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Happy Hulaween

The Spirit of Suwannee Music Park in Live Oak, FL will be coming to life for Hulaween’s 6th rendition on October 26th- 28th, 2018. This mystical forest is 800 acres of Spanish moss where every installation, mural, artwork and performance has been strategically placed to awaken the magic in the forest. Hulaween offers meditation, dance, flow and yoga classes that you can attend each day. These workshops are led by teachers from all over that are looking to share their passion. With 3 days, 20,000 attendees and acts like Janelle Monáe, The Revivalists, Rezz, Stephen Marley, and Bishop Briggs- there’s something exciting for everyone to check out. Don’t forget to wear your best Halloween costume or top 3 for each day to participate in the festivities!

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I Like My Mind Better Than My Face, Inner Beauty Vs. The Martial Mask

Dressing up in front of the mirror, perceived as a daily repetition of vanity or a structured routine of self-care, the definition is held at societies standard can be debated as unfair. The age of the ‘selfie’, a more casual form of self-admiration is too often considered a form of confidence or narcissism. The limitations one can reach trying to express their own ideal of beauty is astonishing with the censoring of skin and human anatomy, something that is out of one’s control.

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RIOT FEST SUCKS

RIOT FEST SUCKS, this tagline seeps into everything that RIOT FEST is and aims to be. Started in 2005 RIOT FEST is the festival that hates that it’s a festival; it’s the embodiment of the counter culture that spawned this rambunctious alternative punk bastard of an event. The original festival was a multi-venue hodgepodge of the best the punk, indie and metal scene had to offer with its debut artist including Dead Kennedys, The Misfits, and The Bouncing Souls. And so, it continued for 7 years, dozens of artist and venues later the festival” finally took the plunge to hook an outdoor 3 day venue for their artist. And now I ask you to step into the belly of the beast with and explore what this rag tag group of punks and outsiders can do when you give them a home to rock their fans to the core.

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Escape Reality at the Psycho Festival!

The Psycho Festival 2018 lives up to its name in Las Vegas! The music festival encompasses three days of Heavy Metal, Death Metal, and Black Metal music. The dynamic festival is hosted at three different venues throughout the Hard Rock Casino and Resort. Guests enjoyed diverse performances from bands such as Ghastly Sound and Black Mare at Vinyl, Coven and Danzig at the Joint and Spirit Adrift and Voivod and the Paradise Pool. Lots of leather studded, boot wearing, tattooed fans lined up in anticipation of hardcore music and incredible performances. Let us not forget the "splosh pit" at the pool! For it's third year, the Psycho Festival displayed it's trademark for "Vegas' Best Festival." 

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Fusion at its Finest: Lando Chill to Blend Rap, Poetry, and Emotion at The Satellite, Los Angeles

Singer, songwriter, producer, spoken word poet. No matter the title, Lance Washington always provides more than a single title can define. Working under stage moniker, Lando Chill, Washington’s hip-hop and rap-blend music also appears to address a different side of the multi-talented artist. Let's call it his literary side. His emotional side. A side of him that words alone would never capture.

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New Order, Janelle Monae, Parquet Courts, and more perform this month at Long Beach’s MUSIC TASTES GOOD VOL.3

On September 29th and 30th, the 3rd annual Music Tastes Good Festival will take place at it’s home of Marina Greek Park in Long Beach, California! This will be the third year of Long Beach’s most beloved festival and the second year since the death of it’s creator, Josh Fischel. Before creating one of the best festivals in SoCal in 2016, Fischel directed Sublime documentary, “Stories, Tales, Lies & Exaggerations.”

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BEACH GOTH 2018: BACK IN THE HANDS OF THE GROWLERS & ANOTHER UNFORGETTABLE YEAR

The drama is over and Beach Goth officially belongs to The Growlers again! They introduced the world to Beach Goth festival back in 2012 and it has grown more massive every year since. Previous Beach Goths held some big names including King Krule, Alice Glass, Die Antwoord, and who could forget that beautiful moment it started raining during Future Islands in 2016?! Last year’s monumental performances by Girl Talk, The B-52’s, Modest Mouse, and Yeah Yeah Yeahs, were more iconic performances in Beach Goth history. This year, you may have experienced a little Beach Goth deja-vu, since many artists this year have performed this festival before. For La Luz, The Drums, The Voidz, and the classic duo Jonathan Richman & Tommy Larkin, this 7th Beach Goth was not their first.

