Berries and JAM
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Festival Preview: ARISE 2014
A Preview for ARISE Music Festival Loveland, CO August 8th-10th, 2014 Written by Matthew Cocinero I can barely contain the bubbling energy inside me! It’s a side effect of the recent realization that I will soon be returning to the beautiful Colorado landscape for another incredible and refreshing co-created event.  For the second year, Arise Music Festival will be returning to Sunrise Ranch, which is nestled in the stunning foothills of the Rocky Mountains in Loveland, CO. From August 8-10, the spanning acres of Sunrise Ranch will be flourishing with many bright souls that will all be sharing this creative...
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Light the Fuse: Electric Forest 2014
Light the Fuse: a Review of Electric Forest 2014 June 26-29, 2014 Rothbury, MI Written by Alex Kratzert “Music has always been a matter of Energy to me, a question of Fuel. Sentimental people call it Inspiration, but what they really mean is Fuel. I have always needed Fuel. I am a serious consumer. On some nights I still believe that a car with the gas needle on empty can run about fifty more miles if you have the right music very loud on the radio.” ― Hunter S. Thompson      On the early morning of June 26th, just as...
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The Funky Groove of Kung Fu
An Interview with Tim Palmieri of Kung Fu Electric Forest Music Festival Rothbury, MI Written by Alex Kratzert At about 3:00 PM on Sunday, June 29th 2014, I was sitting in the media tent flipping through photos, guzzling water and nursing down a chicken quesadilla. There was a threat of rain for that day and photographers became very anxious and curious as to how their gear would hold up. Then the band Kung Fu – Adrien Tramontano (drums), Chris DeAngelis (bass), Rob Somerville (saxophone), Todd Stoops (keyboard), and Tim Palmieri (guitar) – who had played a one o’clock set, rolled...
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Festival Review: Ziontific Summer Solstice
A Review of Ziontific Summer Solstice Music Festival Stockbridge, VT – June 20-23rd, 2014 Written by Mitch Smith Photos by Kevin Hardman My foot, I thought, peeling off the sock attached to my right foot and exposing the creature underneath for the first time since arriving at the Ziontific festival grounds. I’d been a fairly nocturnal animal as of late, working days in a fluorescent basement and, consequently, both going to sleep and sleeping in late. My foot, I thought, hardly able to think in complete sentences let alone speak in them. My foot, I more than likely thought again....
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Sonic Bloom Takes Over American Safari Ranch: Festival Review
Sonic Bloom 2014 was one for the books. Our brothers and our sisters of this amazing community came with open arms and a new respect for the new location at American Safari Ranch. Celebrating its 9th year in Colorado, Sonic Bloom took this new venue by storm and showed us all what this gorgeous state has to offer. It was a drastic change from what most of us were used to but a good, refreshing change none-the-less. The lovely trees and flowing river will be missed by anyone who attended the festival when it was at Shadow’s Ranch in Georgetown,...
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