As if the lineup for CRSSD wasn’t good enough already, the producers of this forward-thinking, San Diego-based festival recently made a surprise phase II artist announcement. The new additions (above image), including veterans Harvard Bass and Amtrac, join a talent-rich roster that includes Maceo Plex, Empire of the Sun, Pete Tong and Thomas Jack. […]

[NEWS] Hangout Music Festival Reveals 2015 Lineup

[NEWS] Hangout Music Festival Reveals 2015 Lineup

  There aren’t many better moments in life than hanging out on the beach while you soak in the sun and the sounds of legendary musical acts such as Stevie Wonder, Tom Petty, Outkast, and The Black Keys. Hangout Music Festival has been one of my favorite music festivals over the last couple years, and […]



  We all know that after New Years we typically have certain things we’re trying to do to change ourselves for the better. Well, have you ever thought to include dancing?! Dancing is scientifically proven to make you an all around happier and healthier human being. It’s also really fun and even more fun with […]

[ NEWS ] CRSSD Festival Reveals Impressive Lineup


  Watch out, Insomniac and HARDfest.  Southern California has a new festival contender this spring: CRSSD – a unique, forward thinking, 21+ electronic music festival experience taking place at San Diego’s Waterfront Park on March 14th and 15th. CRSSD is the result of a collaboration between  Goldenvoice, the company that puts on the legendary Coachella music […]

[ FESTIVAL RECAP ] Why Coachella Trumps Any “EDM” Festival


  Oh, Coachella… You beautiful thing, you.  Maybe now that it’s been almost a year since we ended, I can finally stop pretending I don’t have to cope with real life and begin to reflect on the times we shared. If this sounds like a sappy breakup letter, fear not– I have many more weekends […]

[NEWS] Coachella 2015 Lineup Announced!

[NEWS] Coachella 2015 Lineup Announced!

  Now that the holidays have come and gone and everyone has celebrated their well intentioned, yet ill-fated New Year’s resolutions, there is only one more thing to look forward to: festival season! It’s still a couple months away, but the early shows have begun to release their yearly lineups with the West Coast’s premiere […]

[END OF YEAR] The Sights And Sounds’ Best Photos Of 2014

[END OF YEAR] The Sights And Sounds' Best Photos Of 2014

  Expanding to international coverage in 2014, The Sights and Sounds saw it’s writers and photographers globetrotting all over this green and blue ball of ours in search of the best musical experiences they could find. It took us through Europe and down into South Africa, from the UK and all the way to the […]

[END OF YEAR] Rule Britannia: The Best Records of Britain (and Ireland)


  It has been a privilege to write all the way from across the pond for The Sights and Sounds. To end the year, here are some of the best records from Britain and Ireland in 2014, and a few other things I have enjoyed over 2014! The Top 5 Albums of the Year from […]

[TICKET GIVEAWAY] Win Tickets To See Zeds Dead, Seven Lions, & LOUDPVCK’s New Year’s Eve Run In Chicago

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  If you don’t have plans for New Year’s Eve by now, then it’s time to get your shit together, my friend. Time is ticking. However, most people tend to forget that the day before NYE is just as ripe for partying and getting down to some fucking good music. So even if you do […]

[CONCERT REVIEW/PHOTO RECAP] See You In The Pit: Attila and The Monster Energy Outbreak Tour

[CONCERT REVIEW/PHOTO RECAP] See You In The Pit: Attila and The Monster Energy Outbreak Tour

  This past wednesday, I experienced the Monster Energy Outbreak Tour, featuring Sworn In, Like Moths To Flames, Crown The Empire, and Attila. Some of these bands I had never heard of, one of these bands I had shot numerous times, and one of these bands I had a very love/hate relationship with.   Sworn […]