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Music Tastes Good Festival

This weekend we went to the Music Tastes Good Festival in Long Beach, California. It was all of the things we loved: a food fest, a music fest, a great display of diversity and activism as well as a good time. Fans got to see a slew of amazing bands, see art from local contemporary artists, register to vote, sign up for volunteer opportunities, learn new skills from a variety of chefs and make new friends.

Here are some of the highlights from this weekend…

Copeland Holt is an artist and musician who set up shop all over the fest this weekend. He could be seen painting portraits of each performer and talking with fans about his process as well as his passions. You can learn more about him: here.

James Blake wooed us with his soulful sounds.

Angie, owner of the Wide Eyes Open Palms cafe in Long Beach, preaches feminism and food activism. She proudly showed us her tats that included: “feminism” across her knuckles, “sisterhood” on her back and “butch” on her elbow. We see you, Angie.

One of our favorite parts of any music festival are fans who prove that your style can be as unique as you are. 

The Black Angels psychedelic jams were born to be GIFed. 

Janelle Monae reminded us of the power of pink.

10/10 would attend again.

‘Strange Vibes’ Playlist

“So Many Details” - Toro Y Moi
“Past Life” - Tame Impala
“Tessellate” - alt-J
“Video Girl” - FKA Twigs
“The Wilhelm Scream” - James Blake
“All My Friends” - LCD Soundsystem
“Annie” - Neon Indian
“Spirit” - Future Islands
“Knife” - Grizzly Bear
“Feel It All Around” - Washed Out
“On the Sea” - Beach House
“Plastic” - Moses Sumney
“17″ - Youth Lagoon
“Words I Don’t Remember” - How To Dress Well
“Black Mambo” - Glass Animals
“Gold” - Chet Faker
“Out Getting Ribs (King Krule Cover)” - Local Natives


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