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Montreal's Igloofest 2016: A Travel Journal + Photos

Like Chicago, winter in Montreal runs cold and long. The sub-zero temperatures can stretch well past the spring equinox, and even the holidays in December aren’t enough to break up the freeze. 2,824 more words

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Day for Night 2015 Festival Review: The Top 15 Moments

Photography by David Brendan Hall

With the proliferation of music festivals today, it’s hard to get excited about an event simply because it is new. Harder still is trusting promotional claims that a new festival will offer a “unique experience.” The plentiful mediocrity of lineups and festival designs often blurs together.  5,707 more words

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Festival of the Year: Newport Folk Festival

Photography by Ben Kaye

Newport Folk Festival is unlike anything else. That’s clear enough when you note the 50-year legacy of history-altering performances and the pantheon of artists who have played during those decades, including this year. 2,054 more words

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Festival Review: Knotfest México 2015

When I first touched down in Mexico City about three weeks ago, one of the first sayings imparted by my host and guide, local concert photographer Jaime Fernandez, was “Nada funciona como debería funcionar en la Ciudad de México,” which translates to “Nothing works as it’s supposed to in Mexico City.” 2,337 more words

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Le Guess Who? 2015 Festival Review: 10 Standout Sets

There’s no end to the parade of people who have wondered about what makes a good music festival, and most of us feel confident saying: “I’ll know when I see it.” So when you’re told that the one you’re heading to in The Netherlands has been partially curated by the Seattle drone metal band  2,803 more words

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Corona Capital 2015 Festival Review: 10 Standout Sets

According to nearly every Mexico City local I spoke with over the past few days, this year’s Corona Capital – the annual two-day festival held on the grounds of Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez, the Mexican capital’s Formula 1 track – was the most disappointing among its six editions. 3,926 more words

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Camp Flog Gnaw Carnival 2015 Festival Review: From Worst to Best

Photography by Philip Cosores

It’s a strange thing, to attend a major music festival less than 24 hours after one of the worst terrorist attacks in recent memory. 2,716 more words

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