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Culture Collide Festival

September 17, 2014 — Leave a comment

The 5th annual Culture Collide Festival returns to Los Angeles bringing three days of incredible music, art, food, and more to Echo Park. As one of the most buzzed about festivals of the fall season, Culture Collide will welcome performances by some of our favorite international artists. The second wave of talent has just been announced! Check out the latest here.

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They will be hosting their third annual Culture Collide Creative Summit, an exclusive two-day conference panel series during the Culture Collide music festival. All panels will be open to all Culture Collide wristband holders. The summit will bring together influential speakers from the music, entertainment, and lifestyle industries with delegates from around the world to discuss brand partnerships, record sales, touring, digital marketing strategies, and much more. The full line-up will be available here!

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WHAT: Culture Collide Festival 
WHEN:
October 16 – 18, 2014 | 8:00 pm
WHERE: 
Echo Park | Los Angeles, CA 90026

DETAILS:

CONTACT INFO: (866) 611-8497

 

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Melpo Mene Show

September 10, 2014 — Leave a comment

Melpo Mene is an independent artist from Stockholm, Sweden and currently resides in Los Angeles who will be performing at The Fold. Melpo’s 2008 album release, ‘Bring the Lions Out,’ included the single “I Adore You,” which was featured in a worldwide Volvo commercial. Melpo has played many cities, from New York City to Paris, and has shared the stage with Bon Iver, Loney Dear, José González, and more.

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In 2012 Melpo put out ‘Behind The Trees,’ which he released independently. This album was featured on iTunes in the Indie Spotlight and Singer/Songwriter sections, as well as featured on Spinner in their home page “Listening Party” section. The single “We Should Be Walking” received airplay on numerous specialty radio stations, leading him to chart at #9 in the SubModern Singles chart and was featured in an episode of ABC’s ‘The Middle.’ The track “Ain’t Gonna Die While Sitting Down” was featured in Netflix’s ‘Hemlock Grove’ and will be featured in Warner Bros. Film, ‘The Good Lie,’ this fall, starring Reese Witherspoon. The music video for this track premiered on Paste and stars the lovely daughter of Actor, Peter Stormare.

WHAT: Melpo Mene Show
WHEN:
September 19, 2014 | 8:00 pm
WHERE: 2220 Beverly Boulevard | Los Angeles, CA 90057

DETAILS: 

  • Tickets: $15.00 - $20.00

CONTACT INFO: (213) 908-5344

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Jack’s 9th Show

September 3, 2014 — Leave a comment

93.1 Jack FM’s annual live concert event will host a night of performances by classic bands and hit songs that have resonated with listeners from the 80’s through today at Jack’s 9th Show. The lineup includes Joan Jett & The Blackhearts, Collective Soul, Billy Squier, Violent Femmes, Bow Wow Wow, and Naked Eyes who will all perform at The Theatre at Honda Center!

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Joan Jett is an originator, an innovator, and a visionary. As the leader of the hard-rocking Blackhearts, she’s had eight platinum and gold albums and nine Top 40 singles, including the classics, “Bad Reputation,” “I Love Rock ‘N’ Roll,” “I Hate Myself For Loving You,” and “Crimson and Clover.” She sits at the head of her own independent label, Blackheart Records. Jett has acted in movies and television, including 1987’s Light Of Day, and in a Tony-nominated Broadway musical, “The Rocky Horror Show.”

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Collective Soul shot to international fame with their 1993 release Hints, Allegations and Things Left Unsaid, and their mega #1 hit “Shine.” The album was a collection of Ed Roland’s demos that spread quickly through the college underground circuit and caught fire, going on to achieve Double-Platinum status.  After having been invited to the 25th Anniversary Woodstock concert, Collective Soul went into the studio to record their sophomore follow-up. The self-titled Collective Soul, released in March of 1995, would be the album that would help define their sound of catchy melodies and guitar driven songs. Containing four outstanding singles (three of which reached #1), “December,” “The World I Know,” “Where The River Flows,” and “Gel,” it became Collective Soul’s highest selling album to date. The album went Triple-Platinum and spent 76 weeks on the Billboard Top 200 charts. 1997’s Platinum Disciplined Breakdown produced two more #1 hits, “Precious Declaration” and “Listen.” 1999 brought the album Dosage which provided another strong showing for the band, producing the #1 hit song “Heavy,” which would take the top Billboard spot for a (then) record of 15 weeks.