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Portugal. The Man Wants to Double Check You’re in the Right Place

Rolling into town for a California stop along their 2018 globetrotting tour, Alaska’s, Portugal. The Man, produced a vibrant performance that literally lit up the historic Shrine Auditorium on Friday, August 10th. With sweeping multi-colored spotlights and a projector screen flashing larger-than-life animated patterns, images, and humorous phrases behind the band, it was clear that Portugal. The Man was there to party.

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Symphonic Distribution brings together Florida’s thriving independent music & art scene once again with Vibes of the Bay 2018

Vibes of the Bay is a one-day independent music festival in Tampa, Florida presented by Symphonic Distribution (@symphonicdistro). Held August 18th at Crowbar - one of Ybor City’s best live music venues - the event provides a platform that showcases the talent and distinctiveness of the growing music scene in the Tampa Bay area. From imaginative producers to psychotropic DJs, insightful rappers, electronic-infused rockers, & ethereal vocalists - almost all being innovative multi-instrumentalists - SymDistro brings together hundreds of bay area visual artists, photographers, influencers, bloggers, music and art lovers from all over Florida to celebrate & enjoy some of the best emerging music innovators to share the talented magic that is sprouting in south Florida.

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IGGY POP, TENACIOUS D, GARBAGE, AND FOO FIGHTERS HEADLINE CLASSIC FESTIVAL, CAL JAM 2018

Cal Jam was once a great California festival that began in arguable the best decade for music, the 1970’s. The old lineups included mega-legends such as Black Sabbath, Deep Purple, Heart, Santana, Aerosmith and more! It would have been incredible to experience those performances but thanks to the Foo Fighters, Cal Jam is back and more alive than ever! We get a chance to experience a festival that kids in 40 years from now will be jealous of!

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Foo Fighters' Cal Jam 18 Announce Pop-Up Event in LA August 26th

Foo Fighters' Cal Jam 18 is right around the corner, and to celebrate the impending all day rock fest, they've announced a very special pop-up taking place Sunday, August 26th at the Hollywood Palladium from 3pm-7pm. The event will be all ages and free! Get your tailgate on early and enjoy exclusive merch deals, photo opps with the throne and white limo, plus food and drinks and even more good times.

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What Do Morrissey and Cardi B Have in Common? TROPICALIA!

Grab your chanclas y Modelos, it’s almost time for the freshest festival in California, TROPICALIA! Hitchhike, donate some body fluids, sell a kidney, have a yard sale in tu barrio, just do whatever you can to make it to the Queen Mary on November 3rd and 4th!

If you’ve been on any social media platforms this week, you’ve probably seen this beautiful flyer a gazillion times. The flyer was illustrated by artist UGLYPRIMO. His clever headliner loteria cards are one of the major reasons this poster is so mesmerizing. UGLYPRIMO is an incredible artist who emphasizes latino culture. Whether or not you’re hispanic, you will quickly become obsessed with his work.

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Permission To Come Aboard Desert Daze

You have been selected to take part in a psychonautical expedition from October 12th through the 14th on the multisensory planet of Desert Daze! West coast’’s best psychedelic festival this year will be going down at Moreno Beach in Lake Perris. About one hour east of Los Angeles, Lake Perris is a whole hour closer than last year’s Joshua Tree location at The Institute of Metaphysics. Relocating Desert Daze grounds more west this year comes in favor for festival goers since the heat has been pretty gnarly lately. Breaking new ground, this year’s Desert Daze is nothing like you’ve ever experienced from a music festival. To beat the heat, this venue has one major and unique highlight, SWIMMING!

