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  • The BPM Festival 2015: The Year of Change

    By Marjana Jaidi February 03, 2015

    Playa del Carmen, Mexico -- With insights from BPM co-founder Craig Pettigrew, we discuss the upsides and pitfalls of the festival's growth.  

  • BPM 2015 Photo Diary Part 1

    By Marjana Jaidi January 15, 2015

    Playa Del Carmen, Mexico -- Check out our favorite moments in photo-form of The BPM Festival so far. 

  • Chromeo Talks EDC, Coachella, and "Jealous" at the Samsung Front Row Event in NYC

    By Marjana Jaidi June 27, 2014

    New York City -- Last night, Samsung launched its Shape Summer Mix Series at the Mondrian SoHo with an intimate Q&A between Chromeo and Andrew Hampp of Billboard. Read on for highlights from the conversation, from Dave 1 and P-Thugg's recent festival adventures to the journey that led to their biggest year yet. 

  • Video: On the Ground at Mysteryland USA

    By Marjana Jaidi June 24, 2014

    Bethel, NY -- Click through to find out fans' favorite aspects of Mysteryland, advice for future editions, and what makes it so darn special.

  • Photo Highlights: Secret Solstice Day 3

    By Marjana Jaidi June 23, 2014

    Reykjavík, Iceland -- On Sunday afternoon, we caught back-to-back Icelandic hip hop acts – Emmsjé Gauti, XXX Rottweiler, and Gísli Pálmi – who had the crowd throwing their hands in the air long before headliner Schoolboy Q took the stage. Click through for photos.

  • Photo Highlights: Secret Solstice Day 2

    By Oliver Correa + Marjana Jaidi June 22, 2014

    Reykjavik, Iceland -- After a cloudy week, the second day of Secret Solstice brought a welcome burst of sunshine. Click through for photos from the second day of the festival, featuring Massive Attack, Múm, Mammút, Sísý Ey, Jamie Jones, and more.

  • Photo Highlights: Secret Solstice Day 1

    By Oliver Correa + Marjana Jaidi June 21, 2014

    Reykjavik, Iceland -- Click through for photos from Day 1 of Secret Solstice's inaugural edition, featuring Moses Hightower, Woodkid, Disclosure, Gorgon City, Oneman, and more.

  • 7 Ways Gov Ball Did Great in 2014

    By Marjana Jaidi June 12, 2014

    New York City -- Every year, Gov Ball keeps getting better and better. Here's how they did great in 2014.

  • Photo Highlights: Ne-Yo at Mawazine in Morocco

    By Marjana Jaidi June 05, 2014

    Rabat, Morocco -- Ne-Yo performed at Festival Mawazine on Wednesday night, reminding us of just how many hits he's managed to produce in his relatively short career (so far). 

  • Photo Highlights: Kool & the Gang at Mawazine in Morocco

    By Marjana Jaidi June 05, 2014

    Rabat, Morocco -- Kool & the Gang took the Mawazine stage on Tuesday, proving that though they've been around for 50 (!!!) years, they've still got it.

  • Photo Highlights: Stromae at Mawazine in Morocco

    By Marjana Jaidi June 03, 2014

    Rabat, Morocco -- Last night, Stromae shattered Festival Mawazine's attendance records, playing to a crowd of 183,000 people. Click through for more photos from his performance.

  • Photo Highlights: Jason Derulo + Boi Fresh at Mawazine in Morocco

    By Marjana Jaidi June 01, 2014

    Rabat, Morocco – Jason Derulo performed in front of a crowd of 150,000 people during Festival Mawazine, calling the performance "the most humbling show of my career thus far!" Click through for photos of Derulo's set, also featuring Boi Fresh, who opened the show.

  • Photo Highlights: Justin Timberlake at Mawazine in Morocco

    By Marjana Jaidi May 31, 2014

    Rabat, Morocco -- Justin Timberlake kicked off the 13th edition of Festival Mawazine with an epic set that lasted nearly two hours. Click through for photos of the night, along with a Spotify playlist of his full set. 

  • Mysteryland USA Day 2 Photo Highlights

    By Ingrid Pan May 27, 2014

    Bethel Woods, New York -- While the first day of Mysteryland had ravers braving bursts of cold rain, the second day's glorious weather gave the festival a sunny electric vibe. Click through for photo highlights from the second day, featuring Dillon Francis, Flosstradamus, Blond:ish, and more. 

  • Highlights from Deadmau5' Keynote Interview during Canadian Music Week 2014

    By Marjana Jaidi May 19, 2014

    Toronto, Canada -- Highlights from the CMW keynote interview between Joel Zimmerman, better known as Deadmau5, and Jian Ghomeshi, host of Q on CBC Radio and TV.

  • Amanda Palmer Talks Statues, Stripping, and Crowd Sourcing at Canadian Music Week 2014

    By Marjana Jaidi May 12, 2014

    Toronto, Canada -- Amanda Palmer sat down with Bob Lefsetz at Canadian Music Week to discuss her journey from statue and stripper to rockstar.

  • Staff Picks: Record Store Day 2014

    By Cultivora April 16, 2014

    We enlisted 10 Cultivora staffers to share their favorite record store across the globe. Photographers, writers, and interns pitched in to present a list of record stores stretching from Cleveland to Berlin.

  • Mysteryland Reveals 2014 Netherlands Lineup

    By Marjana Jaidi April 02, 2014

    Amsterdam, The Netherlands -- Hardwell, Steve Aoki, Loco Dice, and more to headline. 

  • Video: Nicole Moudaber, Adriatique, and Guy Gerber on Life on the Road

    By Marjana Jaidi March 28, 2014

    Watch as Nicole Moudaber, Guy Gerber, and Adriatique talk about what it's like being a musician on the road. 

  • Photo Highlights: The BUKU Project Saturday

    By Laura Baker-Finch March 23, 2014

    New Orleans, Louisiana -- Click through for a few of our favorite shots of Saturday's BUKU performances from Tyler, The Creator, Explosions in the Sky, Chromeo, Phantogram, and more.

  • Photo Gallery: The Art and Atmosphere of The BUKU Project

    By Laura Baker-Finch March 23, 2014

    New Orleans, Louisiana -- Click through the gallery for the best art of The BUKU Project, including graffiti art, painters, and street performers.

  • Photo Gallery: BUKU's Best Bras

    By Laura Baker-Finch March 23, 2014

    New Orleans, Louisiana - Forget about the bros, BUKU is all about the bras. 

  • Photo Highlights: The Gaslamp Killer and Preservation Hall Jazz Band at The BUKU Project

    By Laura Baker-Finch March 23, 2014

    New Orleans, Louisiana -- The Gaslamp Killer teamed up with The Preservation Hall Jazz Band for his second set of the weekend.

