JEAN-MICHEL JARRE First Ever Los Angeles Show This Sat, May 27 Microsoft Theater



Jean-Michel Jarre in Toronto 5-9-17 (photo credit: Greg Rybczynski)
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Jean-Michel Jarre performs on the laser harp live in concert.
Jean-Michel Jarre performs on the laser harp live in concert.

Grammy-nominated artist and legendary French electronic music composer and producer JEAN-MICHEL JARRE is currently touring North America for the first time everin his almost 50-year career.  His ELECTRONICA TOUR officially reaches Los Angeles' Microsoft Theater this Saturday, May 27. The last time performed in the United States was in 1986 for a one-off city-scale concert in Houston for NASA's 25th Anniversary, which over 1.3 million people gathered to share in a moving commemoration of the Challenger Mission setting a Guinness World Record.
JEAN-MICHEL JARRE--a four-time Guinness World Record holder for largest concerts ever performed, 2017 Grammy nominee, with more than eighty million albums sold, and UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador renowned for his one-off groundbreaking events at historical landmarks across the world--is one of the first artists in the world to perform electronic music as we know it today. On this tour, he's showcasing new music from his two-part LP ELECTRONICA and most recent release OXYGENE 3, alongside classic material from milestone albums such as Oxygene and Equinoxe.  View a video here of JARRE performing his signature laser harp "The Time Machine," the title track of his Grammy-nominated album ("Best Dance/Electronic Album")ELECTRONICA 1: THE TIME MACHINE: https://youtu.be/DnAfXK-hft8.

Jean-Michel Jarre in Toronto 5-9-17 (photo credit: Greg Rybczynski)
Here's what the critics had to say about the Toronto and Montreal shows:
"The French trailblazer treated fans with an immersive performance, featuring cutting-edge digital technology, from 3-D projections to a 'spy cam,' which provided fans a close up look at Jean's rig as he performed in real-time...Jarre's live show is something that seems out of the distant future, and is an essential experience for any fan of electronic music's capacity to innovate."
- Matt Sia, Dancing Astronaut, 5/11/17
"A Jean-Michel Jarre concert is full-on son et lumière...The show opened with elaborate 3-D projections set to Heart Of Noise, parting to reveal Jarre on a riser surrounded by a bank of electronic pianos, synths and controllers. It wasn't so much a stage as a spaceship, Jarre at the bridge, flanked by two bandmates on live digital drums keeping a marching beat. It was dazzling...For the rapturous crowd, Jean-Michel Jarre's first Canadian show was the stuff of digital dreams."
- Liisa Ladouceur, Now Toronto, 5/10/17 
"[A] tsunami of immersive visual effects concocted for the first time by the godfather of electronic music...Jean-Michel Jarre appeared on Thursday evening as a child in a toy shop, twisting piles of keyboards in a hemicycle, twirling, fumbling all the keys, buttons and transistors around him. Surrounded by musicians Claude Samard from Lyon and Stephane Gervais from Quebec City, the legendary musician delivered a quarter-turn performance worthy of the greatest pop concerts."
- Xavier Proulx, Pieuvre.ca (Montreal), 5/15/17
"Jean-Michel Jarre's Electronica Tour is one of those immersive shows featuring an arsenal of sound, lighting, and state-of-the-art special effects."
- Alain Brunet, La Presse (Montreal), 5/12/17
"It was completely made. And, we repeat, had to be there: shows like this, it's historical, it happens only once in a lifetime."
- Kristof G., Voir (Montreal), 5/12/17
"The Sony Centre offered a perfect acoustic space to showcase Jarre's trademark otherworldly soundscapes but still small enough to feel somewhat intimate...The experience went from seat shaking and thundering bass to tinkling bells and whispering strings, and back again, with perfect exquisite accuracy. Jarre also brought along his extensive stage lighting show which was spectacular to witness...The show was nothing short of mesmerizing...This tour is not to be missed for anyone who craves old school electronic sounds, played by virtuoso musicians."
- Darren Eagles, Pure Grain Audio (Toronto), 5/15/17
"A spectacle of sound and light that should not be missed under any pretext...Jean-Michel Jarre goes through the eras without much difficulty and knows how to adapt his musical style while adding a touch of modernity!...Jean-Michel Jarre is undoubtedly an artist who transforms everything he touches into gold."
- Marine Lardennois, Daily Rock (Montreal), 5/12/17
"Jean-Michel Jarre's concert, besides being a childhood dream of mine, was also a perfect manifestation of how the world could be if the technology that is available to us could be paired up with brilliant creative and innovative minds like Jarre's."
- Agah Bahari, Live In Limbo (Toronto), 5/13/17
"Jean-Michel Jarre gave a vibrant and very energetic concert."
- Raphael Gendron-Martin, Journal de Montreal, 5/12/17 
"We witnessed a 'sound and light' on steroids...The projections were incredible, they were deployed all around the stage thanks to removable curtains, creating 3D images of an exceptional quality."
- Marie-Eve Linck,La Bible Urbaine (Montreal), 5/13/17
"I am mesmerized with the installations that are the visuals and music of this show, so much that I am reminded of Nam June Paik's works, and feel his legacy is alive and well as I witness and feel this sensorial magic...Thanks to Jean-Michel Jarre, for most of the duration of his performance, I felt like we were living in the future they had painted to us a long time ago, with flying cars, no poverty and clean air, and not this dystopian reality. It was the greatest feeling I have experienced through music."
- Susana Meza, The Spill Magazine, 5/12/17
Watch the new North American tour video for his 'Electronica' World Tour:

