Summertime is officially upon us and with that comes the festival season. From Lollapalooza in Chicago to Bumbershoot in Seattle, you have your fair share of festivals to pick from in the United States, all ranging from genre focused to the best up-and-coming acts. Whether you’re a newbie to the festival scene or are a professional, we have the list to end all lists (related to the festival season at least). Read more

What makes listeners keep coming back to it? Why is a biblical story that many know so popular for listeners and performers? I believe that the strong themes are seen throughout the play, the composition of the performance itself (how we shift from moody to joyful throughout the scenes, and the role of biblical figures themselves all lend to this powerhouse of a production. Read more

Next to the music, the name of an artist is the most important thing. Finding the perfect name for your band is like naming your child after they are born. You send them out in the world and it either makes or breaks them and they might hate you forever. A band can become a household name and this name becomes more of a symbol than the actual music. The name becomes synonymous with the music. Read more

A band from Virginia Beach, Turnover first began playing music in 2009. They were signed with Run for Cover Records in 2012, and released their first album Magnolia in 2013. Since then, they have produced two more albums- Peripheral Vision and their most recent album, Good Nature. Read more

On July 11th I had the pleasure of attending the Matisyahu concert at the WOW Hall Venue in Eugene. This venue is placed right in downtown and is a building I am quite familiar with, as the WOW Hall hosts many concerts and is always a venue that satisfies my musical desires. That being said, my expectations were high for the Matisyahu concert. Read more

Tuesday, July 11th Reggae Artist Matisyahu will be performing at the WOW Hall in Eugene, OR.

Matisyahu is Hebrew for “Gift of God” and is the stage name for Matthew Miller, born in West Chester, Pennsylvania but origins more truly from White Plains, NY. Matisyahu’s music reflects his religious journey as many of his lyrics and musical themes are from teachings of Judaism. His relationship with the religion has evolved and changed over the years. His story is one of the most honest musical and personal evolutions I have experienced as an avid listener. Read more

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