World renowned multi-media artist Rafaël Rozendaal and Dutch electronic musician Luuk Bouwman will debut their music and video project Cold Void here at our gallery. In this unique multimedia exhibit, they will perform in a non-performative way. At the heart of the show is a self playing instrument that plays in sync with the video art pieces that were created for each of the tracks.Cold Void will leave the audience with a signed version of the their first vinyl press, with a lenticular print cover and downloadable videos to be played with the record.Make sure your record doesnt get snatched before you get to the show and Pre-Order your vinyl!Opening Night: June 15thTime: 7-10 p.mRuns till July 15th
“ACAPELLA,” OUT JUNE 25TH, IS FIRST SINGLE FROM DUO’S UPCOMING DEBUT ALBUMKARMIN HIT THE ROAD WITH THE JONAS BROTHERS IN JULYJune 25th, 2013 — New York, NY — After a superstar break out year, Karmin, which is Nick Noonan and Amy Heidemann, are back with their ambitious, vocal-driven new single, “Acapella,” which they premiered this morning on Z100’s “Elvis Duran and The Morning Show.” The song, which features powerhouse vocals from rapping front woman Amy with her partner Nick providing the booming bass line, will be available through all digital retailers on June 25th. Today will also launch the song’s lyric video, which features the pop duo, exclusively on RollingStone.com. “Acapella” is first taste from their upcoming debut album, which will be released by Epic Records in late summer.“‘Acapella’ was created almost exclusively with human voices,” says Heidemann, who wrote the song with Noonan, Sam Hollander, and Martin Johnson (Boys Like Girls), who also produced the track. “We flipped the original meaning of the word ‘acapella’ to mean ‘D.I.Y.,’ or should we say ‘D.I.A. – Do It Acapella!’”In July, Karmin will head out for a summer tour with The Jonas Brothers. They will also perform at several major Gay Pride festivals during the month of June. Please see below for tour dates.Karmin’s upcoming tour dates are as follows:06/08 Boston, MA Boston Pride06/30 Minneapolis, MN Minneapolis Gay PrideWith Jonas Brothers:07/10 Chicago, IL Charter One Pavilion07/12 Indianapolis, IN Klipsch Music Center07/13 Detroit, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre07/14 Cincinnati, OH PNC Pavilion at Riverbend07/16 Cleveland, OH Blossom Music Center07/18 Toronto, ON Molson Canadian Amphitheater07/19 Darien Lakes, NY Darien Lake PAC07/20 Wantagh, NY Nikon @ Jones Beach Theatre07/22 Boston, MA Bank of America Pavilion07/23 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun07/25 Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts07/26 Atlantic City, NJ Borgata07/29 Bristow, VA Jiffy Lube Live07/30 Charlotte, NC Time Warner Cable Amphitheater07/31 Raleigh, NC Red Hat Amphitheater08/02 Indianapolis, IN Indiana State Fairgrounds – Free Stage**08/03 St. Louis, MO The Pageant **08/04 Atlanta, GA Chastain Amphitheatre08/06 Dallas, TX Gexa Energy Pavilion08/07 Houston, TX Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion08/09 Phoenix, AZ Comerica Theatre08/10 Las Vegas, NV Mandalay Bay08/13 San Francisco, CA America’s Cup Pavilion08/14 San Diego, CA Viejas Arena08/16 Los Angeles, CA Gibson Amphitheatre
Taking equal inspiration from Elliott Smith, Wilco, and Pink Floyd; Mason Brothers are a contemporary roots band whose music bridges the gap between rock & roll, 1970s British folk and 21st century Americana. The band began as a partnership between Christian and James Mason, two Virginia-born brothers who grew up in Richmond and attended college at the nearby University of Virginia. Mason Brothers made their official debut with 2008′s The Sun, the Moon & the Sea, a stark album that focused on the band’s strengths: nimble guitar fingerpicking, subtle arrangements, and understated, softly sung melodies.
