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  • #TBT: Gov Ball 2013

    By Dan Murphy June 05, 2014

    New York City, New York -- Reminisce with us as we look back at Cultivora's 2013 coverage of Governors Ball. 

  • 10 Best Sets at Governors Ball 2014

    By Dan Murphy June 10, 2014

    New York City -- Governors Ball returned triumphantly in its 2014 edition with solid sets from headliners and surprisingly awesome shows from smaller acts on side stages. 

  • 10 Best US Cities for Music Festivals

    By Laura Baker-Finch February 06, 2014

    It seems every city has its own music festival these days, but 10 cities stand out among the rest in both quality and quantity.

  • 10 Things We Learned from Gov Ball's Reddit AMA

    By Laura Baker-Finch January 23, 2014

    New York City -- What you missed from Governors Ball's AMA session on Reddit, from the helpful to the hilarious.

  • 11 Shows to Catch During Northside 2014

    By Laura Baker-Finch June 10, 2014

    Brooklyn, New York -- Tough schedule decisions are our forte here at Cultivora, so let us help you weed through Northside's 400+ artists.

  • 13 Artists You Need to See at CMJ Music Marathon 2014

    By Dan Murphy October 14, 2014

    New York City -- We've included a few heavy-hitters with a ton of up-and-comers about to break in this year's top picks for CMJ Music Marathon. 

  • 13 Under $30: Best Bottomless Brunches in NYC

    By Laura Baker-Finch August 20, 2014

    New York City -- For your EZoo weekend, check out the best bottomless brunch deals under $30 in NYC. That's right, you pay $30 or less and get a meal and as many drinks as you want. 

  • 150 New Bands Added to Brooklyn's Northside Festival 2014

    By Laura Baker-Finch May 15, 2014

    Brooklyn, New York -- The lineup for Northside Festival 2014 keeps growing!

  • 4Knots Completes 2014 Lineup with Mac DeMarco and More

    By Alyssa Buffenstein June 05, 2014

    New York City -- Mac DeMarco, Re-TROS, and Dead Stars round out the free festival's lineup.

  • 4Knots Music Festival to Return to NYC Summer 2014

    By Laura Baker-Finch April 17, 2014

    New York City -- The Village Voice's 4Knots Music Festival has announced its return to South Street Seaport on July 12, 2014. 

  • 5 Best Daytime Showcases During CMJ 2013

    By Laura Baker-Finch October 14, 2013

    New York City -- CMJ showcases aren't just for night owls. Here are the best daytime parties to get down in the day this week.

  • 5 Best Music and Film Events During CBGB Festival

    By Dan Murphy September 30, 2014

    New York City -- CBGB Festival hosts a ton of events around NYC outside of its principal Times Square concert, here are the one's you have to attend. 

  • 5 Best Sets of 4Knots Music Festival 2014

    By Joshua Johnson July 14, 2014

    New York City -- Click through for our favorite sets of the The Village Voice's free 4Knots Music Festival.

  • 6 Best CMJ 2013 Panels for Music Festival Lovers

    By Laura Baker-Finch October 10, 2013

    New York City -- Love music festivals? Make sure to stop by these 6 panels during CMJ's conference next week.

  • 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.

  • 700 Artists Added to CMJ Music Marathon 2014

    By Laura Baker-Finch September 24, 2014

    New York City -- If you thought CMJ's first artist announcement was overwhelming, you haven't seen anything yet.

  • 9 Music Festivals to Attend This Fall

    By Dan Murphy September 17, 2014

    Break out your sweaters, it's Fall festival season!

  • A GoogaMoogable Feast

    By Jason Rezvan May 24, 2012

    A plebeian's point of view on feasting with the freeloading bottom crust.

  • A Look Ahead: June 2014 Music Festivals

    By Dan Murphy May 30, 2014

    May was awesome for music festivals, but the season is just getting started. Here's what you can expect from Cultivora this month. 

  • A Look Ahead: October 2014 Music Festivals

    By Dan Murphy October 01, 2014

    Here's what you can expect from Cultivora in the upcoming month in terms of festival coverage, guides, and feature articles. 

  • A-Trak and More Added to Electric Zoo Lineup

    By Dan Murphy June 24, 2014

    New York City -- A-Trak leads several new additions to the EDM festival. 

  • Afropunk 2014 Releases Daily Schedules

    By Maya Shaw-Faber August 13, 2014

    Brooklyn, New York -- Afropunk, the two day free festival, has announced its daily lineups. Click through for the full list of set times.

  • 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.

  • Afropunk Fest Divulges After Dark Details

    By Maressa Levy August 16, 2013

    Brooklyn, New York -- Afropunk Fest has released the details of their inaugural After Dark Series, taking place next weekend in Brooklyn's Fort Greene neighborhood.

  • All You Need to Know for EDC New York

    By Laura Baker-Finch May 17, 2013

    New York City -- The road to Vegas kicks off today with EDC New York! Here's everything you need to know before you head to the festival.

  • Artist Spotlight: Nicole Moudaber

    By Angela Del Sol February 28, 2014

    We spoke with The Queen of Techno Nicole Moudaber at The BPM Festival to find out about her new EP, travel rituals, relationship with fans, and feelings on the festival.

  • Artist Spotlight: PARLOUR TRICKS

    By Dan Murphy October 30, 2014

    We met up with PARLOUR TRICKS frontwoman Lily Claire and bassist Brian Kesley during CMJ to discuss the band's progression towards pop, festival experiences, and upcoming releases. 

  • Artist Spotlight: Vinyl Thief

    By Laura Baker-Finch July 25, 2014

    Before their album release show at Mercury Lounge, we spoke with Vinyl Thief about Fathoms, quirky live performers, and what festivals are on their horizon.

  • Bad Brains, Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings Added to Afropunk 2014

    By Dan Murphy August 06, 2014

    Brooklyn, New York -- Check out the expanded lineup for this year's Afropunk Festival.

  • Beatport Stage Coming to Electric Zoo 2014

    By Dan Murphy July 29, 2014

    New York City -- The DJ website will take over the Riverside Stage at this year's festival. 

  • BEMF 2014 Releases Individual Show Lineups and Tickets

    By Dan Murphy October 02, 2014

    Brooklyn, New York -- Here are the venues and schedule for BEMF 2015. 

  • 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).

  • Besides the Music: Afropunk Fest 2013

    By Alexandra Bauer August 14, 2013

    Brooklyn, New York -- If you're headed to Commodore Barry Park for Brooklyn's annual Afropunk Festival, the creators have mashed up a plethora of activities to keep you from standing still.

  • Big Gigantic, Major Lazer To Headline Mad Decent Block Party

    By Maressa Levy April 30, 2013

    Mad Decent Block Party has unleashed their initial lineup.

  • Bowlive III

    By Joseph Sunder February 29, 2012

    This week, Soulive kicks off Bowlive, their third annual 10-night residency at one of our favorite New York venues, Brooklyn Bowl. From February 28–March 3, and March 6-10, the jazz-soul trio will take the stage with a musically diverse cast of guests, including John Scofield, Allen Stone, and Rahzel.

  • Brooklyn Electronic Music Festival Reveals 2014 Lineup

    By Dan Murphy September 23, 2014

    Brooklyn, New York -- Damian Lazarus, Gaslamp Killer, Machinedrum, and more will hit the Williamsburg stages this year. 

  • Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival Turns Ten, Celebrates With New Book

    By Alyssa Buffenstein July 03, 2014

    Brooklyn, New York -- "Ten Years Fresh: The Story of the Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival" commemorates a decade of Brooklyn hip-hop.

  • Brooklyn's Best Brunches For Gov Ball 2014

    By Laura Baker-Finch May 29, 2014

    Brooklyn, New York -- The best brunch haunts in Williamsburg and Greenpoint to begin boozing before Governors Ball.

  • Brooklyn's Northside Festival Returns in 2014, Announces Initial Lineup

    By Ilana Dadras March 04, 2014

    Brooklyn, New York-- The Northside Festival is back this June 12-19, with over 400 bands, 100 speakers, and 50 films taking over venues across Williamsburg and Greenpoint.


  • Catalpa Feeds Festivalgoers with a Taste of NYC

    By Cultivora July 11, 2012

    The organizers behind Catalpa NYC promised to provide vendors from New York's finest and most beloved eateries, and they have delivered.

  • Catalpa NYC Debuted With Stormy Weather

    By Laura Baker-Finch July 31, 2012

    Catalpa made its debut this past weekend; and its reception was as mixed as its represented-genres and onsite attractions. However, despite the festival’s soggy start, there were definitely as many upsides to the weekend as there were down.

  • Catalpa: Besides the Music

    By Cultivora July 26, 2012

    Two days of great music isn't the only thing you're in for this weekend at Catalpa Music Festival -- festival organizers have also developed creative programming that is sure to keep you busy while you're wandering the grounds. Read on for a run-down of Catalpa, besides the music.

