February 6, 2009

Preview Midnight Masses "Heaven" - DL It!

Midnight Masses have announced a Winter 2009 Tour With ...And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead, along with the release of the “Heaven” Tour 7” Single Out March 10th (Digital) Via 1776 and available on tour starting February 19th. But you don't have to wait that long...

Download "Heaven" here!

Need more info? The principal members are
Autry Fulbright, Destiny Montague, Giselle Reiber, Jason Reece, Eric Rodgers, and Miyuki Furtado.

Members of Midnight Masses have played or currently play in …And You Will Know Us By The Trail of Dead, Shock Cinema, Rogers Sisters, Dragons of Zynth and Santogold

February 5, 2009

Fleet Foxes Release Two Mykonos Videos - Watch 'Em Here!

The Fleet Foxes Uk label, Bella Union, recently released the Deluxe Fleet Foxes Package containing their self-titled debut, the Sun King EP, Winter Hymnal 7" and a cool funky poster. To celebrate this very cool mini-box set, not band for a band with only one full album under it's belt, a brand new video for "Mykonos" has been released.

Watch "Mykonos" (video credit: Sub Pop / Bella Union, director Sean Pecknold)

Also, as a special extra, the director created a making of video for this as well.

Watch the making of the video "Mykonos" (director Sean Pecknold)

Hoodathunk's Mardi Gras Carnival

Bust out the beads, masks, and costumes, it's time to get funky! Hoodathunk Entertainment presents a Mardi Gras Carnaval taking place Friday 2/20 at the Saint Rocke in Hermosa Beach, CA featuring live music, live performance painting, decor, and nothin' but a party with the booty-shakin' sound of Delta Nove headlining the night. Also performing will be the Charlie Hitchock Band featuring Charlie Hitchcock(formerly of Particle), Norwood Fisher (Fishbone, Trulio Discracias), and Ryan Krieger (Blu Sirkuit). Opening the night will be Groove Session , guaranteed to fire things up for this funky-ass evening. This show is 21+ and doors open at 8pm. Admission to this event is $15, however, advance discount tickets are now available for only $10 by visiting www.saintrocke.com . Come prepared to party and celebrate the new change with 2009!

February 3, 2009

Langerado 2009 Cancelled!

Today, the 2009 Langerado Music Festival is cancelled due to sluggish ticket sales. The 7th annual event was slated to happen March 6-8 at their new home in downtown Miami's Bicentennial Park.

Langerado's independent local promoters, faced with a very tough decision in a dismal economy, cancelled the 2009 event only after every possible option was exhausted.

As Langerado Co-Promoter Ethan Schwartz explains, "Langerado has always put the fan experience first. Unfortunately, during these difficult economic times, and facing a first year in a new venue, it's become apparent that we cannot execute a production that lives up to the high standards of our past events. Putting Langerado on hold was the toughest decision we have ever had to make. We are very grateful for the support of the greater-Miami community and the music community during this difficult time."

All tickets purchased will be refunded. Please look for ticket refunds to be processed in the next 5-7 business days. Each order will be refunded to the credit card in full, minus the included order processing fees. Shipping fees will also be credited for those orders that did not select the free shipping promotion. Visit www.musictoday.com for more information.

Bonnaroo Memories & Will This Year Be As Good?

With today's announcement of the '09 Bonnaroo lineup, it's fun to look back at last year's performances...ahhh the memories.

Kynd bud Dave Oppenheimer of Performance Impressions recently published, with streaming audio, another of his trademark flash photo shows on their site here. Listen, watch, relive...and get in line for your tix this year.

And let us know what you think of this year's lineup. Springsteen, Phish...no Phil?

by KyndDave

Bonnaroo Lineup to Include Springsteen & Phish

Superfly Productions and A.C. Entertainment are excited to announce the initial lineup for the 2009 Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival. The eighth annual four-day camping and music festival will be held on June 11 - 14 on the same beautiful 700-acre farm in Manchester, Tennessee, 60 miles south of Nashville. Every year Bonnaroo seeks to make history by offering unique and exclusive performances by rock's greatest legends as well as its most significant newcomers. A full list of confirmed acts follows, and more will be announced in the coming weeks. The final Bonnaroo 2009 lineup will total over 120 bands and over 20 comedians performing on 13 stages over four days.

