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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...

Tori Amos debuts new single “Trouble’s Lament”
13th May 2014
Finally we have our very first taste of (my goddess) Tori Amos? highly-anticipated upcoming 14th studio album, Unrepentant Geraldines, due out May 13th via Mercury Classics. The lead single is ?Trouble?s Lament,? which upon a couple of repeat listens is definitely growing on me a lot. It for sure has (Americana / folk) shades ofMORE

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.


PEP @ Buffalo's
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

Grown and Sexy
Friday 2nd May 2014
Rise Nightclub, 1 Leicester square, London, WC2H 7NA, United Kingdom
This is a personal invitation for YOU to come have a drink and shake a leg at London's FINEST nightclub. GROWN and SEXY is more than a rave! It is a gathering of London's SEXIEST people who love to party to GREAT music, sip QUALITY alcohol and experience UNFORGETTABLE vibes. Party connoisseurs see you there!

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Your DJs giving you a GROWN and SEXY vibe playing the best in; Sexy RandB, Hip-Hop, House, Dancehall, Vocal Garage, Afrobeats, Soca, 80/90s Walkman Classics and Slow Jams will be


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This Weekend in NYC Nightlife
4th October 2014

Featured Party of the Week:

Verboten's Zeitgeist: Felix da Housecat, Metro Area DJ set, Kate Simko, Clarian

New York€™s new underground party playground, Verboten, has been bringing amazing, talented artists to their much deserved new club space and permanent home in Williamsburg since it opened last month. The April lineup is in full swing; this weekend we are ecstatic to see electro house/disco don, Felix da Housecat make his debut at Verboten€™s new digs.Last year, after a four-year hiatus, he released a new studio album, concocted a top-notch BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix, and has made his highly-anticipated return to the club scene.

He's joined by Metro Area, who's last DJ set for Verboten's StageONE was jam-packed with highquality boogie and cutting edge house and techno tunes. The duowas born out of mutual love of the classic, soulful R&B, disco, and minimalistic deep house.Also performing tonight areKate Simko, who is helping to bridge the gap amongst thedeep-house/techno divide, bringing hermelodic, Chicago-infused take on house and techno, andFootprintz'sClarian, who went solo last year and will be wrapping up the night with his emotive,poignant sounds for a low-key underground ambiance. Oh, and a man with serious DJ talent, you might know him asPaul Raffaelewho throws killer parties that you don't want to miss (The Dog and Pony Show) will be playing a set for us as well.

Verboten continues to elevate Brooklyn€™s underground art and music scene with a variety of culture programming including the launch of "Art is Verboten" by Mike Dreeland, Wasabassco at Verboten: Danger!, Music Unites: Youth Music Education, and PopGun presents Adult.

The first art show will be kicking off tonight in the Cabaret Bar; €œArt is Verboten€ by NY pop artist Mike Dreeland. The art show is from 8:00PM-11:00PM, some come early... there's a sponsored bar by Belvedere Vodka, Jameson, and Veuve Cliquot.

Defined as a 21st century artist by the nature of his work, Dreeland introduces a pop art style that mixes basic acrylics and techniques from old masters with hi-tech tools of the present and future. Modern technology, with the use of graphic design programs, has allowed Dreeland to spotlight a unique step and repeat style by using multiple layers and common objects. Thick paint and bold colors characterizes Dreeland€™s work. Dreeland collaborates with the music and lifestyle team at Verboten on the launch of their eponymous nightlife venue in Williamsburg, Brooklyn to display custom Dreeland pieces within the venue.

Verboten has some pretty fantastic shows coming up, including Carl Craig (Somewhere in BKN), Kenny Larkin and Davide Squillace,a celebration of 20 years of Josh Wink€™s Ovum label, and much more. Stay tuned for more visual art and live music cultural highlights at Verboten to be announced soon!

If you aren't feeling Verboten tonight, here are some other nightlife events going on in and around the city...

Weekend Agenda NYC

Friday 4/11/14

Lavo €“ Autoerotique

Madison Square Garden €“ Armin Only: Intense

Marquee €“ Blond:ish with Sleepy & Boo

Output €“ The Bunker presents Minilogue/ Eric Cloutier with Daniel Wang/ Mike Servito/ Wrecked

Pacha €“ DJ Snake

Pachita (Pacha) €“ 800lbs of Trance feat. Mike Saint-Jules & Brendan O€™Neill

Foundry616 welcomes back this sizzling quintet, featuring some of Sydney's most dedicated jazz musicians, bringing to y
23rd May 2014
Foundry616 Jazz Club, 616 Harris Street Sydney NSW 2007

Returning to Ultimo with their distinctive contemporary sound, The catholics are simply an exciting and engaging band to experience live.