  • Check out the Mobile App for Electric Zoo 2014

    By Dan Murphy August 22, 2014

    New York City -- Create your own schedule, stream audio and video from EZoo artists, and activate your wristband all through the Electric Zoo mobile app!

  • 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. 

  • CMJ 2013 is Officially Open for Business

    By Laura Baker-Finch May 01, 2013

    New York City -- If you want to attend New York's seminal music conference and festival CMJ, now is the time to register for the best deals of the year.

  • CMJ 2014: Brooklyn Vegan and Iron Pier Presents Self Defense Family at The Acheron

    By Alyssa Buffenstein October 24, 2014

    Brooklyn, New York -- Self Defense Family talked some shit, dropped some names, and played some killer music. 

  • CMJ 2014: BrooklynVegan Present The Jazz June, Beach Slang, Pity Sex, Cayetana and Sport at Baby's All Right

    By Alyssa Buffenstein October 27, 2014

    Brooklyn, New York -- Photos and a review of BrooklynVegan's closing CMJ showcase, featuring the nostalgia-inducing The Jazz June and up-and-comers Pity Sex, Beach Slang, Cayetana, and Sport.

  • CMJ 2014: Buzzchips and MyFreeConcert Present PARLOUR TRICKS at The Living Room

    By Dan Murphy October 27, 2014

    Brooklyn, New York -- We caught PARLOUR TRICKS' Friday night set for the Buzzchips + MyFreeConcert Showcase. Read through to see how these New York-natives are settling into their new poppy sound. 

  • CMJ 2014: Champion Presents The Kills at Bowery Ballroom

    By Joshua Johnson October 24, 2014

    New York City -- A review of The Kills, Slothrust, and Moon Duo at Bowery Ballroom courtesy of Champion and CMJ. 

  • CMJ 2014: Courtney Barnett, San Fermin, and Mikhael Paskalev at Webster Hall

    By Dan Murphy October 23, 2014

    New York City -- Playing Webster Hall's Grand Ballroom during CMJ can spell serious success for up-and-coming artists. As far as Courtney Barnett, San Fermin, and Mikhael Paskalev are concerned, we're predicting big things. 

  • CMJ 2014: Day 1 Discoveries

    By Joshua Johnson October 22, 2014

    Brooklyn, New York -- When your schedule fails, discover new bands! Our review of Lazyeyes, Turbogeist, and Life Size Maps. 

  • CMJ 2014: DIIV, Splashh, PAWS and Nuns at Brooklyn Night Bazaar

    By Dan Murphy October 22, 2014

    Brooklyn, New York -- Last night, four amazing bands hit Brooklyn Night Bazaar for CMJ Music Marathon - here are our photos and reviews.

  • CMJ 2014: Exploding in Sound Presents Krill at The Trash Bar

    By Dan Murphy October 27, 2014

    Brooklyn, New York -- We got a dose of self-depreciation thanks to Krill during CMJ.

  • CMJ 2014: Exploding in Sound Records Third Anniversary Showcase

    By Dan Murphy October 28, 2014

    Brooklyn, New York -- Exploding in Sound Records celebrated its third anniversary with a stacked, all-day unofficial CMJ showcase at Silent Barn. An onslaught of excellent music that left us exhausted and wholly satisfied. 

  • CMJ 2014: No Sleep Records + Brooklyn Vegan's No Sleep Til CMJ Showcase

    By Alyssa Buffenstein October 22, 2014

    Brooklyn, New York -- A review of John Nolan, '68, Chris Farren, Aviator, Run Forever, The Felix Culpa, Rescuer and more from CMJ's first day. 

  • CMJ 2014: Orchid Tapes Showcase at The Shop

    By Alyssa Buffenstein October 25, 2014

    Brooklyn, New York -- Serenading sounds and a touch of rock 'n roll from Yohuna, Mister Lies, R.L. Kelly, and Foxes in Fiction. 

  • CMJ 2014: Panache Booking Showcase Standouts at the Knitting Factory

    By Alyssa Buffenstein October 23, 2014

    Brooklyn, New York -- Ice Balloons, Shoren Knife, and King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard stood out among the rest at Knitting Factory. Here's why. 

  • CMJ 2014: S(Low)dive at Terminal 5

    By Joshua Johnson October 27, 2014

    New York City -- Shoegaze pioneers Slowdive delivered a solid reunion performance alongside fellow 90s cult heroes Low.

  • CMJ 2014: Twin Peaks, Happyness, and The Wytches at Rough Trade NYC

    By Dan Murphy October 24, 2014

    Brooklyn, New York -- Couple three immensely talented acts with an awesome venue like Rough Trade and you end up with a hell of a CMJ showcase. Click through for our review. 

  • CMJ Announces Second Round of Artists

    By Laura Baker-Finch September 17, 2012

    CMJ will once again take over New York City this October 16-20 for five days of showcases, panels, parties, and music discovery. With their second announcement of artists, CMJ has pushed their lineup into the hundreds.

  • CMJ Music Marathon 2014 Announces First Round Daytime Speakers

    By Dan Murphy September 16, 2014

    New York City -- We'll see panels featuring Zola Jesus, the founders of Merge Records, and Tom Scharplingis. 

  • CMJ Music Marathon 2014 Expands Conference Programming

    By Dan Murphy September 30, 2014

    New York City -- Check out the film screenings, Q&A's, and panels CMJ has to offer this year. 

  • CMJ Neighborhood Spotlight: East Village

    By Cultivora October 02, 2013

    New York City -- Get a taste of the Official Travel Guide to CMJ Music Marathon with our spotlight on the East Village.

  • CMJ Neighborhood Spotlight: Lower East Side

    By Cultivora September 27, 2013

    New York City - As the East Village and SoHo’s grungier little sister, the Lower East Side (LES), draws a young, hip, and often music-oriented crowd.

  • 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.

  • CMJ Neighborhood Spotlight: NYU

    By Cultivora September 19, 2013

    New York City -- Take a sneak peek at what you can find in the NYU neighborhood section of the Official Travel Guide to CMJ 2013.

  • CMJ Neighborhood Spotlight: West Side

    By Cultivora September 24, 2013

    New York City -- Get a taste of our Official Travel Guide to CMJ Music Marathon with this mini guide to our favorite spots on the West Side

  • CMJ Neighborhood Spotlight: Williamsburg

    By Laura Baker-Finch October 09, 2013

    New York City -- Get a taste of our official travel guide to CMJ with our top picks in Williamsburg.

  • 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.

  • CMJ Photos: Bad Suns, Computer Magic, and More at the Balcony TV & Time Out NY Showcase

    By Laura Baker-Finch October 17, 2013

    New York City -- Balcony TV & Time Out NY took over The Studio at Webster Hall Tuesday night with Bad Suns, Computer Magic, and Stone Cold Fox.

  • CMJ Photos: Cults at The Syndicate Conflict of Interest Party

    By Laura Baker-Finch October 16, 2013

    New York City -- We helped celebrate 15 years of The Syndicate while Cult's celebrated the release of their sophomore LP.

  • CMJ Photos: Friday Highlights

    By Oliver Correa October 22, 2013

    New York City -- Highlights from Friday's showcases, featuring Dismemberment Plan, Tops, the Blind Boys of Alabama, and a run-in with Preatures.

  • CMJ Photos: Half Moon Run, Ghost Wave, Traumahelikopter at FILTER's Culture Collide Showcase

    By Laura Baker-Finch October 21, 2013

    Brooklyn, New York -- FILTER Magazine gave East Coasters a taste of LA festival Culture Collide at Knitting Factory with Half Moon Run, Ghost Wave, and Trauamahelikopter.

  • CMJ Photos: Menomena, The Helio Sequence, Pattern is Movement at Webster Hall

    By Laura Baker-Finch October 21, 2013

    New York City -- Menomena, The Helio Sequence, and Pattern is Movement offered a welcome respite Thursday night from the craziness of CMJ.

  • CMJ Photos: Sleepy Kitty, Oh Honey, Emmy Wildwood, and More at The Deli Showcase

    By Laura Baker-Finch October 19, 2013

    New York City -- The Deli Magazine took over all three stages of Rockwood Music Hall Wednesday night, bringing Sleepy Kitty, Emmy Wildwood, Oh Honey, and more with them.

  • CMJ Photos: The Griswolds, Strange Talk, Holychild on a Boat!

    By Laura Baker-Finch October 22, 2013

    New York City -- Wind-Up Records and 'Stache Media set themselves apart from their CMJ peers with a F*ckin' Boat Party.

  • CMJ Photos: Thursday Highlights

    By Oliver Correa October 20, 2013

    New York City -- Highlights from Thursday's showcases, featuring The Preatures, Holychild, Diane Birch and more.

