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03 Jun
2011

MTK: Music To Know Festival presented by BingTM announces daily line-ups:

Saturday August 13: VAMPIRE WEEKEND, Matt & Kim, Tame Impala, M. Ward, Tom Tom Club, We Are Scientists, Francis and the Lights, Suddyn, and Nicos Gun.

Sunday, August 14: BRIGHT EYES, Cold War Kids, Chromeo, Ra Ra Riot, Dawes, Fitz and the Tantrums, The Naked and Famous, The Limousines, and the Young Empires.

18 of today’s most critically-acclaimed and successful new, emerging and well-known bands. The festival will be held at Runway 4 in East Hampton. The music begins at noon each day, ending at 10PM.

In addition to the weekend package rates, MTK announced this week that a limited amount of Single Day tickets went on sale Tuesday for $110.00. Two Day tickets are also available for $195. Two Day VIP passes can be purchased for $645.

Tickets are available for purchase through the MTK Website: http://www.musictoknow.com/ .

Tickets are also available at these east end retail locations:
Montauk: 668 Gig Shack, Sole East;
Amagansett: Indian Wells Tavern;
East Hampton: Khanh Sports & Eyewear, Nichol’s Restaurant;
Sag Harbor: Sylvester & Co., New Paradise Cafe;
Southampton: Flying Point;
Westhampton: Jetties Surf.

GENERAL ADMISSION:

$195 for weekend pass.

$110 limited amount of tickets available for Single Day General Admission Pass

Two-day passes for admission to the festival grounds: 18 bands; food tent and fashion/lifestyle retail area.

Please note: in addition, a $6.00 service charge per ticket and a $2.50 credit card processing fee will be charged at the time of purchase.

VIP PROGRAM: $645

MTK offers a limited supply of VIP passes for sale. This exclusive offering includes admission to two separate VIP tents, outdoor private viewing garden area, a private viewing deck, and air-conditioned premium bathrooms. Both tents feature special programs throughout the day with alternating schedules in- between music sets — from fashion shows to unique or intimate musical performances, large viewing screens, and much more. Free parking on-site ($80 value)

More About MTK: Music To Know Festival

Founded by Chris Jones, owner of Sole East Hotel in Montauk, and screenwriter Bill Collage, MTK presented by Bing delivers two days of cross generational music and presents 18 of today’s best and brightest bands plus fashion, lifestyle, chefs, wines and beers to know. MTK represents great music – this is Music To Know.

According to Co-Founder Chris Jones “The Hamptons are a unique market to say the least — full of decision makers, trend setters, and taste generators who have always been eager to embrace the best and the brightest in our culture — whether that is in literature, film, fashion or music. We are excited to bring this collection of artists together in our community, and hope this is the first of many annual events.”

MTK teamed with Downtown Music and RCRDLBL (http://www.RCRDLBL.com) to Co-Produce the event. As media partner, RCRDLBL assisted in the lineup’s curation, and will supply the festival’s digital marketing component. Downtown CEO and RCRDLBL Chairman Josh Deutsch said, “Downtown and RCRDLBL are pleased to partner with the MTK team to curate such an incredible lineup featuring some of today’s most exciting and innovative artists. And we are especially excited to bring the event to such a unique and special place as the Hamptons – one of the most vibrant cultural communities in the country.

Several retail/lifestyle pop-up shops will be announced in the coming weeks.

To support the local community hosting the festival, MTK has pledged to give $100,000 to East Hampton-based charities payable prior to the festival to ensure the recipients receive the funding. Charities will also be being given space on the sight to promote themselves, encourage further donations and to get people involved. The list of charities to receive the money will be announced in the coming weeks.

Exclusive media partners are Hamptons Magazine and WEHM 92.9/96.9 Progressive Radio for Long Island.

For more information about the festival go to: http://www.musictoknow.com/

Like them on facebook: www.facebook.com/MusicToKnowFestival and follow on twitter: @mtkfestival

10 May
2011

MTK: Music To Know Festival announced its inaugural line up headlined by Vampire Weekend on Saturday, August 13th and Bright Eyes on Sunday, August 14th. Other confirmed bands include Matt & Kim, Cold War Kids, Chromeo, Tame Impala, Ra Ra Riot, Fitz & The Tantrums, Tom Tom Club, Dawes, M Ward, We Are Scientists, The Limousines, Naked and Famous, Francis and the Lights, Suddyn, Nicos Gun and Young Empires — 18 of today’s most critically-acclaimed and successful new, emerging and well-known bands. The music begins at noon each day, ending at 10PM.