  • Photo Highlights: Chromeo at The BUKU Project

    By Laura Baker-Finch March 23, 2014

    New Orleans, Louisiana -- Our favorite shots of the Montreal-bred duo on the Power Plant Stage. See if you can spot Dave 1's boxers!

  • Photo Highlights: Big Freedia at The BUKU Project

    By Laura Baker-Finch March 22, 2014

    New Orleans, Louisiana -- Big Freedia twerked twice Friday at BUKU, once for a lesson and later on the Float Den stage. Click through for the best shots.

  • Photo Highlights: Sleigh Bells at The BUKU Project

    By Laura Baker-Finch March 22, 2014

    New Orleans, Louisiana -- Sleigh Bells rocked BUKU's Float Den Friday for their second-ever performance in New Orleans.

  • Video: Most-Anticipated Acts of The BUKU Project Saturday

    By Cultivora March 22, 2014

    New Orleans, Louisiana -- Even great lineups have fan favorites, find out which artists BUKU festivalgoers can't wait to see today.

  • Video: Advice From BUKU Veterans

    By Cultivora March 22, 2014

    New Orleans, Louisiana -- Watch as BUKU veterans share their festival wisdom.

  • Photo Highlights: The BUKU Project Friday

    By Laura Baker-Finch March 22, 2014

    New Orleans, Louisiana -- Friday saw performances from Chance The Rapper, Seth Troxler, Nas, Bone Thugs N Harmony, Ellie Goulding, Big Freedia, and more. 

  • The Best Costumes at The BUKU Project Day One

    By Laura Baker-Finch March 22, 2014

    New Orleans, Louisiana -- Take some outfit inspiration from our favorite costumes spotted during the first day of The BUKU Project.

  • Fest Digest: The Buku Project (Sunday)

    By Cultivora March 23, 2014

    New Orleans, Louisiana -- Not ready to be done with BUKU? Check out our Fest Digest of the festival's final day, featuring photo galleries of the artists and the art.

  • Fest Digest: The Buku Project (Saturday)

    By Cultivora March 22, 2014

    New Orleans, Louisiana -- Relive yesterday at The BUKU Project and prepare yourself for the second and final day of the festival with our BUKU Fest Digest. 

  • Video: Lee Burridge on the Birth of the Hong Kong Rave Scene

    By Marjana Jaidi March 20, 2014

    Before you catch Lee Burridge at Ultra Music Festival next weekend, find out how he unwittingly birthed the rave scene in Hong Kong.

  • Fest Digest: The Buku Project (Friday)

    By Cultivora March 21, 2014

    New Orleans, Louisiana -- Welcome to our first Fest Digest for The BUKU Project, where every day this weekend we'll help you prep for the festival, make the most of its surroundings, and recap the festivities. 

  • On the Scene: Blood Orange and Jamie xx at the MoMA Armory Party

    By Marjana Jaidi March 06, 2014

    New York, NY -- Last night with the help of Blood Orange (Dev Hynes) and Jamie xx, the Museum of Modern Art celebrated the opening of The Armory Show and Armory Arts Week in New York City. Click through for photo highlights from the event.

  • First Look: André Benjamin as Jimi Hendrix

    By Marjana Jaidi March 05, 2014

    The first clip of JIMI: All is By My Side starring Andre "3000" Benjamin. 


  • Industry Insider: Philip Blaine on the Art of Coachella

    By Marjana Jaidi February 27, 2014

    We sat down with Philip Blaine, a festival consultant, producer, and art curator for Coachella, to discuss the importance of art installations at music festivals.

  • On the Scene: Magic Hat and Noisey Launch Dream Machine, NYC

    By Marjana Jaidi February 24, 2014

    Brooklyn, NY -- Last Friday, Magic Hat teamed up with Noisey to launch Dream Machine IPL, Magic Hat's newest beer. 

  • On the Scene: Justin Martin at Webster Hall, NYC

    By Marjana Jaidi January 27, 2014

    New York City -- On Friday night, we caught Justin Martin at Webster Hall and discovered there are two types of people in this world: the ones who go to BPM, and the ones that go to Holy Ship.

  • Video: On the Ground at BPM 2014

    By Marjana Jaidi January 28, 2014

    Playa del Carmen, Mexico -- Find out what artists and fans love about BPM, where they traveled from, how they handled the weather, and their advice for future BPMers. Featuring special appearances by BPM directors Craig Pettigrew, Alessandra Axelsson, and Vito Tomasicchio, as well as DJs Nicole Moudaber, Lee Burridge, Adriatique, and Guy Gerber.

  • Partying in a New Comfort Zone at The BPM Festival 2014

    By Marjana Jaidi January 21, 2014

    Playa del Carmen, Mexico -- Last year when my friend Adam asked me why I wasn't going to The BPM Festival, I told him it wasn't my thing. Find out why one year and one BPM later, I'm now eating my words.

  • BPM 2014 Video: Where Are You From?

    By Marjana Jaidi January 20, 2014

    Playa del Carmen, Mexico -- We met so many great people at The BPM Festival, from all over the world. Click through to watch the video and get a sampling of BPM's international population, both fans and DJs.

  • Industry Insider: The Brains Behind Gov Ball

    By Marjana Jaidi January 16, 2014

    New York City -- Last month, I stopped by the Founders Entertainment office to check in with the Gov Ball's founders - Jordan Wolowitz, Tom Russell, and Yoni Reisman - to find out what's in store for the future.

  • BPM 2014 Photos: Catching some Zzzs

    By Marjana Jaidi January 15, 2014

    Playa del Carmen, Mexico -- At The BPM Festival, we learned that good sleep can be hard to come by. But with venues like Mamita's, why go home when you can catch some shuteye without leaving the party?

  • Hangout Rolls Out 2014 Lineup

    By Marjana Jaidi January 15, 2014

    Gulf Shores, Alabama -- Led by The Black Keys, The Killers, Outkast (duh), and Jack Johnson, the 2014 Hangout lineup features an eclectic mix of over 60 artists.

  • Share Your Top BPM Moments to Win!

    By Marjana Jaidi January 03, 2014

    Playa del Carmen, Mexico -- The BPM Festival officially kicks off today in Playa del Carmen, so to commemorate the great times ahead, we're giving away some official BPM merchandise! Click through to find out how you can win via Instagram.

  • Infographic: BPM 2014 Contest Results

    By Marjana Jaidi December 30, 2013

    Playa del Carmen, Mexico -- Now that our two contests leading up to The BPM Festival have closed, we've compiled some of the information you shared into an infographic.

  • BPM 2014: Artists' Favorite Food Spots

    By Marjana Jaidi December 31, 2013

    Playa del Carmen, Mexico -- Click through the gallery to find out where Guy Gerber, Anja Schneider, Stacey Pullen, Apollonia, Lauren Lane, and My Favorite Robot like to get their eat on in Playa del Carmen during The BPM Festival.

