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16 Oct
2012


As the Rolling Stone-dubbed “Year of EDM” approaches 2013, Skrillex’s OWSLA collective partner with Swedish street wear staple WeSC to make sure it ends with a bang. The Grammy-winning producer’s hand-selected label roster is set to showcase their diversity in major cities across the United States and Canada. The OWSLA Tour is a traveling showcase of the label’s powerhouse lineup, with each show featuring a who’s who of the US EDM scene. Veteran producer Kill The Noise will be debuting cuts from his forthcoming EP and bringing French turntablist collective Birdy Nam Nam on their first US jaunt. British tastemaker Alex Metric, bass-pop trio MONSTA, festival staples Alvin Risk, Jack Beats, The M Machine, and Nick Thayer, as well as breakout artists Kill Paris and Seven Lions round out the bill- the army is poised to sonically ravage massive crowds.

This will all take place after the hugely anticipated, 2-day “With Your Friends Festival” in Nashville, curated by Pretty Lights and Skrillex. OWSLA will also be presenting after-party events in Nashville that week with numerous special guests, too. The assault officially commences October 28th in New Orleans with a special appearance from rising star, Zedd, whose debut LP recently peaked at #6 overall on iTunes, and Skrillex himself.

OWSLA TOUR FALL DATES

Oct 28 – New Orleans, LA – Mardi Gras World !@~#$
Oct 30 – Orlando, FL – Roxy $%^&
Oct 31 – Gainesville, FL – Vault #^*
Nov 1 – Miami, FL – Grand Central %^&
Nov 2 – Tampa, FL – Ampitheater #+&^
Nov 3 – Chicago, IL – Logan Square – #+&=
Nov 7 – Santa Ana, CA – Yost Theatre +?&
Nov 7 – Vancouver, BC – Venue $%
Nov 8 – San Diego, CA – Voyeur +?&
Nov 8 – Calgary, AB – Flames %$
Nov 9 – Hollywood, CA – Avalon +?*
Nov 10 – San Francisco, CA – Ruby Skye +^?
Nov 10 – Phoenix, AZ – Marquee Theater $%&
Nov 11 – Ottawa, ON – Mansion Nightclub +?&
Nov 13 – London, ON – London Music Hall +?&
Nov 14 – Toronto, ON – Wrongbar +?&
Nov 15 – Montreal, QC – SAT %+?&
Nov 16 – New York, NY – Webster Hall %+?*
Nov 17 – Towson, MD – Recher Theatre %+?=
Nov 18 – Philadelphia, PA – TLA %+?=

! with Skrillex
@ with Zedd
# with Alvin Risk
$ with Jack Beats
% with Kill the Noise
^ with The M Machine
& with Nick Thayer
* with Kill Paris
~ with Alex Metric
+ with Birdy Nam Nam
= with Seven Lions
? with MONSTA

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON OWSLA AND THE ARTISTS GO HERE:

http://www.owsla.com/

13 Aug
2012


Today the lineup for the 2012 Virgin Mobile FreeFest presented by LG was announced by select fans who took part in a contest to guess the lineup on Virgin Mobile’s Twitter page (@virginmlive). The Billboard award-winning festival, known for the inventive and unexpected experience in addition to unforgettable performances, will be hosted again for free. The festival will feature some of the most talked about, most appreciated, most relevant and most eclectic artists – filling two Main Stages and the Dance Forest.

Virgin Mobile FreeFest presented by LG will be held Saturday, Oct. 6, at Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, Md. The lineup on the Main Stages includes Jack White, Skrillex, M83, NAS, ZZ Top, Santigold, Alabama Shakes, Ben Folds Five, The Dismemberment Plan, Allen Stone, Trampled by Turtles, Portugal. The Man, Das Racist, Future Islands and Justin Jones. The Dance Forest will feature Above & Beyond, Porter & Zedd (Back to Back), Thomas Gold, Nervo, Alvin Risk and Penguin Prison, plus others to be announced. You can view the photo gallery of fans announcing the lineup on Virgin Mobile Live.

“After three years of crazy press and feedback, bands start to line up early to be on the ‘It-List,’” said Seth Hurwitz, chairman of I.M.P. and Virgin Mobile FreeFest producer. “Fortunately, since the tickets go in minutes, we can wait until much later than most festivals to book the absolute best stories of the moment.”

