• 10 Best Electronic Music Festivals of Summer 2014

    By Rose Mardit May 07, 2014

    Here's our roundup of the best electronic music festivals around, featuring 10 picks for an unforgettable summer 2014 season.

  • 36 Hours in Antwerp, Belgium

    By Rose Mardit July 23, 2013

    Antwerp, Belgium -- On your way to Tomorrowland? Check out our mini guide to the nearby city of Antwerp, with a local-approved itinerary.

  • 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.

  • 5 Things To See and Do After Laneway Festival's Detroit Edition

    By Rose Mardit September 13, 2013

    Rochester Hills, Michigan -- Headed to Laneway Festival Detroit? Check out these five attractions near the venue.

  • Announcing Backpack Music Festival, Where Techno and Kindness Go Hand-in-Hand

    By Rose Mardit July 25, 2012

    Want to see iconic Detroit techno artists and help local students at the same time? Check out this charitable music festival.

  • BEMF Highlights: Nicolas Jaar

    By Rose Mardit November 14, 2012

    Last Saturday, Cultivora was able to squeeze into the packed Music Hall of Williamsburg for Nicolas Jaar's performance at the Brooklyn Electronic Music Festival. Rose Mardit recaps the atmospheric closing set here.

  • Berlin's Best: 10 Highlights from Berlin Festival 2013

    By Rose Mardit September 10, 2013

    Berlin, Germany -- Now in its eighth year, the two-day Berlin Festival boasts remarkable headliners, a hefty amount of up-and-coming talent, and everything in between. These were our takeaways.

  • Carpoolchella: a Survival Guide for Your Coachella Road Trip

    By Rose Mardit April 09, 2013

    Indio, California -- Whether driving from elsewhere in California or somewhere further, here are a few tips for making the most of your road trip to Coachella.

  • Concert Essentials: High-Fidelity Earplugs

    By Rose Mardit February 16, 2012

    With prolonged exposure to loud noise, it is possible to damage the ears. Love music and want to enjoy it for many years to come? Keep reading.

  • Cultivora's 5 Top Picks for Flow 2013

    By Rose Mardit August 06, 2013

    Helsinki, Finland -- Helsinki’s annual Flow Festival has something for every taste; these are the artists we’re excited about across genres.

  • Cultivora's 5 Top Picks for Snowbombing

    By Rose Mardit March 28, 2013

    Mayrhofen, Austria -- As always, the Austrian festival has a massive lineup filled with top-notch acts. Here are five artists to keep in mind for your Snowbombing experience.

  • Cultivora's 5 Top Picks for Sónar 2013

    By Rose Mardit June 11, 2013

    Barcelona, Spain -- Everyone’s favorite Spanish festival is about to begin its 20th edition, and this year’s lineup reflects that maturity without sacrificing even a little bit of the cutting edge bookings that the fest is known for. In honor of the big 2-0, allow yourself to travel around the world musically with Cultivora's top picks for Sónar.

  • 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 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.

  • Cultivora’s Top Picks for Movement

    By Rose Mardit May 23, 2013

    Detroit, Michigan -- Electronic music festivals are a dime a dozen, but it's a relief to know that Detroit still knows what's up. To diversify your Movement weekend schedule, here are three picks for each of the festival’s three days.

  • Explore: Miami Museums

    By Rose Mardit March 15, 2013

    Miami, Florida -- Though not exactly world-renowned for its museums, Miami does have a few gems. If you want to pair your partying with sightseeing, here are our recommendations.

  • Get Ready For Movement

    By Rose Mardit May 24, 2012

    Memorial Day is almost upon us, which means one very important thing: it’s time to blow off those family barbecues and get ready for a weekend in the D! Yes, Movement 2012 is a few days away, and the excitement is mounting. To help you get even more excited, here is a playlist featuring tracks from some of my top picks for DEMF.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • International Music Scene Spotlight: Jazz in Prague

    By Rose Mardit July 19, 2012

    In addition to the beer and puppets for which the city is known, Prague boasts another almost magical element: a thriving jazz scene. Here are a few of the best places to experience jazz in Prague.

  • Lanserhof: A Post-Snowbombing Relaxation Haven in the Alps

    By Rose Mardit February 28, 2012

    If you want to extend your Tyrolean vacation and need a place to unwind, look no further than Laserhof. Three-time winner of the European Health and Spa Award, this medical resort-cum-relaxation oasis is just one hour away from Mayrhofen, making it the ideal location for some post-Snowbombing R&R.

  • Lighter Suitcases and Better Travel Tips, Thanks to Spotted by Locals

    By Rose Mardit April 12, 2012

    Introducing Spotted by Locals, a smarter way to bring guide books along, only much less touristy and much more authentic. The idea is simple: learn about the local culture by following recommendations from people who live there, with the help of their website, PDF guides, and iPhone app.

  • 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.

  • Movement Day 1 Highlights: SBTRKT

    By Rose Mardit May 29, 2012

    Day 1 of Movement brought a memorable performance from across the pond. Read on for highlights from SBTRKT's hour-long set.

