Spring Awakening 2017 After-Movie and 2018 Early Bird Tickets

Spring Awakening Music Festival (SAMF) announced their 2018 dates and location for the festival's seventh annual installment, taking place June 8, 9 & 10 2018, returning to the beautiful Addams/Medill Park in Chicago. In 2017, Spring Awakening debuted brand-new stage designs and expanded its footprint across the park. Once again,...

Electric Forest Drops 2018 Dates and a Wish Machine

Electric Forest dropped a couple announcements today, including dates for 2018 which will repeat the two distinct weekend approach that they introduced in 2017, as well as a little something extra. The festival will take place on the third and fourth weekend of the month, on June 21-24 and June 28-July 1, 2018. Just...

Day for Night Reveals Stellar 2017 Lineup

Finally, a bit of good news for residents of the Houston area. It may not be housing or clean-up, but it does contain the promise of the healing power of music. Day for Night proudly announced their intentions to remain in Houston this past week, then dropped the lineup for...

Phantogram plays the State Fair

I feel compelled to post a warning ahead of this that warns the reader about the content and how it will be outside of the norm in terms of concert reviews and this blog. But these things need to be covered, so I'll just leave this here... If you're just...

Get your Disco on with Moon King’s Ordinary Lover

Today, Moon King (Daniel Benjamin) shares a visual for the alternative-version of single "Ordinary Lover", which features vocals from Detroit singer Natty G. Following the release of his dance / lo-fi pop tape, Hamtramck '16 on Arbutus Records, Daniel & Natty G share, "We hope this video can be a...

A Dark, Moody, and Better Steve Angello

Last April, when I was on my way to Coachella, I received an email from Steve Angello's PR people recommending I catch his set, promising a drastically changed sound and a much darker tone. Despite that promise, I held onto the formula of Steve Angello = Big Room, which does...

New Bicep Will Make You Want to Glue Your Headphones to Your Ears

The boys of Bicep are back with the second single titled "Glue" off their upcoming self-title debut LP, a tight breakbeat loop that layers a perfect balance of stuttered and swooning synths, followed by a heavenly vocal line. The track serves to illustrate their understanding of the history of their...

filous will get you in Knots

The young Austrian producer filous is back with another perfectly sublime summer track along with an announcement of more new music.  'Knots' fits right in with the rest of his catalog with trop-ish synths and rounded but heavier beats, and features the equally pretty vocals of newcomer klei. Again, this...

Electric Forest 2017 Preview

It's that time again, Forest Fam. Time to shine yer dancin shoes, gather your prancing friends, and get yourself advancing to Electric Forest. It's two weekends before, and whether you're weekend one, weekend two, or weekend both, there's a lot to keep you busy throughout your four days of adventure....

Summer is Here Because Lane 8

The passing of time can be measured in minutes or minutes, sure, but all the cool kids know each season doesn't start until we have a Lane 8 mix to soundtrack it. Daniel Goldstein, aka Lane 8, has been on a tear since the 2015 release of his debut LP, 'Rise,'...