Friday, July 29, 2011
Thursday, July 28, 2011
Hova and Yeezy are just too popular. The Watch The Throne tour announcement had so many people jumping out the box that they are adding dates and modifying routing.
As a result of the juggling - the schedule will be re-announced on Monday with changes and the presales officially start August 2nd.
You all know this will sell out...and quickly. So get on your grind and make arrangements to get tickets. Find your friend with a Citi card because they will have presale access beginning August 3rd, well in advance of the public on sale on August 8th via Ticketmaster.com and Livenation.com.
Tickets go on sale this morning for a rather unique line up sponsored by 93.1 Jack FM. Jack's Sixth Show - which takes place at Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre on September 10, 2011 features Def Leppard as the headliner - with support from Heart, Everclear, Dramarama, Marcy Playground and the booty master himself, Sir-Mix-A-Lot.
Part of the revenue from each ticket sold with go toward Talk About Curing Autism.
The Jack FM presale starts at 10 am today with general public on sale on Friday.
Tuesday, July 26, 2011
Thursday, July 28th there is the Beat Fighter Music Producer Showcase that sees a handful of producers square of at Three Clubs in Hollywood, including DJ Abel, DJ Jawa, Jamie. L, The Alumni, Pakman and Gyfted.
Saturday Three Clubs hosts a glam rock dance party with Kate Crash, Purple Crush, Baron Von Luxury, DJ New Berlin, Ming Vauze and Dylan Gray.
For something outside of the clubs and concert venues, but nonetheless geared towards music, you might want to check out the Vortex Immersion Dome at 1201 West 5th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90017. From 9 pm - 2am on Saturday night, the RECESS event presented by Thinking About Tomorrow kicks off.
The fundraiser benefits youth education in L.A. by inviting adults out for fun and play - including an open bar, a DJ dance party inside the jungle gym dome that features 360 degree graphic video projections, tether ball pole dancing and live music in the HopScotch lounge.
To keep the beats bumping properly, the RECESS team recruited the likes of Sleeper, DJ Lou E. Bagels, Dj Christi Mills for the jungle-gym dome and Paul Chesne Band and Mansion on the Moon for the Hopscotch lounge. You can learn more about this special community enriching event at http://thinkingabouttomorrow.org/back-to-school/.
On Sunday, the Leimert Park Artwalk bustles for the Project Blowed event featuring Malik The Freq, Johnny Smell, Sanghai Empire, Substance, Mellow Society and DJ Lord Ron. Its free - so thats one less excuse to miss it!
Afroman - Colt 45 by bobbypulanu
By the way, enter our Pacific Festival Ticket giveaway contest by tweeting out @supergoodmusic @pacificfestival and mentioning a reason you want to go to the Festival!
Can anyone confirm or deny the rumors that there are two to three tracks she did with Questlove and Raphael Saadiq? If its true - I want to hear those!
Monday, July 25, 2011
This is a guest post submitted by Zachary Siegal-Eisman of BeforeBigs.com from Friday's show at The Troubadour featuring The Hood Internet and Wallpaper.
Arriving at Troubadour around 9:40, it was about 5 minutes into The Hood Internet's set and immediately I noticed how almost everybody was dancing and had their hands in the air. Although only 1/2 of The Hood Internet was present for the show, he still got the party started with upbeat mashups displaying his ear for mixing hip-hop vocals with instrumentals from a song in a completely different genre.
Here's one of my favorites which I enjoyed hearing live.
The Hood Internet - Good Ol' Fashion Rump Shaker (Beastie Boys x Matt & Kim)
The headliner was electronica/dance hip-pop group Wallpaper.
REST OF POST REMOVED AT REQUEST OF WALLPAPER.'S REPRESENTATION.
Sunday, July 24, 2011
Friday, July 22, 2011
Upscale electronic entertainment is back again with the third installment of Expansion at Hummingbird Nest ranch. With two successful events under their belt at two different parts of the property - Project Sweatshop and The Service Company are stepping it up a notch with more artists, more artwork and more fun invading the estate oasis in Simi Valley.