How to get tickets to FreeFest

Tickets to the 2012 Virgin Mobile FreeFest presented by LG will go “On Free” to the public at noon (EDT) Friday, Aug. 24, via ticketfly.com. Fans who choose to follow Virgin Mobile Live on Twitter (@virginmlive) will see a link to participate in the private presale, which will be held Thursday, Aug. 23. Virgin Mobile customers and prior Virgin Mobile Festival ticket buyers will get special notification of the presale in advance as well.

“We’ve had a really big year at Virgin,” said Ron Faris, head of brand marketing, Virgin Mobile USA. “Now it’s time to celebrate. FreeFest is back – bigger than ever. We can’t wait to share this free day of music with all our fans, especially the ones who helped us announce it.”

As always, fans will be encouraged to make a donation to The RE*Generation, Virgin Mobile’s initiative to end youth homelessness. Proceeds raised to date built Virgin Mobile’s new “RE*Generation House,” a homeless youth shelter developed by Sasha Bruce Youthwork. This year’s donations will open the house and provide support to a community of homeless youth. More details about this will follow shortly.

Last year Virgin Mobile FreeFest’s free tickets were scooped up in just minutes, and 50,000 people attended. In keeping with the “free” mantra, Ticketfly is waiving all service charges on free tickets when fans pick them up at Merriweather or the 9:30 Club in Washington, D.C., or print their tickets at home.

There will be a limited number of FreeFest “FREEMIUM PACKAGES,” which include admission to the festival, a charitable donation to Virgin Mobile USA’s youth homelessness initiatives, a FreeFest T-shirt, a souvenir cup that comes with free fountain drinks throughout the festival, and early admission to the grounds. FREEMIUM tickets are available via Ticketfly or at the 9:30 Club and Merriweather Post Pavilion box offices.

“Virgin Mobile FreeFest is one of the biggest, most talked about music festivals of the year, and LG is thrilled to be part of this cultural phenomenon,” said Tim O’Brien, vice president of mobile phone brand marketing for LG Electronics USA.

21 Nov
2011

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 31 – April 1, 2012, and will venture across the continent for the first-ever Lollapalooza Brazil at the Jockey Club in São Paulo, April 7-8, 2012.

In a feat of cultural exchange last April, Lollapalooza Chile captured the eyes, ears and imagination of South America. In 2012 the continent will experience a double dose of this Lollapalooza magic when the festival makes back-to-back weekend stops in Chile and Brazil. The two festivals will share some–but not all acts–on their bills. Lollapalooza Chile and Lollapalooza Brazil will both welcome the Foo Fighters, Arctic Monkeys, Skrillex, Calvin Harris, MGMT, TV On The Radio, Bassnectar, Band of Horses, Thievery Corporation, Peaches, Cage the Elephant, Joan Jett & the Blackhearts, Friendly Fires, Foster the People and Tinie Tempah.

Fresh from triumphing over the elements with this year’s Lollapalooza U.S. headline set of a lifetime, Foo Fighters are sure to turn equally dynamic main stage closing sets in both Brazil and Chile– performances that will mark the Foos’ first trip ever in Chile as well as their first Brazilian appearance in over a decade.

Festivalgoers in Chile will experience rare treats with Bjork and Avicii, as well as an eclectic collection of bands including progressive rockers Los Jaivas, the socially conscious Juana Fe, punk rock giant BBS Paranoicos, and the Chilean revelation of rockorgánico, Camila Moreno.

Lollapalooza Brazil will host the triumphant return of Jane’s Addiction and a special blend of iconic indie rockers from every region of the country, including Plebe Rude from Brasília, Wander Wildner from Porto Alegre and Cascadura from Salvador. “The people of Sao Paulo have been very active–twittering me whom they want to see in the 2012 Lolla lineup,” states Farrell. “Judging by all the requests, they are going to erupt. We really delivered for them. Now, I want them to show me how you party in Brasil!”

Both of these two-day music extravaganzas will take place in a gorgeous urban setting, with multiple music stages, an electronic tent, amazing local fare, and a Kidzapalooza area for the little rockers.

