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  • 10 Safety Tips From DanceSafe

    By Missi Wooldridge, MPH, Executive Director August 26, 2014

    Without condoning or condemning recreational drug use, DanceSafe shares their 10 safety tips to have fun and stay safe at music festivals. 

  • 4 Essential Drinks of Central Europe

    By Rose Mardit October 31, 2013

    A rundown of our favorite liquid offerings from Central Europe, and recommendations on how to enjoy them.

  • A Guide to Richmond, Virginia for the Musically Inclined

    By Alyssa Buffenstein April 03, 2014

    Richmond, Virginia -- We compiled the city’s prime musical spots to visit, along with some of the best annual festivals to help you time your trip. 

  • Ace Hotel Announces Desert Gold Parties During Coachella

    By Laura Baker-Finch March 27, 2014

    Coachella Valley, California -- The Ace Hotel is bringing back its annual Desert Gold party series this April 10-21.

  • After Shows Announced for Riot Fest Denver

    By Maya Shaw-Faber August 20, 2014

    Denver, Colorado -- Riot Fest Denver has announced the official After Shows! Click through to see who is playing.

  • All Aboard Unknown Croatia's Boat Parties

    By Laura Baker-Finch August 08, 2013

    Rovinj, Croatia -- Just off the coast of Unknown's festival site, your favorite record labels will host intimate parties out at sea. Get your passes now.

  • Around Town: The BUKU Project New Orleans

    By Laura Baker-Finch March 21, 2014

    New Orleans, Louisiana -- Any guide book can tell you the French Quarter is a must when in NoLa, but what about suggestions specific to The BUKU Project? Read on. 

  • Beck Added to Outside Lands Night Shows

    By Laura Baker-Finch August 08, 2012

    A last minute Beck show has been added to the all ready packed Outside Lands Night Show schedule, which includes Of Monsters and Men, Sharon Van Etten, MSTRKRFT, Andrew Bird, and more.

  • 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: 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: 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.

  • 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 Paris by Arrondissement

    By Tayler Johnson April 29, 2013

    Paris, France -- No matter where you explore or stay, know where to eat, shop, and party in each of Paris' 20 arrondissements.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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: 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.

  • FFF Nites During Fun Fun Fun Fest

    By Laura Baker-Finch November 01, 2012

    FFF Nites is a free extension to Fun Fun Fun Fest, adding an extra Fun to the festival's name. Catch some of the festival's best artists at venues and bars around Downtown Austin.

  • First Wave of Dimensions Boat Parties

    By Cultivora June 18, 2012

    Spend your days at Dimensions sipping cocktails and partying with DJs on intimate boat parties before the on-land festivities begin each night. Tickets for these intimate events go on sale today.

  • Four Tet, Pearson Sound Top Field Day's After Party Lineup

    By Maressa Levy May 09, 2013

    London, UK -- Field Day has disclosed the location for its official after party.

  • Get Turned On (To Great Music) at Le Foufounes Electriques

    By Rose Mardit March 28, 2012

    Once upon a time, a group of friends decided that Montreal's underground scene needed its own after-hours watering hole and cultural hotspot. Lovers of experimental and contemporary art found a home at Les Foufounes Electriques, which means "electric ass" in English (though Google Translate has another interesting suggestion). It wasn't long before live music became an important part of the mix, and ultimately the reason that Foufs is still highly regarded, nearly 30 years later.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Hangout Announces Kickoff Party Lineup

    By Dan Murphy February 10, 2014

    Gulf Shores, Alabama -- Girl Talk, Iron and Wine, and Wolfmother will headline Hangout's Thursday Night Kickoff Party.

  • Hideout Block Party & A.V. Fest Complete 2014 Lineup

    By Alyssa Buffenstein July 22, 2014

    Chicago, Illinois -- Hamilton Leithauser and Empires join Death Cab for Cutie, The War on Drugs, and more.

  • How to Get Into Berghain

    By Rose Mardit April 23, 2014

    Berlin, Germany -- Berghain/Panorama Bar is on everybody’s list of “things to do” when they visit Berlin. Here's some practical advice on getting in.

  • Insider's Guide to Prague

    By Rose Mardit June 27, 2014

    Prague, Czech Republic -- Headed to Prague? Here are Cultivora's insider tips to help you avoid the tourist circuit.

  • 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.

  • Lollapalooza: Aftershow Delight

    By Jason Rezvan July 31, 2012

    Where to head once the lights go out over Grant Park.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Nicky Romero to Host Campsite Pre-Party at Inaugural Mysteryland USA

    By Ilana Dadras May 01, 2014

    Bethel Woods, New York -- Mysteryland USA is fast approaching, and thanks to Dutch DJ and producer Nicky Romero, campers are in for a treat.