  • CMJ Photos: Tuesday Highlights

    By Oliver Correa October 17, 2013

    New York, NY -- Photo highlights from the first day of CMJ, featuring The Griswolds, Ghost Wave, Gossling, and more.

  • CMJ Photos: Wednesday Highlights

    By Oliver Correa October 18, 2013

    New York, NY -- Wednesday had us showcase-hopping like crazy. Click through for photo highlights from seven showcases, featuring YAMANTAKA // SONIC TITAN, Lou Doillon, Au Revoir Simone, and many more.

  • CMJ Releases New Round of Artists for 2013 Edition

    By Maressa Levy September 27, 2013

    New York City -- CMJ has announced another round of artists for their 2013 edition, taking place this October.

  • CMJ Reveals Initial Lineup for 2013 Marathon

    By Laura Baker-Finch August 28, 2013

    New York City -- Last night at The Bowery Electric, CMJ revealed the initial lineup for this year's marathon.

  • CMJ Review: Woodkid at Webster Hall

    By Hillary Weiss October 21, 2013

    New York City -- France's Woodkid turned Webster Hall into a cathedral of light and sound on the first night of CMJ Music Marathon.

  • Cold War Kids to Replace Miguel at Gov Ball

    By Laura Baker-Finch March 27, 2013

    New York City -- Cold War Kids have stepped in to replace Miguel at this June's Governors Ball Music Festival.

  • Cultivora's First Annual CMJ Awards

    By Jason Rezvan October 24, 2012

    Drawing Conclusions from the Festival's 32nd Incarnation

  • Cultivora's Guide to New Year's Eve

    By Laura Baker-Finch December 27, 2012

    The best parties New Year's Eve has to offer from coast to coast.

  • Cultivora's Guide to Record Store Day

    By Laura Baker-Finch April 19, 2012

    Record Store Day takes place this Saturday April 21 at independent record stores across the globe. Since 2007, this audiophile's holiday calls upon vinyl fans, collectors, and music enthusiasts to step away from download websites and computers and to head to their local record store for exclusive releases by a wide variety of artists.

  • Cultivora's Guide to Record Store Day in NYC/Brooklyn

    By Laura Baker-Finch April 18, 2013

    New York City -- Record Store Day is upon us once again! We've narrowed down NYC's many record stores and paired them with nearby coffee shops, restaurants, and bars.

  • Cultivora's Guide to Record Store Day: Electronic Music Edition

    By Rose Mardit April 19, 2013

    New York City-- RSD isn't just for the indie rockers. Here are our recommendations for the best places in NYC to buy house, techno, electronica, and more on wax.

  • Cultivora's Hiring Editorial Interns for Fall 2013!

    By Laura Baker-Finch August 16, 2013

    Brooklyn, New York -- Want to join the Cultivora team and delve into the world of music tourism? Send us your resume today!

  • Cultivora's Mini Guide to The Downtown Festival

    By Laura Baker-Finch May 08, 2013

    New York City -- The Downtown Festival will take over NYC's Lower East Side May 10-11 for a slew of intimate concerts. Click through for where to eat, party, and shop near the festival's venues.

  • Cultivora’s Mini Guide to Afropunk Fest 2013: Fort Greene and Clinton Hill

    By Rose Mardit August 20, 2013

    Brooklyn, New York -- In honor of Afropunk's 9th year, we've made a list of our favorite places to eat, shop, and party in Fort Greene and Clinton Hill.

  • Culture Collide Brings Mini-Fest to NYC in October

    By Dan Murphy October 02, 2014

    Brooklyn, New York -- The Wytches, PAWS, Hunters, and Splashh are all set to perform. 

  • D'Angelo, Lianne La Havas, Trash Talk to Headline Afropunk 2014

    By Dan Murphy June 25, 2014

    Brooklyn, New York -- Headliners include D'Angelo, Lianne La Havas, Body Count, and Trash Talk. 

  • Dates Announced for CBGB Music & Film Festival 2014

    By Dan Murphy August 06, 2014

    New York City -- Festival organizers have released the dates with a video recap of last year's event.

  • Dinosaur Jr. to Headline 4Knots Music Festival

    By Laura Baker-Finch May 20, 2014

    New York City -- Dinosaur Jr. will headline the free, annual summer festival.

  • Downtown Festival Announces Dates in 5 Cities, Cleveland Lineup Revealed

    By Laura Baker-Finch July 14, 2014

    The War on Drugs will headline Downtown Cleveland before the festival heads to 4 more cities in 2014. 

  • Downtown Festival NYC: Where to Eat and Drink

    By Laura Baker-Finch October 01, 2014

    New York City -- Everything you need to know about Downtown Festival's stop in NYC, including where to eat and drink near the official venues.

  • Downtown Festival Reveals Schedule and Additional Acts

    By Maressa Levy April 26, 2013

    New York City -- Downtown Festival has released the daily schedule and additional artists for their NYC installment.

  • Downtown Manhattan Style: Where Musicians Get Suited Up In NYC

    By Joseph Sunder July 23, 2012

    Music influences fashion and fashion influences music. But you don't need to be a fashionista to appreciate great style; style is about more than just the clothes. Where can a guy shop to get that 80's Bowery rocker look or that downtown art/music vibe that Basquiat made famous? Click through our slideshow to get some ideas.

  • Downtown Music Festival Announces Additional Acts

    By Maressa Levy April 17, 2013

    New York City -- Downtown Music Festival has announced a second wave of artists.

  • Downtown Music Festivals Reveals Initial NYC Lineup

    By Laura Baker-Finch March 28, 2013

    New York City -- Downtown Music Festival has released the initial lineup for its first festival stop in NYC this May.

  • Drake, The Black Keys, Florence + The Machine to Headline Governors Ball 2015

    By Laura Baker-Finch January 07, 2015

    New York City -- Drake, The Black Keys, and Florence + The Machine have been confirmed as headliners of this year's 5th annual Governors Ball Music Festival on New York City's Randall's Island. 

  • 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.

  • Electric Zoo 2014 Announces Official Afterparties

    By Maya Shaw-Faber August 13, 2014

    New York City -- Keep the party going after Electric Zoo at the Official Afterparties with Fedde Le Grand and D.O.D. Click through for the full lineup.

  • Electric Zoo 2014 Debuts Sunday School Vinyl Only Stage

    By Dan Murphy July 22, 2014

    New York City -- Behrouz, Frank & Tony, and Josh Wink will host the exclusively-analog stage's debut. 

  • Electric Zoo 2014 Releases First Wave of Acts

    By Ilana Dadras May 07, 2014

    New York City -- Electric Zoo has released Phase 1 of the lineup for its 2014 event, with David Guetta, Dada Life, Zedd, Kaskade, and so many more.

  • Electric Zoo 2014 Reveals Second Round Lineup

    By Dan Murphy May 28, 2014

    New York City, New York -- 60+ acts were added today to the electronic festival. 

  • Electric Zoo 2014: Eats After the Beat

    By Laura Baker-Finch August 27, 2014

    New York City -- Need refueling after a full day at EZoo before heading to an after party? Here are late-night spots to get a bite near the Official Electric Zoo After Party venues. 

  • Electric Zoo 2014: Expert Recommendations

    By Dan Murphy August 21, 2014

    New York City -- For the Official Electric Zoo 2014 Travel Guide, we got in touch EZoo artists and founders to find out the best places to eat, sleep, shop, party, and explore around NYC. Here's a sample.

  • Electric Zoo 2014: Experts' Spirit Animals

    By Dan Murphy August 22, 2014

    New York City -- We asked our EZoo experts if they have a spirit animal - this is a zoo after all. Click through to see some of your favorite artists and their animal-selves.

  • Electric Zoo Announces Phase 2 Lineup

    By Laura Baker-Finch May 11, 2012

    Electric Zoo, New York City's premier EDM festival taking place Labor Day Weekend, has announced their Phase 2 Lineup, adding more than 25 new acts to the already stellar lineup. New Additions include Diplo, Nervo, Zedd, and Paper Diamond.

  • Electric Zoo Announces Phase III Lineup Additions

    By Maressa Levy June 04, 2013

    New York City -- Electric Zoo has announced their third phase of lineup additions

  • Electric Zoo Approved to Return to New York City in 2014

    By Laura Baker-Finch April 22, 2014

    New York City -- After a tragic 2013 installment and many months of lobbying, Electric Zoo Festival has been approved to return to New York City this year.

  • Electric Zoo Artists' Favorite Summer Anthems

    By Cultivora August 28, 2014

    New York City -- We asked Benny Benassi, Showtek, Dada Life, and more Electric Zoo 2014 artists to share their favorite summer anthems - stream them all here!

  • Electric Zoo Divulges Phase II Lineup

    By Maressa Levy May 07, 2013

    New York City -- Electric Zoo has announced their Phase II lineup as well as Friday Combo Paks, a new ticket-purchasing option.