  • BPM Announces Day & Night Schedules, Phase 3 Lineup

    By Marjana Jaidi December 19, 2013

    Playa del Carmen, Mexico -- The BPM Festival has released the final phase of the lineup along with the day & night event schedule, which means we can all start obsessively planning our time in paradise.

  • What is a Music Festival? IMFCON Insiders Share Their Definitions

    By Marjana Jaidi December 19, 2013

    Austin, Texas -- Industry insiders at the International Music Festival Conference (IMFCON) share their personal definitions of a music festival.

  • Exclusive Video: Laurie Kirby Previews What's Next for IMFCON

    By Marjana Jaidi December 18, 2013

    Austin, Texas -- This year at the International Music Festival Conference (IMFCON), we had a chance to sit down with the brains behind the operation, Laurie Kirby. Click through to watch the video and get the scoop on IMFCON 2014.

  • Win 7-Day Passes to The BPM Festival!

    By Marjana Jaidi November 18, 2013

    Playa del Carmen, Mexico -- Share your BPM wisdom to win 7-day passes to the festival!

  • Shelly Finkel to Talk SFX Acquisitions at IMFCON

    By Marjana Jaidi November 12, 2013

    Austin, Texas -- Shelly Finkel, head of acquisitions at SFX, has been announced as the featured keynote speaker for the fifth annual International Music Festival Conference (IMFCON) in Austin.

  • Photos: FADER FORT Friday Highlights

    By Marjana Jaidi October 20, 2013

    Brooklyn, NY -- Photo highlights from the Fader Fort presented by Converse, featuring Deerhunter, Vince Staples, Isaiah Rashad, Bear Mountain, The Bots, a DJ set by Jubilee, and a surprise appearance by Diddy.

  • CMJ Panel Highlights: The Explosion of Music Festivals

    By Marjana Jaidi October 16, 2013

    New York, NY -- For Cultivora, an obvious panel pick during CMJ was Jam Packed: The Explosion of Music Festivals, which mainly approached festivals from an artist's perspective.

  • Industry Insider: Joanne Abbot Green of CMJ Music Marathon

    By Marjana Jaidi October 09, 2013

    New York City -- CMJ Music Marathon’s founder and executive producer gives us the scoop on the event we all know and love.

  • CMJ Neighborhood Spotlight: Madison Square Park

    By Cultivora October 07, 2013

    New York City -- Click through for a taste of what's available in the Madison Square Park section of our full Official Travel Guide to CMJ Music Marathon.

  • BEMF to Take Brooklyn This November; Initial Lineup Revealed

    By Marjana Jaidi September 24, 2013

    Brooklyn, New York -- John Digweed, Skream, and Pete Tong are among the initial artists announced for the sixth edition of Brooklyn Electronic Music Festival (BEMF).

  • Get Your Free Copy of Cultivora's Guide to CMJ 2013 [UPDATED]

    By Marjana Jaidi October 02, 2013

    New York City -- Cultivora is pleased to present the Official Travel Guide for CMJ 2013. Click through to find out where to pick up your free copy!

  • Photo Gallery: Coheed and Cambria, Jane's Addiction, and More at Rockstar Uproar

    By Marjana Jaidi August 19, 2013

    Wantagh, New York -- On Sunday night, we went to the beach, Jones Beach, that is, to catch Rockstar Uproar, a touring rock festival featuring Coheed and Cambria, Alice In Chains, Jane's Addiction, Circa Survive, and more.

  • On the Scene: The Stationary Set at Highline Ballroom, NYC

    By Marjana Jaidi August 16, 2013

    New York City -- After Wednesday's performance at Highline Ballroom, The Stationary Set proved that they're definitely a band to keep on your radar. Click through to take a listen and view photos from their set.

  • Ed Banger Records Brings 10 Year Anniversary to NYC

    By Marjana Jaidi August 14, 2013

    New York City -- The Ed Banger family has been jetting across the world to celebrate their 10 year anniversary, making stops at Sonar, Hard Summer, Berlin Festival, Sonic Mania, and on November 2, they're bringing the party to New York City.

  • Osheaga Photo Highlights: Guards

    By Marjana Jaidi August 13, 2013

    Montreal, Canada -- the moment I arrived at the festival, I made a beeline for the Scène Verte (Green Stage) to catch Guards. Click through for more photos of their set.

  • 5 Things We Love About Montreal

    By Marjana Jaidi August 13, 2013

    Montreal, Canada -- We packed a lot of activities into the little time we had in Montreal. Here are 5 things we saw that made us fall in love with the city.

  • Osheaga Photo Highlights: Tricky

    By Marjana Jaidi August 12, 2013

    Montreal, Canada -- Tricky gave a spirited performance at Osheaga, and even invited the audience on stage for a lively and unexpected rendition of Motörhead's "Ace of Spades."

  • Video: On the Ground at Osheaga 2013

    By Marjana Jaidi August 12, 2013

    Montreal, Canada -- As an Osheaga newbie, I had a lot of questions about the festival. Luckily, I met tons of seasoned Osheaga-goers who were more than happy to offer their insights.

  • Facebook Photo Album: Osheaga 2013 Faces + Spaces

    By Marjana Jaidi August 12, 2013

    Montreal, Canada -- We had a great time at Osheaga last week, thanks in large part to the festival's whimsical atmosphere and the amazing people we met. We captured both of these elements in our Facebook Album.

  • Osheaga Photo Highlights: DIIV

    By Marjana Jaidi August 13, 2013

    Montreal, Canada -- Highlights from DIIV's set on Osheaga's first day.

  • Osheaga Photo Highlights: Lou Doillon

    By Marjana Jaidi August 12, 2013

    Montreal, Canada -- At Osheaga, fashion icon Lou Doillon proved that she has substance to go with her style.

  • Osheaga Photo Highlights: Deap Vally

    By Marjana Jaidi August 09, 2013

    Montreal, Canada -- Deap Vally rocked the Scène des Arbres (Tree Stage) on Saturday afternoon of Osheaga.

  • #TBT: Flow 2011

    By Marjana Jaidi August 08, 2013

    Helsinki, Finland -- Join us as we take a look back at Flow 2011 to break down the three reasons it is our favorite Scandinavian festival.

  • 7 Trends We Spotted at Osheaga 2013

    By Marjana Jaidi August 06, 2013

    Montreal, Canada -- There's no doubt that Canadian festivalgoers have their style game down. Click through the photo gallery to check out the 7 most common trends we saw at Osheaga, from printed pants to full-fledged costumes, and everything in between.

  • Photos: Osheaga's Rainy Interlude

    By Marjana Jaidi August 05, 2013

    Montreal, Canada -- A little torrential downpour couldn't stop the fun on Sunday afternoon at Osheaga. Click through for a photo gallery of festivalgoers' strategies for staying dry.

