Desert Daze Preview, Interview With Founder Phil Pirrone

Desert Daze last year was a game changer. The outside-the-box approach to the event, plus the sheer variety of music, the dazzling art installations, late night film screenings, and incredible environment set it apart from your typical festival experience.

Local Heroes and National Stars: Peoria Blues and Heritage Festival 2018

Jay Goldberg Events & Entertainment presents
August 31st & September 1st, 2018 • Peoria Riverfront • Peoria, Illinois
Buddy Guy • Ben Folds • Robert Cray Band
Shooter Jennings • The Fabulous Thunderbirds • Anthony Gomes
Billy Strings • Brandon “Taz” Niederauer
Roosevelt Collier • Sam Williams

Saturday Night's Debut Is A Breath of Fresh Air

Surging out of the infamous Washington, D.C. DIY music scene comes Saturday Night. Their self-titled debut combines the youthful abandon of pop music with the refined songwriting of musicians who have learned to hone their craft and translate their passion into song.

My Bloody Valentine, Shellac, and More: Desert Daze Phase III

October 12-14, 2018
Moreno Beach • Lake Perris, CA

Tickets + Camping Passes On Sale Now
Thursday Night / Early Arrival Passes added for campers

Quarter Past Tonight: Chicago Farmer's First Live Album

As hard-working musicians go, few can hold a candle to the Midwest’s own folk hero, Chicago Farmer (aka Cody Diekhoff). Back and forth across the great wide open, the authenticity of his music just resonates with something in the human spirit, with material ranging from raucous and boot-stompin’ runaway hootenannies, to subdued and heartfelt odes to love and loss.

Surf, Sludge, and More: Six Albums You Need To Check Out

There simply isn’t enough time to listen to all the awesome music out there. It’s hard to keep up sometimes, and certain musicians and their work can occasionally fall through the cracks. I picked out a few albums I’ve really been enjoying lately, and most of them are recent finds for me. If you’ve heard them already, excellent!

The Place to Be: Ween Tour Opener In St. Louis 6/2/18

Heading on down to St. Louis tomorrow night is the one and only Ween. The legendary quintet will take the stage at The Pageant and kick off their summer tour with a bang. The show has been sold out for weeks and is a hotly anticipated jumping off point for the tour, with people coming from all over the country.

Chicago Post-Punk: Interview with Brian Case of FACS

Negative Houses by FACS is out now on Chicago label Trouble In Mind, and you can purchase it here:

Desert Daze 2018: New Venue, First Round of Artists

Going out to Desert Daze last year was a game changing experience. The festival was like nothing I’ve ever experienced, both in terms of the environment and the music and art. It was a blinding display of hard-edged psychedelia, frayed and bloody punk rock, futuristic acid-pop, sludgy, oozing metal, bright-eyed indie, and more.