Festival Reviews

Bayou, Valley, My Ears Couldn’t Tell the Difference

by JasonBryan / Jun 17, 2016 / 0 comments

The Simi Valley Cajun and Blues Festival rocked the surrounding mountains Memorial Day weekend. Over the last 27 years this charity festival organized by The Rotary Club of Simi Sunrise has grown into the largest festival of its kind west of the Mississippi River. Having grown up in a small town in Maryland I played several seasons on a Rotary Club youth soccer team, and this has got to be one of the biggest and best organized events by a community organization in the country. Hats off to the volunteers who worked to make that festival as fantastic as it was.

Best in the West - Stagecoach 2016

by JasonBryan / May 16, 2016 / 0 comments

The 10th Annual Stagecoach Festival went down last weekend on the Empire Polo Fields in Indio CA, where it was honored with the ACM for “Festival of the Year” during Old Dominion’s set on Sunday. But I’m getting ahead of myself, let’s take it back to day 1.

Festival Supreme Dos Manos

by JasonBryan / Oct 12, 2015 / 0 comments

Jack Black and Kyle Gass bring another Festival Supreme to Los Angeles, and much like the burrito supreme which inspired a lyric in a song by their band Tenacious D, which the festival draws its name from, it was a kind of like everything wrapped into a tortilla. With four stages and a line up chock full of comedy acts, rock and roll, Dj’s and artists stepping out of their comfort zones, it was a festival supreme dos manos.

Bestival 2015 Review - The Best Festival on Earth

by john / Sep 20, 2015 / 0 comments

With back to back partying, the festival that always has more fun to give, Bestival truly is the best of all Festivals. Summer of Love themed Bestival 2015 was truly awesome.

The Seven Deadly Sins, Represented at the Secret Garden Party

by jessicajolly / Jul 28, 2015 / 0 comments

Lust: “Who knows our band’s name?” (beat) “Oh! You up front, with the nice titties?”

Bring the Noise : Noisily Festival 2015 Review

by mintyhit / Jul 23, 2015 / 1 comments

So what is it?

Noisily has picked up the alternative electronic music ball right where Glade festival dropped it. Two years in they have already achieved quite a feat, giving us a lavishly decorated woodland playground hosting a myriad of artists and producers offering up three solid days of progressive techno, psychedelic trance, glitch hop, drum and bass and everything between.

BST Hyde Park - The Strokes, Beck, Future Islands

by jessicajolly / Jun 19, 2015 / 0 comments

BST stands for “British Summer Time”, and the weather paid off the name perfectly. The Hyde Park festival commenced with a glorious London evening, as the sun set behind 65,000 fans dancing away to Britain's best loved American acts of the 00's.

SXSW Music Journal - Full Festival Review

by jessicajolly / Mar 20, 2015 / 0 comments

We got there three days early and witnessed the transformation, as the small university town of Austin, TX became an enflamed orgy of music, film, comedy and tech conferences. It would be impossible to encapsulate the entirety of SXSW in one review, but...

Split 2014 Day 2 Festival Review

by jessicajolly / Aug 11, 2014 / 0 comments

Hurricane Bertha was supposed to smother Sunderland. Instead, all the Split Festival goers had to endure was a light smattering of rain. Nothing the northerners can't handle. Thankfully, the biblical forecast didn't keep people from attending. Day 2 of the fest provided non-stop rock n roll to a flurry of excited fans.

Here are the second day highlights:

Split 2014 Day 1 Festival Review

by jessicajolly / Aug 11, 2014 / 0 comments

In the center of Sunderland, a town so sleepy we couldn’t find a shop selling beer at 6pm on a Saturday, a three-stage festival raged inside a lovely city park. One could listen to heavy metal, soul, rap, and of course a bit of quintessentially English pop. The organizers of the Split Festival had to overcome several obstacles to get their event off the ground, but the effort was well worth it.

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