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Strain Check: We See You Rolling, But is it Loud?

What on earth am I doing at this millennial rap music festival? To be fair, I am a music industry lifer. I’ve done just about everything there is to do in this game, and I still do have a love for the music. So, I did my plantar fasciitis stretches, took extra-strength ibuprofen, bought a… Keep Reading

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Riot Fest Brought the Good Vibes and a Love of Cannabis to Chicago

On day-one of Riot Fest, there was paranoia. Before music-lovers, which the Chicago-based festival attracts alone, entered the festival grounds, many were asking, “What about my legally acquired cannabis?!” I overheard that concern more than once, but those fears were soon laid to rest as festival goers bypassed the lovely security members and enjoyed their… Keep Reading

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Inside The Northern Nights Music Festival

This summer, the Northern Nights Music Festival became the first overnight festival in the country to offer recreational cannabis dispensing, attracting thousands of attendees to its Tree Lounge, a sort of cannabis garden for anyone 21+. Organizers called this history-making move a major success—but who’s surprised? Unofficially, marijuana and music festivals have been close collaborators… Keep Reading

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Moving Pictures: How a Visual Artist Changed the Music Scene

If you’ve been to a festival or any major concerts over the past few years, you’ve probably noticed some innovations happening around the stage. Gone are the days of just stationary or moving lights for arena shows – it’s all about LED screens and 3D projections now. In fact, for most major acts, if you’re… Keep Reading

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Highly Anticipated Woodstock 50th Anniversary Festival Cancelled

Woodstock 50, a concert event to celebrate the semi-centennial anniversary of the original 1969 music festival, has been canceled by its promoters, according to a report in Billboard. Officials with Dentsu Aegis Network, the financial backers of Woodstock 50, announced the decision in a statement to the music industry publication on Monday. “After careful consideration,… Keep Reading

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EXCLUSIVE: Slightly Stoopid Added To Beachlife Line Up; Miles Doughty Interview

Earlier this year saw the announcement of Beachlife, Southern California’s newest music festival. The line up boasts legendary acts such as the Grateful Dead’s Bob Weir, Brian Wilson of the Beach Boys, Willie Nelson, Steel Pulse, Donavon Frankenreiter, Violent Femmes, and Grace Potter making for one of the regions most regarded festivals. And, today, the festival… Keep Reading

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