Some performers at the music festival were unsurprising in their goodness. But other top performances came, perhaps unexpectedly, from lesser-known acts, especially ones hailing from outside the country.
To better introduce you to this weekend’s lesser-known acts, we’ve paired some of them with bigger names based on shared appeal.
This year’s Frost Music & Arts Festival will be run in partnership with Goldenvoice, a company co-owned by alleged anti-LGBT promoter Philip Anschutz.
For hip-hop heads, the West Coast ruled Coachella weekend two. Sets from Vince Staples, Anderson .Paak, SZA and Ice Cube brought out a slew of legendary guest artists from the wild west, and sounds inspired by life on the sunny streets of Los Angeles dominated the desert air. While other acts from New York (A$AP…
Logistical snafus nearly overshadowed the great performances at this year’s FYF fest. Now in its 11th year, FYF has evolved from a one-day, 14-act affair at local venues in Echo Park to a full-fledged, four-stage festival in its first year at the LA Sports Arena and Exposition Park. This expansion unfortunately has come with some…
Last weekend in downtown Los Angeles, Next Fest, Sundance’s two-year old film festival, featured a small selection of films previously screened at the Sundance Film Festival in January, which were each paired with either a conversation with the filmmakers or a musical performance. Each day of the three-day festival concluded with a musical performance chosen to complement the preceding movie and for many of the films, music was a prominent component.
The festival was held at the newly renovated theater at the Ace Hotel in downtown Los Angeles. The theater was recently retrofitted with a projection and sound system for both movie screenings and musical performances. The location felt very angeleno with the hipster Ace Hotel coffee shop and restaurant as one in-between-show snack option as well as a taco shack with criminally delicious $1.50 tacos next door. Here are a few highlights of the weekend.
Imagine a real life Candy Land — but for grown-ups. The annual music festival Outside Lands will be taking place this coming weekend, August 9-11, in Golden Gate Park, and this year, the event will feature more attractions than ever. Panhandle, Beer Lands, food trucks, oh my! It can be overwhelming to pick and choose the best performances, activities and vendors. Take a deep breath though, friends. Whether you’re going for just one day or the whole weekend, a simple strategy will help you navigate the six concert stages, six food “lands” and countless scattered tents.
The Bay is replaced by Lake Michigan, and the fog trapped in the foothills gives way to oven-like humidity. Deep dish becomes the only pizza crust, while Derrick Rose jerseys of every color replace Giants caps. E-40’s “Function” is a mere afterthought to any tune by hometown favorite Kanye West. This is no “Yay Area.” This is Chicago. And on Aug. 3-5, the city played host to one of the nation’s largest music festivals: Lollapalooza.