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One Love, Two Bob Marley Museum Experiences in Jamaica

April 15, 2015 at 2:38 PM | by | Comments (0)

Something you’ll undoubtedly notice while in Jamaica is that Bob Marley is gone but not forgotten – he is everywhere. His music, his likeness, his lyrics decorating random buildings.

There are also two distinctly different museums where fans can pay their respects: Nine Mile, Marley’s childhood home in St. Ann and the Bob Marley Museum in Kingston (where President Obama recently took a pit stop while in Jamaica on official business).

Here’s a closer look at both stops:

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Jaunted's Cultural Tune-Up: Music to Travel to for April 2015

April 8, 2015 at 11:35 AM | by | Comments (0)

Introducing Jaunted’s Cultural Tune-Up, a monthly playlist-based guide for today’s music loving traveler. Each installment spotlights songs you need to hear, by artists you need to know, from places you need to visit. Spanning pop to hip-hop, up-and-comers to chart toppers, and small towns to major cities, Cultural Tune-Up explores the world through one of our most underutilized travel tools: the sense of sound.

ARTIST: Tkay Maidza
FROM: Adelaide, South Australia
FEATURED TUNE: “M.O.B.”

Adelaide might be the capital city of South Australia and the fifth largest city on the whole continent, but it’s a city travelers don’t think of as much as some of Australia’s other popular tourist destinations like Sydney and Melbourne. Just as underrated is Adelaide-raised singer and rapper Tkay Maidza (I’m offering a digital high five to the first person who can tell me how to properly pronounce her name).

Born in Zimbabwe, this talented youngster is rambunctious and crafting a sound all her own after being heavily influenced by the mash up of cultures in Adelaide. She’s a promising newcomer in her home country but also quickly picking up attention worldwide, recently performing at SXSW in the Austin, TX and embarking on a European trip soon as well.

To find out more about Maidza’s hometown of Adelaide, a stop at the Migration Museum is worth your while. Here, visitors can learn more about the preservation of South Australia’s diverse cultures through storytelling, historical artifacts, and a constant stream of new workshops and other opportunities to dig into the area’s rich past.

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10 Awesome Music Festivals Under $150 That Are Just as Good as Coachella

April 2, 2015 at 6:37 PM | by | Comments (0)

Northside Festival

SXSW ended just the other week, Coachella begins next weekend, and Bonnaroo/Lolla/whatever-trendy-forest-gathering continue to sell-out almost as fast as their websites load. Ah, yes, it’s music festival season.

Unfortunately, though, spending nearly $300 to sweat with 20-somethings on molly just to see a drunken Steven Tyler undulate to “Dream On” exceeds most reasonable budgets. What if we told you that you can find the same crazy-ass festivals, most featuring the same musicians, for half-price. Would you go now?

We decided to compile ten crazy-cool music festivals—whether it be rock, jazz, country, electronic, or “stoner”—for $150 or less.

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Lollapalooza and Coachella Officially Ban Selfie Sticks

March 30, 2015 at 5:03 PM | by | Comments (0)

While theme parks continue to debate whether or not there's a place for selfie sticks inside their walls, music festivals are putting their foot down.

This week, two of our country's most well-known festivals, Coachella and Lollapalooza, have officially banned selfie sticks. The festivals said that in addition to being an "audience-wide nuisance," the sticks are viewed as "encouraging the unauthorized recording of the festival’s performances."

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This Website Will Help You Big Time at South By Southwest Next Year

March 23, 2015 at 1:40 PM | by | Comments (0)

There are hundreds of shows and parties happening each night at South by Southwest Music Festival in Austin, and figuring out how to get into them is half the battle. Popping in and out of venues hosting open parties is a strategy many festival-goers take up in order to remain fluid and avoid waiting in the long lines that can haunt many shows.

But many of the free events still require that you sign up in advance to get on the list, meaning that some planning is required.

Keeping track of all your options can become a challenge, especially if you are with a big group and eyeing a variety of different shows. One nice solution we found was a website/service called RSVPster, which, for $30, automatically RSVPs you for all the free events, parties, and shows that require registration. It then sends those registration details (aka a bar code/ticket) to an Eventbrite app on your mobile phone.

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Jaunted's Cultural Tune-Up: Music to Travel to for March 2015

March 2, 2015 at 5:05 PM | by | Comments (0)

Introducing Jaunted’s Cultural Tune-Up, a monthly playlist-based guide for today’s music loving traveler. Each installment spotlights songs you need to hear, by artists you need to know, from places you need to visit. Spanning pop to hip-hop, up-and-comers to chart toppers, and small towns to major cities, Cultural Tune-Up explores the world through one of our most underutilized travel tools: the sense of sound.

