72-Hour Nostalgia-Punk Therapy: Riot Fest 2017

With a high-profile Jawbreaker reunion at its center, this year’s edition of Riot Fest further cemented the Chicago party’s identity.

Nyege Nyege Brings Underground African Music to the Shore of the River Nile

The third running of the Ugandan music festival presents a dynamic vision of African music informed by—but not devoted to—traditional forms.

In Conversation: Terry and Gyan Riley Talk Desert Daze, LSD, and Familial Communication Through Music

The architect of modernist music and his classically trained son take their playful improvisation to Joshua Tree.

LIVE, IN PHOTOS: Outside Lands (8/11–13/2017)

Belle and Sebastian, Fleet Foxes, Kaytranada, and more play in the Bay.

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.

The Show Outside of the Show

What happens to America’s third-largest city when over 100,000 people take over its downtown?

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.

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.

LIVE, IN PHOTOS: Panorama (7/28–30/2017)

Setting sail to Randall’s Island.

Welcome to Festival Week

Still plenty of sand in the hourglass.

FYF Fest Still Isn’t Coachella (And That’s a Good Thing)

Headliners were a story, as always, but they weren’t the story out of the fest’s inaugural three-day run at Expo Park.  

I Got So Much Magic, You Can Have It: How the Near West Side Was Won at Pitchfork Fest

Solange, Angel Olsen, Kamaiyah, and a host of brilliant female artists took over Chicago’s Union Park this weekend.

Wino Party: Bottlerock Basks in the Light of its Own Joy

These days, there’s a niche festival for everyone—even people who love the radio.

Oasis: FORM Arcosanti Offers Streams in the Desert

Hundred Waters and Moses Sumney’s fourth-annual gathering reimagines what a music festival can be.

LIVE, IN PHOTOS: Air + Style (2/18–19/2017)

YG, TV on the Radio, and a whole lot of snowboarders get high in LA.

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