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Hear the Sounds of a Destination Before Seeing the Sights, Thanks to Spotify and British Airways

March 17, 2014 at 9:22 AM | by | Comment (1)

Last month, we opened up our own iTunes playlists to share favorite travel songs we listen to when on the road. Now, British Airways and Spotify have followed suit to deliver songs that make you dream of different destinations.

Creating the ultimate soundtrack for travel to a range of BA cities is now a snap for UK-based customers of the music streaming service, Spotify. For starters, Amsterdam, Barcelona, Naples, Edinburgh and Valletta, Malta now feature their own British Airways-curated playlists. Traditional and local tunes are served up directly to your device to jam along to on your journey.

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What Does Austin Offer When SXSW is Done and Dusted?

Where: Austin, Texas
March 12, 2014 at 4:29 PM | by | Comments (0)

In case you've been living in a cave (without WiFi, naturally), the South By Southwest festival is in full swing right now, with networking, screenings and, of course, partying. Austin, Texas is abuzz with people from all over the planet and, even though SXSW has plenty of things to keep visitors occupied for 10 days, not everyone is interested in visiting the city during this time of the year.

Thus, we've come up with a hearty list of things to do if you're headed to Austin when the city isn't packed with conference attendees.

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In the Spirit of SXSW, Austin's Airport Will Keep the Live Music Coming

March 10, 2014 at 11:32 AM | by | Comments (0)

We’re right in the middle of SXSW, and if you’re lucky enough to be in attendance this year chances are that AUS will be in your plans. We discussed some of our favorite airport eats last year, and the same holds true in 2014—get some ice cream and barbeque before departing town. This year Austin-Bergstrom International Airport is rolling out the welcome mat for visitors yet again, as they’re bringing plenty of live music and other entertainment right into the terminal.

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How To Get Tickets To The Hangout Music Fest

February 25, 2014 at 2:55 PM | by | Comments (0)

It's not too late to get tickets to one of the only music fests to let fans dance in the sand to their favorite bands.

The Hangout Music Festival returns to Gulf Shores, Alabama on May 16-18 with The Black Keys, The Killers, Outkast, Jack Johnson, Queens of the Stone Age, Pretty Lights, The Avett Brothers, Modest Mouse, and The Flaming Lips, among others.

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How To Get Tickets To the 2014 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival

January 14, 2014 at 3:04 PM | by | Comments (0)

Today the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival announced its 2014 music lineup, including Eric Clapton, Robin Thicke, Christina Aguilera, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, and Arcade Fire, which prompted music fans around the world to start making plans.

Once again hundreds of musicians and fans will descend on NOLA's Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots for the festivities on April 25-27 and May 1-4.

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On Your Mark, Get Set, Coachella 2014

January 9, 2014 at 11:34 AM | by | Comments (0)

HOLY SMOKES, you guys. The dates have already been announced for Coachella 2014 and ticket sales begin tomorrow! They've timed it perfectly; now is the perfect time to make California desert plans when much of the country is snowed in or blown about by icy winds.

The dates you need to set aside in your iCal are: April 11-13 and April 18-20.

As with Coachella 2013 and 2012, 2014's version will be split into two identical weekends of performances from musicians old and new (Outkast is reuniting!), with a hologram or two thrown in for max viral appeal. The only thing that won't be identical are the attendees, since you have the option of hitting up the first weekend and being surprised, or hitting up the second and being well prepared. Either way, we recommend you start phoning your choice Palm Springs hotel now to inquire about early booking deals.

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Happy New Year, San Francisco: Where to Find the Fireworks and Festivities

December 27, 2013 at 11:41 AM | by | Comments (0)

It’s never too early to start planning for the New Year, and that’s especially the case when we’re just days away. We’ve checked out what our favorite cities are up to when it comes to welcoming 2014, and we’re here to share. So check out what’s going on in and around San Francisco to celebrate the countdown to 2014.

It seems like the best places to ring in the New Year are cities on the water, because after all—that’s a great place to check out the fireworks as the countdown reaches midnight. Over in San Francisco there’s plenty of different ways to celebrate the beginning of 2014, and none of them involve crowding around a ball the drops from the top of building.

