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Wild Life
Saturday 3rd May 2014
Queen Of Hoxton, 1 Curtain Road, London
On the ground floor expect pure party jams from the likes of: Biggie, Prince, Michael Jackson, M.I.A., Salt N Pepa, Fleetwood Mac, Metronomy, SBTRKT, Azealia Banks, LCD Soundsystem, Jay Z and much more! In the basement things get a little darker: house, disco, electro, techno past, present and future. Plus themed events, giveaways, photobooth, disco balls, visuals, party poppers, lasers, babes and ballers!

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Hits From The Pong
Saturday 5th April 2014
Bounce, 121 Holborn, London, London
17 ping pong tables, UV light, a fully licensed cocktail bar and smashing tunes right through the night. Hits From The Pong delivers an eclectic mix of sounds and stunning visuals. No where in London will you have a night out with this much fun.

What's more? It's free! Bounce always reserves a few walk-in tables, so if you fancy having a game and a boogie, join us every Saturday for the funkiest night in town.

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Temwa Presents Monsterpiece at Big Chill Bar Brist
Saturday 12th April 2014
Big Chill Bar, 15 Small Street, Bristol, United Kingdo
Two floors of Hip-Hop, Funk, Soul, Rare-Groove and Disco featuring ?

Bedmo DiscoThe Disco TwoBashmoneyPlus many more special guests.

£3 suggested donation on the door 100% of the profits from the night will go towards Temwas community development projects in northern Maiawi.

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Rock/Britpop Review: Elbow-The Take Off and Landing of Everything

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Write A Music Review: Rock/Britpop Review: Elbow-The Take Off and Landing of Everything




Music Reviews & News Release Date: March 11, 2014 Label: Concord Website Elbow is another case of a band that is extremely well known in the UK, but is relatively unknown in the US. The band has released six studio albums dating back to 2001, all of which have been in the top 15 on British album charts. In 2008 they won the Mercury Prize for The Se...




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Philly 360° Playlist: Khari Mateen Releases "Full Moon" Recorded Live At Chris' Jazz Cafe
21st June 2014

This week?s playlist comes from a familiar face in the Philly music scene?songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist, Khari Mateen. Most recently, Mateen released a live performance video of his song ?Full Moon,? recorded during a performance at popular Center City music spotChris? Jazz Caf.

Not only is the track a great listen but catching one of Khari's one-man shows is definitely a sight to see. Khari not only sings and incorporates innovative electronics into his live set, the versatile performer even breaks into a cello solo mid-song.

The original ?Full Moon? track features Philly based emcee Sugar Tongue Slim?more simply known as STS. The smooth track easily gets your head nodding and STS? southern drawl and bounce is the perfect addition. It?s sultry without dragging and makes you want to listen back a couple times to hear all the nuances of the production and lyrics.

As a producer Mateen has worked alongside of popular Philly artists includingThe Roots,and has even collaborated with Jill Scott, Tye Tribbett, James Poyser and more. Getting an early start lending his talent to former groupNouveau Richealongside Philly-based singer/songwriterNikki Jean andThe Roots' rap prodigyDice Raw,Mateen now captivates audiences all on his own. He has performed his latest solo music on the road with acts like fellow Philly musician and producer, RJD2 and Cody Simpson.

Mateen epitomizes a generation that does it all?and does it well. From being a classically trained cellist to a mastermind producer and vocalists, Khari is well respected on the Philly music scene as an artists who approaches his crafts with precision and excellence.

There is definitely something soulful and classic, yet still fresh, pop and new in each and every one of his tracks. Take a listen to ?Full Moon? below and make certain to check out his latest body of workQualia: Fall.

Check out Khari Mateen performing "Full Moon" live at Chris' Jazz Cafe in Center City.



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Comic Book Convention in Wilmington on 05/23/14
23rd May 2014


