely) shared the stage with Future Islands. Give it up to all my favorites Purchase “The Far Field” and other Future Islands merch here!!
Shakori Hills Grassroots Festival (May 4th- May 7th) is right around the corner! With only 1 month away, you can still purchase discounted tickets HERE! This years lineup will be featuring North Carolina’s favorite, Rainbow Kitten Surprise, who you will also see at Shaky Knees, Hangout, and Bonnaroo! Go North Carolina! As usual, the festival will feature 4 stages, with another 50+ bands. Additionally, there will be children’s activities, yoga, vendors, amazing food, and of course MUD! We recommend bringing comfortable shoes and proper rain gear. Remember, Shakori is a family friendly festival, so please be sure to bring something to conceal your alcoholic beverages and drink responsibly. Children 12 and under must me accompanied by an adult. In order to get the full Shakori experience, we suggest camping. You are welcome to tent camp, RV camp, or car camp. Keep in mind, camping is first come first serve and space fills up fast. See details for camping HERE! Below you will see the schedule. Peace and Happy Shakori!
Blush + Brews is a free monthly dance party that takes place at the Crown (Red Room). Last night, Gusher, Ace Manual, Movakween, and Native Sun took the stage. What separates Blush + Brews from any other curated event is an awareness of community and a motivation to put together an interdisciplinary lineup of artists, bringing together a diverse crowd full of positivity and a thirst for art (and alcohol). Below is a photo gallery of last night shenanigans:
Pink Rage, hosted at The Crown (Red Room) last night, brought together artists from Atlanta and Baltimore. See the photo gallery of the evening below:
Mykki Blanco is making a mark in rap music on her Stunt Queer Tour. She is a voice for the LGBTQ community, gender fluidity, and HIV. Her presence is unapologetically radical. She breaks all the rules–she calls the community out, she climbs on rails, she dances on the bar, she moshes with the audience– during her performance. Mykki isn’t defined through the narrow confines of society. She defines herself. And she inspires us to do the same. Mikki’s lyrics flow from angry confrontational moments to dark introspective moments, reflecting the way our brains process strife. Her struggle is so evident through her artistry. She mentioned to the crowd that she’d had some of the lowest lows, but to see her channeling that energy to protest injustice is remarkable. We love Mykki and can’t wait to witness her presence again on the Protest Stage at Moogfest! Below are some remaining tour dates and some pictures from both the Raleigh and Baltimore shows. Raleigh pictures taken by Jules. Baltimore pictures taken by Missy. 3/24 – Cattivo – Pittsburgh PA …