  • Movement Day 2 Highlights: Stink Bombs, Endless Dance Parties, and Public Enemy

    By Rose Mardit May 31, 2012

    Continuing our Movement reportage, here are a few notable moments from Sunday.

  • Movement Day 3 Highlights: Jeff Mills

    By Rose Mardit June 01, 2012

    It has been five years since his last DEMF appearance and almost a decade since the iconic closing set of 2003, but Monday night’s set at the Main Stage was a treat for all who were present. Click through for a recap of Jeff Mills' set at Movement.

  • Music Monday Playlist: TomorrowWorld 2013

    By Rose Mardit September 23, 2013

    Chattahoochee Hills, Georgia -- Get ready for TomorrowWorld's US debut this weekend with an 80-track Music Monday playlist.

  • Music Monday Playlist: WMC / Ultra 2013

    By Rose Mardit March 11, 2013

    Headed to Miami or wish you were? Here are 100 tracks of deep house, tech house, techno, electronica, nu disco, electro house, progressive house, dubstep, hip hop, and more in honor of WMC and Ultra.

  • Northside Film: A Cinematic Week in Review

    By Rose Mardit June 28, 2013

    Brooklyn, New York -- Last week marked the end of the fifth annual Northside Festival. Here were our favorite short and feature length selections from the festival's film component.

  • Roskilde Day Trip: Copenhagen, Denmark

    By Rose Mardit June 20, 2013

    Copenhagen, Denmark -- Before or after Roskilde, don't miss out on the chance to visit Copenhagen. Here are our recommendations for a jam-packed day in the Danish capital.

  • Snowbombing Day Trip: Ambras Castle

    By Rose Mardit April 03, 2012

    For Snowbombers looking to see the sights in and around the mountain, consider a day trip to Innsbruck to take in Ambras Castle, one of the most recognizable architectural works in all of Austria. Within its walls, history and culture thrive.

  • 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.

  • STRP Biennial: For the Musically, Artistically, and Technologically Curious

    By Rose Mardit February 28, 2013

    Eindhoven, NL -- For 10 days, Eindhoven plays host to a new media festival, complete with unique music performances and interactive programming galore. Find out why this festival is worth your attention.

  • Survival Guide: Cold-Weather Festivals

    By Rose Mardit February 10, 2012

    Winter festivals are a whole different animal. Whether you've never seen snow and need a crash course in winter survival, or you grew up dealing with the cold and want a reminder, here are a few tips for staying comfortable when the temperatures drop, from a Detroit native and winter-weather veteran.

  • Survival Guide: Staying Connected When You Leave the Country

    By Rose Mardit May 10, 2013

    Our tips for the best (and most budget-friendly) ways to keep in touch when traveling internationally.

  • Survival Guide: Traveling with Dietary Restrictions

    By Rose Mardit May 30, 2013

    Traveling with food intolerance or certain diets might be inconvenient, but it doesn't have to ruin your trip. Keep your body happy by checking out these tips for traveling with dietary restrictions.

  • The 411 on Budget Airlines

    By Rose Mardit July 05, 2013

    There are deals to be had, but flying with European budget airlines is not always headache-free. Here's what you need to know before you go.

  • 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.

  • Travel Essentials: The Carry-On Bag

    By Rose Mardit April 30, 2013

    Summer festival season is just around the corner. Flying domestic? Consider packing in one of these carry-on pieces.

  • Travel Tips: Deutsch Sprache in Österreich (Speaking German in Austria)

    By Rose Mardit April 01, 2013

    Mayrhofen, Austria -- Happy first day of Snowbombing, and welcome to Mayrhofen! Although most people in town speak English, politeness and effort go a long way. Kick off the week with this mini-guide to the language for non-German speakers.

  • Ultra Croatia Day Trip: The Island of Brač

    By Rose Mardit July 11, 2013

    Brač, Croatia -- Looking for a break from the sea of neon at Ultra Croatia? Take a day trip to the island of Brač and enjoy the Adriatic Sea instead.

  • Victory Still Sweet at Jazz and Blues Beacon

    By Rose Mardit March 13, 2012

    With nearly 200 music venues, there's a reason Austin is known as the Live Music Capital of the World. Jazz, blues, folk, country, and punk have all had heydays here. Sitting at 1104 E. 11th Street, the Victory Grill is one of the locations that has shaped the musical landscape of the city, but the journey hasn't been without its roadblocks.

  • Waterloo Records: Austin's Music Mecca

    By Rose Mardit March 07, 2013

    Austin, Texas -- Getting ready for SXSW? Be sure to pay a visit to one of our favorite record stores.

  • Yoga, Music, and Good Vibes in Santa Monica

    By Rose Mardit April 18, 2012

    On Earth Day Weekend (April 20-22), 60 yoga teachers, 40 speakers, 32 musical artists, and an untold number of yogis will come together to move as a community. Check out Santa Monica's Tadasana Festival.