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Stagecoach Is Now the World’s Biggest Country Music Festival

“I feel like country music is more popular right now than it’s ever been,” said Miranda Lambert.

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14 Oct 2014 // 12:14 PM

Experimental Is Name of the Game at IndieCade

IndieCade made clear that gaming culture stands on the verge of boldly experimental new ground. For a medium grounded in technology and rules, never more so has it been apparent that none of the old rules apply.

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London Film Festival 2014 Day 5: ‘The Imitation Game’ and ‘X Plus Y’

Two well-made, humane films focus on the lives of maths prodigies: Morgan Matthews’ modestly-scaled X Plus Y and Morten Tyldum’s epic Alan Turing biopic, The Imitation Game.

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No Big Day Out for Australia Next Year

For the first time since 1998, Australia's most recognizable music festival will not be on the schedule. In what appears to be an ever-expanding live music calendar, competition for headliners, audiences, and cash is only becoming fiercer and fiercer.

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24 Jun 2014 // 8:41 AM

21 People You Will Definitely See at Glastonbury (infographic)

Camden's Escapade have just released a hilarious infographic detailing the sorts of people that you will be stumbling upon at this weekend's Glastonbury Festival.

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18 Mar 2014 // 10:00 AM

Real winners and losers at South by Southwest

AUSTIN, Texas — Here’s to bad vibes, colored vomit and off-years. Go ahead and toast those who prevailed at South by Southwest by getting signed,

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Growth posing safety challenges for festivals like SXSW

AUSTIN, Texas — South by Southwest is one of the best music conferences in the world, and also one of the biggest. And now it’s

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Afropunk Fest: 25 August 2013 - Brooklyn, NY (Day 2 Photos)

Within contains thoughts on the entirety of Afropunk Fest and photos from Day 2, including Big Freedia and Vintage Trouble.

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22 Aug 2013 // 12:00 AM

The Newport Folk Festival Paradox

We are all in this together, but now more than ever we are all hopelessly alone and apart. Three days of trading licks at Newport won't change anything, but in the words of Joe Fletcher, “Without Newport, what alternative is there? No folk at all?”

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28 Jun 2013 // 4:00 AM

Examining a New Music Festival: Firefly 2013

With the glut of music festivals this summer, how does relative newcomer Firefly fare?

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Governors Ball 2013: Mud, Music and Finding Yeezus (Photos)

Torrential rains on the first day caused Friday to end early and left the Governors Ball grounds very very muddy. But throughout the weekend, music from Kanye, Cut Copy and several other bands made trudging through the sloppy field worthwhile.

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13 Jun 2013 // 8:00 AM

2013 Nelsonville Music Festival

On the opening night of the 2013 Nelsonville Music Festival, several attendees reported seeing a meteor or fireball in the sky.

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12 Jun 2013 // 3:57 AM

Primavera Sound 2013: Days 1 and 2, Barcelona

Over the last few years, Primavera Sound has separated itself from other festivals that are similar on the surface by booking consistently interesting lineups highlighted by a handful of acts that don't just play anywhere.

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Rock on the Range 2013: 17-19 May 2013, Columbus, OH

Rock on the Range proves there’s still a fest for those about to rock.

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Sweetlife Festival: 11 May 2013 - Washington DC

Washington, DC’s Sweetlife Festival does things a bit differently. And that is a very good thing.

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The Bottlerock Napa Valley Festival - Day 1

Napa Valley music festival offers yet another boost to Northern California's already thriving music scene.

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SFIFF Day 7: Frances Ha + Everyday Objects

Stories about the ordinary lives of young women have abounded at film festivals this year. As we look at two of the most popular at SFIFF, we ask whether or not these films are as interesting as they're made out to be.

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SFIFF Spotlight: Vengeance!

Vengeance plays a prominent role in three audience-favorite films at the San Francisco International Film Festival this year. This classic theme lends itself to fast-paced, intriguing films about humans deal with darker urges.

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Tribeca Film Festival 2013: ‘Lil Bub & Friendz’ & Four Shorts

Via the Festival's digital library, I caught the shorts 'Fool's Day', 'RPG OK', 'ZZZZZZZ', and 'Royal American' plus the 'Lil Bub' internet cat phenom film.

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SFIFF Spotlight: Three Heartwarming Picks

Film festivals are usually synonymous with tough, challenging films and avant garde works. Yet even the most serious film festival can offer lighthearted picks that provide viewers an escape from the worries of our troubled world.

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St. Vincent, Beck, and More Heat Up Boston Calling on Memorial Day Weekend

// Notes from the Road

"With vibrant performances by artists including St. Vincent and TV on the Radio, the first half of the bi-annual Boston Calling Festival brought additional excitement to Memorial Day weekend.

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