The Magazine of Champions: On the Shabby Brilliance of “Grand Royal” Magazine
In conjunction with the label of the same name, the Beastie Boys launched "Grand Royal" magazine without much of a plan. But with the help of a ramshackle editorial team that included Spike Jonze and Bob Mack, they didn't need one.
LIVE, IN PHOTOS: Outside Lands (8/11–13/2017)
All the Band Shirts Worn by the Baby Anarchist in “GLOW,” Ranked
PREMIERE: Ross Goldstein Makes Collaboration Magisterial on “Inverted Jenny” LP
The Two Sides of Pickathon’s Happy Valley
It was a festival filled with dualities: that Charles Bradley is not a lone eagle, that J Mascis can blow out an amp and shred on acoustic within a matter of hours, that the pleasant Pacific Northwest can still get really freakin’ hot.
LIVE, IN PHOTOS: Lollapalooza (8/3–6/2017)
Party at the lake house.
Four-Day Weekend: Lollapalooza 2017 in Review
Chicago’s premier music festival is still the best way to walk a marathon.
Boom-Shaka-Laka: FLOODfest Chicago Gets Physical
Sylvan Esso, Grace Mitchell, Gus alt-J, and Flint Eastwood helped a massive crowd ball to the break of dawn.
Drinks With Rob of Silencio: Five Cocktails Dreamt Up in David Lynch’s Paris
The drink menu for your “Twin Peaks” viewing parties is now finalized.
We Got the Eats: Kelly Fields’s Food Map of America
Your festival food experience doesn’t have to be limited to the confines of the festival itself.
Gear Up: Your Festival Survival Kit
Passes? Check. Everything else? Not so fast.
Tech Yourself Before You Fest Yourself
All the googaws and whatsits you need to heighten your festing experience.
Get Your Clothes On: Fast Festival Fashion
Clothing not optional.
Don’t Miss: White Reaper
The world’s best American band proves it all night.
Don’t Miss: Kweku Collins
From Evanston to Grant Park.
Don’t Miss: S U R V I V E
Abstract horror soundscapes: coming soon to a festival near you.
LIVE, IN PHOTOS: Panorama (7/28–30/2017)
Setting sail to Randall’s Island.
PREMIERE: Follow Dawes to SF on the “The Road to Outside Lands” Podcast
Growing up on the road isn’t exactly easy.
PREMIERE: Howard Ivans Brings Subtle, Supple Funk on “Back to the Life”
Courtesy of Spacebomb Records.
Welcome to Festival Week
Still plenty of sand in the hourglass.
Making Mischief with Black Lips
The baddest dudes in Hotlanta know how to find the weird wherever they go.
PREMIERE: Palehound Return to Pickathon’s Slab Sessions with “Healthier Folk”
Plus, tune in next weekend to catch the festival live from Happy Valley, OR.
Dent May, “Across the Multiverse”
When times get tough, it’s easy to check out. It’s harder to be present. Dent May gets it.