[END OF YEAR] Best Photos of 2013

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We’ve had an amazing year going around and getting to know so many amazing people while traveling the music festival and concert circuit. There is so much love to share and artists to see and we’ve tried to capture the best of the best from 2013 below. If you want to see more, make sure […]

[FESTIVAL COVERAGE] Chicago’s North Coast Music Festival 2013

[FESTIVAL COVERAGE] North Coast Music Festival 2013

Labor Day Weekend in Chicago marked the 4th anniversary for the self-proclaimed “Summer’s Last Stand” as North Coast Music Festival took over Union Park as thousands of festival goers geared up for three days of music and good vibes. With eclectic headlining acts ranging from Wu Tang Clan to Purity Ring and everything in between, […]

[FESTIVAL PLAYLIST] The Sights and Sounds’ 2013 North Coast Music Festival Playlist

[FESTIVAL COVERAGE] North Coast Music Festival 2013

So it’s the end of August and in the States that unfortunately means that festival season is slowly coming to an end. However, if you live in the Midwest (or even if you don’t) there is always one more festival to look forward to before closing out the season. North Coast Music Festival, also known […]

[DARK POP] Some Minor Noise- Understanding

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  You can’t go back no matter how hard you try It’s just a short time now until you die […]You just can’t close off anymore You’ve grown cold And you can’t start over, when you just got your feet off the ground Fridays are usually arduously slow for music, but finding this track in […]

[INDIETRONICA/DARK POP] Purity Ring– Amenamy (Jon Hopkins Remix)

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  Open the wormhole; feel your feet planted on terra firma, and avert your navelgazing toward the swirling tube stop to freedom in front of you. Like an astral avenue of escape, you can feel the dust land on your face that’s carried by airstreams from beyond. The portal’s open, it’s there because you were […]

[DUBSTEP] Purity Ring – “Belispeak” (PatrickReza Remix)

[DUBSTEP] Purity Ring - Belispeak (PatrickReza Remix)

Purity Ring has seen quite a few remixes lately, but PatrickReza‘s massive dubstep remix of “Belispeak” is probably the grimiest one I’ve heard yet. Speeding up the vocals in a slow build from the beginning, the LA producer quickly flips the switch into some nasty pulled synth and bass. The track is not without it’s […]

[MONTHLY] Um, F*ck Fear. I Have None: The Sights and Sounds’ Best of Feb. 2013

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We haven’t done this in awhile and it’s totally Kavit’s fault (you’re a pillar of success, Kavit) so here’s a larger set of our Sunday Spotlights compiling our best of the best for the month—at least according to what that wily Kavit thinks (and, you know, he’s a bit of a pusher about featuring his […]

[NEWS] Bonnaroo 2013 Lineup Announced

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The 2013 Bonnaroo Lineup has just been announced during a live YouTube event hosted by ‘Weird Al’ Yankovic. Paul McCartney, Tom Petty, ZZ Top, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Wilco, Mumford & Sons, Of Monsters & Men, Pretty Lights, Wu-Tang Clan, Billy Idol and The xx are among the top acts booked to perform at this […]

[NEWS] Lollapalooza 2013 Lineup Leak

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Lollapalooza is one of the biggest music festivals in the country. Annually selling thousands of ticket to swarming masses of music lovers, Lolla has become one of the premiere festivals for those looking to get a taste of everything from indie to EDM. And as such a high ranking festival, there is always speculation about […]

[ELECTRONICA/HIP-HOP] Purity Ring – “Grammy” (Soulja Boy Cover)

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Yeah, you read that title correctly. Purity Ring and Soulja Boy, while an unlikely combination, is just another example of bands working to expand their sound by incorporating and mixing in elements of other genres. And in this case, like in many others, it sees the cover band releasing a much better version than the […]