Monthly archives: June, 2009

VOODOO EXPERIENCE 2009: EMINEM, KISS, JANE’S ADDICTION, WIDESPREAD PANIC PLUS 150 OTHER ARTISTS HALLOWEEN IN NEW ORLEANS.

VOODOO EXPERIENCE 2009: EMINEM’S FIRST FULL PERFORMANCE OF 2009

KISS, JANE’S ADDICTION, WIDESPREAD PANIC AND MORE THAN 150 ACTS COME TOGETHER FOR HALLOWEEN WEEKEND IN NEW ORLEANS; ALL-IN COMPREHENSIVE TICKET PRICE WITH NO SURCHARGES STILL IN PLACE; FUSE TO AIR ONE-HOUR ‘VOODOO EXPERIENCE’ SPECIAL

Halloween in New Orleans at VOODOO EXPERIENCE 2009–the ultimate weekend for entertainment in America.
 
Eminem.  KISS.  Jane’s Addiction.  Widespread Panic.  The Flaming Lips.  Justice.

These are just a few of the more than 150 artists confirmed for this year’s VOODOO EXPERIENCE, Friday, October 30, Saturday, October 31 and Sunday, November 1.  The 11th annual VOODOO EXPERIENCE–and the third to coincide exactly with Halloween–will once again celebrate music, as well as New Orleans’ bohemian culture, arts and cuisine.

This year’s line-up will be anchored by performances from Eminem–in his first full performance in over four years and only scheduled concert of 2009–and KISS, one of the most influential and successful rock and roll bands of all-time.  They’ll join the reunited Jane’s Addiction–with all of the original members–along with the previously announced Widespread Panic who’ll perform as part their annual Halloween tradition (1997-2002) of live shows in the city.

New Orleans’ signature fall music event will offer three days of entertainment at the historic City Park locale set amidst lush lagoons, bayous, one of the largest collections of mature oak trees in the world–all in the shadow of the New Orleans Museum of Art and just minutes from the historic French Quarter and Central Business District.

Throughout the years, the VOODOO EXPERIENCE …


MULTI-PLATINUM BAND THE FRAY LEND TRACK TO TRANSFORMERS: REVENGE OF THE FALLEN SOUNDTRACK

SOUNDTRACK TO DREAMWORKS AND PARAMOUNT PICTURES’ ACTION-THRILLER STARRING SHIA LaBEOUF AND MEGAN FOX TO BE RELEASED JUNE 23RD


New York, NY –  Multi-platinum band The Fray will lend their latest hit single, “Never Say Never” to the upcoming soundtrack to the hotly anticipated feature film from director Michael Bay, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen. The soundtrack will be released on June 23rd – the day before the film, the sequel to the 2007 Oscar®-nominated summer blockbuster Transformers, hits theaters nationwide.


The Fray will join the likes of such artists as Green Day, Linkin Park, Taking Back Sunday, The Used, The All-American Rejects, Nickelback, and Cheap Trick on the movie’s soundtrack.


The Denver-based band recently released their highly-anticipated sophomore album on February 3rd. The album debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Top 200 chart and has already been certified GOLD sparked in part by the huge success of their first single, “You Found Me,” which made its primetime debut in an exclusive video for ABC’s hit show “Lost”. Fueled by performances on the American Music Awards, The Late Show with David Letterman, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Jimmy Kimmel Live and Good Morning America, the infectious single has already sold over two million copies and has just celebrated it’s 12th consecutive week at #1 on the Hot AC Chart. The band’s current single, “Never Say Never” – which is one of the fastest growing songs on the Adult Top 40 Airplay Chart -has already had key placement in MTV’s …


2009 ESSENCE MUSIC FESTIVAL® presented by Coca-Cola® CELEBRATES 15 YEARS OF MUSIC, ARTS & EMPOWERMENT

ANNUAL CULTURAL CELEBRATION SET FOR JULY 3, 4 AND 5 IN NEW ORLEANS


THE ULTIMATE PARTY WEEKEND WITH HEADLINING PERFORMANCES FROM MORE THAN 30 ACTS INCLUDING BEYONCÉ, MAXWELL, ANITA BAKER, LIONEL RICHIE, AL GREEN, JOHN LEGEND, NE-YO, SALT N PEPA,  ROBIN THICKE, CHARLIE WILSON, JAZMINE SULLIVAN, MAZE FEATURING FRANKIE BEVERLY, TEENA MARIE AND EN VOGUE


ESSENCE EMPOWERMENT SEMINARS TO FEATURE STEVE HARVEY, BILL COSBY, ROLAND MARTIN, SOLEDAD O’BRIEN, TOM JOYNER, JUANITA BYNUM, MAYOR C. RAY NAGIN, BEN JEALOUS, DONNA BRAZILE, BISHOP T.D. JAKES, REV. AL SHARPTON AND MANY MORE!


