With the finale of 2017, a new year has risen. With the arrival of warm weather in 2018, as audiophiles, we are ready for new music and festival season. Phoenix Lights is ready to bring the feeling to us with renewed passion. It’s brought to you by Relentless Beats out of the sunny Arizona desert and the lineup boasts an impressive collection of names. It’s got everything, from hip hop heavyweights to the underground DJs ready to show and prove. There’s grit, bass, beats, and beauty. It’s going to be magical and we don’t want you to miss out. However, first you should check out this fistful of names you’ve got to see in action.
Festival season is upon us! The weather is warming up, the sun will shine for longer, and the wacky costumes come out. However, most importantly, the new music is back to fill our ears and hearts with joy. No better event signals the kickoff of festival season better than SXSW and the lineup is looking extra juicy this year. We could break it down so many different ways, but we still couldn’t do such a lineup justice. So, you’ll have to settle for this little breakdown. Our take on the top five acts, the biggest heavyweights, to throw down at SXSW. This is The Festival Fistful!
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Rise from the ashes. That’s what a phoenix does. At Phoenix Lights they have a selection of artist well equipped to embody the mantra of the festival. Expect vivid lights, blaring sounds, and all in all, wild sets. It’s not that any of the names on the lineup are poorly known. It’s just that with a lineup of this caliber, the top spots will go to a heralded few. Therefore, we’ll take a moment and help these artists rise as they shine from the bottom, up! Be sure to check the end of the post for a chance to win 2 VIP TICKETS courtesy of GiveSurreal.
Tucked alongside the mountains of the Arizona desert, Gem & Jam music and arts festival takes place during the annual Tucson Gem, Mineral and Fossil Showcase. Unlike many large mainstream music festivals, Gem & Jam is an intimate event that focuses on being a transformative festival which brings together artists, teachers and concert goers alike for a weekend of creation and collaboration.
In addition to a variety of musical entertainment, Gem & Jam also offers a variety of different musical and artistic workshops to those who attend. The festival is designed to teach and inspire attendees about the environment around them and the talents within themselves and below are eight lessons that we took away this year.
January usually isn’t anyone’s favorite month of the year. It’s cold, the wind blows hard, and the sky is usually grey, However, if you’re looking to make January 2018 one for the books, look no further than Gem and Jam Festival out of Tucson, AZ. With some of the biggest names in the bass. funk, and jam music scene, Gem & Jam is certain to bring some warmth and light to your otherwise dreary winter. We previously showed you some of the best names you might not have heard of on Bottoms Up and gave you a chance to win a Gem & Jam Camping Package! Now it’s time to check back in with the heavy hitters atop the lineup with The Festival Fistful.
The dead of winter isn’t an ideal time to throw a festival. However, Gem and Jam Festival isn’t one to play by the rules. Coming straight out of Tucson, AZ, they’re ready to heat up this frigid January even further and we’re giving you the chance to win a Gem & Jam Festival Camping Package! They bring out some of the funkiest, grooviest, and wobbliest acts around and you can be sure that the fire will be raging in the desert. If you’re looking to escape the cold and throw down hard in the same stroke, then look no further. But before you watch these gems jam out (hehehe), get in the know from the bottom, up!
JamFeed is sending you and a friend to Gem & Jam Festival 2018.
Decadence? More like DecaDANCE! Ha. But seriously, the 2017 run of Decadence CO was one for the history books. Two nights flush to the weekend, with NYE on a Sunday to ensure everyone got Monday to recover. A weekend filled with beautiful brilliant music from a killer lineup, lush lights, and general merriment. Boasting a lineup containing something for everyone, it couldn’t have been more perfect. If you gave us 100 chances to do it all over again, we’d do it the same way each and every time. That’s how magical it was. A ‘you had to be there’ experience to fully grasp it but we’ll run through some of the best sets and try to paint a picture for you nonetheless.
If you plan on ringing in the New Year in the desert, there’s no better way to do it than dance your way in at Decadence Arizona. And when there’s over 20 of electronic music’s hottest artists blowing Rawhide Events Center out for 2 straight nights, the choices might get overwhelming. After going Bottoms Up on the Decadence AZ lineup, get a healthy handful of jams in our Festival Fistful for Goldrush Music Festival. Check out the five artists we’ve picked below that you absolutely can’t miss!