A flurry of TV and movie placements helped promote the band’s music outside of Virginia. By the time their sophomore release Ghost Season rolled around in 2011, Mason Brothers had expanded their sound considerably, adding louder dynamics and a touch of Pink Floyd’s spacey rock & roll to the mix. Ghost Season attracted its own share of publicity, including a ringing endorsement from iTunes, who showcased the self-produced album as a “New and Noteworthy” release on the iTunes store home page. Meanwhile, the band continued writing new songs, added pianist/songwriter Ben Willson to the lineup, and cracked the iTunes singer/songwriter charts in Fall 2012 with their single “Game of Cards.” That song helped pave the way for their third album, Ivy in The Orange Grove, which arrived later that year.
STYG is proving to be THE band to watch with the release of their latest album Diamond. The album debuted on the Billboard charts making it to #1 on the Heetseekers chart, #11 for Hard Rock Albums, #30 for Rock Albums and broke onto the Billboard 200. It was #1 on the iTunes Rock Albums chart. Within weeks of its release, fans posted hundreds of photos of freshly inked diamond tattoos.Stick to Your Guns/The Story So Far SPLIT - June 18th. The split will be available in stores, online and from the bands on Warped. Already almost sold out of STYG pre-sale packages.Nominated for an Independent Music Award.In celebration of STYG’s success, they are releasing a special edition of Diamond on vinyl that will include several bonus tracks. Release slated for June.ANNEX: Orange County isn’t typically thought to be the breeding ground for punkrock. What are your influences and inspirations for your music?STYG Guitarist Josh James: I think people are more likely to associate Orange County with beaches and reality show Housewives than punk rock. It might surprise people that there’s always been a strong underground scene in the OC with a ton of amazing bands that have not only influenced us, but have also influenced the entire punk/hardcore subculture - from legendary bands like The Adolescents and Social Distortion to commercial successes like The Offspring to more recent bands like Ignite and Bleeding Through. Although we are not all located in Orange County, we are definitely proud that the band has come from an area so rich in our influences. We will always call it home for Stick To Your Guns.Outside of music we are inspired by others who are truth seekers and people who try to change themselves and their communities for the better.Many critics argue that punk and hardcore music is seeing resurgence in the U.K. and other areas of Europe. Do you believe that the US will follow this trend?Punk and hardcore will always be lying under the surface of the mainstream no matter what. That is where it was born, where it eats, sleeps and grows. Every once in a while it gets too big for its sewer cage and explodes into the streets. Right now is one of those times – all across the globe. In my opinion, the passion for punk and hardcore has intensified in the last couple of years. Crowds have gotten bigger, and by bigger I mean huge. Kids long for that freedom that punk rock brings. When people get into punk and hardcore, they’re looking for something more than music. A freedom. A philosophy – and with the state of the world right now, kids are looking for someone with something to say. The bubblegum pop has had its time. People are looking for something more substantial. The most awesome part of this is that it’s not limited to one kind of person. Punk and hardcore should be inclusive. It’s a perspective, not a dress code. I think that’s why “Diamond” has been so successful. People were really hungry for the music, and in that we include a message, one of power- we try to show kids that they have the power to be who they want, that they can change for the better, that people can change the world for the better.It’s obvious that the music industry is over saturated with artists in today’s digital age. How has STYG been able to stand apart from other bands of the same genre to achieve such notoriety?Since the release of our newest album, “Diamond,” we’ve been lucky to tour with such a variety of different types of bands. I think that goes a long way. It prevents us from getting bored on the road because every tour we play to some new faces. It’s sometimes challenging… but that’s what we want. We like a challenge. There’s a huge reward in that. We see those same kids coming to our shows the next time around. It’s exciting to see those new faces turn familiar.It also says a lot about our fans. They seem to really connect to the message. They are a diverse group, but they have something in common: a desire for hope. And that’s cool because we really connect with our fans. STYG shows stand out to a lot of people because of the energy that’s created with our music and also with our words. You’ll get 45 minutes of intense music with us jumping around like idiots and a healthy dose of sincere words and thoughts from Jesse (singer) on a large scale of topics, but all ultimately lead to self revolution.It’s clear that you guys really appreciate, and interact with you fans. What is the craziest thing that a fan has ever done?Our fans are the coolest – very diehard. When “Diamond” came out we were overwhelmed with the amount of people who got STYG tattoos. I don’t think that’s crazy, but really surprising and very flattering. I guess some of the craziest or weirdest things are the few times someone has shown up to a venue pretending that they work there or that they are friends with someone in the band, so they can hang out with us. It’s a very odd thing. We are very friendly and never want to draw a line between our fans and us, but there’s something kind of creepy about someone lying about who they are or who they know to get close to you. This happened on our last tour and the guy kept telling everyone in the band different stories about who he was or what he was doing there. He was trying to find out what hotel we were staying in. I’m pretty sure we all dodged our murders that night.In most of your music, there seems to be underlying political and social tones. What role do you feel music plays in politics, or vice versa?Our music is about life. The good parts and the bad. Politics definitely have their place in music, but I think we may have more social tones then political. We are heavy on the individualism, free thought and discontent side of things and hope to offer a point of view on how to deal with those. We try not to offer empty complaints. We’re not perfect. We’re always learning. I think sometimes people just like to know that we all struggle…we’re figuring it out together.
