LA’s Secret Project Elevates Underground Music Festivals

New DTLA festival offers a more mature musical palette with food and cocktails to match

This past weekend in Downtown Los Angeles, Secret Project kicked off its inaugural multisensory experience. While a music festival by appearance, as the subversive name suggests, Secret Project aims to upend predictable, stale festival tropes. Most obviously, Secret Project strives to set itself apart from the bevy of LA musical gatherings with its line-up: an impeccably selected roster of highly regarded yet underground house and …

Le Voyage à Nantes Public Art Festival

Artworks interact with the French city itself—and some stay in place forever

If you arrive by boat to Nantes in western France, you’ll quickly understand what makes the city (the country’s sixth largest) such an unusual and thrilling place. Scattered all along the Loire river on the way into the city are massive public artworks, including a skeletal sea-snake and a typical French stone house that’s sat in the middle of the river and looks like it …

Inside the Festival d’été de Québec, 2018

Eleven days of diverse music and art programming at Canada's largest outdoor cultural happening

No amount of photography can truly capture what it means to attend the Festival d’été de Québec (FEQ). Stretching across sprawling riverside parks and, at times, tucked within the intimate stages of Québec City, the multi-venue indoor/outdoor happening features a vast, diverse line-up. But more than just a musical festival, FEQ activates an entire city. In its 51st year, the event claims the title of …