Lollapalooza Chile will return to O’Higgins Park in Santiago on March 31 – April 1, 2012. Discounted two-day passes are on-sale now, while supplies last. After that, tickets will be available at the regular price at www.lollapaloozacl.com

For more information about Lollapalooza Chile:

Web: lollapaloozacl.com
Twitter: twitter.com/lollapaloozacl
Facebook: facebook.com/lollapaloozachile
YouTube: youtube.com/user/LollapaloozaCL

Lollapalooza Brazil will take place at São Paulo’s Jockey Club, April 7-8, 2012. Two-day Pre-Sale passes will be available on November 22 at 0h01 am for current e-list subscribers only. Tickets on-sale to the general public on November, 28 at www.lollapaloozabr.com

For more information about Lollapalooza Brazil:

Web: lollapaloozabr.com
Twitter: twitter.com/lollapaloozabr
Facebook: facebook.com/LollapaloozaBR
YouTube: youtube.com/user/LollapaloozaBR

SEE THE FULL LINEUP FOR CHILE HERE:

FOO FIGHTERS

SYSTEMA SOLAR

BJORK

ELECTRODOMESTICOS

ARCTIC MONKEYS

JUANA FE

MGMT

CAMILA MORENO

TV ON THE RADIO

PEDRO PIEDRA

THIEVERY CORPORATION

BBS PARANOICOS

BAND OF HORSES

GUSH

CAGE THE ELEPHANT

31 MINUTOS

JOAN JETT & THE BLACKHEARTS

JIMINELSON

LOS JAIVAS

ADANOWSKY

ILLYA KURYAKI & THE VALDERRAMAS

ALEX ANWANDTER

ABOVE & BEYOND

DION

SKRILLEX

SOUL & SENSES

CALVIN HARRIS

FERNANDO MILAGROS

FOSTER THE PEOPLE

LOS ROCKERS

FRIENDLY FIRES

SILVESTRE

BASSNECTAR

YAEL MEYER

PEACHES

PULENTA

PRETTY LIGHTS

LA MALA SENDA

GOGOL BORDELLO

MAWASHI

PERRYETTY VS. CHRIS COX

MC BILLETA

CROSSES

WE ARE THE GRAND

TINIE TEMPAH

FOLLAKZOID

THE CRYSTAL METHOD

ADRIANIGUAL

GENTLEMAN

EL SUEÑO DE LA CASA PROPIA

MORODO

MAZAPAN

RITMO MACHINE

NEWEN AFROBEAT

SURTEK COLLECTIVE

ANITCHIE

GUSTAVO CORDERA

MOSQUITAS MUERTAS

HOPPO!

SEE THE FULL LINEUP FOR BRAZIL HERE:

FOO FIGHTERS

PERRYETTY VS. CHRIS COX

ARCTIC MONKEYS

TINIE TEMPAH

JANE’S ADDICTION

PEACHES

MGMT

PLEBE RUDE

TV ON THE RADIO

WANDER WILDNER

THIEVERY CORPORATION

MARCELO NOVA

SKRILLEX

RHYTHM MONKS

CALVIN HARRIS

CASCADURA

FOSTER THE PEOPLE

PAVILHÃO 9

BAND OF HORSES

TIPO UÍSQUE

CAGE THE ELEPHANT

SUVACA

JOAN JETT & THE BLACKHEARTS

VEIGA & SALAZAR

O RAPPA

BALLS

BASSNECTAR

BLUBELL

FRIENDLY FIRES

VELHAS VIRGENS

PRETTY LIGHTS

GARAGE FUZZ

GOGOL BORDELLO

MARCIO TECHJUN

THE CRYSTAL METHOD

DANIEL BRANDÃO

MORE TO BE ANNOUNCED!

Lollapalooza: Lollapalooza was born two decades ago when Perry Farrell, lead singer of fabled alternative rockers Jane’s Addiction, started planning a farewell tour for the group. His idea morphed into a larger-than-life musical roadshow that would bring music, culture and community to fans across North America, before finding a permanent home in Chicago’s historic Grant Park in 2005.

Lollapalooza was reborn as a summer destination festival, delivering an ever-more diverse array of 130+ artists from all genres on eight states. Widely considered one of the premier festivals in the world, Lollapalooza continues to thrive in the Windy City getting bigger and better with every year. This year’s gathering was headlined by Eminem, Foo Fighters, Coldplay, MUSE, My Morning Jacket, DeadMau5, Cold War Kids, and A Perfect Circle.

