To me, the concept of the festival was always good in theory but never in practice. Yeah, paying a flat fee to have literally dozens (sometimes hundreds) of acts at your fingertips sounds like a great time but while all my friends in high school and college took part, I was that person who went, […]
The first sensation you feel upon hearing Dagny is a burst of light and energy. There is a wave of confidence that sits atop massive pop tunes that warms your soul. That magic transcends and is amplified when you see Dagny perform live. She’s vivacious, captivating, and possesses everything that will catapult her into pop stardom.
Go to enough live shows, and you’ve seen them all. Kidding! Because while certain kinds of album releases are the subject of hype and invention again, live music (and not the merch aspect) is also at its peak.
Having trouble keeping up with new music? Same, same. So, we’re spending every Friday rounding up some of the sweetest new jams of the week. SPECIAL BELATED EDITION!
Back in June, three interlocking triangles were the first taste of WWCOMMS from Bastille and what would ultimately be the driving force behind their sophomore offering Wild World. An abbreviation of “Wild World Communications,” WWCOMMS has been described as “an all-seeing media outlet” that is inspired by the concept of Big Brother, Terry Gilliam’s Brazil, […]
A week before I interviewed DIY punk rocker Lisa Prank over the phone, I celebrated my 24th birthday with some friends in a private karaoke room. Halfway through the night, I put on the All-American Rejects’s “Swing Swing”; despite not having listened to that song in probably a decade, I remembered every lyric, every rise and […]
“Feeling hopeless I go looking for distraction — I go searching for you.”
Boasting themselves as the “quintessential British rock band,” Black Honey has always set their visuals and music center stage. Over the past year, the elusive foursome have started peeling back the curtain by putting some faces to their unique brand of dark grunge and super sweet catalogue. As we approach Bestival, Black Honey is easily […]
Close-Up is a monthly photography series from the lens of Gregory Nolan.
Having trouble keeping up with new music? Same, same. So, we’re spending every Friday rounding up some of the sweetest new jams of the week.
Like most things these days, last year’s FYF was dominated by Frank Ocean. Even after he pulled out of his headlining spot 48 hours before showtime, rumors and hopes still saturated the festival grounds of Exposition Park (which welcomed attendees with a giant sign reading “FRANK OCEAN NOT PERFORMING TODAY”) — until Kanye West got […]