According to Co-Founder Chris Jones “The Hamptons are a unique market to say the least — full of decision makers, trend setters, and taste generators who have always been eager to embrace the best and the brightest in our culture — whether that is in literature, film, fashion or music. We are excited to bring this collection of artists together in our community, and hope this is the first of many annual events.”

MTK teamed with Downtown Music and RCRDLBL (http://www.RCRDLBL.com) to Co-Produce the event. As media partner, RCRDLBL assisted in the lineup’s curation, and will supply the festival’s digital marketing component. Downtown CEO and RCRDLBL Chairman Josh Deutsch said, “Downtown and RCRDLBL are pleased to partner with the MTK team to curate such an incredible lineup featuring some of today’s most exciting and innovative artists. And we are especially excited to bring the event to such a unique and special place as the Hamptons – one of the most vibrant cultural communities in the country.

Two Day passes go on sale Tuesday, May 10th to the general public for $195. Two Day VIP passes can be purchased for $645.

Tickets are available for purchase through the MTK Website: http://www.musictoknow.com/.

MTK is offering a special discount priced ticket to locals at $175.00, and will be available to purchase on sale at these locations: Amagansett: Indian Wells Tavern; East Hampton: Khanh Sports & Eyewear; Sag Harbor: Sylvester & Co.; Montauk: 668 Gig Shack

GENERAL ADMISSION: $195

·Two-day passes for admission to the festival grounds: 18 bands; food tent and fashion/lifestyle retail area.

·Please note: in addition, a $6.00 service charge per ticket and a $2.50 credit card processing fee will be charged at the time of purchase.

VIP PROGRAM: $645

·MTK offers a limited supply of VIP passes for sale. This exclusive offering includes admission to two separate VIP tents, outdoor private viewing garden area, a private viewing deck, and air-conditioned premium bathrooms. Both tents feature special programs throughout the day with alternating schedules in-between music sets — from fashion shows to unique or intimate musical performances, large viewing screens, and much more. Free parking on-site ($80 value)

PARKING:

·MTK Festival emphasizes an environmentally-sensitive approach to parking and responsible management of traffic flow to our community. As such, we offer several options and locations for parking. We encourage ticket-buyers to pre-purchase parking.

When you purchase, we will send you specific directions and parking pass.

o VIP Program: Parking is on-site. We request two-person per car minimum. Free.
o Preferred Parking Spots: On-site parking. Four per-car minimum. $80 for two-day pass.
o General Admission Parking Spots: Complimentary Shuttle (5-minutes to site). $50 for two-day pass.
o Off-Site Parking Spots: Complimentary Shuttle (10-minutes to site). $40 for two-day pass.
o Sag Harbor Special: Complimentary Shuttle (15-minutes to site). $30 for two-day pass.

More About MTK: Music To Know Festival

Founded by Chris Jones, owner of Sole East Hotel in Montauk, and screenwriter Bill Collage, MTK delivers two days of cross generational music and presents 18 of today’s best and brightest bands plus fashion, lifestyle, chefs, wines and beers to know. MTK represents great music – this is Music To Know.

To support the local community hosting the festival, MTK has pledged to give $100,000 to East Hampton-based charities payable prior to the festival to ensure the recipients receive the funding. Charities will also be being given space on the sight to promote themselves, encourage further donations and to get people involved. The list of charities to receive the money will be announced in the coming weeks.

To produce the event, MTK: Music To Know has hired a professional team with decades of experience: Producer Bob Kennedy (RFK Events); Co-Producers, Josh Deutsch (CEO of Downtown Music, LLC & Chairman of RCRDLBL) and Matthew Smith (CID Entertainment). Additional consultants include: Jon Dindas (Production Manager), John Kowalenko (Hamptons Event Management Inc. & Art of Eating), Fox Greenberg Public Relations (Public Relations), and Carl Monzo (National Events Services).

Exclusive media partners are Hamptons Magazine and WEHM-FUM (96.9)

For more information go to: http://www.musictoknow.com/

29 Nov
2010

By Sophia Hepheastou

Super excited I couldn’t wait to get to Terminal 5 for the show on November 17th featuring Francis and The Lights and La Roux. I was stoked to find a great spot at Terminal 5, it’s a pretty weird venue, kind big but not too big, kinda small but not really. I had so many thoughts running through my head—would Elly Jackson’s hair be as red as I imagined, would she play my favorite track, and what would Francis and the Lights sound like live? As the lights went down and the last drumset was checked I was ready.