Perry Farrell is one of the most influential and original musical figures in recent history. Dubbed as the “Godfather of Alternative Rock,” Farrell fronts Jane’s Addiction which formed in 1985. Creating a new genre and musical movement, Farrell and Jane’s Addiction changed the music scene and paved the way for bands such as Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Alice in Chains, and STP. In 1993, Perry created Porno for Pyros, a daring evolution to his diversity and growth. As well as being a groundbreaking musician, he is the creator and founder of Lollapalooza. Launched in 1991, SPIN magazine listed Lollapalooza as the #1 tour that changed the world. Known for its musical diversity, Lollapalooza was instrumental in exposing alternative music formats to the masses and establishing a sense of commonality across a fragmented demographic. The first of its kind, Lollapalooza quickly established itself as a lifestyle festival, pushing the envelope and exposing concert goers to a subculture of ‘alternative’ living and art, and provided a platform for numerous environmental and human-rights causes as well. As a constant creative force, Farrell continues to push his own artistic horizon as a music producer, electronic music performer and visual artist, as well as a rock icon. In November 2011, he was honored at the annual Billboard Touring Conference & Awards with the “Apple Award.” Perry is the first-ever recipient of this award, which commemorates the 20th anniversary of legendary promoter Bill Graham’s death. Perry received this honor because Billboard recognized that Perry has always given fans special experiences, as Graham did before him (the “Apple Award” is so named because Bill Graham gave out apples to fans leaving Fillmore West shows).

Lotus Producciones * www.lotuspro.cl
Lotus production is a company dedicated to promote and produce events in Chile since 2005 with one main reason to generate unique moments to all music fans. Lotus produces the Lollapalooza music festival in Santiago a multistage festival that has become an icon of the live music industry in Chile.

Geo Eventos * www.geoeventos.com/
A joint venture among Globo Organizations and RBS Group on Brazil, Geo aims to promote and produce events in the sports, entertainment and business. Geo’s main objective is to create unique experiences prioritizing quality, security, innovation and sustainability. Among the events promoted by Geo are F1Rocks, Tênis Espetacular, ASP Surf Word Tour Rio, HSM, Expo Money and FIFA’s World Cup Preliminary Draw.

WME * www.wmeentertainment.com
WME represents elite artists from all facets of the entertainment industry, including motion pictures, television, music, theatre, publishing, and physical production. WME also advises some of the world’s most recognized consumer brands to create entertainment-based marketing solutions. Based in Los Angeles, WME has offices in New York, London, Nashville and Miami.

C3 Presents * www.c3presents.com
C3 Presents creates, books, markets and produces live experiences, concerts, events, and just about anything that makes people stand up and cheer. C3 produces the Austin City Limits Music Festival and Lollapalooza in Chicago. Along with these multi-day, multi-stage festivals, C3 books and promotes more than 1,000 concerts in arenas, theaters, casinos, and clubs across the US. In 2009, C3 was the number three promoter by sales in the US, and the number seven worldwide. In addition to event creation and booking, C3 manages the careers of select artists.

17 Oct
2011

Leave it to a band like KORN to continue to reinvent itself two decades and ten albums deep into its career. THE PATH OF TOTALITY—due out December 6 on Roadrunner Records—is an experimental album which finds KORN shifting gears and exploring new territory with some of the most important emerging producers on the electronic music scene today.

For THE PATH OF TOTALITY and its corresponding “P.O.T.” ballroom tour this November, the band will change course again by collaborating with the likes of leading U.S., U.K. and Dutch dubstep trailblazers Skrillex, Feed Me, Excision, Datsik, Noisia, Kill the Noise and 12th Planet on record as well as on stage. Expect something completely new, yet utterly and definitively KORN.

The band’s first offering from the album “Get Up!” with Skrillex was the surprise Top 10 rock hit of the summer, the buzz of which started in April in Coachella’s Sahara tent when Jonathan and Munky joined Skrillex on stage for a show-stealing unannounced performance of the song. Check out the track at: http://tinyurl.com/3q3rmqa. Now KORN has unleashed “Narcissistic Cannibal,” another creation with Skrillex and Kill the Noise at www.korn.com.

