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 … Continue reading 2017 Festival Wishlist

The Problem with AlunaGeorge

I went to Coachella for business and pleasure last month, covering the festival for ElectroJams.com and seeing a bunch of music with a bunch of friends. In processing the past few weeks, I was struck by an affliction I see a lot in music writing, and in life in general. When I run through a … Continue reading The Problem with AlunaGeorge

frankles free fridays

Sessions is a midweek dance night at a place called The Mint Club in Leeds, and Isaac Tischauer with his vowels pitched in to help kick off their new weekly podcase, aptly titled "Sessions Stream." Former Sessions alum include Benoit & Sergio and Huxley, so it seems much of the hype about their dance nights is … Continue reading frankles free fridays

Mamby on the Beach 2015

We came, we saw, we enjoyed ourselves, but we're still not sure what a Mamby is. Day One Photos: Jump to:   SATURDAY   |   SUNDAY   |   GALLERY Saturday Saturday was almost a complete loss before I even got through the gates when I stepped into the wrong portapotty. The pity I would … Continue reading Mamby on the Beach 2015

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 … 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, … Continue reading Electric Forest: Be Prepared, Be Excellent

Sunday Sounds: Kygo

No, not the Denver-based country music radio station.  Not even close.  This Kygo is a Norwegian-sourced producer of some of the most catchy and intoxicating deep house songs and remixes coming out right now. This post is kicking off a new monthly(-ish) theme dedicating all my posts and reviews to performers of Electric Forest, a … Continue reading Sunday Sounds: Kygo

Live at Coachella: Disclosure

Sundays at Coachella are bittersweet.  On one hand, your body is beginning to feel the effects of festival life.  On the other hand, most attendees don’t show up just to have a seat in the back, sip water and then go back to camp for a bite of trail mix and an early bedtime.  People … Continue reading Live at Coachella: Disclosure

Like Kids in a Candy Store: Coachella

Attending Coachella Music and Arts Festival is like being transported onto the set of a movie designed by Dr. Suess with a script written by Hunter S. Thompson.  Here, more than anywhere else, I continually asking myself if this is all real.  Sure it is, but only for a few days in April. If you … Continue reading Like Kids in a Candy Store: Coachella

Madchester

If you ever find yourself dating somebody younger than you are, keep in mind that the most significant or polarizing difference won’t likely be differing maturity levels.  This is especially true in my case when I’m older than my girlfriend.  It puts on a level playing field of maturity, more or less.  The times you’ll … Continue reading Madchester