ESSENCE AND CNN TEAM FOR CO-PRODUCTION OF “RECLAIMING THE DREAM”


Coming off its most successful year ever with more than 270,000 attendees in 2008, this year’s ESSENCE MUSIC FESTIVAL will mark its 15th anniversary this July 3, 4 and 5 in New Orleans, LA with the biggest names in entertainment and the nation’s most influential speakers, artists, authors and leaders.  The annual weekend of entertainment and empowerment will once again dazzle and uplift with an unprecedented three days of cultural celebrations over the festive Fourth of July holiday weekend. 


“We’re looking forward to commemorating 15 great years of the ESSENCE MUSIC FESTIVAL this Fourth of July weekend in New Orleans,” said Michelle Ebanks, president, Essence Communications Inc.  “Between the fantastic music line-up and the exciting offerings of the Seminars and on-site sponsor activities, this year’s Festival is certain to be a one-of-a-kind celebration that entertains, inspires and empowers.”


This year’s list of performers is comprised of some of today’s …


EPICENTER ’09: “SO CAL’S ROCK EXPLOSION” ARTISTS INCLUDE TOOL, LINKIN PARK, & ALICE IN CHAINS

NEW ANNUAL ROCK FESTIVAL PRESENTED BY RIGHT ARM ENTERTAINMENT DEBUTS SATURDAY, AUGUST 22 AT FAIRPLEX IN POMONA WITH TOOL, LINKIN PARK AND 10 ADDITIONAL ACTS

Southern California rock fans now have another festival to add to their calendar.


EPICENTER ’09:  “So Cal’s Rock Explosion” will debut Saturday, August 22 at Fairplex in Pomona with Tool, Linkin Park, Alice In Chains, Wolfmother, Atmosphere, Hollywood Undead, Atreyu, Street Sweeper Social Club, Aesop Rock, Sonny and others TBA.


The annual music festival is presented by Right Arm Entertainment (creators of Ohio’s successful Rock on the Range annual festival) and will feature 12 acts throughout the day on multiple stages, with music set to kick off at 12 Noon. 


“Talk about a killer lineup,” says Linkin Park co-frontman Chester Bennington.  “Tool, Alice In Chains, Wolfmother–if we weren’t performing, we’d come just to see all the bands.  This is gonna be our only North American gig all year and we promise to make it a show to remember.”


“To introduce a new rock festival in Southern California, you have to dream big,” says Right Arm Entertainment’s Gary Spivack, co-executive producer of the festival.  “Having Tool is an event in and of itself—and when you add Linkin Park’s only 2009 North American concert, Alice In Chains, Wolfmother, Atmosphere and all these acts, it’s more than we could have envisioned for the first Epicenter.  We’re dedicated to making this the best rock festival of the summer.”


Tickets are $79.50 for general admission/$125 for …


INCUBUS SECRET SHOW AT ECHOPLEX (LOS ANGELES) TONIGHT!

Incubus are playing a gig tonight in Los Angeles at the Echoplex which is located at 1822 Sunset Blvd. Tickets for the show are $20 cash and are only available at the venue box office. To avoid disruption to the local businesses during the day no lineups will be allowed before 5P. Doors open at 7P and the show will start around 10P.


IT DOESN’T PAY TO ‘SHARE’ MUSIC: APPARENTLY 24 TRACKS COST $3.6 MILLION!

If 24 tracks are worth $3.6 million, the equivalent of about 2 albums worth, than you better start saving your pennies if you intend on filling up your ipod.  And this is just an exercise in futility because tell me how the 32 year old woman plans to pay this back?  She doesn’t. She will file bankruptcy, which people in much less dire scenarios are doing everyday.  So at the end of the day, just another waste of taxpayers money.  Am I saying that records companies should stand idly by while their products are ‘shared’? No.  Am I saying that the ‘sharing’ should be condoned? No.  What about radio? Pandora? Don’t these people ‘share’ music with everyone?  Are you going to discriminate because of the media used? Or avenue of distribution?  Not only is radio giving music away, they are monetizing doing so by selling advertising against it.  Is Jammie making a living or anything from ‘sharing’ her music?  

