Maria Sherman

5 Seconds of Summer

5 Seconds of Summer's Derp Con: Navigating A Pop-Punk Boy Band Fan Convention

For a band often chased around hotels and airports by ravenous fans — that’s what happens when you open for One Direction, score a No. 1 album debut and become one of the breakout stars of the year as good-looking teenage boys — 5SOS managed to keep Derp Con a secluded event. Below is a minute-by-minute recap of 5 Seconds of Summer’s enthralling fan convention.
Backbeat: Matador’s Patrick Amory on Chaos in Tejas: ‘Much More Fun Than SXSW'

Backbeat: Matador’s Patrick Amory on Chaos in Tejas: ‘Much More Fun Than SXSW'

On Sunday, Enabler PR closed out its Chaos in Tejas, the annual Austin, TX music festival, with a showcase at the Holy Mountain bar with a disparate slate of acts that included Full of Hell, Boy Friend, Antwon and Puce Mary, all of whom showed just how eclectic the music fest has become. Even Matador's Patrick Amory, on hand for the band Iceage, remarked that the fest is "much more fun than SXSW..."
Northside Fest CEO Scott Stedman: 'Brooklyn Has Become An Adjective For What's Next...'

Northside Fest CEO Scott Stedman: 'Brooklyn Has Become An Adjective For What's Next...'

The fourth  annual Brooklyn's Northside Festival, the independent music, art, film, and now, entrepreneurial confab, kicks off today with over 400 music acts (from GZA to Kitty Pryde), 200 artists, 30 venues, 50 films, 1,500 entrepreneurs and some 80,000 attendees -- its biggest yet. Northside CEO Scott Stedman summed it up thusly: "Brooklyn has become a national adjective for what's next."

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