Remaining U.S. tour dates for JEAN-MICHEL JARRE's 'ELECTRONICA' WORLD TOUR are:

5/22/2017Chicago, ILAuditorium Theatre
5/24/2017Denver, CO1st Bank Center
5/26/2017Berkeley, CAThe Greek Theatre
5/27/2017Los Angeles, CAMicrosoft Theater

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POPTONE @ Glasshouse Pomona May 20th

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Sleepy Sun Share "Seaquest" Video On Relix | New LP 'Private Tales' Out 6/9 On Dine Alone Records




Photo Cred: Amy Harrity
WATCH & LISTEN: Sleepy Sun - "Seaquest"
Sleepy Sun have shared the video for their first single "Seaquest" on Relix. Prior to this video, Sleepy Sun also released the single "Crave". Both tracks will be featured on the forthcoming album 'Private Tales' out 6/9 via Dine Alone Records. In anticipation for the upcoming album, be sure to get in contact with Sleepy Sun and tell them your secrets... your stories... your private tales at +1 415-646-6705. The band also recently had their promo photos taken by Amy Harrity. You can watch a video montage here.

When talking about the video Sleepy Sun guitarist Matt Holliman states, "Seaquest" brought the band together with longtime media collaborator Brandon Moore. As with most of our videos, we pretty much give the director free reign and encourage their interpretation of the song. It was a bit of struggle to get the sailboat in the Bay, as bad weather cancelled one date, and nearly threatened another. But we held out on the 2nd attempt, and Brandon was able to capture some incredible footage of the Golden Gate, with the Bay nearly completely clear of activity. Secondary shooting would find us nearly freezing to capture the underwater shots. Also: swimming with sunglasses takes a little practice."
Sleepy Sun Tour Dates:
5/25/2017 Santa Cruz, CA @The Catalyst
5/26/2017 San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall
5/27/2017 Los Angeles, CA @The Hi Hat
7/21/2017 - Visalia, CA @ Cellar Door
7/22/2017 - Las Vegas, NV @ Bunkhouse w/ Mr. Elevator
7/23/2017 - Tucson, AZ @ Congress
7/25/2017 - Dallas, TX @ Club DaDa
7/26/2017 - Austin, TX @ Barracuda
7/27/2017 - El Paso, TX @ Lowbrow
7/28/2017 - Albuquerque, NM @ Sister Bar w/ Froth
7/30/2017 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge
8/1/2017 - Boise, ID @ Nuerolux
8/2/2017 - Portland, OR @ Liquor Store
8/3/2017 - Vancouver, BC @ Cobalt
8/4/2017 - Seattle, WA @ Nectar Lounge
8/5/2017 - Klamath Falls, OR @ Gino's

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Dead Cross Announce North American Tour



May 22, 2017, HAVANA – Dead Cross, the hardcore band featuring Dave Lombardo (ex-Slayer, Suicidal Tendencies, Misfits), Justin Pearson (The Locust, Retox), Michael Crain (Retox, Festival of Dead Deer) and Mike Patton (Faith No More, Tomahawk), have announced their first North American tour dates.

“Everything about Dead Cross screams aggression, said Lombardo. “I have no idea what kind of chaos it will conjure on stage or in the audience... but I know it's going to be a hell of a good time. Really looking forward to hitting the road with these guys."