  • Photos: Osheaga 2013 Music Highlights

    By Marjana Jaidi August 05, 2013

    Montreal, Canada -- Musical highlights from Osheaga, featuring Big Boi, Kendrick Lamar, Mumford & Sons, Imagine Dragons, Guards, and more.

  • Yeezus Walks: A Kanye West Retrospective

    By Marjana Jaidi June 18, 2013

    New York City -- A retrospective look at Kanye West, through his body of work, live performances, and one very public incident.

  • Gov Ball Day 3 Photo Highlights

    By Marjana Jaidi June 10, 2013

    New York City -- Gov Ball couldn't have ended on a better note: the weather was perfect, the mud had dried considerably, and the lineup was, in our opinion, the weekend's best. Sunday's photo highlights include Haim, Steel Pulse, Cold War Kids, Twin Shadow, Gary Clark Jr., Beirut, Grizzly Bear, Bloc Party, The xx, and The Avett Brothers.

  • Gov Ball Day 2 Photo Highlights

    By Marjana Jaidi June 09, 2013

    New York City -- Click through for Saturday's photo highlights, featuring MS MR, Icona Pop, Japandroids, Divine Fits, Alt-J, Cut Copy, Azealia Banks, Kendrick Lamar, Animal Collective, Thievery Corporation, and Nas.

  • Gov Ball Day 1 Photo Highlights

    By Marjana Jaidi June 08, 2013

    New York City -- In spite of the rain, we had an amazing first day at Gov Ball. Click through to see photo highlights from the day, including sets from St. Lucia, Polica, Holy Ghost!, Best Coast, and Of Monsters and Men. Stay tuned for our full Facebook photo gallery, coming next week.

  • Video Spotlight: Swear and Shake

    By Laura Baker-Finch June 06, 2013

    Swear and Shake talks NYC venues, their summer festival stops, favorite drinks, and what sets festivals apart.

  • Video: On the Ground at GoogaMooga

    By Marjana Jaidi May 21, 2013

    New York City -- Last weekend, GoogaMooga returned to Brooklyn's Prospect Park for its sophomore run. Click through to watch our recap video for festivalgoers' favorite food vendors, tips for navigating the festival, and how GoogaMooga fared compared to last year.

  • Video: Cultivora Takes Coachella

    By Marjana Jaidi May 02, 2013

    Indio, California -- Last month, Laura and I made the trek to Coachella. Click through to watch the full video, read more details about our adventures, and fast forward to certain segments.

  • Teaser Video: Our Coachella Adventures

    By Marjana Jaidi April 24, 2013

    Indio, California -- Last weekend we took Coachella by storm and documented every step of the way for your viewing pleasure. Click through for a taste of what to expect from the full video.

  • Coachella Weekend 2 Set Times Announced, Blur Promoted to Headlining Slot

    By Marjana Jaidi April 17, 2013

    Indio, California -- Coachella organizers have promoted Blur to headlining status... but who got the boot? Click through to find out.

  • Video Spotlight: Robert DeLong

    By Marjana Jaidi April 17, 2013

    If there was a festival MVP award, Robert DeLong would be an undeniable frontrunner. Click through to watch our video interview and hear his take on music festivals, travel essentials, and what's in store for the festival stage.

  • SxSessions: Festivals + Travel with Surfer Blood, Mary C, Team Spirit, and More

    By Laura Baker-Finch April 11, 2013

    Austin, Texas -- A few of our favorite SXSW artists talk festivals and travel.

  • Desert Gold Returns to Ace Hotel for Coachella 2013

    By Marjana Jaidi April 02, 2013

    Indio, California -- The fifth annual Desert Gold event series at the Ace Hotel will bring good music, food, and vibes together.

  • SXSW Video: Lessons Learned

    By Marjana Jaidi March 19, 2013

    Austin, Texas -- We hit the streets (or in this case, the lobby of The Hilton) and asked people about the lessons they learned at South by Southwest. Click through to watch the video and lean how to improve your experience for next year.

  • SXSW Video: Laura Mvula Performs at the Hype Hotel

    By Marjana Jaidi March 18, 2013

    Austin, Texas -- Laura Mvula blew us away with her performance at the Hype Hotel during South By Southwest. Click through to find out why.

  • SXSW Saturday Photo Highlights

    By Marjana Jaidi March 20, 2013

    Highlights from the last official day of SXSW, including the Trouble & Bass showcase, the Fader Fort, and the legendary George Clinton. Click through to view the photo gallery.

  • SXSW Friday Photo Highlights

    By Marjana Jaidi March 19, 2013

    Austin, Texas -- Photo highlights from our third day at South by Southwest, featuring Delicate Steve, Flatbush Zombies, A$AP Ferg, Danny Brown, Action Bronson, Laura Mvula, Rudimental, and Solange.

  • SXSW Thursday Photo Highlights

    By Laura Baker-Finch March 15, 2013

    Austin, Texas -- Photo highlights from our second day at South by Southwest, featuring Surfer Blood, CHVRCHES, The Joy Formidable, The Flaming Lips, and more.

  • SXSW Wednesday Photo Highlights

    By Marjana Jaidi March 14, 2013

    Austin, Texas -- Photo highlights from our first day at South by Southwest, featuring Team Spirit, Polyphonic Spree, and more.

  • InstaWorld: SXSW, Of Monsters and Men, Local Natives, and More

    By Maressa Levy March 13, 2013

    In this week's Instaworld, we get a behind-the-scenes look at SXSW set-up, see where Guards go on their detour, catch Twenty One Pilots in action, relax with Cam'ron, and more!

  • Need An Oasis from the SXSW Madness?

    By Marjana Jaidi March 13, 2013

    Austin, Texas -- These bars/restaurants are great if you want to take a break from the nonstop parade of panels, parties, showcases, and open bars.

  • #TBT: Ultra 2009

    By Marjana Jaidi March 14, 2013

    With Ultra and the Winter Music Conference kicking off this weekend, Marjana Jaidi recounts the tale of her first ever festival experience.

  • On the Scene: Questlove + D'Angelo at Brooklyn Bowl, NYC

    By Marjana Jaidi March 05, 2013

    New York City -- Last night, Questlove and D'Angelo played a rare two-man show at Brooklyn Bowl. Click through for a review and photos of the night.

  • Living on Cloud 9: Kendrick Lamar at Roseland Ballroom

    By Marjana Jaidi February 27, 2013

    New York City -- Last night, Kendrick Lamar gave us a preview of what to expect at Gov Ball this summer, with two consecutive sold-out performances.

  • London, According to Festicket

    By Marjana Jaidi February 21, 2013

    London, U.K -- Earlier this week, I met the Festicket team in London. Click through to discover their top recommendations in the area.

  • Red Hot Chili Peppers, Tom Petty to Headline Firefly

    By Marjana Jaidi February 19, 2013

    Firefly has posted the lineup for its sophomore edition, and it's looking goooooood, with the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers set to headline. Click through for the full lineup and for ticket information.