Other tracks on THE PATH OF TOTALITY include “Kill Mercy Within” and “Let’s Go” with untouchable Dutch production trio Noisia, Excision tracks “My Wall” and “Illuminati” with Downlink and “Way Too Far” per American dubstep pioneer 12th Planet. Deep bass turns come courtesy of the one and only Feed Me on “Bleeding Out.”

Look for KORN to kick off the first leg of their “Path of Totality (P.O.T.)” tour on November 3 at the House of Blues in Boston. The band will perform material from the new album as well as tracks from their extensive catalog. On each date, they will be supported by dubstep DJs Datsik and Downlink, as well as a live set by young upstart Dutch Dub-rockers Dope D.O.D. for an unforgettable, one-of-a-kind musical experience unlike any other KORN tour.

Dates for KORN’s “P.O.T.” tour are:

THUR 11/3 Boston, MA House of Blues

FRI 11/4 New York, NY Roseland Ballroom

SAT 11/5 Philadelphia, PA Tower Theater

SUN 11/6 Huntington, NY Paramount theater

WED 11/9 Miami, FL Fillmore Miami Beach

THUR 11/10 Orlando, FL Hard Rock Live

FRI 11/11 Tampa, FL Green Iguana Stadium

SAT 11/12 Duluth, GA Wild Bill’s

WED 11/16 Tulsa, OK Brady Theater

FRI 11/18 San Antonio, TX Sunken Garden Amphitheater

SAT 11/19 Houston, TX Verizon Wireless Theater

SUN 11/20 Dallas, TX The Palladium

*More dates and specific venue information to be announced shortly

http://www.korn.com/
http://www.facebook.com/korn
http://twitter.com/#!/korn
http://www.myspace.com/korn

19 Aug
2011

Skrillex has a new video out for “Equinox (First Of The Year).” If you’re a fan of the NBC show Dateline: To Catch A Predator, you’ll dig this one.

20 Jul
2011

Electronic music producer Skrillex has announced yet another string of North American tour dates, meeting the mounting demand for his live experience head-on by playing venues with capacities in excess of 4000 people. This early-fall jaunt sees the young EDM producer sharing the bill with fellow native Los Angelino 12th Planet, live-production outfit Two Fresh as well as DC Moombahton practitioners Nadastrom. The Mothership Tour will showcase the first ever North American performances by UK rap/grime troupe Foreign Beggars as well. Highlights set to include two massive nights at Chicago’s Congress Theater with Dada Life and other guests as well as a Halloween gathering in Bloomfield, Colorado with an expected turnout of 7,000 fans where the entire posse will be joined by Skream & Benga and Nero (live).

Additionally, many cities will be privy to an official after-party featuring guests Dillon Francis, J. Rabbit, Steve Duda, Alvin Risk, and numerous surprise guests. In typical fashion, Skrillex will be armed to the teeth with bass, carrying an impressive sound-system powered by 50,000W of PK Sound on the tour. With such a dense schedule, it’s impressive to think that these are just a fraction of Skrillex’s 300+ performances slated for the next 12 months, including dates in Europe throughout November and December.

“This is going to be an incredible tour, I wanted a diverse lineup and I wanted to showcase great music, great people, and great times!” – SKRILLEX

PRE-SALE TICKETS AVAILABLE JULY 20TH AT 3PM LOCAL VENUE TIME. PURCHASE PRE-SALE TICKETS HERE:
http://tixx1.artistarena.com/skrillex

WATCH THE VIDEO FOR “ROCK ‘N’ ROLL (WILL TAKE YOU TO THE MOUNTAIN)” HERE:
http://youtu.be/eOofWzI3flA

PURCHASE SCARY MONSTERS AND NICE SPRITES HERE:
http://www.beatport.com/release/scary-monsters-and-nice-sprites/289817

OR HERE:
http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/scary-monsters-nice-sprites/id409001929

SKRILLEX “MOTHERSHIP TOUR” DATES:

9/22/11 San Diego Petco Park*
9/23/11 Las Vegas Surrender*
9/24/11 Salt Lake Saltair*
9/26/11 El Paso Buchanans*
9/27/11 San Antonio Rio*
9/28/11 Dallas Palladium*
9/29/11 Houston Stereo Live*
9/30/11 New Orleans Sugar Mill*
10/1/11 Atlanta Tabernacle*
10/2/11 Raleigh Long Branch*
10/4/11 Norfolk Norva*
10/5/11 Baltimore Ram’s Head Live*
10/6/11 Washinton, DC Fur*
10/7/11 Richmond National*
10/8/11 Philadelphia Electric Factory*
10/9/11 Sayreville Starland Ballroom*
10/10/11 Buffalo Town Ballroom*
10/11/11 Syracuse Center of Progress
10/12/11 Portland State Theater
10/13/11 Burlington Higher Ground
10/14/11 Montreal New City Gas
10/15/11 Toronto Kool Haus
10/18/11 Saskatoon Tequila
10/19/11 Calgary Flames Central
10/20/11 Edmonton Edmonton Events Center
10/21/11 Vancouver Forum
10/22/11 Vernon Westbild Center
10/24/11 Spokane Knitting Factory
10/25/11 Seattle Showbox
10/26/11 Eugene Mcdonald
10/27/11 Portland Roseland
10/28/11 San Francisco Warfield
10/30/11 Phoenix Marquee Theater
10/31/11 Broomfield 1st Bank Center ^
11/2/11 Lawrence Liberty Hall
11/3/11 St Louis The Pageant
11/4/11 Memphis Minglewood Hall
11/5/11 Nashville Municipal Auditorium
11/6/11 Asheville Orange Peel
11/8/11 Bloomington Bluebird
11/9/11 Columbus LC Pavillion
11/10/11 Indianapolis Egyptian Room
11/11/11 Chicago Congress
11/12/11 Chicago Congress
12/10/11 Athens Georgia Theater
12/11/11 Jacksonville Freebird
12/12/11 Tallahassee The Moon
12/15/11 Orlando House of Blues
12/16/11 Tampa Ritz Yarbor
12/17/11 Miami The Filmore

* with Foreign Beggars, all other dates with Two Fresh
^ with Skream & Benga, Nero (Live), 12th Planet, Two Fresh, and Nadastrom

http://www.facebook.com/skrillex
http://twitter.com/#!/skrillex
www.skrillex.com

03 Jun
2011

Next Tuesday, June 7th, Skrillex will release More Monsters and Sprites on Big Beat/Atlantic. This seven-track EP features four brand new remixes of the first dubstep track ever to reach #1 on Beatport – Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites – including all new drum & bass, ambient and dubstep, remixes from The Juggernaut, Phonat, and Dirtyphonics, plus a progressive house peak-timer from Kaskade. The deluxe release will be complimented by two official videos.

Just that would be enough to cause a stir, but this prolific producer indulges us with two new original tracks called “First of the Year” and “Ruffneck”, the latter of which comes with two different versions; a laidback groover (Flex) and an aggressive floorfiller (FULL Flex) to keep the crowds on their toes.

After exploding into the ears and hearts of electronic music fans everywhere last year with his free My Name Is Skrillex EP, followed by a near-complete takeover of the Beatport Top 10 with his first commercial release, Skrillex has created a genuine and ever-increasing buzz, not to mention a throng of fiercely loyal fans who make each show an exhilarating test of endurance.

MORE MONSTERS AND SPRITES TRACKLISTING

1. First of the Year (Equinox)
2. Ruffneck (Flex)
3. Ruffneck (FULL Flex)
4. Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites (Dirtyphonics Remix)
5. Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites (Phonat Remix)
6. Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites (The Juggernaut Remix)
7. Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites (Kaskade Remix)

SKRILLEX ON FACEBOOK:
http://www.facebook.com/skrillex

SKRILLEX ON TWITTER:
http://twitter.com/#!/SKRILLEX

MORE INFO ON BIG BEAT:
http://wearebigbeat.com/

26 Apr
2011

Lollapalooza 2011 Lineup Announced

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If you happen to be an insomniac like us, you probably caught this already. If you slept (you lucky bastards), here’s the full 2011 Lollapalooza lineup. As always, lineup is subject to change because of denied visas, band breakups, etc. You can pick up your tickets at www.lollapalooza.com. Will it sell out? We don’t think so but who thought Coachella would sell out in one weekend?