One of Australia's most distinctive and best-loved contemporary groups, The catholics features many of Sydney's most exciting musicians.Bandleader and bassist Lloyd Swanton is well known internationally for his work with improvising legends The Necks and has appeared on over 90 albums, many of them ARIA Award winners, including Vince Jones, Wendy Matthews and Bernie McGann.

The catholics feature some of Sydney's elite players, a who's who of the jazz scene, from trombonist James Greening to Sandy Evans, all composers and band leaders themselves.

The catchy blend of pop music, melding with infectious world dance rhythms and indisputably authoritative jazz-ability, has created a rare thing indeed- a sound with an instant appeal, physical excitement, passion, and critical credibility - as demonstrated by The catholics often sold-out gigs, huge fan base, several outstanding recordings and numerous Mo and ARIA Awards.

Treat yourself - come and hear this band.

Lloyd Swanton (bass) Sandy Evans (saxophone) James Greening (trombone and pocket trumpet) Jonathan Pease (guitar) Gary Daly (accordion) Hamish Stuart (drums) Fabian Hevia (percussion)

LIFE DRAWING - Every Wednesday (09 Apr 2014)
107 Projects,107 Redfern Street, Redfern NSW 2016
Life Drawing


107 Projects presents life drawing in the comfort of our performance space every Wednesday eve.

Hosted by life drawing teacher and enthusiast Antoinette Starkiewicz.

Some weeks will coincide with a new exhibition opening so pop in early for some inspiration and a glass of wine before the life drawing starts.

Bring your own paper and supplies, some easels and leaning boards will be provided.

EVERY WED 8pm - 10pm, $15 / $10 (student & concession)

Duke Dumont at Mezzanine, Thu, Apr 17 9:00p
Mezzanine, 444 Jessie St.,
with Sleazemore, Richie Panic, MPHD Before 2012 Duke Dumont was known as a ?producer?s producer?. He was the name on a 12? record the DJ knew to reach for when he wanted to please the crowd, without them knowing who had constructed the mesmerising sonic confection they were dancing too. In 2012, two EPs on Tiga?s Turbo Recordings (with whom Duke has had a long standing relationship) changed all that. ?For Club Play Vol. 1 & 2? offered up sweet ecstatic deep house & UK bass cuts that have united people across the spectrum of music, from early club adopters like Annie Mac, Erol Alkan, Diplo, Martyn and Jackmaster to Fearne Cotton on daytime Radio 1, Trevor Nelson on 1xtra and even podcasts by Tiesto and Avicci. On some nights in Duke?s beloved Fabric London, you would hear the anthemic ?The Giver? being played in all three rooms at the same time. Duke?s early career was mentored by Switch (last sighted producing for Beyonc) and he made his name as the ?go-to? man to remake a pop song for the dance floor (Lily Allen and Bat For Lashes were notable clients). In 2011, he moved out of London to the countryside (Hertfordshire, where his studio overlooks a forest) to focus on his original material. Co-written by teenage wonder-kid MNEK (who recently sung on Rudimental?s ?Spoons? with Syron) the Duke released ?Need U (100%)? on his newly minted Blas Boys Club label. ?Need U (100%)? features 17 year-old starlet AME on singing duties. With a chunky low-end, funky stabs and silky vocals this is like an early 90s house classic couched in 2013 techno techniques. In 1988 Inner City would have been jealous of this one.


Spotlight: Swans - The Seer
Swans - The Seer
A coruscating, compelling treatise on creation and destruction...

Clash€™s Spotlight series usually looks at albums marking key anniversaries, or that are being brought back into the public eye through special shows or some other industry-standard opportunity for reappraisal.

But with Swans set to release their 13th studio set, €˜To Be Kind€™, in May, we thought the moment was perfect to look and listen back to what is perhaps the most powerful studio statement in the Michael Gira-fronted New York experimental ensemble€™s catalogue so far: August 2012€™s incredible €˜The Seer€™, spread across six sides of vinyl and just as remarkable now as it was on release.

