• Summer Throwback Series: Northern Nights 2015

    November 23, 2015 zac

    Over the past decade we’ve witnessed an explosion of popularity in festival culture. New events have been popping up faster than you can figure out how to say “Shambhala”, with at least one fest booked nearly every weekend on the west coast. It’s a time when production crews have to create a really unique experience in order to…

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  • Summer Throwback Series: Once Upon a Festival 2015

    November 13, 2015 zac

    Sitting indoors on one of California’s first real rainy days in longer than I can remember, I can’t help but think of warmer times, hot summer days in the sun, dancing all night, sleeping in a tent…One of my favorite such adventures this year was at Once Upon a Festival, a fairytale themed gathering for pirates…

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  • Throwback Thursday Series: Shambhala 2015

    October 29, 2015 Mike Vincent

    In the world of summer music festivals, it’s not difficult to realize all festivals are not created equal. Whether it’s the shit overflowing, a toilet paper shortage (bring your own), sound system issues, overcrowding, lack of water (a big no no), schedule issues, or general disorganization. Every festival tends to have their own conundrums. While it’s nearly…

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  • Seven Years of Bass Coast: An Interview with co-founder Andrea Graham AKA The Librarian

    July 2, 2015 Peter Merritt

    As an avid electronic music enthusiast residing in the Pacific Northwest, Bass Coast has always been on my radar as an eventual summer excursion. Over the past 6 years that I’ve been living in the area, I’ve heard more and more about the wonders of the festival; the epicly eclectic lineup, the beautiful festival grounds, the…

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  • Ten Must-See Artists at What The Festival 2015

    June 14, 2015 Mike Vincent

    In just under a week, people from all over the West Coast and the rest of country will be flocking to Wolf Run Ranch, in Dufur, Oregon for one of our favorite festivals in existence. If you’ve been following us for a while you know that this festival holds a very special place in our…

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  • 3 Ways Once Upon A Festival Will Be Better Than Foreverland

    June 1, 2015 zac

    While I’ve been to several different festivals over the years, last year was the first time I got a chance to to experience a festival in it’s inaugural year. Foreverland was announced towards the end of the season, right when I thought my summer had already wound down. The festival had a heavy focus on…

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  • 11 Acts We’re Most Excited For At Northern Nights 2015

    May 27, 2015 zac

    Directly off CA 101, nestled in the heart of the Emerald Triangle, with one foot in Mendicino County and the other in Humboldt, lies Cooks Valley Campground. This gorgeous venue is where Northern Nights Music Festival will return for it’s 3rd year (July 17-19). NNMF was one of my favorite events of 2014, a delicious blend…

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  • Top 10 Acts To See At Emissions Music Festival

    May 12, 2015 Mike Vincent

    Emissions West Coast Bass Culture is this weekend, and we can hardly contain our excitement. While there are many people and things to interact with throughout the weekend, music unarguably takes center stage. With full PK and Void Acoustics rigs bumping for nearly 3 days straight (don’t forget about the beach stage!), your ears are…

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  • Emissions West Coast Bass Culture Releases Lineup

    April 17, 2015 Mike Vincent

    It’s that time of year again, folks. Emissions West Coast Bass Culture 2015 is right around the corner, and all of us here at Booms and Claps are counting down the days. Many people go to certain festivals each year purely on the basis of good vibes and people;  and while Emissions has no shortage…

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  • What The Festival Releases Initial Lineup

    February 23, 2015 Peter Merritt

    Over the past several years, as we grow older and pickier about music and life in general as a staff here at Booms and Claps, there are few festivals that have continued to impress us every year without fail. Whereas the 17 year old versions of ourselves were in “FESTIVAL EVERY WEEKEND ALL SUMMER LET’S DO THIS”…

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