The late summer outing kicks off on Aug. 10 at The Observatory in Santa Ana, Calif. and includes a stop at Riot Fest Chicago. Tickets are on-sale this Thursday at 10 a.m. local time.

Dead Cross tour dates:

August 10  Santa Ana, CA  The Observatory
August 11  Las Vegas, NV  Brooklyn Bowl
August 12  Phoenix, AZ  The Marquee
August 14  Dallas, TX  Gas Monkey Bar & Grill
August 15  Houston, TX  Warehouse Live
August 16  Austin, TX  Emo’s
August 18  Tucson, AZ  The Rialto Theatre
August 19  San Diego, CA  The Observatory North Park
August 21  Los Angeles, CA  El Rey Theatre
August 23  Berkeley, CA  The UC Theatre
August 25  Vancouver, BC  Vogue Theatre
August 26  Seattle, WA  The Showbox
August 27  Portland  Wonder Ballroom
August 29  Sacramento, CA  Ace of Spades

September 8  Baltimore, MD  Baltimore Soundstage
September 10  Philadelphia, PA  Union Transfer
September 11  Boston, MA  Royale
September 12  New York, NY  Gramercy Theatre
September 13  Brooklyn, NY  Warsaw
September 15  Detroit, MI  St. Andrew’s Hall
September 16  Chicago, IL  Riot Fest
September 17  Milwaukee, WI  Turner Hall Ballroom
September 19  Minneapolis, MN  First Avenue
September 20  Lawrence, KS  Liberty Hall
September 23  Denver, CO  Ogden Theatre
to hear "Grave Slave": https://youtu.be/9AEOzqUO3jw
The band recently gave fans an early preview of the band’s self-titled album, set for an Aug. 4 release via Ipecac Recordings, with the song “Grave Slave” (https://youtu.be/9AEOzqUO3jw). Rolling Stone, who spoke with both Patton and Lombardo about the new venture, said the album features “10 charging, head-spinning ragers.” Pre-orders, both digital and physical, are available now:http://smarturl.it/DxCx. Both the CD and vinyl versions feature glow-in-the-dark packaging, with vinyl available in clear/red/black swirl and a limited edition metallic gold.

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Sleep Party People Shares "The Sun Will Open Its Core" On BlackBook l New LP 'Lingering' Out 6/2/2017 Via Joyful Noise Recordings

Sleep Party People Shares "The Sun Will Open Its Core"
On BlackBook
'Lingering' Out June 2nd 2017 Via Joyful Noise Recordings
LISTEN & SHARE: Sleep Party People - "The Sun Will Open Its Core"
"(The Sun Will Open Its Core) marries the psychedelic weirdness of MGMT with the Euro-y sonic tenets of early 80s Mitteleuropa synth-pop. It’s both grandiose and intimate, eerie but inviting. It also has a point to make."
- BlackBook

"'Lingering', which will be released on June 2nd through Joyful Noise Recordings, is poised to be one of the year's best records. With a deft and intoxicating brand of dreamy pop, as well as collaborations from the likes of Peter Silberman from The Antlers and Beth Hirsch (best known for providing vocals on Air's masterpiece Moon Safari), Lingering has all the ingredients to be a smash success."
- The 405

"Captivation stands as a mark of true, substantial dream pop. More than eerie instrumentation and delicate melodies, musicians working in this genre (and tangentially) must truly capture the listener before taking them inward or upward, to sleep or to soar. Danish multi-instrumentalist Brian Batz does exactly this. "
- Cool Hunting

"The new single for the album is the anthemic, widescreen “The Missing Steps” which comes with a rather gorgeous video."
- Brooklyn Vegan

"'The Missing Steps" is a glorious entry point...a warm and bright continuation of Batz’s space-like take on dream pop."
BlackBook has shared Sleep Party People's "The Sun Will Open Its Core", the third single from the forthcoming album 'Lingering'. "The Sun Will Open..." follows two previously released singles, "Fainting Spell" & "The Missing Steps". Written, recorded, produced and performed entirely by Danish multi-instrumentalist Brian Batz, 'Lingering' - featuring collaborations with The Antlers’ Peter Silberman & Air vocalist Beth Hirsch - is Sleep Party People’s fourth studio album, and the first release since 2014’s 'Floating'. Watch the video for "The Missing Steps" here. 'Lingering' is due out June 2nd 2017 via Joyful Noise Recordings

When talking about the track Batz says, “I got really frustrated and emotionally upset when the whole refugee debate in Denmark was at its highest. I felt extremely indignant in terms of how society dealt with this problem. Normally I don’t go into politics, especially not in my music, but this was kind of inevitable.”

