[PHOTO RECAP] The Sights Of Spring Awakening Music Festival 2014

[PHOTO RECAP] The Sights Of Spring Awakening Music Festival 2014

Spring Awakening Music Festival celebrated it’s third year at Chicago’s Soldier Field this year as thousands of festival goers got down to the sounds of international and local electronic dance artists alike. The Sights and Sounds was there to document all the music and mayhem as artists such as Tiesto, Pretty Lights, Borgore, NERVO, Feed […]

[FESTIVAL PREVIEW] The Tastes And Sounds Of The Windy City Smokeout

[FESTIVAL PREVIEW] The Tastes And Sounds Of The Windy City Smokeout

I don’t delve into country music very often, but we got a great weekend in store for all of you BBQ lovers, country music lovers, and for those of you that love both. The Windy City Smokeout is once again taking place alongside the Chicago River on Friday July 11th to Sunday the 13th and […]

[FESTIVAL PREVIEW] Riverwest Music Festival: Our Top 5 Can’t Miss Acts

[FESTIVAL PREVIEW] Riverwest Music Festival: Our Top 5 Can't Miss Acts

It’s once again warm weather season and what’s a summer in Chicago without a music festival heavily centered around house music? House heads young and old get your dancing shoes ready and bust out the sunscreen as Chi-city’s river front will never know what hit it after the debut Riverwest Music Festival blasts off this […]

[FESTIVAL PLAYLIST] Tune In To The Sounds Of Electric Forest 2014

[FESTIVAL PLAYLIST] Tune In To The Sounds Of Electric Forest 2014

It’s the first sold out Electric Forest in the short, yet illustrious run as one of the premiere US festivals to attend each summer. The writer of this article? Yes, it’s my first time. I’m a forest newbie, breaking my EF cherry for the first time, excited beyond belief to finally experience all the hype […]

[FESTIVAL REVIEW] 10 Acts That Blew Us Away At Spring Awakening

[FESTIVAL REVIEW] 10 Acts That Impressed Us At Spring Awakening

It’s been over a week since Spring Awakening 2014 concluded, but we’re still abuzz about all the acts that helped make this fantastic festival such a memorable experience. Here at The Sights and Sounds, we’ve been having some heated debates over the producers that made the most positive impressions on us during the weekend. Somehow, […]

[CONCERT RECAP/ARTIST PREVIEW] Kygo at The Mid & Electric Forest


Kygo could very well be considered one of the hottest producers in dance music at the moment. His style has been advertised as tropical house, but to put that into layman’s terms for you, it’s feel-good EDM at it’s finest. With tunes that rely heavily on catchy melodies, easygoing percussion, and noises that sound like […]

[CONCERT REVIEW] Girl Band Prove They Are The Real Deal At UK’s Shacklewell Arms


Let’s get one things clear: Girl Band have, potentially, the most incongruous band name in the world. And at the Shacklewell Arms last night (11/06/2014), instead of finding the obvious suggestions of their remarkably incongruous name, I found a (male) four-piece hell-bent on making visceral and destructive post-punk/no-wave. After two rather contrasting recent singles, the no-wave […]

[FESTIVAL PREVIEW] Breaking Down Spring Awakening’s Must See Artists: Part 2 – The Local Acts

[FESTIVAL PREVIEW] Breaking Down Spring Awakening's Must See Artists: Part 2 - The Local Acts

With less than one week left until festival season officially begins in Chicago, the city is abuzz with anticipation for Spring Awakening Music Festival. With such a star-studded lineup for 2014, you might be finding it difficult to know who to see. Luckily for you, we have broken down this year’s must see artists into […]

[PHOTO RECAP] Lucent Dossier Experience at Concord Music Hall, Chicago

[PHOTO RECAP] Lucent Dosser Experience at Concord Music Hall, Chicago

Los Angeles-based avant-garde performance troupe Lucent Dossier Experience performed a mystifying show at Chicago’s Concord Music Hall while on their first North American Headlining Tour titled “Light of the World”. Mixing a unique blend of what can only be described as Cirque Du Soleil, Burning Man, and electronic music, Lucent Dossier Experience created an experience […]

[PHOTO RECAP] Hangout Music Festival 2014

hangout fest 2014 photo recap

Sun, drinks, music and bikinis. Four simple words that communicate the pure summer bliss that embodies Hangout Music and Arts Festival which took place May 16-19th on the beautiful beaches of Gulf Shores, Alabama. Check out our full photo recap below and make sure to read our full festival review for Hangout here. Photos by: […]