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Violent Femmes formed in 1981 as an acoustic punk band playing on the streets of Milwaukee. Their main influences at that time were Gene Vincent and the Blue Caps, and The Velvet Underground. Their goal: to rock harder than any other acoustic act on the planet. They were rejected for an audition by a local nightclub and set up outside a Pretenders gig. Chrissie Hynde asked them to open that night’s show. This gave the early Femmes a publicity boost.  A rave New York Times review led eventually to a record deal, which in turn spawned worldwide touring. Their eponymous first album became the first and only album in Billboard history to enter the charts as a platinum album, eight years after its release. The Femmes became a mainstay of festivals, clubs and theatres in over 30 countries worldwide in the ensuing three decades. Their raw sound and honest lyrical perspective has been cited as an influence by artists as diverse as Pink, Keith Urban, The Smiths, Nirvana, Lou Reed, John Cusack, Mark Morris, and Wim Wenders.

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Bow Wow Wow’s music ranges from simple, irreverent tunes to crisp pop masterpieces.  The band packaged all of this together with an incredible sense of humor and vigor.   Bow Wow Wow’s strong identity and unique musical style was a reaction to the gloom of the London and U.S. music scene in the early 80’s.  Protégé’s of Malcolm McLaren, Bow Wow Wow’s first U.K. top 10 hit, “Go Wild in the Country” hit the charts in 1981.  The group’s first U.S. hit would have to wait for the release of the “Last of the Mohicans” EP in 1982. Producer Kenny Laguna, who had worked with Joan Jett, was brought in to record their smash track, “I Want Candy.”  It was a Top 10 hit in the U.K., and made it into the Top 40 on the American charts.  Looking back, that song defines something essential about the early 80’s. The look of the band was just right for MTV and it was a touchstone for pop and New Wave fans alike.  Twenty years on, Bow Wow Wow was asked to reform to help 106.7 KROQ celebrate its 25th Anniversary. The band performed alongside such luminaries as Duran Duran, The Cure, Echo and the Bunnymen, Soft Cell’s Marc Almond and Interpol at the station’s annual Inland Invasion concert. The 45,000+ sell-out event, held at the Glen Helen Hyundai Pavilion on September 20, 2003, was KROQ’s fastest selling concert ever.  After having a blast on stage in front of 30,000 + people, Bow Wow Wow decided to continue doing what they do best…playing killer live shows. Over the past years the band have also made numerous radio and TV appearances (including Jimmy Kimmel Live, FUSE TV’s Daily Download and more).

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Founded by Pete Byrne (vocalist) and Rob Fisher (keyboards), Naked Eyes exploded into the Top Ten with their cover of the Burt Bacharach/Hal David tune “Always Something There To Remind Me.”  They followed this success with  the self-penned hits “Promises, Promises” and “When The Lights Go Out.” The back to back to back hits resulted in massive U.S. radio airplay and an almost constant presence on MTV.  Although the band was expecting to tour, the label wanted a follow-up, so the duo went into the studio to record Fuel for the Fire which produced the hit single “(What) In The Name of Love.” Soon enough, Byrne and Fisher were asked to begin work on yet another release, but, rather than continuing what was becoming a never-ending cycle, they decided to walk away and leave Naked Eyes as a project to be continued… The next few years saw both Byrne and Fisher involved in a number of various activities.   Just at the start of the millennium, Byrne and Fisher decided to pick up where Naked Eyes had left off and started work on a third album. Sadly, it was tragically interrupted when Fisher passed away.  Left to carry on solo, Byrne decided that the best course of action was to start where it had all begun all those years ago back in Bath. “I went out and got a guitar, then with guitar and title in hand, went looking for the songs that inspired me to be in a band in the first place.” That brings us to where we are now, Naked Eyes has been playing live shows across America from Hollywood to Carnegie Hall , has performed on PBS, and put out a live concert DVD.

