- Blue Man Group Event on 2016-05-14 14:00:00
Blue Man Group has received praise from critics across the country. The Baltimore Sun raves, “Blue Man Group packs a wallop. It’s a big, loud, funny, silly, visually arresting production!” The Charlotte Observer says Blue Man Group is “a hugely entertaining show for anyone ages 9 to 90”. The San Antonio Express-News proclaims it’s “an exhilarating, thought-provoking, laugh-yourself-silly evening of percussion-heavy rock music, comedy and playful commentary.”
Blue Man Group creates experiences that defy categorization. Blue Man Group is best known for multi-media performances that feature three bald and blue characters who take the audience on a journey that is funny, intelligent and visually stunning. A live band, whose haunting tribal rhythms help drive the show to its climax, accompanies the Blue Men.
“Our theatrical productions take a humorous look at what we like to call 2.5-D space,” says Blue Man Group Co-Founder Philip Stanton. “An example of what we mean by this would be emailing or texting the person in the next office rather than walking over to talk to them face-to-face.”
“We say that no matter how high-tech things get, there’s still something human there. We’ll always need others, always need to collaborate. People still need to come together and look each other in the eye. Through the Blue Man’s connection with the audience, we hope to encourage this human-to-human interaction, while helping people reconnect with their own sense of wonder and discovery, with their own sense of what is possible in their lives.
Blue Man Group has performed on five continents and has been seen by more than 25 million people around the world. The company has permanent, sit-down productions in Berlin, Boston, Chicago, New York, Las Vegas and Orlando as well as popular North American touring show and tailored-made show on the Norwegian Cruise Lines ship, the Epic.
Beyond the shows, Blue Man Group has become a mainstay in the popular culture zeitgeist, making live theatrical and musical appearances around the world, partnering with brands like Intel, M&M’s, TIM-Brasil and Mastercard to create memorable advertising and co-branding campaigns and launching a wave of innovative digital content. Over the years, Blue Man Group has made countless television appearances on shows such as “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” “Live! With Regis and Kelly,” the Primetime Emmy Awards, “Ellen,” Schaag-den-Raab (Germany), WOWOW (Japan), “Cupcake Wars,” "Celebrity Apprentice" and “America’s Got Talent.”
As the company grows, it remains true to its vision of providing exciting experiences in a variety of media, appealing to a broad range of age groups and cultural backgrounds. Learn more at www.blueman.com.
Season tickets for the 2015-2016 East Jefferson General Hospital Broadway in New Orleans series are on sale now and can be purchased online at BroadwayInNewOrleans.com or by calling (800) 218-7469, Monday through Friday between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. CST.For groups pricing, please call (504) 287-0372.
at Saenger Theatre 1111 Canal Street New Orleans, United States
- Young The Giant With Ra Ra Riot Event on 2016-09-17 20:00:00 Young The Giant
Los Angeles quintet Young the Giant continue to brave new sonic landscapes with their wildly adventurous third album Home of the Strange (due out August 12). On this new release, the band explores their expansive musicianship with boldly eclectic arrangements anchored by a keen melodic presence.
To direct the band’s continued evolution, they collaborated with producer Alex Salibian (Elle King, Mikky Ekko) and Executive Producer Jeff Bhaskar, 2016 Grammy winner for Producer of the Year. Thematically, Home Of The Strange builds from the opening track “Amerika”, a song inspired by Franz Kafka's posthumously published and unfinished novel of the same name. The members of Young the Giant are all the sons of immigrants, with a majority of the band being first generation Americans. They can relate to Kafka's story of Karl, a sixteen year old who flees Germany under uncertain circumstances. He becomes a stowaway on a ship headed to NY and the book tells the tale of a bizarre coming of age story of a boy caught between the cultures of two worlds, struggling to belong.
"We find ourselves searching for our own ethics in between the often-contradictory beliefs of this polarized American Modern Age and those of the romanticized cultures of our forefathers,” the band explains. “Our perspective is irreversibly tinged with this rhetoric of the immigrant conscience and guilt. 'Amerika' explores the contradictions of our psyche and America at large. Searching for the American Dream is to lust for excess, power, sex. There is wonderment. There is disappointment. On this rollercoaster ride, we realize that when we achieve our goals, they often leave us more hollow than before. Behind it all, we just want to feel at home, to belong, and to be loved."
