Louisville's Forecastle Festival is an annual summer musical event that draws tens of thousands of fans.
Last year, as bohemians in frilled tops jammed to the prominent and the popular at LouFest, deep in the basement of Empire Hall another sort of spirit sang: the punk, the experimental, the homegrown, the bold.
Festival International de Louisiane started in 1986 to celebrate its native cultures through performing arts. It is committed to maintaining the venue as a free, community-supported event.
Ink's fifth annual Middle of the Map Fest returned to Westport and Midtown in Kansas City, Missouri from April 22-25.
After my first day at SXSW 2015, the first thing I say to myself in the morning: "I need some tacos."
As far as music festivals go, SXSW in Austin, Texas still reigns supreme. The entire event not only covers music but also film and interactive media, making it a hot-spot for startups, tech gurus and film buffs. But the music schedule is the bread and butter.
My second day of the annual CMJ Music Marathon proved no less exciting as the first, as the onslaught of bands continued throughout New York City, from the Lower East Side to Brooklyn.
CMJ Music Marathon 2014 is happening, and there's no better city than New York for it. So much diversity in a city bustling with such enigmatic and exuberant life.