This month Free The Robots headline the affair, with support from Stephan Jacobs, who just brought proper tuneage to El Rey Theatre on Saturday night, as well as Low Limit from Laser Sword, Josh One, Wally Callerio, Kid Chameleon and more.
Come a little north and out on the 118 to experience the next level electronic event offerings. It is like an Insomniac event but without all the teenagers and people OD'd. It is like an event with really good electronic music and a level of sophistication. Basically, an electronic music event not to be missed. Plus, it takes place under the stars and you can actually see them!
Last night probably constitutes one of the strangest shows I have ever been to. Of course, that was mostly because of the crowd rather than the band.
When I arrived at the venue just before the first opening band started, there must have been no more than five people there. Then, when Metal Mother played, the crowd swelled a little bigger (about 30 people). And that's when the strangest thing happened - just before Y Luv took the stage, most of the crowd left.
Even if that crowd couldn't appreciate good music, I'm glad I was there to enjoy the show.
The set was short, but sweet. After all, Y Luv only has one EP out. But even with the small crowd, they certainly had fun playing and they did it with as much energy as if they were playing in front of a packed venue. And don't let the fact that the crowd was small deter you from listening to Y Luv's music or seeing them live.
While they seemed to have some problems with the keyboards, they took on a show-must-go-on attitude and powered through the set, enjoying every minute that they were on stage. Lead singer Freddy Janney has a unique, raspy voice that gave the otherwise smooth music an interesting edge. While Y Luv still has a little ways to go before they become the seasoned live performers that I know they are capable of becoming, they have more skill and potential than a lot of world-famous bands I have seen in the past.
The set ended with "Never Touch The Ground," my favorite song from Y Luv. It's a beautiful and infectious and it was a perfect ending to the set. You can listen to the song below:
Make sure to buy Y Luv's EP, How Chill Can You Let Go, and check out their music and more info about them at their site.
Review by Chantelle
This is my first post on SUPERGOODMUSIC, so thought I would let you know a little about what I enjoy about attending music shows - I love when I see people moving around, specifically if they are waving their arms in the air, dancing or just singing along.
I have always had mixed feelings with Chris Webby, consistently going back and forth with following him on twitter. However seeing him live at The Key Club on Wednedsay, my feelings sort of stayed the same. I hate to like the kid, but he's a good rapper.
At times being among the all ages crowd made me feel like I was seeing Chris "Baby" instead of Webby but the kid can hold his own with catchy songs like "I Need A Dollar" and "La La La". However he also lost interest in me and other fans when he played "ADD" and the songs that followed. His other highlights might have been the support he had on stage with R & B vocalist Miss Deja doing hooks on a couple tracks and DJ Semi opening/hyping Webby up with a quick 3-5 minute DJ set.
Overall Webby had real good stage presence, got the crowd engaged several times but also had some yawners during his hour long set. Yet, I found some new favorites after hearing him perform. So if I had to put a value on his performance, I would say it would be worth seeing Chris Webby for $15 or less. Here's three of my favorites Webby performed.
Thursday, July 21, 2011
Check out their videos for 'Oil Can' and 'Mourning Glory.'
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
Star Slinger remix is good too. Anyone got some other great remixes to this dirty summer jam?
Sunday, July 17, 2011
Friday, July 15, 2011
Thursday, July 14, 2011
Wednesday, July 13, 2011
Its now the middle of the summer and festival season is about halfway through. With a handsome handful of festivals under my belt (SXSW, Coachella, Wakarusa, Bonnaroo, Electric Forest Festival and Camp Bisco), I can safely say that I've got a pretty accurate picture of what's going on in the 2011 Festival Scene. And with Lollapalooza, Outside Lands, Pacific Festival, Sunset Strip Music Festival, Sunset Junction, North Coast Music Festival, ACL and De Luna Music Festival that snapshot is going to continue to evolve.
From the Best Burger, we powered through some meatballs from the Eatbox truck. With a tip box as sexy as theirs and some crafty meatball themed concoctions - how could we not?