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Boy George
28th April 2014
The Fillmore, 1805 Geary Blvd.,
Boy George Put on the spot on a TV show and asked the title of his next album, Boy George blurted out This Is What I Do. It wasn't as random as this story suggests, the title was one of a few being mulled over, but the decision was instant and it has stuck. The simple statement of fact -- This Is What I Do -- is telling and significant because so much has gone on over the years to actually obscure what George does and who he is. "It's about re-establishing myself musically to say this is what I do. I was at the Brits a couple of years ago and some unexpected people were giving me name checks, like Cee Lo Green and Arcade Fire. It made me think, a lot of people know who I am and have this affection for me but they don't really know why they like me. I had to ask myself, well who and what are you?" George is famous enough for all of us to have an opinion and think we know who he is. On This Is What I Do we are likely to be confounded. Close your eyes, empty your mind, and as another '80s pop star once said, listen without prejudice. This may be the best record he's ever made. It's the record he's always had the promise to make but only now through life experience has been able to find a direct line to his muse. In the process he freed his spirit to explore not just his own psyche but the diverse influences that have inspired him over the years -- from dub to rap, Woolwich to Jamaica, glam rock to country, mean streets to sunny uplands. "I went back to the soul, the essence of what I do. That's been important for me. There have been a few periods over the years where I didn't listen to music. It was almost like the birds stopped singing. I can measure my own wellness by how much I listen to music. "With this record we were playing lots of stuff in the studio, random things that weren't anything to do with what we were doing, but to get a feeling. We were listening to lots of what I call baggy music, music that is not programmed, slightly out of time, a bit loose, has its own footprint. I do a lot of dance stuff as a DJ and in collaboration with other people and I wanted to step away from that and do something more organic. I know that's clichd, but that's what I was after." The list of listening ranged from early Bowie and the Stones to Cockney Rebel, Nico and Lou Reed. "The album was easy to make. There's a lot of love on it, a lot of love, and people I've worked with over the years came and contributed." Just that statement, to those who knew George in his Culture Club days is shocking in itself. Recording sessions were always filled with drama and George hated the studio environment virtually being dragged in to do his vocals and running out as fast as he could. "Making albums has always been a drama for me, but this was just beautiful and if I do another Culture Club record it has to be fun. It doesn't have to be a headache. We get paid to do what we love. It's such a pleasure to do what we do. "The album started off with reggae as the template but then it branched out into other things. We didn't want to restrict ourselves because you've got to honour the song, so if a song has a certain type of energy you can't force it into a genre. "We went back to the '70s, which was the time that shaped me as a musician and a person. The '70s was such a bonkers decade, everything from the Sex Pistols to The Goombay Dance Band. Even though Culture Club were associated so much with the '80s, our roots were in the '70s -- reggae, glam rock, punk rock, disco, electro. I think this record is very '70s." George has stretched his musical repertoire while retaining his soulfulness and pop sensibility. He's found his inner rock god on "My God," explored country swing on "It's Easy," entered a dream-like altered state on "Any Road," gone sultry and wistful on "Death Of Samantha," and reminded us, and maybe himself, of his playful side on "Nice And Slow." The exploration of his musical roots mirrors the personal journey of self-discovery he has embarked on since becoming sober in 2008. Another milestone was turning 50 two years ago. "It was a huge turning point for me. I thought I've got to get my s~~t together, I've got to focus, this is important. I just felt I'd wasted a lot of time. I looked at myself and thought, God, I've done nothing. I know I've done a lot, I've always worked, I've grafted and always made money, but a lot of it was pointless because no one knew what I was doing." He changed management, got a new DJ agent and set out on the path to show the world the real Boy George, the one who had been obscured in a haze, some of it his own doing, some of it simply the myths that had built up around him. There is a growing acknowledgement that George is one of those artists whose reputation needs to be reappraised. There has been a steady stream of these over the years. Antony Hegarty paid his tribute to George when they duetted on "You Are My Sister" in 2005. In 2010, Mark Ronson invited George to sing on "Somebody To Love Me." Earlier this year George was a guest of Yoko Ono at the Meltdown festival. This Is What I Do is set to further enhance that reappraisal and show the world that George is not only back, he's an important artist with an irrepressible zest for life. When you connect your ears will quiver, your soul will shiver and you'll want to dance like Saint Vitus.

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Pink Bubble Pop Up
2014-04-07
Date: Tuesday, April 1st, 2014 to Monday, April 7th, 2014
Time: 10:00 - 20:00
District: Nicosia
Venue: €.‡.
Categories: Art Exhibitions | Fashion


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The Jews Brothers Band is back in Sydney! Featuring Neill Duncan on the one-handed tenor sa
8th May 2014
Camelot Lounge, 19 Marrickville Road Marrickville NSW 2204
DJANGO BAR - Marrickville - Thursday 08-May-2014 7:00 PM

MAMAPALOOZA €“ €˜STOLEN MOMENTS€™ - Celebrating Mothers in the Arts@ Django Bar Thursday 8th May 2014

Mamapalooza is back! This exciting festival celebrates mothers in the visual and performing arts and for its 5th annual show we have a fabulous lineup of mum musicians.