I found a great spot right by the stage watching two guys clad in black formal suits singing amongst a pretty sparse crowd. I was worried I had missed the first act, but lo and behold the set list was swapped—Francis and the Lights were on. The duo opened up with Knees to the Floor, a track with some serious Tetris vibes going on. Lead singer, and apparently the only band member, Francis Farewell Starlite looked deeply into the mic as he sang his hi-pitched falsetto notes. Bandmate, Jonathan Finlayson, skillfully played the 80’s looking piano-board with carefully calculated hands. Both Starlite and Finlayson seemed uncomfortable on stage, not making direct eye contact with audience members. The electronica indie inspired tracks were multidimensional for listeners who were actually trying to give the band some credit. Dim lights made it difficult to really see what was going on stage and every so often red lights would highlight both band members intense dedication to the music. I couldn’t help but think of Phil Collins as Starlite sang and gripped the mic singing but his awkward stage presence was unmoving for fans eagerly waiting to dance. The tempo picked up with Strawberries, which opened with heavy drums and some swaying side to side movements from Starlite. The track ended with an epic guitar solo, some high-pitched notes and a quick jump back to a keyboard part that faded to black. No one really realized that was the end to their set—it was pretty left field.

I didn’t even know what Far East Movement was—and the crowd was getting excited. I was anxious and hoping that the next act would be a little more dance friendly, Far East Movement quickly raised the bar. With flashing lights, intense energy and non-stop movement, the foursome wowed audience members. The guys were dressed to impress in killer sneakers with ties and sunglasses—celebrity status anyone? Snooki, Jersey Shore’s finest, even came out to support the “Like a G6” all-stars. The music was filled with twists and turns making their performance extremely engaging and also a huge relief from Francis and the Lights mellowed and confusing performance. While I was unfamiliar with a bunch of their tracks, it was refreshing to see an act so lively— and even though the words were foreign the overall mash-up effect was great. The group ended on a high-note and set the stage for La Roux.

Elly Jackson and Ben Langmaid aka La Roux appeared amidst a green haze—it looked like the emerald city set from The Wizard of Oz. Geometric patterned shapes were used as props and Elly came out clad in a regal green velvet coat—the only thing missing was a giant gold crown. Pixie-like, Elly danced around the stage dropping the heavy kingly coat and revealing a gold-leafed blazer as Michael Jackson’s Thriller narrative played in the background. She began with Tigerlily singing “ And in the crush of the dark I’ll be your light” fans were crazed as she continued with I’m Not Your Toy. With stellar sound quality La Roux continued with Quicksand. Elly avoided crowd interaction and focused more on the music—maybe she was nervous—either way fans were dancing and moving to the ass shaking melodies. Things slowed down with Armour Love and fans mouthed all the words—Elly still awkwardly danced around but no one could tell if it was intentional or her swagger. La Roux then surprised fans with a Rolling Stones cover—Under My Thumb. While a nice attempt, I wasn’t moved. Back on track, she played In for The Kill, opening up to the audience a little more and hitting various high-notes with a perfectly modulating pitch. With endless thank you’s Jackson ended the show with Bulletproof creating a climactic end to a skeptical evening. Fans cheered for more and walked out of the venue buzzing with lyrics, humming and praising the 21 year old songstress.

25 Oct
2010

Brooklyn-based, Birmingham-bred band Deluka took CMJ by storm and continue to play live as they announce new live dates with Francis and the Lights, Ke$ha and more this week! Fans who are not able to catch the band live you can check out album track “Nevada” or the Lauren Flax remix for “OMFG” where it premiered on RCRD LBL. The highly anticipated debut full-length album, You Are The Night, is out now! Stay tuned for more news from Deluka coming soon!

Deluka Tour Dates

10/25: Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar w/Viva City ^
10/26: Providence, RI @ Lupos Heartbreak Hotel *
10/27: Asbury Park @ The Saint ^
10/28: Stroudsburg, PA @ Sherman Theater *

* = w/ Ke$ha & Francis and the Lights
^ = w/Viva City

07 Oct
2010

As synth–pop sensation La Roux’s second single “In For The Kill” heads to radio, the stunning video to accompany the track will premiere worldwide today via MySpace. Directed by LEGS (Goldfrapp’s “Alive”), the video was shot at the historic and legendary Hotel Chelsea in NYC made famous by the eclectic and artistic musicians who have made it their home in the past, these include Bob Dylan, Patti Smith, Dylan Thomas and Sid Vicious, amongst others. The video is a dark and lusciously rich view into the hotel’s seedy underbelly through the eyes of La Roux’s Elly Jackson who finds herself acting the part of night porter. You can also catch an exclusive interview with Elly and behind the scenes footage from the “In For The Kill” video set on Thursday at 5pm ET/PT on MTV’s new daily show, “The Seven”.