Since touring is a large part of a musician’s life, what is the wildest thing that has ever happened while on the road?Touring is an adventure – that’s for sure. You never know what’s going to happen. You’re always on the move, and there’s no normal schedule. Anything and everything can happen…and it does. One night in France all the bands on the tour walked into a grocery store for tour bus supplies. A store security guard followed us from the moment we walked in the door. After we checked out, one of the guys from another band looked at the security guard and asked, “What’s the deal?”The security guard replied with, “Take a fucking picture, it’ll last longer.” Confused, all the bands left the store. The security guard then tapped on the glass window from the inside and pointed at Jesse (singer). Jesse responded by flipping off the security guard, which enraged him. The security guard ran outside screaming in French. He reached under his shirt and pulled out a huge Rambo-style knife, locked in on George (drummer) and charged him. George took off and the security guard followed. Luckily no one ended up hurt andGeorge now holds the record for fastest sprinter in STYG.You can catch Stick to Your Guns on the Vans Warped Tour this summer!!Follow them on Twitter @STYGoc
Singer, songwriter, television producer and actress Tamar Braxton, has stepped out as a solo artist with her debut single “Love & War,” which has spent an astonishing six weeks at No. 1 on the Urban Adult Contemporary radio chart and went straight to No.1 on iTunes upon release. Today, Tamar released the follow up her debut with “The One” which is poised to be the summer anthem for 2013! Sampling the classic Notorious BIG’s “Juicy,” the song was produced by Yung Berg and LaShawn Daniels. The accompanying video was shot at the famed Santa Monica pier and will premiere later this month.Braxton’s upcoming debut album for Streamline/Epic Records, which will be released this fall.
A GREAT BIG WORLD TO RELEASE THREE SONG EP MAY 21First Single Is Fan-Fueled Hit “This Is the New Year”SPRING TOUR KICKS OFF ON DAY OF EP RELEASE12 City Club Tour Begins In Cleveland“THIS IS THE NEW YEAR” COVERED ON GLEEA Great Big World Gets A Great Big Boost from Film and Television PlacementWhen they asked their fans to help them create a tweet-by tweet lyric video for the song, their fans went above and beyond. Not only did they tweet lines from “This is The New Year,” they illustrated them with photos and videos. The video perfectly captured both the feeling and the spirit of the song, much more an expression of a fan driven community than a crowd-sourced clip.It was no surprise that A Great Big World engaged their audience to the extent that they did. Last summer, when they launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund their endeavors, their fans rallied, and A Great Big World raised much more money than they were looking for.That’s the kind of effect Ian Axel and Chad Vaccarino — otherwise known as A Great Big World — has upon listeners. With a pop sensibility and a whole lot of heart, A Great Big World creates the kind of music that people connect with. ”It’s optimistic, hopeful pop music,” Chad says. “There are fewer songs about heartbreak and more about the meaning of life. But even the most painful of our songs are hopeful.”Music supervisors were amongst the first to realize the impact of A Great Big World’s music. The music supervisor for Glee chose “This Is The New Year” for the cast to cover on the hit show, and the song was used as the title track for the film New Year’s Eve and the theme for MTV’s I Used To Be Fat. Additionally, the song was featured on theAmazing Race, One Tree Hill, ESPN, and Good Morning America.Ian and Chad met while they were attending NYU, following their passion for writing and performing while sensibly studying the music business. When they first got together, Chad was managing