Archive: Festivals

Outside Lands
On old maps of San Francisco, the ground that Golden Gate Park was built upon was called the Outside Lands because the desolate sand dunes were outside of SF city limits and jurisdiction until 1866. When Another Planet…

Lollapalooza 2011
Chicagoans tend to be ambivalent about Lollapalooza…. We bristle about the controversial radius clause and bemoan the festival’s overwhelming, sunstroked enormity. (There’s an iPhone App available to help navigate the 30-plus-hour, multi-stage marathon.) But, short of Coachella’s

Pitchfork Music Festival 2011
The early knock against the 2011 Pitchfork Music Festival… was its preponderance of repeat acts, with Animal Collective, Cut Copy, Fleet Foxes, Deerhunter, Kurt Vile, and Destroyer all returning to the annual indie throwdown in Union

Stern Grove Festival
In 1931, in memory of her late husband, Rosalie Meyer Stern donated the Sigmund Stern Grove to the city of SF to be used exclusively for free of charge recreational purposes. It quickly became clear that the…

Electronic Daisy Festival Dallas
This year’s all-night fest of electronic madness, bright flashing lights and, well, altered states features Paul Van Dyk, Diplo, Skrillex and Mark Farina. With four stages and 30 artists, there’s plenty to see – including what’s…

The 18th Annual Chicago Underground Film Festival
The summer film season is upon us — and, as always, so are the attendant sequels, reboots, and big-budget froth. Yes, the blockbuster season has its charms, but we’ll spare you the populist…

Lightning in a Bottle
The Do Lab have been producing epic, unforgettable festival experiences for over ten years. Lightning in a Bottle is their most imaginative and ambitious interactive art environment, a three day camping adventure set amongst sprawling hills,…