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Swans, €˜The Seer€™

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€œI see it all.€

€˜The Seer€™ reeks of the definitive, the platonic form of Swans made real, a hellish golem raised from magma and mud. It collects the produce of the American experimentalists previous 11 albums and craftily condenses them, distilling their dusky essences in the way of an alchemist or particularly dastardly perfumier. Propelled by a ferocious fervour, its unbridled, ecstatic, musical mania feels somehow inevitable €“ but considered and wiser than ever before.

Joining with an impressive cast of collaborators €“ including Yeah Yeah Yeahs€™ Karen O, Iceland-based noise merchant Ben Frost, members of Akron/Family and Low €“ is Gira€™s former partner in crime, Jarboe. Their respective inputs provide luxurious glossy highlights, the butter in the jus if you will. But they don€™t dilute a thing. Some passages initially make for excruciating listening, only to shift tone dramatically, whisking you a hair€™s breadth from danger and certain unbidden defecation to a plane of vibrant aural pleasure.

Constructed of distinct movements, €˜The Seer€™s is a symphonic piece clocking in at over two hours in length, with a half-hour title track. You don€™t listen to something so demanding overly regularly, which is possibly why over a year on it sounds as fresh as the very first time. It€™s an event, like a Wagnerian opera, a marathon dictating complete surrender €“ music so simultaneously cerebral and dynamically physical you can feel it in your muscles, your belly and bowels.

Its refusal to compromise is sometimes claustrophobia inducing, but this is what lends €˜The Seer€™ its sense of potency and emotional catharsis. The honesty and clarity of this record is rigorous and relentless. It is aggressive, reflective, dually awkward and elegant: an ordeal, but a beautiful one. The cover €“ a snarling/grimacing wolf leering out from the shadows €“ suggests both hunter and hunted. The perfect image, really, of a metaphysical monster in the dark.

Opening track €˜Lunacy€™ sets the tone. An unhinged voice, leeching out of darkness over a wave of percussion and guitar builds inexorably, expansively; drums froth like waves, violins crash against harpsichord. Eventually a chorus of voices begins to chime and soften, and order seems restored, the piece becoming a madrigal. But it€™s merely the calm before the storm of €œlunacy€ being chanted a hundred or so times. It€™s a dark, dense struggle sitting between Aleister Crowley, Led Zeppelin-style paganism and the secretive mysticism of the Knights Templar. In a final Songs Of Experience-period William Blake-style flourish Gira states: €œYour childhood is over.€ Is it ever.

Syncopated drumming and a single panted refrain heralds €˜Mother Of The World€™: a spiralling arabesque of squalling, scissor-sharp guitars and a wailing, scatting Gira. It then shifts into unbridled glam rock: an incongruous Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars jam segueing into the sleaze of €˜Sister Midnight€™-era Iggy Pop. This is the beating heart and breath of the world, the universe, a diabolical Ohm. Gira€™s Gaia is the €œmother of senseless things,€ a disappointing human race, unbalanced in our consumption and living practices.

The title track is aptly grandiose. It€™s the voice of an oracle witnessing the horror and splendour of the divine in real time. It€™s Carlos Castaneda vibrating in the desert on a peyote-fuelled trip, or Samuel Taylor Coleridge€™s opium-induced near-death experiences. It€™s Swans€™ €˜The End€™ or €˜Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun€™. It builds and builds, tighter and faster, like a train derailing, an ever-crescendo-ing voice in the background. Around the halfway mark it is absolutely relentless €“ but just when it threatens to become too much, the monstrous becomes elegantly beautiful. A piano coda worthy of a Giallo horror soundtrack diffuses the endless repetition of €œI€™ve seen it all€. It€™s pretty much better than most bands€™ entire albums. However, Nietzsche has a point: €œWhen you gaze long into the abyss, the abyss also gazes into you.€ In other words, I wouldn€™t listen to it on repeat too much.

In its companion piece €˜The Seer Returns€™, the world is literally being torn asunder, perhaps ready for rebirth, a resurrection. Whispers of immortality flutter over its sand torn ribbon of desert sound. Then the record hurtles into batshit-crazy New York-style free jazz territory on €˜93 Ave. B Blues€™. Are those dolphins screaming beside the mild-mannered credit of the €œViolin type instrument€? This takes work. It€™s a punishing point of no return. Yet, for all the hair shirt qualities evident here, these musicians sound as if they€™re having big-time fun.