  • A-Trak Debuts New Travel Site, Infinite Legroom

    By Marjana Jaidi February 15, 2013

    DJ, Fool's Gold don, and travel impresario A-Trak has launched his own travel website, Infinite Legroom.

  • A Year in the Life of Cultivora

    By Marjana Jaidi February 14, 2013

    In honor of our first birthday, we laid out a summary of our year in a visual timeline... click through to check it out.

  • Stone Roses, Blur, Phoenix, and the Red Hot Chili Peppers to headline Coachella

    By Marjana Jaidi January 25, 2013

    Indio, California -- Ladies and Gentlemen, the lineup for Coachella has arrived. Spring's tent pole festival will be headlined by the Stone Roses, Blur, Phoenix, and the Red Hot Chili Peppers, with support from the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Wu-Tang Clan, Sigur Rós, and Lou Reed.

  • Kanye West to Headline Gov Ball 2013

    By Marjana Jaidi January 22, 2013

    New York City -- Gov Ball has announced the lineup for its 2013 edition, and it's nothing short of HUGE.

  • Photo Gallery: MTV Artists to Watch Concert in NYC

    By Marjana Jaidi January 17, 2013

    New York City -- Last night, MTV hosted a concert featuring four of their thirteen "MTV Artists to Watch": Robert DeLong, Twenty One Pilots, Jessie Ware, and Zedd. You can definitely expect to see some, if not all, of these artists on festival rosters this summer. Click through for photos of the event, and stay tuned for our interview with Robert DeLong, coming next week.

  • Mawazine Taps Mika, Jessie J for 12th Edition in Rabat

    By Marjana Jaidi January 16, 2013

    Rabat, Morocco -- Mika has been added to the lineup for the 12th Edition of Festival Mawazine, taking place from May 24-June 1. Click through to find out who else is on the roster for the Moroccan festival.

  • New Venue Review: Stage 48 in New York City

    By Marjana Jaidi January 16, 2013

    New York City -- Last Saturday, we headed to NYC's newest music venue, Stage 48, for a performance by Wu Tang Clan founding member, Gza. Read on for our rundown of the venue's pros and cons.

  • On the Scene: Gza, Robben Ford, and Rasputina at Stage 48, NYC

    By Marjana Jaidi January 16, 2013

    New York City -- Last Saturday, Gza gave a nostalgia-inducing performance at Stage 48, a brand-new venue in the Hell's Kitchen neighborhood of Manhattan. The performance was part of the APAP Conference Showcase, which featured a wildly eclectic (and somewhat perplexing) roster that included Robben Ford and Rasputina, among others. Click through for photos from the event.

  • Stream the BPM Festival Live

    By Marjana Jaidi January 07, 2013

    Playa Del Carmen, Mexico -- The world's top electronic artists and DJs have assembled at BPM for 10 days of surf, sun, and of course, dancing. If you couldn't make it to Mexico this year, you can still be part of the BPM action through live streams on the BPM Facebook Page and on B@ TV. Click through to see the full streaming schedule.

  • Ultra 2013 Announces Phase 1 Lineup

    By Marjana Jaidi January 05, 2013

    Miami, Florida -- Ultra Music Festival has announced the first phase of this year's lineup. 2013 marks a huge year for Ultra; in addition to celebrating their 15th anniversary, the festival has expanded to two weekends, and recently announced a new outpost in Croatia.

  • To Burn or not to Burn? An Outsider's Perspective on Burning Man

    By Marjana Jaidi December 13, 2012

    I've always thought that Burning Man was not for me, but an inside look at the festival during IMFCON may have changed my mind.

  • Photo Gallery: IMFCON Showcases

    By Marjana Jaidi December 11, 2012

    Every year, the International Music Festival Conference (IMFCON) treats its delegates to a pair of showcases, which heavily feature local Austin bands. Click through our slideshow to see who performed at this year's showcases.

  • What Makes a Great Festival? Dean Budnick's IMFCON Keynote

    By Marjana Jaidi December 10, 2012

    "A festival is an attitude, it's an experience, and I very much believe that it's a way of life," Dean Budnick said during his keynote presentation at the International Music Festival Conference last week. Read on for three characteristics that Budnick associates with great festivals, and my take on which festivals fit the bill.

  • Ultra Europe Finds a Home in Croatia

    By Marjana Jaidi December 06, 2012

    Ultra is establishing itself in a brand-new destination, with the launch of Ultra Europe this summer in Croatia.

  • On the Scene: Night Owls Tour, NYC

    By Marjana Jaidi December 03, 2012

    Last Thursday, we caught the New York Stop of the Night Owls Tour, featuring AC Slater, Harvard Bass, Flinch, along with Star Eyes and The Captain. Click through for a few highlights from the night...

  • NYC: Win Tickets to UKF Featuring Chase & Status and Borgore

    By Marjana Jaidi November 21, 2012

    On December 1, Chase & Status and Borgore will headline UKF's first stand-alone event at Hammerstein Ballroom, which will also feature Bare Noize, Gemini, Delta Heavy, Dirtyphonics, Xilent, and Alex English. Click through for your chance to win a pair of tickets to the event!

  • BEMF Highlights: Drop the Lime at Public Assembly

    By Marjana Jaidi November 14, 2012

    Last Friday, Drop the Lime performed at Public Assembly as part of the Brooklyn Electronic Music Festival (BEMF). Click through for the full review and photos of the performance.

  • International Music Festival Conference Returns to Austin December 2-4

    By Marjana Jaidi November 12, 2012

    This December, the International Music Festival Conference (IMFCON) will return to Austin for the fourth consecutive year. The conference unites professionals from all facets of the music festival industry for three days of panels, seminars, and networking events.

  • Photo Gallery: BEMF Day 1 Highlights

    By Marjana Jaidi November 12, 2012

    Last weekend, the Brooklyn Electronic Music Festival, known as BEMF, descended upon Williamsburg with two days worth of pulsating electronic music. Click through for photo highlights from the first day of the festival, featuring Morri$, Drop the Lime, Nick Catchdubs, Jackmaster, and Gold Panda.

  • An Afternoon in Paris: A New Yorker's Guide

    By Marjana Jaidi November 01, 2012

    Just in time for Pitchfork Paris, Cultivora founder Marjana Jaidi shares some of her favorite ways to spend an afternoon in Paris.

  • On the Scene: Sri at The Living Room, NYC

    By Marjana Jaidi October 26, 2012

    CMJ may be over, but New York City continues to be a veritable playground for up-and-coming bands and artists. One such band, Sri, played the Living Room on Wednesday night. Click through to see photos from the night, and to listen to their EP, Levellor.

