Every time I attend a music festival I go into the event not knowing what my story will be. When others ask I tell them about my project Balanced Breakfast, where I’ll write a nice review with a photo recap. Then I’ll tell them about this hipster blog started by a broke guy named Stuart, and how I need to think of something super snarky for his page. (But not so ridiculous that festivals don’t invite me back.) Upon attending this year’s Outside Lands Music Festival 2022 I considered writing about drunk high school students, unfortunate tan lines, or ridiculous things I heard people say. However, after 3 days at OSL, and after analyzing all the people and the outfits, I found myself thinking, “this place feels so 90s, could I describe this festival only using 90s movies?”
We’ve all been waiting 2 years for festival season to return, some more patiently than others. Northern Nights Music Festival 2022 marks my return to the festival circuit. Based on the floaties I witnessed at this years event, festival goers have returned with vengeance! After two years of not floating
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BottleRock Music Festival 2022 in Napa, a sold out event, launched again last weekend without COVID complications. Some might say it was on par with previous years. What does that mean? Mom’s were drinking wine and dads were popping cans. One thing I always notice when visiting Napa is that
While the excitement was high initially, Second Sky Music Festival attendees realized ever so quickly their bodies weren’t actually ready for festival season. As it turns out, one and half years of staying at home to shelter in place had made them too soft to stand.
2020 was not the year we planned for, but it was the year we got. It was a hard year for those considered “non essential” … however, these bands still managed to create and release new music during a pandemic.
Balanced Breakfast curates music industry meetups for professionals in San Francisco plus 20+ cities including Los Angeles, Nashville, Denver, Austin, Portland, Seattle, and more. In San Francisco, BB meets for breakfast every first Thursday at Virgin Hotel. Attendees talk about actions that can be employed that will help the Bay Area music scene become a place where musicians & industry professionals can make money doing what they love. (Music)
I have a love-hate relationship with creating TOP 20 playlists of local bands. On one hand, the playlist becomes my favorite thing to listen to for the next year. Additionally, it makes it super easy for me to recommend bands to friends. I also love posting a link to the playlist in my friend’s Facebook feeds when they say, “tired of my music, I need a new playlist.”
Join us to see live music by Ellisa Sun, Adam Brookes, Kingsley Music, Sam Johnson, California State Flower, Fellow Vessel, HATE DRUGS, Your Fearless Leader, ScruffyPup, Great Highway, Life Size Models, The Go Ahead, Trace Repeat, Californicorns, The Urban Renewal Project, and Night Animals.