BØRNS announces North American Fall Headline Tour which includes a stop at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles on October 24th

Platinum selling indie-pop singer, songwriter and musician BØRNS has announced his fall 2018 North American headline tour which includes a stop at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles on October 24 at 7:30 PM. Fans who are signed up to his email list will have first access to purchase tickets tomorrow, May 1 HERE.American Express and Spotify pre-sales start at 9:00 AM on Wednesday, May 2. General public on sale starts on Friday, May 4th at 10:00 AM. For ticket on-sale information visit www.bornsmusic.com/tour.

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NSFW: The Lost Ball brings an otherworldly festival experience to St. Petersburg, FL for an immersive, sold out party at Paper Crane

Infamously known for their immersive playgrounds at festivals like Suwannee Hulaween and Okeechobee Music & Arts Festival, Lost Creations took us down the rabbit hole once again Friday night for their very own, first ever riveting celebration of music & art with bizarre performances and entertainers full of shenanigans. Hosted by Paper Crane in the heart of St. Pete’s blooming arts district, The Lost Ball sold out the performance arts & event venue May 4th having only announced it 2 weeks prior. With an entirely local lineup of musicians like Fr33dback, Geri X, Mountain Holler, J.T. Brown, and special performances by Aerial Dragons, Adriana Sparkle, Rob “Bearsnake” & friends, Lost Creations put on an eclectic night of sights & sounds only to be experienced by those who knew to reserve their tickets quickly for a special evening not to be missed.

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JMBLYA Brought “The Sauce” To Houston

After weeks of mild temperatures, the summer heat finally made an appearance in Houston this weekend and so too, did the inaugural installation of JMBLYA Houston. Though the festival has been in existence for several years, 2018 marks its first installation in Houston and hopefully not its last. This hip-hop centric festival brought together some of the hottest names of 2017 and 2018, even in light of two critical, last-minute cancellations by both Cardi B, due to her pregnancy, and Kevin Gates, due to legal concerns.

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The OC celebrated the Love of Ska at Back to the Beach Fest

Live music, sunshine, and beach vibes rejuvenated festival goers at Back to the Beach Music Festival. The impressive event was curated by The World Famous KROQ, Travis Barker, and John Feldman of Goldfinger and collaborators of many more bands! The event hosted renowned artists on the relaxing landscape of Huntington Beach, California. The scenic festival featured an array of modern ska, punk, and reggae music that satisfied the tastes of eager and ecstatic participants. Audiences flocked to the main stage for a prime spot to catch performances by The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, 311, Sublime With Rome, Goldfinger, Save Ferris, The Interrupters, and more! Orange County embraced Back to the Beach with open arms as the festival promoted Ska music and the location of its' fruition in the area. 

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Goldenvoice rolls a fatty: Smokers Club Festival

The relationship between music and marijuana has a profound history that has shaped the course of music throughout the past century. Central and Southern American sailors were introduced to marijuana by the Hindu immigrants in the West Indies. After their discovery, these sailors brought that ganja over to the shores of the birthplace of jazz, New Orleans and it’s been lit ever since. Around the same time of the introduction to marijuana, jazz music skyrocketed in popularity.

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A Different Kind of Spring Cleaning: Surfrider South Jersey’s Bay Clean-Up

Living along the coast, beach and bay clean-ups are a part of the norm. Sporadically throughout the year groups like Surfrider mobilize locals to help clean and preserve areas that are at the most risk to pollution. In the past month, the organization's two New Jersey chapters put together a handful of clean-up all along the coast. This past weekend was Surfrider South Jersey’s monthly clean-up along the bay just south of Atlantic City in Vetnor.

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"Surf Art and Stoke at the Shore" Castles Made of Sand: A Trident Arts Surf Exhibit

When people think of surfing and surf art it’s not often that the Jersey shore comes up first. However, in recent years there has been a rise in local pro surfers, board shapers, and artists in the scene. At Trident Arts in Long Branch, the Castles Made of Sand art show proved that Jersey artists can be contenders to Californian or Hawaiian artists. The exhibit featured handmade surfboard bags by Davie Sincox, mixed-media art from Chris Blackwell and Scott Szegeski, woodworking art from Ben McBrien and Patrick Dean, paintings from Christopher Smith and Erik Schmidt, and a feature viewing of Through the Looking Glass, a pivotal east coast surf film, by local director and artist Robert Gilanyi as well as locally crafted and innovative surfboards from Johnny Borbone.

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Reminiscing Burger-a-Gogo with FEELS, The Flytraps, Death Valley Girls, The Coathangers, Summer Twins, and Dengue Fever

Burger-a-Gogo rocked our buns off! If you totally snoozed it and missed the tour or if you just want to try and relive it, then this is the only recap you need! The festival was organized by none other than the great minds and ears of BURGER RECORDS.

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St. Petersburg’s blooming art scene evolves 97X’s memorial weekend backyard BBQ to the 97x Barbecue Music & Arts Festival

Formerly known as the 97X BBQ, the tampa bay new alt-rock station is coming back bigger than ever for it’s yearly memorial weekend celebration as the 97X Barbecue Music & Arts Festival! As part of their new events strategy that started up in December by expanding their annual Next Big Thing festival to two days with two headliners, Paramore and The Lumineers, 97X is successfully putting on the biggest festivals they ever have.

