Posts about ‘Music’

Labor Day weekend may mark the unofficial end of summer, but it should be by no means depressing! That extra day off gives us a chance to squeeze in one more summer vacay, filled with barbecues, fireworks and plenty of All-American goodness. It’s a time to get outside, to explore, to cook out, to see a [read more…]

It’s that time again. The music, the scene, the nonstop partying: The music festival. The great and glorious Lollapalooza kicks off tomorrow at 4 p.m., one day earlier than ever before. Which means only one thing for Chicago: One extra day of massive blow-out parties, must-see after shows, concerts, food, new friends, art and anything-goes after parties. And this [read more…]

Summer is finally upon us, and with it comes concert season. Here are our top picks for must-see concerts this summer. Enjoy. Beyoncé — The Formation World Tour It should come as no surprise that Beyoncé tops the list (not that this list is in any particular order). Seeing Beyoncé in the flesh will change [read more…]

So we all know that summer is the season of the music festival. And it’s pretty much the best. Here’s a breakdown of the sweetest season’s best and brightest festivals, no matter what your taste in music. BottleRock Festival When and where: May 27–29, 2016 in Napa Valley Why to go: You mean besides being [read more…]

Welcome to your one-stop shop for the best of America’s non-musical festivals. (Don’t worry, we’ve got plenty of cheap music festival tickets for you anyway.) Eeyore’s Birthday Party: Austin, Texas When: April 30, 2016 Why: This one-day celebration dedicated to pop culture’s most depressed cartoon has been raging once a year since the 1960s. It [read more…]

It plays out like a scene in a movie: You pack your things and hit the open road with the hopes of reaching out and touching fame, fortune and glory—if only for a moment. Following your favorite band across the country is certainly an adventurous pastime, meaning it can also get expensive pretty quickly. But [read more…]

From blues and jazz to Katy Perry-style mega pop, America’s music scene is off the charts. And all over the country, entire swaths of the states are extremely loyal to their own favorite genres, according to this interactive map by Movoto. Which begs the question: What cities are the best for each kind of music? [read more…]

Would you like fresh beats with that? The Guardian recently reported that psychologists have (finally) found a connection between music enhancing the flavor of food. Lead researcher Professor Charles Spence summarized the experience to the magazine. “It is an exciting area: how soundscapes come together with taste to make the whole experience more enjoyable. It’s [read more…]

Perhaps you’re familiar with the thanks-for-playing feeling of utter woe when you realize tickets to the concert you’re whole life has been leading up to sold out in 60 seconds flat. You start going through the five stages of grief. First complete denial. How did it sell out so quickly and how did you not [read more…]

A good musical will make you want to sing, dance, laugh, cry and…travel? Naturally. Some of the world’s most vibrant cities and cultures inspired its most most popular theater acts. These musical destinations are calling (or singing) your name: class=”aligncenter Chicago: ‘Chicago’ Kick off your travels with a city so great—and so infamously gritty—that they [read more…]