  • NYC Music Guide: Halloween Edition

    By Marjana Jaidi October 25, 2012

    Halloween weekend is almost upon us, and in honor of this very special occasion, we've decided to bring back our NYC Music Guide. Click through for our top event picks for Halloween week in New York City.

  • Interview: Rush Midnight at CMJ

    By Marjana Jaidi October 23, 2012

    During CMJ, we sat down with Rush Midnight, the latest project from Russ Manning, former bassist for Twin Shadow.

  • Recap Video: Trouble & Bass 6 Year Anniversary Party

    By Marjana Jaidi October 19, 2012

    Our friends at Société Perrier put together a great video celebrating Trouble & Bass' 6 year anniversary. Click through to check it out.

  • Young Guru Discusses Jay-Z, Biggie, and Kanye West at CMJ

    By Marjana Jaidi October 19, 2012

    On Wednesday afternoon, Young Guru sat down with MTV personality Sway Calloway to discuss his illustrious career as an audio engineer and the long list of artists he's worked with. Read on to learn how Young Guru got his big break, along with his thoughts on Jay-Z, Kanye West, the Notorious B.I.G., and more.

  • Photo Gallery: Day 1 at the Fader Fort Presented by Converse

    By Marjana Jaidi October 18, 2012

    Photo highlights from first night of the Fader Fort at Converse Rubber Tracks in Brooklyn, featuring Robert DeLong, Deap Vally, Mykki Blanco, and Icona Pop.

  • Photo Gallery: Mika's Spirited Webster Hall Performance

    By Marjana Jaidi October 17, 2012

    Last night, Mika performed his second consecutive sold-out show at Webster Hall. "This is the first time we've ever played two nights in a row in New York City," Mika addressed the crowd, "enjoy me because I'm in a very good mood." Click through for a recap and photo gallery of the night.

  • UPDATED: Get Your Copy of Cultivora's Guide to CMJ

    By Marjana Jaidi October 17, 2012

    With CMJ just around the corner, we are incredibly excited to present our very first print edition of our festival guides. Click through to find out where you can pick up your copy.

  • Video: Drop the Lime's Tour of Williamsburg

    By Marjana Jaidi October 10, 2012

    We spent an afternoon with Drop the Lime, checking out his favorite spots in Williamsburg. Click through to watch the video and find out where Luca goes to get his bánh mì fix, his go-to place for vintage guitars, and which bar makes the best Manhattans in New York.

  • Video: Drop the Lime on Strange Food and Eating on the Road

    By Marjana Jaidi October 03, 2012

    When Drop the Lime took us to Nha Toi in Williamsburg, we asked him about what it's like to eat on the road. No fast food for this guy -- Luca has tried everything from live sea bass to chicken sashimi. Click through to watch the video.

  • Photo Gallery: Trouble & Bass Celebrates 6 Year Anniversary at SRB

    By Marjana Jaidi October 01, 2012

    Last Friday, the Trouble & Bass Crew celebrated their 6 year anniversary with a massive event at SRB in Brooklyn. Click through to see highlights from the night, then head over to our Facebook Page for the full photo gallery.

  • Video: Drop the Lime on his Inspirations

    By Marjana Jaidi September 26, 2012

    We sat down with Drop the Lime at Miller's Tavern in Williamsburg to discuss his creative inspirations. Click through to watch the video.

  • Inside the Trouble & Bass Klubhaus with Drop the Lime and The Captain

    By Marjana Jaidi September 24, 2012

    For the latest installment of our video series, Drop the Lime takes us inside the Trouble & Bass Klubhaus. We get a tour of his studio and chat with Luca and The Captain about Trouble & Bass. Click through to watch...

  • Video: Drop the Lime on Music Festivals

    By Marjana Jaidi September 12, 2012

    When Drop the Lime took us on a tour of Williamsburg, we also had a chance to chat about a variety of topics, including music festivals, his creative inspirations, and the crazy food he's tried on the road. Watch the first installment of our interview series in which Luca discusses music festivals.

  • Teaser Video: A Tour of Brooklyn with Drop the Lime

    By Marjana Jaidi September 05, 2012

    Drop the Lime gave us a tour of his favorite Williamsburg haunts... here's a preview of what you can expect when the full video drops on October 10.

  • Video: Drop the Lime Visits the Trouble & Bass Tombstone

    By Marjana Jaidi August 28, 2012

    When Trouble & Bass founder Drop the Lime took us on a tour of his favorite Brooklyn spots, we just had to ask -- what's going to happen with Trouble & Bass? Click through to watch the video to find out what he had to say...

  • Jay-Z's Made in America Festival Set for Cinematic Release

    By Marjana Jaidi August 17, 2012

    We all know that Jay-Z is big. HUGE. So huge that the traditional festival livestream isn't good enough for the all-around mogul. A man of his caliber deserves a cinematic release, and that's what he'll get.

  • Outside Lands Recap: A Whimsical Whirlwind Weekend

    By Marjana Jaidi August 16, 2012

    Outside Lands was a whimsical whirlwind weekend, with a perfectly balanced music lineup, a variety of activities, and more food than I could sample in a whole month. Read on to find out why Outside Lands is now my favorite music festival of all time.

  • The Road to Outside Lands, Part 4: Driving Up the Pacific Coast Highway

    By Marjana Jaidi August 08, 2012

    The fourth and final installment of our "Road to Outside Lands" series got delayed because of, well, Outside Lands, but here we are with the last piece of the puzzle: a road trip from Los Angeles to San Francisco along the Pacific Coast Highway.

  • Photo Gallery: Outside Lands 2012

    By Marjana Jaidi August 13, 2012

    Did we snap your photo during Outside Lands last weekend? Check out the full photo gallery on Facebook and tag yourself!

  • Outside Lands Day 3: Photo Highlights

    By Marjana Jaidi August 13, 2012

    Photo highlights from the third and final day of Outside Lands Music Festival in San Francisco, featuring Franz Ferdinand, Amadou & Mariam, Regina Spektor, Santigold, and Bloc Party.

  • Outside Lands Day 2: Photo Highlights

    By Marjana Jaidi August 12, 2012

    Photo highlights from the second day of Outside Lands Music Festival in San Francisco, featuring Animal Kingdom, Tame Impala, Portugal. The Man, Alabama Shakes, Michael Kiwanuka, Big Boi, The Kills, and Sigur Ros.

  • Outside Lands Day 1: Photo Highlights

    By Marjana Jaidi August 11, 2012

    Photo highlights from the first day of Outside Lands Music Festival in San Francisco, featuring Jukebox the Ghost, Yacht, Tennis, Die Antwoord, Of Monsters and Men, Antibalas, and Justice.

  • The Road to Outside Lands, Part 3: 24 Hours in Los Angeles

    By Marjana Jaidi August 08, 2012

    Today, I'll embark on the final leg of my excursion to Outside Lands: a two-day drive up the Pacific Coast Highway, from Los Angeles to San Francisco. But first, click through for a recap of my afternoon in Los Angeles, and at the end of the slideshow, I'll give you a rundown of everywhere we ate on this leg of the trip.