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WHAT: Jack’s 9th Show
WHEN: September 20, 2014
WHERE: Honda Center | 2695 East Katella | Anaheim, CA 92806

DETAILS: 

CONTACT INFO: (714) 704-2400

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The Queen Mary lights up Labor Day weekend with Shoreline Jam August 30–31, followed by the sixth-annual Long Beach Funk Fest on September 1. Shoreline Jam’s new two-day festival format offers even more live music to fill the Labor Day holiday weekend at the Queen Mary’s Waterfront Event Park.

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Saturday, August 30 is led by The Dirty Heads, hot off the release of their acclaimed new album Sound of Change. The band’s fusion of rock, hip-hop, and reggae earned them a No. 1 single on The Billboard Alternative Chart and a global fan base. The Dirty Heads take the stage at 10:00 pm, preceded by roots rock sensation Stick Figure at 8:30 pm and the critically acclaimed independent hip-hop duo The Grouch & Eligh at 7:00 pm. The Aggrolites’ high-energy dirty reggae will take the stage at 5:30 pm, C Money and The Players will perform at 4:00, The Originalites at 2:30 pm, Krooked Treez at 1:15 pm, and Brewfish will kick off the first day of the festival at 12:00 pm.

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On Sunday, August 31, Shoreline Jam continues with world-renowned reggae rockers, Pepper returning to the festival to headline day two at 10:00 pm, preceded by the upbeat reggae stylings of Collie Buddz at 8:15 pm. J Boog returns to Shoreline Jam with his irresistible soul-reggae at 6:45 pm, along with fellow returning act Seedless at 5:15 pm. The Expanders will take the stage at 3:45 pm, Ethan Tucker at 2:15 pm, The Simpkin Project at 12:45 pm, and Jet West will start the day at 12:00 pm.

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The Long Beach Funk Fest will continue the outdoor celebration on Monday, September 1 with a groove-fueled tradition of music known for getting people on their feet. The lineup boasts George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic headlining the sixth-annual event. The funk icon will be joined on stage by the best funk artists available including Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe, Katdelic, The Meters Experience featuring Leo Nocentelli, Delta Nove, Brasil Baile Funk with Gisella, Sea Funk Brass Band, MC Rickey Vincent, and more. Live art, dance, and the Kid’s Zone of Funkativity will also be returning to the event.

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Shoreline Jam single day, general admission tickets are $25 in advance and $35 day of the event and are on sale now. Single day VIP tickets are available for $75 in advance and $100 day of the event. Long Beach Funk Fest single day, general admission tickets are on sale now and start at $15 in advance and $20 day of the event. Single day VIP tickets are $45 in advance and $75 day of the event.

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WHAT: The Queen Mary Shoreline Jam And Long Beach Funk Fest
WHEN:
August 30 – September 1, 2014 
WHERE: The Queen Mary | 1126 Queens Highway | Long Beach, CA 90802

DETAILS: 

CONTACT INFO: Tickets info – (877) 342-0742 or tickets@queenmary.com | Event info (562) 499-1771 or events@queenmary.com

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For decades, the Santa Monica Pier’s West End has been a destination for fishermen, street performers, seaside dining, and tourists posing in front of the world’s best sunsets. But, starting Sunday July 27th, the majestic venue at the end of the Pier welcomes music lovers and groovers for a silent dance party for the first time ever at this iconic location. Silent Frisco and Henry Lawrence Presents announce the new Silent Frisco Seaside Soiree: a one-of-a-kind outdoor music series under the sun with an infinite view of the Pacific.