Home of the Strange is the follow up to 2014’s Mind Over Matter, which was both a commercial and critical success. In addition to scoring a Top 10 debut on the Soundscan/Billboard 200 chart and Top 5 Alternative Radio hit with “It’s About Time,” the album received a raft of praise from Rolling Stone, Entertainment Weekly, USA Today, and The New York Times who not only raved about how "…the group gobbles up bits of several segments of rock history – prog-rock, boogie metal, Southern rock, soft rock, new wave, dance-rock, and more – and claims ownership of them" but also declared frontman Sameer Gadhia as "one of the great contemporary rock voices." Young the Giant first broke through with their 2010 self-titled debut album, which featured the RIAA-gold certified smashes, "My Body" and "Cough Syrup." Since then, the band has toured the world, performing numerous sold-out headlining tours and have become a festival mainstay at high profile outings such including Bonnaroo, Austin City Limits, Lollapalooza, Outsidelands and Governor's Ball among others.
This event is all ages at Radio City Music Hall 1260 Sixth Avenue New York, United States
- DelFest 2016 Event on 2016-05-26 11:00:00 TICKET INFORMATION Once you purchase, you will receive an order confirmation email from Eventbrite on behalf of DelFest. IMPORTANT: If you do not see your order confirmation in your inbox, make sure to check your junk/spam folder. Tickets will NOT be shipped! If you do not see your order confirmation in your inbox, click here to access the Eventbrite help center. If you are having any other technical ticketing-related issues with your order, click here to contact Eventbrite. For non-technical ticketing questions and general festival info, click here. All sales final. No refunds or exchanges. Event is rain or shine. Artists subject to change. By purchasing this ticket you accept the terms and conditions. Click here for terms and conditions. To Purchase Late Night Tickets please click HERE DelFest 2016 Artist Line Up DelFest 2016 Line Up The Del McCoury Band The Travelin’ McCourys – Tedeschi Trucks Band – Greensky Bluegrass – Railroad Earth Bruce Hornsby & The Noisemakers – Sam Bush Band – Yonder Mountain String Band – The Wood Brothers The Infamous Stringdusters feat. Nicki Bluhm – Jerry Douglas Presents The Earls of Leicester Keller Williams – Jerry Douglas Presents The Earls of Leicester The O’Connor Family Band feat. Mark O’Connor – Sierra Hull (Artist at Large) Rock My Soul feat. The Fairfield Four and The McCrary Sisters – Elephant Revival – Aoife O’Donovan Joe Craven & The Sometimers – Cabinet – Larry Sparks & The Lonesome Ramblers – Dale Ann Bradley Fruition – Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen – Hot Club of Cowtown Steve Poltz – The Dustbowl Revival – Horseshoes & Hand Grenades – The Hill Benders The Brothers Comatose – The Broomestix – Henhouse Prowlers Dre and The DelFest Collective – The Lil’ Smokies – Pert Near Sandstone – Mipso Driftwood – The Railsplitters – Grand Ole’ Ditch – The McCoury Brothers at Allegany County, MD: Fairgrounds 701 Kelly Road Cumberland, United States
- SUNSET MUSIC FESTIVAL 2016 Event on 2016-05-28 14:00:00 AGES 18+ NO REFUNDS | ALL SALES FINAL RAIN OR SHINE (EXCLUDING LIFE THREATENING WEATHER) Tickets: 2016 Wristbands No barcoded festival admission tickets will be issued for this event, all purchasers will receive a festival wristband by mail. SMF wristbands this year are insanely awesome AND we're sending them out to you ahead of the festival. This not only kills lines at the gate, it also allows you to register your wristband so that you can take advantage of some of the magic stuff it can do. Getting your wristband All wristbands are shipped in advance to the address you provide on your account at the time of purchase. The shipping process is known as "Fulfillment." All the tickets you purchase on your account will be sent to one address (so if you buy tickets for friends, they will come to your address). All orders will be sent via US Postal Service. Once your wristbands ships, you'll receive a tracking email from us. Wristbands will be shipped in waves, so don't worry if you don't receive yours right away. All wristbands will be shipped by the beginning of May. If you purchase a festival ticket after the cut off date, you'll pick it up at Wristband Pick Up at the Main Gate. International orders will not be shipped, they will only be available for pick up Main Gate Wristband Pick Up with the Credit Card used for purchase and photo ID. No one will be able to enter the festival site without a wristband. To ensure your satisfaction, Disco Donnie Presents cannot guarantee wristbands purchased from unauthorized third party resellers (individuals or brokers). DDP recommends that you purchase wristbands directly through discodonniepresents.com, eventbrite.com, our authorized partners, and the venue box offices. For questions: firstname.lastname@example.org Once you purchase you will receive an order confirmation email from Eventbrite on behalf of Sunset Music Festival. If you do not see your order confirmation in your inbox, make sure to check your junk/spam folder. If you still do not see your order confirmation, click here to access the Evenrbrite help center. If you are having any other technical-related issues with your order, click here to contact Eventbrite. Need to update your shipping address? Click here for instructions. How does the payment plan work? : Affirm offers clear, simple financing to split your Eventbrite order into 3 or 6 monthly payments. Once you select Monthly Payments with Affirm on the Eventbrite checkout page, you will need to confirm your loan on Affirm. Your tickets will be emailed to you immediately upon checkout. Make sure you pay your Affirm bills on or before your due dates. For more information about the payment plan, see our FAQ's. For more information visit smftampa.com, discodonniepresents.com, and sunsettampa.com at Raymond James Stadium 4201 North Dale Mabry Tampa, United States
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- King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard – The Murlocs Event on 2016-05-25 20:00:00
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard
Like many of the world’s greatest artists, King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard are one of the most difficult bands to pin down. The Australian-based septet constantly zig when you think they’re about to zag.