Check out the lineup below:


12th Planet
A Perfect Circle
Afrojack
An Horse
Ana Tijoux
Arctic Monkeys
Atmosphere
Beats Antique
Beirut
Best Coast
Big Audio Dynamite
Black Cards
Black Lips
Boy & Bear
Bright Eyes
Busy P
Cage the Elephant
Cee Lo Green
Chico Trujillo
Christina Perri
Chuckie
City and Colour
Cold War Kids
Coldplay
Collie Buddz
Crystal Castles
Cults
Daedulus
Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr.
Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley & Nas
Deadmau5
Death From Above 1979
Deftones
Delta Spirit
Disappears
DJ Mel
Dom
Electric Touch
Ellie Goulding
Eminem
Explosions in the Sky
Feed Me
Fences
Fitz & the Tantrums
Flogging Molly
Foo Fighters
Foster the People
Friendly Fires
Girl Talk
Gold Motel
Grace Potter & the Nocturnals
Grouplove
Imelda May
Iration
J. Roddy Walston and the Business
Jackmaster
Jay Electronica
Joachim Garraud
Julia Easterlin
Kerli
Kid Cudi
Kids These Days
Kyle Lucas & Captain Midnite
L1ght
Lady D
Lia Ices
Lissie
Local Natives
Lord Huron
Los Bunkers
Lykke Li
Manchester Orchestra
Maps & Atlases
Mayer Hawthorne & the County
Midnight Conspiracy
Modeselektor
Muse
My Morning Jacket
Noah & The Whale
OK Go
Patrick Stump
PerryEtty vs Chris Cox
Phantogram
Portugal the Man
Pretty Lights
Ratatat
Reptar
Rival Schools
Ruby Jane
Ryan Bingham & The Dead Horses
Ryan Leslie
Sam Adams
Savoy
Skrillex
Skylar Grey
Sleigh Bells
Smith Westerns
Super Mash Bros.
TAB the Band
Tennis
the Bloody Beetroots Death Crew
the Chain Gang of 1974
the Cars
the Drums
the Glitch Mob
the Joy Formidable
the Kills
the Kingston Springs
the Mountain Goats
the Naked and Famous
the Pains of Being Pure at Heart
the Pretty Reckless
the Vaccines
Tinie Tempah
Titus Andronicus
Two Door Cinema Club
Typhoon
Ween
White Lies
Wye Oak
Ximena Saritana
Young Man
Young the Giant

11 Mar
2011

By Sophia Hepheastou

Scary to think way back in the day frontman of Skrillex, Sonny Moore, was in a post-hardcore band, From First To Last. My favorite song was this remix called Toyshop Remix- Emily. When I was asked to check Skrillex out live I was pretty hesitant, it had been ages since I checked Moore out, but I embraced the offer and headed over to Webster Hall. What I experienced was something in between a rave and a circus.

I arrived at Webster around 12 am, worried that I missed part of the set, boy was I wrong. The show was 18 and up, which accounted for the scantily clad youngins, who were obviously wasted. People were armed and ready with glow-sticks, glowing yo-yos, candy, candy necklaces, ringpops, sunglasses, neon fanny packs, dayglow bracelets and other random items probably sold at Claires/ Hot Topic. Everyone in the crowd was also buzzed, or rolling, as I was asked several times if I was on E, had extra, or was selling.

The first DJ, Porter Robinson had some pretty interesting mixes going on, mashing up some classic Daft Punk tracks, with dubstep layers. Robinson, still in high school is becoming synonymous in the electro world for his notable track “Say My Name.” Unfamiliar with his music, I was pretty impressed by his seamless transitions and his homage to music from the past.

After ending his set the crowd continued to booze and dance until Tommy Lee hit the stage with DJ Aero. Surprise number 2 of the evening, Tommy Lee is still making music. Because the crowd was so packed I couldn’t really see the stage, or Tommy Lee, but Aero was great. She had some funny lyrics, and reminded me of a fresher Uffie. The crowd was semi-confused but so into dancing that it didn’t even matter. I suspect most of the people were so high that they didn’t even know what was going on. There were lights flashing all over the venue, the floorboards were shaking and the music was dizzying. The beats continued to flow, louder and louder, with modulating dubstep rhythms until about 2AM when Skrillex was up.