There are brief moments of relief, such as the Beefheart blues of €˜The Wolf€™,  €˜The Daughter Brings The Water€™ and the haunting, alt-country ballad €˜Song For A Warrior€™. Gira really has to give us a few of these songs. It would be difficult to make it through without them. They€™re the pause on a treacherous alpine pass, a respite from catastrophe.  The beautiful, King Crimson-recalling €˜A Piece Of The Sky€™ is still apocalyptic, however. The €œsun f*cks the dawn€ isn€™t a light hearted observation €“ it€™s redemption, Book of Revelation style.

Abiding influences can be heard throughout, the sinister soulfulness of Howlin€™ Wolf, the experimentalism of Can and the deep psychedelia of early Pink Floyd bubble under the surface. It may seem like spiritual flagellation in song but its actually closer to an aural meditation on the sublime: the danger, terror and beauty of boundlessness.

This struggle with the notion of the divine is heard on €˜The Apostate€™, as a struggle with truth. We may be on €œa ladder to god€ but it€™s definitely an Old Testament deity towards which Gira climbs. The song possesses the preposterous overblown arc of Van der Graaf Generator€™s €˜Man-Erg€™ but also the control of Steve Reich and other great minimalists and modernists.

This is an album that will be spoken about in decade-marking retrospectives as an epic exercise in American gothic. We may feel insignificant in our everyday lives, but music still allows us to bypass the mundane for the metaphysical if we are desperate to experience secular rapture or transcendence. As Gira himself states, €œLike anyone else, I want to experience ecstasy €“ something greater than myself.€ 

We may not fast, we may not meditate or dance ourselves into a trance and we may not imbibe large quantities of drugs (or we may) €“ but maybe we don€™t need to. Listening to this album is a portal allowing us to touch the fleshy membrane of something else. It€™s a Lovecraftian mountain, a Conradian odyssey, a Freidrichian ravine. It leaves you flayed, sensitised. It€™s ancient and authoritative, a coruscating, compelling treatise on creation and destruction. So it goes.

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Words: Anna Wilson

More Spotlight features

Swans€™ €˜To Be Kind€™ is released by Mute on May 12th. See the band live in the UK, supported by Jenny Hval, as follows€

22nd €“ Academy 2, Manchester 23rd €“ Hoult€™s Yard, Newcastle 24th €“ The Arches, Glasgow 25th €“ The Lemon Tree, Aberdeen 27th €“ Brixton Electric, London 28th €“ Trinity Community Arts, Bristol 29th €“ Sub89, Reading 31st €“ Supersonic Festival, Birmingham

1st €“ Cockpit, Leeds 2nd €“ Concorde 2, Brighton

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CD RELEASE PARTY with MICHAEL McFARLAN Dwriter-rocker-biker-geekwith special guestKEVIN CONAWAYMichael is on tour from
17th May 2014
The Blue Rock Cafe, 5827 Darrow Road (Route 91)
Friend Michael on Facebookk at https//www.facebook.com/Michael McFMusic More info on Kevin at http://michaelmcfarlandmusic.com/Listen to and 'LIKE' Kevin on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/KevinConawayMusic More info at http://www.reverbnation.com/kevinconaway Blending 90s altern ative rock, modern acoustic pop, and elemental rhythmic grooves, Michae l McFarland€™s EP A Failed Breakup showcases the Asheville, North Carolina singer/songwriter€™s range. McFarland assembles a tightly crafted song cyc le relating the tale of how his attempts to end a romantic relationship we ren€™t meant to be. A Failed Breakup captures the essence of McFarland€™s st ripped-down live acoustic performances while delivering a polished studio recording. Intimate lyrical word pictures are layered on top of irrepressi ble melodic hooks, delivered with rock & roll fervor, to relate how McFa rland discovered that some stories aren€™t meant to end. Kevin Conaway is a daydreaming office worker with witty songs and catchy hooks, a music arr anger, songwriter, and multi media composer. A self professed daydreamer , joker, and Clevelander with a beard, Kevin uses his honesty, passion and his influences to create an array of melodic, textured compositions with catchy hooks. Kevin Conaway delivers individualized media composition , arranging and scoring for TV, Film, Radio and any other media format. MICHAEL McFARLAND writer, rocker, biker, geek Blue Rock Cafe Click her e to see us on Facebook! Click here to see our full music schedule at www. BlueRockCafe.com 5827 Darrow Road (Route 91) Hudson, OH  44236 (between Z eppe's & Brubaker's) www.BlueRockCafe.com   330.650.2222

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.