Starting out in 2010 as a solid garage rock group, they’ve followed their collective muse wherever it chose to lead them, whether that be the bluesy alien psychedelia of their 2014 album Oddments or the expansive, almost jazzy, Dead-like head trips of Quarters! Or as frontman Stu Mackenzie puts it, “I always wanted to be a band where you would expect the unexpected each time, with each album being treated like a different phase.”
For their latest opus, they initially thought it was going to be filled with the darker, heavier material that the band has been playing live of late. But Mackenzie soon decided that it was time to put aside the longer, more conceptual pieces and go in a completely new direction. Hence, the band’s seventh album Paper Mâché Dream Balloon was recorded using nothing but acoustic instruments. The result is a lovely, lilting pop masterpiece that still evokes the same intoxicating exuberance as KGATLW’s most recent work, but with a more pastoral, communal feel to it.
That spirit came alive in the writing and recording process. Unlike the last two albums, there is no overarching theme tying it all together. So, rather than cooking the whole thing up as a group in the studio or rehearsal space, the various members of KGATLW wrote separately, bringing their songs to the group as they finished them. “There was a lot of collaboration,” says Mackenzie, “but in smaller combinations.”
That could have made for a schizophrenic batch of tunes, but the band are so deeply connected at this point that they each reached the same sonic conclusions, combining the rambling pulse of T. Rex (“The Bitter Boogie”), the free-spirited bliss of The Free Design (“Dirt”), and the countryside wanderings of late ‘60s Kinks (“Bone”, “Most of What I Like”).
While embracing the limitations of their choice of only acoustic sounds, KGATLW were able to get a little experimental as well. To fill out the sound, they borrowed a batch of instruments that they had never played before—clarinet, double bass, and cello, among them—and eked sounds and melodies out of them. That only helps to add to joyous jumble that is Paper Mâché Dream Balloon.
Too, the band eschewed traditional recording methods for most of this new LP. The bare bones of many of the songs were laid down by Mackenzie in a shipping container that sat on his parents’ farm on the Victorian coast of Australia. From there, the band stitched the rest of it together with overdubs and new recordings in their bedrooms and home studios, outside of the closing instrumental “Paper Mâché,” which was captured with the help of Unknown Mortal Orchestra bassist Jake Portrait while they were in New York.
As ever, King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard aren’t going to rest in this acoustic wonderland for long. The band is already gearing up for another long stretch of touring, where they will be adapting some of these tunes for their electrified lineup as well as returning to the heavier material they were already working on.
“I think everyone knows what this band is about,” Mackenzie says. “I have always been afraid of being pigeonholed. The band personality is to try and do something that you wouldn’t expect.”