Ian, but Ian also recognized Chad’s potential as a musician, and their business relationship was transformed into a musical partnership. They began playing together in New York venues and set the pattern that’s now their M.O.: A Great Big World perform, and people respond. “Writing is our therapy,” Ian says. “And when we can connect with people through our music, it’s transformational. We’re not alone. Our songs are your songs. And that’s what it’s all about.”TOUR DATES:May 21 Beachland Ballroom Cleveland, OHMay 22 Rumba Café Columbus, OHMay 26 Space Evanston, ILMay 27 7th Street Entry Minneapolis, MIMay 29 Plush St. Louis, MOMay 31 12th & Porter Nashville, TNJune 1 Backyard Stage Greensboro, NCJune 2 Temple Theater Sanford, NCJune 3 Jammin’ Java Vienna, VAJune 4 Studio at Webster New York, NYJune 5 World Café Live Philadelphia, PAJune 6 Café 939 Boston, MAJune 9th Memorial Park Amphitheater Maplewood, NJJuly 7th WZPL Birthday Bash Indianapolis, INA Great Big World:
Here we have the full version of Beyonce and Andre 3000′s cover of Amy Winehouse’s Back To Black, which will appear on the Great Gatsby soundtrack. With this song, the new XX track, and more music promised from a slew of great artists, I’m more excited for the soundtrack than the movie. Listen above.
She really does shine bright like a diamond! In over 20 years Rihanna is the first artist to score 10 #1 hits as Stay (ft Mikky Ekko) rised from 2 to 1. Her first #1 song, SOS came from 2006 when she was just the pop singer from Barbados, now with her song “We Found Love” ft Calvin Harris stayed #1 from 8 consecutive weeks, there’s no surprise she’s the first one to break the record in 20 years.
On top of all that Rihanna is nominated for 10 Billboard awards! The show will air May 19th 8/7 c.
PLUGFEST 2013 May 9-11th 2013 Kfar HanokdimFor the first time in Israel: the biggest indie music open air festival at the lowest point on earth!MAIN STAGE: AZEALIA BANKS – !!! (CHK CHK CHK) – JESSIE WARE – CSS – LEE SCRATCH PERRY- TINARIWEN – 2MANYDJS DJ SET -JOHN TALABOT – more names TBASUPPORT STAGE: ADI ULMANSKY – TIGER LOVE – WATERKNOT – TRIFONAS – BUTTERING TRIO – YOSSI FINE & THE REMIX
PLUGFEST (May 9th thru 11th 2013) is the biggest alternative music festival ever staged in Israel. Plugfest will take place at the Bedouin style desert village Oasis “Kfar Hanokdim” near the Dead Sea (www.hanokdim.com). The 3 day festival will feature several dozens of the world’s most compelling electronic, rock and indie artists as well as Israel’s finest local acts spread over 3 stages. A lineup carefully selected to represent the new spirit in music.We are rolling out plenty of surprises for an expected crowd of 5,000. What makes this music event extra special is the location, think Burning Man meet Coachella but Israeli style and at the lowest point on earth- at the foot of the Dead Sea. An international music festival inspired by the innovative drive of the world’s leading festivals.Finally, Israel will have its own first international rock music festival. PLUGFEST.
Side activities:• 5 Rotating Stages From Morning till Sunrise• MTV Israel Presents ‘A Desert Cinema Festival’• Oleh! Records- Master Classes/Artist Meet & Greet/Panhandle Stage (For New Bands)• Childrens’ Activities including Camel Rides, Arcade games and more to be announced• A Wide Variety Of Gourmet Desert style Food & Drinks• Desert Hikes & Dead sea trips• Beduin Style Camping Under The Stars• Alternative Stage & Live Radio Broadcast in collaboration with Deli & KZRadio
While we are still waiting for Travi$ Scott’s highly anticipated mixtape Owl Pharaoh, the young MC releases his T.I. and 2 Chainz assisted track. “Upper Echelon” sounds every bit as good as every release from Travi$ we have heard thus far and will hold us over until we get the final word on the new project. Hopefully we get that sooner than later.
You might want to turn the bass up for this.