Music Festival

We’ve had our eye on rising Glasgow indie rockers The Ninth Wave, which made them a must-see act at this weekend’s inaugural New Colossus Festival, taking place across venues mainly on the Lower East Side. They were in town for a few sets before they head down to Austin for SXSW and we caught their brief but attention-grabbing set last night at Arlene’s Grocery where they easily won over everyone fortunate enough to find themselves in the room.

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Recap: iii Points Festival 2019 [Day 3]

By Dana Pacifico, February 21st 2019

Photos by Dana Pacifico

Following Day 1 of and Day 2 of iii Points Festival in Miami, we returned for the 3rd and final day of the fest, featuring a strong bill of A$AP Rocky, Erykah Badu, Blood Orange, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Khruangbin, David August and Aja Monet.

Our photographer Dana Pacifico was there to capture photos from all the performances, all of which you can find posted in the photo gallery below.
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Recap: iii Points Festival 2019 [Day 2]

By Dana Pacifico, February 21st 2019

Photos by Dana Pacifico

Following Day 1 of iii Points Festival in Miami, we returned for Day 2 that featured more heavily on soul, dance and hip-hop. Our photographer Dana Pacifico was there to capture photos from all of Day 2, which featured performances from SZA, James Blake, James Murphy (DJ Set), Yaeji and Masego.

Find all of her shots from Day 2 posted in the photo gallery below.
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Recap: iii Points Festival 2019 [Day 1]

By Dana Pacifico, February 21st 2019

Photos by Dana Pacifico

This year saw iii Points Festival’s sixth year in Miami, featuring a great collection of artists spanning across many genres. The first day of the festival took place on Friday, February 15th, featuring sets from Tyler, The Creator, Pussy Riot, a Toro y Moi DJ set, Beach House, Jacques Greene, The Internet, Channel Tres, Tama Gucci and more.

Our photographer Dana Pacifico was there to capture photos from all of Day 1’s festivities. Find all of her shots posted in the gallery below.
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Preview: iii Points

By Dana Pacifico, February 14th 2019

It’s not every year single people look forward to Valentine’s Day weekend but here we are gearing up for a great one in Mana Wynwood, Miami for iii Points. Self-proclaimed “Festival of The Alternative Mind”, iii Points stands out from the crowd – which is important to do when the market is completely over-saturated and line-ups all looking rather similar. iii Points is the perfect niche blend of hip-hop and electronic to keep everyone dancing and bobbin’ well into the late night (the curfew isn’t till 5 am!).

Every day is stacked with heavy hitters and a great underground undercard. As someone who attends festivals quite frequently, there is so much unknown that I am giddy at what will be learned and loved by the end of the weekend. Tyler, The Creator, Beach House, SZA, James Blake, A$AP Rocky & Erykah Badu lead the line-up with exciting subs to follow. The Internet, Pussy Riot, Toro y Moi, James Murphy (!!!), Yaeji, Blood Orange, Khruangbin, Godspeed You! Black Emperor & DJ Koze create an eclectic grouping sure to cater to anyone’s musical tastes/needs. Smerz is a Norwegian duo with this dark feel. The second I heard their song, “Because”, I was instantly hooked. Looking forward to seeing these ladies kick off a great Saturday evening.

Not only does iii Points deliver with a great music line-up but they also provide world-class art installations. Max Cooper + Architecture Social Club will be bringing to life a light sculpture that looks as if it could be a giant hologram but instead made up of thousands of lights mapped to immerse the viewer in conjunction with live audio. Another incredible snag by the festival is trailblazing & iconic feminist artist, Judy Chicago. ICA Miami will be bringing Chicago’s installation, “Atmospheres” to the festival via video presentation. “Atmospheres” is a performance piece that uses smoke and fireworks to “feminize” the natural landscape. Originally, these performances took place between 1968 and 1975 throughout California and the Pacific Northwest.

With so much music and art to look forward to at iii Points not to mention the great weather forecast make sure you stay hydrated, put on sunscreen and bring your dancing shoes. It’s going to be a great weekend.

Muse

Florence and the Machine

All photos by Dana Pacifico

On Thursday night, New York-based rock station ALT 92.3 hosted a holiday concert dubbed Not So Silent Night, featuring a mini-festival lineup of some big names in the world of indie and mainstream rock. The lineup featured the likes of Muse, Florence and The Machine, Death Cab for Cutie, Foster The People, CHVRCHES and Bastille.

Our photographer Dana Pacifico was there to capture photos from their performances, all of which you can find posted in the gallery below.
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Tonstartssbandht

All photos by Dave Scholten

Mexican Summer celebrated their 10th Anniversary with “A Decade Deeper: Mexican Summer’s 10 Year Anniversary” a party featuring all their homegrown talent, taking place in their very own Brooklyn backyard on the night of November 17th at Pioneer Works. The venue and its roster took over the venue with performances all day, that featured a surprise set from Dungen as the secret headliner, as well as Tonstartssbandht, Ariel Pink, Allah-Las, Pill, Drugdealer, F.J. McMahon and Quilt, as well as many, many more.

Our photographer Dave Scholten was there to capture the action from all of the previously mentioned performers at the celebration. Find all of his shots posted in the photo gallery below,
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The National has kept plenty busy since the release of Sleep Well Beast last year (via 4AD). On top of normal shows, they have put together two of their very own festivals this year. The first was Homecoming, a return back home to Cincinnati, Ohio, with a lineup rounded out by a few of their favorite bands. With New York as their new home in many ways, they also brought a two days festival to Forest Hills Queens on the weekend of September 29 & 30, featuring two unique headlining sets from them as well as opening performances from bands that they asked to join them for the fun.
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