Eddie Vedder did something he hadn’t done in his twenty-year career last Wednesday night and it had nothing to do with his diverse variation of setlists or wide range of guests he has played with in the past. Up until this point, neither Eddie nor Pearl Jam had ever played a show in Long Beach.
With a vast demographic of Pearl Jam faithful getting out of work early and making the trek from all over southern California, The Terrace Theater hosted something far different than the symphony crowd it’s used to. Even though the capacity crowd was capped at 3,000 people, bar lines backed up as the Pearl Jam faithful scrambled for a buzz to ease their nerves following Glen Hansard’s opening act. The loyal Ten Club fan base had no idea what to expect and where Eddie was going to go with the show, and a mixture of excitement and nervous anticipation was collectively felt from the orchestra to the balcony.
As seats filled and everyone waited for Eddie’s emergence, Hansard owned the stage and was an unexpected treat to those unaware of his talents, and his cover of Van Morrison’s Astral Weeks drew whistles and cheers that echoed and resonated for minutes. After his encore, the patience of everyone seemed to collectively dissipate as intermission dragged on. Then the curtain rose and Eddie emerged solo, like a grizzled veteran singing songs around a campfire. No one can replicate the feeling you get when Eddie takes the stage. It makes your skin sizzle.
Like Eddie frequently does, he opened by playing the meat of his new album, Ukulele Songs. After opening with Can’t Keep, he transitioned into Sleeping by Myself. You could smell heartbreak in the air, and anyone who has heard Ukulele Songs and pays attention to the lyrics of one of the greatest songwriters of our generation knows his latest album screams of love lost and times of emotional turmoil. Eddie attested to this in between songs and then proceeded to thank the audience for attending his first ever show in Long Beach. In recent years it seems he’s stopped his political preaching, and he played an intimate show based on emotion and feeds off the energy and awe of the die-hard crowd.
Eddie started to play Goodbye, another somber melody off of Ukulele songs but he forgot the chords. Instead of regrouping like he normally does, he admitted failure, laughed it off, and moved on to the next song. The crowd giggled with forgiveness and everyone anticipated hearing at least a few of their Pearl Jam favorites. Eddie sat on stage surrounded by instruments and there was nothing but pure beauty and admiration as he played his heart out. His voice has grown better with age, and years of smoking cigarettes and drinking seem to have only added to the soul and tone of a legend.
Eddie picked up a Stratocaster and began playing Brain Damage, a cover by Pink Floyd. Finally he cracked into the Pearl Jam catalogue and played Sometimes, a slow and deep PJ classic that suited this set perfectly. He slowed it down even further by playing I Am Mine and Thumbing My Way, both off of Riot Act and although the Pearl Jam song choices weren’t the best it’s impossible to sit through his set without getting the chills.
Next up is Unthought Known, and he screamed at the end of the first verse and hit an octave only he can when he wailed, “Let the sky blanket you- with gems and rhinestones!” The song lifts a crowd when Pearl Jam plays it live, and it’s amazing how he toned it down and transitions the energy into an acoustic dream. A string quartet then joined him on stage and he surprised everyone by playing Lukin, a short, angry Pearl Jam cut as his temporary counterparts struggled to keep up as Eddie beat his guitar to hell. He then pulled a complete 180 and plays Just Breathe, a slow and well-versed instant classic off of Backspacer, Pearl Jam’s last album.
After a brief break Eddie emerged for his encore and treated the crowd to Elderly Woman. The place erupted first into cheers, then into a sing along as everyone embraced one of the classics that has defined Pearl Jam for nearly two decades. Glen Hansard joined him on stage and Eddie puts down the guitar as they work together on Falling Slowly, one of Hansard’s best that helped to put him on the map. Eddie then rocked out solo and gave the crowd what they want. His voice boomed and his guitar synched as he played Porch, a crowd favorite and one of the best Pearl Jam songs of all time.
As Eddie left the stage once again, anyone who had seen Pearl Jam knew the show wasn’t over. He emerged, this time amidst a sea of fog and a new backdrop and played Big Hard Sun with Hansard. The lights on the venue turned on in a cheesy attempt to replicate sunlight, but Eddie more than made up for it in his last choice of the night. He mentioned there might be a special guest in the building, and Mike McCreedy enters from the side stage. Pearl Jam’s lead guitar player joins him and they embrace as band members and brothers. If there is one way to close a show, it’s with Yellow Ledbetter. They do not disappoint.