  • Electric Zoo Expands for 2013

    By Maressa Levy March 18, 2013

    Randall's Island, New York -- Electric Zoo plans to expand for its 2013 installment, featuring five different stages to celebrate its five year anniversary.

  • Electric Zoo Knows What You Want for the Holidays

    By Laura Baker-Finch November 27, 2012

    Electric Zoo has just released a limited number of 3-Day Passes to EZoo 2013 for a special holiday price.

  • Electric Zoo Launches Anti-Drug Campaign with PSA Video

    By Dan Murphy August 05, 2014

    New York City -- The "Come to Life" campaign seeks to rein in MDMA use at the electronic music festival. 

  • Electric Zoo Recap Video and Early Bird Tickets

    By Laura Baker-Finch October 05, 2012

    Watch the Official Electric Zoo recap video full of all the best slow motion dancing, hair swooshing, neon ravers morphing into animals, and pulsating beats from EZoo 2012. Then buy your 2013 Ticket!

  • Electric Zoo Releases Single Day Passes

    By Laura Baker-Finch June 07, 2012

    Single Day Passes are now available for New York City's premier EDM festival, Electric Zoo. Ezoo will take place Labor Day Weekend, August 31 - September 2, on Randall's Island.

  • Electric Zoo Set Times Are Here! Get Planning!

    By Maya Shaw-Faber August 20, 2014

    New York City -- The much anticipated Electric Zoo set times have been announced. Click through for more info.

  • Electric Zoo to Take Tokyo in 2015

    By Laura Baker-Finch January 07, 2015

    Tokyo, Japan -- New York City's Electric Zoo will throw its first Japanese edition this May.

  • Electric Zoo Unleashes Main Stage Headliners

    By Maressa Levy April 09, 2013

    New York City -- Electric Zoo has unleashed the first round of artists for its 2013 installment.

  • Electric Zoo: Blurred Genres, Shifted Sounds, and Proof That EDM is Still Relevant

    By Ingrid Pan September 02, 2014

    New York City -- Our takeaways from Electric Zoo's 2014 return to Randall's Island. 

  • Eleven New Acts Added to Electric Zoo Lineup

    By Maressa Levy July 02, 2013

    New York City -- Electric Zoo has announced the addition of eleven new artists to their already extensive festival lineup.

  • Escape Festival Reveals Daily Lineups for 2014

    By Dan Murphy September 09, 2014

    Brooklyn, New York -- The festival has also released single-day tickets and lowered the age restriction to 18+.

  • Escape Music Festival Changes Location

    By Dan Murphy September 29, 2014

    New York City -- The festival's inaugural event will now be held on Governors Island. 

  • Festival Spotlight: Out In The Streets 2014

    By Laura Baker-Finch July 22, 2014

    Brooklyn, New York -- There's more to festival season than 3-day, large-scale, break-the-bank music festivals of the Coachella, Bonnaroo, and Lollapalooza variety. 

  • First Round Lineup Announced for CMJ Music Marathon 2014

    By Dan Murphy August 28, 2014

    New York City -- The Kills, Cold War Kids, Courtney Barnette, Slowdive, and more revealed in the initial lineup. 

  • First Round Lineup Revealed for Inaugural Escape Music Festival

    By Dan Murphy July 29, 2014

    Brooklyn, New York -- Brooklyn's newest music festival will feature Placebo, Yeasayer, Ra Ra Riot, and more. 

  • Foals Replaces Death From Above 1979 at Gov Ball

    By Laura Baker-Finch May 06, 2013

    New York City -- Foals have been added to the Governors Ball lineup, replacing Death From Above 1979.

  • Fuel for Gov Ball Fun

    By Laura Baker-Finch June 20, 2012

    Festivals this season are all about the food and Governors Ball is no exception. Festival organizers have pulled out all the stops to provide festivalgoers with some of the best NYC restaurants and food trucks on site. Disclaimer: your mouth will be watering and your stomach will be grumbling by the time you finish this article.

  • Full Moon Fest Adds Young & Sick to Lineup

    By Maya Shaw-Faber July 09, 2014

    New York City -- Full Moon Fest adds Young & Sick to its lineup featuring Delorean and The Knocks.

  • Full Photo Gallery for Gov Ball Now on Facebook

    By Marjana Jaidi June 27, 2012

    Check out our full photo gallery for Governors Ball, now up on Facebook. If you see yourself, tag yourself...

  • Get Loose with Verboten's Hoop and Yoga Classes

    By Dan Murphy September 12, 2014

    Brooklyn, New York -- The club owners are hosting hoop and yoga classes in Williamsburg this month.

  • 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!

  • Girl Talk and Moby Complete Inaugural Escape Festival Lineup

    By Dan Murphy September 03, 2014

    Brooklyn, New York -- Further lineup additions include Mayer Hawthorne, The Joy Formidable, and Moon Boots. 

  • Global Festival Comes to Central Park to End Global Poverty

    By Cultivora August 07, 2012

    Global Festival is a free music event that, on September 29, will bring together Neil Young with Crazy Horse, the Foo Fighters, The Black Keys, Band of Horses, K’naan, and 60,000 supporters to empower the movement to end extreme poverty.

  • GoogaMooga Registration Opens Today at Noon

    By Maressa Levy April 01, 2013

    New York City -- Registration for GoogaMooga's sophomore edition will open today at noon.

  • GoogaMooga Releases Schedule and Additional Artists

    By Maressa Levy April 30, 2013

    New York City -- GoogaMooga has unveiled the daily performance schedule for the May 17-19 festival.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Gov Ball 2014 Announces Epic Food Lineup

    By Ilana Dadras May 15, 2014

    New York City -- Music isn't the only thing to look forward to at this year's Gov Ball, with Cafe Habana, Luke's, and Mexicue behind the grill.

  • Gov Ball Announces 2015 Dates and Pre-Sale

    By Laura Baker-Finch November 11, 2014

    New York City -- Get ready NYC, Governors Ball isn't waiting until 2015 to get the ball rolling. 

  • Gov Ball Announces Additional Food Vendors, Activities, and Art Installations

    By Maressa Levy May 29, 2013

    New York City -- Gov Ball has announced additional food vendors and activities for the June 7-9 fest, as well as hinting at this year's art installations.

  • Gov Ball Announces Daily Schedule via Mobile App

    By Maressa Levy May 09, 2013

    New York City -- Gov Ball has announced their daily schedule via their newly launched mobile app.

  • Gov Ball Announces Official After Parties

    By Maressa Levy April 22, 2013

    New York City -- Gov Ball has released the official list of after parties for their 2013 installment.

  • 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 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 Drops Third Headliner

    By Kelsey Stoulil February 07, 2013

    New York City -- Take me down to the Governors Ball where the grass is green and the girls are pretty.

  • Gov Ball Releases Lineup By Day and Single Day Tickets

    By Maressa Levy April 05, 2013

    New York City -- Gov Ball has releases their daily schedule as well as single day General Admission and VIP passes.

  • Gov Ball Releases Single Day Tickets and By-Day Lineup

    By Laura Baker-Finch February 17, 2015

    New York City -- Can't attend the entire Gov Ball NYC weekend? Now's your chance to get in on the single-day action. 

  • Gov Ball Says F*ck You to Scalpers, Releases Tickets via Lottery

    By Laura Baker-Finch May 24, 2013

    New York City -- If you missed out on the Gov Ball ticket sale, here's your chance to still attend the festival.

  • Gov Ball Will Return in 2013

    By Laura Baker-Finch September 19, 2012

    The third installment of NYC's Governors Ball will take over Randall's Island again June 8-9, 2013. So far, the festival has only gotten better with age, so expect the 2013 edition to be the best yet.

  • Gov Ball's Daily Schedule Has Arrived

    By Maressa Levy May 15, 2013

    New York City -- Gov Ball has released the schedule for their third installment.

  • Governors Ball 2014 Announces Pre-Parties and After-Parties

    By Ilana Dadras April 28, 2014

    New York City -- The team at Gov Ball 2014 just announced a series of pre- and after-parties, featuring performances by Kurt Vile, Tourist, Washed Out, and more.

  • Governors Ball 2014 Releases By-Day Lineups and Single Day Ticket Info

    By Ilana Dadras April 01, 2014

    New York City -- Festival season is now well underway, and Governors Ball has just released the by-day lineups for its 2014 event, coming up June 6-8. 

  • Governors Ball Expands to Three Days, Pre-Sale Tickets On Sale Friday

    By Laura Baker-Finch December 12, 2012

    In 2013, Governors Ball will continue its trend of adding an extra day per year by expanding to a three-day event! A limited number of holiday pre-sale tickets will go on sale this Friday.

