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TAP Firefly Festival Interview: Imagine Dragons

August 2, 2012 The Audio Perv 1


By Matt Arena

After their early set at Firefly Festival, we got the chance to sit down with Dan Reynolds (lead singer) and D. Wayne Sermon (guitarist) of Imagine Dragons, to talk about their debut album, what it’s like being a band in Las Vegas, and their first ever TV appearance.

You guys have really taken off lately, and though I hate the term “buzz band” but if it applied to anybody it would be you, what’s it

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TAP Firefly Festival Interview: Young the Giant

August 1, 2012 The Audio Perv 0

By Matt Arena

Just prior to their set at the main stage at Firefly Festival, we were able to sit down with bassist Payam Doostzadeh from Young the Giant to talk about touring, plans for the second album, and how their experience changes with growing popularity.

You guys have had a really big year, is there one point in specific that you think was a really big jumping off point?

Yeah, everyone points to the VMAs as our big break …

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TAP Firefly Festival Interview: Walk The Moon

July 31, 2012 The Audio Perv 0

By Matt Arena

Minutes before their killer set at Firefly Festival we chatted with Walk The Moon’s Nicholas Petricca, Kevin Ray, Eli Maiman, and Sean Waugaman about the recording process on the new album, festival vibes, and their unofficial music videos.

You’ve had a pretty crazy couple of months, with TV performances and the album release.

Nick: The TV stuff’s been pretty surreal and we don’t get nervous for a lot of things but the TV stuff is pretty nuts. …

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TAP Firefly Festival Interview: Reptar

July 30, 2012 The Audio Perv 0

By Matt Arena

After their wild set earlier on the third and final day of Firefly Festival, we sat down to chat with Graham Ulicny, Ryan Engelberger, and Poof Daunghty of Reptar to talk about twitter, touring, and their reputation as one of the craziest live bands out there.

*NOTE: Some backstory on the first question. The night before Reptar took to twitter basically all night tweeting, hashtagging, and posting photos with the simple caption “having a blast…” and then …

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Firefly Festival Day 3 Review/Photos (The Black Keys, Flaming Lips, AWOLNATION, Death Cab For Cutie, Reptar, Cold War Kids)

July 27, 2012 The Audio Perv 0

By Matt Arena

Drawing the festival to a close, Sunday at Firefly Festival’s inaugural weekend did so in a spectacular fashion. With bands that ranged from unstoppable dancing machines to more relaxed indie acts, there’s no doubt that the final day had a little something for everybody.

REPTAR

Putting themselves in the self described genre of “disco dust” (more of a parody on the recent obsession of band’s having to categorize their sound), Reptar are anything but your average band. …

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Firefly Festival Day 2 Review/Photos (The Killers, Young The Giant, Grouplove, Cake, Modest Mouse, Imagine Dragons)

July 26, 2012 The Audio Perv 3

By Matt Arena

After an incredibly successful first day, Firefly had even more in store for day 2. With doors opening at 11 am, there was much more music to be packed into the schedule and if you weren’t there first thing in the morning, you may have missed some of the best sets of the entire festival.

IMAGINE DRAGONS

It says a lot when a band can put on a killer set with one of the first performances of …

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Firefly Festival Day 1 Review and Photos (Jack White, Silversun Pickups, Wallflowers, Walk The Moon, OK Go)

July 25, 2012 The Audio Perv 0


By Matt Arena

New festivals seem to pop up every year, pull a decent lineup and then are never heard from again. In essence they’re attempts at unseating summer powerhouses like Lollapalooza and Bonnaroo, but they rarely ever succeed. But every once in a while those festivals have down years, allowing room for one of these newcomers to stake their own claim on the American summer music festival market. This year is one of those years and the Firefly Festival

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Firefly Music Festival Preview

July 16, 2012 The Audio Perv 0

By Matt Arena

This year Dover International Speedway in Delaware will be home to Firefly Music Festival (official app). Firefly is a three-day music experience with over 40 bands, as well as a litany of other attractions, such as arcade games and even a hot air balloon ride. The lineup is one of the finest you’ll find of the many summer festivals, even standing up to (and this writer’s opinion, higher) than the usual stalwarts the likes of …

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Jack White, The Killers and The Black Keys To Headline InAugural Firefly Festival

April 3, 2012 The Audio Perv 0


Firefly Music Festival is hitting the East Coast for its inaugural year on July 20, 21 and 22 in Dover, Delaware. The festival will take place at the Woodlands of Dover International Speedway, located in close proximity to Philadelphia, New York City, Washington D.C. and Baltimore.

Headliners include The Killers, The Black Keys and Jack White alongside more than 40 national acts, including Death Cab for Cutie, John Legend and The Flaming Lips. Additionally, Firefly offers a wide variety of …