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BEACH GOTH VII 2018: CALIFORNIA’S MOST WICKED FESTIVAL OF THE YEAR

Halloween is coming a little early this year ghouls and fools! Since 2012, The Growlers have been performing and headlining their own spook-takular socal festival, Beach Goth and they’re doing it again on August 5th at Los Angeles State Historic Park. Don’t worry, costumes are still encouraged! This year’s lineup includes stellar performances from Starcrawler, GWAR, Doug E. Fresh, Bleached as The Ramones and many more! There are also a few familiar Beach Goth faces such as The Drums, La Luz, The Voidz and of course the boogeymen themselves—The Growlers!


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KAABOO Del Mar Festival: The 4 Acts You Must-See

Sometimes festival lineups are almost TOO stellar and it may be a little overwhelming to plan your weekend out when just about every act is on your priority list. KAABOO did a fantastic job making it impossible for anyone to have a terrible time. They have designed this festival to not only be about music but have included designated areas for food, art, hair-styling, massages, comedy, and more! This is not your typical vanilla music festival. Activities are countless and all the performers featured are brilliant!

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The 4th Annual Alt 98.7 Summer Camp Festival is a Summer Treat You Won’t Want to Miss

For alternative music enthusiasts, however, the search is over. Boasting a stacked lineup and a combination of both music icons and up-and-coming stars alike, the Alt 98.7 Summer Camp festival is bound to impress. Taking place on Sunday, August 12, at the picturesque Queen Mary Events Park in Long Beach, California, the festival’s heavy-hitting array of talent will include Death Cab for Cutie, ODESZA, CHVRCHES, Judah & the Lion, AJR, Sir Sly, Jungle, lovelytheband, Superorganism, and Two Feet.     

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Lollaplaooza 2018 Promises An Unforgettable Weekend in Chicago

On August 2-5, 2018 Lollapalooza will make its much-anticipated return to Grant Park, Chicago, continuing the festival’s long-standing run of over 25 years. In an era where music festivals seem to be more prevalent, widely advertised, and highly attended than ever, it is certainly difficult for festivals to stand out among the crowd. Lollapalooza, however, has such deep roots in the festival realm and a name known worldwide – with installations ranging from Berlin to Brazil to Paris and even Stockholm – that promoters already have a bit of a leg up on the competition when it comes to drawing in audiences.

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Families Belong Together: Asbury Park AKA: How To Cover A Protest On A Lunch Break

On a blisteringly hot day, people from all over the Asbury Park area rallied together at Springwood Park as a part of the “Families Belong Together” protests happening nationwide. The protests were set into motion as a way of showing peaceful solidarity with people whose families were broken apart by the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) under the current and former presidents’ terms.

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Splashing Charlotte With Reggae Vibes

This past Saturday held the 7th annual Summer Splash event which doubled as a tribute to Sublime’s loved, Bradley Nowell. The event took place at a very unique venue in Charlotte, North Carolina. The Shed is a pop up amphitheater that definitely gave you a very modern vibe along the train station. As the doors opened around 1:30pm the sun beamed a scorching 90 degrees. But it was only about to get hotter from there.

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Hate Has No Home In Asbury Park: A Peaceful Protest Against The “Festival of Life.”

Over the past few years “Pride Day” in Asbury Park, NJ has gone smoothly but this year was very different. Pride Day is the last Sunday in June and in Asbury Park it’s held in Bradley Park, an idyllic location a block away from the beach. However, this year Bradley Park was given to Revivalist Reverend Jonathan Shuttlesworth and his “Festival of Life.” Shuttlesworth is no stranger to making anti-LGBTQ comments as he once said that “somebody bound in homosexuality [has a] wicked spirit.”  Needless to say that once the LGBTQ community and its allies heard of Shuttlesworth’s festival coming to town, it did not take long for them to come up with a counter festival that welcomes all.



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Soundbite’s Top Five: Sloss Fest Edition

Slossfest is a southern festival highlight, taking place July 14-15th in Alabama’s “Magic City” Birmingham. The festival’s venue is one-of-a-kind; it’s held at the historical industrial site Sloss Furnaces. It’s the only site in the United States that has preserved 20th century blast furnaces and played a major key in the American industrial revolution. With such a unique venue, the festival also produces unique lineups every year. Spanning different genres, new and old artists, here’s Soundbite Magazine’s Slossfest Top Five:

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