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[PHOTOS] Riptide Music Festival 2019

ALL PHOTOS BY JOSEPH MIKOS Riptide Music Festival was a blast in 2019 with artists such as Jimmy Eat World, Catfish & the Bottlemen, Barns Courtney,Heather LaRose, The 1975, Judah and the Lion, The Revivalists,ilversun Pickups, K.Flay, and Shaed all delivering blistering sets. Please enjoy these photos by Joseph Mikos and check out Riptide next year!

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Austin City Limits: Highlights From Weekend Two

Photo by Roger Ho for ACL Fest Austin City Limits: Highlights From Weekend Two Written by Elisa Regulski Cool breezes ruffled the trees as festivalgoers shuffled into Zilker Park. We were all here for the second weekend of the Austin City Limits Music Festival, but this wasn’t the typical feeling. Actually, it was the coldest … Read more

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[PHOTOS] Farm Aid 2019 at Alpine Valley

ALL PHOTOS BY CHRIS LAY Farm Aid 2019 landed in at Alpine Valley in East Troy, Wisconsin last weekend, and we had photographer Chris Lay there to capture all the action.  Farm Aid has always been festival dear to our hearts at Speakers in Code; the benefit show started in 1985 in Champaign, Illinois, striving … Read more

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[RECAP] Lollapalooza 2019 in Photos

ALL PHOTOS BY JOSEPH MIKOS Lollapalooza is alive and well. The four-day festival in Chicago returned on 2019 with artists from Lil Wayne to Bishop Briggs, and Speakers in Code photographer Joseph Mikos was on hand to capture the action. This was our seventh year covering Lollapalooza, and we hope to return. 2020 dates have … Read more

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Roots N Blues N BBQ 2018: The Six Best Moments

ALL PHOTOS BY JASON GONULSEN Written by Jason Gonulsen The Roots N Blues N BBQ Music Festival is quickly becoming one of my favorite music festivals, and I hope that the city of Columbia, Missouri knows exactly what it has — because it’s rare. The quaint, three-day festival is relaxing, it’s easy to navigate (only … Read more

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Scenes From Day One of LouFest 2017

ALL PHOTOS BY LOUIS KWOK Day One of LouFest featured performances by Snoop Dogg, Cage the Elephant, and an All-Star tribute to the late Chuck Berry. Please enjoy these photos by Louis Kwok.  

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Lollapalooza 2017 in Photos

ALL PHOTOS BY BRIDGETTE AIKENS Today, we’re taking a look back at Lollapalooza, which recently took place in at Grant Park in Chicago. Please enjoy these photos by Bridgette Aikens. WHITE REAPER THE DRUMS JAIN TEMPLES CAGE THE ELEPHANT SPOON DAY TWO HARRIET BROWN DAN LUKE & THE RAID THE LEMON TWIGS BISHOP BRIGGS RUN … Read more

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[PHOTOS] 2017 Forecastle Festival

ALL PHOTOS BY RACHEL WATERS Another Forecastle Festival is in the books, and great times were once again had in Louisville, Kentucky. You can read our review here, along with some other photos by Jason Gonulsen. All the photos in this post are by Rachel Waters. Enjoy. RUN THE JEWELS ODESZA *repeat repeat JACK HARLOW … Read more

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Pitchfork Music Festival Kicks off in Chicago This Friday

Photo by Amanda Koellner Greetings from the Windy City! We’re wildly excited for Pitchfork Music Fest’s 12th birthday party this weekend, featuring the likes of LCD Soundsystem, A Tribe Called Quest, and Solange. The lineup is stacked as ever, so check out our preview playlist and be sure to come back for full photo gallery … Read more

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Eaux Claires Troix: Squish-Squash the Muck

ALL PHOTOS BY AMANDA KOELLNER Eaux Claires Troix: Squish-Squash the Muck By Amanda Koellner “Should clouds scrub the sun from the sky, we are willing to weather the wetness, squish-squash the muck, and raise our cheeks to the drench knowing the raindrops will not go solid, that the only ice in sight floats clinkey-clink in … Read more

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Eaux Claires: In the Neighborhood

Words by Amanda Koellner “I guess you could say I’m one of the neighbors,” said local author Michael Perry from the Eaux Claires main stage moments before Bon Iver premiered 22, A Million in Justin Vernon’s tranquil hometown of Eau Claire, Wisconsin. He continued, “From the moment of inception, this festival has been built on … Read more

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Pitchfork Music Festival: Recap + Photos

ALL PHOTOS BY AMANDA KOELLNER Photos and Words by Amanda Koellner Pitchfork Music Festival turned 11 this year and decided to gift Chicagoans with a Union Park party marked by some of the best weather the weekend’s seen in years, an onslaught of incredible local acts (shouts to Twin Peaks, Whitney, Homme, et. all), and … Read more

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Hangovers and Hangouts: 2016’s Music Festival on the Beach

Written by Elisa Regulski Growing up in southern Alabama, the smell of boiled peanuts and fried poboys greeted me everywhere I went. Auburn University’s blue and orange flags waved proudly over sandy driveways, and honey-coated drawls often had a twinge of passive aggressive bitterness slip in. Gulf Shores, not surprisingly, mixed up a sentimental cocktail … Read more