La Roux has caught America’s attention with the smash hit of the summer “Bulletproof,” their critically-acclaimed self-titled debut and thrilling performances on Ellen, Good Morning America and most recently, The View. The band are set to embark on a national headlining tour this fall and have just announced that fellow Cherrytree Records label-mates Far East Movement, whose “Like A G6” is at #1 on iTunes this week, will be joining the tour on select dates. New York-based Francis and the Lights, just off of tours with Drake and MGMT have been slated to kick off the evening. Scheduled to begin November 1st at The Culture Room in Fort Lauderdale, the tour will take La Roux across the country before wrapping at Terminal 5 in New York City on November 17th. Tickets are available for all dates via Ticketmaster.

What began in London’s burgeoning underground warehouse scene has since landed 22-year-old Elly Jackson, co-producer co-songwriter co-hort Ben Langmaid and their glittering self titled debut a long and impressive list of accolades and millions of fans internationally. Sizzling first single “Bulletproof” has become an instant summer hit climbing the Top 40 charts and making itself at home in the Top 10 with the track selling well over 1.8 million copies on our shores already.

Don’t Miss Your Chance to Catch La Roux In Your Town!:

*These dates feature Francis and the Lights as support

** These dates feature both Francis and the Lights and Far East Movement

11/1 Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Culture Room*

11/2 Orlando, FL – Hard Rock*

11/4 Tampa, FL – Ritz*

11/5 Atlanta, GA – Tabernacle*

11/7 Baltimore, MD – Rams Head Live **

11/9 Philadelphia, PA – Trocadero **

11/10 Washington, DC 0 9:30 Club **

11/12 Providence, RI – Lupos*

11/13 Hartford, Conn – Webster Hall*

11/15 Boston, MA – House Of Blues **

11/17 New York, NY – Terminal 5 **

Raves for La Roux:

“Elly Jackson is the perfect… pop star of the moment” – **** Rolling Stone

“…a top 10 smash.” – Entertainment Weekly

“A perfect pop hook backed by bubbly eight-bit bloops” Spin

“La Roux has scored a slew of devastatingly addictive hits (including the disco-inflected “Bulletproof”, an “I Will Survive” for the Facebook generation.)” Elle

www.larouxonline.com
www.myspace.com/larouxuk
www.cherrytreerecords.com


La Roux – In For the Kill

LA ROUX | MySpace Music Videos

22 Sep
2010

Second Wave of CMJ 2010 Artists Announced

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The next round of CMJ artists have been announced. Interesting to see that Phoenix’s show at Madison Square Garden on October 20th is part of CMJ. Check out the lineup below:

