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Keep up with all our concert tips, tricks, advice, observations, and sometimes, etiquette. There's also music industry insider information, local guides, general music culture, histories of music, and musings on the trends in music festivals, concerts, music venues, and more.

Concert tips

75 concert tips: The end-all list for your 1st to your 100th show

Welcome to concert tips for going to shows, festivals, gigs, or whatever you want to call it when you see live music. And before you say it,...
what to take to a show

What to take to a concert: The 11 must-haves for every music lover

You've got your spot on the list, or tickets, or whatever to the show you're going to, now the big question is... what to take to a...
Miami music scene Venezuelan parade

Miami’s influx of migrants is changing its music scene

Miami has long been the gateway from Latin America to the United States. Recently, that has been even more true due to several crises. One is the...
music festival safety

Examining the ripple effects of Fyre Festival in the music festival industry

Even for those who don't closely follow music festival news, the disastrous Fyre Festival was hard to miss. The dramatic photographs from the site of the failed...
Williamsburg Brooklyn indie

The Brooklyn indie moment is over. What’s next?

I recently listened to the Dirty Projector's album that came out in February. It was the first album they'd released in five years and the first since...
summer concerts vs winter concerts

Summer concerts, are they really better than winter concerts?

Ahh summer concerts. The warm spring air blows in and you're already in your rave outfit ready to hit up every summer music festival, rooftop party, and...
gig buddies

9 reasons why gig buddies are the best buddies

What are gig buddies? These glorious human beings are those you can count on to go to a show with. You may have multiple gig buddies based...
going to concerts alone

Going to concerts alone will change your life forever

For some reason, I was always a part of the group that said going to concerts alone was weird. Like, "if you're not going to a concert...
Seattle's skyline dotted by construction cranes, hurting efforts to save music venues

How cities can (actually) save music venues

It's no question that for many people music venues are fun cultural attractions that makes cities seem like more desirable places to live. That is, unless you live...
Red Rocks, a Denver concert venue and park | denver concerts

Don’t look now, but Denver might have America’s fastest rising music scene

I've been to Denver plenty of times, but I've also only really been once. That's because while skiing is a big part of Denver and Colorado's identity, most...

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