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Introducing: Jonathan Cavier

posted July 12th, 2016 by JasonHillenburg | Filed under: Introducing | 0

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Jonathan Cavier originally began his career in music back in the California area and spent a number of years as part of the duo EyeTalk. Sampling the material of that point in his career, you can already tell his musical skills were mostly fully formed. He next relocated to Phoenix, Arizona; perhaps in need of a change or a more central hub for touring, recording and writing. Whatever the case, Cavier debuts as a soloist with his latest effort ‘Premier’ and the record is a doozy.

Each track on ‘Premier’ has its own identity on this album, either embodying power pop, pop/rock, harder rock, blues and folk.  It’d be quite an experience I’m sure to sit down with Jonathan for an interview to see just what inspires him to make the music that he does.  In the meantime though, we can savor the tasty single “January” and its acoustic romp colored in by a fearsome rhythmic churn that keeps it smarter than the average bear from start to finish.  Several songs are crafted with this semi-loud/quiet halving which makes them welcome, stadium level experiences where you are encouraged to sing with Cavier’s superior vocal weight.  “Comes a Moment,” “Are You in Love,” “Found You” and “Pearl” all have similar traits and characteristics to the soft sonic majesty of “January,” and are all instantly interchangeable as lead-off singles for this collection.

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Press Release Roundup: July 8

posted July 11th, 2016 by Carlita | Filed under: Music News, Press Release Roundup, Releases | 1

Music journalists get hit with a steady helping of press releases every day. For the music fan without that kind of sensory overload, a lot of music news can pass by without being seen. Every Friday, we will weed through and compile a list of some of the most intriguing press releases to come across our virtual desk.

Pop Montreal

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Hello, we’re POP Montreal. We have a really cool music festival that truly reflects the amazing scene in Montreal’s underground artistic community in an ultra real way. Don’t forget that. We’ve been bringing you original, fresh and sexy music for 15 years and this year will be absolutely no exception. This is our 2nd press release, the next one will unveil our final programming. So enjoy another taste before the big explosion.

We’re very happy to add a slew of amazing locals artists to the line-up this year, including piano phenom Jean-Michel Blais, Little Scream, CO/NTRY, Un Blonde, Nancy Pants, TOPS, Jesse Mac Cormack, Heathers, Emily & Odgen, Tim Darcy of Ought, Devon Welsh of Majical Cloudz, along with Jef Elise Barbara’s Black Space, She-Devils, and the launch of KROY’s debut album.

We are also happy to announce some SUPER IMPORTANT international headliners, including the beyond legendary co-founding member of the Velvet Underground John Cale; the avant garde pianist, composer (and genius) Annette Peacock; as well as a rare performance by Hayden, celebrating the 20th anniversary and performing in full his groundbreaking album Everything I Long For; and a one of a kinda 80’s rub-a-dub soundsystem featuring dancehall legends Shinehead and General Trees. Other mega cool artists we are announcing include oddball pop provocateur Dean Blunt’s alter ego Babyfather; experimental punk band HEALTH, the majorly hyped psych pop duo Let’s Eat Grandma and Princess Vitarah who’s break out single Nigerian Pussy “is the anthem”, So Get’cha Damn Hands Up!

That’s not it, there will be more more more! Win Butler’s POP vs JOCK IV basketball game, featuring some of the biggest celebrities in the world; a talk with Susan Rogers (Prince, Barenaked Ladies, David Byrne, Jeff Black, Crosby, Stills & Nash, Tricky, The Jacksons), Ph.D. in experimental psychology as part of the POP Symposium, and an Art POP curated conversation between CKUT’s Sundus Abdul Hadia and Beirut-Based artist Joe Namy.

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Introducing: The Fylls

posted July 10th, 2016 by Carlita | Filed under: Artist Development, Bio, Introducing | 0

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From the moment the listener hits “Play” on NYC based band The Fylls’ new EP ‘Interrupted’, each song blends their trademark style of 60’s rock/90’s grunge with tackling inner turmoil, fond and unpleasant memories and social commentary about the perils of city life. Guitar and harmonica player Jordan Rhodes and bass player Erica Robinson’s complementary vocals prominently punctuate each track and it’s easy to see they bring that natural rapport onstage. Recalling childhood music memories and what led Jordan to play the guitar, he casually picked up the guitar around 9 years old, obtaining informal lessons in the household by his mom’s music teacher boyfriend. The info stuck and would prove useful when Jordan became more serious about music later in life.

Strongly influenced by Wilco, especially Jeff Tweedy, these influences sonically appear frequently throughout the Fylls’ discography. First embarking on writing songs solo, Jordan then joined forces with Erica as a duo, eventually adding Brian Lo Blanco on ukulele, trumpet and keyboard and Rick Troise on drums to complete the Fylls band formation puzzle. When asked to describe albums he could listen to for the rest of his life, Jordan chose a varied group which included Wilco’s ‘Yankee Hotel Foxtrot’, Nirvana’s ‘Live at Reading’, Father John Misty’s ‘Fear Fun’, The New Pornographer’s ‘Mass Romantic’, The Pixies’ ‘Doolittle’ and a bonus selection- Grandaddy’s ‘The Sophtware Slump’. When considering dream acts to go on the road and tour with (besides Wilco and The New Pornographers), Jordan would also love to share stages with Arcade Fire, TV On The Radio, Real Estate and Tame Impala.

