Gina Vespa – who, sadly, is not affiliated with the motor scooter company – is a GWU graduate currently residing in Maryland with her husband and two dachshunds. A freelance writer for both Diffuser.fm and PopCrush, Gina enjoys combining her love for music with her passion for writing. She has interviewed artists such as Matt Pond and Zac and Isaac Hanson, and she's always on the lookout for new bands to check out.
Mexican Summer Five Years Festival to Feature Spiritualized, Ariel Pink + More
Brooklyn’s beloved label Mexican Summer is gearing up to celebrate its fifth anniversary with a limited edition hardcover book, an exclusive 10-inch EP and a live music festival set to take place at Pioneer Works on Oct. 11-12.
CMJ 2013 Unveils Initial Lineup: Savages, the Neighbourhood + More to Perform
The legendary CMJ Music Marathon makes its return to New York City on Oct. 15-19 with a number of top-name acts in tow. The initial lineup features the likes of Savages, the Neighbourhood and the Dismemberment Plan, plus dozens more.
III Points Festival to Feature Jamie xx, James Murphy + DJ Shadow
The inaugural III Points Festival is set for Oct. 3-5 in the heart of Miami’s up-and-coming Wynwood Art District, and the lineup features Jamie xx of the xx, LCD Soundsystem founder James Murphy, DJ Shadow and more.
Thao and the Get Down Stay Down Discuss New Record, Perform ‘Holy Roller’ – Exclusive Videos
Diffuser.fm recently sat down with Thao Nguyen — the singer and guitarist behind the alt-folk outfit Thao and the Get Down Stay Down — to discuss their latest studio release, ‘We the Common.’ Check out the interview below, as well as a captivating performance of the disc’s lead single, ‘Holy Roller.’
Frank Turner Exclusive Tour Photos: U.K. Folk-Punk Hero Details Life on the Road
Diffuser.fm recently placed Frank Turner on a list of 5 British Acts That Really Wanna Be American, but that's no knock. Plenty of U.K. artists have looked stateside for inspiration, and today, we've got some exclusive tour photos of the folk-punk mainstay.
Annabel, ‘Anti-Decisions’ – Video Premiere
Punky Ohio indie rockers Annabel are back with a new video for their catchy tune, ‘Anti-Decisions,’ and Diffuser.fm is amped to have the exclusive premiere. We're also a little weirded out. Watch the twisted yet undeniably captivating clip above.
Yeah Yeah Yeahs ‘Runaway’ in Calvin Klein’s Downtown Fragrance Ad
Starring the elegant and classy Rooney Mara, the commercial for Calvin Klein’s new Downtown fragrance is alluringly dark and mysterious — and it features an equally haunting tune. What’s the song in the minute-long clip?
Win Two-Day Passes to Riot Fest 2013 in Denver
Riot Fest comes to May Farms in Denver, Colo., on Sept. 21-22 with a slew of top-name acts in tow, and Diffuser.fm and Loudwire are stoked to be giving away five pairs of two-day passes. Enter via the widget above.
Gonerfest 2013 Announces Lineup: Mudhoney, Cosmic Psychos + More to Perform
Back for its tenth annual run, Gonerfest -- a showcase for the garage- and punk-leaning Memphis shop and label Goner Records -- is set for Sept. 26-29. This year’s lineup features Mudhoney, Cosmic Psychos and Guitar Wolf, plus dozens more.
Austin City Limits 2013 Schedule Announced for Both Weekends
There’s only one problem with attending a festival like Austin City Limits, whose lineup boasts a large number of top-name acts: figuring out who to see, especially when two of your favorite bands are performing on different stages at the same time. Although the fest is still months away, you might want to check out this year’s schedule ASAP — it’s never too early to start planning.