Live Fix Radio Episode 39: Bon Iver Tattoos, Crowd Surfing Coachella and A Sublime Shakedown At Lolla

  On this episode of Live Fix Radio we’re continuing our exploration of Bon Iver and the power of the little things and chatting with fellow concert fan Isabel about how this picture of Justin Vernon’s “that was then” tattoo inspired Isabel to get her own tattoo. Isabel’s also tells us why she’ll never forget […]

Sci-Fi Gangsta Rap Gigs: I Want To See Tupac Perform In Space

        Yes, it’s amazing what our imaginations can dream up before technology can make it happen. I say this because when I let my imagination run wild during my Adventures of Johnny Rawkwriter experiment I wrote about the first concert in space where the venue would allow you to re-experience or venture […]

Play State Farm’s Mix & Match Game To Win Bonnaroo VIP Tickets

  Continuing our exploration of concert fan contests for your live music enjoyment, here’s a quick note for those of you looking to win a VIP trip to Bonnaroo and possibly Lollaplooza or Bumpershoot. This is a fun little contest, sponsored by State Farm Nation, that I found while scoping out the live Coachella stream on […]

Chew On This: 5 Gum, Your Senses and Coachella Live Webcast

As you know, we’ve been following the events leading up to Coachella these last couple of months and tonight the festival got underway in Indio, CA. And to continue our ongoing sensory experiments and explorations of brands doing interesting things to enhance the live and virtual concert experience, we’ve got some very chewy news for […]

Changing The Way Concert Fans Connect: Interview with Big Live

Are online concert experiences changing the way we connect with each other during regular concerts? And what happens when you add social networking elements into the mix? Will the opportunity to share, chat about and discover live music together online with friends re-define both the online and real concert experience?

It's Time to Plan Your Escape: Lollapalooza Announces Official Lineup

  Lollapalooza officially announced its 2009  lineup yesterday.  And according to Billboard  here’s what festival founder Perry Farrell had to say about live music meeting our need to escape. “At Lollapalooza, we’re selling more tickets than ever,” Farrell told Reuters. “People need an even bigger excuse to escape more than ever and there is no better escape than going to […]

Idolator Gets Personal: Coachella and Live Music Costs

I’ve never directly mentioned the effect of the recession on the live music industry on Live Exhaust before, but after I read this Idolator article about Coachella’s layaway ticket plan and the festival season ticket price pinch, I thought I had better see what your thoughts are. The comments in the Idolator article weren’t a […]

Better Than Disney World? The Kids Are All Write!

When I read this Press-Enterprise story by Vanessa Frank about 6 year old Eavan Gilhuly attending last year’s Coachella festival with her mom and then covering this year’s Coachella music festival for a print publication, I was excited to think about all the experimenting possibilities a story like this presents when looking for and testing […]