Rebecca Moore - a highly accomplished, award winning singer songwriter who was recently described by the Queanbeyan Times as €œthe artistic love child of folk singer Joni Mitchell and stadium rocker Robert Plant.€ Her career highlights include: Finalist of 3 categories - Australian Independent Music Awards 2013. Nominated World/Folk Award Top 5 Musicoz Awards 2012 and much more. She has appeared at numerous festivals including: Peat's Ridge and the Illawarra Folk Festival NSW. She has toured the UK three times performing shows in London, Dublin, Edinburgh, and the Isle of Skye (Scotland). Her album will be available for sale, which spans a decade of touring and songwriting.

Zelda Smyth is often compared to Patti Smith or a female Bob Dylan, even Janis Joplin or Marienne Faithful because of her low weathered and sultry voice. Her songs are a mix of Blues, Soul and Country. A self-taught guitarist and mother of two grown up daughters, she recently toured New York and London. Her introduction to Mamapalooza was at the Motherhood Museum in New York City where she played to a televised audience. Zelda regularly plays with John Maddox in a duo, the Z'J's at the Coopers Hotel.

Mindy Sotiri - a prolific song-writer who will be releasing her new album this year.€œWhen I first heard the sublime Mindy Sotiri sing about baby monitor static at an inner-city pub, I burst into tears and smudged all my eyeliner. € new maternal existence making an appearance at an actual live music gig. NO-ONE sings about this stuff. And they SHOULD. Mindy is not just an outrageously talented musician - she's bringing women's intense private worlds into the public.€ - Emma Tom

Freya & Bek

Freya & Bek performed @ the last Mamapalooza, to great acclaim. Freya Lindblomis a music therapist and singer/songwriter who performed for many years with much loved group, Elf, who were renowned for their acappella songs & etherial, weaving harmonies. Freya's original songs explore relationships, love & social conscience. Bek Wermut is a registered Music Therapist, multi-instrumentalist, percussionist, drum circle facilitator, & new mum.

Max & Dale Duo

Max Whelan and Dale Newman used to play in bands around Sydney and sleep in on the weekends but now they both have beautiful sons and a love of early morning lego (really!). Occasionally, they say, a friend asks them to dust off their guitars to sing at a birthday party or a wedding and they drink copious amounts of tea at Dale's house by the sea and between chats try and remember the chords to a few songs! You€™ll enjoy their original acoustic pop songs!

Plus, Ana Key, Ruby Star and Louise Charman James whose original songs incorporate humour, pathos & irony will have you in stitches. So steal a moment and come out to a fabulous night of entertainment!

Tix are $15 presale - $20 at the door.


Django Bar opens at 6pm
Happy Hour 6pm - 7pm!
Show 8pm

Bookings close at 6pm on the day. Tickets may be purchased at the door subject to availability.

Delicious food (including pizza!) available. Fully licensed €“ NO BYO
Please book carefully - as no refunds, credits or exchanges on tix!
All ages welcome (but under 18€s must be accompanied by an adult)



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Foundry616 welcomes back pianist Chris Cody, who after living in Paris for over 20 years, recently returned to 
5th May 2014
Foundry616 Jazz Club, 616 Harris Street Sydney NSW 2007
a wide range of musicians including Rick Margitza, Herb Geller, Sunny Murray, Marcel Azzola, Glenn Ferris, Annie Whitehead, Barry Altschul, Carla Bruni, and Michel Jonasz. Aside from appearing on numerous CDs as both leader and sideman, he has also written and produced music for theatre, television and film in Europe, North America and Australia.

Cody€™s music reveals not only his deep love of the jazz and classical traditions, but also the influence of contemporary French and African musicians he has encountered in Paris, and its warmth, sense of space and humour touch a wide and diverse public around the world while receiving rave reviews from the critics.

We are pleased to have him back here and urge you to come and check out his music.

