Each year global music PR firm rock paper scissors, inc. compiles an unoffical guide to all the global and cross-cultural music taking place during the annual APAP/Arts Presenters Conference which takes place in New York City. Following in the wake... Read more →


Things are different at Canada’s outdoor summer music festivals. Blues legend Taj Mahal hobnobs with local fishermen. Baby boomers in Birkenstocks have rap conversion experiences thanks to Shad or K’Naan. The Arcade Fire lead mass sing-a-longs, and bands jam all... Read more →


There is a breed of performing arts venues that holds a special place in the American cultural landscape. Grand Performances (Los Angeles), Stern Grove Festival (San Francisco), and SummerStage (New York City) use unique public spaces to provide public access... Read more →


Last month marked my third time attending SXSW, the free-for-all music conference festival with a strong indie rock base. SXSW Global Vibe in 2005 I had attended several years ago to see what the fuss was about and to see... Read more →


From July 16-18, 2010, Detroit's Concert of Colors' 18th edition will take place. DubMC took this opportunity to interview CoC's co-curator and spiritual leader Ismael Ahmed about the festival's history and the role it plays in uniting the communities who... Read more →


As summer festival season continues, DubMC interviewed Steven Haines, executive director of Stern Grove Festival (San Francisco, CA), about what makes the festival and site one of San Francisco's best kept secrets. 1. What makes Stern Grove physically unique from... Read more →


1. What’s your two sentence description of the Calgary Folk Festival for someone who has never been? It’s an experience; a collective sound salvation with an incredibly cool vibe in a beautiful urban park that features unique collaborations and concerts.... Read more →