1995 • +/- • 2 Cow Garage • A Classic Education • A Life Once Lost • A Million Years • Acid Washed • Acid Westerns • Adam Haworth Stephens • Adult Themes • Afternoon • Agent Ribbons • AIDS Wolf • The Aikiu • Air Waves • Alcoholic Faith Mission • Alessi’s Ark • Alexandra Richards (DJ set) • Alfonso Velez • All Out • Aloud • Ambassadors • Andrew Belle • Andrew Cedermark • Andrew Vladeck • Andy Davis • Angus & Julia Stone • Anita Maj • Anni Rossi • Anthony Jeselnik • Apollo Run • Appomattox • The Armchairs • Arms & Legs • The Arms Akimbo • Arpline • Art Of Fresh • The Art of Shooting • Asa Ransom • Asobi Seksu • At Sea • Atomic Tom • Atypicals • Audacity • Autodrone • Auto-Matic Vaudeville • Autumn Owls • Ava Luna • Avey Tare (DJ set) • The Aviation Orange • Azealia Black • Baby Copperhead • Bad Books (feat. Kevin Devine and Manchester Orchestra) • Bad Cop • Balance and Composure • Battle Circus • The Bamboo Kids • Baptized In Blood • Baths • Bayside • Beach Fossils • Bear Hands • Bears of Blue River • Beau Jennings • The Beauties • Beauty Feast • The Beauvilles • Bebe Fang • Ben Allison • Ben Talmi • Bewitched Hands on Top of Our Heads • The Big Big Bucks • Big Freedia • The Bigger Lights • Bikini • Billy Nayer Show • Binary Marketing Show • The Black Atlantic • Black Cherry • Black Feelings • Black Label Society • Black Sheep • Black Taxi • Blackbells • Blackbird Blackbird • Blaire • Blip Blip Bleep • Blood Red Shoes • Bloodgroup • The Bloodsugars • The Blow • Bo Burnham • Body Language • The Bogmen • Bonfires • Boom Boom Satellites • Boot Camp Clik • Bottle Up & Go • Boy Crisis • BRAHMS • Braids • Brass Bed • Brent Arnold • Br’er • Bridges and Powerlines • The Broadfield Marchers • Brodinski • Bronze • Brothers Frank • Built By Animals • Calibro 35 • Canasta • The Canon Logic • The Capstan Shafts • Car Bomb • Care Bears on Fire • Carl Palmer Band • Carusella • Cast of Cheers • Casxio • Caveman • The Chain Gang of 1974 • Chainsmokers (DJ set) • Chamberlin • Champagne Champagne • The Chapel Club • The Chapin Sisters • Chappo • Charlotte Sometimes • Children of Bodom • Chip Fu • Chris Bathgate • Chris Cubeta and Liars Club • Christian Rich • Christina LaRocca and Heavy Weather • The Cinnamon Band • Circle Pit • City Riots • The Class Machine • Click Clack Boom • Cloud Nothings • Clutch • Cobra Skulls • Cojoba • The Colonels • Comanche • Communist Daughter • Conversion Party • Coolrunnings • Corin Tucker Band • Cotton Jones • Coyote Eyes • Craig Wedren • Crayon Fields • The Cringe • Cubic Zirconia • Cults • Cute Is What We Aim For • Cyndi Harvell • Dada Trash Collage • Daily Bread • Dale Earnhardt Jr Jr • Dan Black • Dangermaker • Daniel Pujol • Daniel Wayne • Danny Ross • Darien Brockington • Dark Dark Dark • Darren Hanlon • Das Racist • Dash Rip Rock • David Dallas • David Dondero • David Vandervelde • DaVinci • De Staat • Dead Heart Bloom • Dead Leaf Echo • Dead Man’s Clothes • Dead To Me • Deakin • Dean & Britta • The Dean’s List • Dear Comrade • Death on Two Wheels • Debutaunts • Delicate Steve • Deluka • Denison Witmer • Dennis Padula • Dent May • Derik Foreal • DeScribe • Devin Therriault • DeVotchKa • Dharma Bums • Diamond District • Diamond Doves • Diamond Rings • Diehard • Dinosaur Feathers • Dinowalrus • Dirty Penny • Disembodied • Diwon • Dom • Dominant Legs • Dominique Young Unique • Drazy Hoops • Dream Diary • Dred Scott Trio • Drink Up Buttercup • Drop the Lime (DJ set) • The Drums • Drunken Barn Dance • Dujeous • Dylan LeBlanc • Earatick Statik • Earthless • Eisley • Eklin • Electric Tickle Machine • Elizabeth and the Catapult • Elk City • Ellis Ashbrook • Emergency Service • Emergency Service • Emil & Friends • Emilie Simon • Emily Long • Eprhyme • Erin Barra • Eternal Summers • Everything Everything • Everything Is Terrible • Excepter • Extra Lens • Fabulous DIamonds • Fake Problems • Family Cactus • Fan-Tan • The Feens • The Feiros • Fenech-Soler • Feral Children • Ferraby Lionheart • Fifth Nation • Filligar • First Aid Kit • The Flatliners • The Fleshtones • The Flower Machine • Foam Castles • The Foot • Forro in the Dark • Fort Wilson Riot • Four Tet • Francis