ZACH! Singer-songwriter performing or iginals and soulful uplifting acoustic pop!
The Blue Rock Cafe, 5827 Darrow Road (Route 91)
Learn more about ZACH www.zachmusic.net www.facebook.com/zachm usic   Music is why I'm here. Music and Peace. And Love. A near-death bout of appendicitis brought me to the path of music when I was 16, and I hav en't looked back since. As soon as that wood and steel was in my hands, I began writing songs, and within three months, I had a number of regular gigs at coffeehouses all over Northeast Ohio. After attending a Jewel con cert, I decided music was what I wanted to do forever. Music is who I am. By the time my second CD came out in 2000, I was performing 100+ shows a year, and I had begun touring around the region. In most places I played , I found myself the youngest one in the room, especially in the venues I wasn't even legally allowed into. When my 21st birthday rolled around, my 3rd CD was coming out, and I had jumped up to 200 shows a year. As 201 1 clicks in, I just released my 10th official CD and tour coast- to-coast . In fact, my van (The Buffalo) and I are on the move someplace in the co untry more often than not. Nothing makes me happier than writing songs and singing them for people. Everything from house concerts to amphitheaters to charities to cafes to theaters are on my touring schedule.   The last f ew years, I have been in the midst of a spiritual and personal quest that lead me to the works of Gandhi, Tolstoy, and in turn, Martin Luther Ki ng. A new door opened inside me as I read about the work for nonviolence w ithin and without. With a friend, I created the Akron Peace Project to sp read nonviolence in the self, the home, and the community. It has made l eaps and bounds in its short existence. Coupled with my Love Initiative mo vement, my music which is naturally very hopeful and optimistic has been able to lend its voice to the power we all have to change ourselves and th e world. Blue Rock Cafe Click here to see us on Facebook! Click here to se e our full music schedule at www.BlueRockCafe.com 5827 Darrow Road (Route  91) Hudson, OH  44236 (between Zeppe's & Brubaker's) www.BlueRockCafe.com   330.650.2222

