festivals 2016

festivals 2016

Brian Wilson and Berlin Techno on the Beaches of Mexico’s Most Dangerous City

Wilson and Seun Kuti reigned, but it was homegrown talent that impressed the most at Acapulco's Trópico, a rising boutique festival founded to resist cartels and prove that Mexican youth can live freely under the looming specter of violence.
Jemayel Khawaja
12.12.16
festivals 2016

Camp Flog Gnaw Wasn't What We Expected, but What We Needed

In years past, the Odd Future-hosted festival has been a pastel-colored reprieve from the outside world. This time, it wasn’t.
Paul Thompson
11.15.16
festivals 2016

I Went to Iceland Airwaves in Search of a Feminist Utopia

The World Economic Forum recently named Iceland "the best place in the world to be a woman", but the artists I speak to in Reykjavik have a very different story to tell.
Amelia Abraham
11.8.16
festivals 2016

Oh My Goth! Backstage with the Queens of 'RuPaul's Drag Race'

Fresh off season two of 'Drag Race: All Stars,' the performers behind the hit series took a victory lap at Beach Goth to serve both face and new music.
Andrea Domanick
10.28.16
festivals 2016

We Talked to Goths at Beach Goth about Being Goth

Black lipstick and pastel sheer top? Pastel goth. Black workout clothes? Workout goth.​ A wizard cape? Wizard goth. Sure.
Frank Mojica
10.26.16
festivals 2016

The Sun Came Out for Gucci Mane at Beach Goth

There's no anecdote more perfect for the controlled chaos that is Beach Goth than using a private jet to fly Gucci Mane in for a half-hour, rain-flooded Sunday afternoon set in the Southern California suburbs.
Will Schube
10.26.16
festivals 2016

TLC Made a Comeback at Beach Goth, Kind of, and We're Here for It

People aren’t supposed to stop performing for 15 years and pick it up again without a glitch, but that’s precisely what happened.
Will Schube
10.24.16
festivals 2016

Me, My Mum, and Paul McCartney: From the Iron Curtain to the California Desert

Fifty years after she discovered The Beatles at secret listening parties in Communist Hungary, I took my mum to her first music festival at Desert Trip.
Andrea Domanick
10.21.16
festivals 2016

Desert Daze Is a Strange Trip of a Festival, and It Kicks Ass

The weekender is a mental and physical escapade to the sand-y confines of a prehistoric enclave.
Eve Barlow
10.18.16
festivals 2016

We Reminisced about Music and Drugs with Baby Boomers at Oldchella

Rock n roll's original fans share their first times, weird times, and some choice words of advice at Desert Trip 2016.
Andrea Domanick
10.11.16
festivals 2016

People Try to Put Us Down: The Who Fight Fading Away at Desert Trip

The Who merely remain a very good rock n’ roll band, slightly slower and stiff, sweating hard but intractable and powerful enough.
Jeff Weiss
10.11.16
festivals 2016

At Desert Trip, The Rolling Stones Continue to Cheat Death

At a festival dubbed "Oldchella," there was something life affirming in watching a band scoff at their expiration date.
Jeff Weiss
10.10.16
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