Continuing the Bonnaroo tradition of diversity and dynamism, the 2009 lineup draws top-flight acts from a staggering range of musical worlds. This year the festival features Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, Phish, The Beastie Boys, Nine Inch Nails, TV on the Radio, Wilco, Al Green, David Byrne, Snoop Dogg, Merle Haggard, Animal Collective, Lucinda Williams, Femi Kuti, Mars Volta, Coheed and Cambria, The Del McCoury Band, Alejandro Escovedo and Rodrigo y Gabriela to name a few. This will be Springsteen and his band's only North American festival performance this year. This also will be Phish's only festival performance in 2009, and their presence at Bonnaroo holds a great deal of significance -- besides the fact that each of its members has shown the event great support, performing at the festival in various incarnations over the years, Phish's own festivals were notably one of the major inspirations for Bonnaroo's creation and operational strategies. Many of the organizers of those events (large scale, multi-day camping festivals with Phish as the solo performer) were brought on to help birth Bonnaroo in 2002, and continue to play a major role in the festival to this day. Phish will play two shows at the festival - a full two-set performance as well as an additional late-evening set.

As part of this initial Bonnaroo 2009 artist announcement, festival organizers have teamed up with Ghost Robot to create an innovative video that incorporates a new experimental process called stratostencil animation.

The largest and most revered music and camping event in the country, Bonnaroo has elevated the American rock festival to an unprecedented level. As the only round-the-clock major U.S. music festival, Bonnaroo packs an unparalleled amount of entertainment options into its four days. The event has offered its attendees the amenities and community spirit of a small city, with 24 hours of activities including a comedy theater, cinema festival, jazz club, silent disco, arcade, Internet caf├ęs, restaurants, yoga classes and hundreds of high quality craft vendors. Since its inception, Bonnaroo swiftly earned its status as the country's premier music and arts event. According to the New York Times, "Bonnaroo has revolutionized the modern rock festival." The event is famous for the incredible energy that emerges from its crowds, who make the Bonnaroo pilgrimage to immerse themselves in its unique camping community and witness four days of historical music moments. Honoring the festival's unique spirit, Rolling Stone called Bonnaroo "one of the 50 moments to change the history of rock and roll." The festival was also just voted the Best Festival in the magazine's Readers' Poll, and won similar honors at this year's Billboard Music Awards.

This year, Bonnaroo has created a couple of unique ticketing options for its fans. The festival is now offering a special payment plan in which tickets will be available for five (5) payments of $50.00 plus applicable fees. In addition, fans will have the option to purchase a Bonnaroo Green Ticket that will help to support the development and implementation of sustainable improvements at the festival for years to come. Festival organizers are constantly looking for ways to be aggressive with mitigating the event's environmental impact and raising awareness about green issues.

As part of Fuse's three-year deal with Bonnaroo, the network will be the exclusive television partner of the festival. It will continue to be the only place to watch Bonnaroo on national television and will include live on-air coverage as well as OnDemand and online content. On-air, Fuse will bring viewers live hits, backstage interviews, "Best of Bonnaroo" concert specials and a highlight show of this year's greatest performances. The network will once again have their headquarters set up in its landmark barn in the middle of Centeroo, enabling them to bring the Fuse experience directly to fans onsite. Leading up to the event, Fuse will run four 60-second news packages that will air throughout the day on Tuesday, February 3rd, providing an insider's look at the 2009 Bonnaroo lineup. Online, at fuse.tv/bonnaroo fans can find essential information on tickets, further line-up additions and interviews from last year's festival.

In addition, ATT Music will be hosting a live webcast of the event. After the festival is over, you'll also be able to relive your experience with exclusive featured content only online at ATT Music.

See the full line up at Bonnaroo.com

- press release by Big Hassle