The pianist€™s compositions reflect the diversity of his tone: a touch both firm and singing, a deliberately rapid phrasing, but that never loses sight of the melody, a taste for full fleshed harmonies sometimes close to gospel € it unfolds tenderly and majestically, seduces you to the charm of an inspired interpretation of which the atmosphere will haunt you a long time. Magical".Piano Magazine , France

Some of the best musicians of the moment €a feast of melody€an inspiration never at fault€a facility for improvisation that leaves you stunned € an absolute mastery€everyone expresses himself marvellously on the compositions of Cody who is an excellent pianist€another example of a jazz that knows the evolution towards the avant garde but stays anchored on lasting values, and privileges feeling, beauty and melody.JazzHot, France

"The sound of midnight in Paris"John Shand, Sydney Morning Herald, ****

Kristen Fletcher Trio - Farewell Gig - Sydney - Monday 05-May-2014 8:30 PM

Foundry616 is delighted to welcome this exciting young trio to the stage for the first time.

Kristen€™s trio has been performing for the past 5 years with Carlo Tapia on bass & Dom Cabrera on drums. With each musician accomplished in their own right, they enjoy taking risks & pushing boundaries making each show a unique experience. KF3 have created a sound that is "rather unique on Australian shores" according to Tone Deaf in relation to their effortless blend of pop & jazz fusion. The trio fuse electronic elements with the iconic jazz sound & some serious funk, with Kristen's smooth vocals being the glue that holds it all together.

In 2013, the trio embarked upon their most exciting endeavour yet, the recording & releasing of their self-titled debut album.

Currently they are preparing for their first International Tour to the Philippines in May so come and catch this farewell gig where you are guaranteed to hear them in top form.



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The Bloody Beetroots
29th May 2014
The Regency Ballroom, 1300 Van Ness Ave.,
Imagine the love child of the Misfits and Daft Punk; the act of conception would be grisly, but what a mighty offspring their union would generate. A formidable figure a la Sir Bob Cornelius Rifo, the polymath and producer behind the Bloody Beetroots. While Bloody Beetroots burst on to the scene in 2007, Sir Bob Cornelius Rifo did not spring forth from the godhead fully formed. Born in Bassano del Grappa, Italy, in 1977, our hero started young, studying classical guitar and learning to sight read via the traditional solfge method (you know ?" like "Do Re Mi" in The Sound of Music). But his imagination was fired by other sources: The raw energy of punk and rockabilly music; the vibrant images and outrageous storylines of comics by Max Bunker, Benito Jacovitti, and especially Tanino Liberatore, creator of the cyberpunk RanXerox. "The secret is tying up thoughts and visions via the process called music," says Sir Bob Cornelius Rifo of his distinct aesthetic. "I'm a grown child who enjoys reading comic books of the 1970s, who never stops dreaming, and listening to punk and classical music. I'm disciplined and undisciplined at the same time." These contradictions allow him to change at a moment's notice, and eschew established patterns. "Unlike many of my colleagues, I hate to read biographies of those who did music and arts," he adds. "I prefer to watch, understand, and analyze the world by myself. My taste has to be influenced by something that is not art. I love to be struck by life." Nevertheless, as a youth Sir Bob Cornelius Rifo served his time in the culture trenches. After years of studying Chopin, Beethoven, and Debussy, he cast off the straightjacket of classical music-while still retaining its hard-earned lessons-and turned his attention to reconciling the new world of samplers and electronic music with his affinity for punk and '80s new wave. Pushing himself as a budding producer, performer and multi-instrumentalist, he embarked on a decade of variegated projects that Rifo now affectionately refers to as "exercises." Starting