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Introducing: Suicide Swans

posted July 3rd, 2016 by Carlita | Filed under: Artist Development, Bio, Introducing | 0

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Checking out Brisbane and Toowoomba located quintet Suicide Swans’ music, the listener takes a swirly nostalgic trip to the 60’s and 70’s folk of Neil Young and Bob Dylan, with a hint of today’s country rock. Coming together in 2012, the group’s first EP and full-length gets introspective, while making observations about society like the great folk storytellers did before them. Music was an early presence in their childhoods but as vocalist and guitarist Kyle Jenkins explains he didn’t start playing guitar seriously until 17 years old. After picking up the guitar one day, he became obsessed with writing his own material. Recalling the first song he’d ever written as most musicians would, Kyle jokingly states: “The first song I ever wrote was about growing up on a farm. Pretty insular, juvenile stuff. Probably had a thick dose of earnestness about it. I actually looked at the lyrics the other day… Cringe worthy at best but I’m sure at the time I thought it was the greatest thing I’d ever done.”

Although not particularly influenced by the local Brisbane music scene, other amazing bands The Stress of Leisure, Mexico City, Elba Lane and Old New York get honorable mentions for also making their marks in Queensland. Music fans might visit local record shops like Sonic Sherpa and Jet Black Cat where one might pick up records that reflect a garage-psych/folk-pop/lo-fi sound popular now in the city. But not interested in paying attention to trends that fade away, the Suicide Swans will proudly find a place of comfort in the country/folk/rock genres intersection no matter what.

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Press Release Roundup: June 24

posted June 28th, 2016 by Carlita | Filed under: Music News, Press Release Roundup, Releases | 0

Music journalists get hit with a steady helping of press releases every day. For the music fan without that kind of sensory overload, a lot of music news can pass by without being seen. Every Friday, we will weed through and compile a list of some of the most intriguing press releases to come across our virtual desk.

III Points

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Miami’s III Points Festival announces new additions to its already stellar lineup for the 4th annual III Points Music, Art & Technology Festival: Machinedrum Live, Blkkmorris, Millionyoung, Poshstronaut, Nuri, Viniloversus, Kodiak Fur, Jport, Parrot Jungle 95, Tony Disco, John Hancock III, Fudakochi, Laura of Miami, DSAN, Baez , NSR , Nii Tei, True Vine, Oxynalia, Oly and Cog Nomen. Machinedrum will be touring his new album live with visuals by Strangeloop. Stangeloop, is a III Points alum, who provided visuals for Flying Lotus’ epic set from III Points 2014. The highly anticipated three-day festival, returning this year to Mana Wynwood, will be held Friday, October 7th through Sunday, October 9. This year features bigger than ever production, complete with five unique stages, equipped with the most innovative sound and lighting systems.

Artists previously announced include LCD Soundsystem, M83, Thievery Corporation, Method Man and Redman, Flying Lotus (DJ set), Dixon plus + more. In addition to the stellar performances, there will be large-scale art and technology installations showcased throughout the venue, as well as the surrounding Wynwood community, to showcase III Points’ commitment to cultivating Miami’s modern, artistic development. Day programs will feature film screenings, tech talks, panel discussions, BBQs, and gallery showcases.

Tickets are available now HERE for $125, or you can enhance your festival experience with limited FORESIGHT PASS for $245-$305. FORESIGHT ticket holders will have access to the two FORESIGHT lounges with craft cocktail bar, seating, air-conditioned private restrooms, charging stations as well as complimentary Becks, water & Red Bull. FORESIGHT passes will also have dedicated entrance into the festival grounds. As a special thank you to all of our loyal PROPHET PASS ticket holders we are automatically upgrading your tickets. If you have already purchased a GA ticket and want to upgrade, we got you. (email us at upgrade@iiipoints.com).

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Press Release Roundup: June 17

posted June 20th, 2016 by Carlita | Filed under: Music News, Press Release Roundup, Releases | 0

Music journalists get hit with a steady helping of press releases every day. For the music fan without that kind of sensory overload, a lot of music news can pass by without being seen. Every Friday, we will weed through and compile a list of some of the most intriguing press releases to come across our virtual desk.

Arise Music Fest

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ARISE is thrilled to announce the full music and yoga schedule including over 100 musical performances and daily yoga classes from morning til dusk. Stay on the look out for other programming schedules to be released in the coming weeks including workshops, playshop sessions, Big Sunrise Dome presenters, and all of other interactive experiences that make ARISE uplifting and unique.

Peep the full schedule HERE!

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On the heels of its debut at Sundance Film Festival, ARISE Music Festival will spotlight a feature presentation and film screening of How to Let Go of the World and Love All Of the Things Climate Can’t Change with Academy Award-nominated writer and director, Josh Fox.

