Look, attending a music festival should definitely be on your bucket list—but it’s not something you want to do without knowing what you’re getting into. Here’s a look at what you can expect from this year’s biggest events:


Where: Manchester, Tenn. (June 12-15)

Bands: Elton John, Jack White, Kanye West, Lionel Richie

DAY 1: Bonnaroo is for hardcore campers, so you’ll want to booby trap your tent against bears, wolves, hippies, etc. Read More


If you want a picture of how far Andy Mineo has come in the last few months, look no further than his February interview with hip-hop kingmaker and MTV producer Sway. Sway’s famed New York City morning show has hosted every rapper of note since its 1994 debut—from Notorious to Nas, Kanye to Kendrick.

And then, in the middle of this esteemed hierarchy, Sway had the audacity to interview Mineo and call him “the future of rap.” Read More

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Mason Endres was one of more than 20 people injured when a drunk driver plowed through a crowd of people at this spring’s SXSW music festival in Austin, Texas—an accident that also killed two others.

It put a dark cloud over one of America’s pre-eminent festivals and threatened to completely ruin the experience for Endres, who is just 18.

Even though she spent the rest of the festival in the hospital recovering from surgeries after suffering a broken leg and nose as well as a fractured neck, she still got to see her favorite band perform. Read More


To get what Noah Gundersen is about, your best bet is actually to head over to YouTube and look up his live videos. His studio albums and live shows deserve your attention too, but there’s something about the performances he’s posted that feel like an especially candid look into his deeply felt conviction. Read More