with his 1997 debut, a production for Northern Italian hip-hop stars Da Fam, he tore through genres like a child shredding gift wrap on Christmas morning: Film soundtracks, house, drum and bass, trip-hop, and more. As the climax of this dizzying string of well-received collaborations, he initiated his first genuine solo project, an electro-punk band with revolutionary visual style: Bob Rifo's Gang. At the instigation of his colleague Tommy Tea-his on-stage partner and longtime minister of propaganda- Sir Bob Cornelius Rifo then created Bloody Beetroots, an artistic alter-ego that would draw on all Rifo's experiences to date. Initially conceived as an all-inclusive way to package the live thrills of Bob Rifo's Gang with the excitement of dancing-till-dawn DJ after-party, the producer set to quickly establishing the Bloody Beetroots as a electronic musical entity in its own right. First up were "French Touch" icons Alex Gopher and Etienne de Crecy, who let Bloody Beetroots put their edgy, acid stamp on the respective tracks "The Game" and "Funk." With other French artists like Rin?Žr?se lining up for his services, within a single year Rifo cranked out 28 Bloody Beetroots remixes. But not to mark territory, so much as to respond to fellow artists from around the world, and poise Bloody Beetroots as a truly international sound. Sir Bob Cornelius Rifo is determined that this goal will remain central as the Bloody Beetroots star ascends, and their fame travels the globe. "I want to sit at the table with a Chinese person one day, and the next with an African, and the day after with a Vietnamese, and absorb their different cultures, to learn and to inspire myself and my music." In 2007, two pivotal releases pushed Bloody Beetroots to the next level. First, a vigorous overhaul of "Maniac," the percolating 1983 electro-pop smash from the soundtrack of Flashdance, an homage so inspired it won accolades from original composer Michael Sembello. Next up was "Discommunication," a futuristic disco redux of Timbaland's "Miscommunication." As original music and remixes by Bloody Beetroots began to bubble up in pop culture, via placement in episodes of CSI: Miami and prominent use in videogames, peers like Justice, Mstrkrft, Adam Freeland, and Martin Solveig were singing their praises in the press. Dim Mak founder Steve Aoki was an early, and passionate, convert: " The Bloody Beetroots is my favorite project right now. Bob?s remixes are some of my biggest bangers in my sets." He lost no time in snapping up Bloody Beetroots to release their Us debut, the Rombo Ep (with a full-length slated to follow soon). "The Ep summarizes much of my world," says Rifo. "You hear classical music, electronica, pop, fidget, punk. And the album will be even more comprehensive, because I want to incorporate new elements? all my musical components. I need that." Like so many things in the universe of Bloody Beetroots, the creative impetus behind Rombo came from idiosyncratic sources. "My inspiration comes from events affecting my day-to-day life, and my creative process takes place outside the studio," emphasizes Rifo. "For example, when while I was creating Rombo, I was also studying the Italian Futurists." To translate the innovations of composer and theorist Luigi Russolo (author of the 1913 treatise The Art of Noises), one of the earliest pioneers of electronic music, into a 21st century context, he recruited an outside observer: Fool's Gold recording artist Congorock. "I chose him because he is synonymous with bass. And while he opened the oscillators, I closed my eyes and tried to find that special sound. Once I had it, I opened them and mixed madly. Rombo was ready in an hour. This is what happens-I follow the moment." History has shown that the most provocative moments in art-the 1913 premiere of Stravinsky's Le Sacre du primtemps, the notorious 1981 show by Public Image Ltd. at the Ritz in NYC-can provoke civil unrest. The Bloody Beetroots inspire that same brand of revolutionary fervor, yet with exuberance, not outrage. There's a riot goin' on, and you're all invited. By " Kurt B. Reighley " ~axs

