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  • 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. 

  • A Tour Through Montreal's Record District

    By Safa Jinje April 13, 2012

    Montréal, the famed French metropolis in the province of Québec, has a rich musical tradition that has earned the city the esteemed distinction of being Canada's Culture Capital. Many great musicians and live acts have originated from the city, including Leonard Cohen, Arcade Fire, A-Trak, and Chromeo. Thus, it is no shocker that the city houses an abundance of diverse record shops that could please even the most discriminate of music tastes.

  • 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 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 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 in Seattle

    By Kelsey Stoulil April 17, 2013

    Seattle, Washington -- Check out our Pacific Northwest picks for this year's Record Store Day (they sell more than grunge, we promise).

  • 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 Holiday Gift Guide

    By Laura Baker-Finch December 03, 2012

    If you have a music festival enthusiast on your list, we’ve got your back. Click through for the best festival and music travel inspired gifts this season, for both guys and gals. Who knows, maybe you’ll even find some gifts to add to your own wish list.

  • Cultivora's Holiday Gift Guide 2013

    By Laura Baker-Finch November 26, 2013

    I may not know what to get your fishing-obsessed uncle or Twihard cousin, but if you're looking for the perfect gift for the festivalgoer or traveler in your life - click through.

  • 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 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.

  • 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.

  • How to Dress Patriotically: Tips from Festivalgoers

    By Laura Baker-Finch July 01, 2014

    Take some inspiration and tips from America-loving music festival attendees - the inexplicable kings of USA-inspired clothing. 

  • How to Navigate a Festival Merch Tent

    By Joshua Johnson April 18, 2014

    When done correctly, getting the band t-shirts you want can be a quick and easy experience. Here are five tips on how successfully navigate a festival merch tent. 

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 2014: The List

    By Laura Baker-Finch April 09, 2014

    Start planning your Record Store Day shopping list. 

  • Splendour In The Grass' Very Small Mall: For the Forgetful and Fashionable

    By laura Baker-Finch July 08, 2014

    Byron Bay, Australia -- Forget your Docs? Need a flower crown? Pre-ordered Hunter Wellingtons? The Very Small Mall has you covered. 

  • 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.

  • The Do's and Don'ts of Festival Footwear

    By Maya Shaw-Faber August 12, 2014

    Click through to see the best (and worst) footwear choices for your festival weekend, so you can dance till the sun comes up.

  • 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.

  • This Cooler Is The COOLEST

    By Laura Baker-Finch July 10, 2014

    Seriously, this is the coolest cooler since, well, the cooler was invented.

  • 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.