Focus Feature: Christian Joy

Few artists have the ability to engulf their observers in their vision. Best known for her creative partnership with Yeah Yeah Yeahs frontwoman Karen O, designer Christian Joy has that rare ability to present us with a fully-manifested concept. From bright prints to darker, hard-edged accents, she eschews restriction and in the process has caught […]

Focus Feature: Swan [With Photos by Sequoia Emmanuelle]

A recent transplant from Los Angeles to Oakland, Swan radiates her breathtaking vocals — woven through intricate melodies and heartfelt lyrics (and often coupled with collaborations featuring other phenomenally talented artists), providing her audience with intimate portraits of her life and innermost thoughts. Here Swan shares with us her range of talents, her mesh of […]

Focus Feature: Jillian Ann

Enrapturing fans across the world for years, Jillian Ann exhibits her unique ability to capture imaginations through a multimedia approach. With a background in singing, DJ’ing, modeling, acting and serving as an all-around muse to dozens of fellow artists, she has built an outstanding reputation within the music community. Frequently featured around the festival circuit, […]

Focus Feature: Zipporah Lomax

An intricate dance between beautifully dyed cloth and the whipping desert winds. Floating Tibetan flags fading into a fog that seems to trail on forever. These images are just a tiny sample of all that Zipporah Lomax adds to her incredibly impressive portfolio of photographs of everything from music events to intimately personal portraits to […]

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Don’t Miss: Symbiosis 2013

This year’s Symbiosis Gathering promises to bring an entirely new level of Music and Art experience to its 8,000+ attendees. With musical guests including STS9, Emancipator, Poliça, Mount Kimbie, Cashmere Cat, iamamiwhoami, An-ten-nae, Phaeleh, Bluetech, Ana Sia, The Human Experience, El Papachango and more, Symbiosis 2013 is laying the foundation for an extended weekend spent […]

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Northern Nights: featuring Deejay Theory (plus free mix!)

PHOTO: Grady Brannan A cornerstone of the tropical bass movement, San Francisco’s Deejay Theory will be bringing his summer soundtrack to the Northern Nights stage (July 19-21 in Piercy, CA). While you can catch him at venues from Miami to Singapore, a Theory set is best enjoyed when his addictive beats get soaked in some […]

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Don’t Miss: Lightning in a Bottle PreParties (SF & LA)

PHOTO: AARON GAUTSCHI Get ready for one of the summer’s most anticipated Music and Arts gatherings by joining in one of Lightning in a Bottle‘s two official preparties —- Friday, June 21st at 1015 Folsom in San Francisco, and Saturday, June 22nd at RG Club in Los Angeles. San Francisco’s show will feature performances by VibeSquaD, […]

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Don’t Miss: Northern Nights 2013

On the weekend of July 19th-21st, Cook’s Valley Campground will play host to Northern Nights Music Festival, a brand new Music and Arts gathering held in a beautiful forest setting. This festival has a tone of intimate authenticity, complete with a well-rounded lineup featuring Kastle, Deejay Theory, Gladkill, Andreilien and more. The event’s stated intention […]

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Northern Nights: featuring Sugarpill

PHOTO: Daniel Jung This year, Northern Nights Music Festival (July 19-21 at Cook’s Valley Campground in Mendocino, CA) will feature LA-based artist Sugarpill. With a signature bounce element injected into his tracks, Sugarpill is known for his addictive rhythms that leave the dance floor looking simply irresistible. He doesn’t stay still either, pouring contagious energy across […]

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Don’t Miss: Shambhala 2013

PHOTO: Keri Knapp The recent explosion of electronic-focused music festivals has left many of us torn when allotting our precious vacation days; what are the true diamonds in the rough? Salmo, B.C.’s Shambhala Music Festival has cemented its reputation over the past fifteen years as a cornerstone of the international EDM movement. Held from August […]

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New: LIB Announces its Temple of Consciousness Lineup

Lightning in a Bottle has released its highly-anticipated Temple of Consciousness lineup, featuring speakers Alex Grey and Dream Rockwell along with yoga by Micheline Berry and Ashley Turner, among numerous other highlights. This Music and Arts gathering will be held from July 11th-15th at Lake Skinner in Temecula, CA — snag your tickets here. The […]

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Focus Feature: Lucent Dossier’s Dream Rockwell

The Lucent Dossier Experience has garnered a worldwide network of doe-eyed devotees though its boundary-breaking, uniquely intimate performance events. Dream Rockwell, founding member of The Do LaB (Lucent’s parent collective), took the time to share the beautifully inspiring story behind the troupe’s cultivation and continuing evolution into an internationally-renowned entertainment company. Rockwell has become one […]

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Don’t Miss: Emissions 2013

This year’s Emissions Festival features veterans DJ Shadow, The Polish Ambassador, ill.Gates, Minnesota and NastyNasty, all nestled in the festival […]

Don’t Miss: Lightning in a Bottle 2013

With an ever-expanding list of music gatherings across the country, it’s becoming more difficult to sort out those that can’t be […]

UPCOMING: The Presets & Dragonette North American Tour

Dragonette [PHOTO: Kristin Vicari] The Presets will be joining Dragonette in May for a North American tour — among their stops are Toronto, New […]

Focus Feature: Doe Eye

PHOTO: Laura Ho and Kimberly Ky  One of the few things that’s truly heartbroken me over the last ten years is […]

Focus Feature: Sonmi

Anyone who has had the privilege of exploring Asheville, North Carolina, knows full well the beautiful intricacies of a flourishing […]

Focus Feature: Sea At Last

PHOTO: MARTHA MCCORD Sea At Last (duo Cohen and Tory Elena) call Laurel Canyon home, but their gypsy-folk compositions are […]