and the Lights • Frank Dukes • Frankie and the Heartstrings • Franz Nicolay • Freddie Gibbs • French Horn Rebellion • Freshkills • From A Fountain • The Front Bottoms • Frontier Brothes • Futurebirds • Gamble & Burke • Game Rebellion • Gary Lucas • Gary Wilson and the Blind Dates • Generationals • Gentleman Jesse and His Men • Ghost Ghost • Ghostface Killah • Giant Cloud • Goes Cube • Gold Streets • Golden Animals • Golden Bloom • The Golden Filter • Good Kids Sprouting Horns • The Good Natured • Good Old War • Grand Hallway • The Great Collide • Greg Barris • Greg Dulli • Grillade • The Grip Weeds • Grooms • Grouplove • Guards • Guitars • Guy Blackman • GZA • Hacienda • Hall of Justus with Big Pooh, Chaundon, Joe Scudda, Jozeemo, & Roc C • Hammer No More the Fingers • Hank & Cupcakes • Harper Blynn • Hazard Adams • Heavy Birds • Heavy Cream • Hedgehog • Heidi Spencer • Helmet • Heypenny • His Mischief • Hollis Brown • Holy Boys Danger Club • Holy Ghost • Honeychild • The Honeymoon Thrillers • The Honors • Hoodie Allen • Hopewell • Hot Lava • Hot Press • HotChaCha • Houses • How To Dress Well • Howlies • Huasipungo • The Hush Now • Hussle Club • Hypernova • I Am Oak • I Led 3 Lives • I Love Monsters • Ian McLagan • The Idle Hands • I’m Turning Into • In Cadeo • Incan Abraham • Incognito • In-Flight Safety • Iron Age • Ivan Julian • Ivri Lider • Izabo • Jack Skuller • Jackson Wetherbee • Jaill • James V McMorrow • Janka Nabay • Jared Evan • Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit • Jason Simon (Dead Meadow) • JD Souther • Jean Grae • Jesse Sykes and Phil Wandscher • Jessica Mayfield • JessUbline • The Jezabels • Joel Plaskett • Joey Ryan • John Grant • John Shannon • John Vanderslice • Johnny Flynn • Johnny Marnell • Johnny Whitney • Jonny Hirsch • Jradio • Jukebox the Ghost • Julia Easterlin • Julius C • Justin Townes Earle • Kaiser Cartel • Kate Rogers • Kate Tucker • KAV • Keepaway • Keepaway • Kelley McRae • Kelsey • Kendra Morris • Kevin Devine and the Goddamn Band • K-Flay • Kids of 88 • Kiko Klaus • Kill Krinkle Club • Kinch • Kinetix • Kiss Kiss • Kisses • Kittens Ablaze • The Knocks • Koli Calhoun • Kopecky Family Band • Kosha Dillz • The Krays • Kris Gruen • Kudu • Kurt Braunhouler • Kyle Rapps • La Big Vic • La Sera • La Strada • Langhorne Slim • Last Chance to Reason • Lavish • Lawrence and Leigh • Lawrence Arabia • Le VICE • Leeroy Stagger • The Left (Apollo Brown, DJ Soko, Journalist103 • Leo Blais • Lesands • Lia Ices • Lido Lido • Life and Times of • Life Size Maps • Light Pollution • Lights Resolve • Like Trains and Taxis • Lily & the Parlour Tricks • Linfinity • Liptease • Lisa Bianco • The Lisps • Lissie • Little Fish • Little Racer • Little Teeth • The Lives of Famous Men • Living Days • Long Division • Loomis & the Lust • Lord Huron • Los Doggies • Love Trio (Bill Han, Jesse Murphy, Kenny Wolleson) • Lower Dens • The Lucid • Lucius • Lugriphonic • Luluc • The Luyas • Ma Mentor • Madison Ave Boys • MAE • Magestic Legend • Magic Bullets • The Main Street Gospel • Majorleans • Mama Bear • Man Benu • Manic Bloom • Marco Polo with Torae & Ruste Juxx • Marie Stella • Marit Larsen • Mark Kelly • Mark Mulholland • Marz Lovejoy • Math the Band • Matt Duke • Matt Mays • Mayday • McAlister Drive • Me and My Arrow • Me First and the Gimme Gimmes • The Megaphonic Thrift • MegaRex • MEN • Michael Daves • Midnight Spin • Mikix the Cat • Milagres • Miles Benjamin Anthony Robinson • Million Young • Mimicking Birds • Miniature Tigers • Miniboone • Miniboone • Miracles of Modern Science • Mirror Queen • Miz Metro • Modern Rivals • Moe Green • Mon Khmer • Monogold • Morning Teleportation • Moss • Motel Motel • Mother/Father • Moto Boy • Murder Mystery • Mussels • Muy Cansado • My Dear Disco • My Jerusalem • My Other Friend • The Mynabirds • Naam • Naam • Nada Surf • The Narrative • Nathan Halpern • Neek The Exotic feat. Large Professor • Neon Hitch • Neon Indian • Netherfriends • Neutral Uke Hotel • Nevermore • New Collisions • New Look • New Morning • Nicky Egan • Nicos Gun • Nightmare & The Cat • Nikki Lane • Nit Club • No Abuse • No Joy • No Surrender • Non-Commissioned Officers • None More Black • Not Blood, Paint • Nottz (w/ special guests) • Oberhofer • Oceanographer • Octant • O’Death • Oh Land • Old Canes • Old Wives • One Be Lo • Onili • Onra • The Orbans • O’Spada • The Pack AD • The Pains of Being Pure at Heart • Parallels • The Parties • The Pass • Patent Pending • Paul and the Patients • Pearl and the Beard • Penguin Prison • Penrose • Pepper Rabbit • Pete Rock • Peter Hadar • The Phantom Band • Pharoahe Monch • Philadelphia Grand Jury • Phoenix • The Photo Atlas • Pictures of Then • Pillow Theory • Planet Ubiquity • Plates of Cake • Plushgun • Pocketknife • Poingly • The Poison Control Center • Pomegranates • Ponderosa • Poofy and the Bus Boys • Posso the DJ • The Postelles • Powell • The Press • Pretty & Nice • Priestess • The Prigs • Prince Rama • The Protomen • Prudence Teacup • PS I Love You • Psalm One • Quest For Fire • Quiet Loudly • Rabia • Radical Dads • Radio Radio • Rah Digga • Raj and the Mash • Ramirez Brothers • Random Recipe • The Rassle • Ravens and Chimes • Reckless Sons • Red Mass • Red Wire Black Wire • Reggie Watts • Reggie Watts • REGO • Reign of Kindo • Reni Lane • Reptar • Restless People • Re-Tros • Revolver • Rich Aucoin • Richard Barone • Ringo Deathstarr • Rival Sons • River City Extension • Robbers On High Street • Robbie Gil • Robert Lester Folsom • Rocky Business • Rope • Ruby Frost • S. Carey • Saadi • Sagol 59 • Saint Motel • Salem • Santah • Sarah Jaffe • Sarah Lee and Johnny Iron • Savoir Adore • Scott Kempner • Scott Lucas and the Married Men • Screaming Females • Screens • The Seedy Seeds • Senor Tadpole • Senses Fail • Setting Sun • Sgt Dunbar and the Hobo Banned • The Shake • The Shake • Shapes • Shark? • Shayfer James • Shayna Zaid • Sheek Louch • Sheridan Fox • Sherlock’s Daughter • Shilpa Ray and Her Happy Hookers • Shinobi Ninja • Shortwave Society • Shrag • Sin Orden • Sister Sparrow and the Dirty Birds • Sisters • Sky Larkin • Skyzoo & !llmind • Slow Animal • Slow Motion Centerfold • Small Black • Smile Smile • Smoke Fairies • Smoke Or Fire • Smoosh • Snak Rattle Rattlesnake • Snake Rattle Rattlesnake • So So Glos • Social Studies • Soft Black • Soft Reeds • Soko • Soldiers of Fortune • Southpaw Jones • Sparky Quano • Spectre Folk • Spirits of the Red City • Squim • Stand • The Star Department • Starcode • Static Jacks • Stef Lang • Stevans • Steve Gunn • Street Chant • Strife • Strong Arm Steady • Sun Airway • Sunglasses • Super Mirage • Superfortress • Superhumanoids • Surfer Blood • Susanne Sundfør • Suuns • Swethook • Swingset Committee • Syvia • Tabi Bonney • Taken By Trees (DJ set) • Tall Tall Trees • Tamar Eisenman • Tamar Haviv • Tamar Kali • Tamaryn • Tanya Morgan • Tape Deck Mountain • Taysha Busay • Team Facelift • Teenage Bottlerocket • Teletextile • The Tellers • Ten Feet Deep • Tennis System • Tens of Thousands • Thieving Irons • Third Wave Bandits • This Condition • This or the Apocalypse • Thrushes • Title Fight • Title Tracks • TJ Di Hitmaker • TJ Kong and the Atomic Bomb • Tôg • Tony Joe White • Tooth Ache • Tournament • Toy Soldiers • Trademark • Travelling Band • Tristen • Turbo Fruits • Turkuaz • Two Door Cinema Club • Two Tears • Ty Segall • Uncle Bad Touch • Unicycle Loves You • Univox • UNKLE • US Royalty • Vagina Panther • Vanaprasta • Vandana • Vandaveer • The Vanguard • Vanity Theft • Viernes • Viernes • Villa • Violens • Viva City • Viva L’American Death Ray Music • The Volebeats • Voltaire Twins • Von Pea • Vonnegutt • Waking Lights • The Wandas • We Are Country Mice • We Are Trees • Weird Owl • Western Civ • Whale Tooth • White Arrows • White Belt Yellow Tag • The Whitsundays • Wild Moccasins • Wild Nothing • Will Stratton • Willie Nile • Windings • Winterlings • Wise Blood • Wise Girl • Witch Hunt • The Woes • Woodsy Pride • Woven Bones • The Xcerts • Xylos • YC and Sene • Year of the Tiger • The Yes Way • The Yes Way • Y-Love • Young Adults • Young Mammals • Young Man • Young Nick Krill (of The Spinto Band) • Young Prisms • Young Rival • Young the Giant • Yuck • Yukon Blonde • Yuksek • Zach Hurd • Zachary Cale • Zambri • Zamza • Zo! • Zowie

