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November 21, 2011 drainu182 0

Born 20 years ago out of punk rock will and unbridled passion, Lollapalooza—founded by Perry Farrell, festival visionary and lead singer of Jane’s Addiction–has rocked through the parks, amphitheaters and fairgrounds of North America before becoming an acclaimed destination festival in Chicago every summer, leaving countless memorable musical moments in its wake. Next year, the festival will once again touch down in South America with the second edition of Lollapalooza Chile in O’Higgins Park in Santiago, March

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Outside Lands Festival 2011 Day 1 Review

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Outside Lands Festival returned for its 4th year to Golden Gate Park in San Francisco, California. The environmentally friendly festival featured headliners Phish, Muse, and Arcade Fire. Our writer Ace Ubas and photographer Marcello Ambriz were there to cover the festival for us. Check out our first day review and photos inside.

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The Sounds, MGMT and Jimmy Eat World Rock The US Open of Surfing

August 12, 2011 drainu182 0

Written by Lavina Loya, Photos by Marcello Ambriz

The US Open of Surfing is a week long event and long standing tradition in the city of Huntington Beach, CA. Held annually, every summer on the south side of the pier, the best in the sport come from all over to duke it out for the coveted top spot. Known then as the West Coast Surfing Championship, the first games were held back in 1959. Surfing heros like …

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MGMT, Jimmy Eat World and Surfer Blood To Play US Open of Surfing

June 24, 2011 drainu182 0

The 2011 Nike US Open of Surfing has a soundtrack and it will play live on the beach before tens of thousands of fans. The event, owned and produced by IMG, the global leader in sports and entertainment, is taking a cue from its action sports roots, and set to deliver the largest free concert series of the summer.

“It’s fun bringing some of the best musicians in the world to the US Open of Surfing,” says Hurley’s Director of …

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MGMT To Release Congratulations Remixes EP

March 2, 2011 drainu182 0

On March 15th MGMT will digitally release the Congratulations Remixes EP. The 3 song EP will include remixes of tracks off the band’s last release Congratulations (track list below). The EP features a full 10+ minute “Siberian Breaks” remix from the Ed Banger All-Stars, a group comprised of artists on Ed Banger Records which was founded by Justice. Also included is a remix of “Congratulations” by Erol Alkan, a London based DJ known as an originator of mashups and …

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MGMT Record Daytrotter Session

January 3, 2011 drainu182 0

While in Asheville this past October MGMT stopped by the Echo Mountain Studio to record a Daytrotter session. The band performed songs off their lastest release, Congratulations. List of songs are: “Song for Dan Treacy,” “I Found A Whistle,” and “It’s Working.” Along with a cover of The Cleaners of Venus’ “Only a Shadow.”

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Passion Pit and MGMT On Latest Episode of Inside Track

November 4, 2010 drainu182 0

A true indie success story, Passion Pit, sits down with Inside Track to discuss the dichotomy of their music, touring with Muse, and tweeting photos to their fans. Also, in episode 6 of Inside Track is a sneak peek at MGMT’s upcoming documentary.

On each episode of Inside Track, the world’s biggest recording artists reveal how they’re using the latest, innovative technologies to create their music and connect with fans. And they give their take on how this tech enhances …

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MGMT’s “Congratulations” Remixed by Erol Alkan, Band Returns To US For Fall Tour

October 25, 2010 drainu182 0

After a sold-out run of European tour dates, which included 3 nights at London’s Brixton Academy (15,000 people), MGMT is now back on U.S. soil. The bands first stop was Los Angeles for a headlining apperance at Cypress Hill’s Smokeout Festival, after that a performance of “Congratulations” on ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live and a live session at KCRW. It doesn’t stop there as the band will continue on with stops at Voodoo Festival, Austin’s Fun Fun Fun Festival and Moogfest.…