Victor Calderone
Mighty, 119 Utah St., San Francisco
Sense, Nocturnal Code and Mighty present Victor Calderone for the launch of San Francisco's newest underground techno brand Ryze which represents an upward movement from the deep to darker, dirtier side of techno. Focusing on our passion for the underground, Ryze embodies the vibe, the music, and people on the dance floor. Victor Calderone (Waveform Recordings - Brooklyn New York) www.victorcalderone.com www.facebook.com/victorcalderone www.soundcloud.com/victorcalderone www.beatport.com/artist/victor-calderone/547 +++ www.facebook.com/waveformrecordings www.soundcloud.com/waveformrecordings www.beatport.com/label/waveform-recordings/17400 Main room support by: Ben Seagren (Distrikt / The Show / Ryze / BeatFreak Recordings) www.benseagren.com www.soundcloud.com/ben-seagren www.facebook.com/dj.ben.seagren2 Lisa Rose (Nocturnal code / Ryze) www.facebook.com/djlisarose.sf www.soundcloud.com/lisa-rose www.djlisarose.wix.com/djlisarose Dean Samaras (The Show / Ryze / BeatFreak Recordings) www.facebook.com/deansamaras www.soundcloud.com/dean-samaras www.sensesf.com Side room hosted by RE~Set Audio: Rodrigo Quinonez (Re~set Audio) www.soundcloud.com/r-q Steven Campodonico (Re~set Audio / Der Hut) www.soundcloud.com/steven-campodonico Dima (TeknoKitchen) www.soundcloud.com/dj-dimasf ++++++++++ Join Ryze group: www.facebook.com/groups/RyzeSF/ Like Ryze fan page: www.facebook.com/RyzeSF ++++++++++ Victor Calderone Biography: Victor Calderone, world-renowned DJ and Club World magazine?s ?Best Resident DJ? for his residency at New York?s Pacha, has heard it all. When you?re in the business as long as he is (20 years and counting), you understandably develop niches and certain trademark sounds that you?re known for. Fair enough. But name one DJ that?s survived and thrived for that long resting on the same sound over and over. Victor Calderone has long earned his bona fides among deejays as a sonic innovator in house, techno and tribal music. His sets draw thousands of people. His mixes listened to all over the world. For Calderone, it boils down to one word that acts as both his brand, mantra and raison d?etre: Evolve. As a 15-year-old in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn, Calderone quickly became obsessed with his older brother?s DJ equipment, spending virtually every day on his turntables and every dollar on records. A frequent patron at classic nightspots Funhouse and Paradise Garage, Calderone?s Program Two was signed by Sire Records in 1991 and released one album before an self-imposed extended hiatus from music. In 1996, he returned to the music scene and quickly became one of dance music?s top producers and live deejays, releasing a steady string of original productions and remixes. But now it?s time for the next chapter. ?I feel like I?ve been through a few reincarnations,? he says laughing, from his home studio in Brooklyn. ?Some people only know me for my past work with pop artists or productions I did years ago. I'm still proud of that, but I've always tried, both in the studio and deejaying live, to keep moving forward. I've had a lot of people come up to me after they hear me spin now and go, ?Wow. I did not expect that.?? What they ?didn?t expect? is Calderone?s deft chameleonic ability to weave in, around and between myriad genres while always keeping the crowd energetic and anticipatory for the next record. As Calderone puts it: ?I went from playing these remixes I was doing for Sting and Madonna to playing hard tribal to the more minimal and techno stuff. Techno goes deep in my roots, but I still love house and tribal and being versatile is what makes a unique deejay.? It?s this melding of styles that can be found on Manipulating Waveforms, Calderone?s hour-long podcasts available for free on VictorCalderone.com. Sure, we all know it?s a fool?s errand to try and capture the deejay?s constantly shifting, marathon sets in 60 or so minutes, but each volume does encapsulate the varied sounds Calderone has been spinning for years, moving more like a live set than the traditional compilation album. ?I try not to spend too much time on it, but there is an organic feeling to these mixes that has a flow and isn?t so exact and mechanical,? says the deejay. ?I try to have those peaks and valleys so it has a little bit of a story to it and more of a club feel.? After a long string of successful albums and singles, Calderone established his Evolve brand in 2005 as a way to coalesce his numerous residencies around the world, including Montreal, Tel Aviv, Bulgaria, and a monthly residency at New York?s Pacha. With the Evolve brand now taking off globally, clubgoers have quickly begun to equate the word with joy-inducing, risk-taking sets that shatter musical boundaries and the conventions of what a DJ set ?should? be.



1 month ago
Tequila Tuesdays

$5 Tequila Shot & $2 Taco Tuesdays All Day: $4 Well margarita, Corona, $5 1800 shots, $6.50 all other tequilas. Everyday Special: $12 pitchers. Choice of Mai Tai, Sangria, Margarita, or Long Island.

Longest Happy Hour M-F 10am - 7pm $4.50 Wells, $5 Miller Pitchers, $4.50 Barefoot Wines, $1 off Calls, Premiums, Supremes, $1 off Bottled Beers, $5.50 Mai Tai, Bloody Mary.

Free Acoustic Live Music: 6-9pm JESSE & GJ Pop | Rock | Hawaiian | Originals. All Request Music | Video night 9pm-close; .

Variously described as Garage Cabaret, Gypsy Punk, and Gangster Jazz, Waiting for Guinness
15th June 2014
Camelot Lounge, 19 Marrickville Road Marrickville NSW 2204

You may have heard Penny€™s hit single, €œLap It Up€ on JJJ way back in 1994. Penny was one-half of the songwriting core of Club Hoy and went on to forge a career of her own after Club Hoy€™s untimely demise. She toured extensively as a headliner and as a support to such luminaries as Margaret Urlich, Things of Stone and Wood, Kate Ceberano, Sophie B Hawkins and Wendy Matthews. In 1994, her debut single, €œLap It Up€ made it into the JJJ Hottest 100 at a respectable no. 58. Most recently you may have seen her on stage with her sister, comedian Kitty Flanagan. But now after 10 years away from music proper, Penny has been easing back into live shows around the city.

Not Good With Horses are a rollicking country-blues band with a rockabilly edge and a cruisey sweet-voiced girl up front. If you like girl singers and you like your pop acoustic with a little bit of a rootsy bite, come along to this fantastic double bill on Sunday 15th June. You won€™t be disappointed.

