Category: party

Tall ships in Riga

The one great thing about the insane levels of mold in the Austin air: I’m motivated to sit down, photo edit, and upload the pictures I spend a lot of time taking. Here’s another...

Here’s Hoping that this Fantastic Fest Will Be Less Bro-tastic Than Last Year

Ever since Fantastic Fest started in 2005, I’ve told everyone how amazing this sci-fi and horror film festival is. I’ve shared how much fun I’ve had, and how many friends I’ve made there. I’ve got a framed poster for the first year of the festival hanging in my hallway at home.

So it took me a long time to admit to myself how this had turned from a sweet little film festival with a bunch of film nerd folks, to what seemed like a gathering of the nerd juggalos at Fantastic Fest 2012.

Positivus 2013, Day 2

The second day of the Positivus music festival was a blur. After a cold night, the sun was unexpectedly hot in the afternoon. The set by American singer-songwriter John Grant (who lives in Iceland...

First Day at Positivus: A Quick Update

It’s 2:30 in the morning on this festival on the edge of the Gulf of Riga. The wind is blowing, the temps have dropped, and beachside activities have been cancelled. But otherwise the festival...

Why I Spend So Much Time Going to Shows, Listening to Music

Thousands of people from all over the world gather in Austin, Texas each March for the South By Southwest Music Conference and Festival. They come back for Austin Psych Fest in the late spring,...

Austin Psych Fest: A First Look Back at the 6th Annual Festival

I’ve been to a lot of music festivals, but I’d never been to Austin Psych Fest before this weekend.

In many ways the festival felt a lot more hippie and a lot less corporate than a lot of music festivals.
(It would be harder to get much more corporate than South By Southwest or the Austin City Limits Music Fesival!)