  • The Road to Outside Lands, Part 2: Wine Country

    By Marjana Jaidi August 07, 2012

    For the second installment of our "Road to Outside Lands" miniseries, we embarked on the quintessential Northern California road trip through wine country.

  • The Road to Outside Lands, Part 1: Italian Food and David Grisman

    By Marjana Jaidi August 06, 2012

    This is the year that I finally get to go to Outside Lands, and I'm so excited about it, I decided to take a week before the festival to explore the great state of California, and document my adventures for Cultivora. Read on for the first installment of this weeklong series, and if you're following us on Twitter or Instagram, be on the lookout for our adventures, hashtagged #road2oL.

  • On the Scene: Animal Kingdom's NYC Debut at Mercury Lounge, NYC

    By Marjana Jaidi July 26, 2012

    Last night, Animal Kingdom played their first New York City show (their second in the United States), one of a handful of gigs the British band will play to warm up for their festival appearances at Lollapalooza and Outside Lands. Click through to view the photo gallery, and be sure to check our Facebook page later today for the full photo gallery.

  • Video: Theophilus London Previews New Song at Intimate NYC Show

    By Marjana Jaidi June 29, 2012

    Theophilus London played a special intimate performance on Wednesday night as part of the Blue Note Jazz Festival in New York City. Click through to watch the video, in which London performs "Lisa," off his upcoming album, Rose Island.

  • Photo Highlights: Gov Ball Day 2

    By Marjana Jaidi June 25, 2012

    We didn't think it was possible, but the second day of Gov Ball was even better than the first. Click through to see photo highlights of Phantogram, Devendra Banhart, Built to Spill, Cage the Elephant, Fiona Apple, Explosions in the Sky, Modest Mouse, and Beck. We'll be posting full photo galleries to our Facebook page later this week, and look more in-depth recaps on our website in the days that follow.

  • Photo Highlights: Gov Ball Day 1

    By Marjana Jaidi June 24, 2012

    Day one of Governors Ball on Randall's Island went off without a hitch -- the weather was great, the fans were in high spirits, and the artists delivered unforgettable performances. Click through to check out photo highlights from the first day of the festival, and if we snapped your pic during the festival, check our Facebook page early next week for full photo galleries.

  • New Music Seminar Highlights, Part 1

    By Marjana Jaidi June 21, 2012

    Earlier this week, the New Music Seminar descended on New York City's Webster Hall, bringing together top players in every facet of the industry to discuss how the music industry will adapt and move forward into the digital era. Adaptability was a major theme during the seminar. On Monday, Michael Huppe, president of SoundExchange, quoted Charles Darwin, "it's not the strongest species that survives, but the most adaptable." Huppe continued, "if we adapt to what's in our way, we'll take the industry to newer and higher levels." Read on for my top Seminar highlights, and stay tuned for Jason Rezvan's perspective, coming later this week.

  • Play #GovBingo this Weekend and Win Tickets to Gov Ball 2013

    By Marjana Jaidi June 20, 2012

    We're so excited about the Governors Ball Music Festival this weekend, we came up with our very own Instagram bingo game, #GovBingo. Read on to see how you can play along for your chance to win a pair of tickets to next year's Gov Ball.

  • Photo Gallery: Amsterdam by Tram

    By Marjana Jaidi June 18, 2012

    A photo gallery of city sites, seen through an Amsterdam tram window.

  • Afropunk Dates Announced, Erykah Badu and Janelle Monae to Headline

    By Marjana Jaidi June 09, 2012

    Afropunk has announced the dates for their 8th installment, happening August 25-26 in Brooklyn's Commodore Barry Park.

  • Pitchfork Festival Returns to Paris this November

    By Marjana Jaidi June 02, 2012

    Pitchfork has made the initial announcement for the second installment of their Paris festival. M83, Animal Collective, Robyn, and Sébastien Tellier are all slated to perform; dozens more will be announced in the coming months.

  • When Fashion and Music Collide: Levi's Vive Les Friends

    By Marjana Jaidi May 31, 2012

    On a casual stroll on the Champs Élysées, the window display at the new Levi's flagship store caught my eye. It featured the names of two of my favorite artists, James Murphy (LCD Soundsystem, founder of DFA Records), and Pedtro Winter (aka Busy P, founder of Ed Banger Records), who collaborated with Levi's to create limited edition collections. Upon further investigation, I discovered that the collaboration extends beyond the collection; each artist has selected personal objects and artifacts from their studios and offices to display at the store. Click through to see the designs and get a glimpse of the objects on display.

  • New Music Seminar Coming to NYC this June

    By Marjana Jaidi May 30, 2012

    New Music Seminar (NMS) is a conference and festival that brings together visionaries from across the music industry, with the aim of building a better music business. NMS strives to create a new economic model that enables artists to rise to their highest potential based on talent and merit, not financial resources or connections. This year's NMS will take place June 17-19 in New York City's Webster Hall, and will host an accompanying festival in venues across New York City from June 17-20.

  • Lineup announced for Jay-Z's Made In America Festival

    By Marjana Jaidi May 22, 2012

    Just a week after the festival announcement, Made in America, a new music festival curated by Jay-Z, has released the initial lineup.

  • GoogaMusic: Photo Highlights from GoogaMooga

    By Marjana Jaidi May 21, 2012

    After months of anticipation, the inaugural edition GoogaMooga has come to a close. We had such a great time this weekend, enjoying the various culinary delights, and of course, the music. Click through for a photo gallery of musical performances from The Roots, Fitz and the Tantrums, Hall and Oates, and more.

  • GoogaMooga: 5 Tips to Up Your Googa Game for Day Two

    By Marjana Jaidi May 20, 2012

    The first day of GoogaMooga was pretty awesome. Sure, there were some kinks (we stood in line for over an hour for beer and beverages), but we had a great time, and as a freshman festival, we're definitely willing to cut them some slack. The good news is that after experiencing the first day of GoogaMooga, we're that much wiser going into day 2. Click through for a few tips and tricks for making the most of your Sunday in Prospect Park.

  • Pop-Up Grub: Mad. Sq. Eats in NYC

    By Marjana Jaidi May 16, 2012

    Mad. Sq. Eats is a pop-up food haven that features over 20 local vendors, selling everything from pasta to popsicles. Mad. Sq. Eats is located in Worth Square (on 24th Street & 5th Avenue), and is open daily from 11am-9pm through June 1.

  • Jim Lahey of Sullivan St Bakery and Co. Talks GoogaMooga

    By Marjana Jaidi May 15, 2012

    Jim Lahey, owner of Sullivan St Bakery and Co. in New York City, tells us what to expect at GoogaMooga this weekend.