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Comic Book Convention in Morganton on 08/23/14
23rd August 2014


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Paul Oakenfold
30th May 2014
Ruby Skye, 420 Mason St., San Francisco
When it comes to a career the magnitude of Paul Oakenfold it?s hard to encompass one of the true legends of electronic music into just words. For over 3 decades he has elevated and shaped an entire genre and remains one of the leading forces in the global music scene today. His most recent works have taken him from the DJ booth of the worlds hottest nightspots and festivals to the studio producing soundtracks for Hollywood blockbuster movies. His diversity in artistry and ability has earned him accolades from critics and fans alike. Garnering him not 1 but 2 Grammy Nominations for his works. But lets take a step back. The son of a musician, Paul came up as a young DJ in the late '70s spinning Funk in Covent Garden. Not what some might have expected from one of Trances preeminent masters. But he knew then music would be his life. In the '80s 2 life-changing trips took place. The first in 1984 where he spent several months living in New York City working as A&R man for the famed Champion Records signing DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince, as well as Salt-n-Pepa. He also became promoter and British agent for the Beastie Boys and Run-D.M.C. The second trip and more contemporary influence was in 1987 which brought Paul to the White Isle of Ibiza. Here he discovered the Balearic sound that flowed through the Ibiza air at clubs such as Amnesia. Inspired, he took the music and experiences back to the UK and became its ambassador. Paul returned often holding residencies at Amnesia and Pacha in Ibiza. Around the same time Ministry Of Sound in London was opening and tauted Paul as their first resident. However it was his famed residency at UK super-club Cream in Liverpool that brought Paul global respect as a master of his art. It was some say the catalyst to what has made him a touring legend. This residency was celebrated through the Grammy nominated 2004 compilation ?Creamfields? (Paul went on to receive a second Grammy nomination in 2007 with his artist album, ?A Lively Mind? and then again in 2009 for his production work with Madonna). Oakenfold?s stature as a DJ and entertainer has taken him beyond the normal club and festival circuit, playing landmark gigs that have changed the face of electronic music. Highlights include three worldwide tours warming up for Madonna and U2 (with both artists insisting on a DJ set from Paul instead of a support band); performing physically on the Great Wall of China and two sold out dates playing to 30,000 people at the Hollywood Bowl in California. A year after that first visit to Ibiza, Perfecto was born. Founded in 1988, Oakenfold?s groundbreaking Perfecto record label played an integral role in the birth of trance music, with Paul at the helm producing massive international hits such as ?Not Over Yet?, ?Bullet In The Gun? and ?Southern Sun?. With countless high profile releases and remixes in its path, Perfecto Records is still the benchmark to which so many labels measure themselves. 20+ years later, Perfecto remains as cutting edge and popular as ever, even resurrecting its Perfecto Fluoro sublabel in 2011. Probably Perfecto?s most notable release was the recent double album ?Perfecto Las Vegas? which held the #1 spot on the US iTunes dance chart for several weeks. This release solidified Paul?s stronghold as an International DJ power player achieving the highest selling DJ compilation ever released in US history ? with over half a million sales. Paul has produced for megastars such as U2, Madonna (including her latest release ?Celebration?) and The Happy Mondays. As well as three acclaimed artist albums under his own name. He has remixed Michael Jackson, The Rolling Stones and Justin Timberlake and released over 20 DJ mix compilations. In recent years Paul has also been responsible for creating some of the most breathtaking film scores and cues for a long list of Hollywood blockbusters ? including The Bourne Identity, Matrix Reloaded, Shrek 2, Swordfish and Collateral. But his most anticipated release is yet to come. Paul Oakenfold?s newest artist album ?Pop Killer? is scheduled for imminent release featuring The Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Gnarls Barkley, OneRepublic and B.O.B. Astonishingly, despite all his success in the worlds of chart music and film, Oakenfold has found time to keep in touch with his roots as a club DJ. Over the past 3 years he has held a weekly residency at the legendary Rain nightclub in The Palms, Las Vegas. Planet Perfecto is a fully produced show with 75 circus performers, cutting edge visuals and special effects - giving the 3,000-strong crowd a truly unique experience. Whether you are listening to a CD, watching a commercial, going to a club or playing a video game; Paul?s omnimedia presence is felt everywhere. Paul Oakenfold is the sovereign of DJ culture and is its most recognizable icon. Paul Oakenfold?s: Perfecto On Tour radio show airs weekly on Sirius XM Satellite Radio?s - Electric Area Channels Saturdays at 8pm EST and rebroadcasts Wednesdays at 12 noon EST. Terms and Conditions: This event is 21 and over. Any Ticket holder unable to present valid identification indicating that they are at least 21 years of age will not be admitted to this event, and will not be eligible for a refund. Support lineup subject to change. No refunds will be issued for lack of identification or invalid identification. Fashionable Attire is required, no sneakers, shorts, tank tops, baseball hats or gym clothes. By purchasing a ticket, you will also receive weekly email blasts from Ruby Skye about upcoming events, guest lists and more.

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5 months ago
Pop Said.... Again
19th April 2014
Borderline, London, United Kingdom
Pop Said.... Again

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Darkstar
1st May 2014
1015 Folsom, 1015 Folsom St.,
Warp records sensational band, DARKSTAR, make way to SF for a special live performance. Since their latest release, ?News From Nowhere,? they've been heralded as an instant classic across the board! "Every place warrants a story. No matter where it is, how quiet, remote or disconnected. There are moments in people?s everyday lives, no matter how subtle, that can be documented and talked about in great detail. The instances spiral and ascend and take on their own course, altering the perception of how even the slightest change in a day can be felt deeply." ? Darkstar Darkstar first coalesced in the underground, electronic thrum of London?s nascent grime and dubstep sphere in the middle 2000?s, growing from attending the now-fabled early FWD club nights to releasing a pair of game-changing 12? singles on Kode 9?s fledgling Hyperdub label. These were marked departures at the time, fusing unique sonic futurism with an avant-garde pop sensibility that immediately set the duo of Aiden Whalley and James Young apart from the glut of producers emerging at the time. What followed was a fitful and productive period culminating in a discarded album?s worth of tracks, the crucial introduction of vocalist James Buttery to the fold and, finally - the release of their debut full-length North, to wide acclaim.

