Following the release of his first-ever #1 album, pop parody institution "Weird Al" Yankovic talks with Corban Goble about the music of his life: doing accordion covers of Elton John songs as a teen, falling for Talking Heads and R.E.M. in his 20s, being blown away by the Pixies, and more. Our team of photographers capture intimate offstage moment...
Reporting from the Mediterranean's infamous dance hub, Andy Beta bypasses Ibiza's mega-clubs to discover an idyllic hidden subculture that moves to the soothing strains of Balearic music. Following the release of his first-ever #1 album, pop parody institution "Weird Al" Yankovic talks with Corban Goble about the music of his life: doing accordion...
California duo Wreck and Reference provide a radical vision of what the metal of the future might look like with their latest album, Want. Metal claims to be challenging, but Wreck and Reference go one step further, challenging the genre's practicioners to pull themselves out of complacency.
Leicester Square Theatre, 6 Leicester Pl, Greater London
Join Lucy Frederick (Funny Women Award Finalist 2012, Amused Moose Laugh Off Semi-Finalist 2013) for an hour of stand up about the tell-tale signs that you might not be as socially able as you thought you were?
"Strong, wonderfully light hearted and enjoyable" **** - ThreeWeeks
Ministry of Sound, 103 Gaunt St, Elephant and Castle
The Gallery prepares for big room bliss and wonky bass lines, welcoming our very own Electric Dream Machine! Starting with Thomas Gold at the controls, whose wealth of party productions is bound to have the Box jumping! Signed to Axwells prestigious Axtone label plus other notable releases on Spinnin and Toolroom, it's this energetic formula which optimises the signature Thomas Gold sound. Its what rocked Ministry of Sound back in March, and led to other notable headline gigs in Asia and Miami this year.
Jay Hardway is the latest success story, from the renowned Dutch school of E D M. With productions endorsed by the worlds No.1 Hardwell and Martin Garrix, a 2013 collaboration with the latter arguably catapulted Jay to global stardom. Aptly entitled Wizard, it implies the magical presence which Hardway commands behind the decks. Boundless energy means an imposing stage presence, which amplifies his mix of fizzing riffs and crazy pitch bends into one devastating dance floor package.
Finally Ashley Wallbridge, well known to The Gallery after making his debut in 2010. August 2013 being his previous visit, Ashley has since successfully made a name in America with forward thinking, genre blurring productions that stay true to his trademark uplifting ethos. See reworks of the seminal anthems Greece 2000 and Airwave, plus more recently Lights and Thunder by Gareth Emery, for an indication of the carnage to ensue.
DNA lounge, 375 11th Street near Harrison in SoMa, San Francisco
UNEARTH -- https://www.facebook.com/unearthofficial TEXAS IN JULY -- https://www.facebook.com/texasinjulyband CRUEL HAND -- https://www.facebook.com/cruelhand ARMED FOR APOCOLYPSE -- https://www.facebook.com/armedforapocalypse
Unearth: Metalcore is a stubborn genre, and one that should never change. Luckily for tried and true death metal and metal core fans, we have Unearth to be its champion. For more than 15 years, Unearth has been staying true to the heavy metal genre that birthed them. Metal is their craft, and they do it with an attention to detail rivaled only by the dark brutality of their output. Part homage to legends like Pantera and At The Gates, part amendment to classic subgenres like Swedish death metal and early metalcore, and part uniquely Unearth, the band has never wavered in their grittiness, darkness, or their ability to excite the audience of headbangers (seriously, they've opened for metal legends Testament and easily held their own). Unearth features a death growling lead singer along with some stellar clean vocals and backing vocals from one of their two guitarists. They've got the low end down pat, solos galore, the soul of thrash metal egging them onwards, and enough stage antics for everyone. The band directly engages the audience (you will be sweated upon, front row) and leaps around the stage with wild abandon, antics that are true to the ethos of heavy metal, adding some levity to an already amped up live show. You get the feeling that these guys would be just as stoked to play someone's rowdy basement party as they would be opening up an arena festival -- they are genuine protectors of the faith (aka metal).
Texas In July: Emotional, earnest, raw, and truthful, Texas In July is a metalcore band from, you guessed it, Pennsylvania. Mixing soaring clean vocals reminiscent of emo-alternative rock of the early 2000s with guttural, growling lead vocals that shake your soul, Texas In July creates a moody yet fun blend of all things metalcore. Four boys decided to form Texas In July during their high school days and still have plenty of that youthful energy left to share with their fans. Constant touring has allowed these dudes to form a tight rapport and easy songwriting connection, despite a few line-up changes. Motifs such as transition, Christianity, and faith, mingle with the harder elements such as angry vocals, super powerful, forceful drumming, and in your face guitar. The band has got the technicality of the music down, both on record and throughout their aggressive live show, but also embraces groovin' out and jumping around on stage -- you can tell they're having fun and doing what they want to be doing. The crowd certainly picks up on the Texas In July attitude, and responds with unencumbered dancing. Every breakdown (and there are many) is a chance to jump up and waive your fists with glee.