Transmission complete! Phoenix Lights tickets are now onsale and has revealed Phase 1 of their interstellar lineup! This lineup is sure to turn up to past the moon and blast you into a whole new galaxy with headliners like Gucci Mane, Diplo and Martin Garrix who is making his Arizona festival debut!
We’re grabbing a healthy handful of jams in our Festival Fistful! We’re going to be sharing our top 5 picks for this NYE at Decadence Colorado!
For those searching for the funk, look no further than The Floozies, the duo guaranteed to get your groove shoes movin. After the successful release of their Funk Jesus project, these All Good Records signees have been touring non-stop and are making a stop through Colorado for Decadence this NYE. With a combination of synths, guitars, drums and more being performed live, the Floozies are a must-see act for those who live for live.
It’s rare to see an artist so thoroughly immersed in their craft that they get te pursest distillation of their vision. For Bassnectar, he finds the space between the beautiful, the trippy, the bassy and a commitment to delivering the most incredible live experience for his fans. With visuals that are sure to make you question the very reality you’re living in combined with and his tireless work behind the decks for the entirety of his set, there’s a reason he’s cultivated his own Deadhead style following of people that follow him on tour. Headbang your way into the NYE with Bassnectar at Decadence Colorado.
If you ever needed an injection of soul into your dance music, Brooklyn’s very own Gramatik are sure to deliver the vibes. They hit on the things that a fan of Reasonable Doubt era Jay Z would love mixed with the bass slapping, can’t stop dancing style funk music released by the likes of GRiZ. Oh and bass… a big heaping helping of bass. Catch these guys rocking out on Saturday and have yourselves a funkin’ great New Years Eve!
When you want to talk about the pure space bass saucey vibes, look no further than Space Jesus. An icon within the bass music scene, his heady combination of dub, bass, and the secret sauce will leave you jammin and no other choice but rock out amidst the soundtrack of an alien takeover. Be sure to catch him rocking out on Saturday helping bring your New Years Eve interstellar!
A Troyboi set is basically time spent dancing uncontrolablly with that OOOOOHEWWW stinkface on as Troyboi drops original after original, each going harder than the last and could simultanously serve as a backing track for any of your favorite rappers. You’ll catch this man murdered out with a hat pulled low, too busy rockin the crowd to worry about trying to be flashy. This multi-talented musician recently signed to Timbaland’s right-hand man and US Super Producer, Jim Beanz and we couldn’t encourage you to go check this man any stronger.
While we often buy tickets to see our favorite musicians, festivals offer the perfect opportunity to broaden our music schemas and fall in love with new artists. Festivals feature both the biggest names in music (and on the lineup) and artists that are on the brink of greatness (and just a little bit further down the poster). Here are our picks for up-and-coming artists that you might have missed if we had not looked at the lineup from the bottom, up!
Get prepared to go interstellar in the desert when Phoenix Lights Festival returns to Arizona on April 7 & 8, 2018. Presale tickets will be available for as low as $109 starting Friday December 15th at 10AM at PhoenixLightsFest.com
While we often buy tickets to see our favorite musicians, festivals offer the perfect opportunity to broaden our music schemata and fall in love with new artists. Festivals feature both the biggest names in music (and on the lineup) and artists that are on the brink of greatness (and just a little bit further down the poster). Here are our picks for up-and-coming artists that you might have missed if we had not looked at the Decadence Colorado lineup from the bottom, up!
Who said no one puts thought into a video anymore? The Blancos have certainly dispelled that rumor with the surprise release of their latest video for a new song called The Runaround. Sounding more like Kanye during the My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy years than anything else, The Runaround illustrates the story of a fateful meeting in the Hollywood hills and what it may take to get what you want.
When you’re looking for a festival that values the experience as much as the music, look no further than Houston’s Day For Night Festival. Taking place over the course of 3 days, the festival will see legends like Nine Inch Nails and Thom Yorke of Radiohead fame grace the same stages as today’s hottest up & comers like Tyler, The Creator, Solange, and James Blake. Without further adieu, we give you The Festival Fistful, a healthy handful of jams from our 5 favorite artists from Day for Night Festival.
JamFeed is sending you and a friend to Decadence Arizona where the desert gets hot and the music is even hotter.