Tix $20 +bf
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)

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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Pop Said.... Again
Borderline, London, United Kingdom
Pop Said.... Again


Late Night Science Feat. Donald Glaude
Temple Nightclub, 540 Howard St.,
Crush 1 Year Anniversary> Presented by Lara Brasil and Surreal SF Music by: Late Night Science feat. Donald Glaude Special Support by Darin Epsilon Confident. Exuberant. Raw. Innovative. These are just a few of the words industry insiders and fans have used to describe the talent behind one of America?s favorite house DJs, Donald Glaude. Ranked 68 on DJMag.com?s Top 100 DJs List in 2005, Donald skyrocketed to 48 this year and his genius keeps on growing? Born in Tacoma, Washington, Donald?s love for music began at an early age. Originally a disciplined student of classical music, he was well-versed in the upright bass and violin. Any aspirations Donald had to continue in the classical vein vanished once he heard his first house record. With an ear for blending music already under his belt, and a love for the energy and soul of musical prodigies like George Clinton and Funkadelic, Donald began to amass a collection of house records which he taught himself to mix with a pair of mismatched turntables and a Radio Shack mixer.Before Donald few DJs had attempted to spin house records. Donald?s fine ear helped him give birth to a new style. After mastering his craft, Donald began DJing in various clubs around Tacoma and Seattle. During that time he made several important connections which would launch his music to the forefront of what was quickly becoming one of the largest underground movements since New Wave in the late-70s. Perhaps the greatest connection Donald made was with another aspiring DJ and friend, DJ Dan. Together Donald & DJ Dan sparked the rave scene in Seattle and developed large followings. Knowing that Donald possessed an energy and ability to work the crowd that was unparalleled to anyone else on the circuit, Dan convinced San Francisco?s legendary Funky Tekno Tribe to bring down his good friend Donald to play at one of their parties. Donald?s talents quickly made him a permanent fixture on F.T.T.?s roster.Some DJs seek commercial acceptance. Donald, on the other hand, has always preferred an emotional connection with his audience. For Donald, house music is not simply a mixed bag of sound, but rather an experience that provokes the soul. Apart from his mastery on the decks, Donald is best known for his dynamic showmanship. He enjoys his music as much as his audience does. Embracing their energy, it is not uncommon to find Donald pumping his hands in the air, jumping up and down and shouting back his love to the crowd. It is this powerful signature style which has led fellow DJ and musical producer, Dave Aude, to call Donald the ?James Brown of DJs.? Donald also caused some stir in 2005 and 2006 with his residency at Ice Nightclub in Las Vegas. Donald?s uncompromising style and innovation show no sign of slowing down any time soon. With the credit of 5 full-length CDs and numerous remixes under his belt, Donald has focused much of his time to production work. Producing such dance floor hits as ?Get Up? and ?Soul Cha Cha?. As such, Donald has launched two record labels in which are causing rumblings in the industry... For VIP Bottle Service please contact: stella@templesf.com or call 415-978-9942 x 304 Birthday's, Bachelorettes or Any Large Group please contact: saeed@templesf.com $5 before 11pm with RSVP at www.templesf.com Or you can get tickets for $10 to get in all night at: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/donald-glaude-april-19th-crush-1-yr-anniversary-tickets-11028734241 TEMPLE Nightclub 540 Howard St. SF, Ca 21+ 10pm-4am


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

Saturday APRIL 5TH: PLAY BALL! CUBS VS SOX Party! Starring DJ JEM

RSVP DEAL: Ladies FREE All Night | Men 10pm - 11:30pm Reduced After

Who is the BEST Chicago baseball team? The Cubs? The Sox? Wear your favorite Chicago baseball team's jersey & show your pride! Dance the night away to the sultry sounds of the uber-talented DJ JEM! 2 floors of music will have you and your crew dancing til 5am! Did we mention the sexy Nikki Dolls will wear their baseball gear? Don't Miss it!

2 Floors of Music! LIVE Video-Mixing!
Starring: DJ JEMPlus Residents: WRECK | DJ TRAKO & IVANMAIN ROOM: Progressive House | Electro | Top 40 | Trap | Hip-HopVIP SUITE: Top 40 | Global, Tropical Beats

(Gym shoes, work boots, baseball caps, plain t-shirts or polo shirts, shorts, flats, flip-flops or baggy attire will not be permitted).
Dress code restrictions are at the discretion of the Door Manager and pertain not merely to articles of clothing: but more importantly to style and execution. Dress code subject to change without prior notification.

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