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FABELS - Against It single launch (26 Apr 2014)
27th April 2014
107 Projects,107 Redfern Street, Redfern NSW 2016
Fabels FABELS - Against It single launch

Sydney tow piece Fabels have just released their new single Against It and are starting their international tour at 107 Projects. Playing in support on the night are River Man and Horus.

Their successful debut album Zimmer last year, gained them a lot of attention internationally for its intriguing and original take on loop/ drum machine based pysch pop.

The new single Against It carries these ideas with a hint of krautrock and shoegaze.

Fabels is Ben Aylward on guitar, vocals and drum machine + Hiske Weijers on bass, keys, vocals and loops.

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Tickets $10 at the door
Doors 8-11.30 pm


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“Kavisha sings with the voice of a heartbroken angel” - Victoria Laurie The Austral
4th May 2014
Camelot Lounge, 19 Marrickville Road Marrickville NSW 2204

Equus. There is new excitement in Australia's burgeoning world music patch! The buzz is all about the new band EQUUS, which is the Latin root of the word 'equine'. A gathering of 5 musicians of very diverse musical and cultural backgrounds, Equus' debut album Dakshin Khun (Southern Man) focuses on the traditional music of Mongolia, sung by world renowned Mongolian throat singer Bukhu, fused with Middle Eastern strings and wind and a dynamic rhythm section, with a strong component of improvisation to making each performance a new experience, the result is often hard to define, but always spectacular and unique. Joined by well known Blue Mountains musicians Andy Busutill (sax, middle eastern winds), John Robinson (oud, Turkish Baglama) and Peter Kennard (Percussion), as well as Double bass extraordinaire Bertie McMahon. This music is about meetings, of people and traditions, and of musics. EQUUS is a bold, imaginative music project that succeeds in the formation of an entirely new sound.

These are the traditional songs of Mongolia played as you have never heard them before. Described as "one of the most evocative albums I have heard ...This is pure musical pleasure, exciting, fun and challenging, all at once." Music Forum magazine.


Tix $18+bf presale or $20 on the door.
Doors 6.30pm, Show 7.30pm
Bookings close at 6pm on the day. Tickets may be purchased at the door subject to availability.
Delicious food (including pizza!) available. Fully licensed €“ NO BYO
Please book carefully - as no refunds, credits or exchanges on tix!
All ages welcome (but under 18€s must be accompanied by an adult)



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Beautifully Mad are performing at the Django Bar June 1st before touring to Canada with a pared back lineup including H
5th June 2014
Camelot Lounge, 19 Marrickville Road Marrickville NSW 2204

So who are The Idea of North?

In short, they're a quartet of musicians, serious about their music without taking themselves too seriously.
Their instrumentation: voice (soprano), voice (alto), voice (tenor) and voice (bass), with a little bit of vocal percussion thrown in. They have a beautifully distinct sound and style, but they cross many musical genres: jazz, folk, gospel, pop, classical, comedy - exactly what you see and hear at a concert is difficult to describe.
With ten albums in the catalogue, a significant local and international fan base, and increasingly regular local and international work, it would seem that despite the difficulty, people are getting better at describing The Idea of North to their friends. You may have heard and enjoyed the CDs (some of them award-winning), but the best stuff actually happens live and can't be recorded onto plastic, no matter how shiny it is.

Doors €“ 7.00pm, show 8.00pm

Table bookings for groups of 8 or more only €“ email us for table reservations AFTER you have prebooked€

Delicious food (including pizza!) available.

Fully licensed €“ NO BYO

Please book carefully - as no refunds, credits or exchanges on tix!

All ages welcome (but under 18€s must be accompanied by an adult)