  • Governors Ball Recap

    By Laura Baker-Finch June 26, 2012

    Saturday had fans dancing and sweating to computerized beats and equalizer tweaks and Sunday proved a crowd can still be moved by surging guitars and strategic crescendos. Whichever you prefer, the ability of Governors Ball to bring together both for one fun-in-the-sun-filled weekend will keep them as a mainstay in New York’s festival scene for years to come.

  • Governors Ball: Besides the Music

    By Cultivora June 19, 2012

    Governors Ball has an amazing line-up, and surprisingly no overlapping sets. But what do you do when you don't like an artist? Governors Ball has you covered - they'll have a plethora of activities on site for you to enjoy sans music.

  • Governors Island: A Destination for Music, Art, and Hammocks in NYC

    By Maya Shaw-Faber July 17, 2014

    New York City -- Governors Island is open to the public! Come play, lay in the sun, and listen to some awesome music.

  • How Gov Ball 2013 Survived the Storm

    By Laura Baker-Finch June 11, 2013

    New York City -- In the cage match between Governors Ball and Mother Nature, this three-years-young festival came out the victor.

  • Immaculate Infatuation: Restaurant Reviews for the Music-Minded

    By Laura Baker-Finch April 05, 2012

    The founders of this restaurant review website, whose "real jobs" are in the music industry, avoid foodie jargon and pretentious comments in favor of a more humorous, music-oriented, no bullshit approach. These guys took their knack for picking great restaurants for their music clients and friends and shared it with the masses, and we should all thank them for it.

  • Industry Insider: Eric Murphy of Pop2Life

    By Maressa Levy May 02, 2013

    New York City -- Pop2Life founder Eric Murphy recently took a break from his busy schedule to talk to Cultivora about why pop culture drives consumer behavior, the changing music industry, and more.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Industry Insider: Tom Silverman of New Music Seminar

    By Maressa Levy June 10, 2013

    We sat down with industry visionary Tom Silverman to talk festivals, mobile devices, and the future of the music business.

  • InstaWorld: Cultivora at Governors Ball 2013

    By Maressa Levy June 12, 2013

    New York City -- See Governors Ball through Cultivora's lens in this week's edition of InstaWorld.

  • Introducing Cultivora's Guide to CBGB Festival 2013

    By Laura Baker-Finch August 29, 2013

    New York City -- Even though the venue itself has transformed into a John Varvatos outpost, CBGB remains hallowed ground for American Punk, New Wave, and Hardcore; and the festival of the eponymous name aims to encapsulate and celebrate all that made CBGB the "Home of Underground Rock."

  • Introducing Cultivora's Guide to Governors Ball NYC

    By Laura Baker-Finch May 23, 2013

    New York City -- Wondering where your favorite Gov Ball artists are hanging out in NYC? Or what restaurants are open late-night around the after parties? Need a pre-festival playlist? It's in the guide.

  • Introducing The Great GoogaMooga

    By Laura Baker-Finch March 11, 2012

    On May 19 and 20, much to the delight of food lovers, wine connoisseurs, and music fans, The Great GoogaMooga will debut in Brooklyn's historic Prospect Park. This amusement park of food and drink will host approximately 75 food vendors, 35 brewers, 30 winemakers, and 20 live music performances.

  • Jane's Addiction, Devo to Headline CBGB Festival 2014

    By Laura Baker-Finch September 04, 2014

    New York City -- The iconic punk venue-turned-tastemaker-turned-festival is returning to NYC this October with some pretty big names. 

  • JanSport Bonfire Session is Coming to Brooklyn

    By Laura Baker-Finch September 09, 2013

    Brooklyn, New York -- JanSport's touring Bonfire Sessions is stopping in Brooklyn this September 21 with DIIV, Guards, and Fletcher C. Johnson.

  • Jay Z, No Doubt, Carrie Underwood For Global Citizen Festival 2014

    By Laura Baker-Finch July 09, 2014

    New York City -- Everyone's favorite philanthropic music festival is back with Jay Z, Carrie Underwood, No Doubt, and more!

  • 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.

  • Join the Zoo Crew to Win Prizes From Electric Zoo!

    By Dan Murphy July 14, 2014

    New York City -- Win passes and vendor credit by sharing Electric Zoo content on social media!

  • 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.

  • Kiesza, Jungle, Vacationer for Downtown Festival NYC

    By Laura Baker-Finch September 08, 2014

    New York City -- Downtown Festivals will stop in NYC with a killer two-day lineup.

  • Kool & The Gang Join GoogaMooga's Sunday Lineup

    By Maressa Levy May 16, 2013

    New York City -- Kool & The Gang has been added to GoogaMooga's Sunday lineup.

  • Kurt Vile, Marnie Stern Top 4Knots Lineup

    By Maressa Levy April 17, 2013

    New York City -- 4Knots has announced the lineup for its third annual fest

  • Late Night Eats Near Gov Ball's Official After Parties

    By Laura Baker-Finch June 02, 2014

    New York City -- The fun doesn't stop after Randall's Island closes, but that doesn't mean you won't need to refuel before the Gov Ball After Parties.

  • Late-Night Eats Near The Official Gov Ball After Parties

    By Laura Baker-Finch June 05, 2013

    New York City -- After the Gov Ball gates close each night, venues across the city open their doors to festivalgoers wanting more. If you're heading to one of the seven official after parties, refuel at one of our favorite late-night restaurants near each.

  • Living Social Announces Inaugural Backyard Festival

    By Maressa Levy May 08, 2013

    New York City -- Living Social has announced its inaugural Backyard Festival, with performances from music legends.

  • M.O.B. - Healthy "Junk Food" with a Side of Hip Hop

    By Rose Mardit May 01, 2014

    This bi-coastal restaurant is home to the perfect combination of burgers, health food, and hip hop... and it's worth getting excited about.

  • Mad Decent Block Party 2013 Dates Announced

    By Maressa Levy April 22, 2013

    Mad Decent Block Party has announced its 2013 dates.

  • Make Your CMJ Conference Schedule

    By Laura Baker-Finch September 27, 2012

    By now you're probably familiar with the artists to expect at CMJ this October 16-20, so it's about time you got acquainted with the CMJ Conference and make your own schedule.

  • Music Monday Playlist: 4Knots 2013

    By Maressa Levy June 24, 2013

    New York City -- Take a listen to this week's Music Monday playlist to prep for South Street Seaport's third annual 4Knots.

  • Music Monday Playlist: 4Knots Music Festival 2014

    By Laura Baker-Finch July 07, 2014

    New York City -- The lineup for this weekend's 4Knots Music Festival may be small, but it makes for one killer playlist. 

  • Music Monday Playlist: Brooklyn Electronic Music Festival (BEMF) 2013

    By Laura Baker-Finch November 04, 2013

    Brooklyn, New York -- Listen to BEMF's lineup from Actress to XXXY for your perfect festival pregame playlist.

  • Music Monday Playlist: CBGB 2014

    By Dan Murphy October 06, 2014

    New York City -- Discover new bands and get pumped for CBGB Music + Film Festival with our Spotify playlist of every artist on the bill!

  • Music Monday Playlist: CMJ 2013 Standouts

    By Laura Baker-Finch October 21, 2013

    New York City -- It's no surprise we were fully immersed in CMJ last week. To commemorate its end, we compiled a playlist of some standout acts.

  • Music Monday Playlist: CMJ 2014

    By Dan Murphy October 20, 2014

    New York City -- CMJ returns to NYC this week, so we're bringing you a playlist of our favorite 44 artists you can catch this week. 

  • Music Monday Playlist: CMJ Music Marathon 2013

    By Laura Baker-Finch September 30, 2013

    New York City -- The best way to get to know the CMJ Music Marathon lineup is to listen & learn with our playlist.

  • Music Monday Playlist: Crossing Brooklyn Ferry

    By Maressa Levy April 22, 2013

    New York City -- Crossing Brooklyn Ferry is quickly approaching, so we decided to pay homage to the three-day fest with a CBF-themed playlist.

  • Music Monday Playlist: Electric Zoo 2014

    By Ingrid Pan August 25, 2014

    New York City -- Click through to see our Spotify playlist of Electric Zoo 2014 artists to get you pumped for this weekend's festival. 

  • Music Monday Playlist: Gov Ball 2013

    By Jason Rezvan June 03, 2013

    As the final piece of your Gov Ball pregame, our playlist runs down the festival's lineup chronologically.

  • Music Monday Playlist: Gov Ball 2014

    By Laura Baker-Finch June 02, 2014

    New York City -- Your ultimate pre-game playlist to Governors Ball 2014.

  • Navigating CMJ's Free Music Scene

    By Marjana Jaidi October 15, 2012

    Andy Meyers, founder of MyFreeConcert, gives us his expert take on navigating New York City's free music scene.

  • 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.

  • New Festival Alert: FarmBorough in New York City

    By Marjana Jaidi October 29, 2014

    New York City -- Live Nation and Founders Entertainment (Governors Ball) announced today during a press conference that they will launch the first-ever country music festival in New York City. 