There were about 20 people on stage with Skrillex, I guess his crew. It felt as though there was no end and no beginning. When the set started it was as if each second Moore was manipulating his produced worked to keep building up to something bigger and bigger. Each song was filled with twists and turns, just when Moore would slow the track down, an interesting section would appear. The music at points was very animalistic, using heavy tones, and ritualistic rhythms. The bass was extremely heavy, at one point I could feel my whole body shake. Towards the middle of his set there was even a mosh pit ( I guess he’s still hardcore at heart).
As Moore mixed his tracks, there was some really interesting ambient digital content projected on the screen. It looked like hipster graffiti art. There were a lot of brightly colored symbols that kept spiraling all over the screen—it seemed cultish. Moore also egged the crowd on playing a couple of Top 40 remixes including “Black and Yellow” and his notable track “ My Name is Skrillex.”

Overall I was really impressed. I was shocked to see how an artist could not only grow but transition into a completely new genre of music. Moore’s production was exceptional, and he proved that Skrillex is an electro-powerhouse. I exited the club with my ears still ringing and my feet still dancing to the mind-blowing, fist pumping doots, womps and bams, that filled the night.

07 Feb
2011

The 10th anniversary of Sasquatch! Music Festival will proudly feature:

Foo Fighters, Death Cab For Cutie, Modest Mouse , Wilco, The Flaming Lips (performing The Soft Bulletin & more), The Decemberists, Bright Eyes, Iron & Wine, Rodrigo Y Gabriela, Bassnectar, Robyn, Flogging Molly, Death From Above 1979, Pink Martini, Cold War Kids, Old 97’s, Ratatat, Wolf Parade, Chromeo, Guided By Voices, Yeasayer, Beach House, Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings, Local Natives, Matt & Kim, Deerhunter, Mstrkrft, Trailer Park Boys, Sleigh Bells, Major Lazer, Flying Lotus, Skrillex, Tokyo Police Club, Fitz & The Tantrums, !!!, Archers of Loaf, Against Me!, The Thermals, Best Coast, CSS, Surfer Blood, Jenny & Johnny, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, The Head & The Heart, Bonobo (DJ Set), City and Colour, Reggie Watts, K-Os, Gayngs, Tim Minchin, The Drums, The Radio Dept, Young the Giant, The Antlers, Sharon Van Etten, Villagers, Stornoway, Aloe Blacc, Black Mountain, Moondoggies, Noah & The Whale, Sam Roberts Band, Secret Sisters, Twin Shadow, Das Racist, Wye Oak, Tig Notaro, Wheedle’s Groove, Smith Westerns, Rival Schools, Foster the People, Alberta Cross, S. Carey, White Denim, Washed Out, Gold Panda, Dan Mangan, Axis of Awesome, The Globes, Cotton Jones, Jaill, Mad Rad, Basia Bulat, Other Lives, The Bronx, White Arrows, Pepper Rabbit, Talkdemonic, Rebecca Gates and The Consortium, The Young Evils, and more!

Following last year’s fastest sellout ever, record attendance and rave reviews from national media, Sasquatch adds a fourth day and celebrates its 10th year of being what SPIN hails as “a pick-your-poison selection for your party at the edge of the earth,” May 27-30 (Memorial Day Weekend) at The Gorge in Quincy, WA.

Esurance, the direct-to-consumer personal car insurance company, will return in 2011 as the title sponsor for the Sasquatch! Music Festival. A green sponsor of the event since 2007, Esurance will continue its ongoing drive toward a planet-friendly festival. Following on the success of 2010′s carpooling initiatives, the eco-conscious insurance company will again provide this year’s concertgoers with multiple ridesharing opportunities through partner Zimride. Esurance also plans to implement new programs aimed at maximizing the concert experience for music lovers, while continuing to promote a more sustainable event.

After a successful 2010 partnership with Sasquatch, Honda returns for 2011 with the Honda Bigfoot Stage and Honda Zone. The Honda Zone will feature the all-new Civic along with the CR-Z sport hybrid coupe. The Honda Zone will be an attraction offering festival goers activities and prizes. Additionally, Sasquatch’s carbon offsets will be provided by Honda through Carbon Harmony.

http://www.sasquatchfestival.com