  • 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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...

  • Osheaga Reveals Official After-Parties with CHVRCHES, Volcano Choir, Chromeo, and More

    By Dan Murphy June 18, 2014

    Montréal, Canada -- Here are Osheaga's official after-parties featuring CHVRCHES, Volcano Choir, and Chromeo. 

  • 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.

  • Outlook 2013 Launch Parties Announced

    By Kelsey Stoulil February 18, 2013

    Pula, Croatia -- Outlook is bringing launch parties to cities all over Europe, find the one nearest you and get ready for an epic Outlook 2013!

  • Outlook Boat Parties Back On Sale!

    By Cultivora August 15, 2012

    The boat parties for Croatia's Outlook Festival, taking place August 30-September 2, are back on sale! Grab your tickets now before they sell out again.

  • Paris Triple Threat: Candelaria, Glass, and Mary Celeste

    By Tayler Johnson May 07, 2013

    Paris, France -- What do a Mexican taqueria, late night cocktail bar, and oyster bar have in common? Nothing much actually, but the team behind these three restaurants/bars are making waves among the classic brasseries found in Paris.

  • Party Late-Night at Movement's Official Afterparties

    By Alyssa Buffenstein May 13, 2014

    Detroit, MI -- Movement Festival is coming up - do you know where you'll be partying?

  • Party on a Boat at Outlook 2014!

    By Dan Murphy May 19, 2014

    Pula, Croatia -- Check out our event listings for the full lineup of Outlook's boat parties. 

  • Photo Gallery: Against Me! Riot Fest Chicago After Party

    By Jesse DeFlorio September 18, 2013

    Chicago, Illinois -- Before even stepping foot on a Riot Fest Chicago stage, Against Me! played to a sold out crowd in Chicago's Cobra Lounge. Click through for our favorite shots.

  • 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: 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.

  • Preparties and Afterparties Announced for Osheaga's 2013 Edition

    By Maressa Levy July 10, 2013

    Montreal, Canada -- Osheaga has announced the lineup for the pre and afterparties for their August 2-4 festival.

  • Primavera als Clubs to Return During Primavera Sound 2014, Debuts Party in Madrid

    By Ilana Dadras April 03, 2014

    Barcelona, Spain -- Primavera al Clubs returns this year from May 26-June 4, bringing an epic concert series to the city's best venues.

  • 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.

  • Schedule, Single-Day Tickets, and After Parties Announced for Orion Music + More

    By Laura Baker-Finch May 01, 2013

    Detroit, Michigan -- Here are the lates updates on Metallica's Orion Music + More, including the daily schedule, official after parties, and single-day tickets.

  • 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?

  • The Bests of BPM

    By Oliver Correa January 28, 2013

    Playa Del Carmen, Mexico -- After many years of BPM FOMO, I was finally able to experience what the south of the border has to offer. Click through for my picks of the best of BPM.

  • The BUKU Project Announces Pre- and After-Parties

    By Laura Baker-Finch March 12, 2014

    New Orleans, Louisiana -- The music and arts festival has announced their BUKU LATE series of parties. 

  • 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 Must-Attend Events at Miami's WMC 2014

    By Dan Murphy February 17, 2014

    Miami, Florida -- Look no further than our Winter Music Conference (WMC) event listings for the ideal Miami Music Week.

  • 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 Surf Lodge: Sun, Sand, and Sky Ferreira

    By Maya Shaw-Faber August 05, 2014

    Montauk, New York -- The Surf Lodge, located on the South Fork of Long Island, is the hippest place to enjoy the beach, a lobster roll, and a concert all in one night.

  • Unknown Releases Second Wave of Boat Party Tickets

    By Maressa Levy August 20, 2013

    Rovinj, Croatia -- Croatia's newest festival has released a second wave of boat party tickets following the rapid sellout of the first batch.

  • What to Do Before, Between, and After Coachella Weekends

    By Ilana Dadras April 01, 2014

    Indio, California -- Coachella 2014 is just around the corner, so we've compiled a list of our favorite shows, parties, and events during and around the festival's two weekends.

  • Where to Eat and Drink in New Orleans

    By Laura Baker-Finch April 24, 2014

    New Orleans, Louisiana -- Our favorite places to grab lunch, celebrate happy hour, and sit down for dinner. 

  • You're Invited to the Sasquatch! Launch Party

    By Laura Baker-Finch January 24, 2013

    Seattle, Washington -- You're cordially invited to the 2013 Sasquatch! Launch Party & Festival Lineup Announcement Show!