I think it should go like this, Jammie takes out a sub prime loan backed by the government to buy the music she wants (to the tune of 3.6 million).  Then she can pay back the record companies the money they are seeking, and she should life time access to all the music she could ever want.  Then write the government a letter informing them that they will in fact need to ‘Back’ the loan and that she is ‘bailing-out’.  How is that for a story for ya?

 Verdict Reached In Minn. Music Downloading Case
June 18, 2009
Legal …


MONOLITH FESTIVAL SEPT 12 & 13 @ RED ROCKS EARLY BIRD PASSES ON SALE NOW


Presented By Esurance – September 12-13, 2009 Red Rocks Amphitheatre – Morrison, CO

 


Esurance Early Bird 2-Day Passes – ON SALE NOW! 
You asked and we listened! A limited number of two-day passes will be made available for only $75 starting today (Tuesday, June 16th!) That’s only $32.50 per day to see over 60+ artists at Red Rocks Amphitheatre.


Don’t like service fees? Well, you’re in luck because $75 really does mean $75. As presenting sponsor of the 2009 Monolith Festival, Esurance shows their commitment to saving you money by covering the cost of service fees on all Esurance Early Bird tickets. Click here to buy your $75 Esurance Early Bird Now


Over 50 Artists have been Announced!
Check out the new website and browse the 2009 festival lineup including M. Ward, Girl Talk, MSTRKRFT, Phoenix, Method Man & Redman, Of Montreal, DOOM, The Dandy Warhols, The Glitch Mob, OK GO, Passion Pit and many more. More artists still to be announced.


VIP Gold Passes are on sale this Friday, June 19th at 10 AM MST.
This year at Monolith, our motto is buy early and save! We have been working feverishly to offer you the most affordable tickets possible to the 2009 Monolith Festival, and you can see that reflected in this year’s price levels. These low prices don’t last forever so be sure to buy yours early and sign up for our email list to receive reminders before the next price increase occurs.  VIP …


INCUBUS MONUMENTS AND MELODIES DOCUMENTARY FROM INCUBUS TV

Incubus discuss their career and share secrets of their new double disc CD “Monuments and Melodies”, a 2 cd collection of hits, rarities, and new originals available NOW. The album contains a code to access bonus content from The Vault at enjoyincubus.com and download from 500+ rare tracks, never-before-seen videos, and photos all handpicked by…


AEROSMITH TO PERFORM ‘TOYS IN THE ATTIC’ FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER ON ’09 SUMMER TOUR

AEROSMITH PERFORMING CLASSIC ‘TOYS IN THE ATTIC’ ALBUM IN ITS ENTIRETY FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER ON CURRENT NORTH AMERICAN SUMMER TOUR

During their current North American summer tour, AEROSMITH–America’s Greatest Rock ‘N Roll Band who’ve sold over 150 million albums, won four Grammys and been inducted into the Rock and Roll of Fame–is performing their classic TOYS IN THE ATTIC album live from front to back, along with an array of AEROSMITH hits. This marks the first time ever that the band has played the 8-million-plus-selling 1975 disc in its entirety.  The influential TOYS… has inspired many musicians, including REM, who covered the song on 1987’s Dead Letter Office.  In addition, a copy of the album was one of two AEROSMITH albums that astronaut pilot Mark E. Kelly took with him on board the Space Shuttle Discovery on a 13-day, 8.5 million-kilometer trip to the International Space Station in July 2006.


TOYS… features the hits and AEROSMITH concert staples “Walk This Way” and “Sweet Emotion” and the LP was featured on Rolling Stone’s list of the “Greatest Albums Of All Time.”  Writing about TOYS IN THE ATTIC in the November 1, 2003 Rolling Stone feature, the magazine said: “This is where Aerosmith perfected their raunchy blues-rock sound, with guitarist Joe Perry laying down some of the Seventies’ most indelible riffs on ‘Walk This Way’ and ‘Sweet Emotion,’ and Steven Tyler stepping up with an album full of unforgettable songs about his favorite topic: sex.”


The massive AEROSMITH tour–presented …


THE ART SIDE OF BUMBERSHOOT®: SEATTLE’S MUSIC & ARTS FESTIVAL 2009

BUMBERSHOOT®: SEATTLE’S MUSIC & ARTS FESTIVAL, PRESENTED BY SAMSUNG MOBILE 2009 ANNUAL VISUAL ARTS EXHIBITS TO INCLUDE:The Seattle-Moscow Poster Show, Dada Economics, Gage Drawing Jam – back, bigger than before, and Kerfuffle (or the Uneasy Relationship Between Humanity and the Environment) Additional art abounds around the grounds with site-specific spectacle and artistic performances throughout the…