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • New Music Seminar Unveils First Round Speakers for 2013

    By Maressa Levy April 29, 2013

    New York City -- The New Music Seminar has announced their first round of confirmed speakers for the June 9-11 conference, taking place at NYC's New Yorker Hotel.

  • New Music Seminar: Building the $100 Billion Music Business, Part 1

    By Maressa Levy June 10, 2013

    New York City -- The New Music Seminar began its first day of panels this morning inside the New Yorker Hotel.

  • New Music Seminar: Building the $100 Billion Music Business, Part 2

    By Maressa Levy June 11, 2013

    New York City -- Cultivora headed to the New Yorker Hotel once again for the final day of New Music Seminar 2013.

  • New Music Tuesday: July 24, 2012

    By Laura Baker-Finch July 24, 2012

    Today is oozing with great new albums, EPs, videos, and tracks; including Passion Pit, The Antlers, The Gaslight Anthem, Two Door Cinema Club, and Purity Ring's debut album.

  • 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.

  • New Venue Review: SubCulture in New York City

    By Maressa Levy May 23, 2013

    New York City -- We took a trip to SubCulture, NoHo's newest music venue, earlier this week to catch Mary Lambert's show and to get a rundown of the new establishment.

  • New York 'Seeger Fest' to Honor Pete Seeger

    By Laura Baker-Finch May 01, 2014

    New York -- 5 days of free concerts and events to honor the late folk singer Pete Seeger and his wife, Toshi. 

  • New York Music Festival: The Drums at Webster Hall

    By Maressa Levy June 11, 2013

    New York City -- Cultivora headed to Webster Hall last night to check out Pearl and the Beard and The Drums.

  • New York Music Festival: The Postelles at The Studio at Webster Hall

    By Maressa Levy June 12, 2013

    New York City -- Cultivora headed to The Studio at Webster Hall last night to check out Pretty & Nice and The Postelles.

  • Nirvana's Krist Novoselic Announced as CBGB Keynote Speaker

    By Laura Baker-Finch June 06, 2012

    Krist Novoselic has been confirmed as the Keynote Speaker for CBGB's upcoming four-day festival, taking place across New York City July 5-8. The festival has also recently added new artists to the music lineup.

  • NMS Highlights Part 2: Rebuilding an Industry

    By Jason Rezvan June 22, 2012

    A Day in the Life of the New Music Seminar.

  • Northside 2014 Mini Guide: Williamsburg and Greenpoint

    By Laura Baker-Finch June 11, 2014

    Brooklyn, New York -- A few of our favorite recommendations in the Northside neighborhoods of Williamsburg and Greenpoint so you know what to do and where to go between festival shows.

  • Northside 2014: CHVRCHES

    By Dan Murphy June 16, 2014

    Brooklyn, New York -- Northside got poppy when the Scots of Chvrches took the stage at McCarren Park on Saturday. 

  • Northside 2014: Courtney Barnett and Benjamin Booker

    By Joshua Johnson June 16, 2014

    Brooklyn, New York -- Day 3 of Northside Festival featured two artists trying to add something new to music genres as old as time. 

  • Northside 2014: I Am Oak and MTT

    By Joshua Johnson June 15, 2014

    Brooklyn, New York -- I Am Oak and MTT played the Dutch Culture showcase at The Grand Victory, a fitting location considering The Netherlands' own grand victory in The World Cup.

  • Northside 2014: Perfect Pussy

    By Dan Murphy June 15, 2014

    Brooklyn, New York -- Perfect Pussy's early set at The Knitting Factory destroyed our ears and our brains. 

  • Northside 2014: Sharon Van Etten

    By Dan Murphy June 13, 2014

    Brooklyn, New York -- Sharon Van Etten showcases an emotional depth while performing songs from her new album Are We There.

  • Northside 2014: Swearin', Radiator Hospital, Flesh Wounds, Bent Shapes

    By Joshua Johnson June 16, 2014

    Brooklyn, New York -- Bent Shapes, Flesh Wounds, Radiator Hospital, and headliners Swearin’ make short, punchy statements with no room for fluff. Here’s how the fluff-less bands performed.

  • Northside 2014: The War on Drugs

    By Dan Murphy June 18, 2014

    Brooklyn, New York -- Philadelphia-based The War on Drugs brought their dreamy rock 'n' roll to 50 Kent this Sunday.

  • Northside 2014: Thee Oh Sees

    By Dan Murphy June 16, 2014

    Brooklyn, New York -- John Dwyer and company brought their psychedelic punk-rock to a bouncy crowd at McCarren Park on Saturday. 

  • Northside Announces Free Solange, Phosphorescent Shows and New Acts

    By Maressa Levy April 30, 2013

    Brooklyn, New York -- Northside has announced the addition of a second free show during the fest's week-long run.

  • NYC Fall Festival Forecast

    By Dan Murphy September 25, 2014

    New York City -- Here are the festivals New Yorkers should know about this season. 

  • NYC Music Guide: August 16-22

    By Laura Baker-Finch August 16, 2012

    Click through for the best music events in NYC this week; feat. The Kills, Marina & The Diamonds, Titus Andronicus, mewithoutYou, The Drums, and more. Then sit back, relax, and see how easy it is to plan a perfect music-filled week with us.

  • NYC Music Guide: August 2-8

    By Laura Baker-Finch August 02, 2012

    For the best music-related events, parties, and concerts this week; look no further than our music guide!

  • NYC Music Guide: August 9-15

    By Laura Baker-Finch August 09, 2012

    We continue our NYC music guide series this week with Little Dragon, Grimes, Bloc Party, Braid, Real Estate, Yeasayer, and so many more. Click through to let us take the effort out of planning the perfect music-filled week.

  • NYC Music Guide: Fashion Week Edition

    By Kelsey Stoulil February 06, 2013

    New York City -- Need some extracurricular activities during Fashion Week? Check out our concert and party picks for February 6-13.

  • 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.

  • NYC Music Guide: July 12-18

    By Laura Baker-Finch July 12, 2012

    This week, NYC is filled with music events from live concerts and free shows to music festivals and summer specials. Here's our picks of what July 12-18 has to offer.

  • NYC Music Guide: July 19-25

    By Laura Baker-Finch July 19, 2012

    Hot Chip, Sleigh Bells, Dum Dum Girls, JDH & Dave P, Chromatics, Beach House, Wilco, Grouplove, Purity Ring, Trouble & Bass, The Gaslight Anthem, The Wallflowers, and more in NYC this week.

  • NYC Music Guide: July 27-August 1

    By Laura Baker-Finch July 27, 2012

    We had a bit of a late start on this week's NYC Music Guide. But while you had to fend for yourself for your Thursday night plans, we've got your back for the rest of the weekend and early into next week.

  • NYC Music Guide: July 5-11

    By Laura Baker-Finch July 05, 2012

    Here are some of our top picks of music in New York City this week, July 5-11 - featuring the CBGB Festival, DJ club nights, and live music concerts.

  • NYC Music Guide: June 28-July 4

    By Laura Baker-Finch June 28, 2012

    Each week we'll sort through the multitude of NYC event listings to provide you with a curated list of our top picks. Here's what is worth checking out this week. Plus we have the must-see shows going on sale - don't miss out.

  • NYC Popfest 2013 Announces Lineup

    By Maressa Levy March 22, 2013

    New York City -- NYC Popfest has announced their 2013 lineup, featuring acts Ringo Deathstarr, The Smittens, and Grand Resort.

  • NYC's Afro-Punk Festival Completes Lineup

    By Cultivora August 03, 2012

    Afro-Punk Fest, the free Brooklyn festival taking place August 25-26, has added TV On The Radio, Alice Smith, Sinkane, Flatbush Zombies, and more to their already wicked lineup.

  • NYC's River to River Festival Announces Events for 2014

    By Dan Murphy April 18, 2014

    New York City -- The music and arts festival is bringing music and dance performances plus visual arts to NYC this summer.

  • NYC's River To River Lineup Announced

    By Maressa Levy April 24, 2013

    New York City -- River To River has released the complete lineup for its month-long festival.

  • 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!

  • On the Scene: Alt-J at Webster Hall, NYC

    By Maressa Levy March 28, 2013

    New York City -- Alt-J rocked a sold out show at New York City's Webster Hall.

  • 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.

  • On the Scene: Beware of Darkness at The Studio of Webster Hall, NYC

    By Laura Baker-Finch May 24, 2013

    New York City -- Beware of Darkness are Kyle Nicolaides, Dan Curcio, and Tony Cupito. And if you haven't heard of them, you will. Click through for a photo gallery and review of the trio's debut NYC performance.

  • 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.

  • On The Scene: Conor Oberst and Dawes in Central Park, NYC

    By Joshua Johnson July 30, 2014

    New York City -- In support of his latest solo album, Upside Down Mountain, Conor Oberst played a career-spanning set at the Central Park SummerStage, backed by folk-rockers Dawes.

