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A New Wave of Chinese Music Festivals: Tuborg GreenFest & Echo Park Strive to Go “Green”

"Major international festivals including Bonnaroo and Lollapalooza have worked hard to reduce their impact by promoting reusables, recycling waste, and encouraging environmentally friendly transportation. I’m glad to see GreenFest is taking some similar action and communicating that with their audience in a fun way. Making a game out of cup recycling provides an environmental benefit...
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SXSW Eco 2015 Festival Preview: Place By Design Overview

It’s tempting to think of SXSW Eco as the weird hippie brother of the massive music-film-interactive-free-vodka-was-that-Bill-Murray-and-RZA? festival. In reality, SXSW Eco is South By Southwest’s chic sister, just back from Les Ateliers and looking for ways to change the world while classing the joint up a bit. The conference, now in its fourth year, brings...Read...
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Decibel Festival of Electronic Music Performance, Visual Art + New Media 2015 Seattle – Preview Guide & Picks

September is my favorite month in the NW for two reasons: optional sweater weather and Decibel Festival. The value of the first should be self-evident to anyone who enjoys being comfortable and the second, well, that just so happens to be the topic of this preliminary write-up. Decibel has brought together some of the finest...Read...
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Northside Festival 2015 Recap: Girl Band, Built To Spill, Blanck Mass, PC Worship & More

Northside Festival expanded yet again in this, its seventh year, with a week-long stretch of events that fell into one of the three categories of Innovation, Film, and, of course, Music. Over thirty venues across Williamsburg, Greenpoint, and Bushwick hosted upwards of 400 bands throughout the festival’s final four days, including big names like Run...
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Northside Festival 2015 Preview Guide

Using the multi-venue model to spread musicians, films, art, and “innovation” throughout Brookyln, one might argue that Northside Festival is one of the most exciting festivals currently running in the United States. As it expands every year, it has yet to compromise its musical lineup and is absolutely diving into fascinating interdisciplinary territories. This quick-look...
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H. Film Review (Rania Attieh & Daniel Garcia, 2014)

All too often, apocalyptic films foretell the coming of the end in the form of big blowouts rather than a slow dismantling. In the overly-Hollywood 2012, buildings collapse and helicopters fall from the sky for no seemingly reason whatsoever. In War Of The Worlds and Independence Day, intergalactic monsters take over, causing environmental catastrophe and...
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