Not a single person left unsatisfied, but Pearl Jam brats could argue that sets from previous nights were better. Off He Goes, an obvious choice for an acoustic set was left out but hey- Eddie does what he wants. His catalog at this point is lengthy to say the least, and he picks and chooses what suits the moment. He played for well over two hours and represented everything that is true about music.
He’s someone who appreciates his fans and plays to them, and the music world would be a different place without him. His voice will never falter, and his songs will always inspire. And as I departed and hit the 405 freeway back to Santa Monica, a bit of sadness washed over me knowing that I won’t see him again until their twentieth anniversary show in Alpine Valley, Wisconsin over Labor Day Weekend. It’s only a couple months away, but it’ll seem like years. That’s what Eddie does to you- he always leaves you wanting more.
Post by Rory Maloney
Thursday, July 7, 2011
Foster The People (SUPERGOODMUSIC Exclusive Remix) & Other Summer Gems (Kosha Dillz & Tic Tic Boom!)
It seems like light years ago that I predicted Foster The People’s smile music was the sound of the future. Having premiered “Pumped Up Kicks” in SUPERGOODMUSIC’s Concert Blast in early 2010 and claimed it would be the next big thing – its been validating seeing it rise up the charts.
The bands two consecutive sold out shows tonight and tomorrow at El Rey Theatre shouldn’t come as a surprise given their album Torches blazed to number 8 on the Billboard charts, the album moved over 50,000 units and “Pumped Up Kicks” climbed to #1 on the alternative charts. That said, the sell out happened long before those sales figures were in – perhaps a testament to the band's vast array of festival performances on the calendar (Coachella, Sasquatch, Glastonbury, Outside Lands, etc.) or their home grown hype fueled by not only our blog’s love, but support from influential stations like KROQ. BTW, if you dont have tickets to their show - they are doing an after party with the Dance Right crew at La Cita. RSVP if you want to get in.
If you were part of the clan that got tickets to the shows – then you’re in for a glance at one of today’s emerging electro indie rock dance-pop acts. Foster The People’s electro rock-pop (indie doesn’t befit a band signed to a subdivision of Columbia) performances bear clear influence from electronic bands like Miike Snow, Cut Copy and others, as do the directions of some of their remixes – including this exclusive SUPERGOODMUSIC hosted gem “Pumped Up Kicks (Polaris At Noon Remix).”
The intro keys portend the dreamy danceathon that explodes at forty-six seconds into the song and from there, the anti-hero jam takes flight. If PUK was the Song of Summer 2010 as we, BlackBookMag and countless other bloggers had suggested, this remix might just be the right rework of that hipster anthem – ready to bear the title of Song of Summer 2011.
For another local LA band that is pumping out music worthy of consideration (and are friends of Foster The People’s drummer Mark Pontius) check out Tic Tic Boom! Their latest release “Bees” is a cute little indie offering that is ripe for summer. Their recent acoustic performance on Hunnypot Radio turned a lot of ears and brought questions on when their acoustic EP will be recorded (soon) and when their next performances are (The Central SAPC on July 27th with Kissing Cousins and Correatown). If you have not checked this band out yet – visit their website at www.ticticboommusic.com and get "Bees" for free from their bandcamp page.
Also worthy of summer rotation, but of a totally different music vein, are Weapons of Audio's "If You Want Me" off of their Bipolar record and the just released RZA track that features new LA resident and rising hip-hop MC, Kosha Dillz as well as the legendary Kool G Rap. RZA dropped “Operator” on his facebook and soundcloud page for #WuWednesdays yesterday – giving crowds of heads a hot potato to marinate over after July 4th BBQs were officially over. The unexpected release of "Operator" came on the same day as Kosha's teaser for his documentary dropped that follows him through some of his trials and tribulations as one of the hardest working MCS in hip-hop.
Read more about Kosha Dillz on his website Kosha Dillz World.