30 Jun
2010

In anticipation of the band’s debut record, It’ll Be Better (Cantora Records, July 20th), Francis and the Lights have released the world’s first HTML5 embeddable album, specifically designed for the iPad and the brand new iOS4. Developed exclusively by Muxtape’s Justin Ouellette, fans can stream the record, watch the video for “Darling, It’s Alright”, and download tracks directly from iTunes – using nothing more than fingertips to experience the content. The HTML5 album can also be embedded and streamed anywhere on the web. It’s all free and seamless, simply by visiting www.itllbebetter.com.

Along with their debut album, Franics and the Lights have also written and produced a song for Drake’s recently released debut, Thank Me Later, titled Karaoke. Drake personally requested a beat, and being a true fan, Francis decided to make use of a special song he had been saving. Francis recorded and arranged it in one night and sent it over with the message, “do whatever is best for the song.” Drake brilliantly re-worked the lyrics, making it deeply personal and added a rap verse. The song was cut and mixed by 40, Drake’s engineer, in Jamaica the following day.

The band is currently taking a short break after a two month long tour with Drake before heading back out to support the psych-pop duo, MGMT. The string of dates starting July 15th will see the band travel up the west coast from San Diego to Vancouver. The tour will end in New York City at Radio City Music Hall.

VISIT THE HTML5 EMBEDDABLE ALBUM ON AN iPHONE WITH iOS4 OR iPAD HERE:
http://www.itllbebetter.com

LISTEN TO DRAKE’S KARAOKE PRODUCED BY FRANCIS AND THE LIGHTS:
http://francisandthelights.com/post/700971076

FRANCIS AND THE LIGHTS TOUR DATES /
*SUPPORTING MGMT
**SUPPORTING DRAKE
7/15 SDSU Open Air Theatre San Diego, CA*
7/16 Greek Theatre Los Angeles, CA*
7/18 Fox Theatre Pomona, CA*
7/21 Fox Theatre Oakland, CA*
7/23 Capitol Hill Black Party Seattle, WA
7/24 Commodore Ballroom, Vancouver, BC*
7/27 Centre for the Performing Arts, Vancouver, BC**
8/1 Molson Amphitheater, Toronto, ON**
8/12 SOB’s, New York, NY
8/17 Radio City Music Hall, New York, NY*

http://www.francisandthelights.com
http://cantorarecords.com/

03 Mar
2010
francis

Francis Farewell Starlite, the man behind Francis And The Lights, will be bringing his soulful rock outfit out for a five week string of dates across the East Coast and Midwest starting in Slippery Rock, PA at Slippery Rock University and concluding in NYC with a show at Bowery Ballroom. The majority of the dates the band will be playing support to Canadian hip hop superstar Drake, who personally invited Francis and the Lights on the tour. Those unfamiliar with Francis’ music can gear their expectations toward succinct, impassioned songs with an assertive swagger.

Check the video for “The Top” http://vimeo.com/1597098

Tour dates:
(* = w/Drake and K-OS)
4/05/10 SLIPPERY ROCK, PA SLIPPERY ROCK UNIVERSITY *
4/06/10 CHARLESTON, IL EASTERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY *
4/07/10 COLUMBUS, OH PRIVATE LOCATION *
4/09/10 STATE COLLEGE, PA PENN STATE UNIVERSITY *
4/10/10 PITTSBURGH, PA THUNDERBIRD CAFÉ
4/11/10 LOCK HAVEN, PA PRIVATE LOCATION *
4/13/10 CHICAGO, IL SUBTERRANEAN
4/14/10 EAST LANSING, MI MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY *
4/15/10 ROCHESTER HILLS, MI OAKLAND UNIVERSITY *
4/16/10 MORGANTOWN, WV WEST VIRGINIA UNIVERSITY *
4/17/10 WASHINGTON, DC DC9
4/19/10 ATLANTA, GA THE DRUNKEN UNICORN
4/21/10 ORLANDO, FL UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL FLORIDA *
4/22/10 GREENVILLE, SC FURMAN UNIVERSITY *
4/26/10 KANSAS CITY, MO UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI *
4/27/10 LEXINGTON, KY UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY *
4/29/10 LOWELL, MA UMASS LOWELL *
4/30/10 SYRACUSE, NY PRIVATE LOCATION *
5/01/10 MEDFORD, MA PRIVATE LOCATION *
5/02/10 EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ BAMBOOZLE FESTIVAL
5/04/10 WORCESTER, MA HOLY CROSS *
5/05/10 TOWSON, MD TOWSON UNIVERSITY *
5/06/10 CHEYNEY, PA CHEYNEY UNIVERSITY *
5/07/10 ITHACA, NY PRIVATE LOCATION *
5/08/10 PLYMOUTH, NH PRIVATE LOCATION *
5/09/10 CAMBRIDGE, MA MIDDLE EAST
5/13/10 NEW YORK, NY BOWERY BALLROOM

http://francisandthelights.com/