"I don’t get how people can reject human beings, who are fleeing from their destroyed homes and cities. What if it happened to us? Wouldn’t we do the same and ask for help and do whatever we felt necessary? We should be able to help each other even if we don’t agree on religion, politics or what we eat and wear. It puzzles me that some people out there can’t see the reason in helping. I had to write a song about this. Period.”
Though Copenhagen-based Batz & his 5-piece live band have become synonymous with the rabbit masks they wear during Sleep Party People live performances, 'Lingering' finds Batz shedding his guard to create some of the most personal and accessible material of his career. Whilst "The Missing Steps" and other moments on 'Lingering' engage demonstrably with bliss (also the woozy, unhurried not-quite title track, ‘Lingering Eyes’), it is nonetheless a record also concerned with anxiety and doubt, and the ways in which we cope with those insecurities that can persist through adulthood.
A personal high-water mark for Batz from 'Lingering' is the appearance of Air-collaborator Beth Hirsch, who guests on "We Are There Together". A longstanding fan of classic album Moon Safari, he was left tongue-tied when Hirsch contacted him out of the blue, seeking out a collaboration. Whilst 'Lingering' is enriched by several such artistic collaborations - with The Antlers’ Peter Silberman also providing choir arrangements on "Dissensions" - it is equally shaped by Batz’s famously eccentric collection of instruments. "Salix And His Soil" came about when Batz bought an old organ; “When I turned the organ on for the first time, it started playing this crazy fast Super Mario Brothers-ish beat and loop by itself. I got hooked straight away and started jamming along”.  Elsewhere, "Fainting Spell" rests entirely on a piano loop played out on the snapped wires of his battered old studio piano.

On 'Lingering’s' album-closer "Vivid Dream", Batz sings of ‘Beating down my own door. Aiming to be flawless and without any mistakes’. Flawed or otherwise, in 'Lingering', he has unmistakably created a thing of stark beauty.

You can pre-order the album here!

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Syd Arthur Share Live EP (Free Download) And Morgan Delt Dates


STREAM https://soundcloud.com/sydarthur/sets/live-in-brighton
FREE DOWNLOAD - https://sydarthur.bandcamp.com/album/live-in-brighton

Live dates with Morgan Delt 

2nd June - Secret Venue TBA, Brighton
3rd June - Deaf Institute, Manchester
4th June - Exchange, Bristol
5th June - Oslo, London
6th June - Ramsgate Music Hall, Ramsgate
7th June - Batofar, Paris
8th June  Uferlos, Lucerne
9th June - Covo Club, Bologna
10th June - Bastione Sangallo, Fano, Italy **
11th June - Nova Bar, Barchi, Italy **

* without Morgan Delt

"As playful as they are serious and as innovative as they are traditional, this is surely what Syd Arthur set out to be.” **** - Q

“Their rather fittingly-named track [‘Sun Rays’ is] a myriad of golden hues and dancing…” - DIY

“It's a super summery, nostalgia-tinged… sounds like it's being played through an Instagram filter - very chilled and with this underlying theme of lost innocence.” -  The Independent

“With Apricity, the boys have… plenty of new ground breaking sonically speaking, and a whole lot of technical brilliance…top-class musicianship that’s fiercely experimental, pushing at the boundaries of what improvisation can achieve.” -  Wonderland

Syd Arthur today share a new live recorded at Patterns in Brighton on November 3rd. They are set to hit the road with Morgan Delt next month.

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NICK CAVE & THE BAD SEEDS One More Time With Feeling

