Festivals

Frontman of the Midwest hip hop group Atmosphere, Sean Daley, or "Slug" as he goes by on stage, is a rare breed in the sense that seems to wear his heart on his sleeve and has the perspective to allow himself to be his own person rather than a manufactured image of an onstage persona. Sean carries himself with a sobering energy that reflects his sincerity in how he sees the world and communicates with a level of genuineness and empathy that is refreshing to see in an artist of his tenure.

Pulling into Summer Camp for my first time I couldn’t help but feel a bit apprehensive. Everything I’ve read or seen on the web says “It’s an amazing fest… as long as it doesn’t rain“ Yet, here I was, pulling up to the gate on Friday morning after 3 solid days of precipitation. Stepping out of my jeep into the parking lot I immediately sunk into the mud up to my ankles and thought to myself “Welp, I guess it’s time to get dirty!” 

Borderland Festival is returning to Knox Farm State Park, September 17 and 18, bringing an experience rooted in community and bursting with musical flair to the region.

In classic Borderland style, the two-day festival will host more than 20 bands on three stages. A diverse mix of national and regional, rock, country and Americana artists will perform at the historic and picturesque Knox Farm.

Headlining the 2022 festival is American psychedelic rock band, The Flaming Lips and alt-rock band, Portugal. The Man.

Reggae has always been known as the genre of “one love” but from the earliest days of his Hawaiian origin, Mike Love has taken this to a new level. He wears many hats as a musician, a spiritual shaman, and even an ordained minister, but few who meet him could help but call him a friend as his welcoming and affectionate aura touches shines so brightly.

Brew Ha Ha Productions has announced fall event dates for Punk In Drublic Craft Beer & Music Festival, featuring the best in punk rock music and craft beer, with all shows featuring a lineup of punk rock icons, headlined by NOFX.

The fall festival series includes Saturday, September 24 in Worcester, MA, Saturday, October 1 in Baltimore, MD, and Sunday, October 2 in Asbury Park, NJ as the final event of the season for the Stone Pony Summer Stage. Lineups vary by city as follows:

Indy Festival Partners in association with the Indiana State Fairgrounds and Event Center today announced the addition of Death Cab For Cutie to the lineup for the inaugural All IN Music & Arts Festival, set for Labor Day weekend, Saturday September 3 and Sunday September 4, 2022 in Indianapolis. Additionally, Indiana artists Hank Ruff, Jonah Baker, Kara Cole, Joshua Powell, The Palace, Dream Slice and The Breakes have also been added to the festival’s lineup.

Hailing all the way from Saint-Étienne, France, Dub Inc has found a way to transcend the language barrier and garner a passionate fanbase more than 5,000 miles from home. Their onstage passion and chemistry are informed by decades of knowing each other as bandmates and friends, the energy in their live shows are impressive by any standards.

The Cruel World Festival brought nearly 100,000 fans of 80’s New Wave, Punk, early EDM, and experimental music to the Brookside Golf course at the Pasadena Rose Bowl on May 14th and 15th. Although the lineup was identical for both days of the festival, many hard-core fans attended both days to try and catch most of the 26 bands performing on three stages. Goldenvoice, the gatekeeper of the most successful music festival globally, Coachella, has created a template for niche festivals at the Rose Bowl site.

Last weekend, at the Harvard Athletic Complex, was the Boston Calling 2020 festival. Oops, I mean Boston Calling 2021. Ok, let’s try that again. Last weekend was the 2022 edition of the Boston Calling festival. Like so many other events, this festival has been twice delayed since 2020, but this Memorial Day weekend, crowds finally descended upon the grounds of Harvard for a weekend of great music.

With the sold-out music and arts festival just a few short weeks away, Electric Forest (EF) has revealed the return of Curated Events, additional artists, and the 2022 Food Lineup.