This summer marked the 20th anniversary of Gathering of the Vibes music festival, and it fell on the weekend of what would have been The Grateful Dead founder Jerry Garcia's 73rd birthday.

Live Review: Gathering of the Vibes

This summer marked the 20th anniversary of Gathering of the Vibes music festival, and it fell on the weekend of what would have been The Grateful Dead founder Jerry Garcia's 73rd birthday.
The fourth official day of South by Southwest Music brought not only heightened foot traffic and more music showcases, but a pretty steady downpour as well. Though rain can be a rare sight around the Austin area, the wet weather didn't keep the music or the fans away. Performances continued across the city, and we pressed on in our search for the latest and greatest.

SXSW 2015 Highlights: Doug Burr, Avid Dancer, Jamestown Revival

The fourth official day of South by Southwest Music brought not only heightened foot traffic and more music showcases, but a pretty steady downpour as well. Though rain can be a rare sight around the Austin area, the wet weather didn't keep the music or the fans away. Performances continued across the city, and we pressed on in our search for the latest and greatest.
Brilliant blue skies, rolling Texas hills, hours of intimate roots, rock and Americana music, and the Red Headed Stranger himself -- this Texas transplant escaped the South by Southwest madness for an afternoon to venture out to the fourth annual Heartbreaker Banquet.

SXSW 2015 Highlights: Heartbreaker Banquet

Brilliant blue skies, rolling Texas hills, hours of intimate roots, rock and Americana music, and the Red Headed Stranger himself -- this Texas transplant escaped the South by Southwest madness for an afternoon to venture out to the fourth annual Heartbreaker Banquet.
The music portion of South by Southwest (SXSW) is here again, which means miles of walking, thousands of bands, and dodging tens of thousands of fellow festivalgoers to find the diamonds in the proverbial rough. Sorting through the long list of official showcases to make a nightly game plan can be overwhelming, but the hunt is worth the reward when you find music that moves you.

SXSW 2015 Highlights: Elliphant, Halsey, Kopecky

The music portion of South by Southwest (SXSW) is here again, which means miles of walking, thousands of bands, and dodging tens of thousands of fellow festivalgoers to find the diamonds in the proverbial rough. Sorting through the long list of official showcases to make a nightly game plan can be overwhelming, but the hunt is worth the reward when you find music that moves you.
The second day of the Austin City Limits Festival seemed to draw everyone who wasn't at the University of Texas football game, and then some. The weather couldn't have been better for the Saturday event, which held several highlights, like folk-rockers The Avett Brothers, rap icon Eminem and EDM mastermind Skrillex. But the day also provided a couple lessons for festival organizers, particularly when it came to stage placement for current Top 40 royalty Iggy Azalea.

Live Review: Day 2 of Austin City Limits Festival

The second day of the Austin City Limits Festival seemed to draw everyone who wasn't at the University of Texas football game, and then some. The weather couldn't have been better for the Saturday event, which held several highlights, like folk-rockers The Avett Brothers, rap icon Eminem and EDM mastermind Skrillex. But the day also provided a couple lessons for festival organizers, particularly when it came to stage placement for current Top 40 royalty Iggy Azalea.
The first day of Austin City Limits Festival is almost always the easiest. Only those with the afternoon off are able to make it to Zilker Park in the first few hours, so the crowds are still bearable, lines are slightly shorter, the pace less frenetic.

Live Review: Day 1 of Austin City Limits Festival

The first day of Austin City Limits Music Festival is almost always the easiest. Only those with the afternoon off are able to make it to Zilker Park in the first few hours, so the crowds are still bearable, lines are slightly shorter, the pace less frenetic.
It was the "best night ever" for the 60,000-plus One Direction fans who packed University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, AZ, Tuesday (9/16). // Tour dates at SoundSpike

Live Review: One Direction in Glendale, AZ

It was the "best night ever" for the 60,000-plus One Direction fans who packed University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, AZ, Tuesday (9/16).
It's hard to determine who had a better 2014 Gathering of the Vibes -- the audience or the performers who poured out their talents across three stages during the four-day jam band festival at Bridgeport's Seaside Park.

Live Review: Gathering of the Vibes Music Festival

It's hard to determine who had a better 2014 Gathering of the Vibes -- the audience or the performers who poured out their talents across three stages during the four-day jam band festival at Bridgeport's Seaside Park.
Amos Lee is doing things the hard way on his current tour. And that should delight plenty of long-time fans as the late summer leg of his tour winds its way into October, because this one's packing a few surprises.

Live Review: Amos Lee in Costa Mesa

Amos Lee is doing things the hard way on his current tour. And that should delight plenty of long-time fans as the late summer leg of his tour winds its way into October, because this one's packing a few surprises.
One of the better places to be in Los Angeles on Saturday night (7/26) had to be the outdoor field next to the Annenberg Space for Photography, where local music discovery powerhouse KCRW hosted a free concert featuring buzzworthy newcomers Jamestown Revival and the comparatively veteran Shelby Lynne.

Live Review: Shelby Lynne and Jamestown Revival in Los Angeles

One of the better places to be in Los Angeles on Saturday night (7/26) had to be the outdoor field next to the Annenberg Space for Photography, where local music discovery powerhouse KCRW hosted a free concert featuring buzzworthy newcomers Jamestown Revival and the comparatively veteran Shelby Lynne.
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