One More Time With Feeling



“Film of The Year” 
“Extraordinary”  Evening Standard
“A deeply personal film”  Time Out
“…both gentle and staggering”  Time US
“An undeniably moving contemplation of shattering loss…a tremendously moving collage.”  The Guardian
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds have announced the return to US cinemas of One More Time With Feeling, the acclaimed feature film about the making of their album Skeleton Tree directed by Andrew Dominik. The film will screen in select cities in the USA around the band’s live shows from May 2017. Two cinemas in LA will host a Q&A with Nick Cave and director Andrew Dominik following the film – the Egyptian Theatre on Friday 7th July and the Aero Theatre on Saturday 8th July.
Tickets for all screenings are available here: http://onemoretimewithfeelingfilm.com/
One More Time With Feeling probes the deeply personal circumstances surrounding the making of the band’s 16th studio album Skeleton Tree, and features live performances by the band in the studio. It is the first ever non-animated black and white film shot in 3D.
One More Time With Feeling is now available on DVD, 2D Blu-ray, Ltd Edition 3D Blu-ray and Digital. All physical formats of the film come as two-disc editions with previously unseen footage.
Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds are touring North America from 26th May – 29th June. The touring line up consists of Nick Cave, Warren Ellis, Martyn Casey, Thomas Wydler, Jim Sclavunos, Conway Savage, George Vjestica and Larry Mullins. Tickets for all shows are on sale at nickcave.com.
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds remain one of the most critically acclaimed acts working today, and have sold over 5 million albums worldwide. The band were nominated for a BRIT Award earlier in 2017 and their latest album Skeleton Tree was nominated in the album category of the Ivor Novellos. Their influence has been profound and far-reaching and they are one of the most powerful and exciting live acts in the world.
2017 Live Dates
5/26/17 – Brooklyn, NY – Kings Theatre
5/27/17 – Brooklyn, NY – Kings Theatre
5/29/17 – Montreal, Quebec – Metropolis
5/31/17 – Toronto, Ontario – Massey Hall
6/01/17 – Toronto, Ontario –  Massey Hall
6/03/17 – Detroit, MI – Masonic Temple Theatre
6/05/17 –  Philadelphia, PA – Electric Factory
6/07/17 – Asheville, NC – Thomas Wolfe Auditorium
6/08/17 – Pittsburgh, PA – The Warhol at Carnegie Music Hall
6/10/17 –  Boston, MA – Boch Center Wang Theatre
6/13/17 – New York, NY – Beacon Theatre
6/14/17 – New York, NY – Beacon Theatre
6/16/17 – Chicago, IL – Auditorium Theatre
6/18/17 – Denver, CO – Paramount Theatre
6/19/17 – Salt Lake City, UT – Kingsbury Hall
6/21/17 – Portland, OR – Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
6/22/17 – Vancouver, BC – Queen Elizabeth Theatre
6/24/17 – Berkeley, CA – Greek Theatre
6/26/17 – San Diego, CA – Civic Theatre
6/28/17 – Los Angeles, CA – The Ace Hotel Theatre
6/29/17 – Los Angeles, CA – Greek Theatre
9/24/17 – Bournemouth, UK – International Centre
9/25/17 – Manchester, UK – Manchester Arena
9/27/17 – Glasgow, UK – The SSE Hydro
9/28/17 – Nottingham, UK – Motorpoint Arena
9/30/17 – London, UK – The O2 Arena
10/03/17 – Paris, France  – Zénith
10/04/17 – Paris, France  – Zénith
10/06/17 – Amsterdam, Netherlands – Ziggo Dome
10/07/17 – Frankfurt, Germany – Jahrhunderthalle
10/09/17 – Hamberg, Germany – Sporthalle
10/10/17 – Luxembourg, Luxembourg – Rockhal
10/12/17 – Düsseldorf, Germany – Mitsubishi Electric Halle
10/13/17 – Antwerp, Belgium – Sportpaleis
10/16/17 – Oslo, Norway – Spektrum
10/18/17 – Stockholm, Sweden – Ericsson Globe
10/20/17 – Copenhagen, Denmark – Royal Arena
10/22/17 – Berlin, Germany – Max-Schmeling Halle
10/24/17 – Warsaw, Poland – Torwar
10/26/17 – Prague, Czech Republic – O2 Arena
10/28/17 – Belgrade, Serbia – Kombank Arena
10/30/17 – Ljubljana, Slovenia – Dvorana Tivoli
11/01/17 – Vienna, Austria – Stadthalle
11/02/17 – Munich, Germany – Zenith
11/04/17 – Padova, Italy – Kioene Arena
11/06/17 – Milan, Italy – Mediolanum Forum
11/08/17 – Rome, Italy – Palalottomatica
11/12/17 – Zurich, Switzerland – Hallenstadion
11/13/17 – Geneva, Switzerland – Arena
11/16/17 – Athens, Greece – Faliro Sports Arena (Tae Kwon Do)
11/19/17 – Tel Aviv, Israel – Menorah Arena
11/20/17 – Tel Aviv, Israel – Menorah Arena
Skeleton Tree, the band’s 16th studio album is out now
Lovely Creatures: The Best of Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, is out now.

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