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Each installment breaks down into two segments: “Sunshine Sessions” and “Sunset Showdowns.” Sunshine Sessions will run from 2:00 – 5:00 pm and  feature dreamy daytime beats fit for audiences of all ages from the likes of KCRW superstars Jeremy Sole, Mario Cotto, DJ Valida, and Dan Wilcox. Looking for an outing for the whole family? Bring the kids! Kids 12 and under are free with a ticketed adult. Or, keep it adults-only and pair the music with a margarita from MariaSol for the ultimate Sunday Funday.

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Sunset Showdowns will then take over the headphones’ two-channels from 5:00 – 9:00 pm as some of LA’s most illustrious DJ crews battle for dominance. Guests can choose their soundtrack with a simple flip of the switch. The DJs will bask in the glow of the pink SoCal sky, which provides an awe-inspiring backdrop to their eclectic sounds. Crews participating in the Sunset Showdown include LAMP, Touch Vinyl DJs, Headtron, Take 2 Entertainment, GottaDanceDirty, Dart DJs, Graff, Fortune 421, High Tide, The Do Lab, theLIFT, TheGoodVibe, and Motown on Mondays. Dance the day away and into the night at one of the city’s most spectacular settings.

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“SCENE. NOT HEARD.” These words exemplify the mission, challenge, and lifeblood of Silent Frisco. This San Francisco-based crew of sonic missionaries turns impossible public performance challenges into powerful outpourings of free expression. They use cutting edge technology to enable artistic, political, and educational expression in locations where “noise” has previously made such action impractical or illegal.

WHAT: Silent Frisco Seaside Soiree 
WHEN:
Every Sunday, July 27 – September 21, 2014 | 2:00 – 5:00 and 5:00 – 9:00 pm 
WHERE: 
West end of the Santa Monica Pier

DETAILS:

  • Tickets are $10 – $15

CONTACT INFO: silentfrisco@gmail.com

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Country Pop Up

July 14, 2014 — Leave a comment

Country Pop Up makes its return to Hollywood! If you made it out to their last two shows, you know what an amazing time it was for everyone in attendance. Top-notch live entertainment, line dancing, drink specials, give aways, and much more. Visit Country Pop Up and go to Buy Tickets, enter promo code “LA” to receive FREE tickets!

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This month, Country Pop Up welcomes The Rob Staley Band to the stage. If you haven’t seen them play yet, get ready! Dust off those boots cause Coral Rodriguez is going to keep the dance floor jumping. This Pop Up is extra special as they host the After Party for GO Country 105’s Summer Under The Stars Concert Featuring Dierks Bentley, Chris Young, Chase Rice, and Jon Pardi. If you’re going to the show at the Greek that night, just bring your ticket stub for FREE VIP Admission.

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WHAT: Country Pop Up 
WHEN:
Friday, July 25, 2014 | 8:00 pm – 2:00 am
WHERE:
1737 Vine Street | Hollywood, CA 90028

CONTACT INFO: info@CountryPopUp.com

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Silent Frisco presents LCD Soundsystem vs Talking Heads outside in Santa Monica on the Wockano restaurant deck with live visual projections! Their most popular theme returns with stalwart Aaron Castle rocking LCD and Silent Frisco’s Motion Potion playing three hours of Talking Heads. Mario Cotto opens and rocks the disco the way only he knows how.

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With a bigger, wide-open outdoor courtyard, laser light room, bottle service seating and stunning projected visuals by Victor Solomon, Silent Frisco’s fans will be treated to a massive step up in production value. Get tickets in advance, this event will sell out!

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WHAT: Silent Frisco: LCD Soundsystem VS Talking Heads
WHEN:
Friday, July 11, 2014 | 9:00 pm – 2:00 am
WHERE:
Wokcano | 1413 5th Street | Santa Monica, CA 90401

DETAILS:

CONTACT INFO: (310) 458-3080

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