Lightening in a Bottle Festival Celebrates 10 Years

Seeking a little “LiB”eration in 2015? A spirited adventure to the West Coast might be just what you’re looking for.

For its 10th anniversary, The Do LaB is hosting the Lightning in a Bottle Festival at San Antonio Recreation Area in Bradley, California between May 21st and 25th. Though the Memorial Day Weekend lineup has yet to be announced, it is expected that IS050 (Scott Hansen of Tycho) will take on the responsibility of being this year’s lead visual designer.

A “Rush-n-Get-Em” ticket sale (which will run for 24 hours) will begin on January 5th at 10:00am. Prices start at $235 for a full weekend pass, and will increase to $260 the following day as part of the “Up-And-At-Em” rate.

Live Show Review: Flosstradamus at Terminal 5

Known for bringing madness to every stage they hit, NYC enthusiastically welcomed Chicago natives Flosstradamus this past weekend, who after selling out their Friday night show, returned to Terminal 5 the next night. All three floors of the venue were packed by gangs of HDYBOYZ and HDYGRLZ ready to get too turnt up. Opening sets from GTA, Curtis Williams and Two-9 allowed for maximum preparedness for what was to come when the headliners hit the stage.

With the same amount of energy as the night before, the duo stepped to the stage and brought the party, showcasing great ease and comfort in the spotlight as they led the crowd with all new tracks. They put absolutely everything into their set, proving that their extensive touring experience has only made them stronger as performers.

Above & Beyond Release Album Preview To The World

A little over a month ahead of its scheduled release, Above & Beyond are letting fans stream previews of all 16 of We're All We Need's tracks via iTunes, Soundcloud, and YouTube. Aside from previously released singles like the album's title track featuring Zoë Johnston, 'Blue Sky Action,' and 'Sticky Fingers' featuring Alex Vargas, the British trio's third studio album features a range of new music, including main-stage anthems like 'All Over the World' and 'Fly to New York,' and slower, more intimate compositions like 'Little Something' and 'Sink The Lighthouse.' The album's full track-listing, in order of appearance in the preview stream above, can be found below.

The Dada Land Compound Is Coming

Dada Land, a place where champagne, balloons, bananas, and bass fatter than the juiciest sausages reign supreme, and at the center of it all lies the Dada Land Compound. Starting Friday, February 13th somewhere in the confines of Brooklyn, NY, the Dada Land Compound will begin making its way across the country, and bringing all the mystery, hype, and notoriety of a Dada Life party with it. After teasing fans with a more than cryptic trailer showing champagne going down a drain, something that wouldn't be out of the ordinary for any Dada Life show honestly, the duo has finally announced the first phase of the Dada Land Compound North American tour dates, which will run from mid-February into early April.

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Weekend Pick: Don Omar at Echostage

The Puerto Rican singer-songwriter rose to fame in 2003 when he won the awards for Latin Pop Album of the Year and New Artist & Latin Rap/Hip-Hop Album of the Year at the Billboard Latin Music Awards. He later went on to produce music for Fast & Furious: Tokyo Drift and Grand Theft Auto IV. Fans know how best for his most popular, hyper catchy song, "Danza Kuduro," featuring Portugese-French sing Lucenzo. If an evening of dancing, latin beats and high energy music sound like your thing, the catch Don Omar this weekend to Echostage!

Tickets are available here!

What: Don Omar at Echostage

When: Friday, December 19th, 9pm

Where: Echostage, 2135 Queens Chapel Rd. NE, Washington, DC

Exclusive Interview: The Dig

If rock ‘n’ roll took a day off and spent it eating ice cream and frolicking through fields of marshmallows, you would get The Dig. Not to take away from the bad-assery that is their music, The Dig’s trance-like tunes take you to an ethereal state of synthesizer sounds and captivating lyrics.

Since childhood, band members Emile Mosseri (vocals/bass) and David Baldwin (guitar/vocals) have been playing music together, and with the addition of Erick Eiser (keyboard/guitar) and Mark Demiglio (drums), the band has been able to consistently challenge their musical space and evolve their sound. The Dig released their debut album Electric Toys in 2010, followed by Midnight Flowers two years later. The band then took a left turn when they elevated their sound from indie rock to dream pop with the release of two EP’s in 2013 – Tired Hearts and You & I.

Fool's Gold Glitters in Miami

Weary Art Baselers popped some ibuprofen…or something…and trudged onward to the LMNT lot to revel in Fool’s Gold Day Off. Not quite playing hooky, the event was held in Wynwood on Sunday as the day of rest turned into a day to rage. Helmed by label boss A-Track, the swift spinner filled the lineup with swag to match his urban edge.

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Trippy Turtle was master of the ones and twos, weaving electro and hip hop with ease. His funky vibe gave his set a memorable distinction that the other acts lacked. A-Trak rose to the occasion, announcing that he would “do a little scratch thing,” which turned into a fiery freestyle on the turntable that proved some DJs actually do, you know, DJ.

Interview: Justin Stein

Watch out, Bruno Mars! There's a new crooner in town; he goes by the name of Justin Stein. Stein, who recently released the video for his infectious track, "Loving on the Weekday," is the breath of fresh air that funk-pop has been waiting for, with catchy hooks galore and soulful vocals that resonate to the core. We had a chance to speak with the charming Stein about his musical memories, biggest inspirations, and what comes next...

Weekend Picks: Flosstradamus at Terminal 5

HDYNATION, stand up! Flosstradamus has been holding it down on tour since mid-November, and after a few weeks of performing, the bass music duo will finally be touching down in New York City this weekend for two back-to-back shows at Terminal 5, one of the best music venues NYC has to offer. Supported by special guests GTA and Curtis Williams with Two-9 on both nights, Flosstradamus will no doubt be greeted by a massive audience of HDYBYZ and HDYGRLZ ready, willing, and waiting to feel the music 'Rebound' of the walls of Terminal 5 on Friday and Saturday night.