[FESTIVAL RECAP] See You In The Pit: A Black And White Journey Into The Photo Pit of Mayhem Festival 2014

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Rockstar Mayhem Festival certainly lived up to its name. Circle head-banging, moshing, and sweat can comfortably sum up the standard Mayhem Experience for me when it hit Tinley Park, Illinois at First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre. On top of that, the bands I got to shoot certainly left it all on the stage. So let’s go […]

[FESTIVAL RECAP] Riverwest Music Festival Brings The Soul Back To Chicago House Music

[FESTIVAL RECAP] Riverwest Music Festival

Chicago, the original birthplace of house music, has always been home to some of the best sounds in the genre. Over the course of the last two summer seasons it’s been blessed with the wonders of Wavefront Music Festival, a beachside party gathering some of the best globally recognized names in underground house music. As […]

[FESTIVAL PREVIEW] Beacons Festival: New Bands Not To Miss

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Beacons Festival 2014 in the gorgeous Yorkshire Dales, is less than two weeks away and here at The Sights and Sounds not only are we excited about the likes of Darkside, Jon Hopkins, Neneh Cherry with Rocketnumbernine, Charli XCX and Action Bronson, but we are also extremely excited about the wealth of talent on the undercard. Here are […]

[FESTIVAL RECAP] The Hudson Project: Bringing Together Music, Culture, And Rain

[FESTIVAL RECAP] The Hudson Music Project: Bringing Together Music, Culture, And Rain

The Hudson Project 2014 was informally billed as the “East Coast Answer” to Coachella. Like its Western “step-sister”, The Hudson Music Project was set to feature a multi-genre assortment of musical acts, artisanal food-cart offerings, and the idea that good vibes were to be in full supply. Held at the Winston Farms in Saugerties, NY, […]

[PHOTO RECAP] Disclosure – Wild Life Tour at Lincoln Park Zoo, Chicago

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UK duo Disclosure embarked on a series of shows over the summer, held in special venues across the globe, setting out to expose our inner animals on a tour dubbed Wild Life. The Lawrence brothers, who are extremely talented live musicians might I add, landed in Chicago’s Lincoln Park Zoo for a June 11th showing […]

[PHOTO RECAP] The Mind Blowing Sights Of Electric Forest 2014

[PHOTO RECAP] The Mind Blowing Sights Of Electric Forest 2014

Electric Forest 2014 was nothing short of mind blowing in every category. From the music and the arts, to the beautiful people walking around and the awe-inspiring Sherwood Forest, EF has secured a place in my heart and mind as one of my favorite music festivals, hands down. Trying to capture everything Electric Forest has […]

[FESTIVAL RECAP] Our 10 Most Enlightening Moments of Electric Forest 2014

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Going into Electric Forest for the first time, with virgin eyes, I only knew one thing: people fucking love this place. Having been around the festival scene a while, you usually catch gripes about this fest or that, for one reason or another. But as I was about to experience the forest for the first […]

[FESTIVAL PREVIEW] Join Us On A First Person Photo Journey Through Rockstar’s Mayhem Festival

[FESTIVAL PREVIEW] Join Us On A First Person Photo Journey Through Rockstar’s Mayhem Festival

Photography by: Rick Triana, RiPT Media Written by: Gregory Rothstein What’s up Sights And Sounds! I have some great news for those of you who listen to hard rock, I’ll be taking you guys for a first hand POV into the photo pits of Rockstar’s Mayhem Festival this Sunday in Chicago at the First Midwest […]

[FESTIVAL PREVIEW] Beacons Festival: 4 Reasons Why in 4 Weeks Time We’ll Be Having the Time of Our Lives

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Beacons Festival is a mere four weeks away. And my excitement for this gorgeously curated festival is building. Although, a relatively new edition to the UK’s festival scene, Beacons has impressed many not only with its eclectic and experimental line-up, but also with the feast of art, culture and food it provides. After a hugely […]

[Concerts & Festivals] North Coast Announces More Acts & After Parties

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North Coast announced another small wave of artist additions earlier today, among which are Talib Kweli, Youngblood Brass Band, Hilltop Hoods, Savant, M4SONIC, & Modern Measure. On top of bringing in this fresh crop of musicians, the Chicago-based music festival also released the schedule for it’s various after parties. With plenty of different acts to […]