Event
Caravan Palace
2014-04-12
The Regency Ballroom, 1300 Van Ness Ave.,
Here we go, let?s take the Caravan for another tour. Same Palace, with a brand new customized flavor. On the shelves and on the road. The surprise breakout band of the last decade, the apostles of Electro Swing and precursors of a laidback yet terribly upbeat trend, is coming up with an evocative second album: Panic! This time, Caravan Palace takes us even farther than their first album (that sold more than 150 000 copies) and continues an amazing adventure almost started by accident. Their strength lies in their common passion for electronic music. Charles, Arnaud and Hughes, the initial trio, dig swing, especially gypsy jazz, and try their hands at the genre?s traditional instruments: guitar, double bass and violin. That?s where this peculiar mixture of classical Django and new trendy electro comes from. And it?s far better than those retro futuristic sounds? because it swings. A few myspace posts later and they have almost doubled in size, enrolling Chapi and the boisterous Colotis in the band. They start touring long before they even think about releasing an album. And everything clicks in 2007, during the Django Reinhardt Festival in Samois. Terrified to be part of the gypsy jazz pantheon, they gather speed and steam and create a real posse (not unlike hip-hop) that follows them everywhere. The word is out, their breakout song, Jolie Coquine, is playing everywhere. The record is released a year later, and it?s an immediate hit. They soon tour France and Europe. The show peaks at the Olympia. The room is packed, people go crazy? listening to swing. This has never happened before. But during the autumn of 2010, they stop and take a month off to start thinking about the new album. How do they come up with new songs? Every member of the band works in his own musical lab before exchanging files at night. The same process starts over the next day. And when the others react instinctively, it?s generally a good sign. The basic rhythm of the first album has mutated into sophisticated beats, less gimmicky, more varied and enriched with sounds flirting with the frontiers of trip-hop. They still love Massive Attack, they still dig the creative minds of Ninja Tune, Isole?s minimal electro vibe or Gorillaz?s grand hip-hop rock bazaar. Only the best of the best. But they also rediscover thirties and forties swing jazz, artists like Fletcher Henderson, or the less mainstream musicians like Charlie Chavers and Mildred Bailey. Six months later, forty-something titles pile up. It?s time to regroup in the studio? where fifteen vintage keyboards are waiting. Tirelessly, the band tries new things, merges styles and makes creative decisions. Fourteen titles are soon emerging. The petulant voice of Colotis is booming again and the old friend Cyrille-Aime is back on two songs. And don?t forget to include Toustou in the Caravan. And now, here comes the list! Clash It opens up on a? fun and raging note! A surprising mix of up tempo swing with a bunch of hacked-up sounds, technologic and flirting with rock?s golden past, back in the day when it was called bop (let?s forget all those labels!). From the get go, this sounds like a huge leap forward from Caravan Palace?s first generation. June 12 th 3049 A ballad with a deliciously slow yet vivid tempo, samples from the grand old age, the vibraphone and the spiraling springs stretching out time. Given the title, we know we?re entering a new futuristic territory. Beatphone A frantic beat that takes its time, an amazing clash with a cascade of breaks to catch one?s breath, barely? before the beat starts again. Cotton heads A pop escapade showing the breadth of Caravan Palace?s new horizons. An ethereal tune, flirting with weightlessness, and branded with a twist of swing, rooted in the tempo and the impulsive keyboards. Dirty side Yes, dirty, the dark side of the Caravan, frantic and frenzied, chemical, destroy? Listen to this borderline sardonic voice coupled with the mocking piano. And the Lionel Hampton vibe from the vibraphone. Enough to upset any musical compass! Dramophone Dear God, the Andrew Sisters are back. With synthetic glitter. This one is coming from Cyril-Aime Daudel, a talent temporarily attached to the Caravan. This is clearly the song that bridges best the two albums. Glory of nelly A London promenade, another sweet escape from the Caravan, with a special song? eh, I beg your pardon? toast, from Sista Colotis. The unlikely and fleeting mix of swing and ragga, with a dominant background of brass and strings. Maniac A hint of Gorillaz, a drawling voice, a few touches of seventies synthesizer ( la Franois de Roubaix), a pinch of Django guitar, almost included by accident. Mix up and listen? Newbop Both new and bop. An acrobatic scat with a solid anchor, multiple breaks, like sturdy inviting steps. And don?t forget the boisterous guitar. Panic! ~AXS

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Event
April 28, 2014, 11:30 a.m. - Postwar Pairs: Exploring Abstract Expressionism, Neo-Dada, Pop Art, and Minimalism
28th April 2014
The Museum of Modern Art, 11 West 53 Street, New York, NY 10019




Event
PEP @ Buffalo's
2014-04-12
PEP (Proctor Entertainment Project) Playing Country, Country Rock, Classic Rock, Modern Rock, Pop, Today€™s Top 40 and more ! CNY MOST VERSATILE BAND- Featuring Bear (Kent Proctor) Formally of Decree & F5 Bass & Keys- Joe Goss Guitars- Jeremy Clark Guitars- Hakon Moller Drums- Tim Bressee PEP specializes in Private Events & Weddings via Proctor Entertainment. We love to do public shows ! Come and put some PEP In Your Step! 04.12.2014 from 09:00 PM - 01:00 AM


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