Joshua Tree, California – “Pretty much everything about this festival is unprofessional.” That was the easiest way to reflect upon Desert Daze 2016, as we walked back to our camp Sunday night following the Brian Jonestown Massacre’s closing set. This is in no way meant as a criticism either. Desert Daze was described as the “no rules
New York – What For?, the newest record from indie soul artist, Toro y Moi (known offstage as Chazwick Bradley Bundick), is out today via Carpark Records. Toro y Moi is currently in Europe for a final show in London tomorrow night, but, will be back in the U.S. just a few days from now for his
San Francisco – This week Chaz Bundick (of Toro y Moi fame) embarks on a month-long tour across North America as Les Sins, Bundick’s dance music side project. The tour, supporting his recent debut release as Les Sins, Michael (on Company Record Label), starts in Vancouver and ends in Austin, with stops in major cities
Seattle – Toro Y Moi played Showbox at the Market to a very dance-happy crowd. When we caught Toro y Moi in Brooklyn this summer, our New York writer, Kelly Knapp, astutely summed up his sound as “A voice like velvet with beats that make you dance hard” and, yes, dance hard is what people
Foxygen lead singer Sam France prowled the stage like the drunken bastard child of Jim Morrison, climbing up the stage rafters after just the first song while smashing his head with a microphone at any opportune moment. He desperately wanted our attention, and needless to say it was hard not to give it to him.
Toro y Moi in a nutshell: A voice like velvet with beats that make you dance hard. Look up any live video of a Toro y Moi performance, and it’s a crowd of people dancing with hands in the air. That’s what this show at House of Vans was like, but in the huge event
“I would see more black people with mohawks than I’d ever seen my entire life. You see people who you thought you were the only one of.” -P.O.S., musician From August 25-26 the 8th annual Afro-Punk will go down in Brooklyn’s Commodore Berry Park. This will be a full-on culture fest for not only the
Now that summer is in full swing, we can look forward to what is maybe the summeriest festival of them all, in a place where it’s pretty much summer all the time anyway. The 2012 Nike US Open of Surfing is coming up, presenting three nights of music and full days of surf and skate