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Burger Boogaloo 2018 Hosted by John Waters Returns to Oakland!

Fellow freaks and geeks, it’s finally that time of year for the annual Burger Boogaloo Festival! Every year, many wonder how Burger Records will top the lineup of the year before but they do every time and Burger Boogaloo truly just keeps getting better and better. This groovy shindig returns back to it’s familiar grounds at Mosswood Park in Oakland June 30th and July 1st.

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Rocktopia; When Beethoven meets Led Zeppelin

Who said that classic music cannot be combined with rock music? For those in love with classic music and  for those who walk in rock vibes, ROCKTOPIA is here to bring a new era in the Broadway shows. Sexy performances from the five-piece rock band, innovative sounds from the twenty five-piece orchestra and forty-member choir, all together making this show stand up from all the other in the Broadway list. A must-see show that will make you stand up from your seat and inevitably force you to start dancing and singing along with the rest of the band.

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U2 Announces the eXPERIENCE + iNNOCENCE Tour 2018 Powered By Salesforce at T-Mobile Arena Friday, May 11, 2018

NovemberSongs of Experience, the 14th studio album from U2, was released on December 1, 2017 by Interscope Records in the U.S. and via Universal Canada on CD, vinyl, digital download and across streaming platforms. Accompanying the announcement of the Songs of Experience release, Live Nation has confirmed that U2’s eXPERIENCE + iNNOCENCE Tour will begin in North America in May 2018.

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The Atlantic City Beer & Music Festival Bring Suds’ & Song To The City By The Sea

The annual A.C. Beer and Music Festival 2018 kicked off its thirteenth season, at the Atlantic City Convention Center! This event attracts hopheads from far and wide and has grown from humble beginnings to a major yearly event, attracting tens of thousands of beer and music enthusiast to what I consider my second hometown, Atlantic City New Jersey.

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Hangout: The Ultimate Beach Vacation With A Live Soundtrack

From the creators of Coachella Music Festival, Tyler The Creator’s Camp Flognaw, Panorama NYC and too many more to name, comes yet another epic installation of the one-of kind beach festival: Hangout. Taking place on the white-sand beaches of Gulf Shores, Alabama, this festival is one that absolutely cannot be missed. Of the utmost importance to fans is the lineup, and to no surprise, this year’s ranks among the heaviest hitters around the globe. Hangout 2018 will feature performances from The Killers, Portugal. The Man, The Chainsmokers, Halsey, Kendrick Lamar, and Odesza, among countless others.

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Houston's In Bloom Music Festival

After countless weather issues, ranging from delays and relocations to all-out cancellations, the team behind Free Press Summer Fest made the admirable decision in 2017 to scrap the summertime festival and introduce In Bloom Music Festival to the city of Houston this past weekend. Likely referencing the festival’s new time frame in the month of March, it also seems that the creators may be paying homage to Nirvana’s widely popular tune, “In Bloom.”

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7th Annual Desert Daze Announces Phase One Lineup and New Southern California Location

Desert Daze returns October 12th to 14th for it’s 7th annual celebration of music, art, culture and nature, featuring Phase One confirmed artists, Tame Impala , Mercury Rev performing Deserter's Songs to celebrate the 20th anniversary, Warpaint, Ty Segall & White Fence, Malcolm Mooney of Can, Connan Mockasin , and Chelsea Wolfe with more headliners and additions to follow.

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St. Patrick’s Day in 5 Points with Rainbow Kitten Surprise, SondorBlue, and more!

Thousands upon thousands of people gathered in the streets of Five Points in Columbia, SC -wearing green, drinking beers and listening to good music to celebrate St. Patty’s day! The day was filled with races, parades, silent disco dance parties, a variety of bands, lots of good beer and of course the luck o’ the Irish. This year was the 36th annual St. Patty’s fest to take place in Five Points!

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Get Up, Stand Up, & Rise Up! Reggae Rise Up Florida 2018 unified people together for a full weekend of love, music, and art.

Four years firing up and Florida’s premier, annual reggae festival returns bigger than ever at St. Petersburg’s Vinoy Park this past St. Patrick’s Day weekend sporting a different strain of green. Welcoming back major national reggae acts like headliners Rebelution, Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley, & SOJA, who are well familiar with the great sunset vibes of the Tampa Bay Area’s reggae scene, as well as crowd favorites Tribal Seeds, The Expendables, Collie Buddz, J. Boog, Ozomatli, and NAHKO & Medicine for the People

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How Gasparilla Music Festival Obliterated Expectations With The Legendary Performances That Captivated Crowds This Year In Downtown Tampa, Florida!

Gasparilla Music Festival obliterated expectations and past lineups from previous years, the funk, passion, and soul were all unleashed and spilling throughout downtown Tampa March 10-11th. The acts that stole our hearts this year were KOLARS, The Young Something, Johnny Mile & The Kilometers, The Roots, War Paint, The Underhill Family Orchestra, Ella Jet, Father John Misty, Brother Cephus, and Spoons just to name a few!

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