  • On The Scene: Grouplove and MS MR at Terminal 5, NYC

    By Laura Baker-Finch March 27, 2014

    New York City -- A review and photo gallery of Grouplove and MS MR's sold-out show at Terminal 5. Keep an eye out for plenty of mid-air jumps and crowd surfing.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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: Mogwai at Terminal 5, NYC

    By Laura Baker-Finch May 12, 2014

    New York City -- A photo gallery and review of Mogwai's beautifully-executed set at Terminal 5.

  • 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...

  • On the Scene: Perfect Pussy at Death By Audio, NYC

    By Alyssa Buffenstein April 07, 2014

    Brooklyn, New York -- A review of Perfect Pussy's record release show at Williamsburg's Death By Audio. 

  • 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.

  • On the Scene: St. Vincent at Terminal 5, NYC

    By Dan Murphy March 01, 2014

    New York, NY -- Annie Clark commands the NYC crowd with a robotic live show. 

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • On The Scene: Vinyl Thief and Isadora at Mercury Lounge, NYC

    By Laura Baker-Finch July 24, 2014

    New York City -- Nashville quartet Vinyl Thief celebrated the release of Fathoms at Mercury Lounge in NYC with a little help from Brooklyn's own Isadora. Click through for photos and a review.

  • Our Gov Ball Insiders Share Their NYC Recommendations

    By Laura Baker-Finch June 06, 2013

    New York City -- Where do these Gov Ball artists party in Williamsburg? How about get brunch in the East Village? Click through to find out.

  • Outkast, Jack White, Vampire Weekend to Headline Governors Ball 2014

    By Laura Baker-Finch January 15, 2014

    New York City -- The lineup has been released for the fourth annual Governors Ball Music Festival.

  • Outlast the Marathon: 7 Tips to Survive CMJ Music Marathon

    By Laura Baker-Finch October 08, 2013

    New York City -- You'll need more to survive this marathon than your CMJ Badge. These are the 7 must-know tips for the week.

  • Pair a Sprayground Backpack With Your Favorite Festival

    By Laura Baker-Finch March 07, 2014

    We paired each backpack in the new Sprayground Spring Collection with the 2014 festival to take it to, click through to find out how you can win your favorite.

  • Panama Wedding Added to Full Moon Fest 2014

    By Alyssa Buffenstein July 31, 2014

    New York, New York -- The NYC indie up-and-comer joins The Ashton Shuffle, Chela, and more on Governor's Island next week.

  • Photo Gallery: CMJ at Webster Hall with Kimbra and JJAMZ

    By Laura Baker-Finch October 22, 2012

    Webster Hall was the place to be Friday night for CMJ with JJAMZ, Beast Patrol, Blondfire, and Lovelife in The Studio at Kimbra in the Grand Ballroom.

  • Photo Gallery: CMJ Union with DIIV, Little Green Cars, & The Antlers

    By Laura Baker-Finch October 20, 2012

    Seattle-based KEXP broadcasted live Wednesday - Friday at CMJ Union with some of the best handpicked acts of the week. Click through for some shots of our favorites.

  • Photo Gallery: Day 3 at the Fader Fort Presented by Converse

    By Oliver Correa October 24, 2012

    Photos from the third day at the Fader Fort presented by Converse, featuring Kirin J Callinan, Kitty Pryde, and DIIV.

  • 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.

  • Photo Gallery: MNDR and Chromeo SPIN for CMJ

    By Laura Baker-Finch October 26, 2012

    SPIN Magazine threw a CMJ party at Chinatown's DCTV Firehouse complete with killer DJ sets and free booze.

  • 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.

  • Photo Gallery: The Aussie BBQ at CMJ

    By Laura Baker-Finch October 23, 2012

    Saturday of CMJ saw the transformation of The Delancey into a temporary Little Australia thanks to Sounds Australia's The Aussie BBQ. Jinja Safari, Strange Talk, Winter People, High Highs, The Oyster Murder, and Dancing Heals, just to name a few, hit the stage to represent Australia's music scene to CMJ.

  • Photo Gallery: ZZZ's and Savior Adore at Bowery Electric

    By Oliver Correa October 19, 2012

    Yesterday at Bowery Electric, we checked out Savoir Adore's infectious indie beats and Japanese trio ZZZ's unique blend of fuzzy punk and reggae. Click through for the photo gallery.

  • Photo Highlights: Gov Ball 2014 Day 1

    By Laura Baker-Finch June 07, 2014

    New York City -- Relive Gov Ball's first day (or see what you missed), by clicking through our gallery for shots of Kurt Vile, Janelle Monae, Julian Casablancas, and more. Then stay tuned with us the rest of the weekend for more Governors Ball coverage. 

  • Photo Highlights: Gov Ball 2014 Day 2

    By Oliver Correa + Laura Baker-Finch June 08, 2014

    New York City -- Saturday's schedule was full with bands of the moment (Deafheaven, Chance The Rapper), tried-and-true favorites (The Strokes, Jack White, Spoon), and those that drew so much attention, their crowds rivaled the headliners (cough cough, Disclosure). Click through for a few of our favorite photos from a scorching Saturday at Governors Ball, including shots of Disclosure, The Strokes, Sleigh Bells, and the general atmosphere. 

  • Photo Highlights: Gov Ball 2014 Day 3

    By Oliver Correa + Laura Baker-Finch June 09, 2014

    New York City -- Click through for our final shots of the festival, featuring Tyler, The Creator, The Bloody Beetroots, Foster the People, Interpol, and Empire of the Sun.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Photos: Drowners, Saul Williams, ASTR, and More at FADER FORT NYC

    By Laura Baker-Finch October 23, 2013

    New York City -- Over the course of an afternoon, FADER FORT showcased nine genre-bending artists that each perfectly embody FADER's persona in their own ways. Click through for our highlights of Drowners, ASTR, Saul Williams, Calvin Love, and SZA.

  • 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.

  • Plan Your Electric Zoo: Set Times, Map, and Mobile App Revealed

    By Laura Baker-Finch August 19, 2013

    New York, New York -- With only 2 weeks to go, now is the time to make sure you're fully prepared for Electric Zoo 2013.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Presenting the Panelists for CMJ Music Marathon 2013

    By Laura Baker-Finch September 30, 2013

    New York City -- Before showcase hopping and discovering the next big band, CMJ badge-holders spend their days with these panelists.

  • Pretty Lights, Girl Talk, and More Added to Rock the Bells Lineup

    By Maressa Levy June 26, 2013

    Touring festival Rock the Bells has released new lineup additions for all four of their fall installments.

  • Question Everything at CMJ Music Marathon's Featured Panels

    By Laura Baker-Finch August 15, 2013

    New York City -- The initial panel lineup has been announced for CMJ Music Marathon 2013, including 9 featured panels that will question everything.

  • 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.

  • Record Store Day 2014: Manhattan and Brooklyn

    By Laura Baker-Finch April 15, 2014

    New York City -- A guide to our favorite record stores in Manhattan and Brooklyn, plus the coffee shops, lunch stops, and bars nearby.

  • Record Store Day Wrap Up

    By Laura Baker-Finch April 23, 2012

    The 5th annual Record Store Day proved successful, as countless vinyl fans and audiophiles arrived at their local record stores early for exclusive releases, and stayed late for promotions, giveaways, and in-store performances. I ended the day satisfied with three new RSD releases to hold me over until the holiday returns next April.

  • Red Bull Hosts 72-Hour Musical Instrument Innovation Competition at Northside Fest

    By Maressa Levy June 12, 2013

    New York City -- Red Bull's Creation Competition will take place this weekend as part of Brooklyn's Northside Festival.

  • Red Bull Music Academy Festival Returns to NYC in May, Feature Film Released to Stream

    By Laura Baker-Finch February 18, 2014

    New York City -- The Red Bull Music Academy has announced it will make a permanent home in NYC. 

  • Red Bull Music Academy NYC Announces Artists, Venues, and Dates

    By Ilana Dadras March 06, 2014

    New York City-- As we revealed last week, Red Bull Music Academy Festival New York will return this May for a month-long series of live shows, club nights, lectures, art installations, and more.

  • Reliving the Early- to Mid-2000s at Governors Ball 2014

    By Joshua Johnson June 11, 2014

    New York City -- Gov Ball is being pushed as the future of the NYC music scene, but many festivalgoers spent the weekend basking in the past.

  • Rock the Bells Cancels Washington, DC and New York Dates

    By Maressa Levy September 27, 2013

    Rock the Bells have cancelled their Washington, DC and New York City installments of the festival due to low ticket sales.

  • Schedule, Mobile App Released for CMJ Music Marathon 2014

    By Dan Murphy October 09, 2014

    New York City -- Start planning your five-day NYC conference dash with the new mobile app. 

