festivals

ACL Music Festival

ACL Music Festival: History, Location, and What to Wear

When it comes to music festivals, it’s often easy to tell from the location what kind of experience you’re going to have. When organizers are totally disassociated from the local scene, it’s easy to spot. Some random field that just happened to be near some center of population? Happily, the ACL Music Festival is particularly […]

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STRAB Music Festival

STRAB Music Festival: From a Performer’s Eyes and Ears

Music festivals; those were the days. Afternoons soaking up the sun, living carefree for just a moment, sipping your favorite drink while hanging out with friends and delightful strangers. From every direction, the music meanders through every stall, campsite, and beer tent, culminating in gyrating epicenters we call the stage. The STRAB music festival is

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US Festival Lineup 1982

US Festival 1982 Lineup: Indie History or Corporate Rock?

The US Festival featured some incredibly popular bands at the time, bands that are considered classics by modern standards today. The US Festival 1982 lineup presented not only popular music but bands that would later be classified as punk or alternative. So, why is it a relatively little-known event in American musical history? What was

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Who Started Coachella

Who Started Coachella and How Did it Begin?

You know that magical time of year when musicians start announcing they’ll be at Coachella? When celebrities and influencers start wearing a lot of fringe, crochet, and flower crowns like they’re gearing up for Woodstock? And your heart cries a little because it seems like everyone’s going to Coachella except you. Coachella basically qualifies as

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