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III Points Music Festival of the Isotropic Stage, photo by @adiadinayev

Miami’s 2020 III Points Music Festival Announced Eclectic, Star-Studded Lineup

The seventh installment of Miami’s III Points music festival wowed fans with the release of this year’s lineup last week. After a very successful 2019 festival with performances by  Grammy-winning Tyler, the Creator, A$AP Rocky, Erykah Badu, SZA, James Blake and Beach House, organizers have again outdone themselves with another star-studded lineup, now jam packed into two days. Previously held over three days and in February, the festival will now take place May 1-2 and include headliners the Strokes, Robyn, Wu-Tang Clan, Disclosure, Kaytranada, Caribou and many more. With being many of the featured artists’ only Florida performances, this will …

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III Points, Miami, Florida, Nonotak Entrance

III Points Solidifies Itself As One of America’s Greatest Niche Festivals

This past weekend marked the sixth and most successful installment of Miami’s . Somewhat of a hike for Jacksonville natives, but nonetheless a road trip that was well worth the drive. The massive lineup featuring names like James Blake, Erykah Badu, Blood Orange, SZA, Beach House and Herbie Hancock, connected all genres, fusing R&B, hip hop, jazz, neo-soul, funk and rock. Many performances blended all of these genres with electronic artists using these influences in their own performances and sets to create dance parties lasting all night long. Over the past 15 years I have attended Coachella, Bonnaroo, Lollapalooza, the …

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Must-See Florida Locals at Miami’s III Points Festival

III Points 2019 will begin in Miami this weekend running from Friday, February 15th to Sunday, February 17th. The sixth edition of the ever growing south Florida music festival features big names like Beach House, James Blake, Erykah Badu, A$AP Rocky, SZA and Tyler, the Creator. But since the beginning, the festival has always strived to have an almost 50/50 mix of local artists and national/international artists on its bill.  Here are a few must-see Florida locals that will be performing this weekend at Mana Wynwood during the III Points 2019. Rachel Tumada, aka Ms. Mada, is a linchpin in …

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III Points 2019, Miami, Florida

Road-Trip Worthy: A Preview to Miami’s 2019 III Points Festival

In less than three weeks, III Points will descend upon Mana Wynwood in Miami for one of this year’s do not miss music festivals held on February 15th, 16th and 17th. Years of continued success has turned into one of Florida’s greatest and most diverse music festivals. III Points has consistently provided a wide and eclectic mix of musicians and artists from Florida and around the world. This year’s festival is less than three weeks away so let’s dive in on all things III Points. Founded by a group of friends in 2013, the festival has grown exponentially each year …

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Q&A with Jonny Pierce of the Drums

Photos by ASHLEY CHOZAS EU Jacksonville recently had the chance to chat with Jonny Pierce of the Drums, who stopped by Florida on tour in support of their recent release, “Abysmal Thoughts.” Pierce talks about his time living in Florida, the new album, and his love for dogs. After a few difficult times with breakups in both the band and a personal relationship, he has managed to create the Drums’ most vulnerable and authentic album yet. Pierce has truly perfected a beautiful style of melancholy retro pop that is beyond reproach. The Drums recently played in Tallahassee, FL, and had …

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Review in Photos: Wavves + Joyce Manor at Ponte Vedra Concert Hall

California bands Wavves and Joyce Manor stopped by the first coast mid way through their North American tour, playing to an eager crowd at the on Friday, November 3rd. SoCal rock will forever and always be present in the music industry. There’s always been this intangible idea of a California paradise for musicians to relay to their listeners. Southern California music is a way of life for some people and a dream to be achieved for others. Wavves combines a mixture of punk, garage rock, and pop to create the soundtrack for life of SoCal guttersnipes. Boredom, drugs, babes, and …

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Madlib, Photo by Adinayev, III Points Festival, Miami

III Points Music, Art, & Technology Festival Recap

III Points Music, Art, & Technology Festival in Miami has another unforgettable, record-breaking year. For the fifth year in a row, III Points exhibited exponential growth in both the quality of artists, and the quantity of fans; selling out of tickets for 2017. Just like last year, hurricanes are acted as small speed bumps for the festival. But these storms cannot compete with the strong forces instilled in the people of Miami and III Points. Headlining the festival were Gorillaz for their first time in Miami, and their only show in Florida. Damon Albarn and the group provided a truly …

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III Points Festival, Photo by Adinayev

Preview: III Points Music, Art, & Technology Festival in Miami

III Points Music, Art, and Technology Festival will be held at Mana Wynwood in Miami, FL, October 13-15, 2017 As if seeing Gorillaz in their first and only Florida performance wasn’t enticing enough, III Points Music, Art & Technology Festival has over 100 amazing artists on the lineup, making it set to be one of this year’s best music festivals. You now have less than three weeks to start planing your road trip to Miami for this amazing festival from October 13th to the 15th. Once again, festival organizers have topped previous years with another great line up that transcends …

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Rob Roy’s Sundry Styles of Hip Hop and R&B

Jacksonville-born rapper Rob Roy (or Robert Raimon Roy, if you prefer) has continually expanded on his diverse style over the past 10 years, constantly refining his sound. A refinement, that Roy believes, is never finished. As an artist grows and changes, so must the art they make change to reflect their current self. Spanning his musical career, Roy’s style and sound has delved into hip hop, R&B, trap, soul, experimental, and many other genres, all of which reflect on his progression as an artist. Most recently, Rob Roy’s 2016 release, Johnny, is a mix of everything that has come before …

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Gorillaz Announce World Tour, Florida Debut at III Points 2017

Since their conception in 1998, Gorillaz have only played a handful of shows around the world. The digital cartoon band is now set to make their Florida debut, headlining at III Points Music, Art & Technology Festival in Miami, FL this October. Brainchild of Blur frontman Damon Albarn and illustrator Jamie Hewlett, this British collaborative consist of fictional members 2-D, Murdoc Nickels, Noodle, and Russel Hobbs, in addition to a wide range of performers and musicians spanned over their five studio albums. The band combines everything from rock, electronica, and Britpop to hip hop and reggae, to create their distinct, …

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