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The Drainage | October 16, 2018

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Sound On Sound 2017: Yeah Yeah Yeah’s Return, Grizzly Bear, Iggy Pop, Electric Wizard, Kehlani, + More

June 20, 2017 |

Stilt-walkers, cardboard store fronts, jousting, archery, 2 foot beards — not the typical layout of a modern music festival (well, maybe the beards). Yet somehow, Sound On Sound’s 2016 weekend of stellar musical acts on Renaissance grounds felt like one … Read More

Riot Festival Is Pushing The Limits For What A Festival Can Accomplish

May 10, 2017 |

“Take That Corporate Nonsense  And Shove It Up Your Ass”

We live in a day and age where festival lineups are more homogenous than they are diverse. When AEG and Livenation own the majority of major US festivals, it can be … Read More

New Music: Virginia Wang – Forward Constant Motion

December 8, 2016 |

“We’ll make it out someday” — Anonymous “But we won’t” — Travi$ Scott Friend

This Album Deserves: 8/10 I could say I know … Everything About this album Or spew some bullshit about how Virginia Wing is going … Read More

The 40 Best Festival Lineups in the US over the Past 16 Years

December 8, 2016 |

Do you know your favorite festival lineup? Maybe it’s just me, but festival lineups seem to bring out enthusiasm in music nerds and casual music listeners alike. As the year comes to a close it is common to choose your … Read More

Final Symphony and Symphonic Fantasies Released on CD and Vinyl

December 2, 2016 |

CD and Vinyl versions of the Final Symphony and Symphonic Fantasies Tokyo concerts will finally be released next month.

Final Symphony will feature the musical arrangements of Final Fantasy VI, VII, and X, which are extremely popular Japanese video … Read More

Festival: Sound On Sound Festival, McDade, Texas

November 15, 2016 |

Despite Heavy Rains, Sound On Sound Festival Surpasses Expectations With Three Days Of Camping, Music, and Art

Sound On Sound Festival is a music festival 35 miles east of Austin, Texas in the Lost Pines region of central … Read More

Interview: Boys Noize Talks About Eclectic Influences and Artistic Integrity

November 15, 2016 |

During Sound on Sound Festival in Austin, Texas I got the chance to link up with Alexander Ridha, better known by his stage name Boys Noize. As the German electronic music producer and DJ got to the festival the previous … Read More

Interview: Beach Slang’s James Alex Talks Transitions, New Beginnings, and Having a Son

November 15, 2016 |

“What we did do at that point, which I think was crucial, was we had a very simple conversation with ourselves that went like ‘do we want to be a band or do we want to be friends?’ We … Read More

New Music: A$AP Mob – Cozy Tapes: Vol. 1 Friends

October 31, 2016 |

On January 18th, 2015 authorities were alerted that A$AP Yams was found unresponsive in his Brooklyn apartment. The New York City chief medical examiner ruled that Yams passed away of an acute mixed-drug overdose. The 26 year old was co-owner … Read More

New Music: Two Door Cinema Club – Gameshow

October 31, 2016 |

A gameshow usually consists of overly ordinary people putting on a facade of enjoyment in order to gain a substantial amount of cash.  Everything down to Steve Harvey’s whacky smile on Family Feud seems, at least to a certain strange … Read More

New Music: Empire Of The Sun – Two Vines

October 30, 2016 |

When Luke Steele of The Sleepy Jackson and Nick Littlemore of Pnau joined forces in 2007, neo-psychedelic pop music was at an interesting stage; it didn’t quite exist.

One year before Empire Of The Sun released its first album, … Read More

Sound On Sound Festival Announces Full Festival Schedule And Official Festival App

October 25, 2016 |

Sound On Sound Fest is a brand new festival that will feature 75+ music acts, comedy performances, panel sessions, on-site camping, and more for three-days in the heart of Central Texas at the Sherwood Forest Faire, a 23-acre renaissance village … Read More