Desert Daze dazzles with 2019 final artist transmission

Few festivals encompass it all and even less do so with authenticity. Sure, we can gallop off on a weekend excursion to Coachella for hundreds of dollars, witnessing mainstream alt bands from afar, all sweaty and dirty alongside strung out strangers. Let the self-indulgence and vanity consume you, hopefully heading home STD-free (#fakenews???). Big name […]

Same Same But Different Fest returns for Year Two

The end of summer is a marvelous time for a weekend festival. Combine that with a serene camping getaway, the best in funky, fresh bands and a core group of friends to render yourself one of the greatest experiences. Same Same But Different Festival hit the sandy shores of Lake Perris last year: a secluded […]

Same Same But Different 2018: Day Two

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Same Same But Different 2018: Day One

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Tune in, drop out at Desert Daze 2018

Ever since the birth of Burning Man, the festival experience has pivoted from a simple weekend of music to that of a transcendental enigma. Passive voyeurism is dead. The Burn made way for other festivals to follow in pursuit of life, love and eternal consciousness, such as the biannual Joshua Tree or NorCal’s EDM-meets-yoga Lightning […]

The strange, yet sophisticated Same Same But Different Festival

Rolling up to Riverside County on a bright Saturday morning in September is quite a beautiful drive. The summer heat had scorched the inland empire terrain and cooler temperatures lay just ahead – an ideal time for a weekend of camping. To be clear, the weekend of September 22nd and 23rd, 2018 still brought with […]