Cruel Hand: From the tranquil wilderness of Portland, Maine, comes a decidedly un-tranquil band: Cruel Hand. Equal parts thrash, hardcore, and metal, Cruel Hand brings a devastating and brutal sound to every record and live show. The five piece haven't turned their back on fun, despite the deep heaviness of the music. Hair flies, sweat pours, and music pounds as Cruel Hand wails and growls. The band has played huge festival stages and small rooms with equal vigor - their energy, complete with rowdy stomping around stage and singing directly into the crowd, is big enough to capture any crowd. Dual guitars, excellent drumming, and lots of headbanging bring the audience some of the feeling from classic days of hardcore. Don't be surprised if their blend of thrashy hardcore inspires a mosh pit, just get out of the way.
Armed for Apocolypse: What exactly is Armed For The Apocalypse armed with? Heavy, heavy metal. You won't find any clean choruses or slightly happy tunes coming from this five piece from Chico, Ca. Hell, you'll only hear loud, aggressive, dark, and dangerous songs that rumble along at a dirge then switch to fast pace single chords and blast beats. Three guitars make for quite a heavy sound, especially when tuned down and pissed off. There's nothing more evil sounding than the growl emitted by Armed For The Apocalypse's singer -- as if he was calling some demons to his side. With dark lyrics and song titles that speak of demons, world ending, and, a personal favorite, "You Are Alive When They Start To Eat You," make no mistake: Armed For The Apocalypse is intensely, brutal, gory, and ready to explode your eardrums.
metal. doors @ 6pm; show @ 6:30pm. all ages. $14 advance; $16 day of show.
Watch and listen: Unearth: This Glorious Nightmare: http://youtu.be/MMI5bmlSrRg Texas In July New Beginnings: http://youtu.be/Vhz_7n1Nu9g Cruel Hand: Lock and Key: http://youtu.be/k44Y3DKBTtM Armed For Apocalypse Better Worlds The Road Will End: http://youtu.be/KuzhyK8YCas
Timeline PhotosThe best kept secret in medicine is that under the right conditions, the body can heal itself... This is what Dr. Michael Greger of NutritionFacts.org spoke about in his incredible presentation at Vegetarian Summerfest on Saturday night. This is the perfect way to describe the fact that the human body is designed to maintain homeostasis and stay healthy. If we stay out of its way, it will act in accordance with its design and fight off foreign invaders, heal wounds, and strive for health. This is the job of the immune system. My favorite metaphor for this is a scratch on the skin. If you pick at it daily, it will have a hard time recovering. But if you leave it alone, it will heal itself rather quickly. Another one is if you are banging your head against a wall and have a headache, taking pain meds may limit the pain symptoms, but only stopping the act of hitting your head against the wall will stop the cause.
*The Right Conditions: --->Eat a wide variety of nutrient-dense whole plant foods. --->Avoid animal products and processed foods. --->Move more. --->Maximize mindfulness and stress reduction. --->Limit exposure to toxins by choosing organic when possible, avoiding cigarette smoke and other air pollutants when possible, minimize use of medications, opting for filtered water, avoiding plastic containers and certain metal cookware (aluminum, copper,and nonstick), using natural beauty products and home cleaning products, etc.
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We are excited to present for the first time our all new Sunny Bin, our fleet of 4 big Sunny Bins got clucky over the long winter nights at Sunny Bin H.Q and have just given birth to a brand new bouncing baby prototype called the Sunny Buddy. Our big bins are enjoying parenthood and have excitedly announced to us the other day that they want more, maybe up to 200. Like all healthy babies the Sunny Buddy has a strong full frequency attention grabbing cry and is keen to get out there and play in the great outdoors.
We have taken all of our past sound system experiences with our 240 litre bin mobile sound systems and optimised an affordable system which can fit in your car, be walked around and play your music with exceptional quality, without cables, no matter where you are.
We have streamlined all of the important features into one powerful sound system which is designed to play your music with great clarity whether you want it loud or soft.
The Sunny Buddy is an ultra portable system with exceptional (sub)bass response and ultra clear high frequency clarity. The sound quality is truly fantastic!
We are going to launch a crowd funding campaign to manufacture a run of these bins and are collecting emails from interested parties who would like to take advantage of an early bird discount pre purchase price for one of these units that we plan to have available at around A$480.
Specifications … what we are running on our prototype …
Volume : plenty capable, very high quality sound. Play Time : 6 hours per charge, longer if you are in the sun with the solar panel. Amplifier Power : 120 Watts RMS (240 Watts max power). Plenty of (sub)bass, mid and treble ! Speakers : 10″ woofer and 4″ tweeters. Frequency range : 35 Hz to 20 kHz Crossover : Two way, using audiophile quality parts such as metal film capacitors and air core inductors to ensure great listening whether you play loud or soft. Mixer : One balanced microphone or instrument input, dual RCA (for plugging your phone/tablet/etc). Bluetooth : We are aiming to support bluetooth connectivity as well. Charging : Wall adapter provided with optional solar panel. Colours : There will be a great choice.
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