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The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly: Electric Forest 2019 Reviewed

This year’s Electric Forest carried a unique blend of special moments, highlights, and a bevy of problems. Despite some early inconveniences and mishaps, the Forest was her usual, charming self and made some altogether awful moments bearable. This year, I’ve broken my review into pieces, thematically following the good, the bad, and the ugly. Some of this is pretty personal and I pray not an … Continue reading The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly: Electric Forest 2019 Reviewed

All of the Things: Phantogram

PHANTOGRAM “Sarah Barthel is an incredible performer, with her vicious intensity, her smile, and her amazing rock and roll hair. It was the thought about her hair that I realized I’d just joined the unofficial crush on Sarah Barthel club. When I looked around, I saw I was by no means not alone in this.” -Live at Mamby on the Beach 2015 on ElectroJams WRITING ElectroJams links … Continue reading All of the Things: Phantogram

All of the Things: Galantis

“One great thing about Galantis’ stage presence is that they seem to be as happy as anybody else at the show. Galantis descended upon the Mayan Theater much like they did for their Sunday show the day before at Hard Day of the Dead: by storm. Even if they’re playing the same material, they plow through it and make sure everybody gets on their feet … Continue reading All of the Things: Galantis

All of the Things: Odesza

“Imagine for a moment that interstellar travel was not only possible, but widely accessible, and you could take a couple days off to explore distant planets. You’d try to find the most beautiful one, right? (Well, after you found the one most resembling Tatooine with it’s double sunsets.) If you found one that was composed of reds, pinks and purples instead of the greens, blues … Continue reading All of the Things: Odesza

2017 Festival Wishlist

I’ve been a consistent festival attendee since 2011, logging a yearly visit to Coachella, Electric Forest, and Summer Set. I also found myself at North Coast, Hard Day of the Dead, Lights All Night, Soundtown, Mamby on the Beach, Freaky Deaky, and a few others. In that time, I’ve learned to love the anticipation that accompanies the winter time roll-out of festival lineup releases and … Continue reading 2017 Festival Wishlist

frankles free fridays

After Paul Oakenfold’s all too brief set came to an end at Electric Forest last month, I felt lost. Not wanting to let go of the experience, my crew found our way to back to the Forest and happened into Ancient Mermaids‘ set in the Jenkstars’ “Illuminarium,” which was kind of like a hippie science museum in the best possible way. The Mermaids self-describe their music … Continue reading frankles free fridays

Reports from the Forest: Was Lost, Now Found

Welcome Home, Forest Family. Jump to:  THURSDAY   |   FRIDAY   |   SATURDAY   |   SUNDAY   |   GALLERY Everything leading up to a music festival, from making lists to grocery shopping up through your arrival at the venue is about enough to make your average person never, ever want to do it again. Even parts of the festival itself fall into the … Continue reading Reports from the Forest: Was Lost, Now Found

Electric Forest: Be Prepared, Be Excellent

(Originally published at ElectroJams.com on June 9 2014) Going to a music festival is not as simple as hopping in a car and driving to the venue. Especially in the case of Electric Forest, spanning four long days with camping in a remote location, meaning you have to bring everything you’ll need when you’re awake, sleeping, dancing and quite a bit of walking. I started … Continue reading Electric Forest: Be Prepared, Be Excellent