Mission accomplished. at The Independent 628 Divisadero Street San Francisco, United States
"I've come full circle and I'm comfortable being a total outsider," says Gogol Bordello's Eugene Hutz, explaining the philosophy behind the band's new album, Pura Vida Conspiracy. Like everything they've ever done, this outing is an uncategorizable blend of international influences, anchored by the gypsy rhythms Hutz grew up with in Ukraine. "Most people are looking for a box to put stuff in," he says. "I try to avoid it. The message of this record is the quest for self-knowledge beyond borders and nationalities. Every culture is a useful mask, but it is just a mask. To get to know your actual human self, you have to get behind all the masks. With all the time I've spent in Latin America, living and loving, I realized I'll never be Argentinean or Brazilian, just like I'll never be Ukrainian. If you have true human spirit, you can't fit into any genre, nationality or culture. To be a true citizen of the world, you can only be an ultimate outsider."Hutz chose Pura Vida Conspiracy as the title because it represents everything the band has been moving toward since they first formed over a decade ago. "We're not a whimsical band with a whimsical message and some languages offer things that others don't. As I made my way through Spanish, the phrase 'pura vida' – pure life – struck me. In Spanish, 'pura vida' has the gusto that true life should have, as opposed to words in English, French or Russian. It sums up my need of joining fragmented parts and pieces to create a worldwide consciousness. It's what we've had in mind since the first song on the first Gogol Bordello album."The band did pre-production on 30 songs at studios in Mexico, Paraguay and Burlington, VT narrowing it down to the most compelling tunes for the album. The arrangements were done on the fly, with the musicians contributing ideas from their own areas of expertise. "Our sound comes from being a group of polyamorous musicians. The style comes from musicians born and raised in various elements, like (bass player) Thomas Gobena's Ethiopian meters and (Russian violinist) Sergey Ryabtsev and (folkloric Russian accordion player) Yuri Lemeshev's palette of colors. Everyone does their own thing to keep the train moving." Andrew Scheps, who was the recording engineer on 2010's Trans-Continental Hustle, the band's last album, stepped into the producer's chair and helped them capture the feel of their vibrant live performances. "Andrew is a saint," Hutz says. "From the first time we met, I felt like he was part of our family. He was keenly aware of our musical evolution and encouraged us to encapsulate the passion and experimental energy we've accumulated in the last few years of intense world travel.""The Way You Name Your Ship," suggests a rocking boat, with a subtle funk backbeat and a swaying off center rhythm. Ryabtsev's violin, the fuzz heavy guitar accents of new guitarist Michael Ward and the band's rousing vocals add to the feel of a pirate vessel on a rampage. "The song is about the power of the word and its intent," Hutz explains. "Naming your ship determines where you go and how you get there." Gogol adds primal rock guitar to the bold stomping rhythm of "We Rise Again," one of the album's most anthemic tracks. Percussionist Pedro Erazo-Segovia drops a Spanish rap into the maelstrom of Ryabtsev's violin, Ward's power chords and Hutz's furious vocal. "This is the album's definitive song. The Russian poet Yevtushenko first said that political borders are scars on the face of the planet. Like us, he thought of himself as a citizen of the world." Italian flavored mandolin, a reggae pulse and scorching Russian violin drive "Dig Deep Enough," a song that veers between blistering punk and a laid back one drop rhythm. Hutz sets its inspirational message to a classical melody. "Powerful melodies in classical music are often taken from folklore," Hutz says. "We're borrowing it back, with an added bit of Ennio Morricone." Gogol brings a taste of country music to the Latinized Ukrainian rhythm of "Lost Innocent World," with the vigorous drumming of Oliver Charles. Gogol shows its omnivorous mastery of music on "I Just Realized," a contemplative love song that suggests a Russian samba and features Elizabeth Sun's sultry backing vocals; "John The Conqueror" a blend of spaghetti western twang and punk; and "Malandrino," a Neapolitan style tune that dips into Tex Mex, mariachi and reggae. The band's long time goal of creating a global style of music is fully realized with the heartfelt tunes on Pura Vida Conspiracy."What makes Pura Vida Conspiracy so strong is that, unlike other records we've done that are also musically polyamorous, this one combines our adventurous spirit with a stronger rock anchor," Hutz says. "People ask how I had the confidence to attempt this task and I tell them it was not confidence. I had a feeling I needed to do it, but no idea if it would work out. When we scream on stage it's to acknowledge all cultures are beautiful masks, but they only take you so far – to a nice carnival or masquerade. True human spirit is beyond culture, that's why my main interest is in human potential. Music is a way to explore that and you can see how it links up with the idea of pura vida. 'Pura vida' is pure life, 'conspiracy' is word play on the fact that most of the people in the world are so focused on everything going wrong that they fail to see the 50% that's going right. "Gogol Bordello's music gives me confidence to say that. It's music that goes into the depth of now and opens the consciousness to another dimension that's usually hidden from people. This accumulation of playing for thousands of hours in Gogol Bordello has connected me to the energetic self, the true human spirit. When you preserve this feeling and transfer it into real life, it becomes a huge part of you."Hutz founded Gogol Bordello in New York City in 1999, after leaving Ukraine in the aftermath of Chernobyl. In keeping with his vision of creating an international groove, he recruited musicians of all ages, races and cultures, including bassist Thomas Gobena, from Ethiopia, Russian violinist Sergey Ryabtsev from Moscow and percussionist Pedro Erazo-Segovia from Ecuador. The band's endless touring and critically acclaimed shows have made them international headliners. These days Hutz divides his time between New York and Rio de Janeiro, but a recent stay in Ukraine also influenced the songs he wrote for Pura Vida Conspiracy. "When I stayed in Kiev for months, people thought it was my victory lap back home. When I told them I was leaving, they were disappointed that I didn't want to be the rock guy on Ukraine TV. Spending time in a Zen monastery and that trip back home made me certain of my mission as an ultimate outsider." at The UC Theatre 2036 University Avenue Berkeley, United States