  • Seaport Music Festival Brings (More) Free Live Music to NYC

    By Alyssa Buffenstein June 26, 2014

    New York City --  Protomartyr, Black Bananas, Big Ups, and more to play free shows at the South Street Seaport this summer.

  • Share Rock the Bells' Official Trailer and Win Tickets

    By Maressa Levy July 19, 2013

    Hip hop concert series Rock the Bells has releases the trailer for the fest's four 2013 events.

  • 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.

  • So Many CMJ Events, So Little Time

    By Laura Baker-Finch October 16, 2012

    CMJ is fun while it's happening, but can be overwhelming while you're planning. So we've done the work for you to make your CMJ as stress free as possible.

  • So Many CMJ Events, So Little Time [2013 Edition]

    By Laura Baker-Finch October 14, 2013

    New York City -- We're lining up at the starting line tightening our laces, the Marathon is about to begin. Do you know where you'll be spending your CMJ?

  • Sonar Kicks Off North American Tour in October

    By Laura Baker-Finch September 14, 2012

    Sonar will round off its international tour in North America this October 31-November 10 with Die Antwood, Azari & III, Seth Troxler, Paul Kalkbrenner, Tiga, Gesaffelstein, and Nic Fanciulli. Tickets on sale now!

  • 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.

  • Stage Curators Revealed for Mysteryland USA 2015

    By Dan Murphy November 20, 2014

    Bethel Woods, New York -- The upstate electronic festival is bringing with it some of New York City's biggest names amongst its curators. 

  • Stevie Wonder, Kings of Leon Top Global Citizen Fest Lineup

    By Maressa Levy July 11, 2013

    New York City -- Global Citizen Festival has announced the lineup for their second annual edition.

  • Sunday School to Bring Mini-Fest to Electric Zoo 2014

    By Maya Shaw-Faber July 07, 2014

    New York City -- Sunday School Mini-Fest is coming to Electric Zoo with a lineup featuring Dubfire, Sasha, Victor Calderone, and more.

  • Test Drive: Catalpa NYC Mobile App

    By Cultivora July 27, 2012

    With its visually attractive design, the official Catalpa NYC mobile app, available for iPhone and Android, is here to help you navigate the inaugural festival taking place on NYC's Randall's Island this weekend, July 28-29.

  • Test Drive: Gov Ball Mobile App

    By Tayler Johnson June 21, 2012

    In preparation for Governors Ball this weekend, we took their updated mobile app for a test drive. Here's what we liked (and what we didn't).

  • Test Drive: Governors Ball Mobile App

    By Maressa Levy June 04, 2013

    New York City -- Gov Ball's eco-friendly approach means they've done away with paper schedules and maps, so if you want to know what's happening during the fest's three days, the mobile app is a must-have.

  • The Conflict Doctor: Solving 8 of Governors Ball’s Most Painful Schedule Conflicts

    By Joshua Johnson June 03, 2014

    New York City -- Outkast or Damon Albarn? Julian Casablancas + The Voidz or Jenny Lewis? We help you break down Gov Ball's tough choices.

  • The FADER Fort NYC Announces Daily Lineups, Opens RSVP

    By Dan Murphy October 16, 2014

    New York City -- The free concert series will feature Kindness, Willow Smith, Cathedrals, and more. 

  • The Gotham Project: Wine in a Keg

    By Laura Baker-Finch May 15, 2012

    The masterminds behind The Gotham Project are redefining what it means to drink from a keg. Grab a glass from one of their keg-wines this weekend in Prospect Park at The Great GoogaMooga.

  • The Gov Ball 2014 Schedule is Here!

    By Ilana Dadras May 21, 2014

    New York City -- Download the festival's app to check out the daily lineups, create a custom schedule, and cry over overlapping set times.

  • The Lowdown on the Electric Zoo Afterparty Venues

    By Rose Mardit August 27, 2013

    New York City -- There are 14 official afterparties for Electric Zoo this year, spread across five different venues. Here's the rundown on the venues plus our top party recommendations.

  • The Official Electric Zoo Afterparties Keep the Party Going

    By Laura Baker-Finch August 09, 2013

    New York, New York -- As well as being the best way to party, festivals can be feet-achingly tiresome and long - but that's not stopping Electric Zoo from keeping the party going all night long.

  • The Official Travel Guide to CMJ 2013 is Now Digital!

    By Laura Baker-Finch October 01, 2013

    New York City -- You can now view and download our Official Travel Guide to CMJ 2013 online!

  • The Return of CBGB

    By Laura Baker-Finch May 17, 2012

    The famed home of NYC's underground rock returns this summer for a four-part festival July 5-8. The inaugural event will include separate components of music, film, spirits, and a conference.

  • The Roots, Solange, TV on the Radio to Headline Crossing Brooklyn Ferry

    By Maressa Levy March 15, 2013

    Brooklyn, New York -- Curated by Aaron and Bryce Dessner of The National, Crossing Brooklyn Ferry Music and Film Festival will return to the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) this spring.

  • The Village Voice Announces Initial Lineup for 4Knots 2014

    By Laura Baker-Finch May 01, 2014

    New York City -- The Julie Ruin, Those Darlins, and Speedy Ortiz are among the first artists announced for The Village Voice-run 4Knots Music Festival. 

  • The War on Drugs and Beirut Welcomed Back to Northside Festival

    By Laura Baker-Finch April 18, 2014

    Brooklyn, New York -- Northside welcomes back The War on Drugs and Beirut.

  • Thee Oh Sees to Break Hiatus at Northside 2014

    By Ilana Dadras April 24, 2014

    Brooklyn, New York -- Thee Oh Sees will break their short-lived hiatus with a free show at McCarren Park during the upcoming Northside Festival.

  • Third Annual 4Knots Fest Completes Another Successful Year

    By Maressa Levy July 01, 2013

    New York City -- The Village Voice's third annual 4Knots fest took place this past weekend, with performances from Marnie Stern, Kurt Vile, and more.

  • Third Round of CMJ Artists Announced

    By Laura Baker-Finch September 28, 2012

    CMJ has outdone themselves yet again with their third round of artists including Dum Dum Girls, Ghostface Killah, Theophilus London, and Q-Tip.

  • Time Warp NYC Changes Location, Festival Still On

    By Dan Murphy November 14, 2014

    Brooklyn, New York -- The electronic festival has found a new home at Brooklyn's 39th Street Pier. 

  • Time Warp to Make US Debut, Announces First Round Lineup

    By Dan Murphy September 30, 2014

    New York City -- The staple in European underground techno will cross the Atlantic and touch down in NYC. 

  • Top 6 Panels for CMJ Music Marathon 2014

    By Dan Murphy October 16, 2014

    New York City -- From festival insights to artist strategy and special interest talks, here are the top panels CMJ badge-holders have to attend this year. 

  • Trendspotting at Governors Ball 2013

    By Michelle Mah June 13, 2013

    New York City -- We identified a few of Governors Ball's most popular trend categories in addition to a couple of our favorite standout pieces.

  • 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 Spotlight: Mary C and the Stellars

    By Laura Baker-Finch June 19, 2013

    We spoke with born, bred, and based New Yorker Mary C in Austin about her inspirations, performing live, and why she went from a solo artist to a full band with the Stellars.

  • 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: 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.

  • Watch Bruno Mars and Red Hot Chili Peppers' Super Bowl Halftime Performance

    By Laura Baker-Finch February 03, 2014

    Click through to watch the full Super Bowl Halftime Performance featuring Bruno Mars and the Red Hot Chili Peppers, whether you missed it last night or just can't get enough.

  • Watch Surviving Members of Nirvana Perform with Lorde, St. Vincent and More

    By Dan Murphy April 11, 2014

    Brooklyn, New York -- The historic band is inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with crazy collaborations.

  • We Want You to be a Cultivora Intern!

    By Laura Baker-Finch January 23, 2014

    Brooklyn, New York -- Cultivora is seeking a new round of nterns to join our team! So instead of just reading Cultivora every day, why don't you come help us out?

  • Where Will You Be During CMJ?

    By Laura Baker-Finch October 10, 2012

    CMJ added the showcases and official parties to their online schedule, so now is the time to start planning your CMJ game plan.

  • Win a Pair of Badges to CMJ Music Marathon!

    By Laura Baker-Finch September 18, 2013

    New York City -- Enter to win a pair of badges to CMJ 2013 and 2014. Click through to find out how.

  • Win Tickets to the Trouble & Bass 6 Year Anniversary Party

    By Marjana Jaidi September 17, 2012

    Inspired by Drop the Lime's Tour of Brooklyn, we decided to put together a special edition travel guide in honor of Trouble & Bass' 6 year anniversary… but we need your help. Click through to find out how you can enter to win a pair of tickets to the Trouble & Bass 6 Year Anniversary Party at SRB on September 28.

  • 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.

  • 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.