Oscar Nominated director Josh Fox (GASLAND) continues in his deeply personal style, investigating climate change – the greatest threat our world has ever known. Traveling to 12 countries on 6 continents, the film acknowledges that it may be too late to stop some of the worst consequences and asks, what is it that climate change can’t destroy? What is so deep within us that no calamity can take it away?

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Press Release Roundup: June 10

posted June 13th, 2016 by Carlita | Filed under: Music News, Releases | 0

Music journalists get hit with a steady helping of press releases every day. For the music fan without that kind of sensory overload, a lot of music news can pass by without being seen. Every Friday, we will weed through and compile a list of some of the most intriguing press releases to come across our virtual desk.

Blaze N Glory Fest

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On a sweltering late May Saturday, thousands descended on San Bernadino’s San Miguel Ampitheatre to spark up and listen to an assortment of dope reggae and rap acts. Entry lines were long but no one cared. The simultaneous laid back beach/carnival and “get hyped” vibes continued throughout the 420 friendly day and night. Amid the sweating, I checked out Dilated Peoples, Tomorrow’s Bad Seeds and Stephen Marley who threw in some songs from his father into the set. I also chatted with So Cal trio Radical Something about touring with Matisyahu and looking for love on reality TV. Connecting with Hirie who brought Hawaiian island flavor to the mainland and also covered TLC’s “Scrubs” during her set, I learned about her new album coming in August and chopped it up with Prof who I’d just seen crowd surf in a raft across thousands of people recently at Soundset. As the temps went down, I ended the fun night by venturing over to see Nasty Nas bring some classic Q-Boro to the West Side. “It ain’t hard to tell” everyone had a good time.

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Press Release Roundup: June 3

posted June 6th, 2016 by Carlita | Filed under: Music News | 0

Music journalists get hit with a steady helping of press releases every day. For the music fan without that kind of sensory overload, a lot of music news can pass by without being seen. Every Friday, we will weed through and compile a list of some of the most intriguing press releases to come across our virtual desk.

Arise Music Fest

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Electronic Music Stage Revealed TheUntz.com presents AREA 51

Immerse yourself in the AREA 51 Electronic Music zone presented by theUntz.com. Electronic music acts at ARISE include: Papadosio, Wildlight, Phutureprimative, Dirtwire (feat. members of Beats Antique and Hamsa Lila), Govinda, Diamond Saints, Bass Physics, Clozee and many more. Celebrated for it’s design, the fully-encompassing saddle tent stage is a visual odyssey into exploratory sound.

The soulful music gathering of the summer will feature over 200 performances across seven stages including these not to be missed headliners!

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To get tix, click HERE!

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Press Release Roundup: May 27

posted May 31st, 2016 by Carlita | Filed under: Music News, Press Release Roundup, Releases | 0

Music journalists get hit with a steady helping of press releases every day. For the music fan without that kind of sensory overload, a lot of music news can pass by without being seen. Every Friday, we will weed through and compile a list of some of the most intriguing press releases to come across our virtual desk.

Love Supreme Fest

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Now in its fourth year, Love Supreme is widely regarded as the one of the leading jazz festivals in the world and this reputation is set to be further cemented thanks to a truly eclectic line-up of international stars and up-and-coming talent confirmed for the 3-day event. The latest addition to the bill is acclaimed jazz-house producer St Germain who joins the likes of Burt Bacharach, Grace Jones, Lianne La Havas, Melody Gardot, Kamasi Washington, Gogo Penguin and many more at Glynde Place in East Sussex from July 1st – 3rd.

The full line-up is as follows:

Grace Jones
Burt Bacharach
Melody Gardot
Lianne La Havas
Caro Emerald
Kelis
St Germain
Gilles Peterson
Kamasi Washington
Scofield Mehldau Guiliana
Average White Band
GoGo Penguin
Esperanza Spalding presents Emily’s D+ Evolution
Morcheeba
Erik Truffaz 4tet
Bernhoft
Kandace Springs
The Milk
Mahalia
Claire Martin & Ray Gelato
Avery Sunshine
The Correspondents
The Stanley Clarke Band
Cecile McLorin Salvant
Ibrahim Maalouf
Jacob Collier
Anthony Strong Quintet
Swindle
Riot Jazz Brass Band
Binker & Moses
Beats & Pieces Big Band
Liane Carroll
Native Dancer
Femi Temowo with Engines Orchestra
Partikel’s String Theory Quartet
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The festival will this year also play host to the Verve Jazz Lounge, which will celebrate 60 years of the iconic American jazz label with a range of talks, panel discussions, film screenings and exclusive performances. Renowned record store Rough Trade will also be on-site, hosting artist signings throughout the weekend.

The wealth of activities aimed at children includes the Higgidy Kids Green, a dedicated kids area featuring dance offs, bubble machine games and a hula hop workshop, a huge bouncy castle, swing dance lessons, a vintage funfair and early morning family yoga and swing classes. All family activities are included in the ticket price. This year also sees the introduction of The Lazy Bird Kitchen, a long-table-style banqueting restaurant, which will work closely with local artisan producers to offer festival goers a high quality dining option.

Love Supreme 2016 takes place at Glynde Place in East Sussex from July 1st – 3rd.

To get tix, click HERE!

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