  • Photo Gallery: Out and About in New Orleans

    By Marjana Jaidi May 14, 2012

    New Orleans. What a magical place. I've never been to a city in the United States with so much warmth and charm. This isn't the land of Starbucks and American Apparel; New Orleans is very much about the local community -- artists, food, and above all, music. Click through for a photo gallery of my favorite local haunts.

  • Photo Gallery: The Sights and Sounds of New Orleans Jazzfest

    By Marjana Jaidi May 08, 2012

    I flew down to New Orleans just in time to catch the last day of their seminal jazz festival. As a Jazzfest noob, I was awed by the overwhelming sense of community felt across the grounds, from local food vendors to impromptu performances by Mardi Gras Indians. Click through to check out some sights and sounds from the last day of New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival.

  • Hard Summer Announces Lineup

    By Marjana Jaidi April 24, 2012

    If you visited the Hard Summer website over the past few months, you may have noticed that under "Lineup", they simply said "Trust Us." If you did in fact trust them and already bought your ticket, you can rest assured - the lineup is, as expected, awesome.

  • On the Scene: The Vaccines and Porcelain Raft at Webster Hall, NYC

    By Marjana Jaidi April 24, 2012

    On Monday night, we caught The Vaccines and Porcelain Raft at Webster Hall in New York City. Check out some photo highlights from the show.

  • On the Scene: Trouble & Bass in New York City

    By Marjana Jaidi April 14, 2012

    On Friday the 13th, Trouble & Bass took over the Loft at Public Assembly with DJ sets from Baauer, The Captain, Star Eyes, B. Rich, AC Slater, Elijah, and Silkie. Click through for some selects from the night, and check in with the HiFi Cartel on Monday for the full set of photos.

  • Our Favorite DJs Dish on Where to Shop for Record Store Day

    By Marjana Jaidi April 18, 2012

    In honor of Record Store Day, happening worldwide on April 21, we asked some of our favorite DJs to tell us where they like to shop for records. Scroll through the photo gallery to check out recommendations from Kid Koala, Mick Boogie, Nick Catchdubs, Jubilee, Terry Urban, Roska, and DJ Ayres.

  • New Festival Alert: Catalpa NYC

    By Marjana Jaidi March 23, 2012

    Catalpa NYC is the latest addition to the NYC summer music scene, joining a strong roster of fesivals that includes the Great GoogaMooga, Governor's Ball, and Electric Zoo, among others.

  • Osheaga Announces Official Lineup

    By Marjana Jaidi March 21, 2012

    Osheaga, which is held annually in Montreal, has announced its official lineup for 2012. The Black Keys, Snoop Dogg, Justice, Metic, Sigur Ros, Feist, Florence and the Machine, City and Colour, the Shins, and MGMT will headline.

  • Snow Patrol to Play BUSHMILLS LIVE, Contest Now Open

    By Marjana Jaidi March 19, 2012

    Bushmills has announced the first round of artists on the BUSHMILLS LIVE bill. Snow Patrol, originally from Northern Ireland, will headline the two-day event, an appropriate choice, considering that the festival will be held in an Irish Whiskey Distillery. Foy Vance and Iaim Archer are also set to play. More acts will be announced as the festival approaches.

  • Photo Gallery: Trouble & Bass SXSW Showcase

    By Marjana Jaidi March 18, 2012

    Last Saturday, Trouble & Bass gathered some of the best in bass music for a day party during South by Southwest in Austin. Featuring Drop the Lime, Plastician, The Captain, Willy Joy, Acid Jack, Deathface, Samo Sound Boy, and B. Rich.

  • SXSW Day 4 Photo Highlights

    By Marjana Jaidi March 17, 2012

    Photo highlights from Friday at SXSW, featuring Terry Urban, Kimbra, The-Dream, White Rabbits, and more.

  • SXSW Day 3 Photo Highlights

    By Marjana Jaidi March 16, 2012

    Photo highlights of our third day at SXSW, featuring Walk the Moon, Neon Trees, Futurebirds, and the Fool's Gold Austin party.

  • SXSW Day 2 Highlights

    By Marjana Jaidi March 15, 2012

    We spent most of our second day camped out at THE FADER FORT presented by Converse, where we caught sets by Santigold, Danny Brown, Nick Catchdubs, and more. Check out some of our photo highlights...

  • Sup Austin?

    By Marjana Jaidi March 14, 2012

    Last night, I landed in Austin for the week of madness known as South by Southwest. I got in late, so for me, yesterday was about catching up with old friends, scoping the scene, and checking out some of the sights and sounds of Austin. Here are a few photo highlights...

  • Packing Tips for the SXSW Fashionista

    By Marjana Jaidi March 12, 2012

    I'm no stranger to music festivals - they're my favorite reason to travel, and getting dressed is half the fun. Here are my guidelines for festival dressing, paying particular attention to the unique needs of a South By Southwest fashionista.

  • Bushmills Live: the First Festival Held in an Irish Whiskey Distillery

    By Marjana Jaidi March 12, 2012

    Last week, Bushmills announced their very own two-day music festival, happening June 20-21 at the Old Bushmills Distillery on the north coast of Ireland. Bushmills Live will be first festival to ever be held in an Irish Whiskey distillery.

  • Snapshot: Bowlive III featuring Questlove and Big Sam

    By Marjana Jaidi March 05, 2012

    Last Thursday, we caught Bowlive with special guests Rahzel, Karl Denson, Big Sam, Nigel Hall, and Questlove, for the third installment of Soulive's annual residency at Brooklyn Bowl. If you're in the New York City area, we highly recommend that you check it out.

  • Trouble & Bass to Host SXSW Showcase

    By Marjana Jaidi February 23, 2012

    Trouble & Bass, one of our favorite NYC-based record labels, is headed Austin to wreak havoc on South by Southwest with a full-day showcase on Saturday, March 17. T&B mainstays Drop the Lime and The Captain will be joined by Plastician, Deathface, Samo Sound Boy, Willy Joy, Acid Jack, and B. Rich.

  • Ultra is Expanding... Big Time

    By Marjana Jaidi February 17, 2012

    Brace yourselves, Ultra Music Festival is expanding. The Miami mainstay has just announced that it will stage six different festivals on four continents over the course of 2012. In addition the existing festivals in Miami and Sao Paolo, Ultra will hold events in Buenos Aires, Warsaw, Seoul, and Ibiza.

  • Sonar Announces Barcelona Lineup

    By Marjana Jaidi February 08, 2012

    Sonar has announced the first round of artists for Barcelona 2012. This year's edition will feature The Roots, Deadmau5, Hot Chip, Modeselektor, James Blake (DJ Set), Fatboy Slim, Richie Hawtin, Amon Tobin's ISAM, Squarepusher, Nicolas Jaar, Luciano, Azari & III, Jacques Lu Cont, Friendly Fires, Metronomy, and many more.