ARTIST: Christopher
FROM: Copenhagen, Denmark
FEATURED TUNE: "CPH Girls"

Practically the Justin Bieber of Denmark, Christopher has made a massive impression on the music industry in his native land. We picture listening to his hit “CPH Girls” (an homage to the females he aspires to court in his hometown) while dancing around the aptly named Christiansborg Castle – certainly some quality content for your Vine account. It’s an impressive property that has been around for centuries and currently houses parliament and the prime minister’s office. When inside, guests are asked to wear slippers so the floor doesn’t get scratched up, which would inevitably happen if you were getting down to some of Christopher’s music.

Other hot spots in Copenhagen include: Tivoli, the city’s best-known attraction and essentially a glorified amusement park; Arbejdermuseet, a museum that tells the story of Copenhagen’s working class from 1870 to the present times with evocative exhibits; and the enigmatic Warehouse 9, an infamous but underground Danish performance art venue offering a gender-bending perspective for Copenhagen’s queer community.

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Google Reveals the Most Searched Music Festivals of 2014

December 29, 2014 at 3:17 PM | by | Comments (0)

Google just posted several top ten lists exploring the year in search, including one dedicated to the most searched for Music Festivals of 2014.

It comes as no surprise that Coachella topped the list. Thanks to a lineup that features the biggest names in music - Pharrell, Arcade Fire, Lorde and Lana Del Rey headlined in 2014 - and a celebrity following that includes Jared Leto, the Kardashians, and Twilight alums, Coachella has become the year's hottest ticket.

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How to Get Tickets to Toronto's Solaris Winter Festival

Where: Toronto, ON, Canada
November 25, 2014 at 3:14 PM | by | Comments (0)

The Solaris Winter Festival is returning to Toronto this winter where headliners Kaskade and Skrillex will be joined by Adventure Club, Boys Noize, Tchami, 31au, and many more acts for two days of non-stop EDM.

The event will take place on Friday, December 26 and Saturday, December 27 at the Direct Energy Centre. General Admission tickets are still available for CAD $129.50. Tickets can be purchased online at inktickets.com. All tickets are two-day passes.

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How to Get Free Tickets to the AFI Fest in Los Angeles

November 4, 2014 at 3:13 PM | by | Comments (0)

On Thursday, one of Hollywood's biggest and best film festivals, AFI Fest, kicks off and its not too late to get in for free.

This year's festival highlights include Paul Thomas Anderson‘s Inherent Vice, Bennett Miller‘s Foxcatcher, and The Gambler, starring Mark Wahlberg. Among AFI Fest's other special events is On Acting: A Conversation with Michael Keaton and Edward Norton.

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How to Get Tickets to the 2014 Electric Daisy Carnival in Orlando

October 21, 2014 at 3:46 PM | by | Comments (0)

Next month EDC Orlando returns with two days of music, carnival rides, pyrotechnics, interactive art installations and special effects at Tinker Field.

Taking place on Nov. 27 & 28, the Electric Daisy Carnival makes the audience the headliners, by striving to "create an environment where you can celebrate life, love, art and music, and be the truest version of yourself." EDC 2014 makes it easy to find something to celebrate with three stages, a full amusement park, fully stocked bars, free water stations, one-of-a-kind art pieces, theatrical performers roaming the grounds and, of course, dozens of musical acts.

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Elvis is Back (as a Hologram), and Performing Again as Early as 2015

August 28, 2014 at 11:53 AM | by | Comments (0)

The King is back!

Sort of.

The other day, we wondered if virtual reality will ever make waves in the travel industry. For the music industry, the answer is yes. For those of you who remember when Tupac and Michael Jackson arose from the dead, the same kind of thing is in the works to revive Elvis’ career from the grave. Only this time, the idea is not to make a surprise appearance - the goal is to put the King back on tour.

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This Fall's Inaugural Global Music Festival in Phoenix Brings the World's Sounds to American Soil

Where: 4725 E. Mayo Boulevard [map], Phoenix, Arizona, United States, 85050
August 20, 2014 at 2:04 PM | by | Comments (0)

Earlier this summer, we raved about our experience at the Rainforest World Music Festival in Borneo, impressed by how it aggregated so many of the world's musical styles in one place. A few weeks later, still inspired, we highlighted the Musical Instrument Museum (MIM) in Phoenix for its collection of 15,000 instruments from 200 countries.

In October, these two experiences will clash head on, as the MIM will host its inaugural Global Music Festival here in the States. Set to take place the weekend of October 18th, the festival will include Celtic, Ethiopian, West African, Jazz, Appalachian string, folk, and Latin performances, each featuring the traditional music and instruments of the unique styles.

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