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GALLERY: VANS WARPED TOUR (BONNER SPRINGS, KS)

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CONVERSATIONS: MADAME GANDHI (+CONCERT REVIEW)

[spb_text_block animation=”none” animation_delay=”0″ simplified_controls=”yes” custom_css_percentage=”no” padding_vertical=”0″ padding_horizontal=”0″ margin_vertical=”0″ custom_css=”margin-top: 0px;margin-bottom: 0px;” border_size=”0″ border_styling_global=”default” width=”1/1″ el_position=”first last”] Kiran Gandhi, dressed in an orange quilted athletic suit, is surrounded by women wearing yellow jump-suits. In this moment, at 1:25 p.m. for the first set of Pitchfork 2017,

GALLERY: PITCHFORK MUSIC FESTIVAL 2017, DAY 3

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GALLERY: PITCHFORK MUSIC FESTIVAL 2017, DAY 2

[spb_text_block animation=”none” animation_delay=”0″ simplified_controls=”yes” custom_css_percentage=”no” padding_vertical=”0″ padding_horizontal=”0″ margin_vertical=”0″ custom_css=”margin-top: 0px;margin-bottom: 0px;” border_size=”0″ border_styling_global=”default” width=”1/1″ el_position=”first last”] Photos and words by Anna Selle. I’m convinced that Friday will be the best day of the festival as I leave the gates later that evening. But after a

FORECASTLE FESTIVAL 2017 BOURBON AND BANDS

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GALLERY: PITCHFORK MUSIC FESTIVAL 2017, DAY 1

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ALBUM PREVIEW: VIC MENSA, ‘THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY’ (FROM A LIVE PERFORMANCE AT PITCHFORK MUSIC FESTIVAL)

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GALLERY: 80/35 MUSIC FESTIVAL 2017

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FESTIVAL FINDS: OUR 6 FAVORITE DISCOVERIES AT AUDIOFEED MUSIC FESTIVAL 2017

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GALLERY: AUDIOFEED FESTIVAL 2017

[spb_text_block animation=”none” animation_delay=”0″ simplified_controls=”yes” custom_css_percentage=”no” padding_vertical=”0″ padding_horizontal=”0″ margin_vertical=”0″ custom_css=”margin-top: 0px;margin-bottom: 0px;” border_size=”0″ border_styling_global=”default” width=”1/1″ el_position=”first last”] Photos and words by Nick Howland An all ages crowd, enlightened moments, mosh pits, roundtable discussions, delicious barbecue. These were some of the many eclectic elements that make the