For those looking for some music to welcome the New Year there’s always what’s going on over at Fort Mason Center Festival Pavilion. Moby is in town for one night only, and he’s starting things up on December 31 and he’s not stopping until well into January 1. Tickets start at $200 per person for general admission, but that does include a premium hosted bar between 9pm and 2am.

If you’re going with a bunch of friends—or your grandma—you can buy things in sets of four for just $150 per person. There’s views of the Golden Gate Bridge, promises of live art installations, and over 60 bartenders to ensure your cup is filled at all times.

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Video Interlude: 'From a Window Seat' by Dawes

November 22, 2013 at 11:32 AM | by | Comments (0)

As we make our way into the weekend we thought we’d leave you with a song and a music video. We’re hardly experts when it comes to the songs that the kids are listening to nowadays, but we certainly couldn’t help but get a kick out of the video.

Dawes is the band behind the song From a Window Seat, and the whole video takes place inside an airplane. The lyrics reference seatbelts, flight attendants pointing to exit signs, and where all the passengers are headed. As the song progresses the lead singer kind of cooks up stories about the paths of the travelers, as we are treated to some nice shots of the cabin. It brings you right to the skies regardless of where you are, or at least it felt that way to us.

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What Do Nirvana and the Smashing Pumpkins Have in Common in Philly?

November 7, 2013 at 8:29 AM | by | Comments (0)

Along with Pearl Jam, Green Day, the Offspring, and Rage Against the Machine, they both played during their early years at what is today arguably South Street's most historic bar: The Legendary Dobbs.

And we're not talking "they all played here" as in a large venue like Madison Square Garden where everyone and their mother have performed - we're talking about a place where you'd be lucky to legally fit a hundred people. The Dobbs opened in 1974 under the name "JC Dobbs," and apparently had a knack for grabbing the top up-and-coming talent of the 90s grunge era, both before and after they made it big.

Nirvana, for example, played the Dobbs in 1989, one year before Dave Grohl joined the band, and then once again in 1991 after the release of its infamous Nevermind album.

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How To Get Last Minute Tickets To 'Stand Up For Heroes'

November 5, 2013 at 2:34 PM | by | Comments (0)

One of this week's most coveted tickets is for Stand Up For Heroes, a rock concert/stand up comedy show to benefit the Bob Woodruff Foundation.

Stand Up aims to bring together leaders from business, entertainment, government, and philanthropy to raise funds to help injured service members and their families. The night's line-up includes Bill Cosby, Jim Gaffigan, Jerry Seinfeld, Jon Stewart, Bruce Springsteen and Roger Waters. But, the real stars of the event will be the service members who will be in attendance.

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Armed with Snoop Dogg and a Taco Cannon, the 'Fun Fun Fun Fest' Returns to Austin

October 30, 2013 at 11:35 AM | by | Comments (0)

It might have one of the worst names in festival history, but it sure has caught on and gathered attention as a pretty big deal in Austin, a city that doesn't take its music lightly. The Fun Fun Fun Fest returns for its 8th year on November 8-10 with a lineup that goes well beyond music to showcase stand-up comedy, alternative sports, and the local food scene.

In addition to big acts like Snoop Dog (Lion), M.I.A., and Slayer, the FFF Fest will feature dozens of musicians as well as comedians, led by Sarah Silverman and Tenacious D. You can see the full lineup here. There will also be some extreme sports on site, including vert ramp skating and biking, wrestling (there's apparently a ring), and the good ole' fashioned Texas favorite, the mechanical bull.

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How To Get Tickets To Mumford & Sons' Gentlemen of the Road Stopovers

August 13, 2013 at 3:07 PM | by | Comment (1)

Mumford & Sons' Gentlemen of the Road Stopovers Festival Tour is in full swing and, surprisingly, tickets are still available for three upcoming shows.

The band dubs the tour "a music festival that celebrates local people, food and culture, where everyone pitches in and everybody gets something back." For the second year in a row they've spent months selecting unique places, creating venues, building lineups, planning the after-parties, and getting to know the locals.

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