Scene in Texas: Summer Fest 2015

by Jordan McGuire on June 1, 2015


Houston’s heat and humidity are no match for the faithful fans of Free Press Summer Fest. In its seventh year, FPSF will bring together the best of the genres with headliners like Weezer, Skrillex, Major Lazer and St. Vincent.

The Welcome to Houston set returns this year to pay homage to the city’s rap scene, featuring natives Bun-B, Slim Thug, Devin the Dude, Z-Ro, Paul Wall, Mike Jones, Scarface, Lil Flip and Lil Keke. Joining the slew of rappers onstage will be The Suffers, an eclectic ten-piece band who recently made their debut on The Late Show with David Letterman. They will also have their own set to showcase their brand of Gulf Coast soul.

Some of this year’s break out artists like Charlie XCX, Tove Lo and ILoveMakonnen will be joined by performing veterans. 80s icons Tears for Fears will be on hand to perform their synth-pop anthems “Shout,” “Everybody Wants to Rule the World,” and the oft-covered “Mad World.” Weezer brings the alt-rock of the 90s and beyond to the stage for their second appearance of FPSF.

Indie darlings like The Decemberists, Belle and Sebastian, Band of Horses, Flogging Molly and Portugal. The Man all bringing their loyal fan bases out for festival fun. EDM fans can get charged with acts like Flume, RL Grime, Odesza and co-headliners Skrillex and Major Lazer. Other acts include country crooner Robert Ellis, Mastodon, Chance the Rapper, Gary Clark Jr, Sturgill Simpson, Brandi Carlisle and more.

Free Press Summer Fest takes place June 5-6 at Eleanor Tinsley Park near downtown Houston. For more information visit or get a sneak peek with the FPSF 2015 official playlist on Spotify.


17 Days to Voodoo: Skrillex

by Michelle Preau on October 14, 2014

skrillex-ultra-2014-webThe countdown continues with only seventeen days until the 2014 Voodoo Experience and EDM fans should look forward to a certain performer lined up for Saturday.

Sonny John Moore, best known as Skrillex, is a California native electronic dance music producer, DJ artist and singer-songwriter. His solo career began back in 2007 when he released his first EP, entitled My Name is Skrillex. He then released Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites EP in 2010 and More Monsters and Sprites EP in 2011. And his career took off. He was nominated for five Grammy Awards in 2011 and won ‘Best Dance/Ectronica Album”, “Best Dance Recording” and “Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical”.

Get ready to jam out when Skrillex takes the stage at the 2014 Voodoo Experience on Saturday, November 1.

Click here to view the full Voodoo Experience lineup.

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Preview: Voodoo Experience 2014

by Susan Ross on September 8, 2014

The Voodoo Experience returns to New Orleans City Park this October 31 through November 2. Kicking things off on Halloween, the fest will feature Foo Fighters, Outkast, Skrillex, Thirty Seconds to Mars, Slayer, Pretty Lights, Zedd, Fuel, Flux Pavilion, Ms. Lauryn Hill and more.

For tickets and the festival lineup, visit the official website of the Voodoo Experience at




2014 Voodoo Experience Lineup Announced

by Michelle Preau on June 20, 2014

Voodoo-Fest-lineup-poster_webThe 2014 Voodoo Experience lineup has been released and it looks like it is going to be a great show! Voodoo will again be held in New Orleans from October 31 through November 2 at City Park. The full festival name is The Voodoo Music + Arts Experience, and it first began back in 1999, starting as only a one-day event on Halloween weekend. Voodoo has since become a weekend long Halloween tradition.

Voodoo’s headliners this October will include Foo Fighters, Outkast, Skrillex, Pretty Lights, Arctic Monkeys and Thirty Seconds to Mars, whose frontman Jared Leto recently won an Oscar for his role in Dallas Buyers Club, which shot in New Orleans.

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