• 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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  • Artist Interview: G Jones

    October 3, 2014 Ben

    G Jones is known for being hard to pigeonhole. It’s definitely electronic music at its finest and it makes us dance, but to call it EDM or dubstep or trap misses the intricacy and variety found within his sets.  I’ve always referred to his music as minimalist triangulated purple bass because of this exact quandary…

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  • Foreverland artwork by Android Jones

    Foreverland Profiles: Interviews with CloZee and Reuben Smith

    September 15, 2014 zac

    It has been said, “It takes a village to raise a child”. What does it take to birth a new event like Foreverland? Lots of passionate and talented people of course! Continuing with the festival’s theme of duality, I talked to two people who will play very different roles in making the magic happen. CloZee has traveled all the way…

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  • Experience Foreverland September 19-21 2014

    September 6, 2014 zac

    Pirates, fairies and lost children, oh my! Who’s ready to experience a brand new festival brought to you by some top notch Burning Man camps and production teams?  Experience Foreverland is a collaboration between many names you may have heard before. Enchanted Forest, Fractal Planet, Pulse SF, Sacred Spaces, Emersion (previously known as NEXUS), Hookah Dome, An-Ten-Nae Presents,…

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  • Northern Nights 2014

    Northern Nights 2014 Recap

    August 30, 2014 zac

    Experience At two years old, Northern Nights is one of California’s youngest festivals. While this can be a trying time for some, it was clear to everyone in attendance that this event is bursting with potential. Northern Nights is set in the scenic Cook’s Campground, located directly on the border between Mendocino and Humboldt counties. Although…

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  • Lindsay Lowend Interview: Northern Nights 2014

    July 28, 2014 zac

    Northern Nights 2014 had an impressive lineup that featured eclectic sounds from across the country. One of the acts I was most excited to catch was DC based Tony Mendez who performs as Lindsay Lowend. He has a very distinct style of melody driven, video game inspired, feel-good music that is perfect for that summer…

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  • Emissions 2014 Recap

    July 23, 2014 zac

    It’s been over two months and I’m still asking myself ‘did that really happen???’. After years of failed attempts, I finally made it to my first Emissions festival! Although it was a little different than a most festivals I go to, I found it to be an equally fulfilling adventure in sonic bliss. I had…

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  • 6 Must-See Artists at Northern Nights Music Festival

    July 10, 2014 Ben

    Hidden in the remote forests of Northern California is a secret haven of bass culture. A serious community of bassheads thriving in seclusion, inviting world-renowned DJs to play to intimate-but-insane crowds on the massive Basscraft VOID Soundsystem. Just ask the DJs that visit this green wonderland, Humboldt County is notorious for going hard, even by West coast standards. Last year,…

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  • 8 Artists You Shouldn’t Miss at What The Festival 2014

    June 17, 2014 Peter Merritt

      This year’s What The Festival lineup is like a fine bourbon, its value appreciates with age. At first glance, you might only notice the festival standards: your Glitch Mobs, your RL Grimes, your Emancipators. But as time goes on, you’ll begin to notice those artists that may have fallen through the cracks: those artists…

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  • Raindance 2014 Celebrates 10 Years Of West Coast Festival Culture

    May 26, 2014 zac

      I think we all have that one special moment where we fell head-over-heel for this beautiful corner of the music scene. For me, it was the summer of 2009 in the Santa Cruz mountains at the Raindance Campout. Raindance was notably smaller than other events I had been to, it had a very intimate feel…

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